This is such an exciting time!
I’m rewriting a previous post I did on Spring Training
a couple of years ago.
Hope that’s okay. Nothing has changed.
I’m still a big-time Cardinal Fan! :)
This has got to be my favorite time of year.
The weather is starting to warm up some, buttercups begin to bloom, and Cardinal Baseball is on the air. That lets me know that baseball season and summer time is just around the corner.
Almost every evening is spent in the kitchen preparing dinner and cleaning up while listening to a Cardinal baseball game. After my shower, hair still up in a towel, it’s off to the porch swing with a glass of iced tea to enjoy the warm summer evening and listen to Mike Shannon call the play-by-play on the radio.
So whether you’re cheering for the Yankees, the Cubs, or the Cardinals, or whichever MLB team…sit back, relax, grab a hotdog and let Spring Training begin!
Another BIG Cardinal fan was my late father-in-law, Freddie “Papa” Golden. Every evening you’d find him sitting in his bedroom or the darkened dining room with the radio turned down low listening to the Cardinals play.
Grandma would come through and fuss at him. She didn’t like his attention to be on the ballgame instead of her! ;) Grandma misses him today. I’m sure if she could turn back time, she’d let him enjoy those few hours that gave him so much pleasure.
Love and miss you, Papa!
Papa & Grandma Golden
Who’s YOUR team? :D
Here’s where I was this past weekend!
When the desire for something warm, chocolaty and sweet hits me, I usually want it homemade.
My family likes the individual Molten Chocolate Cakes I make for them. So do I! But…I don’t need the sugar, so I set about making something similar for myself.
I checked to see what ingredients I had on hand and this is what I came up with. I had no idea if this would work without flour or an egg, but guess what?! It did!
It’s actually very yummy, especially with a little sugar free ice cream on top. The individual serving size is just the right amount for a single serving. It satisfies and when its gone…it’s gone.
On hand I had cream, cocoa, granulated Splenda, unsweetened coconut and vanilla.
In a small cup, I mixed about 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream and 2-3 teaspoons of cocoa together. It became mousse-like. I added Splenda to taste and about a tablespoon of unsweetened coconut. I know this all sounds kinda weird, but it worked for me! lol
I lightly buttered my little baking dish and spread the mixture on the bottom and a little up the sides.
I put it in a 400º toaster oven for about 15 minutes. The crust on top looked just like a brownie! And inside it was all gooey. Yum-yum!
See all that warm, gooey, yumminess!
(Note: Just as I was going to press “Publish” yesterday, the electricity went off, so I’m a day late. )
What a gorgeous day it is!
I hope your’s is too where ever you may be!
Its spring its spring
Oh I just can’t wait
To find fruits on the vases
And flowers on my plate
I want to hear the warm sun
And feel the robin singing
Watch the scent of the flowers
And smell the butterflies flying
Its spring its spring
I’m so full of glee
For the people will bloom
And the flowers will be happy
The gray fields shall be covered
With the magic of the meadow
And the brown sky shall be painted
With the blossoms of the rainbow
Its spring its spring
How can I be blue?
For it is the time of spring
And only the spring brings you
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you
Happy Birthday to one of my dearest friends, Laura!
Here’s a Lime Jello Salad I made
just in time for this holiday!
My Quick Lime Jello Salad
1 cup small curd full fat cottage cheese
1 small box of sugar free lime jello
1/2 cup of whipping cream
Dissolve jello in lightly beaten whipped cream, add the cottage cheese and mix well. Pour into small container and chill until set.
* This is pretty rich and I’m only able to eat about 1/3 of a cup at a time. It was nice for a quick treat, but nothing like Mom’s Lime Jello Salad with pineapple, marshmallows and nuts! Her’s was the best.
My 2 week Induction period is over!
I lost a total of 6.5 lbs in those 14 days!
Today I woke up to another .5 lb loss, so it’s slow, but I’ll take it! :)
My clothes are looser and I feel pretty good right now, so I think I’ll stick to it.
I’ll try to get back to regular posting on the home page, but will try to update my induction page regularly. Hope you stick around!
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Once again I’ve found myself super busy. It’s rush season in the screen printing business, so that means it’s harder to post. It’s even harder to take a decent lunch hour! lol
Anyway, maybe I’m being too impatient. Common sense told me I probably wouldn’t lose more than my first Induction 10 years ago, when I lost 7 lbs.
Maybe I should be happy that I’ve lost 6.5, but it is a little disappointing after all my effort. I’d love to lose 10-15 lbs in 4 weeks. Hopefully that will be doable.
Here’s my Sunday dinner and dessert. Both are supposed to be Induction Friendly. The cake is something I won’t have often. I wasn’t overly impressed with it and think I prefer my *Baked Fudge.
For more on these recipes and my progress, please check my Induction Page.
*My Baked Fudge is a recipe that I threw together one evening several months ago when I wanted a sugar free warm chocolaty treat. I will be sharing the very easy recipe real soon.
Sorry to lump these days together, but I was out of pocket yesterday due to my Mom-in-Love being in the hospital.
SET-BACKS AND OFF-DAYS
I guess we all have them…hope I’m not alone. So often I’ve felt like a failure when it comes to losing weight, so a set-back or an off-day can seem fairly depressing. I know I must get back on the wagon, so to speak, so I’m trying to mentally plan and prepare for another week of Induction.
This morning I had a Grilled Onion and Cheddar Omelet for breakfast. I’ll share that recipe with you today.
(Note: Please pardon the bad cell phone pics right now. Thanks!)
Grilled Onion and Cheddar Omelet
2 large eggs
1 T diced onion
2 oz grated cheddar cheese
1 T cream
1 T butter
salt and pepper
Preheat your non stick skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter until melted. Throw the diced onions in and sautee until tender, which is usually a few minutes. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
With a fork, beat the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour the eggs into the skillet and cook until set. Flip over, add the onions and cheddar cheese on to one side of the omelet and fold over. Sprinkle a little shredded cheddar on top and place on a serving plate. (This is the way my big brother taught me to make omelets years ago. Some people flip over and some don’t, so cook it however you’re comfortable doing.)
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Down that half pound today.
It’s nothing unusual to play around with a few pounds. Maybe my body is fighting hard to break beyond that barrier that has been so impossible to get beyond over the past few years.
I talked to my friend who started a week before me and she’s down another 1.5 for a total of 10.5 in right at 3 weeks! She is so excited.
For menus and updates…check my Induction Page.
If you’re on Induction or low carb, feel free to leave your losses in your comments. I’m excited to hear your achievements!
I up a half a pound and that’s not a surprise.
I knew this week would be tough as I’m breaking into “new” ground.
I’m looking for a better number tomorrow! :)
For lunch today…
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Surprised and happy to find myself down .5 this morning.
I thought I ate too much yesterday.
This is my supper from last night:
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Induction Week 2 has arrived!
So far I’m down 5.5 lbs.
I am anxious to see how I will do this week. We’ll see.
This is not what I had for lunch, but what I want for supper, real soon!
I’m finishing my first week and I must say I’m excited. I’m feeling better, so that’s good. Got my One-a-Days so I’m ready to go!
My lunch today…
I’m down . 5 lbs this morning for a total of 5.5 which is wonderful for my first week. I’m kind of expecting a gain, just because that’s me. This next week I’ll be losing new numbers, if you know what I mean. It’s been a while since I lost more than 5 lbs and got lower than I am, so we’ll just see what happens.
Since it is Induction, I’m going to try to keep my meals as simple and low carb as possible. I may try some Induction recipes next week.
I did have a Mock Danish this morning and that’s as adventurous as I’ve gotten so far. I don’t want to fall back into the dangerous habit or trying to make fancy (or semi-fancy ) dishes to keep myself from getting bored. Actually I’m not bored at all with my food, just maybe a little with water and what little flavored water I’m drinking.
For menus and more info, see my Induction Page.
Feeling much better this morning…not nearly as weak as yesterday. I was down a pound, so that felt good! :)
For breakfast, I had a Mock Danish. I’ve tried this recipe once before, but this time it was much better. I will be posting my recipe and instructions on this blog soon.
In the meantime, here’s a bad cellphone pic to give you an idea of how it looked.
Also, there’s an instruction video and updates on my Induction Page.
Thanks for hanging with me!
Woke feeling very weak this morning. I think my sugar may be too low, so I had a small piece of longhorn cheese and about 8 oz of diet pepsi for the first time in 5 days in effort to feel a little better.
For breakfast, I cooked some bacon in the oven and my hubby fried me 2 eggs. Now that I’ve eaten a little, I feel somewhat better, but still a little weak.
I think I’ll pick up some of those good multi-vitamins today.
I think I need new scales, too. My weight was all over the scales this morning, so I’m claiming that I just stayed the same.
Maybe that whoosh is coming! :)
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