Bad Day to Count Calories

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
-Charles M. Schulz

My husband and I had to go into the city today to talk to a doctor. By the time we got out of the office, it was almost 3:30 and we hadn’t had lunch. I was starving, but we had one more stop to make before we got home.

We stopped to pick up some groceries, realizing I hadn’t called my sister back who had called while we were on the way into the city.

In the last two weeks, I had already watched my son get so sick from Covid, that he was worried he wasn’t going to make it to his 40th birthday. On Saturday, he called to tell me he wouldn’t be going to work for at least another two weeks. He was sick again, and my nine-year-old granddaughter had tested positive.

I spent two days working feverishly, trying to get a week’s worth of work done in two days, in case I was needed.

On Sunday, my sister called and told me to call our brother. His wife was in the hosptial. She was badly dehydrated from Covid.

By the time we got home, it was nearly five o’clock, and I didn’t feel like cooking. I grabbed some fresh fish and quickly fried it up in a tablespoon of butter. I also got some vegetable out of the fridge.

Unfortunately, none of this was able to satisfy tthe craving I had for something sweet. After a piece of raisin toast, and a chocolate pudding cup, I wasn’t satisfied.

I felt like I was doing what I would have chastised my grandchildren for doing. I pulled out a large spoon and dunked it into the nutella. I felt like I was indulging in the best food I could possibly eat. I felt five again.

Of course, now the guilt is setting in, and I wonder if my stomach ache will go away on its own. I know there won’t be any weight loss when I get up in the morning, and it is my own fault.

I have a doctor’s appointment on Friday, and they are going to expect to see another five pounds off me from what I reported this morning.

I sure hope I can recoup from the setback I had today.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you stick with me through my journey. Hearing your comments and seeing your likes makes it feel like I’m not in this together.

Cloud eggs.

Separate two eggs for each person.

Whip the eggs until light and fluff. LIght fold in 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.

Spoon this onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Indent with a spoon and: Bake for 6 minutes at 350 degrees.

Place one egg yolk in each indent. I sprinkle with hot paprika.

Bake an additional six minutes and serve.

Cloud eggs give the appearance of more volume than do fried or poached eggs. The parmesan adds a bit of saltiness to it, and there is about 400 calories per serving, and lots of protein.


If you enjoy this recipe, let me know.


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