Monday, February 18, 2013
The cat has been sick (threw up at least 6 times between 3:00 am and noon on Sunday), and for some reason that seemed like it should be "permission" to eat off plan. Doesn't work that way, of course, and I know it and knew it. It wasn't a big craving sort of thing, more just the idea floating through my mind that I was stressed/upset about Tanny and so it would be ok to eat comfort food. I didn't give in to it and it didn't change what I ate at all. It just surprises me that even after eight years or so eating low carb and decades of dieting I still have thoughts like that!
Yesterday was a bit of a splurge day, though. They had asparagus for 99 cents a pound, and I got a couple of pounds of it. I had most of a pound last night, parboiled (actually I nuked it and cooked it too long), ice bathed, and then baked with butter and parmesan. Sounds wonderful, but it wasn't all that great. Actually, I'm not all that fond of asparagus but I keep thinking that I am - or at least should be. Oh for the days when I was in high school and we would go out and pick asparagus from the irrigation ditches out in the country! We would take paper garbage bags (and they were bigger bags back then) and bring back several bags of the stuff. For free! The irrigation ditches are concrete now, so there's no more asparagus to pick.
So, Sunday I ate:
Breakfast - eggs scrambled in drippings; tea with splenda and gelatin
Lunch - salad - tuna, tomatoes, romaine, dressing
Supper - pork steak; asparagus with butter and parmesan
Evening tea - tea with splenda, gelatin and cream
Total cost of food eaten on Sunday - $4.30