Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Weekly Weigh In

It's that time again. I debated whether I wanted to weigh because my muscles and hips are sore from trying to jump back into running. Sore muscles=water retention=weight gain.

But I stepped on the dreaded scale anyway.

Down 1.4 pounds.
Weight loss has definitely slowed down compared to last week but still a great loss to be celebrated. That's 8.9 pounds down in two weeks. I'm pretty happy about that!


Breakfast was two scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon pieces with a cup of coffee.

I also tried a new recipe from Low Carbing Among Friends (LCAF in the rest of the post) for Meyer Lemon Curd Bars. I had picked up some meyer lemons at the farmer's market so I just had to make these.

It called for zesting the lemons and I have to share one of my favorite kitchen tools for zesting. It's a microplane. It's absolutely perfect. Look how it holds the zest. I found my microplane at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
 The recipe called for making a shortbread crust from almond flour. Pat it into a pan and bake it.
 Meanwhile, I made a lemon curd with fresh lemon juice, zest and eggs. Place in a makeshift double boiler and heat to 170* stirring constantly.
 After the mixture reaches 170* remove from heat and whisk in butter.
 This brings me to my other favorite kitchen gadget. It's my thermapen instant read thermometer! I love my thermometer. I use it when I grill or make candies or this recipe! They are pricey but if you sign up for the newsletter from thermapen they'll let you know when they have a sale on them. It's usually around Christmas.
 Pour the mixture over the crust and bake.
 After it is cooled off, chill for a few hours. These are fantastic!!!! 16 servings and 2 grams carbs each.
 For lunch I made some more pizza from that cauliflower/cheese crust that I made yesterday. This stuff is so darn good!! Lick your fingers good!
 Dinner: Also a recipe from LCAF, Spinach and Red Pepper Lasagna. What a great way to get in some veggies. Full of flavor but no noodles. 7 gram carbs per large serving.
I would love to give you the recipes but the blogger who created them doesn't have them available but they are in the book that she contributed to. LCAF. Obviously, I'm having a good time cooking from it. :)

Things are going well around here. I'm a little bummed that my hips hurt from such a run yesterday. I didn't realize I'd lose my training so quickly. But I really didn't have a choice. When you have an injury you have to take time off.

I'm not having any trouble with the food. There's a lot of cooking involved but I'm sure as I get used to it I'll be able to simplify things a bit.

Tomorrow will be a running day for me. Wish me luck!


  1. Nice loss! And great gadget porn too. I have a microplaner, but I think I bought mine from a hardware store. All plane, no handle. Yours is nicer. And if I'm not mistaken, your thermapen might be the same one that Alton Brown uses. Looks familiar. I'm completely trying to ignore your lemon curd bars...completely...trying...to...ignore.

  2. You're very observant! Yes, it's the same one that our Alton Brown uses. He's amazing right? I have an amazon wish list compiled of his gadgets.

    But it's also used on America's Test Kitchen! I find their cookware and gadget reviews very helpful. Because of them I bought a set of tr-ply Tramontina pots and saved a ton of money over All Clad. Of course I still want them but....$$$$

    Ok. I got stuck on kitchen talk again. Sorry. Go get yourself a microplane. $14.

  3. Your thermapen reminds me that I need to get Max an instant-read thermometer...although I will not be splurging on one that nice for him, lol...love the rainbow of colors they offer.

    So those delicious-looking lemon curd bars - what kind of calories are we looking at with them? I need to know before I get too involved with them, ya know? ;)

  4. Amazing Kelly! love the food and I like the thermapen!


  5. Thanks, Mr. HS! It's nice to see movement on the scale in the right direction for a change. :)

    Yes, I love that thermometer. I didn't realize how much I'd use it until I got. Don't tell anyone but I've used it to carefully take my temperature when I wasn't feeling well. But I made sure to sterilize it afterwards!

  6. Wow great job on the losses! 8.9 pounds in two weeks is awesome! KEEP IT UP! XD

  7. You know the Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that you admired? I bet you could use that same almond flour crust on those. If you wanted to try making them, for example.

    Love the gadgets - they're a weakness of mine. So much so that every once in a while I have to go through my rotating gadget holder and separate gadget drawer and be honest about the ones I never use ;)

    If this comment comes through, I am an iPhone ninja!!

  8. Wow, everything looks amazing, Kelly! You seem to be in a nice groove!! Congrats on your loss!!!

  9. Oh, phooey. Now I'm totally wanting EVERYTHING in your foodies picture. Gimme that delicious-looking food. Gimme gimme gimme.

  10. Is there anything you CAN't DO?
    And you make it look sooooo easy!

  11. Wow, eating like that and losing weight? You eat well. :)


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