Teh Squeaky Wheel
Aaah…algebra. One of two math classes in Jr. H.S. which -- by virtue of being taught poorly -- convinced me I was an innumerate mouth breather. Could have really used Khan Academy back then…
Mrs. Paddy has a very favorable opinion of her new boss at this point
Glad to read that; hope it stays that way.
I, too, am working on shedding excess poundage. Decided “slow and steady” was the best method for me so I’ve tipped my eating in an Atkins-y direction by lowering my intake of carbs and sugar without completely eliminating them. And reduced my overall intake enough that I feel “full” sooner.
Been working okay for me so far, as I have no hard goal of “losing X pounds by a particular date”. And the temptations to binge have been largely avoided. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Gonna schlep out to visit MamaK today; wish she didn’t live so far out, but ya do what ya gotta do.
Be vigilant; this dog has sworn to destroy Caturday:
Good morning, GN! Looks like we all have a few pounds to shed. Sad. Atkins-lite and fasting -- good tips and I thank you.
Going to take in Ted Nugent tonight -- been a couple of years since we last saw him, so looking forward to it -- need a non-PC musical fix badly.
Happy Caturday (now guarded by a puppeh), Gerbil Nation!
Good day, Fatwa, and Sven!
Mrs. Paddy and I are going to see Chicago next week. Not quite Nugent, but hopefully non-PC.
Chicago did some good stuff back in the olden days -- several original band members left?
I believe Rabert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, and Walter Parazaider are still with Chicago.
I feel more and more that I’m living in a country that is hard to recognize. This is from an opinion piece about painting over the George Washington mural in CA high school:
“Perhaps, one day, artists will create murals of our shame along the border, pulling children from their parents and locking them in terrifying, unhealthy prisons. I hope there are many such artworks. But those who get to stay in the United States shouldn’t be stuck having to live with the images of this awful moment haunting them every day in the place where they are trying to fit in.”
It’s a perspective that I just don’t get.
A lot of people work awfully hard to feel bad about our Country. If we were really that bad you would think it would be easier and they would not have to lie or reach so hard.
On weight loss, I think I may have mentioned most or all of this before so forgive me, but in 2013 I lost over 50 pounds in a year. I cut back on carbs and went heavy on protein and fat, plus lots of veggies. I never had that hand shaking hunger I knew from the sugar crash after heavy carbs except on holidays when I ate those more, a good reminder. In fact I was almost never hungry and sometimes ate when I wasn’t hungry just because I knew it was time. Very easy. I did miss bread and it seemed like everything was wet and soft. Our gentle Harper helped with a recipe for a bread made with flax meal. It was an individual portion made in the microwave so I could make them ever day. I still eat one for breakfast every weekday now. The new diet was actually good for blood sugar so I was mostly set as a diabetic but it was not heart friendly so the heart attack in 2016 required changes but I have stayed with most of it.
I tried to lose more after the heart attack but just could not, even slowly putting more on. I was frustrated because I was eating less and often felt hungry yet could not lose for any time. Reading Ace led me to suspect my second insulin shot was preventing me from burning fat at night so I cut it out and compressed my eating into a short day so my first food and shot were around 11am to 1pm and did not eat after 7pm or 8pm. This worked, I immediately started losing a pound or so a week without other changes. Changes in diet and some weight lose have let me reduce the days I take any insulin at all, sometimes going weeks and months without it. My GP was happy with the weight loss and approved but increased my Metformin and put me back on Glipizide. It is working well. Over recent months my weight has been creeping up a bit but I got a bit more disciplined about eating late and I have been losing again for the last week or so. I have relaxed a bit on some aspects but it is sustainable so as long as I am moving slowly in the right direction I am happy.
I wish you luck in your efforts. It is hard.
You should be very proud of your efforts, Mac! BTW, I’ve made Harper’s paleo bread on many occasions, it’s good!
I add sugar free strawberry preserves. The Splenda gives it a softer more cake like texture and the strawberry gives it a bit softer or sweeter taste. I also add cinnamon and vanilla to it. Well, Elena makes it for me. She does not care for it herself but as I said I eat it almost every weekday. I cut it open and put canned whipped cream or sugar free vanilla pudding on the bread and often a banana. A good breakfast. Not low calorie I think but not bad and very low carb. Often holds me until dinner. I eat lunch if needed. Much better than the pie or cake I used to eat. The flax meal also has a lot of OMEGA 3 in it. I take a lot of fish oil every day to get more. My bad cholesterol is good but my good cholesterol is low so my Doctor recommended it.
I like this. I think it can be seen without Facebook.
The Steve Sanchez Show
Thanks, Mac. The common theme seems to be reducing/eliminating carbs.
Well, I’ve been somewhat productive today. Set up a new wireless router. After much research, went with a tp-link AC1750. So far, everything seems to working. What isn’t working is my right eye. I had surgery almost two months ago and my vision was blurry for a few weeks as anticipated. Then it got better, then it got blurry again, then better for a few days and now blurry again. Blurriness to the point of double vision out of that eye. I do see the doctor again next week, but this is most annoying.
That sucks, Sven -- the eye, not the router, although having to procure a new router is never fun. I hope the doctor can help you get your vision back to normal.
He did say that it could take 2-3 months and my own research confirmed that, but what’s really annoying is it gets better than it gets worse. I would have thought there would be a normal healing progression from sucko to OK.
My eye surgery was much simpler than yours I think but I have seen that kind of variation. It was very good right after and then the close vision fell off. It has come and go but seems more consistent now, and well below what it was right afterward. It is still much better than before. I don’t need glasses except up close when I use cheap 2x reading glasses. It is better that it has been in 30 years.
What you are experiencing would be much more annoying. Mine was only the closer vision. It was less inhibiting as I was used to wearing glasses.
I think I mentioned that about 8 weeks back, Jack Tatum came home with some major head injuries. It looked like his head had gotten stuck in something or something had bit him up pretty good. No other injuries on his body, all his teeth and gums were intact, and no broken claws. Not sure at all what he had been up to, but we kept working on his wounds and he healed up fine. He does have a vet appt next week for shots and we’ll have him looked at to make sure.
What’s weird though is this more or less feral cat that mostly considered us his place to sleep and eat, has turned affectionate. He used to disappear for 3-4 days routinely and spend most of his time outdoors, but now he’s decided to be a lap cat. He’s also developed that annoying head butt rub on your leg thing and really oddly, he’s interested in playing. He follows Mrs Sven around the house and has gotten really vocal about things.
Cats -- who can understand them?
Sounds like the Svens have been adopted.