The weather on Saturday was great, 70s and sunny!

We wanted to take a walk around Boston and it ended up being over ten miles. Here are some pictures from along the way.

It was the first time I have really walked through Southie and I really liked it. It seems like a nice place to live, a lot of condos and it seems quiet and family friendly. Plus the beach is right there.


Our meal did not quite turn out as I had planned.

First the pork tenderloin, which I love to make, was less done on the ends than the middle so my pieces looked kind of rare.

I must admit that even though I use a meat thermometer, I got a little impatient at the end and took it out a few minutes before I should have.

My husband was in charge of the sweet potatoes and they turned out great, as usual.

I felt inspired to make a broccoli salad to try something new. I blanched the broccoli by boiling them for about five minutes then submerging them in ice water. I tried something else new by shredding the broccoli stems to avoid any waste. I put these together with a few tablespooons of mayo and a splash of vinegar. Then I added some toasted walnuts that we had leftover. I really liked the crunchiness of the broccoli but it was missing something. I think next time I would add some raisins or something sweet.  Overall it was a good meal but lacked a certain something. Hopefully I can make it up next time!


Today was a great Saturday!

I finally joined a gym. I have heard a lot about Healthworks in the blog world. Wow, that is a cool gym!

Although, I must say, I have been interviewed less at job interviews! They want to know exactly why I want to join the gym and what I intend to do with my membership. Needless to say, I am psyched to go to my first class tomorrow! The past few months have consisted of me doing yoga in my apartment. I am glad to get back in the game.


Dinner tonight was solo because my husband is at a volleyball tournement. I always enjoy the challenge of cooking for myself because so many of my patients say that their biggest challenge in eating healthy is cooking for one person. I think that the freezer can be your best friend, especially for meats. I just thawed the meat in some cold water for about 30 minutes and then the rest of the way in the fridge. It was like new again.

I simply dredged the pork chop in a beaten egg and dipped it in flax seed and bread crumbs. Then I baked it at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. It was perfectly done!

The carrots were roasted for about 30 minutes and then I added some feta cheese. I absolutely loved the flavor combination! Usually roasted carrots kind of make me gaggy after a few bites but these were delectable. I was also going to cook up some couscous but decided against it after I had a snack attack before dinner.

Tonight will either consist of hitting my reading pile or going out with some volleyball guys. What will I choose?

I am going through a Lousia May Allcott phase. I loved rereading Little Women!