|Does this picture not say a thousand words? p.s. it’s not me|
Both my husband and I had our physicals in the past week. The verdict? Both of us need to lose weight! What’s more, the Hubs was diagnosed with above normal blood pressure and a heart murmur, which has turned out to be a slightly leaky valve. He’s totally fine, other than he needs to eat better and get some exercise in. Anyway, why am I tell you all of this? Not to scare you, but rather to get your help.
I love to cook. I love this blog. I love food. You’re following right?
Let’s play a little Sesame Street game. What two things don’t go with the other.
Here we go.
Dieting…..exercise…..Rolo filled Blondie brownies.
If you guessed the brownies then you win what’s behind door #2!!!! A lifetime supply of Rice Cakes!!!
So far, my blog has been about indulgences like buttery muffins and the aforementioned Rolo filled brownies, but going forward I’m going to shift things up. In an effort to get the Hubs and I back on track with our health, I will be forgoing the Rolo Brownies for more healthful choices. If you know me, you know that I love great “taste”, so nothing that I will post here will be tasteless, I promise you that. I believe that it’s possible to have healthy food that doesn’t taste like you’re eating a cardboard box.
So here’s where you come in. I need you to help keep me accountable. I will admit to you now that I am as weak as they come. Insert hockey game Saturday night where I downed 8 mini donuts in 2.8 seconds. Ok, maybe not that fast, but woosh, they were gone. The Hubs and I have been on 7,294,156 diets. We’ve “committed” to each other twice as many times that we’d exercise daily. Ya, not so successful. We sabotage each other so we can go snarf down baskets of tortilla chips at the local Mexican restaurant. Anyway, you see the giant horrible picture of just how weak we are. Here’s where YOU come in. If you see me shifting gears here on the blog and there’s a stick of butter or heavy cream, would you PLEASE call me to the carpet? It’s the least you can do to keep us from 7,294,157 failures.
Seriously, I hope that you enjoy this new journey with the Hubs and I. We are both ready to make the change and are going to hit this hard! Oh, one more thing. Whenever possible I will give you the calories and fat of the recipe. I hope that you find that helpful. Also, I am human and do plan to approach this new eating journey in a humane way which will include the occasional treats. “Occasional” being the operative word.
So that’s it. This is my Monday confession to you all. The new healthful culinary adventure starts today. Thanks for reading and now I need to go gnaw on a celery stick.