Confessions of a Fat Girl 113: Fruit Crumble!

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17th May, 2010

90.4kg!

Well…at least, I didn’t add! Considering I didn’t do any exercise at all last week, I will take a loss of 0.2kg, thank you very much!

This weekend, I stumbled on something about I’ve been reading a bit about the fat acceptance movement, and I am having mixed feelings about it. It’s a very loaded issue, to say the least. Discrimination of any kind is an ugly part of society, and having spent the majority of my life fat, I know exactly what it’s like to be on the receiving end of such treatment.

Despite the debates and arguments, I feel that obesity is a disease and that too much fat is unhealthy. If it causes you to get winded going up a flight of stairs, how can that be considered healthy? I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but seen the effects that obesity has on the body. I’ve also spent time in a hospital bed due to obesity related health problems. 2007 was not a good year for me. Apparently it’s wrong to say that fat is unhealthy, and that it is judgmental to think so. My personal experience tells me otherwise.

Diets also don’t work, that is one point that I truly believe, but I also believe that obesity, the kind of fat that leads to metabolic syndrome, immobility, heart disease, is a curable disease. Of course, it’s not easily cured. The approach has to be kind, nurturing and has to be sought out at the roots. It’s not a one-size-fits-all cure either. But the cure is inside each of us. Our bodies have amazing healing powers that can be released if we choose to embrace good health.

Even though we shouldn’t let anyone tell us that we are any less of a person because we don’t fit some media-generated ideal, we also shouldn’t let unhealthy fat get in the way of living the happiest, most vibrant life possible.

In other news, it was so good to have Chidera back to her usual bubbly self. JJ and I have agreed that we’re not letting her move anywhere, especially now that she’s carrying a baby. She’s going to stay here wit her kids, for the entire duration of her pregnancy, and for quite a while afterwards. Considering we’re expecting Legachi by the weekend, and Marizu by the end of the month, it might be a real squeeze…but we’ll find a way to make it work.

So, this yesterday, after Church, Chidera and I decided to make some magic in the kitchen…some healthy magic! Sunday company was coming so I wanted a really nice meal. We found a recipe for Roast Steak with Sweet Chutney online, so we decided to go for it. It was so easy…and so wonderful. The steak was tender and juicy with a sweet, glazed crackled edge that was yummy. The Chutney was store bought, but the end result was fantastic! We also made a great side dish from a broccoli salad recipe we found, which involved whisking together crushed garlic, mayonnaise, natural yogurt, vinegar, honey and black pepper until smooth and well combined. And then, in a large salad bowl, adding broccoli, red onion, bacon, and cashews, and tossing with the dressing. It was a huge hit, and we’re definitely making it again.

And as no Sunday lunch is complete without desserts (wink, wink!), we made a light version of a traditional fruit crumble. My new-found love of fruit has me looking for excuses to make this particular recipe. For the fruit, we measured about two pounds of frozen(but thawed) peaches and strawberries, and fresh apples (it could be any fruits of our choice), coarsely chopped, and combined with about a quarter cup of light brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons of brown rice flour. After mixing everything, we turned into a deep pie dish.

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For the crumble, we used 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/3 cup of brown rice flour, 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, 2/3 cup of chopped pecans, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 4 tablespoons of cold butter, all cut in small pieces. We mixed the first five ingredients in a bowl, then added the butter. We rubbed butter into mixture with our fingers until small crumbles formed. We could have used a pastry blender, but I like to play with my food…lol!

We then topped the fruit with crumble, and baked for about 25 to 30 minutes, until fruit was bubbly and the topping is GBD (golden brown delicious)!

It was a delicious way to end the weekend, and start a pumped week ahead!

But it’s back to the grind this week! Target loss is 3kg! Nothing less than that!

Let’s go there!

 

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  1. http://woolworthsbabyandtoddlerclub.com.au

 

Catch up on Ihunna’s story here:

  1. Confessions of a Fat Girl 1: Grubbido
  2. Confessions of a Fat Girl 2: Fragile
  3. Confessions of a Fat Girl 3: Defiant
  4. Confessions of a Fat Girl 4: Progress
  5. Confessions of a Fat Girl 5: The Gym
  6. Confessions of a Fat Girl 6: Killjoy
  7. Confessions of a Fat Girl 7: Pain
  8. Confessions of a Fat Girl 8: Frenemies
  9. Confessions of a Fat Girl 9: Exhilarated
  10. Confessions of a Fat Girl 10: Popcorn
  11. Confessions of a Fat Girl 11: Free-fall
  12. Confessions of a Fat Girl 12: Sunday Morning
  13. Confessions of a Fat Girl 13: Mission Reactivated
  14. Confessions of a Fat Girl 14: New Things
  15. Confessions of a Fat Girl 15: Bad Business
  16. Confessions of a Fat Girl 16: Luxury Items
  17. Confessions of a Fat Girl 17: The Solution
  18. Confessions of a Fat Girl 18: Magic Formula
  19. Confessions of a Fat Girl 19: Date Night
  20. Confessions of a Fat Girl 20: Quinoa
  21. Confessions of a Fat Girl 21: Perfect Fit
  22. Confessions of a Fat Girl 22: Keeping In Touch
  23. Confessions of a Fat Girl 23: Delete
  24. Confessions of a Fat Girl 24: Philosophical
  25. Confessions of a Fat Girl 25: Keep it Moving
  26. Confessions of a Fat Girl 26: My Co-Wife
  27. Confessions of a Fat Girl 27: Old Jeans & Old Friends
  28. Confessions of a Fat Girl 28: Prawn Stir Fry
  29. Confessions of a Fat Girl 29: Facebook Tagging
  30. Confessions of a Fat Girl 30: Detox Part 2
  31. Confessions of a Fat Girl 31: Abs & Crunches
  32. Confessions of a Fat Girl 32: Making Notes
  33. Confessions of a Fat Girl 33: Christmas Party
  34. Confessions of a Fat Girl 34: Ashiedu
  35. Confessions of a Fat Girl 35: Willpower
  36. Confessions of a Fat Girl 36: Packing…and TV
  37. Confessions of a Fat Girl 37: Last Minute
  38. Confessions of a Fat Girl 38: Body Image
  39. Confessions of a Fat Girl 39: Christmas Trip
  40. Confessions of a Fat Girl 40: Christmas in the Village
  41. Confessions of a Fat Girl 41: Daddy’s Girl
  42. Confessions of a Fat Girl 42: 2010
  43. Confessions of a Fat Girl 43: Uzoamaka
  44. Confessions of a Fat Girl 44: Sugar Binge
  45. Confessions of a Fat Girl 45: The E-mail
  46. Confessions of a Fat Girl 46: She whose name must not be repeated
  47. Confessions of a Fat Girl 47: Smokescreen
  48. Confessions of a Fat Girl 48: Running away
  49. Confessions of a Fat Girl 49: Fry-Up
  50. Confessions of a Fat Girl 50: The Only Solution
  51. Confessions of a Fat Girl 51: The Intervention
  52. Confessions of a Fat Girl 52: Tri-State Sisters
  53. Confessions of a Fat Girl 53: Manhattan
  54. Confessions of a Fat Girl 54: Daddy’s Girls
  55. Confessions of a Fat Girl 55: Stunned Silence
  56. Confessions of a Fat Girl 56: Bereavement
  57. Confessions of a Fat Girl 57: The Reconciliation
  58. Confessions of a Fat Girl 58: Staying Back
  59. Confessions of a Fat Girl 59: Friends & Marriage Proposals
  60. Confessions of a Fat Girl 60: Colourful and Happy
  61. Confessions of a Fat Girl 61: Sweet Potato & Chicken Salad
  62. Confessions of a Fat Girl 62: Miss Amerikana
  63. Confessions of a Fat Girl 63: Tragi-Romantic
  64. Confessions of a Fat Girl 64: Dead to me
  65. Confessions of a Fat Girl 65: Love Triangle
  66. Confessions of a Fat Girl 66: Forever my lady
  67. Confessions of a Fat Girl 67: Fight to the death
  68. Confessions of a Fat Girl 68: Hard choice to make
  69. Confessions of a Fat Girl 69: Back to reality
  70. Confessions of a Fat Girl 70: Life Reflections
  71. Confessions of a Fat Girl 71: Oatmeal, Blueberry & Banana Pancakes
  72. Confessions of a Fat Girl 72: The Engagement
  73. Confessions of a Fat Girl 73: Pillow Talk
  74. Confessions of a Fat Girl 74: Secretive Sister
  75. Confessions of a Fat Girl 75: Homemade Soup
  76. Confessions of a Fat Girl 76: Nna Men!
  77. Confessions of a Fat Girl 77: Comfort Food…Healthy Food
  78. Confessions of a Fat Girl 78: Miracle Working God
  79. Confessions of a Fat Girl 79: Lumps, Bumps and Jiggles
  80. Confessions of a Fat Girl 80: Oyibo Boyfriend
  81. Confessions of a Fat Girl 81: Wedding Gowns 
  82. Confessions of a Fat Girl 82: My New Friend
  83. Confessions of a Fat Girl 83: Emotional vs Physical Hunger
  84. Confessions of a Fat Girl 84: Look like an Mgbeke
  85. Confessions of a Fat Girl 85: Food Cravings
  86. Confessions of a Fat Girl 86: Who am I?
  87. Confessions of a Fat Girl 87: Separation, Counselling…Divorce
  88. Confessions of a Fat Girl 88: A Man’s World
  89. Confessions of a Fat Girl 89: Envy, Weight and Love!
  90. Confessions of a Fat Girl 90: Regret
  91. Confessions of a Fat Girl 91: Time to move on
  92. Confessions of a Fat Girl 92: Have some fruit!
  93. Confessions of a Fat Girl 93: Family Easter
  94. Confessions of a Fat Girl 94: Sister Reunion
  95. Confessions of a Fat Girl 95: Perfect Fit; Perfect Surprise
  96. Confessions of a Fat Girl 96: The Love Story
  97. Confessions of a Fat Girl 97: Caught in the middle
  98. Confessions of a Fat Girl 98: Kisses…and Blood
  99. Confessions of a Fat Girl 99: Past…or Present Tense
  100. Confessions of a Fat Girl 100: Jewel
  101. Confessions of a Fat Girl 101: “Ill find you…and I’ll kill you”
  102. Confessions of a Fat Girl 102: Homecoming
  103. Confessions of a Fat Girl 103: Fever Pitch
  104. Confessions of a Fat Girl 104: Whodunit?
  105. Confessions of a Fat Girl 105: The Hypocrite
  106. Confessions of a Fat Girl 106: Message from Mom
  107. Confessions of a Fat Girl 107: Accountability & Responsibility
  108. Confessions of a Fat Girl 108: It’s for the best
  109. Confessions of a Fat Girl 109: Port Harcourt
  110. Confessions of a Fat Girl 110: While you were away
  111. Confessions of a Fat Girl 111: Planning…and a little bit of Salmon
  112. Confessions of a Fat Girl 112: Putting yourself first

 

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