Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fitness Goals - Potato Bread

I know these two things do NOT go together!! But, I will show you how they do work together in my life.

First, I joined or listed myself in a fitness bloggy thing for the new year. This is with a REAL person, so maybe it will help that all theese people will be doing the same thing, in the same way (meaning working on it in real life, with real life time issues).

Now, to the potato bread. I have found that if I have GOOD bread, just a little bit will satisfy me. If it isn't great, I will just keep eating until I find something that satisfy's my taste buds. Same thing with chocolate. If I have run of the mill chocolates (snickers bites, or m&m's) just a little won't do. However, if I have GOOD DARK chocolates, like godiva, or Hershey's Special Dark I will eat just one (~30 calories).

So, here is the recepie that I promised. For those of you who know me, you know that I don't measure well, and tend to improvise. So you're warned.

2 Eggs (I used 3 small Farm Eggs) and enough water to make 1.5 cups 80degree water

3 TBL spoons Oil

3 TBL spoons Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1/4 Cup Dry Milk

1/4 tsp Dry pepper (I skipped)

1/2 Cup Instant Potato Buds (I used frozen leftover Mashed potatoes 1 Cup, I just broke them up into little bits)

2 TBL Green Onions Chopped (I didn't put any in)

4C Bread Flour ( I use 4C Whole Wheat Flour, I don't keep any white stuff in the house)

2 - 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (Since I use Whole Wheat, I use 1 TBL Yeast and add 1 TBL Gluten)

I set my breadmaker for White Cycle and Let er rip!

I think It will taste great and work for you! Let me know.

Now, back to the fitness.....

I want to get into my 10 jeans by Summer. I am now a 14 or 16. Don't know cause I refuse to buy new jeans, and these one's are REALLY old (at least 5 years, since J's birth) Now that I'm done nursing, I can restrict my diet more, and increase the exercise (read - outside work) since Squeak will be going to childcare 1 day a week.

And, the mailbox is now just over 3/4 mile from my door, and I VOW NOT TO DRIVE TO GET THE MAIL. The mailman comes during naptime, so if I work it right, I can put him in the stroller, get him to sleep, and go get the mail. Or, if he's awake, I'll just pop him in the Ergo and go for a walk.

Oh, the picture is an ode to Pioneer Woman, Lots of people have Calf bottles in their kitchens, don't we! After I read her post, I went in the kitchen, and there it was, my calf bottle. We have a cute little heifer whose mama wasn't feeding her well. Don't laugh, the baby bottle works well with larger calves that you have to fight (especially when you are 5 feet tall).


  1. checking out the fitness bloggy & will print the recipe when I get hooked back up to printer.. I don't THINK I have Gluten.. is it pwdr or liquid? on the shelf w/yeast? THANKS!!!

  2. Gluten is in the same place as the Yeast. It is a powder, for using with whole wheat breads. Gluten helps it rise better. I did make the bread without it last time, but it was a little flat. This time it rose REALLY well. It almost touched the top of the breadmaker.

  3. I know what you mean about not wanted to buy new jeans - or even try them on - but I encourage you to take a day and hit the mall. Try on a few pair so that you know for sure where you started.

    My mom swears that 14 pounds is one size, so judging from my sage mother, we're talking somewhere around 25 or 30 pounds. If you lost two pounds a week (or 1,000 calories less a day) you'll be there in about 15 weeks, which puts you at a size skinny by April. It's that simple. You CAN DO IT!!!! :)

  4. Thanks Shanen! I messed up & was shopping hungry=unfocused & bought a huge bag of white BLEACHED ugh... so I have some baking to do b4 I can get serious about that wheat! but I am getting there. :)

  5. Yum-O! I need to put my breadmaker to use...

  6. Hi there, thanks for following my blog. I too am known to have calf bottles in the kitchen, though this year, we're going to try to have a milk cow- we had one before, but she died last year, and so we had to feed babies by hand all summer.

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