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[Oct. 31st, 2006|01:10 pm]
Verminius Rex
I'm battling fatigue since changing diets, since my body ran on fryer grease. In many ways I have felt better since changing my diet, although adjusting the default meals is a pain. I also found that too much grease now gives me gas pains (I already fessed up to a McD's binge and the pizza from Robert and Sandra's party, so no secrets must be held back.) From past experience I know that I'll be able to tolerate these foods again once my system is up and running, but only if I eat them in moderation. But a late night IM with adammaker lead to the purchase of some daily vitamins for me (and still within my vitamin budget of under $20/month), which along with the thyroid supplement will hopefully help. The next thing I need is moderate exercise, more difficult with the kids, but necessary. Today's will probably be some work in the back yard, the patio project has gone nowhere for weeks. I have a rough line stretched for the uppermost level of patio, so I'll dig down on the high side and start piling up on the low sides today, and with luck lay gravel before it gets too cold out.

My other change is to spread out eating, so I have both meals and snacks on a regular basis for a constant fuel supply. Scattered meals aren't helping the matter, so moderate meals and regular snacks of fruit and such.

Now I get to deal with fussy kids in the back yard, get Kiyan to nap, then get the house read for trick or treaters.

Edit- The outside play became "drive Kiyan to sleep before he drove me nuts". At least now I can clean without toddler interference. With luck I won't have too much preschooler interference either.

[User Picture]From: astein142
2006-10-31 07:43 pm (UTC)
In time, after you've weaned yourself off the grease, you'll actually be able to smell the grease-component of prepared foods -- and instead of "yum", your brain will interpret it as "yuck". I went cold-turkey on the grease after my gallbladder went bad a few years ago. After only a couple of months, I could even smell the shortening in cookies and the fryer grease in donuts.... and which made them incredibly UNappetizing.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2006-10-31 08:10 pm (UTC)
I certainly hope so. My McD's cravings have been reduced, but it's always hard to redo your entire diet just because I have no idea what to cook much of the time.

When I worked at McD's back in the mid-90's I was so used to the freshest fries, I could tell how old they were by smell. More than 15 minutes old and they just smelled gross to me.
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[User Picture]From: astein142
2006-10-31 09:57 pm (UTC)
I only cook three real meals:
1. "your-mileage-may-vary-stirfry"
2. "cow-in-the-crockpot"
2. "jar-of-Ragu-plus-"
Everything else is either a variation thereof or pure-protein-grilled-on-the-GeorgeForman-with-frozen-veggies-on-the-side.
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