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Cool! Great tip! Thank you! By the way they're good for lunch too haha.

General Discussion / Re: What Keeps You From Going Off The Rails?
« on: August 26, 2013, 09:26:59 PM »
That's so true and it's that thought alone that makes me stay the course - even if I veer off, I'm always back. This is just the best way to eat and I feel like food is medicinal in so many ways! I never thought that so many of my common ailments were much due to how I was eating! I unfortunately seem to have to always test my limits though. :/

General Discussion / Re: Got some STUFF!!! :)
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:45:54 PM »
Umpa, thank you! The cookies were delish. I will try the freezer idea! I made chili with the beans and they were so good that my family ate the entire pot and were none the wiser! Yay me! Lol. I will now have to check out that recipe, Tony. It sounds really good! The one I made was sort of a quick chili recipe but didn't have any beef so I used pork, it was still a hit. :)

Yep, they're good but super filling like you said! One batch will be about 4 servings for me! I boxed them up for midweek breakfasts! Thank you for another awesome recipe!

General Discussion / Re: What I ate today :D
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:37:24 PM »
Yup is harder :) the first time I did FTS, I was vegan and successful! It was hard but like you said, doable...just gotta think outside the box...or outside the dairy ;) tonight I'm making a low-carb, vegan cauliflower pizza with olives, bell pepper, spinach, and Rao's marinara ;) SOOO excited! BTW...ya'll should try Frostie's diet's AMAZING ;) it comes in a glass bottle and it's so moderation of course ;)
Wow, now I really want to see what you eat! Admirable that you can do it! :) You know what works for you and it's great you're doing it.

Keep us posted on your progress! :)

General Discussion / Re: What I ate today :D
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:34:21 PM »
Hi, Michelle! :)

You're so right that no two of us are alike.
We must adjust what we eat and drink to fit our individual requirements.
And we can have too much of any good thing. What's "too much" depends on the individual.

Do you exercise at all?
Sedentary lifestyles create problems for our bodies. In some, fluid retention may be one.
I walk 5 miles every morning before sunrise. And find it invigorating.
I also drink between 64 to 80 ounces of plain water every day (sometimes more).


Hi Tony, I walk a mile or two each work day as part of my job and I used to run two miles everyday too but it has never helped my swelling if that helps give background on the issue. I have run marathons and several halfs, 10k, 5ks, etc (I started running in 2007). and my fluid balance has always been an issue. :( my ankles are usually much puffier when I finish a run, gravity really does do bad things for my body. I have scaled back on my running the last few weeks and besides a little less energy than usual, the walking I'm doing is still helping me feel much better. Of course it's been hard to gauge but so fat the only thing helping has been the fluid limitation. :( It's really strange that I have to do that. I may get another test based on my observations of my body's reactions to this method. I also used to get a-fib whenever I had sugar so watching that has been a huge help to those symptoms. It's terrible though that the drs here are so inept. :( I miss the great care I used to get in CA at Kaiser. Oh well.

Doug, that is interesting. I still wonder if I have problems with my heart. I've had a-fib since my third pregnancy. That child just turned 18 and I'd never had it before my pregnancies. Having babies has just been hard on my body, I had 3 children in 3 years. That started all of this for me. It doesn't seem like something I can fix. :(

Breads and Crackers / Re: cornbread
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:16:55 PM »
Thank you so much for the encouragement, Tony! I'm trying hard to get back in the groove. I just made next week's breakfasts and now I'm trying to decide what to make for my lunches. I'm thinking two small casseroles will give me options and I can freeze anything left. Dinners are always a challenge with the family but hubby has conceded that we need to reduce the sugar in our diet so that says a lot! He still won't eat my "weird food" but he'll eat part of what I make for myself. He likes most of what I make so that's good. I do make side dishes and sometimes he'll have some too and sometimes he won't and that's his choice. :) I haven't been cooking as much as I usually do so it's time to get back to it. That helps me stay the course.

General Discussion / Re: What Keeps You From Going Off The Rails?
« on: August 25, 2013, 01:28:28 PM »
Very true. I used to be the "sickly kid" and sickly adult that caught everything that was going around. Only since I really stopped eating junk did I get to the point where everyone else would get sick and I would not even get a case of the sniffles. It's really strange for me. I also have found I don't need as much sleep - that's a really strange side effect for me. I used to sleep so much! Now I am good with 6 hrs a night and feel no real need for more. It drives my husband crazy (I have always been a night owl and he goes to bed early) but I just can't sleep more than that. Occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday I will "sleep in" but these days I just don't need to...

Breads and Crackers / Re: cornbread
« on: August 25, 2013, 01:23:31 PM »
I think thinning this down a bit might make for a good sub for corn tortillas...gonna try it tonight and see. I have all of the ingredients on hand which is helpful. :-)

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I've still gotta try this. I haven't been cooking much lately and I am ashamed to say not really eating very well this last week or two and some slippage has managed its way in and I am so upset with myself! Trying to get back on track and now its sort of a detox again because my cravings have come back - big time. :( All this after losing 10lbs and now somehow I have justified myself. I don't know why I sabotage myself but I do. I have got to get back on track and I know that its affecting me because every time I eat grains or sugar and come off it I get a little blue or depressed which is not like me so I am trying to get back off of this. I wish I knew why I haven't been as good about resisting the junk like usual this week. Oh I just started and I have my step son living with us now...two new changes and I am a bit off my game. Well time to get back on track.

Sorry to hijack this thread with my own little issues but I had to get it down somewhere!


Events, Announce Events Here / Re: Low Carb Nut Butter and Jelly Recipes
« on: August 25, 2013, 01:14:48 PM »
Ah that makes sense - the beanit butter is pretty sweet to me. I still like it though. I bought a 6-pack of the IM Healthy online and it was so much cheaper - maybe even cheaper than regular peanut butter with junk in it. I feel like I found a small jackpot haha. I also found the right almond flour online too so I am a very happy camper now!!! I am ready to get cookin!

General Discussion / Re: Doctor ordered some tests
« on: August 25, 2013, 01:12:00 PM »
Thank you! :D Everyone here is just so amazingly sweet and supportive. I wish I could get on here more often.

I totally agree!

General Discussion / Re: tea with milk!
« on: August 25, 2013, 01:08:49 PM »
How do you make your lattes? I used to be a barista at one point and really miss a good latte!

These sound really good! I am going to make these this morning. :-)

General Discussion / Re: Doctor ordered some tests
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:51:27 PM »
Hey Tony, good questions. I didn't put the anesthetic on the list because I didn't realize it was a sensitivity to it that almost killed me. We all assumed the anesthesiologist had just given me too much or the pump overdid it as my blood pressure went dangerously low so much so they pumped me full of epinephrine at the time to counteract it. It was supposed to be an epidural and when it went to all of my body it was bad. It never occurred to me until I visited my current general practitioner that I could have sensitivity to anesthetics. He had to point it out to me and suddenly it all made sense. Of course this was all after the fact. Now I know to list it in the future! My problem I think is I always have to take much less medicine than they prescribe for someone else of the same weight. I'm a lightweight when it comes to meds lol. Who knows but a reaction or sensitivity makes sense when I stopped to think about what the dr was saying.

TabyTaby - I don't have kidney problems according to the tests I had done at least. So as far as I know I'm good there. I'll keep you posted!

Thanks again everyone for responding to me. :)

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