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  • #16
    Yeah, it's a turning world and always more complicated.

    The duck was amazing, though the service was awful. They do plain roast ducks there, and pork as well, and I think it might make a workable takeout at some point. The Beijing duck that we had is likely coated with Maltose syrup to improve the skin texture, so probably not so workable.

    Saturday night we found out that the Travel and Adventure show was ongoing out at the suburban convention center. So, we went on Sunday. Fun thing I found in my history was the run up to Italy and France trips. The joy I took in planning those. Saw Pauline Frommer give a great presentation about travel, and she said that a study by their company showed that people enjoy the planning, when it's the fantasy stage way more than actually going on the trip or coming back from the trip. Let's just say, I'm gonna have a lot of enjoyment, as I have five to seven trips that I think I'd like to do at some point, just based on the convention. I've already started planning a trip to Colombia... can get there from Chicago for $400 round trip with a stop in Panama City. Was recommended by both Frommer and a curious man who offers a trip that's a lot like the Amazing Race, where you and a companion are going for 2 weeks and gonna hit 12 countries, find clues, and navigate without a guide to get to the next destination. Bit beyond me and the wife, but he was the most interesting vendor there, by a fairly wide margin. At any rate, it's amazing the things I'm remembering from that time when I was a very active member here. That joy of travel planning... back in it.

    Any rate, they dumped the remainder of the sauce on the duck that we didn't eat, but it seemed to pool in the corner, so when I ate the leftovers last night, I was probably a bit high, but had a VLCHF meal for breakfast and a ZC snack, so back in the flow today. I think I'm coming down with something (possible downside to spending 5 hours in an enclosed space with 1500 people), but LCHF on.

    I have settled on this nickname my wife came up with for me, LeCheffre, after making me up as a version of LeChiffre from Casino Royal. It just dawned on me. LeCHeFfre... Low Carb High Fat. It's right there in the name.

    In a complicated world, maybe our solution is to be simpler? Maybe that's why the popularity of Marie Kondo.

    Take a bit of time, and relax with Oscar Peterson: https://youtu.be/cSX_7ejc5u8

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    • #17
      Still hanging around. Man did I write a lot.

      Went to the costco today, PISMO purchase, along with Marconas. Back to that. Itís nice to have an effective roadmap to work from.

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      • #18
        Knowing where you're going does help to make it a more focused journey .

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        • #19
          Wife said that my belly looks smaller. I'll take it.

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          • #20
            Indeed !!! Yay for you, Max !

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            • #21
              How are both of you doing? Still protein powered or sth in the LCHF milieu?

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              • #22
                Max, I have been LCHF for years now. It's the best diet for my diabetes, too. My doctor is very pleased. I can overdo the meat or fruit at times, so I have to watch it. I'm very comfortable with my way of eating.

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                • #23
                  That's great. Psyched for you. My glucose was a bit high back in december, but then I got my HbA1C into the normal range by January test, so dodging diabetes so far. Got my ADD medication about to start up again, got the script, but my insurance needs to get together with my doc and comply with something or another. I dislike that my med is lumped with cocaine and oxycontin, but that's the world we've lived in for years.

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