Friday, May 24, 2013
Last night I made a quiche. It was a crustless, eggless, cheeseless quiche. I know that sounds impossible but the recipe pulled it off. My only complaint was that it needed just the tiniest bit of salt My tastebuds are so super sensitive to salt that I could keenly taste one shake of the salt shaker with each bite I took. That tiny bit of salt made all the difference. There are few meals that I keenly miss salt in...and this was one of them.
Last night I made the chocobanana softserve that I love so much. However I find that I usually do not lose weight on the days I have that stuff. There are few recipes I can make for desserts. He has a TON of recipes...however they all call for many many medjool dates. Medjool dates are not only expensive; they are hard to find. So I do not normally make desserts because of the large number of that precious fruit that they use. I've been dying to make some black bean brownies. I've promised myself that when I get my medjool dates, I will splurge and make those. Right now I'm almost out of them so am conserving. Maybe next week I will get a friend to drive me to Wegmans in Scranton where I will likely find some....although really I should wait til after the 3rd when I get paid again. That's another whole week.
This month has been very tough financially and next month promises to be even worse. I added up all my bills and expenses next month and they totaled only $137 less than my income! There is no way I will make it through the month with only $137 expendable money. I decided I will have to split my payments in half on the majority of my bills and that will buy me another $200 which is more feasible. I hate to do that but it is what it is. I should be grateful to have any income at all....so many people do not anymore.
Next month I made an appointment for a physical. I was torn as to whether I should wait until I'd lost some more significant weight before going in to see my doctor. I have no "before" numbers of cholesterol and lipids. I know my blood pressure before this diet but that's about it. I haven't had blood work drawn in a long time. That's why I decided to get it done....however the results are likely to be "midstream" ...neither good nor bad....so they will not give me too much information.
I want to put together some good days before I weigh myself on Sunday. I am hoping to at least get back to my low of 202. On Monday I am in a bit of a dilemma. It is my daughter's 21st birthday. My parents are bringing ice cream cake and I conceded to making my daughter's favorite dinner: ziti and I also bought Texas Toast. I think what I will do is to have a small piece of cake and then eat a large salad for dinner and MAYBE I'll have a bite of ziti....but no more than one or two bites: I promise. My big challenge will be the leftover cake the night after. At midnight when I'm on the prowl for something...it will be there calling my name. Maybe I should make a batch of banana soft serve so I have something equally yummy that is all prepared. Sounds like a plan.