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    Cubster's Eating Records

    So today was terrible! I forgot my food at home and had meetings all morning and just one cup of coffee when I was at work. My milk had gone off so I had to bump someone else for milk and I didn't want to seem like I was taking advantage by having a 2nd cup of coffee. I couldn't go home after the meetings to eat because I got stuck with a student, who gave me a small packet of bore (sp?) which was basically my lunch. I grabbed a chai latte on my way to my double lecture which was just after I finished with the student and then I bought a dark chocolate brownie at the coffee shop I was SO hungry when I got home, I had dhall in the fridge so I ate that and then walked around the complex and did 3kms to make myself feel better about the brownie. I also bought a chocolate yesterday, it was only 37 grams, but it was still chocolate and it was SO good
  2. Okay, so here goes. Tuesday 4th July 2017 Breakfast: Bowl of Kellogs corn flakes, milk and some honey (Had cornflakes because my cousin was here with me and she bought them for herself and now she has left and the box is still here and I don't want to waste it, this is not my normal breakfast). Lunch: (a bit late - 3pm) Yellow dhall, rice and cabbage and butternut curry (bought this as Fest) Potatoe samoosas (x2) Beef samoosa chicken samoosa Supper: Leftover cabbage and mutton with a slice of bread (again, cousin bought this bread, its some linseed and soy thing and it wasn't bad, I didn't get grossed out like I do with plain bread). beef samoosa chicken samoosa After dinner: a couple of pieces of chocolate :ph34r: I drink water throughout my waking moments
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    New Muslim Area

    We are digressing, apologies. I think the fact that you're aware of the situation; re: race makes you aware of your privilege as a white person and not necessarily racist. If a person actively prejudices another group based on ethnicity (without questioning those thoughts and changing them) then I would think that they are racist. But your race also puts you in an interesting situation from the other end as well. Also, have you really not gotten promotions because of religion? Just a little bit more off topic, I think, but ironically enough in my personal experience growing up I was more prejudiced against by brown Muslims than white people directly and I grew up partially in the apartheid era
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    Hello again

    There are tonics and creams for that
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    It was quite good and easier and less messy than when you make regular roti. I have to figure out the cooking part because it came out a bit stiff. I used ghee but when I rechecked the recipe it said to use olive oil so I assume that was the reason that it cooked that way. It was soft when cooked but then hardened. I ate some of them like nachos lol
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Bad eating day today. Haven't eaten my lunch yet and it's 5pm. My aunt sent scones too so I had a couple of those 😑 Going to walk it off this afternoon. I'm going to have a munch when I get home and walk around the complex. 2,5 times around is 1km so it's something I made the spelt flour roti and it was okay, just need to figure out how to not get it to come out hard.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I probably should. Haku mentioned it previously. I've read that it's good for lowering insulin levels which is my biggest problem.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I think he may have meant 50, he's a little old What I've been reading recently says low GI is 0 - 50/55. One site had that pasta is low GI? I assume like brown pasta or whole grain or something? I need an alternative for noodles lol so I have been looking at some 'health' pastas that are made brown rice and other things that aren't white flour. Also, most of these rye bread recipes have regular flour in them and little rye flour. I did find a recipe that has only rye flour though so at some point I will try that out.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Also, if anyone is reading this, how do you read labels on food? My doc said to look for things that have a low GI, and he said lower than 5 was okay. But I'm not seeing GI labels on things. I see "glycemic carbohydrate" x amount and then "of which total sugar" x amount. Is that the same thing?
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Yesterday was not a good day. In presentation from 12:30 until 14:00 and then had class from 14:15 until something to 16:00. I had my carrot sticks and my boiled egg in the morning. I didn't bring lunch because I knew that I was not going to get to it. I did a bad thing and bought an apple danish which I only ate after class anyways. BUT, and I am very proud of this, I walked 2.2 kms when I got home. Part regular walking and part power walking. Met some neighbours cats on the way as well which always makes it exciting.
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    Last show you watched

    Thoughts on West World 2? This is Us is back end of September, really looking forward to that. Grey's as well. I think I watch it more because I've come this far and I ain't no quitter. It should have just ended at season 10 even if it would have been a cliffhanger of sorts with Meredith not wanting to move. It just went downhill from there. The most interesting characters are gone and Bailey is boring as heck. She just gets everything that she wants these days. Yeah, they make her 'fight' for it at points but she eventually just gets it and that's really boring.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Okay, so I had my carrot stick and then ate my boiled eggs and mixed veg around 1pm. Had another carrot stick around 3pm and now I've just eaten my tuna mix.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    This eating schedule is so hard to keep to. Haven't been able to eat until now 12:30 (had breakfast shake tho).
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Also very proud of myself. Have not bought a single meal from a takeaway this week! 💪
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    It's another long day today. Carrot sticks cut in half, had one already. It's almost 11am which is 'tea time' at the department so I'll have my tea/ coffee just now and then we have a long ass meeting beginning at 12:30pm that will most likely go through until 4pm. I have lamb rashers for my mid - day snack/ semi meal (will probably have that before the meeting begins) and then a can of tuna with mint chutney and raita for later, probably around 3pm that I will eat then. I am thinking that smaller supper is the way to go because I get really lethargic when I have a proper meal so I would rather eat a proper meal during the day and have like a half portion of a meal at night. I would assume that the sugar spike from the meal that late and then not being active is also not a good thing so it would help with that.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Okay, so this afternoon is packed and I am trying to space my eating out so that I don't end up starving from 1pm onwards. Had my shake in the am and then had a boiled egg just now, around 10am. I've packed two fat carrots that are cut into four. I also found that having a carrot stick after a lecture (when I feel quite drained and craving sugar) is satisfying. So I think I am going to stick to that as an after lecture snack. Today it will be my during lecture snack too. I will have lunch at 12:30 because I have a meeting at 1pm and then class at 2pm until 4pm. Drinking water all day with a coffee and tea at intervals.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    This not going well!!! Had my shake and went to work, was late this morning so shake was had at around 8:30. Had half a carrot stick at 10:30 and then we had our tea time and 11:00am. Had a meeting with a lecturer and student who we are cosupervising and instead of it taking 20 minutes it took over an hour because the lecturer repeats herself like mad and she's also trying to tell the student how to write the thesis. Not give direction but making assumptions and telling her what to write, she rewrote the student's auto ethnography for crying out loud. Got caught by another student and now I am back in my office and hungry. Going to warm up my food. But I have a lecture at 2:15pm until 4pm so might have to pop out the other carrot stick and then I'm thinking of getting a coffee to go with me cos that will also put something in my tummy, but I don't think I will get hungry as such during the lecture. But I will be after so I am going to go straight home and have another carrot stick before supper lol.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    That's the good thing about being in this place, I don't eat at non-halal places and there like two halal joints in town. One is too expensive for the kind of food they offer and the other takes forever to make the food and I cba to wait over an hour so it's easy for me to not eat out and not eat when I do go out with colleagues. I don't have any friends so that's taken care off No falling off the diet train for me
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Wholegrain Spelt flour? Is this something that I would be able to use? Like if I wanted to make roti, use that instead of regular flour? Or do you have a recipe that I could use to make healthier roti? I've also read that rye bread, made with proper rye flour and not mixed with white flour, is okay for diabetics (obviously not to have lots of but a slice in a day is okay kind of thing). I spoke to a dietician and they said the same thing.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    That I get 4 hours of sleep or that I am trying to get more? So, this morning I woke up and had my shake (added cinnamon powder and moringa powder to it) and then went for a walk/ run around the complex for about 20 minutes lol. Felt like I was going to have a heart attack. Had a huge carrot afterward and then left for work. Going to have the pile of vegetables that I missed out on eating yesterday just now. Well, not all of it, about half now and then the other half a bit later. It's a huge container. How bad is it to eat dhall. The kind made with dark massoor? Cos I brought some back with me from home and had for supper last night and will finish if off tonight. Also, my fridge/ freezer is giving me problems and I scared all my meat is going to go off. I've contacted the estate agency for them to get into contact with the landlord to sort out and I hope they do it soon!
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    Aafia Khalid from United Kingdom

    Wa'laikumus'salaam, welcome to the forum.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    So it's currently 1:14pm and I haven't eaten Why do I do this to myself!!! I am currently putting my boiled eggs into my mouth and I brought a container full of mixed veggies with jalapenos for lunch, which looks like it will have to wait and I'll only eat some of it cos otherwise I'll have supper too late and then cause myself other problems. I am also trying to get to bed by 10pm so that I can get more than 4 hours of sleep!
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    Salaam alaykum from California

    Eid was good alhamdulillah. How did you spend you eid?
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    Last show you watched

    Rewatching Grey's is painful. April was also really stupid with the whole Jackson thing.
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    Salaam alaykum from California

    Wa'alaikumusa'aalam, welcome to the forum. The forum is slow, as Haku said, and members are from all around the globe. I am from South Africa.
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