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How I Gained 10lbs by Walking through the Carnival

Funnel cake, caramelized popcorn, chili dogs, jumbo corn dogs, turkey legs and anything you can image fried (twinkies, pickles, ice cream and snickers bars – the list goes on and on). Carnivals always have tons of food that have the potential to give you diabetes, a heart attack, and possibly even death. 

Brandon and I went to Houston rodeo a few days ago, and, in the midst of walking to the rodeo arena, we pushed through the sweaty crowd, multitude of baby strollers, and crazy carnival people playing games and chomping down on the world’s most unhealthy foods known to man. I swear we gained 10lbs just walking through the carnival.

Now I promise, you won’t actually gain any weight, but do be ware when you venture out to carnivals, the food is quite tempting. But, in spite of all the crazy people and all the unhealthy food, I did have the opportunity to grab this shot. My absolute favorite image of all time, and the most iconic image of a carnival, the Ferris wheel. Sure wish we could’ve taken a ride on top of that baby, but the line was simply outrageous. 

Next time.



  1. Oooo great shot! Have you ever tried fried cheesecake on a stick? OMG - its soooo good!!! I have to make sure I'm not starving before going to events like

  2. I love that shot too!
    One of my favorite carnival foods (and mind you I live in Southeast Missouri) is a deep fried snickers! Yum-o! Definitely worth the miles of running :)

  3. Did someone say funnel cake?! I love those things! And it's so weird that you posted about this today because last week I had a dream that I was walking through a carnival with my husband and started going nuts over the funnel cakes! I think that this is a sign that I need to eat a funnel cake very soon! lol

    Alisha the photo is PERFECT! Love it!! :)

  4. And now I am craving a corn dog. Thanks girl. (Kidding!) Sounds like a great time! I haven't been to a carnival since I was a freshman in college!

  5. Beautiful shot, Alisha! You should frame that baby. (:

    ... and your post made me hungry. Must. eat. breakfast. I loved deep fried twinkies by the way! Yum.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Great photo!!! And I LOVE carnivals!!!! So fun...but I try to stay away from that food, but funnel cakes, caramalized popcorn, and cotton candy always get me!

  7. Love that photo!!
    Sounds like you had so much fun!! I've never tried fried twinkie.. or any of the crazy fried stuff people have been doing lately. I wonder how good it really is?!

  8. Fried pickles are my absolute fav! That picture is AMAZING you did a great job. It would look fantastic blown up & captured the carnival perfectly.

  9. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous picture!

    And I always eat waaaaaay too much when I go to the fair, but it only comes once a year, so I don't feel so bad when I do ;)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  10. awesome picture!!! carnival foods are so amazing and sooooo tempting! haha! :)

  11. okay! fair food=greatest thing on the planet! not the greatest for you, but greatest tasting! yum yum! :] fantastic shot! i like! :]

  12. Too funny. Surprisingly I am not one for fried food. I guess it's just as well. I do want to try a fried candy bar... Just to see what it's like.

  13. beautiful! great shot girl!
    I'd say capturing that would have been worth any of the weight gain. hehe:)

  14. Oh, I love a fair/carnival. I could eat there for days. Great shot, girl!

  15. That picture is beautiful! It should definitely be in a frame somewhere!

  16. mmmm Carnival food! Thanks for making me hungry just before I crawl into bed!! Love love love this Ferris wheel pic and the gorgeous violet tones!! xoxox

  17. Ha! I'm up in FW and several of my H-town friends told me they all ate their way through the rodeo. We're the same way when the fair's in town each year. :)


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