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  • I just started my second Whole30. I read that again this time too and was like "Who the F wants to go through this shit??" lol But, here I am. waiting for the Kill all the Things phase.

    I couldn't help but laugh as I was reading your journal post about your move. And then I chuckled out loud and the gal in my office is like "what's so funny?" So I had to explain to her that you moved, got two tickets valued at over 200 bucks and got hit on by a beat cop. lol She laughed and said you should have suckered them into helping you move and I said "it says here that they helped". She laughed too.

    Anyhow... I would love to see you do the Whole30 too. I think it's essentially the same as a reset b/c I noticed major changes that Dr. whatshisname said I would experience on a reset. Pretty much it's the same foods, so why not?

    Good luck getting all those boxes unpacked!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      I just started my second Whole30. I read that again this time too and was like "Who the F wants to go through this shit??" lol But, here I am. waiting for the Kill all the Things phase.

      I couldn't help but laugh as I was reading your journal post about your move. And then I chuckled out loud and the gal in my office is like "what's so funny?" So I had to explain to her that you moved, got two tickets valued at over 200 bucks and got hit on by a beat cop. lol She laughed and said you should have suckered them into helping you move and I said "it says here that they helped". She laughed too.

      Anyhow... I would love to see you do the Whole30 too. I think it's essentially the same as a reset b/c I noticed major changes that Dr. whatshisname said I would experience on a reset. Pretty much it's the same foods, so why not?

      Good luck getting all those boxes unpacked!
      Thanks! I just bought IT TAKES FOOD, so I'll probably start after I finish it. I'll continue to do the LR big-ass breakfasts until then.

      Also, glad to make you laugh! It sure made me laugh, about the cops. They were astonished at how many books I own, and I don't even own half as many as some of my friends do. They were like, "You have a LIBRARY! Why do you have so many books?" I guess cops, unless they're Hipster Cop (The World of Today), don't get around to reading much.

      I went to an indie music festival/fundraiser thing last night and did pretty well with food (had sausage and sauerkraut and fruit), but did have drinks, and now my stomach is queasy. Oh well. Win some, lose some. It was really great to see all these amazing acts -- so much talent in this city!
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      • I haven't read "It Takes Food", but I'm currently reading "It Starts with Food". It's the book put out by the originators of the Whole30. I want to say they have another book, but I can't recall what it's called.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
          I haven't read "It Takes Food", but I'm currently reading "It Starts with Food". It's the book put out by the originators of the Whole30. I want to say they have another book, but I can't recall what it's called.
          Blargh. That's the book I mean.
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          • You know what I would love? My own freezer. I would love my very own freezer, that I could fill with whatever I wanted. Or a fridge, even. My own fridge. Then I could fill my freezer with meat, and put one of those paint buckets of sauerkraut in the fridge part, and know I'd be fine.

            Here is what I have learned: I am no spring chicken, and a sleepless night can throw me off for a week.

            One bonus: My cycle is now regular, so I can track my TOM and Week'O'PMS. So now I am in the Week'O'PMS, and I am pretty chill, considering. Really chill, actually. So that's good. I'm all puffy. Water weight, PMS. Also, I've totally eaten sugar, wheat, and dairy. I had ice cream on Saturday. My excuse was that it was so hot. TOTAL ICE CREAM HANGOVER THE NEXT DAY. It's like getting hit in the face with a brick.

            Still reading IT STARTS WITH FOOD. I also got THE FOUR AGREEMENTS last night, because I couldn't sleep. There was something in there about how teenagers abuse their bodies with drugs to gain acceptance by their peers, when what they really needed was self-acceptance. I think it's the same with food. I was feeling lonely and like I had no friends because I've been such a hermit, and I went to holiday barbecues and I ate foods and had drinks that aren't good for my body. And now I'm on OKCupid, and guys are asking me out for drinks, and I'm saying yes, when actually, I don't want to drink. Hrm. And actually, I'm beginning to see HOW IMPORTANT sleep as a healthy practice is for me. If I don't get sleep, once, I might be able to deal with it. If I have a week of poor sleep, hellooooo donuts. (Seriously, there is a box of munchkins here at work that are talking to me across the room. That's how I know it's bad.)

            So I'm at Stress Level 7: Trying to Care.

            After this, I CANNOT allow myself to take a class that ends after 8:30. CANNOT. Even if I really, really want to. I have to find an alternative. Cannot go to late movies or plays, have to go to matinees. Can't do it. Can't. I'm like a zombie, and my late class won't end until July 23rd. :-(
            Last edited by kalli889; 07-09-2012, 06:31 AM.
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            • Sorry you're having a rough go of it lately. I hope your sleep improves. How many nights a week is your class?
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                Sorry you're having a rough go of it lately. I hope your sleep improves. How many nights a week is your class?
                I have class two nights a week, and they're right in a row. So I get back late Sunday night, have to go to work early on Monday, and then have to go straight to class after work. So the lack of sleep gets doubled up. My directing teacher is doing a monologue class in August and I REALLY love working with her, but it gets out at 10pm. UGHHHHH. I have my health to think about!

                AND THAT IS VERY KEY.

                Anyway, oh! I made bone broth! I finally pulled my crock pot out of storage and stewed bones for two days! I put some in the freezer, and the rest is in my fridge. It got all jelly-like in the fridge, that means I did it well! I sauteed kale with it the other day and it was SOOOO tasty. I want to try to warm up just a cup of it, but then...there's something gross about that. Probably I just think there is. Anyway. I still have 2 lbs of bones in the freezer, so I can make more!
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                • I am weirded by bone broth too... even though I know the stock I buy at the store is made with bones... When I made mine, I used the juices left over by the chicken that had been in the pot all day long... then I added more water, readded the bones, threw in a ton of veggies (like celery, kale, onion, and such) and boiled it for like two days. Not pleased with the flavor so I need to try again.

                  What did you put in yours?
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                    I am weirded by bone broth too... even though I know the stock I buy at the store is made with bones... When I made mine, I used the juices left over by the chicken that had been in the pot all day long... then I added more water, readded the bones, threw in a ton of veggies (like celery, kale, onion, and such) and boiled it for like two days. Not pleased with the flavor so I need to try again.

                    What did you put in yours?
                    Just bones, water, and apple cider vinegar. I haven't had it straight yet.

                    Have you guys heard of olive oil fraud? A friend posted about it yesterday on FB -- apparently doctoring olive oil is pretty common: Olive Oil’s Dark Side : The New Yorker
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                    Current BF%: 35
                    Goal BF%: 20-23

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                    • hmmm... I have a chicken that I plan to make broth out of later this week... will look at using this recipe.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Did you notice the second comment said that olive oil is unhealthy?? REALLY??? Get a clue, dude!
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Jenn 26

                          Kale is probably not the best to add while the broth is cooking. Keep it to an onion, celery, carrots. There is a whole thread on recipes about broth.

                          Use apple cider vinegar and steep the bones in the vinegar and water for about an hour, the vinegar leeches the goodness into the water.

                          I do eat broth straight. Heat it up and with a bit of salt and pepper. I put it in a thermos and take it with me, it really is great!
                          Life. Be in it.

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                          • Thanks for the suggestions, Belforte. I'll look for the thread.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Originally posted by Belforte View Post
                              Jenn 26

                              Kale is probably not the best to add while the broth is cooking. Keep it to an onion, celery, carrots. There is a whole thread on recipes about broth.

                              Use apple cider vinegar and steep the bones in the vinegar and water for about an hour, the vinegar leeches the goodness into the water.

                              I do eat broth straight. Heat it up and with a bit of salt and pepper. I put it in a thermos and take it with me, it really is great!
                              Oooh, now I want to try the broth straight! Just as an experiment...

                              Also, I need a thermos. I would love to have it in the morning.
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                              • I think I would like to have my own apartment. I haven't wanted that for a while, or even believed it possible. It my be awhile before that can happen, but it would be nice. I do like my roommates, but I get really annoyed when I go to bed at 9 (or even 10), and I get eye-rolling or a "Yeah, you have fun with that," sarcastic response when I say I'm going to bed. I tell myself not to take it personally, but you know what? I don't like feeling judged! I don't like when other people are disrespectful of me and my choices. THAT'S IT. It's disrespectful to roll one's eyes or to be sarcastic. I don't have to take it personally but I also don't have to expend energy talking myself into not taking it personally.

                                Let's talk about this new apartment. A dream apartment. I would have a beautiful kitchen, with a good stove and a good fridge/freezer all to myself. I would have a lot of light. My room would be beautiful and calming. I would have a studio to paint and work in. There would be a lot of plants. I would have a nice living room where friends could come over and visit. Maybe I would have a small dog, and/or a cat. I would have plenty of closet space. I would have a beautiful floor pillow to sit upon and meditate.

                                Maybe I would have a cleaning person come once a month to deep clean. This person would use earth-friendly cleaners.

                                I suppose I could have a clearing with the eye-roller. Say, "When you do X, I feel X." I kind of think that the eye-rolling is because she wants me to stay up and hang out with her, but when she rolls her eyes and is sarcastic then I want to spend even LESS time with her. That would be all mature of me, wouldn't it, to have a clearing. I would have to call out passive-aggression.

                                You know, I recently cleared something up at work with the magic powers of communication. In my acting class, my teacher often asks us why our character would stay in the room if there's obvious antagonism in the words we say from the script. Often it's something like, we want to see what the other person has to say, or we want the other character to join forces with us, so we're willing to get past a little conflict to show them what we're really about. So at work, I was like, okay, join forces with me! So we can all have a good experience! That seemed to work out. Maybe it can work at home too...
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