So obviously we arose at 3am this morning to get ready for the Dawn Service. I really wasn't hungry at that time of the morning and decided I would make a nice breakfast before we went to the march. However the 6 year old just wanted cereal, so I gave him natural puffed corn with milk and a splash of malt syrup and it was received just as well as his usual breakfast of Nutri-grain. I was hoping to make some toast but I realised that I had to wear a hat today in the march and my mountain of hair doesn't ever fit under a hat unless I wear it down. So I had to straighten it and then try and give it a bit of a curl (that fell out before I even got in the car). Eating or sporting a frizzy afro...... So no breakfast was had.
Before I quit sugar, if I hadn't eaten by a certain time I felt sick/spewy and I would have massive hunger pains. Since I started this journey, I feel full up until I'm about to eat and then its like my brain registers that its hungry.
When we got home from the march I grabbed a scroll that I had baked from yesterday (yes it was the malt syrup, cinnamon and walnut one) and enjoyed every morsel of it. Husband was making a lamb sandwhich from the leftovers but I knew there was left over toad in the hole from a couple of nights ago and I'm trying to be really conscious of not wasting food. The sausage smelt weird... like fish.. so I turfed the sausage and just ate the batter.... Probably not the most nutrious lunch but it hit the spot.
I took the 1 year old for an hour bike ride this afternoon. For the record I have a seat on my bike that the Queen rides in. If she was to ride her own bike, an hour ride would probably mean we made it out of the driveway..... I'm loving that I seem to have lots of energy. I don't know if this is because I have quit sugar or I have cut back on sporting commitments and bootcamp till the Oztag season is over, but it felt good!
Due to the bike ride and being up since 3am, I was shattered and a little hesitant to cook the butter chicken and Nann Bread, but the recipe said Prep time 10 min, 20 min cooking time. I wasn't about to get takeaway (and high fives for me we haven't had takeaway in 2 weeks) so I got stuck in. I'm so glad I did because it was delicious. Even the homemade Nann Bread was spectacular. The husband was raving about it (it may have been the Anzac Day Deck Beverages talking) but he was giving out much love to the food! I didn't have quinoa so I used brown rice. It suited it perfectly. It feels so good when meals just come together and taste bloody good (and you don't have to pick baking paper out of your teeth... dam you sausage rolls, dam you to pastry hell!)
Being a public holiday I couldn't go shopping today for next weeks food but I have done up a meal plan. However I was thinking I might try and change it up to suit what I still have left in the fridge and in the cupboard. I will post my weekly meal plan tomorrow.
And most importantly!!! Drummmmmm rollll!!!!!! I found something AMAZING at the shops!! It is like all my xmas wishes have come true and Santa is delivering imitiation nutella from the heavens. Yep I found some chocolate spreads that are made from malt syrup and are perfect for those quitting sugar. It is only recommended 2 tablespoons a day (umm that seems like a lot) . However Im going to use it to make some chocolate scrolls and a few other things. I opened up the regular cocoa one and dipped my finger in. It tasted great and I seriously deserved a medal because I put the lid on and haven't been back to it since. To be honest I don't feel like it but its great to know its there if I get desperate!! They are called Pure Harvest Cocoa2!!! Jump on it!!
So here we are 2 weeks!! 2 whole weeks!! I didn't even think I could last 2 hours let alone 2 weeks. I know it sounds cliche but if I can do it, then anyone can do it. If I can go from eating a chocolate bar every day and also having dessert every night, then its doable. This is the person who when she was on Weight Watchers used all her points on paddle pops, milky ways, turkish delights and would have steamed veges and chicken every night because I had hardly any points left. This is the person who can demolish a family size block of chocolate in one sitting.
So I will cliche it up, but this journey is so doable!!
Happy Anzac Day again!!