Losing Lox

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My parents are staying with us for a few weeks, and my Mom recently asked about my daily bagel and lox habit.

Sigh.

I know it’s probably not what I should be eating every day. But I do love it so. And really, how bad could it be?

You might recall that I tried to answer this very question nearly two years ago in my Oatmeal vs. Lox post. That was when I discovered lox has a lot of sodium (yes, it’s ridiculous this was news to me. But it was. Truly.)  But I also found solace in the fact that lox also delivers omega 3 fatty acids and lean protein –

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Back in the Lo-Co Saddle

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After weeks of lo-co failure, victory at last.  Last night I cooked dinner for the first time in weeks (a boring chicken breast, brown rice pilaf, steamed string beans – nothing exciting but at least it was healthy.)  And today I re-started my lo-co morning routine of Metamucil followed by Centrum Cardio and Fish Oil pills.

Let the celebration begin.

It’s amazing how easily I got derailed.  It started off with just being busy – the typical end-of-school-year insanity.  Add to that my son’s HS spring sport and dinners flew out the window.  And then I ended up with pneumonia –

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Melissa Clark to the breakfast rescue?

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With much reluctance, I abandoned my usual bagel and lox breakfast this week (see Oatmeal vs Lox). I’ve been grumpy about it, but I stuck with it… all week.

The first two days I went with cereal. Special K Cinnamon Pecan Cereal, to be exact. Then I tried instant oatmeal but it was so boring I didn’t even finish a bowl. I know, I know – instant oatmeal’s terrible. But who wants to cook in the morning? So back I went to cereal.

It’s astonishing how very much I miss my warm bagel with just a smidge (never a smear) of whipped cream cheese –

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