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    My goals:


    1. 90/10 Primal - leaving room for milk in the coffee and occasional cheese


    2. CrossFit - Having lots of fun with this...see my post under the CrossFit thread.


    3. More slow moving - it's 100 degrees here in the high desert of Washington state so I haven't been outside much.


    4. Continue to encourage & support healthy eating as a family - husband follows Zone/Paleo very closely and has lost 65 lbs since Jan 1. 17yo daughter tying to eliminate wheat, starches. 15yo son trying to eat more protein and vegetables.


    Intended result: weight loss and improved energy for me, continued good health for the family!


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    Day one was a bit of a challenge. You see I didn't remember The Challenge until I got to work...so I am counting my actual start as after breakfast


    I ate almonds and string cheese around 11:30. I refused to eat the Sweet & Salty bar I brought so when I took my lunch (usually at 1:00 or so) I stopped at the store and bought some roast beef at the deli and a pureed fruit smoothy...so sugar. Not the best, but not the worst. Dinner was salmon and bok choy. good considering it wasn't until 8:30.


    My schedule is wrecked again with the start of driver's ed for my youngest. 6-8 three nights a week. My norm is to leave work at 4:00 and go to the gym...then home for dinner. Now I must work out while he is at driver's ed and it just sets the timiing off.


    We must learn to adapt (like Grok) and not let it derail us!! School will start soon and we will all be on a more reasonable schelue...yeah!


    I did have a great workout last night...CrossFit style, although not the WOD. Warm up (1000m row), then 6 tire flips and 20 squats three rounds as fast as possible. Then 2min rest, then 8 russian tists and 15 wall balls, three rounds as fast as possible. Then 2 min rest, then 10 push ups and 20 sit ups, three rounds as fast as possible. Cool down (1000m row) and stretch.


    There you have it...Day ONE!

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      B: scrambled egs & applesauce, coffee w/milk...almost out of 2%, will switch to whole...still goes against the grain from years of low fat conditioning!


      11:00 - almonds, string cheese, grapes, carrots


      1:00 - ham


      D: will be a Big Ass Salad...haven't had one in a while. I'm mentally going over all the veggies in my fridge making a plan.


      Peace, out....

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        Waiting patiently for my PB book to arrive. I ordered it last Wednesday. Too late for UPS now....

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          I love goal number 4. It's nice to see a (mostly) selfless goal as part of the 30 day challenge. It's what MDA is all about and I love to see others acting likewise. Good luck on encouraging others to live a healthier lifestyle. Cheers!

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            Patty, I show that your book was delivered yesterday at 4:45 pm via USPS. Have you not received it? If not, give my customer support a call and they'll sort it out for you: 888-774-6259.

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              Hey Patty ! ... I am sure that driver's ed will be stressful - omg, I have about 6 years for that for my oldest - yikes !! ... AND I am still trying to get my 3yo to go potty - hm ..which is worse ??


              Your food is looking GOOD

              PrimalMom
              Check out my new blog at http://primalmom.blogspot.com

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                Thanks Mark! Mailman came late yesterday...the book is here!! Thanks for taking the time to read our posts!


                Teenagers are tough...I only hope they absorb some knowledge, make a few better choices now and lots of better choices once they are on their own. My husband and I have already 'recurited' his sister and cousin.


                Primal Mom - I remember potty training like it was yesterday! Every step of the parenting journey is great. My son has been driving race cars since he was 6 years old so actually driving a car on the street is a very long awaited event for him.


                Peace,

                Patty

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                  Dinner last night was a hamburger patty and a big salad...spinach, romain and bok choy w/ feta, pecans and a few craisins. Used commercial greek dressing that had some HFCS in it...ARGH!


                  Went to the dentist this morning...have to have a cavity filled for the first time in years!


                  Breakfast is sitting here at my desk: ham slices and almonds and a latte. Trying to sip slowly because the water is off until noon for 'hydrant work'...no bathroom breaks!


                  Have a great day everyone! Peace

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                    Lunch was scrambled egges, turkey bacon and apple sauce. No idea what's for dinner...DH and DD were going grocery shopping this afternoon so we'll see what they bring home


                    Today we retire the skim milk and make DS go to 2%. (I know...whole would be even better, but baby steps...CW got us here, it will take time to undo the damage) We'll see how it goes...he's big consumer cereal and thinks anything but skim milk is too gloppy. I've tried this before with limited success. He has no choice now...he needs more fat in his diet! He's 15yo, 6'1" and 140 lbs. He runs cross country and is working toward his black belt in Shudokan Karate. The boy needs to bulk up!

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                      Patty, your life sounds as hectic as mine! (My kids are 23, 19, 17, and 7.) Thanks for commenting on my journal...the support makes a huge difference. It's funny you mentioned the milk thing--I just bought a gallon of whole milk for the first time in years, LOL. Baby stepping right along with ya.

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                        2% milk went well. When I mentioned whole milk DD said "no way". Although she did make some great gluten free cookies yesterday form a mix...Red Mill. I had one and they were delish. They had lots of things like garbanzo flour, etc. Not too primal with all the bean stuff and brown sugar. But I have to say that they didn't feel like huge lump in my stomach, nor did I feel like I 'needed' more. i do feel that wheat is by far the worst grain for me so while I won't be overindulging in gluten free cookie, it's nice for a treat.


                        Dinner last night was brocolli with susage tomato sauce and some shredded mozzarella. Workout was CorssFit's 'row-burpee-run". I scaled it to 300m row, 10 squat thrusters, 200m run. Three rounds for time. I was a great workout! Brekfast this morning was scrabled eggs with turkey bacon and grapes. And of course coffe w/ 2% milk


                        Have a great day everyone! Peace

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                          Had almonds for a snack at 10:30.


                          1:00 went to lunch with the in-laws and some of their friends (I have the BEST in-laws in the world!) While they all chose pasta & pizza, I chose (she says smuggly) a salad with mixed green, eggs, tomato, cucumber and free range chicken. It had buttermilk dressing that was salty, not sweet, but not too bad, considering it was the only thing on the menu even remotely primal! I didn't even have wine since I had to come back to work! Success with eating out!!


                          Peace, out!

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                            yay !!!!!

                            Did you get the "looks" ??? Like - why are you not gorging with us ????

                            PrimalMom
                            Check out my new blog at http://primalmom.blogspot.com

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                              PM- It was really quite amusing. One couple had gained A LOT of weight since last I saw them. They asked about my husband and I told them how he called me that very morning to share the news that he is down to 217 lbs (from 282 on Jan 1). They of course were polite, but quite sheepish...as they ordered their wine and pasta...then followed up with desert! Argh!


                              Last night I was able to get out of doors for a 3mi walk, then pullups & push ups on the playground. Had to kick a little kid off the bar for my last set of pullups! (Nicely of course!!)It has been over 100 degrees for a few weeks so it was stifling to be out and it felt great to be back on our gorgeous river trail!


                              Dinner was turkey breast, blueberries, cashews and -hold on to your hats- an ear of corn on the cob. It was delish now that Iam alowwing myself to use butter again...no regrets!


                              Breakfast: scrambled egge with a little cheddar, grapes, coffee w/ milk


                              TGIF! Peace, out!

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