I said on Facebook that my new year's resolution would again be to eat fewer carbs and less sugar*. Despite my good intentions, I am still addicted to both. So as a way to keep myself honest, every so often I will post about what I ate. And since Rik teaches on Tuesday nights this quarter, we eat dinner very early, making this is a good opportunity to share (tattle).
Breakfast One egg scrambled in the microwave, a slice of rye toast with soy margarine, some of a decaf "mocha" made with one piece of 88% chocolate and the daily half water/half tart cherry juice mixed with L-glutamine powder. (Tart cherry juice is supposed to help with the neuropathy. I do so much that is supposed to help with the neuropathy that I don't know what works and what doesn't.)
Lunch (I was a bad girl but there was no time to eat anything healthier) Fast food burger but no bun, small fries, glass of water.
Afternoon snack The rest of the morning's decaf mocha, one spoonful of peanut butter.
Dinner (I think I excelled here) Six Brussels sprouts roasted with olive oil and salt until crunchy, a quarter of a baked sweet potato spread with the soy margarine, halibut spread with mustard and mayonnaise to keep it tender, a glass of viognier.
Then I couldn't help myself. The Graeter's ice cream a friend brought over was calling to me. The other day I accidentally left the freezer door ajar for a few hours, and I just had to do a quality control test. After ten or twelve tiny bites of the chocolate-chocolate chip, I'd had enough.
So much for new year's resolutions. Still, I try to keep everything in moderation. I have so much going on that I can only control and limit my diet to a certain degree before my frustration level escalates. And a daily dose of vitamin CH helps me a lot.
* About two years ago Dr G told me he'd been thinking about PET scans and cancer. 24 hours before a PET scan one stops eating carbohydrates, then fasts for 12 hours before the scan. The glucose and radioactive dye injections measure activity -- the more active the cancer, the more it "lights up" on the scan. Dr G said this made him believe that carbohydrates fuel cancer cells, and so he recommended I eat fewer carbs and less sugar. Note he said "fewer," not none.