Food and weight-maintenence blog for the POST diet girl

I’ve been taking the opportunity to use the extra time that I will have this week (this month, really) to catch up on my blog entries. I also want to ask a very important question.

As I near the 1 year mark of this blog, I feel that many of my former anxieties are nonexistent. I don’t think about the calorie content of something before I order it. I don’t worry about cutting the sugar down in my baked goods. I don’t stress about having a dish of candy out in the open on my kitchen table. That’s right, I purchased 4 bags of candy corn on a sale yesterday and have it displayed in a gorgeous little silver dish on my table. I eat a couple pieces here and there when I feel like it. I no longer live under the fear of binging. Since I don’t deprive myself of anything I want, I no longer feel the need to binge. I eat everything in moderation and still hardly drink alcohol, not because of the calorie content, but because I don’t really care to anymore. I’ve maintained a healthy, gorgeous figure. I am happy and in love. I am on my own and fiercely independent. I exercise very regularly. I feel well. Very well.

Do I continue this blog in its current format? Or should I change it to more of a cooking/baking format only for when I make interesting recipes? (i.e. – No more boring cereal and PB&J sandwich pictures.) I just don’t feel that I struggle in such a way that deserves its own blog anymore. The disorder is not what interests me, FOOD interests me! So what do you girls think? What should I do?

One thing is for sure, I will blog every day throughout November on time. This is how I will be doing my writing every day since I am not actually participating in NaNoWriMo. After that though, well, that’s what I need your help with!

Breakfast:

Miss P’s Test Kitchen: Muffin Experiment #1 – Maple Walnut Buttermilk Muffins

Taken From: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Maple-Walnut-Buttermilk-Muffins-Food_com-163259

Ingredients:

2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup white flour
2/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (reserve 1 tablespoon)Preheat oven to 400.
2
In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
3
In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add buttermilk, maple syrup and oil; stir well.
4
Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
5
Add walnuts and stir just enough to moisten.
6
Put ½ cup batter into each oiled muffin tin.
7
Sprinkle the reserved walnuts on the muffins and bake 20 minutes or until browned.

*Here’s my beef with muffins! Every set of directions tells you to do something different with the baking times and temperatures. This is because everyone’s ovens are different and if they don’t have an oven thermometer, there’s no way of telling actually how hot their oven is. Now. I know that my oven is 50 degrees off as I now have an oven thermometer. I decided to make a few batches of muffins, one for the next couple days, and try different temperatures and times.

This one I set at the specified 400 degrees and baked them for 12 minutes.

This resulted in overcooked, burned edges and bottoms. WAY too hot. How did they possibly think baking muffins at 400 is a good idea? On top of that, the outside was already overcooked before the inside was done. Overcooked outsides and undercooked middles point toward overly hot ovens!

They still tasted okay even though they were overcooked. It’s alright! I will try again tomorrow!

Lunch:

I had a lot to do today, so a quick sandwich sufficed well! Also some of that candy corn in the back! I had some of that, too! Tis why it is included in the picture!

Tonight, I had dinner at a friend’s house. She was having a party of sorts. There was homemade soup, veggies, wine, cookies and lemon bars. I partook in all of the above. Mmmmm!!! Great evening with friends and food! There were also many people there I hadn’t seen in a while!

I purchased ice cream on the way home, but didn’t have any. I’d eaten quite enough for one evening!

Tomorrow, I will get back to my business! It was nice taking a couple days off from it to catch up with trimming my apartment a bit and visiting with friends! A girl’s work is never done though!

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Comments on: "Extremely important question to all!" (2)

  1. I would read your blog no matter what you decided content-wise. If your heart is not in meal documenting and ED-recovery topics, then you should not blog about them not because it’s onerous to read (I get my vicarious PB&J fix here hehe) but because it’s not making you happy.

    Yours is one of the few blogs I would read for the food photography alone (not that I don’t love the other content too) because your meals are so creative, pretty and so different to most of the other crap that floats around the blog world.

    Oh, and to belatedly answer your question from before: sadly I don’t get to see the spin coach I ‘like’ much as he is busy training for a 100 mile race in the middle of December. I know where he trains, but I don’t think he’d appreciate me stalking him in the middle of a forest 😉 Hopefully he’ll be back teaching in January so at least I can admire him from afar. He is far too good, and brave, and athletically talented for me anyway.

    • My heart is most definitely still with this community and ED-recovery topics, but I feel I have such little to say on the subject anymore (besides the occasional “I skipped lunch because I was busy”, or, “I’m not eating because I’m sad” crap that everyone goes through, with or without an eating disorder) that perhaps I ought to focus more on my cooking passion as I seem to have MUCH more to say on that subject. I feel that not having to update every single day could also lead me to more time reading all of YOUR blogs and I could be a more active member in the community. It would also be interesting to mention in the topic that I am a former restrictor/bulimic who got into cooking, not because of a passion for food, but because of an obsessive need to restrict what goes into it. As I got better (all while leaving my husband during the process), this evolved into an adoration for creating all things edible! Now I live restriction-free in food, in life, and in love! I have accomplished my goal with this blog. There is nothing I cannot do.

      Thank you so much for the compliments surrounding my food photography and recipes! I will even take the occasional sammich picture just for you, darling! ~_^ Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

      I do hope you get a chance to see the spin coach soon, if only for a little eye-candy. Never feel you are not good enough for someone else. If they love you for exactly who you are, then you are not only good enough, you shouldn’t dare change one thing.

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