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Thursday, September 30, 2010, 9:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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OK, I'm going grain free....(again!) and I am going to track my food on this thread.
I don't know why I have not been successful before, but I'm hoping the log will help. I plan to do it for one week, then reevaluate and maybe go for another week.
My Foods Today, thur.
2 eggs, scrambled in butter and almond oil with onions and red chili flakes, half cup coffee.
tuna salad with onion, celery, vegan mayo. and lettuce.
smoothie with banana, pineapple and cranberry juice, plus stevia, lemon jc., flaxseed and evoo.
That's it so far....(I'll add dinner later)
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coffee makes me want more grains......or crave more carbs.....the choice is yours


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you are doing well enough.. add oils so as not to be hungry..

the grains really will make a difference especially if you are  Gatherer as that means your sugar is triggered each time..

focus on giving up such one total item.. and succeed and all the others will be easy..

good luck..

having said 'easy'.. is not true - but du-able yes.. and after a while you may not even miss the grains, nor the dairy, nor the sugar stuff.  but that is for another day..today I am holding your hand..

eat rice if you wish.. or spaghetty squash with parmesan if you must have 'pasta' or get rice pasta.. dont over cook ..


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Are you swamied yet? either way you do have a GT in your avatar, I find it very useful to identify in my menus what is compliant or not, what is superbene, neutral, BD or avoids, then if things do not or do work, at least you can related to your plan .... whatever that is ... Our true types are slowly but surely unveiling ... I find the log journal a fantastic tool and this being the best place to share to get timely feedback ... keep up your good work!!!  




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Thanks, Goldie, Lola and Cristina!
Only the coffee is not on my swami (it may be bl. dot, I forget) others are beneficial or super bene.
Dinner is to be grilled lambchops, corn, (I'm not having any) sw. potato, coleslaw. Again, all bennies. There will be butter served.
It's not that easy....all good food, but I needed something this afternoon, so had 2 big spoonfuls of almond butter. ( But I feel good about day 1.
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Quoted from jayneeo
OK, I'm going grain free....(again!) and I am going to track my food on this thread.
I don't know why I have not been successful before, but I'm hoping the log will help. I plan to do it for one week, then reevaluate and maybe go for another week.
My Foods Today, thur.
2 eggs, scrambled in butter and almond oil with onions and red chili flakes, half cup coffee.
tuna salad with onion, celery, vegan mayo. and lettuce.
smoothie with banana, pineapple and cranberry juice, plus stevia, lemon jc., flaxseed and evoo.
That's it so far....(I'll add dinner later)
Going grain free may be brilliant for me as well at this moment. Amazing how similar my menu went this Thur! (except for the lamb chops which are lovely, and coffee which is off limit)   Are oats considered grains?



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Are oats considered grains?

Yes!


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One thing that has helped me succeed at being grain-free is making sure that I eat plenty of other carb-rich diamonds and superfoods.  I stay far away from any neutral carbs because they make me want more carbs.

jayneeo, a spoonful of almond butter used to really help me through those transition weeks.  It's pretty effective too, isn't it!  



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jayneeo, a spoonful of almond butter used to really help me through those transition weeks.  It's pretty effective too, isn't it!  
Very. I love it!



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Nuts especially walnuts where my mainstay for years and might still be (changed to Pumpkinseeds some) because he nuts really are easy to eat, they require chewing and salivating as do the grains..

staying away from Neutrals is the saving grace.. no doubt they cause either tiredness or hunger issues.

As for coffee if you are staying away.. good for you,,, but it took me 10 years to get rid of it.. I did caffeine free, weak and without milk nor sugar and still it haunted me..

I got terrible headaches when I gave it up.. peppermint tea all day for 6 weeks helps a lot.. ( I still get headaches even now that I gave it up, and don't know now what I can do about that) but the fact that coffee is a grain product makes me want to get rid of it.   BUT while I managed to finally live without it.. I am feeling for anyone wanting to give it up.. I have no idea why I like it but its the bitter taste that I like.. and I guzzle it.. so I don't even really enjoy it..  but there is just nothing like it as a habit... and green tea.. you can keep it I can not seem to like it no how..

BUT now that I think about it.... coffee is on acquired taste.. maybe I could acquire the taste for it after 6 weeks?? ??? so now I wonder is it worth the caffeine ?? not sure I need to feel 'energized' its like another habit I would rather not developed..

good luck, you are doing well,    


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Thanks.
My DH makes a pot of coffee every morning and it tempts me....but I pour only one inch into a small cup and afterwards I make a cup of yerba mate/greentea! I can go without the coffee because I keep it to one inch a day. In other words I am not quite addicted. I won't even get a headache after a wk without it.....but it is so insidious, it could creep up on me.  
Now, on to the grains. So far, so good.
Today: same brkfst, scrambled eggs with onions, dried chilies. I gotta tell ya, brkfst is a hard one for me...I want that toast with either coffee or tea, and the paper, y'know?
Today, gotta go to my new co-op gallery and hang some paintings! Better get started.
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Uh huh!     That coffee addiction is a hefty one!  I started at age 13;  a lot of very good memories associated around early mornings with my dad before school . . a quick fire in the fireplace before mother got up . . the smell of coffee waking me, and 15 minutes of quiet conversation with him and our coffee in hand.

A lot of the power that coffee has is the aroma!  I think that's part of why I have come to absolutely adore Genmaicha tea so much!!  It is green tea with roasted brown rice, and when it steeps, the house is filled with a roasted, rich, warm fragrance.  The best one I've tasted comes from Dr. D's store, and I can see why he sells it.  I think I'll go make a cup right now!  

This is my only grain these days.  




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you are a grainfree role model, Victoria!    and yes! to almond butter as a snack!
so lunch was halibut reheated from 2 da. ago (it was still lovely) with kale and a yummy sw. potato salad! (just like regular potato salad but with sw.potatoes... and curry powder!!)
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Uh huh!     ... I started at age 13;  a lot of very good memories associated around early mornings with my dad before school . . a quick fire in the fireplace before mother got up . . the smell of coffee waking me, and 15 minutes of quiet conversation with him and our coffee in hand.

A lot of the power that coffee has is the aroma!  ...

I know that feeling Victoria, we were brought up with coffee and milk for breakky and sometimes even late at night .... maybe that is how I built immunity to it,... or I was lucky in that being a secretor, non sensitive, it was always at least neutral beverage for me ...  




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well...the day went ok except for the wine......couple glasses of white. Dinner out was a pepper stuffed with chicken in a delicious red sauce. That's it. we'll see what price I pay tomorrow for th wine. (calorie wise)
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White wine, Jayneeo?  



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yeah, for some reason gatherers should have white rather than red...?
So today was weird: (but it really helps to record it)...
2 eggs, (only one white) with goat cheddar, one inch of coffee.
snack: apple, handful of cashews (bl. dot)
lunch: same as brkfst.....(pretty lame, but nothing in house...)

and dinner will be: (having company)....pork chops (for them and DH) and a half-chicken for me and whoever wants. (chicken is bl. dot) plus kale, beets, salad, and not sure what else....sw. potatoes?)
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I meant only one yolk......
so tonight when our guests arrive, I know I will have wine again.....(husband makes wine) but will try to minimize it.
I got figs and mascarpone for dessert. Figs are ok for O's, but probably not for gatherers, cuz they are so sweet. Mascarpone is not on my list either.....BUT its not a grain. And it could be so much worse.
That's my story and I'm stickin to it.
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yeah, for some reason gatherers should have white rather than red...?
jaynreeo, my Swami reversed the wines for me, white is toxin, red is black dot.

Are quinoa and buckwheat also out?

If you like cashews, I would recommend macadamia nuts (diamond). They taste very delicate and have a texture close to butter.





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Jayneeo, my daughter is a type B Gatherer.  She followed her blood type diet for a few years and has been on the Gatherer diet for a year and a half. Since she lives on her own and is a full time student in a hard program, she is under a lot of stress and is wanting more social life with her friends who are in the same school and enjoy eating out.  She is being more lenient with her eating program so that she can manage to share time with these good friends who make her laugh and raise her happiness meter!  
She is managing this by eating many type B beneficial foods that she has not allowed herself on her Gatherer diet.  Crossing over like this may not be the very best choice, but it is not a horrible choice either.  At least the blood type beneficial foods are not going to poison her, and as much as possible, she still sticks with the Gatherer diet.  From time to time she goes grain-free also, and notices that she loses weight very quickly without the grains (I did also).  This was a good thing for us.



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That's my story and I'm stickin to it.


try to stick to beneficials.. or super beneficials as then you will not do harm, eaggs are a mainstay for when I have nothing to eat in my house.. I have eaten many eggs .. making food good for me is easy, when I shop I hang on to my shopping list and shop only on the outside for fresh foods.. less tempting for junk that way..

honesty about what you eat is good, it pays to be so for you and your body..

you will get a little closer every time you shop .. meat and green veggetables.. easy.. eat a fruit here and there, a piece  of 85% choc and nuts and then you are safe.. have you tried cayenne pepper yet?


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hey, Goldie! I loooove cayenne! Been using it lavishly for years.
Yaeli, I had better go back and check my swami wine....it might have reversed like yours....(Its all coming back to me now! )
Victoria, I really respect your daughters approach.
By the way, my fig/mascarpone dessert went over very well! (drizzle of honey) soooo good!

today I had a pear, spoonful of mascarpone (hey, its just sitting there!) and a chicken thigh for brk.
First day not started with eggs in....oh, a year?

My swami allows as bennies, quinoa and amaranth, but as I'm trying to go grainfree, I'll just wait on those. Just trying to do a wk grainfree (then I may go another wk!)
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I'm really interested in hearing about how you experience a grain-free life.  It has been a surprising and amazing venture for me.  Many months into it, I still see deep healing going on and all the excess weight just melted off.  Better skin, hair and sleep, more stable emotions, better intestinal health.

I've noticed that I have to be more aware to make sure that I eat enough, though.  When I ate grains, I always carried a little more weight than I was comfortable with and always felt a little too stuffed and bloated (even though I've been gluten-free for a couple of years). I actually get hungry now, which is a new experience for me.  And I've increased the volume of fresh vegetables that I eat.  And I'm also eating more meat and fish.



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Victoria, sadly my weight has crept up lately and now I am trying to take the 1st steps in changing that. I eat a lot of starchy things....sweet potatoes and bananas....just to keep me from going over the edge and grabbing a pc of rice bread....I call it damage control. I believe that this grainfree life is goin to do me a lot of good. I hope to achieve my healthy weight like yourself, and experience this thing called hunger!
I almost can't risk hunger now, cuz it triggers me to want to run to grains. I like smoothies when I'm hungry between meals...
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Hi jayneoo,
I am just recently thinking about grainfree myself.   But I highly suspect dairy may be a problem for me also.
I was able to lose on a vegan  diet, but I felt very lightheaded on it.  It was no sweets, alcohol, meat or dairy.
So I will follow your thread here.  And wish you success.  Also like hearing from Victoria and her grain free experience.   keep us posted!
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My gatherer daughter has some VERY strong feelings about fruit.  She tells me that it's the biggest trigger for setting off carb cravings or just messing up her blood sugar level.  She never eats neutral fruits, and definitely no black dots or toxins.  Even in the superfood category, she is very conservative, and actually diamonds are the only fruit that she ever buys.  She uses stevia when she needs a sweet taste, or a little blackstrap molasses, which doesn't seem to imbalance her like fruit does.

As a nomad, my body is different and I do well having a morning smoothie, with abundant protein and healthy fats and made with all diamond fruit.  I never snack on fruit during the day.

Seeds and nuts seem to be an important food group to balance my diet.  My smoothie has flax and chia seeds, 2 Tb each and freshly ground.  In the evening, I like to eat a few almonds that have been soaked, slightly sprouted and seasoned with a bit of himalayan salt.

Grain-free is a much lighter diet, even with the meat and fish.  I have to make sure I'm eating some beneficial fats with each meal, and never skimp on the protein and vegetables.  I'm not saying that everyone should be grain-free . . just so no one misunderstands me.  



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Very helpful tips. I hope to get there!
Paula! Good to see you on the thread!
this morning (I'm just being honest, knowing I'm not eating super correctly)
I got up too late and grabbed a banana and went off to NIA (workout).
when I got home I had an egg and a bit of ground beef with cilantro.

last night (just to get it all on record) was good:
grassfed beef patties, grilled, with butternut squash, broccoli, salad, beets. (for some reason squash is not a good food for me...don't remember if its a bl. dot or avoid... dang!)
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...(for some reason squash is not a good food for me...don't remember if its a bl. dot or avoid... dang!)

yes, I do not trust my memory either ... that is why I always keep my lists handy, particularly while shipping or cooking!  





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Good luck, Jayneeo!  I'll be reading your log with interest.  I don't know if I can do grain-free yet (unless rice is NOT a grain?).  I think that perhaps I have been setting off carb cravings with neutrals...good tip for us to watch that.  I thought that giving up coffee would be difficult, but for whatever reason I've had no problem doing without it.  I haven't had caffeine withdrawl headaches.  I think that's weird but I'm not complaining.  
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I've been grain free for 22 days.  I don't drink coffee, but do about 1/2 cup of green tea a day.  Just can't bring myself to drink the whole thing.

I think the biggest part of going grain free is I've also been junk food and pepsi free for 22 days.  The disappointing part is, I'm not bouncing back to feeling great as quickly as I have before.  It's a much slower process now.

For carb cravings, what is holding me down is almond butter on crisp green celery (diamond food).  I know that we are not getting as much wild, diamond fish as we should, but that's because of the cost.  We can get local ground lamb and Costco ground turkey at reasonable prices.


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I guess I should say I'm 99.9% grain free.

We do a tiny, tiny amount of rice flour.  We grind it ourselves from basmati rice.  We use it to dust or protein (Salmon, turkey, lamb) when we fry it.  The amount is small, I would say no more than a tablespoon at any one meal.


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I've been grain free for 22 days.  I don't drink coffee, but do about 1/2 cup of green tea a day.  Just can't bring myself to drink the whole thing.

I think the biggest part of going grain free is I've also been junk food and pepsi free for 22 days.  The disappointing part is, I'm not bouncing back to feeling great as quickly as I have before.  It's a much slower process now.

For carb cravings, what is holding me down is almond butter on crisp green celery (diamond food).  I know that we are not getting as much wild, diamond fish as we should, but that's because of the cost.  We can get local ground lamb and Costco ground turkey at reasonable prices.

Good to see you again, Miss KimonoKat...  Compliance is a great feeling...


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I discovered an interesting and surprisingly delicious alternative to grain flour for breading meat or fish:

Onion and Garlic Granules!

not onion and garlic powder . .

not onion and garlic flakes . .

There is only one store in our city that carries it, and it's one of the better-stocked natural food stores.  The texture of it is something like fine cornmeal. It has become my favorite way of stir-frying fish.  



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Victoria, what is the name of the product?  Maybe I can get it online to try it.


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KK,

Here is a link that has organic onion granules and organic garlic granules... 2 different products...
http://www.purcellmountainfarms.com/Spices.htm


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jaynreeo, my Swami reversed the wines for me, white is toxin, red is black dot.


Similar for me:  red is a neutral; white an outright avoid.
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I've been grain free for 22 days.  I don't drink coffee, but do about 1/2 cup of green tea a day.  Just can't bring myself to drink the whole thing.


There are sooooo many varieties of green tea.  If you experiment, you might find one to your liking.  I don't like a bunch of them straight too much either, but I like a lot of them with mint or lemon.  Just have to check the ingredients list to make sure there's nothing added that is non-compliant.  I also routinely add lime or lemon juice to them to give it some taste and acid.  Though expensive, I particularly like a Mighty Leaf tropical variety.  I also like Tazo Zen and Orange Blossom.  And I drink mint yerba mate regularly too.  Just started on some Bancha and Kombucha types--they're both a bit more woody than I typically like but both are diamond super-bene's so I'm trying to get to like them.  Lemon helped this a.m..

Keep trying!  There's undoubtedly a green tea out there for everyone.
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Victoria, what is the name of the product?  Maybe I can get it online to try it.


KK, I'll just find out from the store what brand it is, and get back to you ASAP.  



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Quoted from Victoria


KK, I'll just find out from the store what brand it is, and get back to you ASAP.  


Mountain Rose Herbs

Onion Granules:  http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/bulkherb/o.html

Garlic Granules:  http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/bulkherb/g.html



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Green Tea.

For now, we buy Organic Prince of Peace Green tea in one of the local Asian stores.  It fits our budget.  

Thank you Victoria!


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Hi, there, KK! :
So, the grainfree life! I do not find it easy. Maybe bcause I was vegetarian in the past for so longgg...my  mind gravitates to grain. But I am determined to stick with this long enough to see if it is just a habit than can be broken.
Meanwhile I am really eating a lot of carby vegies and a few carby fruits (less) just to stop the carb monster....and I am not gaining...could be said that I'm losing if you go by ounces!
This morning: 1 egg with small bit of manchego cheese and onions and red pepper. (manchego is an avoid, but I have always seemed to do fine on it, but if I master grain, dairy will be next! I'm using it as a crutch for now, but still eating far less of it than usual, knowing its the next to go).
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Day 23 grain free.  The grain free life isn't easy for me either, but if I want to lose the pounds, grain free is the only way to go.

I "love" dairy however it tends to constipate me.  If I have it in the house it becomes like candy and too difficult to control portions.  I totally understand one thing at a time though.


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Quoted from jayneeo

. . . I was vegetarian in the past for so longgg...my  mind gravitates to grain.


Yup!  I'm in the same club!  



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JayneeO, a meal idea for you.

Breakfast this morning for us was:

Lamb burgers fried in rice bran oil.  Stir fry vegetables: red bell pepper, white onion, baby portabellas & zuchinni.  Best Lewis has done in a long time.

Rice bran oil. It's our main oil. Rarely use oilve oil any more.  We buy it in bulk online from a company in the North Bay area.  We save up about 15 empty Gerolsteiner bottles, transfer the oil to the glass bottles.  We store them in the freezer by lying the bottles on their side.  Works great.


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Interesting about freezing the oil. I would never have thought to do this.

Welcome back KK!

I wish going grain-free was something that would help me lose the pounds, but I really do best with "a little" grain. I'm a "all or nothing" kind of gal, and moderation is really hard.

As for green tea, I've not been drinking it at all lately, but I used to love gen mai cha (roasted green tea with bits of rice or sorghum).


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Well, unfortunately I have not sailed through this, my first week unscathed! A nasty plate of rice attacked me at book club, as well as a bit of piecrust! ( .....!!) But you can't let it stop you in your tracks, I said to myself.....so back to grainfree living.
Morning: 2 eggs, scrambled in butter, one inch of coffee, yerba mate/green tea.
lunch: tuna salad.....really good! grapes, banana with tahini.
Dinner will be: meatloaf (grassfed beef with ground turkey breast), salad, and broccoli, maybe sw. potato.
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Jayneeo,

You can make a grain free pie crust with nuts, like almond flour, and still have a fruit filling.  There
are still ways to get around the grains.  It's just a bit more work though....   Once I made an almond flour lemon bar that was really good.  But somehow I think eating more almond flour is not necessarily slimming....
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OK, folks! This is the beginning of week 2!! I made it....except for wed. nite at bookclub...thru a grainfree week! I have lost 2 lbs! Can I continue this grainfree life? I hope so.
Brkfst: 2 eggs, fried in butter, a pear, yerba mate/green tea, and one inch of coffee.

Hey, Paula! (remember that song?) That crust sounds good!! But, yeah, still lots of calories. But with the holiays coming......
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Congratulations on what you've accomplished so far Jayneeo!  

It's all a journey. My master bodywork teacher always taught that the path, the journey was way more important than the end of the journey.  

We may fall down sometimes but as long as we get up and continue on that path, we keep going forward.


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Thanks, KK! It's just what I needed to hear !
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lunch was leftover cold meatloaf (loooove it) with vegan aioli (not super compliant) and tomato. yum.
Dinner was a salad and several (too many) slices of manchego cheese... plus I had a banana and a couple handfuls of pecans. All good for me except the aioli.
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I thought they were a black dot for Gatherers?


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Oh, dear...busted. True, KK! I sort of allow myself to have them when I'm desperate...they aren't bad, just high glycemic.....ah, these cravings!   (you have amazing graphics! )

Brkfst: 2 eggs, half a small sw. potato.
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I think the biggest part of going grain free is I've also been junk food and pepsi free for 22 days.  The disappointing part is, I'm not bouncing back to feeling great as quickly as I have before.  It's a much slower process now.

IF YOU can give these up you are a Hurculeeeeee.. yes it takes getting used to being evened out living.. no highs no lows.. but give it a long time and it will become normal.. after a while you will actually SEE how much you stressed your body before.. good luck!  you will do it..


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Keep up the good work, Jayneeo, your are becoming an inspiration to me.  I am working on lowering the grains.  It does help, but I think I need to go all the way as you have.  I do have bananas as a diamond on my swami, but I limit them also.  LIke them with walnuts for a treat/dessert.
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Oh, dear...busted. True, KK! I sort of allow myself to have them when I'm desperate...they aren't bad, just high glycemic.....ah, these cravings!   (you have amazing graphics! )

Brkfst: 2 eggs, half a small sw. potato.


KK here, Day 26  Grain Free, Free,

We have not eaten in a long time.  Too much sugar. It's almost as bad as eating a grain, because of the sugar crashes. (I'm finding that I can't do Anderson's pea soup anymore, ~nothing in it but peas and salt~ because it's just too much starch at once.)  There are other not so good fruits that we still eat though, like strawberries on occasion.

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great point about the expressiveness!!!!
Well, KK, you are an inspiration!
today: brkfst: 2 eggs, spinach, 1/3 sweet potato, coffee, bl. tea. (Later in the morning)
(oh, and a banana.....checked and they are neutral) I don;t do them that often, really!
lunch: tomato and fresh mozzarella salad!! (yum) and part of a parsnip patty.
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Day 27 Grain Free.

Jayneeo over the benefits of

I had 2 scrambled eggs for breakfast and leftover veggies (zucchini & red bell).  For lunch, Lewis fixed an old BTD standard favorite, beef stew.  Thin beef strips first fried/carmelized in rice bran oil, then added to a stew pot with sweet potatoes, onions & green beans.  Thickened with a small amount of freshly ground rice flour.  Flavored with bay leaves, even though he really wanted rosemary (a Gatherer black dot).  I love this stew.  We haven't had it in ages.

Soooo, anyone else grain free?


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I thought they were a black dot for Gatherers?
In my Swami bananas are diamonds   so are pecans, and manchego is neutral.



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I also have bananas as a diamond. Eat one every 2 or 3 days. They help keep the grain and sugar cravings away. I try to eat some sweet potato each day. Both help keep my leg cramps under control. I have beeen doing Kundalini Yoga for 70 minutes, 5 to 6 days a week. Added walking for 20 minutes this week. Have had calf cramps on and off. Youchy!!! had a major inner thigh cramp yesterday. It was painful and weird.


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Soooo, anyone else grain free?
Thanks to Jayneeo I go spelt and rye free - good riddance. I cook and eat 2 tablespoons of rice flour almost every day, and I eat buckwheat noodles (containing gluten) 3-4 times a week. Thinking of starting millet again, in moderate quantities.

I'm not doing this in order to lose weight - it does seem I've lost 1 lb. though   - but against the arthritis which "suddenly" (there were warning signs) attacked my both hands.  




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ahhh, yes, the aching hands, yaeli. I still have pains off and on. I hope its not the tomatoes!!      which I love! They're finally in season.....(hmm, could be!)
At friends' house tonite: had chicken breast (bl dot on swami) squash, and baby bok choy. and a couple glasses of wine. (a white and a red). These are not the primo foods for me, but at least, no grains. Also no dessert!
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Brkfst:
almond pancakes!!!!!  (stir up half c. blanched almond flour, 1 egg, vanilla, salt, pinch baking soda, fry in butter or a good oil in small dollops, silver dollar pancake style)   Yum!  
try not to use a bunch of agave or honey, maybe a tiny bit.
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Brkfst:
almond pancakes!!!!!  (stir up half c. blanched almond flour, 1 egg, vanilla, salt, pinch baking soda, fry in butter or a good oil in small dollops, silver dollar pancake style)   Yum!  
try not to use a bunch of agave or honey, maybe a tiny bit.


Ah,

We've usually made them with spelt and too much agave.  No pancakes for us and Lewis has cut back on having any Ezekiel in the house, which really helps me not to even have it in the house.

Day 28 Grain Free.  Breakfast was lamb burger, & leftover veggies from the beef stew.  I'm going to ask Lewis to make salmon for lunch.  Haven't had it in days.


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but notice my recipe: no grain!!! yes, almond pancakes, no grain!

ah, well, I've eaten a lot of stuff today.....good stuff though.
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Brkfst:
almond pancakes!!!!!  (stir up half c. blanched almond flour, 1 egg, vanilla, salt, pinch baking soda, fry in butter or a good oil in small dollops, silver dollar pancake style)   Yum!  
try not to use a bunch of agave or honey, maybe a tiny bit.
A great treat!

Do you buy this flour or grind the almonds by yourself?  



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Quoted from jayneeo
but notice my recipe: no grain!!! yes, almond pancakes, no grain!

ah, well, I've eaten a lot of stuff today.....good stuff though.


Curious Jayneeo, did you have any blood sugar crashes?  Maybe I'll get Lewis to try making some if I go buy the almonds. The vanilla will be a problem though on the general Gatherer diet. It's a black dot.


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I love the cartoons especially the steak one above.. love all of them.. to much fun..


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I love the cartoons especially the steak one above.. love all of them.. to much fun..


You're Goldie. They really help pick up the slack where the written word fails.

It's easy really. Open a photobucket account (free), collect smilie images and follow the directions to upload them to your photobucket account. To add them to your posts, just use the IMG url link under the smilie.


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No blood sugar crash if you don't have any sweets on top.
Oh, the almond (blanched) flour I used is from Bob's Red Mill, (Whole Foods)... but Elana of Elana's Pantry online, says Bob's Red Mill is gritty. Well....kinda, but not bad. She suggests buying it from Amazon, I think...
not almond meal, but blanched almond flour. I made a raspberry-stevia-kuzu topping. (kuzu is a starch, could use tapioca flr, but kuzu can be found with asian food at WF)...

Made them for brkfast again today. Last night was chicken, sw. potatoes, salad, and broccoli rabe.
But during the day I had mozzarella cheese, avocado, apple, half a gr. beef patty....(do you think I'm getting too much fat? ...)
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(do you think I'm getting too much fat? ...)


After going grain-free, I have steadily dropped weight (for several months.  It has slowed down now, as I've reached my ideal weight.  But I feel that I need more fats in my diet than I did when I was eating grain carbs.  It would be easy to swing to the extreme of no grains, but overeating on other foods to compensate.  With enough healthy fats, I feel very satisfied and there are no cravings.



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We've tried Bob's Red Mill before and have not been impressed with the freshness of their products.  That could be Whole Food's problem not rotating stock...

I'll try grinding some almonds at home in the coffee grinder. It's a powerful grinder that makes a really fine rice flour.


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I make a fine textured almond flour with my Omega 8006 Juicer by using the blank filter.  The almond meal comes out more like a powder, not gritty at all.



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ohhhh, that would be great for pancakes or any other baking recipe, Victoria!
Well I bounced up a little from my nearly 3 lb weight loss after going out to a celebretory dinner with relatives from out of state. It was a hot day in Jack London Square and I had a couple of drinks! Alcoholic ones. (no sugar) Oh well, I'll work it off today somehow...
I don't know what I;ll eat yet as I just got up....I'll be back to enter my food.
OK...brk: 2 eggs over bed of sauteed spinach. yum.

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KK here, Day 30 grain free.

I made my own breakfast this morning since Lewis had a service call.  Funny how when I cook for myself, it never tastes as good as when he cooks. (That could be because I'm a "disaster" when it comes to mixing food and stoves. )

Breakfast was two scrambled eggs pan fried with white onion and green bell pepper.  I'm hoping he comes home in time to fix a good lunch.



Oh, and the scale "finally" moved after 30 days. I'm down 5 pounds.  Too many more to go to count, but at least I can feel the difference in my jeans.


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Funny how when I cook for myself, it never tastes as good as when he cooks. (That could be because I'm a "disaster" when it comes to mixing food and stoves.

Oh, and the scale "finally" moved after 30 days. I'm down 5 pounds.  Too many more to go to count, but at least I can feel the difference in my jeans.

As long as you can eat your own cooking (and don't burn down the kitchen  ), you'll survive...  

Congrats on the scale direction...


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As long as you can eat your own cooking (and don't burn down the kitchen  ), you'll survive...  

Congrats on the scale direction...

We've come close to losing our kitchen at my hands a couple of times.  I approach a stove with trepidation every time.

Just getting off the bad soda drinks (again) is an accomplishment.  I'll see how the scale looks in another 30 days.


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Doin' good, there, k kat!  
Well, keeping the kitchen intact, I'll agree with you there.



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Great work, KK!
lunch was some weird stuff...2 carrots with almond butter as a dip, and a handful of dried cherries.
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Great work, KK!
lunch was some weird stuff...2 carrots with almond butter as a dip, and a handful of dried cherries.


Carrots? Black Dot missy!   

Lunch for us was a lunch/dinner of seared wild salmon, and sir fry onions & green bell pepper. (I didn't go shopping until late today so our vegetable choices were limited.)  I'm having a big slice of watermelon now as an after eats treat.

I'm going to see if I can get my friend to make me a "black dot" smiliey when she has time.  

I love the watermelon rind.  Are there any nutrients there?  I'll have to look up typebase to see what it says. Just wondering/spit-balling here.

Celery goes good with almond butter.  When I'm having a craving, that's what I have.


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Funny!!    This afternoon, I got a rare 'food attack', and I just had to eat something.  I never snack, so this was really, really rare!!   

I ate two big celery stalks, spread thickly with crunchy almond butter!  



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Funny!!    This afternoon, I got a rare 'food attack', and I just had to eat something.  I never snack, so this was really, really rare!!   

I ate two big celery stalks, spread thickly with crunchy almond butter!  


ME eat just TWO?  When fly.


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actually, celery tastes better with the almond butter...but didn't have any....
really need to shop!!!!!
Dinner was grass fed burgers on lettuces, tomato, with guacamole (don't tell)....it was so good!
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actually, celery tastes better with the almond butter...but didn't have any....
really need to shop!!!!!
Dinner was grass fed burgers on lettuces, tomato, with guacamole (don't tell)....it was so good!


I just bought FOUR STALKS of celery at the store!  

Love that guac jayneeo....but beam me up Scotty, I haven't had it in eons.


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You make me laugh so hard!  



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KK here, Day 31 Grain Free.

Breakfast was...... leftovers.

Wild salmon, onions & bell pepper. Lewis always has basmati rice with his meals.  This is an improvement over too many slices of Ezekiel bread a day.... (with either almond butter & agave or agave, butter and cardamon aka )

Supplements I'm taking: Synergist, Activator, Phloxicin, ARA Plus, Deflect(2x day), as well as Calcium & O Polyvite (when I remember).

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kk,

You make me laugh so hard!  


That's my job.


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Brkfst today: turkey sausage sauteed with arugula in evoo and butter.
lunch....half an apple (bl. dot) with almond butter, egg scrambled with zucchini.
Kk, seriously, you are keeping this thread going with your cool posties and humor!!!!!!


Just added: dinner- cold burger on big grn salad with tahini dressing (homemade)

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OK, I have been grainfree for 2 wks, with one notable exception (rice at my bookclub dinner). I am pleased that I have stuck with it, and this log is a huge part of the reason. I need accountability!
Total lbs lost in 2 wks: 3lbs.
And ...well...how many to go???...um,  for my initial goal, let's say 22 more lbs, then I'll reevaluate.
And I'm short...
but I digress...my log: brkfst: 1 egg, half a zucchini, sliced thin, some chopped onion, tsp. ghee, bit of sheep cheese, (not on my list) scrambled. yummmmm.
Thennnn, I went to a free sample class in pilates!!! OMG! I am going to be sore today...
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KK here, In the "grain free" jail that is! Day 32...

Breakfast was Costco lamb chops dusted in rice flour and sauteed green beans. (This was ~for us~ an expensive breakfast!)

YESTERDAY.... I had leftover wild salmon for lunch and about five stalks of celery.  This was eaten way too fast or I would have been late for......

my appointment to donate platelets at the Red Cross.  I believe I'm well over 50 platelet donations at this point.  Usually, I eat lots of candy while watching my movie. (Jolly Rancher's hard candy they stock at the front desk.)  But this time, I came prepared.  I brought a bag filled with lady nails, pecans and walnuts.  It satisfied me perfectly.

Dinner was too many servings of fruit.  Fresh pineapple, fresh watermelon, (not a great one) and some pineapple juice.

I'm noticing that I'm not getting blood sugar spikes and crashes like I used to.   And one of these days, I might be able to do this   again...if I only had a trampoline, lol!

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my appointment to donate platelets at the Red Cross.  I believe I'm well over 50 platelet donations at this point.

How often do they allow platelet donation?

I know it is 8 weeks for blood donation...


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How often do they allow platelet donation?

I know it is 8 weeks for blood donation...


You can donate platelets as often as every two weeks, and in some cases, even sooner.  (Years ago they called me back in several days later because I was a "perfect match" for a patient at a nearby hospital.)  I'm a high platelet producer.  They usually are able to get a "triple draw" out of me, meaning three separate units.


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32 days.........??? it is possible!!!! I would be so proud!!! As I'm sure you are!
lunch was strange....a flax waffle (no grain! just flaxseed, ground, with egg, then the waffle iron) with ghee, several celery stalks with almond butter. (more almond butter than I should have had...)

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32 days.........??? it is possible!!!! I would be so proud!!! As I'm sure you are!
lunch was strange....a flax waffle (no grain! just flaxseed, ground, with egg, then the waffle iron) with ghee, several celery stalks with almond butter. (more almond butter than I should have had...)



I buy flax seed in 25 pound bags. I'm sure you're thinking: I use it in my hot/cold packs I .  

I've got to buy a bag soon, so maybe I'll use the coffee grinder to make some flax meal and try a flax

Going grain free has not been easy for me, and I've been eying that bag of quinoa in my cupboard lately. I need to give it away.  Every once in a blue moon Lewis would make spelt pancakes and I do miss those covered in agave.

It ain't easy.  I do tend to be a carbaholic. I really miss this big time.  There is a Humphrey's Frozen Yogurt store near my house.  I would get a soy vanilla with FOUR blends of frozen raspberries.  The clerks would always look at me like I was crazy and the yogurt would come out this very dark maroonish color. It was like having a bit of soy with all these raspberries.  Heaven.

My only sweet treat this past month has been fresh squeezed limes with Gerolsteiner & stevia.  If I do too much my stomach and bladder let me know. Too much lime and too much stevia.

I've GOT TO get some raw almonds so I can try an almond pancake.


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I like Gerolsteiner with about an inch of cranberry concentrate (unsweetened, very tart) sweetened with stevia in a tall glass with ice!!!!!!!
I really tend to be a carboholic too..... ....and I no longer trust agave....its just so like any sugar, even tho they say it doesn't spike blood sugar, I just don't know.

Yesterday ended up (i was out on the way to a group) a salad from subway (with meat and a slice of cheese as well as veggies) and later a slice of "raw" foods style cheesecake with no added sugar. It sure was good.....but had avoid, coconut oil and coconut milk, probably. Wasn't too sweet, tho. Not condoning that.

This a. m.....chopped zucchini, one egg, bit of sheep cheese.
(yesterday tried pilates for first time! really kicked my butt!)
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KK here, Day 33 grain free.

Breakfast was fried lamb burgers dusted in rice flour with cayenne & fennel.  Sauteed green beans.

I know my lack-luster, pace results are due to me not listening

to the recommendations.

One of these days I'll get up the energy, but today....   I'd rather while I

What's with all the sheep cheese Jayneeo?


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oh, my, I know!!!! I am a dairy freak!!!!! I try to minimize it.
had lunch out...chose well: a salad with turkey pcs. and papaya over romaine plus a tall drink. one shot of gin in soda water (no sugar) with lime. Refreshing and I don't regret it. never even felt the gin.
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oh, my, I know!!!! I am a dairy freak!!!!! I try to minimize it.
had lunch out...chose well: a salad with turkey pcs. and papaya over romaine plus a tall drink. one shot of gin in soda water (no sugar) with lime. Refreshing and I don't regret it. never even felt the gin.


You never felt the gin? Geez Louise jayneeo, you !!! That's the whole point!  Bwaah!  


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I told my husband I was going to go to the store to get some raw almonds so I could make almond flour with the coffee grinder.  He told me it wouldn't work because the almond flour would be too fatty. I'd be making almond BUTTER and gumm up the grinder.  

I of course, didn't believe him.  So I tried grinding some walnuts in the small, washable coffee grinder.  Shore-nuff, I started to get something that was kinda pastie.

So I went to Whole Foods and picked up a bag of Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal.

I used jayneeo's recipe as a guide.  I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with 1/2 cup of flour so, not really knowing "anything" about baking and cooking I made my own recipe.

3/4 cup almond flour
2 jumbo eggs
1 Tbsp butter
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla  (GATHERER BLACK DOT!)

I blended up the ingredients in a bowl and plopped batter down in my pan with rice bran oil.

I made all the batter into 3" size pancakes.

I then slathered them with butter and probably too much agave syrup.

It wasn't like eating a "pancake." It was like eating a fried almond cookie.   I won't be doing THAT again, lol!


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I love the watermelon rind.  Are there any nutrients there?  I'll have to look up typebase to see what it says. Just wondering/spit-balling here.
I thought I remembered it being an aphrodisiac Should we warn lewis?

What's Red, Juicy, and Really Turns You On? Not What You're Thinking ...

Watermelon – Containing the health benefits of Viagra and tomato!

Oh & btw how close is Sherman Oaks to West Hollywood? I must visit you next time I go to LA

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Aphrodisiac?

I am not that far from West Hollywood at all.  It's just a drive over the Hollywood Hills. About 20-25 minutes, which is a fast drive in LA.


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oh, my, I know!!!! I am a dairy freak!!!!!
So am I, so am I.... I know it's a grain free thread, but if once in a blue moon I can lay my hands on a medium chunk of real Spanish Manchego cheese (Swami neutral) and experience what I consider the truly good life - then, well, no blame...  



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what's wrong with a fried almond cookie?????
well, its not exactly like a pancake, you see. But...I have heard (via Elana's Pantry, an awesome blog) that there is a finer grade of almond flour that is better.
And I wasn't really against feeling the gin...it just didn't happen: blame the bartender.  

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what's wrong with a fried almond cookie?????
well, its not exactly like a pancake, you see. But...I have heard (via Elana's Pantry, an awesome blog) that there is a finer grade of almond flour that is better.
And I wasn't really against feeling the gin...it just didn't happen: blame the bartender.  

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For me, it was too much nuts, too much fat, too much sweet, too much indulgence.  Maybe as a treat in a month or two, AFTER I start that program....

Walking through Whole Foods...I started to crave some of my favorites... the gluten free cookies.....the mouchi rice cakes.... the puffed rice snacks.... the terra chips,  Amy's rice crust , the Soy Dream frozen bars, that overly expensive 365 brand of organic almond butter......  the super expensive Lake Champlain chocolate.... I got out of there as fast as I could    because it would have been a

of my grain free lifestyle if I'd stayed much longer!



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I got out of there as fast as I could    because it would have been a

of my grain free lifestyle if I'd stayed much longer!

We don't want that now do we????  


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Me too! (manchego)
this a.m.: 1 egg, half a zucchini, sliced thin, bit of goat cheese (chevre) and turkey sausage patty, fried in ghee. mmm.
(let's see, last night DH grilled a small hangar steak for each of us, which I had w/lettuces and tomatoes. Later, walnuts.)
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(Yaeli, I'm with you in the Manchego Cheese fan club)


for the rest of us!  Y'all got those B genes that can groove on that stuff.  

I'm certain that fried almond cookie has made me more of a this morning.    Let's see how fast I can light a fire under Lewis for



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Let's see how fast I can light a fire under Lewis for

Ouch...  First the kitchen, now hubby...  Were you a pyro in a previous life????   


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Ouch...  First the kitchen, now hubby...  Were you a pyro in a previous life????   





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for the rest of us!  Y'all got those B genes that can groove on that stuff.  


Nope, this B does not groove on Moo stuff!  (except Ghee)

I groove on Baaa!  (sheep dairy)
and Maaaa!  (goat dairy)



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Nope, this B does not groove on Moo stuff!  (except Ghee)

I groove on Baaa!  (sheep dairy)
and Maaaa!  (goat dairy)




Gotta find you a little goat smilie.....

Here he is...


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nice chubby lambs!    

scrawny goat!  lol!       



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nice chubby lambs!    

scrawny goat!  lol!       


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We can't always get what we wanntt....


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Quoted from KimonoKat
for the rest of us!  Y'all got those B genes that can groove on that stuff.  
Sheep stuff (Baaah)    

oops! Victoria has already elaborated on this ...  


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18 days and I've lost 3 lbs. (said this before, but I've bounced a little...).
brk: 2 fried eggs, inch of coffee, cup of tea blend, yerba mate, grn tea, mint.
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Jayneeo -  I have to ask, did you have that beverage all together in one cup mixed together or did you have it separately?  lol   just curious!  

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We can't always get what we waannnt.
We can't always get what we wanntt....

Oh, thank you, kk!!         hehehe!!



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GSue,
My tea is a blend of YM/green and mint! Yup, all in one cup!
let's see, lunch was fresh mozzarella cheese with tomatoes, and 2 grassfed beef hot dogs.
DH is grilling a half chicken (bl. dot) and I'm cooking collards for dinner.
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KK here, day 36 in my grain-free cell.

It's not really being "in jail" but it does present some challenges during carb-craving times.

Breakfast is fried turkey patties, and a stir-fry mix of sweet-potato & red pepper (in rice bran oil, our main cooking oil) that Lewis is fixing up right now.  We need to get back to an earlier rise and bed time frame.  It's hard when I'm late into the night. Kinda stuck on one project right now.


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I also had some sw. potato in my morning eggs, with some chopped up grassfed hot dog too. it was a bit like hash!
I love your jail picture, KK.
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Sweet potato isn't one of our better food choices, and I won't be buying as much in the future.  

There are so few veggies that we like, that are easy to fix.  I'm not a mushroom fan and good tasting okra (frozen is about it) is hard to find locally.


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Good morning, grainfree! the good news is it gets easier! The bad news is I bounced up a lb. and can only claim a 2 lb loss since going grainfree, but that won't stop me. I haven't slipped up since that first week....
this a.m.: 1 egg, one turkey sausage patty, and some chopped red onion, sauteed together. half cup of coffee, cup of my tea blend.

Last night I had a strange but great dinner. cold chicken, cubed with cold cooked collards, chopped, red onion, chopped, about one fifth of an apple, chopped, tossed with evoo and lemon juice!  
loved it.
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jayneeo, what did you for breakfast today?

KK here, day 37 grain free.  Breakfast: Turkey patties dusted with rice flour, and two spices. I can't remember which ones Lewis used.  Fried onions with green bell pepper.  He had rice, as usual.

I had a nightmare last night.  I dreamed I stuffed a whole bunch of grain (I can't remember "which one") in my mouth and it didn't dawn on me what I was doing until I was just about ready to swallow it.

I can never tell when I am dreaming until I wake up.  My husband says, he can always tell when he is dreaming because there is always an element that doesn't make sense to him.  So for him, he says he never has a nightmare. ... to that!


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my breakfast was similar to yours...posted above.
ha ha, dreaming of eating grain!! I'd probably dream of eating rice toast! Oh how I loved it.
but I miss it less and less.....really.
I hope to alleviate my hand pain by eliminating phytates. I have no other arthritic pain, but these fingers can drive me mad.
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Wed. afternoon:
I had fried eggs over sauteed swiss chard (better than you might think!...chard was sauteed in ghee!)

lunch was a grassfed beef hot dog with chopped red onions and a small floret of broccoli with a slice of.......(you guessed it) manchego over it......and after that....frozen blueberries with sour cream....it gets ice creamy, but no sweetener. good tho'.

Tonight's plan is grassfed beef shortribs....? I'll tell ya how they come out! (they say grassfed is tough, so I selected short ribs...lots of fat, which should be good)
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my shortribs were soooo delicious!
OK, I'd be hoping for some more weightloss by now. It's 3 weeks....... ...yeah, I'm eating a lot of fat, but I have read that you need to eat more fat while changing over to grainfree.....so...let's hope we get some more impressive scale feedback here!
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KK here, Day 39 Grain Free.

Lamb burgers and stir fry vegetables, zuchinni & red bell pepper.  Lewis had brown rice.

No sewing today. We are off to hit the streets, making a run through the SFV  do some more soliciting for Lewis's business since work has slowed down to a pace for him.  This involves me driving him while he visits all businesses that might handle their own HVAC (and not the building owner) as well as those businesses that have refrigeration (stores, florists, caterers) and/or boilers (laundromats, dry cleaners).  Hopefully, we'll be home before 9pm tonight.



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Have fun trekking through the valley!  
I had almond pancakes this a.m......will have to try to find the finer almond flour I've heard of...!
Now...what's for lunch and then dinner?
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OK. dinner was sooo good. I stirfried turkey sausages with chopped chard, onions, about a quarter of an apple, some fresh green beans, and seasoned it with curry spices!
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This a.m. was eggs and onions, with turkey sausages. I bought the sausage in bulk, mixed up in house by Whole Foods, and then made a bunch of patties and froze them.
I am finding this grainfree life is getting easier....just have to think, eggs and what veg? meat and what veg...and remember to have the occasional fruit.
Need to shop!!!!! Grain keeps well, remember, that's one of the reasons it became such a huge part of our diet! So now I have to shop a lot to keep those fresh meats and vegetables coming!
Shopping today.
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Shopped. Now house is full of good stuff.
Lunch was a green salad, with tomato, avocado (I knooow), about 3 oz. gr. grassfed beef, and a homemade (as always) dressing.

for those who may be following to see how I am adapting....it is getting easier!! Cravings are gone!!
I no longer crave grains! (I could tempt fate and cave in, sure, but basically it's not hard to keep my mind off grain) I am pleased.
I am watching for the pain in my hands to go away. It seems to be happening.....!! Will let ya know!!
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big improvement in hand pain...not perfect, but lots better!
Lost almost two lbs as of this a.m. making it a 4 lb. loss since I started!!!!
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I'm living vicariously through you jayneeo! I don't do well on the grain-free diet, but I am going sugar-free starting yesterday.

I'm glad you are noticing the good effects!


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Drea, I don't see how an A could be grain-free and be balanced.  Thank goodness for vicarious diets!  



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Great, Drea! I'm sugarfree too, so far...keep us posted! Use this thread if you like.
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great job!


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KK Here,  

I'm still grain free, but I did have a moment of weakness and made one of those almond pancakes again...   Lewis sez 2 eggs were too much and I didn't add enough salt.  Covered them in butter but passed on the agave this time at least.  After I made up the batch, I threw out the flour.  It was too tempting to do that again.


We are dealing with major car issues so I am not a happy camper.


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I know what you mean, KK! Those pancakes just don't come across pancakewise....and they are so tempting.....but I am going to try an almond flour that is less gritty. As soon as I get up an online order, or find some somewhere.
Last night I was so tired I called DH at the store (Whole Foods) and asked him to bring home one of those roasted chickens. It was just cooked and moist and hit the spot!! He brought home coleslaw from the deli and we called it a night!
What a simple dinner! Easier than going out! Going out is no fun when you are eating carefully.
This morning was spinach and egg with manchego cheese (I know)! I'm having my yerba mate/green tea/peppermint tea now after just an inch of coffee.
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jayneeo, how convenient to have your husband work at Whole Foods!  



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I bought some yerba mate yesterday and was disappointed to read that it has caffeine. I'm still looking for something rich and hot for an evening drink so I can stop eating after 7pm.

Btw, yesterday was day 2 of so sugar, although I did *technically* have agave the first day...but yesterday was sugar/sweetener-free.


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I apologize for not having read this whole thread before posting, so maybe you've all already addressed this issue. What are you guys doing for complex carbs? You only need about 50 to 100g of protein a day, but you need about 300g of carbs. Bare minimum of 130g in order for your brain to function. I realize Os need more of some things than As do, but carbs are an important thing, even if just the minimum is consumed. So far the posts I've skimmed through look like too little carbs, just say'n.


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grey rabbit, thanks for your concern!
well, O's do need fewer, I believe...but when going grainfree we still can have fruits and veg, esp. tubers for carb. I love tubers, sweet potato, beets, etc .I am going low on fruits right now to see if it helps me lose weight. But I do eat a bit of fruit everyday. Maybe I don't always log in the quarter of an apple snack or the bit of frozen berries thrown into a salad dressing.
Your type shouldn't try to go grainfree.
And if I were my optimal weight I might use some grains, like quinoa, etc.  
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I realize this tool is lacking many things (what can you expect from the mainstream?) but it is helpful none-the-less. I was surprised when I tried it and I'm making an effort to work on a healthier amount of carbs in my diet.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/carbometer/

Your body can produce glucose from protein, but it's hard on your kidneys.


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Congratulations Drea!  You've made the leap!

... all of you living the grain-free (& sugar free) life!

KK Here.  Day 42 in the grain free jail.

It is getting easier to stand in line at JoAnn Fabrics, and wait for what seems like forever
staring at the and my usual weakness, NECCO WAFERS of the overly stocked shelves lining the long waiting line area.

Breakfast was salmon dusted with rice flour (with fresh ground cayenne) and fried in Rice Bran Oil.  Veggies were sauteed red bell pepper, snow peas and onion.

Lewis is off to work on the car, and I'm going to work on several projects: more stockngs, and cutting out some other items to get ready to sew.


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KK: step away from the necco wafers!! (in other words, good job!!)

brk: 2 eggs, inch of coffee.
lunch: 2 pattypan squash fried in ghee with almond butter sauce (just Almond B. stirred in) and 4 wellshire farms turkey sausages, which have a little sugar in them, unfortunately!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I am not perfectly sugar free today. (but hey...that's not much!)
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Day 4 of no sugar! I think I'm over the hump. It's hard (and yet strengthens my resolve somehow) to see the bowl of candies we keep out for clients. But I'm determined to kick the sugar habit (again).


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I hope that bowl of candy is the crappy kind!
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Day 4 of no sugar! I think I'm over the hump. It's hard (and yet strengthens my resolve somehow) to see the bowl of candies we keep out for clients. But I'm determined to kick the sugar habit (again).


Oh Drea! You ARE STRONG and doing well if you can have a bowl of candy out on a daily basis and not be tempted.


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That's just it. I'm an all or nothing kind of personality. Moderation is hard for me to maintain.


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That's just it. I'm an all or nothing kind of personality. Moderation is hard for me to maintain.


I totally get that.  

It's difficult for me to have just a serving of grain.  It's one of those things that can me over to the dark side of overeating.


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i'm kinda that way too, and I need to not be right now....cuz I ate something bad yesterday and I don't want it to derail me. I didn't think it would be so bad...some "healthy" (no hfcs) chocolate covered almonds......!!!!
Don't try this at home, kids! I was buzzed from the sugar in just a handful! Not sugarfree yesterday, but will be again! Hand pain kicked in again....inflammation.
I get it!
not worth it.
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I'm on day 5, and thankfully, it's almost over! I have had about two teaspoons of agave in those 5 days, on day 1 and day 4, but I feel okay about that. I'm also giving up wheat and red wine, even though they are bennies. Both the wheat and the red wine make me crave more of both and sugar, too, and I just make bad choices.

It was hard being around all the Halloween candy all the stores have on display. I went looking for buttons for the cardigan I just finished knitting...found some, but they weren't my first choice...none of the stores I went to had 7 of any of the choices I picked. Ugh.


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KK here, Day 44 grain free.  Breakfast was turkey patties and green beans.  

It was more like a lunch since we got started on our walk so late and then fixed a meal so late. I'm determined not to have that happen again tomorrow.  I told Lewis, I'm leaving the house at 7:30 am with or without you. I will not wait again for him to get his act together. I still am stuck with that 5lb weight loss.  

So this morning, I really pushed and we went up into the hills for our morning walk.

I have not walked the hills for at least a couple years.  I did the low hill instead of the very steep hard hill.  Did not get the sweat I wanted, but a little sweat is better than no sweat.

Lewis and I are both dealing with some intermittent knee pain, so we may not do the steep hill for some time.  If I feel good tomorrow morning, I'll do the low hill again.

The steep and low hills are something I used to do on a daily basis before I got married... oh so many years ago.  It was 10 years ago on about Oct 30th or so, that I joined the first BTD message board.  My how time flies.

The rest of the day we drove around soliciting for new clients. We're pooped.  Dinner will be lamb patties and onion and red bell pepper.   Maybe a good with some salts will do the trick tonight.


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So this morning, I really pushed and we went up into the hills for our morning walk.


I love this little walking dumpling.  We all have felt that way at times!  



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dinner tonite was a delicious pot roast with hannah sweet potatoes, rutabagas, carrots, celery, onions.
I dusted the meat in tapioca flour, and browned it in ghee before braising it in wine.
Now I'm into the almond butter on a spoon.....
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I'm also giving up wheat and red wine, even though they are bennies. Both the wheat and the red wine make me crave more of both and sugar, too, and I just make bad choices.


  Hello... maybe once you have really kicked the sugar these will bolt back into play? I don't really get why anyone would give bennies up?
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  Hello... maybe once you have really kicked the sugar these will bolt back into play? I don't really get why anyone would give bennies up?
  But this trap shall remain: thoses bennies will always generate a craving for sugar.... also after you have kicked the sugar...    The best solution is the rich superfood live foods 3 x daily parties/celebrations, after which you'll forget about sugar - for the day. It's a lot for me.  



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yeah, I agree with yaeli, that maybe- temporarily- staying off wine and  wheat is a help, even for an A...

brkfst: 2 scrambled eggs with a small pc of sw. potato.
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KK here, Day 48 grain-free.

Breakfast was patties dusted in rice flour cooked with red bell and white .

We got out the door very early for our trek this morning.  Although we kept to the very low inclines, we felt like burnt by the time we got back home.

Hoping when I get on the at the end of the week, I see some change.


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  Hello... maybe once you have really kicked the sugar these will bolt back into play? I don't really get why anyone would give bennies up?
As we are all individuals, there may be differences on our bodies that have not been accounted for in the books, or possibly even SWAMI...  The books are definitely a great starting point, but if you notice that certain foods don't sit well or trigger excess demands for other foods, or other undesirable symptoms, why not remove them - at least temporarily, to stabilize again.



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KK, good job on the hiking and the grainfreedom!
I should put in my exercize, which is mostly NIA dancing!!! Love it!! went to class today!! I'm now going 3 times a wk if I can. It's doing me good, for sure!
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I may or may not add in wheat and red wine some time in the future, but until I really "know" I have a handle on being sugar-free, why tempt myself? Besides, I'm only in 6 out of 30 days. At the very least, I should lose some of the extra pounds I've been carrying around for a couple of months.


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KK, good job on the hiking and the grainfreedom!
I should put in my exercize, which is mostly NIA dancing!!! Love it!! went to class today!! I'm now going 3 times a wk if I can. It's doing me good, for sure!



I think keeping track of our exercise helps us stay focused on the goal, but at the same time staying in the present via the journey.


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I may or may not add in wheat and red wine some time in the future, but until I really "know" I have a handle on being sugar-free, why tempt myself? Besides, I'm only in 6 out of 30 days. At the very least, I should lose some of the extra pounds I've been carrying around for a couple of months.


Way to go Drea!


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brk: 1 egg, chopped red bell pepper.
lunch: grassfed beef and bison chili.....awesome! (no beans, lots of veggies, and sour crm on top! )
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I'm so proud of myself! Day 7: coffee with cocoa powder, soy milk, home made trail mix, and apple, roasted/tamari almonds, romaine lettuce with red onions, cucumbers and feta cheese (no dressing), lemon/sea salt water. I was in town, tempted by smells, and didn't cave! I got a lot of support, from the woman who dyes my eyelashes on my food/beverage choices, which empowered me.

My truck was indeed ready, picked it up without hassle, and the insurance company (not mine) pays for it all. Total bill including three weeks of rental car: $5400. Whew!


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I was in town, tempted by smells, and didn't cave! I got a lot of support, from the woman who dyes my eyelashes on my food/beverage choices, which empowered me.

My truck was indeed ready, picked it up without hassle, and the insurance company (not mine) pays for it all. Total bill including three weeks of rental car: $5400. Whew!
Good job on the choices...  Glad your truck was ready as stated...  Goodness, I'm glad that didn't have to come out of your pocket!



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Me, too, Joe! There are a lot of other things I would choose to spend that kind of money on, if it was available!


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Well...yesterday was interesting...I ate two helpings of the chili at about 1 or 2 and wasn't hungry for the rest of the day! That's so unusual for me....I usually "feel" hungry every few hrs. I've gravitated to lower and lower carb, and higher fat, which is filling me up and making me feel like I could go all day on just a couple meals. Hmmm. Interesting.
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Well...yesterday was interesting...I ate two helpings of the chili at about 1 or 2 and wasn't hungry for the rest of the day! That's so unusual for me....I usually "feel" hungry every few hrs. I've gravitated to lower and lower carb, and higher fat, which is filling me up and making me feel like I could go all day on just a couple meals. Hmmm. Interesting.
Yes, this is definitely the best part of the "cycle"! When it happens to me it gives me a fantastic sense freedom - freedom from cravings and the illusion that I am on vacation from the need to plan the next meals... for a little while.



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Day 8 sugar/wheat free: I struggled tonight not to eat sugar. Meals were awkward, dinner was too early (4pm), so I was hungry again at 7:30p. I ate two spoonfuls of almond butter, but I usually eat it with agave -- didn't tonight, but it took some effort.

I think it might have something to do with my "period". My periods these days are every two or three months and only last one or two days. What ever.

Day 8 is almost coming to a close. Whew.


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almond butter is the greatest! I salt it. I'm not saying it's unsalted, but I like a lot of salt.( My bad!)
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I understand about salt, believe me! I used to be on the "salt advisory council" (that's a joke). While I still salt some foods like grains and eggs, I get most of my salt in the lemon/sea salt water that I drink daily.

Almond butter, at least the stuff I get from my local hfs, is freshly ground in store (not sure if it's salted or not) and I like the sweetness of the almond flavor. So I wouldn't salt it. But other almond butters I've had (from jars) I might salt.


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sounds good...
well the scale budged a little for me...made my day.
brk: small serv of "hash" browns...(part sweet potato, part celery root, with onions, spinach, and red bell pepper)
with cheese on top. (out of eggs)

last night had wildcaught salmon and wildcaught, smoked halibut....a treat. 2 glasses wine.
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I understand about salt, believe me! I used to be on the "salt advisory council" (that's a joke). While I still salt some foods like grains and eggs, I get most of my salt in the lemon/sea salt water that I drink daily.


I had to cut down on salt as I had high BP at one time and lowering salt was part of the control stategy. I now buy coarse sea salt which is pretty well useless for putting on anything.





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use a pepper grain mill for the salt......it works!


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I adore those chunky grains of sea salt!
well, had company tonite....made pot roast (a current fave) with root veggies and broccoli. Drank a bit of wine....not saying how much.
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Day 9! Whoo-hoo! Although I do have a low grade head/neck/shoulder ache this morning. Not sure what that's about. I can now look at the bowl of candy on the counter and not feel anything.



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KK here, Day 52 grain-free.

I think the "might have" moved 1/4 to 1/2 a pound.  I'll try again first thing tomorrow morning.


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What kinds of things have you noticed by going grain-free, KK?

Btw, I'm curious as to why you are still dusting with rice flour. Isn't rice a grain?

Great job on persevering, too!


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What kinds of things have you noticed by going grain-free, KK?

Btw, I'm curious as to why you are still dusting with rice flour. Isn't rice a grain?

Great job on persevering, too!


Sssshhh! It's a

Yes it is a grain.  We grind it fresh from basmati (white or brown) rice.

I guess you could say I'm 99.9% grain free.  Dusting with rice flour gives our protein source a nice browning & crunchy taste, out of the pan.  I'd say the amount of rice flour I get with a turkey or lamb patty is about 1 tablespoon if that.  We don't have turkey or lamb every day, so that % is close enough to grain-free for me.


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Day 10 and I'm still on track. I've been eating a lot of nuts and dried fruit, though. After dinner I really wanted some agave, but instead, I ate a couple of spoonfuls of almond butter and some dried apples. I feel better now.


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really good going there - I may have to join you!!
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The only time I am craving grain, is when I watch one of my favorite shows:

AMAZING
WEDDING
CAKES.  

Just love watching what these people can do with wheat and sugar.

Day fifty-something grain-free.

Salmon salad & celery & baby roma tomatoes for dinner.


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Hooray for all of us for doing so well!


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Hoorayyyyyyy!!!
Hey, join in, Possum!    I love being grainfree!!! Hands have much less pain!!!
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Ta!! You got me then!! Glad I ate the rest of the ricecakes today... They are so evil & way too hard to resist...

I am also gonna try going mould free too so will keep a log of those foods I am avoiding, as per my comment in the "Where is Symbi" thread...

This will be a great way to be accountable heaven knows I need it!! I am just as likely to eat dark choc for tea on ocassions - esp as Mr P travels so much for work, so I don't always have to cook for him *sigh*
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Ta!! You got me then!! Glad I ate the rest of the ricecakes today... They are so evil & way too hard to resist...

This is a matter of individuality...  I gotta have my grains or I don't get enough energy food...  Lunch for me is often peanut butter on rice cakes and vegetables...

I admire anyone who makes the proper choices for their needs!  Keep doing well.


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Thanks AB Yeah you would do well on rice cakes... I don't do badly on them - just too well!!
But I was good & made a (semi) proper tea...cooked lamb pieces reheated in my George & eaten in cos lettuce Yummy
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well, ABJoe, this an O thing....esp. for healing arthritis or various other things....
my arthritis book says O's don't need any grains except maybe manna bread....which is delish, but doesn't work that well for me....I then try to eat the whole loaf!
OK...brk: 2 eggs, half a sw. potato, fried.
Tonite the book club will be at my house....my club is Book and Cook! I am making Pomegranate Soup for the novel of same name (with recipes)...it has grain....rice...I will simply appear to eat it, while ingesting as little rice as possible...
and I'm making baklava as well   ....wish me fortitude!!!!!

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well, ABJoe, this an O thing....esp. for healing arthritis or various other things....

Precisely why I said that I admire all who make the proper choices for them...
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Tonite the book club will be at my house....my club is Book and Cook! I am making Pomegranate Soup for the novel of same name (with recipes)...it has grain....rice...I will simply appear to eat it, while ingesting as little rice as possible...
and I'm making baklava as well   ....wish me fortitude!!!!!

Tempting fate, eh???

My daughter made baklava several times one year for her 4-H cooking demonstrations...  It is really good, but too sweet for me.  Also, need to be quick with the filo dough so it doesn't dry out.

Much success with the cooking and even more with avoiding the temptations...


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ohhhh, yeah, I'm gonna need lots of luck! The baklava came out superb! So tempting. Haven't eaten a serving yet, just one of those famous nibbles where you hope no one can see.
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Ooooooookkkkaaaayyy....I need to get real here!!!!!!
Not a good day foodwise! Really enjoyed my party...I mean, book club.....I cooked for 8, and I ate the soup which had rice in it and I ate the baklava which was heavenly!!!! I sent the remainders of all the food home with my son who stopped in after the party. Tomorrow I return to the straight and narrow.
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did you have to peel those pomegranates for the soup?
hope you wore an apron!!!


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Well in contrast I was better today...Didn't stop for anything other than water for breakfast & then had a couple of mouthfuls of (wet) chia seeds* on the way to work (I added water to them before leaving)

After settling in at work I had a water & then a hot cocoa made with a dash of diluted cream (my version of half & half)
Then another cocoa before lunch, to fill up the gap...Should have had more food but boss always likes to have a late lunch

Lunch was sardines in olive oil on cos lettuce 'cups' sprinkled with Himalayan salt followed later by another cocoa...  

Had several bottles of spring water over course of the day & made my hot drinks with spring water too...

*I don't think they rate as grain do they?

Now for tea; I'm starving!!
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Had more lamb again, like last night...but this time had peas with some butter, instead of lettuce
Enjoyed it & went back for more peas... Then I finished off with a cocoa
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Possum, I think of chia as seeds, not grain. How do you react with them?

My tummy is smaller today! I noticed it when I stepped into the shower. I hope this is the precursor to greater things coming! I can already tell a slight difference overall (less puff).  

Unfortunately, my arm muscles/tendons are still sore on my right side. I'm right handed, so I tend to favor this side. A couple of weekends ago a couple of dogs yanked my arm hard and even the Astaxanthan I've been taking for a couple of months isn't helping. I've been taking Traumeel, too, but nothing seems to be working.  


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That reminded me of the Kashi commercials.

What's your end goal? Not that you have to stop there, just curious.


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Lola, the pomegranate soup is just with the bottled juice....its really good, full of fresh herbs. But...also rice. So all that food is now out of the house and I have begun my day like so many others, with 2 eggs.
Whew, Possum, you went without actual food there, for a big part of the day.....but no big deal...I'm starting to doubt the 3 meals a day plus snacks model. I do it, mind you, but I rather admire my DH's approach, which is 2 eggs in the morning and nothing till dinner. (oh, if I could.....)
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That reminded me of the Kashi commercials.

What's your end goal? Not that you have to stop there, just curious.


Weight loss is my main focus.  I'm determined to make progress, but it's been quite slow.  I'm thinking it might not improve until I'm hiking in the hills for 1.5 hours every day.  Sigh.  I hate exercise.  That's my delima.


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Whew, Possum, you went without actual food there, for a big part of the day.....but no big deal...I'm starting to doubt the 3 meals a day plus snacks model. I do it, mind you, but I rather admire my DH's approach, which is 2 eggs in the morning and nothing till dinner. (oh, if I could.....)
I'm really sure it doesn't help weight loss though That was just me being disorganised
I slept in, then spent too long in the shower & on the internet before work, had to answer a phone call, then had to put oil in the car, & spent some time trying to sort out my skin...
Hmmm not sure the oil fume helped there...

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Possum, I think of chia as seeds, not grain. How do you react with them?

My tummy is smaller today! I noticed it when I stepped into the shower. I hope this is the precursor to greater things coming! I can already tell a slight difference overall (less puff).  

Unfortunately, my arm muscles/tendons are still sore on my right side. I'm right handed, so I tend to favor this side. A couple of weekends ago a couple of dogs yanked my arm hard and even the Astaxanthan I've been taking for a couple of months isn't helping. I've been taking Traumeel, too, but nothing seems to be working.  


KK I'm still trying to work out those chia seeds.. They satisfy, fill me up & keep me going really well... But they can block me up if I don't exercise & drink heaps & heaps & in the end I'm still not sure re the mould issue with some foods.

I had a spoonful (left over from breakfast) before bed last night, had some magnesium (epsom salts) & drank some water...One area on my cheek was angry & red this morning but it had started to react after tea, so I think it was the peas tbh They are higher GI than I would prefer...

No problem with bms this AM, but they could be firmer... When I was in the Sates I had really good sized ones with all the varied food & exercise I was getting & it was easier to drink heaps 'cos it was so hot!!

Good going you guys!!! Now to go organise myself before work *sigh* Running a little behind again I wish!!! rofl
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Lunch today was sauteed broccoli florets in evoo, with fresh ginger root, fresh garlic slices, and ume vinegar. Oh yum. This is one of my all time favorite flavors. And it's all bennie. Lemon/sea salt water.

I also made some cranberry sauce: whole cranberries (so glad they're in season) simmered with a can of pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice. It's tart, but I like tart!


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... but I like tart!
Just as well you are female

I ended up eating the rest of the chia seeds for breakfast, with a cup of cocoa & it  kept me satisfied with the addition of another coca, plus a bottle of water, till a late lunch again...

Couldn't think what to pack for lunch so I grabbed a can of sardines & the rest of my lettuce as I was going out the door...I followed up another cocoa & some more water, but about 4pm had to go in search of more food, as I'd noticed feeling a bit nauseous
Could simply have been hunger 'cos after a generous serving of roast lamb which one of our friendly food vendors in the mall gave me (I'd asked for a small taste ) I felt so much better

Now to go cook some tea...

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Sorry to be so boring but I had lamb with lettuce again, but chops this time, just for a change Followed at supper time by a cup of cocoa & a glass of water...Off to bed now...
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KK here. Day 56 of of my grain free   

I guess you could call me a for the G2 grain-free life.

Weight loss is 7-7.5 lbs total.  Kinda slow, but at least the scale is moving a bit more since I'm walking hills every other day and the flats the rest.  So, I'm either getting 2 miles of flat terrain walking or 3.5 miles consisting of several steep and gradual hills.

Breakfast was seared salmon (tiny bit of oil, little bit of water in the pan), a touch of my mayo... (Vegenaise: grapeseed oil variety)...maybe a teaspoon; it's got a few avoids in, but the amount is small.  Steamed white onion & red bell pepper.  I'm trying to get used to cooking vegetables without oil.  It's a hard transition after eating them cooking in wonderful tasting fat for too many years.


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KK,
You are the Queen!!!
I would highly encourage you to fry stuff in ghee! or butter! Ghee really holds up to frying. (Or sauteeing....) but for quick stuff (egg) butter's good too. I am into this Irish butter that is from grassfed cows...Kerrygold!!!!! So delish....full of CLA.....you can taste the difference....its subtle...
..when you are grainfree you need more fats to give you a full feeling...so I've heard. And if you don't overdo it, it won't stop your weight loss. Again, so they say. (All the low carb diets say)
Possum...lamb is very good for us gatherers.
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KK,
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I would highly encourage you to fry stuff in ghee! or butter! Ghee really holds up to frying. (Or sauteeing....) but for quick stuff (egg) butter's good too. I am into this Irish butter that is from grassfed cows...Kerrygold!!!!! So delish....full of CLA.....you can taste the difference....its subtle...
..when you are grainfree you need more fats to give you a full feeling...so I've heard. And if you don't overdo it, it won't stop your weight loss. Again, so they say. (All the low carb diets say)
Possum...lamb is very good for us gatherers.


I had Victoria look at our fat intake via frying.  Too much cooking oil, so we are trying to cut back.  We eat a lot of Lamb that has fat in it, eat beef on rare occasions that's cut thin and fried up like bacon that has too much fat in it, we eat salmon that has fat and touches of our Vegenaise when Lewis makes salmon salad and we probably eat too much almonds, walnuts and pecans that have fat.  So in cooking, we are trying to limit and get used to the taste of food without it.

We used Ghee for a long time and I know it's good for us but we don't care for the taste of Ghee vs Rice Bran Oil.  Ghee is not a GT diamond food and Rice Bran Oil is.  And, we can cook at higher temperatures with it.


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Hope you can get used to the less fat KK They say your taste buds change... I need a fair bit of fat with my other food as I don't do nuts - I react to them all except maybe pecans which I haven't tried yet & since I'm not sure of eggs I don't do a  lot of mayo I'm thinking that when my gut heals I will be able to tolerate more...

Having made sure I ate more yesterday it did feel good when I did my BM this morning Nice fat banana shaped Scales were also down a lb or so...
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Possum...lamb is very good for us gatherers.
Just as well eh Jaynee but I worry & think I need to mix it around a bit? Trouble is I do so well on it as it is not fed hormones, antibiotics & is grass fed etc & I am not so sure re our turkey farm...
I do eat beef when Mr P is in town, but since he is away at present & often, if I have bought &/or cooked lamb there is only me here to eat it Not that I mind...
Now off to devour that lamb chop that is waiting for my breakfast...
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I had Victoria look at our fat intake via frying.  Too much cooking oil, so we are trying to cut back.  We eat a lot of Lamb that has fat in it, eat beef on rare occasions that's cut thin and fried up like bacon that has too much fat in it, we eat salmon that has fat and touches of our Vegenaise when Lewis makes salmon salad and we probably eat too much almonds, walnuts and pecans that have fat.  So in cooking, we are trying to limit and get used to the taste of food without it.

We used Ghee for a long time and I know it's good for us but we don't care for the taste of Ghee vs Rice Bran Oil.  Ghee is not a GT diamond food and Rice Bran Oil is.  And, we can cook at higher temperatures with it.

I do support keeping the quantity of added fats from ballooning out of control.  I also support getting healthy fat every day so that our systems work well.  It's just good to examine our habits and get a realistic perspective on what we are actually consuming.

Trying to eat foods with no fats can be counterproductive if it doesn't taste good and we end up with food cravings or eating too much of regular food in an attempt to satisfy our fat needs.

Just eyes open, that's all.  



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Managed to get some grass fed beef mince tonight but will have it Sunday as we are out for Christmas work dinner on Sat night...From the peek at the menu I have had, I am torn between the lamb fillets (surprise there?) but I will have to forego the pistachio crust... Definitely will avoid the "Deep friend basil infused calamari & chilli mustard"   But quite interested in the "Turkey, leek & feta baked in filo pastry, citrus salad & cranberry" but would order a normal salad...

Ended up hardly having much breakfast this morning as I had eaten dinner last night at 10pm so just wasn't hungry... Had a cup of cocoa with dash of cream & a tiny bit of lamb & some lettuce...

Had 4 small lamb chops at work with lettuce & a black cocoa later in the afternoon...

Got home late & opened a fresh pack of pecans while I thought about dinner...Had one but I am sure they tasted rancid so will return them Yuk!!

Had 3 more small lamb chops, with lettuce & tomato & a dash of olive oil...Followed up  with a cocoa with cream & some chia seeds soaked in water with whipped cream & cocoa added & a shot of Baileys as a treat!!

So not missing grains & feeling good!! Hope you guys are going well??!!
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Are you eating much in the way of vegetables there, Possum?  

Besides a little lettuce and tomatoes, hmmmm?  



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Ummn did you read my signature below
I have/had peas & raw beetroot ocassionally?? But it's not exactly a huge variety...Yeah I know, I should eat more... The lettuce is good dark cos or romaine lettuce & heaps of it, but I would like/need to explore more vegies...I love veges too...Must get some asparagus - will be having some tonight at the restaurant

Trouble is I reacted to the peas - had heaps of those and with my foray into allergies & adding up stuff myself, I am pretty sure from my reactions I am salicylate sensitive & that cuts out a lot of veges.. Now with my searching re moulds in foods (which I think may have even more relevance to me ) even mung bean sprouts seem dodgey...

I can't do carrots, capsicum or pumpkin, & am yet to find an organic source of celery I used to love that & live on it, till I looked at "the dirty dozen" In yours (or anyone else's) opinion would I be better just eating what veges I can (limited as it is) regardless of pesticides for now?

I get so paranoid now about fluoride in water, pesticides on veges, hormones, grain feed & more in meat, that where I can, I avoid them - even to the point where I used to limit my water if I have run out of spring water...At least I have now found a 1.5 litre bottle for $1 I can easily buy near work that is NZ spring water...

I think I know, re the water, it is a big key to my weight loss (as per my other post this morning) so I am committed to that one...especially coming into (what counts for) summer here

I lost another lb since yesterday even though I forgot to mention I ate some dark chocolate before dinner (it was the closest thing to grab after my rancid pecan experience)

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Still sugar/wheat/alcohol free (although the alcohol is just a by-product of the other two) on Day 16. I managed to go to a friend's house for the afternoon and a lunch and didn't ingest any of the above. There were avoids like tomatoes and peppers, but oh well. Those don't bother me for some reason like potatoes do; at least not so I can notice.

I'm hoping my resolve will continue beyond the 30 days for the sugar and the wheat. I realize that whole grain wheat is a diamond, but I can rarely find it in its whole grain form when I'm not doing the preparing/cooking (meaning commercially processed or eating out). It makes it difficult to eat out because I love Mexican (and live in New Mexico) but corn is out as well. So I trudge on over to WF to get a $9 salad from the salad bar (back when they offered larger containers, I was known to get a $15 salad ).


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Great going Drea!

KK Here, Day 58, grain free.

I was wandering the aisles of one of our nearby Asian markets and found.... "Water Chestnut Flour."  Small box for about 3.00  I could make probably a batch of pancakes with it though, lol! I think it was that carb craving demon trying to get me to eat something carb laden again.   It's still there, under the surface.

Breakfast was lamb burgers fried in 2 tsp rice bran oil w/white onions.  Steamed asparagus.  The asparagus isn't too good this time of year. I think I will forgo getting anymore and just have frozen peas.  Better taste.

Out shopping with my husband  ... he bought a bag of salted & roasted pepitas at one of the mediteranian markets we hit.  These were a very small, round looking variety, and I'm sure the oil used was an avoid .  We ate too much when we should have stopped somewhere and tried to get a leaf wrapped burger.  Now I'm having lunch way late.

He is having difficulty with his knees.  We think it's tendonitis of the patella.  And I had to have an argument with him about buying a "single" Fuji apple.  He hadn't had one in a long time, I had to keep reminding him that this single apple would NOT help his knees heal.  He reluctantly listened to the message.  He really wanted that apple.


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Good going you guys!! I gotta say, it is tremendous having this specific thread to report in on...it really does make me more responsible, knowing I am gonna make myself accountable

Saturday, I had some lamb chops & some chia seeds for a late breakfast & actually forgot to eat lunch...as Mr P got back from Tokyo & wanted to have a nap...
We were then heading out at 5.20 to give a lift to a work colleague for pre-dinner drinks before our Christmas "do"...so it got a bit late to eat by the time we got up again

We ended up even later for drinks, (so I avoided eating nibbles there) as the work mate kept us waiting longer than expected & also needed us to go back, partway there, as she had forgotten her phone!! Aaah the things you do But it was all good...

I'd pre-enquired with the restaurant if I could swap some of the avoid vegs etc on particular courses & had checked out the online menu in detail so I wouldn't get caught out...

Managed to avoid the bread, & for entree, I ordered turkey in filo with feta & leek (swapped out citrus salad for cos & some other salad green)...which was tasty & I gave most of the filo to Mr P..

I then had sirloin steak with béarnaise sauce & green salad & asked for avocado instead of the gourmet potatoes!! That was an excellent move as the steak was divine & the (almost entire) avocado they put with it, went so well with the greens & the sauce!! Yum yum!!! I was in seventh heaven

We shared a dessert as everyone seemed to be ordering one & went for an individual (cute & quite small) mascarpone cheesecake & Mr P ate half of it & the accompanying strawberries, as well as all the crust

I didn't have any alcohol, except I just remembered, in the afternoon I'd had some Tia Maria & some more Baileys to decide if I'd take anything for drinks...Had a bit of a minor skin reaction a little while later & couldn't decide if it was the liqueurs or the fact that after that I used a face wash with wheatstraw in it...
I think it was more likely to be the liqueurs (although not entirely sure) as I have used that cleanser quite a bit before..& the Tia maria was very very sweet

Have managed to lose a total of 4 & a half lbs so far this week & am seriously thinking, that I may be more explorer than I suspected The weight is not proving hard to lose especially as I am now avoiding those environmental toxins, like mould in food...
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Ummn did you read my signature below

I can't do carrots, capsicum or pumpkin, & am yet to find an organic source of celery I used to love that & live on it, till I looked at "the dirty dozen" In yours (or anyone else's) opinion would I be better just eating what veges I can (limited as it is) regardless of pesticides for now?


Yes, Possum   I know you had your chocolate, which does come from beans.  

As to your question about the dirty dozen, that's a good question.  Do you happen to have that list handy that you could post, and maybe get some intelligent feedback on them?



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Not all non-organic fruits and vegetables have a high pesticide level. Some produce has a strong outer layer that provides a defence against pesticide contamination.

"Clean 15" that contained little to no pesticides.

Onions
Avocados
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Mango
Sweet peas
Asparagus
Kiwi fruit
Cabbage
Eggplant
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Grapefruit
Sweet potatoes
Sweet onions

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Hey, guys!
Thanks for the lists, Possum! I'm so lucky to have organic veggies easily available!!! Do you like onions? They are clean, and good for you.

KK, water-chestnut flour? hmmm, sounds like pancakes to me!
DH took me out to dinner...(a rare treat)...I had sea bass, yummy, and a drink which was.. a ramos fizz! I had ordered my new drink, a gin fizz...gin and soda water, but anyway I drank the ramos fizz. I t was good. We'll see what the scale has to say!!!

Hi, Victoria! thanks for the reminder about fat. I may be overdoing it!
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Quoted from jayneeo
Thanks for the lists, Possum! I'm so lucky to have organic veggies easily available!!! Do you like onions? They are clean, and good for you.
Might have to try them again...A few months back I seemed to be reacting to onion & garlic & a few other related things But of course it may have been a hyper sensitivity when combined with mould containing food??!!
I love onions 9as did my Grandfather - he ate them like apples ) I also managed with no ill effect to eat a huge amount of an out of this world buttery garlic sauce that came with our crab* (of all things) in San Fran!!! *I decided to risk both as it was daughter's birthday request  to have a crab feast... but as I said, I had less trouble with most things in US, perhaps from the drier hotter environment
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12 foods to eat organic and avoid pesticide residue with explanation
http://green.yahoo.com/blog/da.....e-residue.html?pg=97
By purchasing organic for the 12 fruits and vegetables.


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Thanks Lola That is the same as my first list... Should I delete mine & leave your link?
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not necessarily P.......but links in general, save precious forum space at times
thanks for asking anyways!

this post of yours with the list is short in comparison to other posters who like posting complete 3 paged articles and such.


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Aah;) Ooops...I never thought about "saving precious forum space" Have modified above posts;) Oooh maybe I should crack less puns & jokes?
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what would the forum be without the essence of P??


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No, never, Possum!  
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Aaaw, gee...thanks you guys!!!
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I'm amazed at how easy not eating sugar/wheat has become. I also realized today that I'm only eating brown rice or oat bran as grains. They're both diamonds on my swami.

I ate a lot of veggies, some fruits and nuts, some beans (in the form of soy milk in my coffee) and peas with br rice pasta, and eggs with feta. It seems like a well rounded food day. I stopped eating before 7pm and feel satisfied.


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Quoted from Drea
I'm amazed at how easy not eating sugar/wheat has become. I also realized today that I'm only eating brown rice or oat bran as grains. They're both diamonds on my swami.

I ate a lot of veggies, some fruits and nuts, some beans (in the form of soy milk in my coffee) and peas with br rice pasta, and eggs with feta. It seems like a well rounded food day. I stopped eating before 7pm and feel satisfied.

Great job!  


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KK here stepping on the on DAY 60, of my grain-free life to report:

I've lost 10 pounds!  Ten!  It's taken 60 days but the scale is finally moving in the right direction.

I'm off to take my short (2 miles) this morning.  Hopefully, Lewis will have breakfast ready by then.

And btw, Lewis has lost a few pounds too.  He can now easily fit in 1 size smaller pants.  Now I'll have to make sure all those have suspender buttons on them. More ahead!


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I've lost 10 pounds!  Ten!  It's taken 60 days but the scale is finally moving in the right direction.

And btw, Lewis has lost a few pounds too.


Congratulations to both of you...  It is great to see you making progress toward better health.  We want it to be sooner, but since this is a lifetime journey, 60 days is still rather short!


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Thank you ABJoe!

I started to make more noticeable progress when I added exercise.  Don't get me wrong, I do not enjoy exercise AT ALL!  There are times I am dragging my feet to get out the door because I know pain is coming.  About 10-15 minutes in, I have pain in my low back, pain in my degenerated right hip, pain in my left knee. After the low back pain gets too bad, I stop my walk and focus on stretching out my low back.  Sometimes it's my own fault for not stretching before I leave the house.

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.


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well done!!


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Possum ~ Love your posts!    (and you)

Drea ~ That sounds like an awesome food day!!  You're doing great!

KK ~  I'm more than happy for you and Lewis!  You both deserve these results;  you're working hard to achieve them!



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Possum's earlier question:
"In yours (or anyone else's) opinion would I be better just eating what veges I can (limited as it is) regardless of pesticides for now?"

I'm posting the 'Dirty Dozen', Possum, because your link didn't work for me.  So if anyone has feed back for this question, please feel free . . :

1. Celery
Celery has no protective skin, which makes it almost impossible to wash off the chemicals (64 of them!) that are used on crops. Buy organic celery, or choose alternatives like broccoli, radishes, and onions.

2. Peaches
Multiple pesticides (as many as 62 of them) are regularly applied to these delicately skinned fruits in conventional orchards. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include watermelon, tangerines, oranges, and grapefruit.

3. Strawberries
If you buy strawberries, especially out of season, they're most likely imported from countries that have less-stringent regulations for pesticide use. 59 pesticides have been detected in residue on strawberries. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include kiwi and pineapples.

4. Apples
Like peaches, apples are typically grown with poisons to kill a variety of pests, from fungi to insects. Tests have found 42 different pesticides as residue on apples. Scrubbing and peeling doesn't eliminate chemical residue completely, so it's best to buy organic when it comes to apples. Peeling a fruit or vegetable also strips away many of their beneficial nutrients. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include watermelon, bananas, and tangerines.

5. Blueberries
New on the Dirty Dozen list in 2010, blueberries are treated with as many as 52 pesticides, making them one of the dirtiest berries on the market.

6. Nectarines
With 33 different types of pesticides found on nectarines, they rank up there with apples and peaches among the dirtiest tree fruit. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include, watermelon, papaya, and mango.

7. Bell peppers
Peppers have thin skins that don't offer much of a barrier to pesticides. They're often heavily sprayed with insecticides. (Tests have found 49 different pesticides on sweet bell peppers.) Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include green peas, broccoli, and cabbage.

8. Spinach
New on the list for 2010, spinach can be laced with as many as 48 different pesticides, making it one of the most contaminated green leafy vegetable.

9. Kale
Traditionally, kale is known as a hardier vegetable that rarely suffers from pests and disease, but it was found to have high amounts of pesticide residue when tested this year. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include cabbage, asparagus, and broccoli.

10. Cherries
Even locally grown cherries are not necessarily safe. In fact, in one survey in recent years, cherries grown in the U.S. were found to have three times more pesticide residue then imported cherries. Government testing has found 42 different pesticides on cherries. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include raspberries and cranberries.

11. Potatoes
America's popular spud reappears on the 2010 Dirty Dozen list, after a year hiatus. America's favorite vegetable can be laced with as many as 37 different pesticides. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include eggplant, cabbage, and earthy mushrooms.

12. Grapes
Imported grapes run a much greater risk of contamination than those grown domestically. Only imported grapes make the 2010 Dirty Dozen list. Vineyards can be sprayed with different pesticides during different growth periods of the grape, and no amount of washing or peeling will eliminate contamination because of the grape's thin skin. Remember, wine is made from grapes, which testing shows can harbor as many as 34 different pesticides. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include kiwi and raspberries.



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I don't see romaine on the dirty dozen, so.....Possum, do you like salad? (I'm guessing, no.. ) wait, you do eat lettuce.....that's a good thing...with a tasty dressing, mmm.

KK!!!!!!!!! Amazing! TEN POUNDS!!!! I would be so proud if I could get there!!!!! I like your slogan, weight loss first, health second....because for some of us weight loss is the first step to health! It is a health priority! You are the trailblazer here on the grainfree express!

Brk. 1 egg, some red bell pepper strips, a turkey sausage.

(dinner last night was roast chicken, fresh g. beans, broccolini, butter, and a grainfree pumpkin muffin)
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I was away and sinned all over the place.. well its my problem.. reading the posts on here with all the fun pics is well ~ just what I needed to have  a good laugh and be happy I am back on the wagon..

your smilies.. plus.. are much fun.. thanks for the feeling of cheer.. a special gift to us all.. THANKS   

and congrats..

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   Amazing! TEN POUNDS!!!! I would be so proud if I could get there!!!!! I like your slogan, weight loss first, health second....because for some of us weight loss is the first step to health! It is a health priority! You are the trailblazer here on the grainfree express!


yes maybe it is time for me to change my slogan to yours..


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Compliance, compliance, compliance everyone.

You have to let the messages your mind gives you about compliance, sticking with superfoods, diamonds & bennies, weight loss is the goal voice .....over ride your emotional voice's need for that avoid food.




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Glad things are going well Drea re it getting easier!!

& wow Congrats KK!!!!That is awesome!!

As is your comment to me, Victoria!! You have made my day Right back at you
Oh & that link was Lola's... I was trying to "save precious forum space" by copying that link, instead of my list Btw that wasn't meant to sound sassy (cheek?)

I am about to go do a 5km (over 10 miles *eeek*) walk to work... Husband just took the car to get it serviced & I had the choice of leaving at 7.30 in the morning which would mean racing round & then hanging around once there for over 2 hrs as I don't start till 11am... Or walking - I am allowing 2 hrs (hopefully enough time) so will head off in half an hr...  It's an absolutely glorious day already so I am looking forward to the exercise & the sunshine!!

Hang in there Goldie & jaynee & anyone else..!! We're in this together!! Trailing after KK!! Re the lettuce!! Love it & eat heaps!! Hmmm wonder where lettuce particularly romaine (or cos = same thing) fits in that list??!!

Will post more details re my progress later...after work Must go pack my bag...
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KK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on the 10 pounds, that is fabulous!!!!!!!
Quoted from KimonoKat
I started to make more noticeable progress when I added exercise.  Don't get me wrong, I do not enjoy exercise AT ALL!

*Tee HEEEE*!  I actually love my walking and get very antsy/like a caged animal when, for some reason, I can't do it (except for the rare days when I simply decide, for one reason or another, or for no particular reason, hey, you know what, I don't feel like walking today, so I'm NOT walking today), BUT:
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There are times I am dragging my feet to get out the door because I know pain is coming.  About 10-15 minutes in, I have pain in my low back, pain in my degenerated right hip, pain in my left knee.

I feel you on the pain thing.  You know of my back sitch.  It is good that you do stretching.  I can't do the child's pose anymore because of something going on in my right knee that I haven't posted much about (but will sometime) which I strongly suspect is really not my knee but my BACK...yet I kinda sorta don't want to find out, so currently I'm in denial, even though it has been going on for months with no change except maybe for the worse.  My fear is if I ever couldn't walk, even just for a while, like if I needed a knee replacement or back surgery or something.  I have a great fear that I would balloon back up in weight in no time flat.

Exercise is so key!  Good for you (and moi) for doing what you can do.  With your massage therapy expertise, I know you know what stretches to do, etc., to counteract the ill effects of walking.

I feel it is a Catch 22 for me, because I so need the walking, yet it does exacerbate my back sitch in some ways (yet helps it in many others).  Again, ya just do what you can do, ya know?  If you have access to a pool or place to swim (hello, Pacific ocean ALERT!), maybe that would be an option for cross-training?  I stay well out of the Gulf since the oil spill.  I'm not so much afraid of the oil as I am of the chemical dispersant. Anyway, just do what you can do, you are doing GREAT!  Ten pounds!




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Glad things are going well Drea re it getting easier!!

& wow Congrats KK!!!!That is awesome!!

As is your comment to me, Victoria!! You have made my day Right back at you
Oh & that link was Lola's... I was trying to "save precious forum space" by copying that link, instead of my list Btw that wasn't meant to sound sassy (cheek?)

I am about to go do a 5km (over 10 miles *eeek*) walk to work... Husband just took the car to get it serviced & I had the choice of leaving at 7.30 in the morning which would mean racing round & then hanging around once there for over 2 hrs as I don't start till 11am... Or walking - I am allowing 2 hrs (hopefully enough time) so will head off in half an hr...  It's an absolutely glorious day already so I am looking forward to the exercise & the sunshine!!

Hang in there Goldie & jaynee & anyone else..!! We're in this together!! Trailing after KK!! Re the lettuce!! Love it & eat heaps!! Hmmm wonder where lettuce particularly romaine (or cos = same thing) fits in that list??!!

Will post more details re my progress later...after work Must go pack my bag...


What a challenge Possum!  10 miles at 20 minute miles is a two hour walk!



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Ok so I need to average 20 minutes to a mile? Cheers...
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Quoted Text
If you have access to a pool or place to swim (hello, Pacific ocean ALERT!), maybe that would be an option for cross-training?


Me in a bathing suit at a pool?  Let's wait a year on that okay? L O L!


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Ok so I need to average 20 minutes to a mile? Cheers...


Um, no. I think I calculated that wrong.

To walk 10 miles in 2 hours, you have to walk faster than that.  15 minute miles would get you 8 miles toward work.



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Me in a bathing suit at a pool?  Let's wait a year on that okay? L O L!

Hey, maaaaan:  if ya got it, flaunt it!  Let it all hang out, KK!  Cue Albie in "La Cage au Folles":  I am what I am!

I might be swimming on Thanksgiving, as I'm going to be at a house with a pool and was told, bring a suit.  Come to think of it, I'd better get a suit.  Thank God for Amazon, although I have NO IDEA what size swim suit I now wear, or even what swimsuit sizing is.  ANYWAY:  don't you worry about looking perfect, it's all about health.  Get out there with your radiant, grain-free self and plunge into that Pacific, out and proud!



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I am about to go do a 5km (over 10 miles *eeek*) walk to work... Husband just took the car to get it serviced & I had the choice of leaving at 7.30 in the morning which would mean racing round & then hanging around once there for over 2 hrs as I don't start till 11am... Or walking - I am allowing 2 hrs (hopefully enough time) so will head off in half an hr...  It's an absolutely glorious day already so I am looking forward to the exercise & the sunshine!!

The above calculation is wrong... Answer: 5 km = 3.10685 mi.    

This should be pretty easy in 2 hours...   


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The above calculation is wrong... Answer: 5 km = 3.10685 mi.    

This should be pretty easy in 2 hours...   


Whew!  That's good news for Possum!  


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I might be swimming on Thanksgiving, as I'm going to be at a house with a pool and was told, bring a suit.  Come to think of it, I'd better get a suit.  Thank God for Amazon, although I have NO IDEA what size swim suit I now wear, or even what swimsuit sizing is.  



I haven't worn a bathing suit in ages; I wear swimming shorts and a spandex-y full coverage workout top (sleeveless) (no midsection showing on this girl).


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Congratulations on the fat loss, KK (I'm supposing that's what it is since you have been walking regularly). Can you see a difference in the way your clothes fit?

I groomed the dog from h*** today. She didn't like any part of the grooming process, except the part where she got to go home!


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Congratulations on the fat loss, KK (I'm supposing that's what it is since you have been walking regularly). Can you see a difference in the way your clothes fit?

I groomed the dog from h*** today. She didn't like any part of the grooming process, except the part where she got to go home!


Was it a big doggie Drea?

Clothes are a little looser.  I am "almost" into a smaller size of a different brand that what I'm wearing now. Once I get over this sewing hump of difficult orders, I might add some light weights in the afternoon/early evening to step up my game.


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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!!
I really like my dance workout, NIA!!! It's a blast. An hour of dancing that's energetic but not intense.
Tonite we had lamb chops with big salad, artichokes and hannah sweet potatoes.mmmmm.
I spent the day pricing my artwork for a big show, boy its hard to do...how to put a price on art!
the show starts fri. and ends sun. I will be super busy till after that.
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Sometimes the small dogs are harder than the big ones (Ella, the Poodle/Bischon mix was today's hassle) because they are so light they can pick up both feet to thwart any foot work like scissoring, clipping, or toe nails. Poor thing; you should have heard me screaming my frustration. Her human was happy, though.

Another day without sugar or wheat. I didn't eat a real meal until dinner , but it hit the spot, and I was done eating before 7:30pm.

While I love that it gets light earlier, I don't love that it gets dark earlier. And neither do the dogs in the kennel.


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The above calculation is wrong... Answer: 5 km = 3.10685 mi.    

This should be pretty easy in 2 hours...   
Ooops of course it's wrong - I got the conversion completely round the wrong way It was a wonderful walk - did it in 3/4 hr & then wandered round the shops for the other hour before work...Am looking to do it regularly now!!
Who would believe, we have lived in this house for just over 7 years & have never done that walk (mostly 'cos I thought it was heaps longer )

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Ooops of course it's wrong - I got the conversion completely round the wrong way It was a wonderful walk - did it in 3/4 hr & then wandered round the shops for the other hour before work...Am looking to do it regularly now!!
Who would believe, we have lived in this house for just over 7 years & have never done that walk (mostly 'cos I thought it was heaps longer )


Walking around your neighborhood is cheap.  All you need are good shoes and a desire to get fit.


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You seen our neighbourhood? It's up hill & down dale all the way - worse on the way back & more often blowing a gale, than not... That is another reason we don't walk as often as we should!! But things are gonna change!! Today was a perfect day (rare in Wellington, but they do happen )
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You seen our neighbourhood? It's up hill & down dale all the way - worse on the way back & more often blowing a gale, than not... That is another reason we don't walk as often as we should!! But things are gonna change!! Today was a perfect day (rare in Wellington, but they do happen )
The hills usually make for a more delightful scenery...  Wind can be annoying initially, but you get used to it if you're out in it often...  My mom always said, "Well, you'll get all of the stink blown off today..."  Of course, for me, she always added, "You better put some rocks in your pocket."  
I guess she didn't think I had enough in my head...   



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The hills usually make for a more delightful scenery...  Wind can be annoying initially, but you get used to it if you're out in it often...  My mom always said, "Well, you'll get all of the stink blown off today..."  Of course, for me, she always added, "You better put some rocks in your pocket."  
I guess she didn't think I had enough in my head...   

Yeah the hills do indeed mean we have fantastic views!! & There isn't any pollution in Wellington either!! Hmm somehow I never have got used to it though & absolutely loved having no wind to muck up my hair, while in LA...

Also LA gave me a chance to wear dresses, skirts etc that I would never dare wear in Wellington I made the mistake once (only once ) of wearing a wrap around skirt one windy day here...Well suffice to say, it was a traffic stopper, when trying to cross a road while carrying something (which meant I had no hands free)

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Ha ha! what an image, Possum!
We've had houseguests and folks around a lot this last week, making it a challenge to focus on my own foods, but I've done fine. I'm trying to make it a lifestyle, so that in planning a large dinner it just comes naturally to use the right foods. Sure one night I made rice...I just didn't eat it.
So, what'll it be tonite?  .......meatloaf? mmm. yup.
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KK here, Day 61 grain free.  Can I make it 365 days?  That will be my goal.  365 and beyond!

Breakfast was leftover turkey patty, a few bites of portabello mushrooms and a stir fry concoction of taro and white onion.  The taro tasted like a french fry!  I loved it.


ETA:  Funny wrap skirt story Possum!


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KK here, Day 61 grain free.  Can I make it 365 days?  That will be my goal.  365 and beyond!

Sounds like a paraphrase from Buzz Lightyear with a twist...

Great job in maintaining your grain-free for weight loss campaign...


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If I remember correctly, I'm 19 days sugar and wheat free! My goal is 30 days, then one day at a time after that.


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You can do it! I'm up to 70 da., with 2 minor slip-ups and they don't count cuz they didn't derail me!
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Way to go jayneeo! That's a great testimony to how well you are doing if you can have two minor mis-steps and keep on trucking.

And thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm really glad I don't have any chocolate available to me because I'm craving a piece of dark chocolate right now. Funny, I haven't had any cravings for a couple of days.


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I'm really glad I don't have any chocolate available to me because I'm craving a piece of dark chocolate right now. Funny, I haven't had any cravings for a couple of days.
Could it be hormonal? Or low magnesium? Or both?

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Drea, are you avoiding blackstrap molasses at this time?  A tsp of that satisfies a similiar taste need for me.  There's a certain strong bite that reminds me of good coffee or good chocolate.



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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.


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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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