Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bye Bye Baby Weight

Hello! Long time no see! I’ve been off the map for a while…a long while. But I had a baby! Aint she cute?

I suppose she was worth taking a break from blogging and well… dieting too. Now that she’s nearing three months old and I’m getting ready to go back to work, I’m trying desperately to loose these lovely 19 pounds that feel the need to hang out and over stay their welcome.

I’ve been having trouble getting motivated. It’s winter and I’m spending most of my days in the house with a newborn. I’ve been following Weight Watchers for 5 weeks now and haven’t lost a single pound! What the hell? I guess I should be glad I haven’t gained a bunch of weight, but that’s a pretty small positive for 19 pounds of negative.

I started writing this blog to share recipes with people who basically always ask me to send them healthy recipes! But it also helps me to pump myself up and feel like I’m working towards something. Why not get back into the swing of it in hopes that writing will boost my motivation? I’m certainly never at a loss for words! Once a blabbermouth, always a blabbermouth.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the computer reading other blogs. I’m not sure if this blog has been around 100 years and I just missed the boat, but check out www.skinnytaste.com. She’s got great ideas and the photography is beautiful.

I’ve been on a baking kick and made these Banana Nut Oatmeal Cookies this afternoon. I’m munching on two of these little beauties as we speak and I’m floored by how moist and chewy they are even though the recipe only calls for 2 tablespoons of butter for 30 cookies! Crazy. On Weight Watchers these are 5 points for 2 cookies and entirely worth the investment. 

My batch came out with a fairly subtle banana flavor. Your best bet is to wait for the bananas to reach the point when they’re just about to go bad. Super ripe bananas maximize the banana flavor. Also, don’t be tempted to over bake! You don’t want all your hard work to dry out in the oven.

I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m back on the healthy bandwagon. Hop on with me!

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