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  • Well, sometimes simpler is best. I bought some dirt-cheap-on-sale boneless chicken breasts today. (Conventional-hanging head in shame.) Plopped them on some foil, salt, pepper, olive oil. Baked at 400 for 40 minutes. Best chicken I ever ate. Moist, juicy, flavorful, perfectly cooked. Did NOTHING except what I have said. Did not wash them. Did not flatten them out. Did not bring them to room temp.

    So now chicken-sausage-mushroom-cauliflower-cheese thing is in the oven. Will let you know.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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    • I give the chicken sausage cauliflower thing a meh. It is nice to have something in the refrigerator for the next few days and it will be good to take to work. I always find these things kind of bland no matter how spicy I try to make them.

      Today is Rigoletto with my posse. Should be fun!
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • Yup, sometimes recipes just won't get tastier no matter what you do.... at least it is there for convenient eating...

        Sounds like you are doing so well, all those pants falling off you! I wish your will power and weightloss were infectious - I'd ask you to send me a t-shirt with the 'germs' on
        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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        • I have NO willpower. It is only because I have total control of my food and because I get sick if I eat gluten. But I do wish everyone would have the success I have had because it is so amazing to feel so good. What would the world be like if everyone was healthy and happy and not eating bad food? I think it would be a better place.

          Got accused of being anorexic today. That is the second person who has taken me aside and asked me if I'm anorexic. I responded by throwing a handful of cashews in my mouth and following that up with blueberries. Then I dug some bacon out of my bag and ate that. (I was at the opera broadcast.) Then I sat down in my seat so she could see I'm not bulemic either. This is all ridiculous though, because I'm hardly skinny at 5'4" and around 130 lbs. Of course I was styling in my new thrift store clothes. Did I mention they are having a bag sale? Everything you can cram in a plastic shopping bag for $3. Oh, and the opera was terrific, really, really wonderful. I cried at one point. Rigoletto was on his knees, singing like an angel, "please give me my daughter back, she is the world to me." I'm glad I had tissues on me.

          I'm so glad I'm home and not at work and listening to my favorite jazz program and eating scallops and playing with cats.
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • Wow, Rigoletto sounds fabulous, I'll have to check it out when it's playing here.

            It bothers me a little that assumptions of anorexia are only directed towards women really. But anyway your response was good- I laughed so much that you dug bacon out of your bag xD
            If you have a few minutes- please take a look at my story, in my journal
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread87400.html
            I do warn you, I am a copious writer.

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            • Doesn't everyone have a stash of bacon in their purse?
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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              • When I travel - YES! You should open a primal B&B!
                Last edited by Pedidoc; 02-16-2013, 09:28 PM.
                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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                • Having a blizzard again today, but this one doesn't have much snow. Howling winds! I wasn't supposed to have to work but I switched on Friday because of a request. Of course. Well, I shouldn't have any trouble getting in to work, and it actually worked to my benefit.

                  This morning I scrambled a couple of eggs with that chicken-sausage stuff and a lot of paprika. Pretty good! There is a lot left, it will go to work with me.

                  I sang pretty well in church this morning, although I was in the wrong key for the anthem. Oh well. Live music, no do-overs! Everyone was kind and said I was okay.

                  Started the day with a cup of turmeric tea. That is getting to be a habit. Had one last night before going to bed too. At night I make a caffeine-free version, in the morning I use black tea. I have been using coconut milk. I can't actually taste any difference from almond milk, but it is a good way to work in some coconut.
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • I cooked up a load of cabbage with butter, salt, and pepper and ate some of it with the chix-sausage stuff. Very good! The chix thing is getting better with age, and the egg is really good with it. Tummy is very happy now. Also a kombucha. I don't mention it, but I drink kombucha nearly every day, and always at work. I've been drinking a local brew, Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, Maine. Only 6g carbs per 500 ml bottle. Great stuff! I can't drink GT Dave's any more, it is way too sweet.
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • I adore kombucha ... I used to make my own - so much cheaper. But since we have been moving and I have been so stressed it just hasn't happened. Hoping once we get to our own place I can get more stable and start fermenting more goodies again.... I used to make kombucha, kefir, and various fermented veggies. Nowadays I can barely make it through my days in one piece. And for the record - I haven't touched gluten in over a year now!! And I don't miss it at all - chocolate is my downfall ... but I think there may be more going on than that ...

                      Take the anorexia thing and ignore it! (or conversely take it as a backhanded compliment!) People want to believe that there is something wrong - not that you have taken responsibility for your own health. It would mean that they need to look at what they eat and make hard choices! Like the ones I seem to not be making
                      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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                      • Yah, we gluten-free ladies rock! I'm a huge believer in fermented stuff. I don't mention it much in my journal, but virtually all of the dairy I consume is fermented, although at some point I pretty much cut my dairy intake to maybe 1/4 of what it used to be. I'd like to make my own kombucha, but really I have enough projects right now, and I also have NO room in my kitchen.

                        Funny, when I really was thin - like 110 lbs - no one ever accused me of anorexia and I even got comments about being chubby or having baby fat. And we wonder why women in our society have poor body images.

                        Work has been flat-out for two nights and I am just about done! Couldn't sleep well today. The wind was howling so much that even with earplugs and a white noise machine I could still hear it. I hope that dies down soon. The miracle is that we have had power during this whole storm series.

                        Grabbed the wrong container out of the fridge tonight so no chicken for me. Cabbage instead! But it worked out okay. Luckily I stopped and got eggs on the way to work. So had an egg with some cabbage and beet soup.
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • ^ ditto on the back handed compliment! I'm reaching for the day someone says "are you okay? You're awefully thin!" I will say "Why thank you very much - and yes, I'm quite healthy!"

                          so take it for what its worth
                          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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                          • This morning at work brought yet another anorexia comment. Has anorexia been in the news lately or something? I stepped on the scale this morning when I got home - 132 lbs. Completely normal. I just have to accept that people are looking at me, not something I am used to.

                            Refrigerator is quite bare! I did manage to rustle up a decent meal. Scrambled an egg, added cooked cabbage and chicken-sausage thing (down to the last container). Very good. Had two cups of tea with milk, one with a teaspoon of honey. I'm not sure this is good or not, but I got a 2-lb. jar of local honey at a very good price. Need to go to the grocery store. Choir tonight.

                            Realized I have become a no-grain snob. When I read or hear about other people and their 'healthy grains' and 'low fat' whatever, I pity them and look down on them. I admit this. Must work on being more tolerant and patient. Contempt for my fellow man is not a positive emotion.
                            Last edited by Siobhan; 02-19-2013, 01:30 PM.
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                            • My take on the "anorexia" comments is that we've lost sight of what normal and healthy weights really look like. I've been in Australia for five years now, and there's less obesity here than in the States. Now, mind you, I am far from lithe and lean myself, but I'm always sort of astounded when I go home and see all the overweight people. I don't look down on them because we're all struggling as best we can - and I've been trying to lose weight since coming home fat and sassy from visiting family in KS last August and nothing is budging, whined to my doc and it turns out I have some sort of autoimmune thing that's yet to be diagnosed - so as a Fat Girl who might just never lose weight due to this condition, I just don't judge. And I wouldn't judge anyone who's obviously lost weight either. I mean really....if you spend time around someone and eat with them, you can SEE what's going in their mouth. Health should be celebrated!

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                              • Ha. Anorexic . I think most people have convinced themselves that since plump is the norm these days, it must be where everyone is supposed to be. And since many of them have tried to lose weight and failed, that it's impossible, thus must be the same for everyone else as well. Ergo, you're like them, you get thin, BAM. Not normal. Hence, you either have cancer or some other wasting disease or are starving yourself. Awesome move on bringing out the bacon .
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