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This are paczki. (Pronounce: poonchKEY) People eat them on Fat Tuesday. If you are not from the Midwest or Polish you’ve got no idea what the deal is with these dough balls. Here’s a detailed description of paczki. Basically paczki are Polish pastries. Each one weighs about 17 pounds, 400 to 600 calories, and is traditionally filled with prunes but nowadays can be filled with anything. According to the FBI Jimmy Hoffa is likely jammed into one. Paczki is plural and paczek is one. “Oh my lead filled gut why did I eat a paczek? Call a cardiologist right now. ”
Paczki were invented by the Poles. The story goes that on Fat Tuesday the Poles would clean out the pantry before the fasting associated with Lent. They’d wad all this stuff together, fry it, and then coat it with sugar. (Understand I’m not criticizing Polish food. I am comprised of Polish food.) Read all about it at the Official home of Hamtramack, Michigan.
But I am warning you as a Polish woman if you eat paczki you will regret it. You might have fun while it’s going down but then – whoa. You will shudder as you swallow the last bite. Then the dough ball hits your gut. Your brief shame will internalize, soon, as the paczek sits there you turn into Diane Lane on the train home after cheating on Richard Gere in Unfaithful. (Mind you, you don’t look like Diane Lane after eating a paczki, anymore than your hubby looks like Richard Gere. You just feel her Oscar Nominated level of shame. You look like Dame Edna.)
Mark My Blog… You Will Regret Eating the paczki like you will regret…
Hooking Up with an Ex
Buying that Sequined Thing
Telling Your Boss what you really think
Neglecting to Floss
Fine.. if you’re going to do it use protection… because paczki are powdery. Wear a bib. You don’t want to get sugar on that Sequined Thing.
If you’ve got a regret.. please share… especially if it involves Richard Gere.
Usually I don’t find the marketing of the film to be anywhere near what the actual film depicts. If not that, the entire movie can be seen in the trailer. So usually, with movies, I hope for not much information before I see the flick.
But I feel it is my duty to warn you about a creative and horrifying marketing technique under way for a lovely little movie called “Devil’s Due,” out later this month continue reading for the part when I attack.
Dieting without a buddy is making this harder than it has to be and it’s already stupid hard. Dieting with a BAD Diet Buddy is even worse. I have GREAT diet buddies and if you find me on FB or on Twitter or Instagram and we can be diet buddies too. BUT if you’re this chick keep walking.
There’s a lot of research to suggest that there is no rule about water. You’re supposed to drink it for health but there’s no amount that will guarantee success. Some say drink eight eight ounces glasses a day, and include juice or other non-caffienated drink in that total.
Here’s what “they” say about it. You will be less likely to mistake thirst for hunger if you’re hydrated, your kidneys will love you, and your skin will look movie star ready. It aids digestion digestion and reduces water retention according to the convential wisdom.
Okay, whatever. None of those factors really contribute to why I add water when I’m trying to subtract pounds. Here’s why I drink water like it’s my job when I’m working to get my eating under control.
Mindfulness – Drinking eight glasses of water or for me about 60 ounces of water – takes dedication. I have a problem with mindless grazing and when I’m drinking this amount of water I have to focus on it. I have to put my mind to it. This is an important behavoir modification for me.
Mitigation – I have on occasion jumped in to this diet craze or that diet craze. I alwasy felt that even though I may have done a weird diet or eating plan if I was at least “drinking my waters” I was protecting myself from the worst of the risks.
Fullness – You do feel full. No question about it. That helps when you’re trying to curb the snack cravings.
Slowness – Drinking water slows me down. This is good. It’s almost like a little meditation to drink water. You take a deep breath, you focus on your water, you chill. I can easily quickly ruin a great day in seconds by grabbing food I don’t even want, that’s not on my plan, cold water at my fingertips makes me take a moment. Sometimes that’s all I need to get my urge for something under control.
So bottoms up! See you in the ladies room. I’ll be there one-thousand times today. Meanwhile if you want to make it more fun to drink at work take a look at this post.
I’ve been non-bloggy lately. I’m not promising daily posts BUT I am working on my fitness and well let’s be honest WEIGHT! I’ve got a few lbs to drop and nothing could be more annoying. My only defense is humor SO join me here, on FACEBOOK, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. I may not lose weight but I will have fun. Happy New Year!
The left side are the racks at Target on this subzero January day. The right side is my sarcastic face. Funny Target, very funny.
My husband thinks my plan to buy a Christmas tree farm is as viable as my plan to learn to ferment whiskey so we have something to barter in an apocalypse. But I’m working on it. Read all about it here.
For some reason I can’t get the sesgment to embed BUT here’s a direct link to a wonderful White Turkty Chili segment! Over the years we’ve written quite a bit about Halloween. Take a look at Halloween for Dieters – From the Occasional Witch. (Hint Flying Monkeys are involved.) Then there’s the perrennially popular Slimming Halloween Costumes Dos and Don’ts. And if you decide to just chuck it you might recogonize this rant from the Anatomy of a Binge. OR maybe you’d just like to take a look at our cartoon treats! Happy Halloween!
For some reason I can’t get the sesgment to embed BUT here’s a direct link to a wonderful White Turkty Chili segment!
Over the years we’ve written quite a bit about Halloween.
Take a look at Halloween for Dieters – From the Occasional Witch. (Hint Flying Monkeys are involved.)
Then there’s the perrennially popular Slimming Halloween Costumes Dos and Don’ts.
And if you decide to just chuck it you might recogonize this rant from the Anatomy of a Binge.
OR maybe you’d just like to take a look at our cartoon treats! Happy Halloween!