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    Hi everyone,

    I started the Primal "diet" on January 2nd, so I am just over 2 weeks into this. I decided to go as Primal as possible
    cutting out all grains,sugar and dairy (except butter).So far everything is going great! I have managed to stick to it 100% and I feel great! The first few days I was a little bit irritable ( big understatement ). But, once I got through those first few days my mood stabilized and I started to feel fantastic. I have suffered from anxiety for the last 3 years,which has been very difficult ( I wouldn't wish this on anyone ). I find since cutting all of the crappy food out of my life I am feeling less and less anxiety. I have also given up alcohol,I am a fairly heavy drinker
    I would usually drink 3-4 times a week. I don't seem to crave it all and I am crediting my new way of eating for that.
    My husband has also decided to go Primal as well, actually he started first and I decided to join him. It is so awesome that we are doing this change together,I love that we are in the kitchen cooking together again .Ok, let me tell you a little bit about me.I am 42 years old and a mother of five, four girls and a boy! Their ages are 23,20,17,15 and 8,plus I have grandaughter that is turning 3 in March.I have always had a hard time with my weight,I have managed to stay "fluffy" most of the time.In the last couple of years I have put on around 20 pounds and am going to take it off once and for all! Since going Primal I am down 6 pounds! I am thrilled with this! I started to workout a few days ago,nothing major,I am doing 30 minutes on my treadmill on a 5% incline,a few weights and a plank (Usually around 45 seconds). I will step it up a bit shortly! I am really looking forward to all the changes to come with my new way of living!!

    Age: 42 year old female

    5'2

    SW:148.3
    CW:142
    GW:120ish

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    Today has been a really good day! Managed to get quite of bit of stuff organised around the house. I also got my butt on the treadmill for 30 minutes,did some weights ( for my biceps) and so far have done 2 planks first one for 1:03 sec. and the second one 1:05 sec. woo hoo!!!! So far today my food has been:

    Breakfast: Protein shake with coconut milk
    Lunch: shrimp,mushrooms, kale,swiss chard and spinach sauteed with coconut oil
    Supper is in the oven: Spicy paleo chicken drumsticks with steamed broccoli

    The kids are having the chicken, but they are having tortellini and alfredo sauce with it (poor things).

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    • #3
      Hi there,

      Just wanted to give a quick update.I am on day 17 and have managed to stay 100% ( it has been very easy).I took my measurements on Jan.6th:

      Chest 37.5
      Waist 31.5
      Abs 38
      Hips 39

      As of today Jan. 19th:

      Chest 37
      Waist 30
      Abs 37
      Hips 37.5

      and I am down 6.3 pounds!

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      • #4
        Osprey Journal Eleutheria, The Scottish Poetry Review Thunderclap Calliope Nerve Poetry warrior ... La la la la la 70. .... on reading and whenever he turned the page I thought he would look right at me and smile. ...... Perhaps an excuse to break monotony Or some primal memory aroused She spooks.

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        • #5
          Hi All,

          Had a fantastic Saturday.I was awake at 5:00 am ( but I wake up that time everyday)! My youngest daughter is in competitive cheerleading and she has practice Saturday mornings(and two other times during the week).So that helps keep me busy,she has her first competition of the season coming up next Saturday(I am very excited). My husband works in the oilfield so he is away lots,he made it home last night so that was nice!! I decided because my hubby was coming home last night that I would have a light breakfast and skip lunch because I was making a big supper.

          Breakfast: Protein shake with a half of banana ( I know,I know but I love my shakes)
          Lunch: I decided to skip, I wan't hungry and knew I was having a big supper
          Supper: Ribeye steak and a lobster tail (yes, I dipped the lobster in melted butter) Mixed greens sauteed in coconut oil with shrimp and mushrooms...Yummy!!!!

          I weighed myself this morning,I am trying to weigh myself once a week but I have a hard time doing that! I was down another pound,which makes it a total of 7.4 in just under 3 weeks!!!
          Last edited by lala70; 01-20-2013, 05:40 AM.

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          • #6
            The supper was great! Thank you

            Nice to get a home cooked meal after a week in camp. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to stay Primal in a work camp
            "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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            • #7
              You are welcome! Stop by anytime !!!

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              • #8
                Looks like you are doing great -- good for you!! Keep it up.....you'll inspire many!!

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                • #9
                  Thanks jak757!
                  Originally posted by jak757 View Post
                  Looks like you are doing great -- good for you!! Keep it up.....you'll inspire many!!

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                  • #10
                    Hi All,

                    Well today is 3 weeks completed at 100% primal! I weighed in this morning and I am at 142.1! I actually went up a pound since Sunday.That might have bothered me,but, I went to visit my daughter and grandaughter yesterday ( I haven't seen them since Nov.22nd). Anyway, when my daughter saw me she said "wow mom you look great"! She said she notices a big difference since she last saw me.I also noticed that a yoga jacket that I bought last month is fitting me much looser . Hard to believe that I can notice a difference in my clothes over a 6.2 weight lose.I am very pleased with my results so far,and I am looking forward to all to the changes yet to come .

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                    • #11
                      Hi All,

                      Day 25 and all is well! Have stayed 100% primal (again,it hasn't been hard). Well today is my daughter's first cheer competition of the season,and I am very excited .I am going to eat right before I leave the house and take some raw veggies to snack on in case I get hungry while I am there. I am sure that there will be lots of non-primal food there to eat,but, I am committed and will make good choices!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lala70 View Post
                        Hi All,

                        Day 25 and all is well! Have stayed 100% primal (again,it hasn't been hard). Well today is my daughter's first cheer competition of the season,and I am very excited .I am going to eat right before I leave the house and take some raw veggies to snack on in case I get hungry while I am there. I am sure that there will be lots of non-primal food there to eat,but, I am committed and will make good choices!
                        great job on the eating and good luck on the competition!

                        lu
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                        F, 48, 5'10"
                        Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                        Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                        Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks!
                          Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
                          great job on the eating and good luck on the competition!

                          lu

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                          • #14
                            Tell our little cheerleader to relax and have fun! Dad's thinking of you both
                            "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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                            • #15
                              Hi All,

                              Well I made it through the first cheer competition (my daughter's team took 2nd place). The smell of popcorn and other non-primal food lingered through the building (have to admit the popcorn smelled amazing ).But, I had packed a bag of baby carrots and while I watched others scarfing down handfuls of unhealthy food,I just nibbled on some carrots . A month ago I would have been fighting for spot in the hot dog line up.I found it quite easy to not to submit to the unhealthy food that surrounded me . I am also considering doing the whole 30 challenge.The problem is that I have a slight addiction to protein shakes.I have read that you cannot have have them on the whole 30.I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on some ideas on some shakes that would be acceptable while doing the whole 30? I will have hard time not weighing myself,but really need to "detox" myself from my scale.

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