I made a pot of stock with the bones, skin, sinews, etc. from a 10-pound bag of chicken leg quarters. It being summer, I used all the bones for just one pot of stock and it came out very tasty and quite gelatinous. (I did skim off the fat after overnight in the fridge.) I accidentally ascertained that a warm cup of it erases hunger pangs for a few hours. Who knew?
I'll need to do further testing when I next make stock. Was it just this batch? But if it continues to work, I'll be using homemade stock as an appetite suppressant. It's a less-than-100-calories snack that actually works (for me anyway).
Right now I'm in the midst of a battle to keep six as the middle digit of my weight. I had it yesterday but it eluded my grasp and the seven reappeared today. The battle continues!
I am really disappointed. I've been walking/hiking every day for the past 3 weeks. The day before yesterday, I hiked 10.8 miles, yesterday I got 8. I've been averaging over 22,000 steps a day and my weight is not going down! And I'm not talking about leisurely strolling, my heart rate is up and I am sweating. I spend 2 hours straight walking like this. What's up with that? I'm not taking in any more calories.
So, I normally walk every day in the neighborhood in the summer while listening to a book I've borrowed from the library. I reached my limit of 7 checkouts and had nothing to listen to. A friend on FB suggested I listen to the radio on my ipod instead. I tuned into the local 70's and 80's station and had the best walk of the summer. I knew all the songs, sang along when I wasn't out of breath, and by the time I got home 2 hours and almost 6 miles later, I was "Happy". I forgot how much joy MY music brought me: David Bowie, REO Speedwagon, Billy Joel, Boston, Kim Carnes, America and even Billy Idol! I am making a resolution to myself from now on....when I go walk the dog and hike the neighborhood, I'll listen to that music because it makes me step higher and more in time with the music...when I am in the garden, shopping or driving somewhere, I'll listen to my book.
It been a while since we chatted. I saw the Dr today and got some good news. My cholesterol has dropped THIRTY points in 6 months. I am so happy!!!! My weight is up, but internally, I'm good! Yayyyyy! Doing the Kermit Happy dance!