I love fall. It's my all time favorite season. I love the change in the air, the scenery, and even the more mellow of a mood people seem to get into. One thing I didn't realize until now is how many sweets are involved in both fall and winter. Insane. It doesn't help that I am usually the one that makes them.
I've decided I'm not going to give up my baking, as I really enjoy it. Some people like to run to clear their head; I like to bake.
Lately it seems as if I have a lot of baking on request. I make these pretty awesome cake pops, and the only other place in town charges a fortune for them and they taste like garbage. So I'll make them, and I sell them for a buck each. The Mister has friends at work that have been requesting them more and more.
I just finished some dark chocolate raspberry ones, and tonight started making some orange dreamsicle ones. I've been pretty surprised that I have no desire to eat them. I also within the last few months, learned how to make oreo truffles. They are decent. I personally expected more, but people seem to like them.
I am not a chocolate fan, nor have I ever been; but, I do like oreos (usually the double stuffed ones or the mint, so that I can't taste the chocolate haha). Those have been heavily requested lately too.
Other baking projects I have coming up include both of my nephew's birthday cakes, as well as 30 cake pops per party; and my Mom's 60th birthday. My sister asked me to make mini cheesecake balls and roll them in a variety of things. So that's on the agenda. Thank goodness I acquired a job that will keep me pretty busy, then I won't have time to think about the baked goods in my house.
As for my lack of desire to eat them- here's what I learned so far in my 2 week experience. When it comes to eating, give me something that will keep me full. Screw the junk food, the candy, the sweets, the crap basically. I have had two times that I have "cheated" so to speak. One was at the rodeo, and the other I'm not sure if it is a true cheat. Either way, both times I felt hungry way earlier than I was supposed to.
I've learned with the right foods in me, I can keep on my eating schedule that I'm trying so hard to follow. I'm hoping that with enough routine, I will be able to feel hungry and know it's noon and lunch time. That at 3 pm I'm going to be looking forward to my protein shake, and that dinner will always include a protein and a vegetable. I have been over this last week eating dinner mainly of either fish, turkey or chicken, and a vegetable. I love it. It's great. No carbs, nothing heavy, I feel great, and before bed (when I'm going to bed on time) I can slip into a good night's sleep.
My other issue lately has been staying up WAY past my bed time...leading me to hunger at like 2 am (such as tonight). I suppress it with water as much as I can, but usually end up with some chicken broth or something liquid to try and kill it.
My goals this week include- sticking to both my food and sleep schedule. I need this routine. I've noticed since I have broken it, I'm having a hell of a time getting back on. I feel like the kid that fell off their bike, and needs the extra push to get on and try again. I need to discipline myself that I shouldn't be going to bed after 11 pm/midnight. There's no reason. Especially now that I'll be working.
Things to work on.
- Until next time.