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  1. Avatar aaron david says:

    I am quite blessed in the fact that I never had much of a sweet tooth. Which isn’t to say I don’t enjoy a sweet or two, but all in all I have more of a meat tooth. I will have a sweet at the end of the day when I can’t have my favorite end of day treat, a cigarette. And I can’t have that when my wife is around.

    And she will be gone all next week, to help her father recover from knee replacement. So there you go, I drop her a the airport Sat. morning, for a week of batching it.Report

  2. Avatar Maribou says:

    Well, today one of our five kitties (the one we’ve had longest) had to have an hour and a half surgery to remove a tumor. The great thing about our vet is that he lets me hang out and be there with the kitty while she’s being operated on (he knows I have a biology degree, but I think he would let me anyway, on principle). also he drives a vet clinic in a truck. it’s kind of like hanging out with james herriot only more abrupt and with more modern hygiene. So that was exhausting. Then I came to work which has mostly been normal but did have one also exhausting meeting (that went fine, it’s just a tricky (and very confidential) situation).

    tomorrow I am planning on sleeping in and worrying about the cat. (She’s fine, just very grumpy and cautious and i will continue hardcore worrying until a) she stops being extra grumpy, and b) we get the histology labs back – then (assuming good labs) it will be moderate worrying until her hair grows back, and the stitches fall out, and mild worrying for another 5-10 years after that.) Then work till 10.

    Saturday we have gaming and I think otherwise we’ll just be hanging out and worrying about the cat and doing stuff that distracts us from worrying about the cat. Maybe I’ll do a junk purge on the bedroom. And clean the bathroom door. Stuff like that.

    Along with the usual doses of reading, writing, coloring, music, podcasts, and watching old tv shows, of course.Report

  3. Avatar miss mary says:

    Now I want berries and yogurt. Don’t worry, I ate enough pizza for both of us today. I never want pizza again.

    Roommates family is in town, so I will be entertaining. No second job this weekend!Report

  4. Avatar Damon says:

    @jaybird,

    I’ve been on a low carb life for a while now. For the most part, I don’t miss it. Fats = full, or massive quantities of broccoli 🙂 I still eat bread and rice but not often. Actually, it’s HELPED the GI tract. I was a lot gassier when I WAS eating carbs.

    Keep the faith baby. It’s like anything else, you’ll adapt, and probably be healthier as well as a result if you keep with it.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Damon says:

      Oh, yeah. I’m doing the full fat thing. I was surprised by how many more “low fat/high sugar” yogurts there are available than “high fat/low sugar” ones.

      My favorite yogurt was that Noosa stuff and, lemme tell ya, it’s like eating yogurt with pie filling. Which is, I suppose, an inkling into why it was my favorite.

      The GI tract issue is more of a reminder of the reasons I used to drink metamucil before each meal.

      I don’t know if I feel healthier yet but I have eaten more spinach in the last week than I had in the year prior.Report

      • Avatar Kim in reply to Jaybird says:

        I love spinach, but it’s best fresh picked.
        they aren’t actually “low fat/high sugar” yogurts, they’re “look at what thickeners we can put in here to fool you into thinking they are fatty” yogurts. Weird, weird things.Report

      • Avatar Damon in reply to Jaybird says:

        I’ll side with kim on the spinach. I love it.

        Personally, I go for greek yogurt, plain. I then add my own items, typically a little granola and honey or sometimes just cinnamon.Report

  5. Avatar Murali says:

    I’ve found refried beans to be an easy to cook, low carb and tasty space filler.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Murali says:

      I don’t know that I’d call them “low carb” as much as “part of a healthy lifestyle for people who no longer need to be on a low carb diet”.Report

      • Avatar dragonfrog in reply to Jaybird says:

        Yeah, beans have almost as high a percentage of their calories coming from carbs as wheat does (admittedly wheat is a convenient choice, as it’s just about the highest protein grain that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg).

        Personally though – give me carbs or give me death I say. Let them come for my carbohydrates – I will fight them in the bakeries, in the potato patches, in the bulk grains aisle, in the pantries, and in the pubs. I will beat them with the staff of life, I will pelt them with yams, and when I fall I will have rye bread in my kit bag and carrots on my breath.Report

  6. Avatar Kim says:

    Am on about the opposite diet. Basically: How little fat can you eat?? Better, how little saturated fat can you eat??

    I want my ice cream back! (and beer, but that’s a different story).

    And the diet isn’t even for me… which makes it all the more annoying.Report

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