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  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    I do like the roasted curried cauliflower recipe. I will have to try it! I found a roasted cauliflower recipe online one day that coated the cauli in olive oil and some garlic, roast, add fresh spices, roast again, then add shredded parmesan. It was good. Plan to make it again.
    Ah, nice to have several options. Thanks.
    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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    • Everything is always my fault:-):-):-)

      Originally posted by Sabine View Post
      Jenn- Lopisheep started it!

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      • German notes

        I am the daughter of immigrants, who came to America via Canada. I was conceived in Winnipeg, but born in San Francisco, a city my father fell in love with during his time as a sailor. It was walking through the streets of San Francisco that decided him to emigrate to America.

        German was my first language, though I learned English just a little bit afterwards. When I went to kindergarten, however, I was teased for not speaking English 'properly'. I came home and informed my parents I was NEVER speaking German again.

        I did relent, and took German in high school. With typical teenage arrogance however, I assumed I knew it all, and didn't really pay attention. So, my grammar is at about the level of a five-year old.

        When my children are out of the house, I would like to go back to school and learn German, properly. Littlest takes German now, and I am following along with her a bit. I can carry a conversation, as long as you are not too fussy about about the right word endings and cases. My relatives graciously insist my German is better than their English, so I do get a little practice in speaking it, but I know I sound pretty pathetic. But I plod along. I can make myself understood, and that's enough for now.

        And if we're going to be singing:
        "In Hamburg sind die Naechte lang.
        Wird Rock-musik, und Jazz gesung.
        Hamburg ist mal wieder in!
        Wie gut das ich aus Hamburg bin!"

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        • Heartburn's silver lining

          When I was suffering from heartburn back in my SAD days, I got into the habit of no snacks after dinner. Laying down soon after eating was just not a good idea, and though I had years of habit against me, I managed to learn not to eat in the evenings. Stabbing pain is such a good motivator.

          It popped into my head this afternoon, that I no longer get up and wander into the kitchen, looking for a little something in the evenings. I just never think of it. Part of that is a lack of sugar cravings, but part, too, is I broke the habit. When I get antsy in the evening, I look around for something to do, not to chew.

          Thank you, Heartburn, for your part in this. You were not my most popular teacher, but your lessons have been invaluable.

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          • My mother's family were German immigrants from Prussia to Wisconsin in the 1860's. I would love to learn. There is a cousin in Germany who has done a lot of family history. I sometimes use a translation program to e mail him. I'm sure he gets a good laugh.
            Primal since 9/24/2010
            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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            • Supposedly, more Americans have German as part of their heritage than any other nationality. Those Germans get around.

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              • +1 German/Prussian mixed with Native American, Dutch and Welsh person here. I look most like the Germanic relatives though.

                Man, zwiebelkuchen, sounds really good.
                Starting weight: 225
                Current weight: 195
                Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
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                • My uncle lives in Germany. I had German for 4 years at school, but forgot most of it. That is, I can read and understand most of it, but can't speak. I never liked German as a language, I always liked French, Spanish and of course Italian a lot more.

                  About the crème brulée, I had a magnificent crème brulée at the Thai restaurant I went to with DH a few weeks ago: it was made with coconut cream and there was a little pineapple juice in it too. It was kind of primal, the only non-primal thing in it being the sugar. But it was so heavenly!
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                  Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                  Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                  • Originally posted by lopisheep View Post
                    Everything is always my fault:-):-):-)
                    Well, yeah.

                    Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                    When I was suffering from heartburn back in my SAD days, I got into the habit of no snacks after dinner. Laying down soon after eating was just not a good idea, and though I had years of habit against me, I managed to learn not to eat in the evenings. Stabbing pain is such a good motivator.

                    It popped into my head this afternoon, that I no longer get up and wander into the kitchen, looking for a little something in the evenings. I just never think of it. Part of that is a lack of sugar cravings, but part, too, is I broke the habit. When I get antsy in the evening, I look around for something to do, not to chew.

                    Thank you, Heartburn, for your part in this. You were not my most popular teacher, but your lessons have been invaluable.
                    Odd, but I have a helpful problem too. My tongue gets sore if my sugar intake gets too high. It used to be sores in my mouth and it took a lot to trigger them, but now quite small amounts of sugar will make my tongue tingly sore, starting at the back and working further forward the more I've indulged. And yes, it is curbing my sugar cravings even more. It's a non-vicious circle: the less sugar I eat, the less it takes to trigger the soreness, so the less I eat... I'm even at the point where my dark chocolate bar is lasting days and days and days because I look at it and say "Nah, I don't feel like having a sore tongue.j I'll save it for some time when it's worth the consequences."

                    Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                    Supposedly, more Americans have German as part of their heritage than any other nationality. Those Germans get around.
                    LOL! It's strange for me. Since I left Western Canada, I've been surrounded by so many ethnicities, especially French Canadian (spent 25 years in Quebec) and Italian relatives, so German now comes almost as an exotic shock to me. My father's side of the family was Austrian and my father's first language was German, although his was pretty much like yours. I am the only one in my generation who made a serious effort to learn it, but that's mainly because languages are my "thing" and I had the opportunity on top of it all.

                    Candy, what is your first language? With Belgians, you have to ask...
                    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'm a mutt full of European descent... My grandfather on my mom's side was German. Grandmother on my dad's side was German. We have some Irish in there from my grandma on my mom's side. Not sure where my dad's paternal family is from... The family changed the name back in the day.

                      English is my only language.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • I love hearing about everyones background and heritages
                        My fathers side is originally scottish, and welshuntil they came to the Americas and mixed with Apache and Spanish. My mom's side was danish and somewhere else in Europe and also spain and Cherokee!
                        I so want to speak another language and plan on attempting the feat!

                        @Sabine~chronic heartburn/GERD kept my weight and eating under control for years until I had surgery in the late 90's and man did I pack on the pounds after that!!!! I would rather have heartburn!

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                        • Originally posted by Lex26 View Post
                          Man, zwiebelkuchen, sounds really good.
                          +1

                          The only German I know is the word for flyswater, but if you say it "strong" enough, it sounds like you are swearing

                          My "heritage" is Irish, English and French.
                          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                          "Moderation sucks." Suse
                          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                          • Love your German notes.

                            Hey, question for you. If one eats tons of vegetables, isn't the carbs issue taken care of -- even without sweet potatoes, potatoes and other starchy vegetables?

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                            • You would really need to eat a lot of nonstarchy veg to get there and track carefully. I was never able to get enough in that way. I always fell below the 50g carb line.
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                              • On-line journaling

                                I have kept food logs before. Even gone so far as to calculate out my calories, fat, protein, carbs. And this was before the interweb. I did it all on paper and my math was by hand. What I always did was, as soon as I slipped, I stopped journaling. I didn't want to write down the bad stuff. I pretended it didn't exist. When I pulled myself together again, the journaling would start up again.

                                No reason why doing it with a computer would be different. But doing it ON-LINE. Apparently there is an amazing difference.

                                When I had my first 'slip' I wrote it down. And wrote about it. It was 9 chocolate macadamias on March 18th. Nothing too major, and even somewhat primal. An unplanned indulgence. Maybe that's why I was able to write about it. By then, I had people following my journal, and we 'talked it out' a bit.

                                When I had my 'binge' I did not want to write it down. It wasn't primal food, it wasn't a little, and I felt ashamed.

                                I considered writing it in my paper log, but not on-line. Then I realized how I would feel, making up a lie on my journal. I have been very honest with myself in my journal, reaching deep, and trying to understand the emotional aspects of my eating. If I started lying... And not just to myself, but OTHERS. How often it comes down to that, doesn't it? That we treat others better than we treat ourselves. But it helped me do right by myself this time. I could not lie to my on-line friends. And so I wrote it down. And that meant I had to figure it out, think about it. And I did.

                                I have never had friends that I discussed my eating with. Oh, I did the social moaning, where you complain about how undisciplined you have been, and what a pain 'dieting' is, and 'hey, have you heard about this new diet?' but I never talked about the real stuff. How I felt. My failures were strictly private. Now they are not. I have dared to share my failures, and gained so much from it. From you, my friends. One, by your listening/reading. Two, by making me think. Three, by your advice and feed-back. And most, by being a presence on my journal and in my thoughts.

                                It has been two months since I started keeping this journal. This weekend I am going to read through it, see where I've been and think about what I have learned.

                                Thank you, friends, for being part of this, and helping me so much.

                                Yesterday I was on alert for any self-sabotage. Still can't figure out if the potato qualifies. here's what went down:

                                Up at 6:00
                                Vitamins

                                1:00 2 rotisserie chicken legs
                                1C coleslaw
                                2 sqs dark chocolate (8gC)
                                1 brazil nut

                                50 squats (this is Winencandy's fault)

                                6:30 large porkchop with lots of fatty bits, yum
                                1t honey mustard sauce
                                1/2C fried apples made with
                                lard and
                                butter and
                                cinnamon
                                large baking potato with lots of
                                butter and
                                sour cream, salt, and pepper

                                Water: 8 glasses

                                Bed at 9:30

                                My plan was to have 1/2 of a potato. Littlest left most of her half, and I finished it off. This AFTER I had remarked to my honey that the potato had NO taste, just texture. Was it sabotage? An excuse to shovel more sour cream and salt in my face? Unknown. But I got up and left the kitchen right after, and stayed away from food. Nothing further happened. I count it as a success.

                                I will stay on alert today, though. No taking chances. There was an opportunity this morning to add white chocolate to my repetoire, but I decided to save it for another time, just in case I was trying to trick myself into a downward spiral.

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