Tonight we brine, tomorrow we dine!

21 Nov

One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes is cranberry fluff. You grind cranberries in a meat grinder (and, no a food processor does not produce the same results), add sugar, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, and freshly whipped cream. It is a once-a-year treat that I adore. This year, it is a nonce-a-year treat. My friends tend to turn up their noses at the sight of it because it looks like that jello-y sludge grocery stores sell, and I certainly can’t eat a whole batch myself. That’s OK, though. Next year at this time, I’ll be in a better position to splurge. Plus, I make a really good turkey.

Last night I made Salted Cod Stew for some friends. Sounds salty, right? However salty you are imagining it to be, double it. I drand 4 glasses of water before bed and was still thirsty. I also had a bite of caramel gelato to wash it down. Just a bite and I actually was OK not polishing off the pint.

Talk about joint pain, though! Whoa. My joins and my muscles are hella inflamed. I googled this and it seems low carb diets reduce inflamation, which helps with joint paint, but low carb diets increase inflamation, which causes joint pain. In other words, google didn’t really help me figure that one out. All I know is that when the ibuprofen wears off at night, I wake up with sore legs. I might actually have to see a doctor about this. I’ll give it another week or so to see whether it wears off.

I have also noticed that I get hungry, but not the same kind of ravenous, want-to-punch-someone-in-the-face hungry. This is a good thing. I also feel satisfied with less food and when I’m not hungry, I don’t spend all my time thinking about eating. Heck, I don’t really even want to eat when I’m not hungry. This is new for me.

It has been 0 day(s) since I’ve eaten not-allowed carbs.

Current weight: 183

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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in weight loss


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