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Day 12 - Coco Chanel or Coco Puffs?


I have decided that once my project 8 X 8 becomes 4 X 8, i.e. I have lost 4 out of 8 pounds that I am supposed to, I am going to award myself (read: make my husband award me) a motivational prize. That is - this cute-little-workout shorts from Roxy! I have been eyeing them (by going to everyday) for last 14 days (2 weeks don't have same the effect as 14 days :P), but thought they were a tad-bit expensive ($48) for a mere shorts, which I am going to use to sweat-in! But, hey! you can't put a prize on motivation now, right? ** P.S. Nobody (and I mean nobody) should wear them with flabby legs. That will really be a crime! Yes, really!


A couple of days ago we had gone to a GNC store (General Nutrition Center). Me and Mr. were having this urge to splurge so we thought why not just go to a health store than to go and shop more clothes (
Don't roll your eyes. Yes! we are almost the purrfect-existing-couple now). So at GNC, while I strolled to find a magic potion to melt-away my fat, husband spoke to this salesperson/fitness expert (with biceps and everything) about our daily food & fitness routine. Mr. Expert said that we are doing immaculately well in terms of nutrition, calories and workout and there is nothing more that he can advice us. Woohoo! Finally our lifestyle has been accredited by someone whom we believe knows better than us!


I experimented with this delicious and juicy salad I had read about somewhere. It has watermelon, feta cheese and a fresh home-made dressing. Firstly, I cut the melon and cheese in thin triangular slices and placed them on top of each other, consecutively. Then prepared the dressing with olive oil, white-wine vinegar, lemon juice, finely chopped shallots, serrano chillies, and salt. Let it chill until time to serve. It tastes divine and is really filling too. Promise!

Movies & Fashion

Today afternoon, while making the delicious salad and nibbling on watermelon, I also saw a biopic on Coco Chanel (multi-tasking, you see!). What a woman she was, and a strong one at that! My God, she was a real visionary in her field. Even people who are not 'fashion conscious' can appreciate her business-sense and her tough-resilient spirit. She was an illegitimate daughter of a nomadic peddler, raised in an orphanage, who became a legend and a multimillionaire (of course!). Her story is almost like a fairly tale of rising from the French gutter to French Couture. Girl-Power!

Week 2 | Day 12 | 28th August 2009