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  • #31
    DH still doesn't quite get that we are really not spending more on food. His argument is that we are eating way more eggs (true) and way more vegetables (also true). We are not, however, buying snack crackers, cookies, ice cream, etc. Less fruit purchased, a little veggie goes a long way and I can buy a couple of dozen eggs with what one snack cracker used to cost!


    Totally awesome dinner last night.

    tilapia pan seared in coconut oil
    organic baby spinach sauteed in ghee with fresh parmesan
    cottage cheese with diced heirloom tomatoes

    If you ever want to really feel spoiled with your meals, use some fancy words to describe what you are eating. I could have told you I had fried fish, spinach and cottage cheese with tomato. Loses something, doesn't it?

    Tonight I am going to a seminar on mountain hiking with your dog. DH gets to fend for himself and I am going to eat a really big lunch so I won't miss having dinner.

    Today's breakfast? SURPRISE!! Yet another scramble! Turkey breakfast sausage, red peppers, spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and chinese cabbage
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • #32
      We have been surprised how we are still spending the same amount of money every week on good food and not buying any processed crap. Of course I am primal, she isn't, but that's her choice. If she wants her carbs she buys them and doesn't leave them where I can find them. And I don't go looking for them.
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      • #33
        Hey, Anthony! Good to see you!

        Great seminar last night. I took the dogs on an RPR for a couple of hours in the morning and wore them out, maybe too much! Deuce the Wonder Dog slept through the seminar!

        Yesterday was kind of crazy food wise. Great scramble for breakfast but between the RPR and hand mowing the lawn when we got back I had no time to eat lunch so about 4pm I ended up eating the trail mix and jerky that were in my pack. Filled me up and I am still not hungry!

        My BIL gave me a dozen of the best eggs yesterday. His chickens are in high production mode and he has way more eggs than he'll use. He did show an interest in the way I've been eating so I sent him a link to MDA. He can do the reading and research and decide if it is something he'd like to try. He is a great cook with a wonderful, high production veggie garden so if he could find alternates for the grains he currently uses I know he would do well!

        Today is all about the mowing. Riding mower is out of comission so I'll be hand mowing an acre of really tall grasses and weeds. It has been so cool and wet here that the opportunities for dry mowing haven't been there so everything just keeps growing. TONS of exercise for me today!
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        • #34
          Totally awesome dinner last night! Grilled chicken caeser salad is so tasty, especially when you haven't overcooked the meat.

          Today we are driving two hours to spend the day with friends we haven't seen in a while. I told the wife about MDA as she really wants to lose weight, has gone to WW repeatedly and keeps losing and gaining the same thirty pounds over and over. This will be the first time i have seen her after starting this WOE and I am curious to see if there is enough of a difference that it will be noticed. She has promised us a Primal dinner! They live on 20 acres, so we won't be just sitting around a table all day. Lots of playing with her dogs/my dogs and the horses!
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • #35
            I am so not inspired when it comes to making dinner tonight. I am going to cook swiss chard and spinach in bacon fat and sprinkle it with parmesan cheese, but beyond that I am stuck. Probably would be better with something other than bratwurst. It won't help for tonight, but I had best start raiding the freezer so I don't end up in this position again.

            Okay breakfast today. I'll need to make a fantastic breakfast tomorrow to make up for it.
            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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            • #36
              Took the easy way out on dinner last night and had baked beans with bratwurst. Delicious going down but what a gutbomb! I really do not like this puffy, bloated feeling.
              Breakfast this morning was another one of my oh so famous scrambles. Shallots, red pepper, swiss chard, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs and sharp cheddar. Oh, yum!!!
              Tonight's dinner will be a bigass pork chop with acorn squash and the above-mentioned spinach. IF we have any room after that strawberry shortcake!

              Today's exercise has been pushing a lawn mower and dragging a hose. For my mental well-being there will be an RPR this afternoon. It is just way too easy to sit on the couch and talk myself out of it. It is cloudy, cool and perfect for romping around for HOURS!

              Family reunion this weekend. Let's see if anyone notices my belly is gone. My friend didn't.
              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • #37
                Really good RPR today. I just had one weird thing happen, though. Partway through it, I just HAD TO sit down right in the middle of the trail. That has never happened before and we hadn't done anything strenuous enough to cause it. I did just start taking some antibiotics for a sinus infection. Maybe that had something to do with it? The good thing that came out because of it? When I sat down both dogs came over to me. They were tired so I asked them to sit so they could rest. Deuce the Wonder Dog flat out refused multiple times. It wasn't until he was pressed up as tight as he could get against me that it dawned on me that he was guarding me. Lots of atta boys for him after that!

                Dinner is calling and I must go.......
                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • #38
                  For several years I ate smaller and smaller portions for meals. Eat less, weigh less. At least that is what CW would have you believe. I am no longer doing that and DH says it is really strange to see me eating a normal amount of food. In my head I am still struggling with "I should not be eating this much" but if I don't, there is no way I'll get enough protein. My body needs fuel. I am an active person and don't want to flatline on energy on the top of a mountain!
                  Being tall I have the "advantage (?)" of being able to carry more weight than I should and still look good. It really bugs me when I'm told that I don't need to lose weight. Honey, you should see what is hiding under my clothes! If you can grab a double handful or more on your belly, YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT!!! No longer can I grab a double handful, but those fat pads on my hips are still there. Once those start diminishing I'll know I'm getting somewhere.

                  The @$%&%$ tumors are back. GRRRR. Three months of a medicine with really nasty side effects to shrink them and it is a hysterectomy for me. Watch me lose all the forward progress. My hope is that with being primal side effects will be less and recovery will be quicker.
                  Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                  • #39
                    Typical farmstand purchase before PB
                    potatoes
                    6 apples
                    4 bananas
                    3 oranges
                    1# grapes
                    onions

                    Heavy to fruit. Vegetables? Once or twice a week shopping

                    Farmstand purchase after PB

                    Shallots
                    Spring onions
                    tomatoes
                    chinese cabbage
                    swiss chard
                    mushrooms
                    carrots
                    eggplant
                    peppers
                    2 apples

                    Fruit? What fruit? Three times a week shopping

                    Oh, they know me there. They know me, they know my dogs, they know my buying habits. It pays off.

                    Great butcher shop right next door!
                    Last edited by honeybuns; 07-27-2011, 10:41 AM. Reason: clarification
                    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                    • #40
                      The @$%&%$ tumors are back. GRRRR. Three months of a medicine with really nasty side effects to shrink them and it is a hysterectomy for me. Watch me lose all the forward progress. My hope is that with being primal side effects will be less and recovery will be quicker.
                      Yikes, good luck with that! I bet the improvements you've made in your diet will definitely help you recover more quickly
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                      • #41
                        Fingers are crossed! I'm too stubborn to let anything keep me down for long. When I had a broken arm I was still carrying 60 pound bags of concrete. DH forgot it was broken because I didn't milk it. My sis thought should have taken full advantage of the situation. Maybe this time I should.

                        Family reunion this weekend. Wearing the clothes that show how much skinnier I feel, taking primal food so there is something for me to eat. Side note to anyone going to a potluck gathering. Get something from the deli section rather than bags and bags of potato chips. It does not take any longer!
                        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                        • #42
                          Yesterday was the family reunion for my father's side of the family. The food choices were really not that bad. Lots of fruit, not too many bad choices but not enough good ones. The family reunion for my mother's side of the family is this next weekend and I'll be sure that I bring THE GOOD STUFF.

                          Positive things from yesterday? My cousin noticed my absence of belly fat and is going Primal. My sister, when she found out that protein equals energy, decided that she is going Primal. My nephew, who managed to avoid the Freshman 15 with lots of lifting, has been researching on MDA and is developing a plan to utilize Primal!! Way to go, team!

                          I caught all kinds of grief from another cousin when he found out I still climb trees. He had no good answer as to why when a woman my age (52) is rock climbing or mountain climbing everyone says good for her, but me climbing trees is considered strange. Well, I'm not stopping any time soon!
                          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                          • #43
                            Random thoughts.

                            Posture makes a huge difference in self esteem. When I'm standing tall and walking proud I look and feel great. When I am not paying attention and I'm slumping my mental state tends to the negative and my body looks like I haven't tried to improve anything.
                            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                              I caught all kinds of grief from another cousin when he found out I still climb trees. He had no good answer as to why when a woman my age (52) is rock climbing or mountain climbing everyone says good for her, but me climbing trees is considered strange. Well, I'm not stopping any time soon!
                              you are my hero! Im 41 but want to get to the rock climbing stage someday
                              Karin


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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                                Random thoughts.

                                Posture makes a huge difference in self esteem. When I'm standing tall and walking proud I look and feel great. When I am not paying attention and I'm slumping my mental state tends to the negative and my body looks like I haven't tried to improve anything.
                                +1
                                Karin


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