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  • #16
    Wow, you are a long way from home Fonda
    I'm in Belgium myself (lived here all my life), home of beer, "French" fries (though we invented them, truly) and chocolate, and remarkably sour people in spite of all that, hehe
    Thanks for the articles!
    It's great you manage to say no to things that are right in front of you on your plate - that's being in the Zone
    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ---George Bernard Shaw
    When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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    • #17
      I was in Belgium this summer, Brugge to be exact. Loved it, I hope to go back again. My boyfriend was in heaven there - he is a specialty beer lover!

      I was shocked at the amounts of fries that I saw :P and the mayo that they were eaten with. (It was good though!) We drove to Brugge with friends from Amsterdam, was so nice. The drive reminded me alot of home (Oklahoma) since I was able to see so far - there are just to many mountains here to see far.

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      • #18
        International

        Wow, this forum is so international - love it!
        Starting weight: 225
        Current weight: 195
        Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
        Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
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        • #19
          Day 4 Whole30

          I made these egg muffins last night because I was getting abit tired of hard boiled eggs at breakfast. I don't eat breakfast at home in the mornings, I know I am not going to get up in time - so I just plan things I can eat on the way to work or at work. So I took ramkins, greased them up, lined with bacon, then a layer of spinach, and then 2 eggs. Baked 20 ish minutes at 200C and put in the fridge. This morning I just grabbed one, it was like holding a donut - as in easy to hold transportable on the go food. And it was super yummy!

          Normal Lunch, had tea with my lunch today. Did a new recipe at dinner. Was not the best but still tasty - think I might try something different with it next time. It was browned off pork chops, then put them into a casserole. Then gently/slightly sautéed 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 peach in some white wine vinegar. Put it all in the casserole and finished baking. Was tasty but abit to sour - think I over did the vinegar. We had it with baked parsnips cut in strips.

          I went swimming for 30 ish minutes too. Was talking to a friend, so I lost track of time. Was nice to swim with her, she always pushes me - which is good. Today we raced on a lap, she got the length in 35 seconds and me in 45. I was impressed I was so close to her, she is very very fit.

          Just checked in with my dad on skype, he had the carb flu this morning. But is says it seems to be gone now! yay! Also found out that my little sister is doing the whole 30 with us! I am OVER THE TOP HAPPY about this! She is 12, so to get her on this now is great!! She has been hearing dad and I talk about all this stuff for months. So when dad told her monday morning that he was starting the whole30 - she just confidently said 'good I am joining in too' - she has made it all week without any issues, she is a really smart girl. I sent them some books awhile back (1 being the Primal BP) and she has been doing her homework. Hard thing for her is she spends 1 week with my dad then the next with her mom. Her mom thinks we are all bat sh•t crazy - so that will be tough on her. I hope she finds a way to make it work. But I am over the top that she made a big choice and joined in Side Note: I was telling my dad I am buying Vibrams, and she heard and got mad because she was jealous and reallly wants a pair - I just love her!

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          • #20
            Day 4 Whole30

            I made these egg muffins last night because I was getting abit tired of hard boiled eggs at breakfast. I don't eat breakfast at home in the mornings, I know I am not going to get up in time - so I just plan things I can eat on the way to work or at work. So I took ramkins, greased them up, lined with bacon, then a layer of spinach, and then 2 eggs. Baked 20 ish minutes at 200C and put in the fridge. This morning I just grabbed one, it was like holding a donut - as in easy to hold transportable on the go food. And it was super yummy!

            Normal Lunch, had tea with my lunch today. Did a new recipe at dinner. Was not the best but still tasty - think I might try something different with it next time. It was browned off pork chops, then put them into a casserole. Then gently/slightly sautéed 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 peach in some white wine vinegar. Put it all in the casserole and finished baking. Was tasty but abit to sour - think I over did the vinegar. We had it with baked parsnips cut in strips.

            I went swimming for 30 ish minutes too. Was talking to a friend, so I lost track of time. Was nice to swim with her, she always pushes me - which is good. Today we raced on a lap, she got the length in 35 seconds and me in 45. I was impressed I was so close to her, she is very very fit.

            Just checked in with my dad on skype, he had the carb flu this morning. But is says it seems to be gone now! yay! Also found out that my little sister is doing the whole 30 with us! I am OVER THE TOP HAPPY about this! She is 12, so to get her on this now is great!! She has been hearing dad and I talk about all this stuff for months. So when dad told her monday morning that he was starting the whole30 - she just confidently said 'good I am joining in too' - she has made it all week without any issues, she is a really smart girl. I sent them some books awhile back (1 being the Primal BP) and she has been doing her homework. Hard thing for her is she spends 1 week with my dad then the next with her mom. Her mom thinks we are all bat sh•t crazy - so that will be tough on her. I hope she finds a way to make it work. But I am over the top that she made a big choice and joined in Side Note: I was telling my dad I am buying Vibrams, and she heard and got mad because she was jealous and reallly wants a pair - I just love her!

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            • #21
              You're so lucky to have such a supportive family! My family is in a funny cycle... They tell me that I'm looking really good, I tell them what I am doing, they tell me to go see a doctor because I'm "killing myself" then the next time I come over they ask all over again how/what I'm doing!

              On a side note I tried vibram five finger shoes myself and I had a hard time. Vibram and Newbalance do a shoe together though that are barefoot runners and I personally love them!
              SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
              Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
              Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
              Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
              Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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              • #22
                Yeah I am really thrilled they are on-board. Luckily they were really easy to convince, my boyfriend on the other hand not as easy. He is like ~60% primal, but he thinks that wheat/sugar is ok. I am hoping that in a few months he will see my great success with it and join in 100% (ok well even 80% :P).


                Day 5 Whole 30

                Slept 8 hours last night, fairly easy to get up - I was awake, just did not want to get out of bed on account of this ridiculous cold wave hitting Norway. It started snowing in the night and when I got up there was ~ 3 in / 7cm. That made my walk to town interesting. Then when I got of the bus (which normally is a 10 minute trip and was a 55 minute one today) there was at least 5 in / 13 cm of snow. Now we are at ~12 in / 30 cm. All the snow walking really was a good workout.

                Egg muffin for breakfast! Yummy! Normal Salad for lunch. (we normally have hard boiled eggs at work with lunch, but today the secretary made scrambled eggs since it was Friday - to be nice. But I did not even think about the fact that there was probably a splash of cream in them - ops! Ill remember next time!)

                Had 2 fresh dates and ~10 almonds when I got home. Then for dinner salmon curry.

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                • #23
                  Photos of the food I remembered to take pics of this week. Think Ill try to just post the photo when I review the day instead next week
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                  • #24
                    I also just read this article - The benefits of selenium in treating autoimmune thyroid conditions. - my thyroid is doing well, but anything I can do to help it gets me interested.

                    Few notes I took from the article:
                    • It is thought that selenium deficiency does not specifically cause illness by itself, but that it makes the body more susceptible to illnesses caused by other nutritional, biochemical or infectious stresses, due to its role in immune function. Adequate selenium nutrition supports efficient thyroid hormone synthesis and metabolism and protects the thyroid gland from damage from excessive iodine exposure.

                    • Selenium is essential for the conversion of T4 to T3. ... In cases of severe selenium deficiency, conversion of T4 to T3 may be impaired, leading to hypothyroid symptoms

                    • {Not to supplement it, because it can cause ill effects.} .. the best option for most people may be to include selenium-rich foods in the context of a healthy Paleo diet. Great sources of selenium include: brazil nuts, crimini mushrooms, cod, shrimp, tuna, halibut, salmon, scallops, chicken, eggs, shiitake mushrooms, lamb, and turkey. For those concerned with the high level of omega-6 fats in brazil nuts, it may be worth considering the fact that it only takes one or two brazil nuts per day to improve your selenium status and boost immune function.


                    Think I will pick up some brazil nuts, since I already eat most of the other things.

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                    • #25
                      PORK RINDS! Totally full of selenium. Just get good ones - I don't know what's available in a place like Norway, though. Salmon rinds? It's in a lot of animal skin products anyway.
                      Starting weight: 225
                      Current weight: 195
                      Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                      Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
                      My Primal Journey


                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

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                      • #26
                        There are pork rinds, but they are like pringles - fake :P I have made my own before though. Might have to give it a-go again. Pork rinds are so great, because you get them when you make lard - so it is like a 2-in-1!

                        Day 6 Whole 30

                        First half of the day was a very lazy day, it is -7 outside so we jut bummed around the house with a fire on. No food photos today.

                        Slept from around 2 am to 10.30 am. Would have slept longer but our neighbors are having lost of construction done on their house and it was just to noisy.

                        B: 1 egg, 5 pieces of bacon.

                        L/S: nada

                        We went to a friends for dinner, but it was not like a sit down dinner. So There was just a table of food and board games for 6 hours. My friends were over the top nice about making sure there were things I could eat So there was not really dinner, just 6 hours of grazing. Prob not the best for the leptin, but it was all good food.

                        D: hand full of raspberries. few slices of melon. 10 rounds/slices of this yummy dried pork&lamb sausage thing (like a extra large pepperoni). 2 large piece of lettuce filled with avocado, pulled pork and some homemade salsa. Since everyone was drinking- I took 1 liter of mineral water, with a few hand fulls of mixed berries, slices of lemon, and a tiny splash of organic 100% orange juice. It was ok, wish i would have made it 1 day ahead so the flavors had time to mingle. Think I will try it with carbonated water next time.

                        Exercise: We walked to said friends, took 45 minutes in the cold and it was snowy on the ground. Walking in snow, even a little is so much harder than walking normally. There was just a few inches most places, because we stayed on the little paths that have been made.

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                        • #27
                          Day 6 Whole 30

                          Slept from 4 am to 10.30 am, then kinda slept until noon.

                          L: Leftover pulled pork, 1 avocado with one egg. Mint tea.
                          D: Wok. Broccoli, bell pepper, mushroom, fish sauce and pork strips.

                          After dinner while doing Norwegian Class homework - 1 pot of mint tea.

                          All the sugar from the fruit yesterday really made me sleepy, When I woke up this morning I felt abit strange. Sat on the couch kicking around the internet, then reading and fell asleep for 2 hours. Felt much better after that.

                          No exercise today, due to the snow and feeling abit blah I skipped out on swimming. Which worked out ok due to the mass amount of homework I had.

                          I find it interesting that I notice such a difference with lots of fruit - abit of a brain fog. Now I know (I really knew before not to eat much - ek!) to just have some and the not snack on it or have more ect.

                          Looking to be a busy week, school and work are both going to be busy the next few weeks it seems. So I am going to have to be organized and wise with my time. But I will still check in daily, that is for sure!

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                          • #28
                            Day 7 Whole 30

                            Slept from 11:30 - 7:10 - woke 5 minute before my alarm!

                            B: 1 cup pulled pork (leftover from party this weekend - so yummy, sad it is gone now)
                            L: Large Salad. I cut the tomatoes though - I never realized how carb heavy they are. I am going to avid them this month. No egg though, so I doubled my meat.
                            D: Salmon, sautéed mushrooms and zucchini (did end up eating the zucchini bc it was super sour), and a awesome salad I just made up (fennel, pomegranate, leek, cilantro, spinach, 2 dried apricots and pear all sliced really thin - then salt, pepper, lemon juice and evoo! )

                            Still traipsing through all this snow, a good 30 minutes + of it today. No proper exercise yet, planning to get my stationary cycle tonight while I read.
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                            • #29
                              I am so loving your food pictures! That salad looks totally mouthwatering. I'll have to come back to read all the things that are in it whenever I run out of inspiration
                              Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ---George Bernard Shaw
                              When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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                              • #30
                                I want to start doing the food picture journal thing too ... but my food is so good I just end up eating it before I remember! Not the worst diet, I guess .
                                By the way, are you on the leptin reset protocol yet? I know we've been researching it, but didn't know if you were on it consistently yet. I'm working up to it.
                                Starting weight: 225
                                Current weight: 195
                                Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                                Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
                                My Primal Journey


                                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

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