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Friday, March 04, 2011

Sweet chocolate dreams...

Our time with family has come to an end, and it feels like a distant dream. A sweet, yet also bittersweet, chocolate dream, perhaps. I had lots of energy the day after we got back, but there is a reason it is called jet "lag." While I had no trouble getting back on my American schedule, there was definitely a "lag" for me before my body started to feel the exhaustion. Perhaps, until then, I was still running on travel adrenaline!

I have plenty of content to share, but until I catch up with myself, allow me to share these pictures. We have never gone to a restaurant in Romania before, instead enjoying lots of home cooked yummy things. This time, though, we ventured out to two places, where we ate the amazing things you see below. It was quite a treat!

Yeah, we split that. Now, we need to learn how to make the chicken snitzel with cornflakes. The polenta, we already know how to make! :o)

, I ate all of all by myself! The chocolate ganache was A-maz-ing!!! :o) I am certain, I will never know how to make it. :o(

This was D.T.'s. A crepe resting in a vanilla sauce...

...filled with cream and fruits.

We will definitely, without question, be back! Fortunately, God was gracious to us in our weight loss journey. When you go somewhere like Romania to see family who are amazing cooks, there is incredible temptation to eat far more than you should of things you would be better off avoiding. Fortunately, family understood and were incredibly supportive of our efforts. Other than the things above, we kept our discipline reasonably in check. After my one week, 10 pound increase at Disney World in December, I was scared. Very, very scared. I am proud to announce, though, that this time, each of us came home only 2 pounds heavier than when we left. You have NO idea how truly amazing that is!!! Praise God! Plus, I have already lost .8 of those two pounds. On my way down! For the last more than a month, I have been very stuck where I was on the scale, plus incredibly hungry ALL. THE. TIME!!! So, I am changing up my strategy for the next 40 or so pounds, and will share more of this with y'all soon!

I may also post some more small tidbits about our trip here and there. Until then, have a great weekend! :o)

Living in His JOY, HOPE, and PEACE...


Stephanie Harbin said...

Glad you had a great time!! The food all looks yummy.

Anonymous said...

The food looks so good! I am glad that y'all had a great trip!

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