So I went to bed dreaming about a new way to make a breakfast burrito. I really liked this combo. About 310 calories for a hefty and kinda luxurious breakfast. Make Lori’s protein pancake recipe, and make one big pancake. Mix 1/3 cup of cottage cheese, 4-5 strawberries, and some splenda (or sweetener of choice) in blender. Spread over the big pancake and roll up. Top with additional strawberries. Yumm!
Well, I can’t tell a lie. This is how I actually ate it.
Its just a little Reddi-Whip. Don’t tell Vicky. I got up really early, and ate this at 6am, and then after reading for a while, went for a 3-mile run/walk with Oliver at 9am. It always feels so good to get my exercise in in the morning. And I really didn’t get hungry until 11am. So even though the calories were hefty, it was definitely worthy.
Today, my friend and I had agreed to have a ‘studio day.’ We haven’t done this for a while, and it is a really good way to get your creativity going. Remember, she lives in Oregon. So we both decide on a project to work on, and then we email pictures back and forth and talk on the phone a bajillion times getting each other’s opinion on what we are doing. I started working on something really different for me. An all-white quilt, where the stitching will be the main element. A real challenge for me, because as you all know, I love color. I know, you are all thinking, she always talks about projects she is doing, but she never shows us pictures. Well….I do have a little problem finishing projects. But I promise a few pictures in the next few weeks.
So today is a low-carb day. And as you can see by my breakfast choice, I used up my one carb and my one fruit by 6am. Dang. I knew what I was doing, but it sucks only getting one fruit for the day. Well, tomorrow will be a week of this, and I will be interested to see if I’ve lost any weight. I have studiously avoided the scale this week, because the high carb and low carb days can give you some weird readings on the scale, or so I read somewhere or other on the internet.
Keeping busy with our studio day kept my mind off of food, for the most part. I had already decided to have some turkey breast (seriously good with that cranberry mustard) and some boiled zucchini for dinner, so I had enough calories for an afternoon snack that I have wanted to try for a while. ‘Pudding’ made with an avocado! [Scroll to bottom of page for recipe.] It was really tasty. I just used avocado, cocoa powder, splenda, and water. Very satisfying, and it kept me full for quite a while. If you used the original recipe, it would be quite a few calories…
What can I say? I don’t have any grandchildren….