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Hey, remember me? No? I guess I have been a way for a while. Heres the deal, to be a food blogger I need to cook and make delicious meals to take pictures of and share the recipes  with everybody so I can inspire others to cook said meals. I haven’t been doing allot of cooking.

In order for me to help others and inspire others to exercise I need to get to the gym, or go for a run/walk and tell you guys all about it so that maybe you think it sounds like a good idea, and you should do it too. I haven’t really been doing that either.

I haven’t been doing much to inspire myself lately either. My sister in law recently move up here from Florida and she actually gave me a good kick in the rump to get me moving. For the month that she is going to be my neighbor we have been walking almost daily, and on the days she can’t make it I’ve been either going by myself or with Duane. Yesterday I went to the gym! I hurt, but it’s the good I actually did something good for me kind of hurt.

I bought two new cookbooks that I cant wait to get cracking at. The first is Peas and Thank you by Sara Matheny. I’ve made three things from this book for Meatless Monday. I’m still trying to win my family over on veggie burgers, it may take a while. The next is The Sparkpeople cookbook, I haven’t made anything out of this one yet, but I have bought some ingredients for a few.

Part of my struggle is spending time with people who just don’t see eye to eye with me when it comes to healthy living, the foodie fight is on. I was questioned on whether or not I actually liked the food I was eating (um, yeah, why else would I eat it?) I was dreading a party last weekend because I was expected to make something, and lately I have been questioned about whether something “gross” (healthy) has been put in it. Lucky for me that party was cancelled.

I’m not really concerned that people will figure out I’m referring to them, very few people I know personally read my blog. I feel like I’m in my own little bubble lately.

Thank you if you read this far, I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer I just needed to get some feelings out.

My goals are to lose some weight (no def numbers yet) by the holidays so when I do slip it wont feel so bad, exercise, every little bit helps. I want my fitness levels back up to where they where in January. Cook more, eat out less. No more pop (soda).

I want to blog more to keep me accountable, I want to inspire others just as I have been inspired by some of the people on Sparkpeople, and some of the other blogs I read.

Thanks again, I’ll check back in this week sometime.




About withasideofbrownies

My name is Annette, I'm a married mom of four. I'm doing my best to learn to live and eat healthier and teach my family at the same time.

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