Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Fluffy Girl and The Food Network

Happy Wednesday...I hope all is well.  I am skipping through Week 7...hoping that I am actually losing a few pounds along the way. 

Last night was VB practice.  We had a good practice!  The girls learned a few new skills and I think they are getting used to moving around on the court.  We have not quite mastered a few skills yet..but they are working hard.  Even had a few girls stay after practice and do a little extra work.  Love It!

I learned something or at least was reminded of something last night.  After watching our regular DVR'd TV shows...I punched play on a recorded Episode of Iron Chef America on The Food Network.  I love this show...used to watch the original Japanese version back in the day.  Back then...I often watched in dismay ...they cooked things like fish eyes, fish guts, frog lips and weird stuff like that...and made desserts out of ingredients that I would not want to eat in any way shape or form...But then came along Iron Chef America...and other shows like Chopped, Cupcake Wars, Sweet Genius...these shows cook food that I WOULD want to eat...and here is what happens...It is 11 or 12 O'clock at night...and I am watching these shows and suddenly I am HUNGRY!!! Like Pavlov's dogs...just show me food and I am suddenly salivating!!! 
So last night...I turn on an episode of Iron Chef...the secret ingredient is Parmigiano Reggiano cheese...they make all of this yummy looking, cheesy food and suddenly I am starving ( or at least my mind thinks so)...Crazy!  It is funny....I am such a night owl and have always been a late night snacker ( I come from a long line of late night snackers)...So why I watch cooking shows at midnight is beyond reasonable explanation!!!  SO....I had a banana, decided no more late night Food Network for the Fluffy Girl and went to sleep...
Seriously though...I am still struggling with late night snacks...So that is something that I will have to continue to work on....I certainly have improved over the past 6 weeks but...further improvement is still on my "to do" list. 

I have been remiss in discussing Blessings over the past couple of weeks.  My Blessings for the last week:

  • A really kind, sweet phone message from one of my best friends growing up...AND my High School Volleyball Teammate and Co-Captain!! :)  Thank you so much Karen!
  • The growing Team Mawa for the Firefly 5K-Thanks for your support!
  • Continued Great Support from Family and Friends
  • 8 Enthusiastic 10-11 year old girls who seem to really love volleyball!!! Go Lightening Strykers!
I am working out this evening...pushing through this week 7...Only 2 more days until weigh in #7...There is a lot of work to do...45 weeks to go on this Journey 120 "MAWA" Inspired!!!

See you tomorrow...

1 comment:

  1. Go Jaime, I understand late night snacking, I usually do a cup of coffee, because I crave sweets. I know a lot of peeps can't do late night coffee but it works. Also, I am not sure if this is Iron Chef worthy but, sugar free chocolate pudding and fat free cool whip is good for a snack....after supper??? Love ya and I am so proud!!! Mary