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Beaujolais Nouveau day. One of the few days in the year when you are likely to see a picture of I which is NOT a selfie — but, I will invariably be holding a glass (or drinking a glass) of Beaujolais Nouveau. So, I thought I should do a selfie without the glass of wine. This was at Market Basket, Rochester, before I got home with the bottles of wine.
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I was standing at a ‘Market Basket‘ supermarket checkout this afternoon when I fancied a drink, it being a warm day. These Bai drinks were right next to I so I took one, and by force of habit, read the LABEL. For the last 6-years I rarely, if ever, eat or drink something, WITHOUT reading the label — IF it has one. I try, real hard, to limit my carbs.
So, I am NO STRANGER to Nutritional Labels and especially the Carbohydrate numbers. Trust me when I tell you that this is the first time I have seen ‘Erythritol’ on a label. I was confounded. I knew it had to be a sugar since it was listed as a carbs. What I didn’t know was how bad it would be for I.
So, I had to check.
To be fair I think the jury is still out. I am NOT going to rush off and start consuming large quantities of Erythritol. It seems too good to be true, and in my dotage I am leery of such products.
I also looked up when they started adding (the likes of) Erythritol to food labels. Appears that the FDA gave this the green light in 2009 — 10-years ago. But, reporting it, as yet, from what I can see, appears to be voluntary! That means all manufacturers do not have to list it — which would explain why I had never seen it before.
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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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Taken in and around Rochester, NH with my new Canon EOS RP with a 24-105mm lens. Most were taken at the ‘Market Basket‘. Now that the days are getting warmer you will see more and more pictures of flowers. You have been warned.
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My very first time. Always wanted to try one out. Never had the guts.
Yesterday I had no choice. Wow. Easy to drive and very maneuverable. You can turn it on a dime.
Had bad luck though. No, NO, contrary to Teischan’s fears I did NOT run anyone over and I did not play bumper cars with any carts though I pretended like I was going to.
Had the battery on TWO — yes two — die on I! That wasn’t funny.
Hoping that this is not going to become a habit. I like to be mobile on my own two feet.