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.