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12/29/12 8:06 P

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Definately planning to get back on track and bring on the power in 2013.

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12/28/12 10:57 P

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I completely fell off too!... I will get back on track on January 1st! emoticon

I am exercising though... love my new BAS (... like a heavy bag) and boxing/kickboxing!... Hopefully that will offset the bad eating!

... that's ok, lets rock 2013!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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12/28/12 5:42 P

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I completely fell off the paleo wagon....I have celiac and made the cookies I haven't had in almost 10 years gluten free and I had a holiday with them. So back to paleo Jan. 2 is the plan as well as getting back to my exercise routine.

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12/5/12 5:49 P

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I have not been the strictest lately anyway, and Christmas is really not a big food day for me so I am not too worried about it at all. I am going to my in-laws, and they are not cooks. They have ham that I don't like, corn, and mashed potatoes that are fair at best with canned gravy. I load up on snacks (nuts and a meat and cheese tray) and bring some gluten free cookies for myself. I try to eat before I leave the house. I have had bad reactions to the brand of ham they buy so I may just use that as an excuse to bring myself something else...

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12/3/12 10:01 P

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Sheesh! Pecan chocolate pie and ice cream? I feel your pain as I would find that incredibly hard to say no to. I find it difficult to pass up the cookies, stuffing and what not, but I keep telling myself that it will lead to a horrific migraine 24 hours later if I eat it (I still do though). I usually try to load up on primal foods first, then indulge in the wheats afterwards (dessert) and try to make it very small. Anyone who gets on my case about not eating the phylo or pastries, I just tell them wheat makes me feel really sick and they usually don't bug me anymore about it. As for booze, I dont drink much anyways, so a glass of wine or a rye and ginger ale is usually it for me.

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12/3/12 10:47 A

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My daughter, grandchildren, and I live together. Our kitchen is full of carbs! My size three daughter is sympathetic to my need to eat protein, vegetables, and fruits, and has increased the family's consumption of fruits and vegetables. But the carbs are the mainstay of the family meals. So the family holiday issue for most people on Paleo is a daily issue for me.

I continue to prepare many of the meals, but only eat the parts that are Paleo without any discussion. When I do talk about Paleo I focus on my own personal health needs. It's a challenge to have chocolate pecan pie in the kitchen, but I am handling each situation individually. My daughter, in return, listens to me when I ask that she not bring tempting ice cream into the house this week.

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12/3/12 10:15 A

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I know that family would not understand if I tried to explain, so as I did for Thanksgiving, I will bring a number of side dishes. They were well received without anyone knowing they were Paleo. Afterall, their ignorance is my bliss!

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12/3/12 9:42 A

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I'm Celiac (and through elimination testing, learnt there's a bazillion other things -- even Paleo, as a matter of a fact, way more Paleo things that I cannot eat!) so I can't eat 'normal' food to begin with -- meaning anything cooked that could be cross-contaminated.

It's a strain. It's best if I cook everything cos if there's a contamination, it's on me!

I'll be honest: I like whiskey and I like sugar. These aren't healthy choices. In moderation, I believe they're fine (and of course, I'm not a medical pro and if you have diabetes or something, follow your dr's orders!).

I'll probably make some 'okay for my body' cookies of some kind and probably muffins. I prefer cake but muffins are easy to pass out and 'cute,' so even adults like them. I'm an excellent cook (35 years experience cooking for the whole family, not just playing!) if I do say so myself! I cook some weird stuff and it's never 'pretty' but almost everybody loves the taste (and it's okay for ME). It works best if I do the cooking :)

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12/3/12 7:38 A

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Just my opinion and I'm sure many would disagree but I would accept the invite. I think sometimes, no matter what lifestyle change you subscribe to, you have go with the flow and eat things that you know are not the best of choices. The key is to limit these to as few as possible and not to allow one bad day become serveral. Have more salad (a staple with lasagna) and a small piece. Enjoying the time with a sick friend is more important! Life is short you have to cherish friendships. Hopefully there is enough other food there for you to eat but if not enjoy- even eat some before you go so that you eat very limited quantities.

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12/3/12 12:07 A

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I agree that it would be hard to turn down that invitation - I hope there will be enough other things to eat besides the lasagne.
I live alone and have no family here to celebrate with, so I will make my traditional holiday meal of turkey breast, baked yam (I only eat half at one meal, and the other half the next day), and steamed broccoli.

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12/2/12 9:49 P

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On another paw, more locally, I just got an e-mail invite to a lasagna dinner next weekend. I'd be tempted to decline, but the woman who invited me is dealing with serious cancer issues and I think this event is intended to raise awareness for her form of cancer. I support that idea! I think I will be eating ahead of time and just picking at foods enough to be sociable. (Or maybe I can say that I am gluten-intolerant, although strictly speaking, this isn't precisely true...)

Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)



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12/2/12 9:37 P

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Excellent question!

I won't have the best options when I am out of town for the Holidays, but they (family) are already aware I just don't eat dessert, and I eat eggs for breakfast (rather than cereal, that they eat). Still, while I am at home I will stick to the Paleo (or at least, Primal) plan, although I've come to the conclusion that dairy, other than the right types of yogurt, is not really all that good for me. It won't be perfect, and I'm sure folks may think I am "depriving" myself when I can make my choices, but that's not the case at all any more.

Since family is out of town, as in airline distance, bringing Paleo (or any) snacks won't be an option.

Edited by: CEDARBARK1 at: 12/2/2012 (21:39)
Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)



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12/2/12 8:48 P

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So, whats everyones game plan for sticking to Paleo? As its officially December, most folks are celebrating the holidays with food and beverages, so I'm curious to know how people will stick to eating healthy? Are you bringing paleo snacks to parties? Are you eating before hand or are you indulging as your cheat meal? If so, are you portioning to 'serving size'?

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