April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Can Everyone Just Refrain From Perishing?

No, that's not my new approach to anti-aging medicine. It's what I said this morning when I returned home from my 5 am email checking/blog writing trip to the office to find a very sick cat!

To make a long story short, I spent most of the day at the vet, and the cat is in the hospital now, getting excellent care. I'm worried, but there's not much I can do about it, so I'm writing.

Oddly enough, today's CRON has gone well. This morning, 140 calories of eggwhites scrambled with a touch of a delicious new green chile sauce on top and some pepper. A red delicious apple as a morning snack just before the cat's vet appointment. After leaving the poor kitty at the vet, I ate the leftover "cream" of broccoli soup for lunch -- 120 on the yogurt (12 g protein, 30% RDA of calcium), plus about 40 of broccoli and 10 of free range organic chicken broth for a total of 170. Four tablespoons of tomato and red pepper salsa, straight out of the jar (old lowfat vegan thing... I prefer to eat salsa straight, having long ago given up chips and never found any point in putting it on anything else, except sometimes a salad), for 40 calories if I can trust the label (it was rather watery and had no oil). Iced latte in the afternoon, which is good since I'm sleepy but need to stay up late enough that I don't wake up in the middle of the night... I hope. Tonight I'll eat my brewers yeast soup with some fresh brussels sprouts that I picked up. I need to eat something with fat in it, so I may make an olive oil and lemon pepper sauce for the sprouts and eat them separately from the broth. Glass of red.

More soon.


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