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  • Seriously? Soybean oil in the EVOO??? Yikes!
    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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    • Attempted the Bacon Mayo tonight. It was looking great, wonderful color and texture, and tasting good, right up until the last spoonful of fat, which I added too fast, broke the emulsion and it went all goopy. But from what I could tell, this is going to be a winner. Will try again later this week after I fry up some bacon and have more grease.

      One note is that it's such a small recipe, I didn't even bother with a food processor (cause it wouldn't reach the blades on mine). So I used my handheld immersion blender. But there was barely enough for even that to work. Blender may be the best route to go or I might try a double recipe next time with the handheld.
      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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      • I found macadamia oil, so I'll be trying to make mayo with that (didn't like the EVOO one either).
        My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
        My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
        Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
        Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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        • I made MAYO yesterday just the OO Mayo I got the recipe off of the clothes make the girl blog and I took like 5 minutes to pout in the last of the OO I didn't use EVOO - i followed her recipe to a T and it turned out beautifully. If you haven't tried this recipe give it a go and use the blender on the lowest setting - it is totally yummers!

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          • Dash, I have trouble keeping any amount of bacon fat around too. That wasn't a problem at all before I went primal, LOL!

            CM, is that using light olive oil?

            Candy, wouldn't macadamia oil be very expensive?
            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's not cheap for sure....
              My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
              My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
              Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
              Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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              • How are you feeling? Noticing any more energy? I'm doing good. I have found that sugar is a killer on my energy at this point. But I haven't had any since I started whole30 - I'm on day 8. I cheated a little over the weekend and had a little rum/diet coke. My first deviation. I'm down 4 pounds.
                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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                • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                  Dash, I have trouble keeping any amount of bacon fat around too. That wasn't a problem at all before I went primal, LOL!

                  CM, is that using light olive oil?

                  Candy, wouldn't macadamia oil be very expensive?
                  Yes using light olive oil the author of that blog reccomends the lightest Olive oil because the taste isn't so heavy so I waited to try making it until I had the light olive oil - I used Bertolli Extra light tasting olive oil. my egg and olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice all sat at room temp for about 4 hours before I started mixing.

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                  • Tomi, I have been tired, but then again, I've been pretty active on insufficient sleep, so I can't complain too much. Do check those articles I referenced a page or two back. I think it's possible that I am actually slowly detoxing, which means that progress might appear slow for quite a while, until my system has had a chance to clear out the backlog. I will probably try the supplements recommended for re-activating the methylation cycle to give the whole process a boost.

                    The list of symptoms of CFS and why they occur was rather scary to me. I hadn't been too concerned about my chest pains, seeing as there was no correlation with exercise. I thought they were probably related to the low-level chronic bronchitis which frequently comes with CFS. The tachycardia did scare me a bit more, although now I know it wasn't scaring me anywhere near as much as it should have. That was a big motivator for the weight loss, and one of the reasons I was looking for something more, because the weight loss hadn't eliminated it, just reduced it a bit. The tachycardia has not recurred in the two months plus I've been primal, and the chest pains have decreased so much they might just as well be gone. These are signs of important progress, and those two articles really made me realize how important they were. I didn't take the possibility of heart problems too seriously because my cholesterol had always been good. Now I know my heart was straining simply because it was underpowered. The batteries were almost flat and couldn't keep up. The strange thing is I had used the metaphor of depleted batteries to explain my condition to people, and as it turns out, I was bang on. Every single cell in my body has a badly depleted battery. Oy. At least it's getting better, but it's going to take time to rectify. And I might have to to through some unpleasant times to get there, as one of the first things my healing body is going to do is "take out the trash". It's going to be stinky.

                    Sorry for going on about this, but I am keeping in mind that some people reading this thread, now or in the future, are doing so looking for hope with their own condition, so I thought it important to throw that all out.

                    Another important factor has been hope. Hope energizes and counters depression. People with CFS often battle depression, but it is a result of CFS, not the cause, although it is frequently misdiagnosed. I was told I suffered from depression, not CFS, and had anti-depressants prescribed. My GP and I ignored him. It was clear to both of us he was off-target. And I did not want to plaster chemical band-aids on my condition. I wanted to get to the root of things and solve, or at least treat, the problem at a more meaningful level. I think I'm getting closer. And the hope that I am actually on the right track is in itself a partial antidote.
                    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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                    • Okay, yesterday's report.

                      Health journal June 11, 2012

                      Sleep: 7 hours. Still not quite enough. I need 8-9 to feel good.

                      Weight: 155

                      Food
                      Vitamins: check
                      Breakfast: Banana almond pancakes
                      Lunch: Chicken liver with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms in sauce
                      Supper: Ham, tomato/cucumber salad
                      Snacks: Bite of cheese, black olives, a big strawberry or two, iced cap with milk and stevia, macadamias, a bit of primal "candy"

                      Exercise: Chasing toddlers through shopping malls, around the great-grandparents' garden, all over the water park and playground, and up and down the stairs at our place. This is close to chronic cardio, LOL!

                      Activities: Laundry, cooking, small chores, babysitting grandsons overnight.

                      Comments: Sleeping was difficult. It was muggy and I was achy. Ended up having a midnight snack to break the cycle of wakefulness. Eating had been pretty light, so I figured I wasn't sabotaging myself too badly.
                      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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                      • Chasing kids no doubt chronic cardio lol!
                        I understand where you are coming from in your thread wanting to let other people know about what you are going through with CFS. When the docs tell you that you are just stressed here have some pills, but come back and pay me for another visit so that we can see how they are doing, b/c this is psychological it clearly cannot be related to your eating habits, but they are just a doctor. So instead of researching what you are asking they go with their best guess. I'm not saying doctors aren't smart, and needed in fact doctors have saved my life once or twice (gall bladder and appendix), but some of them are so stuck in CW and what they were taught instead of moving with science against the grain. Sometimes I think they are scared to tell people the truth because the truth hurts.
                        Somebody, somewhere just may have to put down the Twinkie and step away to get better.

                        One might ask: If you don't start with a blank canvas, how will you know what colors are on it?
                        Last edited by cmlloyd; 06-12-2012, 09:24 AM.

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                        • I think its great to re-visit your story once in a while - for just the reason you mentioned. We put our stories on these public forums in the hope of being able to touch other lives. When I see posts that mention sending my journal to someone with fibromyalgia it makes me feel like in some small way I might be making a difference in the life of someone else. So, never think you should apologize for telling again, or going a bit deeper with details.

                          I also think you are spot on with the idea that the healing will take time - and I admire your patience in the process. I wish I had your patience with the weight loss! I want to be 135 next week! Not next summer! But, it will happen.
                          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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                          • CM, doctors have saved my life too (nasty ectopic pregnancy), and solved other problems (ovarian cyst, cancer of the thyroid, as well as some smaller ones). What they are good at, they are very good at. If it can be solved on an operating table, they are fantastic. And the occasional thing can be effectively addressed with drugs. I avoid them when I can, but you can bet I reach for Advil when I have a migraine, for example. But on the whole, I prefer getting to the root of things. It's like digging up dandelions. Sure, you can pull the leaves off, but they will come back. You've got to go deeper and get the root to end the problem.

                            Tomi, I have no choice but to be patient. I can't really cut back too far in my food; I just don't have enough strength for it. And I can't increase my activity too much either. Slow and steady is the only option for me. Fortunately, it's also the one with the best track record. I do aim for faster, but I settle for something less because at least it is progress. And whether or not I reach my goal weight, every pound I lose - and keep off! - is a victory and an investment in my health.

                            And it certainly doesn't hurt to have hubby telling me how good I looked that day, and that he found himself staring at me all the time... He's always been pretty good at making me feel beautiful, but his enthusiasm has gone up a few notches in that department. LOL!
                            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 sensitive, supportive, tender husbands! Mine is the same. Just a couple days ago he was telling me that he thinks I'm just darn cute from head to toe! I loved that!
                              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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                              • Yup. Got to give them credit where credit is due. As for the other side of the ledger, well, we'll keep that private. At least until I have myself attained perfection.
                                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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