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Old 10-17-2012, 08:47 AM   #1141
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Good for you! Sounds like a wonderful experience! One of my own big fears about allowing myself to eat higher calories is that I'll eat just for the sake of eating; as in, "I'm allowed so I'm gonna do it!" Happens with LC eating when I allow myself to "cheat." Going to have one cookie? Might as well have six! Anyway, good for you for paying attention to the fact that you felt full and satisfied!

Also, Pinot Noir? My most favorite wine ever!! Hope you survive the heat! I cannot imagine that kind of temp in October!!!!
Yes, interesting you should say that because my 'anything goes' up days felt a lot like that.... and yes I love Pinot Noir, too! Have a great day. Thank you for being such a good LC friend!
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Hey friend! Pinot Noir...mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Your recipes always sounds so flipping yummy to me. Thanks for posting them. Seems like things are going well with kicking wheat to the curb, yes?

Oh and WW. Geez. If I had all the money I'd spent on WW, I'd be a millionaire. It worked for me but then I stopped working it. I felt trapped by it. I don't think I have the sensitivity to carbs/wheat that you and Dani do. I've not ever really thought about it. I am super drawn to LC/Paleo food and eating but I start to feel the same strait jacket I felt when on WW. I'm such a black and white person, too - I just don't know how to modify something to make it work for me.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #1143
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Oh.my.I.am.in.trouble! I have been meaning to come by and visit you and the time has slipped by!!! First, I just want to say hello and forgive my absenteeism! I wish that I wasn't swamped on my job and in life, but I haven't been able to stop in and visit on JUDDD forum or play in cyberland lately.

I do want to encourage you and let you know that I believe in JUDDD, I still love JUDDD, but I am another JUDDDer who is similar to Leo and can't have sugar, wheat, or processed food at all. Now, I know most of the JUDDD budds eat everything and anything and still lose. I just can't. Simple.as.that. I have never read Wheat Belly, but I have read so many posters on LCF and other forums that have found that there is a relationship between arthritis/inflammation and wheat.

I have to also keep my numbers lower than Dr. J has suggested as well. It is fine with me, but it seems to suggest that my body is not going to run as efficiently as some of the young JUDDD budds do on higher cals. Just recently, I began reading the Nutritional Ketosis thread and decided to change my protein and fat ratios. Just for grins and also to see if I can speed up my losses. So I have recently upped my fat and lowered my protein. The first thing that I noticed, is that I do not have an appetite hardly at all. I am eating generally 80% fat to 15% protein and 5% carbs. Now, I don't know if I will continue this for a long period of time, because I am not going to test my blood (as the most NK'ers) do. I just wanted to see how it would feel. I feel great and do not crave or desire carby food or even fruit. I am losing a bit faster, but when you are moving very slow, it is kind of a tossup.

On JUDDD, I normally eat 1700 for UD. On this NK method, I am eating 1200 on UD and 500 DD. The higher fat is very satiating and I truly can't eat more.

Regardless, if I gravitate back to a lower fat JUDDD, I think I need to keep my level of protein much lower than I had previously been trying to consume and that might be the answer to my sluggishness all of this time.

So, there ya go! I didn't mean to write a novel, but thought I would drop in and let you know where I have been. I would love to know why weight loss can't be a simple solution for every one. Also, Leo has been my inspiration since I began JUDDD because she is the one who told me to not worry about eating up to the my Johnson "calculator" numbers. She is right. Some of us have to eat at a lower number and my average has to be 1,000 or less.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #1144
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Oh, and the pinot and Moscato. I dearly love! I am trying to stay clean from the two of these until I get closer to my goal as well. Although, I can change that rule at any given moment.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:47 AM   #1145
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Hey friend! Pinot Noir...mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Your recipes always sounds so flipping yummy to me. Thanks for posting them. Seems like things are going well with kicking wheat to the curb, yes?

Oh and WW. Geez. If I had all the money I'd spent on WW, I'd be a millionaire. It worked for me but then I stopped working it. I felt trapped by it. I don't think I have the sensitivity to carbs/wheat that you and Dani do. I've not ever really thought about it. I am super drawn to LC/Paleo food and eating but I start to feel the same strait jacket I felt when on WW. I'm such a black and white person, too - I just don't know how to modify something to make it work for me.
Hey there Laura!

Seems a lot of us "weirdos" have tried and failed at WW, which is a shame because in theory it's a really great way to lose weight but in actuality it doesn't or can't work for everyone. I also understand not being able to modify something to make it work...for example I know that cauliflower pizza crust will not be anything like the crust I "crave". But I want pizza in some form and the wheat just makes me feel bad. I don't like to admit that. I would like to keep eating the stuff cause I love it so much but it doesn't love me. Like smoking and me. I love it, it tries to kill me every time. So I stopped. I can't give up coffee my way, or I'm unwilling to give it up. If I can't have it then I'll drink tea instead rather than modify my cup a joe. Down days totally make me feel like I'm in a strait-jacket because the calorie counting is so intense! The reward is worth it though, right? I'm so glad that you are still JUDDDing with me. It's the most fabulous way to lose weight. In your case it allows the strait-jacket to come off, at least every other day and that's the most important thing. If we can't sustain it, it won't continue to work.

I'm thrilled you like my recipes!

Hiya Sunday!!

You are not in any trouble (at least not with me)! I also ate whatever I wanted on JUDDD last year but it's not working for me now. Age and menopause and metabolism and wheat issues and quitting smoking have made me reevaluate my menu. I too got started on JUDDD because of Leo's JUDDD thread. She is a wonderful example of how this WOE can change your life. Her thread was unfortunately "hijacked" and she bowed out. Truthfully I'm a little scared of the high fat way of LC but also admit I know nothing about it really. I think my friend ChristineCQ here follows this type of plan. What do you eat? Do you have a minute to let me know? Thank you for coming by, ya'll come back now, ya here? I always appreciate input and thoughts regarding JUDDD, and always appreciate a new friend.

Sooooo....213.4 this morning, can I get a witness?? After walking away from wheat and (might I add) some of my favorite foods of ALL TIME the dreaded scale has started to move...and in the right direction! Do I feel better without the wheat? Why yes, yes I do. Am I stoked to be on the down trend? You bet! Will I ever go back to wheat? Possibly. If I don't stay strong and motivated, because wheat is my thing. I love it, it wants me. It bedazzles and entices me to eat it. Just one bite. It won't hurt (immediately, that is). I'm going to have to fight this wheat thing forever, I think. Maybe after a few months or years it will fall away...but I'm not taking any chances. I have had to wipe thoughts of hot apple pie right out of my mind and will continue my quest for the perfect "no wheat" pie crust.

Successful DD yesterday. I will home-bike 45 minutes this morning. It hasn't escaped my attention that the home-bike is more than likely adding to my weight loss, so I'll keep doing it, just in case.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #1146
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MMM....yummy! This is George Stella's recipe. I dare you to try it! I did not follow exactly so I wrote my changes in italics. I think you can shzooshz this up any way you like.

The Original Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

NON-stick cooking spray
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small florets (I used frozen and microwaved)
2 ounces light cream cheese (I used regular) about 1/4 brick.
3/4 cup of heavy cream ( I used FF half n Half)
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (I used regular)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar ( I used cheddar/colby mix and velveeta)
1/8 tsp garlic powder (onion powder)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Boil cauli until crisp tender about 5 minutes. Drain and pat between paper towels to dry, transfer to 8X8 greased baking dish and set aside. Bring the cream to a simmer, whisk in cream cheese and mustard until smooth. Stir in ONE cup of cheddar (I used both cups, oops) and seasonings. Whisk until cheese melts about 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the cheese sauce over the cauli and mix to combine, top with remaining cheese (I made more shreds for the topping)

Bake at 350 until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes or so.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #1147
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Oh wow, that is fantastic on the loss!
I do have wheat occasionally, but it is pretty low on my list and I really never miss it. I know that the more folks who are having gluten issues, the more products are coming out that are gluten free. I do have the pumpkin and pecan pie for Thanksgiving & sometimes at Christmas as well.

I am sorry, but I guess I missed out on her (Leo's) thread being jacked?

As for food or the way I eat when doing NK, I have been eating some of the recipes from here...
High fat, low to moderate protein recipes?

My fav and I just made it today, but I have made something similar in the past when my kids were young. I bet your hubby would enjoy...

CHERI'S CREAMY SOUTHWESTERN TACO SOUP
1 pound ground beef
2 3/4 ounces onion, chopped, 1/2 cup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 10-ounce cans Ro-tel tomatoes, undrained (tomatoes with green chilies)
2 cans beef broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

In a large soup pot, brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic; drain. Add the spices and cook a couple minutes. Drop the cream cheese in bits into the meat. With the back of a big spoon, smash it into the meat until no bits of white remain. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through.

Makes 8 cups or 6-8 servings
1/10 recipe: 194.4 cals, 15.74g fat, 10.15g protein, 2.98.g carbs
Freezing not recommended

I love, love, love, soup ! So, I make a faux potato soup with cauliflower that is also very comforting and satiating. I eat a lot of avocado, mac nuts, walnuts, salmon, green olives, EVOO, & cook with EVCO as well.
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Hey Laura, (back-tracking to a couple of posts ago) let's think about this...you are drawn to low carb/paleo and then you feel "straitjacketed" by the WOE. In these moments of feeling boxed in, what is it that you feel you are missing or being deprived of? Is it something sweet or something salty? Or both? Is it having to "deal" with other people eating and drinking what they want? I hope I'm not sounding pushy here, feel free to say "no comment" but I think that identifying the problem can help bring it out in the open and then fix it.

Anyone else want to chime in on their particular "challenge"? I can tell you that inevitably wheat, in it's all encompassing forms, does it to me every time. I can recover pretty quickly from any other food fail...but wheat spins me out for days and it's incredibly hard to get back on track. Along with intense cravings I feel depressed and my stomach feels distressed.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #1149
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Sunday! That soup recipe sounds really delish! I love tacos and mexican seasonings. I always have at least 2 jars of cumin in my pantry! Thank you for posting it here so I can find it easily! I'm really glad today is an up day because when I read it I started salivating..... Anything with cream cheese......I'll go check on your recipes site and see what's cookin' over there.

Just FYI~Leo had a monthly JUDDD thread, that's where I ran across the Johnson plan in December 2010. It was a pretty strict thread (in that we didn't post food porn) because as you know many people are on their down day and they're looking for help. It was a great thread with lot's of answers and encouragement. There were a few who took exception to the rules and then got snotty when they were called out on it. They started a whole new JUDDD thread. After a while Leo gave up, I don't blame her for doing so. Not surprisingly, the usurpers quickly (within a few months) abandoned their thread when they realized what a chore it is to actually host one. That's my take on it anyway. Bottom line, I wouldn't be doing JUDDD if it weren't for her and her knowledge and encouragement.
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Thank you for letting me know. I was worried. I guess I miss out on a lot, because I truly don't have time to be on here as much as I would like during the school year.

Glad you like the recipe! It is so filling that I am eating it on DD. One bowl of this for lunch and then a salad for dinner and I am good for 420 calories.

Also, I was going to say that I love that you have a JUDDD journal and it has me thinking about maybe starting one myself. I worry that I won't post regular enough, but it is very good to look back on and see how far you have come. Have a great day!
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Hey Laura, (back-tracking to a couple of posts ago) let's think about this...you are drawn to low carb/paleo and then you feel "straitjacketed" by the WOE. In these moments of feeling boxed in, what is it that you feel you are missing or being deprived of? Is it something sweet or something salty? Or both? Is it having to "deal" with other people eating and drinking what they want? I hope I'm not sounding pushy here, feel free to say "no comment" but I think that identifying the problem can help bring it out in the open and then fix it.

Anyone else want to chime in on their particular "challenge"? I can tell you that inevitably wheat, in it's all encompassing forms, does it to me every time. I can recover pretty quickly from any other food fail...but wheat spins me out for days and it's incredibly hard to get back on track. Along with intense cravings I feel depressed and my stomach feels distressed.
To a T!!!
I love the lc lifestyle because it allows me the stuff I like, bacon, eggs, real mayo, fattier cuts of meat.....plus I eat more veggies on this plan than anything I have ever done. When doing a low fat typa deal I tend to gravitate to the low fat quick and easy stuff, 100 calorie packs, etc...and then it's all downhill from there.the icky feelings, the weight gain, the bloat, the pain...gee, wonder why! I struggle with finding food that is low calories that tastes good and where I can feel full. LC allows me that!

Lord have mercy that mac n cheese recipe sounds amazing!!! *drools*...and that taco soup recipe... I am checkin my ingredients, I think I will try this this weekend! Mmmm mmmm mmmmm!!!!!! Thanks Sunday for that!
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:03 AM   #1152
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Sunday I think you should start a journal. It doesn't matter if you don't post regularly, it's your journal and you can do what you want. The great part about a journal is that if you're gone too long your LC friends will hunt you down to make sure you're okay. Unless I'm on vacation, if I don't post for days, I'm usually in big trouble with my food plan. I can go back in time and see where it was working really well, or find out why I'm not losing. And of course the best part is that I've made some really good friends here. Friends who understand and "get me". Let me know if you start one, link it to your posts and I'll come visit.

Danielle The cheesy cauliflower was amazing. I'm thinking of adding cooked shredded chicken next time and making a one dish meal. How about serving it with shredded lettuce, diced tomato and bacon bits on top? Yummy! Or using some shredded pepper jack and green chiles, chicken and black olives? Endless possibilities.

I hear you on the "easy" stuff! That's the same thing I do! It all turns out to be junk-food to the body, I get out of control and feel awful. I too eat more veggies on LC and the funny thing is, I don't miss fruit at all. I've realized that even when I can eat anything I want, I never pick fruit. I also never buy candy. I want pizza and pasta and garlic bread, sandwiches, crackers, chips etc. If that is not food addiction, I don't know what is. Hang in there girl. We have to avoid these things if we are to stay with clean eating. Alcoholics would have a hard time staying sober if they spent their days and nights hanging out in a bar...

I keep repeating these things here so that I can make myself believe it's true. Wheat seems so innocuous, how could it possibly be bad? All I have to do is look at my waistline and my failed attempts to lose weight to know that wheat addiction is at the core of my weight problem. I cannot, must not eat it.

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Breaking out my copy of Wheat Belly again. I'm going to read it again, now that I'm mostly convinced. I say mostly because like any addict I hedge my bets in case I fall off the wagon. I really don't want to come back here and admit that I had food fail. Another great reason to keep a journal. Did I mention it's been 12 weeks since I had a cigarette? I would love to get 12 weeks without wheat on this journey!

Lunch with my BFF today. I haven't seen her in two weeks! She got stitches out of her foot and was given a walking boot. I can hardly wait!
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Okay, drooling some more about the yummy ideas for the cauli & cheese..

............and on that note....and all the talke about how icky we feel eating yuck.... I did it. I jumped off AGAIN. I ate a handful of Oreos. They weren't even good. But like any member of the clean-your-plate club, I ate 'em anyways.. *thankfully* I didn't experience any distress, but I sure woulda deserved it if I did. Ugh! Granted, in reality it was probably like 5 of 'em..but still...definitely a no-no. Meh!

I was gonna ask you if you'd read Wheat Belly..I haven't read it and debated about buying it....is it worth it? I think I'm like you, we hedge bets together..maybe we need to go to Vegas instead? Maybe get rich?

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Hey Girl! I did read Wheat Belly. Only read Wheat Belly if you are looking for reasons NOT to eat wheat. It would be like reading that jelly beans give you cancer and jelly beans are your most favorite food in the whole world. I was not very happy when I read it. I am thick and sometimes I have to let things sink in...in their own time. I'm ready to accept what I read now, so I'm giving it a 2nd chance. Unfortunately it's going to say the same thing as last time.

Where did those Oreos come from? Damn them Oreos.

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Well, apparently I need to read it to get it through my fat head exactly what and why wheat is so bad for me. I mean, it's *obvious* that my body can't handle it, that my body doesnt like it, even...but there I go, eating crappy-bad-for-me-stuff... I guess maybe I'm looking for a (another?) thump on the head?

Lucky in love is better anyways! I got lucky there too, so I guess ya could say we're already rich, eh?

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Isn't it terrible when you eat something off-plan and it's not worth it, D??? I hate the regret. Glad you didn't suffer any adverse effects!!

Have a great Saturday, Blonde. Congrats on your 12 weeks "clean"!

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Have a great weekend, Blonde!!!

Christine, it sucks rocks! There wouldn't have been a problem if those stupid things weren't in the house.....silly teenagers..
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Hey ladies! Thanks Christine, I'm so happy to not be smoking. It was so freakin' hard to quit but I did it. I'm looking forward to posting great stats on my wheat issue.

Dani I'm glad you had a good day! All of these things we strive for come to us in time, sometimes it's so fleeting it's like wondering "what just happened"? When you feel strong, hit it hard. I am currently feeling very strong and hoping the feeling will last for awhile. I truly believe if I can avoid wheat I will continue to feel strong. It's a physical thing at this point, not just mental.

One of the things that helps me is to know if I don't want a salad, I want a bagel with cream cheese, then I'm NOT truly hungry and I'm just looking for "something". I've had a few emotional outbursts the last couple of days and it totally reminded me of the 2nd week after I quit smoking. I feel a little lost and teary, like I've lost something very important. It's the feeling I get when I eat wheat that I'm missing. I get a "pop" from it and the pop is gone. I'm hoping that I'll normalize like when I quit smoking and it will be a memory and no longer pull at me so hard.

Today's crock pot Chicken Dinner (in order of placement in the pot):

3/4 cup Chicken broth
1 lg onion cut into big pieces (slice it in half then half again then one more time)
2 cups of baby carrots
2 cups button mushrooms
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 anaheim chile
(The peppers are from my garden)
1 roasted red pepper (from a jar, diced)
4-6 large chicken breasts (seasoned and browned in a pan first)
1/2 cup rose wine (it's all I had) pour into the now empty chicken pan to de-glaze and pour over the chicken in the crockpot, put the lid on and walk away!

An hour before dinner I'm going to put in some big pieces of yellow squash so it doesn't get too mushy. If your worried about carrots being too high carb for you you can use less and maybe add a few turnips.

Cook on high 4 hours. I will turn it to low in 3 hours and let it cook a few hours to dinner time. You don't have to stir it or anything! I made this last week to take to our friends for dinner and it was really yummy. I take everything out and put it on a serving platter when it's ready to eat. The stock in the pot is amazing!!

This is also delicious with pork tenderloin!

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #1160
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Can I talk about a non-diet thing for a minute? Two of my children are on vacation, I am Grammy-sitting the dogs. If you take my three BIG dogs and add one tiny chihuahua, one medium chihuahua, and one spaniel mix you have Doggy Disaster. It's got all the markings of a truly good drama. Jealously, greed. avarice and cat fights, er...dog fights. I am exhausted this morning from sleeping with three of them in my bed, all vying to lay next to me (apparently my grand-dogs are spoiled rotten).

The medium chihuahua can get on and off the bed with no problem but the tiny one must be lifted up and down and es*corted to the backyard potty station. Apparently she's scared of the dark. She's so tiny there is a fear of squashing her in bed. She growled at the other two if they came near the bed and I had to stuff her under the covers to let them up. At one point, around 11:00, someone in our neighborhood launched fireworks that started with a humongous BANG! Now all of the dogs were shaking like they had palsy and they ALL wanted in the bed. It took forever to calm them and go to sleep. Good grief! If I had a "swear jar" it would be full of quarters this morning. DH was surprisingly quiet about it all. I think he may have been afraid of me and smart enough not to say "Honey, You said you would dog sit".

The tiny dog's parents will be home today so not another overnight for her, thank goodness, plus she's been here since Friday. The other two will be with me until Thursday this week. What do I take away from all this? I'm not charging enough money (my services are free). I must really love my children and their dogs. I am a pushover...and... My husband is a Saint.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #1161
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Epic recipe fail this morning! I made a whole-hearted attempt to make cauliflower pizza...I carefully followed directions because I really wanted it to work! Half way through the baking process I realized I'd left out an essential ingredient. The EGGS. DOH!!!!! No dough. I ruined my pan, too. Yes I tasted it, DH ate some and said "hmm, weird texture". I'm sorry, I don't believe there is a good replacement for pizza dough. At least not a low carb one. Crap. Back to the drawing board...

Maybe soy flour? flax and soy? Any ideas?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #1162
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Wow! Love the dog story, been there and done that! I will tell you about my grand dogs sometime.

As far as pizza, I found one that is supposed to be the best, from one of my fav LC recipe sites. I will go look for it and report back.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #1163
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I think this is actually someone's recipe that may post here, but not for certain...

A CRUST & PIZZA - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes


I have made this and loved it, but it has the riced cauli for crust.

Eat. Drink. Smile. » Cauliflower Crust Pizza
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #1164
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Some day, I am want to try this Kalyn's Kitchen®: Recipe for Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices.



Or http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family...uper-bowl-idea

These do not have ads, so I hope they are okay.

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #1165
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You're BOTH saints! Good grief and all that is doggy!! I dunno that I would be willing to sit that many dogs at one time. Yes, you definitely love your kids!
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Sunday thanks so much for the links ti pizza crust! I have to wonder, do I really need pizza that much? Mmm yeah, I think I do!

Danielle I'm no Saint. all of the dogs have lived with me full time at one time or another...it was just my bad luck that the girls went on vacation at the same time. Tiny Chi-Wah is back to her own home and I slept much better last night!

Down day today, LC toast and egg for breakfast. Chicken salad planned for dinner! Off to work! Hiho.
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I really liked the ground chicken/cheese pizza crust because it tasted like chicken parm to me. Hope you had a great day, Blonde!!
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Alright girly, we need to talk. I seriously think I'm going to try JUDDD.
Doing reading now, trying to wrap my head around all of it.
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Danielle, I love JUDDD. It takes commitment but gives great results. I think it would be really good for you to be able to have your "dates" with hubby and be able to have a beer or nachos if you want. I personally JUDDD on M-W-F and not on the weekends. It became too difficult with family stuff going on all the time and I always ended up feeling guilty if I didn't make it. This way I'm covered on either day and often end up eating less on one of the weekend days anyway. I'm here for you to listen and/or answer questions if I can. There are many JUDDD threads here on LC Friends and I frequently lurk about. JUDDD gives me peace of mind that no other plan ever has.
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Christine I did have a great DD yesterday! I rode the Home-Bike for 45 minutes and had a pretty good day at work. As usual for a DD, I went to bed starving and woke up NOT hungry. Way cool.

Still staying away from wheat and I have to say, I feel better. Not so achy, not so bloat-y. This is a big deal. Last week I had sweet potatoes twice with my meal (1/2 actually, I shared with DH). They were tasty and filling and went well with the pork loin and the chicken. I'm still eating "lower" carb, 50g to 100g, substantially lower than that on my DD's. Avoiding wheat makes this much easier to do. Cravings have subsided quite a bit. I get a little frazzled at times when I think about not having foods made with wheat, and try to change my thoughts to something else, like positive reinforcement. Remembering How much better I feel without it. I was talking to DH yesterday and he is so in tune with my feelings, he said all of the right things, and is so supportive in this "experiment". I feel really lucky.

I'm off, to get in my 45 minutes. Work today. Up day. YESSS!

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