Speaking of cooking, let me share what I made last night because it was really yum. First of all I made my own passata, by oven roasting a bunch of wonderfully ripe truss tomatoes with some duck fat in the oven, until they were totally soft. Blended them in a saucepan, then reduced the sauce by about 2/3. Then I cooked a cup of finely cut broccoli florets in a mix of olive oil and CO with 1/2 cup of the sauce and some salt and pepper, low heat till broccoli half done, then added my 3 oz of ground beef (fattiest I could find) and simmered until everything was properly cooked through. Added a little shaved parmesan to finish it off. So a kind of NK spag bol without the pasta and it was super, super tasty. I know tomatoes are a little higher on the carb count but I was within my daily limit and I didn't need to use a whole lot. The concentrated flavour was perfect.
I got on the scales today for the first base line weight and am so very sad to see that I am almost back to where I originally started a few years ago. Sigh. But I'm going to use that horrible number as a motivator and incentive, and really focus on clean eating and a good whack of daily steady state cardio.