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  • Judg I finally watched "sugar, the bitter truth". I think it was you who recommended it.

    I always thought that gluten was the real bad guy, but for me, I think it is both. I am addicted to the fuctose in bread products, but i am just as apt to binge on candy and ice cream. Scary.

    How the heck do I save my kids from this stuff? (rhetorical question)
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • Yeah, it rather shook me too. And makes it so much easier to pass up on sweets. I try to have just tiny amounts when I do cheat, and well-buffered by other foods. This has virtually nothing to do with losing weight, and everything to do with avoiding diabetes, at least for me. When I started needing to carry granola bars in my purse to rescue me from sugar crashes, I knew I had a problem. And I was not even a junk food junkie - no pop, few cookies or baked goods, little candy... But fruit juices, muffins (home-made, whole grain, but still...), dried fruit in some abundance. I still have dried fruit on hand, although I'm much better with it now. I think it might be a good idea to move it to the basement though, to get it out of range of sudden impulse snacking.
      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
      - Lewis Mumford

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      • One last toss from the horse?

        Yesterday was better, but I still had a slip. This is getting old. NO more corn chips!!! No, I can't blame those corn chips anymore. I was making treats for Honey's work, and the kids (Eldest would like to decorate cookies with Girlfriend while she's here) and though I ate NO TREATS, I fell face first into a sandwich! What's up with that? I didn't even enjoy it.

        I think part of it is that Honey came home from work and made himself one of his World Famous Egg Sandwiches. He has this habit of coming home, grazing like mad, and then eating the dinner I prepare. Usually, I understand- that's just his eating pattern. He doesn't eat breakfast, and has just a protein shake for lunch. Almost like the Warrior Diet. But sometimes it gets on my nerves, that he just can't wait for me to give him the healthy dinner I am making.

        So, yesterday I was in the middle of baking cookies when he got home and went into sandwich preparation. It irked me. Middlest, Eldest, and Girlfriend were going to be gone for dinner, Littlest as usual, was showing little interest in food, and here he was, making himself what amounts to a full dinner before I can even think about getting the 'real' dinner on the table. I decided well, humph, let that BE his dinner, then, and didn't make anything else.

        But then later fixed myself a sandwich out of what? Pique? Revenge at him? Revenge at me? Who knows!

        At least the earlier part of the day was good. And I will try again.

        Here are the details:

        Up at 6:00
        Weight:207.5

        8:30 quiche
        1 wedge grapefruit

        12:30 large beef patty with
        chipotle cheddar sauce
        1/2 avocado
        glazed walnuts (12gC)

        3:00 1 bratwurst
        2C greens gratin

        8:00 sandwich with
        ham, cheddar, pickle

        10:30 banana

        Water:8 glasses
        Walking:30"

        Bed at 11:00

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        • OMG. I can't tell you how many times I have eaten to get revenge on or show anger at my husband. It is so useless. Yelling is better.
          Last edited by Pebbles67; 12-18-2012, 09:16 AM.
          Primal since 9/24/2010
          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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          MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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          • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
            OMG. I can't tell you how many times I have eaten to get revenge on or show anger my husband. It is so useless. Yelling is better.
            I think we women all do this. Sadly, I bet most times they don't even notice or if they do notice, don't realize it's a pointless attempt to seek revenge on them - b/c really? how does it hurt them or get them back? It doesn't. It hurts us... but, I do it too. I think all women do.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Just tried eggs and greens, cooked Shakshuka-style. Delicious!

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              • Getting upset with DH takes my appetite, so I yell.
                He puts his hand up and says, no strife, no strife.

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                • I can't remember ever eating to get back at my husband. On the other hand, when I was furious about much of anything, I would find myself at the fridge, grabbing for something. Probably looking for some emotional comfort. I think I get furious much less often now, because I can't remember doing that for a long time. And I've found better outlets too.

                  Sabine, does your husband even know that it bothers you? Or why? Do you know why it bothers you? That's where you're going to have to work this out, figuring out the roots of your irritation and deciding whether it is reasonable. If it is, then it needs to be discussed with your husband. If it isn't, you've got to find a way to short-circuit it, or at least redirect it.

                  I've redirected my fury, for example, into writing venting emails (in the word processor, so I can't just click to send it) and evaluating a day or two later whether they need to be sent, in a toned-down version. That, and prayer. Very emotional prayers, but God can take it. He's seen it all, and he knows what's going on in me anyway, so no need to sugar coat. It sure beats eating or screaming. I tell him what I'm mad about, why I'm mad about it, and ask for his wisdom and love to handle it well. Sometimes he has to listen to it a lot of times before it gets resolved in my own heart, mind you. Good thing he can take it...
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • I don't think I've ever eaten in anger or revenge. Depression? Sure. Self pity? You betcha. Never anger or revenge. If I'm in that kind of mood, food is the last thing on my mind.
                    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                    • I'm a stress eater. When I feel everyone but me is controlling my world I go to food - cuz only I can control that!! I controlled myself all the way up to 216 pounds! Dumb.........

                      Now that the main sources of stress no longer live in my house - I don't do that anymore.
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • By the skin of my teeth

                        I made it through just a regular 80% day (peanut butter), which feels like a victory. This in spite of cookie decorating going on, which IS a victory!

                        Up at 6:00
                        Weight:208.0

                        10:15 greens shakhuka-style
                        2 eggs
                        2 bratwurst

                        1:45 1/4C peanut butter

                        3:30 primal trail mix

                        6:30 spaghetti squash
                        meat marinara
                        parmesan

                        9:30 more primal trail mix

                        Walking: none
                        Water: 8 glasses

                        Bed at 10:30

                        I purposely went for the get-stuffed-with-trail-mix feeling to avoid looking around for something, anything, to eat. It worked. Granted, this is not an every day strategy, but to help me get back to eating the right foods for me, I'll take it.

                        News from the home front: Girlfriend is heading back home this morning. We had a really nice visit. Middlest received her second college acceptance, this time to one of her first choice schools. Yay! Reasonable beginning level scholarship offer. Minimal work has been done on the secret project. Need to get back on it.

                        Ridiculous amount of dishes on the sink this morning: lots of little bowls of tinted frosting, spreading knives, mixing bowls. Plus spaghetti dinner stuff: pot to boil water, two pans from sauces, microwave container from spaghetti squash, colander. Mercy!

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                        • Other stuff, just a lot of rambling, really

                          I'm about 2/3rds through 'Sugar:The Bitter Truth'. Having to watch it in chunks. It really is spelling out how bad it is for your body. Not just weight, which is what most of us think, but on so many levels. Sigh.

                          Did I mention that Chica is in heat? The whole dynamic between the three dogs is changing because of this. At first, she was confusing the others, but now they are starting to frisk together. Of course, they haven't got what she's looking for, but I'm thinking this might help them learn to play together in the long run. Right now there is a lot of yipping going on, as Chica urges them to DO SOMETHING.

                          I cannot find our Christmas album. I'm hoping it just got packed up with the Christmas items last year, and not put back with the albums, as it should have been. But I'm a little worried. Not worried enough to get everything down from the attic three days early, though, so I guess that tells me something.

                          Started knitting some mitts for my sister-in-law on Saturday. I haven't had a lot of solid time to work on them, but I'm still almost done with the first one. I think the fun of doing cables pulls you forward in the work. Girlfriend liked the Owl mitts I made for her.

                          We're expecting rain tonight, so Eldest and I are going to rig a rain fly over the tent this afternoon. It is NOT waterproof, as we discovered a few days ago. He spent a couple nights inside, but it is much easier on his allergies when he can get away from the dogs for a solid 9-hour chunk. The pills are helping a little.

                          All pots and pans are done- now working on the frosting bowls. Amazing how hard royal icing can get. I was trying to get most of it off, and into the trash, rather than dissolving it and sending it down the drain, and I left it too late. No wonder gingerbread houses are so sturdy!

                          Thinking of making some inspiration cards at the beginning of the year, with quotes and poetry along with pictures from magazines. I have one with the poem, 'Invictus' on my fridge, which stirs my spirit every time I look at it. Very simple, just clips of poppies, hands clapping, and stone villages, but very satisfying to make and to look at. I'd like to have a little deck of them, to look through when I have the urge.

                          Last night we watched 'Twelve Angry Men'. I had never seen it before. Good reason for it to be a classic. What an amazing ending, with the last hold-out collapsed on his arms as he gives his vote. I liked that until the VERY end, you know none of their names. And even the two men introducing themselves, is just a prelude to a farewell, not the beginning of a relationship. Their purpose is done.

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                          • Finances and food, the biggest irritations of any relationship.
                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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                            • I agree, terrific movie. So powerful.

                              These owl mitts, they sound great! Maybe I should pick up knitting needles again?

                              Gotta see that film. I KNOW sugar is bad for me. The worst! Seriously, it's like crack for me. (Am going to eat some cauliflower and forget about sugar.)
                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                              • Just the facts, ma'am

                                Yesterday:

                                Up at 6:00
                                Weight:208.0

                                12:30 smoked pork tenderloin
                                1C greens gratin
                                1/2C sweet and sour red cabbage
                                1 small potato with
                                butter
                                2oz cheddar
                                1 grapefruit

                                2:30 1C vanilla cream

                                4:30 salami
                                puffin with butter
                                1 banana

                                Walking: 70"
                                Water: 9 glasses

                                Bed at 10:30

                                More aggravation with the secret project. It drove me to the banana. I have got to develop a better habit for stress.

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