Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Week 13 Tuesday (4/1/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Dark Chocolate Brownies
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Blog

I figured out that there are 288 calories per serving, if 16 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

This is the photo before I sprinkled them with powdered sugar.

         If you love love love chocolate, then this is the recipe for you. You make the entire batter on the stove. I must have read and reread the recipe many times because I couldn’t believe that it all gets mixed over the stove.  This is one of the richest brownie recipes I have ever eaten, but boy oh boy is this one is worth every single bite. I took this recipe to school and came home with nothing.  These are really rich but worth every mouthful.
Why Weight?

         Stress eating has been part of my MO for my entire life.  Lately, since I found out that Willow is not 100%, has been a very stressful time for me. My girls are a huge part of my life. They are like my children. Now, I realize that many of you people think animals are just animals, but to me, they are my family. Willow and Sage welcome me when I come home and are always thrilled to see me even if it has only been 20 minutes.
         My weight has gone up and down for the past couple of weeks. Actually, I have been on a roller coaster since New Year’s. Why?  (because I have allowed it).  I woke up Friday morning and said enough is enough and I meant it. So for the past four days I have been back on track. I am taking this a day at a time because any more than that would be overwhelming to me at this time. Sometimes life really stinks.

My Gorgeous Girls       

         It is almost frisbee time!  The Frisbee is the girls’ favorite toy in the world.  They both played Frisbee catch since the first day they arrived at my home. Our first soft Frisbee came from my friend, Vanna, who has two shelties of her own.
         Sage is an aggressive player, who will dive and contort her body to make that magnificent catch no matter what. She also wrestles the Frisbee away from Willow after she allows her to catch it, and then returns it herself.

         Willow loves to play Frisbee and just wants her turn. She loves to jump in the air and catch it, and she looks so proud when she gets the opportunity to return it herself, which is a rarity.

         We use soft Frisbees because they hurt the mouth less than the hard version.  I always have a stockpile of them because we are pretty rough while playing.  If your pet doesn’t get enough exercise, I strongly recommend playing Frisbee.  It is fun for all of us!

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