The setback

Today I had a setback- I gained a pound. Now in the real world this isn’t a big deal, one can gain and lose 5 pounds in a day, but in HCG Protocolland it’s a huge deal. Something has gone wrong- you shouldn’t gain weight on 500 calories. This sent my day downhill pretty quickly of course, but at the end of it there was a silver lining. Not once did I want to drown my sorrows in a vat of bacon and chocolate. A major thing for me is the emotional eating. I eat when I am upset, or sad or angry or it’s a day with a vowel in it. Instead of dealing I would shovel in food. It wasn’t always bad food, but food none the less. Today in my own personal sphere of hate I simply wanted to go home and wait for tomorrow to come. Of course I talked to my support Stacy and my Life Partner who both tried their best to cheer me up (thanks ladies), but I think it was a lesson I needed. At the end of my day I marched into the grocery store, past the breads, and cheeses and other verboten things to the seafood counter and got my scallops and some crab and tuna took my merry butt home. My dinner was almost enough to make up for the day, but not quite.

Recipes below

Cheer me up scallops

4 ounces of sea scallops
sea salt (the large crystals)
pepper
adobo
lemon juice

If you have oil left for the day use a tiny bit of that in the skillet. Preheat on medium flame. Season the scallops lightly. Place them in the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, flip and repeat. They should leave some brown bits in the skillet, squeeze a wee bit of juice in there to loosen the fond then either pour over the scallops or run them through.

Asparagus
In a grill pan heat over medium flame lay on the asparagus cook until tender. Squeeze on some lemon juice and salt.

Written by Ms. Salacious (admin) in Cooking, HCG Diet Journey, Non-fiction Writing

Amanda is an interesting soul. Aside from being a poet and dabbling essayist, she also does research projects for fun. The muses are currently directing her to catalogue Afro-Cuban herbs used in the Lucumi religion, research the occurrences of non-traditional religion in modern society, develop a not-for-profit society for the religions of the African diaspora, write more fiction and poetry, develop an educational outreach company to bring museum field trips into schools/libraries, and collect her favorite recipes and food stories into a book, all while being the best mom she can be and going back to school.

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