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CC - how nice not to be tethered to a food journal or a scale for that matter. Someone posted something Tom said about what we learn here and that is that food is Meat, veggies and fruit - anything else are things we can choose to deal with on occasions, but it's not how we love ourselves and fuel our bodies. CC, Meadow - you've really rocked this program and set a fine example.

 

miki

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Where oh where has dear Rose disappeared to??

 

I am sipping my first bone broth (lamb and beef) and it is TASTY.  It seemed like it was going to be an enormous batch but once the bones and all were out and the broth had simmered down, I ended up with about 12 cups.  It's not going to last long nearly long enough.

 

Today I'm going to do another cooking marathon so I can put a bunch of things in my fresh clean chest freezer.  I'm cooking up some chocolate chili with bison:

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/

 

and some lamb rogan josh:

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2010/07/13/paleo-rogan-josh/

 

and also probably some of this:

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/

 

It's a three-Melissa-Joulwan recipe day!

 

Laurie, I'm so glad you get to visit Steve tomorrow.  Hopefully you'll be able to do a short walk together.  Baby steps, all in the right direction!  Thinking of you both.

 

Miki and Deb, pics pics pics!

 

DrTracy and Twin and anyone else I missed, welcome!

 

Ann:  I am trying to keep a food log this round over on my MyFitnessPal blog, just tracking what I ate M1, M2, M3 (not quantities though) and what I did for exercise.  I didn't do it for my first W30 and there were a few times I'd wished I had.  I'm not sure if I'll keep it up though (my re-intro log that I tried to keep on the forum fell by the wayside after a couple weeks).  All this time on the computer is keeping me from doing more active things!

 

I'm headed back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks off.  sigh... It will be harder to keep up with this active group then but I will try!

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All - I see that bringing two super powers together (Deb and Miki) might not be good for the rest of us.......prayers to those affected by the Northern California earthquake. Hope our Dirty 30ers are ok!

 

I am off to the island

 

Dave

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Food logs. For me, this W30 has been the first time I really "got it" regarding food and health. That seems ridiculous, given that I'm 55 and have been on every diet, eating plan, nutritional approach, ever invented to get my money. I've read and studied food and nutrition for years, and could probably write my own book.

All that just to say that I have the info--and have had it for a long time--but this time, finally, the book (ISWF) and the w30 concept made me realize that truly, honestly, I am digging my grave with my fork (isn't that a great line? Not original with me) and that I am finally willing to make some changes FOR MY HEALTH, NOT MY WEIGHT.

My new mantra is this: I don't care what I can't eat as long as I feel better.

So, I am curious to see how different foods are actually affecting me, during the W30 and especially during reintroductions. I'm writing down this stuff: how I feel when I wake up; what I eat for M1, M2, and M3; any new or improved symptoms; blood sugar numbers every couple of weeks (type 2 diabetes); and recipes or meals that I particularly like or dislike. It isn't anything terribly neat or standardized... I scrawl in a notebook with a pencil.

I'm hoping this data will help me craft a long-term eating strategy, and will also remind me that I really DO feel better when I eat this way.

I don't expect to keep the journal forever (it only has 100 pages :-) ), but for as long as it's helpful I'll use it. For example, I'm beginning to think that sweet potatoes make my hands and feet itch!

a.

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Twins, WELCOME! Great to have you aboard.

 

Dr Tracy, great to hear from you.

 

Laurie, you are doing great. Self acceptance can be a life long journey. The body stuff is hard. Accepting the great imperfection of what is, can bring us peace. So you are struggling? Its ok, you’re struggling today. I’m so glad Steve was able to walk yesterday, that is awesome. How is his Mom doing?  And btw I can’t do one pushup!

 

Yes, I feel bad that I won’t eat Miki’s artichokes but it sounds like there may have been some of that happening at her place last night WAIT WHAT?

Mik glad your date was good and I will see you at 3. We will take pics. So much pressure what if we don’t like each other  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

 

Higs the cooking marathons, am salivating. I have been fantasizing about sneaking a chest freezer into my garage.

 

Meadow, missing the MOD, SOD !

 

CC, wondering how the big birthday weekend is going.

 

Dave, enjoy the island!!

 

Ann – EQ = earthquake, YNP = Yellowstone National Park.

Your journaling sounds super helpful. It is all so different for each of us. Truly, the goal is to simply feel our best.

 

Nanny, Joni, Cara, Rose, Roseann, who am I missing?  Miss you.

Did I see another new person sneaking onto our plane too? Win? 

 

Stayed tuned for recipes for tomorrow’s IOD: LAMB!

 

Send in your artichoke stories!

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Deb... what can I make for lamb?  We don't have any.  :o 

 

 "Nanny, Cara, Joni, Win, Rose, Roseann, who am I missing?  Miss you."  

 

 

I know, we have elk in the freezer.  I'll make that instead or bison.

 

   

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MOD is "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"    ...

Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We all need to laugh because I've got nothing to do today but SMILE.    It's good medicine.

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Tomorrow’s IOD is: LAMB!

 

As a New Zealander, I grew up in a country with 60 million sheep (and 3 million humans) and sheep/wool export as one of our primary industries. So I am a lamb eater from way back and I love it. Tasty, meaty, lil bit fatty. With rosemary and some mint sauce, omg.

See my video of a typical lamb eating Saturday night in NZ here:

http://instagram.com/p/ciuW2zilaB/?modal=true

 I know some folks find lamb a bit game-y and for you guys I say maybe try a chili or even a burger to convert you to this tasty protein. You can buy quite reasonably priced boneless legs of lamb, and racks of lamb at Trader Joes, these also do very well on the grill. I am going to personally guarantee that all of the below recipes will be delicious! 

 

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary – NZ recipe

http://www.recipes.co.nz/roast-leg-of-lamb-with-rosemary

 

Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Sauce – British recipe

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/lamb-recipes/best-roast-leg-of-lamb

In the mint sauce, sub apple juice for sugar. It does need a touch of sweet so be warned if you choose to just omit.

 

Persian Roast Leg of Lamb

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2014/03/19/persian-roast-leg-lamb/

 

Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Grilled-Marinated-Leg-of-Lamb-234655

 

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Asparagus and Mint Chimichurri

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/grilled-marinated-leg-of-lamb-with-asparagus-and-mint-chimichurri-recipe.html

 

Quick Simple Roasted Rack of Lamb

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/2695072259/quick-simple-roasted-rack-of-lamb

 

Lamb Burgers

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/2793684004/quick-lamb-burgers-topped-with-fried-egg-and-sauteed

Add sliced beets and a slice of pineapple to make it the ultimate burger

 

Coconut Curry Lamb and Beef Meatballs

http://www.eatingforidiots.com/coconut-curry-lamb-and-beef-meatballs/

 

Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops with Charmoula

http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2013/04/grilled-lamb-chops-with-charmoula-low-carb.html

 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Rosemary

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/grilled-lamb-chops-recipe.html

 

Rogan Josh (Lamb Stew)

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/4838869492/rogan-josh-lamb-stew-the-easy-version

 

Shepherd’s Pie

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2010/12/28/paleo-comfort-food-cottage-flower-pie/

 

Moroccan Lamb Kabobs

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/07/16/taste-of-the-kasbah-moroccan-lamb-kabobs/

 

Lamb with Spinach Sauce

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/66176702405/saag-gosht-lamb-with-spinach-sauce

 

Lamb Osso Bucco with Gremolata

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/52539965377/slim-palates-lamb-osso-bucco-with-gremolata

 

Kibbeh – Lebanese Lamb

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/03/21/kibbeh-sinayee-lamb-diamonds/

 

 

AIP – many of the above recipes are also AIP but these are specifically pulled from bloggers who’ve labeled them as such.

 

Kalua Lamb Shanks

http://petra8paleo.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/kalua-lamb-shanks-aip-friendly-low-fodmap/

 

Herbed Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

http://thissydneylife.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/ridiculously-good-herbed-slow-cooked-lamb-shanks/

Sub blueberry or raspberry juice for verjuice

 

Lamb and Leek Burgers

http://meatified.com/lamb-leek-burgers-lemon-cream/

 

Mint and Lemon Grilled Lamb Chops

http://gutsybynature.com/2014/07/18/mint-and-lemon-grilled-lamb-chops-paleo-aip-scd/

 

Paleo Lamb Biryani

http://comfortbites.blogspot.com/2014/01/paleo-lamb-biryani-aip-paleo-gluten-free.html

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So I'm a little behind on the Ingredient of th Day, and I just made the Asparagus Bacon Frittata: http://halfindiancook.com/asparagus-bacon-frittata

Here's how mine looked just out of the oven:

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Things I liked: fast and easy.

Things I did't like: Too bland. I added dill and scallions and red pepper flakes, all of which helped.

Make again? Yes, with more salt, more spices. Also, I didn't let the asparagus get cooked quite enough--I didn't want it to get soggy, but totally erred in the other direction. All in all, an easy and worthwhile experiement.

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Ann I find a lot of recipes to be too bland. Who are these bland eaters! My palate likes lots of herbs (marjoram is my fave) lots of salt (pink Himalayan) and loads of citrus - I am always zesting lemons and grapefruit into everything. Glad it was a good experiment!

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CC - how nice not to be tethered to a food journal or a scale for that matter. Someone posted something Tom said about what we learn here and that is that food is Meat, veggies and fruit - anything else are things we can choose to deal with on occasions, but it's not how we love ourselves and fuel our bodies. CC, Meadow - you've really rocked this program and set a fine example.

 

miki

Chief motivated me from the get-go.   Motivated, dedicated....thanks for putting that uniform back up.  I love military uniforms.  Warriors...brave and courageous, I have a heart for all of them.  I don't like war, however.

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Ann I find a lot of recipes to be too bland. Who are these bland eaters! My palate likes lots of herbs (marjoram is my fave) lots of salt (pink Himalayan) and loads of citrus - I am always zesting lemons and grapefruit into everything. Glad it was a good experiment!

Deb, I hear you. Red pepper flakes, garlic, cayenne, and lemon find their way in to most everything i make! Favorite... right now it is hot Ancho Chili Powder. Mmmmmm. With its best friends coriander and cumin, too.

I'm also VERY fond of rosemary, and your lamb recipes made me drool. I think I'm going to have to do a pork roast instead, though, with fresh garlic and rosemary all over it. Mmmmmmm.

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DAVE, you should be worried.

 

DEB and I are going to have a swimmingly dashing time together, Dirty Eating, Dirty Drinking and Dirty Jacuzzing(again, that might not have come out right).

 

I've kept a journal for many years, not a food journal as much as a life journal. I do destroy them at then end of each year, so there's not written proof of how my mind works, that might just scare people.

 

I'm thawing cauliflower for Cauliflower rice. Awaiting to hear if Deb can eat bacon (may try bacon and bacon grease on our brussels sprouts, not sure if she does brussels sprouts. Chicken & steak...(only chicken is righteous, the steak not grass fed), Salad, BBQ'd heirloom carrots and radishes. Something should be edible.ALMOST TIME.

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Thank you all for the warm welcome!

Ann--EQ=Earthquake

YNP?

Deb, Miki, and I are in L.A. and the earthquake this morning struck Napa (up north) so we are ok down here.

Captain Dave--yeah, I've grown somewhat attached to the twins, so for now, they are my 26 and 28 lb kettleballs!

Cleaned up my twins, my kitchen, my hubby's dishes? Does that count? :-)

Deb and Miki--so great that you are hooking up! Have fun!

Tracy--congrats on feeling better, attaining your wedding goal, and getting your kids paleo!!!

Higs--love your recipe links--thanks for sharing. My fitness pal is a great tool. Not sure if I should log my meals or not--thoughts?

As for me, I'm going to share some meals here to keep accountable, if that's ok.

I went to a women's group brunch this morning, but fed myself beforehand (I call it "pre-eating"), had a scramble with fresh veggies cooked in ghee and half a cup of coffee with coconut milk. Had green tea and ice water at the brunch. Then went to a family art day at a local museum and out to lunch (M2) with hubby, twins, and their grandpa. For lunch, had a kale salad with sugar free vinaigrette, roasted chicken, avocado, almonds, grapes. Ate half and brought the rest home for dinner (M3).

When I'm off the sugar roller coaster, I feel so free. This time, I am sticking with it. No ifs, ands or buts.

Happy Sunday to you all!

Kat

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