Hi afreespirit thank you for the kind words .
I tried some steel cut oats yesterday with pumpkin , allspice , ginger , and cinnamon . I added a spoon full of sugar , but I think soon I won't feel I need to . I had no soda just water and a cup of green tea .
I mentioned this way of eating to a friend . she eats meat , but she eats a lot of meat free meals too . So I thought she'd be interested , but she kinda lumped it in with atkins and seems to think moderation with SAD is the only way to permanently lose weight . Next time I'll just not tell anyone unless they ask .
In the morning I'm going to local herb shop I've never been . They sell ezekiel bread and its so good . I'm thinking of making a spread with pureed pumpkin and spices to have on the bread with my daily cup of green tea . They also sell stevia I'm going to try some of that too.
I had big bowl of air popped pop corn today for breakfast . I have a odd schedule its almost 8pm here , but its morning time to me . My husband has worked third shift forever so I tend to drift to this schedule . I'll have a baked potato with spicy grits and beans later , some oats before I go to bed and maybe some more popcorn as a snack .
I've noticed that when I get hungry its sudden and not just a little hungry . So I'm trying to cook extra when I cook so that there is always something ready to eat and I'm not hungry with no food prepared .
I'm lucky my husband and my mom will eat whatever I cook , so I'm not cooking 3 separate menus . Mom will want some meat ever now and then , but I can just throw some on the george forman grill no big deal . I talked to Ray ( my husband ) about not bringing sweets in the house . He can eat candy at work on his breaks if he wants . We used to buy a bag of chocolate every time we bought groceries . A bag each , 3 bags at least once a week . So far the meat , eggs , and dairy in the fridge do not tempt me , but chocolate
. I do have some hazelnut chocolate decaf tea made by stash that I can try if the craving get too much .