Friday, March 14, 2014
Once a month I attend the home extension group that I belong to. there are quite a few chapters and the one I attend is filled with wonderful ladies of all ages and many have become my good friends over the years. We do crafts, community work, charity contributions, and teach each other various crafts, as well as use these talents to make baby hats, scarves and lap robes for people in hospitals. We also have coffee and cake or other sweet refreshments after the meetings. Due to health issues this past winter, I hadn't attended a meeting in over three months. Today I returned for a "penny auction" which was lots of fun, followed by refreshments, and of course, I indulged. Someone made peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, and I really enjoyed them! plus one "other thing." I also brought home the cake I had purchased on the way there because they just had too much stuff on the table by the time I arrived. So my purchase is stored in the fridge along with the St. Patty's day dessert until Monday.
I'm writing this blog so I can publicly commit to not touching one crumb of the cakes in the fridge. I PROMISE!! and I can do it as long as it's no longer a secret!!
I did spend the rest of the day eating only veggies and protein so I feel as though it all balanced out okay. I guess all's well that ends well, and I have come to accept that one Friday morning a month I'm going to eat cake for lunch and the party ends there. I don't beat myself up for it anymore because the punishment is always drowning my sorrows in an extended carb binge. It's time to stop that and ENJOY the REALITY of cake in my life once in a while!!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
HaHa!!!!!I think I ended my food binge last night when I watched the 26th and final episode of HOUSE OF CARDS on Netflix. Today I have to go out to a doctor's appointment and I won't be sitting on the couch involved in my latest "Series Binge" as they call it. But it was fun while it lasted and I wouldn't trade one episode or crumb for any of it. the funny thing is, I didn't tie the two things together until just now. But to know better is to do better, right??
Today I'm back counting my WW points and eating sensibly and nutritionally. I guess I needed to take walk on the wild side again to get all those bagels out of my system. Now it's over, and that feels good too.
Monday, February 17, 2014
So last night I was DESPERATE for yes, that's chocolate.
But in lieu of a nice piece of candy, which I don't DARE keep in the house because I have no control, I did the compulsive "now you're reaching bottom" thing. I did a mental search of all my food cabinets, and found the only chocolate thing available. I put dry chocolate cake mix in a cup and added some water, and stirred it to a pudding consistency, took it back to the couch to watch my show, and then went back for a second cupful. By that time, I was just eating it for the sake of eating. I haven't reached that stage in quite a long time, but now I realize I've been going down the slippery slope for a while now. It all began on NOV. 22 with a difficult cataract surgery which took me off the road and away from my usual social activities; then on DEC. 22 I had a very serious fall, and have been basically homebound since then. I watch TV series on my Kindle prime or Netflix everyday. It's called "Series binging" to those who do it. so sitting on the couch with my injured leg up for long afternoons, snacking becomes the other couch activity.
I'm hoping to emerge again into the world about a week from Friday, which will also mean I have to get back on the WW scale. That also means I have some serious work to do until then!! now I haven' been really overeating the entire time I've been home, but lately it seems to have become intensified.
Today I decided to straighten out my act and put an end to this compulsive unhealthy behavior. I needed to share this with my Spark friends because we all need to be reminded from time to time that while it may be a long road ahead, it's just a short road backwards.
Perhaps that lesson needed to be relearned. Snow be gone, I'm coming back to life!
FYI.................I went to feed my little stray feral kitty at the door and on the way back I decided to be serious about my intentions, and took the remaining cake mix out of the freezer and dumped it in the garbage. I almost never do that, but I know how sneaky this food compulsion can be. NOW I feel better.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Creamy Avocado and Pasta Entree
1 portion cooked Cellantani pasta
1 Firm ripe avocado
1 Cup frozen mixed veggies cooked (optional)
Olive oil (to taste)
1 tsp Garlic powder
I like coming home from an afternoon out and having go-to dinner ingredients just waiting to be assembled. I think you'll like this dish because the avocado gets so creamy when its heated and tossed with the pasta.
This one is Avocado and Cellantani with olive oil dressing and grated Parmesan. I make the pasta ahead, enough for several meals, moisten with olive oil, sprinkle garlic powder and toss. Refrigerate until needed.
At dinner time, cut up a ripe firm avocado and toss with portion of
the pasta, (sometimes I add about a cup of cooked frozen mixed veggies to up the veggie
count for the day) , drizzle additional olive oil, and toss.
Microwave until heated through. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Serves as a filling food with lots of volume, a meatless entrée, and a comfort food. Enjoy!
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