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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New adventures and the calendar is here

As I went down to Kinko's to pick up my countdown calendar I was so excited!  I decided on not spending the money ($25+) for the big desk-calendar size I wanted and instead printed my own sheets of paper and just took my papers to Kinko's to get "padded".  Padded meaning they glued all the sheets together at the top and threw a heavy duty cardboard on the back... like a note pad. 

Came out to a big price of $0.52!!  Cheapest motivation yet!  I had the boyfriend stick on some heavy-duty magnets and that sucker is on my refrigerator door reminding me to keep my eye on the prize!

So if I'm so motivated to get the weight back down before my class reunion this summer, what the hell is that recipe book doing in the picture?! 

Cooking, especially baking, has been one of my favorite things to do since I was little.  Ask anyone I grew up with and they'll say something along the lines of, "What?! Annie... bake?! NEVER!!!"  And it's true... I almost never bake unless it comes in a box and calls for oil, water and eggs.  Sad, I know!

So I figured it's time to jump in! I recently spent a small fortune on getting new cookware/bakeware supplies and when I saw this book on sale for $7, I picked it up.  I've tabbed all the recipes in the book and like Julie from the movie Julie and Julia, I'm gonna work my way through the entire book.

There's nothing weight-loss friendly about the recipes but this will be somewhat of a test for me... lose weight and learn to bake yummy foods.  Hoping that countdown calendar will help keep me on track!


Amanda said...

I love the countdown calendar idea! And, at least for me, baking becomes addictive, the more you do it, the more you want to :-)

Annalisa201 said...

Just make sure you have friends and family who are starving (or can pretend they are) so you can eat a piece or two per batch and give the rest away. I bake for school "tuckshop" (here lunch is only served once a week on a Friday, and parents do the cooking!) so I do exactly that - have a piece or two and the rest goes elsewhere... away from my house, away from late night temptations.