Happy Almost-Weekend! (Day 104)

I miss my oven so much! It’s amazing how much you miss something you never clean or pay attention to until they almost catch fire. It’s like feet.

Not that I’ve caught those on fire. Recently.

See that picture? That is to be the amazing crock pot breakfast casserole I’m sharing Tuesday. I would share Monday, but I have three more cookie recipes coming your way, and I don’t want to flood you with cookies AND casseroles.

Of course, I might be persuaded with haiku…

Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.

Thursday, December 6

I ate this:
Breakfast: Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: Skipped. I was too full from breakfast.
Dinner: Three small bowls of a new soup recipe (it’s that good)…

 Cleaning for sure. The stove incident left my kitchen messy. Which means about how it typically looks.

Notes: I am always so full after eating fat and protein, so it is hard for me to eat much more than I am now. I am a firm believer in eating when hungry and stopping when no longer hungry, so I don’t like force feeding myself food when I feel happy, satisfied and I’m losing weight.

What I learned:

Even though I had a carbier salad on Tuesday, today is Thursday and I’m down 4 pounds since Monday. How does that happen?

How can a few black beans, a few kernels of corn, a smattering of corn strips, and a few breaded jalapenos (to the tune of almost 40 total carbohydrates) result in a four pound loss?

Could it be that sticking to low-carbohydrate days of 20 net or less works for me when I keep my body guessing with slightly higher low-carbohydrate days? I guess we’ll see! My own experiment continues on.

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  1. The crock pot breakfast link never worked for me! Can you please repost!!!
    Thanks! Kim

    • Hi there! It was released prematurely so I had to yank it back. Blurg! I am posting it for realsies early next week.

      • One thing about those premature recipe posts – it sure fires our interest! I’m looking forward to the crock pot breakfast casserole recipe, too. We’ve got couchsurfers due soon & I think that might be just the thing for breakfast the morning they’re here! [For those that don’t know about it already, check out CouchSurfing at couchsurfing.org – it’s a great way to travel and meet new people.]

        • You are so cool to let people come and stay with you! I like to keep my house kind of messy, and I am a control freak. I’m not sure I could be as open as you are. Plus my boys would have to wear pants. There would be protests.

          I hate the posts that go out prematurely. I am so careful to double check, but I screwed up on this one. I feel immense guilt. Guilt! I do.

  2. The breakfast casserole looks great, can’t wait for that recipe. AND I certainly hope you are going to share that yummy soup recipe with us??!! This time of year, I am always interested in a good soup. So comforting.

  3. I had that happen last week. I was out of apples for 4 days. I eat apples and peanut butter for breakfast. Switched to very thinly can see thru it sliced sourdough bread and bacon and mozzarella cheese heated in a pan (think grilled cheese but with one slice bread). Ate that for 3 days and lost 4 pounds. Went back to apples & PB for 4 days, then bread & cheese, and lost 2 more. Go figure!

  4. i used a toaster oven for 3 yrs, it was awful

    • I had one when we were first married. It would be hard for me to cook for a lot of picky people with one now. There’s not enough room for all the disappointment a new cauliflower casserole would deliver unto them.

  5. hiya sweet kitchen goddess and maker of all thing low carb and TRES yummie 🙂 What (if anything) can be used if you don’t have a crockpot?? (never even seen one over here in the Netherlands) xx from a snowy and COLD Amsterdam

  6. Joan Sedely says

    Breakfast casserole
    ill-timed release

    (my first ever haiku =>0 )

  7. Nalita Fernandes says

    Hi there, just wanting to know if you are counting calories also or are you just limiting your carb intate to 20 net or less per day? Thanks

    • Hi there, Nalita! I am positive I am limiting calories most days. I don’t count calories, but for me, they do matter to a degree, absolutely. That might not be the case for others, but we’re all so different.So, no, I don’t count calories, but I do keep my carbohydrates low, save for on the days I up them slightly (it seems to keep the weight loss moving along at a steadier clip).

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