144.5 this morning - no idea where the pound came from, unless it is water from falling and becoming stiff. I had a few carby foods over the weekend, I think, but not many. Mashed potatoes and gravy (didn't eat all of them) on Friday night, cottage fries on Sunday morning, that I recall. Here's yesterday's eating, which consisted of breakfast and snacks, really:
- Paleo banana bread (best batch yet, but it took nearly all the mixing bowls in the kitchen to get it that way)
- tea with cream
- scrambled eggs
- cottage fries
- a bit of french onion soup (no crouton, just broth)
- a swallow of pinot noir (did I mention that this was at breakfast? - we were out to brunch with friends)
- potato chips (a half-cup, all told)
- more of those fantabulous almond-flour shortbread cookies - maybe 3 all day
During a shopping outing on Friday, I saw that Adidas is producing "toe" shoes, similar in design to Vibrams. But not that minimalist, either - the bottoms are very stiff and thick. I don't think my feet would be strong enough to take advantage of the individual toes - it would be like wearing regular tennies with toe pockets in them. Still, it's interesting that they're becoming that mainstream - and kind of a bummer to me, because I rather like wandering around in them and having people who notice them do a double-take. On the other hand, if they do gain better acceptance, maybe the gym will allow them in the weight room again - apparently, they're verboten there just now. And I want to wear them for our boot camp thing next month, so things could get interesting.
I have started a jar of brine pickles in the pantry - following the instructions for fermenting vegetables on the Perfect Health Diet site. Cucumbers cut into chunks, garlic, and dill weed, in a brine that used pickling salt. I have no idea if it will work or not, but am hopeful that I can produce something not unlike the ones at Ted's Montana Grill, which are different from your average jar-o-pickles from the grocery store. I couldn't get unwaxed cukes, though, so the whole thing may not work. Should be interesting, even if it doesn't produce food.