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Old 02-14-2013, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MidnightBlue View Post
Hi, healthy eaters!

LDT - your Valentine's dinner sounds just delicious)

I'm doing ok today - cereals with raisins and egg whites for breakfast, salmon with veggies for lunch. I'm going to have just some tea with honey in the evening, no chocolates or cakes as St. Valentines indulgement)

Happy Valentines' Day to all!
It does doesn't it? I SO want to be LDT's Valentine right now lol.

Today is faring better for me, I've had 2 boiled eggs for breakfast and 3 pieces of popcorn at the cinema (one of which I nearly choked on!) Bless my son, he was saying are you not going to have a hotdog Mum? I'll buy you a hotdog... No, I'm fine, had my eggs not hungry...

The kids are going to have chicken fajitas tonight, I'm going to have the chicken, peppers and onions but over a salad instead.

Feeling the Valentine love on SR, my postie brought me zilch today, no bills though so that makes me happy
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:00 AM
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WOW LDT your V-day dinner does sound awesome! (minus the bacon and prosciutto), my v-day dinner will likely be leftover tempeh and broccoli stir-fry...exciting!
Since I cut sugar/chocolate out of my life last August I didnt have anything to give up for Lent so instead of giving up something I'm trying to give something...I'm trying to be nice to a particular person in my office who irritates the @#@ out of me...and just nicer in general....I was nice for 1 day we'll see how it goes...
Walked into the kitchen at work and someone brought in individually wrapped dove chocolates and theres a big batch of cookies: chocolate chip/Velvet chocolate and something else....I wasn't even tempted but it was a pretty site

Have a sweet day all hopefully w/o consuming sweets
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:02 AM
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LDT - I realize you'd never actually listen to any of my suggestions, and I've only been making Paleo pancakes for years, and have finally perfected my recipe after experimenting with many options...but I'll write this anyway - Use almond flour. Coconut flour is good for breading and mixing with other flours, but not as the main ingredient. Ok...just my valentines suggestion for you.

I. Want. Bacon. Eggs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:43 AM
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Ahhhh Judy...being nice to irritating co-workers?!?!?! You're coming along nicely! Good job avoiding the chocolate.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:49 AM
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Vaaaalentine's Day, or should we call it "Hallmark makes a *&^#load of money today" Day? We've decided not to splurge today because we just are really broke right now. D's had a down turn at work the last couple of months. So we're going to make a simple risotto and a salad or a soup or something. I might make a squash soup.
After my big proclamation about sugar the other day I've been eating it like crazy. Well, not really like crazy but more than I usually do. I was really bloated yesterday. Ugh. I'll have to tell D, No Chocolate today. Knowing him he'll come home with a big box of chocolates for me and be like "What?" when I act exasperated. He always brings me sweets and I don't have the heart to tell him not to but I think I'm going to have to have a talk with him. I love you, but you're killin' me!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:05 AM
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Ghostly...the fact that I am even attempting to make Paleo pancakes is testimony to the greater fact that I listen to you at least a little.... The fact that they tasted crummy only illustrates how I might.....um.....need to......listen to you a little bit more(???) Gimme a break already......I'm eating FRUIT! Does that not count for something?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:34 AM
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Hello
4 bananas , 500g white grapes ... blooming turkey stir fry .. had enough of turkey , i don't think i'll be buying the lots of it for 10 again .. i'm starting to feel like it's a grudge match for me to manage to eat it all ... basic stir fry, ginger , garlic , bean sprouts ,couple of mushrooms , pak-choi ... i really love the texture of pak-choi ..

have bought some bell peppers and avocado's because they looked nice for tommorow , and will probably do a red lentil soup tomoz or saturday . Do a few meat free days .

Good eating , good health , M
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:14 PM
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Revenge of the turkey ..
So i went to tidy up and wash up ... found myself thinking i may as well finish off that bit left in the wok . I put some in my mouth and then realized i was full allready , what kinda daft person eats when there full ? ( this kinda daft person ) .. so it's all in the recycle box now ..
i fought the turkey and the turkey won ... but thats fine ..
It was a bit like the alcohol auto pilot that used to happen somewhere between the first and waking up hopeing i hadn't missed a day somewhere .

Bestwishes , M
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:14 PM
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Day 15, Halfway through

I counted wrong yesterday. Ghostly of course almond meal instead of coconut. yesterday I made a batch of chocolate truffles and was searching around for something to thicken it and used. Shredded coconut, it was in LDT's husband words too .

Although I am raw and don't eat meat LDT I can recognize a delicious menu.

For stretching exercise I got a bucket and cloth and got down on my knees and washed all the floors. I find this really relaxing. Listened to 365 live radio on the internet Bob Dylan station, thoughtful lyrics.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:37 AM
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Hi, healthy eaters. My Day 3 is fine. Cereals and persimmon for breakfast, chicken breast with bell pepper and cucumber for snack, salmon with broccoli, green beans and tomatoes for lunch. Plain yougurt for dinner. As indulgement - tea with some honey and prunes. No cookies or chocolate by far!

My best wishes to all.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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Awesome Midnight! Way to eat!

Breakfast for me this morning was another fruit smoothie ( not too bad )....Lunch was a Kale salad with sauteed andouie, onion and mushroom dressing...then topped with a fried egg .... ( very good ).....dinner tonight will be Goose ( now cooking in my crockpot and smelling delicious ), with cantaloupe and asparagus on the side.

That's it from the swamp!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:09 AM
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3 bananas , 4 clementines , 400g strawberies , ... stir fried french beans, garlic , ginger , pak choi , bell pepper , 150g low fat coleslaw .. treats for later pickled onions and maybe some honey on the spoon just before bed
Thanks for listening, knowing i was going to type this has helped keep me away from the "white stodge" , M
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:06 PM
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Great, Mecanix ! But please tell me what "white stodge" is.

Change in plans for dinner: DH decided it will be boiled crawfish. It's the season here in La. I will save the goose for later this weekend.
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Popping in to say hello! It's been a crazy-busy week at work.

I've managed to lose .7kgs this week, though I suspect it's more... I was trying to weight the cat this morning my weighing me, then holding him and weighing us. I tried myself alone after just to get the maths right and the numbers were different for me. So I got off and on again - another different number. So it's time for new scales. I might ask my other half to buy them for me as a Valentine's pressent LOL "Love you, here's some scales".

Speaking of the cat,though, his diet is not going well. He needs to get down to 4.5 kgs and he just won't budge past the 5kg mark. Poor thing, he hates me for not feeding him like I used to haha!

Eating has been going well for me - it's been a challenge but I've realised that I was over-eating before (quantity wise), so it's an adjustment getting used to the right amount of food. I've got some veg stir-fry to munch on if I get too hungry, and some celary and carrots prepped for snacking while watching TV.

Found an inspirational exercise video on You Tube, though I've not looked up yoga yet

EXERCISES WITH TRAINER - YouTube
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White stodge is the food group i have real problems with.
I seem to be able to graze on it without feeling full until i'm uncomfortably so . bread, savoury pastries, potatoes, rice, chips/crisps that kind of thing .

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I've just been looking at this... some people seem to swear by it. Probably another of my I want a quick fix (in the diet dept) and I want it now. 7 cals per 100 grams though and no carbs... I could live on curry and veg chillis forever

I've had just plain grilled bacon this morning, no BLT's for me as cutting out the bread, but I did put a sugar in my tea. Pfft useless!

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Where do you get your pak choi from M? I love it too in a chinese but have never spotted it in a supermarket, I suppose I could make the effort to go to the chinese supermarket lol
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They sell it in my local sainsburys MTN ,
i live in quite a ethnicly diverse area though so the supermarkets stock a lot of things i don't see when i'm in devon for instance . A walk up the high street is fun as there are independant shops about and you never know what your going to find for sale ! prayer mats, rice cookers , velour tiger stripe curtains , colourful buttons

I'm lucky though as i only live a few miles from wing-yip (chineese mega store) and drive past it every day going to work . Although most of my fruit and veg i get from a traditional green grocer who buys at the early london markets every morning , he guards his quality and sells me whats good for eating today or tommorow and comes up with things i haven't eaten for a bit, which is great as a regular customer

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Mmmm velour tiger striped curtains lol We too have an area like this here, infact I used to live 2 mins walk from all the shops and supermarkets. I just never dared used them! Not sure why, think it was in my irrational fear days, that I'd buy something silly or have to ask for something or... Whatever my social phobia was telling me that day... Sigh. I'm actually loving all the polish shops at the moment. I have a Hungarian step family so I can get all the ingredients to make the dishes that my Nana used to make. I post pics on facebook, makes her proud

I shall venture over to the chinese and indian supermarkets, silly not to really. I could fill my pantry for half the price of Morrisons or Sainsburys.

Right, time to get on and get out whilst the sun is shining. Have a great day everybody.
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Mecanix, sounds like your area is similar to the French Market in the French Quarter in New Orleans.... One of my favorite places to visit. It's not unusual to see alligator sausage being sold next to purses from India, which are being sold next to the most hideous display of sunglasses on the Planet ( you get the picture )....I love it!

You all know by now that I'm an unapologetic carnivore, but I love reading about your eating styles. I am Paleo/Primal right now and it's going very well for me. Even got my 'stubborn' DH on board with this diet. ( albeit reluctantly ) Come to find out just yesterday that my favorite sister and brother in law (who live several states away) are also doing Paleo....so is their daughter and her family. Seems I'm surrounded by it!

Ghostly, are you hiding? I think we've decided to make our own almond flour. What we buy in our market here is really expensive. Any suggestions dear Paleo Guru?

MTN, I LOVE curry as well. Don't know what today's menu holds yet, but Kale chips are definitely the movie time snack.
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