If you've made it this far, you're probably wondering what this blog is all about. Is it just another baking blog? Another weight loss blog that will be discontinued after a week when everyone's new year's resolutions die off? And the answer to that is...no! This blog is going to be a combination of a lot of things - weight loss rants and research, sweet and savory recipes, life stories, and anything that relates to or combines all of the three. This blog is something I am doing for myself, to hold myself accountable. Even if I only have one reader, I feel like that one reader could be enough to hold myself accountable to my REAL new year's resolution. Yes, it includes losing some weight, but it is much more than that.
I am 24 years old, and am a graduate student for Speech Pathology. I am also a happy wife and mother of two little furballs (granted, one of them is 50lbs of pure muscle and so hardly counts as little). I love photography, crafts, animals, nature, reading, cooking, baking, and a million other little things. I am a firm believer in God and His word, and believe that things in life happen for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is yet. I try to be as real and honest as I can, as I feel like straight-forwardness is one of the most important character traits someone can possess. Movies and books easily make me cry. And, most importantly, the word of choice to sum up my personality is: dork. I am not ashamed.
Now to the character flaws...there are two biggies. One, I am addicted to sugar. I love to bake, and then I love to eat what I bake. Candy, cookies, cake, chocolate anything, bread, pasta, it's all delicious and definitely controls my life. I haven't been able to admit until very recently that I am flat out addicted to the stuff, and can actually get pretty cranky when I can't have it. It's a little depressing, really. This leads to the second flaw...I like to complain. It can be as big an issue as global politics and as small an issue as hating the dishwasher because the dry cycle never actually dries the dishes. I know, first world problems right?
This leads me to my new year's resolution, and the purpose of making this blog. My goal for this year (and hopefully years to come) is two-fold: to cut my addiction to sugars and carbs, and to take the empty hole left where all that sweetness was and fill it with other kinds of more fulfilling (and less fattening) sweetness. To thank more and complain less. To recognize the blessings that make life sweet in ways that sugar can never come close to doing.
I hope you'll follow me as I find ways to be healthier and make life more fullfilling, one day and one blessing at a time.