Miraculum's Journal, 29 May 2019

COMBO S/NSV*!

We had company for the Memorial Day weekend and planned typical "red--white-and-blue-blooded American" meals: hamburgers and hot dogs on buns and mustard/egg/potato salad on Sunday, strip steak, corn-on-the-cob, salad, and strawberries and whipped cream on biscuit shortcakes on Monday. I had two hot dog buns and a full cup of potato salad on Sunday, and passed on nothing on Monday.

I so love fresh corn that I'd made myself embarrassingly sick on it at the annual store picnic when I was about 10 years old. (My father was an Acme Markets supermarket manager.) I hadn't eaten corn, in any form, for at least two years and decided that, for this occasion, I was going to plan and enjoy one ear, dripping in butter and crusted with salt. And that's exactly what I did.

My lifelong-skinny-as-a-rail, high-energy, bottomless-pit sister-in-law (an ATHLETIC dancer!) cleaned the ripe-to-perfection Carolina strawberries and mixed them with so much real sugar that I could hardly taste the fruit. I didn't realize how much sugar she'd added until my first mouthful! I haven't had real sugar, with or without strawberries, in about a million years. They were some-of-my-favorite-things, puppies-and-pink-ribbons SWEET but still scrumptious!

I didn't snack or eat between meals and managed to maintain my weight. No weight gain over this holiday weekend! So that's my...

*Scale/Non-Scale Victory!

Diet Calendar Entries for 29 May 2019:
1077 kcal Fat: 81.97g | Prot: 70.85g | Carb: 27.63g.   Breakfast: Water, Harris Teeter Heavy Cream, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds). Lunch: Water, Boar's Head London Broil Cap-off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef. Dinner: Water, Trader Joe's Hass Avocado, Nuttzo Nuttzo. Snacks/Other: Water. more...
3804 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 4 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Driving - 1 hour. more...

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Good for you on both counts. Yeah, back in the day when I made strawberry shortcake we always soaked the strawberries in white sugar overnight just to make them super sugary. Ahh... good times. Your comment about corn reminds of that old joke. Two ladies were talking and one said 'oh my, I ate 6 ears of corn last night for dinner. At least I was good tho and didn't add butter'. To which her friend replied 'neither do pigs.' In NO WAY am I indicating this about you. I'm sharing because I heard that when I was probably about 8 years old - most likely because I too had over indulged on corn - but it's many decades later and I remember it every time the word corn is used. 
29 May 19 by member: FullaBella
Butter and salt is a must. Pigs are missing out. Good job on maintaining Mira.  
29 May 19 by member: liv001
I was so amazed when I learned how easy it is to microwave it - the husk comes right off, event that pesky silk.  
29 May 19 by member: FullaBella
Just read several days of your journals and am so glad for you regarding your May26th post of feeling you've broken through a barrier to progress toward greater health. Also am thrilled about you going to Buffalo to see your two stepdaughters. I'm happy to see you excited, but am really thrilled for them because I know this is going to be a very positive thing in their lives. As you share yourself plus your Keto knowledge their lives will be impacted positively. You have so much to give, and they are fortunate indeed that you will be back in their lives, after a very long time. You had a lot of pain in that relationship with their father, and it's such a good thing that with their eventual maturity they can see your side of things. It's wonderful when there can be a healing process, with growing relationships. Praise God indeed. The sweetest corn I ever had was back in Nebraska when visiting relatives. It was NOT from the grocery store, but from a neighbor. I just couldn't get enough of it. Wow, wonderful stuff. 
29 May 19 by member: Snowwhite100
Have to have potato salad at holiday barbecues! One thing I can do after years of dieting is eat corn on the cobb without butter. Has plenty of flavor without it. I know it doesn't matter for those on high fat diets, but I try to watch my fat intake unless it's healthy fat. Since the first time I joined Weight Watchers, back in the 80's I began drinking skim milk and never stopped. If I have regular milk it tastes like a milkshake.  
29 May 19 by member: Fritzy 22
That is great!  
30 May 19 by member: Keilin_4
Awesome. Glad you enjoyed the holiday eating mindfully eating what you wanted. I did thatas well. Wohooo!!!! Victory indeed!! 
30 May 19 by member: RitaScar

     
 

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