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TBL Finale

9 Dec

I made a smart move and started watching this well after it started (my DVR was recording it). Recording = fast forward through commercials and all the other filler crap they show.

Initially, I was going to do a full rundown of each contestant along with before/after shots. But the after shots aren’t up on NBC’s site yet, and to be honest, I don’t remember much about the contestants from the first half of the season. So instead, I’ll just talk about what everyone else noticed: Tracey’s tiny figure. At first I didn’t recognize her and I thought she looked fantastic. I was happy for her, despite her craptastic behavior during the season. Then… then she smiled and she looked like a skeleton. As Cher from Clueless said,

“She’s a full-on Monet. It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.”

And that’s Tracey. From far away she rocked, and up close you were like OH GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER. She looked sickeningly thin. I wouldn’t be surprised if she used some kind of fad diet/not eat at all in order to win the $100,000 at-home prize. And she almost had it! But then Rebecca happened.

check out this hot mamaCheck out that pretty lady! I’m so glad she took home the prize. And I really hope she doesn’t revert to her comfort food of pizza and ranch dressing. Although she could stand to go back to her darker hair color. Blonde doesn’t work as well for her.

I think everyone knew that Amanda wasn’t going to win this thing. I was shocked she even made it to the final three with the low numbers she pulled all season. Granted, she was one of the lightest contestants there, but c’maaaaan. Danny totally deserved his win. I would have been happy with either Rudy or Danny, but after all the other records Rudy set, I’m glad Danny got the big win. The dude started out at 430 pounds and ended at 191. Now that’s something.

There was more I wanted to say, but this weather has me in perma-mental-block mode. It’s seriously disgusting outside. Let’s bring back that random 70° day, shall we?

HBBC Points for this week:
Monday: 0 (ahaha lazy)
Tuesday: 5 (3 miles, 30 minutes strength training, fruits/veggies)
Wednesday: 3.5 (projected- 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes strength, fruits/veggies)

Recipe Night: Lots o’ Potatoes

30 Nov

With the super long holiday weekend, I finally had some more time to do some cooking. I experimented with two new recipes this week, and have two more in the works. The first two I’ll share with you: Potato Cauliflower Mash and Potato Parsnip Chowder. Why so many potatoes? I could only find a 5lb bag of Yukon Golds, so I decided to run with it.

(Lots o’ text, so it’s all after the jump)

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