You know what is super tasty? Portabello mushrooms stuffed with pesto and goat's cheese. That and a salad with a balsamic vinagrette. Ooh and a glass of wine.
This week I discovered chia seeds (Thanks for that pinning that recipe Moth!), so far I've just made them into a pudding with milk, sweetener (I'm still sticking to a low carb diet, so I add xylitol) and a drop of vanilla or maple essence. The seeds form a gel when you add liquid to them, so when you mix them with milk it creates something very similar to a cold, and slightly al dente, rice pudding. Yum!
I also made low carb maccaroons, which were really nice. They aren't anywhere near as gooey and sweet, but the flavour is really lovely. I am fully considering dipping them in chocolate when I next make them, because dipping things in chocolate is always rather fun.
So yeah, I'm now at 148 pounds (I've lost 44 pounds, or just over 3 stone since Eva was born last year) and I don't really find that I'm missing carbs anywhere near as much as I thought I would. The food I've been cooking is just delicious, and I don't find there is that much extra work involved - ok, cauliflower isn't the perfect substitute for potatoes and rice, but it's not offensive and, when you top it with a really good curry or with a nice mushroom gravy, it's an excellent transportation medium.
I'm watching my carb intake, but I'm not being a masochist about it. Where is the fun in that? Yesterday I had a delicious grrek omlette which came with carb-tastic sides; so I did eat three home fries and half a slice of toast with apple butter, but I left the rest of them and completely resisted a sticky bun. For me this is just about having some control and not just eating without thinking about it. We will see if that lasts, but for now I am quite happy (and I still really need to buy some smaller jeans and bras. Good grief.)