Like the rest of the world, one of my goals this year is to lose weight. I’ve been content with my appearance this past year, despite an upward fluctuation, and it wasn’t until I saw this photo from my friend’s wedding that I realized how big I’ve gotten.
This might not look big to many of you, but compare it to my wedding day, just a few months earlier. There is a major difference in tone and lbs [8 to be exact].
This coupled with the horrendous number staring back at me on my bathroom scale and the pants I have to squeeze into is more than enough motivation for me. But I don’t want to just lose weight, I want to live a healthier life. I don’t eat unhealthily, by any means, but I can’t say I eat like a saint either. The past few months have been a roller-coaster of emotions for me and when things get hard, I fall into the loving arms of bacon , cheesecake and wine. And those three things have never been synonymous with a healthy body and mind. So I’m starting over, determined to make this my best, and fittest year yet.
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 cups of mashed bananas (about 2 ripe ones)
- 3/4 cup of low fat milk
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg