Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Make Your Banana Pancakes and Pretend Like it's the Weekend

So lately I have been on health kick. It sucks. To be completely honest. I am junk food person, always have been and probably always will. I love Chickfila, Steak n' Shake, and McDonalds french fries. And Dr Pepper. And chips. And frozen yogurt. You get the point. 

But I realized that over the last two years of college, I gained the dreaded freshman 15. WHY GOD WHY?! Taco Bell, I'm looking at you. I don't even really like Taco Bell. Anyways, I know that I felt a lot more comfortable at the weight I was when I started college, and want to get back there. 

I've been eating as healthy as I can the last few weeks, I haven't weighed myself and honestly losing weight for me is pretty difficult, which is awesome. Therefore, weighing myself might make me cry because I don't think I have lost weight. But, I feel 100x's better. I'm trying to severely limit processed foods, white sugars, and basically anything that tastes good. I jest. My point is, I eat fruits, veggies, and meat. Kind of like the Paleo diet, but not really. I would get hungry pretty quickly after each meal I ate, and I realized it was because I wasn't eating enough or drinking enough water. For some reason, drinking any substance is really difficult for me. But, I found a recipe that has saved my sanity. And I thought I would share it with you :) 

Banana Pancakes

Doesn't this look yummy? Two eggs scrambled combined with a one banana mashed really well. Cook like a pancake. I also topped one with a tiny bit of honey and a small handful of dark chocolate chips. Then I placed the second pancake on top of the first and smeared some homemade almond butter on top of it. Deeelicious. You can also just do one egg and one banana, which is what I usually do and add a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon to the "batter".

And the second recipe I just tried out tonight. Almond cups. Like peanut butter cups but with almonds. Yum. However, use a silicone cup cake liner or buy mini cupcake liners. Don't just grease the pan, because that doesn't work. Just trust me on that one.  Recipe is here.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Ghoul in Pajamas

A "things I'm loving" post inspired by the lovely Katie, of Katie Did What

Book: The Ghoul in Pajamas. Also known as the sixth chapter in the seventh book in the Harry Potter series. Nerd alert. Believe it or not, I was never into the HP series when it actually came out and I haven't seen the movies, either (shock, horror, gasp). 

Lets rewind to spring break, 2013. I had no plans. I'm not cool enough for that. So I did what any self respecting future teacher does...work on assignments. While making this (which was a ridiculous amount of work btw) I started listening to the first HP and the obsession was born. 


Workout: Thailand Tush

This hurts. But I feel like I get a really strong workout. My legs burn, but in a good way. And I like this whole, weekly Saturday favorites thing because it keeps me accountable to work out. Because honestly, I hate working out. Moving on.

Article of Clothing: This shirt. I wore this slammin' ensemble on the fourth on July. Shirt bought at Francesca's. 

Food: Everything. Ha, just kidding. My friend, Kim, and I went to the Black Walnut Cafe
and I had the best burger I've had in a long time. I should have taken a picture, but I devoured it in about five seconds. Sooo delicious. 

Thanks so much Katie, for this awesome idea! Check out her post here.

What have you been loving this week? Comment and tell me! I'd love to know :)