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Bacon Grease & Chicken Skin & Butter --- OH MY!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ok y'all. This is just crazy. I have been dabbling in Primeo this week (my own new hybrid cross between Primal and Paleo) with a little the week before, but more this past week. And prior to even knowing about these things, I was really starting to tackle my carbs because that was the one area tripping me up. And all "good" carbs too, nothing bad but I was trying very hard to keep it around 125 - 150. (and this was gross, I didnt know anything about net carbs until long about Wednesday this past week)

Okay so back to my Primeo experiment and dabbling this past week.

I cooked some chicken thighs with the skin on!!! Can you believe it?!! emoticon
And I even ate a little of it, can you believe that!! emoticon

And I fried and ate some bacon!! Can you believe that?!! emoticon
And I saved some of the bacon grease and used to get my stir fry started. Can you believe that??!! emoticon

As I was doing these things, and eating these things... I felt like I totally betrayed all I had accomplished thus far. I mean it has been DECADES since frying with bacon grease. And you know when I use to do it? When I was young and healthy and in good shape, and at some point someone said... "stop that! You will get fat!" So I stopped that... and I got fat!!!

And cooking chicken with the skin on!!! Heaven forbid! You go straight to hell for that one.

So imagine my reluctance, my internal struggle to go against everything I had been trying to program myself into believing I needed to do for the benefit of good health.

But here is the thing.. and what I kept telling myself.... in disbelief at first, and astonishment and amazement.... there's NO CARBS!!

And butter..... my old friend butter that I hadn't seen since.... well I am not sure. I don't think I every really cooked with butter due to cost and what I thought was bad for you stuff, but since I became a savvy shopper and stocking up, I did buy some through the holidays and used it for baking. Which I remember thinking at that time, what in the world are you thinking Girl?!! You are trying to lose weight and for the first time that you can remember in your adult life, you are buying butter??!!!!

So I only had about a TBL in the frig, but my blue bonnet doesn't have any carbs and zero trans fat either, so I used that this morning until I can get some butter.

Butter!!! Can you believe it??!! NO CARBS!!

And did I mention that I haven't really exercised since Wednesday? Well, not completely true. I did a little yesterday because I joined a challenge and I didn't want to be the only one that didn't do anything, but normally Saturday & Sunday are my days off, well sometimes Saturday, so anyways, no real exercise to speak of because I didn't know if I should since I was trying to do a leptin reset.

So... what does this all mean? Why am I so excited to do what seems to have completely betrayed my commitment and destroyed what I had accomplished so far, and totally annihilated any hopes of reaching my goals?

Well..... drum roll please.......I still showed a loss of 1.9 pounds!!

Ok so my one week or two doesn't makes make it ready for the science books, so I am going to diligently stay on top of it and see what happens, but so far so good!!
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I should add though, that driving along the road yesterday, we saw a deer and I had this overwhelming instinct/urge to jump out of the car and go chase it down!! emoticon
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KICK-SS 3/19/2012 8:59PM

    Loved your blog! It's taken me a long time to eat "real" butter, chicken skin, bacon and all that good stuff. Had to really overhaul the mind set that I'd been taught all my PRIOR life. (I feel this is a NEW life)......... Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!



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MI-ELLKAYBEE 3/19/2012 4:53PM

    I have to look up primal and paleo - no clue what they are, but chicken skin is the best poultry has to offer. (I used to eat JUST the skin!) emoticon

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SHANSHE 3/19/2012 9:21AM

    LOL! You had me smiling all through this blog, lol! Glad it all seems to be working for you!
Shan

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ADJQUILTER 3/19/2012 7:11AM

    Congrats on the weight loss! Victory is sweet (and no carbs either! LOL!)
Keep up the good work!
Arlene
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SUECHRIS50 3/18/2012 11:00PM

    Wow!You are funny and have a great tude!Keep it up!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 3/18/2012 10:47PM

    Congrats on the loss!
Old habits die hard. I spent the last 20 years avoiding fat and now I am struggling to avoid carbs... Sigh LOL Thanks I love "Primeo". Maybe it is time for me to take a serious look at both primal and paleo. Good luck and enjoy!
Hugs,
Julee

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DIANEDOESSMILES 3/18/2012 10:34PM

    OH WOW !! Does this MAKE SENSE !! And back then I WAS SKINNY !! And I LOVED chicky with the SKIN ON and cooked in BUTTER !! YUMMY ! TY SO MUCHERS !!

WOOHOOO CONGRATS on the weight LOSS !! WELCOME again to the DAWGGIE TEAM !!!

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MARTHASPARKS 3/18/2012 5:47PM

    Wow! It's importan for everyone to find what works best for themselves!

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FUTUREHOPE49 3/18/2012 11:51AM

    Well done on your weight loss. Sounds like its working for you!
I agree, Deer taste wonderful, but are lower fat and so good for you.

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GOPINTOS 3/18/2012 9:19AM

    Good Lord, Lard! haha. I did read that somewhere.

I have been doing less than 50 this past week. Prior to that, I was losing hoovering around 100 and prior to that I was around 150 since about January. So I have been focusing on trying to do a rest, and ketosis, but as I was reading on Mark's Daily Apple, and as my weight loss has proven, I dont need ketosis for that :)

Thank you for all the support. You guys are all really great!!!

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EXOTEC 3/18/2012 9:14AM

    No ~ you didn't "still show a loss of 1.9 pounds" - you showed a loss of 1.9 pounds BECAUSE of it!! yay you!!! =D
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Did you cook your chicken til the skin was crispy-crackly delicious?!? mmmm and ooooo bacon. Is there anything as yummy as bacon? I almost never start anything in the frying pan without bacon! oh. yum. Good for you with the butter, too. Butter is marvelous. If it will fit in your budget and you can find it in your store, try the Kerrygold™. It's pastured and I love the flavor. It is more expensive. But it doesn't have those freaky omega ratios.

Yes! NO CARBS! lol All the stuff we thought was "healthy" is loaded with carbs ... and the stuff they've told us is going to kill us has NONE. Or virtually none. What's wrong with us? did we lose all our reasoning skills? ...or, maybe I should say, "reading" skills?!? ack

Let me introduce another gasp/oh no item: lard. Remember how wonderful lard was for baking? well it STILL IS. Good lard, I mean. Pastured. I make some "Primeo" (love it!) stuff and occasionally use lard in it. Still has the same effect, imagine that!

Way to go with your discoveries. I'm envious of your carb allottment ... if I get even close to 100, I stall. Maybe someday I'll be able to creep up that high. I'm such a junkie. -sigh-

But we're having chicken tonight, and I've got dibs on the skin!!! lol
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 3/18/2012 8:41AM

    It just goes to show you - "they" don't know everything!

WTG on your 1.9 lbs released into the wild, never to return!!

Love you,
linda
p.s. although I don't count my carbs - I do use butter and natural fats - sometimes I eat the skin too! *sinfully good*

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