Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bananas for bananas...

Mama's Losin' It


WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROMPT:
“I’m mad at myself. I’m embarrassed. I can’t believe after all these years, I’m still talking about my weight.” Poor Ope. What are you mad at yourself about?


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"I'm sorry, have we met?" I asked as I walked past my large living room mirror and caught a glimpse of an unknown entity following closely behind me. So close in fact that it seemed to be growing out of my backside.

Oh wait...

It was my backside, which had somehow taken on a much more, shall we say, voluptuous form than I was accustomed to.

I blame it on the "freshman fifteen". No I'm not a freshman in college, but since moving to what feels to me to be a vacation town (the mountains are where you vacation when you're from the city) I think I've been eating like one.

I've gained 10 to 12 pounds (I learned this at my recent trip to the Dr.) and I'm determined to put a stop to it right now...well... that is AFTER the banana bread. Yes after the banana bread I will definitely put. a. stop. to. it. I mean what am I supposed to do when the kids don't finish the banana bread (/bars/cake or whatever you want to call it) the night before and I'm left home alone with it...all day...just the two of us... seriously, what?

EAT IT OKAY. That's what I'm supposed to do because I simply can't resist the stuff. I just can't. And now I'm mad at myself. So, so mad.

No--I'm not mad at myself for eating the banana bread. Of course I'm gonna eat it. This stuff pretty much rocks the "good food that sticks to your bum and thighs" universe (especially with the accompanying cream cheese frosting).

No--I'm mad at myself for letting the bananas get over ripe in the first place.
They're so much less fattening in their original form.

P.S. Today I received a request to make this banana bread/bars/cake (whatever you want to call it) for a couple's up coming wedding reception. Yes it's that good.
...worth having a big bum good?
Um...Obviously.

13 comments:

I'm a full-time mummy said...

I wish I could fatten up myself! Nice post btw, I chose the same prompt too! Hope to see you in my blog! Have a nice day!

http://imafulltimemummy.blogspot.com/2010/04/writers-workshop-3-im-mad-at-myself-for.html

Miss Welcome said...

chuckle. I purposely did not write about that discouraging topic. But you wrote it well - full of humor. And truth!!!

parentingBYdummies said...

When I'm around things I just have to eat I try to consume them, in their entirety, in one day, preferably one sitting. I figure, that way, I can have the rest of the week free and make a "deposit" with the majority of the bad calories at one time. I know, the rational is perhaps a bit faulty, but it seems way more convincing when you tray of brownies is staring back at you begging you to eat it. And, as a side note, it prevents the kids from getting ahold of the stuff. Don't want their eating habits to be ruined because of one plate of say-my-name brownies was haunting them all week, do you?!

Amanda said...

I have been on this diet plan but the other night decided that brownies sounded good, now I get up at night and sneak one.....and feel really guilty!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I think that the cake/cookies/bread/brownies send out "come here, lover" brain waves, and I am powerless to resist their charms.

The "tasteless pastries" at a Chinese restaurant buffet are the only sweets that do not interest me in the least.

Maybe I should just get their recipes?

paige said...

Yum. I understand your decision. Now I want banana bread. NOW.

amy said...

i want the banana bread and bars and cookies now. No wonder my husband always laughs when I make a treat the night before I work from home- he too knows it will be gone before he gets home from work the next day.

Stef said...

Haha! I agree. What is a mother to do when she has had a tough day, kids are finally in bed after telling them 55 times to stay there...The hubs says "I'm Tired. I am going to bed/" What!! Tired. YOu don't know tired... Well, finally some alone time...just mom... huh, what's that? Didn't you hear that sweetness calling my name....and then BAM! HIPS!!

Shellie said...

I want some too, sounds delicious!

conny said...
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conny said...

It is good...I've had your banana bread and wish I had some right now!

Cedar said...

Seriously- you DO NOT have a big backside!! Maybe if I ate your bread I might just look like you!!;) Thanks for making me crave banana bread, shame on you!

Marcie said...

Is it inappropriate to ask for the recipe for the banana bread/bars/cake?!?