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  • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
    Did you know it's NOT a good idea to be hungry when shopping? I also bought those little filled easter eggs, for the kids right? Uhu, right....I know where winenandcandy's dragon is right now!!!
    So THAT's where she is!!
    Keep her for a while, OK?

    Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
    My mum started weight watchers *sigh*.

    I tried not to be too negative about it, but it's not easy....
    It's hard to watch that {{{hugs}}}
    "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


    Winencandy

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    • Day 1 of 21DSD went well yesterday. I did crave something sweet after dinner, but just ignored it.
      I had 3 slices of Civilized Caveman’s Banana Bread (made with green tipped banana’s) with some butter and a black coffee for breakfast. I took my morning supplements (vitex agnus castus drops, D3 and O3) with my homemade water kefir. I filled my lunchbox with 2 heads of chicory, a small avocado and leftover chorizo-spiced carnitas (Marks Carnitas recipe, but with chorizo spices). I had to restrain myself from licking my plate after lunch, that pork gets better every day! As a snack I had few small pieces of fresh coconut and a cup of black coffee. Dinner was braised carrots, haddock baked in coconut oil and oven-roasted parsnips. I took my evening supplements (vitex agnus castus drops and kelp) with another glass of homemade water kefir. I drank about 1.5 l of water today, which is not bad at all for me!
      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... your food always sounds soo good! And I like creepin your blog to see how it all looks too... Can I take you home? Together we could make amazing... uhh... food!
        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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        • Thanks ecks if you ever visit Europe don't forget Belgium, I would gladly invite you for some meals with us . And if there's only ONE recipe you make from my blog, make this cottage pie, it's easy and sooooooooooooo delicious!!!! The chorizo spice mix is my new favourite, I used it in an omelette today!

          Day 2 of 21DSD:
          Breakfast: 3 slices of banana bread with butter and black coffee; 1 glass of kefir with morning supplements.
          Lunch: chicken (leftover from Sunday) and parsnips (I had an avocado with me, but had to throw it away ), handful of mixed nuts.
          Dinner: 1.5 servings of the above mentioned cottage pie, this stuff is good! 1 glass of water kefir with evening supplements.

          Day 3:
          Breakfast: 2 slices of banana bread with butter and black coffee; 1 glass of kefir with morning supplements.
          Lunch: a small salad of mixed lettuces and tomato, less than half an avocado (had to throw away the rest *sigh*) with smoked eel (I love smoked eel! But it's hard to find it in the stores lately :/)
          Dinner: vegetable soup with homemade bone broth; all the rest was made in the oven: salmon, green beans with bacon, celeriac fries.
          DH and I went to CrossFit for 2 hours: one normal WOD and one mobility WOD (working on cleans); I had 2 coconut-cocoa-almond butter "chocolates" (sugarfree!) afterwards.

          *TMI warning*: TOM came yesterday, a week early. So not really regular yet. BUT, I have no pain! Not feeling like my uterus wants to get out, as it has been for the past few years. I even managed to do 2 WOD's on a first day of TOM! YAY for the vitex!!!
          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 cottage pie looks wonderful. But my feeling is, you can top anything with cauliflower and only make it better, so why wouldn't I like this?!? That reminds me, I want to make your no-mac and cheese again.

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            • Mmm... Salivating hardcore! If I'm ever in your neck of the woods I will definitely pop by for some of your cooking!
              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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              • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                That cottage pie looks wonderful. But my feeling is, you can top anything with cauliflower and only make it better, so why wouldn't I like this?!? That reminds me, I want to make your no-mac and cheese again.
                Did you make it with mascarpone? I'm still thinking how to make it a little lighter, because it is heavy (although delicious!). Maybe I could replace half the mascarpone with ricotta. I'll have to make it again to try it out .
                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
                  *TMI warning*: TOM came yesterday, a week early. So not really regular yet. BUT, I have no pain! Not feeling like my uterus wants to get out, as it has been for the past few years. I even managed to do 2 WOD's on a first day of TOM! YAY for the vitex!!!
                  I had two days of light spotting with my last tom. It didn't start til something like day 51 or something like that. Way late, caused a scare, and then was anti-climactic in arrival. Nothing like the hemorrhage it usually is. Must be the vitex.


                  Checking out your recipes and drooling.
                  Last edited by jenn26point2; 03-07-2013, 10:47 AM.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • No marscapone. I haven't bought any in a while. In cooked dishes I usually use whatever scraps I have in the cheese bag, so I couldn't say which ones I DID use, but it was delicious!

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                    • It's March 12th, it should NOT be snowing, but it is! We have about 12cm of snow today! 2 eldest sons didn't get to school because of it (traffic was hell today, DH and I are both working from home). I want spring!!! I am so counting down to the Easter holidays (here from March 30th till April 14th), we'll be 2 weeks in Sicily where the weather is a lot nicer .

                      My 21DSD is going fine, I don't have strong cravings for sweet stuff, I only miss fruit. Especially when DH sits next to me eating a blood orange (oh my, that smells soooooo good!) .
                      Day 4: 2 slices of banana bread with butter. An omelet with some leftover parnsips and a side salad for lunch. Oven-roasted eggplant with sausage in tomato sauce for dinner. A tablespoon of almond butter as a snack.

                      Day 5: 2 slices of banana bread with butter. Salmon cakes with horseradish and a side salad. Hamburger patties with stewed peppers and onions.

                      Day 6: 2 pork sausages and 1 slice of banana bread for breakfast. We were on a day trip, so I filled my lunchbox with oven roasted eggplant, 3 hardboiled eggs and 1 mackerel filet. I had another slice of banana bread with butter as a snack. Sirloin steak, celeriac fries and a side salad for dinner.

                      Day 7: I baked a batch of Easy Peasy Pancakes (paleo Parents) and ate 5 with butter for breakfast. Lunch was a big salad with smoked mackerel and 2 hardboiled eggs. The oven did all the work for dinner: ovenroasted whole chicken, parsnips, mushrooms, sweet red peppers and asparagus.

                      Day 8: 3 EasyPeasyPancakes with butter for breakfast. Leftover chicken, 2 hardboile eggs, leftover asparagus and parsnips for lunch. Pork cheeks carnitas style with ovenroasted broccoli for dinner.
                      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've been away for the weekend; we were at the Dutch coast with 45 adults and 15 children and had a good time. I left prepared, as I knew breakfast and lunch would be bread-based meals: I made meatmuffins and crust-less quiche. At dinner time there was enough good food to choose from, there are a lot of people in the group doing the Dukan diet (a low-fat Atkins type diet: high protein, low carb and low fat). Lots of (slow) movement: a brisk walk on the beach (windy and cold!!) on Saturday morning, a short walk in the afternoon and a good walk on Sunday morning, including climbing some steep dunes. Sleep was not so good, sleeping with the whole family in one room in not-so-comfy beds .
                        Here's last week in foods:
                        Monday: Leftover pancakes with butter for breakfast. For lunch leftover chicken, parsnips and asparagus. Dinner was slowcooked pork cheecks with oven-roasted broccoli.

                        Tuesday: Last pancakes with butter. Bacon, eggs and avocado for lunch. Turkey roast with stewed celery and tomatoes for dinner. A tablespoon of almond butter and some smoked lox as a snack.

                        Wednesday: I decided to start the day with a “fat fast”: homemade bone broth and a cup of coffee with coconut cream for breakfast. A few pieces of fresh coconut as mid-morning snack. Lunch was leftover celery and turkey with an avocado. I made ‘zucchetti’ with shrimp in tomatosauce for dinner. I ate a piece of chorizo and a tablespoon of almond butter as a post-WOD snack.

                        Thursday: I noticed yesterday that I feel better in the morning if I only eat fat and no carbs/little protein. So I started the day again with homemade bone broth and a few tablespoons of homemade cream cheese. I had a handful of nuts as mid-morning snack. A few leftover shrimps, some meatmuffins and raw fennel for lunch. For dinner we had Crispy duck legs with oven-roasted parsnips. Although I had been baking dessert (brownies, poppy-seed muffins, espresso muffins, blueberry cake – all grainfree) for 60 people for friday evening I didn’t even lick my spoon!

                        Friday: I prepared for the weekend all day. Breakfast was a cup of bonebroth and my easy version of bulletproof coffee (google if you don’t know what that is): a cup of good quality espresso with a tablespoon of butter stirred in. Yeah, I see you raising your eyebrow, I did too when I first read about it: put butter in your coffee, are you crazy? But it actually tastes good, it gives an even thicker layer of ‘foam’ on top of my coffee (I make coffee with a Delonghi ECAM 23.210 and buy organic, 100% arabica coffee beans); I had another bulletproof coffee mid-morning. I notice doing this in the morning makes me want to ‘snack’ less, it actually keeps me full until lunchtime. For lunch I baked some chicory (witloof) in butter and ate it with a meatmuffin and some lox. As we were travelling around dinner-time and I didn’t know what dinner would bring on friday evening (often it’s store-bought lasagne or pasta) I decided to make grainfree, 21DSD compliant waffles for the kids and myself as a late-afternoon snack. I ate 2 of them with some butter. I brought a green apple and some hard-boiled eggs with me as a back up-plan for dinner, but by the time we got there I wasn’t hungry at all and I only ate my apple. I put all the goodies I baked out for dessert, but wasn’t even tempted to try anything!

                        Saturday: good thing I came prepared to our weekend away, because breakfast and lunch was all bread-based. I ate 2 slices of Civilized Caveman’s Banana Bread with butter for breakfast and shared a crust-less quiche with lox and chicory with DH for lunch. We had a few nuts and a hard-boiled egg as a snack during our walks on the beach – I did have a cup of tea with a teaspoon of honey: my throat had been hurting since Thursday and I didn’t have anything to soothe it with me. I wasn’t really hungry by dinner time, I had a small piece of poached chicken and some raw vegetables (cucumber, lettuce, shredded carrots). There was cake for dessert, but also a big tray of cheese. I wasn’t tempted by the cake, but I did eat some (very good quality) cheeses.

                        Sunday: 2 slices of banana bread with butter and a few mini-meatmuffins before going on another walk in the dunes. I had a slice of roast beef and raw vegetables for lunch. After lunch everyone returned home. I roasted 2 (organic) chickens in the oven for dinner, with parsnips and a few red beets.

                        Average numbers for week 2:

                        Calories: 1445/day
                        Protein: 22,5% of calories (81 grams)
                        Fat: 66% of calories (108 grams)
                        Carbs: 11,5% of calories (41 grams)
                        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'm impressed with you being able to stick to your plan while: being away from home, and having all those non-plan items around you, AND having it spread over several days. I salute you!

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                          • I was impressed too! Seeing everyone indulging on my primal treats (muffins! brownies! blueberry cake!) just made me happy and I didn't feel deprived one bit. Actually, I felt sad when seeing all those people (especially the kids and young ones!!!) drink all that soda . There are a few younger members of our groups (mid twenties) who have this huuuuuge wheat belly, it makes me really sad. At the other hand, some of the 'older' members (my age and older) lost lots of weight doing this low-carb diet (Dukan) and are feeling so much better than before (but still drink lots of light soda's *sigh*). Also one of the cooks of our weekend is doing this diet, so he made sure there was something to eat for all those "low-carbers", having all the sauces on the side. It's the fifth year my family and I went on this weekend (it's an annual recurring thing with an organization I'm member of), I always look forward to 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 sounds awesome Candy! Well done! You are inspiring It is sad to see the ones we love in such a mess health wise, I keep waiting to be in really decent shape so that I can influence some of them. Right now I am only an example of how not to do 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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                              • My daughter has a wheat belly. But, then again, she's only going to be 3, so maybe she still has her toddler potbelly. Not sure. She doesn't eat *much* wheat - only at daycare, really. Breakfast and lunch. Daycare provider is primarily primal, so I could get away with replacing her foods with gluten-free stuff, but at the age of 3 I'm not sure she'd be cool with not being allowed to eat what the other kids eat. Not sure at this point what to do... Son is no longer on a gluten-free/dairy-free diet either.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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