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I just made the discovery that ascorbic acid is also often made from corn. *shakes head*. How exactly is corn a good source of Vitamin C?


I know! I just found that interesting tid bit of info out the other day too. Insanity. Good thing I can kinda process corn. I just haven't eaten it in 7 years now. On purpose anyways. Who knows what other names it is hiding behind.  


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I'm sure I read somewhere recently too, that nearly all ascorbic acid is made in China...a good enough reason on its own to avoid it, without it being derived from corn   
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It makes me so mad! Why companies insist on adding corn to everything! I must be more diligent in my label reading from now on. I rarely buy apple sauce to begin with (I prefer whole apples), but it was on sale. That'll learn me!

I went into Santa Fe very early to get Tucker to the orthopedic surgeon (I'm looking into fixing his wrist, finally!), so no time for brekkie. I did eat some almonds I keep in the car, then some fresh black berries and fresh blueberries I bought at Sam's Club. I bought a small dish of kale/avocado salad from WF, and at most of a package of Lundberg Tamari and Seaweed rice cakes. Sigh. It's never a good thing to go into town without packing something healthy or eating first. At least I maintained my no sugar, no wheat rule.


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at least there's a WF! can always get something...
I made 50 cupcakes and a cake for granddaughter's birthday yesterday and didn't take a crumb!! Yay! (put away a good bit of wine, though!)
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I made 50 cupcakes and a cake for granddaughter's birthday yesterday and didn't take a crumb!! Yay! (put away a good bit of wine, though!)


Good going, Jayneeo!


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Another good day food-wise: oat bran with rice protein powder, golden raisins, cinnamon, and pecans for breakfast, with coffee and soy milk. Organic kale and baby greens salad with celery, daikon radish, red onion, mushrooms, feta, avocado, walnut oil, ume vinegar, and fresh garlic. Yum! And totally satisfying, though I just realized no beans on this one (didn't notice until I typed this up). Ah well, something for dinner.


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at least there's a WF! can always get something...
I made 50 cupcakes and a cake for granddaughter's birthday yesterday and didn't take a crumb!! Yay! (put away a good bit of wine, though!)




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It's been a while since I had a job where I took my meals, so I had forgotten about doing it here (the kennel is literally across the yard - about 150 feet, but if I'm the only staff at the kennel, I don't feel that I can close up to go fix a meal).

Yesterday, I took a pyrex bowl with a lid filled with the oat bran/rice protein mixture I've been having for breakfast the last couple of days. All I have to do is heat up some water (that's the way I prepare it), and voila!...breakfast. I amaze myself.


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An interesting thing happened today (it's not happened before): after my yummy lunch of kale, baby spring mix, avocado, red onion, cannellini beans, feta, celery, daikon radish, walnut oil, ume vinegar, fresh garlic, I was hungry within a few hours. So I ate a Lara Bar: peanuts, dates, salt. I was still hungry so I ate another Lara Bar: dates, almonds, pecans, ginger, cinnamon, cloves.

I'm still hungry so I'm off to make some brown rice pasta with sauteed greens, and fresh ginger root.

The good news is that I slept like a baby last night and got more than 8 hours.


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I could be happy eating that way, Drea .....except that I'm an O....
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Jayneeo, how are you doing with the grain-free? I haven't seen anyone post on that thread for some time. You and KimonoKat are my inspiration!


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Since I eat breakfast at least six days a week, and because I really enjoy eating the open-faced fried egg sandwich with two eggs, I've decided to have oat bran with rice protein powder three days a week and the fried egg sandwich three days a week. That way I won't go over my SWAMI portions for eggs or grains per week. Yay! A compromise!


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great idea, Drea.
I guess we let the old thread die off....but I'm definitely grainfree! I aspire to sugarfree and dairyfree as well, but last night DH toasted some pecans in a pan with garlic,etc. plus a bit of br. sugar....well it was too good to complain about the sugar as I ate a handful, also it was a small bit of sugar.
I am also eggfree for the last few wks to see if I can cure my eczema.....its getting a little better, but I think its more the cheese-freeness....so ....yeah, I'm pretty paleo.
I guess I love your thread cuz you are trying similar stuff, so you go, girl!
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Weigh Day

I was a little disappointed yesterday when I weighed myself (normally I'm not a scale person, more of a "how do my clothes fit" person, but I decided to use the weight as a measurement this go-round as well). After being wheat-free/sugar-free for a 13 days, I'd only lost 0.4 pounds. But my clothes are fitting better and I do feel better, and that's more important to me at this point. I'm still 10 pounds heavier than I'd like to be, but it'll come off eventually; especially if I stay "free".


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Since I was able to span more than 80 days on the last go-round, my short-term goal is 90 days this time.


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you can do it! (good goal.)
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Now I'm back in the rhythm; the test will be tomorrow when I go into Santa Fe on errands. I'll have a good breakfast before I leave the house, and keep in mind the two weeks that I "lost" getting myself back on track from the last slip-up.


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Good job...keep the rhythm, Drea!
It took 60-90 days of being truly compliant for me to see ANY weight loss. Then it came off, slowly, without trying at all! I didn't need to lose much but it just kept going about a pound a week! It has leveled off now, I think because my body has "adjusted" itself to where it should be.
Mind you, I never changed the exercise or diet that whole time...just kept to the teacher way of eating and working out!


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ah, cajun, you're doing something right! good wrk.
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While I was at the store contemplating buying a bag of rice cakes, I looked at the ingredients in the Lundberg Tamari and Seeweed cakes (brown rice syrup! No wonder I ate the whole bag!).

I was fairly good today foodwise. Phew!


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Those ingredients will get you every time (you don't read them)...  I like the lightly salted ones from Lundberg...


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I only had one cup of coffee with soy milk this morning, then got to work on 5 dogs. By the time I realized I was hungry, it was already 4:30pm! And I didn't get to eat anything until 6pm. I made a salad with kale, baby spring mix, celery, black beans, avocado, feta, cauliflower, red onion, evoo, ume vinegar, and fresh garlic. All bennies or better (with the exception of the neutral ume vinegar). I'm also having some diluted tart cherry juice.


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I usually buy Nancy's organic plain kefir, which only contains milk and cultures, but the other day when I was at TJ's, I picked up their brand of plain kefir. I didn't notice until I got home that one of the ingredients is inulin. I googled inulin and found that it is used as a binder, and is most often made from chicory extract. Chicory is a bennie for me, but I'm still considering inulin to be a neutral until I know otherwise.

Has anyone heard otherwise regarding inulin?

The other thing I noticed the other day is that since I've been eating so much kale as salad greens, I've lost my liking for baby spring lettuce leaves. They taste so bland compared to the wonderful richness of kale leaves. Of course, I still love romaine; it's the sweetness.


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I only had one cup of coffee with soy milk this morning, then got to work on 5 dogs. By the time I realized I was hungry, it was already 4:30pm! And I didn't get to eat anything until 6pm.
It looks like you are making great food choices.

I don't know how you As do this...  My body drives me nuts when I don't eat on time (+ or - and hour or two)...  My wife asks me - "Why are you so obsessed with food?  I don't know, but it seems normal to eat three meals a day rather than 1 or 2.


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