Sunday I baked a cherry pie using some of those yummy sour cherries we picked and froze last summer. We had a fresh carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream. I could live on that ice cream and nothing else! Then Sunday night, Vince announced he wanted to start the Atkins Diet on Monday morning. OK . . I’ll do it too . as soon as that cherry pie is gone! I did eat an extra piece on Sunday night and then had a couple of slices on Monday but by Monday night, I committed to the diet too. It’s really easier and more encouraging for him if I’m suffering through it too and it’s surely not going to hurt me to do it seriously for a couple of weeks and then . . we’ll see how it’s going after a couple of weeks.
The main thing for which I’m thankful — I had already given up the soda. There’s no way I could face a diet and at the same time try to get myself off those 3 or 4 Dr. Peppers I was drinking each day.
Grocery shopping is quick . . though not painless with the cost of meat these days. Atkins Bars, Atkins shakes, lettuce and meat for the grill! Cooking is super quick. Vince throws something on the grill. I make a salad and steam broccoli or asparagus or fix one vegetable of some sort. Tonight we’ll have spaghetti squash. I made a triple batch of the Spicy Thai Soup and froze it in small portions and have been heating up a bowl of that each day for lunch. Today we’ll have an omelette with mushrooms and cheddar cheese.
My time in the kitchen is almost nothing these days and even though I’d love a bowl of ice cream, the diet is ok because it gives me more sewing time!