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Food diary March 17

NotSoGIP! I'll update this during the day, I think.

It really was. I'm allowed 1 carb, 1 meat, 1 milk, 1 fruit and 1 fat for breakfast. My mother-in-law assures me I can have a fruit instead of a carb (fruits being carbs) if I choose. Which will make Shabbos and Yom tov much easier.

1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese (1 "meat" ) and
3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt (1 milk) mixed together with some cinnamon.
1.5 whole wheat crisp breads (1 carb)
1/2 red grapefruit (1 fruit)
1 tsp butter (1 fat)

Whole thing was 300 calories and 40 carbs. It took me time to eat. I never eat breakfast.

I think I'm eating more....

2 slices rye bread (2 starch), 2 oz grilled pepper salami (2 meat), 1 cup Israel salad (1 veg/1 fat), 1 small pear (1 fruit). Still not much with the milk.

500 calories, 69 carbs.


Poll #692817 Public or Friendslocked?

Should this be public or friendslocked?

Opt-in filter


This is a tick question, right?
I'm hungry

Current Mood: fullfull

I keep my weight loss updated public, but I think it's a matter of choice. Sometimes a food diary/weight loss diary can be an inspiration to others ...

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

Nod. It's why I asked.

I will assure you that if it remains public, it will be cut-tagged and I'll have this icon, so it won't be out there.

I appreciate this; it's very considerate. I wish you all kinds of well and healthy.

Does your doc have you on anything for cholesterol, and if so what? I see you eating lots of grapefruit, which I need to moderate for the sake of the statin I'm on.

I'm on Zetia. Does that make a difference?

Grapefruit and statins are interesting. If you NEVER eat grapefruit and you're on a statin and you suddenly eat 2 a day for a week, that's a problem. But if you consistently eat a grapefruit every day while taking a statin this isn't so much a problem.

(I used to work for Lipitor, a statin, and my husband is a pharmacist)

OK, why did more people answer the ticky question than the actual POLL?!?!?!?

1. It's a way of answering a poll without, you know, answering it.
2. I checked a ticky so I can see it.
3. Since they're checkboxes, people can check more than one. :)

I would confirm the fruit v. carb exchange trade with your dietitian. My exchange-based plan prohibits such trades.

i voted opt-in; that way you get the truly interested reading and commenting. My fitness filter is opt-in for the same reason.


You must understand. My mother-in-law doesn't consider nutritionists strict enough...

On the other hand, do you have some good substitutes for milk? That don't require drinking another icky white liquid?

Whoever made up this diet plan did not take non-standard diets into consideration.

There was not enough room in the text box for my reasoning, so:

You posted this unlocked, therefore you must feel comfortable sharing it with the public. It doesn't contain any identifying or profoundly personal information, and you cut-tagged, so people who have Food Issues will not be - I don't know, triggered or whatever it is mentions of food do to people with Food Issues. That covers all the reasons I know for locking or filtering stuff, so I say post it in public.

I see your reasoning. But I'm also worried about boring people.

Okay, but that way lies madness. No, seriously.

You can set some kind of rubric - say, if 30% of readers don't want to read this, that's too much and it should be on an opt-in filter. But even if you can determine what percentage of readers found this boring, that number is going to fluctuate; tomorrow evening, when no one is updating, it'll be 10% of your readers. When Remix comes out and everyone starts browsing through that, it'll be 35%. (These are just guesses, of course.) And what about fic? You have a multi-fandom list; if you post fic in a new or unusual fandom, the percentage of readers who don't want to read that is going to be much higher than 30%. But, still, that's what this LJ is for, so shouldn't you post it? But this LJ is also for your personal posts. Shouldn't you post them, too?

And you might alsoo think that even 30% is a lot of people to bore. So maybe you should put the cut-off lower. But one of the facts of LJ is that you will always bore some percentage of people, and you will virtually always interest some percentage of people.

So, much better to return responsibility to the reader. We're all over 17 (or we need to be able to fake it to read this LJ). We know how to scroll. We know how to use a filter. We know how to defriend. We have tools to moderate our experience, in other words. You don't have to do it for us.

My LJ Manifesto, such as it is: post what you want to post, unless there's a reasonable chance it might hurt you or someone else, in which case take steps to ensure that doesn't happen, up to and including not posting. Otherwise, go crazy. (My LJ Manifesto for communities is substantially different, of course; community behavior is not individual behavior.)

And, okay, I know that a lot of people would argue that hurting someone else via LJ is okay, and that means it is. For them. I believe that it's, um, I'm trying to think how to put this. I believe that it is generally wrong for me to do something that hurts another person, if I could prevent it in a way that would do less harm.

But either way - boring someone isn't hurting that person, it's just not entertaining him or her, and I consider that we're all responsible for own levels of entertainment.

(Yeah, I've spent a lot of time thinking about this. Maybe too much. But I also have worried a lot about boring people, and the thing is, I bore what seems to me like a lot of people every time I post. But - you know, they chose to be there. They chose to read. There comes a time when you have to say Not My Problem, and the whole screed above is how I determine where to draw the line. You didn't ask for that, but you did ask for my opinion. Which is, uh, one thing you can pretty much always get from me, in much greater quantity than anyone would ever want.)

I agree with all of that.

people are grownups. If they don't want to read something, they won't.

You want <i>one</i> answer?

I'd have preferred checkboxes to radio buttons. I'd have checked all of them.

You don't care if people find this by googling "I never eat breakfast"? Go nuts! Public is fine.

You want to keep it off the search engines but don't really feel all that private about it? Friends-lock it. I'd suggest this because of the possibility of being nastily surprised by data-mining some day. Do you really want to be aggressively transparent? Like being a male with long hair in the 1960s, it's a political and social statement that could have consequences. It's hard to say what they might be, but prediction is difficult, especially about the future.

You want to restrict it to people who have expressed an interest or keep something it it from being too public? Use a filter. Of course, that requires the work of maintaining a group, which might be more than this is worth.

You want to keep track of it purely for your own edification? Private.

If it's public or friends-locked, aggressive cut-tagging minimizes the annoyance of finding irrelevant drivel in one's friends aggregator. And face it, everything is annoying drivel some of the time, like when you are looking for something else.

If it's opt-in, you might have fewer readers if you don't cut. It depends on your audience. Can you make your menus gripping? Is it worth the effort?

If it's private, your own friends page is the only place you'd ever see a cut tag. Do you care?

Re: You want <i>one</i> answer?

I honestly just don't want to bore people - but I know if I'm public, I'm less likely to cheat.

Given how the poll has gone...I'm cut-tagging public posts. (I figure *anything* on LJ is transparent, really.)