For a while now, I’ve been totally unable to eat the right amount of food to feel full and nutritionally satisfied. Have I talked about this before? I guess not since finals. I don’t remember if I had a reprieve between now and then, but it’s been at least a month. Here’s how it goes: 1. I eat, I don’t feel satisfied; 2. I eat something else, that doesn’t work; 3. I keep trying until I get too full to try anything else (but still feel nutritionally off) or until I find something that works (for now). Then there’s the learning curve: 1. I eat, but less than before because I know I’ll end up trolling for something in an hour. Repeat 2-3 as before. The result, that I probably get even fewer of the nutrients I need by eating less at mealtimes.

A few weeks ago we discovered that it was absolutely imperative for me to have meat (protein, yes, but actual cooked animal does the trick like nothing else) in my diet always. Often when I’m feeling less than fully fueled, a good hunk of chicken makes me feel much better. But it’s obviously not all I need, because just having meat consistently does not necessarily stave off that feeling of lacking. Last night’s dinner was hearty- 2 sausages and a few little caprese sandwiches (with buffalo mozzarella, no lactose!), but sure enough an hour later I was standing at the fridge, trying to find something to fill the hole.

I really don’t know what to do about it at this point. It’s been a month and I can’t find anything more than a quick fix. I know you always get hungry again, but this is different. There’s something I’m missing, and I don’t know what it is.

Dual Flush Toilets

June 11, 2010

So, my dad installed a dual flush thing in all our toilets this week. Here’s how the conversation went:

Me: Good for you guys, but you know I’ll probably never get to use the little button.

Dad: Or, you might always get to use the little button!

Tried it. Turned out not so much, because it really does give you the smallest possible amount of water. Even the big button, you sometimes have to push twice. If the idea is to save water, though, the thing does its job. 80% of the time the smallest amount does the trick, so if you have to push twice some of the time it’s still an overall savings. The drawback being you have to pay a little more attention (tragedy)

Another plus: they’re very quiet. Stealth flushing, for when you’re on the phone and don’t want anybody to know where you were while they were talking to you!