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Of plant matter and penmanship.
Random item learned this evening: I do not get post-meal carbohydrate cravings when I eat vegetables.

Hardly revelatory for some but important for me to properly internalize, cognate. Eating meats and carbohydrates for dinners precipitates further carb cravings - the latter more fiercely I suspect.

So. Should I take the advice of likely all nutritionists, including my own, I should eat mostly plant matter and far, far less animal and grain; then, perhaps, I could kick this resilient sugar-addiction.

In other news, I purchased pens. A nice set of ball-point and a practice - read "cheap - fountain pen and calligraphic pen. Now, just to practice. Well see if I cn actually develop my script from scratchy crap to some thing legible.

I'm a finger writer. Did you know that? I didn't. Now I know I should write with my whol arm to get the very best control much like, I currently see, the way I type.

Curiouser and curiouser.

How's the game? I forgot it was today.
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sculplady From: sculplady Date: February 4th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to teach calligraphy. I still have some books, pens, nibs and maybe ink if you ever want to borrow them.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 4th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
The books certainly. Basic instruction would be nice too. I'm not sure what to do, really, besides just write and experiment with dips and fobs and such. Direction is good.
sculplady From: sculplady Date: February 4th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure. Though, you have 90% of it figured out already that you use your whole arm to do it and not your fingers. You're off to a good start. It's mostly just copying and practice.
coeur_de_lion From: coeur_de_lion Date: February 4th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow, i wish that happened to me!!!!!!

i have been a vegetarian for nigh on 14 years now and crave sweets after pretty much every meal. last night i made some jasmine rice and a huge pot of steamed broccoli, squash, orange peppers and carrots and i STILL went after that chocolate croissant i'd been saving all day, wanting it nonetheless.

finger writer . . interesting . . i think i am too. and i am left-handed. i don't write like your typical hooked-hand leftie.

sort of unrelated but kind of relevant - have you ever used a wacom tablet for photo editing? or anything else?

curiouser and curiouser indeed!
abmann From: abmann Date: February 4th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a tablet PC for a while with which i drew. That was nice. I didn't, however, notice much extra benefot using the tablet for editing photos though. it's nice to have the fine control for certain things but I tend not to do those sorts of edits on my photos.

I haven't used a wacom specifically.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 4th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, your meal was VERY full of carbs... Maybe that's why.
sculplady From: sculplady Date: February 4th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a Wacom tablet and use it every day for editing digital photos. It comes in handy for things like clipping paths and creating masks, cloning, etc.
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: February 4th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

yo yo mr abm

you might want to check out a book called the glycemic load diet by thompson. The sugar/carb craving is usually associated with rapid spikes in blood sugar. Foods with a lower glycemic load have a more even/steady release. Once you get a feel for the relative glycemic loads of diferent veggies you can avoid the craving. Another trick is to eat a small amount of fat at the begining of a meal. The only real down side with fat is that is calorie dense. Fat slows the absorption of carbohydrates reducing their glycemic load..

There is also a line of products called glycerna (sp) designed for diabetics. They have bars shakes jams etc...they are endorsed by the american diabetic assoication and work well to give a slow sustained release of blood sugar into the system..

LAter man... Although I am curious if memeory serves you are a pretty slim guy, so I was surprised to hear you talk about weight loss..

abmann From: abmann Date: February 4th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: yo yo mr abm

Slim, maybe. Still carry excess weight about my mid section and chest. I have no idea how much, per se, but I'd guess about ten pounds given past experience. So, I'm pudgy.

Top combat said pudge, I'm weight lifting like crazy while trying to keep my calorie intake lower. Eating more vegetables is something I've been striving for overall any way. I'm generally good at it for a time until I go and cook somehing like this
Mmm.. pizza

it all goes to hell after that.

I am finding that if I grocery shop every coule of days i'm more likely to eat the veggies I buy that day which is good. Too bad I hate the grocery store.
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: February 4th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: yo yo mr abm

Top combat?

An iceberg salad before you cook helps reduce the tasting during cooking. It also helps with portion control when eating something especially yummy...

there are a lot of tricks for losing weight reshaping etc..

Also not all veggies are created equal, some have more sneaky calories than you think..

abmann From: abmann Date: February 4th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: yo yo mr abm

"To combat." Mistyped.

True, but a salad will have far fewer calories than what I generally eat. More fiber means more full longer too. And eating vegetables is boring so I eventually stop eating to do other things.
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