Okay, I joined MFP and sent a friend request to a couple of you already. I'm not sure who all from here is on there, but if you want to friend me there I'm 252dlp there as well.
[QUOTE=Rosemary 231;1111347]I'd like to start roasting my own chickens too but I never seem to be able to equal the juicy moistness of the rotisserie chickens I buy at the store. Problem is they cost 6.99 and I can buy an uncooked, whole chicken for .77 a lb.[/QUOTE]
Wow, I'm embarassed to say that I pay $14.99 for mine, lol. At Whole Foods. But still, that's a huge difference. If I had more room in my miniscule kitchen I might consider one of those Ronco rotisserie things, lol.
[QUOTE=Pebbles67;1110688]Therein lies the problem...demuralist is a wonderful baker. Thank God she lives hours away from me.;)[/QUOTE]
Funny thing, I love baking (and do it for friends and so forth) but for the most part, I don't much care for cakes and stuff. A good brownie, that's different. But not so much the cake thang. I just love cooking, really. So kudos to Demuralist for not falling into her own trap!
Speaking of cooking, let me share what I made last night because it was really yum. First of all I made my own passata, by oven roasting a bunch of wonderfully ripe truss tomatoes with some duck fat in the oven, until they were totally soft. Blended them in a saucepan, then reduced the sauce by about 2/3. Then I cooked a cup of finely cut broccoli florets in a mix of olive oil and CO with 1/2 cup of the sauce and some salt and pepper, low heat till broccoli half done, then added my 3 oz of ground beef (fattiest I could find) and simmered until everything was properly cooked through. Added a little shaved parmesan to finish it off. So a kind of NK spag bol without the pasta and it was super, super tasty. I know tomatoes are a little higher on the carb count but I was within my daily limit and I didn't need to use a whole lot. The concentrated flavour was perfect.
I got on the scales today for the first base line weight and am so very sad to see that I am almost back to where I originally started a few years ago. Sigh. But I'm going to use that horrible number as a motivator and incentive, and really focus on clean eating and a good whack of daily steady state cardio.
[QUOTE=Primal123;1111189]So I never thought I was much of an emotional eater but I recently had a falling out with my closest friend and we are no longer friends and yesterday it hit me that it seems like I may have lost some other friends as a result. I am really sad over it and I find I am wanting to eat even though I am not hungry. I came back from my trip 4.6 pounds lighter. I had finally reached my first small goal weight which was emotionally significant and was almost half way to my next small goal. From now on they are in 10 pound increments. This morning I had gained back 4.4 pounds and so far I have eaten my breakfast and just ate a handful of macadamia nuts and two squares of chocolate. My stomach hurts, my heart is sad and I am sitting here thinking I want to raid the cabinet. Really? Why? It's not going to help, it's not going to fix the friendship. I am tired of crying about it and now I feel like crap.
I just needed to share how I am feeling with someone as I am feeling really sad and lonely right now. I'm in my forties and I feel like I am in middle school. Great adolescence all over again.[/QUOTE]
Wow, that's horrible. I'm so sorry. Isn't it awful that no matter how old we get on the outside, on the inside we're still young and vulnerable? I hope you find some peace soon, and that maybe some day down the track you can either repair this friendship (if you want to) or find new people to make you smile.
[QUOTE=252dlp;1111315]I don't think I'm a member of MFP...I can't remember if I ever signed up or not. I started using LoseIt several years ago and I stick with it mostly because I have a lot of custom foods already in there. Maybe I could join just to see what everyone is doing.
I managed to make it until my usual lunch time...the hunger dimished greatly not long after I posted that I was hungry, lol. Note to self, it won't kill me to wait a while even if I AM hungry and it might just work out that I'm not as hungry as I think.
I'm super excited because the chicken breast portion I brought today has lots of fatty skin!! Yay. I'm enjoying my chicken with artichoke pesto and broccoli with butter as I type, lol.
I'm going to buy a roasting pan this weekend and roast my own chicken parts. I'm also going to look for MCT oil...I'm sure Whole Foods probably has it.[/QUOTE]
I roast in the crockpot :)
[QUOTE=252dlp;1111360]Okay, I joined MFP and sent a friend request to a couple of you already. I'm not sure who all from here is on there, but if you want to friend me there I'm 252dlp there as well.
I accepted. I am currently on a fat fast for today and tomorrow but you can look at days past for my average day.
So, my smoothie is basically what I put in that post...
[B]8oz[/B] homemade Almond Milk
[B]8oz[/B] coconut milk (this is a can of Trader Joes "lite" -which has no ingredients in it but coconut milk and water-with enough water added to make a half gallon-healthier than the carton and about a third of the cost!)
[B]1tsp[/B] instant coffee granules or [B]1T[/B] cocoa powder
[B]10[/B] drops of strawberry flavoring
liquid stevia to taste
[B][B]1/2 C[/B][/B] frozen chopped spinach
[B]1/4 C[/B] Aloe Vera Juice (for my IBD-I wouldn't bother if you don't have gut issues)
whirl it all in a blender till it is smooth, if you like a thicker one, you can add some ice, but I think that waters it down. NOTE: I put the blender container on a scale and weigh everything-makes for an easier clean up.
For the MCT, it is about $25 for 32oz at our Whole Foods, I get it at [url=http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/now-mct_oil_%28liquid%29.htm]NOW Foods MCT Oil | Medium Chain Triglycerides | MCT's Oil[/url] for about half that even with shipping, I buy 3 or 4 at a time. Which given I only use maybe 45g a day at most, lasts a very long time.
p.s. I accepted also 252dlp.
I have it in my MFP, so you can see the stats if you care.
Thanks for the support, I appreciate it. Yes, over thinking these things is a problem for me. I thought I had things in perspective until I realized yesterday that some of our mutual friends had stopped responding to my email and offers to get together. It sucks as not only have I lost my friends but my child has now lost several of her friends as a result. Ugh. That is absolutely the worst. I thought we were grown women and could at least let our children maintain their relationships. I hate to see my child hurt by this. She was sweet when I was upset after she overheard me telling dh that my friend was no longer speaking to me she told me I was her closest friend and she could be mine.
On a good note I think writing out what I was feeling earlier helped as I no longer felt like raiding the cabinet and I have not eaten anything since so my calories may turn out okay for the day: 2 eggs with butter, hot raw cacao with coconut milk, coffee with coconut milk, the macadamia nuts, 2 squares of dark chocolate, mct oil, fish oil. Dinner will be rib eye and some broccoli.
I get canned coconut milk (Golden Star - very thick cream, very little water - like 2 tbsp per can). How will that compare?
Thanks for the friend in MFP Jenn....I gotta get me some of that coconut milk, lol. I have been wanting coconut cream for a few weeks now. Every can I buy is too watery, which is funny because even as late as last year, even the "lite" coconut milk would solidify in my cabinets (I don't use heat in the winter). Now I buy the full fat coconut milk and can't get the dang thing to separate.
The diaries on MFP are VERY helpful, thank you all so much!