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  • It is funny, isn't it, how our tastes change? When I was little I actually afraid of many vegetables, I have no idea why. Now I love them. I'm glad it worked out that way.
    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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    • Originally posted by tomi View Post
      Yeah Judg - good news! Son came home last night and said he should be going back to a full 40 hours in a couple weeks so its time to start looking for an apartment! You'll hear my YAHOO all the way to Canada when the move is final and my husband and I are alone for the first time EVER! Second marriages and mixed families aren't the best recipe for newlyweds! I'm so excited I could burst!!!!!
      Woot! Enjoy it!

      Originally posted by June68 View Post
      Funny Judg, I eat pepper like that all the time. Much it while I'm making eggs or whatever.

      Hi, btw. I admire your perseverance and progress!
      Thanks June.

      Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      I eat peppers plain all the time. I prefer the green ones over the red and yellows/oranges. They don't need dip. They're tasty as is.

      Your tuna salad sounds wonderful!
      I occasionally snitch pieces of peppers, but it's been a very long time since I ate one plain intentionally. Well, half of one...

      Originally posted by tomi View Post
      Yes, your tuna salad does sound wonderful. Is there an alternative to mayo? I wonder how it would be with some thick greek yogurt? or sour cream? Course - those are out on Whole30 - but eventually I will adding them back in again. What kind of apples do you use - do you leave the peels on?
      I leave the peels on, but it's really a question of personal taste. I've never made it with anything but mayo, but perhaps your ideas - or avocado - would work. A little dry mustard or Dijon and a dash of vinegar might give it the zing of mayo.

      Originally posted by winencandy View Post
      The cost is probably why we "spread them out" instead of eating them plain.
      True. (Mind you, I got some great specials lately.) But I figure I don't buy desserts, I don't smoke, I don't drink, I almost never do fast food, I DESERVE to pay a little extra for good food. If anything, I'm probably too cheap still in that regard. I haven't gone organic yet, because the cost scares me. Plus the fact that it would be harder to find, especially for meat. I'm also not good at too much change at once. I'm still getting used to eating no grains and almost no sugars, and finding my balance in primal eating.
      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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      • Never did get the thunderstorms, despite a couple of weather warnings. Not fair. The other end of town got torrential downpours, and I have to water my garden...

        Anyway, I'm a couple of days behind in my reporting, so here goes:

        Health journal June 7, 2012

        Sleep: 6-7 hours? Was kind of droopy all day as a result

        Food
        Vitamins: check
        Breakfast: Gr. yogurt with blueberries, slivered almonds, and seeds
        Lunch: Ribs, red pepper
        Supper: "Moussaka" (broiled eggplant baked in a tomato sauce), green salad
        Snacks: Iced coffee with cream and stevia

        Exercise: Gardening...

        Activities: Gardening, dishwasher, hand dishes, mending, watched the whole "The Skinny on Obesity" series that Ecks recommended (downright scary), spent time with hubby.


        Health journal June 8, 2012

        Sleep: 7 hours? Not enough. I was feeling a bit dizzy and ended up falling asleep for the whole second half of the Eurocup game.

        Food
        Vitamins: check
        Breakfast: 4 slices bacon and a berry smoothie with coconut milk and seeds
        Lunch: Cooked savoy cabbage and roasted potatoes, cherries
        Supper: Bit of moussaka
        Snacks: Macadamias, Brazil nuts, cherries, iced coffee with cream and stevia

        Exercise: Nope.

        Activities: Grocery shopping, lunch with in-laws, nap, hand dishes, dishwasher, sorted and shelved DVDs and videos
        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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        • Yeah for GARDENING! I would spend my entire day puttering in the garden if I had the time, energy and un-limited garden funds!
          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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          • For future reference: it is not a good idea to blanch too many almonds at once. Once they dry and cool, the skins get tough again and you have to reblanch them. And here I had spread them out on a dishtowel, thinking they shouldn't stay hot and damp... Live and learn.
            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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            • Health journal June 9, 2012

              Sleep: 6 hours. Nowhere near enough. Needless to say, it was not an ambitious day.

              Weight: 154.6

              Food
              Vitamins: check
              Breakfast: Gr yogurt with raspberries, slivered almonds, maple syrup and seeds
              Lunch: Moussaka, spinach salad with avocado dressing
              Supper: Cottage cheese with the rest of the avocado, tomato, and marinated eggplant
              Snacks: Almonds, cherries, primal "candy"

              Exercise: Nope

              Activities: Small chores, laundry, blanching almonds (big job when you do several pounds), nap
              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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              • It doesn't taste anything like mayo, but I often use yogurt or cottage cheese or sour cream with tuna, usually some combination of these. I'll bet adding mustard or maybe hot sauce would be a good idea too. I don't often keep mayo in the house because I can't (or don't) eat even a small jar before it goes bad. In the pre-primal days I would sometimes grab individual packets that one finds in cafes, but the commercial stuff is of course made with bad oils.

                I just realized that my beloved mini-food processer actually has a special mayo blade.
                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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                • Anybody reading this thread because of an interest in CFS should check out BestBetter's links (from the She-Groks thread), quoted below. I have virtually every symptom of CFS that he names, although some have been alleviated or diminished since I went primal.

                  Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
                  Hey Judg,

                  I just saw that you mentioned you're dealing with chronic fatigue. I am too, and after realizing that it's only gotten worse the better i eat, I decided to keep doing some more digging - i found this amazing paper on chronic fatigue syndrome that totally blew my mind - for the first time the whole thing made so much more sense. I'm in the process of trying out some of the supplements that were recommended (mainly amino acids) and I wanted to wait a while before posting anything about it so I could see if I had any improvement, but I'd like to share this with you (and anyone else)in case it's information you haven't come across yet. (And if you do know about it already, I'd love to know your take on it!)


                  CFS - The Central Cause: Mitochondrial Failure - DoctorMyhill

                  CFS - The Methylation Cycle - DoctorMyhill
                  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
                    It doesn't taste anything like mayo, but I often use yogurt or cottage cheese or sour cream with tuna, usually some combination of these. I'll bet adding mustard or maybe hot sauce would be a good idea too. I don't often keep mayo in the house because I can't (or don't) eat even a small jar before it goes bad. In the pre-primal days I would sometimes grab individual packets that one finds in cafes, but the commercial stuff is of course made with bad oils.

                    I just realized that my beloved mini-food processer actually has a special mayo blade.
                    Sour cream sounds promising. I am going to have to experiment. In the meanwhile, I bought the light olive oil. Hope that works. I can live with only occasional mayo, but the thought of going permanently without it is a bit daunting. I can't imagine tinned tuna without it. Or rather, I don't much care for it without mayo.
                    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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                    • Judg, just dropping by and checking out your journal. Glad you're thinking of using my week in review format, because I definitely like your daily format better than mine, so might be "borrowing" that. Also noticed your displeasure over EVOO mayo. I haven't had any mayo since going primal 10 days ago, but will be attempting to make Bacon Mayo later this week for use with tuna and chicken salads. Also could make for interesting deviled eggs.
                      My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

                      I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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                      • peeking in to say hi an noticed the mayo convo, I love my mayo made with either avocado oil or extra light OO!! And lemon or lime juice instead of vinegar!

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                        • The bacon mayo is very interesting, and would be quite inexpensive to try out. This whole mayo thing is quite a problem to be solved.
                          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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                          • Dash, let me know how the bacon mayo works out. I include my activities in my daily report, because my main goal is to increase my energy. Losing weight is secondary and I'm content with slow progress in that department.

                            LBF, I'm trying the light olive oil next. But first I have to use up the current batch. I'm cheap. And I don't use mayo as much as I used to, so it could take a while.
                            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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                            • Today's report:

                              Health journal June 10, 2012

                              Sleep: 9 hours. Started too late though

                              Food
                              Vitamins: Forgot
                              Breakfast: cottage cheese with raspberries, macadamias, and seeds
                              Lunch: Sweet potato with tomato sauce, lamb chop and Italian sausage, salad and roast red peppers, cherries
                              Supper: nope
                              Snacks: Kiwi, macadamias, Brazil nuts

                              Exercise: 2 km. walk

                              Activities: Church, in-laws' place for lunch, set-up and clean-up, hand dishes

                              Comments: Slept in very late and had to rush off to church. But I really did need that sleep very badly. I was okay today, but not exactly spitting fire.
                              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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                              • Spambot quoted me in another thread?! What's up with that?

                                So, most of the stores here that sell EVOO, or supposed to be, sell the ones that have soybean oil in them! Not touching that stuff man (mental note: why is it hard to stay away from sugar, but not with the soybeans...hmmm...). I tried making EVOO mayo at home, but failed in my attempts. Bought some regular olive oil and am going to try it that way.
                                Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                                GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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