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Old 08-16-2013, 08:34 PM
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Pretty good food day for me. I had my coffee this morning, chicken salad & grapes for lunch, a nice big bran muffin for snack, and dinner was almost a repeat of last night: steak & onions with butter, salad, sweet potato fries with Rooster sauce, and skillet green beans with fresh garlic. We had plums for dessert.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:03 PM
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I want to go to soberjennie's to eat steaks.

Well, heaters, those of us drinking smoothies... I watched a tv show today with supermodels giving antiaging and beauty tips. Iman drinks a green smoothie every morning!
We are sooo on top of this!

We went out to eat Chinese tonight. I think it was all fried. I ate a good bit, even some dessert- little cakes. Stomach cramps started before the check came. I just made it home in time.... It was NOT worth it. I should've had LDT's shrimp and zucchini.
And on top of that, didn't get my exercise today. Blah!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:13 PM
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Any gardeners out there to answer a Q?
My neighbor's cucumbers have lately been quite bitter. I had to throw them out! I did peel them, tried removing the seeds, but it was all as bitter as aspirin! Why is this so? I need my cucumbers, but I don't want to PAY for them at the store! lol If anyone knows the cause of this atrocity, please do tell!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by joygirl View Post
I want to go to soberjennie's to eat steaks.
Me too

The juice looks fantastic Jennie. I don't have a juicer but think I'll have to invest in one soon.

No early night for me as went out Northern Lights hunting when it went dark. No successful sightings and ate when I got home but it's the latest I've been up in years and up early today as feeling energized

Not sure what's on the menu today.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:41 PM
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Any gardeners out there to answer a Q?
My neighbor's cucumbers have lately been quite bitter. I had to throw them out! I did peel them, tried removing the seeds, but it was all as bitter as aspirin! Why is this so? I need my cucumbers, but I don't want to PAY for them at the store! lol If anyone knows the cause of this atrocity, please do tell!
Try and pick them sooner. The bigger they get the more bitter.

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Old 08-16-2013, 11:44 PM
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The juice looks fantastic Jennie. I don't have a juicer but think I'll have to invest in one soon.
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I highly recommend Omega juicers. I bought mine just out of college and its still working just fine.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SoberJennie View Post
I highly recommend Omega juicers. I bought mine just out of college and its still working just fine.

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ThanksJennie. Just looked on Amazon-the omega J8005 is 999! I can't afford to eat healthily
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Originally Posted by ReadyAtLast View Post

ThanksJennie. Just looked on Amazon-the omega J8005 is 999! I can't afford to eat healthily
Check out the Breville BJE200XL. Really good reviews, and lots of them!

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Old 08-17-2013, 07:36 AM
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Good Morning Heaters!

R.A.L...yes you CAN afford to eat healthy...wipe that thought out of your head.

Here's my 2 cents on juicers ( if I may )..... We shopped juicers and blenders for months before deciding that we would have to wait for a top line juicer. I read a lot about juicing versus blending as well. My DH decided to buy a Ninja Kitchen Pro for about $150.00 (American). ....We also have a NutraBullet, which cost around $100.00 ( and it's really my favorite over the Ninja). Ive seen blenders on ebay and Amazon for much less....So I don't juice... I just Blend. I dont have a problem with pulp....I put in more water or fluid if I want a thinner more juice like consistency. One day when I hit the lottery, I will buy a Vitamix.

Green smoothie starts my day...collard greens, papaya, spinach, apple, blueberries and a squeeze of lime juice. The only thing certain right now is we are making Paleo onion rings for lunch. They are battered in almond flour and baked, and my son says they are awesome....we'll see. Sometimes onions aren't my friend

Ditto SJ on picking cucumbers earlier . BTW....what is 'Rooster Sauce'?

For those interested in getting a 'spiralizer', you can get one on Amazon for about $20.00. Mine is called a Paderna Turning Slicer. You can literally make "pasta" out of just about any veggie
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:25 AM
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ThanksLDT,maybe I'll look at blenders instead,for my new kitchen

Greek yoghurt and berries for breakfast.2 nectarines for snack. Early lunch of 2 egg omelette withmushrooms broccoli and cheese. Tea will be chicken,onions, garlic, mushrooms,pepper all roasted up and covered in feta cheese. Broccoli cheese on the side.

Feeling really hungry but I know that will pass in time.Re portion control, at the moment I'm eating quite a lot but all veg,fruit,lean meat.Do you think this is ok,at least in the short term,till my body adjusts to no sugar
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LDT View Post

Ditto SJ on picking cucumbers earlier . BTW....what is 'Rooster Sauce'?


Sriracha sauce... it's Thai chile hot sauce. The best!! And I think it's perfect on sweet potato fries, instead of ketchup, because ketchup is too sweet and overkill for the sweeter taste. Plus the spice is just right for the sweet potato. Good combo.
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I have a Lurch Spiralo and it looks like this:

It's German, and not sure you can get it in the US anymore. But I saw it on the UK Amazon.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:28 AM
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R.A.L. I think you are eating beautifully. Just keep listening to your body.

SJ...I actually think I have bought that sauce before, and will again.Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:01 PM
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Thank you LDT,you're very kind.I cooked enough for 2 - and ate it all Got a dreadful headache though,probably mix of no sugar and lack of sleep.Tomorrow is a new day

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Afternoon snack....frozen banana and papaya smoothie, with almond milk, topped with frozen blueberries . Quickly becoming our favorite fruit smoothie.
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Period day 1 today. Yikes. Feeling like I've been dragged through the dirt a bit. Lethargy that is not typical, even for my period. I suspect it has a little bit to do with only 4.5 hours of sleep last night Anyway, not the smartest of food choices today. But I just don't give a darn, to be honest. Taking it easy today.

Husband made a homemade pizza that sucked. Not kidding. The dough was terrible. Felt like eating a heavy, doughy brick. Lol! But the cheese and sauce were great. And the toppings. Ah well. It was his first try. I have to give him major credit for that! And we sort of made it together, so... family time in the kitchen... though I didn't want to help, and wanted to go hide under the bed covers and whine because of the PMS.

Breakfast was good though. Scrambled eggs, bran muffin, grapes, strong coffee.

Lunch was plum, banana, chicken salad, whole grain chips and salsa. Bite of mozzarella cheese.

Weird... so I guess we ate the pizza at "brunch" ?? I don't remember really, but I'm guessing it was lunch time. So, that third meal might be my dinner. I am exhausted. Need to go lie down.

I am definitely going to grab my Kindle and turn in early tonight.
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I'm right behind you SJ.... As soon as I walk my juvenile delinquent dog, I am grabbing my Kindle and hitting the hay....What are you reading? I'm reading 2 books: 'You can Heal Your Life'.... And a memoir..... 'My Name is Amelia, and I'm a Sociopath'.

DH made awesome chicken salad tonight ( with Paleo mayonnaise I made). We ate it in lettuce wraps. He also picked up a melon today that, hands down, was the sweetest melon I've ever tasted. Everyone in the fam was impressed. It looks like a cantaloupe, but the fruit inside is green. At first I thought it was a 'Honey Dew' melon, but it's called a 'Summer Crisp'. I'm going back to the store tomorrow to buy whatever they have left, and freeze the fruit for future smoothies .

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That melon does sound delish. My husband and I love melons. Will try to find a Summer Crisp next time.

What am I reading? Lol... I think I'm currently trying to reading maybe 10 or 15 different books! Ridiculous, right? Don't know why but I like jumping from book to book like that.

Let's see... along with several daily affirmation and recovery books I'm reading, these: Joe by Larry Brown, Life Is a Miracle by Wendell Berry (I think he just won a lifetime achievement award this week), Waiting by Marya Hornbacher, Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande, the most recent edition of Poets & Writers Magazine, some Flannery O'Connor short stories, and a few other ones on writing... I won't bore you with the details
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I had really good intentions when I woke up this morning. I exercised after my coffee, which I never do. Then I had a nectarine.
Lunch- It was smoothie time, but we had nothing to make it with. And H wanted to watch a movie. So... yes, I had popcorn and m&ms for lunch. With herbal tea. And Matt Damon.
All hope was lost when boys wanted Chicago deep dish pizza for dinner. We did get a veggie pizza and one piece was enough!
But wait! There's more...
Son's friend brought over some dessert. I have never had this before and it was so good I had two! They were little chocolate covered balls, inside was crushed oreos and cream cheese mixed together. Ahem.
I feel bad about today's choices. Tomorrow I go to the grocery to restock the kitchen, so it will be better. Going to look for the Summer Crisp.
And drat if I didn't leave my kindle in my MIL's car! So I can't even read tonight. I usually read fiction, but I chose a memoir, and of course it's disturbing. It's name is Keri, and it's about a woman who was abused as a child growing up in England. I don't know if I'll even finish it. Well, maybe not if I don't get my kindle back...
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:30 PM
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RAL, I agree with LDT. I think your food choices are very good. Now look at mine. Look at yours again. Look at mine. You are the good example here!

As for portion control, I think you could eat all the roasted veggies you want, with chicken, and you will be even better for it. Portion control will matter more later, after you adjust without sugar, I think.
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