Well, I weighed in today and DESPITE resisting the nutella all night (yes, that was my failed experiment I alluded to last night...I'll get to that later) I gained a pound :-( I would blame my dinner out and having my snack mix dessert too often, but I am pretty sure it's actually just hormones. I am feeling puffy. I won't get a weigh-in on Saturday next week since I'll be gone but I'll weigh in the morning I leave and hopefully I'll be headed back in the right direction by then. I'm trying not to let it annoy me too badly.
For breakfast this morning I had some oatmeal. That's right, ANOTHER week that I failed to have the correct ingredients at home and ready for Saturday breakfast. I know, I'm lame.
|1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup water, bananas, a couple roasted hazlenuts, a small dollop of leftover raspberry filling from my raspberry sandwich cookies last week, a sprinkle of Ezekiel cereal and an approaching Charlotte|
|She thinks she's helping|
|Also an egg and salsa|
|Also a not so good "latte"....1 Starbucks Via packet mixed with milk.|
|Greens, sundried tomatoes, broccoli, a couple roasted hazelnuts, avocado hummus, baby corn, 6 olives, balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp olive oil|
I tried to make homemade Nutella yesterday from this recipe since my sister loves the stuff (who doesn't?). However as soon as I added the sweetened condensed milk the chocolate seized and it turned to a huge grainy lump. "Nothing my Vitamix can't fix!" I thought, and I skipped over to the blender and dumped it all in. After a couple minutes trying to jam the stuff together my Vitamix stopped working. I was quite terrified. After a tense 10 minutes or so it started working again, so I guess it just overheated and cut off but it was scary to think I had been stupid and broken such an expensive (and necessary!) piece of equipment.
Here is my end result:
We headed over to my parents' house this evening for the traditional Krista's Birthday Dinner, which is chicken paprika with spaetzle. I also had some drinks and nibbles along the way because I hadn't eaten since lunch and I was starving.
|2 Food Should Taste Good chips with Dad's guacamole|
|I tried to get Ozzy to pose with my wine but he took one sniff and ran for the hills|
|Blurry but delicious|
|Spaetzle time! Dad made whole wheat this year! Plus about 3oz chicken breast and some paprika sauce made with Dad's homemade quark|
|Greenage with balsamic/olive oil|
|Deep Dish Cookie Pie|
Please forgive any typos, I am too tired to proofread so I am just going to post. I have to finish packing because I am leaving in the morning for Krista's bachelorette trip! I HOPE I'll be able to find some way to post tomorrow, but if not I'll be back on Monday! Have a good weekend!