Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Iwanna Wednesday - Easter Treats

I've been on a diet. Well...let me rephrase, not really a diet but a new eating plan. I've been dieting since I was 13 and I've tried them all! The only thing that has ever worked for me is reducing the amount of carbohydrates I eat. I learned this by doing the Atkins plan several years ago and also by taking the Curves Weight Training class.

I have a slow metabolism and it's been made even slower by the removal of my thyroid due to cancer. My endocrinologist told me I would either lose a lot of weight after my surgery or I would gain alot. So guess which happened to me? Yep, you guessed it, I gained weight, at least 20 pounds since the surgery.

Add to that the fact that my mom moved in with me a year ago and she feels; bless her heart, that her contribution to our household would be to always have dinner ready for me when I got home. Did I mention my mom is Mexican and that means Mexican food? Who can resist Mexican food? So needless to say I gained another 14 pounds!

So that's 34 pounds in the last two years! I finally decided enough is enough and I'm now doing the low carb/high protein diet that I know works for me. (Just something I thought was I am writing this post there's a knock on the door and it's a young girl selling Snicker Bars for her a huge box! Snickers, my favorite! Ironic isn't it? I didn't buy any.)

I've been doing really well on my new eating plan. I've lost eight pounds already. Besides watching my carbs I'm also playing tennis, riding my stationery bike and climbing the stairs at work. Also lots of yardwork for exercise.

So what does all this have to do with Iwanna Wednesday? The day I can want anything? Well I would love to be a size 6 but how much fun would that be for you to read if I just said what Iwanna today is to be a size 6, thank you for coming and good night?

So what Iwanna today is some treats. Easter Treats! Don't we all love all those yummy, ooey, gooey Easter delights?

One of my favorites is the Peep. I love Peeps, any color. Be it the little chick or the bunny I love Peeps. You can get them for several other holidays now as well, but they only tempt me at Easter. Don't you love the one yellow one in this picture amongst all the blue, purple and pink ones?

And what's Easter without the famous Chocolate Bunny? And this Bunny is even more special as he comes from my favorite candy store, Dewars Ice Cream and Fine Candy Shop. Located only in Bakersfield; it's a local tradition.

Iwanna also to have some Jelly Beans. I love them. Especially the Jelly Belly ones that are all mixed up in the bag and you never know what flavor your going to get. I always remember my mom would buy jelly beans at Easter and I loved the black ones, which was great cause no one else liked them, so they were all MINE!

And they didn't have the Reese's Peanut Butter eggs when I was a little girl, but they have them now! And I love them. Chocolate and Peanut there anything better? My mouth is watering!

This next one has always been my kids favorite...the Cadbury Cream Egg. I've always loved the one that has the yellow goo in the middle, my kids prefer just the plain ones.

I remember the little foiled wrapped ones from my childhood. I loved to let them semi-melt and the just pop the whole thing in my mouth, foil and all and suck all the chocolate out of it. Disgustingly wonderful the things we did as children isn't it?

And you know what I love? I love this time of year when Hershey's Kisses changes the foil color for Easter.

Mmmmmmm! Iwanna have lots of these at Easter. Which one's are your favorite? Or do you make some special treat at Easter?


  1. Good work mama!!! But having your mama cook for u sounds like heaven:O)
    Peeps are my favorite too. But I always have to have one cream egg:O)

  2. 8 pounds, Alicia that is awesome congrats!

    Mexican food? Did you say Mexican food... oh wow. I am going back to Mexico next week... any suggestions? I love trying new things.

    My fave Easter treat has to be the hot cross buns my mom makes!

  3. Cadbury. Cadbury. Cadbury!

    Any of them. All of them. The end.


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