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KK Here, Day 62 in grain-free jail.  

I did my this morning.  It was the short flat terrain walk and I don't understand why it was so difficult today. I had no energy to get up any speed at all, and the back still was giving me trouble even when I stretched it out.

I'm going to have to get some good tonight if I want to tackle the big hill, tomorrow.

I'm thinking that I'm low thyroid for me.  I've thought this could be a possibility for quite some time now...did the under arm temp test years ago. It's probably time to do it again.  So I'm upping my deflect intake.  I told Lewis we are going to have salmon salad every day now, for lunch or dinner.  He loved salmon salad.

The KK House Salmon salad recipe:
1 lg can wild sockeye or 2 small cans
Don't drain oil completely from can.
Remove all bones.
Finely chop up 1/2 bunch of green onion.
Add 1 Tbsp of Grapeseed Oil Veganaise.
Blend well.

OPTIONAL: Make into a sushi roll with Nori sheets.
OPTIONAL: Add favorite rice.

I've still got some Dr. D fucus so I'll be adding that.  Let's hope I notice a difference in the next 30 days grain-free.


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the salmon salad sounds pretty good!
I sometimes wonder if my thyroid's up to par too. I take fucus vesuculosis (bladderwrack) each morning...
OK, I went to Nia today... it sure makes me feel good. moving to the music, wheeee I like to boogie.
Have eaten leftovers from last night's yummy dinner (meatloaf, gr. beans, sw. potatoes) plus one egg.
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the salmon salad sounds pretty good!
I sometimes wonder if my thyroid's up to par too. I take fucus vesuculosis (bladderwrack) each morning...
OK, I went to Nia today... it sure makes me feel good. moving to the music, wheeee I like to boogie.
Have eaten leftovers from last night's yummy dinner (meatloaf, gr. beans, sw. potatoes) plus one egg.


FWIW: The Health Protocol recommendations for hypothyroid in the Encyclopedia are: Detoxification protocol and Metabolic Enhancement protocol.  Fucus is a supplement recommended in both protocols with meals, Deflect in Metabolic between meals.  


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Excellent tip, KK, thanks! Now to pick up granddaughter and rustle up some veggies....DH is grilling steaks.
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....DH is grilling steaks.

Great! Make mine salmon and I'll be right over!!!  J/K...



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Years ago, I was told by my master bodywork teacher, William "Dub" Leigh that I had a combination ecto-endomorph body type.  He said, "Your mind is always at war with your emotions."  

I have that internal dialog on a daily basis.  

Mind: Exercise!  You know you need it.
Emotions: I'd rather sit at my computer and blog about crime.

See?

Since adding exercise, my mind is winning.  That's because in my mind's eye, I'm clearly focused on a goal. Weight loss first. Better health second.
You have such a lovely way to describe it!   Have you ever tried tai-chi and/or Pilates?   I think they are going to suit and satisfy you very well in BOTH aspects.




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You have such a lovely way to describe it!   Have you ever tried tai-chi and/or Pilates?   I think they are going to suit you very well in BOTH aspects.



Hi Yaeli, what makes you think I would enjoy these exercises?

I don't have the   patients (<---pun) for tai-chi. We had to learn a little tai chi in my introductory massage class.  Hated it.  I've experienced pilates...but to get the true benefit of it, one needs to invest in an instructor.  I've also never been a fan of going to a gym to use equipment.  I'd rather be reading a book, or blogging than exercising.  

I don't like my walking exercise at this point because of the pain.  Maybe that will change in the future.  I do enjoy the visual aspects of walking in my neighborhood.  I like to see how the houses are landscaped and the different textures and architecture...are used.



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I used to live in a hilly neighborhood where every block was split with an alley down through it.  Those were my favorite walking trails because I got to see the backs of homes and it was really interesting to see how people created their outdoor living spaces . . some very creative yards, gazebos, patios, vegetable and flower gardens.  



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KK Here, Day 62 in grain-free jail.

Don't think of it as jail, think of it as nirvana.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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Don't think of it as jail, think of it as nirvana.

I usually post my jail smilie when I refer to being grain free.  I'm just trying to make it humorous ... I don't "really" think of being grain-free as being in jail.

What it has done is free me from the cravings and self control I would have to have on a daily basis if I had grain in the house.  

See? just see it as me trying to drop a little

into my participation with the grain-free log/thread.


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I used to live in a hilly neighborhood where every block was split with an alley down through it.  Those were my favorite walking trails because I got to see the backs of homes and it was really interesting to see how people created their outdoor living spaces . . some very creative yards, gazebos, patios, vegetable and flower gardens.  


It's interesting to go up a street you haven't been on in a few years.  Some houses are exactly the same; some have been totally remodeled...some have been torn down and a new house is there.  Some have different landscaping.  It's a visual treat.


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Whew!, I'm glad it's all in fun, KK.

Day 20, which is almost 3 weeks!! The big test is going to be on Saturday because I'm attending a birthday party for a 3 year old, and I already know there's going to be cake and ice cream.


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that s only for the 3 yos!!!

you can take along your compliant snacks and feel great


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Hi Yaeli, what makes you think I would enjoy these exercises?

I don't have the   patients (<---pun) for tai-chi. We had to learn a little tai chi in my introductory massage class.  Hated it.  I've experienced pilates...but to get the true benefit of it, one needs to invest in an instructor.  I've also never been a fan of going to a gym to use equipment.  I'd rather be reading a book, or blogging than exercising.  

I don't like my walking exercise at this point because of the pain.  Maybe that will change in the future.  I do enjoy the visual aspects of walking in my neighborhood.  I like to see how the houses are landscaped and the different textures and architecture...are used.

It must have been my irresponsible imagination!    I am sorry that you had bad experiences with those two. I completely understand the thing with the gym - gyms totally put me off. And I don't mean the other bodyworks as substitutes for walking, which in my experience is irreplaceable, but as alternatives, in order to vary, so you don't have to do too much of anything.

I too chose my home to be on a hill, where I enjoy the beautiful landscape and the clean air, and sometimes the walks...  



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Thanks to all of you who spice up the grainfree log!!!
I like hearing about your interesting walks, and, yes, I like the little grainfree jail!

yaeli, I love the idea of tai chi, but have not yet hooked up with a place to take it. However I get some of the same peaceful energy from Nia! (its also super energizing) The thing I like about it is it has an expressive element...you put feeling into your moves! (this right up my alley, but not for everyone)
viva la difference!

Brk: 2 eggs, fresh mozzarella cheese. Last night steaks were awesome, with a side of stirfried veggies.
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KK here, day 60 something.

I did my low hill today.  As I was slowing going up the street to get to the hill, I keep getting these thoughts to "turn around" "take the easy flat street today." My back pain must have been sending me these strong messages.

I persevered and took the hill. I'm thinking a back brace might help. Or maybe, for this weight to just disappear a bit faster.

Lewis is making lamb burgers as I type.  Green beans, and a vegetable we don't really know what it is.  It looks sorta like a small true yam to me, but inside, it "almost" has the texture of hickama (jickama?), but it doesn't look like a hickama at all.  It's at the Asian store, the vegetable is labeled a "Jam," (yeah, try searching for a vegetable name of Jam on or wikipedia,

We've seen this vegetable for years but have never tried it.  Lewis thinks it's just a big taro. I don't think so. Try asking people who work there, and most barely understand English.  I "think" I remember a sign that said it was from South America.  

Lewis is cubing it and frying it up like we do taro with bell pepper. I'll let you know how the experiment goes.  


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I'm hanging out on the 'net instead of packing up the truck for the art show that I have to be at tomorrow morning at the crakadon......

DH has gone to work, there's no one here but me to do it....thought he was gonna help little ole me, but instead he went into the garage and worked on his baby wine.... (not a big deal, I can do it, I just hafta do it).......
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Its good to see P. T. on this thread!! She's the ultimate role model popping in to cheer us on!!

Well, thank you  , but I don't know about that because I'm not grain-free myself, although I do consciously limit my grain consumption to one meal per day.  That said, I usually do have one grain-containing meal every day.  Almost always, it is brown basmati rice, but lately I've been on a 100% rye bread/toast kick.  Omg, it is sooo good.  I have to watch it with the rye, though, as I have been known to have an addictive response to it (i.e., to want to overeat it and to ACT ON THAT), but since I've been on the GTD, that hasn't happened.  I'm in much stronger, better biochemical balance now, so the rye in moderation doesn't throw me.  Still, it has gluten and I know from what I just described that I have to be careful with it, so it can never be my "staple grain".  That honor definitely goes to the brown basmati rice.  LOVE it.

The other grain I will eat, yet I don't do so very often at all, is quinoa.  Great stuff, that.

My grain-free meals are usually colorful, chi-filled celebrations!  Peas, onions, green beans, broccoli slaw (SWAMI says broccoli is a superfood for me, so it trumps the GTD, yay!), salad greens, grape tomatoes, I could go on and on and on!

I find that by emphasizing veggies and fruits over grains, yet admittedly still allowing myself a limited amount of grains every day, I'm way more energized, hydrated and in balance than when my diet used to be grain-centric.



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KK Here, Day 62 in grain-free jail.  

I did my this morning.  It was the short flat terrain walk and I don't understand why it was so difficult today. I had no energy to get up any speed at all, and the back still was giving me trouble even when I stretched it out.

I'm going to have to get some good tonight if I want to tackle the big hill, tomorrow.

I'm thinking that I'm low thyroid for me.  I've thought this could be a possibility for quite some time now...did the under arm temp test years ago. It's probably time to do it again.  So I'm upping my deflect intake.  I told Lewis we are going to have salmon salad every day now, for lunch or dinner.  He loved salmon salad.

The KK House Salmon salad recipe:
1 lg can wild sockeye or 2 small cans
Don't drain oil completely from can.
Remove all bones.
Finely chop up 1/2 bunch of green onion.
Add 1 Tbsp of Grapeseed Oil Veganaise.
Blend well.

OPTIONAL: Make into a sushi roll with Nori sheets.
OPTIONAL: Add favorite rice.

I've still got some Dr. D fucus so I'll be adding that.  Let's hope I notice a difference in the next 30 days grain-free.

You know what is a surprisingly FABULOUS combination?  Salmon and sweet potato!

I cook up some cut-up sweet potato on the stovetop, in olive oil, with Frontier Adobo Seasoning and garlic added.  Once it starts to carmelize and soften, or a little before that, I add a cut-up onion.  Once the veggies are nearly done, add the canned, wild salmon* and some CURRY POWDER (which I find makes the fish reminiscent to me of Maryland crab with Old Bay Seasoning--in other words, classic steamed Maryland crabs.  Give 'er a stir and let it cook a little longer, adding some FRESH basil or you can leave that raw and add it off heat.  Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, take some organic mayo (you could make homemade if you want no avoids at all), a little organic lemon or lime juice (I use Santa Cruz brand lime juice, only because it is cheaper than the lemon--either is good, but I suspect that with this, lemon would be a tad better, as it is so classic with fish/seafood), sea salt to taste, and mix that together.  Then add your cooked sweet potato, salmon and onion mixture to that and mix it up.

I'm telling you:  fabulous.

Note:  you really don't have to cook the salmon, you can just add it to the receiving bowl before adding the cooked veggies, and mix it well with the mayo/lemon or lime/sea salt mixture.  Also, I forgot that, to that mixture, I add a liiiittttttle more raw olive oil.  On the one hand, if you cook the salmon with the curry, it is a tad more "Old Bay-like".  On the other hand, it is nice to mix the salmon first with the mayo/lemon or lime/sea salt/olive oil mixture and THEN add the cooked veggies.



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Sweet potato is a black dot food for me at the moment.  Trying to eliminate all avoids on my GenoType diet, and trying to introduce more diamond foods even though there are not many that I like.

The Vegenaise is the next thing that will go.  We will not be buying any more and trying rice bran oil in the salmon and/or the oil it's packed in.


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Lewis asked how to make home made Mayo, so he could try making it without avoids.  Is there something in the recipe base?


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Sweet potato is a black dot food for me at the moment.  Trying to eliminate all avoids on my GenoType diet, and trying to introduce more diamond foods even though there are not many that I like.

The Vegenaise is the next thing that will go.  We will not be buying any more and trying rice bran oil in the salmon and/or the oil it's packed in.

Oh my gosh, you are a good girlie girl!  Well, in that case, I hasten to add that this is also EXCELLENT using green peas* instead of the sweet potato.  I love green peas because they have that starchy-carb satisfaction level without actually being a starchy carb.  I love that in a veggie!

* edited to add:  kk, green beans are also nice, as are broccoli florets.  What if you tried that taro instead of the sweet potato?  That would be brave!  We would natch want a full report!


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P.S.  If I weren't on from the "scanning room" (don't ask) at work, risking life and limb to get a much-needed BTD/GTD community infusion, I'd hunt around for a homemade mayo recipe for you, but I believe that, yes, there are some recipes kicking around here for it.  GCG?  Brig?  Chime in if you see this!

Heidi had a recipe years ago for it, I seem to recall.  Happy hunting!  Also, I recall talk of "coddling" the eggs if you are worried (as I am a little) about salmonella from raw eggs.  It should be okay, though, with organic eggs...but still, to be on the safe side, one could coddle the eggs.


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Trying to eliminate all avoids on my GenoType diet, and trying to introduce more diamond foods even though there are not many that I like.





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