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Lunch Time!

Monday, July 30, 2012

In our last episode, I 'quit' the role of nutritionist for the hubs because of what we shall refer to as 'the frozen yogurt incident'. Originally he asked me to tell him exactly what to eat, but I knew that would eventually end up where it did. But on top of that I didn't really like 'the job'. Mainly because, well, I'm lazy.


It was a lot of effort to do meal planning like that for the both of us!

Today he was on his own for lunch again. When he came home, he went back to his usual routine raiding the refrigerator while I'm trying to finish dinner. He's stark raving mad with hunger, asking when dinner is going to be ready, and I say never if he keeps blocking my access to the cutting board!


I asked him what he had for lunch. He had a can of Progresso soup. I said, "Not very filling, eh?" He nods in agreement.

Hehe...no, I haven't given up! Still trying to point out how certain foods makes him feel. He's getting it.


After dinner, I offer if he'd like me to pack his lunch for tomorrow. He agrees that my lunches left him less hungry (and better tasting!).

Leftover dill sockeye salmon from dinner, salad with cucumbers and bell peppers, piece of cheese, handful of cherries and mixed nuts. He hates the tuna kit, but there's just a few left.

He's not crazy about the breakfast bars I bought either, but he ate one this morning. Probably doesn't like it because it's not very sugary.


I made another batch of protein bars last night, trying to improve the recipe. I baked them gently this time so they were a little more solid at room temp. The macro components went a little crazy though, way off from what I intended. This is why I'm not really a fan of baking. It's like chemistry, and chemistry was my least favorite science in school! Despite the bazillion recipes online, I haven't found one I like 'off the shelf' either.

Speaking of which, I had a few people ask about my cooking blog. I intend to update it soon. When I originally started it, I wasn't doing low carb. I'm slowly adding new content with my updated cooking style. I have lots of pictures taken, just have to get around to writing them up.

I gave the "Loseit" app a try, but I've decided to go back to "DailyBurn". It calculates the totals closer to the way I expect. And it has food labels in grams, which I prefer. I'm finishing out my tracking with the Spark totals for this month, then switching to "DailyBurn". I'll try to keep Spark updated with my food too, in case anyone finds it useful or interesting to see what I'm eating.
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    I still want you as my personal chef!!!
    1965 days ago
    Hey so you can tell DH, straight from my lips, that going low carb can be a virtual Man-feast.

    This past week, I ate more bacon, more prime rib (with the fatty bits), more Caesar salads (minus croutons), had roast chicken breasts (with the crunchy skin on it), spare ribs & short ribs, and even had the gall to tell the chef to "slice me off a piece skin" from the roast suckling pig at dinner.

    Yeah every now and then the breads and desserts looked tempting, but I went through the day without ever feeling hungry and ate my fill at every meal without gaining an ounce.
    1965 days ago
    Sounds like he will come around, in time. Keep doing what you can, if nothing else by example.
    1965 days ago
    MYLADY4: My DH said almost word for word the same: "but sugar gives me energy"!!!

    Yeah sure, the "frozen yogurt incident" gave him 30 minutes of energy, after which he started yawning all the way back home. Which was another hour in the drive. After which, he napped on the couch while I made us dinner.

    Great energy. :P
    1965 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2012 12:15:58 PM
    I think he will eventually get it.

    Trying real hard with mine too. I asked him to STOP buying the red yoplait cause it has way to much sugar in it. His response last night "so sugar is worse for you then fat" I almost wanted to scream YES!!!!!!!! He said but I like sugar, it gives me energy as to which I said, that is wrong then that you are relying on sugar to give you energy.

    Baby steps, baby steps.
    1965 days ago
  • BILL60
    Hang tough and slap him upside the head once in a while. We really need that.
    1965 days ago
  • MYTURN11
    Now that is healthy fare ~ I hope he enjoys it and is grateful emoticon
    1965 days ago
    Does the DailyBurn tracker work offline with an iPod or iPhone, as well as sync up with a website when it does have a connection?

    And I can't figure out whether DailyBurn is free or just a free trial, etc.

    Comments? Suggestions? LOL
    1965 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2012 11:47:57 PM
    Well, if you can get him to eat a decent lunch, that's a start.
    1965 days ago
    Slow and steady wins the race, right?

    My DH baked up some bacon tonight (first day in weeks that it wasn't torture to get the oven going). That's probably his best choice for breakfast in the car. Portable, easy to eat even when you're not really hungry, and it's one of his favorite foods.
    1965 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2012 8:27:17 AM
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