Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
: Yes I know I have posted recently (perhaps in ASD and not here) about
: feeling like I was starving and also craving chocolate. But now? I just
: don't want to eat at all. Nothing sounds good to me. Nothing at all. I am
: forcing myself to eat. I have not had any hypos in the past couple of days.
: In fact most of my numbers have been normal, but... I did have to push
: myself to eat a snack between meals. I feel if I did not do this I would
: have actually had a hypo.
: Yesterday we ate at my favorite Mexican place. I had the black bean soup
: like I usually do. It is one of my favorite foods and it tasted very good.
: But... I just didn't want to eat it!
: Then for dinner we went to Outback Steakhouse. Now I must say this is a
: place I would never want to eat at even if paid. I have put it off ever
: since we moved here but my husband *really* wants to eat there. Angela and
: I were planning to have his birthday there but now it looks like he might be
: moving away again. Don't want to say too much since things are still up in
: the air. Anyway... We were looking for a different place to eat and it is
: tough to find places where Angela can get what she needs. And the Alice
: Springs chicken with sweet potato fries fit the bill.
: My husband really enjoyed his meal. So I guess that was good. Angela
: picked the mushrooms and cheese off her food and I realized that I should
: have ordered her the larger portion. The piece of chicken she got was like
: 4 bites. But other than that she enjoyed it.
: My parents and I all had burgers. I had mine without the bun. But the meat
: patty had absolutely no flavor to me and rather an off texture. It was as
: though they had taken a pate style cat food and fried it in a patty or
: something. My parents made no comment about their meal other than that it
: wasn't as expensive as they thought it was going to be. But they didn't
: finish their food either. We didn't have salads because they wanted almost
: $15 for a wedge of lettuce that came with some other stuff that I would have
: asked to be left off. So a rather dismal meal for me.
: Tonight I made taco salads for dinner. Made the same exact ones last Sunday
: and enjoyed mine. But tonight? I just didn't want to eat it. Kept putting
: it off until I feared I might go hypo. I did manage to eat it but I didn't
: enjoy it one bit.
: I also had part of a bag of popcorn at Target. I find if I don't eat that I
: will go hypo. But we do a lot of walking (a lot for me) on Sundays. Not
: only did I not enjoy the popcorn but I didn't even enjoy the smell of it.
: One of the first things I normally do when I walk into Target is sniff the
: air to see if they have popcorn. I am always disappointed when the popcorn
: machine is broken.
: And now I am having to force myself to eat my snack. Nothing sounded good.
: I made mashed potatoes. They don't taste good to me. They just taste salty
: and they are made exactly like how I always make them. *sigh*
: While the water for the potatoes was boiling I made a couple of pastrami
: sandwiches for my husband. That seemed to even staunch my appetite further.
: The pastrami smelled icky to me. Now granted I haven't eaten any since I
: was in Jr. High. I went through one school year eating nothing but pastrami
: sandwiches for lunch. So I did like it at one point. But apparently not
: I even had trouble coming up with a menu for the week and doing the grocery
: shopping because literally nothing appealed to me.
: Angela wasn't much help either. Her new thing is making smoothies that she
: can consume. She is mainly using veggies. Tonight's had spinach and
: cucumber. Some frozen berries, plain Greek yogurt and a little milk to thin
: it down. As far as she is concerned she can eat smoothies three times a day
: and doesn't need anything else.
: I don't know how I got into this rut. Perhaps this is a sign that I am
: getting sick or something? I do feel pretty good except for an itchy patch
: of something on my forehead. Either psoriasis or eczema (I have both and
: not sure which), an itchy bug bite on my wrist (probably spider) and I am
: not liking our strangely high humidity. That is my new pet thing. Watching
: the humidity. Seems it has been 76% or higher for weeks now. Currently at
: 88% and it feels quite muggy. Thankfully it's not hot. Just oddly damp.
: I will keep forcing myself to eat because I know that I have to. But how
: can I make myself *want* to eat?
Just like your ravenous appetite recently, this too shall pass. It just
seems to all come and go with you.
There is a nice recipe for a dairy soup that Amge;la might ike.
Yogurt-Cucumber Soup(for one or two)
1C Plain Yougrt
1 small cuke
1 tsp chopped fress dill or mint
Squirt of freshlemon juice
Put in blender and whap. Serve , if esired, with some fresh mint leaved
Easy and delicious, particularly in the summer.