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Old 08-29-2013, 06:49 AM
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Morning Heaters,

Joygirl, I almost ate my iPad after looking at those pics. The biscuits and gravy look just like mine, so beware during our cook-off....just sayin'.

Ghostly, what's your goal with fasting? I did mind just for fun ( oh yeah, tons of fun there ). But it ended up being an interesting experiment....lots of mental stuff going on when one is fasting. Are you finding that to be the case? And WOW....Yanks can be nice!! Who knew?

Hey Kevin...saw you in the HATZ thread. Welcome to Heaters!

The crab cakes yesterday were incredible ...No fillers...all crab....sprinkled with almond flour and cooked on the stove top..AMAZING! ...I only ate one, but wanted more, more, more. I have no menu planned today, YET. Green smoothie is on the agenda for sure, all I have left in the fridge that's green is zucchini, bell pepper,and romaine lettuce. That will do

Dragon, sorry your smoothie bombed. The only smoothie I ever couldn't tolerate was a beet smoothie. ( don't get me started ). What is flax seed suppose to do for us? I Have some at home, but have never put it in my smoothie. Guess I could google.

Time to get blending, folks. I'll check back later......
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:51 AM
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really struggling. What little of a kitchen I did have has now gone. No sink, no floor even

gotta be pizza in the portable electric oven
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:15 AM
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Joy girl, thanks for the photos..I'd never heard of such a thing. Mind you, there's lots I haven't heard of outside of pizzas. And the pizzas I ate...well they're frozen and come in a box....

Anyway, I've had my first day back at work (I'm a teacher and haven't worked since the end of july) and I had breakfast before I went, a tuna salad and fruit for lunch, and chicken in tarragon sauce and veg for dinner. Weird thing is, I don't feel hungry. Eating properly and regularly means I'm not needing to constantly snack...

Now, I've decided that Fridays are going to be my official 'cheat day'. I'm going to have fish and chips for tea, I'm even going to have chocolate if I want it. Is this a good idea do you think?

Good luck to Kevin, we will be thinking of you.

Sorry to hear about your kitchen RAL. What's happening? Are you getting it all updated? How long have you got to put up with that? Poor you x

Ghostly, how long are you trying the fasting for? What effects have you noticed? I'm interested in this because I used to do something similar but it didn't work well for me.

LDT, are you still impressed, or are you sighing at the thought of me having a cheat day and eating what I like? I promise it won't lead to a binge, I just want to sit with a chocolate bar as it is now forbidden which adds even more to its appeal!!

Gotta rush. Love to you all x
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:43 AM
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Jeni....I think in time, after you've eaten clean for a good while, 'cheating ' may feel great going down, but afterwards....not so much. At least that's how it's been for me. I Always end up paying for playing.

So gang, I've been craving a sandwich lately....that means bread, which means wheat which I don't eat usually. So I went to the health aisle in my market and found a bread mix that is gluten free, wheat free, and has no sugar in it. And it is not very caloric. I will make that tonight and hope it doesn't taste BLEH!.

Lunch today was an omelette. Dinner tonight is in the crockpot.....a corn beef roast with carrots and onions. Acorn squash will be served on the side.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:44 AM
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Hiya, heaters!
Jeni, I think a cheat day is a good thing to plan. It may help you stick to the healthy eating days better. We definitely want what we can't have! BTW, I'm a teacher too! I'm just getting ready to go back to work after many years.
Kevin, prayers for you!
Ghostly- a pound of bacon with cheese... my stomach did a little gurgle and lurch reading that! Oh my goodness!
LDT, I'm glad you didn't eat your Ipad. I'll go make my smoothie now too. I will not put biscuits, gravy and grits in it. Not today. HAHA!
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Hey, LDT! I made a beef roast with carrots and onions in MY crockpot yesterday! Only, too bad for me. Because there was a little tupperware bowl with rice in it. Staring at me. I had to do it. Rice and gravy again. But I was feeding a post-migraine, and usually want carbs for that. Why?

Brft- yogurt with strawberries
lunch- green smoothie (I got a summer crisp melon!)
dinner- pork tenderloin, parmesan eggplant, something something, maybe salad.

And, Dr. appt today! Lost 5 more pounds, numbers on bad things coming down! Yay!
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:54 AM
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Please let us know how the bread turns out, LDT.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:13 PM
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Ooh Joygirl, another teacher!! And starting again after a break, that must be a bit scary for you. What do you teach?

Making bread sounds great. I haven't eaten bread at all for a couple of weeks, but I love toast and peanut butter, it's one of my favourites, and one I cook really well...lol
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:21 PM
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Hi Jeni,glad your first day back at work went well. The schools up here have been back 2 weeks already-strange how early the hols are here. I think a treat isn't a bad thingthough the more healthily you eat the less you'll want them perhaps?

We moved into an old house inApril and ripped the majority of the kitchen out just leaving the sink for water and moved my white goods in. We intended to put a new one in asap but only just getting round to it. We realized the floor was rotten so Mr RAL ripped all that up and put new joists (?) pieces of wood things down to support the new floor which is goingdown tomorrow.

It's amazing though how you adapt to having nothing when you have to.We've literally been cooking with an electric portable cooker-30 from Lidl one of the best things I have ever bought. No gas to the property either. So you can imagine my utter delight atthe thought of having a real life brand spanking new kitchen hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

I'm going to buy juicers, blenders,coffee making machines, pasta machines ah everything I'm so excited and going to try all these new recipes from this thread. Just cooking from scratch and using fresh ingredients will be a luxury and I can't wait

Sorry,went on a bit there! Trying not to talk about my apalling diet today

How was your 'bread' LDT? It bloats me too so I may look into an alternative as sometimes you just want it don't you
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:54 PM
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Afternoon Heaters...

Hmmm...I'm also a teacher ( albeit in the private sector )....I will soon be in remodeling hell as RAL is ( for our bathrooms)......I'm a southerner like joygirl ( I think that's been fairly well established ).... I'm a Heater....and I'm and alcoholic! *****... I think this is my thread!

Haven't made the bread yet...I Will start after my next student. I need to go on record as saying I'm not really a bread eater. But my DH is a bread addict actually, so eating Paleo has really turned his apple cart upside down. He's adjusted nicely though and is not complainging because he is 20 pounds lighter. I'm really just making this gluten-wheat-sugar free bread for him as a treat....forget completely that I said I was craving a real life sandwich. I was just kidding..... (really)

And I'm definitely making raw ice cream tonight...chocolate to be exact. i bought dair-soy-nut FREE mini chocolate chips today at the market and will be using those.
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Jeni, I teach elementary school- grades kindergarten to the 4th grade. I can teach up to 8th grade, but why would I want to? Preteens hitting puberty are the most abhorable creatures! I should know, I own three of them! LOL

RAL, have fun with that kitchen redo! Hope it isn't too much longer for you!

Hey, LDT, what is in a dairy-soy-nut free chocolate chip? And what brand do you buy?

As per heaters' suggestions, I put a little sliced ginger into my afternoon smoothie. That was a nice addition! The rest of it consisted of summer crisp melon, english cucumber, green grapes, and spinach, vanilla almond milk, ice. Very delish! Can't believe I lived without these smoothies all these years!
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:35 PM
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So you found a summer crisp joygirl? I thought I had made a mistake with the name....the correct name of mine was summer kiss. Is yours the same? Are we talking about the same fruit?

Oh, and I made the bread, which is rising as I type . Have you ever seen an episode of ' I Love Lucy'? If so, you know what a mess she can get herself into...... That was me making this loaf of bread. I'm grateful there were no hidden cameras.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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LDT, there were several different melons with the names of summer crisp, honey kiss, crispy kiss, honey summer, ...... so who knows which one I got! But it was so good. The flesh was greenish, like a honeydew, but the outside was like a small cantaloupe. Very sweet, very juicy. Very good smoothie material. Mmmm.

Yes, I'm picturing you making the bread, Lucy-style! Making memories!

I fried eggplant with our dinner. And made devilled eggs. Looks like a picnic in there!
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Well I think we had the same melon, JG, and if so...it was the sweetest melon I've ever eaten. You're right, excellent smoothie ingredient.

Bread update.... It wasn't half bad...actually pretty good ( granted, it's been a long time since we've eaten bread). DH put some organic honey on it and went mad. It was a bread mix from a company called Glutino. The package says 'wheat free, gluten free, cholesterol free and it contains no sugar.... BUT, on further reading it says it contains white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, guar gum, honey, and salt......How in the blazes then is this "wheat free"? I must investigate further.

The chocolate chips I bought are from a company called 'Enjoy Life Natural Brands'. Package says it's free of wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, and fish (??). I will use that in our raw ice cream tonight.

My DH, aka Mr. Extreme Gadget, bought a crepe maker this week. Our goal is to make Paleo crepes.

Congrats on the weight loss JG!

Back later Heaters......
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Okay...just read that rice flour is gluten free but not Paleo (sigh).
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:28 PM
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The package says 'wheat free, gluten free, cholesterol free and it contains no sugar.... BUT, on further reading it says it contains white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, guar gum, honey, and salt......How in the blazes then is this "wheat free"? I must investigate further.
Looks like you already found your answer, but yeah, those ingredients could be gluten free. However, as you can see its not innocent. A lot of foods try to cash in on Paleo, and other no wheat type diets, and often the food is really just as bad.

Look at the ingredients in almond flour. Some are just almonds, but many are not. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the bread is bad or good, or you should / shouldn't eat it, or anything like that. Just that these foods can be pretty crappy.

Take "Greek" for instance. They even have Greek cereal now. That is a new buzz word, cuz so many people are eating Greek yogurt for the health benefits. However, just cuz it says Greek means nothing.

So, fasted for about 15 hours. Broke it with some fruit, then a work out. Then had some -----...well never mind that.

A few have asked. Again, I really have no great plan for the fasting. Just looking at it as a way to hopefully burn some fat, and then constrict calories. Overall, I like it. Like not forcing myself to eat, like not snacking. Sometimes it feels really satisfying, like I'm not beholden to food. People tend to think I get really crabby, and at times I get really foggy. Its something I may or may not continue.

Not sure I'd want to do the 5/2 thing - Dragon. Thanks for the info though.

I gotta get to cooking. Eating out (mostly salads) way too much.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:13 PM
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Yeah, Ghostly. I think I just need to stick to my almond or coconut flour. when I make almond flour myself ( which we always do ) at least I know what's in it. The bread I ate tonight wasn't all it professed to be. I thought I had checked it out thoroughly....oh well, lesson learned.

Forgot to tell y'all I came upon a steal of a deal on raspberries at the market. They were selling 6 oz. packages for $1.00 a piece. Bought 10 of them and froze about half for future smoothies and raw ice cream. And speaking of which.......gotta run.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:27 AM
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Morning Heaters,

I'm meeting my parental units for lunch at a casino today...(I've had to delete my original comments following that statement, I'll be nice)...say a prayer for me please. The last time I saw them was at Christmas ( when my dog ate my mother's honey ham off her plate...sorry, still laughing at that one).

My parents are what my DH calls " buffet busters" . The last time we ate at a casino buffet with them, the lovely food displays were surrounded and garnished by DEAD purple cabbages. They were wilted and yellow and looked like they had been there for a week. I knew we were in trouble right then. That meal to this day remains probably the worst most disgusting in all history for me. I think I gave up trying to find a decent dish there and just ate peanut M & Ms from the vending machine later on. My DH swore we would never eat at another casino buffet....... yet, here we go. ( dutiful daughter that I am

Wish me luck !
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Casino lunch ........ .
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^ Its that bad huh? Just old disgusting food?

I'm in the midst of a 15 hour fast. Not sure how / when I'll break it yet. Trying to make up for last night, which I have discreetly left the details about off this Thread.

Looks like a bad storm is moving in.
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