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Personal Diaries / HIIT the Mercola way
« on: September 03, 2014, 08:18:44 AM »
Found this video a week or so ago and have been working up being able to do the elliptical workout. I haven't been able to manage with just the 90 second recovery time, but am working up to it. I'm so out of shape that the elliptical is no doubt helping with building muscle. The backs of my legs and butt really feels this.  DH and I are going early mornings (there by 5:45am) and I think this is going to work well for us.


It is an indeed hard 30 seconds, and my intensity is much, much lower than his.


http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/06/21/interval-training.aspx


Tonight I'm going to go to the Aqua Fit class!

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Personal Diaries / Re: I'm baaack!
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:21:57 PM »
Yay!!

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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Tinnitus & allergies...or something
« on: September 02, 2014, 11:31:47 AM »
So far not much relief--am almost to the point of asking for a referral to an ENT specialist. I've tried steam, neti pot, Nasonex, Allegra, popping. Little to no improvement. No doubt I have a eustachian tube dysfunction caused by something.


I am hoping for relief before the end of the month when we have symphony tickets. I want the sound to be glorious, not sounding like what I'm hearing these days, which isn't much.

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General Discussion / Re: Hot Dogs
« on: September 01, 2014, 11:11:01 AM »
I imagine that the Hebrew National kosher variety may not be as bad as others. I usually get Applegate but when I go to a store that doesn't have them, I buy Hebrew National.


No doubt the article certainly turns my stomach.

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General Discussion / Hot Dogs
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:39:00 AM »
well, I've been eating the uncured Applegate hot dogs, but maybe not anymore.


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/09/01/eating-hot-dogs.aspx?x_cid=20140901_lead_twitterdoc


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General Discussion / Re: The New My Plate
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:44:51 PM »
Even sadder is that they probably went out for pizza after the movie. I can remember that DH and I used to be able to eat a whole large pizza and still be hungry.

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General Discussion / Re: Bruising
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:43:48 PM »
I just ordered it. The lab is on my way to work and they usually have great turn around time. 


Any other tests I should get? Doctors would never ask for a magnesium test. Probably others too.


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General Discussion / Re: Bruising
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:30:18 PM »
I'm thinking about ordering the magnesium test. About two days per week I still have minor (but real) leg cramps at night or in the early morning.

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General Discussion / Re: The New My Plate
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:28:25 PM »
Ha! I didn't notice so much when the lady was me!


Now I watch all the time, especially the carts that also have children in them and children tag-a-longs. Feeling sorry for what their life is going to be like because I've lived it.




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General Discussion / Re: Turmeric vs. Soylent
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:26:30 PM »
I immediately thought of Soylent Green, LOL. I bet it was loaded with sugar.


And people.

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Personal Diaries / Re: A Slimmer Me!
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:54:36 AM »
Celery is the biggest surprise to me as well.


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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Ice Cream Maker purchase?
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:11:23 AM »
I freeze mine in 1 cup plastic containers and when we do indulge, I defrost for a bit (they get pretty hard) and share with DH.


It is weird that I don't like yogurt. Or avocados.

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General Discussion / Re: Stomach Pains
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:18:06 PM »
hmmm....right or left side (or is it localized on one side?)?  do you have any other symptoms.


May be coincidental to the way of eating.

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Personal Diaries / Re: A Slimmer Me!
« on: August 26, 2014, 01:21:59 PM »
Congratulations!!


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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Ice Cream Maker purchase?
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:32:43 PM »
I have the Cuisinart also. Love it. Love it.


I leave my tub in the freezer all the time so it is ready to churn. I do have a free standing freezer--it would be a challenge otherwise.


I also do not chill my mixture before dumping it in the churn (most recipes say to refrigerate for an hour or two). Most of my ingredients are cold so I just ignore that part.


I'm not into sweet stuff so much, even sweetened, but my DH loves the ice cream I make with heavy cream and coconut milk.

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Food Elements / Re: Question about cabbage
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:46:35 PM »
I love cabbage fixed any way! When I make coleslaw I always munch on the part near the core. Yummy!!

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Tonight I had green beans, a cold half baked potato, and an uncured hot dog with spicy mustard. I am stuffed. No doubt the potato, which I haven't had in awhile.

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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Tinnitus & allergies...or something
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:40:54 PM »
Thanks, Barbara!. Just ordered both on Amazon with 2 day delivery. Easier than going shopping. Probably cheaper too.

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All I know is I love meat AND vegetables! That is all.


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Off Topic Discussions / Tinnitus & allergies...or something
« on: August 24, 2014, 03:05:08 PM »
For the past several days I've had some mild nasal congestion, definitely not a full-blown cold, and my ears are roaring incessantly!! Most annoying. Can't hear correct pitches and it is a struggle to hear some people talk. I love music so much but my tunes don't sound like they're supposed to.


Did I say most annoying?


I broke down yesterday and started using my Nasonex and Allegra, hoping the symptoms are from allergies. Not much relief yet.


Anybody have some home remedies? I have no pain whatsoever and no dizziness so it isn't inner ear infection.


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Personal Diaries / Re: New fitness membership
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:59:32 PM »
I'm anxious to go to the personal training session tomorrow night. I definitely need some strength & core training, along with some reasonable cardio. Today I got on a recumbent bike and rode a hilly terrain for 5 miles and then spent a bit of time on a stair stepper (but only a bit--I have no muscles). I didn't try any weights until I get some instruction.


No aqua classes on Sunday but I did get in the spa for a little while.


I'll keep you posted.

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General Discussion / Re: Bruising
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:53:43 PM »
I wouldn't say I bruise really easily (although I do get bruises that I cannot imagine how I got them), but I had a pretty bad fall 3 years ago and had some bruises on my leg just below my knee. They stayed and stayed and stayed. Just in the last few weeks they have noticeably faded. I was sure they would be there forever.


Got to be the WOE, exercise and supplements.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Longing for Soup Season
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:01:19 PM »
As we swelter in 100+ heat index temperatures today, I find myself longing for fall and soup. Found this recipe that looks fabulous. Can't wait to try it.


http://www.ruled.me/chicken-enchilada-soup/

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Personal Diaries / New fitness membership
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:58:36 PM »
Well, I joined my first fitness club today. It is really nice--there are pools, an olympic lap pool and an outdoor pool, and although I don't swim (yet) I do plan to take advantage of the aqua classes. There was one going on when I was there this morning and it looked like tons of fun. Lots of people (who weren't svelte) with lots of smiles.


DH was with me (he actually gets a free membership as a benefit of his Medicare advantage plan) so I didn't stay to work out but I'll be there when they open tomorrow morning!  Can't wait to spend the morning there.


I get a free personal trainer session on Monday and I will probably work with maybe once per week or twice per month.


I am quite embarrassed to say that I've never in my 59 years been on a treadmill. That will change tomorrow.


I'm going to be training for a possible trip with a study abroad group to Italy in the spring. Whether I go or not will depend upon whether I can keep up the pace on the ancient (pre-ADA) stairs and hills. But regardless of whether I feel like I can go, I think this fitness club will be fun.

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Personal Diaries / Re: I'm baaack!
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:52:08 PM »
Went shopping at Sam's club today and it was kind of fun just shopping around the outside of the store in the food section--the bakery and the big bags of cookies don't even tempt me in the least anymore. I bought olives and eggs in the food section--meant to get some Kerrygold butter but didn't have that on my list.


When I stop to think about it, it is quite amazing how shopping has changed and how much I notice what other people buy now.

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Personal Diaries / Re: I'm baaack!
« on: August 22, 2014, 08:38:28 PM »
The sun shines too much at my institution for the president, provost, and other VPs to get kickbacks. Doesn't happen for us.


UGA, a different story perhaps. But not at my place.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: LCHF cabbage casserole
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:57:47 PM »
Mine didn't last long enough to freeze, LOL. Made nice left overs for lunch!


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Personal Diaries / Re: I'm baaack!
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:54:31 PM »
I don't know any administrators who receive bonuses. Certainly not moi. I got my first pittance of a raise in 7 years starting in July.  :(  Not even enough extra a month to buy a bag of almond flour....

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Wheat Free Recipes / LCHF cabbage casserole
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:01:44 PM »
Found this today and had a small head of cabbage.
http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/cheesy_chick_bacon_cabb_cass.html


I didn't use chicken (although it was good) because I had a pound of grass-fed ground beef. I think it would be better with some diced tomatoes but that would make it a bit higher in carbs.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: LCHF Puppy Chow
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:00:28 PM »
Puppy chow for people, not for puppies, I presume!

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General Discussion / Re: Corn on the Cob ?
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:15:56 PM »
I'm like Rita and every so often have a little bag of potato chips. Every so often I eat some corn tortilla chips at a mexican restaurant (did that yesterday) but I find I can't stop eating them.  My blood glucose was still 111 after 2.5 hours of eating about 12-15 tortilla chips with my lunch (which was chicken, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream).


I don't eat corn on the cob but sometimes have salsa with vegetables that has some corn and black beans.


But not very often! 

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Off Topic Discussions / Sad week
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:11:59 PM »
It has been a sad couple of days. I guess I never stopped to think how I would feel if someone like Robin Williams committed suicide. It is horribly sad that he was in such pain although he brought us so much joy. I didn't think of him often, but when I did, I always smiled. Or had a big belly laugh. My heart hurts for him (and his children) and the world isn't nearly as funny as it was at the beginning of the week.


And Lauren Bacall. She had a nice long life and it is probably a blessing she didn't survive a massive stroke (this is what I hope for myself--surviving a massive stroke and living in a vegetative state is not something I want for me or my DH). She was so talented and I miss the strength and awesome talent of these wonderful actresses.


And a dear friend passed away from cancer (metastasized breast cancer all over her body except for her breasts--go figure that!) She fought a gallant fight for 2 years but passed away night before last in her sleep with her husband (a really dear friend of mine and former colleague & mentor). Not looking forward to that funeral on Saturday.


But life goes on for the rest of us. It is great to be alive!


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Personal Diaries / Re: I'm baaack!
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:49:43 PM »
The PP&ACA (I just learned recently that this is the real acronym, with PP standing for Patient Protection) has caused major changes in how we work with part time and temporary employees. I wish we could just give everyone health insurance, but the budget implications are huge and it just is impossible. The only option is to cut hours. So the "Patient Protection" part is a load of hooey.


I just wish someone had read the damn law before it was passed.


Sorry you've got such troubles going on. Not good for a doctoral student who needs to be focusing on the research and writing. Good luck and good wishes coming your way.


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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: very easy coconut flour buns
« on: August 10, 2014, 03:38:46 PM »
I'm going to get me one of those whoopee pie pans. Gourmet Girl had a rockin' recipe for whoopee pies recently.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Creamy curry shrimp soup
« on: August 10, 2014, 03:37:45 PM »
Don't you just love how the curry taste is when it sits overnight?


Shrimp---curry---can't go wrong with those flavors!!

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Creamy curry shrimp soup
« on: August 09, 2014, 06:15:43 PM »
Looks great. Tonight I made a Thai type curry soup:


Cooked and Cubed Chicken breast (I used two)
1/2 onion
4 large white mushrooms
sliced carrot (I used about 5 baby carrots)
broccoli florets
cauliflower florets
hand full of spinach leaves
4 Tablespoons red curry paste (not the sweet stuff)
2 Tablespoons kerrygold butter or olive oil
White pepper to taste (I used a lot)
1 can coconut milk


Sauteed the vegetables in melted butter. Added the chicken. Added the spices & stirred some more. Added the coconut milk.


Cooked until bubbly.


It wasn't a "soupy" soup, but enough juice and lots of hearty vegetables to eat with a spoon. Yummy.


And chardonnay.


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Personal Diaries / Re: What a difference in 1.5 years.
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:31:28 PM »
LOL, Lynda.

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Food Elements / Re: Cricket Flour
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:53:38 AM »
Crickets probably eat grass & seeds which might be of concern....ewwww....

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Food Elements / Re: Magnesium
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:07:11 AM »
I'm wondering if I take enough? I use the kind Dr. Davis recommended.

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Food Elements / Baba Ghannouj
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:03:15 PM »
Today our dean's council had lunch at a Lebanese restaurant. I had baba ghannouj for the first time. It was amazing. They fire-roast the eggplant for two days so it has a nice woody/smoky flavor. OMG.


Of course I ate it by the spoonful and didn't eat any of the soft, warm pitas.


I bought an order to bring home. Tonight for dinner we had cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and baba ghannouj. I had some left over salad with chicken and tzatziki sauce.


Divine flavors! Low carb & grain free.


They also had a home made yogurt dip called Lebanee. I brought some home for DH as I'm not all that fond of yogurt. He said it was great.




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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: cinnamon bacon pork tenderloin
« on: August 04, 2014, 05:14:30 PM »
Grilled portobellos and zucchini would be good.


Every once in awhile I miss a good silver queen ear of sweet corn. But I can live without it.


I do eat a baked potato once in a blue moon. I had one last week on our trip. I enjoyed it.

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Personal Diaries / Re: What a difference in 1.5 years.
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:09:53 PM »
Lynda--hardly tiny. But maybe a waist, LOL.


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Personal Diaries / What a difference in 1.5 years.
« on: August 04, 2014, 11:58:43 AM »
A work in progress. The red blob was the winter of 2013 before I started WB. The other was last week.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: cinnamon bacon pork tenderloin
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:25:44 AM »
Yummmmmmm


I will definitely make this! I bet it would be good grilled, although bacon tends to cause flames.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Porridge
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:21:30 AM »
I found this recipe from Danielle at Against All Grain : http://againstallgrain.com/2013/01/04/banana-nut-porridge/


Looks like a yummy substitute for hot cereal except for the banana.


What might I use as a substitute? Am thinking some unsweetened applesauce.  Or just a lot of cinnamon & some blueberries.


What do you think?

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General Discussion / Re: Still losing weight without being hungry
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:19:55 AM »
Wow. I am totally jealous.


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General Discussion / Re: No more daily aspirin for me!
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:19:27 AM »
hmmm...maybe I will do the same (except that an aspirin helps with the flushing caused by my slo-niacin).

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: crustless quiche
« on: August 01, 2014, 08:05:33 AM »
I make these crustless quiches too! Basically the same recipe but I usually put in spinach or broccoli. Sometimes with meat, sometimes without.


I also freeze it for later if I make a big batch!


Think I will make one tonight!

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Off Topic Discussions / So sad tonight
« on: July 22, 2014, 06:12:35 PM »
I learned that my admin at my previous position committed suicide last night. She was wonderful, beautiful, and brilliant. She was the best thing I did for my department and it is largely true that she was the reason the department was better when I left than when I arrived there. My heart is heavy......


It is so hard to know why someone who brought so much joy to everyone in her life had so little in hers and felt that the world would be better without her. It isn't.


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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: cinnamon cream popsicles
« on: July 20, 2014, 01:45:51 PM »
Oh, this just looks too good. Might just have to dig out my popsicle molds and try them out. Are they really hard?


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