Hey all! I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. The comments and emails were truly wonderful, and helpful too. I will be out of touch for the next week, but hopefully back in the blogging saddle next week. I miss writing
ad nauseum about food. And I miss reading and commenting on your blogs, although I have been able to sneak a peak at a few of them once in a while.
That said, going through the end of life with someone you love does tend to put a different perspective on all that we blog about. The carrying on about a pound or two, lamenting dress sizes, what we eat, how much sweat pours–it all seems a bit ridiculous when life and death is happening all around us.
THAT SAID, I still find that I want to connect with you all about health, weight loss/maintenance, and of course, food. On this most recent trip I discovered that I really really do not like sugar and sugar based treats. They are too sweet, after I’ve eaten them I feel physically unsatisfied, and I am very tired of fighting off the ‘wanting more’ that always accompanies a sugary treat.
When I came home Saturday night, I did really want to treat myself with food. I thought about all the different choices available along the drive. I decided to come home and have half a leftover steak that was in the freezer, some zucchini, and half a baked potato with a little real butter on it. Perfection! I really wanted a decadent dessert, but did not want sugar. Then I remembered that I had seen Chocolate Covered Katie on Miz’s blog and she had a recipe for chocolate fudge cake that I wanted to try. That was EXACTLY what I was looking for! The base of it is coconut butter and banana. NO sugar. Quite decadent. I also tried her raw cookie dough balls--I liked them almost better than the fudge cake. This is a new way of looking at dessert foods. They are quite decadent, completely healthy whole foods. They are not very low in calories but a little bit really does satisfy you.
Over and out. I’ll be out of touch for one more week.