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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from Moluv in ZERO weight loss after two weeks   
    Agreed--not weighing is the nicest thing I've done for myself since I got rid of cable tv. All those obsessive kinds of thoughts--no reason to have them because I'm not anxious about looking at that scale. I'm on Day 12 today, and the Whole30 is not completely easy because of the advance shopping and planning you do, and yesterday I had something close to an erotic fantasy about cinnamon rolls, but otherwise, I am very pleased with how quickly this has started to free up much of my obsessive thinking about food. I am completely sure that not weighing myself is a very large part of that.
    Tom, I am making your cinnamon pot roast recipe for the first time today, and it is looking good!
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from Moluv in ZERO weight loss after two weeks   
    Agreed--not weighing is the nicest thing I've done for myself since I got rid of cable tv. All those obsessive kinds of thoughts--no reason to have them because I'm not anxious about looking at that scale. I'm on Day 12 today, and the Whole30 is not completely easy because of the advance shopping and planning you do, and yesterday I had something close to an erotic fantasy about cinnamon rolls, but otherwise, I am very pleased with how quickly this has started to free up much of my obsessive thinking about food. I am completely sure that not weighing myself is a very large part of that.
    Tom, I am making your cinnamon pot roast recipe for the first time today, and it is looking good!
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    ScoutFinch reacted to ereiam in My personal manifesto   
    Now I know that the W30 is not meant to deal with food addiction, but as a food addict I believe that I have found the solution in the W30.
    I have always struggled with overeating, but it wasn't until I got married at 27 that I started packing on the pounds. Four pregnancies and then some meds that cause appetite increase did me in. I tried Weight Watchers, Overeaters Anonymous and a thousand other diets. It wasn't until I started eating paleo a year ago that I started to have peace about food. I found the W30 in July and have done 2 1/2 W30s since then. I knew I needed something more because of my addiction, so I went looking around.
    I found a group on Yahoo of food addicts. I started reading their posts and learned a lot about addiction. However, their food plan, while wheat free, had a lot of grains and involved weighing and measuring (a deal-breaker for me). I've tried to keep eating paleo but found myself cheating here and there, rationalizing to myself that it was an important occasion, etc. (Yeah, the cookie in the office was really a special occasion.)
    So here's my manifesto: The Whole 30 is my new food plan. It needs to be a Whole Life for me (one day at a time). Anything short of that and I end up cheating. I need a structured plan that I can follow for the rest of my life. Will I do it perfectly? No, but I will keep learning as I go along.
    The bottom line: the ONLY time I have had peace about food is when doing a W30. The cravings and obsessions just go away.
    In the spirit of addiction groups, thanks for listening. :-)
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    ScoutFinch reacted to jpketz in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    Almost worked my way through a 78 oz. container of Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and get no complaints from my wife who is extra sensitive to the smell and taste of coconut. I got mine at Costco but it's also at Vitacost.
    Fun Facts: If you get stuck with some coconut oil you don't like, here are 50 things you can do with it besides chucking it, including some that are somewhat creepy things to do with anything you can also eat. You're welcome.
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Thank you for the warm welcome! "Others I can't think of right now"--that's a great fibro joke. I would really encourage you to start strength training. The deconditioning that comes from fibro is as I'm sure you've read a great part of cumulative pain. Getting into conditon, even a little, I think is so important. The having to start over again so frequently has been hard for me, but I know that not trying to keep it up makes things much, much worse, and results in even walking causing a flare I can't afford. I started working with a trainer this year, but I don't believe I'll be able to continue to afford it, yet I've learned a great deal about form and that kind of thing. You are quite right to keep it simple. A great starter book that you can do the exercises at home if you invest in the weights is the Strong Women Series. Strong Women Stay Young has a great routine of about 8 exercises that are very doable at home if needed. Also, the Oregon Fibromyalgia Assocn. has a wonderful stretching DVD, and I have followed that routine for something like 7 years now. I think just starting that stretching has helped me progress a lot. And I did finish that half marathon (crying, but I did it!). I wish you great luck!
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from gattling in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    Thank you both! gattling, I had an unfortunate experience early in life that involved some weird dumplings cooked in ghee, so I'm going to have to take that one slowly. AmyS, thank you! I will try that immediately.
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from 30Canandaigua in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    I love the taste of coconut--but really don't want my Greek ground beef skillet to taste like shampoo. Thank you!!
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    ScoutFinch reacted to Terez in Stupid Hard Boiled Eggs   
    I always wondered why my yolks were off center!
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    ScoutFinch reacted to Mom2A&M in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    Scoutfinch......off subject here, my sons name is Atticus
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from Terez in Stupid Hard Boiled Eggs   
    Martha Stewart's method works great: cover eggs with water, bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, boil for four minutes (she says 2, but I always get a strand of uncooked yolk at that time), cover and remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Let eggs cool in very cold or ice water. I think it's the complete cooling that does the trick. (Miss Marthat also suggests rolling the eggs around with a wooden chopstick during the boiling time to help the yolks firm up in the center of the egg, but you know she'd have to add something like that.)
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from Terez in Stupid Hard Boiled Eggs   
    Martha Stewart's method works great: cover eggs with water, bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, boil for four minutes (she says 2, but I always get a strand of uncooked yolk at that time), cover and remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Let eggs cool in very cold or ice water. I think it's the complete cooling that does the trick. (Miss Marthat also suggests rolling the eggs around with a wooden chopstick during the boiling time to help the yolks firm up in the center of the egg, but you know she'd have to add something like that.)
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from gattling in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    Can anyone recommend a mild-to neutral tasting brand?
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    ScoutFinch reacted to AmyS in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    You need to get the refined coconut oil. No taste. I have a jar of the unrefined stuff in my pantry and I'm gonna have to give it away, I can't even stand to open the jar. The smell is obnoxious to me (I am not a fan of the taste either, not at all). The refined coconut oil has no smell, no taste, it's awesome. I get Spectrum Naturals organic refined coconut oil right at my local grocery store. Highly highly recommended.
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from gattling in I. Cannot. Stand. the Taste. Of. Coconut Oil.   
    Can anyone recommend a mild-to neutral tasting brand?
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    ScoutFinch got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Thank you for the warm welcome! "Others I can't think of right now"--that's a great fibro joke. I would really encourage you to start strength training. The deconditioning that comes from fibro is as I'm sure you've read a great part of cumulative pain. Getting into conditon, even a little, I think is so important. The having to start over again so frequently has been hard for me, but I know that not trying to keep it up makes things much, much worse, and results in even walking causing a flare I can't afford. I started working with a trainer this year, but I don't believe I'll be able to continue to afford it, yet I've learned a great deal about form and that kind of thing. You are quite right to keep it simple. A great starter book that you can do the exercises at home if you invest in the weights is the Strong Women Series. Strong Women Stay Young has a great routine of about 8 exercises that are very doable at home if needed. Also, the Oregon Fibromyalgia Assocn. has a wonderful stretching DVD, and I have followed that routine for something like 7 years now. I think just starting that stretching has helped me progress a lot. And I did finish that half marathon (crying, but I did it!). I wish you great luck!