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!