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Old 10-21-2012, 05:17 PM
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InP: Remember to Breathe! You have so much on your plate, I worry about you!

Ghost: Totally Awesome! It's like getting a handle on who you are?!

However, I'm a little peeved at you. I Can't Stay Out of the Trail Flippin' Mix.

TOP....where are you? You need to check in more often!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:56 PM
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Well I didn't have coffee today. Can't say as I feel better or worse for it. I did have a soy hot chocolate from Starbuck's, though, so that was a bit of a cheat.

Thanks coffee, slowing down and going easy is something I really try to work on. I get so stressed out all the time when it's really not necessary. I just need to tell myself, it's going to be.....ooooo.....kaaaayyyyyy..........

Bf made a chicken stew in the slow cooker today, had it with spelt bread and butter, it was the perfect thing for a blustery rainy fall day. He wanted to put campbell's cream of celery in it but I made a stink and talked him out of it. Why ruin a nice healthy soup with a bunch of salt and fat?
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:05 PM
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It's pretty echoey in here! Day two no coffee!
Was reaaallly b*tchy this morning, got in a fight with bf!
It's been okay otherwise though.
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InP: I have one word for you.....Coffee!

It's hard telling myself to slow down....take it easy....I can still be a Rock Star and be calm.

Easy to say, hard to do.

Oh, and I'll bet the bf really needed a chewing anyway. Keeps them centered.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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Going in to day four with no coffee! I feel good! Felt like crap yesterday. Tired all day. But had a good sleep last night and a run this morning so feeling good. But.....that being said I might crack today as I have a looooong day at school. I'll try to be strong though.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:40 AM
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So I'm definitely quitting coffee-(what is this, my coffee journal?) I went six days without then had two cups last night while studying and actually had paranoia, and slept like three hours last night. So yeah, it's confirmed that it's definitely causing me real anxiety. DAMN IT!!!!!!

Why doesn't anyone post on this thread anymore? Is it that bad? Coffee-it's just trail mix!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:24 AM
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Hi Inparticular,

Sorry for writing so little here, I was really busy the last couple of days. Besides, I am eating way too much, winter is coming and my body screams for more body fat production against the cold Appetite is through the roof. But today was pretty healthy: chicken with cauliflowers, onions and loads of garlic, my secret weapon during the winter against illness.

It's good to hear you are making progress with quitting coffee. 6 days was really good. I am down to about 1 cup a week, always make the same mistake and have one during a busy day. Same result: anxiety and insomnia. Pffff, we must have some caffeine sensitivity.

Ghostly, congrats on so many months without pizza!
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I recently discovered fresh garlic and I love it too.

Allow me to vent my opinion if you will...

Today a spammer came in posting away in the Fitness Thread and it really irked me before I knew it was a spammer. Those posts were removed, but it got me wanting to write something. Something I've wanted to write for a while in response to many other legitimate posts I've read, but have resisted.

The obesity problem is NOT caused by people skipping meals. Its not caused by people eating too little and the body going into starvation mode. I mean...really?!?!?!

Here is the thing. To lose fat the body needs a caloric deficit. I don't know of many rational people that disagree with this. Now, IMHO, certain people will have better results losing fat eating certain types of food...however, a caloric deficit is still needed.

It is also accepted that if the body doesn't get enough calories it will go into starvation mode and hold onto fat. However, this isn't from missing a meal. It isn't from not eating three meals a day. That is ridiculous! For many that would take a much more severe caloric deficit over a prolonged period of time.

Many people follow intermittent fasting (IF). Many people see great results with this. To follow this, many days you go 18+ hours without eating. However, you try to achieve a certain caloric intake during the rest of the hours. Now, I'm not saying IF is good or bad. Still, using the logic of "three meals a day", "starvation mode" and all the other terms / rules people throw out there, the people that IF should be obese and not seeing the results many have.

IF was just a more extreme example. There are many other people that don't eat three a day, or the five-six, and see results. Many people eat one-two meals a day.

Again though, people are not obese because they "skipped a meal" and don't eat "three a day." People do not go into "starvation mode" from missing a meal or not having "three a day."

This is just IMHO. I respect those that disagree.
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I ruined the mmmmooooooooooooooooodddddd in this room!
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I like to eat for some reason.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:00 PM
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I have been really sick and eating carefully. Good news is my diet helps
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:32 PM
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I LOVE Natalia Rose's books. She deals with a mostly raw food diet and a little meat if you are aren't vegeterian (I'm not vegan but I eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables). I know my drinking hasn't been healthy for me but I swear if I didn't eat as many raw frutis and vegggies and make fresh vegetable and fruit juice in the morning , I would be a lot worse off. I had an antioxident laser scan done of my body and I'm super high and LFT's are healthy.

BTW, too distract myself from drinking. I want to focus on my hobbies I have long forgotten or have been too "weak,fatigue, drunk" to do. I have always wanted to do a cooking and health blog. Im the type of person that will spend hours in the kitchen cooking dishes. It's fun. I also felt like it wasn't right to go ahead with it because I would be a hypocrite. Being a healthcare worker makes it even worse!

If any of you have a juicer. This is one of my recipes I made up and love...AND....it's good to help cleanse your liver and make new blood cells.

Vampire Juice:
1 small beetroot
1/2 cucumber
5-6 medium strawberries
1 lemon
handful of spinich
1 inch of ginger
(sweeten with stevia or honey)

throw in a juicer and tadaa!

This is an amazing drink!
BTW. My fiance just went grocery shopping, and I told him to NOT buy wine this time. I suggested he rather spend the money on fresh produce. He looked a little shocked...
This is a big deal for me because I could never say no or tell him to not buy wine. Baby steps.....
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:16 PM
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Ha ha Ghostly yeah you did, kind of. I'm not sure if I agree with you or not. I certainly see where you're coming from.

INANN good for you for turning down the wine! And that juice recipe is right up my alley—I so wish I had a juicer!
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Originally Posted by InParticular View Post
I'm not sure if I agree with you or not.
Plenty of room for different opinions.

Welcome IneedAnickname!

Today I had some squash covered with a chili type thing. Then I made some grass fed stakes and had them with spinach. Been munching on some dried pineapple that I made.

You know...another thing that irritates me is things that have "sweetened" pineapple. Have the people that made this ever actually had regular pineapple? It is so sweet on its own. Why do people have to ruin things like that?
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:16 PM
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I know, it really bugs me when I want to buy some dried fruit and it's all got sugar all over it! It's FRUIT!!! Why does every thing have to be so friggin' sweet? Ugh this culture drives me nuts sometimes. I saw in the grocery store recently, cinnamon toast flavoured raisins! Really!?

Anyway.
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Earlier had a salad I made:

Spinach, almonds, raisins and sunflower seeds. Doused with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Topped with my salsa which is tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic (my new love), cilantro, a jalapeno, and peppers. Plus a chicken breast and eggs mixed in. Lottsa protein and fat...little sugar.

For dinner grilled some steak. Put fresh garlic, coconut oil and sea salt on them as I was cooking them. Put them on a bed of spinach and had a side of shredded yams, mushrooms and onions cooked in coconut oil, with pepper and cayenne pepper.
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So...I recently found out they have a 1/2 pound Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Since I found this out I cannot stop thinking about them.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:19 PM
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So...I recently found out they have a 1/2 pound Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Since I found this out I cannot stop thinking about them.
Oh my god. I wish you hadn't said that. Now I can't stop thinking about them either!
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InP: I know! I love this thread and it's been pretty naked lately!

Well Jeeze Louise, Ghost. Sure am glad I'm not the spammer who torked you off! I totally missed all of it.

However, when I see that crap in here, I hit that little triangle with the red around it and the mods remove them pretty fast.

I hear if you order Recess direct from the factory they are so good....they are better than...well, almost everything.

I have discovered the best bread bakery in the world. I get a couple loaves a week and just feast on it. Yes, I know it's not good for me...but I seriously can not stop!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:32 PM
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This bakery in Vancouver makes these Brazilian cheese-buns:

Quejos gluten-free, wheat-free, yeast-free, non-dairy baked goods | home

If you can find anything like them where you are I highly recommend you try. They are ridiculously delicious and addictive, like a chewy bagel but BETTER. My mouth waters just thinking about them! We buy them by the freezer-package.
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