My Weight Loss Progress

Monday, June 28, 2010

Water boarding

I was having some friends over last night and I made a big batch of Taco Soup and thought I better make some dessert since there were 5 ladies coming over. I make these really yummy raspberry bars. They are super easy and quick. You get a jiffy raspberry muffin mix (33 cents) and add 1/4 C Oats, 1/4 C nuts, and 5 TBSP of melted butter. Press it into a greased 8" pan, reserving 1/4 C of mixture. Pour over 1/2 C raspberry preserves and then add the rest of the crumbled topping to the top. Bake at 350 for about 23-28 minutes. I really like these and could eat a whole pan. I made this dessert on purpose because I knew it was small and would get mostly eaten. However, one of my girlfriends also brought dessert (I didn't know) so only about half the pan of my raspberry bars got eaten. I am a sneaker. I like to go back to the pan and have bite after bite. Just a little bite here, a little bite there. A small bite every half hour and by the end of the night the pan is gone. Last night when I woke up in the middle of the night to feed Sissy, I saw the pan staring at me, tempting me. Someone had once told me after you've had enough to immediately put the rest in the sink with water making them inedible. So I wanted to take a bite so bad but I threw the pan in the sink and instantly water boarded the raspberry bars. After dousing them with water they looked more like vomit in a pan. I was no longer tempted. I made it through the entire day with just one raspberry bar! Kind of feel bad that I wasted half a pan, probably should of cut the squares and gave them to a neighbor but feeling pretty proud of myself that the pan didn't get ate.

This is what the bars looked like after they were ruined with water!


  1. such a good trick. also, forget the stars... For 25 lbs you should get yourself a new workout outfit. it's a double treat, because you want to wear your new outfit and that will make you want to workout more. Or you could get gel nails :)

  2. Think I might have been that someone :)