Fun News!

I reached a big goal this week! I am officially more than halfway to my weight goal!!

I haven’t talked about my health and fitness on here because honestly I was uncomfortable and scared. Weight is something that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. But the reality is this has been a long but healing year and I’ve made great progress. As of November 4, 2014 I have lost 31 pounds out of the 60 I plan on losing.

My health has definitely become a MUST and not just something that I should probably do. I know that the choices I make with my body won’t just effect me, but the future of my family. One of my BIG motivators is that my wonderful hubby and I want to start a family in the near future. I want to make sure that I not only have a healthy pregnancy and birth, but a healthy lifestyle. I want to live that out and not just talk about “what you should be doing” in theory.

Currently, my short term fitness goal is to lose another 10 pounds by Christmas. I would like to get involved in a local community that will encourage and motivate me in my fitness journey. I’ll keep you wonderful people updated on how my search goes. Are there any programs you like to do at home or a with a group?  What motivates you to stay or get healthy?

xoxo, JoyLynn
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Waffle Results

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So the recipe was simple enough to follow, and when they turned out they turned out beautiful as you can see. The problem I was having though is that the batter wasn’t spreading evenly in the waffle iron, and I tried several different techniques . Maybe it was because I have a Belgium waffle iron (warring pro, thanks to my wonderful Mother-in-love), or maybe I need to tweak the batter consistency when making it gluten free.

Besides that the flavor was WONDERFUL ! They came out light and airy and crisp too! They just didn’t look vey pretty every time ( I’ll post a picture of that later). Oh another fun thing about this recipe is that it says not to oil or grease your waffle iron because of the oil in the recipe, I was skeptical at first but it totally worked thankfully, because who really likes to spend more time cleaning??

Quick note before we get started, I doubled this recipe because I know that my particular waffle iron uses more batter then what most recipes say. For example Food Network says this is a recipe that will make about 4 waffles, I doubled it and got between 5 and 6. So just keep that in mind 🙂

(Gluten Free) Waffle of Insane Greatness

  • 3/4 cup  Gluten free flour blend ( I added maybe a 1/4 cup more, Or 1/2 cup total since I doubled it)
  • 1/4 cup  Corn starch (I added a coule of extra Tbsp’s more, 1/4 cup total on top of doubling it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk ( I used whole milk)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (Again always add a little more when making gluten free)
  • Butter and syrup, for serving

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes (I know this part may sound odd, but trust me when making gluten free letting your batter sit for a bit can make a huge difference).

Pre-heat a waffle iron. Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, and you get a chance to try this recipe out!

Best wishes,

JoyLynn

Friends

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So I am very lucky to have wonderful friends and one of my oldest and dearest friends happens to raise chickens. The last time I was at her house trying to leave, after a wonderful afternoon, one of the chickens tried to attack me while getting into my car!  Luckily I have amazing chicken wrangling skills and no one involved was hurt 🙂 Anyway these are some of the eggs my dear friend gave me on Wednesday, and today they are being used to make waffles!

 

Best wishes,

JoyLynn