The Hungry Housewife

My quest to quit dieting and start loving my body

This blog has moved! February 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 10:33 am

This blog has moved to

I found out that there was already another hungry housewife blog.

So check out my new original blog name 🙂


Tuesday February 9, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 2:03 pm

Last night I made the kale chips recipe that I got from I forgot to take pictures though! They were SO delicious! My husband didn’t like them.. but I think I can get him to come around if I keep making them. I am just starting to get him to eat salad. The recipe was really easy and barely had any prep work. When they came out of the oven they were crispy and salty and so yummy! Make them! You won’t regret it!

For breakfast this morning I had cheerios with frozen berries mixed in and a bagel. Pretty standard breakfast.

Lunch was really good. I made a grilled mozarella and fat free feta cheese sandwich on sourdough. I paired that with an apple, but I only ate half of the apple. It was a little too ripe.

Dinner tonight will be easy. We have some frozen salmon that I want to do something with. I am planning on trying to make zucchini fries (recipe taken from celery in the city). They looked like they would be really yummy and a good finger food for my one year old.

Today I am really trying to quiet my inner negative voice. I am trying to look into the mirror and pick out a piece of me that I like. I really liked Kat’s post in her blog today. She wrote about her self image and confidence. One thing she wrote really resonated with me.

“When losing weight I always loathed where I was and couldn’t wait to get to where I wanted to be. It’s really nice to like where I’m at while still working at where I want to be.”

I would like to have that same mentality as I lose weight this time. My motivation for losing weight has also been not liking myself the way I am. I would like to learn how to like myself AND lose weight. That mindset is really what will make this time different for me.


mmm February 8, 2010

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My husband and I are settling into bed with this…

and the movie Zombieland. I think it’s a good combination.


Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 3:15 pm

Today I went to the store and stocked up on lots of yummy, healthy food. I picked up some of my favorite muffins.

I think these are a local thing.. but I’m not sure. As the package says, they are delicious! And they aren’t bad calorie wise either. Pretty much natural ingredients as well!

Super yummy! I couldn’t resist eating one.

I also ate the best snack ever today. Laughing Cow Light Swiss Wedge with a handful of cheddar crackers.

It was the perfect before lunch snack. Laughing Cow cheese is one of my favorites. I love that it’s so creamy and only has like.. 35 calories!

Tonight for dinner we are having hamburgers (we got a package from omaha steaks for christmas from my grandparents!) and kale chips. I got the kale chip recipe from I can’t wait to try it! I am also going to make a big salad with romaine, mozarella, olives and tomatoes. I will post pictures and let you all know how the kale chips turned out.

I didn’t make it to the gym today. I decided that there was no point in starting my membership when I am about to go out of town for almost a week on Saturday. Why pay for the days that I won’t be able to use? It looks like I will be going back to the gym next friday (the 19th).

Now, I must put away laundry before the baby wakes up and my husband gets home from work.


Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 5:14 am

I bought a bunch of books on Amazon tonight about healthier eating.

I bought:

  • “Fit From Within : 101 Simple Secrets to Change Your Body and Your Life – Starting Today and Lasting Forever” by Victoria Moran
  • “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan
  • “The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy” by Victoria Moran
  • “Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating” by Andrew Weil
  • “Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet” by Nava Atlas (the only cookbook in the bunch)

I will definitely blog about them as I read them. I am anxious for them to arrive! I have always been the type of person who reads a lot of books about whatever they are doing. It helps motivate me and keep me focused.

I am making my first step in this plan tomorrow. I am going to go to the gym and get my membership set back up. I had a gym membership about 6 months ago and then I put it on hold because I wasn’t going and I didn’t want to pay for something I wasn’t using. This time I am REALLY going to go. My goal is to be working out 6 days a week… however, I’m going to just start with tomorrow. One step at a time.



Filed under: Uncategorized — Emily @ 3:38 am

I am changing.

I am changing my relationship with food, exercise and myself.

In the process, I hope to ultimately lose 100 pounds. Writing that number terrifies me. My first goal is to lose 30 pounds.

I am tired of constantly counting points and calories. I want to get to the bottom of why I am an emotional eater. I want to makeover my lifestyle. I know that deep in there is a healthy, fit, active person. I know I will feel a lot better if I change the way I think about myself and food.

I want this blog to be fun and a way for me to stay accountable with what I am eating. I am going to try and eat organic when possible. I only want to eat foods with ingredients that I can understand. I want to set a good example for my one year old son.