Thursday, February 10, 2011

cupcakes, stress, and FLOGging

Whoa -- I promised cupcake photos a million years ago, eh? Here are the tasty treats I made last weekend:

Dark chocolate cupcake, topped with a simple coconut buttercream. Nothing too fancy, but sweet, moist, and delicious! Yum!


I think I have hinted at the level of stress I've been under this year, and I'm starting to see my stress reflected in my diet -- I have been eating way too much processed food, (even though it's mostly been decent processed food,) "junk" food at work, and have also fallen prey to eating out far too many times. I haven't cooked a single thing this week, and have been eating mostly salads, sandwiches, cold cereal, and quesadillas. The horror!

I'm really looking forward to this weekend. Why? We don't have much going on, and I will actually have time to COOK! I'm looking forward to making a few nice meals for Dan and I, (including a celebratory pre-Valentine's Day meal,) some cookies to take to work for the kids (for our Valentine's Day celebration,) and homemade instant oatmeal packets. (More on that in a future post!) I'm excited to get my hands (and teeth!) on some gorgeous veggies, healthy whole grains, and quality proteins.

I'm considering starting to FLOG (i.e., "food log") on a daily basis, just to get back on track a bit -- but I'd love input. Have you ever FLOGged? Do you read others' blogs who do? Do you find it interesting, or monotonous?

It's nearly Friday . . . wahoo!


Anonymous said...

I like the idea of the FLOG, but it's so hard for me to follow through with it. I've tried, but it's not for me. I read a few blogs that do it though.

Anonymous said...

I tried to FLOG a little on my blog, but what I eat is usually so boring those turned out to be rare posts.

I have read some other blogs that do it though and it CAN be very helpful to read when you're looking to transition to a different kind of diet.

Vic Robinson said...

Nothing fancy? Yeah right! My are always a hot mess!

Emily said...

I have been feeling the same way and are SO excited to stay in and cook up a storm this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Salads and quesadillas count as cooking as long as you are not buying them out! Give yourself some are busy and have a hectic schedule--you do what you can and that is all you can ask of yourself :-)

That being said, I would love to read your FLOG!


MeloMeals said...

I find FLOGS interesting... but I am weird that way.

Stress does strange things to eating habits..