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Old 03-10-2012, 04:40 PM
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Hey all--fell off the wagon and just had a not so great time there. Back on the right track again, trying to move forward.
It really was a bigger shock to my system, after having gone weeks w/out drinking. It makes me SO SO SO sick, why I do this to myself, who knows. It's good to have that very real and strong tie btwn, look how quickly you went to being in such pain and sick. I have a lot of life issues and am looking for FT work, I can't do that crap to myself--let alone the other issues from alcohol and drugs that go with it.
The meal highlight was
-chickpeas and edamame kale, mushrooms lemon pepper stir fry over a bed of spinach w/roasted broccoli as well. Added some hummus + plain greek yogurt. Yum.
Also finally got my butt back in the gym, a good spin class.



Ghostly- That can be so hard, and good for you for making healthier substitutions. I wanted something sweet and got all anxious about it, but having some berries in greek yogurt really helped me to realize that the cookies would just lead to feeling upset/etc. I'll check out those links a bit later on, thanks...I enjoy learning as much as I can about nutrition and the different new things being discussed.

jamdls- Eekers, I have a lot of GI issues, and while i still don't abstain from sugar free, i limit it a lot. I can NOT give up my splenda but I've cut it down, aspartame has such wicked side effects. But given that splenda (I suppose most all of the lot of artificial sweeteners were discovered while making pesticides (I think, something none good to say the least!) and is chlorinated sugar...yeah. Not good.
Also...
W/kale chips I set the oven at 300-pretty low, and check in about ten mins, up the heat till they are are crispy as I like. I love putting cayenne pepper and curry on them lately.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:03 PM
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HI. I would like to join this thread as healthy eating is something I have been trying to work on for some time. It has been better since I quit drinking, and it has been much better over the last few months. I am not where I want to be yet though. I still find myself struggling to eat healthy and I am not sure why. I think part of it might be I have not put together any form of plan to curve my eating habits. Advice anyone?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:57 PM
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Hey Y'all!

Count me in here also. Want to and need to stay on track with eating the right things.

Ghost... those almond flour pancakes sound wonderful!!!

My problem is that I need step by step recipes for stuff... I am just not the kitchen type of girl... give me a forklift or a bobcat and I'd be happier
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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Mr. Silver -- why not just try to give up one thing (or a group of things) at a time? Like white flour or sugar or just sweets. Just my two cents...
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:53 PM
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Yeah new joiners!

Really4Real- What types of food do you like, I follow SOOOOO many healthy living and running blogs that I could link some, but since there are so many I wanted to get a bit of an idea. (I also spend too much time reading these, but oh well!)

Mr. Silver, really same sort of question. The biggest advice I ever give is eat as many whole foods as possible and limit the processed as a great first step, but also eating things you will enjoy is key in easing the ability to incorporate it daily, ya know?!

Today- Just good to be able to string 2 days together. Sad/true.
For time (y'alls not mine, I have plenty I'll stick to highlighting favs and/ or dinner.
Ate a looooot of brussel sprouts- steamed, rosemary, bit of lemon and oregano for a change (it bothers me it always autocorrects brussel sprouts, ha)
Dinner
Tuna steak + kale/red pepper quinoa
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:58 PM
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lp - I was thinking bout sending you a message last night when I saw your post. Good to hear from ya. Glad you're back at it!

Mr. Silver - I think this is great advice:

By lp
eat as many whole foods as possible and limit the processed as a great first step, but also eating things you will enjoy is key in easing the ability to incorporate it daily, ya know?!
Congrats on your decision to eat healthy. Many people disagree on what exactly that is, but most agree with the quote above. If you haven't, take a look through this Thread, there is quite a bit of advice.

Today I made my, what is becoming a regular thing, dish. Changed it up a bit. Pork chops and sliced hams, baked with chopped up asparagus, jalapeno, zucchini, cilantro and yams. Some spinach. Also, chopped up some cucumber and put it in...haven't done this before. Hope it gives it a sweet taste. All of these veggies and I didn't even need to add any spice.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:32 AM
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Whole foods. That's the best way to put it.

Thanks, everyone. Love this thread!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:34 PM
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Made a late night batch of Paleo Pancakes! Should last a few days.

There is a thing of birthday cake ice cream, potentially my fave ice cream, in the freezer for a bday (not mine). So far I'm avoiding it well.

*Edit - Made it about 2 minutes after the post. Eating a big bowl.
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One more too. Shared it with the baby and dogs...was the baby's bday! Ugggghhhh. Now I'm sick!
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:46 AM
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Ghost, sometimes you've just got to give in don't be hard on yourself!

Managed to eat a decent dinner last night of tempeh and spinach with olive oil, lemon, seasonings and capers. All mixed together it didn't look all that great but it was very tasty. I'm at the 1/2 way mark of my 40 days with no chocolate nor processed sugar and I'm missing it less and less maybe this time I'll even go beyond the 40 days. If only I could eat it in moderation ....unfortunetly 'modernation' does not seem to be in my genes.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:34 PM
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Hey all, made this tonight...been laid up w/a flare up (autoimmune crap) and I refuse to let not working out be reason to not push myself to eat better. So I looked for motivation for something awesome to make, and in going with the INSANELY warm weather I made this
Pineapple Fried Quinoa
Pineapple Fried Quinoa. ..In a Boat! - Healthy. Happy. Life.
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That looks yummy Logic! I can't eat pineapple (nor any citrus) but I bet I could substitute something else.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:31 AM
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I made it with 1/2 the called pineapple, b/c I tend to stay away from anything that high in sugar anywho. I bet it'd be great without it totally.
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LP - Fruit for breakfast... salad for lunch with two hard-boiled eggs. Dinner chicken, turkey or fish and veggies. Like tofu also, but I try not to eat it except once or twice a week. Basically, I just cut out white flour, sugar and dairy. Love almond milk! Just experimenting with other stuff right now.
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Originally Posted by Really4Real View Post
LP - Fruit for breakfast... salad for lunch with two hard-boiled eggs. Dinner chicken, turkey or fish and veggies. Like tofu also, but I try not to eat it except once or twice a week. Basically, I just cut out white flour, sugar and dairy. Love almond milk! Just experimenting with other stuff right now.

What a great move RFR !!

How did you decide to target those three ?

Judy , ...congrats on following through with your commitement !?!!


LP,
That pinapple quinoa (in a boat) looks deee....lisc.

Ghostly,
I don't dare read this thread without eating dinner first.
Y'all make incredible meals.

Still cooking with the (borrowed) 4 Qt electric roaster. It's like a big electric skillet, except the sides heat up instead of the bottom.
Never imagined I'd be cooking in a small kiln !?!

Making more progress with the range ! Found a decent hood (1/2 price) up in an Atlanta Sears. Had to cut down the ht. of the cabinet directly above the range to get the min. 30" they want for gas cooktop. I had 26"

Cutting down a finished cabinet on a table saw works a little better with 2 guys, but I managed to get it done. Just poured the small slab for the tank this am. ( I really, really love working with concrete....for some reason)

Sunk heavy 4"PVC <vertically> with re-bar and filled with concrete as a post to stabilize the tank in case a hurricane ever blows through.


Jeez, ....this project keeps growing !?! My heads spinning with all the options out there for tile backsplashes. Just tonight I was already imagining modifying the 15 year old tile job in the shower.

One thing's always leadin' to another !!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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Cutting down a finished cabinet on a table saw works a little better with 2 guys, but I managed to get it done.
Of course you did! That sounds like quite the project. I'm confused though...what is the concrete for?
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The range is gas cooktop, (w/ electric oven) ....and since we don't have Natural Gas here on the Island, everyone uses Propane. I just formed the slab for the new propane tank.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:26 PM
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^ Ok...I might sound like an idiot...is the tank kept inside? Or did you make the slab outside?
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No , I didn't know a dang thing about propane either. The local supply co.'s make money by delivering the fuel ( by truck) .....filling peoples home tanks. I decided to get a small enough tank, so I'm not forced to "lease" their tanks, plus pay premium for delivery.

Mine will only weight about 75 lbs completely filled. I found out the tanks have to be transported vertically ( if's it's a vertical tank, like mine )

I could've opted for a bigger tank, but didn't like the idea of horsing something around that heavy. < like," when I'm 64" >

Oh, ...it's a big no-no to even think of keeping a supply tank indoors, as propane's odorless, and any leak can kill by explosion. I checked about the set-backs for my little tank, and it can be next to the house, ...just not under.

before I started learning about gas, I thought most tanks had to be buried !?! Turns out that's just so you don't have to see the thing !

Ghostly, what fuel do you use for heating ?

I'm on electric heat pump, but want to get a wood burning stove one of these years.
This year was crazy, CRAZY mild. I bet the electric company's hatin'it !?!

so yea, the slab's just outside the kitchen wall , as the cooktop's my only propane need.
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Top - Gas heat, electric oven. If I lived in a more rural area I'd think bout adding a wood, or corn, burning furnace. I know some folks that have one and it works out well.
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