i'm not a big muffin person. they're usually greasy or dry. or not very flavorful. I love these fruit ones you can get at this bakery at South Common Mall in Missisauga though. and Tim Hortens fruit explosion muffins if I actually go there. Now pancakes. I luv them pancakes. I'll so make some for you girls next time I come down.
Well I work at a Grocery store, and they make the juiciest, most FATTENING Muffins you could EVER IMAGINE.. OH GOD..just thinking about one makes my mouth water....
pancakes are good too. God why are we talking about foot that's soo not good?? DX!! GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I want some of it sooo much now x_x; ahahaha no will power here.
When I cook, I almost always think outside of the box unless I just want it done quickly. This weekend, I had surgery - teeth extractions - so my food intake is now kind of out of sync. And since it was extractions, I have to eat soft food, so my out of the box instincts took hold one night.
The nurses had suggested scrambled eggs, or soft noodles, and just eating one or the other sounded plain and unappealing, so genius struck, and I combined them. Added some pure vanilla extract and sour cream in the eggs, and melted parmesian cheese on top, and it was fantastic.
I can't wait until I can chew properly again so I can make that dish and add vegetables.
And if you're blanching, you've obviously never had vanilla extract with scrambled eggs before.
Owait, this is about food that's good for you.
Thinking out of the box when cooking really isn't that hard though. You like broccoli? Add it to your mac and cheese instead of hot dogs. Cauliflower? Hell, put that in there too! Outside of the box doesn't mean cooking things without a box. Add stuff if you like it, or even take things out if you don't.
I don't like kraft noodles, so I could take the noodles out, and theoretically just cook some vegetables with the cheese instead. And that JUST POPPED INTO MY HEAD. That sounds really good actually. Stupid teeth.
It doesn't have to be a big out of the box moment either. Start small. Do you have oatmeal for breakfast? Buy the plain oatmeal instead of those packets. Use just a handful of oats, don't add sugar of any kind, and then just cut up some real apple slices or bananas instead. Stir in some yogurt or applesauce. Those dried cherries or cranberries in the cupboard you bought and then never touched.
Out of the box is easy.
It's when you're stuck cooking just what's in the box that it's hard to eat better.
I avoid cooking from a box. I usually do home cooked meals.
Made potato bacon chowder on sunday. Delicious stuff right there. Might make White chicken chilli later this week.
Honestly it is a lot cheaper to go buy a bunch of ingredients and make yourselves homemade meals. If you have left overs you can freeze them and eat them later. Plus you should have some left over ingredients to make other things.
That's for people who keep crying that they're unimaginitive.
But seriously? Just start with what you like, and build up from there.
If they want to stop crying about how hard it is to do things differently, how about this. The easiest thing you could make from scratch is stew.
Every single stew I've ever made from scratch has been different from the last. It's never ever been the same. You start with the meat as a base. Cook it first before you add the water. If you don't eat meat, then maybe you need to use some buillion cubes to make the broth.
Then you just add whatever the hell you want. Nothing is ever wrong in a stew.
The point is, you don't need a recipe to make good food that's good for you.
Well, I'd like to share my personal weight loss story:
For all my life I had always been the fat kid. Growing up, as a form of child banter, my brother would always call me Fat Boy. I was never really depressed about my weight because I was happy with my life overall. Being a big boy never really stopped me from doing anything different, and my skills with the ladies stem from my personality and natural charm. But things changed about a year ago. My work started doing the Biggest Loser Challenge and I entered it twice. When I started the damn thing, I weighed about 300 lbs. being 6' tall. Since it's completion, I've lost 80 lbs. over the last year and now I'm even more motivated to work on toning my body. I've been doing plenty of workouts now to tone my body so that when I decide to cosplay, I won't look so absurd. My abs is what I'm currently focused on big time so that I can get washboard abs like Luffy. Haha.
And the secret? I cut out all soda, beer (I'm in my mid-twenties) and anything carbonated. I exercised at least once per day for at least 30 minutes, and other times I'd exercise longer. I never ate a dinner past 8 PM, so that my body would be sure to properly digest the food I had eaten. Also, WATER is key. Drink plenty of it. It increases mental focus and properly cleans out toxins and improves other digestive functions.
I also cut down from regular milk to skim milk since I'm a huge fan of cereal. It took a year, but I look great and feel great. :D It's definitely worth the effort.
Yeah, sure do.
Anonymity is a lost cause on the Internet these days.
Not the BEST comparison, but there's at least a difference.
EDIT: I fail at forums. Ugh.
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I think it's a hoot to tell my co-workers that the secret involved me screaming "I wish I beautiful" while making a fake throw-up gag face.
I think if I work hard enough, I could cosplay as Ace. :P
Yeah man you can totally see the difference, you're looking amazing. Keep it up!!
Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser premiere last night? Seeing how a couple of them had to be hospitalized attempting a one mile run, and one of them never even showing up at the first week was shocking. I watched their ass-kicking work outs and saw their results and realized I can do so much more then I've been doing so I'm ready to step it up @_@
And I've lost 2 more pounds so yay~ 41 more pounds to the ultimate goal, though to get halfway will put me at the normal weight for my height so I'm striving for that. 9 pounds lost so far so yay~
Keep up the good work! :D Just stick with it!
Good Job Arei! I wish I could tell you my progress, but it will have to wait to Oct 1st.
Although I can tell you one thing that was very frustrating. Back in July I had weighed myself and found out that I had lost 30 pounds. I was super excited! I went and tried on some of the smaller size pants that I had kept (in the hopes of fitting back into them.) None of them fit me, all still too small. But I didn't let that bother me. Instead my husband and I went shopping for new pants. I grabbed a pair of jeans that were the same size as the ones I was wearing. The ones I was wearing were actually too big, so I thought that the same size should either be too big or at least fit me. WRONG! The jeans wouldn barely go past my knees. In fact I had to buy a pair of jeans that were two sizes bigger than the pants I were wearing. Actually the jeans I bought were too big, but the next size down was still too small. I cried on the way home, I went from being so estactic to complete misery. lol But I ended up gaining back twenty of those thirty. Which doesn't surprise as I literally lost 19 of the original 30 in a day. And rapid weight loss usually results in rapid weight gain. -sigh-
I really want Oct. 1st to get here so I can weigh myself and see how I am actually doing.
Are you sure your pants haven't shrunk.
I've been wearing 14s usually but I were able to wear some brand new 12s because they haven't shrunk. ALOT of my jeans shrunk bad @_@ Enough to be a size or two smaller then they're supposed to be.
My friend gave me a pair of Lucky jeans that had shrunk like that so I've got to get down to almost an 8 to be able to wear them again @_@ blah and they're supposed to be 12s.
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