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Skillie
Monday, November 2, 2009, 10:10am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Wow Geminisue, Congrats on the weight loss, YOU GO GIRL.
I baked the bread this week-end and must say that it is the most acceptable out of all that I have tried to date. It came out a bit raw in the centre bit I am poppong the slices into a toaster and whula it is edible.
So we are starting a new week full of new motivation, may it be a successful week to all


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Geminisue...congrats on the weight loss...keep it up girl.

Skillie...sometimes I have to leave the bread in a little longer than the usual 20 minutes so that it isn't soggy in the middle.   Gives the bread a bit more of a browned look on the top which adds a nice taste.

Debra


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geminisue
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Thanks DEbra, I also find, I am feeling healthier and have more energy pushing the veggies!
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I see mention of muffin and bread. Where can I find the recipe? Thanks!


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Quoted from diffy
I see mention of muffin and bread. Where can I find the recipe? Thanks!
here's the bread recipe mentioned a page ago...  Goodluck with it...
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?82

And well done Sue on the weight loss!! That's fantastic going!!!
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Thanks for the recipe! I see it has rice flour, and that's an avoid for me right now. So can I substitute with quinoa or teff or amaranth flours? Anyone tried that?


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Lola said to experiment with it...haven't made it yet myself - I don't trust myself with any bread... its just too yummy
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kittykar1
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I began the SWAMI Gatherer plan again this week. (Started back in Oct when I first recieved SWAMI but after a week put an inch on waist and gained 2lbs; freaked and went back to Hunter no grain plan). After a week of eating all portions and being very compliant; abdomen is very bloated and put an inch on waist and gained 3 lbs, very freaky. Am taking 2 deflcet with breakfast and 2 deflect with lunch. Also taking the Hunter 3 pack, as the Gatherer pack makes me ill.  I am allergic to yerba mate tea right now ( hope that will change in a year, because I really like it) and CLA makes my knees and ankles ache, my eyelids swell and the small hump on my back that is going away after starting BTD, Swells and aches.

Did anyone lese have these problems when they first started their Gatherer Swami? And how long did it last? The last thing I need to do is gain weight. Also stopped taking Glucophage 1/2 tab of 500 mgs SL 1 time  a day, have replaced with Glycoscia.

Any input or insight would be helpful.
Thanks


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Oooh poor you.. Hope you get it sorted out.. Have no words of advice - but I'm sure someone will... except to say I'd avoid grains & up the protein from what I hear others saying!!!
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geminisue
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I also had weigh gains first few weeks, I think the body has to adjust and I think we figure it all out in a few weeks, too, which is very helpful.
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hmm, well I didn't lose any weight (guess I gained a couple) but I realized it was because I was eating more than the portions....ESPECIALLY  the fats........
still trying to get in the groove....but it is hard for me to eat so few fats...I use almond oil to fry my eggwhites, and that almost uses up all my oil for the day...and at lunch and dinner I want dressing on my salad, and I may saute my veggies...or at least dress them with oil or ghee....see what I mean?
But I seriously want to follow my swami plan......maybe we can help each other.
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Oh, and I eat some cheeses that are not really on my plan. (confession time) I believe I could get beyond that by being more careful a shopper.
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I also find that I consume far more fats than allowed. But being that I just began the GTD/SWAMI food plan I am first and foremost concerning myself with avoiding avoids and sticking to bennies and geno-harmonics.  When I feel comfortable with this, probably within a few days, I will begin working out a plan for staying within the recommended servings.  Gosh, if only those oils turned into veggies....abracadabra...


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can you eat poached eggs, or hard boiled, or microwaved (1 egg in cup mixed up, add seasoning and 1T water for 50 sec)(2-1.10) or can you use chicken broth and seasoning and lemon juice for your dressing and maybe do both and have the fat allowance on something you really want to taste it on.
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I am very glad to see that there are some humans out there and we all have weaknesses. I was being very hard on myself for not being able to stay within the suggested amounts and servings. I mostly eat less than the suggested servings on veggies, but use more fats as well, mostly useing the butter for supplementing the taste of the veggies and spread on my rice cakes for lunch.Naughty of me hey . But getting there slowly,, but surely


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Hey congrats geminisue! - nice surprise huh?




If you keep doing what you've always done, and you keep getting what you've aways got, perhaps it's time for a change...
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geminisue
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Thanks
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well this discussion caused me to go check out my swami again, and I realized that I can do it, I can.......it is a restriction on the amount of fat but I will let myself have a T. of evoo a day (instead of 4 da. a wk) and that will help me enter the swami diet more closely. There is also the allotment of nutbutter and ghee, which is also small, but it helps to get by...
I also realized I get more cheese than I had been thinking....which I love! (baaad O!) So maybe I can get on board in a more dedicated way.
Who else?
















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I also love the cheese swami has allowed me and make ample use of it to survive during the day, especially for lunch. I just cant find Romano cheese here in South Africa, but have settled with the pecorino whic was a very sharp tasting one till I got used to it, parmesan is actually tasteless when not melted and enriched with herbs.Oh Yeah I started growing my own herbs in pots and they are about three weeks old now and I am waiting to harvest them,,The mint is loveley in mineral water with lemon, or pineapple. The celery, oregano, thyme and dill are still too small. I have never liked spinach ever Any suggestions on how to cook it and survive the ordeal of eating it


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Try a little lemon juice on it.

Bury it (mix it)lol, into the other food, if possible, then down the hatch, now I like it. Thought I didn't as a kid, because the only way my mom made it was creamed, and I used to gag and leave the room when I seen it.  So surprised I can eat it and want it.
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Well, believe it or not, I just now saw this thread, even though it dates back to 10/2!  That's how busy I was at work with the latest merger.  As of yesterday, things have finally lightened considerably on my co-worker and I.  Anyway, I saw "Gatherers Log", and I just had to start my post thusly:

Stardate 11/11/2009  

Sitting at computer and, for the first time in months, galaxy looks all clear through window.  Feeling good, eating right, and exercising.  Currently detoxing from some chemical, biological and stress assaults on my system, but using my advanced weapons system of the aforementioned diet to neutralize these alien invaders.  Also taking elderberry (Proberry) to that end, as well as holy basil/tulsi, and more CoQ10 than usual.  Contemplating hitting the NAC over the weekend.  Preparing to consume some peppermint tea.  

Twist out.



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jayneeo,

Decreasing oil has been very hard. When I was on hunter diet and increased my fats (2 to 4 TBSPs a day), the belly began to disappear. When I cut back on fats no results and I just don't feel as well.

Sweet potatoes went to a black dot and these also make me feel great. I did get yams as a diamond; which I just don't get. I thought true yams were a very large white tuber, the size of  a thigh, grown in South America and not even available in the US. I guess they are referring to the longer, skinner looking version of the sweet potato.

Was bloated all week until Monday morning. Went out Sunday night and had beef brisket, a baked sweet potato with butter and a salad. Got up the next day and all the bloat was gone. Had already used my weekly allotment of beef ,so this was exta. Hate fish, it is disgusting ( we are talking gag in your palte gross), but have been forcing tuna salad several daysd a week. I miss my daily beef and feel best when eating it.

But will continue to give this a fair shot. May have to up the beef and oil though. Since I stopped taking diabetic meds, it took a week, I have become a ravenous beast. Eat all my portions for the day and still go to bed hungry. Hoping this will balance itself out soon. Am also working out 60 to 90 minutes 6 days a week. May need more protein to balance that out.


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P.T. we could use your wisdom here! welcome aboard!
kittykar, thanks for yor response...I am needing to find the right balance if things so I don't wig out on rye crackers w/almond butter (as in one after another) and rye is an avoid on my swami.
Yams really do refer to the African huge tuber....can't get them on west coast. But sw. potato is a blk dot.....(hopeful)
Oh, wow, I hate fish too! I can take fresh wild salmon or halibt once in a while....grilled or with teriyaki or tartar sauce.
making turkey marinara sauce right now...should be good....
black beans are a great carb source!
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Turkey Marinara Sauce, please share

PT- glad you found us, anxious for your input  (been following your accounts of what has happened to you)
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Oh, gosh it's simple....just ground turkey dark meat cooked with a jar of Whole Foods' marinara sauce...I add powdered chipotle peppers and a handful of clean spinach or more! (talk about how to hide it!!)
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