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March 2017



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Today is my day to spam this space.

I've been asked a few times what Project Less-of-EBear entails, and whether I'm following a low-carb plan (no; I think they're amazingly unhealthy, and as a former sufferer of chronic kidney problems, you couldn't pay me a million dollars to go back to that country) or doing anything else in particular.

I use my own version of The Hacker's Diet, the world's most practical and flexible weight-management plan. I try to limit processed foods and stick to whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, and natural protein sources. (Dead animal is an acceptable protein source, to me, despite ongoing moral qualms about eating mammals that I'll figure out one day. I like mammals. Many mammals are my friends. It strikes me odd to eat them, but I do it anyway, so far, because I like the way they taste. Someday ths hypocrisy may be resolved--I suspect, when I cease liking mammals.)

I exercise as much as is practical (not much, currently) and I use a nutrition tracker to keep tabs on how many calories I'm putting away.

And I feel vaguely hungry a lot. But, yanno, so do most people on the planet. It's not that much of a hardship, as long as you keep the blood sugar level. (I tend to get hypoglycemic rather easily.)

Fortunately, I really like oatmeal.


I have only one kidney, and there is no way I would go on a low-carb diet. It seems to me that the proponents pay little attention to the dangers of ketosis, and Atkins has been quoted as calling ketosis a "metabolic advantage." Uh-huh.
I drink my tea black, fortunately, or I'd be totally sunk. *g* I live on the stuff.
I cut out sodas during the Great Weight Loss of 2002, and it really helped. Now sodas are icky to me and I can hardly drink them at all. (Except ginger ale, which is a noble beverage and doesn't count.)
Sneak in an exception for cream sodas, and we can talk.

biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirch beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer
Since I haven't met a decent, let alone good, birch beer since leaving DC, I'll take your word on that. I'm still bummed we can't drink real root beer -- you know, with sassafrass root.

I can only get decent birch beer on the east coast too.


Food and Books

So now I've got a new diet to try. woo!

Also, just wanted to add that I got Hammered in e-book version from Fictionwise.com. Hopefully that goes toward your sales count somewhere. :)

Re: Food and Books

It does indeed!

Actually, I think I get a higher royalty rate from ebooks. *g*

And your icon looks yummmmy.
I think it is impossible to get sick of Chris Smither. How did you discover him? He comes to A2 a couple of times a year and before we had the boo, we'd see him every time.
Hee. Um, I heard of him through truepenny
Your diet is more or less mine when I have time and courage to go shopping for special fare (like thorough cereals and biological aliments); surely the soundest of all. Fortunately I don't like much anything sweet and fat.

As for the respect of animal life, I think we must accept that humans are predators, or refuse all flesh whatever: I knew an old woman who had tamed a ...fish! a black japanese fish: he only answered its name! (thus I concluded fishes are not deaf at all)