It’s a beautiful Sunday. And I’m inside.
Okay, so it’s not pay week, which means no cruising around, no flea marketing, no beaching (so in other words, don’t expect a blog post next weekend!). And to top it off, it’s about 35 degrees Celsius according to my outdoor thermometer. Now, to be fair, this particular thermometer always runs a bit hot. Like me. I think that’s why I like it. It’s about as reliable as my scales.
According to my scales, I’ve lost about 8 pounds since I began keeping track (so maybe since Aprilish?)
Naturally, I think this is awesome. I won’t have to hold my head in shame when I go to the doctor. Or when I see that a high BMI will kill you.
Of course, my weight has been bouncing back and forth the last week or two within about a 6 pound range. I’m not sure if it’s bloating, or the old scale. All I know is that this happened while eating Nutella. Miracle? Possibly.
I haven’t really been doing much else, except trying to avoid liquid calories—even milk. I substitute a glass of no calorie water instead. I also try to limit myself to a serving of juice a day. (Sorry, people, but it’s not just pop that puts weight on you. So having all of that chocolate milk in schools isn’t exactly going to make the kiddos slimmer.)
Last night, I tried coconut oil for the first time ever. I haven’t decided if it’s healthier or not. It’s high in saturated fat, but some health bloggers and people suggest it’s more natural than margarine.
I fried my flax flour pancakes in it last night. They were quite tasty and you could taste a hint of coconut along with the delicious flax from Valley Flax Flour. I had two pancakes and they were super-filling. I really like filling food. Eating sugary cereal in the morning means I’m starving at about 9:30, so I have to eat high fibre foods. Like this:
Flax Flour Pancakes
- 1/2 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1/4 cup flax flour or seed
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon oil or butter
- 1/2 cup milk or substitute
- 1 egg
Mix the dry ingredients before making a well for your wet ingredients. Once it’s all whisked together, fry and enjoy!
Note this only makes enough for one or two hungry people, so I highly recommend doubling the batch!
I hope you have been having a great weekend! I know Jack has been enjoying himself: he’s become addicted to the internet (though I think he’s really a fan of the mouse).