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Drea
Sunday, January 16, 2011, 5:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I love the whole milk organic plain yogurt that TJ's sells. It's Greek Style. I eat it right out of the carton.


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Quoted from KimonoKat
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.

Fair enough on that one.  They do have a lot of sugar in the form of agave, but that is the best form of sugar/sweetener for Gatherers, as it is absorbed slowly and doesn't raise our blood sugar (and subsequently drop it) in spike form like most sweeteners do.  That said, if it is a trigger food for you, I respect that.  We are all individuals and one man's handy-dandy, convenient protein bar is another man's trigger.  I, of all people, get that!!!  I just suggested it for others, really, as I didn't think you'd go for that one on the list anyway, since it has rice protein and you are grain-free.  The Eden Organic Pumpkin Seeds would be good for you to tote along, though, and you could put dried cherries or something--wait, I know!  Who am I talking to, here?  KK!!!  You could put pure CHOCOLATE chips or carob chips in with 'em to sweeten 'em up if you like a sweet treat.  Aren't you THRILLED to be in a genotype for whom chocolate is a superfood?     

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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.


Okay, brace yourself for a GENTLE lecture, and feel free to cyberslap me if you must, but I CARE, so I have to say:  the avoids in Skittles and Mike & Ikes are sort of like what Ralph Nader (NOT that I'm SPEAKING TO HIM , let alone prone to quote him anymore, after 2000--Beatles fans MUST detest Yoko and Gore aficionados MUST detest Nader...those are laws, I'm pretty sure) said about Corvairs:  "unsafe at any speed".  Mind you, I myself eat some avoids in my diet, but not the "biggies", and to me, corn syrup is UP THERE, bigness-wise.  I mean, it's poison.  Don't do that to your beautiful self, B.  You deserve better.  Bring some discreet little container of GTD deliciousness with you.  Sounds like it is a sugar fix you hanker for (If you are going for the Skittles and Mike & Ike), so why not some Eden Organic dried cherries (I specify Eden brand because so many brands of dried cherries have corn sugar added, believe it or not, but Eden does not) or dried blueberries?  I would go for the pumpkin seeds myself, as I am all about protein in a fix, or for a fix, or both.  When my sister is in town, my new thing is to HAVE PUMPKIN SEEDS WITH ME, as I never know what corn syrup factories and wheat dispenseries I'm going to be dragged to and when I'll ever have access to my own kitchen again, as they are so loosey-goosey (yet TOTALLY CONTROLLING!!!!!!!) about any sort of itinerary for our daily doings.  I also always keep pumpkin seeds at work, just in case.

For you, I would say seeds, nuts, dried fruit and possibly hard-boiled eggs would be good to bring along to various and sundry places such as court.  Also, since you are a chocolate person, some sort of compliant chocolate wouldn't hurt, either.

KK, you are doing SO wonderfully!!!!!  Just take the above as, as you always say, "my two cents" and if you don't like any of the advice, don't heed it, but I just don't want to see you resorting to vending machine candy.  For me (not necessarily you, but moi), that would be way more of a trigger than a Unibar, even just a little.  Corn syrup sets me off, in two ways.  One, of course, is biochemically.  But the other is that I then get mad at myself for ingesting poison and am, paradoxically, prone to rush out and ingest MORE poison in a bizarre attempt to punish myself.  Weird, possibly, but true.  That's my pattern.  And the "2nd round" of poison would be the "hard stuff":  chips and dip, and WHATEVER *shudder*.  That's why I NEVER have any b-day cake at work, even though co-workers are forever questioning me under hot lights as to why I can't "have just one piece?"  "One piece won't kill you, Edna, you need to loosen up."  Um, does an alcoholic need to "loosen up" re "just one drink"?  The defense rests.  

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I'm going to have to be prepared for the next trial that I cover.


  Okay, then!!!  And you will!  Remember your hub's first impression of you was that you are a very "earnest" person?  If you earnestly intend to bring good Gatherer portable fare next time, I have no doubt that you shall!


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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JayneeO
So sorry to hear about your mother.  Wish I had some words of wisdom but all I can say is I'm sorry.
KK,
I understand about the Unibars.  I like them but they don't have that effect on me.  When I bring them to work, I only bring one.  Find something that works for you and stash it in your bag for emergencies.  I've got the little squares of the 88% Endangered Species in my bag, but just 2.
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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?)

My ex-boss, now the boss of my boss, once said to me years back, in front of everyone at the proverbial office "cake, etc. party":  "Do you eat ANYTHING?"  This was back when I was FAT, so it's like:  obviously I do, rude Gertrude/nosey Nellie!     Then, just yesterday at the dog park, my bud from same said that she would like to invite me over for dinner sometime but has no idea what to make for me since "You don't eat anything."  WHAT:  my diet, as I keep shouting from the rooftops, is abundance, abundance, abundance!  Variety, color, nutrient-dense, satisfying, delicious, FABULOUS!  What do I eat?  WHAT DO I EAT?  What DON'T I eat, is more like it!  Basically (whittled down for the uninitiated such as my boss' boss and my bud from the dog park), three things:

1.  Wheat
2.  Corn
3.  Junk

And THAT, my dear darlings, is why people don't think I eat anything:  because, in America, those are the three main food groups!!!!!  

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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.

((((((HUG))))))) So sorry to hear this, Jayney.  You seem to have a good attitude about it.  Hopefully, they can somehow get it all.  I have a co-worker whose husband was recently discovered to have stage 3 and they are hopeful about his prognosis.  Still, he's going through a very tough road right now.  I'll keep your mom in my prayers.  And you.  Hang in there (((another HUG))).



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thanks, P.T.
and on the grainfree front: I polished off the 2 remaining rice cakes that existed (in my home) yesterday so now I am truly grainfree. and it didn't hurt me somehow, I lost another lb. this a. m.
To further complicate things I am also both egg and dairy free for the time being. not easy! I loooove both of those categories, but on policycheck's advice (re eczema) I'm trying it. Exception: bit of cream and ghee.
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I'm bumping this thread because I've been referring back to it and I don't want this valuable info "lost in space".  


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I just "stickied" it for you!
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Thank you, TJ!


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