I was very bad last night. I had a lovely glass of wine while chatting to a friend which led to a second. Which for some reason led to a toast and Marmite binge. The only positive thing I can say is that I didn’t go for anything more calorific than Marmite. Another good thing is that I ate all the bread so there is none left so I couldn’t be tempted again today. I was very disappointed with myself.
So I woke up today determined to do better. I wanted to eat protein, lots of vegetables and low carbs. Despite a big battle with myself mid-afternoon, which I won (i.e. I had nothing more than a cup of tea) I think I did ok today.
I worked from home today which always helps. I made myself bacon and lightly wilted spinach for breakfast. I was very careful to cut the visible fat off the bacon. Bacon and spinach goes really well together so I will be having that again. I did have 2 coffees today with some single cream. Not a great idea on a diet but David Gillespie (author of Sweet Poison) said I can so I did! I have been
very busy totally stressed out at work recently. Today was no exception as I struggled to write a paper I am finding very challenging. I found a box of aromatherapy goodies when I was looking for something else at the weekend so today I lit a joss stick for the first time in ages. I am not sure if it helped relax me but I liked the scent of Patchouli and Ylang Ylang. The inner hippy inside me is alive and well. Lunch was very easy to prepare and made good eating. 4 spinach falafels which were spicy and a lovely dense and firm consistency. I just warmed them up in the oven while I prepared the salad. A jacket potato with butter and cheese. Quite a modest amount of cheese I hope you will agree. A huge pile of salad; lamb’s lettuce, cucumber, spring onion, carrot and half a yellow pepper. No dressing as I had enough fat in the cheese and butter. Sometimes people ask me if I give Harvey the same food as I eat. I do when I can or make a simple variation. Tonight was a simple variation occasion. Harvey wanted pasta but I am trying to cut down carbs so I did not. I put his pasta on to cook and thought about a sauce to add with it. I cooked up some onion, mushrooms and tender stem broccoli in a little coconut oil. When the vegetables were softened I poured in a jar of sauce and half a packet of pine nuts. Harvey and James had pasta with vegetable sauce. This was only slightly more time consuming to make than just heating a jar of sauce to go with the pasta but it gave them the added nutrition of 3 vegetables and pine nuts for protein. I had the same sauce with 4 more spinach falafels, some Parmesan cheese and a heap of green leaves. It was really good and we all enjoyed our meals.
As long as I do not hit the wine or anything else this evening, this will have been a day of good eating as I had lots of veggies and not too many carbs and no added sugar.
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