Body image, The Rock, and me.

The Rock

I’m part of a random group of ‘over 40s’ friends on Facebook who are trying to motivate and encourage each other each other on our respective journeys to lose a bit of weight, and reclaim some of our youthful zest and good health.  Somehow this seems so much harder after a certain age…our bodies just aren’t going to be bullied the way they used to. They seem to have reached the point where they’re simply not putting up with our dysfunctional shit anymore, and fair enough.  But we end up at a loss as to what works and what doesn’t, and more importantly, why. Which is frankly sometimes exhausting, in already exhausting circumstances.

Anyway, as part of supporting each other some of us are sharing our stories on how we got to where we are, and so I took a deep breath and decided to share this guilty little secret with them all.

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Vegan No-Bake Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls Cropped

So as part of my strategy this month to avoid refined sugars, today I made these raw vegan bliss balls, rolled in (variously) dessicated coconut (I found the shredded variety didn’t give a nice even coat), green tea powder, and slightly crushed up cacoa nibs.  Delicious!

These bliss balls have a beautifully cakey texture, and they’re so satisfying for that pesky sweet tooth, i’ve found that when I get the chocolate (or cake) urge, just one of these little wonders completely hits the spot.

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