Friday, November 25, 2011

NOV 25th Pink Friday

Good Afternoon Journal & Friends,

Yesterday was wonderful and peaceful, and today is not Black Friday for me... I'm in the Pink today! :-) 

It was a quiet day for MyGuy and me. We had the usual turkey meal, only with all on plan food, including a pumpkin-based dessert. I stayed low carb, sugar/gluten/grain-free, but didn't bother to count calories. I know I ate over my 1600, but didn't stress it. Today... back to business as usual. I like that... makes me feel almost "normal"... whatever that is!

For Friday Favorites I wanted to share a fun thing. Recently I had been jonesing for a hot dog, with a bun and all! Actually, a chili cheese dog, to be exact. So... I sent for this fun hot dog bun maker (I know, I know, it's a twinkie maker... but it makes great hot dog buns!!) :-D

And guess what?? It worked like a charm! Here they are:

I used a recipe for hamburger buns made with flaxseed meal which was sugar/gluten/grain-free, and it tasted very nice and the extras freeze well. 

And here are our chili dogs... we used nitrate free natural dogs and bean-free chili, and they were scrumptious:

I'll be honest... it does take a little more work to go sugar/gluten/grain-free, plus low carb. You can't just run right out and buy baked stuff. If I really want it, I have to find a recipe, make sure I have all the ingredients, and then bake it myself. But the book Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis gave me some renewed oomph to stay on track and not talk myself out of it.  

Besides... think about it. Having to bake stuff myself is sort of an automatic way of reducing the amounts of it I eat! Too much work to eat it all the time, LOL! So when I DO have it, it's a nice change, and we really enjoy it.

From Dr Phil's book: "Weight is managed, not cured."

My verse for today: "May your unfailing love be my comfort..."

My quote for today: "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." --Epictetus

Enjoy the Journey,


DAY 830 


Christine said...

looks good. imagine if we had to make every component of every meal. lol. no wonder the pilgrims were skinny!

Anonymous said...

This post made me chuckle. :)


M Pax said...

Glad you had a great holiday, Loretta!

Those chili dogs look great. Yum.

I learned to really lighten up Thanksgiving, too. We're still eating leftovers. That's the plan for tonight, too. Yum.

Glad you're staying on plan.

carla said...

annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd jealous of the quiet day :)

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