Thursday, July 27, 2017

Skinny Summer

With CF you just can't seem to have it all. This has been one of my healthiest summers lung wise in several years and I am so grateful for that! However, life with CF would not be life with CF unless something was a bit off. So despite feeling really good overall (minus a few low energy days), being back in my exercise routine, getting through each day without a nap(!!), I have one little CF issue to work on. For some reason summer is such a hard time for me to keep my weight up!

If you followed my blog you may know that maintaining my weight isn't a huge issue for me (except when it was a huge deal) and I can usually manage to maintain at least 120 pounds. Being 5'4" the doctors start giving me the side eye when I weight in 120lbs, but they don't get too freaked out unless I drop below the 120 threshold. Right now I am sitting right at around 119/120 and I know that I need to be careful not to let it slip and lower.

You know what though? Summer is the time for juicing as much produce as you can gather. Summer is for eating plump red tomatoes right off the vine. Summer is for popping fresh blackberries and blueberries into your mouth on a hot summer afternoons. Summer is for ice cold watermelon poolside. Summer is the time I like eating fresh and light and as much from my garden as I can. But now that I can feel my shorts falling lower on my hips and my scale is slowly disappointing me I know I need to pull out some of my old weight gaining skills and start putting on my winter July


  1. I love eating fresh and light in the summer, but there are some delicious ways to up the fat and still highlight the yummy produce. How about some ice cream with those beautiful summer berries and top it off with some whipped cream. Years ago I made a heirloom tomato tart with goat cheese, phyllo pastry, and drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs. Yum.

    1. Hmmm, your tomato tart sounds AMAZING! I am trying that one for sure. And I do love ice cream. My daughter is lactose intolerant so I don't really buy it anymore because she shops with me. I may need to pick up a secret stash for a treat after she goes to bed though. In the name of health, of course! haha