Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Maybe life has calmed down enough for me to talk about LC again rather than everything else that's going on. :)

I've been on a trend of grabbing an LC fudge bar and a small spoon of LC peanut butter rather than messing with a real meal. That is probably bad, I should probably plan ahead and make breakfast before I go to bed so it will be ready to grab in the morning. The appeal of the LC fudge bar and LC peanut butter is that it's ready-made and ready to grab and go. I don't have time to mess around in the mornings. The evenings are a different story ... after dinner I usually want a little something else and that's a good time for LC ice cream. :)

So, I guess I should go through my 1-minute muffin recipes again and get everything ready to mix-n-nuke. I don't know. The carbs are within the limit and my ice cream and peanut butter habit is both convenient and satisfying. Should I be feeling guilty about it?

TODAY's EATs

[ 3g ] LC fudge ice cream bar
[ 1g ] LC peanut butter
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[ 4g ] taco salad from Scotties Brewhouse, with jalapenos, ground beef, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce ... and minus the taco shell
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[ 0 ] small steak
[ 6g ] brussels sprouts - oh yum!
[ 1g ] lemon flax biscuit
[ 3g ] LC ice cream bar
[ 1g ] LC peanut butter

TOTAL 19 carbs

8 comments:

  1. I HATE the microwaved taste of the MIM's. I prefer to use the pancake recipe doubled, and then baked in the oven. They also keep better this way, so you could make 6 large muffins for the week on Sundays and have them ready to go. This is what I do, and my kids even eat them for breakfast now. I like to add banana flavoring and walnuts. YUM

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  2. That sounds worth a try. What is the recipe that you use?

    Thanks Penny!

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  3. Mix together:

    1.5 cups golden flaxmeal
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    3 packets splenda
    1/2 tsp cinnamon

    Then add:

    2 eggs
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1 tsp vanilla

    Then blend thoroughly. I usually have to add a few tbs. of water (or Davinci syrups) as this batter gets pretty thick. I put them in individual little cupcake papers and then in a muffin tin. Bake them at 350 for 20 minutes. You can also add anything you want to them, like a few ounces of nuts with some flavorings. I really like banana or almond extract. I've also used strawberry extract and put in some chopped berries. YUM!

    Anyway, let me know how they come out.

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  4. Howdy, October.

    I don't think feeling guilty about it is constructive. I mean, the bottom line is that you're still losing weight eating this way. Would you be losing more if you ate a different kind of breakfast? Perhaps. It's hard to know without experimentation.

    I'm kind of in the middle-camp - between the hardcore "no sweets" group and the "plenty o' LC sweets" group.

    I think it's fine to have some LC junk food - as long as you eat nutritious LC food most of the time and you're still losing weight.

    It's a pain but I find that preparing my breakfast at night makes it easier in the morning. And if I don't do that and I'm on the run ... I simply make a LC protein shake. That's still pretty high in protein and nutrients but simple to have on the go. It also tastes quite well. A kind of healthier treat.

    I think it's all about what works for us, as individuals - preference-wise and in terms of achieving our goals.

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  5. SCPenny - I will try that soon! i'll need to buy more heavy cream but I believe I have the rest. yum :) I agree that making it in the oven should be much better than the quick "nuke it" version.

    Harry - I think the guilt is just my fear of being judged. You are right, I'm still losing weight this way and I eat enough other things to feel I'm serving my health as well. :) Protein shake is a good idea also, especially doctored up a bit like Jenn has mentioned in the past. I love legal sweets and have no intention of giving them up. Giving up the "real" sweets is good enough for me. Making something the night before is also something that works great for me. I just need to do that more often. :)

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  6. Heya Oct, I wouldn't feel guilty about it. If it's within your carb allowances and you like it and it works for you, go for it. Plus, if you ever decide that you need to change your food for better choices for whatever reason, you know what you need to ditch!

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  7. Blessings, blessings, blessing! I'm so happy your daddy is home.It's ashamed isn't it that he had to wait so long for a good cardiologist to find him and take care of him. My husband had a quadruple coronary bypass in February 2006. What a valentine gift. He is a skinny minnie and at that time weighed 150lbs. He now weighs between 144 and 147 and still works as an autobody repair technician. The doctor we had at the time told him he had high blood pressure and cholesterol but never transcribed anything for him. How lame. Anyway he is doing so well now that they took him off his hear medication but kept him on his blood pressure and cholesterol meds. Your daddy is on the right tract and I'm sure he will be doing better and better in the future. Sounds like you have a plan with your diet. Making your breakfast the night before sounds good. It's sometimes hard when you work away from home to get breakfast and ourselves ready to go. I remember those days. So far so good and you at least have a direction with your diet. Thank you as always for your kind and sweet words. You make me smile. Have a blessed evening. *hugs*

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  8. Sadekat - you are right. :) as long as I'm still losing I'll try not to feel guilty about what I eat. I wouldn't if I weren't keeping a public food diary anyway.

    MotherH - thank you. I'm very relieved to see him finally get some help that is real and not just pushing him off to someone else. I hope your husband is doing well too.

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