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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

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.