Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, March 1, 2010

Diet Food Decor....

Kiddos, this winter has been a fattening one for me. *ugh*  So my diet (as in what I'm feeding myself) is weighing on my mind...well, more on my hips and thighs....uh, much more!
I need to get my mind off lasagna, chocolate, cheese sauces and other fantastic, delicious, comfort-producing, fattening-for-me food...at least for a while.
My inspiration? Fresh, low-calorie-good-for-you food.
Here we go....Oh, by the way, is anyone else trying to shed a few "L - Bs?"
Photos from top: Carrot Folk Art by Catherine Holman ( click here  for her fab site); Carrot-Radish-Tomato clay pots; Celery Pottery @ Napa Home; Celery lined rose Centerpiece @ Brides.com; Artichoke centerpiece @ FrontGate; Star FISH; Yogurt covered snacks and sugar-free mints....   


















 
Okay, just being real. I "fall off the wagon" sometimes...but is IS carrot cake!!

37 comments:

It's me said...

Ooooooo watch out you do'nt look like a rabbit !!

With all this carrots............

Hahahahahahah11 have a good week enjoy ! did you get my mail ??

Hugs Ria

Frau said...

I have packed it on and it's depressing but today I worked out had a sensible breakfast, just boil some eggs for lunch....so boring! I need to drop it before summer or I will have nothing to wear. Good luck and yes carrot cake is good for you!

Tennis Girl said...

Yes, Jeanan, I need to lose about 10 lbs. I have ten weeks till Florida, soooooooooo I need to get with it. Maybe we can keep each other inspired. I eat healthy(most of the time), but I think it is just that 50+ age thing!

Kristin said...

Funny!!! Would love to taste that carrot cake btw :) Have a nice week!

Mari said...

Lose weight? Ah, that's what got me blogging in the first place was my need to get healthy and my life back. Carrot cake is awesome, though!

Dianna said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures. That's something I enjoy about your blog...all of the beautiful "eye candy"...oops there is one of THOSE words again...lol...all of the beautiful pictures. Yes...I'm working on shedding some pounds. I've shed 13 since the first of the year...and I have to say, once I got started it's been fun!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Carrot cake is my favorite! But I have got to lose 10 pounds! Now! Linda

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oooooh! Love the light colors - makes you smile just to look at them!

I bought a piece at the auction on Saturday that would fit right in there, too. It's Italian majolica and it's a 2 sided serving dish of lettuce leaves with a few stalks of asparagus in the center. Very pretty, and very springy. It will be on my etsy shop for sale within the next few days.

Catherine Holman said...

Jeanan,
Thanks for including my carrot cake cupcake in your diet! I'll be back to read more.
Hugs,
Cathie

Rita said...

It's so easy to fall off the wagon and gain weight in the Winter when you can't get out and do things! But don't diet... just change your habits again! It will get better as Spring comes.

ain't for city gals said...

Sometimes you just have to clean out the cumpboards...don't bring the enemy home!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

The more I think about dieting, the more I want to eat. It's a constant battle isn't it? Love your blog and all the lovely pictures you post! Thanks for stopping by and leaving sweet comments. Hope you have a successful diet week!

Donna said...

Pass the carrot cake! I'm on a diet and famished! LOL.

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Ahhh weight!! What a subject, yes I do need to shed some pounds but I have been doing aerobics since October and trying to get my behind out of bed in the mornings for the treadmill, don't always succeed.

I love the pictures and oh the carrot cake. Don't carrots make it extremely healthy for your eyes.

Love your blog.

kimsound studios said...

Yes me too guys! 8 pounds... I'm paying for it in a new gym membership :)

I'm loving the green plants inside the clay pots :)

Hugs to you all!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Gorgeous pictures. Love the carrot canvas.

GardenofDaisies said...

I'm really trying to be more careful about what I eat too. Sigh. Why can't I have a metabolism like I did when I was young?

Julie said...

YES YES YES.. I am definitely starting to feel the necessity to do something...if not for my tubbiness feeling, for my health! Now! Today! After being sick this weekend and feeling the aftereffects and wear and tear, I want to start being better to my body. I need to stop putting overloads of junk into it. I'm with you. I'm starting! Today!
And I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS TODAY! What wonderful posts you always have. I love to click in here and see what's going to pop up. Thanks for the joy and inspiration you give to so many Janean! I enjoy every single visit and look forward to the next day! Thanks for your loyalty! (NO Pressure!) lol Hugs,Julie

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse said...

Well hubby and I started eating healthy Jan. 5th to be exact. I am down 13 pounds and I am starting to feel so much better. We basically gave up sugar and white flour but indulge once in awhile like today is our wedding anniversary so I made a cake with Splenda. Carbs are a huge trigger for me so I really limit them. This is the year for me to shed all my unwanted pounds. You can do it too!

LeAnn

Helen said...

Your photos are 'delicious' looking today!
We ate 'weigh' too much in Florida and now must pay the price by walking even more!

kpaints said...

Love it! Carrot cake, yes, I love it too! I too am struggling with the food issues! Bummer!

Donatella said...

VERY LOVLY CARROT CAKE!! THAT IS ONE OF MY FAVORIT CAKES... LOOKS TO PRETTY TO EAT...

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Great healthy foodie photos. Not sure about the last one...but like you said....
Seriously, I have been on Weight Watchers since October...It's always a battle for me, but I keep on.
Wishing you sunshine.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Go Gluten Free! You will lose some weight.

Yes, I hear the *screaming* at going Gluten Free. >,-) But it's been said that everyone should try it for a month, and see if they feel better all ways.

^_^

Brenda said...

I am at the tail end of my weight battle...that is the taking off part! I think it is just as hard to KEEP it off. I feel SO much better!
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Pam Aries said...

rust me..I fell under the comfort food spell ...and uh..yes..I need to lose 10 extra pounds. I a mso mad at myself...muffin top. blekk! I haven't bee nriding my bike as much either. YOU are an inspiration. And.....Keep thinking warm sandy toes haha

becky said...

Thanks for visitng and leaving a nice comment!~~Becky

Patti said...

Hi! Thanks for the visit and sweet comment- I really appreciated it! I know how you feel- and it's that time of year- kind of blah. I just started back on my treadmill this afternoon- ugh!

Hope you visit again soon!

Patti

Betsy said...

Yep...carrying around a few holiday cookies on my hips myself! haha....ok....where's a carrot stick!? haha.

Karen said...

Well, those all make lovely table decorations! lol...Yes, me too, but I have a hard time until warmer weather comes.

Deb said...

love it....

Just Breathe said...

Love the pictures. You find the most beautiful ones. Yes, I am slowly moving in that direction.

maurakeith said...

Love your Blog! Oh dear this winter I have really packed on a few pounds so today I headed to the YMCA driving the approx 20 miles one way and will do that 3 times a week..depending on the weather. I even went back to Yoga class! Now if I could just leave the Kettle Corn in the cupboard at night maybe I'd be ok.....

Bernie said...

Every winter I put on 7 to 10 pounds then in the Spring I start watching what I eat and do more exercise and I loose it by June. (It is a bad habit which starts around Christmas time and then I am not nearly as active when the weather turns bad)......so I am looking forward to Spring and just moving more.......:-) Hugs

Brenda said...

Those pots are so cute!
I don't care what diet or lifestyle change or whatever anyone wants to call it, I still have to have my dark chocolate (within reason of course!)

Marla said...

No more dieting for me. I am trying to find a "live it" I can work with.

Fabulous photos!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Catherine Holman's art! I have a painting of an egg nog cupcake! And the starfish are wonderful! ♥