Now, I'll be honest, there has been a lot of food, a lot of Easter candy, and very little exercise involved. Like almost none.
I finally bought a scale last night, which was a mistake. And, I may have had a little bit of a girly breakdown about it (Lord, help my husband).
Here's the deal:
I have not really found any exercise I enjoy. I can make myself do it to not get any fatter, but it's a daily struggle. It always has been for me and always will be.
But here's the bigger deal:
I used to be able to just hop on a diet and loose several pounds. I had no issue eating tasteless bread, fake butter, pre-packaged and frozen meals, fat free and melt-less cheese ... all with very little calories.
But, the more I've grown to love food and cooking, the more that kind of eating seems absolutely impossible. I can lose weight eating "healthy" calorie free food. But that's not really healthy at all, and it tastes like crap.
I like olive oil, not cooking spray.
I like real butter, not gross fake margarine.
I like REAL bread, like with substance.
I like prosciutto and pancetta and bacon.
I love goat cheese, not Laughing Cow cheese.
And, burgers.Heavy cream makes things taste more delicious.
I love baking. It's my favorite thing to do.
Flax seed doesn't actually taste good.
Cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts and steamed broccoli every night sounds absolutely miserable to me. I love cooking. I love challenging my skills. I love trying out new recipes, and I like them to TASTE GOOD.
I like REAL food.
So, what's a girl to do? I know the answer is more fruits and veggies, but it's just HARD!
So, I need help. What have you been cooking lately that is nourishing, but still tastes good?
What can I make that is NOT a baked boneless, skinless chicken breast?
Any of you foodies with me? Or, am I crazy?
How do we balance a love for GOOD food and cooking GOOD meals with feeding our bodies well and not getting fatter?
Sorry for the brain dump. It's just all there is to talk about today.