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    I am very excited to do this challenge. I have made many lifestyle changes in the past 4 years. I am doing this to tweak my diet some more to shed these last 30lbs.


    Breakfast 1 hard boiled egg and organic peach


    Lunch 1/4lb ground turkey with assorted veggies, like napa cabbage, onions, garlic, zuchinni, carrot and salt-free seasoning blend

    handful of almonds and one apple


    Dinner will be some veggie soup made out of fish stock.


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    Day 2:


    Breakfast: I sauted in butter 2 handfuls of baby spinach. When wilted I seasoned with organic salt-free veggie blend (Costco) and then added 2 chopped hardboiled eggs. This was so good!


    Lunch: Made a salad with arugula, diakon radish slices, 1 small cucumber, some purple onion and brocolli slaw. I then mushed up a can of sardines in spring water, added some olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar and teaspoon of Dijon mustard. I mixed this with the salad and also added 1 chopped hardboiled egg. Very tasty concotion if I do say so myself.

    1 peach


    Dinner: I sauted 1/2 purple onion, 1 sliced carrot, 1 sliced zuchinni and medium head of napa cabbage in some butter. I then added the same organic herbal blend from Costco and 1 teaspoon of curry powder. I then placed 2 seasoned salmon fillets on top of the veggies, covered with lid and lowered the heat a bit and waited for the fish to be ready. This was excellent and I will make this dish again. I loved the veggies fixed this way!


    Later on tonight I will have 1 apple.


    I really enjoyed all my food today.


    In the gym this morning, I went on a 40 minute bike ride, the bike was set at level 10.

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      Day 3:


      It is day 3 and I am feeling great and not having any issues with this challenge at all.


      Breakfast:


      1 hard boiled egg and organic white peach. Yummy!


      Lunch:


      I had some beef from the bone soup I made. One cup of bing cherries and handful of almonds.


      Dinner:


      Bone broth soup with mustard greens, kale, chard, kombu, fungi. Had a big bowl of soup.


      Later on tonight I will either have an apple or another peach.

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        Day 4:


        Went really well, no cravings at all. We are having cooler weather suddenly so my arthritic feet are acting up.


        Breakfast:


        2 large handfuls of spinach sauted in a little butter, then 1 handful of brocalli sprouts thrown in the skillet also. I added 2 chopped hard boiled eggs and really enjoyed my breakfast.


        Lunch:

        Big bowl of beef bone broth that I made the other day, with some of the beef from the broth. 1 organic peach and handful of almonds.


        Dinner:


        Sauted in glee, 1/2 onion, 1 carrot, 1 yellow squash and half head of purple cabbage. When these veggies were almost done, I placed 2 small halibut steaks that were seasoned with salt-free organic veggie blend. Covered skillet with lid and steamed the fish. Very tasty, both hubby and I enjoyed this dinner.


        1 organic peach

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          yum, Helen ! your meals all sound great - is your hubby doing it with you ?? Mine is, pretty much, but I think he will have tortilla chips at lunch sometimes LOL !!!

          I got some beef bones for soup - looking forward to that !

          PrimalMom
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            My husband is not going entirely primal. That is the next step! He has a bowl or oatmeal in the morning and a rice cracker in the afternoon with with almond butter and jam. All other meals are primal. I am so proud of him!

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              Day 5:


              On the suggestion of my personal trainer, I am going to forgo weighing myself until the end of the challenge. I am a bit obsessed with the scale. I can go back for 3 years and tell you what I weighed on any particular day. Wish me luck on breaking the scale habit!


              Breakfast:


              Leftover veggies from last night's dinner along with 2 hardboiled eggs. Yummy as usual!


              Lunch:


              Big bowl of bone broth and veggie soup. I think I have enough soup left for about 3 or 4 days. I made a big pot! 1 cup big cherries and handful of almonds.


              Dinner:


              Nice big salad made out of arugula, spinach, brocalli sprouts, 1 persian cucumber and daikon radish and 2 chopped up hardboiled eggs. Dressing was apple cider vinegar, mustard and olive oil.


              Later on I will have the last organic peach. They are soooooooooooo good!


              I made my hubby a veggie fritata for dinner. I used 1/4 purple onion, 1 zuchinni, 1 carrot, spinach and 1 chopped up turkey sausage. I used 2 whole eggs and 1/4 cup of leftover egg whites that I had on hand. He enjoyed his dinner with some salso spooned on top.


              Bring on day 6!

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                Day 6:


                Had a very relaxing day today. Usually we are out of the house by 6:30am each morning in a hurry to get to the gym and workout.


                I had time to make these really tasty gluten free muffins that Grain Free Girl posted. Here is a link to that recipe: http://grainfreegirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/low-carb-grain-free-flax-muffins.html


                I made one of these easy to fix muffins and had a veggie fritata also


                Lunch: Big bowl of leftover veggie and bone broth soup. 1 cup cherries


                Snack: One slice of cantelope, it sure was good!


                Dinner:


                I browned 1lb of ground turkey, then sauted these veggies:

                1/2 yellow onion

                3 cloves garlic

                1 carrot sliced

                1 zuchinni sliced

                1 yellow zuchinni also sliced

                1/2 head of a small purple cabbage

                I seasoned this all with a southwest type seasoning that I make and also threw in some brocalli sprouts. These sprouts, sort of looked like thin pasta.


                I had a bowl of this mixture and set aside the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.


                So this portion made 3 generous servings.


                I also had a handful of almonds.


                I did not step on the scale today, it was a challenge not to do this. lol

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                  Day 7:


                  I did great, did not step on the scale today. It sort of feels good to be free of the daily stepping on the scale.


                  Breakfast:


                  1 slice of cantelope and 1 hard boiled egg.


                  Lunch:


                  Ate yesterdays dinner leftovers.


                  Came back from church and had 1 cup of bing cherries and handful of almonds.


                  Dinner:


                  Was a big salad. I took this large bowl, opened up one can of sardines, the kind in spring water. Mushed them all up, then added apple cider vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt-free seasoning and fresh dill. I then tossed in a handful or arugulla and spincah leaves. 1 sliced cucumber, about a 3 inch piece of daikon radish and some brocolli. I gave this mixture a good mix and had it for dinner. It filled me up and only one bowl to wash. lol


                  I do miss my tomatoes, but I have given up eating nightshades.


                  Bring on week 2!

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                    Randomly read this post and:


                    "Lunch: Made a salad with arugula, diakon radish slices, 1 small cucumber, some purple onion and brocolli slaw. I then mushed up a can of sardines in spring water, added some olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar and teaspoon of Dijon mustard. I mixed this with the salad and also added 1 chopped hardboiled egg. Very tasty concotion if I do say so myself."


                    is basically what I have for lunch most days of the week. I love it!

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                      Day 8:


                      We had a great workout with our trainer this morning. I can see some muscles starting to grow!


                      Breakfast:


                      1 slice of cantelope

                      1 hard boiled egg


                      After we came home from the gym, I had 1 cup of bing cherries and handful of almonds.


                      Lunch:


                      Big bowl of the same soup from a few days ago. I think 2 more days and I will be finished with the soup and then it will be time to make some more bone broth.


                      Dinner:


                      Big curried veggie fritatta! It was great!

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                        Day 9:


                        Avoided stepping on the scale again today. I think I like this freedom!


                        At the gym took a 6 mile bike ride. Was very sweaty when finished.


                        Breakfast:


                        1 slice of cantelope and 1 hard boiled egg.


                        Lunch:


                        Big bowl of soup, 1 cup cherries and 3 very small figs. Plus a handful of walnuts.


                        Dinner:


                        Curried assorted sauted veggies, like onion, carrot, zuchinni, napa cabbage, brocolli and spinach. When veggies were almost done, I placed 2 seasoned tuna steaks and covered it with lid and let the tuna steam cook. Easy one skillet meal!


                        I am finding that my body is less stiff. Usually after even a short ride in the car, I come out all stiff and it takes about 30 steps to unstiffen me. lol

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                          Day 10:


                          How quickly these past 10 days have flown by! I am dying to weigh myself, but so far I have been real good at not doing it.


                          Breakfast:


                          I had a yummy breakfast, consisting of sauted in glee brocolli sprouts, about 2 cups and then added 2 eggs along with 1/4 cup of leftover egg whites. It turned out like a veggie pancake and I really enjoyed it!


                          Lunch:


                          1 cup big cherries. I love summer fruits! 3 small figs, handful of walnuts and big bowl of beef bone veggie broth. I finally finished the soup. Tomorrow I will make some fish soup, that should last me a few days also.


                          Dinner:


                          Large salad made with arugula, purple onion, cucumber, diakon radish, jicima and brocolli sprouts, can of sardines in olive oil. I used the olive oil as part of my dressing. I also added 1 perfectly cooked hard boiled egg.

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                            Day 11


                            Woke up early as usual and went to the gym. I biked for 40 minutes, broke out in a great sweat and felt great after the bike ride.


                            Breakfast:


                            1 hard boiled egg 1 slice of melon


                            Lunch:


                            Handful of walnuts, 1 cup of bing cherries and bowl or fish soup made out of salmon skeletin that still had lots of meat attached. I added 1 chopped up large leek, 1 bunch of chopped up kale, handful of dried mushrooms, 1 slice of kombu and some dried fungi. It was a pretty tasty soup and I have enough for at least 3 more days.


                            Dinner was hard boiled egg masala served over a bed of arugula. Here is the link to the recipe. I added 1 chopped up zuchinni and substituted 5 cups of fresh baby spinach for the tomatoes. Very quick and easy dinner.


                            http://ediblearia.com/2009/08/09/hard-boiled-eggs-masala/


                            3 small figs.


                            I still have not stepped on the scale!

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                              I e-mailed a copy of my food journal to my trainer to see what he thinks.

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