Friday, March 16, 2012

Ack! Not my pantry!

Sorry. I've been on a blogging rampage recently.

By the way, it's my mom's birthday today! :)

This is one of my favorite pins on Pinterest. (Yep, still addicted.)


You can look me up on Pinterest too, if you want. Disclaimer: I'm annoying. I post a lot of recipes, workout things, and even links to articles I find interesting. You were warned.


Okay, time to get honest.

One of my friends* at the gym posted a photo of his pantry.

*By friends, I mean one of the trainers that CrossFits, eats Paleo, and is knowledgeable about most everything relating to health, nutrition, and fitness. He owns socks that say "bacon" on them which makes him a pretty cool guy. Someday he'll rule the National Republic of Bacon, and I'll be a loyal citizen. He's the one to "blame" for my very own Paleo/protein/fat interest (and therefore, revolution), as well as introducing me to the Tough Mudder idea.

Thanks for helping me along my fitness/health journey, John. :)

Check out his blog here. Or like him on Facebook. You won't regret it. (And yes, that is a non-compensated recommendation. Sheesh.)

His pantry:

This was very inspiring to me. My instant thought: Ack, not my pantry! That's where I store all my "unmentionable" food items. Don't catch a glimpse of my chocolate mint almonds!

Goodness, might as well just publish my food log to the entire world to see when I sneak a handful of my hubby's Rice Chex. By the way, that stuff was created by the devil. Sweet cereal doesn't tempt me... but Rice Chex? Wow, it's a weakness.

So, no judgements, please. I decided my pantry needed a good cleaning, and this is what I got rid of (never mind that most of these things had been in there for over a year):

I also scoured my cupboards, pitching and tossing things like cake mixes, Lipton pasta sides (really, what was I thinking?), macaroni and noodles to no end, and a brownie mix.

Oh, the brownie mix. Never mind that it's probably 2+years old. It's just the thought of fresh, crumbly brownies hot from the oven. The promise of what the brownie mix holds out. Oh well, that was tossed also!

And guess what? I'm still too embarrassed to take a picture of my pantry. Sigh. It's those dang chocolate mint almonds.

But this is a step in the right direction! You wouldn't believe all the room I suddenly have in my cupboards. No more whining about lack of space here!


Deirdre Remmers said...

I wonder if I could ever clean out my cupboards that way. I can throw out alot of things, but food is very hard to throw away. Thanks for you b-day post. I love you too!

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