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I was just thinking ---

Sunday, March 29, 2020

that years of dieting and then trying to live healthy have given me an advantage in times like these. I have followed so many different food plans that I can eat almost anything. Hubby is dying to go to the store to buy eggs and some things he eats every day. I can eat anything. I suspect I have 2 months or more of food here in the house until I would need to go to buy something. The meals I'd make might not have quite as good nutrients and nutrient balance as when I have more choices, but I'd be just fine. I don't have to eat breakfast food at breakfast. Don't have to have a certain thing with a certain thing (like garlic bread with spaghetti, or applesauce with pork). I know I can count calories and maintain my weight using a very wide variety (or not) of foods. It might be easier to manage my hunger and maintain my weight with lots of veggies, plenty of fiber, and lean protein, but I can adjust my portions and succeed even if I am eating denser calorie foods.
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    I hear you! I bought two big cartons of egg whites the first day we shopped during seniors time. No have to watch my cholesterol. It just so happened that I got two of the 18 count of eggs before the big rush on the grocery store. (We were going to dye Easter eggs). I also got toilet paper, napkins and paper towels during the same trip. About six days later, there was a huge run on the grocery store. I feel blessed. We can all make do with far less than our norm. We will get through this and be stronger afterwards.
    56 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I like pineapple with pork. It is an adventure to try new things and perhaps find new favorites. You Rock!
    63 days ago
    Yes, you will be fine. And because you are a healthy weight, achieved by eating high nutrient foods and exercising regularly, I'm sure your immune system is stronger too.

    People have a LOT of emotion around food!! And around changing up from their food preferences .. . especially if they have experienced food precarity and shortages in their early years.
    63 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Yes, I have no trouble eating and staying healthy in the process....I have learned much in the last several months and I actually feel like a "normal " person....and it is working well!

    They say some good always comes out of the bad and I do agree! emoticon
    63 days ago
    You're right about past successes supporting you through this experience. It's great to have a body that tolerates a wide variety of foods.

    Unfortunately, my body does not fall into that particular camp. And, it's okay. I am making do with less. What my body needs has not been readily available. We are extending what we have and the limited amounts we can get our hands on. And, I'm not going hungry. I'm faring far better than those on the streets.

    Not knowing what your situation is I have to agree with MILLEDGE2 about bracing yourself incase you get to the store and find there are no eggs to be had. That happened to us the week before last. Three different grocery stores. No eggs. We surrendered and came home. This week I attempted to purchase eggs for myself and my sister and was limited to one. I split what I was able to secure with my sister.
    63 days ago
    We can still buy most things to eat most days. Cleaning and paper products are in short supply or out. Mostly out.
    64 days ago
    Yes! Flexibility is the rule of the day right now. Definitely have to be creative.

    Stay safe, stay well.
    64 days ago
    Ahhh … I remember the days of being first married and out on our own.

    Meals were very creative. But fed our souls.
    64 days ago
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    You got this!
    Eat what you have and enjoy what you can find when you do have to shop. Might be time to try the veggies and fruit that are not so popular. You are still lucky to get some fresh fruit right off your trees!
    64 days ago
    We have been Blessed to have Wonderful Neighbors! Our next door neighbor calls us when they are going tp the market to see if we need anything. And Saturday a neighbor down the street called told us to make a list for Giant Market & she got it all!
    64 days ago
    Further reflection: if we’re among the people who have worked hard to reshape mindsets so that we consider food to be, first and foremost, fuel, rather than entertainment, we may have a bit of an advantage through trying times. My parents had to deal with rationing and shortages, but my generation (and I’m NOT young) has never thought this was possible.
    64 days ago
    Yes! And if your stores are having some of the delivery challenges that ours are, there’s no guarantee there will be old favorites, including eggs, if one goes there. Summoning the courage to venture forth, taking all the precautions, and then finding empty shelves and weary restockers who have no answers just adds to the stress. Brace yourself, in case this makes your hubby even more antsy!🥴
    64 days ago
    I can eat the same things over and over again but my husband won’t. He is way pickier than j am for sure.
    64 days ago
    We can be creative, can't we? I remember back to the college apartment days, living paycheck to paycheck, having some pretty unusual suppers! But they will sustain us through the days until we can resupply more easily.

    Have a blessed Sunday! emoticon emoticon
    64 days ago
    Like you, I could go a couple months without grocery shopping if I just had to cook for myself. But Bob expects more so I'll be going out on Wednesday to get a few things. Stay healthy. emoticon
    64 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
    Winnie the Pooh
    64 days ago
    Great way of thinking! Food does not have to control our life!
    64 days ago
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