Sunday, November 20, 2011
Somehow I need to find time to make a Pumpkin Cheesecake before Thursday.
I made chili yesterday evening. It was originally a recipe purported to be a "Longhorn Chili" look alike. But it wasn't. And I added and changed a few things. The resulting chili has too many carbs (mostly from the tomatoes) but it is very, very good and contains no beans. I added a package of French's Chili O mix (carbs here also) and reconstituted a cup of dry TVP granules (fewer carbs but some) and added that to a pound of 85% ground beef. I'm going to be eating it for the next few days. Unless I find something with fewer carbs to eat instead. Then I will freeze the chili until after induction.
Since I am working Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week, I need to have something good to eat for lunch on those days. And G will want supper. I better think of something that I can make tomorrow and reheat after work. I also have to walk the dog after work. That takes an hour. And I have shirts to iron.
I'm tired. I worked hard today. I made 18 holiday boxes (two custom), watered the entire greenhouse, set out the new plants that came in this morning. On my feet for 9 hours. On cement. 30 minutes for lunch. I did not have a single cookie off the Open House table. I did have a cup of decaf. And a slim slice of aged Gouda (excellent) but when I went back, it was all gone. Thank goodness. We'll be having cookies everyday from now to Christmas. My willpower will be tested.
I lost an additional half pound this morning but my rings are tight so I am holding water. I am drinking 8 glasses of liquids everyday. And not peeing all that much. I'll give it another day and then adjust my diet to limit salty things. The liquids include a major amount of O calorie drink mixes. Green Tea and Lemonade. 4C brand which is new to me, but contains Splenda. I like Splenda.
I may fall asleep before I even heat up something for dinner.