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Near goal and how we are doing Paleo.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

We are eating mostly paleo. Stopped wheat and glutens months ago. I cook and bake everything. We have had pizza, muffins, cookies, bread, ice cream, crackers and pie. I can eat less than DH of these things. DH has scotch instead so beer. He was a beer freak. He had gout, no more. I have a drink every month or so. That may be red wine. I make grass fed jerky for us. We also keep a nut mixture around. We used to eat tubs of popcorn. DH stopped asking for it weeks ago. I make coconut ice cream. Sometimes use mix ins of dark chocolate or pecans. Using a bit of Heath bar today. Usually sugar free. Use some natural sweeteners.
I go pretty low carb when I want to drop weight. I learned to like celery with almond butter. I just love almond butter. Going to try making my own coconut milk and macadamia butter this weekend.
I made us sweet potato chips last and this weekend. We are making 10 pounds ea for three friends and family for Christmas.
We had a full paleo Thanksgiving. Some things were too sweet and thrown out the next day.
DH loves his bread. We make it almond flour in the bread machine and slice, keeping in the freezer. He only has one slice a day when he has it. It is made with other starch flours too.
We bought grass fed beef quarter and pasture pork half from Internet that was delivered to nearby city later. We bought a freezer this year.
We also bought a Sous Vide. It is a constant water bath at a set temperature. You use a vacuum bag and sealer for the meat.
DH went off his gout and stomach and blood pressure meds. I don't have migraines, was plagued with them for ~ 30 years, sometimes daily.
I use coconut oil in my skin. Soft!
I use coconut oil, eggs, avocado and bell pepper for breakfast. Some times bacon. I make our mayo, catsup, salsa. I use MCT oil on a salad before the EVOO and balsamic. I make frittata or crustless spinach quiche for breakfast. DH likes a bacon, egg and toast bkfst.
I use the Vita-Mix, Excalibur, crock pot, Sous Vide and stainless steel pans all the time. I bought several books, cookbooks and use the Internet a lot for recipes. I make DH anything he says he wants (that I can make paleo), I am so impressed that he eats this way and does not complain. He lost ~ 30 pounds and does not snore anymore.
I am near goal and have worn three of my small suits lately.
Just trying to go very low carb most days of the week and notice when I eat and am not hungry. The more I notice, the more I change my ways.
Am using a Kettlebell that is too heavy for me to squat and do arm swings. 35 lb. I do air squats too. Been swimming even as the pool has cooled down. Trying to get DH to build me a chin up bar. Sleep without ( ) to cool off and take advantage of the cold thermogenesis. Try to use PC and TV less just before sleep.
Taking deep breaths and not sweating the small stuff, it is all small. We are old and planning a simpler life style.
We both don't care about decorating this year, so calm Christmas. We have little family left.
Hugs and Happy Holidays to everyone.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 12/10/2012 7:15PM

    How wonderful Hubby is on board with you! What wonderful health improvements for both of you and so much less (or no) pain! Awesome! You are doing great! Happy Holidays!

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ALESHAWALKER 12/9/2012 3:45PM

    that is how I eat as well.... it can be hard sometimes but totally worth it once you're used to it!

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/9/2012 3:07PM


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MYLADY4 12/9/2012 12:07PM

    sounds like the healthy eating is working great for you guys. Keep up the great work :)

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LILY_SPARK 12/9/2012 10:34AM

    Way to go!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 12/9/2012 10:05AM


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SHERYLDS 12/9/2012 9:04AM

    It is amazing what a difference it makes when you eliminate wheat and processed foods from the diet. I got rid of my hypertension by doing it. (and I had it since I was 23, when I was younger,lighter, and more active). Hearing about all the improvements in your health just adds credence to the things I've read. It isn't just about weight, it's about what that stuff is doing to our bodies.

CONGRATS and I toast to your continued good health.

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-LINDA_S 12/9/2012 8:13AM

    Wow, you're really embracing this lifestyle! I'd like to try making jerky sometime. And a Sous Vide! How Iron Chef! I agree--you should write a book. In your spare time.

emoticon Hope this continues to be a fruitful way of life for you.

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ERIN1957 12/9/2012 4:44AM

    You need to write a book or at the least an e-book. This has been an amazing journey for you both. You said more here in a few paragraphs than many do in a full book. People want examples and the know how to's more than the fact sheets and studies.
What a beautiful journey you are having, congratulations on a journey well lived!!

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DEBRA0818 12/8/2012 11:57PM

    emoticon on the lifestyle transformation!

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DETERMINED_ME 12/8/2012 11:55PM

    emoticon on your success so far!

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JADOMB 12/8/2012 11:47PM

    Great job, I don't know if I will ever get to this strict of a diet, but who knows.

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A-NEW-TARA 12/8/2012 11:10PM

    So inspiring, congratulations on all your success!

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MSLZZY 12/8/2012 11:07PM

    Do what is best for both of you. Decorating is overrated.

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UNIQDRGNFLY 12/8/2012 10:58PM

    Thank you for sharing. This is the road my DH and myself have just begun, the wheat/gluten free life. Not a strict Paleo diet, but close.

I just put homemade chili in the freezer tonight. Our fav brand of chili listed rolled oats in their ingredients. I was crushed cause when I eat chili, chili is all I

You are very inspiring! emoticon

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BLACK-SWAN 12/8/2012 10:33PM

    congrats on your success!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/8/2012 10:10PM

    It sounds like you are making progress and that the paleo is working out well for you. Its cool that you make your own condiments and stuff, that way you know whats in it. =)

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GLC2009 12/8/2012 10:09PM

    i felt happy reading your blog. my dh finally quite eating wheat on monday. i quit eating wheat in january. i can see us following in your footsteps. emoticon

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HISTORYRUNNER 12/8/2012 10:09PM

    This. Is. So Encouraging! Keep on going!!! emoticon

Now I know we want to get a freezer next year to buy grass-fed beef in bulk. See, your blog was the tipping point!

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/8/2012 10:03PM

    So many good things in this blog. I have never made beef jerky even though I have a dehydrator.
Thank you for sharing so much of what you do. It is very inspiring. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 12/8/2012 9:55PM

    Love to hear about how much progress you've both made, especially about not having to take as many meds anymore! Inspiring!

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RG_DFW 12/8/2012 9:27PM

    and Happy Holidays to you as well

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