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A sammich

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Eggless egg salad sandwich for dinner last night and lunch today. Is made with tofu. And scallions, parsley, capers, turmeric, paprika, tahini, vegan mayo, lemon juice, vinegar. I got a tofu press for Christmas. I asked for one.

My husband had a similar experience as i did with complaints about negativity (here in my blog). An old friend who now lives across the country. Divorced (married briefly), musician with a Masters degree in sociology. DH tried to connect on the phone after holiday mail contact. He discussed his theories about a better world, so I was told. My DH wanted to know what was going on with him personally. It went back and forth by email discussing this difference in communicating. DH's friend had some depression issues in his life, as have I. He told DH he needs to stick to the lofty and positive (and apparently the abstract) to avoid bad moods. DH felt disappointed and unable to connect meaningfully. I understood how he felt. He's tired of working and we feel socially isolated, and with little time for anything besides work. I guess this is fairly typical of folks in their early-mid 60s.

I blog here to get in touch with my feelings and share. I'm trying to find my way back, as I enjoy writing.

I did weigh myself finally after my holiday splurges, which were a lot less than last year's. A couple of pounds up. Not so bad. I mentioned that I set up some workout videos in SP. Bookmarked a series of 10-minute videos covering the bases. Have not started yet. I guess I should do them immediately when I get home, before I start in the kitchen.

I have been in my job 20 years and was invited to a lunch to celebrate, but turned down the offer. Yeah, I know. Why not?! Not thrilled about being there any longer and afraid that might show. Got no feeling for it. Feel kind of low but scheduling things for myself to make myself feel better. I set up a display of my drawings in my cubicle at work directly in view so I can look at them frequently.

Using an app called Sanvello to record thoughts and set goals for myself. One was to do some SP exercises. Another to start logging in my food again. Step by step we go...beyond the wilderness!

Have a happy and productive day!
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    Not only is it great that you didn't have a horrible holiday weight gain, I think your attitude about it is spot on!

    Since it sounds as if you eat lunch alone, can you listen to a podcast that interests you or brightens your day while you eat? Or when you take a bathroom break, spend one minute looking at images you enjoy (for me that's pretty gardens).

    One thing I have noticed as I get older and the kids are grown and gone--is that I've made a point to get involved in different things that will bring me to meet more folks. Sometimes those organizations and people are dead ends, but sometimes not. There are people out there who want to know you both. My point is that as I go through life, my friends have changed--not all, but some.

    Certainly, someone would love to learn from your talent or would like to talk to you about it. That is really something!

    Great blog
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    emoticon emoticon I "get it" Sue and I hope that you can soon begin a new part of your lives, away from workplaces that are unfulfilling.
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    You are amazing to me, you can and will accomplish your goals.
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    34 days ago
    Your tofu egg salad is so similar to mine! Yay. My partner gets so excited and eats it so quickly that it never stays around long - sometimes I have to double the amount just to get some for myself!

    I feel your DH. I've come to learn that we all have ways of looking at the world and of being In It. I've let some friends go that I can't connect with. Others, I have grown wiser and choose when and how I can meet them on their level - or in some kind of middle ground.

    So proud of you for getting back on the scale and finding it was better than last year! Cheers and onward!

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    Whole Foods used to carry “tofu no-egg salad” & I loved that stuff, but they haven’t had it in several years. Now I know what I’m making for dinner tonight! Your ingredient list sounds fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!
    34 days ago
    Congrats on the minimal weight gain over the holidays. I hope things improve at work for you.
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