The Devil Invented Low-Fat Ice Cream



 Once in a while I take a tech break; no TV, no computer, just music, cooking, home
puttering, conversations with the kids, my dog, my husband. Yesterday  was sort of like my sabbath. It's
cleansing but it also means I didn't journal my eating. Today I can't
have breakfast until I journal. So yesterday I ate….

Breakfast: one egg omelette, English muffin with butter spray and strawberry preserve, 1/2 orange. coffee

Lunch: 1 cup chili with dollop of light sour cream, 1/2 orange.

Afternoon Snack: Steamed spiced apple cider.

At Wegman's,
where my husband and I do our shopping for the week, I detoured to the
coffee bar first thing. They provide a nifty beverage holder I snap
onto the shopping cart so I could sip on my hot cider while I cruise the aisles. Treating myself in this small way makes the chore of grocery shopping actually not such a chore.

Dinner: Four pan-seared sea scallops, with Iron Chef Sesame Garlic sauce, Uncle Ben's wild rice, stir-fried asparagus.

This meal
was really yummy, fast and easy.  Scallops are an iffy choice for a
family dinner. Ever since my kids were in kindergarten they usually eat what
the grownups eat or they starve. Sounds mean, but there was never time to cook a
separate meal for them and I was concerned that as adults their
future spouses would wonder why they only eat mac & cheese, hot dogs and pizza.
Last night  my teenagers and their guest for dinner each had a
scallop and pronounced it "not gross"

Evening Snacks: popcorn, three flats of graham crackers, hot chocolate, one shot of amaretto (sipped very slowly) a handful of almonds and cashews.

Not eaten all at once it was still more than I wanted to eat during that time between dinner and
bedtime. I was tired but wanted to stay up until my kids were back from
their evening activities. A friend of mine says look out for hunger when you are tired.
That's what happened to me last night. If I had just gone to bed when
my body was telling me to (around 9PM) I wouldn't have had the popcorn
or nuts. Thank God there wasn't any ice cream in the house!

PS. I did exercise yesterday! Before breakfast I ran/walked about 1 & 1/4 miles on my treadmill, twenty minutes. A good day.

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