Pinkalicious Eats Her Veggies

Just like Pinkalicious, I’ve had too many cupcakes, and now it’s time to eat veggies instead.


Pinkalicious is one of my daughter’s favorite books, and we’ve read it together numerous times.  But this week, it had new meaning for me.

The main character, against her parent’s advice, eats too many cupcakes.  In fact, she eats so many that she turns pink.   Her mother takes Pinkalicious to visit the doctor who says, “To return to normal, you must eat a steady diet of green food.”

Instead of following the doctor’s advice, Pinkalicious sneaks another cupcake and turns a bright shade of embarrassing red!   Finally, Pinkalicious succumbs to the doctor’s advice and starts eating green.

I ate pickles and spinach, olives and okra.  I choked down artichokes, gagged on grapes, and burped up Brussels sprouts. -Pinkalicious

Well, my life has been quite a bit like Pinkalicious lately.  I’m trying to return to “normal”, and in order to do that, I’m eating a steady diet of vegetables, fruit and protein.

I’m eating lettuce and greens, parsnips and sweet potato, quinoa and lentils.  Tuesday will be exciting, for it will be day eleven and I can add meat.  Yes, it’s a crazy time of year to go on an elimination diet, but it’s best gift that I can give my family and myself this year.

So look for me at the Christmas party.  I’ll be the one raiding the veggie and fruit platters.



My latest weight loss update (guest post for Teresa Shields Parker):

Failure Leads to Transformation

For all weight loss updates go HERE.






Favorite Books


This week on The Loft we are sharing our favorite books!  Here are just a few of my favorites, in no particular order.

Adult Fiction:
A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton Porter
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans (a favorite of my grandma that I enjoy)
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
The Song of Albion series by Stephen R. Lawhead
A Sweetness to the Soul by Jane Kirkpatrick
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (young adult)
Journey Through the Night series by Anne deVries (young adult)
Any of the classics by Jane Austen (I found it helpful to watch the movies before reading.)


Children’s Fiction:
The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Piggy’s Pancake Parlor by David McPhail
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (series) by Maryrose Wood
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Little Britches series by Ralph Moody
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Things We Couldn’t Stay by Diet Eman
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken and Joni Tada
The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot

If by Amy Carmichael
Before the Palm Could Bloom by Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
The Complete Works of Christina Rosetti


This list does not include non-fiction or children’s picture books. That would require another post altogether!

Do we share any favorites in common?  Would you recommend any  fiction/autobiography or poetry books I would like to read, based on this list?  Please share in the comments below!

The Loft


Image source for picture in the Jane Austen quote above:   Cassandra Austen (1773-1845) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)