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February 12, 2012

Espresso Creme Brulee

I’ve been following my no eating  rules (mostly) for 12 days now and I weigh only three pounds less than when I started. I don’t believe I’ve ever tried to go on a diet before and it is both easier and harder than I thought it would be. I don’t think it about it most of the time, but I do really enjoy food. I have a year’s worth of blogging to prove it.

My main defense has been to drink a glass of water any time I am tempted to eat something between meals. Based purely on my number of trips to the bathroom I would say that I crave snacks quite often.

Creme Brulee infused with Espresso and a busy Saturday were my downfalls. I’ve been doing well not snacking between meals and not eating before 8 o’clock. In the last week I’ve resisted donuts, cookies (and cookie dough), ice cream, and my real weakness – a bowl of sugary cereal at midnight. I even avoided having popcorn at the movie Max and I went to yesterday. What I didn’t avoid was eating lunch out at Sbarro’s Pizza before the movie started. We only had a half an hour between activities yesterday and I didn’t even think about my “no eating lunch out” rule until later in the day. I really pictured that rule just for work days, but Sbarro’s pizza probably wasn’t the healthiest lunch choice.

The creme brulee was not a mistake,  it was a choice. I went out to eat at Cafe 128 on Friday with Kira and some friends and I decided ahead of time that I wasn’t going to let my No Eating interfere with enjoying this meal. We had decently early reservations (6pm) so I thought it might be a moot point, but when we ordered dessert at 5 minutes to 8 I knew I would be breaking my biggest no eating rule. The rich sweet creme brulee mixed perfectly with the bitter espresso flavor. It was heavenly.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2012 12:53 pm

    the hell of it is, every minute i’m not eating chocolate or cookies i feel like i should be LOSING weight, because the opposite of that is true: every minute that I AM eating chocolate or cookies i’m gaining weight.

    life isn’t fair.

    three pounds is a very very very good start. congratulations.

  2. February 14, 2012 7:44 am

    Sounds divine!
    That sounds so weird coming from me….

  3. February 12, 2012 4:56 pm

    3 pounds is 12 days is good. As a foodie, I think you’re doing great!

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