On the Rocks!

Lovin’ those rocks!

I like chocolate! But then, who doesn’t? I prefer milk chocolate. Though I will force myself to eat the dark stuff, my cut-off point is 70%. And I need that to have those little, sweet, crystallized, intensely fruity bits in it. I like my chocolate cold. So I store it in the fridge.

I like cookies too. But only when chocolate is involved. It can be chocolate chips. But better yet, I like my cookies to be totally covered in a thick layer of the stuff. Since I like my chocolate cold, I store my chocolate cookies in the fridge too. If I have cookies with zero chocolate content, I break my cold chocolate bar into squares. So that I can pop a square on top of each deficient cookie. It’s almost like healthy homemade, eh! 😜

I don’t drink milk. Or at least not those low-fat fat versions. I might have an occasional glass of the full-fat, high-octane stuff with a sandwich. Or with dinner. Sometimes when I’m thirsty. And, of course, I just can’t eat a cookie, especially a chocolate cookie, without milk. Milk & cookies just go together, don’t they? It’s like some kind of rule.

I like my milk cold too. Very cold. Ice cold, actually. So I add ice. Just a couple of cubes, I’m not talking a frozen milkarita here! I don’t want to dilute that delicious creamy fat content too much.

Ice cold milk & chilled chocolate cookies! Mmmmmm! πŸ₯›πŸͺπŸ₯›

I think that bloody ice is ruining my diet! πŸ€ͺ

Results … Month #26

Unbelievable! 😜😁

I was on vacation last week, local driving only allowed without quarantine, & I really enjoyed myself. That’s fat-person code for “I stuffed my face the whole time”! In my defense we were in Cape Breton & it’s tough not to have seafood. At least twice a day. The seafood wasn’t the issue, of course, but the stuff that accompanied it might have been a problem. Especially the desserts! 😜

If you ever get the chance, when this whole pandemic is behind us, seize any opportunity you can to visit the island wonderland that is Cape Breton.

Nature’s beauty & bounty, with Acadian & Scots Gaelic flavours!

But enough of that, let’s get back to this month’s weigh in. I had no warning that the battery was on the way out. But I’ll admit that I was overjoyed to see, instead of a big number, a big “LO” on the scale this morning. Fortunately, I didn’t have a spare battery available so I’m starting off this month thinking that my weight is low & that I don’t need to worry about it! πŸ˜‚

Okay, I know I’m being silly. But let me take a little pleasure from it. Just for a bit.

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world & that you’re getting through all the complications & limitations of living with the pandemic. I’ve adjusted to many of the restrictions pretty well, but I’m definitely struggling on the dietary front. Maybe this month I’ll find the key to losing weight, while enduring this new normal.

Have a great September & stay safe out there.

Is This Dangerous?

The First Wok Creation!

Got around to trying out the new wok last night. Along with the new silicone spatula that I picked up at the same time. Both were a huge success. Great heat transfer to the wok so yes, it works really well with induction. The spatula has a slightly rounded front edge. The shape just about matches the contour of the wok, so it’s perfect for rounding up the errant little bits trying to climb the walls & escape. Unfortunately, with the softer silicone material, you lose the sound effects of the spatula beating the crap out of the wok! Small price to pay for everything else being so good though. The stainless steel isn’t coated with a non-stick surface, but nothing stuck to it. And my first stir-fry was mouth-wateringly, unbelievably, ridiculously delicious!

But … was it safe?

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten that much, nor that variety, of vegetable, all at one sitting, before. Ever!

I must have had more than a dozen different veggies in there. And I just now noticed the pic, it’s amazing that none of them were red or orange, eh! I did add some shrimp but, otherwise, this is almost vegetarian eating, isn’t it?

I don’t know what’s going on here. This shift towards veggies is unnerving me a bit!?! 😜

And …

Is it even safe to eat that much vegetable matter all at once!?! πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚

Results … Month #24 & Canada Day!

Snap!

Exactly the same as last month but, given how things have been going during the COVID lockdown, that’s a good thing! First month during the pandemic that I haven’t gained 10 lbs!

But what does that mean?

No clue. But who cares? I’ll take it!

I did, however, order a wok online. No clue what’s going on with that either. I’m just trusting my subconscious is doing the right thing. Or it’s just my shopaholic gene cutting in! Regardless, I’m hoping it’ll inspire me to do something better in July. Though I’ve had “induction ready” products not work on my stove before too! Fingers crossed this will work & I’ll be wokking & rolling this new month.

And that’s enough of that nonsense for today, because today is Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

A Diet of News

A Cure for News!?!

Finally figured out what’s going wrong with my diet over the past several months. I’m watching too much news!

Watching the news on the CBC, or any Canadian channel for that matter, I need chips. It seems like when I watch CNN, I eat cookies. Switch to Fox & it’s donuts. The BBC has me craving scones. With jam & clotted cream, of course! I’m miserably failing to focus on my French lessons now too, but I sometimes watch the French news on TV5. With closed captions on, naturellement! Then I wonder why I’m digging out my crΓͺpe maker from the back of the cupboard? πŸ€ͺ

Recently, once I recognized my problem, I thought I’d try watching Bloomberg instead. That was going great ’til I found myself regretting that I hadn’t bought shares in the hot stock of a car rental company seeking bankruptcy protection. As I questioned my sanity, one eye on the ticker, I caught myself making silver dollar pancakes for breakfast! 😁

I ate out yesterday, for the first time in 3 months. I was so excited that I made all the wrong choices. The food was blah, the service only okay, but the whole experience was so great! With half the tables removed, & all the staff wearing facemasks, it was just a little weird though. But getting out was a joy. It was great to talk to real people, not on a screen. I stuffed my face but … unbelievably … the scale didn’t punish me this morning. I might have to do more of this. Is dieting all just a mind game!?!

This is probably not going to be a good month but I feel I need to support local businesses as they gradually try to get back to normal! 😜

PS … Working on my reopening shopping list for next weekend. Imagine … a visit to a mall! Woohoo! πŸ˜‚