Desperate

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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 6:31pm

I am desperate.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
In reply to: n2ishn
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 7:39pm

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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 8:26pm
Have you tried something like Ensure shakes? They will at least give you some of the nutrition you're missing. At this point I'd be less concerned about the nutrition end and more about the lack of food. Anything would be better than what you're doing now. Many people as we get older have to add more spices because we do gradually lose our taste. Soup is always a good option as it's quick and easy. Try to add fruit, hardboiled eggs, nuts. Hope there are some options for you here.

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In reply to: n2ishn
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 1:12am

My goodness, thank you so much for taking the time to respond so thoroughly.

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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 1:17am

I have done some of the canned shakes, but have to watch the sodium and sugar levels in them.

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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 8:06am
Sure would be interested in seeing it. I use zip lock bags and put in the salad and nearly seal then kind of push down then hold and spin around...when no one is looking lol, then seal. You can cut the tomatoes and use more other veggies and really is great for any thinly cut meats, turkey etc for his sauce. Try adding herbs rather than salt and if you need sugar a little brown sugar rather than white. How about make a soup then add a small handful of very small pasta or rice so it is really more like a casserole. As for crackers get a nice firm one and layer with hummus then any raw salad fixings you like eg bell pepper, celery lettuce mushrooms etc. The hummus is great. You can get different flavours and of course if you hit the deli section (or some jars) you can get roasted peppers etc. Yum. At lunch I might be looking at a pita bread or wrap filled with veggies cold meat if you have any, and grated cheese the pop into the oven to crisp and melt the cheese. Total yum and you can build it up to quite a meal. Susanne's suggestion of including nuts was a really good one. Let us know what you try. Hpe things improve for you soon.
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 10:33am

Sorry to hear you're going through such a hard time right now. I had my share of health issues and like you needed to lose weight but couldn't/didn't want to eat. I'm finally at the point where I feel good, lost over 50 pounds. Still have a few bad days but many more good days than bad. You'll get through this! Now on the eating I make sure I eat about the same times every day. I use light wheat bread, light dressing and do eat a lot of salads. I add whatever meat I made for dinner to the top of the salad. Some days it could be chicken, a cheese burger, steak, pork tenderloin, whatever just to get the protein. I don't eat white bread, stay away from desserts, junk foods and fast food restaurant. On those WW meals, they are low in calories but way high in sodium so I stopped buying them. Lots of fruits and veggies in my menu now. I never eat after 8 pm...

On not being able to taste much did you ask the doctor, never heard that you lose your taste as you get older. Could be something else...Sounds like you also need to take time for you. A whole day for "just me time" would be good but if you can't at least try and find and hour in your day where you can do something just for you.

Hope things get better soon and hugs to you!

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In reply to: n2ishn
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 11:40am
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 3:51pm
Wow no eating after 8pm, that would have meant I missed out on dinner last night. Some nights DH is not even home by then...oh and there is the irresistible call of that one kit kat stick late in the evening!
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 3:55pm
Oh I see it is vacuum paled in the jar that would make sense, but I guess you would have to eat a lot of salad to spring for the investment if you did not already have one. Interesting.
So how are you doing today?
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Sat, 10-08-2011 - 9:49am
LOL I do have Russel Stovers sugar free chocolates for when I have a craving for chocolate!

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