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  • #46
    Thanx Annie, I think it was called a mandolin ! Its for slicing and dicing veges etc.... so sorry not the guitar kind. I am trying however to learn the guitar, and I have very recently purchased a gorgeous baby grand...but can't play very well. I love music thou.
    Good luck with the shopping. I am spending far too much on groceries, because I am the only one primal. So they all add their own goodies to the list. I should refuse to buy, but we are talking husband (57), daughter (25) and boyfriend (30).....so I suppose I can't force them too much.
    I do find it ironic that they all eat the bacon and eggs, steak, salads etccc... and then the crap food ontop of that. Choices !
    oops sorry just checked the appliance...it is called a mandoline (with an E). Sorry my bad !!!!! G
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • #47
      Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
      I do find it ironic that they all eat the bacon and eggs, steak, salads etccc... and then the crap food ontop of that. Choices !
      oops sorry just checked the appliance...it is called a mandoline (with an E). Sorry my bad !!!!! G
      Yes, choices. My eyes boggled at Sunday's potluck lunch to see my dh take no fewer than FIVE different desserts onto his plate - pavlova, cheesecake, mallowpuff, cream donut and an icing bun!!!!! Don't think I missed anything. Even the 11yo had two helpings. Where do they put it all? That's more sugar than I would eat in a week. Actually, I really don't eat sugar at all. Even though there weren't many primal choices for lunch, I wasn't tempted by that stuff one bit. I just came home and had a healthy snack as well.

      Have fun with the mandoline, lol.

      PS I play piano and flute.
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      • #48
        Hi Ladies

        Just catching up on your weekly weightloss Gwamma - nice job again! Although I am of 'normal' weight I'd love to loose a few kgs, but even on Primal its not happening. I think my body is quite happy where it is, so there's no fighting it to try and look like Kate Moss!

        How are the lambies coping with the cold snap so far Gwamma? Its got that 'snowing on the mountain' feel here this morning (you know that bone aching cold?), and I can't see the mountain for dodgy brownish black clouds. Brrrrrr......

        My favourite chocolate is Whittakers Dark Ghanna, but this is only about 62% cocoa, so has a bit more sugar than I'd like. Otherwise I always go with Green and Blacks or Lindt, but they are much more expensive.

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        • #49
          Hello everyone. Lizzie lou, lambing not going so well. Holly the sheep stole another sheeps lamb, before lambing and then she went and had three more herself. So busy in her little camp. They all seem to be doing ok. Then today Candy had triplets as well, and she has absolutely no milk, so I am now tube feeding one and bottle feeding two of the wee things. They are so cute. !!!!!!!
          Annie I so cannot believe the rubbish that my lot eat - and they are still hungry..... but I am not stressing about it like I used to. They choose to eat that way and I choose to eat my way ....simple.
          My husband, darling man said to me yesterday - " oh, you can't eat that, can you. I said "I choose not to eat it darling man ! "
          Am having a really hungry day today ! I have found that losing 2.5 kg in one week is a little much for this old body and I am really really hungry today. So I have ditched the ratios and am eating all sorts of fat, protein etc... Am loving it, and I will start tracking again tomorrow ????? but only if the old body says.... the time is right.
          I so need to get back into some daily exersize. I am being so lazy at the moment - anyway tomorrow is another day - and I shall make some plans ...........
          sorry about my ramblings, but have had a red wine already !!!!!!!!!!!!
          Last edited by NZ primal Gwamma; 09-11-2012, 10:51 PM.
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • #50
            Wow sounds like you are going to be so busy feeding those wee babes! My son went to a friends house after school today to visit their new lambs, he's totally in love with them.

            Sounds like you are onto a good thing with giving your body a break from all that weight loss. I am always an advocate for listening to your body, it really does know what it wants, we just forget to follow the hints sometimes. My body is always telling me to have a glass of wine each night too! Don't know what that's about......

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            • #51
              Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
              Annie I so cannot believe the rubbish that my lot eat - and they are still hungry.....

              Am having a really hungry day today !
              Well, of course now we know from our own experience, don't we, that eating too many carbs causes the cravings to increase. No wonder they are always hungry. I see it now, and wish I had realised it when my children were smaller, it used to drive me mad having to feed them every couple of hours. If only I had been savvy to give them enough protein and fat, they would surely have lasted longer.

              As for your hungry day, perhaps it's the cold? I had a hungry day yesterday, I put it down to two things, having a workout in the morning and then instead of a decent lunch had one snack after another the rest of the afternoon. Overall I probably ate no more food, but I should have got it all together and had a proper meal.


              Hi Lizzie Lou, doesn't the mountain look gorgeous now?
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              • #52
                Not so hungry today...but did I enjoy those pork bellies !!!! and cream !!!!! and nuts !!!!!
                The triplets are doing really well. I bought some colostrum mix yesterday, so hopefully after 24 hours I can put them onto regular lambs milk. They are so cute, and then they grow up !!!! althou our pet sheep are lovely. Candy is not looking too flash today. Sad really.
                Ok ladies I need some ideas for protein lunches. My sister is a nurse and flats during the week in a city. She only has a microwave to prepare her lunches, and needs more lunch ideas. I have suggested boiled eggs mashed in butter, but she hasn't got a hob to boil the eggs - so any ideas, appart from the obvious nuts, smoked salmon, smoked chicken etccc
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • #53
                  I always scramble my eggs in the microwave, just pop them into a pyrex jug with a little milk or cream, scramble up with a fork and microwave in 1 minute bursts stirring inbetween.

                  Or maybe a mug cake? Sometimes I have these for breakfast. Use the pyrex jug (a 1 or 2 cup is a good size) and chuck in an egg, half a mashed banana, four tablespoons of almond meal/flax seed, 1tablespoon of nut butter, 2 tablespoons of butter and then flavour of some discription (cocoa powder, sultanas, cinnamon, vanilla whatever).

                  Oh some of that 'paleo bread' would be good too. I think there is a recipe on the 'recipe's' thread titled coconut bread at the moment. I make mine in a latex loaf tin in the microwave.

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                  • #54
                    Thanx lizzielou. I shall pass these onto her. I am sure she will have a microwave at work ?
                    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                    ...small steps....

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                    • #55
                      Dinner leftovers can be reheated in the microwave. Make sure to cook an extra helping and just dish them into a lunch box at the same time you dish dinner.

                      Meat and vege soup (make a big batch at the weekend in the slowcooker) refrigerate or freeze in portions and reheat in the microwave, or fill a thermos.

                      Quiche. Make a big one and take a slice daily, with salad on the side, or make muffin sized mini quiches.

                      A cute idea is line a muffin tin with a thin slice of bacon, break in a whole egg, bake in the oven till set. You could make a batch and take a couple each day.
                      Annie Ups the Ante
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                      • #56
                        Thank you. I shall pass on the ideas to my sister.
                        A really sad morning. We have had to euthinase Candy. She got really sick, and no amount of antibiotic and intervention helped. The most humane thing was to stop her suffering any more. So I am rather sad today.
                        I also had to pull a breach lamb yesterday. It has survived, but its twin had a head back which I couldn't turn - in utero. So we had to put that wee mum down as well. I tried, but their isn't alot of room in a wee two-tooths womb.
                        This morning I have found a suspected spastic lamb in the paddock. I have tube fed it, but it is not moving its back legs. Mum is nowhere to be found. I suspect she has dumped it.....so I now have 5 babies to feed. yay - not ! this is just not our year !!!!!
                        Anyway am now off to make a lamb-a-teria. Wish me luck !!!!!
                        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                        ...small steps....

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                        • #57
                          Good luck! And sorry for your losses. My sister has triplet lambs on her farmlet too, we hope to go visit them soon.
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                          • #58
                            Thanx Annie. I wouldn't mind so much if we only had a few to lamb. Unfortunately/ or fortunately depending on our remaining luck............ we still have 50 odd ewes to lamb !
                            Another wee problem that I woke up this morning with...is....little pusey hive things over my arms. Only a dozen or so, but these may have gotten infected when I lambed the Ewe. So have washed with salty water, after soap, but not sure if that is going to help, especially now that i can see another wee Two-tooth having trouble. Today might be a repeat of yesterday, however one would hope not !!!!!
                            I shall keep you posted
                            G
                            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                            ...small steps....

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                            • #59
                              Well what an awful repeat of yesterday. I am not eating much because I am too busy lambing problem ewes, and feeding mis-mothered lambs ! Havn't felt hungry thou.....so could mean I definately am fat adapted !!!!
                              We are having alot of hairy lambs, who are shaking, almost appear spastic ! DH thinks it may be an iodine deficency, official name hairy shaker syndrome ??? !!!
                              So I had to help this poor Ewe give birth today. She already had one little hairy shaking thing, then I pulled another two....both hairy ( like goats ) and shaking. I have milked her, and tube fed the lambs. I do not know if they will survive, but two of them are on their feet....so who knows. DH seems to think that you cannot reverse this condition, so time will tell. Yesterdays spastic lamb has the same condition, so obviously a deficency in the soil. Their are quite a few hairy lambs born this year ??? and 3 black ones so far. Not sure what is happening. I had to pull yet another tonight, and she also has a prolapse, so lambing this season has not been that positive. It can only get better !!!!
                              Am off to bed now, battered and bruised. The last Ewe was a wee wild one! went through a fence or two, ran into me a couple of times, but anyway thats life - down on the farm !!!!!
                              Good night - G
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • #60
                                What a day!! I can tell you I would not be cut out for that type of work/lifestyle. Glad someone is!

                                I hope things will be brighter in the morning. Sleep well.
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