OMG- I fight those evil creatures myself- and rabbits too! Remember those 32 cup lage salad bowl type containers from Tupperware? That's what I'm growing my lettuce in- I've got 6 of them going- I reseed every couple of weeks and and pick the leaves young- I take them out in the AM and back into my screen porch in the PM-
AS for the squirrels- I spray my plants with hot pepper sray- the squirrels hate it. I put netting over the cukes, which I have climbing up a large trellis- and have had a great harvest already, but no squirrel poaching- I wouldn't mind if they enjoyed a couple- but they take big bites out of each one and leave them-grrr
I only eat sprouted bread and not much of it. I use the shirataki orzo to substitute for rice which I don't like anyhow and I eat only the Dreamfield's pasta. If you look at the Greek style of mediterranean eating (Cretan) as opposed to the Italian style- breads, rice, and pasta are used more like condiments rather than large menu items- they tend to favor unprocessed food over processed.
One thing I think is making a difference is that I am not eating so much hard cheese any more- I eat feta ( \sheep and goat), ricotta, cottage and homemade mozzarella (semi-soft), and only drinking soy milk- where before I was drinking the Hood Calorie Countdown- and I'm not so anal about linking and balancing since it no longer seems to be necessary.
I'm down 2 more pounds this morning- which is amazing-
I was sooooo jealous of ceebee dropping all that weight under strict Bernstein - while I dropped just about nothing- there may be someting to that Eat Right for Your Body Type after all...
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett