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The Good and the Bad

Monday, October 21, 2013

On the plus side, roasted chickpeas are GOOD :)

On the minus side, the party got cancelled. Not only did it get cancelled, but after all my angst-ing about cake, I ended up buying one at Publix Friday afternoon. It was called an Apple Stack cake, and was basically a standard sponge with apple butter for frosting and filling between the layers.

Eyeroll. Genius, I haz it.

Anyway, it could have been worse, but holy cats!!! I amaze myself sometimes, and obviously not always in a good way. Fortunately my older son ate the lion's share of it (he's 14 and has the proverbial hollow leg... built like a twig too, that child), but not after I had a couple of good-sized chunks.

Sigh. Oh well. The fabulous news is after that little indiscretion on Friday I was 100% on plan for both Saturday and Sunday. I picked up some frozen flounder at Sam's, and learned I don't so much like flounder. At least I don't like it how I cooked it (broiled, topped with a yogurt/ mustard/ dill sauce). I have one more serving of that batch to eat tonight, then I'll mess around with some other preparation methods because there are a TON of little thin fillets in that giant bag.

I'm inspired to like the flounder, in part because it's nearly a third the price of my beloved salmon. I won't give up my salmon by any means, but cost is a factor in addition to food quality. I'm always working to tweak that balance.

For breakfast today I mixed things up a bit. Rather than my standard 2 eggs/ broccoli or asparagus/ avocado, I instead had a cup of nonfat Chobani Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 14 grams of unsweetened coconut chips, and 1 teaspoon of honey. The protein is excellent, so we'll see how that does me until lunch as far as satiety is concerned. I figure I'll give that a shot again tomorrow, just to double-check, and perhaps I'll continue to vary that breakfast with my eggs.

Because don't get me wrong, I love, love, LOVE my eggs! But I wonder if my cake craving is spurred by a need for a little more carbohydrates in my diet; hence the fruit and coconut addition. Oh well, they're good food choices regardless so playing with that option can't hurt .

Anyway, that's it for the moment, looking forward to an on-plan week! Have a good one, y'all :)
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