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AnnaInMD

Atkins Diet

Ok, this is it and for the past 3 weeks I have been a faithful Atkins Dieter. It's coming off as described but I will have a few more weeks to go.

Alas, I will never ever be able to "devour" my creations and now only allow myself a very scant piece now and then.

My husband loves it though, so much more for him to enjoy. 

Holiday baking will really be a bummer :(

Today I said good-bye to my beautiful tomato plants on the deck. The squirrels discovered them and despite building an enclosure of chicken wire and other netting, they sit on the railing and just fish out what they can get. I got tired of shooshing them away and just running up the street to the closest veggie stand is less trouble.

Cheers from sunny and again very humid Southern Maryland.

Anna

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dabrownman

eat every tomato before it can completely ripen,  If I start picking them pink the birds eat them green.  Makes you wonder how many animals the farmers are killing to keep us fed.  Good luck with the Adkins diet.  Once you lose weight you can go back to eating bread like I did.  You just have to walk an hour a day to keep it off :-)

 

 

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AnnaInMD

an hour a day, **might** just be worth a thick slice of fragrant Eric's Rye, slathered in unsalted butter, topped with liverwurst and Vidalias  ;)

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dabrownman

but I need to do 4 miles to keep the blood sugar regulated too.

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AnnaInMD

of my beloved green veggies because I am a lifer on blood thinners and the Vitamin K in green veggies makes the blood thicker.  Isn't it fun to be old !!

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Janetcook

I haven't eaten bread in years and years - not due to weight issues though.  I still totally love baking bread and I bake daily. While people love the taste of my breads I love the aromas which I can smell to my heart's content :)  

Janet

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AnnaInMD

you do not like the taste of bread or you need to be cautious because of health reasons?  When I first arrived in the States, I could state with conviction "I hate bread"  at least the horrible stuff offered in stores with that description. That was way back in the 60s and with a dear British next-door neighbor, I learned to enjoy muffins which, at that time, came closest to the taste of our German "small breads" or Brötchen, so at least the separation of that beloved bread taste was not as severe.

Glad you get such enjoyment from the smell of  baking bread. It is wonderful.  When I was in the process of selling a home, I kept resprinkling and rebaking a French bread each time an interested buyer walked through the door.  It worked !!   :)

Best,

anna

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Janetcook

Loved the taste.  As I get older my body is pickier about what I put into it :)  

Janet

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cp3o

Hi Anna, I too sold a house and baked bread whenever I showed it.  As to German breads, I remember the wonderful breads I was fortunate enough to sample when my husband was stationed in Stuttgart.  We gorged on big beautiful ryes, wursts of any kind, and frosty mugs of beer.  Didn't get any better than that!

                                                     Chris

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AnnaInMD

Kulmbacher would really taste good right now - I have forced myself to clean house and this muggy weather despite A/C is not helping :(