I’m Back! I had SO much fun being at girls camp last week, but to say I’m happy to be home and trying to get back into my routine would be an understatement.
One thing that I am trying to do this week is DETOX. I failed to mention last week that the theme of our camp was “Candy Land”. There was candy everywhere! Anyone who knows me knows that I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Chocolate and ice cream are two of my biggest problem foods. When I got home on Saturday I felt sluggish, dirty, and tired, and I’m sure the crappy eating was one of the bigger issues for having those feelings.
On Sunday I sat down and made a diet detox plan for the week and I am forcing myself to stick with it so that I will feel better. Even after only two days of getting some real greens in me and no sugar I feel about 80% better.
I also splurged this week and had Kombucha make a come back!
My body is in some serious need of getting the bad out and the good in.
I also made a Sam’s Club run this week and stocked up on fresh fruit. I may have gone a little crazy and I now cant fit anything in my fridge, it is PACKED.
This morning while reading blogs I came across a recipe from my favorite Vegan website Oh She Glows I may be a little obsessed with her recipes. It was for a jam, and coincidentally I had just ran out of jam, and had all of the ingredients on hand, shocker.
Try this recipe now: Magical Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam
Photo Credit is of course to Angela over at Oh She Glows since she is a FAR better photographer than I, and I don’t want to disrespect her recipe!
The hub’s loves jams and jellies so when I told him that I found an easy jam recipe he was in full support of me using some of our overly stocked fruit to make this Magical Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam. The even better thing is that it is actually a HEALTHY jam. Why I never thought of Chia seeds for a jam recipe is beyond me. I have been learning so much about plant-based cooking that one day I might just venture out and start trying to create some of my own recipes. But until then Oh She Glows is my top go to for delicious & quick vegan meals.
But don’t tell my husband that it’s healthy, k?
Posted by Shrinking Carrie on June 26, 2012
Since my brother has come into town I have moved over to my Gramma’s house to sleep. My gramma, the seasoned Weight Watcher Lifetime Member, and I were having a conversation yesterday about problem foods.
My Gramma has got to be the healthiest person I know. She watchers what she eats, golfs once a week, and stays pretty active for the ripe old age of 91. She confessed that she has a chocolate fetish. I didn’t believe her because I have never seen any chocolate around her house? She started naming off all of the places she hid chocolate, and all of a sudden chocolate came out of the woodwork.
This is just what I found in the freezer:
Chocolate kisses, Hershey’s Bliss, Ghirardelli Caramel Squares, Tupperware of frozen cookies, cinnamon bears, Jelly Bellies (a gramma’s house staple. Oh, I also made that nifty dish), and two bags of frozen Rolo’s. This was everything I found in the house freezer. Don’t get me started on the deep freezer in the garage.
Apparently Gramma’s secret is out. She fooled us so well. She was watching TV the whole time I was rummaging through her fridge, and she has no idea. Wheel of fortune is extremely captivating.
Since I have found this discovery I have been itching for some sweets. I’m trying to keep it to a minimum. I can’t wait to get back home where I can re-focus. Next weeks weigh in should be interesting.
Do you hide candy and forget about it?
NEVER! I can’t keep candy in my house at all! It would be all I could think about until I had eaten it all.
What is your sweet fetish?
I love cherry flavored anything! Swedish fish, cherry sours, etc. And keep me away from the bulk candy aisle, I could make a serious dent out of my bank account.
Posted by Shrinking Carrie on July 9, 2011