Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Call me "Muffin Queen."

I feel fat.

(I promise this has a happy ending).

I've felt fat for, oh, a few weeks now at least. The stupid scale at the gym with its dumb high number plus my jeans being tight ... yeah. I feel fat. And it's a totally consuming thing. Every single minute I think anew about how fat I am and how I DO not feel wedding dress or bikini worthy and how ... yeah. I could go on.

So I've been running every day. And trying not to stuff my face with stuff that isn't good for me (and believe me, working in a coffee house there is PLENTY of that around). And avoiding ice cream. And making lower-calorie meals. And drinking lots of Diet Coke and water.

But there is a problem ...

Enter my muffin obsession. I LOVE muffins. But muffins are not healthy. In fact, muffins are the opposite of healthy -- unless, of course, you are an awesome muffin maker like myself.

This morning I made a fairly delicious banana muffin with only 111 calories. That's right, 111. I did this by altering an already low fat muffin recipe to exclude pecans (which I dont like anyway) and oil and substituting applesauce instead. Bye-bye 70 calories.

And they are not bad at all. A little squishy with the banananess plus applesauce, but not bad. I think I could probably add more oats and a tad more baking powder to achieve a little bit of a dryer muffin with a higher rise. But that is neither here nor there.

I Heart Muffins.

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh -- who are you? I can't believe you are musing about how to alter the consistency of a muffin. Oh, wait. Yes I can!
    My muffin sadness for today: NO MUFFINS AT EBENEZERS! I sat at my desk for a full 1.5 hours thinking about the tasty banana-nut muffin I was going to consume before heading out for an official "coffee break". But, when I got there, lo and behold, there were NO muffins... no banana-nut muffins, no cranberry muffins, no blueberry muffins, not even the lowliest of the muffins the lemon-poppyseed muffin.

    I settled for a scone.