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Re: Ready to Quit

Postby circular » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:01 pm

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buck3Maureen wrote:I actually have hated cooking my entire life, Maureen...

In my experience this does add another layer to the challenges of our lifestyles. I only enjoy cooking if my life is stress free, but I don't recall the last time that was the case. I do meditate, walk, and the like to help with stress, but it doesn't remove the stressful situations. A better way of putting it is I like to cook if I'm carefree. You know, when I live in Shangri La!

Anyway, just to sympathize here. It takes time and it's no fun under stress. Maybe if we pick say Sunday and spend the day cooking for the week, so by definition we aren't thinking about other things and set about to enjoy the day in the kitchen. Turn on some good music. A nice thought but darned if I can stick to schedules of any sort. :roll:
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Re: Ready to Quit

Postby circular » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:04 pm

Jan18 wrote:I just love you all!!! (Is that too exteme to say? lol)

:lol: It says a lot about our world when we wonder if it's okay to love openly and unconditionally. You get the brave poster award twice in one thread!
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Re: Ready to Quit

Postby Jan18 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:21 pm

circular wrote:Wanted to comment on this. I do more weight lifting by keeping my various PT accoutrements on a towel on the living room floor, towel matching the carpet. It may not be everyone's idea of interior decor, but leaving the weights and other things there I am better able to work it in, usually in the morning with coffee and a good podcast or music, but on the rare occasion I watch TV I do it from the floor while I do various exercises. I also keep a couple weights in my bathroom so I see them and stop for a couple minutes at random times and do some exercises. I prefer this to taking lots of time to go to a gym and worry about picking up viruses. That said, due to some musculoskeletal issues, I can't use very heavy weights anymore. I focus on lots of reps at lower weights and make one of my kinds of meditation. If I could do heavier lifting I just may be using a gym.


I have some bands and a few light weights here, too, circular. I should really set them up in my bedroom or family room, too. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: Ready to Quit

Postby Jan18 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:27 pm

circular wrote:
Jan18 wrote:
buck3Maureen wrote:I actually have hated cooking my entire life, Maureen...

In my experience this does add another layer to the challenges of our lifestyles. I only enjoy cooking if my life is stress free, but I don't recall the last time that was the case. I do meditate, walk, and the like to help with stress, but it doesn't remove the stressful situations. A better way of putting it is I like to cook if I'm carefree. You know, when I live in Shangri La!

Anyway, just to sympathize here. It takes time and it's no fun under stress. Maybe if we pick say Sunday and spend the day cooking for the week, so by definition we aren't thinking about other things and set about to enjoy the day in the kitchen. Turn on some good music. A nice thought but darned if I can stick to schedules of any sort. :roll:


I've thought of that, too -- just cook a few things on Sunday to use during the week and freeze some, too. I guess you're right that we just need to make it a habit. I didn't used to cook breakfast a year or so ago and now I do almost every day and don't mind, because it has become easy.

I did make cauliflower soup in the crock pot the other day and it was really good. BUT it was too high in saturated fat, even using light cream, not heavy cream. <sigh> Gees, we can't have sweets, we can't have bread or any grains like rice/oats/quinoa, we can't have potatoes, we can't have beans, we can't have but small portions of certain animal proteins, no dairy and skimp on saturated fat. I get so frustrated and wonder what the heck CAN we eat? :(

And though some numbers are improving, I still haven't lost much weight. And I track what I eat on cronometer and stick to 1400 calories or less, with the fat/protein/carb percentages suggested.

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Re: Ready to Quit

Postby Jan18 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:28 pm

circular wrote:
Jan18 wrote:I just love you all!!! (Is that too exteme to say? lol)

:lol: It says a lot about our world when we wonder if it's okay to love openly and unconditionally. You get the brave poster award twice in one thread!


Aw, thanks, circular. :)


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