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  • TCates, Primal Papa is diabetic.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Not much to say today... all is good, but I wanted to check in anyway.

      Today is day 17.... 10.10.12

      Was busy today painting my daughter's bathroom. Then I started in on doing laundry. Now I am trying to decide what to make for dinner. For sure I am making faux mashed potatoes from cauliflower, in fact, 2 very large heads worth of them. I just love 'em!

      I have (2) two pound bags of mixed veggies in the freezer. I'm trying to figure out what to do with those. I used to make stews with flour to thicken.... and I don't do that anymore. I also used to make chicken pot pies, and I don't do those anymore. And worst of all, I used to make fried rice! I can get by in life without ever having fried rice again, but I sure did LOVE it.
      Start Date 9.24.12
      Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
      CW - 271 pounds
      First Goal - 255 by 2013
      Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
      Other Goal - to get off some medications
      Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
      NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

      Your Dad is So Fat

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      • You could play with making a chicken "pot pie" with a mashed cauliflower top, sort of like a variation on a shepherd's pie.
        “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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        • I have been using arrowroot flour to thicken stews. Love it! When I'm out I have used rice flour or potato flour but far prefer the arrowroot.
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • Originally posted by Owly View Post
            You could play with making a chicken "pot pie" with a mashed cauliflower top, sort of like a variation on a shepherd's pie.
            Nice thinking!

            Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
            I have been using arrowroot flour to thicken stews. Love it! When I'm out I have used rice flour or potato flour but far prefer the arrowroot.
            I never thought of arrowroot!

            OK, so tonight was a HUGE test for me, and I won!!!!

            We went to my favorite Italian place... where the pasta dishes rock, and they bring out fresh garlic knots.

            As a table, we shared a dozen chicken wings between the four of us. I had salad, and for my entree, I had portabello mushrooms, with spinach, roasted peppers. chopped garlic, and provolone on top.
            Start Date 9.24.12
            Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
            CW - 271 pounds
            First Goal - 255 by 2013
            Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
            Other Goal - to get off some medications
            Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
            NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

            Your Dad is So Fat

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            • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
              ..... chicken wings between the four of us. I had salad, and for my entree, I had portabello mushrooms, with spinach, roasted peppers. chopped garlic, and provolone on top.
              Now that sounds really good
              Primal since 27 August 2012
              Age 47
              Height 5'10"
              SW 236
              PW 223
              GW 185


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              • This morning was ROUGH... I was making bacon and eggs for the family, and my wife puts some rye toast on.... and then proceeds to make a BLT..... one of my all time favorites... Really this whole primal thing is harder than it should be, as I don't get much support on this from my wife. I swear that she goes out of her way to eat stuff that she knows I can't have, in front of me. Sigh.
                Start Date 9.24.12
                Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                CW - 271 pounds
                First Goal - 255 by 2013
                Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                Other Goal - to get off some medications
                Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                Your Dad is So Fat

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                • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                  This morning was ROUGH... I was making bacon and eggs for the family, and my wife puts some rye toast on.... and then proceeds to make a BLT..... one of my all time favorites... Really this whole primal thing is harder than it should be, as I don't get much support on this from my wife. I swear that she goes out of her way to eat stuff that she knows I can't have, in front of me. Sigh.
                  It gets easier, I promise. Just think of all the good stuff you get to eat, and think of all the health benefits you're gaining.

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                  • Oh, oh, oh! I need to tell you my BLT technique!

                    Small bacon weave: cut four slices of bacon in half so that you have 8 short pieces of bacon. Weave 7 of them together in your cold frying pan or griddle (3 fat slices one direction, 4 thinner slices in the other, works best that way, don't know why) cook then on medium heat, watching carefully. Flip with your largest spatula when they are a little more than half way cooked, manuevering carefully so it doesn't fall apart. The bacon must be cooked to a firm crispiness- not too brittle, and definitely NOT floppy. Let cool to room temperature.

                    Make two of these, slather with mayo, and fill with lettuce and tomato slices. Best BLT EVER!

                    And after all all, the name of the sandwich is BLT, not BBLT. Who needs that pesky bread!?!

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                    • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                      Really this whole primal thing is harder than it should be, as I don't get much support on this from my wife. I swear that she goes out of her way to eat stuff that she knows I can't have, in front of me. Sigh.
                      I'm not getting any support from my wife either....she thinks I'm nuts. Last night I went out and bought some coconut oil, she tried to convince me that it was not good for you because it had too much fat....yeah....I know. This morning I asked her to cook my eggs in coconut oil, she said no way, she cooks my son's eggs in the same skillet and she was NOT going to assist in the clogging of his arteries. The only thing that I think will convince her will be a good report from the doctor concerning my cholesterol numbers....until then, I'll press on without help.
                      Primal since 27 August 2012
                      Age 47
                      Height 5'10"
                      SW 236
                      PW 223
                      GW 185


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                      • The BLT idea sounds great - I plan on giving it a try. As for support, I find my better half is very supportive although not on the primal plan so to speak. Some of my other family member however are not the most supportive. I think they try to be supportive but CW gets in the way as they have been brainwashed that fats are bad for you. I talked to my doctor about the PB way of life and he said its a bad idea. People need to eat from all of the food groups to be healthy. Then in the same breath he said guys like us (he's heavy too) shouldn't eat grain and bread as our bodies can't metabolize it as efficiently as skinnier people. Sometimes I think he doesn't even listen to what he is saying! Anyway I think most people are not out to sabotage us but their lack of knowledge about how we are trying to live our lives gets in the way of them being helpful. Still I feel for you when someone eats your old favorite foods right in front of you that's not helping! Hang in there it does get easier. As someone who deviated from the PB lifestyle - its easier to preserve and keep on track than it is to get back on track once you have strayed.
                        “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

                        "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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                        • Have you tried making fried "rice" with cauliflower? I remember hearing about it a while ago. I think it was put in a food processor until the cauliflower bits were about the size of grains of rice. Not sure how good it is, but it may be worth trying.

                          Do you think your wives don't want you losing weight/getting into better shape or just don't understand this way of doing it?

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                          • Originally posted by Azure View Post
                            Do you think your wives don't want you losing weight/getting into better shape or just don't understand this way of doing it?
                            My wife simply doesn't understand (or believe) this way. I'm sure she wants me to lose weight...and she's gonna love it when I get to my goal weight...
                            Primal since 27 August 2012
                            Age 47
                            Height 5'10"
                            SW 236
                            PW 223
                            GW 185


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                            • Originally posted by Azure View Post

                              Do you think your wives don't want you losing weight/getting into better shape or just don't understand this way of doing it?

                              I honestly don't know.
                              Start Date 9.24.12
                              Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                              CW - 271 pounds
                              First Goal - 255 by 2013
                              Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                              Other Goal - to get off some medications
                              Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                              NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                              Your Dad is So Fat

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                              • Is it that your wives have never been overweight and don't know what the weightloss struggle is about?

                                PP - I can't imagine your wife is doing it intentionally, perhaps she doesn't realize how fragile you are right now, maybe the simple fix is just to mention to her how you feel about food right now.

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