I’m past the two week mark of my experiment and I still feel great. I find it hard to believe that the hardest part of this experience has been trying to drink 100 ounces of water every day. Giving up sugar and flour seems to be no problem compared to sucking down all that water every day.
Today my family informed me that my snoring has softened since beginning the experiment. I no longer sound like a freight train barreling down the tracks, instead I’m more like an average locomotive. I’m counting this as a win in the health department. Along with the health check in, I feel thinner, though I can’t give you exact numbers since I didn’t weigh in before starting this. I will likely take my measurements again in the next couple of days and let you know if there are positive results.
To celebrate my completion of the first half of my experiment, I’m devising a 2.0 version for the last half of the month. My goal will be to hit the gym fairly regularly in the coming weeks to combine the power of exercise with the eating program. I’d like to say I purposefully avoided exercise during the first two weeks so I could evaluate the eating change by itself, but in all honesty I just didn’t feel like going to the gym. Sorry if you thought I was going super healthy from the start, but I like to pace myself. I will likely do a quick weigh in and remeasure to get some numbers before hitting the gym so I can give you some results when the month is done. You’re still out of luck if you are hoping for the topless picture, I just don’t think our relationship is to that point yet. In future blogs I will include an exercise section.
What I ate today
- Eggs and Kielbasa with some 4-state cheddar cheese blend melted on the top.
- A nice salad for lunch. Call me crazy, but I really like Iceberg lettuce more than the other leafy greens out there. I know you’ll say that it’s the least healthy of the lettuce family, but I still enjoy it. Put some ham, cheese, and black olives on it and it’s amazing.
- Dinner was my youngest’s choice tonight and he wanted pancakes and sausage. I settled for leftovers of the stuffed chicken from yesterday with the Keenwah from a couple of days ago. Stephanie made some cottage cheese pancakes, along with almond flour pancakes, but I struggle with eating them without syrup, so I had to pass.
Here’s a recipe for you.
Cottage Cheese PancakesVery simple and delicious. Serve with sugar-free syrup. (larger batch)
2 eggs (6 eggs)
1/2 cup cottage cheese (1 ½ cups)
1 Tbsp oil (3 Tbsp)
3/8 cup rolled oats (regular uncooked oatmeal) (1 ¼ cups)
1/8 tsp salt (1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp vanilla (1 ½ tsp)
1 tsp Sweet & Low Brown Sugar Substitute (3 Tbsp)
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until well mixed, less than 10 seconds. Grease and preheat a griddle. Drop batter by 1/8 cupfuls onto hot surface. Turn pancakes when bubbles appear on surface and cook an additional minute, until lightly golden. Yield: 8 small pancakes.
Well onward to day 15!