Good Habits and Bad Habits

Think back with me to January 1, 2009. Remember how we were all swearing to be healthier, exercise, save money, etc. Well...I have failed!!

Now I'm talking mostly about food here. You just have to know that we are a family that loves to eat! We like good food. Preferably homemade! We gather with our friends constantly and it's all about food. We love hamburgers, potato salad with lots of mayonnaise, ice cream, etc.

We do all try to watch our waistlines though and that's where the trouble is right now.

I start my day off in a pretty healthy way almost every day. Love my Raisin Bran! I know it's a little like gerbil food but I love it.

It's so easy to be smug at 8:30 in the morning and think you are good, Right? Then lunch comes and what's a sandwich without a big pile of chips? And don't forget the Diet Coke!

Here's where the downfall really comes at our house. Dessert!
I'm telling ya I want dessert every day! It's true. We don't save up our calories and eat something special on the weekend. No sirree Bob! We have dessert daily.
In the last couple of weeks I can remember Spencer's cake, another birthday cake, a Sonic milkshake, a peach cobbler, and pie!

So it's time for this girl to get the good habits back in the lead. Carolyn, if you are reading this, I have my walking shoes on!

Just let me finish off this French Silk Pie with whipping cream on top. Shh!
French Silk Pie from The Southern Living Cookbook

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 (4 ounce) container of Cool Whip
1 baked 9 inch pastry shell
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Shaved chocolate (optional)

Melt chocolate squares. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes after each addition. Fold in whipped topping, and spoon mixture into pastry shell. Chill 2 hours.

Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread whipped cream on pie; garnish with shaved chocolate.


  1. I love visiting this blog! Your honesty, freedom to share and the creativity with which you do it, often leaves me with a smile on my face. Walking shoes and Chocolate Silk Pie...great combination! The pie is definitely one my extended family would love to eat. I appreciate you sharing the recipe.

  2. I feel your pain because I'm having the very same problem! Love the recipe!


  3. Yes, but you look so cute and do you do it??? I feel your pain, girlfriend!

    that pie looks amazing!!!

  4. You are SO funny! Love reading your posts. Yeah, I know what you mean. Walking shoes and pie. I do walk every day and go to curves 3 days a week. But I don't lose any weight!! Oh well, I will definitely copy that pie recipe. Yum!! Good husband motivator.

  5. Yummy! This pie sounds de-lish-ous!!! But, I can't have a piece with you, gotta watch my sugar! Boo-Hoo! Hey, those potatoe chips don't have sugar right???

  6. Oh Stacey! I have a real sweet tooth too. And when you deny yourself you finally give in and eat the whole pie...or cake. What's a girl to do?:)

  7. Good Morning Stacey, I just read your blog post & was just cracking up!!! I too love all the things you do & I have struggled with my weight for years!...I also LOVE to cook & just think our home is cozier with a cake or cookies baking in the oven!.....However, this year I have joined Weight Watchers in February & have stuck with it, losing 40+ lbs so far ( lots more to go!) :)....I still have a piece a cake almost weekly & we have replaced frozen yougurt for our almost nightly snack, with lots of peanuts for me! We still have plenty of burgers,..I have a great recipe for baked steak fries & the Lays baked chips are fabulous!!....You & your husband look great in your picture, so just a bit of fine tuning in your eating habits & you two will have it made!!!....I am a person who loves to cook like Paula Dean, so I sure know how you feel!...But you can do it! & I have to admit, I love Raisin Bran too! :)....Have a great week! YOur friend, Heidi XO

  8. I know what you mean. I love the sweets too. I also love Raisin Bran! :-) I am trying hard to eat healthier but it isn't easy especially with good recipes like yours! Have a great day!

  9. Blogging has actually helped my diet. I lose track of time here and "forget" to eat! That has never happened before! LOL! I used to get so mad at my slim friends when they would say that!

  10. Oh girl, I have been HORRIBLE lately and my waistline shows it!! I had to get some new clothes cause nothing fit!!!!

    I have got to get off all the desserts and get motivated some how to get walking!!!

  11. Oh, you little stinker! That pie looks delish! I know how it is! I love food and I especially love desserts! Mr. Precious is so diciplined, but not me! And I'm so glad to hear you had a Sonic milkshake, one of my favs!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Stacey,
    You sound so much like me! My biggest weakness is desserts...CHOCOLATE desserts! Once I get started on them, the rest is HIS-TORY!

  13. What's a girl to do? I have no discipline!!! I was just telling my son yesterday I needed to excercise more!!! Yuck!!!

    This pie looks delish!!! I am going to try to keep from makking it...hehe;)!!!


  14. Oh Stacey All I can say is DITTO, DITTO, DITTO... We love food and yes we are usually with friends and having happy hours with yummies, then great BBQ's or dinners, Plus being on the road all the time we are always exploring great restaurants... and YES I keep Ice Cream here in Tassie for evening treats... It is hard... and I fail but I always try to get back on track... Have a fun day!


  15. Oh gosh, I totally agree with you! While I do spend a ton of time outside, I also like to have an ice cream cone from DQ with my hubby. ;)
    Ok, time for me to eat my oatmeal.
    Thanks for making me giggle.

  16. Hi Stacey...

    Girl, you must have read MY story! hehe! I started back on my low-fat diet about a month far pretty good! But ohhhh, can I identify! I start the morning off great and by lunch I really want those chips...and I won't even talk about my sweet tooth and the desserts!!! Eeeks!!! I haven't even bought any sweets...just fruit! But I'm a tellin''s soooo hard at times!

    So happy to have you stop by yesterday and take a peek at my new frenchy blue china...thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment!

    Have a terrific Tuesday, my friend!
    PS...what's for dessert? Hehe!!!

  17. Oh my goodness, it is so nice to know there are others out there just like me! HA! I love my desserts. Sadly they love me too and never want to leave me. I bought a very expensive treadmill a few months ago, swore to myself I would walk at least every other day, back off on sugar since my lab work came back not good at all. My progress.... I walked twice and still eat desserts like there is no tomorrow. I don't feel very disiplined right now.

  18. Hi for the first time... I'm trying out WW so I indulge in one of their icecreams each night, it helps me from cheating on other stuff.

  19. Desserts...did someone say dessert? I could live on desserts alone....and that's no lie.

  20. Ditto for all us girls, I guess! I have tried every diet coming and going and have lost weight, but can't keep it down. I am tired of worrying about it. As my HH says everything I love is bad for me, so he eats anything he wants, but he never gains any weight. Its got to be a girl thing!!!!

  21. Lol, your a nut girl ! We like the desserts at our house too.

  22. Oh Stacey.... don't get me started. I love your recipe and I am trying to diet but daughter's boyfriend showed up with 48 M and M's and 48 pack of King size Reese's peanut butter cups. Heaven help us.


  23. Stacey, Stacey, crack me up. I love desserts too! They just make me smile. As does your blog.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  24. Hi Stacey, I wasn't in Blogland in early does that mean I can continue to eat my junk?! I can leave chocolate problem but potato chips are another story. They are a total weakness with me. Yikes and good grief. Well.....there is always tomorrow.

    Barb :-)

  25. Oh Stacey, it is a daily battle, isn't it? I don't like to deny myself desserts either. Life is short. I do think walking can counterbalance some of those calories. I'm counting my miles and I've walked 155 miles now. I am not loosing weight, but the good thing is I'm not gaining either! I'll keep walking and eatting dessert! Have a great day! Twyla

  26. Well, I'm certainly not anyone worthy of giving advice on eating, since I rarely cook. But I will tell you you can have your cake and eat it too. For several years my husband and I have been having our nightly snack of Weight Watchers Smart Ones individual chocolate cakes. There are other desserts they make, but I like this one best. Double fudge cake: 2 individual cakes to a box, around $2. Calories: 220, calories from fat 60. It's topped with chocolate fudge sauce and chocolate curls. Yum!

  27. Girl! I MUST try this dessert next weekend!!! Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  28. The pie looks so delicious. My family will surely love this one, i will do this on Sunday since its a family day, everyone gets the chance to have a bite.

    Thanks for the recipe


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