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Old 01-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #781
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from Barry Grovess Blog-

In 1967 Dr S. L. Malhotra, reported that in Madras, the population was vegetarian, living mainly on rice.[1] The principal fat in their diet was polyunsaturated peanut oil. Malhotra compared the Madrasis with a population who lived near Udaipur in the north. Their religion allowed them to eat meat and their fat intake was almost entirely from animal sources. They cooked with ghee and had probably the highest butterfat consumption in the world.

Present-day wisdom would predict that the vegetarians would have the lower rate of heart disease, but Malhotra found the opposite: the vegetarian Madrasis had 15 times the death rate from heart attacks compared with the northern Indians even though those in Udaipur ate 9 times as much fat - and that fat was animal fat.

Twenty years later, a paper in the Lancet noted an increase in heart-attack deaths amongst the latter group.[2] By this time their diet had been made 'healthier' by replacing the traditional ghee in their diets with margarine and refined vegetable oils. This was confirmed 10 years later by a third study which found that reducing saturated fat did not reduce heart disease risk.[3]

The truth is that arteries are not blocked by eating ghee, but by adopting our 'healthy' western diet. This is backed up by many studies showing that south Asians in the UK have higher heart disease rates than they do in India.[4-5]

People who have had one heart attack are invariably told by their doctors to cut out butter and use polyunsaturated margarines instead. But there is no evidence that this will prolong their lives. Quite the opposite. As long ago as 1965 survival rates were studied in patients eating different fats and oils.[6]

In this study, patients who had already had one heart attack were assigned to one of three groups, who were given polyunsatu*rated corn oil, mono*unsaturated olive oil or saturated animal fats respectively. Blood cholesterol levels were lowered by an average of 30% in the polyunsaturated group, while there was no change in the other two groups. At first sight, therefore, it seemed that men in the polyunsaturated group had the best chance of survival. However, at the end of the two-year trial only 52% of the polyunsaturated group were still alive and free of a fresh heart attack. Those on the monounsaturated olive oil fared little better: 57% survived and had no further attack. But those eating the saturated animal fats fared the best with 75% surviving and without a further attack.

The hypothesis that saturated fats raise cholesterol and clog arteries was proposed in the 1950s, but has never been verified and confirmed - and it isn't for want of trying. There is not now, and there never has been any evidence that saturated fats are harmful in any way. In fact all the evidence points the other way. If any fats should be banned, it's the processed vegetable margarines and cooking oils.
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The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has been trying for years to make high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which I prefer to call the ‘Corn Refiners Association Product’ (CRAP), as acceptable as all other forms of sugar. As more and more studies show that CRAP (HFCS) is a major cause of the recent dramatic increases in obesity, diabetes and other ‘metabolic diseases’ in the US, UK and other westernised countries, consumers are getting the message and are abandoning CRAP laden foodstuffs in their droves.

Does the CRA give up? No sirree! The CRA think that if they change its name, the gullible public won’t notice. According to the Associated Press, CRA is now petitioning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow it to change the name of the highly-processed, controversial sweetener to ‘Corn Sugar’, which they fervently believe will make it more acceptable.

No matter how you look at it, CRAP (HFCS) is a highly-processed, unnatural form of refined sugar that inflicts a heavy burden on the liver. Besides being derived from corn, most of which is genetically-modified (GM), HFCS is linked to metabolic syndrome, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. If that weren’t bad enough, a study last year also found that much of the HFCS contains high levels of toxic mercury caused by the chemical refining process necessary to produce the HFCS. Nearly a third of the HFCS-containing breads, cereals, sodas and other consumer foods tested as part of the study showed up positive for mercury.

Despite the overwhelming evidence showing that HFCS is harmful to health, the CRA is determined to change its image. With millions of acre of corn to get rid of somehow, they can’t afford not to. Consumption of HFCS has reached a 20-year low, and shows no sign of picking up. So the CRA have a new marketing slogan which claims that ‘whether it's corn sugar or cane sugar, your body can't tell the difference. Sugar is sugar’.

Oh yes it can – otherwise our bodies wouldn’t get sick from eating it!

The best forms of sugar are those which occur naturally, and in their whole form. That said, the main cause of sugar’s adverse effects on health lie in the fructose content, not the glucose. So it is better to cut down on even very sweet fruits and honey which are fructose (levulose) rich. If you must sweeten anything, use stevia leaf extract. Better still learn to like the naturalness of foods without adding sweetener.

So whether it’s called High Fructose corn Syrup or Corn Sugar, it’s the same thing, with the same results. As Shakespeare wrote: ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. Similarly, HFCS by any other name will still be CRAP.
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we have been told to eat "five portions of fruit and vegetables a day" for ever, it seems. The question is: Why? because there doesn't seem to be any evidence that doing so will make us healthier.


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In the end, although we used material from all the doctors, we couldn't in all conscience use material from any of the nutritionists / dieticians without compromising their careers. It was obvious even to the camera crew that none of them knew their subject.

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Animals in their natural habitat rarely get infectious diseases; neither do 'primitive' humans, despite the fact that they do not have the 'benefits' of our sterilized lifestyle. Nature ensured that we should not suffer sickness and death through infections by endowing all animals with a very effective immune system. But we in western industrialized societies seem to have lost or compromised our natural powers of protection. The evidence suggests that at least part of our loss of immunity to infectious disease lies in our incorrect diet. The good news is that we can regain our immunity quite easily.

The role of refined carbohydrates in respiratory problems was demonstrated dramatically in a study comparing the Kikuyu and Maasai tribes.[8] The Kikuyu, living mainly on cereals, had a death rate from bronchitis and pneumonia which was ten times higher than that of the meat-eating Maasai. A similar comparison carried out at a girls' boarding-school found the same: researchers demonstrated that the incidence of colds among the girls was directly related to the amount of sugar each consumed. Their evidence showed that the girls who drank fizzy drinks and ate sweets and other refined carbohydrates suffered many more respiratory problems and colds than girls who did not. The advice given to reduce the likelihood of getting a cold was to cut out sugar and eat no bread or other products that contain either wheat or rye.

Sugars and starches lower our immunity to infectious diseases
The high level of sugar in modern diets has been of concern for many years, mainly because of its contribution to malnutrition by replacing more essential nutrients. But, while this is an important consideration, there is more to this trend.

After World War II, with the widespread use of antibiotics and vaccination, it was thought that infectious disease could be conquered. But over the last quarter of the twentieth century, we saw an increase in previously 'conquered' or rare diseases: diseases such as tuberculosis, meningitis, influenza and even the common cold, and a whole rash of new ones.

In the constant fight against disease, our bodies have a sophisticated defence mechanism — our immune system. Part of this system are cells called neutrophils, a type of leukocyte or white blood cell, which circulate in our blood streams and mop up any bacteria, viruses or other foreign bodies they come across. This process is called phagocytosis. While this process is an energy requiring mechanism that needs an adequate supply of the blood sugar, glucose, too much glucose has the effect of reducing the neutrophils' ability to ingest and kill off invading bacteria.

The measure of how many organisms one leukocyte can eat in an hour is called the 'leukocytic index' (LI). It is a simple measure: if a leukocyte eats 10 organisms in an hour, its leukocytic index is 10. The neutrophils that we rely on to kill any invading bacteria and viruses form sixty to seventy percent of the white blood cells in our bodies. They are generally much more active than any other blood cell. It can be disastrous to our health, therefore, if their effectiveness is compromised in any way. Of all the factors in our modern world that are working against our immune defences, sugar must surely be the worst, for this is exactly what happens if we eat too much carbohydrate and too much sugar in particular.

But by 'sugar' I do not mean just the white, granulated stuff we serve from a bowl on the table; that is called sucrose; the term 'sugar' applies also to glucose, fructose (fruit sugar), maltose (grain sugar), lactose (milk sugar) and honey (a mixture of glucose, fructose, sucrose and dextrin).

Forty years ago researchers carried out a series of studies that examined how the sugar we eat weakens the ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria. The results of the study, tabled below, showed that if a person ate no sugar for twelve hours, each white blood cell could destroy an average of fourteen bacteria. As sugar intake was increased, so the numbers of bacteria consumed was lessened, until, by the time twenty-four teaspoons of sugar were consumed (the amount in a medium piece of cheesecake or a milk shake), the white blood cells were so compromised that they could only destroy an average of one bacterium each.[9] The implications of this study should be obvious. Eat white sugar and you severely compromise your body's ability to fight infections.
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Fruit and veg as antioxidants
Many of the conditions we experience today are caused when the fats and cholesterol in our bodies is attacked by oxygen. This is why we are told to eat fruit and veges: because they contain antioxidants. But just how useful they are in this regard was tested in 2004 by scientists at the University of Oslo, Norway.

With 11.1 mmols of antioxidants out of a total of 17 mmols, coffee supplied almost twice as many usable antioxidants as all the fruit, tea, wine, vegetables and grains eaten put together.

So, should we drink lots of coffee? Well, that's probably not necessary because a review published in 2001 reported the dismal findings of several sizeable randomised trials of antioxidant vitamins, which in the main showed that not only was there no decrease in the death rates.




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Part 4: Sugar, cancer and heart disease
Sugar and cancer
Every day we are all attacked by things that could start a cancer: particles in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. It is estimated that at any one time we have thousands of potentially cancerous cells circulating in our bodies. But in a healthy body these are mopped up by our immune system before they can get a foothold. You will see, therefore, that just as healthy leukocytes can stop us catching a cold, they could also stop us from getting cancer.

In which case, you won't be surprised to learn that a claim that increasing sugar intakes by eating more fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of, say, breast cancer, seems to be without foundation. To test this claim, researchers at seventeen cancer research centres in the USA, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden examined the association between breast cancer and total and specific fruit and vegetable group intakes. Their studies included 7,377 incident invasive breast cancer cases occurring among 351,825 women. They found no association for green leafy vegetables, eight botanical groups, and seventeen specific fruits and vegetables and concluded:

'These results suggest that fruit and vegetable consumption during adulthood is not significantly associated with reduced breast cancer risk.[14]
Sugar and heart disease
The popular belief that a fatty diet causes heart disease is untenable because the process that creates atherosclerotic plaques is not, as we are led to believe, fatty formations in the arteries themselves, but the intrusion of LDL particles into the walls of the arteries. Yet there is no way in which LDL can get through the lining of artery walls (endothelium) in an otherwise healthy person because the endothelium is a barrier to LDL. Let's face it; arteries wouldn't be much use if they leaked.

The only way LDL can get through the lining and into the artery wall is if that lining is damaged in some way, either by a cut or disease. This means that anything that can damage the endothelium and/or promote the formation of a clot may have a serious impact on plaque formation, growth and rupture. What is attributed merely to cholesterol is actually a combination of damage to the endothelium followed by the formation of a clot (thrombus), which contains cholesterol, over the area of damage. The endothelium then grows over the thrombus, effectively drawing it into the arterial wall (an inflammatory/healing process). This process, repeated, causes plaques to grow and eventually rupture, causing a blockage in an artery.

A cut or similar damage is unlikely in the coronary arteries: they are buried too deep in the body. But how about, say, a bacterial or viral attack which damages the endothelium? This seems more likely and it is seriously considered as a likely cause. A large number of studies have reported on associations between human coronary heart disease and certain persistent bacterial and viral infections. Particularly implicated are Chlamydia pneumoniae, a bacterium that commonly causes respiratory infections, and another ubiquitous bacterium, Helicobacter pylori.[15] Other equally ubiquitous herpesviruses and cytomegalovirus are also candidates. According to Drs K Namuzaki, Assistant Professor of paediatrics, and S Chiba, Professor and Chairman, Sapporo Medical University, Japan, 'Endothelial cells are one of the main targets of the cytomegalovirus infection.'[16]

Thus carbohydrates, particularly sugars and fruit juices, by reducing the body's ability to fight infection, may well allow this damage to occur — as well as making blood more likely to clot. These two factors could be a deadly combination.

Fruit and veg as antioxidants
Many of the conditions we experience today are caused when the fats and cholesterol in our bodies is attacked by oxygen. This is why we are told to eat fruit and veges: because they contain antioxidants. But just how useful they are in this regard was tested in 2004 by scientists at the University of Oslo, Norway.[17] The study's objective was to determine the contribution of various food groups to total antioxidant intake, and to assess just how much of the antioxidants is actually absorbed into the bloodstream from each of the various food groups. Figure 1 shows these levels. As you can clearly see, fruit and veges play very little part. Even wine, which we are also told is a great supplier of antioxidants is actually a very poor supplier. With 11.1 mmols of antioxidants out of a total of 17 mmols, coffee supplied almost twice as many usable antioxidants as all the fruit, tea, wine, vegetables and grains eaten put together.



So, should we drink lots of coffee? Well, that's probably not necessary because a review published in 2001 reported the dismal findings of several sizeable randomised trials of antioxidant vitamins, which in the main showed that not only was there no decrease in the death rates, in two studies of beta-carotene, there was a possible increased risk of heart attacks.[18] This was confirmed in a report of 2002 when the huge Heart Protection Study was forced to conclude that:

'despite assessing the combined effects of several years of substantial daily doses of different antioxidant vitamins (including 600 mg of vitamin E) in a large number of high-risk people, the Heart Protection Study has not been able to demonstrate any benefits from such supplementation.'[19]

Vitamin E Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure
Vitamin E has been touted for its anti-oxidant properties for years to combat the ravages of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. In 2005, came the results of a seven-year study examining the potential benefit of vitamin E in preventing cancer and cardiovascular events in older patients with vascular disease or diabetes. This not only showed no benefit from taking the supplement, it showed an increased risk of heart failure.

oh great I have two bottles of Vit E left

Dr Price then collated the data to plot sixteen graphs. Although there were small anomalies, in general the mortality and morbidity curves showed clearly that where there was the more sunshine there were fewer deaths. Vitamins seemed to play only a minor role if any at all.

'Everybody knows' that scurvy, the blight of ancient mariners, is caused by a lack of vitamin C, and that vitamin C is found in fruit and vegetables. British ships carried supplies of lemons and limes to ward off scurvy — and were called limeys.

The Icelandic-born anthropologist and explorer, Dr Vilhjalmur Stefansson, spent many years in the early twentieth century living with the Eskimos of Northern Canada and eating as they did. He also conducted much research on the North American Indians as well as European-born trappers and hunters. All of them ate a diet completely devoid of all fruits and vegetables — and none of them developed scurvy, or any other degenerative disease.[21] The same is true of many other cultures around the world: the traditional diet of the Maasai and Samburu tribes of Africa, for example, is composed entirely of milk, blood and meat from their cattle, and they too live entirely healthy lives untroubled by any of the degenerative diseases that plague us.

it must have been the bracken (cracker bread) and rum that did them in

Lord Strathcona — the Donald Smith of Mount Sir Donald and Smith's Landing and countless towns and natural features throughout Canada — was Canada's High Commissioner in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and one of the richest men in the British Empire. The famous explorer and anthropologist, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, gives the following account of Lord Strathcona's dietary habits, which illustrate well how a restricted diet can be eminently healthy:

'I [Stefansson] told him what I had learned from the Eskimos, and he told me that years ago in Canada he had begun a regimen all his own by skipping lunch and ultimately breakfast too. Then he had begun to wonder why, since he liked some things better than others, he should bother to eat something different on Tuesday when he had liked what he had eaten on Monday better. This led to his questioning what he really did like and, when he got the answer, eating nothing else — eggs, milk, and butter. Although this combination would not have made up my favorite meal, much as I favor butter, the point was that Strathcona and I were in agree*ment on the feeling that the longer a man ate one complete food exclusively, the more likely he was to relish it.

'I had many opportunities to observe the High Commissioner while I was in London, for he frequently invited me to dinner at his home in Grosvenor Square, saying that So-and-So would be present and he thought I would like to meet him. Strathcona, a broad-shouldered man taller than six feet, would be seated at one end of the long table, Lady Strathcona at the other. As course after course was served to the rest of us, he would converse, drinking a sip or two of each wine as it was poured. Sometime during the mid*dle of the dinner, his tray was brought: several medium-soft boiled eggs broken into a large bowl, with plenty of butter and with extra butter in a side dish, and, I believe, a quart of whole milk, or per*haps half-and-half.'


This story illustrates just how unimportant fruit and vegetables are if the underlying diet is correct. And Lord Strathcona must have been doing something right because he lived entirely healthily to the ripe old age of 93.

On the other hand, fruit and vegetables are essential as a source of vitamin C if cereals are eaten. Vitamin C is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates — and cereals contain no vitamin C.

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Conclusion
The truth is that fresh fat meat and/or fish is all that our bodies require to live long and completely healthy lives.

Although there is a small amount of evidence which suggests that a few vegetables may confer a degree of protection against heart disease and cancer in the context of our industrialised society with its generally unhealthy 'healthy' diet, there seems little or no evidence that fruit does.

On the other hand, the sugars contained in fruit in particular could be considered a significant hazard to health. Under the circumstances, you may be wiser to compromise and eat one or two portions of vegetables a day, but go easy on the fruit, or cut it out altogether.

I do know that if Dr Jan Kwasniewski, who has been successfully treating patients in Poland with a low-carb, high-fat diet for over thirty years, had his way, all fruit trees would be pulled down to make way for olives. He may well have a point.



Further evidence that carbs can kill and have NO place in the human diet.
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I hate to make y'all study like this but this stuff is important. Dr. Stillman may have a good diet, but he inadvertant;y found a WOE that could save and extend life. Low carb is a normal diet. There is really no going back.
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^^^That is some pretty *****in stuff! The passage below made me wonder: is this why I get terrible acne all over whenever I eat sugar?

Forty years ago researchers carried out a series of studies that examined how the sugar we eat weakens the ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria. The results of the study, tabled below, showed that if a person ate no sugar for twelve hours, each white blood cell could destroy an average of fourteen bacteria. As sugar intake was increased, so the numbers of bacteria consumed was lessened, until, by the time twenty-four teaspoons of sugar were consumed (the amount in a medium piece of cheesecake or a milk shake), the white blood cells were so compromised that they could only destroy an average of one bacterium each.[9] The implications of this study should be obvious. Eat white sugar and you severely compromise your body's ability to fight infections.
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So whether it’s called High Fructose corn Syrup or Corn Sugar, it’s the same thing, with the same results. As Shakespeare wrote: ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. Similarly, HFCS by any other name will still be CRAP.
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Conclusion
The truth is that fresh fat meat and/or fish is all that our bodies require to live long and completely healthy lives.

Although there is a small amount of evidence which suggests that a few vegetables may confer a degree of protection against heart disease and cancer in the context of our industrialised society with its generally unhealthy 'healthy' diet, there seems little or no evidence that fruit does.

On the other hand, the sugars contained in fruit in particular could be considered a significant hazard to health. Under the circumstances, you may be wiser to compromise and eat one or two portions of vegetables a day, but go easy on the fruit, or cut it out altogether.

I do know that if Dr Jan Kwasniewski, who has been successfully treating patients in Poland with a low-carb, high-fat diet for over thirty years, had his way, all fruit trees would be pulled down to make way for olives. He may well have a point.



Further evidence that carbs can kill and have NO place in the human diet.

Im grateful the change of tune in a lot of these articles that are starting to surface. Seems like the evidence always shows that zero carb is the way to go and then they always have to throw in there at the very end to eat some vegetables....why!!!!!!??

WWGF did it too! Why oh why?!?

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^^^That is some pretty *****in stuff! The passage below made me wonder: is this why I get terrible acne all over whenever I eat sugar?
YUP!

I have to repeat... On my ninth month of meat only I had never been healthier. Clear skin, healthy hair and nails, energy, great mood, clear head, no gas whatsoever ...the positives go on and on!!! Sugar/carbs are the devil.

Then I was sucked in by that all inclusive vacation and 3 days into it caved on nachos....I have never been the same since.....

Sorry to repeat again and feel sorry for myself, peeps!!!

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So Im headed home soon. Today is my Friday! Woohoo!

Just called hubby to see if I should pick up grinders on the way home and he said, "me and the kids are eating chinese". I asked him what he got me and he said "NOTHIN, I thought you'd be doin your meat thing"...

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No I dont! I just feel like I do since Im addicted to Jersey Shore!!!

did I just publicly admit to that!?!

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LOL I love Jerseylicious. There is that $kankattraction..........it's almost like hooker school. Hm, they have 3D why not $kankyvision?

Now THERE'S a title that'll grab 'em........Hooking For Dummies

And I seriously doubt that you look like your former self. You are doing what we all do and have done for years. Beating yourself up. Riding the rollercoaster of a cheat then a binge then self depreciation.

You aren't alone. That's why it's LC Friends.

Honestly, Al, the inspiration you have given to so many, there should be a beatification for you, Gwyn, GT and everyone who ever gets to goal. And knighthood for anyone who even finds the LC path.

Anyone who has the luck, perseverance and willingness to change and learn why fat is not thier fault is a good person, the kind that we need more of. Imaginative, courageous and the intellect to seek and learn. Our world is lacking sadly in this department.

We are blinded by so called authorities and agencies that were set up to educate and protect. So few ever realize that these are self defeating and not good guidance, much less the deep seated conspiracy by government inability, advertising, lobbying and secret back room deals by the farming industry. People playing Monopoly with real buildings. And the science, proven science, of low carb being pushed under the rug. The article on HFCS is just the tip of the iceberg.

Now I know what a Jehovah's Witness feels like we found the secret and need to tell everyone!

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On tonight's 60 Minutes, Alan told us how visiting the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo as a boy helped him overcome his severe stuttering.
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CC dear, I know you are just rearin to go and can't wait for me to get a new fresh start, but tomorrow is still January. PLEASE give me my one last day to cheat!!
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Awesome article!!! and Im so excited theres more to read!!
O thank Goddess, I was afraid I was boring y'all. But the more you read I hope the more we all get there is no going back. Not for weight reasons, it is becoming clearer every day the 'normal' diet is abnormal. Now there is positive proof that it can make us ill and shorten our lives. There is nothing more motivating than seeing death in the mirror.

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Im grateful the change of tune in a lot of these articles that are starting to surface. Seems like the evidence always shows that zero carb is the way to go and then they always have to throw in there at the very end to eat some vegetables....why!!!!!!??

WWGF did it too! Why oh why?!?
Ah, the misguided ways of the health care and food industries.

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YUP!

I have to repeat... On my ninth month of meat only I had never been healthier. Clear skin, healthy hair and nails, energy, great mood, clear head, no gas whatsoever ...the positives go on and on!!! Sugar/carbs are the devil.

Then I was sucked in by that all inclusive vacation and 3 days into it caved on nachos....I have never been the same since.....

Sorry to repeat again and feel sorry for myself, peeps!!!

Gonna get back there!!! For real this time!!
That's allowed. Hello, fellow human.

Dave Ramsey said on his show today great people are sitting on top of a pile of mistakes they made in the past.
To make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs...........

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So Im headed home soon. Today is my Friday! Woohoo!

Just called hubby to see if I should pick up grinders on the way home and he said, "me and the kids are eating chinese". I asked him what he got me and he said "NOTHIN, I thought you'd be doin your meat thing"...

Good lookin out there buddy.. :annoyed

Well, you have certainly gotten him trained and so young, too
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Subject: Tech Support for computers



Tech support: What kind of computer do you have?
Customer: A white one...

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Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?

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Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'Can't find printer'. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it..
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Tech support: What's on your monitor now, ma'am?
Customer: A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me at the 7-11.

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Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
Tech support: Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?
Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer.
Tech support: Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back.
Customer: ! OK
Tech support: Did the keyboard come with you?
Customer: Yes
Tech support: That means the keyboard is not plugged in. Is there another keyboard?
Customer: Yes, there's another one here. Ah that one does work..

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Customer: I can't get on the Internet.
Tech support: Are you sure you used the right password?
Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it.
Tech support: Can you tell me what the password was?
Customer: Five dots.
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Tech support: What anti-virus program do you use?
Customer: Netscape.
Tech support: That's not an anti-virus program.
Customer: Oh, sorry... Internet Explorer..

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Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears.


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Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I'm writing my first email.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get the little circle around it?

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A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: 'No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine.'

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And last but not least...
Tech support: 'Okay Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter 'P' to bring up the Program Manager.'
Customer: I don't have a P.
Tech support: On your keyboard, Bob.
Customer: What do you mean?
Tech support: 'P'.....on your keyboard, Bob.
Customer: I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!
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Hi Makeme!!!

CC- thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all the love and support!! guess what? Im getting a jump on feb!!! Todays the day! Headed to BJs for a major stock up!! (prefer costcos but they arent on the mom schedule. dont open til 11) Anywho.. i did not weigh. dont want to know, I figure with the strictness over the next week, I may even be back in the 130s. 139.9 but so what. heehee...

Im happy. Im ready, and Im worth it! WE ALL ARE. Lets do this gang. Once and for all!!

and Im picking up a new shovel for tomorrows, how do they say it..."possible chance of snow", which Ive come to translate as MAJOR EAST COAST BLIZZARD!!

Woohoo though. no school and more snow men!!!

Love yous!!! BBL
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Woohoo she partied hearty!

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Hi Makeme!!!

CC- thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all the love and support!! guess what? Im getting a jump on feb!!! Todays the day! Headed to BJs for a major stock up!! (prefer costcos but they arent on the mom schedule. dont open til 11) Anywho.. i did not weigh. dont want to know, I figure with the strictness over the next week, I may even be back in the 130s. 139.9 but so what. heehee...

Im happy. Im ready, and Im worth it! WE ALL ARE. Lets do this gang. Once and for all!!

and Im picking up a new shovel for tomorrows, how do they say it..."possible chance of snow", which Ive come to translate as MAJOR EAST COAST BLIZZARD!!

Woohoo though. no school and more snow men!!!

Love yous!!! BBL
that's our girl! Back on the meat wagon we go!!!!!!!!!!

LOL they are saying it's not a question of will we get snow, it's how many FEET will we get
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an oldie but a goodie...............










Subject: How the fight started.





One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift...

The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" And that's how the fight started.....

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I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."

He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"

"Nah, she can order for herself."

And that's when the fight started.....

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My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked her, "Do you know him?"

"Yes", she sighed, "He's my old boyfriend.... I understand he took to drinking right after we
split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

And then the fight started...

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When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer.. Always something more important to me.

Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.

I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house.. I was gone only a minute, and
when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.

I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will
always have a limp.

________________________________

My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping
channels. She asked, "What's on TV?"

I said, "Dust."

And then the fight started...

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Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to the van, and
proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour.
The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, >and discovered that the weather would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed.. I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."

My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"

And that's how the fight started...

________________________________

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds."

I bought her a bathroom scale.

And that's how the fight started......

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After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.

So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver
hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest
is proof enough for me' and she processed mySocial Security application..

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office...

She said, 'You should have dropped your pants.
You might have gotten disability, too.'

And that's how the fight started...

________________________________

My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, "I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'

I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."

And that's how the fight started.........


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Hey everyone! I love the support here- you guys (er..I mean gals) are all awesome!

Okay, so I did as suggested and ditched the fiber and vegetables. Only protein (and a little bit of fat) for this chick!

Today's menu:
3 eggs
2 big-ish servings of ground turkey
small, small plate of deli sliced turkey
3 egg-white meringue

On a semi-scary note, I have reason to wonder if I might have intestinal worms. Oh goody joy.
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