Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Technical Woe

I don't know what it is about me, or my house, and digital scales - but the third set I've had this year has died. It doesn't want batteries, or hitting, or dropping on the floor in temper. It has ceased to be. It is ex.

So no weighing and measuring for me! P would be pleased; he thinks it's disordered behaviour.

I don't need the scales to know I've eaten well though.

Breakfast: Total 0%, pumpkin seeds, grapenuts, gojis.

Lunch : Big salad with arugala, spinach, romaine, pea shoots, green pepper, tomato, scallions, mushrooms, cottage cheese and salsa. Almonds, a brazil nut, and a pear.

Snacks: celery and salsa, oatcake with Philadelphia Extra Light, more almonds

Dinner: Super-easy one pot water-veggie soup with brussels, leeks, onion, garlic, broccoli, green beans, carrot, tomato, mushrooms and mixed herbs. Eggwhites.

I decided to cut fruit out from my breakfast and see if this made any difference in my hunger levels during the morning. It did, I think. I wasn't really hungry until just before noon when quite often it can be around 10am. Hunger or plummetting blood sugar or whatever has become a real issue recently, part of my angsty-angst I think. So I'm working on that.

I guess now is the time I wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving. :-)


Arturo said...

Thanks Sara
I was going to say it's not part of your traditions. Funny thing is that I'm celebrating my Thanksgiving with Easter Europeans and a Taiwanese. I'm the only one that was born a US citizen, and that was in Puerto Rico - so no mainland Americans in this celebration.

Christina said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Know something I'm thankful for? That you mentioned that Fage Total 0% yogurt in one of your past posts, and that it's available in a store here. I am now a happy addict! :) said...

Oh, goodness, Sara, that does sound like a great food day! It reads so tasty. I'm going to have to try that menu for a day. :)

We've had a bunch of electronica mysteriously fail/break/stubbornly refuse to work all at one time about a month ago. It was very strange. Same with lightbulbs... all at once... poof. I'm convinced it's my house. Maybe I should get a feng shui specialist in here...


April said...

P thinks weighing and measuring is disordered behavior?


Of course, MR thinks killing a couple of bottles of wine at dinner is disordered behavior.

To each their own, I suppose.

Sounds like *you're* doing fine.


April said...


I apologize if my last comment sounded overly harsh. As you know, I'm rather touchy on the subject of weighing and measuring and eating disorders. I'm amazed that you do as well as you do surrounded by people who seem to pressure you to both eat and drink more than you think wise. I have enough trouble just going out with my friends... if I got that from my partner too, I'd be in bad shape.

I'd have to admit too that I'm getting really sick of men pressuring their female partners to gain weight, eat badly, drink more, etc. An issue like that came up with one of my friends here the other day, and it's really upsetting her. Being genuinely concerned about someone's else's behavior, especially if one doesn't really understand the project, is all well and good. But sometimes I think that men cross the line into being quite unhelpful. Not saying that's what's going on in your situation, just that I've noticed it happening in some couples I know.

And being around all that good wine would be the death of me!


Arturo said...

Sara, are you sure the scale is totally dead? I sometimes see mine kind of poop out, and I just take the battery out and put it back in. Who knows if the moisture in the surroundings affects the contact to the electrical source.