|Quite the nom.|
from The 30 Day Low-Carb Diet Solution
8 Tbs. finely chopped pecans
2 packets Splenda
1 Tbs butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Splenda (granular)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbs. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Place the nuts, the 2 packets Splenda, and the butter in a bowl and combine. Line the 12 wells of a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners and distribute the nut mixture evenly among them (approx. 2 tsp per well).
Place the egg, granular Splenda, cream cheese, and vanilla extract into a blender of food processor and blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the mixture evenly among the 12 cups. Bake for 15 minutes at 350*. Cool and refrigerate at least one hour. Will keep refrigerated for several days.
per cheesecake: 2.2 grams carb, 2.4g protein
Problems I had:
*it took less than 2 tsp per well to evenly distribute the nuts
*the blender heated the cream cheese mixture too much so when I stirred in the chocolate chips they began to melt. I would suggest just sprinkling them on top of the cheesecakes once you've poured them into the liners.
*don't try to fill the cupcake liners up very high or you won't have enough for all of them. Just put about 2 Tbs or so per well. You can always go back and add more.
Breakfast-coffee with creamer; 3 eggs with cheese; protein powder and almond milk
Lunch-leftover cod on bunch of salad greens with Italian dressing; almond milk with protein powder
Snack-carbmaster yogurt and a couple of nuts (literally just two)
Dinner- lots of chicken fajita, 1 low carb tortilla, sour cream, 1 Tbs cheese, grilled peppers and onions (SO good!)
Dessert-1 mini cheesecake
Really? Up and down. Up and down. It was only down for a while. Now I'm in a bit of a holding pattern.
My poor body. It seems to have fears of letting go of its weight. It has a mental hurdle of getting below 170 as if something terrible will happen. It didn't want to go below 188 for a long time too. It tried so hard to get back to 190. Eventually it gave up and ventured into the 170s. But as it approaches that critical 170# mark, the fears arise again. So it's holding on to 173/174 with both hands. It can't stand the idea of actually reaching 172. What is afraid of? Did something traumatic happen to it at 170 or below? We may never know.
What I do know is that it's driving me a little crazy (which isn't a distant drive for me!!). Every single day I eat what I'm supposed to. Not too much. Not too little. Watch the carbs. Make sure I'm getting enough protein, veggies, etc. The one thing I haven't been doing is exercising regularly. Need to get busy with that one.
In order to save myself from scale insanity I'm going to start doing a weekly weigh in instead of daily. If I can't handle that I might add in a Thursday weigh in as well. But the daily ups and downs that go with the natural fluctuations of the body can wear on a girl. I already know I shouldn't weigh myself every single day. For a while it was fun but as the honeymoon stage of low carb wears off the weight loss slows a little. Plus I'm taking in closer to 30g carbs per day instead of the 20g before. Surely my body can handle 30g of carbs! The fact that I'm even losing weight at all still makes me happy. :)
Chuck is home sick from work. He just left to go to the doctor. Poor guy. We're supposed to take the kids to see the Impressionists exhibit at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts tonight. Monet, Renoir, Manet, Van Gogh, etc. We'll see what the doctor says.
So happy tomorrow is Friday!! Come on, weekend!