Sixty-something woman shares ruminations as she plys the latter third of her life with the caveat that age entitles her to be absolutely outrageous whenever possible.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
One wonders, Vol. XXXIII
The older I get, and I am very old, like (gulp) 70 big ones old, the more absurd this world seems to me. People are all het up about all the wrong things. Like no marshmallows in the Lucky Charms. What (adult) person eats Lucky Charms? Haven't they heard about artificial colorings? High fructose corn syrup? Jeez, folks, grab some Cheerios. Or better yet, some steel-cut oatmeal. Organic honey. NUTS! Funny, but I used to serve my kids hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. With American cheese. Well, I was 30. I didn't know much better. And I was on a strict budget. Lucky Charms are expensive! Trader Joe's sells cereals much less expensive that are much better for you. They all have a lot of sugar, though, like it is the second or third ingredient on the list, which means that it is the second or third most abundant ingredient in the mix. I have given up on cereal. And lately, I have given up on most sugar. Oh, I miss it. And it is not all gone. I made my protein pancakes this morning and spread them with pumpkin butter. And whipped cream. No, not that aesthetic yet. But I made them with an organic egg and 0 percent Greek yogurt, and multi-grain pancake mix (has some of those oats in it, too). Waiting for results of this year's cholesterol test. Mine was up a little last year, when cookies, cake, pies and ice cream were regular fare, a sort of reward for growing so old. I know that sugar causes inflammation, and inflammation causes high cholesterol. Should be interesting, seeing if this little change has helped that. Certainly has helped my fluffiness. I have lost 12 lbs. So, take it from a skinny old person. Can the Lucky Charms.