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Who Do I Eat For & Why?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I went to a coworker's Retirement Event after work. They had simple finger food: cheese, crackers, veggies, dip, etc. I ate enough to fit into my daily plan.

Then, I went home.

My husband had cooked dinner. I told him that I'd already eaten and to put the food in a container and I'd eat it for lunch at work. He threw a fit. Pissing, moaning, trying to do me a favor and I'm an ingrate.

So, to avoid strife, I ate a second dinner. Now I feel sick. GOD, I HATE THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL PRESSURE OF FOOD!!!!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/17/2014 2:50AM

    That is hard. Eat 1/2 cup full. Hopefully that will put a smile on his face. emoticon

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MISSG180 6/20/2013 12:34PM

    It's really tough to deal with the emotional baggage of food. Have you talked with your husband about how important this is to you?

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GODZDESIGN95 6/20/2013 8:15AM

    Girl I hear you. It is continuous battle. Men like being in charge but the trick is to learn to work around them. Mine tries the same. Some times I refuse and something I don't. If offered food I say thanks but I'll have it later. Mine keeps on me at buying a foot long hot dog I refuse. They also like there egos strokes. IE WOW you cooked this for me thanks...I've already eaten but I'll have just one bite because I already eaten. You can help me eat more tomorrow. etc. You will figure how to train your man but it will not be easy. LOL!

I see Mr Tim below has not learned a thing. emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/20/2013 8:17:21 AM

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JIBBIE49 6/20/2013 7:35AM

    My husband is the same kind of controlling person. He cooks and leaves his mess for me to clean up.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 6/20/2013 12:10AM

    I have done that to my wife. When I got in a more rational mood, she explained the way things worked for her. But she didn't eat it to make me happy.

Now I cook it and if she won't eat it it's her loss.

Because I am a damned good cook.

(Don't want to eat my food? Too bad for you.) emoticon

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Going Green

Thursday, March 07, 2013

We had our first cooking class in the Nutrition Class at work. It was a lot of fun!

We got a brief lecture and demonstration from three Food Science students and then they turned us loose in the kitchen.

Today's assignment was for each team to cook one dish made from greens (collard, mustard, kale, bok choy) and one grain dish (oatmeal, buckwheat, quinoa). My partner and I sauteed bok choy in olive oil with onions, garlic and ginger. We tossed the final dish in a dressing made from tamarind sauce and a little sesame oil. Other teams sauteed collard greens and mustard greens Two teams made salad from kale. We were allowed to be creative with finishing touches like adding chopped almonds, raisins, fruits, etc. The quinoa dishes were cooked with broth, chopped peppers and nuts.

When we were done, we got to sample each dish.

I never, ever used kale or collard greens in the past. This was a great experience. They are easy to cook, and the kale salad was delicious! I had so much fun that I stopped at the store on the way home and bought each type of greens! I'll be improving my pallet of vegetables over the next few days.

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MISSG180 3/14/2013 12:14PM

    Kale tossed with a little olive oil and then roasted in a 375 oven for 8-10 minutes makes for great crispy chips.

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FREELADY 3/9/2013 7:30AM

    This is inspiring! Love your adventurous spirit!

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RORYLYONS 3/8/2013 12:37AM

    It sounds very yummy...I may give kale a try..

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BRITTANYS-FSAP 3/7/2013 11:48PM

  That sounds like fun. I wonder what kinds of healthy cooking classes they have in my area. Also, I LOVE kale. So glad you now get a chance to enjoy it! :)

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GODZDESIGN95 3/7/2013 11:44PM

    Good going! I've never tried kale. But have bok choy sauted it. Can't do spinach hurts my tummy

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Fitness & Nutrition Program @ Work

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I've sort of fallen into a rut lately. I'm not losing any more weight although I am losing motivation. Needing some Spark, I joined a Fitness & Nutrition program at work. The six-week program consists of nutrition coaching 1 day per week. This even includes 2 sessions in Food Lab learning new recipes! We also meet one day per week with a Fitness Coach.

Today was the first coaching session. We started with a mile run around the track.


Then on to general fitness testing. I have to admit that I was afraid of the testing part but didn't do as badly as I thought.

I aced the crunches
but had to bail out of the pushups.

At least now I know what I need to work on.


This emoticon... only in my dreams. LOL.

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FREELADY 2/26/2013 3:26PM

    Sounds like a great resource! I applaud your ACTION step in joining with them!

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GODZDESIGN95 2/26/2013 7:38AM

    That is awesome that your place of work has a program like that. Sometimes we just need to try something new. To shake things up a bit. Best wishes your journey. I know you will reach your goals. I could not push up all I have. But a back bend I can do. emoticon

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CORNERKICK 2/26/2013 3:09AM

  Good luck (& have fun)!

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Diet Sabotage

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Lesson Learned: I control what I do or do not eat

My elderly mother, who's grossly obese and has congestive heart failure, spends every waking hour watching food shows on TV, looking at recipes online, talking about food, thinking about food, cooking food. She has always been a food "pusher" using guilt and tears to get other people to eat with her.

Last Sunday afternoon, she came over to my house with a container of cookies and cupcakes.

"My doctor says I need to lose wait [note: for the 100th time] and I can't eat these. Here, you can have them."

In other words, if she's fat and unhappy then I should be fat and unhappy too.

The minute she left the house, I took them all and threw them in the garbage.

She can provide the temptation, but only I can buy into it.

Lesson learned.

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MISSG180 2/20/2013 8:43PM

    That's tough to deal with, but I think you did the right thing. You can't change her, you can only make your own choices. Brava.

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GODZDESIGN95 2/2/2013 9:22AM

    poor sweet heart. I can relate except it is my hubbie continuously tempting me. I ask him if he was concerned that i was losing weight he said no but something is there. Folks want to love us death with food. It is habit. Look at aall the holidays that are around food? We have to protect ourselves even if we do sneakly. LOL! good for throwing those things away.

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SERIOUSLIM 2/2/2013 8:52AM

    Well done! and diplomatic too

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GAYLLYNNE 2/2/2013 8:38AM

    You are a total inspiration!! It's so wonderful that you "get" it! Hang in there and you will do great. You already are!!

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VOGONIAC 2/2/2013 6:13AM

    Wow, that's hard, coming from your mom. Kudos to you for resisting temptation.

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FREELADY 2/2/2013 12:25AM

    O I love it when you talk sense to me! I needed to hear this!

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Running Into The Unknown

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

This New Year's Day, I ran a 10K race at Lake Chabot Regional Park. I ran the 5K last year... a pleasant 3.1 miles over a gently rolling hill trail that hugs the lake. My friends, Pat and Linda, ran the 10K. I was jealous.

So this year, I signed up for the 10K. Pat laughed when I told her. "Good luck! I'll be there to cheer you on, but I'm doing the 5K this year."

This year all my friends did the 5K while I did the 10K. "What's up with that?" I thought.

A month ago, I intended to try out the 10K course. When I got to the fork in the trail, I looked up to the right... the 10K route. Straight up hill at a 60 degree angle.

Daunted, I turned left instead. That got me 13.4 miles of gently rolling hill trail around the WHOLE lake. This is probably one of the few times in running life where a half-marathon is preferrable to a 10K.

New Year's Day, I was tempted to switch from the 10K down to the 5K. But, I thought, "What the heck!" and did the 10K anyway.

It was a good thing that I didn't run the trail last month. I would never have made it through the race. The hill trail is a 600 ft. plus ascent at a 45 to 60 degree rise. Most of the 10K-ers walked up the trail. Only the competitive, hard-core racers actually ran.

The top of the hill had a beautiful view... the lake, the valley where I live. I could even see the hill where my house sits.

Beautiful view. Great life experience. But, I'll be running the 5K (or the half-marathon) next New Year's Day!



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JUDI_CUTIE 1/4/2013 2:34AM

    You did great! Wow!!!

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JJARAMILO 1/3/2013 11:19AM

    Hey, I bet by this time next year this 10K track will be child's play to you!

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LIFE2BFUN 1/3/2013 9:33AM

    At least you tried it - Great job!

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MISSG180 1/3/2013 7:13AM

    Wow, that is a brutal route! You can be proud of yourself that you did it once!

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