The weekend draws to a close. It always goes by way too fast for my taste.
Saturday was a busy day. Breakfast then took Rachel to spend a gift card at a clothing store. While I was there I thought, "Oh what the heck? I may as well try on some things too."
There really is nothing like a dressing room to remind you that you indeed have quite a few pounds to lose. It wasn't a depressing experience but a reminder to keep working hard. I did find a dress I liked but I didn't get it.
Sunday we took Rachel to play paintball for the first time. We didn't stay because she was with a group of 20 teens. She had a blast! She has quite a few bumps and bruises but she wants to do it again. I guess it didn't hurt that she had an employee following her around and offering to help her and load her paint balls all the time. ;)
I'm still trying out The Grocery Game. This is my second time to use it and I saved $88 at the grocery store! Not bad. If you decide to check it out or sign up you can say I referred you. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And I only have one more day on induction! I'm going to stay at it for another week and see if I want to move on or not. But at this point I get to add in nuts! Eventually I'll move on to adding in more dairy, fruits, more veggies, and grains. It's just one thing at a time until I find out how my body reacts to each. Every body is different.
New recipe! Oh my goodness, these cream cheese clouds are incredible!!! I used Truvia as the sweetener and added a little bit of DaVinci Sugar Free Black Cherry syrup. It gave them a nice pink tint.
The only bad thing? These things are straight up addictive. Chuck has been going through them the fastest. They really are that good.
You could try other flavors with chocolate, coconut flavoring, etc. I'll be keeping these in stock! If you want to make them (and trust me, you do!) you can find the recipe HERE.
Sunday was a busy day! With Rachel at paintball and me making grocery list and shopping, I didn't get to cooking dinner until around 7pm.
But that didn't stop me from making a feast. Well, I did have some help in the kitchen tonight. I made Garlic Parmesan wings (because this is an absolute favorite with everyone and it has been requested several times since I first made them) and Chuck cooked up chicken fajitas and sauteed bell peppers and onions. He may have had some supervision to make sure he was doing it right. ;)
These are the very best wings. I'm not just saying that. And no kitchen fire this time! You can find the recipe HERE (scroll down) or in Low Carbing Among Friends Cookbook. Love that book if you couldn't tell.
Marinated chicken fajitas were on sale for about $2 a pack recently so I got 4 of those babies! Tonight two of the packs were cooked along with some bell peppers and onions. I like to season the veggies with some butter and a little soy sauce.
No tortillas for me. But do you think I missed them? Not one little bitty bit. The lettuce leaves made a perfect guilt free wrapper. These are incredibly good. I had two of them and had a very happy Kelly Belly afterwards. Ahhhhh.
After tomorrow I can start trying a few dessert recipes that I've been dying to make! Can't wait to share those with you.
So, have these past two weeks been difficult? No. Not until Saturday evening when I got a craving for rum and Diet Coke. And french fries. And those devil pretzels with the cinnamon and sugar. That has been the only time it has been tough. But it was my own fault. I was on the road most the day and didn't get a proper lunch. I had to stop at a grocery store and get an Atkins shake (yuck!!!) for a quick lunch.
No, I still haven't learned to prepare for days on the road. Eventually this hard headed girl will learn.
Hope your weekend was great!