So this week I’ve carried on with the app (still loving that as it does help keep track and it hasn’t lost it’s appeal).
Weight loss again this week… 400g which equates to 1lb ..I’ll take that So the total so far is 4.4kgs or 10lbs.
This seems like a sensible weight loss and I’m eating more than I usually do so go figure ?!
My menu has been a bit unvaried but that’s OK because it’s served a purpose …I’ve been pretty uninspired with food this week but what I’ve had I’ve enjoyed.
I have had snacks through the day as well and I’ve discovered that I really enjoy peanut butter on celery.
The oopsie bread recipe is available all over the internet and it’s pretty much the same wherever you look for it.
- 2 eggs
- 2¾ oz. cream cheese
- 2⁄3 pinch salt
- 1⁄3 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
- 1⁄3 teaspoon baking powder
- Separate the eggs, with the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another.
- Whip egg whites together with salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
- Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. If you want, add the psyllium seed husk and baking powder (this makes the Oopsie more bread-like).
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
- Put 6 large or 8 smaller oopsies on a paper-lined baking tray.
- Bake in the middle of the oven at 300° F (150° C) for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.
I did add the psyllium husk and I think without it would have been more eggy and less bread like.
They were nice …very filling…not sure I would eat 2 next time they made a really filling lunch!
I have been reading about different ways of eating (for want of a better way of describing it). Now I know that I’m probably going to repeat what many others say on the www yep probably right but I want it here…. for me….so I can look at this and reinforce my thoughts.
If my www mutterings and musings help someone else then that’s great because I have honestly found so many different writings on the www that have helped me at different times why not add one more to the mix. I know it’s not easy to put yourself out there because people can read it and judge you – but hey people look at you and judge you so what’s new …the www just puts it more out there.
I want to make sure that I can keep this up this time and not see this as a diet but as a way of eating forever…..I’ve tried every other thing going (I think) …every faddy diet I can think of I’ve tried it…and.they.don’t.work.
Oh yes you lose the weight quickly initially..and sometimes you need that when you’re starting out but it’s about all things in moderation (like so many things in life …sucks I know).
This time no faddy crap I’m going to use this style of eating of eating as a template because it reduces carbs and because I know carbs don’t do me any favours either weight or digestion wise. I’ve discovered some of it could be considered “Primal” if you want to label what I’m doing… as I’m trying to avoid processed anything….to be honest I do’t really care what name you give it as long as it works. All I know is I’m not sure I can commit to eating Paleo as I’d miss cheese too much and given I like cheese A LOT and I’m not prepared to give it up because that is a sure fire way for me to fail.
I am going to be quite strict with myself to begin with and track my calories, exercise and carbs. I’m hoping after a while I won’t need to be so strict with myself once I’ve got the visual of quantities seared into my brain. …and if I slip …well I’ll have all the tools to get myself back in check.
Enough muttering now though time to keep on keeping on.
Good Luck where ever you are in the world with your eating journey.