12 December 2010

Don't Shoot the Messenger!

...Because she brings Sweet Potatoes :)

First off, I'm happy with the feedback from my Winter Weight Gain Post

Most of you understood where I was coming from. Some of you 
misinterpreted me though, and I'd love to quickly address a few things:

#1. I am only human, and being so means that, like anyone,
 it's frustrating when you're favorite pants don't fit no matter your size

#2. I'm humerous and love make light of life, so please don't take me too seriously

#3. If I truly was mad that I gained weight then I would have chose 
to eat Broccoli in the last photo instead of a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

#4. I have no intention of losing weight, I'm happy with whatever 
weight I am. Why? Because I love me for who I am no matter what

#5. I value and cherish all of my readers and I never want to trigger anyone. Remember
 that no one can make you feel the way you do, only you can if you give them your power

Let's get a little spicy...

Italian Spice and Cayenne Pepper Non Irradiated Spices 

"Enjoy the burn little ones muahahaha"

It's important you have a good SPF! 

I love the texture of a soft inside and a crispy exterior...

Shout out to Picky Nicky for making my Gingerbread Streusel Muffins! It 
looks so scrumptious, especially with the hot n' frothy coffee to keep it company <3

And remember, you have until Wednesday


zoe (and the beatles) said... [reply]

"#4. I have no intention of losing weight, I'm happy with whatever
weight I am. Why? Because I love me for who I am no matter what.

#5. I value and cherish all of my readers and I never want to trigger anyone. Remember that no one can make you feel the way you do, only you can if you give them your power."

gah. you're still so awesome :)!

Stefanie Mockler said... [reply]

Girl, I just love everything about this post! :)

Meri said... [reply]

There's nothing better than roasted root veggies in the cold months... parsnips, sweet potatoes, turnips, carrots... yum!

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are such a smart, brave, humorous girl... I loved the last post and I love this one too!

Monet said... [reply]

You know that I love what you do here. I think that it can be hard for us to learn to accept our own bodies and the bodies of those around us. We all need to love the skin that we are in, and you do this so well! Thank you for sharing with us, again and again. I hope you have a wonderful Monday, my dear!

Aspiring Steph said... [reply]

Kelsey; you are definitely super beautiful inside & out.
Speaking of beauty, your sweet potatoes look fabulous. Personally, I use microwaves to cook them, but I realized it's really bad for you...
How long do you roast them in the oven in what temperature? I want to know your secret recipes!!

Lola ^^ said... [reply]

Kelsey i ate sweet potatoes twice this week and I thought about you the whole time! First I baked them and sprinkled salt, cinnamon and ginger on top and the second time my mom made them in the pressure cooker with piloncillo! you should try them :)
And I loved your last post!


lequan said... [reply]

my favorite was #4. more power to you, my friend!

soft inside, good. crispy outside, better. soft inside with a crispy outside, even better - yumms!

Anonymous said... [reply]

You rock :) Seriously. This was a great read for a Monday morning. Especially in a time of year where I find myself eating bigger bowls of oatmeal and more warming snacks "just because it's cold outside." :P Thank you for being such a great role model :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are seriously wise beyond your years Kelsey - I <3 you!!!

It still blows my mind that you can eat that many sweet potatoes though...

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I have no problem with winter weight gain if it involves those potatoes!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

he he he... I love #3. Just keep doing what you're doing, girlie. :)

I'm polishing off the lastof my sweet potatoes from my parent's garden this week. It's sadness. :(

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

Muahahaha...feel te burn...hehe-You are a riot! Love you!

Anonymous said... [reply]

those taters are next on my list :D :D

Kristi said... [reply]

Your sweet potatoes always look so good!

Ilana said... [reply]

Skinny girls should be able to comment on what their body is doing to, weight gain, etc, without ridicule, too! Every body HAS a body, and everybody has their own issues with it. Just because one person has what another person perceives to be a "perfect" body, le sigh, that doesn't make it perfect. Argh - biggest pet peeve. I've gotten screamed at by female friends for commenting that I gained weight - aka, "Shut up, you're skinny." Yeah, but I gained weight. Being skinny doesn't mean my pants fit. I happened to love the pants post. Hilarious.

Anonymous said... [reply]

i <3 the sweet potato fests! i bought a couple this week to enjoy with my roasted beets. now if i could just rid myself of this cold...

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

Oooh yay, more potato goodness! I wish my Christmas decorations would bring me potatoes...haha.

I emailed you asking for your address 'cause I want to send you something in the mail for Christmas! Wasn't sure if it went through or not, so I thought I'd ask again here :)

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said... [reply]

Great response, gorgeous! And sometimes its hard to express things fully through a post, huh?

My post this morning even was meant to be light hearted, but I guess it comes across as me being frustrated to some. At least you know where you're at and are happy with you. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Kelsey - I had some sweet potatoes yesterday and thought of you :) I roasted them for 10 minutes with some canola oil, then added some cinnamon and brown sugar, salt and pepper and roasted for another 15-20. They tasted spectacular!!!

I know what you mean -- no matter what size you are, if your clothes don't fit you are uncomfortable!

Chelsea said... [reply]

Personally I loved your pants post. I thought it was a hoot! :)

I've always been curious - what kinds of sweet potatoes do you buy other than the normal orange-fleshed ones? I've never tried any other kinds!

Mo Diva said... [reply]

i love roasted root veggies!!! lots of great flavor and texture going on there!

and i get mad all the time when pants dont fit me right... they are never perfect DAngit.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I absolutely loved this post Kelsey. You are a real inspiration.
"#5. I value and cherish all of my readers and I never want to trigger anyone. Remember that no one can make you feel the way you do, only you can if you give them your power."
You're wonderful.
Also I loved "enjoy the burn little ones" hahahahhaha. :) You're really making me want to eat sweet potatoes!

Jessie said... [reply]

"Because I love me for who I am no matter what." <-- my favorite sentence - well said! :)

Love your sweet potatoes! It looks like you acheived the perfect texture - crispy outside, soft inside, mmm. And with the addition of herbs and spices - wonderful!

Have a beautiful day, Kelsey!

Anonymous said... [reply]

we love your honesty girl!

Jess@atasteofconfidence said... [reply]

Those look great! And you're right, we're all human! And we all have those times in our lives.

We Are Not Martha said... [reply]

YUM! Those potatoes look fabulous :) I'm actually not a big potato person, but if they're baked like this, I'm totally down. And I always love sweet potatoes!


Anonymous said... [reply]

I love your potato pictures!(okay that sounded a bit weird...) But seriously, they look so good!

Simply Life said... [reply]

oh my gosh, those potatoes look amazing!

Kat said... [reply]

A. Those roasted veggies look delish.

B. We all need to learn to live and love #4. SO true!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I love how honest you are, and how positive you are about your body - you are gorgeous in every way :-)

Krista said... [reply]

I love your HUGE piles of swt potatoes!!! :)

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