Good morning everyone,
Jan, I am green. Congratulations on your new numbers. I am so looking forward to similar results. Right now you are my motivating example.
Have I missed something? Is Patty ill? I certainly hope not.
I am at my daughter's house in Vancouver, WA. My trip down was uneventful. I made it with no gasoline left over. I don't know if the car will start again though. If it does, my daughter will fill my tank.
I was probably running a bit ahead of the bulk of the holiday traffic. I noticed as I came closer to the Portland metro area the traffic northbound was considerably heavier. I was glad to leave the freeway and drive the back way to her house.
I went completely haywire as far as food went last night. My daughter first gave me a small bowl of ice cream with orange topping. I had never had the orange topping and it has been months since I ate ice cream. I had a second bowl.
The reason the ice cream was available was she was making an ice cream pie. I had never had one of those previously. I had a piece before going to bed. It was okay. Not something I would care to have often. There are a lot of other things I like better. I will probably have another piece today, but that will be the end of it.
I am trying to think of the things I would like better. A good salad would be a start. Spinach, tomatoes, avocado, some imitation crab, (I am not fond of the real thing anymore), or salmon, cucumber and possibly some dark red kidney beans. The last thing depends on the kind of fish I use. I don't care for dressing on my salads so if I put anything on them it will be vinegar, possibly balsamic, or lemon juice. That is my idea of something really good to eat.
I have gotten so that bread is no longer really important to me. I think the fact that I no longer buy my favorite bread, Orowheat Oatnut bread, instead I buy whole wheat bread and I really do not like whole wheat bread unless it has wheat berries and/or nuts in it. Even then I am not really fond of it.
I wonder have your food preferences changed since you've been eating mindfully? I used to really be fond of my bread. I like salty foods a lot and always have, but my taste for sweets has very nearly disappeared. As that preference has changed, My appreciation of sour flavors, lemon, grapefruit, etc. has greatly improved. I can't eat grapefruit anymore because of my medications. Bummer! Other flavors have moved into the forefront now, and for the most part I don't miss the old foods. I am exploring new foods and have reaped many rewards.
I have lost my Texas palette. No longer do I go for the foods that burn off the top of my head. The last time we came home from Texas a friend made what he called "Sauce Piquant". He didn't tell us that each time you reheated the dish it got hotter. By the time we got here it had been heated at least five times. My sil used to eat the hottest peppers like candy. He got a tickle out of seeing other people try to eat them like he did. When we got to their house that year, I heated the sauce piquant and served it to each of us. I sat down and was very comfortably eating my dish when he started to hiccup and sweat. He looked at me askance. He couldn't believe that I could handle more, far more heat than he. I certainly can't do that anymore, though I still love the, (more muted) Tex-Mex/Cajun flavors.
I have babbled on for long enough for today. I'll see you tomorrow if not before.
Edited by: GRAMMAJUDY1 at: 5/25/2013 (15:00)
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