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  • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
    Funny, I would have thought that Canada would be more cosmopolitan than Texas.
    Well,maybe Toronto, but not out in the sticks where I live

    Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
    Hmmm, why is my profile picture turned sideways?
    It's ok for me
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
    "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 love your before and after pictures Candy! It makes it more real when you see the photos right next to each other like that! Babies are the best - that smell is so special! I hear you about the not looking forward to doing without the nuts and nightshades etc. But I really hope that you see some good results too. And hopefully you will still be able to have the foods you especially like! I know that eventually I am going to do a whole30 - just not quite yet. Too much on my plate to be adding that too!
      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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      • If I went to supermarkets that catered to ethnicities that wanted those things, I'm sure I could find just about anything. The ones I go to do tend to have lots of African veggies (yams, plantain, and a bunch of others), Italian veggies (rapini being the most obvious), one has a kosher aisle and kosher meat counter (good for sausages with no dairy), but organ meats, not so much. We do have a big Asian grocery store which is too out of the way for me, and a ton of smaller groceries catering to different ethnic groups - Italian, Arabic, Persian, Caribbean, you name it. Most supermarkets have ethnic aisles, where you can get quite a wide variety of non-WASPy type foods - lot of wonderful stuff there - but the meat counters are a little less adventurous.

        Candy, a 40-minute bike ride? That's quite a distance.
        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 Judg View Post
          Candy, a 40-minute bike ride? That's quite a distance.
          Yes, but we did go quite slow. I think once they get used to the road that'll be a good half hour (morning + late afternoon). I'm just happy it's still light outside now when he leaves (at 7.15 am) and comes home (leaving at school at 4 pm), but that'll change soon enough!
          So my boys started school yesterday, everything went smoothly. DS1 and DS2 only had half a day, so they were home already for lunch, and DS3 came home for lunch. Today 5 lunchboxes had to be prepaired: DH's and mine paleo/Whole30 compliant, DS2's also paleo, DS3 had 1 slice of bread with his leftover chicken and cherry tomatoes, DS1 few slices of bread and a grainfree waffle (wow, miracle! He prepared a lunchbox!). Luckily DH and DS1 make their own .
          Day 1 of our Whole30 went smoothly. I'm cooking double quantities in the evening, so we have leftovers for lunch. DH started his Whole30 with a steak for breakfast . There was steak for me too, but I offered mine to DS2 .
          Yesterday we had a guest for dinner, a girl who interviewed me about why I turned paleo. She's studying to become a nutritionist (although she's already convinced that the standard food pyramid is BS) and is training to run marathons. I'll translate the article on my blog and then will post a link . Poor girl, I hope her ears don't hurt today .

          I'm also keeping a food-diary for our Whole30 on my blog. I do get a lot of questions from people about what we eat, so now I can direct people to my blog . If you're interested, it's here: http://candyinwonderland.wordpress.com/whole30/
          Last edited by Candy in Wonderland; 09-04-2012, 02:32 AM.
          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 saw the pics. Wow! You look great in both, of course, but wow, what a wonderful change. You're looking so healthy and definitely younger. Good stuff!

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            • I have considered starting up a blog myself (again!) to save myself having to answer questions too, but I'm reluctant to plunge into something else that could end up eating a chunk of my life.
              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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              • Pretty fun to be able to share your experiences with someone who is really interested! I hope she becomes a convert And if her ears hurt it is for a good cause You truly are looking lovely and I hope that you can influence lots of people with your story and your baking!
                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! The interview is on her blog today, but it's all in Dutch. I'm going to translate it on my blog and will put a link here . It turned out great .
                  Wow, I've been soooo busy last week and weekend, it's unbelievable. This would have killed me pre-paleo , but now I'm feeling great. Whole30 is going smoothly, no carb flu or cravings. I've even been baking cake (ordered), making 'notella', choc chip cookies and waffles (all grainfree) for my kids and didn't even lick my fingers (or the spoon...or the whole bowl) once .

                  DS2 needed new shoes, as his old shoes "felt a bit funny" (sic). I had his feet measured in the shop, so that we would get the right size and I almost fell off the chair! No wonder his shoes felt funny! He entered the shop with shoes size M7 (EU size 39), he came out with new shoes size M8 1/2 (EU size 42)! That is 3 shoe sizes in 3 months!!! OMG, he has bigger feet than me now, and will soon be taller than me too! He's only 12 , it goes so fast! I can almost see him grow *sigh*.
                  Yesterday my sister, her new boyfriend and his little son (4 years, cute little boy!) came for dinner. I'm so happy to see my little sister happy and relaxed, how lovely she is with the little boy. I really hope this relationship turns out just right for the 3 of them and her wish (having a family and a baby of her own) may finally come through!!! Lol, it just looks like in our family it's a tradition to have "mixed families", a tradition that started with my mom: I'm her first child, from a different father than my brother and sister (although my stepdad is like my real dad, he's also FINALLY succeeding in adopting me - after trying already 3 times in the past). My oldest child is from a different father, the girlfriend of my brother has a daughter from a previous relationship (living with them) and now my sister has a boyfriend with a child! Luckily we all have enough room in our hearts to embrace also these children as our own.
                  OK, I have some catching up to do here! I'll go see all your adventures for the past days.
                  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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                  • Boys seem to reach a stage where they grow at an incredible rate! I have three younger brothers and they went through so many school shoes at times that my parents used to despair of keeping up! Glad to hear that your whole30 is going so well! Lovely that all those extra kids get absorbed and loved and included in the families! Wonderful - I hope things work out for your sister.
                    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 yeah. I bought cheap shoes for my boys until they started wearing them out before outgrowing them. Then the better quality became worth it.

                      College Son wears size 11. I could go surfing in them.
                      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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                      • Hey Candy, how's your W30 going??
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! I just vacuumed the living room and found: 2 dirty spoons under the sofa, the jar of cane sugar (I use for baking when ordered) OPEN behind the sofa, pieces of cheese on the ground that left nice little grease spots on my wooden floor now, more grease spots. I've had it with my oldest son! I don't keep junk in the house, so then he'll just eat sugar????? I can't just not buy that anymore, as I need it for baking. Now I can throw away the whole jar (13 ounce is left in there), because who knows how many days it's been there, collecting dust .
                          I'm thinking that the minute he gets home today I'm going to make him EAT THE WHOLE 13 OUNCE IN ONE GO! And hell I hope he'll be so sick afterwards he'll remember the rest of his life ! Oh, and I also think that he'll be cleaning my wooden floor with a toothbrush . I've had it so much with him!!!
                          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
                            I'm thinking that the minute he gets home today I'm going to make him EAT THE WHOLE 13 OUNCE IN ONE GO! And hell I hope he'll be so sick afterwards he'll remember the rest of his life ! Oh, and I also think that he'll be cleaning my wooden floor with a toothbrush .
                            Yup. Make the punishment fit the crime. Make him pay for the sugar too.

                            Yes, I was a nasty mama. But I figure teaching them responsibility for their actions was one of the most important parts of being a mother.
                            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 Candy! I hear your frustration! He needs to learn to take responsibility so go for it!! Pay for a new jar of sugar and clean up. Maybe he could choose between eating the whole 13 oz or giving up something really important to him .... Let us know how it goes! Thinking of you as you deal with him. Kids can be such busters unless we keep on training them not to be!! And sometimes it feels totally exhausting. Judg, you sound like my kind of momma!
                              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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                              • My two cents-putting that kind of sugar load into a kid who already has difficulties doesn't sound like a good idea. And with his oppositional issues, could you even do it? Don't put yourself in a situation where you cannot enforce your demand.

                                I would make him pay for it, though, and clean the mess. What's so hard about eating at the table, after all?

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