Friday, January 29, 2010

Girl you the healthy type

Today, for the first time, I learned to make my own egg whites. I probably shouldn't start this blog off with such an embarassing confession, but I promised myself I would have no shame. If there is anyone else out there who is as clueless as I am about these kinds of things and doesn't want their friends to know, you're welcome.

It all started with a conversation I was having with my girlfriend at the bar last week. I was talking about how you are only supposed to eat one egg a day because they are high in cholesterol, but just one scrambled egg is such a breakfast tease. I was complaining that I shouldn't have to buy eggs AND those cartons of egg whites just to have a filling breakfast (as a waitress with a lot of bills, I'm on a budget). She then asked me why I didn't just make egg whites out of my eggs, and apparently the blank stare I responded with was priceless. Since we are in with the bartender there, my friend then proceeded to have him bring us an egg so she could show me how to make an egg white, while everyone else at the bar watched in confusion. Little did I know all you have to do is crack it in half, and then pass the yolk back and forth between the two shell halves while the egg whites fall out. Makes perfect sense huh. Yeah.

So I am proud to say that for the first time this morning I did just that and enjoyed a very yummy and filling breakfast of scrambled eggs, one part egg two parts egg whites!

On a scale of 1 to 10 will I do this again: 10 for yes, probably most mornings!

Here Goes!

Before I begin, I would like to welcome everyone to my new blog. The purpose of this blog is to set goals for myself and keep life interesting. I seem to have fallen into a pretty standard routine consisting of work (waitress), gym (workout), and home (watch tv). Throw hours of Farmville in every day and you can see why I have started to feel a little.. boring.

I am using this blog to challenge myself. I want to try one new thing every week, whether it's cooking a new meal (I have NO clue how to cook) or skydiving. I am at least for the moment limited monetarily, so I'm going to start slow with some small, simple things I can do at home. I am going to look into crafts, recipes, movies, music, maybe an affordable class of some sort, and definitely volunteer work in my community.

I want to blog about my experiences not only for myself, but in hopes that anyone who reads my blog will get something out of it. An idea for something to do on a rainy day, a new recipe, or just the desire to go out and try something they have always been curious about. Sure, sometimes I'll be blogging about doing things I should have done long long ago, things that you have probably already done (for example, watch The Godfather is on my list), but I have chosen to have no shame and share them anyway. With that said, here comes my very first "for the first time." Enjoy, and please participate by commenting if you would like!