Wednesday, March 16, 2011

10th Week BFC Day 2

Good morning bfc friends, it is early and I can't sleep so I thought I would post. Tuesday was a rough/decent day for me.  I am having crazy pms that is makin me cranky. I got some evening primrose oil to help with that,  I don't remember all it does but I remember my Mom said it is good for pms and lady issues. I had a headache that just wouldn't quit at work....I felt crappy in the afternoon until I made some toast with butter, I try super hard not to eat the food at work cuz I feel it is a slippery slope...I could easily take in lots of sugar with peanut butter,  nutella, sweets people bring. Maybe I just needed some carbs when I ate the toast, because I felt tons better and less cranky.

We used our ice cream maker for the first time last night :) We made chocolate ice cream with a recipe from Lauren's healty indulgences blog, it was good it reminded me of a wendy's frosty. Hubby and I have learned that when eating products with xylitol which is what we used in the ice cream we need to eat small amounts or we get gassy tummys...hubby had to get up in the middle of the night to take a gas pill. TMI I'm sure, but hopefully helpful info. I didn't get my pilates in because I made the ice cream mixture before work because it needed to be refrigerated.

I also tried the microwavable flaxseed bread from Minichicks's super easy and tasty, it's kinda like a bread or muffiny thing.    Calories - 224;  Fat - 17.8g;  Carbs - 11g;  Sugar - 0g;  Fiber - 8g;  Protein - 12g

1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon sweetener (I used a packet of stevia)
1 teaspoon butter

Mix all dry ingredients in a straight-sided coffee mug. Add egg and butter, and beat until smooth. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency (the top will be a little firmer than the bottom). Allow to cool slightly, then loosen edges with a blunt knife and remove from coffee cup and cut into slices. This is a lot like a nutty whole-wheat bread and can be toasted.

Breakfast: flaxseed bread, with 2 fried eggs, 2 turkey sasuage links, 4 garlic stuffed olives  mufa, black coffee.

Lunch: spinach salad with chicken, feta, cucumber, celery, radishes, asparagus, sunflower seeds mufa, with olive oil and lemon dressing

Snack: 2 slices of toast with butter

Dinner: papa murphy's deLite thin crust pizza chicken bacon artchoke with basil pesto sauce, 1/4c homemade ice cream.


  1. I remember that recipe from Minichicks blog. I always wanted to try, but flaxseed meal is pricy so I just use high fiber bread from Nature's own which has 10g of fiber. I like having that option though. :) I might make one day when I am not so poor. Well not poor, just being super budgety lately. ;) Looks like you ate really well today and the ice cream sounds super yummy!! Sorry you weren't having a good day, pms can be a pain in the butt for us girls. I know because I suffer through it big time. I become an evil person, or at least very cranky. haha! I try to control it, but sometimes its not controllable. Hope your day is much better today.

  2. Hey Katie!
    I dont have my time of the month anymore (hysterectomy last yr) but I remember that PMS and I used to crave carbs fiercely during that time!! That recipe sounds delish & I may have to whip one up tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing it (Kudos to minichick!)I have flax meal in my freezer.
    Glad you are doing well!! Keep up the good work! YOur fiid choices look great!

  3. HI Katie, I do take evening primrose and black cohash every morning with my vitamins. I know what you mean about the xylitol. I use the Josephs sugar free syrup once a week to make me some french toast. The Malitol in the syrup does that to my tummy - but I don't care, I eat it anyways. Then my tummy rumbles at least 1/2 the day after. LOL