Well, I know you all are waiting with baited breath to hear how hungry I am! The Hunger Game is actually going very well. What I have found so far is that I don’t really need my afternoon snack with my coffee break. And I don’t need a snack or dessert after dinner. Waaaagh. I already kinda knew this. So I guess if I really want those things, I will have to eat even less for lunch or dinner.
I normally get up at 6am, and I immediately fix my coffee and breakfast. So now I’m waiting just a bit to make sure I am hungry. I made myself a little rule that if I wasn’t hungry in the morning, I wouldn’t wait longer than 2 hours, because I do believe its best to start the day with breakfast. Anyway, that doesn’t’ seem to be a problem so far. So if I eat between 6 and 7 am, I really am hungry for an early lunch. It seems to be working out for me to have a small meal at about 11 and then again about 2. I’m not getting set on times yet. I still am waiting until I’m hungry to eat.
And then, so far, I’m really not hungry for a big dinner. I’ve been having small dinners, like meat and veggies, or just veggies, or some veggies and cottage cheese and fruit. Sometimes… I have not even finished my dinner!
So yesterday I was thinking about the container of blueberries that was in the fridge. I always buy blueberries when they are a good deal because they are supposed to be so healthy for you. Trouble is, I only like them in baked goods. So I googled ‘blueberry crumble’ or ‘blueberry cobbler.’ Goodness sake! All those recipes have 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar in them. I just can’t do that anymore! So I went through my recipe archive to see if I could adjust one of my recipes. And this is what I came up with! SCRUMPTIOUS!
I think I’ll call it Blueberrylicious Pudding Cake. Its a derivative of my old Apricot Oatmeal Bar recipe, but super-moist because of all the blueberries, and also because I held back some of the dry ingredients for a topping. Pretty good stats, and enjoyable as a healthy snack, breakfast, or as a dessert.
And last, I thought I’d tell you about my favorite walking shoes this summer–my Montrail Molokini flip flops! It started out because I was too lazy to put my shoes on for our after-dinner walk. But then I really really liked walking in them. I can walk just as fast in them, and even break out in a little run once in a while. My version of barefoot running! Because of the way the sole molds to your foot, they really feel supportive.
Its 6:51, and I am hungry! But I’m going to walk and pray a bit, and then have my LITTLE dinner. Because I’m still hopeful that I’ll be hungry again, and can have a little bowl of popcorn with The Dog Whisper.