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    Addendum to the above post.

    It was the most wheat product I have eaten in a month. I was concerned that I would suffer ill effects from it, but I feel fine today.
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    Today I did feel heavy and sluggish, so maybe those were the effects of the bread I ate. I am home painting the hallway and I definitely had to push myself to keep moving, which is unusual. Of course it's hot and miserable outside and the paint fumes...

    I had a thought to fast today, but didn't, although my carbs are very low today, probably 20 grams. I ate:

    B= two eggs poached over 2 organic, nitrate/nitrite free hot dogs.
    Snack= 1 oz walnuts
    L= 2 cans kippered herring over baby spinach and a big tomato
    D= 2 big pork chops.

    Fitday tells me that this works out to be.

    Calories = 2027 fat 65%, protein 31%, and carbs 4%

    All in all not bad!
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    Nothing much new to report. Painting and house renovations are going apace. SWMBO and boy get home today and there is sufficient progress to show. All of the dirty smelly work is done, now just topcoats and trim.

    Food has been good. My two older sons (23 and 21) met me at my cousins house to help her move and after we had dinner there. I successfully navigated my way through most of the improper food choices. My only trip up was a piece of cornbread that my 12-year old cousin made from scratch. It was delicious, a big hit in a family of good cooks, she was beaming! Cute!

    Today will be on track, skipped breakfast and considering skipping lunch too, I'm just not hungry. Dinner will be a BAS and a Steak. And then back to nuclear family living tonight.
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    Well, we all slip up occasionally. You're so right, we just start over again the next day without stressing too much about it.

    When I mess up, it's generally with sweet things. I still haven't worked up my courage to try any wheat products. Or corn.
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    That was nice of you to try the young un's cornbread! I'm really struggling with that sort of thing. It doesn't happen often, but once in a while someone at work shows up with something baked 'specially for me.' Eeks. The last time I ate wheat there was an ugly scene later on. If only people would bring me something like a stick of butter...
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    Well it was very cute, her wanting to make her cornbread for the family dinner, I couldn't pass it up. She served me a big piece too. It was really moist, and really very good.

    It happens to me more than I like to admit, people making me food, it is a way of showing love and I appreciate it. The difference is that I had the one piece, really enjoyed it and then stopped. In the past I'd have kept enjoying it, piece after piece until it was gone. I even made a big deal about saying that I'm not supposed to be eating this sort of thing, but this looks so good...

    Maybe that will get the point across in a gentle way.

    I am fortunate in that I really haven't reacted strongly to any foods that I have given up, when I do eat some. So for me there is no comeuppance. Except that if I eat too much of it or too often I'll get fatter.
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    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
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    Last golden days of summer...

    SWMBO and boy got back from their vacation. It was cute, boy was so Jacked up about how much fun they had! He wants to move to Maine tomorrow! It's nice to see.

    SWMBO was happy with the amount of work I got done and that the house wasn't totally trashed, still she stayed up until past midnight cleaning. I have lived with women who were compulsive slobs and with women who were compulsive cleaners. I fall in the middle of the spectrum, maybe a bit to the slob side. I let things get away from me and then I clean, but really clean, like as in sanitize. So SWMBO and I are actually a good team in this, she keeps things tidy and I do the heavy cleaning.

    Well it's nice that they're home. 1st grade for the Boy starts Wednesday and he now gets that the long idyllic days of summer are rapidly ending. I still have that childish feeling wondering did I really have enough fun this summer. I went to the beach a bunch of times and went swimming. There were years (decades) that I never went once, embarrassed as I was to be seen in shorts and no shirt... I've missed a lot of living. But things will be better in the future! A year from now, perhaps, I will be looking more like Mark S. and less like Fat B. (Dead-Sexy!).

    One thing that really is different, is that every day I wake up and see the now smaller me and think, I feel great and I know it is just a matter of time before I'm not fat anymore. Where in the old days I would look at myself wondering how much longer I can stay on the (insert wacky, low-fat, high-carb diet name here) diet. Before I quit it and gain all my weight back.

    So while I might not have had enough of the intermittent euphoria that Marks been writing about this summer, every moment I live I don't have that soul crushing despair of being out of control of my health, leading to the inevitable slide toward infirmity and early death either.

    So my level of happiness is higher than its been in a good long while. :-)
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    Yay for happiness. I've never seen another way of eating that gave happiness as one of the side-effects. Any good health promised came with a side of grim satisfaction, not joy.

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    David, you have a really good way of articulating what a lot of us are experiencing. For the first time in my life, at least in my adult life, I am letting go of the puritanical self-sacrifice that permeates so much of everything that should really be making us happy. The idea that anything that feels, tastes, or looks good has to be bad for you. In the past when I managed to be 'thin enough' I was always in a bit of a panic about how to maintain my weight, even when I was relatively trim. Maybe it is also because I am older, but I have let go of a lot of expectations and that has led to great happiness and satisfaction.
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    David, I am relating to your cornbread story - a couple weeks ago, my hubby's restaurant catered a luncheon at my office. I wanted to give him an opinion of his sandwiches that night so I had a whole one with the sourdough. I was just going to eat a bite of it with the bread, but it was so tasty, I thought... well, I've been doing 95%/5% so a bit of bread shouldn't hurt. Boy, was I wrong. The gut aching, intestine wrenching episodes of "IBS" I used to have came back. Maybe that's gluten intolerance, all I know is that now when I see a piece of anything made with grains I RUN the other way.

    And I am curious how your IE is going. I am a follower of Jesus and a daughter of the earth and I find small moments in my crazy life when I am overcome by the work of His hand. I find my greatest IE moments when I meditate on Him and His creation, and I seek to have more of those moments, but I am struggling with allowing myself to step away from the responsibilities of the day to do so. Okay, yes, I am hippyish... but anyway, please share when you do have IE moments... good vibes are catchy! =)
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