I weighed in this morning. I have lost 6.4 pounds and 1.5 inches off my waist. I am pretty stoked. Granted, I wish I could blink my eyes and be a size 8 again. It seems like it was just a blink of an eye from the time I was thin to now. I know it didn’t happen over night. I am striving to have more self-esteem (people find this funny if I speak it out loud because, outwardly, most would think I am a bundle of self-esteem. In reality, I am not.) Hopefully, at some point, I will feel comfortable sharing a before and after picture. Right now, I am not.
So, I am sitting here enjoying some coffee and Hallmark Movies. I am already getting into the Christmas Spirit! 🙂 As I sit here thinking of how badly I look forward to this wonderful season, I am finding myself trying to figure out what I want for brunch, too. So far this morning, I have had my coffee and heavy cream. I haven’t been very hungry which is a nice thing and I need to get busy around the house. I am thinking I need a little something to jump start my movement.
I know that I have some strawberries in the freezer and a ton of cream cheese. Cream cheese pancaked sound like a winner. The recipe I will use is here; homemade strawberry sauce for the topping. For the sauce, strawberries reduced in a sauce pan, with a little Stevia should be just perfect. I will take a picture before I devour them. 🙂
Yep, they were pretty yummy! Seriously….really yummy!!!
I don’t know how many pancakes they are supposed to make, but my first one was pretty thin. The “batter” is VERY thin. I added all ingredients into a blender to mix them well. I recommend splitting the recipe into two pancakes and using a pan that is about the size you want the pancake to be. The second pancake was much thicker due to the fact I used the rest of the “batter” for the second pancake and that made it much thicker. I probably should have cooked some bacon to go along with this brunch. I hope the strawberries won’t keep me from stalling, but if they do, it was worth it. I believe it was two cups of whole strawberries reduced to about a cup. I used half of them on these pancakes. Note: There are about 11 grams of carbs in one cup of strawberries, so only eat them on occasion.
Well, I would never have believed it, but I loved this dish. Tonight I made Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Soup. You can get the recipe here and this site includes pictures. I am really quite surprised at how yummy this was. I did not have the aged cheddar, so I just used what I had on hand. I also used beef stock instead of chicken stock, so I bet it would have been even better with the mild taste of chicken stock. The beef stock did give it a rich depth of flavor with the garlic and thyme. The more I ate of my serving, the better it got, too. I think I was just so skeptic about the idea of cauliflower soup.
I am most certain I have gone way over my carbs for the day. In fact, according to My Fitness Pal, I am sitting at 30 carbs. That is 10 over where I want to be. Carb creep is a real thing, y’all! I also snacked on some bacon, cream cheese and had an iced coffee today.
My calories are 1,074, 71% Fat, 10% Protein, 10% Carbs.
I will do better tomorrow. Weekends are tough!