OK, so after crapping-up poor sandyfanny's thread with my whining
I decided to do it on my own thread instead. Not only that, but the subject of her thread...what's for dinner?.....is not what I'm whining about....so it's like I bust into the middle of someone else's conversation and start whining. Waaahh!
So where was I? I'm not getting enough calories in to try and low-carb it while I'm having massive problems with chewing. Plus, it makes me get terrible hunger pangs...which I hate...and had not had them for almost a year while on Atkins. Plus having to eat empty calories....and sugar...which I consider to be really, really evil.
I feel like eating sugar is like committing a sin (even though I don't think we have "sins" in the Jewish religion)
Plus, all my great energy I had on Atkins. I'm very unhappy with this...very upset, actually.
I don't know what in the **** I was thinking.....well, I just didn't even think of it, to be honest. It never really occurred to me....and I don't know why...because I have actually known of several women who don't wear their denture(s) most of the time....and it makes your face look horrible...and just assumed the denture(s) was/were hurting them or something (??).....I guess...I never really gave it much thought.
Jeez, I heard once that Benjamin Franklin (or was it George Washington) made himself wooden dentures....can you imagine? How the **** did he chew with THEM?? Now that I realize the chewing problems involved, it really floors me to think of them being wooden and not professionally fitted, etc. How the heck did he even manage not having them falling out all the time(?)....much less, the chewing issue.
Anyway...had I realized or given it a lot of thought (I mean, who's gonna ask a woman why she doesn't have her denture(s) in, right?).....I could have been prepared. Not only mentally but as a practical matter.
I do all the cooking for my father and myself.....and his basic diet fits right in with Atkins (except he avoids fat...he thinks) so it worked out really great and I knew just what to get at the grocery store and have in the house and didn't have to figure out two different menus, etc.
So....I didn't buy stuff to prepare...only some yogurt and cream soups for the chewing problem that I thought would only last a week or so....but it's been over 2 months now.....HOPEFULLY due to not having the permanent liner yet and that this will fix everything in 6 days.
OK...so here's the plan. I'm gonna start a list of dental-soft low-carb foods that I can think of (and that I like...which is practically anything, to be honest)......and if anyone wants to help me or add things please feel free. In fact...PLEASE feel free....I can use the help.
Then, if I don't need it and can eat fine in 6 days, that will be great. But just in case, I'll be prepared and will know what to get at the grocery store.
Well....here's the things I CANNOT eat at the present time:
Most meats (except ground)
Shellfish (tried to eat calamari...forget it)
cooked veggies with skins (corn, peas, beans, etc.)
Nuts of any kind
And meanwhile will make a list of what would be dental soft low carb:
most COOKED (soft) veggies (but with no sort of skins...corn, peas, beans etc.)...like broccoli and cauliflower. And veggie soup with only soft veggies with no skins.
eggs of any sort (scrambled, egg salad, etc.)
ground beef that I could create a meatloaf recipe for.
melted cheese or really soft cheese
Jello (sugar-free, of course)
cut up soft fruit with no skins
(butter, mayo, soup broth, of course)
OK...what else? I'd appreciate if anyone has something they can add that I've not thought of here. And I will add to it myself if I think of anything else.
Then I can prepare a grocery list (someone posted a nice meatloaf recipe on sandyfanny's thread so will list what ingredients to buy....after I evaluate every one (I'm wondering about the green pepper...crunchy plus has a skin). The onions, I think would be fine...and the crushed pork rinds. I could also use flax meal to bulk it up. Not an induction item but pretty low-carb and I think could be used for maintenance in reasonable amounts. And then I'll be prepared, at least, for what to do in 6 days....it things don't turn out exactly the way I hope they will. Anything can be revised, right? If you put your mind to it.
Meanwhile....I'm a nervous wreck about my son's wedding coming up in 2 weeks (the 28th). I'm getting a panicky feeling just thinking of it.
It's funny...but I HATE any sort of being in the limelight kinda thing. I'm really serious. Got married at a justice of the peace with nobody else there.
You couldn't PAY me to have a wedding....and I can't figure out why other women want one so much. I mean, I've heard of women offered a wedding or a new house, by parents, and they will choose the wedding. WTF? To me, that's nuts. I just can't figure it out. My soon-to-be DIL is really thrilled and looking forward to this big wedding....I'm a nervous wreck just thinking about it....or HER state of mind right now.
It's not that a wedding is the problem...as a guest, I'd be fine. It's the whole mother-of-the-groom thing...with other son being best man.....having to be announced, etc. GAAHHH!
But on that subject...I would be fine as a guest of a wedding IF I'm not fat. Whenever I was fat, I didn't want to go anywhere, much less a wedding. Family gatherings are a nightmare where everyone is checking out who's thin and who's fat. It makes me absolutely shudder to think of how I'd be if I was still 195 lbs....considering that it took me about 3 years to get the Atkins diet to work again and figure out what the problem was (artificial sweeter). Thank G-d I managed to get it to work in time for the wedding...in fact, I hope the gown still fits. To be perfectly honest...if I was still fat I would be in a panic, depressed, and trying to figure out a way to get out of it....get sick or something. Can you imagine? My own son's wedding? I would NEVER want to do that to one of my sons...not in a million years.
I keep thinking about that as the wedding has gotten closer and closer....what the **** would I have been doing now, in my sheer desperation? What would I wear? That hideous thing I wore to my half-sister's wedding? That was the only thing that fit and I had to spend time crying in the dressing room, frustrated and depressed and finally settled on it in disgust? Even came late to her wedding, not wanting to get out of my car wearing that horror (?) (who I've now given to another sister, BTW)
What in the world would I do if I had still not gotten the diet to work? With this wedding 2 weeks away? They'd probably have to commit me for massive depression....or panic attacks.
I remember driving to that wedding...it was also in August..and here I was with this ugly, tent-like pants suit, sweating and flushed....and very unhappy. I just wanted to get it over with. And that was a small wedding....nothing like this shindig my son's fiance whipped up....with the reception in a place called "The Penthouse" in NYC.
I just wanted to crawl into a hole. Plus, I was so uncomfortable in any sort of fitted clothes....and always rushed into loose stuff/elastic waist, etc. as soon as I'd get home. So I was hot and sweating, terribly uncomfortable in the outfit, fat with a horrible outfit....it was a nightmare. Seriously. I should go and make an offering to whatever deity got this diet to work again for me.
OK...hope this fits on the page, lol. It's a book...as usual. Better stop now as it's getting ridiculous in length.