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Throwing Food Away

To combat being diabetic, I'm working harder at losing weight. This isn't easy when you're 49 and your body says, "Nope--I'm done with that crap. We're good where we are."

However, I don't want to be on meds forever, and my specialist says I have a good shot at getting off them.

So I'm throwing food away.

It isn't easy throwing food away.  We're all raised to say, "Don't waste food!" If you throw a single potato chip away, a blue bolt from beyond will slice you in half like a salted ham.

But a bunch of foods I can't keep in the house.  Case in point: a while ago, Darwin and I were supposed to go out of town with friends, but the trip was canceled.  We'd bought some food to share, including a large amount of cheese dip.  It's perfectly good in that it's edible, but I can't eat it if I want to lose weight, and the boys show zero interest in it.  There's quite a lot of it, and we paid good money for it.  It's been sitting in the refrigerator because I don't know what to do with it.

Today I threw it all out.

Bye bye!  Gone.  Out!

I'm teaching myself more and more to throw food away.  The starving child in China will go without whether I keep it or toss it, so we can toss it.  No one will die.  If Americans throw out twenty trillion tons of food a year, no one will notice my extra pound and a half.




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Sep. 21st, 2016 12:58 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're diabetic. Is it a recent diagnosis? Good luck with all the life changes it requires, and good on you for taking drastic action!
Sep. 21st, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's recent, yeah--just in August.
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