Hey, Amity! I think it's totally fine to have some of your husband's dessert. I think what's important is that it's not a regular occurrence. I also think it's great that you shared the dessert--that shows moderation, IMHO.
Queen--As for the bean brownies....No, they do not replace real brownies. Psychologically, just think of them as another kind of grain. They provide the base but don't really add much to the flavor. I think you should play around with the recipes to make them taste like something you'd really like. I definitely recommend using a white bean and lots of cocoa powder (at least 4 tbsp). Add some Cool Whip or one of the "frosting" recipes and you've got yourself something that will probably satisfy your cravings. I know I'm going to make some tonight because I'm still in a craving sort of mood. Good luck with them!
So, I didn't post yesterday because it was my eating out day (see earlier posts). I didn't stay on South Beach for lunch and dinner, but I didn't go crazy either, so I'm not going to give myself a hard time for it. I had mexican for lunch and I didn't eat any chips, which I'm really proud of! I knew if I ate just one that I'd eat a lot more, so I just said no and kept that promise. I did have chicken mole enchiladas with rice and beans, which were delicious.
For dinner, my DH took me to an absolutely amazing French restaurant. It was delicious and romantic, truly a special treat and a great way to celebrate a belated Valentine's Day.
What has been a challenge is getting back to a healthy WOE today, which has kind of gotten my spirits down. I started the day off well by making Lemon Ricotta pancakes. But then we went to my mom's for lunch to celebrate my grandpa's birthday and she made food that he'd like, which is absolutely appropriate, of course. But, it's mostly food I can't stand or don't want to eat: ribs and buffalo chicken wings (I know it's weird, but I hate to eat meat that's on a bone); corn; potato salad; rolls; mac & cheese; salad. I did the best that I could and filled up half my plate with salad w/ a little bit of blue cheese dressing, a small serving (maybe a 1/4 of a cup) potato salad; corn w/ maybe a teaspoon of margarine and, literally, a bite of chicken.
It wasn't terribly filling, and then she brought out dessert. Cookies, pie, grapes & pineapple. The grapes were sour and the cookies were calling. I did not answer but I wanted to have one so badly. In fact, I'm in a bad mood because I didn't let myself have any dessert. I felt deprived when I left my mom's. Well, after tonight's dinner I'll make bean brownies and hopefully that wil make me feel satisfied.