This last week has been my worst food wise, yep trust the week we spend 2 grand on a bloody thermo-mix to be the week I lose my cooking mojo!
I feel like I've fallen off the wagon a little bit, more mentally then anything. I don't know if I'm in a bit of a rut or because Im nearly 7 weeks into quitting sugar that its lost its spark but I just had a week where everything seemed like a hassle. Honestly, if it wasn't for this blog keeping me accountable, I wonder if I would even try and cook half these meals at all. I am once again finding myself falling into the grab a piece of chocolate slice on the run, instead of stopping and actually making a proper meal scenario. Last time this happened (which wasn't that long ago... dammit) I vowed to make some savory snacks to keep in the fridge. I did do this, I made pizza scrolls, sausage rolls and they were gone quicker than I could keep up the demand, as everyone in the family wanted them. I just got to the point this week, where I opened the fridge and if it was sitting there ready to go then I ate it. No sugar stuff of course. Those cravings are long gone. (thank fruc)
I can't even blame sick kids this week or being tired. Its just purely come down to a week where I don't feel like cooking.
Don't get me wrong, the kids aren't licking peanut butter off spoons for dinner, or stealing other kids lunches at school because mum couldn't be assed cooking this week. I'm still cooking dinner every night and will happily make them any after school concoction their heart desires. I just can't be bothered making an effort for myself. Are other people like this? I spent a good 30min making the kids lunch boxes awesome but can't spend 30sec buttering some bread for myself.
An example of this, is this morning. I was up to my earhole with work to get done. I knew I had to stop and grab something to eat, as my stomach was starting to protest rather loudly for everyone to hear. Instead of making a sandwich or a salad, I just grabbed a piece of chocolate slice from the tin and that hoped it would tie me over till the afternoon. Of course I was really hungry by 4:30pm and once again thought I should make something light yet filling, but no I just grabbed a packet of fructose free chips out of the cupboard and ate them. At least writing this makes me fully aware how unhealthy this is and gives me a little kick up the bum to pull my head in once more.
My friend who visited me last week (the one who tried to shove cake in my mouth). Sent me a beautiful card apologising for coming across as rude towards my sugar free adventure. She finally read my blog and said she laughed when she realised how horrible she must have come across. She also sent me a voucher for Sarah Wilson's 8 week Sugar Program (as a sorry gift!! )This couldn't have come at a better time. It might be the thing I need to get my mojo back with some new recipes and a bit of direction. I honestly would NOT have paid the $150 to be part of the program myself. Just based on the fact there is so much free stuff out there for you to access and like I said previously, If you have already purchased her recipe ebooks, then surely there wouldn't be too many new things she has to offer BUT I would so loved to be proved wrong!!!! ( I really hope I'm proved wrong) Another good thing about me doing this program, is that I can also share my information with you guys and recipes that are similar if they can't be linked. Who knows, it might be the best $150 I never spent. It kickstarts Monday June the 8th!
Tomorrow I am attempting to make some chocolate mousse topped sponge cakes in prep for the 6 year olds birthday in a couple of weeks. I found the recipe here http://www.redhillrecipes.com/chocolate-mousse-topped-sponge-cupcakes-fructose-free/ Whilst I was also looking around the site, I came across some cinnamon rolls that I wouldn't mind having a go at for the kids lunch boxes too! Have a look around her website! Some great little recipes on there.!! It's a pity she stopped posting to this website 2 + years ago, because this lady really was talented!!
Heres to Friday, you awesome day you!!