Today is the day when you *must* 😉 try that zero points pancake recipe I posted in my breakfast post a while ago. Two eggs, one banana. In a blender. Then into the pan – make small, drop scone-size pancakes, otherwise it will be difficult to flip them.
Since I already posted the recipe before, here is my new addition to our info pool: I have just discovered peanut butter powder. And it is my absolute life saver. Because I love peanut butter. Reeces peanut butter cups are out for the next while, so I switched to rice or corn and quinoa cakes, thinly spread with peanut butter instead for my ‘elevenses’. And then I read on a WW site that there is this magic powder that gives you the peanut butter taste with only one third of the fat of real peanut butter. Two tablespoons of the powder mixed with 20ml of water and one drop of sweetener – and you have smooth peanut butter. Topped with some banana slices, this is my favourite mid-morning snack. No regrets. The brand I buy is called PB fit – but I think PB2 is the same thing from a different brand.
As for the weighing day – today was the end of week 4 for me, and the last week was a tough one. Celebrating my recent pay rise with a restaurant dinner didn’t help, nor did the visit to a ‘hipster café’ with the kids (a running joke in our family), that resulted in a delicious lunch with a plate of falafel. Nevertheless, I managed to lose 800g (1.7 lbs) this week.
I already crossed my first milestone last week. And just as an update in case anybody read my piece on motivation and rewards: As soon as I had weighed myself and passed the milestone, I went on that jewelry website to reward myself with the ring I had set my heart on. Click – in my shopping cart. Click – at the check-out. I was thrilled to be parting with 80$ in return for my reward – and then *crash*. Shopping cart abandoned. Turns out that the postage for 1 ring from the US to Europe was going to be 60$. I just can’t justify that kind of unnecessary spend on a luxury item, so for the moment, the jewelry rewards are off. I am disappointed, but I have told myself that I will revisit the site once I have reached my final goal, and if the jewelry is still available then, I might treat myself to the full set in one go. In *that* case, I *will* justify the massive postage cost to myself…
However, I did get a reward last week. I decided to go the opposite way: Instead of luxury jewelry shopping, I snooped around in a few charity shops and made a few finds. For the princely sum of €7 ($8.60) I bought five small vintage vases to feed my interior design needs. Sublimation of the highest order – more useless items to clog up the home, but at least the money was invested in non-food items. And going to a good cause. I consider that a win. Plus: Thrifting has become my latest replacement activity. It involves long walks to charity shops all over town. So I am practically *obliged* to go on thrift hauls. There are still a few blank spaces on my charity shop map, but hey, still a few months left on my weight loss journey… At the end of it all, not only will I be beautiful (…), but my house, too 😂
Enjoy your pancakes today!