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Old 03-04-2017, 11:01 PM   #1176
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Where are you from? I always thought that you are from USA#1. Apparently I was wrong.
I'm from Canada aber meine Mutter kommt aus Deutschland. We never have to pay anything out of our own pocket.

Some think tank calculated that 24.3% of tax revenues are spent on healthcare, and that the 10 per cent of Canadian families with the lowest incomes pay an average of about $487, the 10 per cent who earn an average income of $55,271 pay an average of $5,285, and the top 10 per cent of income earners pay $32,628.
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:55 PM   #1177
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I'm from Canada aber meine Mutter kommt aus Deutschland. We never have to pay anything out of our own pocket.
Cool. It is really cool that you speak some german. It is difficult to teach children language, once you move to a different country. I see it a lot in a russian community here. Children that are born in Germany rarely speak russian. And it never hurts to be bilingual.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:00 PM   #1178
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Looks like I am starting next fall as a prof at university. ........
Total identity crisis. I don't feel like a prof. I don't feel like this picture that I present. I feel like insecure, fat looser with issues. This "fake it till you make it" doesn't work. I made it according to all societal metrics, but I don't feel like that.

What am I?

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Old 03-05-2017, 02:50 PM   #1179
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Looks like I am starting next fall as a prof at university. ........
Total identity crisis. I don't feel like a prof. I don't feel like this picture that I present. I feel like insecure, fat looser with issues. This "fake it till you make it" doesn't work. I made it according to all societal metrics, but I don't feel like that.

What am I?
A work in progress. As are we all.
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:00 PM   #1180
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Looks like I am starting next fall as a prof at university. ........
I can totally see it. You'll be great. Congrats!
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:44 PM   #1181
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I thought that there is no more veg, at least what is grown in Europe, that I haven't tried. I was wrong. Two new things I tried in this yoga retreat were
salsify

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jerusalem artichokes
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Inspired by this experience I am going to make a reappearing theme here "food you probably haven't tried yet". Today's hero is beetroot. It tastes slightly sweet, is deep purple color, goes well in various salads or soups and is for sure going to have another appearance here.

That is how it looks like. Here I started already to peel it. You can cook or bake it. Or even do it in a microwave. I cooked it and made an apple salad with it. Basically beetroot cooked and cut in pieces. Added an apple and some parsley on top. Dressing is some apple vinegar with salt and few drops of olive oil.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:40 PM   #1182
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Beetroot is literally one of the best healthiest things nature produced, the dark knight of veggies.
It is one of those foods i was Forced to eat my whole youth but now i have constant natural craving. 10 days ago after longish time i picked up a jar in a supermarket, after opening it (home) went through it whole in 20 minutes ''like an ox through the cabbage''. This is ~how it looks pickled.
http://www.healthline.com/hlcmsresou...de06-beets.jpg

It is prob even better prepared fresh from the root soured in vinegar and stuff for the salads...appetizers... I guess it can be good in fruit salads as well but rn my taste buds are just refusing to even think about that. Jarred or canned is also fine cause then without much mess you get left lot of juice as well. To see a drug addict dragged down by aids, put on an extreme Beetroot Juice Cleanse... Just, see what happens.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:52 AM   #1183
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Beetroot is literally one of the best healthiest things nature produced, the dark knight of veggies.
It is one of those foods i was Forced to eat my whole youth but now i have constant natural craving. 10 days ago after longish time i picked up a jar in a supermarket, after opening it (home) went through it whole in 20 minutes ''like an ox through the cabbage''. This is ~how it looks pickled.
http://www.healthline.com/hlcmsresou...de06-beets.jpg

It is prob even better prepared fresh from the root soured in vinegar and stuff for the salads...appetizers... I guess it can be good in fruit salads as well but rn my taste buds are just refusing to even think about that. Jarred or canned is also fine cause then without much mess you get left lot of juice as well. To see a drug addict dragged down by aids, put on an extreme Beetroot Juice Cleanse... Just, see what happens.
hehe
I realized only after your post, how strange the combination apples + beetroot + vinegar-salt dressing might seem. It depends on your taste buds if you gonna like it or not. I like it now, but as child, I would have found it meehhhh. Generally apples with their mild sourness go well in many non-sweet main dishes. And beetroot has some sweetness in it, basically like carrots. I definitely will post some more strange recipes with beetroot.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:16 PM   #1184
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Today is international women's day. It is not much celebrated in the western world, but is pretty big in all former UdSSR. Interestingly the first observed celebration of it was in USA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern..._Women%27s_Day

"The earliest organized Women's Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York. It was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Worker's Union.[3] "

"inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual International Woman's Day (singular) and was seconded by fellow socialist and later communist leader Clara Zetkin,"

In former UdSSR it lost its politicized, feminist component and became basically a day, when all women get a lot flowers and guys try to do chores. Here is a picture of very old fashioned 8 March card with two famous in Russia cartoon figures: Crocodile Gena and Cheburashka.

And I wish to all women, who is reading this, spring feelings and good mood and guys that are nice to you not only on the international women's day.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:31 PM   #1185
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Happy 8th бејбе, somebody should make you

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eZ8wsvpM1...la%2Bmakro.jpg
So good with cheese

http://www.recepti.com/img/recipe/17...vekla_zoom.jpg
I think those are stuffed with kajmak actually..

http://moje-grne.com/wp-content/uplo...purna-jaja.jpg
Eggs, pickled in ... ....
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:53 PM   #1186
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I planted some beetroot today! They say February is the latest time to plant it where I am but I am taking a punt so fingers crossed it works out. Fresh beetroot is so much nicer than the tinned stuff.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:25 AM   #1187
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Happy 8th бејбе
Tx.

The timing of your receipes was perfect. I had pomegranate and was thinking what to do with it. So it became the first picture of yours. I had few girls coming over yesterday and the dish went away very fast.

Two others also look delicious. Definitely going to try them.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:05 PM   #1188
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I ate today so many frogs, that I totally deserve an hour of yoga with thinking only about how to breathe right. I felt so overwhelmed in the morning. It was really a bunch of paperwork and mails and dealing with insurances and all organizational stuff, that stresses me out. But now that I have done everything I planned I feel so...... puhhhhhhhh..... "now I can breathe out".

If I ever become really rich, I won't have big house or so...., but I will have a really good secretary. But I won't have a cleaning lady, because chores are rather meditative for me.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:59 AM   #1189
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Coffee with a piece of lemon squeezed in it and then just left in coffee for more flavour . For some it sounds weird, I like it. It is more fresh, more something to wake-up than just coffee with milk.


Generally somehow everything is good. Things are falling into place. Zero drama. Feeling good. Zero stress with family, zero stress in job. Plan to work-out, do one letter to the insurance, some crafting and some poker. Life is good.

Dear Universum, please let me keep this state.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:30 PM   #1190
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Alc musings

I am living in rather middle class/bourgeois area of town. That means that passed out from drugs or alk people on a side walk are rather seldom. Today I observed one. The guy was super drunk. Drunk to the state where he had no control over his legs. Watching him stumbling down the street made me so glad that I never got into this addiction. I had in my life two phases, where I drunk more than I should. But in both this phases it was rather not for fun, but more to sedate, to take an edge out of emotions. Alk never triggered my pleasure center. And I am so thankful for that.

Anyway at some point he just passed out in the middle of the side walk. I called the police. I mean..... I don't know..... It was kind of cold, and I prefer to be in a society, where people laying in the street do get some kind of help.

Am just glad that last time I had alcohol was on new year celebration and two times that I was drunk to the state pass-out are almost 20 years ago. I like to keep control over my legs.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #1191
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Working my butt off and feeling sorry for myself. Don't like feeling sorry for myself. Need to find someone else to feel sorry for.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:04 PM   #1192
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Working my butt off and feeling sorry for myself. Don't like feeling sorry for myself. Need to find someone else to feel sorry for.
Have found few objects with harder life than me in direct environment (my mom, a friend with big relationship problems and young guy). Tried to make their life better. Don't think that I was really successful in that, but stopped feeling sorry for myself.

Conclusion: it helps sometimes just to shift the focus.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:47 AM   #1193
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There is one thing, where my mind goes into split: fat people.

On one side, I think all this condescending talk about fat is horrible. It is horrible that people are judged by how much they weigh. I understand that fat is not about will power and that food intake regulation is very complicated thing. I felt and feel myself often fat, although rationally I get that at 59 kg, I am normal. I blame this "feeling fat" on how much is appearance made important by mass media. I feel also that all "big is beautiful" movements are no less horrible. The emphasis is put on the wrong thing in all of that. I know that at any weight I was, I had men who found me attractive and men who found me to fat (even when I was 48 kg) and men who found me to thin (even when I was 80 kg). I myself found guys attractive who where massively overweight and guys who where in olympics for Germany. So I get that thin is not equal attractive. I like that




At the same time I do judge. I would like to get rid of this judgmental thinking.

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Old 03-17-2017, 10:32 PM   #1194
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like it, like it, like it!
Can so identify with what she says and like how she presents it.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:08 AM   #1195
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Things that improved, stayed the same or got worse since I started this blog:

The situation with my job improved immensely.

When I started this blog I was in a job with which I was deeply frustrated, felt unappreciated and trapped. Interestingly I had been in this job for 8 years. It had been at the beginning clearly better, but last three years had been just bad. Since then I changed two jobs and this year I will have the third. This time it goes hand in hand with complete career change. On one side it looks not so good, because I stayed for shorter times in every job. But that is because I learned to go, when it starts to be bad. So my average job satisfaction made a huge jump to the positive. The magic/key to achieve this was not to be scared by unemployment, not to cling to a job at any cost. I am raised by example of my mom, and that is: work work work work work, never say no, work, stay in a job, even if it is incredibly ****ty. And it was very difficult to let go of this behavior pattern. And it is true, that whatever happens in our live is for the best: My GA played a huge role in this improvement with my job situation. I learned through GA that I can perfectly fine live on basically nothing. It doesn't stress me out not to spend money. I know where I can get help if I need with utilities and rent. I am fine with having no money, and that takes money out of the reasons to stay in a ****ty job.

The situation with food improved.

I can't remember, when I was last time in McDo. I can't remember when I binged really bad. The key with this was basically the same that was with stopping destructive gambling: mindfulness. I observed myself with McDo. What exactly made me go there? Which emotions exactly do I have, why was I doing that, although I knew that in aftermath I would be pissed at myself? And then worked consciously against this things. For example with McDo it was often the situation, that I was hungry while travelling and McDo was conveniently always around. I started to take a lunch packet with me every time I travel for more than 4 hours. Another reason why I had been to McDo more than I actually would like, is advertising. It just works with me. If I see a picture of good food together with a offer like buy two get third for free, it is difficult for me to resist. The key here was to remind myself, that real McDo food doesn't look like the pictures in the advertisement. Real McDo is disgusting. And buying two and get a third one for free, when I need only one is not saving a price of one, but overspending the price of one.

The situation with pregnancy got worse. I got older and still not pregnant.

The situation with men got worse. I don't know...... I just somehow .... I have problems to fall in love. Even worse..... I have problems to find anyone, who won't go on my nerves. Someone where I would think, that it is worth to deal with bugs in his head. Most of the time I feel bored at the end of the date.

The situation with my family is about the same like it was.

My GA was under control when I started this blog, so the situation with it is the same. It doesn't bug me, but I am constantly vigilant with it. It was too bad to repeat it ever again.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:04 AM   #1196
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Lapka,

I think it is an interesting position regarding fat people. I have a friend who is clearly very anti-fat people yet has been a chronic alcoholic for all his adult life, never working a day in his life. I think that food addiction could be a harder addiction to conquer than drugs and alcohol as it is something you need to function yet with alcohol and drugs it is possible to just give them up completely.

Whilst I am not pro in regards to fat shaming people I don't think the pro fat movement is a good path to head down either. Helping people with encouragement and advice is a good path to take as I have seen you do with Mlylt. People who are fat feel bad enough as it is without shaming them and making fun of them regarding their weight.

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:01 PM   #1197
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Tx.

Series "food you probably didn't try yet"
Jerusalem artishoke-german (tominambur)-russian(топинамбур)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_artichoke
Here you see on the left one piece already peeled and two still with skin on it.

I think it is interesting that it is a root of actually pretty flower:


For me it is also interesting, because I can understand my grandgrandma now better. She died when I was 20 y.o. My acestors immigrated from Germany to Russia in 1800 and then lived in pretty separated villages along the Volga. So the german language stayed there like it was in Germany around 1800. And my grandgrandma called potatoes "shoke". That has nothing in common neither with german name for potatoes (kartoffeln) no with russian (kartoshka). I associated it for long time somehow with "shokolade" -russian name for chocolate. Only when I saw the english name "jerusalem artichoke", I understood, that "shoke" is abbreviation from artichoke.

But anyway..... This jerusalem artichoke is something I tried myself only few weeks ago. You can actually get it in Germany at NETTO, a pretty cheap grocery chain. I don't know why I haven't tried it before. So I am still experimenting myself with it.

If you google it, you see that you can use it raw in salads and cooked in many main dishes. I have tried mainly as substitute for cooked potatoes. This three I have used in a veg soup. I basically chop together everything you see on the picture, added some broth and cooked for about 10 min.

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Old 03-20-2017, 02:08 PM   #1198
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Difficult decisions:

I have either to deliver a result by this Wednesday and then we keep the client or if I don't he will look somewhere else. The difficult thing is that I have to tell in the next hour if I can deliver or not. The probability is about 50% that I can do the task by Wednesday. The worst thing would be if give the confirmation that I can do it and then won't be able to finish it in two days.

What am I going to tell the client?

Clearly I have huge pressure to give the confirmation. Gooooddddd! I hate such situations. It is incredibly uncomfortable for my brain.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:24 AM   #1199
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Given that saying you'll deliver and then failing to do so is a very bad outcome and that the odds are 50 50, this seems like an easy decision EV wise. I agree that informing the client of this is the hard part though.
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I am under immense pressure to do things, I don't want to do. My mom pushes me to use an egg cell donor. I have to calm down and think out a long term strategy in dealing with that.
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