I am finding the only time I'm thinking about something sweet is straight after my meals. Its like my brain is tallying up the contents I have just put in my stomach and realises that its favourite ingredient is missing. But its only Day 2 and my willpower is strong. If my research is right, it says that it takes 2 weeks for actual sugar cravings to pass. Thats 12 days to keep fighting.
I did learn the hard way today that you need all temptations out of sight. I had packed all my sugar goodness into bags and just had to drop them off to their new home but I'm a tad lazy and carrying all those shopping bags (16 worth for the record) seemed really hard! So I just moved them into the laundry. Everything was all good until the 1 year old walked past them and spied her fav biscuits and the wrath of Satan was bought upon me. I took them off her and said yucky.. and if she could talk, I'm sure she would have said "the only thing that will be "yucky" will be your face if you don't give me those biscuits." She screamed and she cried and then started tearing through the bags looking for them. ( I kept saying "all gone"). This lasted for about an hour. It was then I realised that I should have made up some replacement biscuits. I really wasn't as prepared as I thought. I offered her everything I could find in the fridge and even offered to buy her not 1 but 10 ponies and a unicorn, but she only wanted her biscuits. I checked the sugar content and realised 1 biscuit was about 1 teaspoon of sugar (she is only meant 3 in a day). My headache was loving the screaming and I'm pretty sure the neighbours were getting worried. So I halved the biscuit and gave in. Then I got my ass into the kitchen and made those bloody hobnobs so this would not happen again. I also marched those 16 shopping bags out to my car and banished those bloody tiny teddies from my house forever.
I also played sport tonight and my energy levels on a scale of 1-10 would have sat at a 5. I felt very flat and being a competitive person and knowing I'm not playing my best is disappointing. I'm hoping this picks up because I need something to give me a kick thats for sure.
So how did my meals go?
COCONUT AND PUMPKIN MUFFINS.
I knew these had been given the seal of approval by the 1 year old food critic from the night before. As she had banished my sausages and veges from her life and insisted on muffin with cheese and chicken. Once again my reaction to the muffin was "oh, ummm yeh, thats umm nice.." Like the paleo bread, it wasn't bad but I was hoping for a "Best Muffin Eva" moment. But alas it didn't happen. I did end up putting some natural yoghurt on it to spice it up and that did help. I don't know if its because I am not really a big breakfast person or if I'm more of a bacon and eggs kinda girl but these two recipes have been pretty bland to me. I really want this blog to be honest and you know I'm going to tell it how it is, but I do realise that my tastebuds might be different to yours. Therefore at the end of the week I am going to have a guest blogger (my brother). I am going to get him to taste all the foods I've eaten this week and give them a rating. My brother is pretty health conscious, likes to work out, has given up sugar before but also has a sweet tooth that likes to rear its ugly head at times. Like that time he was craving a sweet hit, but didn't have anything to work with so he improvised and ate some weet bix with jelly crystals smothered all over them... There was also that time he consumed a whole packet of arrowroot biscuits and ruined christmas for the family because we couldn't make rum balls. Yep, so if anyone is going to know his shiz, its my little brother!
Oh hell yeh!! I don't know if it was because I was hungry, or the fact that I do enjoy sausage (ahem.. out of the gutter please). But this lunch was sensational.. Some may call it a sausage sanga, but I like to give it a little class and call it "heaven on bread". I had eagerly been eyeing off the sour dough bread on top of the fridge and knew today was the day.. (which is great that I managed to hold off 1 whole day... ). I didn't want this to be just a bogan sausage sanga.. Nope, this was going to be the sandwich of kings. I added avocado, kale, goats cheese, left over sausage and sprinkled with some apple cider vinegar and it was sahhhhh good! The only thing that I wasn't happy about, was that I tried to make my presentation look a little bit more respectable. The bloody cheese kept slipping off the bread, and the kale just wouldn't work with me. The food by the time I got to it was cold. Thanks Manu.... Also because I was farting around trying to make it look pretty, I forgot that I was meant to be getting my hobnob biscuits out of the oven..So the first batch was burnt... just perfect.... All because I was trying to make a sausage sandwich look pretty for a picture.. Lucky it was a great sandwich or the guy who came to deliver a parcel whilst I was mourning my burnt biscuits may have copped a biscuit to the temple.
This meal could have been a disaster. Not because of the recipe, just because crap kept going wrong. I planned to do this dish in the slow cooker and have it ready to eat when I finished Oztag tonight. However pretty much everything that could go wrong did. I had cut up about 1/2 of the beef chunks and put them into the pot when the 1 year old woke up. I stopped what I was doing to go get her out of her cot and in that short period of time, the cat jumped through the window (which I had opened because there was such a beautiful breeze) and helped itself to the meat waiting to be cut up.... I didn't let it upset me, I just pegged a teatowel at it, called it some choice words and looked on the bright side that it was only feeding 2 anyway. So I continued cutting up the vegetables and then I came to that dam potato dilemma... do I or don't I. I decided not to for this week and replaced it with sweet potato.. I didn't even get stressed when I realised I had bought chicken broth and not beef broth.. Thats ok I can substitute it for water and gravy mix. I checked the labels and it was ok to use. I turned on the slowcooker and 2 hours came back to check on it and realised I had forgotten to put in the peas, the spices and pretty much half the ingredients in, because there they were sitting underneath the teatowel that I had pegged at the cat...
So knowing that I was about to eat $6 beef chunks, 2 carrots, 1/2 a sweet potato.,1/2 onion, a tablespoon of gravy and 2 cups of water. With no oils, no spices, no potato, no basil, no beef broth (the list goes on) I was pleasantly surprised when it tasted AMAZING!! So so good! The beef melted in my mouth and everything just worked so well. It was so good!! I was surprised! Yay to the cat for being an a$$hole!! The one year old only ate 5 spoonfuls of pureed beefstew. And she insisted on eating it only when her Uncle would pretend to eat it and then let off a massive burp. Those two are all class.
Not tonight I'm still traumatised from the raspberry ripple.
Be prepared for the wrath of baby satan if they spy their favourite "sugary treat"
Playing a team sport and not being on top of your game is very disappointing
Squeezing lemon in water has been tricking my tastebuds into thinking I'm maybe drinking soft drink
Its day 2 and I still haven been offered a modelling contract, i'm not a size 0 yet nor has my hair got that catwalk glamour... must be happening tomorrow
Sausage sangas rock my world
Half-assed stew is the bomb
Everything still tastes really creamy no matter what I'm eating
The cat better watch its back
I love lamp.
Day 3 come at me!!!