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jayneeo
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wow..that's interesting, san j.  
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Somewhere Peter writes that his recommendations can be "merged" thus with other plans. I think he treats of it in a weight loss context, i.e., using the diet that works for you, but using his own ingredient recommendations, for instance. It's not unique to me.


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nor to me. I'm using a lot of paleo diet recipes and concepts.
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brk: eggs, scrambled with zucchini, onion, and basil. blk tea (I know) with cream. MMM.
lunch: big salad w/chicken, an apple.
dinner: turkey sausage stirfry.
        
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Hi all! This thread is getting mighty long...shall we start anew for 2011? Or let it rest, since we are all doing so well on our chosen paths!


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Last night:  Hosana!  Threw together whatEVER I had and it turned out fabu.

Broccoli slaw (julienned broccoli stalks and carrots--don't worry, kk, if you are reading this, it comes already julienned for you in a bag--yay!) and a LOT of FRESH spearmint (yup, you read that right--spearmint:  leaves, stalks, all of it, torn up by moi...you would be surprised how fabulous fresh spearmint turns out to be in a variety of dishes), stir-fried in olive oil.  Meanwhile, in your serving bowl, place canned WILD salmon (never farmed!  ...although most canned is, of necessity, wild, as the farmed doesn't hold up to the canning process...of course, you could use fresh wild salmon, if you are Bill Gates and can afford it  ), organic mayo (I know, there goes PT again with her mayo--well, FINE, don't put it in if you don't want to, but I'm just sayin', it kinda makes the dish), a little more olive oil, some organic concentrated lime (or lemon) juice, TONS of garlic powder, and some sea salt.  Mix together well.  By that time, your broccoli slaw/spearmint concoction will be done (and you ideally should have been stirring it periodically during your salmon preparation festivities).  It only takes a few minutes, TOPS.  Then add it to your salmon mixture, toss, and you have something better than fettucini Alfredo.  It takes two seconds to make.

LOVE it.


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That sounds good, peppy. Though, I don't care for the taste/texture of canned salmon.

I've been eating raw salads of late (even though it's mighty cold in these here parts), and the newest addition is instead of lettuce leaves as the base, I've been using kale. Then I add whatever compliant veggies I happen to have. Toss with evoo, crushed garlic cloves, and ume vinegar. Oh my! So good!

I've recently been introduced to an organic farmer here in Espanola who sells all sorts of greens: kale, rainbow chard, mizuna mix, brazing greens. It's sort of like a CSA, though you pay weekly through a new cafe/gallery that opened up a couple of months ago.


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KK here, day 126, grain-free.

I've had a period of time where I couldn't do my in the morning (raining too hard or got up too late) and then recently, where I attended all six days of the Dr. Conrad Murray preliminary hearing in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson.

What I wanted to share was not so much my weight loss (I haven't weighed myself since my current pants are not looser, so I know I'm kinda in a holding pattern) but more my muscle strength and stamina and how that has changed.

The last few times I was walking the flats directly in my neighborhood, the 1.9 or 2.0 mile walk was going pretty fast.  I was able to do it in under 40 minutes.  That meant, I wasn't getting an hour of exercise, which is my goal to do regularly.

I was getting some in going to court, but it's in spurts from the parking lot to the bus, from the bus bay to the train, and then downtown from the train entrance to the court building.  

First, you have to understand how I'm relating my progress.

Towards the end of the Spector 2 trial, (April, 2009.) Lewis was still recovering from his surgery on his distal biceps tendon rupture.  He would drive me to the Red Line train station in N. Hollywood.  I'd have my purse with my lunch and a bag carrying my laptop and anything I needed for my laptop (extension cord, trackball mouse, etc.)  Carrying both bags was heavy.  At that time, once I got downtown, I couldn't walk up the first flight of stairs from the train platform to the upper platform (where you get your tickets) without stopping and huffing and puffing. Forget the second escalator.  Never mind the 1.5 city block walk to the rear entrance of the court building, up a slight incline.  My knees would hurt and I would easily get exhausted.

But the last six days going to court (one day I drove but the lot I use is almost 3 blocks away and the street is an incline) via the train or the bus then the train, I was really amazed at how I could walk up the moving escalator, or walk up the stairs and not have to stop!  Even carrying my heavy computer bag and overladen purse!  I could go up the first short escalator walking without stopping.  And the even more surprising news, I could WALK UP the big, LOOONNNGGG escalator from the ticket platform to the street (about 2.5 to 3 average stairs lengths) about half way, before I had to stop and catch my breath.  In addition to that, there was one day that I was almost late, and I actually did a bit of a jog, from the subway train entrance, across this open plaza and up the incline street a short way towards the rear entrance of the court building, all the while carrying my heavy computer bag.  For this overweight, over 100, grain-free gal, that's a big improvement!

This improvement was so encouraging that yesterday morning I decided to try one of the lower hills for my morning walk.  Lewis went with me.  For a change, at one point in the route, it was Lewis who didn't want to take the route of back up one street to a higher elevation!  But I pushed on!  It was a great feeling. Back pain was minimal during the hike yesterday.

At court, I didn't do as well as I should when it came to the VENDING MACHINE.   Sitting in court on an uncomfortable plastic chair, with your computer on your lap, typing furiously away trying to get all the testimony and answers... I did get drawn of Mike & Ike and Skittles.  I think it's the being in one position for so long and under those florescent lights that does it to me.  Makes me quite tired in the afternoon and a bit of sugar hits the spot.

Now that the weather is a teensy bit better, I plan on getting back into a regular routine of the tennis shoes on first thing in the morning and out the door.  Since I've been busy court stuff, I thought my grain-free buds would like to know what I've been up to.  Taking off 20 lbs and walking on a regular basis does have benefits beyond a smaller pant size.


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Well done KK! Not on the vending machine, but for all the rest. I posted my own *cave* HERE.


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KK!!  Isn't it cool how our bodies will respond appropriately when we behave appropriately??  



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  Awesome report, kk!!!  I'm happy for you and proud of you!  We go way back in this community and I know we've both had our struggles and challenges with diet (I mean, I know I sure have, and it sounds from your posts like you have, too), and I know how hard it can be to turn things around, believe me, but it sounds to me like you've done it!!!  As my mom often says at various times in life:  "Thank God we're this far!"

Ain't it grand?

My new mantra is:  GTD = POWER

I'm not grain-free like you are (I eat brown basmati rice, usually once daily, and sometimes instead of that, I'll have 100% rye bread), but we are both Gatherers on the GTD.  A word I find myself using often about how I'm doing in this or that way, or in general, on the GTD, is this:  "strong".  I'm strong in my biochemical balance.  I'm stronger physically.  I'm just strong on this thing.  Sounds like you are experiencing that, too (I recognize it in your post, it's "the GTD effect"), and, again, I'm happy for you!  Keep up the wonderful work!  


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P.S.!!!

Wait a minute, wait a minute:  Mike & Ike and Skittles?  

Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl:  bring any and/or all of the following with you for your blood sugar whilst in court (I'll bold the suggs in the ones below that are grain-free:

1.  Eden Organic Roasted, Salted, Shelled Pumpkin Seeds

2.  Unibars (I like blueberry-almond, but I KNOW you would prefer the chocolate-cherry)

3. Eden Organic Dried Cherries

4.  A mixture of the pumpkin seeds and cherries, for protein AND sweetness, if that's how you roll.

5.  A hard-boiled egg or two

No more Mike & Ike or Skittles for you!  You are doing far too well and you don't need the corn syrup or all the artificial ca-ca, no, no, no.  Instead, just say YES to any and all of the goodness in the above list!


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Hey B, good work  (except for the Skittles and Mike and Ike)!.  I'm with PT, get some Unibars or bring some fruit or homemade snacks - even Endangered Species 88% chocolate.
From another long time BT buddy,
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Hey B, good work  (except for the Skittles and Mike and Ike)!.  I'm with PT, get some Unibars or bring some fruit or homemade snacks - even Endangered Species 88% chocolate.
From another long time BT buddy,
Jane


Here's the thing with UNIBARS for me.  It's like having heroin in the house for an addict.  I can't eat just one.  I'll eat four or five.  No kidding. I had to stop buying them.

The thing about the vending machines is, I get a small serving.  A small "dose" if you will.  I have to gobble them down quick because we're really not supposed to eat ANYTHING inside the courtroom.

I had gotten by the first few days without a snack or treats, but by day five, I needed something.  Day six was a foregone conclusion. I'm going to have to be prepared for the next trial that I cover.


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Here's the thing with UNIBARS for me.  It's like having heroin in the house for an addict.  I can't eat just one.  I'll eat four or five.  No kidding. I had to stop buying them.


Oh my! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in this. I bought two cases, one of each flavor, at the end of December, and they are both gone. Gone, gone, gone, and eaten only by me. They taste way too good. Like candy.


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Oh my! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in this. I bought two cases, one of each flavor, at the end of December, and they are both gone. Gone, gone, gone, and eaten only by me. They taste way too good. Like candy.


You are not alone!  Anything sweet... I have no self control . So, best not have it in the house.


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KK,  you are still doing great, in spite of the hfcs moment!
P,T. always good to see you on our thread! Your experience has the gravity of success!!!!!!!!!! Its always inspiring and I appreciate the actual food details. (like:what does she actually eat?)

I was down at my mom's for a wk...she is 90 and has colon cancer...stage 4, just discovered. Tough to hear, but amazingly, she feels fine. Lives alone in her house, cares for her yard, etc. Pretty amazing. She has people nearby, my 2 brothers, etc.......so what are ya gonna do? Just live one day at a time. Bless her heart.
So, I ate grains there...no wheat. I had ice cream a couple nights, but came home weighing just the same, cuz I didn't really binge.......just luck.
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Sorry to hear the news Jayneeo.

Breakfast:

Yellowfin tuna (the best tasting tuna there is, imho!) with 1 Tbsp homemade mayo an a bit of pickled sushi ginger.  We stuffed our nori sheets with the tuna, tiny red bell pepper slices, zuchinni and fresh water chestnuts. Very yummy breakfast.


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Jayneeo, I'm sorry to hear of your mom's diagnosis.  Hopefully she will have a good quality of life for as long as she lives.  

KK, I like the sound of that breakfast!



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that's what I'm praying for, Victoria.....thanks, and for the hug from KK.
slipped up today...ate some rice cakes...I know: what were they doing in the house?
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blessings to you and your mom Jaynee


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Jaynee, I am sorry about the tough news.

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Yeah jaynee - that is so tough {{{hugs}}}
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thanks, guys....
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after a couple of rice cake "incidents", I am grainfree again!
this morning I had some of that rich greek fullfat yougurt. It's probably too milky for me, but we'll see. some gatherers can have yogurt. unsweetened, of course. I have been off eggs for close to a week to see if my exzema will go away. It's been there (in and around ears) for years......but I've never tried going off eggs till now. (not easy in grainfree land)...
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