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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    I am very moved by some of the posts to this thread. I think we should ask one another for help more often, as well all have some expertise in something.

    So in that vein, here's my question:

    How can I eat more fresh fruits and veggies without going grocery every day? I live alone (ya me!) and I can never finish a head of lettuce in time, etc.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    I voted yes. At age 41 I still do all of the activities I did at 18. Bicycling, Hiking, Skateboarding, Motocross, Race cars, Canoeing Paintaball, Airsoft. I still weigh the same 150lbs at 5ft 9 in tall. I am one of those lucky bastards that can not put on weight. I have tried many times and I just can not keep it on. I got up to 187 in the Corps due to the highly physical labor and high protein meals, but lost it within a couple months of being home. I eat right, with plenty of veggies and fruit and never in excess. I have a few vices in my diet which include Beer and Whiskey in moderation as well as Jerky once in a while. I stay very active and drive my wife nuts with it sometimes. I like for her to go everywhere I go and do most of the activities I do, but she is slowing down some. Not a lot but some. I guess I am trying to keep both of us fit and feeling young. I don't smoke but I do chew tobacco which is no better at all. That is something I would like to quit. My job is stressful and I work very long hours, but I am able to shut it off when I am not working. I believe that is the key to staying sane.

    Mentally I am in a very good place. Just celebrated 19 years of marriage to the woman I have known since 1976. I chalk my good mental status up to this. Security is a big issue with me and she has been my rock forever. I know she feels the same with me. Our daughter is graduating HS this year and we feel we did great with her, although I feel she would have been successful anyway. Knowing everything is cool right now has kept me sharp.

    Only real issues I have physically is a little arthritis in the bones and I haven't felt my left foot since 1998. Other than that I feel great and hope that continues.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I am very moved by some of the posts to this thread. I think we should ask one another for help more often, as well all have some expertise in something.

    So in that vein, here's my question:

    How can I eat more fresh fruits and veggies without going grocery every day? I live alone (ya me!) and I can never finish a head of lettuce in time, etc.

    Suggestions?
    Gardening. IF you have the time, the space, and the energy, you can get a lot of good food. If you like brussels and have good, loamy soil, grow about 50 'Early King' brussels sprouts in little seed-starting containers. When they're health enough, plant them in your garden, spaced accordingly. Right each each of my 40 brussels have about 60 decent-sized sprouts on 'em and they haven't even been fed/watered a lot. (They're very thirsty/hungry brassicas.)

    Oh, and CARROTS! 'Chantenay' carrots grow well in any soil, including clay. Sumpy and sweet. Can stay in the ground through the winter. You can harvest them in the winter, too. You can buy a pack for $0.20 at Wal-Mart (Livingston Seed Co. brand). SO worth it. Each teeny little seed will provide one bulky, sweet, and crunchy carrot.

    FINALLY, 'Mary Washington' asparagus. I busted my hump this spring digging a deep/wide trench for 64 2-year-old asparagus crowns. 20-year lifespan, 1/2 pound of food per crown.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    You sound in in good health imho from across the aether if you are walking mikes each day.
    I'm sure I'm healthy enough for the Death Panels to write me off. My joints are getting wonky from arthritis, my feet hurt--but not when I walk--and I have some other problems. I have emphysema and prostate problems. Skin cancer goes with the age. My biggest health problem is President Obama.

    Sadly, the only thing more boring than you hearing about my health problems is my hearing about yours.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I'm sure I'm healthy enough for the Death Panels to write me off. My joints are getting wonky from arthritis, my feet hurt--but not when I walk--and I have some other problems. I have emphysema and prostate problems. Skin cancer goes with the age. My biggest health problem is President Obama.

    Sadly, the only thing more boring than you hearing about my health problems is my hearing about yours.
    Another loss to the greeting card industry.

    LOL.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I am one of those lucky bastards that can not put on weight. I have tried many times and I just can not keep it on.
    Oh man, lucky bastards is right. I always hated you guys (not really, but you know what I mean) who could eat whatever you want and never gain an ounce. I had a roommate in college like that, with the metabolism of a freakin hummingbird. Dude would come home twice a day with like a big bag of Jack in the Box and scarf the whole thing down and then go take a dump ten minutes later. Meanwhile if I even walk past a fast food joint and smell it, my ass jiggles for like a week.

    It wouldn't have been so bad if he didn't complain about it constantly. I'd be sitting there eating a cup of brown rice with half a chicken breast and a mountain of broccoli, watching this asshole put away sleeves of Chips Ahoy cookies like a wood chipper and listening to him whine about how he just can't help being skinny forever. Awww, poor guy. Hey, maybe it'll help if I slam your head on the coffee table a couple times

    But uhh... I'm not bitter I am genuinely curious ....-smiley-face-whistle-2-gif

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    I voted yes.
    Being in the 60's age range. I am well within my height/weight/body mass. I walk 2 to 3 miles a day.

    Unlike some, I pretty much eat what I want. Have always been a meat and potato type of person. The thing I always remember is if you burn more calories than you take in, you are not going to get fat. And yes, I do drink juice, and eat veggies. I just don't buy into the no fried food, etc, thing.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    Oh man, lucky bastards is right. I always hated you guys (not really, but you know what I mean) who could eat whatever you want and never gain an ounce. I had a roommate in college like that, with the metabolism of a freakin hummingbird. Dude would come home twice a day with like a big bag of Jack in the Box and scarf the whole thing down and then go take a dump ten minutes later. Meanwhile if I even walk past a fast food joint and smell it, my ass jiggles for like a week.

    It wouldn't have been so bad if he didn't complain about it constantly. I'd be sitting there eating a cup of brown rice with half a chicken breast and a mountain of broccoli, watching this asshole put away sleeves of Chips Ahoy cookies like a wood chipper and listening to him whine about how he just can't help being skinny forever. Awww, poor guy. Hey, maybe it'll help if I slam your head on the coffee table a couple times

    But uhh... I'm not bitter I am genuinely curious ....-smiley-face-whistle-2-gif
    I feel your pain man. I have a buddy who struggles with his weight. I don't really eat bad foods though. I try to eat healthy especially since I am getting older.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Do you think you are in good health ... if so why? If not why?

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    This is a really great and pertinent thread to our modern lifestyles, an absolutely excellent OP idea.

    Yes, I am in a good skinny shape although I heard that some people call me too skinny. So I am an absolute oddball amongst Americans.

    Why?

    Because I can do one thing that absolutely no American is capable of doing, and that is to derive happiness out of hunger. I can and could eat whatever I want, but I am simply happier if I stay a little hungry after every meal. I don't diet, I am not particularly active in anything, I just ask my body a basic question: "what about me?". And then my body compromizes with leaving a little hunger for me instead of demanding that I finish my plate.

    Also, the foods I like the most are the ones everyone is programmed to hate, especially the veggies.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    This is a really great and pertinent thread to our modern lifestyles, an absolutely excellent OP idea.

    Yes, I am in a good skinny shape although I heard that some people call me too skinny. So I am an absolute oddball amongst Americans.

    Why?

    Because I can do one thing that absolutely no American is capable of doing, and that is to derive happiness out of hunger. I can and could eat whatever I want, but I am simply happier if I stay a little hungry after every meal. I don't diet, I am not particularly active in anything, I just ask my body a basic question: "what about me?". And then my body compromizes with leaving a little hunger for me instead of demanding that I finish my plate.

    Also, the foods I like the most are the ones everyone is programmed to hate, especially the veggies.
    You nailed it. I am the same way. I would rather eat a big bowl of steamed broccoli than a piece of apple pie. And I always leave the table a little hungry. Good observation!

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