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Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:05pm
Time for some good news... I am hungry today, I mean enough to wish to eat more then a cow.. I made the steak, either it will serve as early lunch as I already had breakfast.. or I will eat another lunch later..

I am upset as I have lost potentially 3 people in my life that I used to talk to regularly.. my circle is getting smallll..

my brother is mad at me..  for something I can do nothing about.. and so I can not talk to his mate either..

one friend died, another is in the hospital, and one is away on vacation.. others I really don't communicate with.. and over the years I have forgotten how to communicate with anyone for more then how are you.. time is not the issue, having common interest is gone.. used to be we could talk about politics until 10 years ago, then they changed to be nuts, will see how it goes this time..

other worldly interests are going by the wayside.. I am seeing less value in caring for the nuances of life, since when I take things personal then I get hurt often, if I don't take them personal then the topics leave me cold..

I just took another 5HTP, that should help with the issues .. hot cocoa in the morning is important, I drank tea this morning and I think I can tell the difference in my hunger response.. glad I had a steak at home as I always do, just to be sure I don't have to go off good food for me... small portions but still delish..

anyone else have issues with new year whatever? after holiday, after busy day, after whatever days..getting older, feeling ?  looking for good news..
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:17pm; Reply: 1
That steak and onions sounds delicious!

I'm sorry you're feeling so alone right now, and I wish you were close enough that I could invite you over for a chat and compliant snacks. Maybe you could join a book club or a knitting club or some other kind of social activity where the activity itself gives you something to talk about?

I'm not feeling "old" although there are moments when I look at my 16yo and feel like I should be the one who looks like that, and then get depressed when I see my "fat, middle aged" body in the mirror. At moments like that, I know how Snow White's stepmother must have felt.  :B I remember one time, when she was a little over a year old and toddling around, chasing the other kids at a party,and I looked down at my empty lap and thought "where did my baby go? And where did this child come from?" Now I'm feeling "where did my little girl go? And where did this young woman come from?"

But those moments are fleeting. Mostly I'm enjoying the fact that my kids are getting bigger and more independent, and this week in particular I'm happy to get (mostly) back into the routine with school and time to myself. Of course, only one of the three is actually in school today...
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:32pm; Reply: 2
Greens darlin'...where are your greens?  They are sooooo important to take cravings and hunger away.   And don't forget the compliant oil drizzled over top.

Right now for brekky I am having steak and a huge salad of onions, celery, arugula and spinach with it.  Drizzled with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.  This will actually keep me going for a few hours.   Greens darlin'...greens.

Debra :)
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:37pm; Reply: 3
When you talk about steak and onions...were the onions sauteed or fried up?  As a nonnie...I have to watch for the sugars being cooked in the onions as it can send cravings for me.

Debra :)
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:40pm; Reply: 4
Hi Ruthiegirl.. Yes indeed I remember 'January' in snow country was a disaster, one never knew if the kids ever went to school, between snow and teachers conferences.. the first year I took the kids I was worn out and did I say worn out.. but the second year I knew that these then teenagers where going to be more home then not.  well all that is past..

today one is in san fran hear from him once in a blue moon.. all is good.. as long as I don't hear.. ha-ha
the other is old enough to plan on getting married.. I am to far away to get involved.her studies are her own and will be in school for some years more..good grades and all I wish she would become a NA or DO but the Western medicine model is likely to win out..  
the third is in the big city, I wish he would get moved into a full time job, but the way industries are there are no more fulltime positions just part time so they may not have to pay benefits.. not so nice after a 4 year college education paid for.  
the last is 23 plus and just is getting her first car.. scary I don't know.. but she needs it for her to get a job that will pay her lunch money..

Thanks for the coffeeclatsch.. I needed that.. 8)  no one here has time or inclination for lunch out or tea in.. and alone it's just no fun..
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 4:11pm; Reply: 5
The shorter darker days are always more challenging for me. Today the sun is bright and the wind is fairly tame so I took a brisk walk and jog. When I got back I sat on the porch with the sun in my face. I think the fresh air and sun helps and I am going to try to get some sunshine and fresh air everyday I can.

Things will brighten up as the days get longer. Hang is there! I think there is always more of a feeling of isolation in winter when we don't get outside enough. Maybe a new and interesting friend is just around the corner!

Lisa
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 5:42pm; Reply: 6
Goldie- I know how hard it is sometimes, being alone.  I am also alone, and I just thought about something.  Sometimes, I wonder why didn't I call so and so when I was feeling so alone.  So that led me to another thought. Making a list of names and numbers of people, I knew a long time ago, that I was on good terms with during that time, and nothing happened, except life itself, and moves. So, like I'm thinking make this list, names numbers, friends, relatives, neighbors, child of a friend, who is grown up now and may need advice or help of some kind.  Don't put this list away, keep it out where you can think of it when you need it, if you keep moving it, it is in the Right Place.  You have free calling, remember that, you can call anybody, you want to and talk as long as they want or can talk.

Know anyone closed in due to health, a call or a visit would be good for them and you.

Go visit a nursing home tv room and talk to people there, just say I'm here to visit with you today, see how it goes. Hugs Linda
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 7:27pm; Reply: 7
yes indeed my much aged friend who past on had such a list.. she started at some point in life and came up with 89 people that past on before she did.. imagine that number .. ah just as a klatch here it does not always have to be about food, it can even be about the time of day when a cup of friendship is all we need.. I love company as I grew up in a hotel setting where people came and went.. or working in a store where people just spend a short time.. just long enough to say hi.. a short coffeeclutch.. just for the fun.. no sorrow just a quick hi..  8)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 8:07pm; Reply: 8
Your steak & onions sound good, Goldie!  :)  I'm sorry you're feeling blue and missing friendships.  People do seem to move in and out of our lives, I believe for a reason.  I think Ruthie has a good idea - join an activity club or take a class.  I know that's what people always say, but it really does get you out, seeing and talking to people.  Doing volunteer work, if you have spare time, is another way to meet people, maybe even at a museum where people come and go all day.  Or visiting people who are ill or are in nursing homes.  They really love a visit and a smile.  I'm part of a committee in my church called Casserole Patrol (just a name a church member made up for us).  We visit church members who are ill or have had surgery, new mothers, people who are bereaved, and bring them a meal so they don't have to worry about cooking.  People who are much older seem to especially enjoy a visit and a chat more than the food.  I always keep it light and like to make them laugh.  Laughter is good medicine, just like our superdiamonds!  :)
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 9:34pm; Reply: 9
I had a Thread with a list of favorite radio stations here.. I looked for them but can not find them ?  in Little Fishes..  ??)


yes a clatsch is nice like talking about good happy things .. I like Super- diamond Laughter.. that feels good..  8) ;D
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 2:29am; Reply: 10
Everybody on this thread is an O.  Must be the steak and onions title.   ;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 3:47am; Reply: 11
Quoted from O in Virginia
Everybody on this thread is an O.  Must be the steak and onions title.   ;D

OK, I'll be different...  Since I just found out I have changed to Nomad, I'll have to have either beef liver or lamb "steak" with my SF onions...
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 4:10am; Reply: 12
oh a happy post .. yes for me steak and onions might be a happy idea when avoids would be so much worse..

Liver for AB ..how do you eat it?   smothered in onions or cooked in butter.. I have a friend who likes liver and is AB, she might just like the idea of such a feast it is interesting that in the end when all foods are spread out on a table and all blood types take their share then there would be nothing left over..

I wonder if someone can eat ice-cream or rice pudding - guilt free??  I wish to come back in my next life as that persons blood type.  --- but by then I suppose I might have learned to eat differently and then would no longer remember such comfort foods of long ago.. ha-ha.

so for now its steak and onions.. and a cup of cocoa..

(interestingly, I tried something today... I drank tea first thing in the morning and the whole day was a disaster as far as cravings where concerned.  I managed to eat beneficials, but the craving was there .. so its the early in the morning brew of a cup of cocoa that might be needed for me.  I will find out tomorrow as I will go back to the regular am  routine.. )

Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 5:01am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Goldie
Liver for AB ..how do you eat it?   smothered in onions or cooked in butter..

I wonder if someone can eat ice-cream or rice pudding - guilt free??

I saute the onions in ghee until translucent, remove from skillet and put liver in with onion juices and remaining ghee, adding more ghee as necessary.  Fry liver just until it stops running.  If you let it cook too long, it turns very dry and tough - like shoe leather.  When it is perfect, I turn it out onto the bed of onions on the plate.

Variation:  I sometimes chop an apple and add it to the onions while they cook.  

I also play with compliant spicing to see what works well...  I'm the only one in my house that eats liver, so I can "play" as much as I want... ;D

I have done a basic rice "pudding" with just rice, rice flour, water, and cinnamon...  As the rice cooks with the flour in the water, it makes a milky look and when the rice is done, if it needs a bit of thickening to be the right consistency, I stir in a beaten egg...  Works pretty good... ;)
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 1:00pm; Reply: 14
Welcome ABOJO ..Hey those cooking tips with spices sound great.. the first I will send of. ;).the second is for me, maybe just a small portion. ;D. I never tried rice flour.. ,

I will try that rice as I will babysit 2 pooches for 2 weeks, and have time to putter and there will be rice in the house. My cupboards are always empty of such temptations and I generally don't miss any carbs so it is ok, but now for those  2 weeks I am going to do a few things.. IF it does not snow I can even take long walks with the pooches and laugh as they are comical.. the skinny one does hardly eat, the fat pudgy one would eat all day. :o  They are funny, they know I will not let them bark their head of when someone comes, but they know that my sister likes it when they bark to scare of any unwanted visitors. ::). they are so clever.  they compete with who can sit next to me and glare down on the other who then has no room..     ;D

Thanks for the clatsch.. I had hot cocoa and the bitter taste is lingering in my mouth, 'feels' nice...  
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 3:12pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from ABJoe
OK, I'll be different...  Since I just found out I have changed to Nomad, I'll have to have either beef liver or lamb "steak" with my SF onions...

Yay, an AB!  Ick on the liver for me, sorry, although fried onions can make most things taste better.  :) Love, love, love lamb (but it's a neutral on my SWAMI).
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, January 6, 2011, 5:18pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Goldie
I wonder if someone can eat ice-cream or rice pudding - guilt free??  I wish to come back in my next life as that persons blood type.  
Yes, Bs. If I read ingredients carefully, I can find both of these items that are 100% compliant for my son, although nobody needs that much sugar all the time.

Joe- thanks for that rice pudding recipe. I'll have to give that a try later (though perhaps without the cinnamon so DS can also have it.) DD2 misses rice pudding.
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, January 7, 2011, 8:31pm; Reply: 17
By us we have 6 inches of snow...I had to wait to travel and get the travel computer .. I am looking forward to going out tonight for a hamburger as there was no meat at the house for lunch.. makes dinner that much more savory.. I will shop while in town so that i will not suffer.. haha

for me the ricepudding is less about sugar, just the carbs make me sleepy. but a milk free style is nice to look forward to..    
Posted by: san j, Saturday, January 8, 2011, 6:04am; Reply: 18
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Yes, Bs. If I read ingredients carefully, I can find both of these items that are 100% compliant for my son, although nobody needs that much sugar all the time.

Joe- thanks for that rice pudding recipe. I'll have to give that a try later (though perhaps without the cinnamon so DS can also have it.) DD2 misses rice pudding.


Hey, show me where Peter says "B's" shouldn't avoid ice cream. That's a new one on me, rg. : ??)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 8, 2011, 7:48am; Reply: 19
home made whole cream .......no avoids.....don t see why not :)
Posted by: Debra+, Saturday, January 8, 2011, 4:35pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from Goldie
By us we have 6 inches of snow...I had to wait to travel and get the travel computer .. I am looking forward to going out tonight for a hamburger as there was no meat at the house for lunch.. makes dinner that much more savory.. I will shop while in town so that i will not suffer.. haha

for me the ricepudding is less about sugar, just the carbs make me sleepy. but a milk free style is nice to look forward to..    


Goldie...try sprinkling some whole or ground chia seeds on your rice pudding. Or in with it when you are making it...that will help thicken it though.  It helps slow down the release of sugars/carbs.  (From my understanding).

Debra :)

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