Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. No, it is not Easter. I have a wedding to attend. My sister’s...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.

No, it is not Easter. I have a wedding to attend. My sister’s son is getting married in Kentucky, and I figured it would be nice to lose a few pounds before the big event. Unfortunately, my fat is very determined, which means it is easy for me to gain weight but it takes forever to lose it. I despise those folks who say “Oh my! In 30 days we are going to the beach and I need to lose 10 pounds.” Sure enough, they drop it like a hot potato, and when asked how they did it, they casually respond that they did nothing particular, maybe ate a few more salads for supper. Grrrr. Anyway, I came across this article about a Keto diet that is based primarily on eggs. This is a low carb and a high fat diet. And as crazy as it sounds, it does work. My middle daughter is into physical fitness, and she told me that she uses this diet to prepare for competition.

I figured hard boiled eggs for breakfast would be a good and fast way to start the day, so off to the store I go to buy a dozen eggs. Making boiled eggs should be easy-peasy, but you have to remember I have not boiled an egg since the kids were just little pups.

I bring the water to boil, pop in six eggs and wait. I had planned to boil them for about 5 minutes, but by the time I got back to the kitchen 9 minutes had passed and several eggs had broken. They were OK, but they were kind of hard to peel. Next, I was determined to watch the clock and did not overcook them. However, these eggs came out a bit runny and still hard to peel. I finally Googled boiling eggs — I know, a sad day for a person who is pretty handy around the stove — and discovered that the shorter period of time was really for soft-boiled eggs, but you could reheat them. I put several in the microwave for three minutes. They cooked, but one actually exploded in my hand. No lie! Guess the pressure built up inside, and the second I started to remove the shell, it popped out one side like a pressure cooker. OK, back to Google. I discovered several things; the eggs should be room temperature, add vinegar to the water [now I remember that particular smell at Easter], boil for nine minutes, and then soak in cold or ice-water. Third time worked like a charm; now we wait and see if my fat will get me beach ready. LOL

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Dear stomach. You are just bored, not hungry. So shut up!”

SMILES
Overheard:” I hate to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet in 8 hours and 30 minutes.”
‘Snaccident’ [noun]: Eating an entire pizza or bag of chips by mistake.
Overheard: “I had a rough day at work, so I went to my happy place: the refrigerator.”

Overheard: “I try to avoid anything that makes me fat, like mirrors and scales.”

Overheard: “I have been on this diet for two weeks, and the only thing I have lost is two weeks.”

That is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember: we are what we eat, unfortunately,s we have a lot of “snaccidents.”

–JR