I cook for hubby all the time, but rarely know what I want to eat.

I am pretty boring when it comes to food.  For breakfast I alternate between bran flakes, with raisins, and half a sliced banana, and oatmeal with raisins with banana.

Lunchtime, apart from once a week when we eat out, is a protein shake, with fat free milk, half a banana, walnuts/pecans/almonds, seedless grapes, and whatever I feel like putting in it.

Dinnertime is the worst for me.  Yesterday I used the Instant Pot, and filled it with 8 kinds of vegetables.  So last night I had vegetables, with some leftover Chili over it.

Tonight, I decided to warm some vegetables in a pan, and scramble 3 eggs into it.  I added sea salt, and ground black pepper.

As a snack during the evening I have a Greek yogurt.

I know my diet is healthy, as I eat very little meat, potato, bread, and pasta, but wish that I actually fancied food.  I have been like this pretty much since I moved to the states.  In England I loved grilled back bacon, and tomatoes on dry toast.  I could have eaten that for every meal.  Also I adored the fresh cream cakes, scones with clotted cream, Victoria sandwich sponge cake, and all of the Cadbury chocolate.

I think if I had stayed in England, I would have been a totally different shape, than I am now.  I am pleased that I don’t like Hershey’s chocolate, as it tastes of wax to me, and that the cakes are too sickly sweet for my taste.

So I guess I will be staying at 110 lbs.


  1. I go through stages of cheese-and-tomato-sandwiches for all meals, and then there are times when I whip up a fancy feast, but mostly it’s simply fuel. Western culture has an relationship with food that can be really overwhelming at times.

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  2. Cooking isn’t always fun when preparing meals for two. I eat a light breakfast (cheese and Greek yogurt) early in the morning with the time depending on my walking schedule. Later, I have a second breakfast (oatmeal, eggs with sausage, an omelet, or perhaps a small waffle). I try to keep my total morning carbs around 40-45 grams.

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  3. You say you feel like you are in your 20’s. You know, I felt that way a few years ago and forgot what I was eating and not. To me, it seems you are making good choices. I bought a pressure cooker not long ago, and use it a couple times each week. It seems I feel better when I don’t cook with oil, avoid peanut butter, wheat bread and oatmeal. I am still trying to put it all together and figure out what’s the best diet for me.

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  4. So true. With me, I have to watch even the unsalted pistachios! If I eat too many, they tend to inflame my joints!


  5. Again, I want to congratulate you on your diet. If it makes you feel like you are in your 20’s, you have to be eating right. It seems I am finding things to eat that are best for my health. Years back, I lost 50 pounds eating plant based whole food. But, it’s so easy to get off tract eating all the junk and snack food I used to eat. So, I don’t buy it, then it isn’t here to eat.

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  6. I always wanted to be 6′ tall. Missed it by 2″. Darn! I don’t like stevia, erythritol and monk fruit sweeteners. But, xylitol is really good. I order wherever I get the best deal. I usually buy a brand called ‘Health garden’. This one is made from Birch. I would avoid ones made with corn. Hope it works for you.

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  7. Agreed! The chocolate in the US is terrible. Even Cadbury is bad because it’s made by Hershey. Yuck. I only eat chocolate from overseas. Love your blog. Great work! Keeping fit, happy, and healthy is tough at 46. You make it look effortless at 73.

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