Hey I have to share something kind of funny that happened the other day. Blogmie Jill wrote about finding a new hobby by checking it out on Hunch.com. They are supposed to be a website that gathers information from you and then helps you make decisions on all kinds of things. So of course, being a most indecisive person, I was most anxious to check out hunch.com. I went over and answered what seemed like hundreds of questions, and then decided to see how it works. And even though we all know I have more than enough hobbies for one person, what did I ask Hunch? Yes, I asked, what hobby should I take up? Well, I was really really surprised at the #1 answer. COOKING! Is cooking considered a hobby? I had never ever thought of that, or heard of cooking referred to as a hobby. But I’ve been thinking about that ever since. If I was to call my obsession with food and cooking a hobby, that would legitimize me spending a little more money on the equipment! Like the yogurt maker I am considering getting!
I am still in love with the homemade yogurt, and the thoughts of all the stuff I can do with it! My latest thought is that it would probably make my scone recipe even better. Tomorrow I am going to have it with some of my pear spread–just like store yogurt with that fruit junk in it only a million times better.
This morning I made Roni’s Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal muffins. Mmmm Mmmm good! And imagine my surprise when I was over there, and I saw that you could make your own almond milk. Oh, yeah. I love cooking. And the healthier and more natural AND delicious I can make it, the better.
Which brings me to my next topic. Today’s session with my personal trainer, Vicky. We always start out talking about how I have done the past week, which for me is still 70% about the food. So I told her about the cookie problem, and she looked over my food journals, and noted my affection for high carb snacks. So long, popcorn… She thinks that splenda can signal you to want more sweets too. So I might be bidding a fond farewell to my beloved splenda too…The good thing was that those muffins that I made this morning have no splenda OR sugar in them! So I know it can be done. She suggested I use oatmeal for breakfast, which I do quite frequently, but I told her that when I eat oatmeal, I tend to get hungry too soon. So she suggested adding quinoa, and egg whites for protein. I am actually very excited to try this. And on the exercise front, she suggested that on the days I can’t fit in exercise, try to just do the 4 minutes of Tabata intervals. And I am REALLY going to try to do this. I am not a morning exerciser, but 4 minutes. Come on.
Oh yeah, I know you are all anxious for the weight report. On my scale (which is what I post on my weigh in page) I was EXACTLY the same weight. But on Vicky’s scale, I was down 0.4 pounds. I’ll take it!