The Big Easy

by cecylia on May 26, 2014

jag-1I don’t know about you, but lately I’m finding myself to be perennially sporting a post-prandial bulge. I blame it on breastfeeding, winter and cakes. To sum it up, it’s the battle of my increased metabolism and deteriorating self-control in the face of baked go(o)ds. After devouring an entire family sized apple crumble pie (that I debuted for the first time, it was Pyrex heaven), half of my husband’s 30th cake (chocolate ganache goodness that was supposed to serve 40 people), an entire 2kg tub of ice cream and countless cupcakes, cookies and brownies… I feel as though I’m pregnant again. This time, with a sugar baby.

To be honest, this ridiculous sudden increase in appetite happens to me every winter. Surely the extra weight serves as insulation against the cold and it just makes economical sense! Right?

It’s not the food per se that’s bad, well actually so much sugar surely can’t be good for anyone, but it’s the lack of self control that was the issue. But thank God, once I addressed my problem and asked Him to give me self control, I feel much more in control again. I’ve even swapped a cake date for an exercise date!

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After the post last week about knits, I’ve definitely taken a leaf out of my own book. I’ve had this Zambesi knit for ages but only today realised how to wear the extra shawl section. It sure is cozy, not to mention breast-feeding-friendly. Guess winter is good for us after all. It gives us the perfect excuse to rug up and enjoy those hearty meals.

Where: In front of a gardenia bush

Wear: Veronica Maine Top / Zambesi Knit / Country Road Tights / Repetto Heels / Vintage Clutch, Sunglasses & Bag

Chinese Translation (Click below to read)

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 最近我的肚子一直很大。因为三件事:喂奶,冬天和蛋糕。请让我为你总结:其实是我超快的消耗力与降低的控制能力的挣扎。我在甜点面前经常无能为力。这两个星期,我吃了数不尽的糕点和。

说实话,每个冬天我都会有食欲。身上多一层并不是坏事吧?因为它能帮我们防冷!

其实,吃食物本身不是坏事,当然吃太多糖肯定不是好事,但缺乏自我控制能力这是个问题。但是感谢神,当我承认了错,求他给我节制能力,神就真给了我控制能力。我不再吃整个蛋糕了

上周我写了这篇博客后,我也学习多穿毛衣。这件Zambesi的毛衣在我的衣柜里待了很多年了,但今天我才意识到怎么穿额外的披肩部分。冬天真好,它不光为我们提供了享受美餐的借口,它也给我们更多保暖的机会!

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Mica May 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

Oh that knit dress is so nice on you! I like it paired with all the gold :)

Funny, I had the knits out the other week too, but it’s almost back to summer temps here now! Maybe we are getting the last bit of heat before winter, haha.

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Margaret Kee June 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Amazing how you made that outfit go with those blue shoes! Nice surprise!

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cecylia June 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

thank you! It wasn’t hard though since those shoes go with practically everything!

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