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Old 08-31-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default My wife surprised me this morning

I was cooking breakfast for the family this morning and my wife said "for my egg sandwich you can put 2 eggs on 1 piece of toast cut in half, its healthier that way".

I was speechless she loves bread, we have been working on diet for 6 months now and that is the first time she has voluntarily given up bread. I even controlled my response and wasn't sarcastic. I simply said "yes mam". By the way that is the perfect response to 90% of statements made by a wife but I digress.

I don't know but this feels like a watershed momemt, a simple yet powerful movement towards better health and longevity.

Here is our breakfast

Daughter 5:
water
2 Eggs sunny side up (she only eats the whites and dips them a little in the yolk)
1 Whole Grain waffle with small amount of maple syrup

Son 7:
Water
2 Egg Omelette with lean turkey and small amount of cheddar cheese
1 Piece multi grain wheat toast

Wife (Best not to mention her age):
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2 Eggs fried on 1 piece of multi grain wheat toast

Me:
Water
4 oz ground turkey burger
3 Eggs all scrambled together

All in all I am pretty darn happy with the way breakfast is going the first 2 weeks of school.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:57 AM   #2
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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My boys prefer meat. My daughter prefers fruit and yogurt.

Or hashbrowns. And pancackes.

I want to try that stuff on Robb Wolf's blog for breakfast one of these days.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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My boys prefer meat. My daughter prefers fruit and yogurt.

Or hashbrowns. And pancackes.

I want to try that stuff on Robb Wolf's blog for breakfast one of these days.
The muchacha scramble was good I tried that 2 days ago.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
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Robb certainly is inspirational

Dinner:
6 OZ Turkey Burger
Ton of Brussel Sprouts
Black Bean, Cilantro, Tomato and Corn in red wine vinaigrette, I picked out the tomato's but my wife loves them. Unfortunately I realized I wanted to take a picture after I had started eating. Brussel Sprouts do wonders for my digestive tract apparently.



Breakfast the next morning:
Broccoli
Left over turkey burger
3 Eggs all scrambled together



I took these pictures for a friend that has diabetes and I am trying to provide motivation for him to adopt a more carb controlled lifestyle.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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Brussel Sprouts do wonders for my digestive tract apparently.
Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable. As far as leafy green vegetables go, they're pretty dense calorically speaking too. At least compared to spinach and broccoli.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:40 PM   #7
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the title of this thread is so misleading......
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:56 PM   #8
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Nice! I wish I could change my stepsons notions on what breakfast should be. Occasionally I can get them to go with bacon and fruit but that's only weekends as on school days my wife will usually just give them the pop tart/cereal/waffle option.
I'd be careful with Pop-Tarts... Never know what you may find in that box...

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Old 09-06-2007, 07:59 AM   #9
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Congrats Derek!

It is always nice when the preaching pays off.

My two older kids, well I make them drink a shake in the morning but other then that I got tired off trying to feed them eggs.
My three year old drinks a little shake and eats an egg on Mon-Wed-Fri and gets cereal on Tue-Thurs. It is a compromise.
I have gotten my wife to go on a shake and egg diet for breakfast unless her work provides food. She usually takes a boiled egg with her to work.

The shake I make is spinach with banana, blueberries, rasberries/black berries, strawberries and then some other fruit. I try to put around 6 cups of spinach in it.

Cheers

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:00 AM   #10
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the title of this thread is so misleading......
Seriously!

Hats off to you folks with kids...we have not entered that fun yet. Good job balancing those issues.
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