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Old 06-10-2009, 07:02 AM   #811
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Well, there's always rice...

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Hm, I could just stir fry some cabbage I guess...
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:26 AM   #812
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It wouldn't have the same texture, but chopped cabbage sauteed with soy sauce, scallions and egg might be really good.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:41 AM   #813
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Yeah I used to make stir fry cabbage a LOT when I was doing low cal. I would just eat the cabbage and maybe some onions with it and soy sauce. I mean you could eat a TON for a very low number of calories. Mmmmm I think I WILL do that...and hubby just came home with some cabbage for our guinea pigs!
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COngrats on the big drop this week Peanutte.

Have you guys who like cauliflower tried it roasted in the oven? it dries quite a bit and gets crunch and browned. Then you treat it like popcorn and cover it with whatever butter flavor you want garlic herbs oinions. I just stick a bag of defrosted and drained frozen cauliflower in the oven when I finsih cooking something and turn off the heat and let it do its thing. If it is still much after a few hours I turn thew heat back on for a bit and then back off a gain. If you dehydrate it too much it gets wierd textured.

If you were a "rice" soup eater you can use the cauliflower rice in soup too just add it after you have cooked the soup cause if you over cook the shredded cauliflower it turns to mush.

DO you have radishes on the island Dovelette? if so you can boil them and use them in the faux tater stuff as then lose the heat when cooked and still retain texture to imatate taters in stuff like hashbrowns and potato salad. The don't mash though
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:36 AM   #815
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No radishes, but I have made "popcorn" cauliflower before!
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how many more months you doing to be there? we could send you some radish seeds and you could grow your own crop. the tops can be eatten in salad too.
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I'll be here at least another 15 months, possibly an additional year after that (we'd like to stay another year if we have enough work to do). I'm not sure how planting works here...there's not really any soil...but I'm sure people plant things somehow...
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I saw soil errosion is a huge problem there along with lack of water Do you have plastic soda bottles? if so then you could grow your stuff hydroponically. You just need some paper and sand to act as the support for the roots and then you pour the water with the fetilizer into the bottle and saturate the paper. add your seeds and they will sprout and grow. they you add more water and nutriants as the plants use up the supply. If you compost you could add your compost to the bottle and use it as the soil.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:39 AM   #819
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I'll have to look into hydroponics, I know another volunteer is working on a project with that I think on Sal...
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Wow, that's a really interesting way of doing hydroponics, 2big. I assume you are talking about the big 2-liter pop bottles? I like the idea of using something that would otherwise be tossed in the recycling bin.

In fact, my boyfriend drinks lots of diet soda in the 20 ounce bottles and I save them sometimes to use as drainage at the bottom of big planters of flowers. Instead of buying a bunch of gravel or whatever, you can arrange a layer (or a shallow pile) of soda bottles (with the lids on) and then add your soil and compost, and you get good drainage. You can then rinse them off and use them again the next year.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:38 PM   #821
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yep you want to cut them just above your water soil line and then cut 1/2 inch more plastic off so youcan sit the top back in the bottom to seal the system and keep it moist and warm.

you can also cut off the bottoms and use them as green houses outdoors to extend your growing season both in the spring with early seedlings getting a jump on tomato season and in the fall with your cool weather crops on frosty nights before the big freeze hit. you can open them if the temp gets to warm during the day and screw the cap back on in the evening so they stay warm overnight. I use them on the greens after I have harvested if we are late in the season and can harvest microgreens from the bottles/green houses.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #822
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Okay wow this thread is still going! So I am back...I had a whole bunch of things going on the last 2 months and had to take a break from here to get back to normal.

Went on vacation back in april to california, then came back and started getting this horrible pains in my stomach right near the incision site from my surgery and ended up in the hospital. Every single doctor I went to thought it was a hernia but they couldn't find it on multiple cat scans so I more or less just had to wait it out until the pain went away which it finally did a few weeks ago...then went on vacation to new york and just got back last night (seriously, how do you gain 7 pounds in one week while on vacation!!!???) Yes, so after no walking for nearly a month and not following the plan for a good month, I need to get back on it because I feel horrible! So here I am..

Oh on an upnote though, I did finally get all my bloodwork done (yes, that bloodwork I am supposed to have done every year that I didn't do for three years). It all came back normal except a little low on the iron side which I started taking supplements for and happy to report it's helping with me not feeling tired.

I have started my walking again too so I am hoping those few extra pounds I put on over vacation will come off rather quickly.

Looks like everyone here is still just plugging along doing great!
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:42 PM   #823
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KERBEAR!!! So glad to see you! I missed you and was wondering how you were. Thanks so much for checking in and letting us know what's been going on in your life.

That business with the pain at the site of your surgical incision must have been scary to go through. I hope it doesn't come back!

I'm sure your recent gain will undo itself soon, once you get back to what you were doing.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:47 AM   #824
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welcome back to the topic and to the plan will you be joining in OWL or doing a few days of Induction to get back into ketosis and then moving to OWL?

Looks like we need to sing HAPPTY BIRTHDAY TO DOVELETTE
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Thanks Peanutte and 2big! Yeah I am doing induction for at least a week to get back into the swing of things and then depending on how that goes I will probably move into OWL. I already feel better after two days of this! I swear I felt so hungry the whole time on vacation. I think it was just the junk I was eating (although I really did enjoy that NY pizza!)

OMG Peanutte! You are only 5 pounds or so away from goal..wow I remember when I was on here last you had 20 pounds to go! WOW!
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #826
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Hubby came home with strawberries today. STRAWBERRIES!!! In AFRICA! Omg I don't want to think how far they came to get to my tummy!

While I"m only on the "more veggies" ladder, a treat like that could not be passed up...especially since I believe I read that you could move up the first three rings out of order. And if I didn't read that, I'm pretending I did.

So 1/2 cup of berries (ok it was probably more but I have about 10 carbs still to spend today) with fresh whipped cream...I could have cried. I feel like crying now...because they're all gone!
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ker, don't get too excited--that's only my first goal! As in: "I NEED to make it to 150, and after that I can decide how much more I WANT to lose." But, thanks for noticing!

Dove, I'm so happy you got to have some birthday strawberries. I wonder if you could grow those hydroponically, like 2big was saying.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:47 AM   #828
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Well kids, in about an hour I'm off to the airport for the wedding weekend. I know I will stay the course and I feel prepared. See you either Sunday night or Monday morning!
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Have fun Peanutte!

I'm happy to report that as of this morning, it appears I have lost those 7 pounds I gained on vacation...whew! I guess it was just mostly water weight!
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Hubby came home with strawberries today. STRAWBERRIES!!! In AFRICA! Omg I don't want to think how far they came to get to my tummy!

While I"m only on the "more veggies" ladder, a treat like that could not be passed up...especially since I believe I read that you could move up the first three rings out of order. And if I didn't read that, I'm pretending I did.

So 1/2 cup of berries (ok it was probably more but I have about 10 carbs still to spend today) with fresh whipped cream...I could have cried. I feel like crying now...because they're all gone!
what a great bday present. Strawberries are a trigger food for me so I will eat them vicariously through you.

psssst berries are rung 4 so you need to edit that to say 4 rungs not 3 rungs

Well dang missed sending peanutte off on her low carb wedding weeking eating. Love that her sis got it family style so she could only face what she can handle on her plate cause it is so amazing how those forbidden high carb foods jump in ones mouth when a life celebration is taking place.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:37 AM   #831
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I'm still here!

Just checking in. I'm still on track, hopefully will hit 50 pounds lost this weekend. Life has been crazy, I've been travelling and working and sleeping and well, that's about it.

I leave again in a week too. ugh.

I need to catch up on posts but I hope everyone is doing well and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:16 AM   #832
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I need to keep checking in here, or I start slipping.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: Gammon steak, 2 fried eggs, mushrooms
Lunch: Chicken stir fry (onion, garlic, courgette, mushrooms.)
Snack: Babybel cheese
Dinner: Tuna salad. Small apple.

(Looks weird, I know, lunch and dinner sort of the wrong way around, but I was at home for lunch and I'm at work for diner today, doing some overtime.)
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #833
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I'm back, and no cheats!

More tomorrow--I am exhausted.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:19 AM   #834
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I'm still here!

Just checking in. I'm still on track, hopefully will hit 50 pounds lost this weekend. Life has been crazy, I've been travelling and working and sleeping and well, that's about it.

I leave again in a week too. ugh.

I need to catch up on posts but I hope everyone is doing well and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
so did you make it? if so whooooooo hooooooo congrats and if not then that is for when you do make it which will be soon.

welcome back peanutte

so Dovelette how foes the flax consumption and scale weight numbers testing?
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Awe, thank you for asking! Not yet... My body is teasing me : )

Hopefully tomorrow!!!!!
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Rachel, your latest avatar picture is so pretty!

Apparently, unlike me, you don't carry weight in your face and neck. For which I hate you.
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AWE!! You are so sweet! I definitely do store some there, but as I think you stated in a separate post, the camera does wonders when held at the exactly perfect angle...

It's going away though! Slowly but surely!
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My weight is all over the place, but I'm seeing dramatic changes in my muscles. I'll take the exchange and in fact I'd be happy to stay in the 160s if I could trade fat for muscle.

My mom sent me some size 12s and they fit comfortably if not a bit loose. The smallest I ever wore was a 10. I have a pair of shorts she sent that were my "super skinny" shorts so if I can fit into those I will be really really happy. They were tight today.

I've been thinking some about the whole "set point" idea and maybe I"m not supposed to be smaller. At least weight wise. Again if I can get rid of some flab and buildd some muscle I think I"m ok with that. I'm just having a hard time managing a bunch of stuff with my WOE right now and I'll continue to experiment and play (for example there is one type of flax roll I seem to tolerate really well but anything over that I back up) with OWL and see what happens. But I am trying to accept reality and not stress about poundage.

I"m not sure if this link works but I sort of chronicled my weight loss, post surgery. The first photo is March of 2007. At that time I was 162lbs at my wedding. I had gained from my low of 155 up to 172 but lost 10 for the wedding.

The second is about 5 months later and about 6 lbs heavier, with my fat belly hanging out. That's not going away with out a tummy tuck lol. The third is my re-highest weight this January when I started back on my weight loss journey. The fourth is about 2 weeks ago and the last two are from today.

Anyway, no pics from 296lbs, they're all at home. But I posted those for another group, thought I would share!

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I've been thinking some about the whole "set point" idea and maybe I"m not supposed to be smaller. At least weight wise. Again if I can get rid of some flab and buildd some muscle I think I"m ok with that.
Yeah, I hear you on that. I feel like I need to make it a new goal (for July, maybe?) to increase my resistance and weights to tone and strengthen muscle. I've been relying on "work"--housework and yard work--for most of my exercise because I do use certain muscle groups in a good way. (Did you know yard work really works your inner thighs? I have no idea why--it must have to do with the bent-knees position you're in when you're raking and digging and weeding.)

Anyway, I'm thinking of moving toward focusing more on the shape of my body rather than the weight on the scale. I should start doing lunges and squats and pushups and jumps on a regular basis. At my age, a goal weight of 130-135 may well be low enough to send me into gaunt-looking territory. (With less facial fat, people can look rather haggard at higher weights than they did at younger ages.) It might be better to stay in the 140s but tone up a lot more.

In other news, both my parents are so impressed with my results that they have emailed me to ask me what I'm doing. I've told them before, but maybe if they see it in writing, it'll sink in. I simply said "Atkins, by the book. The book will tell you everything you need to do. The rest is up to you." My dad says he's lost 8 pounds since he and my mom drove across the country for my sister's wedding in Vancouver, and he tells me I am his inspiration. He's been obese for most of my life--since I was a little kid, anyway--so that brought a tear to my eye because I was so hoping to have an impact on him and show him that it's never too late to try.

Dove, honestly I think you look GREAT.
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Okay after the first whole week back on atkins, I lost 8 pounds which is way more than I expected to. I had only set a small goal of losing 10 pounds before my birthday which isn't until August 8th. So looks like I will get to that goal. I'll set a new goal once I hit that 10 pound mark.

Peanutte, that's awesome that your parents (especially your dad) are impressed by your success. It sure makes it a lot easier to stick with it when you hear things like that!

Dove - well from a fellow WLSer I know how it goes. I maintained forever at 178ish and I was beginning to think I was just meant to be that weight and I was okay with that..but then over the last year and a half the weight crept back on and now I've gotta get it off. I agree with Peanutte though, you do look great..but I also understand the self image thing. I have a horrible distorted image of myself. I think I still see myself as I was before WLS even though everyone around me tells me I look great.
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