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  • My stepdad (soon to be my adopting dad, finally after 36 years!) is Italian, he married my mom when I was 5, and I'd been going to Italy on holidays ever since. So I was already accostumed . Divorzio all'Italiana isn't a joke though, took me 4 years to divorce my ex-husband...
    My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
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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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    • Ah, that would make it an smaller adjustment then. I came from a very different background, but it was kind of fun to try to meld the two ways of doing things. Still working it out... LOL! Sorry it didn't work out for you in the end.
      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 not sorry about that at all, I'm really happy with my husband now .
        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 then, I'm glad it's working out now.
          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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          • Feeling quite primal, we had chicken stomachs as entree tonight. I liked the taste (tastes just like chicken), the texture not so much (quite tough). It's amazing to see how my picky kids will eat anything as long as it's meat: beef heart? No problemo, chicken stomachs? Yes w'll taste that! But then: noooooo, no mushrooms! Real carnivores those boys!
            I've been making more whole fishes lately, instead of buying filets only. Tonight was maquerel.
            Tomorrow I'll be making the leg (ham?) of a young pig, don't know how it's called...
            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've been asked to do a guest post (an interview) on the blog of a young nutritionist/marathonrunner here in Belgium! We'll be doing the interview (about paleo and how it cured my fibro) on Monday evening, she'll be staying for a paleo dinner .
              AND my osteopath called today. I went there a few weeks ago when my wrist was blocked. I had told him I thought it might be caused by dairy and we talked about how I had gooten off fibro meds and felt fantastic by changing my diet (and lifestyle). He called this morning because he had a patient sitting with him with fibro, willing to change diet if that would help with the pain. I referred him to the books I read, and told him he could give my phone nr tot this person. i'd be happy to explain what I'm doing to keep the pain away .
              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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              • Chicken stomachs? Never ever seen that in the stores here...
                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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                • Here it's right next to the livers and hearts at the supermarket!
                  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! good for you for spreading the word that this WOE can cure the fibro issues! I've been trying to convince my sis who also fibro to give it a try - but she just isn't interested. We don't even talk about fibro issues anymore because they aren't an issue for me so I have nothing to commisurate about with her - and thats all she wants to do. She used to say, "Oh I wish they would find a cure for this thing!" HELLO!!!! I HAVE YOUR CURE! but - she loves her food........ and has let her weight balloon to around 400 lbs. So - giving up the carbs and all the artificial sweeteners????? She refuses! She's currently losing weight using the old CICO and not caring where those calories come from! URG! Why won't people listen! I've even tried to get my endo/boss to spread the word to his fibro patients........ he looks at me like a deer in the headlights. Dumb people.
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • Candy, you're so funny. The only organ meats we see in supermarkets on this continent is a bit of liver. Often only beef.
                      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
                        Baby pictures!!!

                        I love the smell of newborn baby .
                        Quoted so we could see the baby again
                        Newborn baby smell. Best smell in the world!!!

                        Wow on the before and after photos!
                        Good luck on your Whole 30. I'm not joining you.
                        Congrats on the guest post and on the Dr. "referral"! Excellent!!

                        Originally posted by Judg View Post
                        Candy, you're so funny. The only organ meats we see in supermarkets on this continent is a bit of liver. Often only beef.
                        Sometimes there are mixed packages of chicken hearts and gizzards, sometimes beef heart and on the rare occasion beef kidneys
                        (I buy them for my Butterflies. I'm not brave enough to eat them myself)
                        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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                        "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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                        • I guess it depends where you shop. I've gotten liver, sweet breads, and heart. Also seen, but have not yet attempted tongue, brain, stomachs. This is at the market that targets the Hispanic shopper. I have heard that the Asian market is just as exciting in terms of meat cuts. Funny, I would have thought that Canada would be more cosmopolitan than Texas.

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                          • My hispanic BIL keeps asking when we are going to attempt a beef HEAD in our deep pit ................. uh........ not in this lifetime, buddy! I don't cook anything that is looking back at me!

                            I noticed a beef heart and tongue at Fred Meyers the other day. Just can't make myself reach for it.
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • @Tomi, I know, it's often very frustrating. I know someone with CVS, fibro and lots of bowel problems as well. Crying about her 'shitty life' so often (her words, not mine). But give up bread and having the chance to really get better, are you kidding me? No, they just wait for some pill to come around instead of taking back their lives themselves! I feel so empowered, because I DID IT ALL BY MYSELF! No doctor was able to help me, they just said I'd have to live with it. Well guess what, I didn't wait for a pill to cure me, I changed what I could change to help my body heal!

                              There's a lot of organ meat available here in Belgium, either at supermarkets or butchers: liver (veal, pork, liver), heart, kidneys, chicken hearts, livers and gizzards, tongue. A delicacy that is available in stores again since not so long is pork or veal cheeks. I love them, always make them in the slowcooker.

                              Today I ate grains, for the first time kn more than a year...and no, it wasn't worth it . I made a delicious tomato-sauce with chorizo-sausages (recipe on my blog), decided to treat the kids with pasta. I found a glutenfree pasta made with buckweat (yes, I know it's a grain) and sweet potato. I decided to eat that with the sauce, a bit for convenience (we were short on time) and a bit because I wanted to see the effects it would have on my body. Thought this was the right time, as I'll be starting a whole30 on Monday. My stomach is not amused. I'm feeling bloated since dinner. I won't be eating that pasta again any time soon. The kids liked it though, so I might buy it for them, as at least it's glutenfree (as an occasional treat).

                              Today we went to DS2's new school by bike, it took us 40 minutes (one way). He'll be doing this every schoolday for the next 6 years (if all goes well). I'm happy he'll be going with 2 other boys from his old school. He's going to 7th grade now. And this afternoon we went to DS3's class (5th grade, small school behind our corner), he got his schoolbooks already. Monday school is starting again, the kids don't seem ti mind . Me neither, I've arranged to meet my friend for coffee! It's back to normal for everyone.
                              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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                              • Hmmm, why is my profile picture turned sideways?
                                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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