Monday, February 16, 2009
I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath (I always want to write that “baited breath” … usually I refrain) to find out what I decided.
As you can see, I went with the eggs and Jiffy corn mix.
I decided that having eggs would give me more flexibility, and I considered continuing with the bare bones approach for a few more days but decided against it. I feel like I’m in pretty good shape and can afford to open things up a little. (Not to mention the fact that the diet of cooked grains and legumes, while healthy, is dreary. The happy jalapeño notwithstanding.)
So today I finished up the cooked millet (which I decided might be good with a squeeze of lime juice it in) for breakfast and for dinner had more of the stew/soup I made yesterday (split peas, wheat berries, and cabbage) along with a few corn muffins and a crunchy side of raw chopped cabbage.
The corn muffins smelled amazing while they cooked and tasted really good. But they were so sweet, they tasted like cake. Which made me wonder what cake would taste like right now. Also I’m wondering if eating sugar and flour is actually going to make me feel hungrier. I’ve been surprised by how little hunger I’ve felt given the really minimal nature of my meals for the past week, and I think it’s probably because everything I’ve eaten is pretty dense and high fiber.
My plan for the rest of the week is still in a bit of flux. I’m thinking I might dip into the pantry and use some of the rice and/or eggs. Still a little thinking to do on that. I’m going to run some numbers and see what I feel like when I wake up tomorrow
[As you can see, I spent two dollars today, but that’s because I didn’t buy anything on Saturday, so I had an extra dollar. And I had almost caught up with the 26 cents extra I spent on Day One. I decided to spend an extra seven cents to get extra large eggs, so I think I’m still a penny over. However I am confident in my ability to make that up before the end of the month.]