Food Porn Friday

Hello all out there in blog-land! I have been MIA so much this week from my blogging family, as work and schedule madness have kept me from posting and/or reading all that much.

So, I thought today I would sum up the week with a journey through all of the temptations that have been throwing themselves at me all week. I have been strong, but I will say that I want to go back a couple of weeks and slap myself for ever saying something about not having any cravings.

I am having cravings. A lot of them. So today’s post is dedicated to all those things I can’t have. For the feint of heart (or stomach), you may just want to walk away now.

Birthday Cake

First is my brother's birthday cake. My brother has a sweet new awesome girlfriend, and I think she's great. She also went to culinary school, and loves to cook and bake. This lovely is a red velvet cake with homemade vanilla icing. I had to be content with simply smelling it. His birthday was the 1st of February, this cake sat in my brother's house (I am living with him remember, while Brad goes to school) for 2 freaking weeks! I heard it was good though.

Cookies

Next are these. I didn't see them personally, but Brad passed by them in the cafeteria where he's going to school and decided to send me a text with this photo and the words "food porn?" Have I mentioned I love whipped cream? Yum! But not for me.

more cookies

My brother's sweet girlfriend also made him cookies for Valentine's Day. She's so sweet, but apparently wants to torture me! These are Snickerdoodle cookies, like 2 pounds of them. Have I meantioned that Snickerdoodles are my absolute favorite cookie?? What the heck is up with that, lol! Well, I opened up that ziplock bag, put my head down, and sniffed probably 50 calories out of there. They smelled delicious.

v-day pretzels

And because my brother and his girlfriend are in the puppy-dog stage of their relationship, she decided to accompany the Snickerdoodle cookies with some giant chocolate covered pretzels. And I meant giant. O.o (My brother said they taste yummy)

b-day pretzels

The ironic thing is that the same night my bro's girlfriend gave him pretzels, I was at home creating these little guys. I made them to give to my Dad for his birthday party (which is tonight), and made some extra to bring to our friends' house on Saturday. I figured their little girl would like them. They look good, the chocolate smelled really good while I made them, and the handy nearby paper towel kept me from licking my fingers. 😉

Those all look yummy. But my food does too…

groceries

My grocery haul from this week. Probably the most fruits and veggies I've ever bought...and they weren't even in a can! (notice the evil cake lurking in the background)

shake

One of this week's shakes...very yummy!

So…there’s a snapshot of the week. One of the most interesting things to me is that when you choose to “deprive” yourself (and as a side note, I don’t feel deprived…I’m spending way more on these fruits and veggies than I would on a box of Ramen noodles, so I actually feel like I’m treating myself…almost always, lol! Where was I?), people tend to feel bad for you, and they seem to always want to say things like “you’re doing so good, you deserve this!” or “you know you can have one or two!”

Both my brother and my mother said this about the pretzels I made for tonight. “You know you could have one or two, that won’t hurt you.” I politely told them yes I could, but I won’t and no thank you. Luckily they got my point and it stopped there.

The fact of the matter is, that yes I could have one or two. Sure. But I choose not to, and I’m ok with that. In fact, I’m glad for the temptations, because once this race is finally over I’m going to have to concentrate on not ballooning up again. These foods will always be around, whether I like it or not. My brother doesn’t need to lose anything – he’s average sized and exists on hot dogs and Dr. Pepper. He supports me in all facets of this journey, but I don’t need to ask him to not have those things in the house. I have control over me and what goes into my mouth.

The sad thing is…even with all these sweets around…I’ve never been a HUGE sweets person. My downfall is in other places, like mashed potatoes and pasta and bread. So, while all these temptations have been around me all week, what I’ve really been craving is this…

Chicken Fried Steak!

That’s right, chicken fried steak – you know, the kind that covers an entire plate?? With cream gravy, some mashed potatoes that have like 12 sticks of butter in there, and Texas toast. Give me this (minus the chives, ew), over cookies any day.

Someday I’ll have chicken friend steak again – probably not even a fourth of of that size…and I’ll probably pay for it later on the toilet (TMI, sorry!). But, until that day (when I am done with my race to run away from fattiness), I’m content to admire it’s mighty physique and smell the cookies.

Well, most days I’m content anyway.

I hope everyone has a beautiful Friday – and my apologies if I’ve scandalized you with my food porn! 😉

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Food Porn Friday

  1. I’m not to sure about mixing them all up into that shake but you’re doing awesome so any way you want to eat them go for it. I like one at at time.
    You rocked this week. Good for you, very inspiring you are.
    Take car eand have a blessed weekend.

  2. Chicken fried steak used to be one of my favorites. Now it doesn’t even look that appetizing to me. 🙂

  3. Wow, that’s good food porn! If it were spaghetti or ravioli with meatballs, I’d jump through the screen to grab it. Or cheesecake with a sour cream topping. Yummmm….

    I’m impressed by your self-moderation. Yes, you’re right. Once you’re at goal weight, this will hold you in good stead for remaining at maintenance weight. And you’ll be able to have a little chicken-fried steak every month or so without gaining. I’d leave the mashed potatoes alone and eat more steak. Just me.

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