I ate aspic, pork roast, eggs… Nothing new. It’s merely a national holiday today but it acts like a weekend one, Alvaro is home and I get hungry at noon… Sigh. I had many coffees with condensed milk in the morning too (I really stop with the coffee tomorrow… I hope).
But maybe it will be fine. Yesterday was okay, about 2000 kcal (extremely unreliable as I have no idea about the aspic. I just counted a lot of pork belly with skin, it’s very fatty meat with skin inside, after all :D), minimal protein (around 130g), a bit more fat… Great. I am active now so I can afford this much and lose fat. I just need to do it longer term, we will see. I know I need OMAD but I get hungry too early for it. But sometimes my dinner is tiny and that’s fine.
Sometimes I wonder about trying to get closer to my ideal dinner OMAD. I get hungry earlier, that just happens sometimes, even if I manage to get the hang of OMAD for a few days, it happens a bit later so I need to eat lunch, usually. But maybe I can do some small fat-fast style one? That is great, I get satiated easily and my protein intake won’t go overboard with a second, protein rich meal.
I will try that if I will have the mood for it. It’s quite odd to avoid protein for me, I am not sure I could do it often. Or if it would do what my single fat fast did back then.
Oh well, it’s chill now, I am more active, I eat 2-2.5 meals a day, my protein intake is good, my food is good and my mind isn’t on food so much. And eating doesn’t even cross my mind when it’s late.
But after my off days, I can’t imagine not eating desserts. And my quark isn’t tempting without sweetness now. So I told Alvaro to eat it. Cream or sour cream, coffee or egg milk, they are great desserts but quark… Not anymore. Not even with condensed milk. By the way, condensed milk is merely carby, it isn’t particularly sweet. It surprised me. It is sweet, yes but only as much as milk. It makes no sense but maybe the doubled fat and protein somehow interferes so I don’t feel the doubled sugar. I told Alvaro to use the condensed milk too… But not too much, I use it a lot But my intake is tiny. It wasn’t visible in yesterday’s carb intake as I ate very few eggs and little other dairy and those balanced things out. And it’s animal sugar, it doesn’t seem to make me hungrier at all. Good.
Cream is WAY better but it’s hard to get it for a reasonable price. I only have one box now and can’t buy more in a few weeks. No problem, I can live without cream, theoretically… But I need it for my unsweetened (well sweetened by animal sugar) desserts. I want the ability to have a meal without dessert but how do I get it…? Maybe I could do it with fancy processed meats but I don’t have those now… And I rather don’t keep overdoing cheese. And even coffee isn’t good enough while I want to quit it…
But I just talked about being kind of chill so I stop thinking about these now. My belly feels full, my energy dropped, I should just feel fine and not even thinking about food for a while.
Today was gloomy after a tiny rain last evening but it’s almost sunny now. If I had energy, I would go out… But it’s early afternoon, past-lunch so I am barely awake. I will do some garden work later, I have seeds to sow! I forgot if it’s early for cornflowers but I have a color mix, I had them in my garden before and I loved them But this year I will have gladiolus as well! I kept postponing it as while I LOVE those gorgeous big long lasting flowers, I need to take them out for winter and it’s such a bother, they need protection in the cellar as it’s too humid, it’s not so easy to find a good place for them either, most of my garden gets too little light, apparently (some parts get a decent amount but it still isn’t ideal for many flowers. only the open south-western part get a lot but it’s full with other plants. I still will find a place for a few bulbs there)… But I miss having them, they are one of my favorites!
Apropos favorites, I wonder if my black tulips will come out this year… I planted them myself, they bloomed then disappeared but they reappeared afterwards…
Trees and bushes started to bring out their flowers too. The first fruit flowers don’t count, that happens in February, the hazelnuts sprout those long things But 1-2 weeks ago the first almonds started the season (there are quite a few in this street. my attempts always died and I just gave up. it’s not so important anyway, I just like to collect all the fruits I can except the ones I really dislike. I still got a mulberry tree accidentally. it is worth nothing to me, it’s pretty much inedible, not pretty, not even the deep purple type but I won’t cut it out from the place where it does no harm), now it’s time for my apricot tree to bless us with their pink flowers. I don’t remember when it has this money, only that it barely had any fruit since 2019. Apricot is like this, it takes long breaks.
Cherry plum is the second, almost there. It’s the little tree that just happened in my garden, probably a bird brought a seed or something. But the placement was quite fortunate. My garden is full with trees and bushes (and thorny vines) but the little tree managed to grew at one of the very few free places. It grew like crazy and now it has an impressive size. Considering its species, it hardly will get much better. The fruit is small and not so great (quite tasteless raw but okay cooked) but the flowers are beautiful! And the tree is absolutely full with them, they are everywhere on it! So it will be a quite beautiful sight in the near future.
Gloom and colder days or not, the weather always feels like spring I don’t need to look at my flowers (we have more every day), the air smells spring