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post #41 of 305
Ladies - I'm coming back after an especially hard holiday weekend. I stepped on the scale today and blam - hello 5 lbs which I thought I had lost last month.

Its ok - I'm back on the horse and all the little slips really do add up, though part of me wonders how much might be water I might be retaining as I worked outside all weekend (even got burned) and all I did was water, water, water.

Today here we go:
B: egg, sausages, homemade salsa & coffee with cream and sugar (out of stevia )
S: Celery & peppers w/ hummus
L: Salad with bacon & sunflower seeds
S: more veggies
D: Speghetti (I need to figure out something in lieu of noodles though)
post #42 of 305
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Post
Ladies - I'm coming back after an especially hard holiday weekend. I stepped on the scale today and blam - hello 5 lbs which I thought I had lost last month.

Its ok - I'm back on the horse and all the little slips really do add up, though part of me wonders how much might be water I might be retaining as I worked outside all weekend (even got burned) and all I did was water, water, water.

Today here we go:
B: egg, sausages, homemade salsa & coffee with cream and sugar (out of stevia )
S: Celery & peppers w/ hummus
L: Salad with bacon & sunflower seeds
S: more veggies
D: Speghetti (I need to figure out something in lieu of noodles though)
Very possibly water, just give it a couple days. I know that every time I have wheat I gain a couple lbs for a coupe days and lose it. Add in a burn and your body is probably holding onto any water you have in your system. I hear raw honey is great to place on burns.
In regards to noodles, you should try spaghetti squash. Its sooo yummy for spaghetti, and easy to make. One small squash tends to make a ton of "noodles".
post #43 of 305
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Originally Posted by neverdoingitagain View Post
Very possibly water, just give it a couple days. I know that every time I have wheat I gain a couple lbs for a coupe days and lose it. Add in a burn and your body is probably holding onto any water you have in your system. I hear raw honey is great to place on burns.
In regards to noodles, you should try spaghetti squash. Its sooo yummy for spaghetti, and easy to make. One small squash tends to make a ton of "noodles".
Oooh thank you!! I didn't want to sweat the gain too much since I knew how much I grazed, and didn't eat at other points when I probably should've.

I do have to go to the co-op tonight for our weekly veggie run since we missed the farmer's market this weekend and I'll get both some honey & speghetti squash! I completely blanked on that, but I it under speghetti. I might top it with some fresh chopped spinach too as it just wilts nicely under the hot sauce.
post #44 of 305
OT - neverdoingitagain I just saw your siggie and love it, since we just watched Zombieland, and it reminded me of it
post #45 of 305
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OT - neverdoingitagain I just saw your siggie and love it, since we just watched Zombieland, and it reminded me of it
There was a thread here a couple months ago asking if everyone had their Z-day plan.
I do not
the infamous"z-day" thread
post #46 of 305
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Post
Ladies - I'm coming back after an especially hard holiday weekend. I stepped on the scale today and blam - hello 5 lbs which I thought I had lost last month.

Its ok - I'm back on the horse and all the little slips really do add up, though part of me wonders how much might be water I might be retaining as I worked outside all weekend (even got burned) and all I did was water, water, water.

Today here we go:
B: egg, sausages, homemade salsa & coffee with cream and sugar (out of stevia )
S: Celery & peppers w/ hummus
L: Salad with bacon & sunflower seeds
S: more veggies
D: Speghetti (I need to figure out something in lieu of noodles though)
I have tried both spaghetti squash and shredded zucchini for "noodles" and I MUCH prefer the zucchini.
post #47 of 305
Summer squash is good as a noodle substitute. I use my vegetable peeler and make ribbons. I do not like spaghetti squash at all. It is slimy to me.
post #48 of 305
I love portobello mushrooms sliced and sauteed as noodles! Great with spagetti sauce, of my fave, bacon carbonara...

Wicked awesome day today eats wise.

Broke a 24 hour IF with a rotisserie chicken picnic and 5 cherries. I used to be able to scarf bags of cherries, but now a few totally satisfies me.

Dinner was chicken caesar salad. Mmmmmm so good. I love my bacon mayo based caesar salad dressing. I swear I could eat it with a spoon.

For dessert, I a block of cream cheese with 2 tsps of raw honey, vanilla and a squeeze of lemon. Then I added 2 cups of cream and 1/2 cup of melted (and whisked over ice) dark chocolate. (if you do this, use cocoa powder, I was out but it would create a smoother texture.) and whipped it. Then we dipped berries into it. OMG. The cherries and chocolate were heaven. Perfect way to end a day.
post #49 of 305
hiya guys---

re: noodles- personally I like spaghetti squash- but you have to be careful not to overcook it. I also like zuccini noodles and marinara served over mushrooms, peppers and onions. I like carrot noodles as well when doing an asian type stir-fry.

Good day here yesterday- I feel so much better officially working out again! My stuffiness seems to be almost gone again. Not sure what is going on with that.

Eats yesterday:
leftover burger, spinach smoothie (1/2 c coco milk-1/2 c blueberries- dark cocoa-3 cups + spinach)
turkey- carrots- pb- bit of 85% Lindt
coconut curry beef w/ some onions
handful of strawberries
post #50 of 305
Question-does anyone have a good primal coleslaw recipe? I hate the stuff and won't touch it, but DH has informed me that he'd have an easier time eating primal if he had a big bowl of coleslaw to plow through. Thanks!
post #51 of 305
Hey lookie there! I'm back!

Past few weeks have been nuts. Vacation with the fam, then home and getting ready for my big kids to get back from their fathers house, then last week they were home for one week before going back and we had a large sleepover (9 kids!) for the Eclipse release, then my ex's sister came and stayed with us until the kids went back to my exs house for 2 more weeks (they don't get along, but she likes me, bwahahaha)
Whew. I have eaten corn chips and popcorn several times in all that. sad. Totally feeling it too, combined with raging, wipe-me-out pms from the period that just. won't. come. (And yes, Mrs Bone, if you see this, I took a test and it was neg, don't get your panties in a wad. ;-) ) I think being on vacation threw my ovulation day off and is making me late.

So! Yesterday!

B- black coffee (out of raw milk, and really considering cutting back on the dairy. )
3 eggs poached over a saute of onions and mushrooms in bacon grease, 3 slices bacon, sambal oelek

L- Fage Total with 1/4 cup blueberries, 77% dark chocolate

S-bone broth with sea salt, garlic, and crushed red pepper, and 1/4 cup macadamia nuts

D- grassfed steak and a bas of lettuce, onion, cucumber, tomato, bacon, walnuts, and a dressing of walnut oil, balsamic vin, spicy mustard, and salt. This is now my all time fave dressing!
3 glasses of wine over the evening. oops. :-) I got this lovely light wine from Whole Foods called Opala Vinho Verde. It's only 9% and citrusy and a little bubbly and not too sweet. Good on ice with a squeeze of lime. loverly but I really should stick to 1-2 total. Not three. lol
post #52 of 305
Today I'm planning on an IF, aiming for 18 hrs which is longer than the 15 or 16 I am comfy with. Trying it out!
post #53 of 305
re:coleslaw- I just make some with homemade mayo- a bit of mayo- some vinegar- salt-pepper- a touch of sugar. I just google recipes on allrecipes and go with a basic recipe- I don't make it often enough to have it memorized

MI- good luck on the IF!
post #54 of 305
Ha. IF totally blown. I was starting to not feel well, shaky etc. If I am to clean house and go for a walk today then I need food, the way I was feeling. I'll try to IF after I actually start my period and feel back to normal.
post #55 of 305
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Originally Posted by KLK7 View Post
Summer squash is good as a noodle substitute. I use my vegetable peeler and make ribbons. I do not like spaghetti squash at all. It is slimy to me.
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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
I love portobello mushrooms sliced and sauteed as noodles! Great with spagetti sauce, of my fave, bacon carbonara...
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mama View Post
re: noodles- personally I like spaghetti squash- but you have to be careful not to overcook it. I also like zuccini noodles and marinara served over mushrooms, peppers and onions. I like carrot noodles as well when doing an asian type stir-fry.
Dinner was amazing last night I did the zuchinni with the veggie peeler trick and NOM, NOM, NOM with some spinach too. So light and yet filling. I'm totally going to try the portabella mushrooms with carbonara sauce too soon. I carbonara!


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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
For dessert, I a block of cream cheese with 2 tsps of raw honey, vanilla and a squeeze of lemon. Then I added 2 cups of cream and 1/2 cup of melted (and whisked over ice) dark chocolate. (if you do this, use cocoa powder, I was out but it would create a smoother texture.) and whipped it. Then we dipped berries into it. OMG. The cherries and chocolate were heaven. Perfect way to end a day.
That sounds sooon heavenly! I had just a bit of fage yogurt with my homemade strawberry/rhubarb compote. I'm putting this in the memory banks when I need a decadant dessert fix

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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy View Post
Hey lookie there! I'm back!
3 glasses of wine over the evening. oops. :-) I got this lovely light wine from Whole Foods called Opala Vinho Verde. It's only 9% and citrusy and a little bubbly and not too sweet. Good on ice with a squeeze of lime. loverly but I really should stick to 1-2 total. Not three. lol
I love that wine!! Its like the perfect summer wine with the bubbles and citrus. I could drink a whole bottle if I wasn't paying attention.
post #56 of 305
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Originally Posted by elleystar View Post
Question-does anyone have a good primal coleslaw recipe? I hate the stuff and won't touch it, but DH has informed me that he'd have an easier time eating primal if he had a big bowl of coleslaw to plow through. Thanks!
I like this recipe:



http://www.comfybelly.com/2009/01/co...-coleslaw.html
post #57 of 305
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I'm here! Made coconut flour brownies with a cream cheese swirl this past weekend. They were FANTASTIC, but I ate too many and gained a pound and a half over a few days. A few bags of chips at work also helped that, I suspect.

Today's goal, since I need to work until about midnight and was up at 7 with dd, is to keep energy up. I may have a latte with dinner, unfortunately, but I've planned for that as far as carbs go. The annoying thing is that we don't stock whole milk at work, so I have to use 2%. I'd bring my own, but it's a health code violation. So, with that in mind:

B: lots of bacon, scrambled eggs, tea
L: not sure yet. Probably a small salad with some sort of meat
D: Fuji Apple Chicken salad, no gorgonzola or tomatoes, add avocado. I'll probably get this with roast beef tonight- I hate to get it because it's not grassfed or anything, but I haven't had red meat in ages and I could use the iron I suspect.
S: 2% vanilla latte, possibly some strawberies and chocolate when I get home
post #58 of 305
B- 2 eggs, 4 strawberries, grain-free "nola" from girl gone primal's recipe with plain yogurt, coffee with cream.
S- 2 chocolate-zucchini muffins from girl gone primal's blog, YUM! I tweaked the recipe a bit but its great. DS ate two also. (basically made of cocoa, zucchini, eggs, coconut and almond flour)

Rest of the day is pretty hectic, I teach a 3-hour class and now have to prepare!- but planning:
L- Carrot and cukes with sprouted-chick-pea hummus, a bit of cheese, and 2 coconut-flour sugar-free muffins. Probably another coffee with cream.
D- sprouted bean, veggie and tempeh chili (crock pot... already going) with sour cream and salad. And I predict I will be eating some of those zucc-cocoa muffins for dessert.

I accidentally sent the KIDS muffins w/ DH instead of coconut flour ones. Oh well! I think he's going out to dinner with friends anyway so he's probably going to be "off plan" today anyway... hmm
post #59 of 305
holy moly, I'm so glad I'd just finished eating as I was reading this thread, LOL!! I am glad to see there is a bunch in here that eat paleo and practice IF. I've been eating paleo (well, mostly carnivorous) since last fall, getting rid of my food allergies has drastically changed my health in so many ways. The several months before I got pregnant I was IF'ing too, eating 5-6 meals a week. IF really changed the shape of my body and helped me to drop pounds slowly without cutting out any food.

Anyway, nice to meet you all, and if this is just supposed to be a recipe thread I'm sorry if I hijacked it

post #60 of 305
Hi Intoit!
Its a bit of a free-for-all actually all things paleo/primal!

Hot day today, and I have leftover roast beef from last night raying1 thank god! Threw some slices in a lettuce leaf with a piece of cheese and mustard x2. Quick and easy!
Lets see, what did I eat today? Some grapes this morning, 2 eggs fried in butter, usual cup of joe with stevia, whipping cream and coconut oil. Some nuts...roast beef dipped in mustard...mmm? A chocolate covered ice cream pop?(wtf? need to stop eating those) So far, thats it. I think. I don't remember anything else. I remember having to make the kids stuff plenty of times
Not sure if I'm going to take anything to work tonight to snack on. Maybe just a drink.
Did I mention it was hot? Oh and came early again. Another month of "wth? I wasn't expecting you."
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