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Old 08-15-2013, 03:35 AM
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hi peeps,,just wanted to say that this thread is so insirpring,,,,ive not followed all yr recipes,,some stuff we cant get ere,,,but i have lost weight!!
i really have,,,and tbh,,,i havent even exercised with it,,so ,,all this clean eating must be good!!
hopefly combined with a couple of workouts ,,,,i will be back to me again!!!
thank you to all ere who take the time out to post,,,you really are helping me !!!
hugs cleo xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ps,,,no johnny last nite,,,but i was swimming lots in my dream,,,,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ,,,,,,,, i know wot that means ,,lol
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:12 AM
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Morning Heaters!

Yep R.A.L....that sugar withdrawal is a doozy. Just go with it, though. I tell ya, when I first came on this thread I did not eat fruit. I think it was Mecanix and CaiHong that talked me into it. And now that I took the plunge, I really took the plunge. I love it in smoothies and sauces and salads.... Not to mention just eating it whole on the side...I really think a person can change their palate.

A Green smoothie this morning to start my day. Sausage and chicken Sauce Picante for lunch ( sans rice for me ). Don't know what dinner is yet, but for sure I am making a special meal for my son who is going back to college tomorrow.

Cleo...no dreams for me last night. For me that's usually good news because most of my dreams are troubling.

Hope y'all have a great and healthy Thursday!
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:48 AM
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Thanks LDT
I was never a fruit fan either but when I cut out sugar before I started eating fruit and it tasted really sweet-yes changing palate def possible

chicken with fresh made curry sauce tonight,no rice or bread for me. Broccoli instead.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:42 AM
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Hi! So after watching foodmatters the other night I've started piling in raw organic foods, drinking a ton of water right when I get up, having PACKED green smoothies. I haven't had cooked food for two days. I felt fantastic yesterday, like an immediate change.
I've been so busy but am going home [email protected] So will be posting more.
Love ya all, so many new faces! This thread is going off! I love it. Take care

Ghostly--whattaya talkin' about? Don't drink dude!

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Coffee with half & half and a juicy plum for breakfast. Going shopping for a few items for dinner tonight.

We have some lovely T-bone steaks my husband found on sale yesterday. For around 40% off, so he really scored. We have stocked up on these delicious steaks. I'll be getting some things to make a big salad, some French bread to make buttered and toasted slices of bread to go with the meal (at his request), green beans or broccoli, sweet potatoes (for baked sweet potato fries... also, his request), and maybe some blueberries or cherries for dessert.
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Steaks are marinating in the fridge, and I'm off to the store. I'm using a recipe for a marinade I found online a few weeks ago, for the London Broil we made: London Broil II Recipe - Allrecipes.com I think this is probably the best I've ever tasted. I typically want to use a steak sauce on my steak, but with this, there was no need.
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Breakfast was kashi go lean again with almond milk. Definitely one of my favorite healthy cereals.

I had my normal green smoothie for lunch today, but snuck in some apple cider vinegar. I am going to try this out and see if I see any results. I'm not sure if it's a "fad" or if I will actually benefit from it - hopefully this trial run will go well!

I have also had an apple, granola, cheese & gluten free/salt free pretzels again.

Trying to decide what to have for dinner. I know I need more meat/protein & veggies in my diet. But I am not the best at cooking..gonna look up some easy recipes. Maybe I will bake some chicken.
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Alcohol free for 23 days (I think) and clean eating for 2 weeks. I'm feeling really energised and "clean" if that makes sense. I'm cutting back on carbohydrates and I've cut sugar out of my diet.

I'm not much of a cook so this diet suits me......grill a piece if lean meat/fish and eat with steamed vegetables or salad for dinner, a sandwich for lunch and natural yogurt with ground flaxseed and sliced fruit for breakfast. Snacks consist of raw nuts and dried fruit. I try to drink 8 large glasses of water a day. My only vice is my large pot of coffee every morning....which I have no intention of giving up!

I'm also starting to exercise again, albeit slowly, so I should start to see a new me!!
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Hey Heaters,

SoberJen, we must be channeling each other. At this exact moment I have a London Broil marinating in pineapple juice. The recipe we are making is called Grilled Smashed Skewer Steaks with cherry BarBQue sauce. We're suppose to use flank steak, but I couldn't find any in the store. Sides are sweet potatoes fries and grilled veggies with shrimp.

I've barely eaten anything today, so have a slight headache. Will drink a pre-dinner smoothie to tide me over, and somI don't start snacking.

InPar...hope to hear about your summer, and look forward to your future posts.....are you glad to be going back home? I will look at the video tonight. Sounds interesting.
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Sounds like it Your marinade sounds really tasty.

I too have gone most of the day without eating... been on the go. About to get a snack right way. Getting cranky.
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That's impressive dragon-keep up the great work andcongrats on 23 days sober

Jennie-the marinade looks great,def gonna try that one

Day 1 for me went ok-greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast, tuna & cheese salad for lunch,didn't bother with the curry went for grilled chicken with mushrooms,broccoli & cabbage instead. berries and greek yoghurt later- not ideal but been so hungry all day so snacked on nuts too

Can't sleep, not sure if withdrawals or just energized
Catch you all tomorrow (In UK so 11,15 pm)
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Smoothie news

Hi Heaters,
Only two more days until the wedding... I made a smoothie today at 1pm after weeding my poor neglected lawn ( I love being home from work)...
I put in: two handfuls of organic baby kale, two small handfuls of baby organic carrots, 1 cup of non fat plain Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons of organic ground flaxseed, coconut milk and water, some of the organic fresh blueberries, and some frozen papaya and pineapple mix, and a dash of honey....
This is the wonderful part: middle child... older son from Ohio, said that he wanted to try it... he liked it! Made my day!
Now, if he can continue to eat this healthy when he returns to the buckeye state... I will pray he does.
The not-so-good news: after the wedding rehearsal at 7pm this evening, we are going to my favorite Mexican restaurant for the rehearsal dinner... I am not gonna lie I always get the same combo: 1 cheese enchilada, and 1 crispy chili relleno.... can't wait, but I will not be surprised if I end up with a tummy ache in the middle of the night. This healthy eating is starting to work - my energy is slowly starting to increase, what a blessing.
Thanks to you all for being so generous in sharing your ideas and recipes!
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Y'all sound just GREAT! Keep up the good work! .

1Day...special thoughts and prayers going out to you in the next couple of days. It's going to be amazing!
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In addition........just weighed myself and I've lost 4 ibs in the past week.....with minimal exercise. This diet is working wonders! Anyone else finding that they are losing weight?
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Congrats on the weight loss, Dragon

Ok... *drumroll* ... tonight I made the best steak I've ever eaten in my life!! Not kidding. Husband said it was better than most he'd eaten too. It wasn't the marinade so much as it was two things: (1) great cut of meat (perfect T-bone steak), and (2) the way I cooked it, I coated the cast iron dutch oven with oil, turned it up to high... and when I put the steak on... it sizzled! And it cooked super fast! Two minutes on each side. No more. Then I melted a pat of unsalted real butter on top. Mouth watering, and so tender we didn't need a knife.

We had salads, sweet potato fries made in the oven using this recipe: Tom's Oven Steak Fries Recipe - Food.com - 447582, cucumber slices marinated in apple cider vinegar, sea salt & black pepper (southern specialty), and red grapes for dessert.
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LDT, do you have a link to that cherry bbq sauce?
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SJ, go to : nomnompaleo.com and search 'smashed steak skewers with cherry Barbeque sauce'. We used about half the vinegar it called for and found that was plenty. The dish was very good, and we will definitely make again. Oh yeah....it called for frozen cherries, but we made it with fresh cherries because that's all we had. My DH also makes a killer papaya sauce for fish, if you're ever interested....Tonight my juvenile delinquent dog stole a large hunk of the London Broil in a split second while our backs were turned .....add that to the list of other things he's eaten before we had a chance: an entire roasted chicken that was cooling on the counter, a roasted goose, 2 quail waiting for the grill, a slice of honey ham off my mother's plate at Christmas ( I secretly enjoyed that one) , a couple of duck poppers.......He is one meat eating mutt! ...Baaaad doggy.
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I ended up having baked chicken for dinner. Very bland, but good. I got my protein fix.

It's almost been two weeks since I have been clean eating & exercising every single day. It is amazing how much better I feel. I wish I would have started this sooner.

But of course...there is bad news.

I somehow ended up at this bakery in town with friends, their specialty is homemade cookies. Pretty much any flavor you can imagine. I was pretty hungry when we went, and the smell was so alluring and I ended up having two. Which I know isn't THAT bad. I don't feel mentally bad about it...I feel physically bad. I was so surprised that maybe a few minutes after I ate the cookies I felt SO sick. I still do! What's up with that?

It's a good reminder of why I cut all of that crap out of my diet. It makes me feel AWFUL!

Hoping for a better eating day tomorrow with no slips or cheating!
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Jennie - Honestly, that meal sounds beyond amazing.

LDT - You have an impressively funny writing style.

Dragon - Congrats on the sober time! Congrats on the weight loss!

Glad you're feeling better Courtney.

1Day - Mexican food = An amazing temptation. I fill up when I go to a Mexican place. Glad you're son liked the smoothie. I recently noticed you're from Colorado. Very cool. I love it there. I'm in Wisconsin...you know...football rivals with the Buckeyes where your son is.

Glad you're back ReadyAtLast.

I've been eating well all week. Been fasting quite a bit lately too. Not even necessarily intentionally, but its resulted in me eating less.

I've done a couple work outs lately fasted....which for me just mean hadn't eaten for 12 or so hours before the work out. I've done it to experiment.

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ps,,,no johnny last nite,,,but i was swimming lots in my dream,,,,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ,,,,,,,, i know wot that means ,,lolxx
What would that mean? Really though, I don't know.
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Oh no LDT... Not again!! Lol, that is a sneaky smart dog

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