The Joy of Blueberries! My First Fruit in 7 Weeks.

The title here pretty much sums it up. I had about 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries this morning to go with the Atkin’s bar- “Sweet and Salty Almond”. I actually had 1 3/4 bars, for a carb total for breakfast of about 10 grams, counting my blueberry mini-feast. Lunch was a Peanut Butter/chocolate Atkin’s bar, and dinner was  chicken- over- salad, a  regular standby. I am allowed 25 grams of carbs now, but I think I still came in at 18-20. I guess it’s because I really didn’t have much of a lunch. I was busy doing errands for most of the day. I was surprisingly satisfied with the chicken salad dinner, and am not craving anything more. I have been really downing the water today, because I am tired of waking up with a dry mouth, feeling somewhat dehydrated. Or, am I just sleeping with my mouth agape? Lovely mental image.

I am looking forward to getting my dance on pretty soon with Dance Party 3, but in the meantime, I decided to try a little dessert idea. I am not sure if I love this, because it’s a bit too salty. Macadamias are a very low-carb, fatty little nut that I adore. I decided to mix a bit of the new fiber enriched Splenda and some unsweetened cocoa together in a bowl, then dip macadamias into butter, and then into the cocoa/Splenda mix. Pretty good, but I was missing the vanilla flavor, or anything to cut the saltiness, really. The Splenda seems to lend a bit of salty flavor to it, and I would like to keep working on this to see if I can do better, but it was OK. Frankly, I was OK with just the nuts alone, but thought I’d see if I could do something amazing with a low carb count. Back to the drawing board.

Last night, my husband actually ate like me! We both had rotisserie chicken and salad, and he said he didn’t want anything else. No bread, no pasta, no potatoes. That was nice. We both had plenty of energy for the rest of the evening, and – well, yeah. This is not an ‘adult’ blog, so I will leave it there.

Let’s just say it was a very good evening. 😉


One thought on “The Joy of Blueberries! My First Fruit in 7 Weeks.

  1. Well, I suppose it’s poor form to reply to your own posts, but I wanted to follow-up on the exercise/ Just Dance comment above. I DID actually do a fairly intense workout. I don’t really know how long I kept going, but past the point of “Congrats, you’ve walked across Central Park”, and also past “You’ve done the equivalent of 10 laps around Wimbley Field”, or words to that effect. I did the “Just Sweat” option, and did about , what- 5-6 songs?- under “extreme”. I wore myself out, but then did some serious stretching and all the push ups I could do- 7. (Haven’t done any for a long time). I felt really great. Today, I woke up feeling quite energetic and rested, and when I stepped on the scale, another pound down!! YES!! The lowest I’ve seen the scale since I started Atkin’s. So if anyone is wondering if exercise is going to get them out of a stall or turbo-charge their lives, I’d say MOST ASSUREDLY!!! Let’s move it, move it! For me, music is definitely the motivator to move. For some, competition is the key . For still others, a social environment (think- a walking or exercise ‘buddy’) is pivotal to staying motivated. Whatever it is that you LIKE to FEEL- incorporate that into your routine!
    Peaceful and serene your thing? Yoga, ballet, or nature walks. Competition? Volleyball or other team sports. Connected to the elements? Swimming, hiking, walking, biking. Overcoming challenges? Obstacle courses at the park, and track your progress. Self-disciplined? Karate, kick-boxing, wall-climbing.
    You get the idea.
    The other kicker? When you enjoy it, it’s not so hard to get motivated to do it and to keep it up!

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