So the New Year is here and I, like millions others out there in the world have come up with a promise to lose weight. I already have had somewhat of a good start in the past, but in 2013…I am kicking it into high gear. I can’t beat around the bush anymore. This weight has GOT. TO. GO. Yesterday, I officially began my 2013 health journey again. I’m kinda excited about it. And terrified. And nervous. And excited.
Buuuuuuuuuuut! During the dates of December 24th through January 1st…all bets were OFF! I went IN on some of my favorite foods and not one single ounce of care was given! I had foods that I HAD to get in before I began my journey again. I didn’t have a name for this assortment of foods until I saw this post from my fellow BLM girl over at What Rose Redd Said. She named it her “2012 Fat Girl Bucket List”…and yes…that NAME WAS PERFECT!
I’m getting cravings right now just thinking about mine again! LOL! Here goes….
Wendy’s Caramel Apple Frosty Parfait
When I tell y’all this thing is heaven in a cup…LAWD…just thinking about it makes me all giddy inside! I discovered this piece of caramelly (yes, I know that’s not a word), sweet mix of fruit and granola sensation when one day I was in the mood for something sweet a couple of weeks ago. When I tell y’all that I have had one EVERY SINGLE DAY (one day TWICE) since then…it is NOT an exaggeration! LAWD…I just….*wall slide*
The obsession was so bad that on Christmas Eve, I went to not one, but TWO Wendy’s because the first one’s Vanilla Frosty wasn’t working properly! It was THAT. DAMN. SERIOUS. Now though…The caramel apple frosty parfait is gone. At 340 calories per serving…I just can’t do it. I had my LAST one on December 29th. I pray those things are still available when I reach my goal in June (because I WILL reach my goal), because that will be one of my special treats!
Drizzle some Caramel sauce out in honor of my Frosty parfait. *sigh*
Flea Market Donuts
THESE. THINGS. RIGHT. HERE! Whooooooooo!
Let me explain first. I call these “flea market donuts” because for a while, where I live, the only place you could get these donuts was from two places: our local flea market…and the state fair. Our fair only comes once a year (October) so sometimes I would make the trip to the flea market just for these mini circles sprinkled with cinnamon sugar straight out of the grease.
It got REALLY real when I discovered that a dough factory in the mall that I frequent opened in September. Every time I stepped foot in JC Penney from the parking lot at said mall, the heavenly aroma of sweet dough filled my nostrils and I left with a dozen EVERY TIME. I don’t know how I am going to manage! Maaaaan…the dough factory even has flavored toppings! I can’t…Even though I really want to. Maybe I should just quit with the mall altogether since my other goal is trying to save money! That’s a win/win…right?
Sprinkle out some cinnamon sugar for my flea market donuts. *deeeeep sigh*
Chipotle Barbacoa Salad
Now if you have been following me for a while on Twitter, you know that my obsession with Chipotle is like none other. I love that place. At one point, I was going 2-3 times a week. Sometimes TWICE a day. I was real big on the burritos when I started eating there, but now…I’m big on their salads. The barbacoa (shredded braised beef) salad to be exact.
Now I know what you are thinking…”Britton, salads are healthy!” I know they are, but with extra dressing, extra sour cream, extra cheese, AND sometimes a tortilla on the side…my Barbacoa salads are NOT healthy! SMH! Sometimes we think that eating salads are good choices, but when we pile them with toppings, it can be as unhealthy as a cheeseburger!
Now, I may not eliminate my love for Chipotle completely…I just gotta compromise. Maybe, I will substitute the beef for chicken and maintain the SERVING sizes of dressing, sour cream, and cheese. Yeah…right. Chipotle just won’t be the same…so I’m going to let it go. For now. My last salad was this past Saturday…the same day I had that Frosty. LOL.
Please pour out some Chipotle signature dressing in honor of my damn Barbacoa Salad!
Starbucks Venti Salted Caramel White Mocha
Y’all do know that a Salted Caramel WHITE Mocha isn’t even on the Starbucks menu right?!?
See…what had happened was: I went to Starbucks one evening which is conveniently adjacent to Chipotle and I was debating trying a new drink. I was used to getting a White Chocolate Mocha, and I was explaining to the barista that I wanted to try the Salted Caramel Mocha. Well she said…”you oughta try it with White Mocha! It’s really good!”…and I said…”Suuuuure…whip it up barista lady! And be sure to add some extra whip cream on there too!” *Hangs head in shame* So…umm…yeah. In the month of December, I was drinking a venti Salted Caramel White Mocha almost EVERY morning coming in to work.
I don’t even have to get into why these things have to go! A venti size is 510 CALORIES! BYE Salted Caramel White Mocha with extra whipped cream and three packs of sugar on top…I’m gonna miss you. My last cup was on New Year’s Day.
Gone and drizzle some of that Wendy’s frosty caramel out for the morning joe as well.
and LAST, BUT NOT LEAST on my 2012 Fat Girl Bucket List…
EVERYTHING at this place RIGHT HERE
I don’t care how unsanitary it looks. I love me some damn Waffle House. The waffles, the patty melts, the omelette, my cheeseburger with a fried egg, the rib eye steak (cooked medium) and eggs. I have a Waffle House not even 5 minutes away from me so if I want something quick…it’s always my go to place. Not to mention I can feed both my daughters on ONE All Star Special and for LESS than $6!
As much as I love it though, there is nothing nutritional coming off that grill of grease. So…no more Waffle House! My last trip to Waffle House was on December 28th. In MY defense though, Kayden wanted to go there…LOL.
*sigh*…and that’s it!
Looking back at my bucket list and considering the fact I didn’t go to the gym but once in the past week, it’s a miracle I didn’t gain ANY weight. And even though I did my happy fat girl dance several times in the past week, I am looking forward to doing my “I reached my goal weight” dance in June and December.
If you are beginning a weight loss journey for 2013, did you have any foods that you HAD to have before you began? Did you have a “fat girl bucket list”? Sound off in the comments!