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Subject:Two-week eating update
Time:09:13 pm
I posted a one-week eating update last week. Here's the two-week one.
  1. Batting a thousand on not being stupid.
  2. Batting a thousand on eating real food.
  3. Batting a thousand on avoiding artificial sweeteners and chemical foods.
  4. To the best of my knowledge, I've had no HFCS.
  5. Batting a thousand on prepared foods, though I've eaten out a few times.
  6. Batting a thousand here as well.  I've had some crackers, but that's the closest I've come to processed food.
  7. Also batting a thousand.  See a trend here?
  8. Again, batting a thousand.
  9. Batting a thousand on batting a thousand-- most days are within 100 calores of 1000, and all have been under 1200.
Actually, I should have had a tenth one on the list-- record everything that you eat, for which I'm also essentially batting a thousand.  I even have a couple of entries in my food diary for like two or three cherries that I've snagged from a coworker's desk.

I've eaten out a few times, all cautiously.  One was a Chinese restaurant where I had a steamed (I think) flounder and rice, another a Thai restaurant where I had larb gai and a spring roll, and the third a fusion restaurant where I had a dungeness crab omelet. 

I've been really good about cooking too.  Yesterday I snagged six pounds of pretty damned good tomatoes from the farmers market, and for a buck a pound, too!  I spent yesterday evening turning them into some pretty excellent spaghetti sauce, so lunches this week are that sauce on top of spaghetti squash.  Other than that, I'm eating lots of fruits and vegetables, eggs, some dairy, and lean meats, just like my plan called for.

I had one day last week where I was right around 800 calories at the end of the day.  That seemed too low, so I contemplated a snack.  The problem was that I felt pretty stuffed, and overeating just to get the calorie count up seemed like wrong thinking to me.

Surprisingly, to me at least, I've had zero temptation to stray from my plan.  I think it's because I feel like I'm eating well and eating plenty of food, rather than starving myself or subsisting on dry green salads.  I have a week and a half of this left, then I'm off to Vegas for a week and a half.  When I return, I'll be back to a slightly-modified version of what I'm doing now.
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2010-07-20 04:18 am (UTC)
omg, I have never heard of or seen this spaghetti squash! that looks insane!

Are you sticking to rice for carbs?
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whipartist
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Time:2010-07-20 05:22 am (UTC)
Carbs come from carb pills.

Seriously, I'm eating a fair bit of fruit. I just did the math and about 55% of my diet is carbs, 23% fat, and about 21% protein. There's a rounding error in there somewhere but I don't care enough to find it. That feels reasonably in-balance to me.


Spaghetti squash is pretty fabulous. It has a great nutty, squashy flavor, is easy to cook, and can be used in place of pasta or treated as its own dish. I love it even when I'm not trying to peel off pounds.
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2010-07-20 09:21 pm (UTC)
Spaghetti squash is pretty fabulous. It has a squashy flavor.

Those two sentences do not go together.
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schmengie
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Time:2010-07-20 11:06 am (UTC)
nice job
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njchick
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Time:2010-07-20 01:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome job Patti. Constant struggle here and glad you are on plan.
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