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  • Larabars are dates, nuts (cashews and almonds, usually), and dried fruit. Lots of carbs.
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    • Thanks, Tasha Probably don't want to go there until I decide what I'm doing with the whole carb thing. Its technically fructose - but carb works better.

      I'm having a terrible "need to feed" but I'm not physically hungry. In fact, my tummy is quite full. I ate a burger at around 5 pm, and then 4 eggs at 8 pm. I'm pretty full. I think what I have is a need for taste. I want something yummy. Luckily I don't have anything yummy.
      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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      • I put the roast in the oven at 8 AM. The house is smelling wonderful. Hubby always like things spiced up - but with the fodmaps thing I have to be really careful. I'm not supposed to be using garlic of any kind - and that's our go to spice! I put Old Bay and salt on it. Hope it comes out okay. I've seen them use Old Bay on beef in some of the cooking shows.

        TMI warning: I had a normal BM today.

        Yesterday I ate ground beef and eggs. Lots of water. Today will be eggs and roast. I should have fish one day this week also. Well I did have tuna on Sunday.

        I have nothing to talk about today. Guess I'll go do Barre3 - then eat and get ready for work.
        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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        • I sent my doctor an email to see what she thinks of the whole Fructose Malabsorption thing. She's pretty open to using food to heal the body - she's Paleo-ite and a Cross-Fitter.

          I want to go a full 2 weeks with no "questionable" things in my diet to see what happens. I'll need my cheerleaders!
          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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          • You are doing great Tomi. I had a glass of wine at my parents tonight - they wanted me to try some they brought back from their trip. Hard to say no.......
            Female 55
            Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
            Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

            With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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            • oh boy - I've just gone through my kitchen looking for something fun to eat - that's not meat. I got nuttin' honey. I have oreo's and ice cream and m&m's - and I have some cereal bar things that hubby likes. But I'm not eating those things right now. I even thought about eating some peanut butter - but peanuts are legumes and a no-no in both camps right now. I'm not hungry - I just want something tasty. I'm also tired from not sleeping enough the passed 2 nights - and I think I'm looking for comfort food. I'm not gonna eat junk food. So I'll go watch tv I guess.
              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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              • Bacon? It's crunchy. BTW I measured the wine - 2.5 ounces.
                Female 55
                Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                • well, my bacon is all frozen right now - and its cured with sugar. So hear is my confession with head hanging low in total remorse...........

                  I. ATE. OREOS. 6 of them.

                  Result: KILLER headache that felt like my eyeballs were going to fall out of their sockets! Nausea that lasted all night, and still a bit this morning. AND today I feel like I drank till I passed out........... I have a hang-over!!!! a SUGAR hang-over. I'm pushing water like crazy!! However - so far no tummy issues. My research tells me that sucrose (table sugar) is equal parts fructose and glucose. The theory is - glucose helps facilitate the fructose across the membrane of the stomach - so fructose to glucose ratio is an important factor. Table sugar is safe for those with Fructose Malabsorption - although still a "poison". Point being - I need to find foods that have a high level of glucose in comparison to fructose. THOSE are my safe foods.

                  I think I am cured of oreos. hopefully of sugar in general. I thought about having some canned fruit on hand for these types of crazy cravings.......... but peaches and pears are both on the unsafe list for FODMAPS. Safe fruits are not generally found canned or frozen. I'm not a fan of blueberries, and I doubt they come sugar free in the can. I will need to figure this out. Of course, the FODMAPS charts are only a guide - and do tend to vary from site to site. They all say you have to experiment to find out exactly what works for you. Another option is to keep glucose tablets on hand for when the high fructose food is going to be eaten.

                  I will also be ending my zero carb experiment. After last night I realize my body is saying --- enough of this only meat - I need some variety. Today I will eat a sweet potato with dinner. I will cut it into wedges and roast it so I don't need to add any butter. I'm going to do a single veggie at a time, and for 3 days in a row to assess the results. If after 3 days I have no tummy issues then that food goes on the safe list. I only intended to do this for 2 weeks, and my 2 weeks is over today. I thought since the weight was finally coming off that I might continue the experiment just for the weight loss factor - but not if its going to result in bad food choices.

                  One good thing from my sugar induced headache .............. I know my body is fully purged of sugar! or WAS, until last night. I'm starting to feel better now - the nausea is gone, the headache is almost gone and I'm feeling more clear headed. The sugar hang over is subsiding! A 16 oz. glass of water and a ground beef patty seemed to do the trick.

                  Please go easy on me for the whole30 infraction. Today is day 16 and I'm going to do my best to finish the race!
                  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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                  • forgot to mention - oldest step daughter stopped my last night to deposit some more stuff into her "storage facility" that is a bedroom in our home. I will be so very glad when she gets her own place and that room is emptied out. She will be 24 years old this year - time to start taking care of herself. She is currently still living at her moms - but what she doesn't want to store there ends up here.

                    messy room 002.jpg

                    See what I mean?

                    We had a pleasant visit - hubby was not home yet so it was just the 2 of us. As always she talked non-stop about her life and her stuff. When I try to share something about us she seems less than interested and changes the subject back to her life. Whatever - at least I don't get totally annoyed by it anymore. I guess I sorta feel sorry for her because she is missing out on so much by not engaging in others lives. And she loses a lot of friends due to her selfishness. Oh well - can do anything about 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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                    • I had no idea you were running a storage facility.

                      Good luck tomi. She will have to grow up eventually...I hope - for your sake and hers.

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                      • Its a non-profit facility! Not that I would ever charge rent for a child to live here......... but come on! 80% of what is in these bags and boxes is BOOKS. The closet is still full of clothes that she can't wear anymore (she's a chubby one) and the bed has been slept in only once in the past 22 months. I can't even get in there to vacuum the carpet.

                        She will be done with her master's in December - and then hopefully will be finding a real job and moving into her own place. At that time - the room will become a guest room - or something.
                        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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                        • My doctor replied to my email about FM testing. She said she wasn't familiar with a test for FM - so I sent her a link. She tests for lactulose and mannitol but not fructose. I explained to her my experiment and results. Hopefully she will look into this further and be able to help others with this problem.

                          I'm looking forward to some sweet potato with dinner. 14 days of only meat/eggs/fish is making Tomi and boring girl!
                          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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                          • Have you tried coconut oil on your sweet potato? So yummy! I nuke it to "bake it" then wait til it cools a bit, scrape it out of the skin b/c I don't like the skin so much, then mix it up with some coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • That does sound good - but I don't have any edible coconut oil right now. What I have is a good 3 years old. I will use it to coat the sweet potato when I bake it whole in the oven, but then I don't eat the skin. Besides.......... I've read coconut is high on the fructose scale - and I'm scared to go there just yet. Maybe coconut oil is okay - will need to do some research on that one.

                              I had a leftover ground beef patty for breakfast at 9 am. Its now 5:30 pm and I haven't eaten a bite yet. I'm getting pretty hungry. I'm warming up some of the left over roast that I cooked yesterday. Hubby made a pretty big dent in it when he ate dinner last night - so I'm shredding the rest with the juices! yummy. I won't eat much because we're making Kokanee for dinner - along with a sweet potato - white potato for the hubs. I'll just eat a few bites of the roast cuz I need something in my tummy. .............. mmmmm yummers! I'm thinking this shredded beef would make some killer enchilada's ---- too bad I don't eat tortilla's anymore.

                              I'm nervous about eating a sweet potato.......... I don't want to be sick in the morning. I have to work early - 8-12 am.

                              I've decided to go ahead and weigh myself when ever I feel like it - I know the whole30 idea is to worry about eating healthy and not about about weight loss........ but seriously - that's coming from two very healthy, perfectly sized people. I have altered my thinking so my focus is much more grounded in eating healthy (I say this after eating 6 Oreos last night!) ........... but weight loss is still one of my goals too. Doctor says its a must if I want to see lower inflammation makers in my blood tests.

                              I'm hoping to sleep better tonight - last night was not good - and the two nights before that hubby has woke me up when he has to wake up ---- he's all....... well, you know how men are in the morning! We didn't "do" anything - but he woke me up enough that I was unable to fall asleep again. So, I was about 2 hours short of sleep 2 nights in the row - then the bad night from the SUGAR bombs! I'm sorta dragging to day.

                              Its a perfect spring day in Oregon......... Sunny, then cloudy and threatening to soak the earth with ominous looking black clouds! Then sunny again - then windy, then still. Oregon is totally psychotic in the spring. I wish it would rain so I don't have to water today.
                              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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                              • Ok.............. coconut MILK is a FODMAP - coconut is not. So, I'll have to pick up some more I guess.
                                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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