Monday, June 21, 2010

Follow up

Well, I did make the cheese cake for the hubs for Father's Day, but didn't get to the other.  The cheesecake was the bomb.  The nut crust is sooo good and the cheesecake filling was better than last time I made it.  I "tweeked" it a little.  I used 2 packages of 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 1 fat-free, added 3/4 t. vanilla instead of 1/2; added 1&1/2 T. lemon juice (but no lemon zest) and the artificial sweetener instead of sugar :P  We skipped the fruit on top since it's added carbs, but I think the fruit would make it mo' betta.

I didn't get a picture of the whole cheesecake, and this is what was left when I got home from spending the day with my dad.  I assumed it was  good.

As for the cereal update....we are eating Grape Nuts, well, I am eating Grape Nuts (with blueberries!) and the kids have been eating Cheerios and Rice Krispies.  I'm trying to get more fiber in these kids, but it ain't easy!  They are drinking V-8 Fusion once a day, which is 100% juice and a combo of fruit and vegetable juices.  It's got a lot of natural sugars in it, but at least they are getting some fruit/veggies in this way - okay, not a lot and no fiber, but it's got to be better than nothing!  I am also making myself MEASURE my cereal and whatever else, to get a grip on portion sizes.  Hopefully this will help in my IREALLYWANTTOLOSE10POUNDS quest.  What would really help is to get my butt exercising again.  But it's so much more fun to sit at the computer.  We'll see....


  1. i just bought some whey protein, Optimum Nutrition brand. I hope it's not full of heavy metals. I called jody to get his opinion. i bought it in vanilla instead of chocolate b/c i figured it would be better for making smoothies.

    i also paid full price for a hardback book b/c i have no patience and needed to continue in my series. i'm currently reading the harper connelly series by charlaine harris. they are really awesome. hence the driving to raleigh to buy the book at b&n. which i somehow managed to bypass the starbucks with a lot of strength.

    speaking of no strength, i made pancakes this morning. i needed some comfort carbs. of course they were multi-grain blueberry to which i added fresh bberries, walnuts, and cinnamon. they were delish.
    i just fixed a smoothie with my protein powder. it was good. 1 banana, 1 scoop of powder, 1 c milk, 1 tbsp peanut butter, and some ice to thicken it up. it is very filling.

    ok. i guess i need to do some real work. i should have just emailed you!

  2. The vanilla has less "stuff" than chocolate from all the ones D looked up. Not sure why...and the pancakes sound awesome! I can relate to needing comfort food.



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