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misspudding
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 8:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Yum!


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the beans had a kind of pesto dressing, with yogurt, mint, parsley, lemon, and evoo as well as ground pistachios!


Oh--that sounds yum.

I'm halfway through day#3.  So far so good.  Just need to stay busy so I'm not constantly thinking about food/grains.

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oh,possum…just got it…stop wining! (took awhile... yeah, you get the picture…lotta wine…but not everyday…..(I skip wed…..naw!)

Lovin' my flax waffle. the thing fills you up! It doesn't require the tapioca starch or baking powder at all!
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Great grain-free recipe for some lemon muffins you all might enjoy. They taste like little pound cakes. Bonus is no coconut! We use ghee and use half the honey (make up the rest of the moisture with some water...I think I made it with no added water the first time, and this time I did 1/2 cup extra). I've also made these with 1/4-1/2 cup of mushed bananas and my son loves them (I don't care for them, though...too much banana!). Also, we didn't do poppy seeds.

http://comfybelly.com/2011/05/lemon-poppy-seed-muffins-using-almond-flour/#.U816hoBdVa0

The whole comfybelly website is fantastic for us O's! Lots of grain free and SCD-diet recipes (grain and starch free).


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Thanks missp.  Just printed off the muffin recipe.  Looks like a winner.

jayneeo, I believe you on the flax waffle.  Will let you know once I've tried it.  Right now I'm still having my green veggie concoctions in the vitamix for breakfast.  Will probably do the flax waffle (pancake) for lunch--soon.
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Yeah, they almost (almost) remind me of Twinkies. Haha. But I haven't had a Twinkie in a very, very long time, so who the heck knows?!


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misspudding, they sound delicious!
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Try them, Jayneeo!


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I'm scared to, but yes, one day I will need a dessert and will make them!
I have drifted a bit from my focus on grain free, had a rice tortilla….ok, moving back into the grain free lane….
I know it's good for me….I feel it.
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Well-- another relapse, but 2 things learned:

stone root (which would probably take away all my mold allergy attacks) was nowhere to be found in Houston. That was a day of relapse because I had rice the day before, still in my system - which would set off the histamine when mold busts out into the air.

The other day I had my lentils with wild rice: a water grass not related to rice at all. Mold came in late around 10 pm (got into the AC at work, was on the air when I was waiting for my bus) - and I relapsed again. Itching eyes, lymph nodes around face feeling "full and tingly" and inner ears hurting. Which made me go home and eat avoids.

I can't eat wild rice or any kind of grass family ANYMORE   I have to toss the delicious lentils I made if I want to be well.


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Incompatible food mix now tossed out. Good thing too; I don't want anything interfering with my health while I'm moving away from the toxic person I live with.   Pinto beans safely stowed in the fridge at work.....


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I wonder if O Gatherer's struggle more with food addictions than others?  I'm not downplaying anyone's struggle, it's ALL hard, but our bodies want to be fat for the famine years...

Anyway, for the past three months I've been in and out of what I would consider a health crisis and it's predominately due to eating grains. You can read more in my fresh start thread.

I'm actually fearful that I'm not going to get this under control.  I've been fighting my battle with grains (and to a lessor degree, dairy) my entire life and I've never been totally successful in the long term.  But I've gotten through one day yesterday and I already feel so much better, so today is a new day and a new fresh start for me.  


FRESH START TODAY!!!
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I wonder if O Gatherer's struggle more with food addictions than others?  I'm actually fearful that I'm not going to get this under control.  


You can, but it's not going to be thru books other people have written about method, etc. etc. because each individual has a unique Genetic Destiny. What's the other % of you besides Gatherer? Have you SWAMI-ed?


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yes, gatherers have issues with weight…and also, grains, esp. wheat, have an opiate-like effect on them….ie, addiction. I have some neurotransmitter issues that affect my sleep (insomnia) and I believe it makes me want to eat carbs and grains for that serotonin hit.
My weight is up a couple of pounds since eating toast for a couple days….(cravings got to me) and getting it down again is so hard. But down is just a jumping off place to losing the 25-30 lbs I need to lose. (and I'm short so that is a lot)
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Yes.  I Swami.  I'm 52% GT2 with a Reactor type.  All of my calculator points and strength tests are Gatherer.


FRESH START TODAY!!!
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Yes.  I Swami.  I'm 52% GT2 with a Reactor type.  All of my calculator points and strength tests are Gatherer.


you never got to know what % explorer or % hunter didn't strength test out?
My point is -- if you know your other components, stop SCARING yourself by constantly thinking you are "nothing but Gatherer." It won't create anything but doom and gloom. I bet when you see the letter "O" in your mind and think of yourself, you see yourself as nothing but a capital O inflating like a balloon........STOP


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gatherer is a perfectly good type…yes, it is thrifty, but all types have their good points and bad points.


I ate at friends' and did rather well….we will see when I weigh tomorrow.
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Actually, being Gatherer doesn't scare me.  It makes sense.  I've dieted my entire life, but was never able to stay as thin as I wanted for myself:  Gatherer.  When I eat outside of the GTD, I'm always, always hungry: Gatherer.  Losing weight is very difficult for me: Gatherer.  My body type is endomorphic-mesomorph: Gatherer.

Obviously, there are other types in me.  I'm very, very tall with long, long legs and arms, which is not gatherer.  I'm heavy-boned with lots of muscle, which also is not Gatherer.

BUT

Being Gatherer does help to explain the struggles I've had all of my life with weight and food.

My fear is this inability I have to stick to any way of eating long term.  It's not lack of will power - that's clear.  I don't know what it is, and I don't know if I'll ever come to a point where food isn't the enemy, as well as the healer.  Grains are the problem, and, as I've said, to a lesser extent, dairy.

I haven't given up, but I don't have a lot of faith in long-term success.


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the scale said: you didn't do so well!
OK, it must been the wine…(more than one glass…not saying how much more!)
I knew I was pounding down that lovely cool rose'….it was a hot day….
I'll do better today!
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Hi jayneeo--yes, it's been hot...but looking at the weather in the rest of the country, we're pretty spoiled.

I too have a heck of a time with anything neurotransmitter related.  And sleep has been a (sad) joke the last 15 years of my life.  I've tried it all--tryptophan, GABA, melatonin and others, but nothing works for more than one or two nights.

What has been working for me, remarkably, is Montmorency tart cherry juice.  I think I read about it in a dadamo newsletter.  I'm getting organic concentrate from Eden Foods online.  I make my membrosia morning cocktail with it and then have a small glass in the evening.  It's been working for me for over a month now.  Not saying I still don't have an occasional bad night, but all and all I am getting the best rest I've had in 15 years.

Just wanted to share that with you.
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Feeling like I will go off the white potatoes starting tomorrow morning, after my mense is over. It has helped to slow down the cleanse and brought me no PMS. It's hard to imagine my exercise routine, but I think it will come as soon as I am moved out of here. There is so much subliminal "I can't" just living with my mother that it has backed up into my brain into all the crevices.......once I am in my new living space I will also try to keep the mental carrot in front of my nose if I see unhealthy people around my domicile. It's just that I can't have them in the same household with me every day.

I deserve this!!


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I've tried it all--tryptophan, GABA, melatonin and others, but nothing works for more than one or two nights.


Susan, just curious... how was your reaction to the melatonin? On two separate occasions, I tried using it but had to stop after a few days because of feeling terribly foggy. And not much better sleep, either. I've often wondered why some people swear by it, while others have such awful hangovers from it. Wondering if it's in the genes?



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Hi Averno--I'm writing this while enjoying one of jayneeo's flax waffles.  Yum. Crazy, isn't it, that an AB has to go grain-free.  A delightful break from my usual green breakfast.

I was taking a very high dose melatonin called Oncotonin for over a year.  It is a whopping 10mgs.  It did not help me sleep and very well could have been contributing to a brain fog.  It was prescribed to me by my ND when I was in breast cancer treatment.  Not 100% sure why I was taking it.  Between all the standard cancer treatment drugs/procedures and all the complementary supplements I was taking I was in a foggy state for sure.

Without being able to describe in detail the logic of drinking tart cherry juice I know it did have something to do with melatonin, but obviously from a food rather than a pill.

Because of our similarities with O's--the inability to clear adrenaline from our systems efficiently, I think we may share some neurological traits with them.  I'm seeing many common threads between myself and O's here on the forum.
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hm, yes, there seem to be some similarities between AB and O…how strange!
Susan, I have the worst sleep problems….I will try cherry juice…what the hey! I'll try anything!

DH and I went out to dinner and had gluten free pasta dishes…just because we could! They were so  good! However, they were not grain free. It was a splurge and we had so much fun, I'm just gonna have to jump back on the wagon! No use even beating myself up about it, cuz it was such a great time.
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Hi j

Here's to a good time!--with grains.

Bear in mind--it must be the tart, not sweet, cherries.  

It would be so great if it worked for you as it has for me.  
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