Okay.. so I moved. I'm sure you've all got that by now. It's actually sort of a weird thing. See... people here don't know who I am. They don't know who I was either.
Last night, I went to a social gathering for women in our church. It was meant to be a spa night/cookie exchange. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with this... I asked friends for cookie recipes and got a fantastic HEALTHIER version of the cookie from Lisa. I figured WHAT THE HECK??? I'd much rather present myself as a health freak than a good cookie maker.... so I showed up to the cookie exchange with these:
Chocolate chip cookies:
1/3 cup butter OR 1/4 cup coconut oil (I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup agave
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oat flour (I grinded up oats in my blender to make this)
1 cup oats
1/2 cup nuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
These cooked in my oven at 375 for about 9 minutes. They were beyond edible. They were actually kind of good. Not like eat the whole plate of cookies good... but wow.. I can't believe these are healthy good!
Because I am new, women were asking me lots of questions trying to get to know me. Asking me about my interests/hobbies... I guess I wasn't sure where to go with this. See... my interests/hobbies/LIFE for the past year have revolved around nutrition, exercise and weight loss. I don't want to go acting like I'm amazing because I've managed to lose weight.. but I also don't want to pretend that I'm not obsessed... so... I mention that I've been busy doing competititons and losing weight this year and one gal hears how much I've lost and soon.. she is telling every person who walks past her. (This girl happened to be VERY fit, tiny, marathon runner!) Anyway... I was glad that I brought a healthy alternative to cookies.. even if people didn't like them. (Which people DID like them... but you know.. not as much as the sugar cookies covered in frosting!) I got a lot of the "how did you do it?" "Oh I like food way too much to do that..." But, overall... it was a lot of fun.