Thursday, February 23, 2012

Food, glorious food! (aka why the words body fat percentage shouldn't exist)


How’s about this weather? FINALLY we can stop making kitchen small talk about the rain. Actually I was grateful for the rain, I’m pretty bad at small talk. Standing waiting for the lift you can guarantee my inner monologue is sounding like this… “OH GOD. IT’S SOMEONE FROM WORK. I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM! WHAT SHOULD I DO? SHOULD I ASK ABOUT THEIR DAY? MAYBE I CAN JUST AVOID EYE CONTACT AND PRETEND I DIDN’T NOTICE THEM?!”. And then I invariably take the stairs.

But it’s so nice to see some sun! I walked to work twice this week which I think is pretty impressive! It’s a bit over an hour each way, but after my soul crushing fitness assessment on Monday I might make it a little more regular along with my newly regular gym visits. As someone who has lived in ignorance of their body fat percentage for 26 years, may I suggest you never find out yours? It's for the greater good, I was not good company for the proceeding hour... or day.

Which is whyyyy I’ve banished all forms of chocolate from my life until April 1st. I was going to give it up until Easter for lent, but I’m not religious and the thought of NO chocolate hot cross buns before Easter made me weep (I blame Kelly for posting a picture of them on FB... I had almost forgotten them!). I actually woke up in a cold sweat after I’d made my pact, and have since amended it and given myself one week pre-Easter for bun-scoffing. However for the next month or so, no dice. Which means no more of the below…

My favouriteeeee slice – blondies! Blondes do have more fun, especially in chocolate form. And don’t you start me on that “white chocolate isn’t real chocolate" tirade. I don’t want a bar of it, I do want a bar of white chocolate however.

And no more of my absoluteeeee favourite sweet ever. White chocolate and raspberry bullets. These things are worse than crack, I’m not even kidding. Which is why I forced them upon my nearest and dearest at work for V-Day!. I’m so nice like that! 
PS How cute are the bags I picked up in Daiso for 115 yen? Love them! (As a side note, have any people been to both Daiso in Japan and Chatswood? If so, how does the Chatswood version stack up?)
And no more Kit Kats. Le sigh. This baby was a Hokkaido special – rockmelon! Rockmelons/cantaloupes are like gold in Tokyo. I saw one going for the equivalent of $40 AUD. Ridic, no?! I don’t even really like rockmelon and this tasted amazing. Definitely better than wasabi Kit Kats which I will avoid from now until forever.

But I can still eat other yummies. Like... these amazing housemade bagels with ricotta and homemade jam from Cafe Ella in Redfern. YUM and so freaking cheap.

Wish me luck! I have a sneaking suspscion many a bagel will be consumed to fill the gaping void that chocolate has left in my Feb-March life. And fail to help me in my mission to decrease/forget my body fat % x


Laura a.k.a rah said...

You know, I've never had blondie slice OR those bullets...I need to rectify this, stat!

I'll cheer you on from the sidelines until 1st April... while nomming on chocolate ;)

Kelly said...

Hahahaha I just read this post out loud to my boy and we laughed heartily! I have been to daisos in Singapore and chatswood and both are worth the trip. Christina
(miss made590) tells me the daiso in Tokyo is 4 levels and chatswood doesn't live up to this spectacularness, but you can get cute bags like the above for 2.80 ( or anything else for that matter) still worth spending an arvo there!
I loved this post, sorry about the hcb's!! X

serendipity and kate said...

Deaaaaaaar Hey Emmaline,

Could you please put up a photo of your heart mug, I would like to blog about it.

Muchas gracias. x

Katie and Reuben said...

Hehe, I hate small talk too! I'm so horribly awkward and hate trying to come up with something to say to someone I don't know. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Good luck with giving up chocolate! (Now you've got me daydreaming about chocolate hot cross buns...)

Katie x

emma said...

oooh rah - you HAVE to try the bullets! they are incredibly addictive though, so you have been warned.

and i think a trip to daiso in chatswood is in order! can't wait to check it out and spend multiple amounts of $2.80 :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oh that white chocolate not a real chocolate debate is so boring isn't it! It definitely has its place and in blondies is an excellent one :)

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