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  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    All this week (today is yet to be declared) he got green. If he gets green again today, DH and I are going to reward him with a new toy. We congratulate him daily if he gets green and tell him how proud we are of him and how happy we are that he was such a good boy.

    I try to praise his good behavior more than punish his bad, but sometimes that doesn't work.
    I think that is a good approach. It's what I used to do with my kids too when they were smaller.
    My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
    My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
    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 jenn26point2 View Post
      All this week (today is yet to be declared) he got green. If he gets green again today, DH and I are going to reward him with a new toy. We congratulate him daily if he gets green and tell him how proud we are of him and how happy we are that he was such a good boy.

      I try to praise his good behavior more than punish his bad, but sometimes that doesn't work.
      I think that is a good approach. It's what I used to do with my kids too when they were smaller.
      My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
      My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
      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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      • ((Candy)) Prayers and positive thoughts. We raised 6 kids and they were a handful at times. and I hate to admit that out of 6 there are 3 that are functional, adults that mostly do what they should and don't cause much stress but the other three are a constant source of stress, worry, self doubt, recriminations, guilt and well you get the picture. It seems that no matter how hard we try or hw good of a parent we think we are or were they grow up and become their own person and make decisions based on their wants and desires and we can never even come close to guessing how they will turn out. Do the best you can and pray hard and often!

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        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
          He does typical little boy things - not picking up toys when told, pushing his friends, ignoring the teacher's instructions, acting out when he's bored. Typical 5 year old defiance. We have tried different approaches with him. His teacher does a color chart with all the kids: green means good, yellow means he was warned repeatedly, and red means he was pretty much out of control or hit a friend/pushed a friend, etc. We tolerate yellow b/c all kids are going to have a day when they don't listen the greatest. But red is pretty much unacceptable because his teacher cuts him breaks and I know he had to do something pretty significant or be warned way too many times if he's gotten a red mark.

          All this week (today is yet to be declared) he got green. If he gets green again today, DH and I are going to reward him with a new toy. We congratulate him daily if he gets green and tell him how proud we are of him and how happy we are that he was such a good boy.

          All last week, however, he got yellow, with the exception of Friday, which was red. As such, he was not allowed to go to the races to watch his dad race and since I couldn't find a sitter, I couldn't go either. He was also not allowed to ride his battery operated 4 wheeler, nor is he allowed to go to the park. He has to play at home when he gets red. B/c he was so well behaved on Friday evening, he was allowed to go racing on Saturday, but there were certain stipulations he had to meet - had to take a nap without fighting me was the main one. He went saturday night and was an angel.

          Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. The trick for us is finding the right "currency" for him that works. I try to praise his good behavior more than punish his bad, but sometimes that doesn't work.

          Good luck with your children. It sounds like you really have your hands full.
          Speaking from experience, a week is a REALLY LONG TIME when you are 5
          He might do better with a daily "treat", even if it's a play at the park, or something else small and immediate.
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          • Hmmm, it's a good thing I'm going to take part in the CrossFit Summer Challenge, because my eating is NOT going well. I've been baking yesterday and today, because this afternoon we'll have the family here to celebrate DH's birthday with cake. I've made 2 grain-free cakes (frangipane and almond-orange), a cheesecake (that has grains in the crumble, but not in the filling) and a traditional sponge-cake filled with whipped cream and strawberries (I'll have to make this for my final exam on May 9th, so I thought it was a good exercise):



            After I filled the sponge cake I had a bowl of leftover strawberries with a very large dollop of whipped cream . And I'm planning on having a piece of both orange-cake and cheesecake (but without the crust!) this afternoon. And as of tomorrow I'll go sugar-free again for the next 2 months. I'll start logging my foods again too, I'll have to do it anyway for the CF Summer Challenge.

            Today's foods so far (lunch in half an hour):
            B: cup of coffee with coconut milk
            S: bowl of strawberries, 1/2 cup whipped cream (with a little white sugar in it) and dark chocolate shavings
            L: spaghetti squash with my bolognese sauce
            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
            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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            • Oh!
              I didn't need to see that. Yum.
              Glad it is at the bottom of the page, so I'll only be seeing it once. Beautiful. I love the chocolate curls on the side!

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              • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                Oh!
                I didn't need to see that. Yum.
                Glad it is at the bottom of the page, so I'll only be seeing it once. Beautiful. I love the chocolate curls on the side!
                Haha! Ditto. I'll bet you make those indulgences taste worth it, though, Candy! The lesson I had to relearn from Easter was, if I do indulge, it should be a damn good, creamy indulgence (protein and good fat in it helps even out the sugar intake too). It shouldn't just be eating some crappy sweet everybody else is eating all day - like M&M's. I did that and it did not taste or feel worth 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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                • I didn't eat the cake in the picture, because it's made with flour. I can't get myself to "cheating" with grains . I did have a piece of cheesecake (without the cookie crust), a small piece of frangipane (almond cake) and a small piece of the orange-almond cake => this one just calls out loud for a chocolate ganache! But I'm not making it, because then it would be really hard to keep away from it .

                  I shared a BAS with tuna with my DH, but I'm feeling all bloated and gassy now. TIM WARNING: I've had quite a bad problem with gas for years and years and never found out why. I thought it was lactose, so I stopped eating dairy for a while, but it didn't get better. But after going grain- and sugarfree the gas just disappeared! And now I have indulged in all that sugary stuff I'm back to being really gassy. So I think it must have been the sugar all those years! I'm actually looking forward to the CF Summer Challenge (kind of a 'Whole30' including crossfit WOD's), it'll be just the little push I need to go back to primal basics. And I really hope I can loose a few kilo's (5 would be great, less would be OK too, just less "blubber" and more muscle is very OK too ).
                  My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                  My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                  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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                  • Same here with the gas. My mom's nickname for me as a little kid was Ms. Toodle-oodles . The only primal/paleo trigger for gas I've found is onions. I can have some, but I can eat a bunch of them.

                    Chocolate and orange is also a deadly combo for me - ah, I love them together so much!
                    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


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                    • no-poo hair update

                      Yesterday morning I washed my hair with a mixture of white (kaolin) and green (Montmorillonite) clay and rinsed it with vinegar (white balsamic, it's what I had ). My hair felt like straw and still looked "greasy" . Hooray for ponytails . Yesterday evening I put a little jojoba oil in the lengths of my hair, hoping it would feel a little more silky. I left it oily all day, but put it up with pins, so nobody really noticed .
                      I have washed with only water tonight and rinsed with ACV (bought it yesterday afternoon) and after that I rinsed it again with cooler water (not really cold). It still doesn't feel soft, but it is starting to feel better. I'm curious to see it later tonight when it's dry.
                      My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                      My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                      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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                      • Candy...I noticed after eliminating the wheat & other grains from my diet that my gas problem went away too. I do still eat a tiny bit of sugar, so practically eliminating that from the diet too probably helped too. I'm still amazed at what those damn grains did to us for all those years!! We just didn't know.

                        You're brave to go poo-less. Not me! My hair is way to oily for me to do that & I can't stand the smell of vinegar in my hair...& yes I can still smell it!! lol I even tried using our homemade soap one time to wash it...yuk.
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                        • I do rinse with water after I rinse with vinegar and the smell goes away with it. I also use (alcohol) vinegar in our washing machine, instead of fabric softener, and really you cannot smell it on the clothes either. If you wash your hair with homemade soap you would have to rinse it with vinegar (or lemon juice) too, because the soap kind of sticks to your hair.

                          I'll have to invest in a brush for my hair. I always just used a comb, but now I feel the need to brush it .
                          My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                          My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                          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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                          • Another gassy-ass here reporting in:-) A lifelong problem until I quit grains and sugar! Now it only happens with certain veggies and only if I eat LOTS at a single sitting..All of my life I was told it was the meat rotting in stomach causing gas **Rigghhtt**..

                            That cake was da bomb babe

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                            • Your self-control is amazing. I made a deliberate choice years ago to not learn to do any fancy baking, because I just can't resist home-made baked goods. Although I am getting better at that.
                              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.
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                              • Hmmm, self control? Watch my eats today :

                                B: coffee with whipped cream
                                S: 4 tbsp of whipped cream , piece of dark chocolate, piece of orange-almond cake (with layer of chocolate ganache, a match made in heaven as I thought it would be )
                                L: omelet with bacon and side salad
                                S: visit from my in-laws who couldn't make it yesterday; coffee, a piece of cheesecake (no crust) and a piece of orange-almond cake *sigh* what self-control? I do think it's because I know I'll start eating "clean" again on Wednesday, but I think I might have exaggerated just a little bit?
                                D: ossobuco (veal shank), chicory smothered in ghee and roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips

                                Tomorrow I'll be at an amusement park in the Netherlands (Efteling) the whole day, with 9 kids (aged 9 years + DS1 who is 16): lots of slow moving! DH and DS2 are staying home alone. I'll make sure to pack only healthy stuff for myself. I know I won't be tempted to eat anything I can buy over there, as "food" that comes out of a wall can hardly be named that (don't ask, Dutch fastfood ). I asked DH to make sure NO CAKE is left over by the time I get home, either they eat it or throw it away. I want a "clean house" when I start my CF Summer challenge on Wednesday.

                                Oh, can you please join me in hoping for dry weather for tomorrow? Weather forecast for tomorrow in the Netherlands is rain, rain, rain .
                                My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                                My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                                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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