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    Here's a good rule of thumb when looking for omega-3's. My doctor instructed me to only buy omega-3 that had a TOTAL 1000 mg between EPA and DHA per serving. I've yet to find one that supplies that amount. I see her today and will ask if she knows of a brand I should look for.

    That being said - I'm sure that rule doesn't apply to little people - it was only for the cholesterol lowering bennies for adults. Just thought I'd throw it out there for informations sakes.

    You're doing good --- keep fighting off that stupid sugar monster! But be cautious of the over-eating cuz it will bite you in the butt on the scale. And I think that would make you just as frustrated - cuz the goal is health AND weight loss for us who need to take off some poundage. My total calories yesterday were 1635 - which for some people thats on the low end, but for my metabolism, thats maintenance level. I won't see a drop on the scale by eating that much. Thats why I worked out twice yesterday. We'll see what the scale has to say about it in the morning.
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    Thanks! Right now I take a Cod Liver Oil capsule and it gives me NO information on DHA or EPA. It tells me how many mg of Vitamin A and Vitamin D I am getting. Not sure if that's a beneficial supplement or not. It's Nature Made brand. I like it b/c the grocery I go to is always having a 50% off sale on its Nature Made products, so I get 2 bottles for the price of one.
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    You must shop at Krogers....... what we call Fred Meyer on this side of the country. The house brand is Kroger. I'm sure the name change is coming sometime in the near future. Yes, I also by Nature's Made - both because of the sales and because they are a good reliable product. For me its either Nature's Made or Kirkland - but I'm not too sure of the quality of Kirkland supplements.
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    Actually, I shop at HyVee... lol It's a local midwest based chain. Love the store.

    I went in tonight and saw the Flintstones vitamins have 12 mg zinc so I got them and requested a cancellation of the others from Amazon. Hopefully it's not too late. Oh well if it is, I guess. I can always return them
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    Oh........ haven't heard of that store. I guess it was someone else who mentioned Krogers. Well, Nature's Made is having the same sales at Fred Meyers. I love it when my sleep pills are 1/2 off - cuz they cost $20.99 a bottle! Course, those are Schiff so that doesn't make any sense to this conversation!

    I'm up at midnight due to aching legs and a SNORING husband! Not very coherent I guess!
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    Thinking About a Holiday Whole30? Think Twice. | Whole9 | Let us change your life.

    Thought of you when I read this (the bullet points towards the end). It's funny because for me, I might have a cinnamon roll for old time's sake, but I won't really enjoy it because it's not going to TASTE as good to me (my mom uses Earth Balance to make them vegan and it ruins the flavor for me). The tradition of it is not going to make it taste any better heh. There aren't any gluten-containing foods I can think of that I'd really want to eat, and besides, with my issues, I really don't want to make myself suffer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Thinking About a Holiday Whole30? Think Twice. | Whole9 | Let us change your life.

    Thought of you when I read this (the bullet points towards the end). It's funny because for me, I might have a cinnamon roll for old time's sake, but I won't really enjoy it because it's not going to TASTE as good to me (my mom uses Earth Balance to make them vegan and it ruins the flavor for me). The tradition of it is not going to make it taste any better heh. There aren't any gluten-containing foods I can think of that I'd really want to eat, and besides, with my issues, I really don't want to make myself suffer.
    ^ what she said! Since changing my diet a year ago this week! Only once have I tasted anything made with grains that I thought was really worth it! And that was a sweet roll at Best Little Roadhouse. I've had bites of cake and apple pit - it was good, but not yummy yummy good! Just, okay good. And its really not worth the damages to the scales and the pain that results. I think I will get through all these coming holidays just fine! In fact I plan to keep seeing the numbers on the scales drop right through January 1st!
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Thinking About a Holiday Whole30? Think Twice. | Whole9 | Let us change your life.

    Thought of you when I read this (the bullet points towards the end). It's funny because for me, I might have a cinnamon roll for old time's sake, but I won't really enjoy it because it's not going to TASTE as good to me (my mom uses Earth Balance to make them vegan and it ruins the flavor for me). The tradition of it is not going to make it taste any better heh. There aren't any gluten-containing foods I can think of that I'd really want to eat, and besides, with my issues, I really don't want to make myself suffer.
    That is great advice and, quite honestly, what I plan to do. I plan to take a Primal sweet to the events this year so I can enjoy a sweet treat with everyone else without all the added grains and garbage. I plan to find a relatively easy primal dish to share with everyone. I haven't decided what that will be yet, but I thought about "rice stuffing" instead of regular stuffing. It's on the "Your dad is so Fat" journal. It basically sounds like wild rice and that just sounds delicious!! I have plenty of basmati and some wild rice (straight up black wild rice) at home that I haven't opened yet. I think that and some stuffing seasoning will go nicely at any get-together.

    **** BREAK **** (that's Army talk for "changing the subject)

    I've been working feverishly with my team on the Holiday Party we're hosting for our brigade this year. It's going to be so much fun. It's been a blast for me just PLANNING it!

    Today we decided our menu: broasted chicken and roast sirloin (this is a carved option), green beans, whipped potatoes with both chicken and beef gravies, greens salad with ranch and french dressings, fruit medley, and macaroni salad.

    Our commander wants to do a "cake off" which is like a "chili cook off" but with cake. Each branch (sections - I believe there are 10) are to bring a cake that will feed 20. Then 5 judges will decide which cake is the best among the divisions (one division has 3 branches, one has 2 and one has 5 branches, then the last two divisions are so small they don't have branches). Then my Commander and the Deputy (civilian counterpart to the military commander) will be the one who judges the 5 finalists. The winner will get a trophy. That is a possibility of 12 different cakes at this party... wow... 200 people divided by 12 cakes... each cake has to serve 16 people... Easy enough.

    We are having an ugly sweater contest and most festively dressed contest (both worth a $25 gift card), a trivia deal where each table is a team (the winning table will get some nicely wrapped holiday cookies), a "Under Your Seat" game where a card is placed under random seats and the person with the card has to perform some kind of activity (like an impersonation of someone in the Command group for example - they will be allowed to pass this activity off to one person if they feel they cannot adequately do the activity - disability, lack of personal knowledge, etc). The one who performs the best wins a $25 gift card.

    For door prizes, we're doing it White Elephant style... everyone is going to be asked to donate a White Elephant door prize to be given away at the party. This keeps the costs low and helps people get rid of things in their house that they don't want - like those Mr. and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers. lol

    To raise money, we're doing a "Pie in the Face" thing where people will nominate people to be pied. Then the bidding will start for those who wish to pie that person. The group has seen this event raise SO much money in the past.

    We allowed people to wear Halloween Costumes for a $5 donation today. We might auction off some reserved parking spots, but the Legal office wasn't too keen on this idea - psht. Legal is dumb... lol

    I think it's going to be super fun.

    We are also taking a collection of canned goods for a local food bank and any extra money we earn that we don't need for the party (it's looking to be very low budget right now) will be donated to a charity that the group will decide on. We're looking at either something soldier/veteran related or the Red Cross for our Brothers and Sisters in Arms on the East Coast. We haven't finalized that part of it yet.

    I just finished up designing the tickets for the event. Everyone who attends has to pay $18 for their meal (covers meal and banquet hall rental) and they are SO super cute. Here's a pic:

    Holiday Party Ticket Sample.jpg

    They'll be printed on business cards for ease of separating.

    This is SO fun. This is what I think I want to do when I grow up. Event planning!
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    You would be a natural, Jenn. That sounds like a great party. Glad it's not me in charge: I have no gift for that at all.
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    That does sound like fun! And I have to agree with some of the above comments! I can only think of one grain based cake that I really like and I am planning on primalising it this year. It will still be a bit more than we usually do for sugar, but it is super rich so one usually only has small pieces anyway. It is our traditional Christmas cake and it really doesn't take much flour usually - just need to figure out the conversion from regular flour to coconut ... in fact I bet it will be even better with coconut flour! We'll see. I really hope to keep dropping fat over these next few months - it helps when you can still celebrate and eat great food that is good for you! One of the best things about primal in my opinion - definitely not a deprivation style of living!!
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