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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 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 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 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.
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    I can't imagine a quiche like you describe lol. I would at least put egg whites in it for some protein, but for me, quiche without cheese would be like eating pasta plain. I had to look up ziti, didn't know it was a fancy name for pasta, usually marinara sauce is a healthier choice then a cheese sauce.
    There is an ad that keeps cropping up all over Sparkpeople saying never eat these five foods to lose belly fat and unfortunately, bananas was one of them :( I will never stop having bananas as they are so good in my fruit shakes and also a great source of potassium. I feel for you not getting access to dates, we get the medjool regularly at Costco. My favorite muffins have always been date, but wild blueberry is a close second. Mom is constantly giving me muffins, but she makes them as healthy as possible, cutting the sugar and fat way back (the fruit makes them sweet enough) and using whole wheat flour and ground flax.
    Sounds like you are overdue for a physical. When you are seeing so many Dr.,s sometimes you forget the basic things, but you should be checked out. Women are at risk for other diseases that are nasty too. I always have a yearly physical.
    Have a great long weekend, hope you get awesome weather!
    I would have no trouble leaving the ice cream cake alone, I dislike them, but they will be having that amazing buttercream icing Costco cake at the BBQ tomorrow night for my bridge club. As manager, I am required to attend all meals, but have to anyway as I organize and give out the awards and take photos :P Nice perk to get them free, but I sure don't need the extra calories :((
    Its too bad you get the growlies so late at night, could it be you are dehydrated and need some water, have you ever tried having some water by you so that when you wake up you can drink it right away and see if the hunger subsides?
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