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February 13, 2009


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whoa....I was so glad to see you finally have some veggies and some protein...but, so late in the day. You should try some protein first thing in the morning..for energy and stamina. Egg whites ... a piece of whole grain toast with a smear of peanut butter or a chunk of cheese or something... it will jump start your metabolism....

You can eat a bathtub full of veggies and be much healthier and also actually eat far less calories than eating so little nutrition like you did... this can't be good for you .... Store bought soups...ick.... wayyyyy toooooo saltyyyyyy ... and crackers.. only salt and carbs there too.... I'm waiting to see protein, veggies, and whole grains.... and plenty of plain old water...and some milk for calcium for your bones...... okay.. off my soapbox now. lol... I'm just sayin'.......


The walking trail looks so nice! I am jealous, my pups would love something like that!!
Have a GREAT time at the pot-luck Vday party, sounds fun!!

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Hey V,

I appreciate you getting on your soap box because you bring up some great points. You know I normally email back to comments, but I figured I'd respond here in case any one else was interested.

Firstly, your comment reminds me about what I've been noticing since keeping my food journal - I don't really know how to eat...not nearly as well as I thought I did, at least. I think you learn these things at some point in your life and some people forget these lessons earlier than others. I am a forgetful one, I guess, because I haven't been trying to eat protein at breakfast...just healthier foods and just breakfast most days since I've spent a long time skipping that meal more than I should.

I checked the label on the bagels and it turns out they have 18 g of protein, but it wasn't like I consciously tried to eat protein. Oops!

The soup is from a local healthfood type grocery store called The Home Economist. They make their soups from scratch and they usually use organic and good for you ingredients, though they didn't post an ingredient list, so I can't say for sure. I figured it was healthier than other options...I almost went to chick-fil-a for lunch (think fried chicken and french fries).

The crackers are Kashi so supposedly have whole grains in them, but I can't tell if that's their marketing or if it's true.

Anywho, I am encouraged to continue to learn how to eat. I really want to learn more about portions, which ones you need, how much to consume, when to eat them, etc.

I've gotten a bunch of books on healthy eating, so I'm going to continue to work on learning more about foods and eating, so in the meantime, let me know if you see anything else I'm doing wrong.

Too bad there's not a "food school" out there where people can go to learn more about eating, ya know?



me again... hey....I need to keep a weather eye out for some of those bagels! I couldn't believe it when you said how many grams of protein.. What's in them... a nut flour or something? anyway... good on ya for those babies.

hope I didn't offend... I just re-read my comment and it does sound a bit... erm... bossy... at the least. That's me... a bossy old know-it-all.... been interested in nutrition for a lot of years as I used to be overweight in my early adult years. Haven't changed in weight though for for about 40 years... up a pound or two in the winter and down in the summer... because I am outside all the time and busy-er...

Pportions are a strange thing. I think we learn a lot from our surroundings as kids. We were pretty poor...and there was never enough our portions were pretty tiny. I often say though, that the least amount we think we need is still usually too much.

It's a good thing to be interested in what we are putting into our bodies...


Protein doesn't jumpstart your metabolism - it rebuilds and repairs. And you don't need to worry about salt unless you have high blood pressure! Eat up those crackers girl - your brain needs the glucose.



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