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    I have been severely conditioned, since infancy, to revere pizza as a golden shrine; a soft, sweet reward. The very sight of it gives me a patriotic thud in my chest, my heart skips a beat in anticipation. Not only was it offered to me almost daily throughout my youth at churches, day care, youth events and picnics, etc., but everything in the universe told me to eat it, a lot, and then eat some more. This is one tough umbilicus to slice.

    I have a weakness that is a strength. I am EASILY reprogrammed. I can change my thinking, and let others do so, on a dime. I know how infinitesimal I really am in this world, and that at any given time much of what I know is wrong. I've learned that over and over. So it's not a big leap to let my reality be rewritten if I am convinced it's for the better. I know, with proper treatment, I can learn to view pizza as evil. I've already condemned soda, snickers, and more. Yet the very same artifices which comprise those assembled into a large, round, oil pie still symbolize ME. I am the pizza generation, left to die in a food desert, kept from the food that would free my mind. The shackles are OFF but I stay near the ball because I know it and love it. It is a toy, dangerous and poisonous; a fire to dance in carelessly - awakening to scars in the morning.

    ALFY'S - Voted Best Pizza and Salad Bar

    Alfy's pizza is endorsed by Providence General Medical Center, my employer. How SICK, SICK, SICK is this system?

    Ingredients:
    I cannot find them online. Must be a dirty secret.


    Anyway, I will begin to voluntarily feel disgust when I see pizza. The same I feel for donuts and macaroni and cheese. I have to break the emotional tie, recognize it as the anti-food that it is, no matter what idolatrous shape it's mashed into. Starting now.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    Flourless Pizza Recipe | Mark's Daily Apple

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    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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    • #3
      I *was* Leonardo when I was 5.

      With that said, we still occasionally do TMNT movie marathons where we watch all the movies... and eat pizza.

      We also do Pirates of the Caribbean marathons where we drink rum.

      Some things are just sacred. LOL

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      • #4
        Just popped in to say Cowabunga dude!

        That said, pizza is my one leave over. I don't get violent gut bomb issues that make me ill like some people so its even a bit more insidious.
        Last edited by Neckhammer; 09-08-2012, 08:00 PM.

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        • #5
          Knifegill I really appreciate your passionate and perceptive incites; you have incredible inner strength; I know you will succeed!
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • #6
            I was Michaelangelo.

            Oh, no. This just turned into a "which turtle were you?" thread instead of a "DEATH TO PIZZA!!!1!!" thread. *kicks a rock*
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • #7
              He he. Great thread. Have to agree. Pizza makes me feel nauseous now just looking at it. Last one eaten was in Rimini 2 years ago. Was much easier than giving up cigarettes.
              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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              • #8
                PS - my bunny is called Donatello, positively not named after the teenage mutant ninja turtle, rather the Florentine sculptor.
                F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                • #9
                  Ah, pizza and macaroni and cheese. Staples of my childhood. I grew up on TMNT too, but I don't think I ever related myself to one; I was (am?) He-Man.
                  If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                  • #10
                    I had/ have a Leonardo action figure (No, my parents didn't get me one as a Christmas tree ornament a few years ago <.< >.>)
                    Pizza is a demon that's hard to slay. I grew up in a home where a good payday meant a trip to Little Caesar's and Blockbuster. I thankfully have to be picky about where I eat said pizza (Pizza the Hut and several large well known chains use the evil cottonseed oil), which makes it more difficult, but Little Caesar's or a homemade 3" thick pizza are comfort food in the worst way for me. I've tried meatza and caulizza, and upside down pizza (pepperoni crust), but it's just not the same.
                    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                      I have been severely conditioned, since infancy, to revere pizza as a golden shrine; a soft, sweet reward. The very sight of it gives me a patriotic thud in my chest, my heart skips a beat in anticipation. Not only was it offered to me almost daily throughout my youth at churches, day care, youth events and picnics, etc., but everything in the universe told me to eat it, a lot, and then eat some more. This is one tough umbilicus to slice.

                      I have a weakness that is a strength. I am EASILY reprogrammed. I can change my thinking, and let others do so, on a dime. I know how infinitesimal I really am in this world, and that at any given time much of what I know is wrong. I've learned that over and over. So it's not a big leap to let my reality be rewritten if I am convinced it's for the better. I know, with proper treatment, I can learn to view pizza as evil. I've already condemned soda, snickers, and more. Yet the very same artifices which comprise those assembled into a large, round, oil pie still symbolize ME. I am the pizza generation, left to die in a food desert, kept from the food that would free my mind. The shackles are OFF but I stay near the ball because I know it and love it. It is a toy, dangerous and poisonous; a fire to dance in carelessly - awakening to scars in the morning.

                      ALFY'S - Voted Best Pizza and Salad Bar

                      Alfy's pizza is endorsed by Providence General Medical Center, my employer. How SICK, SICK, SICK is this system?

                      Ingredients:
                      I cannot find them online. Must be a dirty secret.


                      Anyway, I will begin to voluntarily feel disgust when I see pizza. The same I feel for donuts and macaroni and cheese. I have to break the emotional tie, recognize it as the anti-food that it is, no matter what idolatrous shape it's mashed into. Starting now.
                      That's all levels of deep. Your very self aware....that's kinda awesome.

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                      • #12
                        This topic called me - I'm 33 years old, and for Christmas last year my mother bought the original TMNT movie. They were also my first "real" concert. *sigh* Michaelangelo was the coolest - I sculpted him in clay one year for art class. My mother still has it. *giggle*

                        Anyway, I totally feel you. I'm really struggling off and on as it's just so hard for me to give up some things that were just staples of my life, and were used as rewards. "Hey, you read so many books that you're going to get FREE PIZZA from Pizza Hut!" It tastes wonderful but I feel this mortifying guilt afterwards as when I eat it, I EAT it. None of this girly nibbling on one slice and proclaiming fullness. Oh no, I'll eat half a pizza and only stop because my friends will be eyeing me warily.

                        There wasn't really any point to this posting other than to agree with the fantasticness of TMNT, and to commiserate over pizza. :-)
                        Liz in Cleveland

                        Started Primal 7/17/12
                        5'9"
                        SW: 227.2
                        CW: 213.6
                        GW: 175

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                        • #13
                          Pizza is one tough habit to kick. I make/or made really amazing Pizzas from scratch. Pizza was one of the first things that I started doing expermental cooking on, and one of the things that my friends still want me to cook for them for dinner. I do miss it, but since getting off of the grains, I feel better and have been losing weight almost effortlessly (yay no more cardio everyday).
                          Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
                          SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
                          CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

                          BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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                          • #14
                            I once watched all three TMNT movies simultaneously to see how they synced up. III was horrible, of course, but I and II had a lot of interesting simultaneous crossovers. Wrote an article about it on an old website of mine.

                            Anyway, just this past weekend I fried the shit out of some eggplant slices and topped them with sauteed garlic & onion, pizza sauce and cheese and crisped them under the broiler. It was a ghetto eggplant parm attempt but it ended up tasting a lot like pizza...very satisfying!
                            carl's cave

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                            • #15
                              What do you think mutated those turtles?
                              Oh and that reprogramming thing, it's a trait from your autism. I have it too.
                              In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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