Steady On

Friday’s Meals:
Porringer 1- 2 eggs, 2 rashers, 2 cups coffee with 4 tsp. double cream
Porringer 2- pot of tea, pot of pate
Porringer 3- glass of wine, 2 cumberlands, cabbage, carrot
Evening coffee- 2 cups coffee with 4 tsp. double cream
Tea: pot of tea, 3 slices salami, 2 slices cheddar

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This pate is fabulous! It has a minimal bit of cranberries pieces and flavoured with port. It is unusual, I know to eat a whole pot of pate, but it is low in carbohydrates and filling. Right now, with the holiday’s begging for bingeing, a concentrated food like this carries me a long time.

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Saturday’s Meals:
Porringer 1- 2 eggs, 2 rashers, 2 cups coffee with 4 tsp. double cream
Porringer 2- pot of tea, pot of pate
Porringer 3- glass of wine, 2 minced beef patties, peppers, onion, 2 roasted carrots
Evening coffee- 2 cups coffee with 4 tsp. double cream, 2 humbugs, 2 chocolates (humbugs are hard mint candy drops, chocolates are the size of a Hershey’s kiss each)
Tea: pot of tea, 3 slices salami, 2 slices cheddar

It’s been going well for me for a couple of days. ED nudges me occasionally but nothing that feels like a major battle brewing.  I am feeling outside the reach of ED’s grasp, calmly ignoring his pleas to indulge.  I slowly move through the end of the year’s festivities with small pleasures like a humbug or two, but find that the attraction they once held is fading.  I have had a opened bottle of whisky in the house since Christmas and feel no pull to indulge beyond the two shots I plan on having tomorrow night.  That has never happened before, so I know the wind is changing course.

I will probably write about the changes I made and the battles I fought in 2012 tomorrow, but today, I just want to concentrate on positive energy, the realization that choosing the porringer to eat from has definitely been the key for me to manage my eating in a more consistent way. 

In the midst of my New Years cleaning spree, I polished the silver and grabbed my porringer and rubbed it to a bright sheen. Wow, I thought, what a lovely bowl you are! What nourishment you provide! What peace of mind you soothe me with, knowing at at your fullest, you are never too much food. ED hasn’t a chance with you gleaming in all your bright ideals. The answer I have been looking for is all contained within your steadfast rim. 

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