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  • Hi Candy. Yes, your son is gorgeous.

    Try taking magnesium for the constipation. It's a mineral we're often deficient in anyway. It's been one of the supplements I've been taking for the chronic fatigue. I'm taking it at the lower end of the recommended range, so when I need a laxative, I just add some extra magnesium.
    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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    • Hi Judg, I'm already taking magnesium, but I'll try upping the dose and see if that works for me!

      @Sabine: I "riced" the cauliflower! It turned out so yummy I ate too much and was still stuffed at lunchtime today! I did have a peach for breakfast (was going to CrossFit and didn't want to faint ) and a "ChoCoco-Banana" pudding (recipe on my blog) after my workout. Tonight I'm making rainbow trout, I think with chorizo 'cause that just sounds good to me . We'll have a fennel-grapefruit salad with it.
      The recipe for the "No-mac&cheese" is on my blog here: No-Mac and Cheese | Candy in Wonderland.
      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 looked at your no-mac and cheese recipe and think I might just have to try that for my kids! They used to love mac and cheese and of course we don't eat it anymore. My mom used to make it all the time when I was growing up (it was a cheap way to fill bellies when there wasn't money!) and I hated it!!! ALways used to ask where the meat was My brothers love the stuff - I'd be happy if I never smelled it again! However, all that to say, I am going to give your recipe a shot ... after our reunion, too much going on before it!
        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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        • Oh, I wanted to say that your son is beautiful
          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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          • Thanks Coll! Let me know when you made it and how you and your children like 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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            • Originally posted by Coll View Post
              I looked at your no-mac and cheese recipe and think I might just have to try that for my kids! They used to love mac and cheese and of course we don't eat it anymore. My mom used to make it all the time when I was growing up (it was a cheap way to fill bellies when there wasn't money!) and I hated it!!! ALways used to ask where the meat was My brothers love the stuff - I'd be happy if I never smelled it again! However, all that to say, I am going to give your recipe a shot ... after our reunion, too much going on before it!
              My mom used to make it with spam!!! it must have been a comfort food of mine growing up b/c it sounds disgustingly appealing right now.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Too much cauliflower? Is this even a possibility? I had some at lunch too, with a simplified version of the ginger-coconut pork. I do so love cauliflower with blackened butter...

                Don't overdo it with upping the magnesium, and just on a need-to basis. I don't think I have to explain why. LOL!
                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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                • As I said in Jenn's journal I've been thinking about schoollunches for my kids (school starts on September 3rd over here). My boys (especially my 12 yo DS2) never really liked 'normal' sandwiches in their lunchbox. So I just ordered Goodbyn Bynto lunchboxes for my boys, DH and myself! You can find them here: Goodbyn US Store.

                  I have a pinterest board dedicated to lunchboxes(Lunchbox project => not all paleo/primal, I started this board before going paleo ). I was thinking of adding a paleo waffle (my kids love the frozen waffles from "Eat Like a Dinosaur") or a slice of paleo bread if they wanted something like bread, and a small treat (piece of dark chocolate, homemade primal cookie) for when they finish the veggies and meat. I'm planning on cooking double amounts as of September: DH will join me in a W30, so I want plenty of leftovers for all of us to take to work/school! I'm also making a list of possible breakfast and lunch idea's. I'll probably bake a whole batch of frozen waffles, all kinds of primal muffins (for the kiddo's), egg muffins and meatballs on Sunday for breakfasts Monday through Wednesday (I work those days). Then make another batch on Wednesday for the rest of the week.
                  I'm also making a 30-day quick-meal-plan for some people from my CrossFit gym who will also join me in the Whole30 (on their request - they say they're not good cooks and don't have inspiration). Start-date for our Whole30 moved to September 3rd (a Monday) as it turns out we all have social obligations (involving food) on the first weekend of September .

                  The one person who would probably benefit a GREAT deal of doing this Whole30 with us won't take the challenge *sigh*. It's DS1. But I can't force him....I can only make sure he sticks to it for dinner at home, as I just won't have any 'non-primal' food in the house and all kids will just eat what we eat (with exception of some white potatoes and maybe a little rice once in a while for the kids). But most of the time he doesn't have breakfast ('cause he always gets up at the last moment) and lunch will be some junk he buys at school (can't MAKE him take a lunchbox and eat it, can I? I can only ask/suggest and even offer to prepare it for him in the evening, so that he just has to take it out of the fridge, but I know he doesn't want to). If we just lead by example, some day he'll come around (I hope)....
                  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
                    The one person who would probably benefit a GREAT deal of doing this Whole30 with us won't take the challenge *sigh*. It's DS1. But I can't force him....I can only make sure he sticks to it for dinner at home, as I just won't have any 'non-primal' food in the house and all kids will just eat what we eat (with exception of some white potatoes and maybe a little rice once in a while for the kids). But most of the time he doesn't have breakfast ('cause he always gets up at the last moment) and lunch will be some junk he buys at school (can't MAKE him take a lunchbox and eat it, can I? I can only ask/suggest and even offer to prepare it for him in the evening, so that he just has to take it out of the fridge, but I know he doesn't want to). If we just lead by example, some day he'll come around (I hope)....
                    But MOOOOMMM! It's not cool to bring your lunch when you're that age! All the other kids are buying their lunches! He can't be a cool kid if he's busting out a brown paper bag with lunch from Mommy!! lol

                    He's a teen... there's no changing them. The best you can do is demand that whatever he eats inside the house meets your approval. Tell him he's not allowed to buy anything and bring it in either b/c it's not fair to the rest of the family. JMO.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Yeah, that's what I'll do. He went to the doctor yesterday because he had a plaque, like an 'itchy bump' on his head. Turns out to be eczema. Doc prescribed a (probably really expensive) shampoo and lotion...I bet he'll use it twice and then won't bother again. I told him when he came home: IT STARTS WITH FOOD! But no, that's not true *sigh*. I wouldn't mind buying loads of expensive shampoo if 1) I knew this was going to CURE the cause of this stuff and 2) he would really stick to using it in order to cure it. But I know it won't cure the cause AND he won't stick to it. Aaargh, teenagers!!!

                      On a positive note: DS3 (our little picky eater) is really excited about my lunchbox plans . I told him I'll be putting a paleo waffle (from Eat like a dinosaur) or sth similar in his lunchbox together with veggies, fruit and meat, and also a little treat (piece of chocolate, homemade primal cookie he loves,...) BUT he has to eat all his fruit and veggies before he can have the treat! And if I notice he didn't eat his fruit/veggies (and I would check with his teacher that he didn't just throw it away) he wouldn't get a treat the next day.
                      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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                      • My son doesn't like Oreos. Can you believe that??? lol He eats the cream and ditches the cookie. Sadly, he ditches it into his lunch box, where it beats around against the blue goo ice pack and makes a mess.

                        I haven't explained the changes to his lunch to him yet b/c I need to come up with the money to buy the new lunch box first. Once I have the new lunch box, he'll be so excited about it that he won't care that his lunch is changing.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Ah teens! It might be the kindest thing to not buy him the shampoo. Let him suffer with it long enough to be prepared to do what it takes. This, of course, is just a suggestion, and it might inspire an even better idea. Or even tell him he should buy the shampoo himself and you will pay him back for it once he has used it up, because you don't want to waste that much money on something he won't use. He's the one with a job, right?
                          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 like Judg's suggestion. Make him buy it and if he actually uses it, pay him back.

                            I read on the Whole30 site that eczema is caused by wheat (or was it milk) allergies.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Some ezcema is food related, but not all. For some it's partially genetic or seasonal/environmental. That's not to say that a better diet doesn't help mitigate it, but I eliminated dairy and wheat from my oldest for nearly 3 months when he was 3 to help his eczema and no dice. He just needed a different shampoo and cleaning routine in winter, that cleared it up. Even with dairy and some wheat in his diet, it hasn't reoccurred. I know it can be so itchy and uncomfortable.

                              One lunchbox idea that my 5-year-old loves is turkey or cheese roll ups, using the turkey slice as the "tortilla". Turkey roll-up filled with some homemade mayo and cucumbers, cheese roll up with some cherry tomatoes. We keep a lot of dips on hand and that seems to be key for eating veggies. Sometimes he wants the roll ups plain so I just roll up the slices very narrow and have a couple of rows of them. Dried fruit is a great sweet treat. The Trader Joe's dried strawberries and mangoes are "dessert".
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                              • I made 'meatmuffins' today: put a slice of bacon in each hole of a muffintray, then made meatballs witg 'everyday paleo's' recipe, packed with veggies! Zucchini, spinach, sweet potato, bell peppers, onion, garlic. I put the veggies in the foodprocessor, then put the mixture in a strainer. Mix the veggies with ground meat (I used half-half porc and beef) and spices. Fill the muffin-tray and bake in the oven. I made double amount to be sure we had leftovers. My kids lovvved these meatmuffins! Even my youngest 'I don't like veggies' didn't even realize they were full of veggies! Tomorrow I'll give them for lunch, cold. If they like them cold I'll be making these regularly for lunchboxes!
                                Tomorrow DH an I are married 10 years, I can't believe it's that long already! Friday DS1 leaves for 2 weeks in Italy. DH and I are away for the weekend, going to Ghent. We'll be seeing Leonard Cohen in concert on sunday evening. DS2 and DS3 will be staying with my parents.
                                Have a lovely weekend everybody!
                                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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