Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Small Sampling

Pictured is a small sampling of what we currently have stocked that I can no longer eat: French's Onions, Lasagna noodles, spaghetti, graham crackers, pizza dough mix, creamed chicken and mushroom soup, tomato soup, bean with bacon soup, vegetable soup, pancake/waffle mix, Hunt's tomato sauce. Interesting too, is that nearly all of these items contain corn syrup! What on God's green earth do we need that for?

Sweetie - ever the skeptic - says I'm going overboard. 'Course, he is the one complaining about my flem problem! If there's one thing that motivates me it's his skeptism - once I'm over the frustration of watching him eat what I can't have.

And while I'm venting, his mom came over here last night with a REAL carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Damn!

Ah well, maybe all those size 10-12 jeans I have will finally get some use.


HermitJim said...

Hey Treesong...if hubby doesn't want all those goodies, send 'em to me! I'll be more than happy to take them off your hands!

Good luck with the new diet...

seedsprout said...

Hi Treesong,

I am mostly a lurker on the Blogs and just wanted to let you know I do enjoy reading yours.

Dieting is a pain in the a$$ especially when you have to for medical reasons. I learned a long time ago that almost all processed food has corn syrup or some form of sugar as a filler. It is also a way to keep us highly addictive to the products.

The only thing that works for me is low carbing. That is going to be difficult to do when we have to start using our stash. I am learning the fine art of canning different meats at the moment and I do have a few vegetables growing in the greenhouse. We also plan to plant a much larger garden this spring and plan to preserve enough to see us through the rough spots.

We have recently bought a few goats to have for milk, cheese and meat eventually. I am another who has learned too late in life that we should have been living off of the land but we are going to truly try to do this as much as possible.

Preparedwarrior said...

First of all, I love your blog and have been a long time lurker. I can identify with the carb issues because my diabetic patients have to monitor their intake.

Maybe you can look into what a lot of registered dieticians are doing with glycemic indexes. Has something to do with high and low indexes that are better tolerated by the gut. Not my area of expertise, but does seem to help in the carb arena.

Seedsprout is right about the addictive quality of products. Now research indicates that even the diet drinks turn on our craving for more sugar/carbs. Good luck PW

Mayberry said...

Bummer you can't eat some of your stash.... Maybe you can trade it off? But look at it this way, you'll be much healthier for it. I think all that processed crap is the reason for so much cancer nowadays. I plan to get off of it and eat only what I grow, raise, or shoot.....