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MixedGrains wrote:Hey, Norm! You and I are at similar weights and on a similar timeframe since we started eating healthy. Sadly, I'm not having your success with working exercise into my daily programs, it's something I still need to work on.
Better!! Yes, things are getting better. I have quite a few neighbors who have seen with their eyes my progress... They remember when I first started walking around the block that I walked very slowly and used two canes, one in each hand... They keep telling me I'm doing good! I correct them... I tell them I'm doing BETTER, and that I'll let them know when I'm doing good! They're catching on.MixedGrains wrote:I snipped that quote above just to say it feels like you took the words right out of my mouth! I too had that resigned sense that my weight was gonna kill me off at a young age. Now, I still have some of the health problems I had, but with everything getting better, it no longer seems so grimly inevitable!
That is a GREAT idea, and I'm going to use it myself. Thanks!MixedGrains wrote:My own method for coping with tasty whole wheat pasta (which I tend to cook in quantity when I cook it, and then eat too much of while it's in the fridge) is to make pasta salads, heavy on the veg.
Chile wrote: If you have a bikeable route to the store or the post office or anywhere else you go nearby, you could hang onto that cool trike to use as a means of transportation. With the basket in the back, you could haul quite a bit!
Chile wrote:I also like that walking and biking use slightly different muscles so by doing both, I'm strengthening my legs in a more well-rounded manner. And, remember, muscle burns fat while at rest; fat does not.
Norm wrote:Today will be Day 2 dairy free.... if I survive!!!
I say this because I am baking bread today. I have eliminated butter out of my diet easily enough, except on bread baking day. Warm bread fresh from the oven SCREAMS for butter. The temptation is to give in to the butter and start over with the Dairy-Free thing tomorrow.
I'll let you know tonight if I was strong, or weak!!
MixedGrains wrote:Pumpkin butter, now there's a thought!
Normally I have very little use for squashes and sweet potatoes ... just not fond of the flavors. But I'm thinking that roasting pumpkin cubes and maybe some diced sweet potato (for added sweetness), maybe with some garlic if you prefer savory to sweet, a splash of red wine, and autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and then pureeing ... might make a good spread. Just brainstorming, here.
I haven't made whole wheat bread in a while -- it began to strike me as counterproductive -- but when I did, others in my house would want some, hot and slathered in butter. Watching and not participating, that was hard (understatement). I took to allowing myself one hot slice with fruit preserves ... still a lot of sugar, but better for me than the butter.
Gramma Jackie wrote:I have a recipe for no-sugar pumpkin butter on my blog (see the link in my signature). I like making it with fresh pumpkin.
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