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Monday, February 23, 2015

Not Exactly M&M's!

I am guessing most of my readers thought I immediately went to the kitchen and whipped up a batch of chocolate covered peanuts after my last blog post.  I did not.  Somehow just knowing I could took away the urgency of it.  In fact, I had decided not to until 65MD mentioned wanting something sweet.  (What is it about our minds that makes us obsess about what we can't have until we get it?)

I melted a stick of butter.  I measured 1/4 cup of dark cocoa to add and when I noticed there wasn't much left in the container, I dumped it all in.  It was probably closer to 1/3 cup.  I sprinkled in stevia and tasted a few times.  I didn't want to over do the stevia and get a bitter taste.  Then I poured in about a cup of peanuts.  I dropped spoonfuls onto wax paper to cool and harden.  I made 20 and calculated the carbs to be 2 per "blob."

Of course 65MD said I ruined them with the stevia and suggested adding oats making them more like the no-bake chocolate cookies!  If I had done so, he would have eaten some and lost 10 pounds.  But, these were for me and meant to be as low carb as possible.  I ate a couple Friday night and a few more on Saturday and Sunday.  Go me, I have not eaten them all!

That's the good news.  The bad news is, I have popped back up over 200!  UGH!!  I've stayed within my calorie range and watched for salt, so I believe my body is just getting used to the new way of eating and the weight will come back off.  It is irritating, but I'm not frustrated yet. I know that I am transitioning and have been on plan.  And, if after I finish the 21 day low carb, I can always go back to the hcg.


  1. When I tried THM, I found a no-bake cookie recipe. If you'd like it and don't already have it, email me. I may have it on my Pinterest page.

    1. That is so sweet, Staci. I think I already have it. I printed a bunch when I tried THM before. I think I spent too much time trying the sweet stuff and not enough time actually working the plan!!

    2. It was so easy to do because it was like YAYYYY!!! :)