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    Hi, felling a bit unsure here, never done this thing before it even took me half an hour to find out how to post a thread, how dumb is that? Things have come to a stage where I must take responsibility for my own choices. I have different types of arthritis and asthma and am overweight which I know affects every part of my life. I am a 54 year old teacher (not working at present) with a great family and 3 and a half year old grandson. I have two nephews and a son who are mega fit and are mostly primal and are a great motivator for me. I have been tracking on myfitnesspal to curb the carbs which I am so addicted to.
    I have been primal for 2 weeks and today it all went pear shaped, crumpets, bread, chocolate (all just for lunch) so disgusted with myself:{ This is it, I need to do this for the sake of my sanity let alone my health and weight. I have been challenged by my son Robert to lose at least 1 stone by Christmas, easily done he says. We shall see.
    This journal is going to be my conscience, the little angel on my shoulder that tells the little carb devil to get lost! Too late to do much about today but look out tomorrow. Will spend a couple of hours planning a menu for the week and reading the post here for encouragement.
    I don't need motivation, I need a kick up the *** and distractions. Lovely steak and mushroom casserole for tea with lots of cabbage, yum.

    Stats -
    5'1"
    184lbs
    170lbs - 1st target
    140lbs - final target
    Watch this space

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    Best of luck! I too am hoping for some extra motivation to kick those bad habits by posting on here... I also use myfitnesspal, but as I'm the only one who sees it, it doesn't keep me from making decisions I know I shouldn't!
    Your tea sounds fantastic, by the way... I love me some cabbage, mmmm!

    I will subscribe to your thread, and attempt to distract. You'll have to find someone else for the a** kicking though
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    • #3
      Thank you so much for replying. You are right about myfitnesspal and it is easy to 'forget' certain snacks. I am good at kicking my own at times like this but only after the event :}, you have succeeded in distracting me, I feel more bouyed up and will not look at another crumpet or Twirl (today anyway:}) Bye the way, how do you get the smiley faces on your post?
      Yep, having casseroled chuck steak with mushrooms and onions and lots of green cabbage with strawberries, raspsberries and cherries covered in organic pro/prebiotic natural yoghurt. Roll on teatime.

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      • #4
        Can I have the recipe? I rarely cook with mushrooms because my brother who lives with us hates them with an unbridled passion, but I miss them so!

        Oh and for the smilies, you just have to type in ": )" but without the space in between, and it will automatically put them in for you. If you use the advanced posting, there is also a smiley legend on the right hand side, you just have to click them and then there's a variety to use.
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        • #5
          Fry off some onions in olive oil, add chopped mushrooms, as many as you like. Add a clove or two of garlic if you like, add diced/cubed chuck (or any kind of stewing steak) and brown off, add a glass of red wine if you like it. I then put all in a casserole dish or my slow cooker and add 1 pint of beef gravy (bisto best is gluten/wheat free) and leave for either 2 or 6hrs. You can check occassionally especially in the casserole dish as sometimes the meat soaks up all the gravy. Makes the meat really tender. You can substitute the beef with sausages for a change. I like it served with greens, cauli and broccoli. I usually make enough to freeze so Tony, my husband, can take some to work the next day and I have something I can fall back on if I don't feel like cooking. Debra

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          • #6
            That sounds absolutely wonderful! I may need to try it myself...

            Welcome and I'll try to help with the distracting as well

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            • #7
              That really does sound good, I think I will try it tonight, so I have a great feast for tomorrow! I really need to get in the habit of cooking larger quantities, having just one extra person in the house has completely thrown off my how-much-to-make-in-order-to-have-leftovers calculations!
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              • #8
                I have trouble making enough for leftovers too. My problem is by the time my three boys and husband usually get done with stuff, there's not really enough left over for lunch.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for all the encouragement. Not always up to doing daily reports but will keep at it. Yesterday,
                  BF - scrambled eggs and bacon
                  snack - fresh berries and organic natural yoghurt
                  lunch - more yoghurt (not feeling too hungry)
                  tea - grilled gammon steak, 2 fried eggs and sweet potato wedges.
                  Actually took Tali (our Jack Russell) for a 15 minute walk and went swimming with my sister.
                  I keep cooking too much as well having just the two of us now instead of five with the childrens friends popping in. I cook just as much then freeze portions for Tony's (hubby) lunches or teas when I am not up to cooking. Just seen a recipe for pulled pork on someone elses journal so will be trying that.
                  Today,
                  BF = scrambled egg
                  lunch - meatballs with vegetable stirfry
                  tea - rib eye steak with green salad and sweet potato wedges, fresh fruit and yoghurt. One of my sons and his girlfriend is visiting from Wales today, can't wait to see them, then I am going back with them tomorrow for a long weekend. Not sure how the eating is going to go but you have to take what you can when you are away from home. I am ok with that.
                  Take care everyone and enjoy your weekends. Debra

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                  • #10
                    Oh, still thinking about those goals :}

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                    • #11
                      Well enjoy your trip! Hopefully you'll get a quiet moment or two to mediate on the goals, eh? lol
                      By the way, that recipe turned out fantastically! Although I made a double batch and it still didn't last enough to have left overs! But I won't complain, since it got rave reviews!

                      Take care!
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                      • #12
                        I am so pleased you liked it, it is a favourite in my house too and takes the minimum of effort. I forgot to say that you can add any herbs you like to it. Had a great weekend, ate a load of rubbish, chipshop rubbish :{ but enjoyed it so much. Starting today with a fast, keeping to yoghurt, seeds, fruit and casserole for tea. ON track again!!!

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                        • #13
                          Hey, how's it going? Haven't heard from you in a while...
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                          • #14
                            Back again, thank you for thinking of me. Had a blip but back on track. I do so well for a few weeks then whammy - bread, cheesecake anything I get my hands on goes in my mouth. I have given myself a good talking to, read some journals and one really hit home - have I got a death wish? The way I felt this week after eating junk makes me feel that I have but I really haven't so why do I do it. I am literally poisoning myself with unsuitable foodstuffs, you can't even call it 'food' really. When I start it is as though I have an addiction, I eat until I am ill. No - one makes me do it so I have to grow up (at 55 :}) and act responsibly. There, pep talk over!
                            My goals;
                            to sensibly become fitter, healthier and therefore happier
                            to take more exercise, walk more and swim (badly) more
                            to be a nicer person, to myself as well as to others.
                            That is it for now, probably will think of others or amend these as time goes by. Am preparing a bone broth in the slow cooker using the bones from the leg of lamb we had for Sunday roast and cooking roast chicken with carrots, onion, curly kale and brussel sprouts for tea. Yummy, Debra.

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                            • #15
                              Great goals! I'm glad you're back We all have those lapses, what really counts is whether you come back!

                              I saw one of those clever little sayings the other day: There is no junk food, only junk and food. It was a good reminder that there is no benefit at all to putting nutritionally empty "food" in our mouths.

                              Well, good luck, and keep us updated, I love hearing about your food, it sounds so lovely!
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