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Old 04-28-2013, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by triathlynne View Post
Pizza is my downfall so I started making my own crust using my bread maker.
Pizza used to be my nemesis, and no matter how "clean" I ate otherwise, when I kept that in my life I didn't see the results I wanted. I used to regularly eat it once or twice a week. I considered it the Devil's food. I've now had it about three times in the last year, which is actually amazing for me. It is my favorite food and I could eat it every day. This doesn't count the gluten / dairy free pizza I've had a few times with the crust made of almond flour...which I consider an entirely different food and I'm not really even a fan of.

Yesterday I had a craving for tacos. I normally avoid grains and dairy, but decided to give in. Made taco meat with my own seasoning. Made some guac and salsa. Took the shells, put the guac inside the shell, followed by cheddar cheese, the meat and the covered in salsa. They were so good! Other than the shells and cheese, stuck within my diet.

Today mad some fish breaded in coconut flour, sweet potato fries, homemade cole slaw and veggies for dinner.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:09 PM
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This evening's dinner:

Chicken and mixed veggies cooked in cream of mushroom soup in the crock pot. And water. Devoured after a 2 hour hike.

My old Sunday evenings would have been pizza, beer and sitting around. Wonder why I feel much better these days?
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MY BLENDER IS BROKEN!!!! AHHHHGGGHHHHHKKK!!!!!!! And we're too broke to buy another one. SUCKS.
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Hi all, happy Monday! and welcome to the new kids!


Originally Posted by CaiHong View Post
Lovely people on different nutrional paths all here to share our support.
I agree this is a great way to describe this thread! Of course some of us aren't always "lovely people"...LOL just kidding.

Didn't eat a whole lot this weekend just wasn't feeling interested but yesterday I did get to Whole Foods and picked up some fresh fish, put most of it in the freezer but I had a tilapia filet topped with a veggie mixture of corn/black beans/onions/peppers for dinner last night and it wasn't too bad.
Time for my breakfast of greek yogurt and gluten free granola and another cup of tea.

Stay healthy ya'll!
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I ate badly yesterday. Urgh. I'm only 10 days in sober so I'm not going to beat myself up about it quite yet. We bought a juicer though!!! $20. Hardly used. Can't wait to try it! Going to buy all kinds if fruits and veggies today for it. Having a protein shake this morning. My tummy is slightly upset. Gee, wonder why.
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MY BLENDER IS BROKEN!!!! AHHHHGGGHHHHHKKK!!!!!!! And we're too broke to buy another one. SUCKS.
I thought the same about buying the new VitaMix, then I remembered all the money I HAVEN'T spent by not drinking for the past 43 days.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by InParticular View Post
MY BLENDER IS BROKEN!!!! AHHHHGGGHHHHHKKK!!!!!!! And we're too broke to buy another one. SUCKS.
Goodwill!!! Ones I saw yesterday were under $10!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:12 PM
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Good Morning Heaters,

Inparticular could you buy one on eBay? I was never a big pizza fan but I must make a raw pizza and try it out for my next menu.

I also saw a raw recipe for raw tacos as I was reviewing raw restaurants.

A strange thing happened yesterday, someone left 5 kgs of wheat berries at the restaurant for me, no note or anything. I have been wracking my brains to find out who could have left them. I did post on mmule.com - mmule Resources and Information. This website is for sale! a long time ago.

Yesterday I felt restless so I rode to the big town and picked up my raw cashew nuts, walnuts and coconut sugar. Now I can make cheese and I am going to attempt to make coconut milk yogurt.
Ate mainly fruit yesterday and a small bag of roasted peanuts which is a no no. I made the mistake of skipping lunch.
Jamdls, I saw a sprouting machine in the big hypermarket that I was tempted to buy but I thought better of it. I will start sprouting seeds today as part of the restaurant food routine to add to salads. I will use the glass jar with the mesh over the opening routine.

Triathalynne, quite right don't beat yourself over it, your primary purpose is to remain sober, that's the best thing you can do for your health.

have a great day everyone
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:20 PM
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I'm back....What an amazing weekend! I heard so much good music! I'm still "high" ( naturally speaking) from the experience. There's nothing like watching your favorite band in a blinding thunderstorm, trying not to get struck by lightening. I loved it!

Anyway.....Not too shabby on the eating thing this weekend, although I must say that I wasn't 100% at avoiding all the food I don't normally eat. It was impossible or I would have starved. I only had one "bad" day where I ate pasta and a couple of little fried things. But by and large my choices were good. One of my friends asked me about the way ( and the why) I am eating, and immeditately said " well I don't have any health issues so I wouldn't consider eating that way". In my former life I would have debated the topic with her, but this time I just said " so don't". This is the same person that drinks wine like it's water and is threatened by those who don't....GEEZ.... sometimes it's not worth the energy, you know? I'm die hard Paleo/Primal now, but never push my style on anyone. If they ask, I tell them. Otherwise....whatever works for you, go for it.

On the way home we stopped at our favorite farmer's market and loaded up with fruit and veggies. Once again...the mother lode.

CaiHong...I saw a recipe for raw tacos as well. Let me know how it goes for you.

I also saw a recipe on how to make my own almond milk, and it is amazingly easy. That's on my agenda this week.

I'm glad we have a NutraBullet now because our Ninja is not long for this world. We've worn it out. It's on bonus days. It's going the way of InPar's blender, I think.

Hope everyone had a healthy weekend. Hi again to all the newcomers. I just want to add that in early sobriety you should be easy on yourself. Let your body heal the way it needs to. I ate tons of sugar in the beginning. Now I don't eat any. I promise it will all work itself out for you.
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Hello healthy eaters, today I had lite pineapple Greek yogurt, salad for lunch which consist of 1 small apple diced up, 1 banana diced up, 1/2 cp. low fat cottage cheese(120), 2 tbsp low fat dressing (30cal) 10 small olives (55cal), and for supper 1 small baked skinless chicken breast, and veggies... oh a few lowcal weight watchers desserts. I was going to weigh myself tomorrow but I think I will wait for May1st.....Tomorrow is the end of my 4th. month sober and I'm ready to tackle the 5th month!...Chow gang Take care, Nell.
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Nutritionist appointment today.

Said I was doing better. Still too few veggies and the ones I am eating are too starchy... More than enough fruits, but too much sugar in many of them. Not enough protein in the morning... Ugh.

So, on the way back, I picked up broccoli, kiwi, a veggie based multivitamin, winter squash, sausage (breakfast protein source), strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.

One of these days I'll get this stuff figured out...
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Did a bit better today, started off with a smoothie but had cereal for lunch and grilled bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms on toasted sourdough bread. No crappy snacks though. Still have a few things to pick up for juicing (kale, celery, ginger etc) will replace breakfast and lunch with juice and have a good dinner. No more Cheetos!!! Ack.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:14 PM
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After enjoying a dramatic loss of fat almost immediately after quitting booze more than 4 years ago, I noticed some of it was creeping back slightly. I discovered when I did an honest inventory of my eating habits - similar to my drinking - the actual levels of sugars and simple carbs were surprisingly high. Starting with morning toast to donuts, pastries, chocolates, and a Dove Bar every night... it really skewed my diet the wrong way.

I started 'Paleo" three weeks ago by kicking out grains [bread, pasta, rice, pastries etc.] and sugar... the first week was roughly psychologically [but no where near as tough as when I quit drinking]. I eat pretty well and often - and in fact, probably more fruits and vegetables ... and nuts... than I did before. [It's not like Paleo means scarfing down bacon-weave sausage rolls].

The loss in that extra fat that had been bother me was very rapid - I was even concerned it was too fast [eg. loss of muscle mass as well] but it seems to have been fine.

One thing I became aware of as a former drinker were the similarities in the way that too many carbs would tax my body as alcohol did - as well as its psychological/physiological addictive properties (although never as high as booze).

In hindsight, that is one thing I would have definitely done when I had started to quit the booze... to also cut down on the carbs (and sweets) rather than running to them as a quasi-substitute.
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So busy here! I love it!
Ok, ok, so I've calmed down about the blender. The bf is picking up a replacement part tomorrow so hopefully we can just fix the thing, and I can be back to my precious kale smoothies with only a day lost.
I did look on Craigslist today and found a couple oldies but goodies, so that will be the solution if the fix doesn't work. Fingers crossed! Although I'm a bit pissed that it burned out after only a year or so of use, we spent good money on it, too. Last time I buy a Breville. We would take it back but the store is closed, go figure. So I won't shed any tears if we have to ditch it.

18 months today, hallelujah!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:39 PM
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InPar Awesome job!!
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So the NutraBullet makes GREAT almond flour. BUT, we're not feeling the love with how it makes smoothies or raw ice cream. It's more labor intensive getting to the final product. I don't want to complain *out loud* to my DH, the gadget king of the universe, because I do not put it past him to take a 2nd mortgage on our house so that he can buy the most sought after, expensive, highly rated, yada yada yada, blender/mixer ever known to mankind. Unfortunately my slow cooker bit the dust ( same day as my electric rollers, by the way). Immediately my DH starts researching the latest and greatest slow cooker. I saw that look in his eye....followed by "we're going to get you the best slow cooker available", which equals big bucks. Ive been through this before. I've had no less than 6 slow cookers in my life. And bigger doesn't always equal better. So before my DH had a chance to order the R-2/D-2 of slow cookers, I went out and bought one for $19.99 at Target, and gave it to him as a present....how could he refuse?

Happy eating today, folks!
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Frozen peaches, raw spinach, 1 whole granny smith apple, 1 banana and almond milk into the VitaMix = a great breakfast smoothie. I love this thing!
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Congrats on 18 months InP! So glad to have you here, and have gotten to know you on your journey. You are proof that someone can be so busy with school, yet remain sober and make healthy food choices.

Congrats on beginning month 5 Nel!

Congrats on 43+ days Troae!

Congrats on 10+ days triathlynne!

Great post North, and nice 4+ years.

Awesome job everyone! Sorry if I missed anyone...sometimes y'all are hard to keep up with!
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Me, too....sorry for skipping anyone with sober time! You guys are ALL amazing!! Keep up the GREAT work!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:07 AM
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Good job everyone. I love reading this thread. It's very motivating! I grilled an avocado this morning and ate that along with 2 boiled eggs. Yummy. Snacking is my downfall!! I work with kids and all those horrible salty, sugary things are everywhere!! Ack. It's hard.
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