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Old 02-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #621
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Well, I'm down 3.8 pounds for the first three weeks. It's slow progress but at least the needle on the scale is going in the right direction.
Good for you! It's a start. Good inspiration for me to get started, again.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #622
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Try soaking the green ones in Gin!
Sounds like a good idea, once I get rid of the salt.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #623
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PF, I'm guessing you weren't soaking kalamata olives? Finally, today, they taste like they aren't too salty. I can see from this thread that I started soaking them on 4 Feb.

I think it's that shiny skin that repels the water.

I'm going to try some of the green ones with pimentos next. They should be easier.
No, I just soaked a can of black olives, Black Pearls. I don't soak my Kalamatas, I just wait until I can have a salt free day and then pig out.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #624
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i have lost ten pounds but am stuck there. hate when that happens. makes it hard to stay with it. i am though, just wish it could be quicker.
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No, I just soaked a can of black olives, Black Pearls. I don't soak my Kalamatas, I just wait until I can have a salt free day and then pig out.
I won't be doing any free salt days for a while. That blood pressure that shot up to 180 is going down. I measured it Friday and it was 143. Not eating so much salt seems to be doing the trick.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #626
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I won't be doing any free salt days for a while. That blood pressure that shot up to 180 is going down. I measured it Friday and it was 143. Not eating so much salt seems to be doing the trick.
I am intesnly sensitive to salt, it shows up in my blood pressure, every time. But, if I can cut out salt in all of my food for a day, I can enjoy the kalamatas for a snack. I didn't mean that for one day I would just kick my low salt diet to the curb...I will do that for carbs, but not for salt.
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I am intesnly sensitive to salt, it shows up in my blood pressure, every time. But, if I can cut out salt in all of my food for a day, I can enjoy the kalamatas for a snack. I didn't mean that for one day I would just kick my low salt diet to the curb...I will do that for carbs, but not for salt.
That makes better sense.
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i have lost ten pounds but am stuck there. hate when that happens. makes it hard to stay with it. i am though, just wish it could be quicker.
Be patient Little Grasshopper!
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pigged out last night. hate it when i do that. hopefully no weight gain.
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pigged out last night. hate it when i do that. hopefully no weight gain.
You are doing great so far and one day of cheating.. meh it happens.. keep up the great work!!
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