Happy Friday! Everyone loves themselves a good Friday. Except if you work night shift on a Friday, then that shits got to suck. But lets rewind the clock back to Thursday.
Thursday set itself up to be a beautiful day, well beautiful to me cause there is nothing better than a windy, cold overcast day. The ultimate day to lie in bed, snuggle in the doona and fill your belly with soul warming treats. However when your at work that can't really happen, so I was counting down the hours till I could go home. The moment I stepped in my house it was like my brain went crazy for food. Not just any type of food but specifically chocolate, lollies, hot chips and gravy. I decided to make a hot scroll with ham, cheese and tomato to fight the cravings and it worked a little bit, although I felt like eating 10 more of those scrolls. I started having an inner monologue of "just go to red rooster and get some hot chips", "just go to woolies and get a chocolate".. I decided to go to my parents to take my mind off it. Worst.decision.ever... As I walked through the door I saw a huge box of favourites sitting on the table. Then I opened the fridge to get a drink of water and there was a packet of lollies that in the past I would buy every week.
It was tough, but I made it through the night without giving in. I did have some of the kids lcm bars to try and tame my sugar urge and I wouldn't say that it actually worked but it was better than nothing. I had the kids in bed really early because I thought the best thing I could do was go to sleep so I wasn't going to break all my hard work. Just before I closed my eyes a friend sent me a link for a sugar free chocolate ball. I made a deal with my stomach that if it stopped being an a$$hole and craving sugar, this would be its reward.
Now back to Friday.
I started the day with poached eggs, avocado, tomato and goats cheese. It really hit the spot. For lunch I had peanut butter on sour dough bread and a glass of milk. Then I put the 1 year old down for her sleep and things got serious. It was on!!! Cooking Round 2!! Who will come out victorious!!
I had a grudge to settle with those Anzac biscuits but first I had to make those chocolate balls. The recipe asked for 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of rice malt syrup, 1/2 cup of caoca powder and 1/2 cup of almond meal. It also said to add in protein powder, but i'm not the biggest fan of the taste.
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! These were the answer to the dessert saga I have been looking for.
I can't put into words how delicious and perfect these were. I ate two and my brain told me I should stop and I felt satisfied. This is a totally new concept to me. In the past I would eat anything sweet until I felt sick. There was no off switch.
The 6 year old hated them for the record, but to me these seriously were the bomb.
Back to the Anzac biscuits, lets just say i came out victorious. Perfect all round!! In your face Tuesday night Anzac Biscuits.
I also decided to try a new recipe of 3 teaspoons of caoca powder, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted) and mixed them together. I then added some corn puffs to them. They were really good too.
So today I made sugar free sweet treats. Winning!!!
The funny thing is from my little taste testing sessions and big breakfast and lunch I really wasn't hungry come dinner. I just grazed on some cheese, tomato and spinach and felt content.
SO tomorrow marks 3 weeks - 21 DAYS and I am about to have the biggest test of all! Girls night out!! Dinner and drinks. Am I scared? A little? But I feel that i'm educated enough to make the right decisions. The worst part is that the place we are going for dinner, I have wanted to go there for over a year, as there dessert is to die for. However, every time we tried to make a booking we could never get in. And as luck would have it, the first time we can get a booking I'm bloody sugar free!!!
I'm also wondering how I'm going to cope with the drinks thing. Shots?? We all know how that will end... well anyone who knows me knows how amazing, awesome, hilarious and good looking I become when I do shots. Also been known to spew my ring up too.... So tonight before I go to bed I will be researching my alcohol options!
Will let you know how my night out goes!! Wish me luck!