Tuesday, June 18, 2013
131.2 no clothing
132.0 thin clothing
So I lost some ounces but I am back to the same weight that I was last Tuesday. So really I didn't lose anything. I may have went over my calories last night by a small amount though since I ate out. I ate an approximate 600 calorie spaghetti dish which left me very hungry after (maybe because I skipped lunch in anticipation of eating a huge calorie dinner)... then I had a fruit smoothie and some prunes.
Today was the day my cheese was finished "making itself". Unfortunately it (the sunflower seed cheese) never firmed up and I had to just treat it like cream cheese. So I made a fake cheesecake (which tasted SO good, very VERY close to the real thing after I masked some of the tangyness with coffee and molasses since I didn't have chocolate) and I made garlic and herb cream cheese. The garlic and herb portion of cheese was slightly more runny and less cultured than the batch I used for the cheese cake for some reason, so it was lacking a bit in the cheese-like taste. I had to add a bit extra of the nutritional yeast flakes to it while mixing it up with the herbs. I tasted it before letting it rest in the fridge for a few hours and it was very spicy and salty. I didn't know nutritional yeast flakes had salt....... newbie mistake I guess. So I added some brown sugar to it because I just couldn't throw it out. It worked a bit to mellow out the saltiness. It wasn't sugary at all. I tasted it on some tostitos chips after it rested in the fridge and it firmed up slightly and the taste was even milder which was ok with me. But it wasn't as thick as cream cheese. More of a bean dip consistency. Maybe it will firm up more as the days pass. I have no clue. When my yogurt starter comes soon (still alive I hope) I will make meltable cheese and try again with the sunflower seeds to see if it comes out runny or solid. If it is still runny I'll know that sunflower seeds can't make hard cheeses or even semi soft cheeses like goat cheese. But the taste before any flavours was tangy and bitter to me, so I will be trying perhaps pumpkin seeds next since they are on sale right now. Pine nuts are the most expensive nuts in the bulk store at over $21 a pound. Ridiculous. But I also read that they weren't good for the thyroid so I won't be eating them anyways.
The good thing about the sunflower seeds though is that I was able to have a huge slice of cheesecake because of its low calorie count. Yum. Hopefully next week I will lose a pound.