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Post by Who Me? » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:44 pm

Hello everyone. I'm the New Kid, here.

Getting back to better eating habits. Over the last few years -- and particularly since my partner was paralyzed with a spinal cord injury -- I've been exercising less self-control, when it comes to snacks, and using food as a comfort. Also, since he's slowed down, I've slowed down.

I know better. In fact I've had really good habits, for most of my life. I've always been able to pass buy the candy at work, and not feed deprived. (It's usually really cheap candy, so that helps.) But lately, things have slipped. Reading in bed, with a sleeve of cookies. That sort of thing.

I want to lose about 15-20 pounds. I don't own a scale, and I doubt that I'll buy one. I have a very physical job, and I'm a reasonably slim person. I have always had a very speedy metabolism. We cook from scratch,much of the time. We try to steer away from processed foods.

This past summer, I developed some kind of freaky food allergies, to the nightshade family. So, no tomatoes, potatoes, tomatillos, eggplant or peppers, anymore.

There's also something else going, on, where I get a horrible burning in my mouth, whenever I salivate. My doctors are baffled by this one. Ive been doing allergy shots, and taking vitamins. Suffice it to say, that this hasn't helped my eating habits.

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Anyway, I'm on day three of no-s. So far, so good!

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Post by Too solid flesh » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:12 pm

Welcome, Who Me?.

You do have some challenges. I hope that the doctors are able to make progress with the saliva problem. It sounds like a real pain.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:50 pm

Wow, you are facing a lot. Sorry your food allergies are limiting some very good choices. I'm sure you'll be able to work around them, though. Moderate, regular meals can only help, I would think.
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Post by Kevin » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:25 am

Wow. I wish you the best of luck. You have a lot to handle.
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Post by Who Me? » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:24 am

Thanks for the welcome.

So far, so good on adding a bit of discipline to my eating. I'm not far from where I want to be, and I like the structure and common sense of this approach.

For a more positive insight into my life, which sounded so bleak when I described it earlier, I'm an artist and a beekeeper and I love good food. I make preserves from the fruit trees in my back yard.

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Meyer lemon marmalade

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One of my bees

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:38 am

I know it says Meyer lemon marmalade, but I still can't figure out that photo. How was it taken? It's beautiful.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by Who Me? » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:17 am

It's a photo, taken looking into a stock pot full of cut-up lemons. The cheesecloth bag holds seeds and membranes, which contain the pectin that makes preserves "gel."

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Post by Too solid flesh » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:58 am

Terrific bee portrait. My dd wonders whether you will do portraits of all the other bees.
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Post by Who Me? » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:45 pm

One portrait done, twenty thousand left to do.

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Post by Who Me? » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:02 pm

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A swarm of feral honeybees I caught last spring. They are wonderful bees. Productive and docile. We have a *tiny* back yard, and the bees don't bother us at all!

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Post by librarylady » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:20 pm

Well that is a group portrait then! Well done - great picture :D

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Post by amake616 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:30 pm

Thise pictures are cool - I've never had Meyer lemon marmalade but now I want to try it. It sounds like you have realistic goals so even with your concerns you should be able to achieve them. Good luck :D

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Post by Who Me? » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:13 am

Thanks everyone for the nice welcome!

I'm going to make a batch of marmalade this weekend. I'm invited over to a neighbor's house to pick lemons tonight. She has "unknown" lemons, which I'll combine with my own meyers. Canning is fun, but I have to set aside the time.

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Post by Who Me? » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:51 am

I caught another swarm of feral honeybees this afternoon. You can read all about it on my blog:

http://howsrobb.blogspot.com/

And, no. I didn't gorge on honey!

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