Now for your regularly scheduled blogging…
It’s official. My breakfast bagelwich has transcended breakfast and is now acceptable for every meal. As demonstrated by the fact that I wanted to dig into my lunch at 9:30 a.m., just knowing that this bagelwich was waiting for me had me looking forward to my lunch all morning.
I topped a toasted Thomas’ cinnamon raisin bagel thin with two slices of muenster cheese before microwaving it for 15 seconds (my work doesn’t have a toaster oven). After adding a smear of raspberry jelly to one half of the bagel, the sandwich was ready!
Zucchini slices topped with Italian dressing served as my side.
I’m just waiting for the day when I’ll finally get sick of this bagelwich. I’m not sure it will ever happen.
No Sweets: Week One
A couple of you have asked me how my no sweets throughout Lent commitment is going. Thankfully it’s going very, very smoothly. I think this is due, in large part, to the fact that I basically gave up desserts and didn’t swear off sugar entirely.
While I cannot have ice cream, I can still have yogurt with honey and berries. Though I cannot have a milkshake, I can still have a protein-packed smoothie.
Since it has only been a week, I haven’t been faced with too much temptation, but I have noticed a couple of random changes I’ve personally made since forgoing sweets:
- I chew more gum. I’m already a gum-chewing addict, but I’ve added a couple more sticks into my daily gum-chewing habit.
- I eat more nuts. After dinner, when I might otherwise eat something sweet, I’ve been enjoying nuts… and lots of them. I went through an entire jar of nuts by myself last week in three days. Let’s just say I wasn’t stopping at one or two portions. I’m now trying to be more cognizant of eating nuts in more reasonable amounts, not just mindlessly munching on them like it’s cool.
- I crave more fats. I’m not sure if eliminating sweets (and therefore some added fats) from my diet has sparked this, but I find myself really craving greasy foods like buttery popcorn. I’m not sure what that’s all about, but bring on the butter! 😉
If you gave up something or added something positive to your life for Lent, how are things going for you?
Before signing off for the afternoon, I must leave you with a link for the most hysterical pictures of Basset Hounds running. Click it. They’re awesome. (#40 is my favorite!)