Woke up yesterday morning after a wonderful sleep, filled with joy and peace from the Easter Vigil mass the night before. Got to work rolling the chocolate croissants before it was time to leave for the Yankee game. Breakfast was fat free yogurt, with 1 tbsp of sugar free jello cheesecake mix, dark cherries and 1 tbsp of slivered almonds.
Lunch was at the game, roasted peanuts.. yup, that was my lunch along with several bottles of water and one tsp of chocolate ice cream that hubby bought for himself.
It was a glorious day for a game, they were predicting a cloudy sort of gray day and 15% chance of rain, but instead it was a mix of sun and clouds and blue skies, a slight breeze...We had fabulous seats directly behind home plate up one level. The game was exciting and stressful at the same time, but ultimately the Yankees came out victorious in extra innings. My parents are huge Yankee fans and really had a wonderful time..
We headed home to have Easter dinner with my sister and her family and my younger son, I had about 3 oz of ham, 1/4 cup of sweet potatoes, some salad with evoo and balsamic vinegar, about cup of broccoli in garlic, evoo and lemon, 2 stuffed mushrooms and about 1/4 cup of penne vodka. I passed on the rice dish, the mashed potatoes and the crescent rolls.
For desert there were the croissants, my mom's chocolate cake with real whipped cream and this vanilla oreo funfetti "cake" my sister saw on FB and decided to try.
I had a sliver, and I mean 1/4 inch sized slice of the chocolate cake, I had about 1/3 cup of the cookie "cake" but I did eat two of the croissants.. they came out pretty good, but there is work to be done.. which is honestly why I ate the second one or most of it anyway.. trying to figure out what adjustments needed to be made for next time. I had tweaked the recipe a bit to try to reduce some of the calories/fat.. but I think honestly other than using the swerve natural sugar over regular sugar, I'm going to go back to the original recipe with whole milk... instead of 1%.. I really think that will help the rise a little bit more.. The other thing I need to figure out is cooking time.. following the recipe some of them did not cook all the way through, and started to get a little too brown on the bottom and would have burned if I left them in. Some of the comments also mentioned that same concern. Next time I am also going to cut them in half again and make "mini" ones instead.. which may actually cure the "under cooked middle".
Fell asleep last night with a little bit of a belly ache, which I was not in the least surprised about, but I did get a decent night's sleep which was a concern due to the late night sugar intake.
Scale is up 1.6 this morning, which I completely expected... roasted peanuts/ham (salt) cake, cake, croissant (sugar).. no concerns whatsoever, the beauty of this lifestyle is that the scale is going to go up and down slightly daily based on what you eat. It does not mean you failed, it does not mean you are bad, it means that was a bigger intake day and it will balance itself out. Unless of course you use it as a springboard to eat poorly for days, which turn into weeks and so on.
I had the most amazing weekend, and when asked this week how my weekend was I will talk about the amazing music at all of the services, how I felt alive and refreshed in the spirit of Jesus, I will talk about the fabulous time at the Yankee game with my parents and hubby, I will maybe even mention my first go round at making chocolate croissants from scratch, but I assure you the words, the scale was up will not even register in the top 100 thoughts that occur to me.
Have a magnificent Monday! I'll be watching to make sure you do!