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  • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
    Santa Barbara is a city FULL of really beautiful people. If I went to the mid-west, I'd be one of the prettiest people there, but here in Santa Barbara I'm one of the ugliest ones for sure.
    Hey!! You calling me ugly?!?!


    (Don't know squat about running - I don't do it except for fun stuff like squirt gun fights. Re The Ughs - I get them occasionally, and they will go away. Every once in a while I will look into the big bathroom mirror and just groan... prematurely white hair, tits heading south after breastfeeding four, weight to lose, a new cavity, and some odd wiry chin hair just to make me feel even more special... the cure for me is not to look into the mirror for a couple of days - by then I usually feel better about myself. And dark choc helps. And a movie night - something really, really not-intellectual like a Schwarzenegger flick or something.)
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • Haha. Yeah, Terminator movies are always fun.

      The boyfriend was teasing me about the odd bits again and mentioned ears. I said they sell ears at the market and there's a recipe for ears in my cookbook. He looked really horrified I might serve him ears. Instead, I bought head cheese at the meat market which has ears in it. It's sort of crunchy. Tastes good to me, but I don't think I could eat a whole plate of ears. A little bit of them in head cheese is plenty. The head cheese was sliced like lunch meat but it looks like they also sell a head cheese loaf.
      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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      • Well, I have way too much food now. I just went to the farmer's market. Including leftovers still in the fridge, I have so much food I think I should stay away from grocery stores for two weeks. This is what my low carb looks like:

        Swiss chard
        Beet Greens
        Beets
        Carrots
        Lettuce
        Cauliflower
        Onions
        Cilantro
        Several yellow and red bell peppers
        Heirloom tomatoes
        Zucchini
        Eggplant
        Sapote
        Figs
        Lamb chops
        Grassfed liver
        Chicken liver, several containers
        Pesto and liver pate, homemade, lots of containers
        Soup bones
        Marrow bones
        Head cheese
        One cooked steak
        Pork belly

        I also have various cheeses, condiments, butter, nuts, canned squid in ink, sardines in olive oil and those random things in the fridge and cupboards that never go away.

        Hopefully my boyfriend will buy some chicken breasts and salmon. I will eat the salmon with pleasure and if he serves the breasts I will eat them because he's a good cook, but I like to cook myself a steak or chop and him a breast and enjoy my red meats without a side-order of grumbling.
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • Here in Santa Barbara where avocados roll down the streets, I was sitting in my back yard and a giant avocado almost hit me in the head. So now avocados are falling from the sky. It cracked open when it fell. It appeared to already be ripe. That is very strange because they do not ripen while on the tree. I used it to make mashed cauliflower, having once seen a picture of mashed cauliflower that added avocado. It was pretty good. I also added bone marrow fat, but probably could have done without. I made baba ganoush, too and baked some salmon with pesto on top. All that was dinner.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • I'm sooo jealous and your dinner, nom! I haven't tried mashed cauliflower yet...I usually eat it raw but now I'm wondering if I'd get more nutrients if I cooked it. From what's being posted around here quite a few of us are squirreling away food for winter!
            A Woman's Place Is In The Revolution.

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            • The cauliflower and avocado was so fatty I had trouble sleeping. I was too full and ate too much too quickly.

              This morning I had some coffee with butter and set off to lead the Sierra Club Hike. Today's hike was a very strenuous one in the hot sun with lots of elevation gain. Beta-blocker Bob of course struggled up the mountain. He has that profound brain fog of someone on statins. I had to wait to make sure he wouldn't get lost. He can't find his way out of a paper bag. Rescue Mission Eric had heard that fasting would cleanse your soul. Oh great. So he had no real food and hardly any water. He's normally quite the strapping hard working type, the kind who can pick broccoli with the farm laborers. He struggled in the heat and looked like he might puke. We all had to give him water to keep him going. I informed him that people who fast and don't drink water sit all day and meditate. They don't hike up big mountains in the hot sun. He informed me that Russia had robots that look like real people. Such is the life of the Sierra Club hike leader.

              Meanwhile in my own bubble trying to ignore speedy Barbara nipping at my heels, I hiked with full strength to the summit where I had a cold steak for breakfast plus some macadamias and coconut butter. Then during the long descent which only got hotter as the day went on, with puffs of hot radiant heat coming off the trail pushing the immediate local temps to around 95 or so, I just felt stronger and stronger. We had to stop frequently in the shade to rehydrate Eric and rest Beta-blocker Bob. I could feel that my Maffetone training has made the hiking and even the heat and semi-fasting that I did easier. I could have kept going for many more hours. But I was glad to finish the hike and say good-bye to everyone.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • Hey SB. Onalark and i are considering going in on a cow together sometime around November.

                Eden Tropics

                This place is in Temecula about halfway between SD and LA and they have great prices. $2/lb for all grass fed and finished, totally organic plus halal butchering. And they let you have all the odd bits like the fat and organs.

                Would you be interested in getting in on this? They also do goat and lambs but only whole ones. (When I say whole I mean it is cut up and packaged, just that they only sell a whole one.) Let us know.

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                • I will pm you, PB.

                  In addition to grass-fed steak being an excellent protein bar for a strenuous hike, here's what I took for electrolytes:


                  Pour in hand, lick off hand, chase with copious water. One about 45 minutes before the hike. Another at lunch. Works well and you can get these free in many places.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                    Here in Santa Barbara where avocados roll down the streets, I was sitting in my back yard and a giant avocado almost hit me in the head. So now avocados are falling from the sky. It cracked open when it fell. It appeared to already be ripe. That is very strange because they do not ripen while on the tree. I used it to make mashed cauliflower, having once seen a picture of mashed cauliflower that added avocado. It was pretty good. I also added bone marrow fat, but probably could have done without. I made baba ganoush, too and baked some salmon with pesto on top. All that was dinner.
                    to the dinner
                    to using the green missile in your dinner
                    that I wasn't there to help you eat it all (sounds lovely)
                    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                    • My boyfriend was up all night. He complained earlier about not being able to get his sleeping pill prescription filled. In the middle of the night he all of a sudden drove away. I thought he was going in search of sleeping pills. I guess he had chest pains. Doctors said his heart is fine. Whatever is the source of the pain it's not his heart. It's probably my cooking. I gotta get to Trader Joe's and get a bunch of chicken and fish. Lamb and beef should be reserved for me.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • Heart healthy breakfast 1: Instant oatmeal with added oat bran and muscle milk powder.
                        Heart healthy breakfast 2: Big salad with carrots, tomatoes, beets, avocado, beef, oil and vinegar.

                        Which breakfast eater has an appointment with a cardiologist? Which one doesn't even have a cardiologist?
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • I bought a can of mackerel. I didn't know what to expect. Inside were 5 chunks of whole fish! I fried up some onions, mushrooms and zucchini in olive oil. Tossed in the mackerel. Added some Italian herbs an voila! I really like the mackerel. it's delicious!

                          I have been so hungry from all this running. I eat a big salad for breakfast and then nothing the rest of the day. By dinner I'm really super hungry.

                          Also, I noticed since I bought some head cheese, that I kinda like eating tendons and cartilage now.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • Ah, in France I used to eat canned mackerel in old-style mustard (the grainy kind). Yum.
                            However the "fromage de tete" aka the head cheese, I could never go past the name!!

                            Of course I'm now all curious about it. Aaah the things we learn as we get wiser
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                            Adopted the Primal lifestyle on: August 9 2012.
                            My sporadic journal entries are here.

                            Results to date: I've lost (gained?) one belt hole!

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                            • The head cheese is kind of rubbery and crunchy. I thought it would be soft. It's not bad at all.

                              I am down a pound or two. All this low-level aerobic exercise may be working. It certainly makes me feel good. I am also spending a portion of the day feeling pretty hungry so I imagine that is also part of it. But I think it's the exercise that's making me more hungry, not a reduction in food. Anyway, it looked to me like my love handles were a lot smaller so I weighed myself. Interesting what a difference such a small amount of weight makes. I was about 131.5. We have a dial scale so that's not the most accurate but it does the job.

                              I have lots of theories based on my personal experience about all this high impact, heavy weight stuff. I really don't think it's good. There's too much of a miracle weight loss cure ring to the idea that all you have to do is 15 minutes of exercise and you'll get super fit and trim. The miracle weight loss thing rings all over Mark's writings so it's not surprising. The diet is a miracle if you have metabolic syndrome, but once you get that metabolic weight off, you are left with a long slog toward ideal weight just like everybody else and you have to really diet then.

                              I believe strength training is important, however, it's not a miracle weight loss machine and doing it as much as Mark suggests might work for some people, but for others it might be too much of a stressor leading to puffiness, weight maintenance, chronic injury (always being sore) and real injury. That was my experience after 9 months.

                              I am going to take only one strength training class a week after this little hiatus in exercise classes is over. And the only sprinting I will ever do is what comes naturally when I'm riding my bike to work and am running late. But I'll keep up the daily 1-2.5 hours per day or greater of low-level running and biking. Since hiking tends to raise my heart rate pretty high, that will be my anaerobic training. I know intuitively this is effective, healthy and the right thing to do.
                              Last edited by sbhikes; 09-27-2012, 06:56 AM.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                              • I'm sooo jealous that you get to hike everyday I used to hike everyday when I lived in S.Korea coz the mountains are so accessible, but here in Toronto there are no mountains

                                I'm with you on the low level aerobic exercise - I have been thinking this whole primal way as a miracle cure - I've been eating too much fat and doing too little exercise - of course my weight loss has stalled.

                                Awesome that you lost weight on the love handles!!! It's a really hard area to lose!
                                Start Weight: 63.6kg/140lbs
                                Goal Weight: 54kg/118lbs

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