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  • #31
    Oh, thank you! Sounds good, I will try it with chicken. Rabbit, not so much. Those skinny little things look like, well, I won't say it. But it starts with pickled and ends in bryo. So, no more of that. But I like me a good slow cooker recipe, so I will definitely give this a go with a hen.

    I made sushi tonight- the dh has to work, poor man, so I get to read Mansfield Park and eat on the sofa instead of being forced by wifely obligation to watch Jon Stewart. Who is fabulous and handsome, but not, maybe, quite as restful as Fanny Price's little weirdnesses (here, a note to my fellow obsessive-compulsive Austen readers. I am only reading Mansfield Park because I already read Northanger Abbey, persuasion, S&S and Emma in the days before. I'm not, actually, entirely fond of MP bc Fanny is such a ninny. And I'm saving P&P, that little cream puff of a read, for last. After that I will, yet again, move on to the Brontes. But, in my defense, I'm also reading all modern stuff. And I'm in love with Karen Russell, so go and read Swamplandia.).

    And now I will maybe take a little seasalt bath....see, a well-rested mom is a good mom. Well-fed is important, too. Also well-slept. Am very tired already. And so for the sake of my kids will go and take excellent care of myself....maybe have a tiny sherry too. Yes.

    Oh, life is good. Come on, admit it.

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    • #32
      Had tea this morning- is actually very nice. My eyes are still itchy, but my nose is not as stuffy as usual; also was able to breath at night. So how long does one need to test drive this? Two weeks?

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      • #33
        I think I need a new breakfast. Didn't want eggs the last couple mornings, and bacon every day is no good, even the uncured one as is still smoked. So then? Can I just have huge amounts of butter in my tea?

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        • #34
          My wife is having similar problems with breakfast. Gave up cereal. She's eating yogurt for now. I'm trying to convince her to give up dairy to see if it stops her eternal stuffy nose, but she lets her appetite and stomach guide what she can eat when, so steak and eggs for breakfast isn't happening.

          I find the swelling in my eyes goes away in two to three days sans bad coffee.

          Haven't tried butter in any drinks, still relying on coconut milk. But I see no reason not to put butter in the tea.
          Crohn's, doing SCD

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
            My wife is having similar problems with breakfast. Gave up cereal. She's eating yogurt for now. I'm trying to convince her to give up dairy to see if it stops her eternal stuffy nose, but she lets her appetite and stomach guide what she can eat when, so steak and eggs for breakfast isn't happening.
            It clears not just the stuffy nose, but the yuckness that comes out of the throat as well.
            For me it did, anyway..
            Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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            • #36
              Yeah...I guess huge amounts of butter aren't all that compatible with my non-dairy approach. Huge amounts of coconut oil I don't think either, as I may be allergic. God, what am I not allergic or sensitive to? Can this be? I never had nada but a dust mite allergy, and now its gluten, coffee, dairy. Come to think of it, I was tested as a kid and was actually allergic to wheat and rye, but my mom said it was newfangled balderdash and ignored it. So now? I can have meat and veggies and fruit. Hm. That doesn't sound as impressively restrictive as planed at the beginning of the sentence. Maybe I need to look into decadent fruit smoothies so I can keep a few badass sins. Don't wont to come over too middleaged.

              The eyes have been good today! Bit itchy, but nowhere near the bright red vampire eyes of before, and the nose running away on its own. Ha! I should stick with the coffee and the depigmentation and then I would be a PERFECT Pseudovampire! For no reason at all!

              I just got my Seaweed snacks from Amazon, packed into a gigantic carton about fifty times the size of the snackbox, with huge amounts of packing paper. That'll fill up the bin, ugh. Also am a bit nauseated and not keen on seaweed. Not sure why nauseated, but it's been a long day: Make breakfast for family (I had tea with a bit of butter), clean and vacuum house, bring big kid to preschool, take walk with little kid to post office and hardware store and auto store, make pizza dough with little kid (aaaa!), pick up first kid, socialize with preschool crowd, let kids finish up pizzas (aaaa!), marshall them through eating (I had chicken and mustard greens), play with them in backyard, cut fabric for robe for little kid, take kids to farmer's market (I bought liver and stew cubes and breakfast patties), then take kids to the park to assemble (aaa!) kite and try to fly, then go to playground, and NOW they are in the tub. The little one lost her TV privilege because she wouldn't put her shoes back on on the playground, and now I have her in my hair instead, while making dinner. Mpf. But is all good. The kids are lovely and its just the nicest fall weather. I'm so glad I can be home with them instead of having to work. Not that it's not looming.

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              • #37
                Yesterday I must have gone into Ketosis. I had tree rashes of bacon, egg, and a pork sausage pattie, buttered tea and some excusatory veggies with butter for breakfast at 8 am, then forced myself to eat an apple with nut butter at around 4 because I felt like on the brink of fainting, but no appetite. Dinner was a plate of liver and onion at 7. Workout: take two preschoolers apple picking and hay riding, then cook with them. V. exhausting, lots of jumping and lunging involved, plus lifting of heavy things. At night I couldn't sleep as I never can sleep when I don't eat enough calories, and had a bowl of oatmeal with milk and honey at 1 am. Well. At least now I know what to do if I want to kill my appetite: eat huge amounts of fat for breakfast.

                Today I woke up in the worst mood ever. I decided to up the carbs so I can eat more and be happier (just in case it wasn't the lack of sleep). Because everything else was gone, I had buttered tea and a bowl of kefir with blueberries and honey around 9. Lunch at 2 pm was salmon with green beans drenched in butter and half a sweet potato, a few sips of green smoothie (oh, I am no good at making them...they are lumpy and tangy, blech) and pulling the apples out of a piece of apple pie with cream. Instant headache! This gluten intolerance is getting worse. I don't think I need any dinner, lunch must have come in at a cool 20,000 calories or so.

                So then I thought it'd be a good idea to measure my waist and it is at 32 inches. It used to be 29, but that is in the morning on an empty stomach. I will try again tomorrow morning. Because I had better not have gained 3 inches of belly fat.....

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                • #38
                  Oh crap, I could eat again. I want a steak. *sigh*

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Comma View Post
                    Breakfast was LIVER WITH ONIONS! I love it. The family does not. So I waited until DH had left around 10 to avoid the commentary.

                    Also I took my supplements. Gingko and milk thistle for my vitiligo, and Biotin cause my hair is falling out now.
                    Your husband's comments and commentary have more of a negative effect than you realize. That goes for any of us who have spouses or family members who are not supportive; not specific to you.

                    Try zinc for the vitiligo if you have not already.

                    Great idea about noticing what you were able to avoid, not just what you actually ate. I like that.
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                    Start date: 7-5-12
                    5'3"
                    121lbs
                    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                    Henri Frederic Amiel

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Comma View Post
                      So I think I'll try and go all out high fat for a couple of weeks. I'll cut back the dairy (still eating too much cheese and 1/21/2. Hm. Butter stays, I think.), nix the grains and the coffee. I'l have tea instead.
                      This morning I had tea, an egg and a slab of Kerrygold butter around 9 and it lasted until 1 pm. Maybe there was a dip in energy around 11, which, ha, was also when I had the coffee with half and half. Ha. HAHAHAHA! Tonight is sushi night. Sticky rice has got to stay.
                      Try ghee instead of butter if you are trying to avoid dairy protein. It does not contain the casein that can be bothersome.

                      Grass fed ghee from Pure Indian Foods is awesome. Will need salt.
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                      Age 48
                      Start date: 7-5-12
                      5'3"
                      121lbs
                      GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                      "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                      Henri Frederic Amiel

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                      • #41
                        Yes, I like Ghee, but can't always get it here. Must try again.

                        I agree with the DH, I could def do better on the eating front if he'd be on the page, but there is no chance of convincing him and I like having us be happy together, so I won't push it. I'm not doing so hugely bad, and once I get this sorted, it's the kids turn. Babysteps.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Comma View Post
                          Yes, I like Ghee, but can't always get it here. Must try again.

                          I agree with the DH, I could def do better on the eating front if he'd be on the page, but there is no chance of convincing him and I like having us be happy together, so I won't push it. I'm not doing so hugely bad, and once I get this sorted, it's the kids turn. Babysteps.
                          He does not have to eat Primal to be supportive or to at least not be critical. He needs to knock off the commentary. My husband won't eat the fat I eat or the types of protein I eat because he is an MD with a significant family history of coronary disease (takes a statin) and he believes it will kill him. BUT... he does not comment on everything I eat or try to make me feel like I am doing something wrong. It involves having a conversation with your husband.

                          If you can afford it, order the ghee from Pure Indian Foods. It stores well on the shelf, so you can order several jars. I put the digestive ghee in tea or warm water (small jar; has cardamom/cinnamon/ginger).
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                          Age 48
                          Start date: 7-5-12
                          5'3"
                          121lbs
                          GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                          "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                          Henri Frederic Amiel

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                          • #43
                            I have decided to put breakfast first of all meals and spent a bit more money than usual on good breakfast foods. As in pastured pork belly and patties.

                            Today I made Kalli's quiche, and here is the recipe copied right out of her lovely thread (so I can find it easily, it is already buried in her thread)

                            Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
                            Grease a 9" cake pan with whatever delicious fat you choose. (Butter? Olive Oil?)
                            Line the cake pan with prosciutto.
                            Whisk 6 eggs in a bowl, add 1/2 c to 1 c of water or coconut milk, and whisk.
                            Cut 2 sausages into coins. Fry.
                            Chop one leek into coins. Add to the sausages.
                            Chop 1 c of mushrooms or use already-chopped ones. Fry.
                            Put this delicious fried mixture in the oven. Pour the eggs over it.
                            Bake for about 40-45 mins.

                            Haven't tried it yet, but anything with proscuitti is good in my book. In fact, I think I will buy a pack and keep it as a special treat. That way I have something when the rest of the family is eating appe pie and the likes. Yes!

                            Also my EYES ARE NOT ITCHY today! Major breakthrough! No itchiness, no styes, no nada. Nose is clearer than usual, and I didn't have my usual wheezing/slight asthma last night. SO NICE. I do think this is the coffee. I don't even want any. This morning I made tea for myself and then coffee for the DH and even the smell of the powder was kind of repulsive. That to me, who would only fall asleep at night so I could wake up and have coffee. Also no need for afternoon coffee anymore. Water does it. THis is good. Must keep it up, which is always the trick, isn't it. But then maybe it takes care of itself. Like the grains, now I get a headache when I eat them so that experiement was a bit of a one-way street really.

                            I will report how I liked the quiche. I'm not holding my breath for surprises, though.

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                            • #44
                              That quiche is freakin' fantastic and my eyes do itch a little bit after I stupidly rubbed them to proof they don't. Getting better though.

                              Oh my God, quiche will be the answer to all! Will make quiches galore and be able to convert family entirely!

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                              • #45
                                I was just reading around in the Forum and thinking about how I have gone so high fat lately that if I leave my plate to cool after I'm done eating, little mounds of fat will form on it. The family goes through a stick of butter per day. It makes me happy to eat high fat. Maybe only because it tastes good. But then I thought, hey, I have lost ALL the stupid urges to snack snack snack all the time that were driving me crazy. I still do sometimes, but sort of because I want to eat that delicious plum, not have to in some mad unsatisfiable urge. That's also why I don't have calories to count from stuff that I really want but deny myself. I could cut here and there, but I don't really want to right now, I have a good thing going, and the bad food I don't crave anymore. Snickers? Still good, but not necessary.

                                Also now I am full after a meal. I always used to have this feeling that I was just not full, I actually thought my brain just couldn't interpret my stomach signals right and that I was weirdly wired. and instead of impatiently snacking my way to the next meal I now will suddenly get hungry and look at the watch and see that it is way later than I realized.

                                I'm always staring at and thinking of my stalling waistline, but this is really working on other fronts for me. And I think DH takes a smile over a slightly improved hip-waistline ration anytime, anyway.

                                So, deep breath, I'll keep doing this! Even thinking that makes me happy. I'll keep doing this, and maybe sometime my waistline will follow. Maybe when I have less busy-ness in my life I can concentrate on losing weight, but now it is right for me to eat so I have energy and joie de vivre and can do all the stuff I have to do and make my family happy. Not even a year ago I sat at the doctor's office, asking what was wrong with me because I was so tired I spent my life on the sofa, snapping at the kids and wondering whether I'd have to go on antidepressants. Just thinking about that makes me almost cry with gratitude for how much paleo has improved my life.

                                And Wednesday is Farmer's Market. *sigh with happiness*

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