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  • I might have the opportunity to do a cooking demonstration soon . I have been invited to a FB-group of Belgian food bloggers a while ago and one of them is looking for a person to do a cooking demonstration with Irish beef and lamb for a new shop opening 8 and 9 June! I told him I would love to do that, so he passed my e-mail to the person who's organizing. Now I need to think of recipe's with beef and/or lamb that are quick to prepare , so that I'm prepared if/when I'm contacted.

    @Judg, yes it's fun to be planning . Was telling about my plans to a colleague today and she said: "that sounds so great, what the hell are you still doing here?" Hmm, well, making money? 'cause planning doesn't really pay well .
    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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    • Mmm... would this demo be recorded? A light just went off in my head! Someone needs to do a primal/paleo cooking show!
      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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      • Webcasts! Who's starting?

        Somebody has to figure out a way to "monetize" planning and dreaming, LOL! I'd be rich!
        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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        • Oh yes, me 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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          • I think you could get some gluten-free cookbooks on Amazon.com, but I think they are few and far between here too.

            I like your idea of the gluten-free bakery like thing. It's too bad you couldn't have two kitchens... one for baking with flour and one intended only for gluten-free baking.

            I hope things continue to work out with DS. I'm excited to hear what the school has to say today after their board meeting.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • The school couldn't accept him as there was no place. They did point me to another school not far away, I called yesterday and they'll call me back today.

              Hair update! It's now 3 weeks since I last used shampoo and my hair is starting to feel smoother! Yesterday I even didn't put it in a pony tail . I'm 'washing' my hair 2-3 times/week with water; once a week I wash with baking soda and rinse with ACV.
              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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              • Just found out that basically homeschooling in Belgium is really simple and can start at any time in the year....I just have to fill out a form and mail it to the right instance.
                But then you're on your own. No rules and regulations (although you might get a visit from an inspector), but no help either! I'm considering it though, it would be just for the rest of the school year (6 more weeks, until June 29th). I'm waiting for DS1's school to call me back and will ask if they can send me something like a study plan, what he would be studying these last weeks and based on that create a plan of our own. I could ask my boss to work from home for those weeks, she's quite flexible (I often work from home already and have several colleagues who WFH full time), so that I can keep an eye on DS1. I already know I can register him in a new school (starting in september) with last year's report card.
                Will discuss with DH tonight. To be continued
                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, that's wonderful. Hope this option works for you, and helps alleviate that 'find-a-new-school-NOW' stress.

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                  • Hey Sabine I hope so too. How's your finger?
                    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 Candy in Wonderland View Post
                      Just found out that basically homeschooling in Belgium is really simple and can start at any time in the year....I just have to fill out a form and mail it to the right instance.
                      But then you're on your own. No rules and regulations (although you might get a visit from an inspector), but no help either! I'm considering it though, it would be just for the rest of the school year (6 more weeks, until June 29th). I'm waiting for DS1's school to call me back and will ask if they can send me something like a study plan, what he would be studying these last weeks and based on that create a plan of our own. I could ask my boss to work from home for those weeks, she's quite flexible (I often work from home already and have several colleagues who WFH full time), so that I can keep an eye on DS1. I already know I can register him in a new school (starting in september) with last year's report card.
                      Will discuss with DH tonight. To be continued
                      Oh how wonderful! Don't worry about not getting "help" from the school. That's like getting "help" from a CW nutritionist. Please note, hubby is a professor, I have also done a fair bit of adult education of one kind or another, and homeschooling and teaching Sunday school (kids), so I have seen the education world from many different angles. If the school can give you books, great. Otherwise, it's very different. You won't have to waste time with accommodating the incompatible needs of 20-30 different kids, so the work can be tailored to your son's needs and will take up much less time than a conventional school day. See if you can find a group of homeschoolers in your town; that's where you could get some invaluable help.
                      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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                      • You know, it's so odd to me to consider other countries' policies and regulations. If what happened to your son happened in the US, the parents could sue the school for not providing him with a learning environment tailored to his mental health conditions. Here, if your son was a student, he'd have special instruction in a classroom without the added distraction of other students, and with a teacher trained on how to deal with ODD. US Schools are by no means superior in education than other schoools in other countries, but I do know they are NOT allowed to dismiss a student simply b/c they don't like his attitude/behavior. I know if it was me, I'd sue the school district in a heartbeat for kicking my child out of school for a condition that is not his fault. Just sayin... I know Belgium and the US are not the same, so possibly you don't have the same options there... but it's BS that they kicked him out.

                        That being said, I'm glad you have options and think you should fight with the school until they give you the tools you need to teach him the material, be those tools books, software, etc.

                        I'm so angry for you. I know you've probably gotten past the angry part, but I'm really angry with the school for not treating your son differently. Sure, he's probably a difficult child, but it's NOT HIS FAULT! UGH... *sigh*... Sorry.

                        Anyhow... lol I hope your boss is willing to allow you to work from home so you can make sure DS1 gets his education in. That would be an awesome opportunity for both you and him.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • HEY! Quick question... I wanna make your macaroons tonight but I've never made them before and I don't have a thermometer... how do I know if my white/honey mixture is ok? what should it look like? Will bad things happen if I don't heat the mixture??
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                            HEY! Quick question... I wanna make your macaroons tonight but I've never made them before and I don't have a thermometer... how do I know if my white/honey mixture is ok? what should it look like? Will bad things happen if I don't heat the mixture??
                            You just need to heat it a little to mix the egg whites with the honey (or if using sugar to melt the sugar), so as soon as you see they are well mixed it's ok - good luck!

                            I'm still angry, but not at the school: they did a lot, within their capabilities. I'm angry with his psychiatrist who has sabotaged us, yes really! I'm angry because I've been asking for help for years, but the only thing the psychiatrist said (on our 6-monthly visits) was "oh well, lady, he's an adolescent WITH ADHD" and then gave us a bunch of prescriptions for Ritalin and an appointment 6 months later. When I suggested that behavioral therapy might help him, the psychiatrist said - IN FRONT OF MY SON - "but if he doesn't want to do that, it's not gonna do any good you know". - and then he said "oh, and instead of coming back in 6 months you can come back next year" and I left with only a bigger pile of prescriptions for Ritalin (and an upped dose). This year I asked my DH to come with me, as I felt I wasn't taken seriously. And well enough the b*st*rd psych now agrees that behavioral therapy might be a good idea. Quite a help, huh?
                            Anyway, I had the first appointment with a therapist last Friday and she'll be working with my son, but probably only as of September (to ensure continuity, she wants to see him every week). We're finally getting some help.

                            DS1 still has his school books, I'm going to annoy the hell out of his ex-teachers so they give me their plan for the last 6 weeks and I can give him assignments to do. It's just for 6 weeks, then it's the summer holidays. He'll be going to a professional school as of September, because he really wants to become a presser (and that's not something he can learn at home - now he's at a higher level, more theory and less practice).
                            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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                            • What does a presser press???
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Baking the macaroons as I type this. My coconut is "flake" not shredded so it looks like rough cut cabbage used in coleslaw. lol I ground it up a bit in the food processor but it didn't do much to "shred" it. Had to form the balls with my hands. Couldn't get it to stick together using just the spoons. And I don't know how much 50 gm of honey is, so I used a teaspoon... hope that was the right amount. Really interested in seeing how these turn out. They weren't real difficult to make. I just hope they're as good as I'm anticipating!

                                Oh and in the process of making them I discovered my honey was harvested just 20 miles from home!!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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