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Old 04-01-2012, 09:50 PM
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I bought 1/2 grass fed, organic cow. It's in the freezer. We got one last year and ate it pretty quick. So...looking forward to cooking that up. Tonight, the fire won, burnt the food pretty bad, but salvaged it a bit. Still...I'll be a red meat eater x 10 again! Woo Hoo.
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Top: Mmmmm love tomato sandwiches....especially with a real thin slice of swiss cheese. And, I'll bet you get really good tomatoes year 'round. Mmmmmm.

Great, now I'm slobbering!

Ghost: That is such a good way to buy beef. Careful with that fire, tho! Are you a well, med. or rare guy? Somehow I see you as rare?

The scale is sticking right where I've asked it too. Pretty easy when you don't dump a bunch of garbage in the throat.

Have a Great Week!
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Ghost? you have half a cow in your freezer?!?!?! You must have a big freezer or a small cow. I only get about 1/5 of my freezer for me, the rest is full with frozen raw packages of turkey and duck (not in same packet) dog food for the princess....

Today is day 39 of being processed sugar free for me! Only 1 week to go, but I'm thinking I'll just keep staying away from the sugar, it may have actually lost it's hold on me.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jamdls View Post
Ghost? you have half a cow in your freezer?!?!?! You must have a big freezer or a small cow.

Today is day 39 of being processed sugar free for me! Only 1 week to go, but I'm thinking I'll just keep staying away from the sugar, it may have actually lost it's hold on me.
Well, which is it Ghostly !??!

Judy, ......Great news about letting go permanently !!
You'll have to keep us updated on how it goes.

My tapering on the caffienne has come to a slow, slow crawl.
Big chicken ..........to jump in the deep end
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jamdls View Post
Ghost? you have half a cow in your freezer?!?!?!
Half a cow, plus a whole pig. It's tight, but it fits. That's what we got the freezer for last year, so it's just for meat storage.

Congrats on 39 days.
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Judy, I used to do the sugarless thing through lent. Good detox for the body....and soul.

Top: Just can't let the coffee go. Just. Can't. I could give up breathing first, I think.

Ghost: Dr. Oz was talking about the benefits of grassfed beef and I thought of you.

I'm on a pineapple kick around here. I got one of those fancy (yes, fancy means expensive) pineapple corers, and I'm determined to get my $$$ worth out of it.

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Originally Posted by coffeenut View Post
I'm on a pineapple kick around here. I got one of those fancy (yes, fancy means expensive) pineapple corers, and I'm determined to get my $$$ worth out of it.

Have a Great Day!
it doesn't feel like I'm getting close to nixing the coffee. Just trying to get my consumption down to something more "moderate"


That's got to be a cool device !?! Anytime I've used a knife, it seems wrought with a bad, bad potential outcome.

....and I'm supposed to be handy with knives.

Happy Coring !

Stopped by the store on the end of my ride today to pick up 5 lbs of some juicy grapefruit. Determined to get my $$$ worth out of that fancy trunkpack !?!
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You've had that trunk pack for awhile..I would think you've paid for it x10, right?!

Tried to link my corer....I really am computer illiterate! It was a no go!

And that coffee business...well, it's not beer, right?!
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BIG plate of bacon, veggies and eggs! Cooked in coconut oil! Yum!
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:13 PM
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Doubt I'll be able to keep up with this thread, but I'll post and see what comes of it.

My main food is Tofu, but I've been eating Tempeh burgers (I just fry up the tempeh and add to hamburger bun with ketchup, mustard, and salad. With Tofu, I make my lunch for work. If I'm in a rush I fry up the tofu and place into a wrap that has either hummus or light mayo, and salad. I can get creative with the wraps, but eh. I've been eating healthy for awhile now, ever since I moved out of my old place. The main reason for changing my diet was a severe acne outbreak.

I do still eat meat though, I'm never going to go vegetarian, but I'm almost there.

For milk I drink coconut milk, for juice I either drink Silk Chocolate Milk, or another silk juice that has strawberries in it (forgot name of it).

Shoot, my tea is done..

Okay, The name of the "other silk juice" is Silk Fruit & Protein - The flavor is Strawberry Banana. It is so very delicious.

Did I mention I did tea? I never drinked tea in my life till I switched to my new diet. Let me rephrase that, I never drinked regular tea (as in tea from tea bags), I always bought that store brand in the container.. Instant tea or whatever it's called. I always loved the sweetened instant tea but this tea in bags is way different.

Also I don't buy anything with Hydrogenated Oil in it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:33 AM
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Hi Gerbos, my main protein source is tempeh I can't seem to get past the texture of tofu. I use tempeh in anything others would use meat or poultry I love it and I strongly dislike meat and poultry, I do on rare occassions (like Thanksgiving) eat turkey but only if I feel I need to be polite. I'm perfectly happy and healthy eating lots of non-animal food, I also occassionally eat fish but that is getting more and more difficult for me because it's animal too. I also agree that tea is a Godsend, tea and soy milk (occassionally almond milk) are my only daily drinks, on the weekends I mix up smoothies with strawberries/bananas/greek yogurt/almond milk, but tea is my favorite.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Gerbosko View Post

Also I don't buy anything with Hydrogenated Oil in it.
Good ; ....no, GREAT idea !!!!

If there was just one ingredient to boycott buying, ...this is it.


Sugar runs a distant 3rd or 4th imho.

Did anyone see the research piece on 60 minutes about sugar being a major cause of heart desease in the newest study !?!

In 150 years, folks are really going to wonder why we did it ?


.....maybe not.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:03 AM
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It would be much easier for me to avoid things like hydrogenated oil and sugar if the labels on everything weren't so dang TINY! Maybe I should start bringing a magnifying glass to the store with me...I know the writing on the labels has gotten smaller it can't possibly be my eyes.....
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Yea, the ingredient labeling game is almost criminal.

I can't trust the dang <transfat ----0% ---> on the official chart,
....because I've seen partially hydrogenated oil in tiny print on the ingredient list of the very product.

Apparently, if the dose is small enough, they can claim 0%.

Judy, .....do you ever use reading glasses ?
My eyes work great near. Far !?! .......far from good.

SC license says I have to wear corrective lenses to drive. Rest of the time, life more resembles a painting
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Hey all, since my relapse (alcohol-wise) with sobriety less than 2 months, forever, my eating turned to a word I can't us on SR. I'm now working on getting the diet back in check. Had sauteed Swai fillet, baked yam, salad. It felt good. Health is not just not drinking, thou it starts there for me, its a package deal. Thanks for having this thread available.
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I can't seem to get past the texture of tofu.
jamdis - The texture of Tofu does take some getting use to. My brother use to be a chef at a vegetarian resturaunt so he *really* knows how to make it taste amazing. I usually dip the tofu in soy sauce and then cook - amazingly good! We're the opposite because Tempeh is a bit weird for me, but I do like it. I really don't know how to properly cook it, I just brown each side and call 'er good.

Your diet is great, and it's great that you're dedicated to eating in a extremely healthy manner. I cannot eat strictly non-meats because I have a crock-pot that turns anything into a great meal. I don't really eat meat that often though, usually I have some every three weeks or so, depending on my mood and desire. Soy milk is delicious and now I rarely ever drink fat free milk. The only time I ever drink fat free milk now is when I have some biscuits to make. *high five* for you being a tea lover. I do drink tea that comes in the packets though, I really need to try REAL tea - so I should probably buy the items needed for that soon. Your smoothies sound delicious!

Good ; ....no, GREAT idea !!!
topspin - I learned about hydrogenated oil from my brother when I told him about my diet change. I never knew about it, nor did I ever know how bad it was for you. I rarely ever looked at the ingredients that were on the items I purchased. Now I read every label on the items I buy!

I shouldn't really add anything here because I'm baking a pizza in my oven right now LOL. I do eat bad on rare occasions and this will not change, but I will still prevent hydrogenated oils.
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I always learn something in this thread. THANKS!
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I don't trust soy AT ALL! To me it's all GMO Monsanto crap.
I refuse to eat tofu, soy milk, or soy fake meat.
I use almond milk and there's a thing called Field Roast, made with wheat gluten and other good things.
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Originally Posted by topspin View Post
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Judy, .....do you ever use reading glasses ?
My eyes work great near. Far !?! .......far from good.

SC license says I have to wear corrective lenses to drive. Rest of the time, life more resembles a painting
No Top, I don't use reading glasses I wear 1 contact lens in my right eye for seeing distance, and then I can read w/the other eye. I can read fine w/o any help UNLESS it's really tiny print and I don't have enough light to see...arghhhhh

Yummy dinner last night stir fryed tempeh in olive oil with seasoning and a little lemon juice, then added a mixture of corn/black beans/peppers and served on a bed of spinach seasoned with olive oil/lemon/salt and pepper it was DELICIOUS!

Wakeup, there's no reason to distrust soy it is very trustworthy....honest it's just a plant :-) Just buy organic and there is no modification.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:19 AM
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^ Sounds great Judy!

Well...feel we need the meat eater to chime in and represent! Slow cooked some pork chops last night in cayenne pepper and sea salt. Had one for breakfast. Very good.

Yesterday had some grass fed burgers (no bun of course!) and grass fed roast.
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