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  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE ground cherries. We call them Cape Gooseberries back in SA - I have a few pathetic little plants in my garden that have never really gotten going this year, for some reason - planted too late maybe. Once we have our own place we will plant a whole slew of those - there are never enough of them!
    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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    • LOL @ Siobhan! I don't think I've ever had them.
      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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      • Missing you.

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        • Ground cherries were on the menu at the restaurant I ate at last night. We didn't stay for dessert, so I didn't try them, but I was curious (haven't heard of them before).

          I'll be back here at the end of October, maybe I can try them then (unless it's a seasonal speciality).

          DC
          Height: 5' 10"
          Starting Weight: 292
          Starting Primal Weight: 275
          Current weight: 265
          Goal weight: 195
          Body Fat 35.2

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          • I would think they would be a seasonal thing - they are a typical berry that doesn't keep well... unless someone has some in a green house...
            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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            • Well as luck would have it there's a pint of them in my CSA box! How did I go 52 years without hearing about these?
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 265
              Goal weight: 195
              Body Fat 35.2

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              • That is funny DCarr! Did they taste good? Are there any left now?
                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 just tried one, or two, or three... Anyway, they are good, mine are tiny in a little dry hull (like a tomatillo) which I removed. They are yellowish and sweet, not tart like a cherry but more "meaty" or something. It's sort of hard to describe. SWMBO and boy don't like them, so perhaps they are an acquired taste. I have already acquired it. Yummm
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Starting Weight: 292
                  Starting Primal Weight: 275
                  Current weight: 265
                  Goal weight: 195
                  Body Fat 35.2

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                  • Yup, that's sounds about right! Gee, darn, now you'll have to eat them all yourself lol!
                    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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                    • Hey, I missed you! Everyone!

                      Update: Eating primal. Swimming a lot. Checking myself for scales and gills. None yet. Weight same. Happiness same. Eating too much the past couple of days, primal but still! Been hungry. Back to journaling here and my food also.

                      Had an exciting moment in church on Sunday. Worked Saturday night and showed up for choir rehearsal at 9 AM, pretty knackered but didn't want to miss out. The following conversation ensued:

                      Choir Director: Hey, Siobhan, you want to sing the descant? Joan (star soprano) had a family emergency and Mary (back-up star soprano) has a bad cold.

                      Me: The descant? Solo?

                      CD: Yes

                      Me: The one in Latin? With the key change AND time signature change?

                      CD: Yes

                      Me: Sure

                      What was I thinking? What the haitch was I thinking? So I sang it, and it went okay. Pretty well surprised everyone as we don't have a lot of changes normally - the same people sing the flashy bits.

                      So - I'm back with all my amusing anecdotes and charming observations.
                      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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                      • Hello, o unflashy person effecting key and time signature changes with shameless aplomb.
                        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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                        • Thank you!

                          Came home from work STARVING. About the only time I miss cereal is at times like this. I opened the refrigerator, saw the goat milk, and thought, "Too bad I don't eat cereal anymore." Cereal is just about the fastest meal ever. I don't miss the taste, however, or the way it made me feel, or the fact that I could eat an entire box and still be hungry. And it is also silly, as I can make a great meal in about five minutes, which I did - chopped up some pastrami, sauteed it quickly, scrambled an egg into it with a bit of cheese. Then I had some raspberries with coconut cream. Ei-yi-yi! Now, of course, I am wide awake, but I need to sleep as I am working tonight.

                          I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
                          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, have you ever tried the primal granola? You mix raw seeds(sunflower, pumpkin pepinos), coconut flakes, and nuts(sliced almonds, walnut pieces) with coconut oil, cinnamon, and honey, and toast them on low for about an hour an a half. Keep it in the fridge, so the coconut oil doesn't go liquidy on you. My girls do rice chex, and a little chex mixed with the granola and some berries is a great full-on cereal substitute if you indulge in chex. if not, I find it is lovely just with cream, all by its lonesome.

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                            • OK. I want to know how to do crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, whole wheat croissants primally. That's what I miss on a Sunday a.m. with a latte or a coffee and cream.

                              Dcarr10760 -- I've always heard about ground cherries, but never had them. Let us know if you do. Ingriguing.

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                              • Thanks for that, Sabine, I am going to make some of that to take with me on my upcoming retreat. I'm a bit worried about the food. The leader said something about quinoa and whole grains. I sent an email saying I am gluten intolerant. Don't really want to explain the whole primal thing. For one thing, this is a retreat, not a primal info session. I'm going to take some cans of tuna, sardines, seaweed, etc. It's lovely and cool here, so I probably won't have to worry about liquid coconut oil. Wondering if I should take a jar of butter. Did you know that mason jars are great for transporting butter? It's true.

                                Alas, Pam, I don't think there is any way to do croissants. If I ever get back to Paris, I will probably risk the gluten reaction and have that very brekkie. It will be worth it.

                                Ground cherries are swoon-worthy. I have had to cut back because I was spending $10 a day on them. Yes, I was.

                                Today is Yom Kippur. I have decided to fast. I will take water because I am working, but no food for 25 hours.
                                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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