I realize I haven’t written here in over a week. Right after I started this blog, I had to attend one of Maggie’s dance competitions, and those are so intense that I end wiped up out for a few days.
Although to be honest, I guess I feel like I haven’t had much to say yet. I’m now about 3.5 weeks in, and it’s going fairly well. We’ve discovered a lot of good foods that keep us feeling pretty satisfied and not deprived. I actually don’t have a lot of cravings. Normally, I’d be majorly craving sweets, but I’ve even found some decent substitutes there. I’m trying not to overdo it on those b/c I really don’t like all those nasty chemicals. But the conclusion I finally came to as part of my decision to start this diet is that no amount of chemicals could possibly be as unhealthy as the weight I’m at. So I eat them in moderation and will mostly wean off of them in the future. For right now, though, they are my crutch.
Oddly, what I am craving most is bread and milk. I’m used to having a big glass of milk with dinner; it just doesn’t seem like dinner to me without it. And I’m cooking lots of great dinners, so it’s hard for me not to have a glass of milk alongside. Also, my kids have been on a mini bagel kick, but even a mini bagel has almost as many carbs as I indulge in on a typical day, so they’re still out of the question. Down the line, I hope to enjoy them again. I think if I could add a glass of juice at breakfast, a bagel or some crackers for snacks, and milk at dinner, I’d actually be quite happy. One day!
For those wondering, here are some of my favorite foods right now:
- Fried eggs
- One-minute flax “muffin” (I particularly adore the banana nut version)
- Faux flan
- Toasted pecans
- Lightly sweetened ricotta
- Spicy caesar salad
- Greek salad
- Hot wings (the Foster Farms variety has only 1g carb per 3 wings)
- Chicken and mushroom alfredo bake
- Meatballs (Nate and I eat these plain, while the kids have them in their pasta and tomato sauce)
- Roasted chicken with dijon sauce