I’m really into eating today. How does that time of the month change a woman’s eating habits? It really makes no sense. I think it’s the placebo effect. We just think that we want more food during that time of the month because that’s what we have been told all of our lives. Period = chocolate. Chocolate = bloating. Bloating = Omg, periods are the worst. When really, it’s just the 18 pounds of M&M’s we consumed that are actually the worst. Maybe I’m making all of this up. I don’t think that can really be considered a placebo effect. Damnit. Are you as lost as I am? Moving on.

I just put brownies in the oven. What a beautiful day.

So this weekend was pretty damn uneventful. I did get a bit too drunk one night and found myself awake at 6:15am with a stomach ache that could kill a small child. Thankfully, I had some leftover pumpkin cream donuts in the fridge along with leftover sweet potatoes. So this is what I did. I put 2 strips of bacon in a pan, then added the sweet potatoes, then eggs on top and fried the eggs. All while eating the stuffed donuts. Alcohol makes you crave carbs. I don’t know if that’s a fact, but I’m going to say it is since it’s sugar. Sugar makes you crave more sugar. Which I craved all weekend. Alcohol AND that time of the month, oh hells no. Kill me now. It’s like the atomic bomb of sweet cravings in one weekend. That was a poor analogy. Back to the point. After stuffing my face with food and watching Spongebob Squarepants while shivering in our 60 degree house, I went back to bed until 9am. Then you know what I did? I went to the gym. And had a pretty great workout. All it did was offset all the food I ate, but whatevs. Have you ever done the ‘Bring Sally Up‘ workout thingy? I can’t squat nowadays, so I did it with a press. It was delightfully miserable.

I’m not really sure how many movies I watched this weekend, but too many. I have no idea how people spend their weekends inside, on the couch. My back actually hurts from sitting too much. But there are movies out there to be seen, and sometimes you just have waste your money and body to be hip with the times. I finally watched the entire movie The Great Gatsby. I don’t know if I ever actually read that book in high school. Guessing no because I used to only read the clif notes to everything when I was in high school. I was a rebel. And hated following the rules. And listening. And doing what I was told. Anywho, I wasn’t impressed with the movie. It was a bit of a downer. I understand movies not having super happy endings, but I’d like to be warned ahead of time. I like paying for movies that are going to give me an ending worth watching. That make me think all relationships turn out perfect. And give me a skewed perception of happiness. Now that’s my kind of movie.

Does it make anyone else uncomfortable when people talk about their divorce via Facebook status? Hand raised over here.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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Serves: 5

Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together wet ingredients in a bowl: pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, powdered ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop batter into 5 silicone baking cups.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes

 

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