Monday, February 14, 2011

-2.4 lbs :-) Happy Valentines Day!

I must say I was having serious doubts about losing any weight this week.  I feel like since I've started the new Weight Watchers Points Plus system I've been eating more than I ever have in the past year (against intuition). I never feel deprived and I am never hungry at the end of the day. 

It's working!  (I have 13lbs to go!)

In celebration of Valentines Day I made some chocolate truffles (when I made them it wasn't quite 30 truffles - I think I made them a little large).

Here is the recipe I used from Ghiradelli.com:

Yield: 30 Truffles
  • 2 cup(s) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (I used organic 70% Bittersweet Chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup(s) Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup(s) heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Directions
In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and pour into a shallow bowl.
Cool, cover, and refrigerate the mixture until firm, at least 2 hours.
Using a melon baller or small spoon, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the cocoa. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Note: The Unsweetened Cocoa can be replaced with 3/4 cup of chopped almonds or pecans.


My husband and 5yr old loved them but my 23 month old didn't care for them.

What ever I eat or splurge on I only want to eat the best in flavor and what won't make my body hurt the next day.  It's hard working off extra calories so I'm not going to waste calories on mediocre chocolate.  I am worth it :-)


1 comment:

  1. Wow! you are an inspiration..I am a stay at home mom too with a 10 month old. And I have 30lbs to lose. You know what, you got me started on the weight loss journey from your blog and am super excited. I do know the hard work it involves not to mention the time management when you have an infant but this time I am determined and like you said it is not going to be a one time thing..its a life long commitment.Thank you for inspiring me :)

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