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.