Chose to read this book for my English class, and I finished it a while ago. When I told my teacher I was going to read this book, he said it was mostly a “boy’s book” but that it’d be interesting to get a girl’s opinion on it. I really had no idea it was considered that nor why, since I hardly knew anything about it. Scratch that, I knew absolutely nothing about it. So I looked around for some reviews and most of them were seriously horrible, but I gave it a chance.
And to be honest, I was completely lost in the beginning of the book. And most of the middle, but at the end it started to make sense and you could really relate to him, and his thoughts were actually similar to my own. So frankly I quite liked the book, even though the story was confusing and hard to keep up with.
I had a test on this book today.. and it went awful. I should just go sit in the corner of shame. (update: I got the test back and it went great!)
For the last month I’ve tried to avoid carbs and it has been a struggle since I love me a slice of bread every now and then. But I’ve managed to be strict and really controlled my self-discipline. And I am quite proud of myself, if I can say so myself.
In the beginning of October I started eating according to the LCHF – lifestyle/diet. I know I bashed diets in a previous post, but this isn’t that kind of thing. I just decreased carbs from my normal diet, and gradually stopped eating foods with a lot of carbs in them. Instead I’ve increased the fat portion in my food. Hints the LCHF diet, Low Carb, High Fat.
And I don’t have a certain end date for this, and that’s why I’m not calling it a diet just yet.
But I’ve been craving both bread and cookies lately, so I looked up a recipe with almond flour instead of regular flour. And I found a recipe here, but I changed it a bit. This is for a double batch:
2,5 dl almond flour
3 msk olive oil
1 krm salt
Mix the eggs and olive oil then add the almond flour and salt. Mix it all up and pour it onto a cake tray or muffin cups.
The first time I did these I used a Cupcake Maker, and it took around 5 minutes for each batch to be done. Second time, I did them in a oven, and put the heat to 175 degrees C. I had to keep checking them so they wouldn’t burn, since the original recipe didn’t have an exact time for making them in a oven.
The ones I made in the Cupcake Maker turned out to be as small as macrons.
Started off the morning with a movie. I was really looking forward to seeing This is the end, but to be honest it was kind of weird, but still really hilarious(my kind of humour).
Also found a great smoothie recipe on someone’s instagram, but I changed it a bit, and it was delicious!
It consisted of: bananas, cinnamon, vanilla yoghurt, milk and honey. I just put in whatever amount seemed good, but ease down on the cinnamon. I accidentally poured down to much cinnamon (practically dropped the bag in there), and it was quite noticeable, but it was still good, cause I like cinnamon.
Diets are a tricky thing, there are once that work, and then there are those which only work while you’re on them. But the moment you stop, you bounce back, worse than you were before.
That’s why diet’s are shit, maybe not for everyone, but that’s my personal opinion. Because if you’re trying to lose weight, get fit or just be healthy, then turning to a temporary diet isn’t really going to give you a permanent result.
So you have to change your habits, and actually change things in your life. But not flipping it upside down completely, rather change it little by little, and live a healthy life.
And I really need to do this, start changing my habits, but most of all I need to stop being so lazy. Which is going to be very hard since laziness is practically my middle name. But hey, gotta start somewhere, and I feel like I got the proper motivation and push I needed to get started.
Tomorrow’s Monday, a new week, and my friends and I have decided that we are going to do this together. Even make it a little game, so it’s fun and even keeps us more motivated.