Kamis, 15 September 2011

Do I want this, or that?

I've been struggling a little to get back on track, after my diet vacation.
Why is this so hard sometimes?

I mean, it's not rocket science.

Do I want a body like this:
Or do I want a hamburger?

Do I want to finally feel comfortable in a bathing suit:
Or would I rather have a pizza instead?

Do I want to have a jaw line like Jen Anniston's:
Or does a brownie sound better?

Do I want to go on a date with my husband to the cheesecake factory,
Or actually look sexy for him?:
Do I want to be able to wear skinny jeans:
Or have Chinese takeout?

Do I want Oreo's more then I want a butt like this?:Heck no!

It's not all that hard, when I look at it that way.

I want to be a sexy, fashionable girl, that has a jaw line, and a firm bootay, on the beach.
And I want it WAY more then I want all that unhealthy goodness.

Nobody said it was easy, but man
it's going to be worth it!

What would you take over a cheeseburger?

Senin, 12 September 2011

What in this picture, does not belong?

I was doing good, until I got to the checkout line.
But then I added a (king size) Reese's to my healthy odds and ends.

I can usually resist the loads of candy, that are on BOTH SIDES of the checkout lane. But sometimes something just comes over me, and I grab something.

Sometimes Little Debbie gets me too.She's like, "Hey Brittany! Is that you?! Girl, I haven't seen you since that one time you ate a whole box of oatmeal creme pies all by yourself, while watching that one chick flick. What was the name of that movie? UGH, that's gonna bug me. Watch, I'll remember it after you've walked away. Any who, lets hang out! Come on, it'll be fun!"

And I'm like, "What the hey. Get in my cart girl!"

But then other times I'm able to walk on by, and pretend she isn't calling my name. Even though it's slightly awkward.

I guess you win some and lose some.

I did share my Reese's with the hubs. That's gotta count for something.

Are you able to resist the checkout line candy?

Rabu, 07 September 2011

Fall is in the air- :DH Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donuts

I'm starting to feel the crispness of fall in the air. The leaves haven't begun to change, but I know it's just around the corner. And I'm all excited about it.

Today I wanted to put out the welcome matt, for fall to arrive.
There's no better way to do that, then to fill your house with the aroma of pumpkin. So, I baked these,
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts.
Using this donut mold I bought at Micheal's. With a 40% off coupon. Double score.
Fried donuts are so last year.

What you need:
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2tbs packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbs melted smart balance spread
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs dark chocolate chips, plus more to top donuts with
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar for dusting.
  • Cooking spray
What you do:
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray donut molds with cooking spray.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into a pipping bag, or a large ziplock bag, and cut off the tip of the bag. Squeeze mixture into molds.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on a cooling rack, and lightly dust with powdered sugar.
I was too lazy to tally up the calories. I blame the weather ;) But hey, they're baked, not fried, so you really can't go wrong. You can also make mini donuts, which was what I intended to do, but I could only find the full sized donut mold.

See you soon, Fall. We're going to have so much fun this year.

Have you started to feel fall where you live?
Are you all excited about it?! ;)

Jumat, 02 September 2011

Life is back to normal :)

I never knew how much I appreciated "normal".

We had Casey's funeral on August 5th, in California.

(Me with all my siblings and my Dad)It was therapeutic to see family, and to have closure to this tragedy.

On the way up from California, we spent a couple days at the Belagio in Las Vegas, to celebrate our anniversary (a little early).When we got back home, we visited with my Brother-in-Law, who was in town...

Then we celebrated our actual anniversary...And then we spent the week with my nephew, Caleb, who came up to visit after his father's funeral.

Busy. Busy. Busy.

This past week I've finally felt like life has slowly returned to normal.

I've cooked, and cleaned, and simply laid in bed and watched TV. Because I could.

During the past (crazy) month, I took a vaca from my diet. It was kinda annoying to me that amidst all the craziness of finding my brother, and making funeral arrangements, I was still obsessed with calories, and losing weight. I mean, seriously? I had just lost my brother, and the majority of my thoughts were still on, "I wonder how many calories are really in that donut?" I just wanted to take a break from it all. There is more to life then just calories and pant sizes.

And when I say vaca, I mean like no healthy thoughts entered my mind. I wasn't even trying to have the "balance" that I believe so strongly in.

Since Monday, I have been slowly trying to work in things like fruits and veggies...and things of the non-fried variety. Oh and water. Hello water! My body seriously did miss you. I still need to get my chunky butt back to the gym, and I am still horrified to step on the scale. I'm guessing I gained a good 10 pounds during my month long vaca.

It is good to be back to my :Deliciously Healthy life, and to bloggin' all about it.

THANK YOU for all of your support!

I heart you more then chocolate.