Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hi friends!
Happy thursday! Thursday is my favorite day of the week. I love it because you are on the down hill of the week and parks and rec comes on NBC. If you dont watch it, you should. It makes me laugh so so hard.
I titled this post OMG, because I out did myself last night. I love the evenings. One of my favorite things in the world to do is sit on my couch with a glass of wine and watch my evening shows. Well, I tend to over do it with wine. I'm not good at having just one glass and that leads to LOTS of calories i end up drinking. So, I have cut back big time and am not having any wine in the house during the week. It is a weekend only treat. But, I have this pattern I love, so I swapped my wine for decaf coffee. I make a pot of fresh decaf and sip it all night. No calories and it does the trick. Well, last night Andrew had his bible study and I decided to surprise him with a new dessert when he got home. I had really been craving a bready chocolaty muffin dessert. So I searched my archives of weight watchers and hungry girl recipes and found this new one. Last time I made these treats I used a can of pumpkin and a box of devils food cake mix. But last night I found on hungry girl that she likes the devils food cake mix with non fat greek yogurt best. So I did that. I mixed the cake mix, and a cup of water. Mix it thoroughly. I also added less than 1/4 cup of semi sweet mini chocolate chips. I poured them into muffin tins and baked them in a pre heated oven for 20ish minutes. Y'all, it was a spiritual moment. These chocolate chip brownie muffins were so amazing. They were crunchy on the outside and so stinkin moist on the inside. These suckers are 5 points...which is pretty hefty. BUT, if you are craving something decadent, this is a way to get it that is a major bargain. Especially with a cup of lovely yummy coffee. Whoa.
I got up this morning and went to the gym. I did week 4 day 1 of my running program. It was a 5 min warm up walk followed by four 8 minute runs with 1 minute walks between them. It was kinda rough. BUT, i did it and ran 3 miles. So that was awesome. I felt for the first time today why I hate running. I dont know how to get past this stage where I kinda hate it. I love how I feel after, but hate it while Im doing it. Anyway, just seeking strength. Headed to WW tomorrow. Excited to see how I do.
Lastly, I am in a bible study with some amazing girls. Yesterday I found out that 2 of the girls in my bible study were told yesterday that their father's had both had heart attacks. Crazy. I think both are stable, but please pray for Emily Rice and her family as well as Anna Marr and her family. For healing for their dad's.
Thanks friends!

1 comment:

  1. Whitney I love your blog! The muffins sound so good right now! A friend of mine wrote a post about why she hates running and your comment reminded me about it and so I went back and read it and thought you might enjoy it too... I cant link the exact post for some reason but here is the page:

    (Its the post from May 18th 2010)

    Anyhow- I hope you and Andrew are doing well!!! Sounds like you are really getting fit and it really is encouraging to read about!