See, sometimes I get an itch to bake. Not a normal pull-out-the-tried-and-true-recipe-book itch, but a let’s-see-if-I-can-invent-the-worlds-healthiest-yummiest-cookie itch.
I’m weird that way.
So this morning after the kids were off and I got a little work done I hit the pantry and pulled out my trusty baking companion.
I don’t actually follow any of his recipes, although I’m sure they’re good, I just have way more fun learning the science behind baking and then trying to apply it to “healthier” or “lighter” ingredients like whole wheat flour, apple sauce, coconut oil, flaxseed meal, PB2 etc.
I made two different batches and although they were edible they weren’t shareable.
At least not yet.
I have a few ideas on tweaks I’ll try again next week.
There is a reason I’m sharing my cookie adventure: I was so full from taste-testing I decided to skip lunch.
So I guess, in essence, I actually had cookies for lunch.
Bad thing? I don’t think so. See, I think I used to be the type of person that HAD to eat 3 meals a day.
If it was breakfast time I ate breakfast. Regardless on my hunger level.
Oh look! It’s noon. Lunch time!
Dinner is at 6, I don’t care if we ate a late lunch. Sit down.
I’ve learned through weight loss and maintenance that listening to my body is more important than watching the clock.
Of course there are times I know we need to sit down for a meal at a specific time because of evening schedules or after-school events. There are days I’ll only get an hour for lunch in between meetings or I’ll be on the road for something.
Those days I remind myself Hunger is not an Emergency and wait until my next planned meal.
As with most of life, it’s all a great big juggling act, isn’t it?
I guess my point is we have to go with the flow and if there’s a day or two here or there where you have cookies for lunch just because, well, so be it.
It’s not the end of the world.
In other news:
- Neck is still progressing. I woke up quite stiff but it’s feeling much better again.
- I had an AWESOME time assistant coaching soccer practice tonight. Boy, is THAT a workout!
- I made an interesting new Collard Green Stew. Not sure anyone else will like it but I’m excited for all the leftovers I now have in my fridge ’cause you know my boys aren’t eating it.
Will post recipe in a couple of days!
- Speaking of, I did post the Coconut Crusted Flounder over Pineapple Rice from the other day!
- Oh! Big blog news – I’m changing my email subscrip,tion service. If you receive my updates in your inbox keep an eye out the next few days. I’m going to attempt to seamlessly move everything over. If you notice you stop receiving my posts, check your spam and approve the new service to be added to your inbox. I have a feeling it’s going to be a mess as I’ll be merging two old systems. This is something I should have done a long time ago.
- #wycwyc the book is coming along nicely. Our publisher just sent us the official Library of Congress entry. How cool is this?
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
What you can when you can : 50 ways to reach your healthy living goals / Carla Birnberg and Roni Noone.
1. Women–Health and hygiene. 2. Women–Psychology. 3. Motivation (Psychology) 4. Health. I. Noone, Roni. II. Title.
- Yesterday the 9-Year-Old and I ran a half mile after school. This was his reaction.
- Yesterday was also the 9-Year-Old’s dinner night! He made steaks on the grill!
- We had a great meal outside.
Ok, that was a lot of updates. Sorry, I was going to blog really quick yesterday but we let the kids stay up and watch a movie with us. It was a great family night.
OK, I’m off. I have a date with the gym tomorrow morning. Only 1 more week until my competition!!