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Miscellaneous / What did you have for Christmas dinner?
« Last post by Warren Dew on December 26, 2019, 12:33:51 AM »
What did you have for Christmas dinner?

We had rib roast, USDA prime, and asparagus with melted butter.  Delicious!
Food Journals / Cautionary tales #25
« Last post by Warren Dew on December 26, 2019, 12:30:49 AM »
Had another period of high chocolate consumption over most of this year.  The store I got the 100% chocolate from stopped selling it, and Ghirardelli released a 92% that's regularly available, so switching to the 92% may have something to do with it.  However, a job where I often felt the need to get caffeine from chocolate to stay up late or wake up in the morning probably didn't help either.  Weight again went up, to a maximum of about 158.

I've managed to get my sleep schedule under control, my chocolate consumption has dropped in the last week or two, and my weight is down to 154.  However, in a possibly unrelated event, I had a full fledged cold, which I can't trace to anything nonpaleo.  However, having the heat out in half of the home and thus constantly going back and forth between a 70F area and a 55F area, both dry, may have been part of the issue.

Had a very nice rib roast, with asparagus and melted lemon butter, for Christmas dinner; my wife, three preteens, and I finished about half of the roast.
I'm a software engineer.  I've never had to do more than say "no, thank you" or "I don't eat that stuff" more than a couple of times.  I have lots of coworkers who eat unhealthy snacks all day and are overweight, but they all realize it's unhealthy, so once they realize I have a diet I really stick to, they don't tend to push.
I work in the financial services and my co-workers, managers and bosses think the Paleo diet is extremely unhealthy (too much meat... and even too many vegetables!). I must spend several hours a week defending my diet and my food choices.
There are only 4 of us (2 men and 2 women) in the company (20 people, 14 women and 6 men) who are not overweight or obese. The 2 men exercise a bit (and they're only around 30), the other woman doesn't eat a lot of cakes etc. The fact that I don't touch cakes and biscuits at all (even when it's someone's birthday) is a major gripe with my colleagues. We have free biscuits in the kitchenette area, and whenever we have a team meeting (at least 6-7 times a week, sometimes twice a day) everyone has biscuits... except me! I don't have milk or sugar in my tea/coffee either, which is another major gripe ('You are always on a diet!' 'Milk is healthy for you, if you don't drink milk, you'll develop osteoporosis!' etc.)
I exercise a lot: about half a dozen hours at the gym every week, a mix of aerobics, weight training, and Pilates, and I spend at least 2 hours walking every day as my workplace is in a rural area and I usually walk into town to catch my train home, and that takes over an hour. This means I do need fairly large quantities of food. I don't spend my workday munching at my desk, on the contrary: I will eat a couple of nuts or a piece of chocolate every 2 hours or so. However I do have a 'generous' lunch (usually stew and vegetables, which I bring in a 710ml thermos bottle, and extra rice which I warm up in the microwave) outside (even if it rains), because of the smell. My colleagues usually have a sandwich and a pack of crisps... but they spend the whole day eating biscuits, candy bar, yoghurts, breakfast cereals etc.
I've run into quite a few 'geeks' on paleo-ish forums, and most of the regulars at my local gym work in IT too. I'm thinking of changing careers and wondering whether I would be a good 'fit' in IT/STEM. I don't want to spend part of my workday arguing about food!
Thanks in advance.
Food Journals / Re: Getting started...
« Last post by gudjohn on October 13, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
Keep going on, this must do everyday. And this is what i keep to doing everyday. Thank you.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Where do you buy your food?
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 05, 2019, 06:10:06 PM »
I buy my ground beef from - I just put in an order for 80 pounds of beef, costing a little over $500, which will last my family a few months.  I buy most of the rest of my groceries from Whole Foods Mart.
Introductions / Re: Hi from Manila!!!!
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 05, 2019, 06:07:45 PM »
Diet and nutrition / Where do you buy your food?
« Last post by magelarsen on August 19, 2019, 05:56:04 AM »
Hi. I am looking for recommendations.

What sites do you go to find products for sale (Paleo-friendly only)?

Are there for example any sites that show sales across lots of shops?

Huge thanks for helping! xx
Introductions / Hi from Manila!!!!
« Last post by magelarsen on August 19, 2019, 05:44:08 AM »
Hello! What's up? Happy to be here!  8)
Introductions / Re: Howdy to all 2019 Resolution-ers!
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 13, 2019, 12:37:00 PM »
A belated welcome to you!
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