Saturday, May 8, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!!


Yesterday I got an urge for a dessert. Now as some of you know I pretend I'm creative in the kitchen and make up recipes and whatnot. So I decided I wanted to bake a homemade Angel's Food Cake. Actually I wanted to make delicious fruity fillings and slice an Angel's Food Cake into sections and make layers of yummyness. Well in my research I found that homemade AFC (because I'm too lazy to type out Angel's Food Cake all the time) is supposed to be infinitely better than the store bought kind.

Now if I'm going to have a dessert, since I don't have them ALL the time I want it to be decadent and the best there is so I can savor it. So, of course, I need to bake a homemade one.

OMG!! It was surprisingly fun to make. After I researched all about AFC's and what were the primary ingredients, then I hit the kitchen. A little of this, a little of that and I'd made meringue. Which is totally exciting too.. (I'm such a food slut) the only difference between meringue and AFC is the flour you add in. (So I have a total urge to make a meringue pie now -- but I digress)

So now my cake is in the oven - bake, bake, baking and my house smells absolutely delicious. And I made two fruity fillings that look and taste forbidden but are surprisingly unbad for you -- a strawberry and a pineapple filling. And then I got blackberries to add to the strawberries I'm going to slice and decorate the top with.

Your mouths are watering aren't they? I'm going to be even more evil -- because if it turns out as beautiful in real life as it looks in my head -- I'm posting PICTURES!!!!

The best thing about all this is AFC has practically NO FAT and I read somewhere (I'm not 100% it's true) that it takes more calories to eat and digest it than there are actual calories in it! NEGATIVE CALORIES!!! How exciting is that????


Friday, May 7, 2010

On the Road Again!!

The metaphorical road as it were. Yep, you guessed it, I'm back on the wagon. Finally healed up from my gall bladder surgery and can get back to my old routines.


I've actually been healed up for a couple weeks but just couldn't find the wherewithal or the gumption to be proactive about anything. Other than eating.

Until last Monday. I had a major meltdown. We're talking of biblical proportions.

I had to go to a funeral. I had absolutely NOTHING to wear. I'd gotten rid of all my "fat" clothes because I was never going to fit in them again (you know, before I got pregnant) and none of my thin clothes fit because I haven't lost the baby weight yet. *sigh* Clothes were flying, tears were shed, and many curse words were muttered, as my well-dressed boys cowered in the corner. I finally found a black floral printed skirt and a black shirt that fit -- badly -- but fit and after my husband threatened to leave me behind (which normally I would've swooped on but he was seriously mad) I got my act together, calmed my happy ass down, and away we went.

It was awful. But bless my husband's heart he did keep telling me how beautiful I looked.

So I'm back at it. I'm dedicated. And I realized what my problem has been for the last couple weeks. I was taking the wrong approach AGAIN. Thinking of how I was NEVER going to be able to have things again.. which caused me to eat them for THE LAST time. We all know how that works. You eat them for the last time again and again and again. Now I'm back to if I want it, I eat it. I just don't eat a ton of it. Enough to curb the craving and then get rid of it. And if there's a way to make the unhealthier choices I may make healthier, then I'm all over it.

I've also started a Get Fit or Bust group over on Facebook so if any of you are still out there reading this (due to my sporadic-ness I wouldn't blame you if you weren't) and you want to fight in the healthy lifestyle war or just want to watch me battle...come on and join up. It's definitely worth the price of admission and the popcorn is calorie and fat free!!!