After a night of erratic sleep, (not due to my eating experiment), I ended up watching the Attack on Titan series for a while until breakfast and then ate the last of the eggs and kielbasa. I’m realizing that the weekends aren’t much more challenging than weekdays, except that being around my kids makes me want to eat ice cream or some other junk food item. It made me wonder if my children are to blame for weight issues over the past 18 years. Of course I would then have to blame someone for me being heavy as an adolescent, because I’m sure it had nothing to do with my love of Milk Duds and grape soda.
I realized today that my wife is much stronger than I am with this eating experiment. She is eating the same way as I am, but doesn’t have a daily blog and readers to help her stay accountable. Add to that the fact that her job has her driving around past fast food places throughout the day and erratic work hours, which are challenges in themselves. I bow to her ability and strength and appreciate her keeping pace during this experiment. Try to find someone as crazy as you are if you want to make this eating leap.
What I ate today
-- I did snack on some cheese cubes at 4AM when I couldn’t sleep. I prefer cheddar and Colby, but that’s just me. Then my eggs and kielbasa shortly after that as I was winding down for a nap. -- Lunch was a taco salad again, so I find myself alternating right now between a normal boring salad for a few days and a boring taco salad for the next few. Maybe next week I’ll shoot for chicken on my salad and create a rotation. -- Dinner involved Bangers and Mash, but healthier style. Sausages with a light gravy next to some partially mashed sweet potatoes and fresh green beans. I’m trying to jazz up the blog a bit so hopefully you’ll see a picture here. -- We went over to some friend’s house for the Walking Dead tonight, so I purposefully ate a little extra dinner so I wouldn’t be tempted. This was a very good thing because we arrived in time for the brownies to come out of the oven, enveloping the kitchen with the sweet chocolate smell of decadence. I hunkered down and stayed strong, even as the vanilla ice cream made an appearance, enticing me with its sweet charms. Obviously it didn’t phase me at all, as you can tell from my writing. Cloud Bread
Today Stephanie made experimental “cloud bread” for us to sample. They kind of look like bun tops, but contain no flour. Here’s the recipe:
3 Eggs – Separated 3 Ounces of Cream Cheese Quarter TSP cream of Tarter A dash of salt to taste.
You mix the Cream Cheese with the egg yolks and beat the egg whites with the cream of tarter until stiff peaks. (Hopefully you know what stiff peaks are, because I still don’t.) Then you fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites and put it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
They sort of had a bread like texture, but it also had a new strangeness. I might try a sandwich on them tomorrow and let you know how it turns out.