Friday, March 23, 2012
It’s not really Friday is it? Seriously—how is that possible? Feels like this week just flew on by.
Well, it is Friday. And since I didn’t update y’all on the Eat It Real Challenge last week, I guess I better fill you in (see first update here). After all, you’re all sitting on the edge of your seats dying to know how we’re coming along, huh? My family has been getting a kick out of our endeavors and some of them experienced the experiment first hand as we treated them to a meal from scratch. All the way down to the cream puffs for dessert.
I’ll start by being honest. This current week has been the weakest week of all. Last week we continued to carry on strong by making homemade tortillas (which were amazing) and homemade pizza. Even the pizza sauce was from scratch and ZOMG was it good. Seriously good. I couldn't even think to take a picture until we were packaging up the leftovers!
The struggles: The struggles are still lunch and snacks. Especially now that I’ve discovered Easter candy is out and about. I cannot resist those Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies (Sweetarts) for the life of me. Thank goodness the malt ball eggs are already gone so I don’t have to worry about eating any more of them. BUT, this little project wasn’t about dieting, so I’m trying not to be so hard on myself. And I’m not sure what my struggle is with lunch! I guess it all boils down to not having made bread for sandwiches, though lunch meat is processed, and not really knowing what else to bring to work with me besides leftovers. I’ve been down to the cafeteria more this week than I have in a long time.
Breakfast has been better though—I’m still eating the Crockpot Steel-cut Oats and have grown to like them quite a bit! I didn’t have any last Friday for breakfast so I resorted to a pack of my normal oatmeal (Maple and Brown Sugar Instant) and couldn’t believe how much it was like eating glue. YICK! During the weekends Scott and I have continued our breakfast traditions and discovered a pretty dang yummy pancake recipe (will have to ask Scott for link). We did attempt waffles but need to experiment more as I preferred our normal Krustez box kind.
But did I mention the tortillas?
Now…some frequently asked questions.
Do I feel better physically? Honestly no (not that I feel bad...). But I think that the Easter candy doesn’t help in that department.
Have I lost any weight? Well, I did and then I didn’t. Again, I’m going to blame the blasted Easter candy. And I don’t think that the initial weight loss (of like two pounds) could really be attributed to the eating. Trust me—I was eating my weight in bread, and spaghetti, and pizza, and… as it all tasted so much better than the other stuff.
Have I seen an increase or decrease in grocery bills? Not really. Well, maybe a bit of a decrease but I'm not really sure. I have noticed that I spend more time on the periphery of the grocery store, which is what you're supposed to do. I have less in my cart, and if it weren't for the giant mirror I bought at Target and the dang baby formula, I'm guessing the bill would be lower.
My next and final update will be on April 7th. I'm still hoping to make some snacks--like ice cream and granola before then. And also try my hand at sandwich bread again. Dinners we have down pat--but the rest is still a work in progress.
What about you?! Is the Easter Candy getting to you as well? ;)