Arrrrgh! What happened? Success, success, success ... blip, success, blip ... again?!! Arrrrgh!
It all started innocently enough... would I like some sourdough starter? Sure, why not.
1. Research says sourdough is lower on the glycemic index scale, therefore a better bread choice.
2. I will make it myself, so no unwanted additives.
3. I can add healthier ingredients.
4. I can made two loaves at a time and freeze one.
Sounds good, no?
Well, let me tell you! After not eating bread for nine months, here I was ... eating bread! Not only did I make sourdough bread, I made sourdough waffles. What goes with waffles? Maple syrup. What happens when you don’t have raisins for your recipe? You use candied peel (from the Christmas cake I never made), and add pumpkin spice. This bread tasted like hot crossed buns, my favourite! Guess how many slices I had for breakfast? THREE! Did I gain weight in the last three weeks? Yes! Did I snack and binge? Yes! Did my sweet tooth kick in? Yes! Did I eat a whole Terry’s Chocolate Orange with toffee by myself? Yes!
So, today was my turning point. I am not going back! Sourdough starter will die! No more baking or eating bread. I tracked everything today. Sweet tooth was tamed. No snacking. Teeth were brushed early - no eating after that. Confession blog posted!
Next week, for my birthday, I will blog why being 63 is better than being 36, at least in my experience. I have much to celebrate, and my Spark friends are cheering me on. I feel bad that I let my 5% Challenge team down a little, although I did continue to get my exercise in. This is a reality of life, with ups and downs. Maintenance is challenging, I must say. We are human, and food is a temptation. Moderation is key, but if that doesn’t work, just so “No! See you next year, sourdough.”