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  • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
    Hey David, I'll trade you for the Whole30 book, It Starts With Food. Lots of people here really liked it and were very inspired by it, but I am put off by the breezy, ungrammatical style. I'm liking Robb Wolff's Paleo book much better, which is a little less breezy and a lot more grammatical. And yes, I think you probably had a touch of the low-carb flu. If I go below 50g for more than a day or so I started feeling flu-ish, everyone's threshold is different.

    I scored some truly magical mushrooms at the farmers market this morning. Not that kind. Regular old wild mushrooms. Sauteed up a big handful of lobster mushrooms and then dropped an egg over the top and cooked it sunny side up. Put new life in me!
    You can sell your copy on Amazon for about $15.00

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    • My el cheapo Hannaford's brand EVOO passed the refrigerator test and my expensive stuff didn't...sigh.
      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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      • So at work tonight I got to be the first one to use our new ventilator AND I got to be the hero! All's well that ends well.
        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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        • Here's to heroes!
          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 Siobhan View Post
            So at work tonight I got to be the first one to use our new ventilator AND I got to be the hero! All's well that ends well.
            RTs always are the heros! Way to go......
            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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            • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
              Hey David, I'll trade you for the Whole30 book, It Starts With Food. Lots of people here really liked it and were very inspired by it, but I am put off by the breezy, ungrammatical style. I'm liking Robb Wolff's Paleo book much better, which is a little less breezy and a lot more grammatical.
              I have It Starts With Food, but all of these books I have are on my iPad purchased through iTunes or Kindle for iPad. You are welcome to it, but is it possible to give somebody an e-book? If so, let me know how!

              I am not so technologically advanced...
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • Thanks, I'm done with it - I didn't care for it too much. Actually I think you can loan Kindle books now, but I'm not sure how you actually do it. I think you can loan one a month or something. My sisters do that pretty often, but I read different books than they do. They sure aren't reading paleo diet books - wish they were...

                Just got some great news - because of my success with the patient last night the hospital is going to purchase another new vent of the same type! I am so happy! It has some very cool new features that make it really good for certain patients.
                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'll look into it (the loaning thing) but I meant the other book "Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living." I have it and the sequel "Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance." They're over my head. When I have to Google every word in a sentence...

                  Course, with your Medical Knowlege it might be interesting. The important bit (that I was able to glean) was that protein should be moderate (20% of calories), very low Carb (10%) and the remainder in Fat (70%). The rest of the book was just way more words to say that. So, I got my money's worth.

                  Congrats on the success with the Ventilator!
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Starting Weight: 292
                  Starting Primal Weight: 275
                  Current weight: 224
                  Goal weight: 172
                  Body Fat 30.5

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                  • I would like to have a look at it, but I don't know how to do it. I love the science bits. And I am glad to know that I am on track with it - those are my macros! In my limited knowledge, having just started reading books and listening to internet lectures about this stuff, protein tends to remain stable whether one is following a low-carb or a high-carb diet. Fat and carbs are the wild cards. Apparently it is also difficult to remain on a high protein diet for any length of time without making a concerted effort to do so, as bodybuilders often do. (I learned that from a vegan hippie scientist from Berkeley. He seemed a nice enough guy, but frankly looked and sounded pretty effeminate and had that wan look. That's what 25 years of veganism does for you.)

                    Enjoying a night off and some really good food. Had a large turkey-blue cheese-avocado-onion salad. Then for dinner flatiron steak and sweet potato fritters with maple syrup(!) I invested in some coconut flour, pricey stuff that is! Mixed the sweet potato with egg, coconut flour, curry powder, and fried it in ghee. Then poured our excellent Maine maple syrup over it. And now I am enjoying a glass of really good merlot. I decided to treat myself to break my teetotal. Maybe if I buy more expensive wine I won't drink so much of it. I'm probably way over on carbs today!

                    This morning the scale read 140! So close, so close. And how ironic that I have got the scale to move by pulling back to my high-fat primal roots!
                    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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                    • Siobhan, your food today sounds so yummy! That salad has me drooling! I am not a sweet potato fan at all though - never have been. It is a chore to eat them - too sweet for me. But I did buy some butternut squashes today that I am looking forward to eating - just love it mashed, with loads of butter and salt and pepper!! Or stuffed with ground meat.... So glad that you had a good experience with the new ventilator. When I worked in ICU in South Africa we were also the RT's and it was hard trying to keep up with the in's and out's of the ventilators and also had some doctors who were clueless and I hated working with them especially! So hard for the patients when the doc doesn't know what they are doing and the patient is fighting the machine and miserable.... glad there are people like you to take care of that here
                      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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                      • Squash is delicious too, and I can do the same thing with it - I am glad to have learned about this as it is a very acceptable substitute for CW pancakes, at least for me. Pancakes are one of those things that I always wanted but always found disappointing. I could eat a whole stack and not feel satisfied, even whole grain etc. I think zucchini and the summer squashes will be good cooked this way too. The key is the coconut flour, which is very absorbent and will hold the cake together.

                        One thing I like about my job, which was terrifying at first but now is pretty much the best thing, is that I am a one-woman-show - no one else knows anything about the vents and bipaps etc. Or about the meds I administer, for that matter. The docs and nurses leave the respiratory stuff completely to me and they have learned to trust me. So when the doctor is standing there saying, "Anyone have any ideas?" I can step up and say "Let's do this and this and this," and they let me me run with it. In fact, that is what I am there for. I'm expected to be fully proficient and able to work without micromanagement because it is a very small hospital and we have to be a team. In the large hospitals where I worked before, I was certainly expected to be fully proficient but not necessarily too independent.

                        One of my friends went to work in Saudi Arabia for a year - she was horrified to discover she was responsible for the vents - and she was in Peds! Yikes. She said it was horrible for a few months and she never was really comfortable. Frankly I think that is too much for one person. If I had to take care of foleys and IV and cardiac meds on top of the vent and ET tubes I think I would pack it in!

                        My dinner last night was so satisfying that I just realized I have fasted for 15 hours - might as well wait a bit longer and make it 16. I still have some steak, or maybe I should have bacon and eggs - I will think about that for the next hour or so -

                        I was trying to figure out how to borrow a book from someone on Amazon and accidently purchased David's book. EEK! Luckily they make it easy to cancel an order. I would like to take a look at it.
                        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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                        • Paleotrack seems to be down - not surprising since I think it is largely a one-man operation. I miss it, though. If it isn't back up by tomorrow I will try another tracker, maybe fitday. Journaling my food really helps and in my experience is key to success. I'm not ready to stop doing it yet - maybe after a few more months.
                          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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                          • Okay, I really need to get off this computer. Beautiful day out there going to waste!

                            Went to Fitday but got discouraged because I have put so much information into paleotrack and fitday doesn't even have almond milk! I'll just wait.

                            The mushroom seller at the farmers market has turned me into a 'mushroom person.' Just had a great breakfast of bacon, eggs, and mushrooms. Also coffee (cold brewed) with almond milk. I have three different kinds of mushrooms, quite exotic for me - chicken of the woods, lobster, and oyster. Lots left, will probably incorporate them into dinner tonight.
                            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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                            • A few months ago I scored a beautiful clump of oyster mushrooms at a farmers' market. I fried up some ground beef crumbles, and just threw the mushrooms in for a minute, coating them in the fat, and letting them become slightly warm. I can still remember how good they tasted. Yay, mushrooms!

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                              • And they are very good cooked in bacon fat. Of course you can cook just about anything in bacon fat and it will be good.

                                Probably everyone knows this, but I have just discovered that coarse salt is an excellent baked-on-pan cleaner. I started using it in my cast iron skillet to good effect, but have been using it on my regular stainless steel ones and I can't believe how easily they come spotlessly clean. When I think of all the elbow grease, expensive pads, cleaners, etc. I have used...plain old salt is better than all of them.
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                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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