I think that my mother subliminally planted a love for desserts and sweets into my brain. When I was a teenager I lost a bunch of weight by becoming more active and being out with my friends instead of staying home and noshing all day. My mom noticed my weight loss of course and sternly told me that I shouldn't give up eating sweets and that I would be fine if I just ate different sweets each day instead of the same ones! At that time my mom received weekly alimony checks from my father and when the mail came she promptly went around the corner to the bakery and stocked up on pastries, danishes and cookies. (I have mentioned before that my mom had some mental issues, she passed away in 1998)
I know that all things in moderation are fine, but as I am getting older and my metabolism is slowing down I can't help but think that my "need for sweet" is part of what is keeping some extra baggage on my body if you know what I mean!
I have been trying to use my exercise bike 5 times and week and just started doing "Walk Away The Pounds" aerobics again last night. And, I love healthier foods, veggies, grilled meats, salads, fruit, whole grains, etc.
I have been making fruit smoothies lately as an alternative to ice cream and I make sure to measure what I'm drinking, using skim milk and TRUVIA instead of sugar, but I need to have something that doesn't require a small appliance to make!
So, if anyone has any recipes for healthy cookies, muffins or anything, please comment with your ideas! I need, I need, I want, I want!!