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  • Yes - spiders are nasty creepy crawly little bugs that should always be squished! Or sprayed with hairspray and lit on fire! I also have a tennis racket looking thing that electricutes bugs - that ones fun too. They serve no purpose - bats can eat lots of bugs - and they don't crawl in my ears at night while I'm sleeping! The only good spider is a dead spider! and even then they make me shiver! bla.........
    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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    • So, as the day is passing I'm feeling more and more lethargic and sore. I think I'm going to take the day off of any form of exercise. My body is asking for it!

      I ate the eggs this morning. There were 3 very small green eggs and 3 slightly larger golden colored eggs. I ate them all with some left over salmon. My breakfast totally half my calories for the day! but it was yummy for sure. Dinner will be a 5 oz beef patty.

      I've decided to try to cut out the condiments with all the sugar and bad fats. I need to find a recipe book with alternatives to the store bought things. Ketchup, salad dressing and marinades. Anyone have any suggestions?
      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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      • Well, yeah, about 50 pages back on this thread...

        Marinades should contain something oily, something acidic, and something flavourful. Which pretty much describes salad dressings too, when you come right down to it. So make up your own combos. Olive oil plus lemon or lime juice or fancy vinegars plus dry mustard or Dijon or chili flakes or spices... the sky's the limit.

        Greek yogurt or sour cream with flavourings added makes a great dip. Use onion powder, garlic powder, or the fresh versions, if you can give it time to let the flavours blend, and any herbs or spices that strike your fancy.

        Mashed avocado with some garlic powder, salt and pepper, and lime juice is great for dips or salads. You can add cumin and cayenne for a Tex-Mex flavour, or again, just about any combination of herbs and spices that floats your boat. Sour cream/Greek yogurt can also be added.

        Ketchup is a little harder. Try pureeing some salsa, perhaps? Or adding some tomato paste to yogurt or avocado. I've never tried that but it might work. Stevia could be added if you absolutely want the sweet, but I would try working on learning to love savoury flavours if I were you. So many wonderful non-sweet flavours out there. Have fun exploring!

        No go mash an avocado... (Bossy, aren't I?)
        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 yes. Home-made mayo, on its own, or as the basis of other sauces. Light olive oil works well, or extra virgin plus avocado and garlic. I get so many recipe requests for that last one it's insane.
          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 tomi View Post
            Yes, the low carb/high fat/moderate protein is what I'm shooting for. Yesterday 24 grams of carbs - today will be similar. Its hard to that when you LOVE sweet potatos and the fall squash! GRRR.......... oh well, its only for a season, right?

            The weather was nice for walking this morning. Thanks!
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            It is hard I know. French fries are one of my favorite things in the world and it is hard to give them up. I picture the insulin shooting plaque into my arteries. Not exact but it helps my cravings. I love the heat because it means the pool and the beach but I am looking forward to the cool weather to get in the woods...

            So excited for you and what you are doing! You are accomplishing so much! Hang in there
            You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

            Age 48
            height 5'3
            SW 215 lbs
            CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
            LW 172 lbs
            GW 125ish lbs

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            • So with you on the spiders! They need to die, but only at the hand of my husband! I can't stand the thought that I'll miss it with a Kleenex and it will crawl onto me. They give me the heebie-jeebies.

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              • Judg......... you're suggestions are wonderful - but I'm not savvy enough in the kitchen to start throwing things together and praying it comes out edible! Hence my search for a good book with precise instructions! I knew you would remind me that we had visited this subject before! Yes, I'm listening - but not brave enough to just start experimenting. I once bought all the ingredients to make my own ceasar dressing - it was horrible!!!! I had to throw it out! All I could taste was olive oil and anchovys. YUCKO!

                KimT.......... Yes, my hubby also is my spider killer! He's gotten very good at smashing those spiders with a kleenex --- but when he's not there I have to do it myself. The vacuum is always my go-to tool! But, I have been known to use a flip flop if the spider is on the ceiling. I know you thinking, "huh"??? Well, if you throw the flip flop bottom side up - you can essentially step on the spider on the ceiling! It doesn't hit hard enough to squish it - but hard enough to kill it and it falls to the floor for the kleenex clean up. I'm getting to be a pretty good aim. Our bedroom has vaulted ceilings.......... so flip flop aiming is not always easy.

                valmason01 --- thanks for the encouragement I can use all that is offered - and more! As I'm sure is true for everyone here! Except maybe Paleobird - as she seems to be the one who has it all together.
                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 ate my beef patty without ketchup! Good thing I didn't over cook it - it was nice and juicy. I hope this holds me through the night. Its hard to eat veggies and not go over my 30 grams of carbs........ unless I skip the almond butter - and I've gotten so I really love the snack time of almond butter. I think its my new addiction.

                  I feel good about the dietary changes I've made over the past month. I completely cut out dairy (is sour cream dairy? and would I need to take a lactaid pill with it? same question for yogurt) I've also cut out all dark chocolate. I've also greatly reduced the amount of condiments I've used. I don't eat salads as often, maybe once a week at best, so dressings have been used very sparingly. I have overdone the rum and diet coke over the past month -- and I did have a few cheats and bad choices at questionable eateries that I had no control over choosing. I think I can say I've seen more good than harm though - and I'm happy with that. Breaking my dark chocolate and ice cream addiction was a big one! While I'm doing the 21 day challenge I will have NO alcohol and no condiments (yicks - did I really say that?)!!! So, I'm finishing up day 3 and going strong. I'm so looking forward to being stronger in my primal eating, and hoping to be several pounds lighter! Maybe I finally have this figured out???

                  On a more personal note..... first night with hubby gone on his vacation. To lay my honesty out here --- I'm feeling a bit jealous that he is off on vacation............. and I'm not. Truth be told, he gets 2 vacations each year. One with the guys on his boating trip - and one with me in Feb. I, on the other hand, get one vacation. On the other hand --- he works his a$$ off all year - while I work part time for the doctors office, and very part time doing the books for the boatshop. Not that I don't want him to be off on this great time to relax and enjoy his time with his best friends......... I just am a little bit jealous. I hate admitting it......... hope it doesn't make me sound selfish and aweful.

                  Just got a text from my son....... he's working late. Its already almost 8 pm - and he's has a 40 minute drive when he's done. Eeeeesh. Hope he's not to tired and frustrated with the day. He shouldn't have too much traffic so thats a plus.

                  Its so HOT tonight! I have every window in the house open and and a fan at both ends! I hope my bedroom cools down so I can sleep! (its going to be hard enough to sleep without my sweetie next to me). Last night it was so cold that we needed to add another blanket. Odd time of year........... hot days and cool nights. We are expecting an early fall, and a harsh winter here in the Pacific NW. We need it, but I don't want it. Don't have any choice - obviously we will have to take what ever mother nature dishes out!
                  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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                  • Spiders are good! I can't believe y'all squish them! There is always a little spider or two that leave in our entry by the door, taking care of bugs that fly in. And I scoop others up with paper and put them outside whenever I can. I guess I read 'Charlotte's Web' at an impressionable age.

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                    • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                      I feel good about the dietary changes I've made over the past month. I completely cut out dairy (is sour cream dairy? and would I need to take a lactaid pill with it? same question for yogurt)

                      On a more personal note..... first night with hubby gone on his vacation. To lay my honesty out here --- I'm feeling a bit jealous that he is off on vacation............. and I'm not. Truth be told, he gets 2 vacations each year. One with the guys on his boating trip - and one with me in Feb. I, on the other hand, get one vacation. On the other hand --- he works his a$$ off all year - while I work part time for the doctors office, and very part time doing the books for the boatshop. Not that I don't want him to be off on this great time to relax and enjoy his time with his best friends......... I just am a little bit jealous. I hate admitting it......... hope it doesn't make me sound selfish and aweful.
                      On ketchup: I have seen paleo recipes for homemade ketchup. You would need a good blender or a stick blender. Tomato paste is the primary ingredient, I think. I don't know how long it lasts.

                      Yogurt has the live active cultures to help with the lactose digestion. Greek yogurt would probably be best since it's very low in whey (which has the most lactose in yogurt). Some lactose intolerant people can handle it, others can not, so experiment carefully. I'm not sure about sour cream, since it's also a cultured dairy. My searching says it is higher in lactose than yogurt.

                      You don't sound selfish and awful! Nothing wrong with wanting some vacation time. My boyfriend was out of a job for a while this year and I got jealous of him for a while, since he didn't have to do anything all day (and then mad because he wasn't helping around the house, but that's another story), but I realized I would have been pretty bored hehe
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                      • Just a little salt, extra virgin olive oil and vinegar is wonderful on salad too. And very primal. And very, very easy. Live dangerously, Tomi. Try it, you can do it. I'll help. What do you want to eat? And what do you have on hand?

                        I let spiders live too, if they're not too obvious. Although I prefer them outside.
                        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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                        • Funny you mentioned the spiders... I made Brad kill one in our bedroom last night. It got cold so I don't blame them for coming into the house where it's warm, but um, no... you live outside... I live inside. Dead you be.

                          Eat like a Dinosaur has some recipes in it. I haven't tried them.

                          And here are the links I shared:

                          Connection between Nutrition and Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and other Autoimmune Diseases Countdown to Fitness

                          Treating Fibromyalgia with the Paleo Diet - by Robert M. Hansen M.D. - Rob Lamberton's Cutting Edge Holistic Health Info

                          The Paleo Diet and Fibromyalgia - Paleo Diet, recipes, articles, news, videos | Paleo Diet, recipes, articles, news, videos
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Because I'm so busy, I love the slow cooker recipes here 30 Nights of Paleo Crock Pot Meals. Hope you do to.
                            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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                            • Tomi, I LOL'd at the thought of you tossing a flip flop to the ceiling. I'll have to remember that. My mom, who is a crazy neat freak, always has a clean house, kinda OCD person about it, used to let what we called a spinner spider (kinda like a daddy long leg, but smaller and clear colored) live in here laundry room in the corner to eat any other bugs when I was young. We named him Harry. Other than that, all the other ones got smashed.

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                              • Cellar spider is what that is, Kim. They're allowed in my house as well b/c they're not creepy. Anything bigger than a pencil eraser is killed by DH. Smaller, me. But, I can typically keep them at bay by having my house sprayed 2x per year. Given that I found a spider last night, it's time to spray again.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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