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Old 01-31-2019, 16:10   #1
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I haven't been able to get to the store much (the temperature has been around -30C (or worse) in the mornings and -20 in the afternoons, then back down to a colder temperature during the evening and over night. This has been going on for a while now with only a few warmer days thrown in.

The last time I went to the store, I bought cheese, nuts, bacon and eggs (this is good) but I also bought a bunch of Lean Cuisines because I don't have a car and have to walk. Groceries, like fresh vegetables, get heavy fast (I'm not going to get a cart because I don't trust them and sometimes there's a little snow hill blocking my path. I can step over these but I can't get the cart through).

Anyways, each dinner has around 30-40g of carbs (and about 300 calories). Is it okay to have one a day? It shoots my sugar levels to 10 (in Canadian measurement).

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Anyways, each dinner has around 30-40g of carbs (and about 300 calories). Is it okay to have one a day?
You probably can cut down on the number of carbs in those meals by not eating (all of) the rice/noodles/whatever and adding some salad or broccoli/cauliflower/whatever (frozen makes that easier).

But, if you can't, you can't. And those meals are far better for you than, say, frozen pizzas or pork swimming in barbecue sauce.

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I haven't been able to get to the store much (the temperature has been around -30C (or worse) in the mornings and -20 in the afternoons, then back down to a colder temperature during the evening and over night.
It's brutal isn't it! Here on Prince Edward Island it rained yesterday today we're sitting at - 20 C. My exercise level is pretty inconsistent because of this up and down weather.

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You probably can cut down on the number of carbs in those meals by not eating (all of) the rice/noodles/whatever and adding some salad or broccoli/cauliflower/whatever (frozen makes that easier).

But, if you can't, you can't. And those meals are far better for you than, say, frozen pizzas or pork swimming in barbecue sauce.
I haven't touched junk food since the end of December (and I went through X-mas without caving into family pressure to eat bad things). The weight is slowly coming off even though I still snack a little too much.

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It's brutal isn't it! Here on Prince Edward Island it rained yesterday today we're sitting at - 20 C. My exercise level is pretty inconsistent because of this up and down weather.
It's so cold! It's almost 1 pm and it's still -25C outside.

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That's the temperature here, too (-14 F for those of you on the non-world-standard scale).

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I haven't been able to get to the store much (the temperature has been around -30C (or worse) in the mornings and -20 in the afternoons, then back down to a colder temperature during the evening and over night. This has been going on for a while now with only a few warmer days thrown in.

The last time I went to the store, I bought cheese, nuts, bacon and eggs (this is good) but I also bought a bunch of Lean Cuisines because I don't have a car and have to walk. Groceries, like fresh vegetables, get heavy fast (I'm not going to get a cart because I don't trust them and sometimes there's a little snow hill blocking my path. I can step over these but I can't get the cart through).

Anyways, each dinner has around 30-40g of carbs (and about 300 calories). Is it okay to have one a day? It shoots my sugar levels to 10 (in Canadian measurement).
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I'm Canadian too. We Canadians love to complain about the weather but frankly you aren't supposed to let it slow you down LOL.

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You are in Ottawa, I'll bet that no matter where you live in Ottawa, there is a bus route less than 500m away. Please, buy 1 less lean cuisine, so you can ride the bus.

As far as the waiting at the bus stop, I look at it as an opportunity to test my boyscout skills. I dress in layers, and create challenges for myself like 'how do I keep my hands completely and totally toasty for the 20 minute wait at the bus stop?' Actually, this is a problem that I solved just two weeks ago....I have dollarstore 'magic gloves' inside my mittens which were a bit disappointing by themselves.

I sometimes leave my expensive jacket at home, and am marvelled at how a sweater, hoodie, and windbreaker is just as warm... just not as durable.

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I grew up in the high mountains of Colorado circa 1955 - 1968. It was commonly below zero in the Winter and I do recall it being -40 degrees a few mornings. Sub zero was most every morning in late Winter. Being in a small town I only had to walk about 3.5 blocks to school, which I did every morning. We also frequently had lots and lots of snow, which made the whole experience wonderful. I still love the winter and cold, even the very cold, although now at 68 years old, I do not go out in it for very long. Although, I did go out and shovel the walks this week when it was 6 degrees, I actually enjoyed doing it, as it reminded me of my days in the mountains.....

I think it is just a state of mind for many or perhaps related to what your life experience has been....regardless, tomorrow it is no longer January....Spring will soon arrive...


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What about a food delivery service? Lots of grocery stores here in the US have a delivery option.

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And here I'm complaining about the weather being in the 40's. Yesterday, it was in the 70's.

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