Another week begins 😀
I was up and ready for a run today. Must be all that Super Bowl food I ate yesterday! Hooray for pretzels! I headed out for the treadmill and did 3 miles with a speed arc going from 5.0 to 6.0 mph and back down over the course of the 3 miles. All in preparation for the Blogger’s Healthy Heart weekend! Don’t forget about it everyone (or sign up if you have not).
I came home for breakfast. No grains today. I made peanut flour waffles and topped with blueberry sauce.
I had cream in my coffee today, which is really unusual for me, but part of my lower carb experiment. I think I am going to go no grains for 4 days a week, then have grains 3 days a week. We’ll see. I am just playing around here, so enjoy the ride. When I don’t have grains as part of my carbs, then I am free to have several servings of fruit and dairy. Obviously this causes all sorts of reactions from people who still consider 100 g of carbs too much, but to each her own, right? Like I said, this is the Lori-eo version. I should have an interesting report on this experiment at the end of the month.
I’ve never been an extreme on either end of any ‘diet spectrum’ with the exception of thinking fat was evil. I remember going on the pasta and Snackwell diet in the early 90s. You know – eat all you want, just watch fat because it’s evil (especially saturated fat)? That worked well… snort… I could pack away the Snackwells like nobody’s business (especially the devil’s food ones). Eat a sleeve of cookies? No problem – and hey, they are fat free! 🙄
Think I might have to do a dietary fat musings post for fun. Just need to source up some material.
Lunch time was a large salad.
Most of you know that I have BBQ sauce on chicken in place of dressing. The reasoning for that is 2-fold: I don’t like a lot of bottled dressings and those that I do like I never use the bottles up before they go bad. Okay 3-fold, I just also really like the BBQ 😀 On a side note, I don’t do well making my own.
Here I am in my early 40s and I just had the idea to purchase packets of dressing in the deli section of the grocery store:
Of course, this is still too much dressing for me to put on one salad, but I can save it for another day. And even if I only use part of it, I don’t feel so bad if I forget to use the rest. Why this never occurred to me before, I don’t know. There are some things I am willing to pay more for to get smaller packaging that works for me.
So I had this with some cooked chicken, feta cheese, and toasted almonds. I was quite happy with this.
Afternoon snackage before the latte was something interesting. My mom made some of this up just for me at the Super Bowl because I had mentioned how much I liked it LOL! It’s dried beef spread with cream cheese and rolled up.
Sounds gross, doesn’t it? I don’t know why I like it, but I do. Salty and creamy. Just a couple pieces go a long way, too. I nibbled on a few of these.
Then it was time for the good stuff:
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and latte time is my favorite snack of the day!
Spent some time shoveling the driveway this afternoon. We have a slate roof and the snow and ice slide off in big cascades with huge rumbles. It’s like being in an avalanche. Since it was so cold, none of the snow we have had has slid off until the last couple of days. Giant ice hunks came down, too. Some of them were at least 6 inches thick and very heavy. Sure wouldn’t want to be standing under those. More snow on the way tonight, too… Anyway, that was a good pre dinner workout.
I cooked up the last of the pork.
Working tonight and getting ready for more snow. It never ends, I tell you. This winter has had a lot of snow, and it’s only the first part of February! 😯
I made up my snack to have for later on, and it is chilling in the fridge:
This is 1/2 cup of pumpkin, a pinch of stevia, 1 egg white, spices cooked in the microwave for a couple minutes. Topped with toasted pecans. Like a mini pumpkin custard!
Question: What strange food pairing do you like?