Alas, my supposed restraint when it comes to food still has its limits. I can’t, however hard I try, stop eating these $3 Mediterranean Spinach Swirls from Market Basket. HELP.
It really is killing me — slowly but surely.
Who would have thought that this would end up as my one remaining VICE when it came to food.
Yes, I confess, that maybe once a month, if she grudgingly lets me, I will eat 4 – 5 teaspoons of Teischan’s leftover ice cream (with any chocolate sauce that is lurking around) at a restaurant.
That is it in terms of sweets for the last 6 years (i.e., since January 22, 2013). No cake, no pies, no chocolates, no muffins, no donuts, no ice cream, no cheesecake, no cookies … And I love chocolates, pecan pie, apple pie and ice cream.
I stopped eating nuts 10-weeks ago. And I LOVE nuts.
I drastically cut back on cheese 10-weeks ago. I could live on cheese. I now have a bit every few days.
I dramatically cut back on food 10-weeks ago. I have lost xx pounds in the last 10-weeks. SMILE. Not telling you how much. I am moderately pleased. IF I can lose another 10 pounds I would be orgasmic.
So, during the last 10-weeks these spinach swirls have been my ONLY WEAKNESS! Honest.
Who would have thought. SPINACH — BAD FOR YOU.
Over the last decade I have really acquired a taste for spinach. I eat a LOT of spinach — in multiple forms.
Spinach is said to be good for you.
But, these $3 spinach swirls I eat are killing me. I would be better eating chocolate donuts.
Even the guy at Market Basket, who makes them, told me that they are BAD for ME! 500 calories each.
I have CUT BACK — over the last 10-weeks.
I used to eat 3 every 10-days or so. Sometimes 2 a day. It was KILLING I.
Then 10-weeks ago, I went nearly a month without eating even one. It killed me.
Then I started cheating. One every few weeks.
I had one TODAY — which I bought yesterday.
It is killing.
I am SO ashamed!
This is bad.
I wish I had more control over my diet.
Oh … what happened 10-weeks ago.
That was when I had my knee surgery and discovered my blood sugar had SHOT UP to 103! 103! Damn.
Not good. I am
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Quite an increase from the 4-weeks prior
though I was beginning to increase my
range despite the crutches.
So far, close to 10-weeks post surgery I am doing pretty well — even if I say so myself. NO PAIN, whatsoever — other than when I try to bend my knee beyond 30º. I have a feeling that this might be permanent. But, I could live with that, especially now that I am 65.
Also still using a cane when I walk. Can walk without it and do occasionally. I now also have a collection of walking sticks!
There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.
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Over the last few years we have got pleasantly & proudly accustomed to these hand painted cards from Teischan. Of late they all feature her trademark mandala’s — some more intricate than others. They are special and we sure are glad that she can create them at will. I wanted to share. Enjoy.