Beating the odds – Weight loss.

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Ahh yes, another post at blacksheep chronicles. Weight loss, and the battle of, is a massive bitch. Let’s riot shall we? Or at least, get really angry about it, and have an apple instead of that bowl of ice cream you’ve been thinking about since breakfast.

An apple a day will keep the doctor away… If you throw it hard enough.

Because, Blueberry Scones w/Lemon Glaze.

With a spot of tea? Delicious! Diva makes these CONSTANTLY, and with Fall right around the corner I figured I would share. You lucky dog, you.

What You’ll Need: Scones

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 5 tbsp of unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream (then a little on the side for brushing the scones)

What You’ll Need: Lemon Glaze

  • 1/4 cup FRESHLY squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Instructions, and stuff:

Side Note- Okie dokie, artichokie… Yes, I really do say that all the time, btw. Shrug. Anyways, here’s how to, and some pictures I decided to take while baking these. YES, they take time, and sometimes you have to start over because you don’t like the outcome, but they are extremely worth it. I promise you that. Just take your time, follow the instructions, and put on your fat pants/sweats for the amazing outcome. 😉

  • Preheat oven to 400 awesome degrees, and get out one medium bowl for the scones, and one small for the glaze.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar by whisking gently. Take your cold butter, and grate it into the dry mixture.
Like so.

Like so.

  • Toss together lightly, so evenly distributed.
  • Grate your lemon very finely, til the while shows – get alllllllll of that lemony goodness.

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  • Fold your blueberries and zest into the mixture..
Boom.

Boom.

  • Make a “well” in the middle/small hole, and pour your heavy cream in it – then fold just to incorporate – DO NOT overwork the dough.

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  • Form the dough into around 10-12 mounds, and put on parchment paper, NOT wax. Parchment will make it so the bottoms do not burn. Because after all that hard work, that would suck immensely.
  • Leave in for about 15-18 mins, until golden brown. Take out, set on bakers rack, and let cool.

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  • Take the left over heavy cream, and brush lightly over the scones, and wait to dry.
  • After everything has cooled, mix together your lemon juice, confectioners sugar, and unsalted melted butter. No lumps.

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  • Drizzle lemon glaze all over those bad boys, and wait like 5 minutes to set.
  • DIG IN!

Let me know how it turns out, ladies/men! 🙂 I’d love to hear from you.

Be a lazy, garbage eating, douche? Nama-stay clean eating and yogafied.

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Never did I think I would be that girl who hopped out of bed at 6 am to start my day by shoveling some berries, and chai seed in my mouth before a rousing session of stretching and downward facing dog poses… But, alas, I am. Ommmm. It’s an addiction really – once you start caring for your health like a total freak of nature you find it hard to stomach anything else. I love knowing that I can eat as much fruit and veggies as I please and not gain a pound. I love waking up and feeling energized before my feet even hit the floor. My complexion looks better, my anxiety and depression nearly gone. If that, dear friends, is not enough to make you want to change your diet, then I don’t know what to say. Its kinda common sense, people. Those fad diets people jump into do nothing but get you all discouraged because of the limitations it puts on you – that’s why whole foods is simply the way to go. Its not a diet, it’s a life style. That is the difference. I used to weigh 300 pounds 4 years ago – now, at 140 lbs, I’m finally reaching my goal weight. I have to admit having perfectionism, which is definitely a con when it comes to bettering yourself. Why? Because, instead of looking at all the progress you’ve made and being happy with it, you get pissed at yourself for not following through with every little goal you set for yourself. Like, for instance, if I tripped and fell into a bag of Doritos and just so happened to eat my way out of this horrible accident, I’d be livid with myself and limit what I ate for a week… Not fun. No bueno. Fuck that. I’m taking small steps to fix this – trying to be okay with my mistakes, rather than sell my soul to Satan because I fucking ate a damn chip, and that’s what sinners get. The fuck? Right. Here’s some proof of my success, just for your face.

I'm the one in the back right in black, holding my adorably plump son as well. Holy. Heffer.

I’m the one in the back right in black, holding my adorably plump son as well. Holy. Heffer.

I was so depressed, and my anxiety was so high, I sat around all day binge eating and hating life. But then, I was introduced to whole foods and its way of life, and….

And voila, here I am now. I'm not 125, but I'm getting there. I'm 5'6 so gimme a damn break, k?

And voila, here I am now. I’m not 125, but I’m getting there. I’m 5’6 so gimme a damn break, k?

Its all about loving yourself no matter what your weight, and not letting yourself be negative towards your body even if you do have some extra pounds on it… Its the only one you get, so treat it well. Instead of trying to just be skinny, let’s try and be healthy. Words of friggen wisdom right there. If you mess up, and eat a whole chocolate cake, plus the napkins that come with it – don’t fret. Wake up, brush it off, and try again. Eat some nuts and berries like the missing Link – minus the frogs though, unless that’s your kinda thing. I do hear they taste like chicken. /shrug.

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 So, basically what I’ll be doing in this part of the ol’ blog, is telling you what I eat, how much, what exercises I do, and also my progress – because like I said, I am a work in progress. I’ll always help anyone who’s in need of some advice, and I’ll always be upfront and completely, 100% BRUTALLY honest with you. It’s kinda my thing. 😉 Can’t wait to get this started next week, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride, and I look forward to sharing this with you!