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  • Tasted one! Not bad!!! Not as sweet as I'm used to, but still tasty!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • They're indeed not so sweet. And honey: 50 gr (1.75 oz) honey => I did put the weight in ounces behind
      We use the metric system and don't really use "cups" and so, because weighing is more accurate, especially when baking .

      OK, 2nd school turned us down, DS1 would be very welcome as of september, the principal did a very good job in trying to convince me of that . Called his 'old' school and talked to the principal there; he said he was willing to contact other schools himself, but they're just too far away! So I talked with him about the homeschooling thing and he's going to talk to the student supervisor and have her call me. I hope they can send me a list of all the lessons/chapters all his teachers would be covering for these last week.
      Going to kick DS1 out of bed now and have him make a list of all his courses and at what point he is in his textbooks.
      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 hello spammer

        And now for the REAL challenge: get my son to work for school *sigh*. He think's he's on this extended holiday and isn't willing to do anything for school. He thinks he knows it all. What am I getting myself into?
        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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        • Well, I always told my kids I was quite willing to support them as long as they were students. But if they were not students, they were expected to move out or contribute like an adult to the household, in finances and labour. Maybe if you gave him the choice between yardwork and scrubbing floors or going out and finding a job and paying room and board... LOL! Or he could hit the books. Either way, he gets a valuable education.
          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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          • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
            They're indeed not so sweet. And honey: 50 gr (1.75 oz) honey => I did put the weight in ounces behind
            We use the metric system and don't really use "cups" and so, because weighing is more accurate, especially when baking .
            I don't have any way to measure an amount that small. and 1.25 oz in weight is WAY different than 1.25 oz in volume! lol
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
              And now for the REAL challenge: get my son to work for school *sigh*. He think's he's on this extended holiday and isn't willing to do anything for school. He thinks he knows it all. What am I getting myself into?
              {{{hug}}}

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              • 1) Mmm, macarons.

                2) The tradeoffs between different countries can catch me by surprise. As great as the social programs are in European countries, I've known several immigrants here who say they would never return because in general America gives people more rights. I've asked specifically what, and they just say there's generally more rights in all kinds of areas in little ways. I guess the way your son is treated is one of those ways.
                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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                • Instead of killing my son I turned to my kitchen yesterday evening and turned all that negative energy in a wonderful supper for the family. We licked our plates! Picture + recipes here: Roasted baby bok choy, chorizo sausages and mashed sweet potato and parsnip | Candy in Wonderland.
                  Today I tweaked a CW recipe and made it primal, I'm going to have a little piece of it and see if the recipe needs more tweaking, but it looks fabulous: pecan-date-apple cake with cinnamon.
                  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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                  • Hey Candy, I love the sound of the cake - share it with us once you think it is good to go! I like the sound of that.

                    Homeschooling can be a workout for the mom too, as the kid adjusts to mom being 'teacher' and adjusts their attitude to working at home instead of being on vacation! I have a little motto in our home as DD can be very difficult to motivate some days, no matter what I do. So, if she won't do her school she doesn't eat or do any of the other fun things she wants like play outside etc. She gets to skip her meals until she gets her act together and does at least the required stuff. I have only had to do this a few times and we no longer have the issue. I would think that will the awesome food you make that would be a great motivater for a teenage boy! I like Judg's thoughts too! The trick is to keep your cool and not let it get you all riled up. I find when I am calm and serene and just state the way it needs to be and then follow up with consequences, I don't get so stressed and the kid is the one that has to figure out how to toe the line or take the consequences. He doesn't have to do what you ask him to, but if he doesn't then .... happens (or doesn't happen) You can sympathise on how tough it is and how horrid it is that he has to do it, but stand firm on what needs to happen. Again, just my two cents and if it is not helpful, ignore I really hope this is actually a turning point for him and for your relationship!! Good luck and I am praying for you for wisdom and insight on how to deal with this all HUGS {{}}
                    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                    Primal low: 186 lbs
                    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                    Goal weight: 140 lbs

                    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                    • Originally posted by Coll View Post
                      The trick is to keep your cool and not let it get you all riled up. I find when I am calm and serene and just state the way it needs to be and then follow up with consequences, I don't get so stressed and the kid is the one that has to figure out how to toe the line or take the consequences. He doesn't have to do what you ask him to, but if he doesn't then .... happens (or doesn't happen) You can sympathise on how tough it is and how horrid it is that he has to do it, but stand firm on what needs to happen.
                      This. Wisdom. We can't make our kids do what we want, but we can make sure they regret not doing it! LOL! I've discovered that in other relationships too. When I try to make somebody be or do what I want, it is a recipe for stress and conflict. When I just draw a line in the sand and say, "You are free to do whatever you want, but if you cross that line, this is what I will do," it shifts the pressure away from me. My choice has been made and I am prepared to roll with whatever happens.

                      Concerning schooling, he is young. He has a lot of time to recover from mistakes. My brother (a brilliant man) dropped out of school two or three times before he found his passion. He got his degree and has had a successful career, or a series of them. Remembering that always helped me keep my cool when my kids did not move in a straight line through their academics.
                      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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                      • Thanks for all the hugs and great advise!!! I had a chat with him and he's willing to give it a go. I did mention a possible cut in his pocket money and no more topping up his cellphone (prepaid card) and told him he wouldn't have to work 8 hours in a row, I'm willing to make him work like 2 hours, then watch TV for 30 minutes, work another 2 hours, 30 minutes off (TV, PC,...) again and he relaxed a bit at that.

                        The cake was awesome! I'm going to put the recipe on my blog right now. Hmmm, I'm planning on writing a recipe book, so I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't be posting ALL my recipes on my blog, because who's going to buy my book if all the recipes are there for free? But this one is just so good I have to share it ;D .

                        Oh, look what we'll be having in our garden in 4 weeks:

                        I hope we'll have a lovely summer, 'cause I intend to cook outside the whole summer! So I'm willing to accept another 4 weeks of bad weather (it's cold and rainy here), but after that I want SUN until late September!
                        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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                        • Glad to hear things are moving in a positive direction. You will probably find that he has to put in a lot less time to get the same results. A lot of classroom time is wasted with busy work, roll call, meeting the needs and answering the questions of other students... From the student's point of view, home schooling is much more efficient. Not from the teacher's, which is why classroom teaching persists. I wish the two of you a great experience with this.
                          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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                          • The recipe of the cake: Pecan-datecake with cinnamon and chocolate | Candy in Wonderland.
                            My DS3 just asked me if he could have another piece (he's usually really picky and doesn't like nuts and dates - he doesn't know they're in the cake) and was really disappointed that we have left the cake at my mom's place (good thing too, I don't know if I would have been able to stay away from 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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                            • That recipe looks delicious!!

                              I'm glad your son is willing to work with you on the school thing. I agree what kids need a break more frequently than what they're given at school. I believe in the efficiency too. Good for you for taking this step to help your son progress in life! I hope someday he'll appreciate you for it.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • I hope so too, at the moment he just thinks I'm a big pain in the ass
                                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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