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An unexpected consequence of a liquid diet

21 Apr

I went grocery shopping earlier and purchased oat and hazelnut milks, several soy yogurts, and a few cans of low sodium soups. The result was that my grocery bags were considerably heavier than the bags I’m used to carrying when I’m not recovering from injury. If I have to stay on the liquid diet even after going wireless next week (and I still have to check with the oral surgeon to see if this is the case), my arms may actually have to get some serious exercise.

After the semester ends (or sooner, if I should catch up with school work), I’ll probably try to start cooking again, even if just a few soups. This will cut down on the amount of liquid I need to carry.

A challenge

17 Apr

I’ve found my oral surgeon’s assurance, “You’re going to lose some weight” replaying over and over in my head over the last couple of days. I’m not exactly sure why. I wasn’t particularly disturbed by the idea of losing a few pounds. It may well have just been his level of confidence in his prediction that made it stuck with me like this. It also reminds of the nurse last week saying that I’m “already such a little guy” (which did bother me). By now I’ve come to see these remarks as the basis for a challenge to avoid losing weight while I’m wired. I haven’t weighed myself since two weeks before the accident, but I’ll aim for the most recent measurement I have: 155 pounds. As a rule, I’ll try to refrain from doing anything particularly stupid, like consuming to the point of feeling sick or drinking vegetable oil from a cup.

A food I don’t crave

14 Apr

This morning, my brother took me to Whole Foods so I could get a few more soups and soy yogurts before he flew home. In the checkout line, I noticed that the woman behind us was buying a “Bacon Bar.” This, apparently, was a milk chocolate bar with bacon in it. Even before I went vegan, I don’t think I would have understood such a food product.

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