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    Hello to all,

    I thought I would start this journal in an attempt to keep me on the straight and narrow.

    Where to start, where to start??

    Okay after some nasty illnesses I was amazed to find out that everything is in working order and that the Docs reckon I can have babies. This was never ever a concern for me in the past as my husband and I never were interested in having children, yet for some reason we got older and our minds changed (how dare they). As a result of some tough dicussions we are now trying for a child.

    I go at everything like it is clinical writing lists and plotting charts as if it was a work project, where as my husband is the quite achiever and relies on kismet.

    I have tried for the last six weeks to go paleo, however I made some real bad rookie mistakes and ended up falling off the paleo wagon. However I think I may have a bit more of a handle on this paloe thing and I am on day two of my paleo quest.

    As I am trying to lose some weight (yep strange concoction, weight loss and pregnancy!!). I don't eat that much, however this is what I have put in my mouth so far.

    8th July
    Breakfast - 1 kiwi fruit, 5g goji berries
    Lunch - 200g home made tomatoe soup (mainly tomatoes really = 44cals)
    Dinner - Subway salad (my idea of takeaway), about 100g cold roast beef
    Admittedly I also put down about 4 cups of coffee, 800ml diet cola, 1200ml water and 1500ml light cranberry juice (fighting a cold). I also managed to chew on some sugar free chewing gum.
    I know that diet cola and gum are not paleo in anyway, however they are my little 'isms' I will ween myslef off of. Also today I found out that drinking the amount of coffee I do is not good for conception so I am going to have to give that up as well - damn you coffee police!! If anyone can shed some light on the coffee thing I would be grateful as I can give up diet cola and gum, but coffee!!

    9th July - today
    Breakfast - 1 kiwi fruit, 5g goji berries
    Lunch - 200g home made tomatoe soup (mainly tomatoes really = 44cals)
    Dinner - chilli beef sausage and salad
    Once again I have done 4 cups of coffee, 800ml diet cola only 400ml water (so far I am to put some more down my throat but I don't want to spend all night getting up for a wee) and gum.

    I am an emotional eater and if I am stressed, bored, upset, blah, blah, boah and that is when I look to the naughty food, however I have decided that those patterns are going to end up putting me into an early grave. So I have decided no more emotional eatting.

    At the moment I am ill with the flu and to make matters worse I am sporting two (yes two) broken elbows. This means that exercise is hard to come by. My over protective husband will not let me even go out for a walk. Tomorrow I intend to go for a morning walk with the dog (the culprit behind the broken elbows) for an hour. Then once I get the all clear from the surgeon I am going to go back to Crossfit (hopefully by beginning of August). I reckon with all of this and primal way of living I will both lose weight and hopefully fall pregnant and make big healthy babies.

    I am not a patient person so anyone who has any tips please let me know. Also if anyone can suggest a primal exchange for diet cola and gum I would really be interested in hearing about that.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    xxxx

  • #2
    I am new to the journal thing so I am making the assumption that I just continue adding to my first note.

    Today, today, today.....
    Okay 10th July
    Breakfast - small bowl of fruit salad, 1/2 rasher of bacon
    Lunch - I.F
    Dinner - 25g ham, 50g roast beef, kiwi fruit.
    2 cups of coffee, 1200ml diet cola, 400ml water

    Breakfast was a right pain. I went out with the husband for breakfast and everything was in a bun or something like that and I just couldn't be bothered explaining to Bev (the husband) why I would be picking everything out of the bun. So I opted for a fruit salad, call me tight but I loath paying AU$10 for a small bowl of melon, yep just melon. To me a fruit salad is a variety of fruit not just a few mouthfuls of different melon. Anyway moan aside I am still happy with my choice regardless, I also managed to pilfer 1/2 a rasher of bacon off of Bevs plate.
    Without realising it I was able to intermittent fast for lunch. I just got busy and didn't get a chance to have lunch, the great thing was that I wasn't hungry either so it all worked out well. Then come dinner I did have a lovely omelette and salad planned, however I didn't get home till late so I grabbed the most BP quick thing from out of the fridge.

    I am rather proud of myself as I have been BP for 3 days. However, why am I not pregnant? I am not a very patient person, so all this waiting just does me in.

    I have just thought, tomorrow is going to be a bit of a test for me. I am throwing a bit of a dinner party type thing, Bev has invited his work colleagues around for dinner and Bev has decided that he wants a ploughmans dinner put on (a cold buffet). There will be cold meats, cheese, cold boiled eggs, pork pie (a cold picnic pie), biscuits for cheese, warm rolls, cheese & onion scones, various salads and lots of little cakes for dessert. I have decided that I will only be eatting a little of the cold meats and some salad. However this is easier said than done as a ploughmans dinner is my favourite, I shall be strong and stay strong.

    Hope to speak to you tomorrow, however I may have visitors still so I won't get the chance.

    xxxx
    Last edited by Gumdrop; 07-10-2010, 04:54 AM.

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    • #3
      Thought I'd post to let you know you're not the only one trying! My husband and I have been trying for four years with no luck. I've been Primal for 3 weeks, but I am hoping it will help things. Unfortunately my husband took a job last year that puts him in Iraq for 9 months of the year ... so baby making is limited right now.

      But good luck! Have you read the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"? It's a great read with lots of valuable information. I just picked up a copy and wish I'd bought it four years ago.
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      • #4
        Evening all,

        Thank you for your good wishes Victoria, it is good to know that Iam not the only one out there. It is odd but i am sure that everywhere I look there are pregnant women!

        Well today I had big plans and as much as my plans didn't go to plan, they also didn't go bad either.

        I started the day off really well, then in the afternoon it got a little fuzzy around the edges.

        This morning I got up had some breakfast and managed to talk my husband into going for a walk with the dog with me. Unfortunatley I am still unable to take the dog for a walk on my own as I am walking a bit like robo cop with the broken elbows. This also means that I loose my balance really easily and I am not totally confident that I could restrain the dog if needed. The walk was awesome, the fresh air in my lungs, the warm sun on my face...I just love it all and miss it so much. Anyway before I get frustrated about how limited I am I will move on. As yesterday was so easy to I.F for my lunch I had planned to do that again, however I should know better than to plan it like that. I got the munches something chronic, however I stuck to BP foods and kept it paleo. Come the evening meal (remember we had guests round for the big ploughmans) and I did extremely well, I never touched any of the savory bisucuits, the breads, the scones or even any of the dairy. I was really proud that I kept myself on the straight and narrow. Every time I was slightly tempted I told myself it was for the pregnancy, that being BP significantly increased my chanced of getting pregnant. This worked, however the bit that I was not impressed with was that I ate far more than I had planned. I only wanted a little bit of meat, but it tasted so good. When dessert came out I opted for fruit, this was immensley hard as I was (and still am) really craving chocolate, however I have told myself that I will fall pregnant far quicker if I stay primal so I stuck to my guns.

        Breakfast - 1/2 kiwi, 1/2 pear, 4 strawberries, 1/2 persimmon (sharon fruit), 5g goji berries
        Lunch - 25g ham, 50g beef, 5 strawberries
        Dinner - 1 cup salad, 100g beef, 100g ham, pear, persimmon (sharon fruit)
        700ml water, 2000ml diet cola, 1 coffee

        I do not have any more diet cola in the house so I will not be drinking any more of it. I just fancy something with a flavour to it instead of plain water, someone once told me to put lemon in my water, but that didn't do anything for me.

        I also forget to say that I take a fish oil capsule, 3 calcium and a healthy bacteria tablet thing.

        Yesterday I managed to go for a lovely 1 1/2 hour walk on the beach, it was glorious, however studying the surf for box jelly fish wasn't totally fun, in the end I lost my bottle and walked just on the edge of the water. Then today I pushed out another rather relaxed hour walk. I do love the fresh air and the wonderful colours that nature has to show.

        I am such an impatient person, I really am. I want to be fit and well so that I can go back to doing my 2hrs of exercise a day (1hr walk am and 1 hhr crossfit pm), but until my elbows are good and I have the okay to do so fromt he doc then for now I am stuck doing nothing. Also if that isn't bad enough I am still not pregnant yet, well not that I know about! Not long though and I am confident that everything will come together. I am fully aware that crossfit and BP have an extremely high pregnancy success rate so I am going to stick with it not just for that reason but also because I will be healthy and that is priceless.

        Sorry I jumped subjects a bit then. Going back to dinner I did eat very sensibly just about 100g more than I had planned.

        Hey Victoria, good luck.

        xxxx

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        • #5
          I just wanted to second the book recommendation for "Taking Charge of Your Fertility". As far as getting pregnant/ waiting patiently, when was your last period? Women with a normal/average cycle typically ovulate about 14 days after the start of their period, and you have a 2-4 day window around ovulation for conception to take place. Once that happens, it's usually about 14 days later that you can get a positive pregnancy test. These numbers are all approximate, every woman's body is different, but they're a good starting point if your not yet familiar with your fertility signs. Depending on when your last period was, that could give you a better idea where you are in your cycle and perhaps a little more patient than if you're just waiting to turn up pregnant one of these days. The book explains all of this really well. And congratulations on the start of your primal journey!

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          • #6
            As I look over your diet, I see that

            1) make sure you're meeting your protein requirements daily - ie .7ish g protein per lb *lean* body mass)
            2) more non-starchy veggies would be helpful (every meal would be helpful)
            3) optimal vitamin D in both partners is appearing to play a significant role in fertility and a MAJOR role in normal/optimal neurodevelopment of the fetus.

            It would be helpful to have your 25(OH)D levels assessed - the options are listed in my D document in my sig line. just avoid Quest - LabCorp and ZRT are great options. Then be sure to take as much D as needed (regardless of amount) to get your D levels up to 50-80 ng/mL and to maintain that permanently.

            During the summer, I take no D on the days that I'm able to get midday summer sun, in a bikini, to the point just before a burn would occur. In Atlanta, GA, that takes me about 35 min per side, around noon, in a bikini and can only be done mid-may to mid-september. On non laying out days, I take my full dose of D. The rest of the time I am meticulously covered....long sleeves, gloves, huge hat etc as I'm *so* not interested in sustaining incidental sundamage without the benefit of serious D production.

            Anyway, once we have physiologically appropriate levels of 25(OH)D from D supplements and/or sun, calcium needs are significantly reduced as calcium absorption in the gut is improved 2-4 fold. (see the Vitamin D Council, hyperlipid and heartscan blogs for interesting disussions).

            Optimal levels of D will also often highlight magnesium and zinc deficiency and your current diet shows significant lack of both. They're easy enough though to get with some dietary tweaking and/or supplementation.

            Wishing you the very very best!
            Katherine
            Last edited by cillakat; 07-11-2010, 03:46 PM.



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            • #7
              Wow thank you guys. I had never looked at the vitamin aspect of my diet and considered that it would be lacking. The magnesium and zinc I imagine would help with the constipation that I tend to suffer.

              Today has been a shocker, yep and absolute shocker.

              Breakfast - kiwi fruit, 5g goji berries
              Lunch - 200g homemade tomatoe soup, apple
              Dinner - 1 cup salad, 100g ham, 300g beef, 50g mayonnaise
              I did drink a good amount of water today, 1700ml of water, sorry I had the sweety taste so I suffercated it with 1200ml diet cola, 1 coffee and a packet of sugarfree gum.

              I am quite peeved at myself for a number of reasons, firstly I only planned on eating 50g of ham and 50g of beef for my dinner, however I was starving hungry and started munching on some more beef (I figured it was better than a scone or a roll), then after about 100g I realised how much extra I had eatten, however I was still so hungry so I thought I would add some tangy mayonnaise to the mix (as a fat) to fill me up. All in all I would have easily done 300g of beef, may be even 400g. I am so naughty. Also all day I have had the worse sweet craving. I want sweets and chocolate and ice cream and all kinds of badness so I had an apple and put down 1200ml of diet cola. On a plus side I am happy that I didn't eat anything that was not paleo (apart from the gum and diet cola).

              I am trying not to get hung up on perfection, but I had not planned to eat this much and I am miffed at myself for giving in to the munches.

              I am sticking to the positive and am on day 5 of my paleo change in lifestlye. Also I was heavily tempted by both carbs and chocolate today and I did not give in. Plus I went for a lovely walk with the husband and the dog this afternoon for about an hour, so I am getting at least some exercise in.

              Looking forward to tomorrow as I will be getting up early to go for my first walk on my own since breaking the elbows. I have to take my mobile just in case I fall over but I will be doing a bit more exercise.

              Thank you everyone for firstly reading my journal, but then caring enough to offer advise. Good luck to you all with your efforts for a family, I am surprised how complicated it is. Oh well by going paleo I have increased my chances greatly.

              xxxx

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              • #8
                Oh dear, it is lunch time and I have been so frigin naughty.

                Breakfast - kiwi, 5g goji berries
                Lunch - Homemade tomatoe soup
                Then - A lunch time meeting put on by the nurtitionalists (these people need to be sacked!!). chocolate, cake, sweeties, biscuits. I held of and held of but then I found my hand grabbing a sweetie and before I knew it I had done this serveral times. I would say that I had a big bars worth of dark chocolate (my only saving grace - this is desperate - was that it was sugar free), a few mini cookies and a few handfuls of sweeties. I can not believe my thinking. I told myself not to have an apple as I needed more protein and then I knock back all of that.
                Dinner - Wil be if I get to it prawn salad.
                No diet cola today as I think that may have been making the sugar cravings worse.

                Anyone know how to kick the sugar monster into touch please let me know, also if anyone has tips to control eating also please let me know. At the moment I am concluding that may be I need to sow my mouth up!!

                Also not pregnant still. Not a good day so far. However things tend to change quite quickly.

                Told my husband last night that his little fellas need to take an IQ test and do some study as my little girl was practicing genetic selection, for the first time ever he was speachless.

                xxxx

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gumdrop View Post

                  Breakfast - kiwi fruit, 5g goji berries
                  Lunch - 200g homemade tomatoe soup, apple
                  Dinner - 1 cup salad, 100g ham, 300g beef, 50g mayonnaise
                  I did drink a good amount of water today, 1700ml of water, sorry I had the sweety taste so I suffercated it with 1200ml diet cola, 1 coffee and a packet of sugarfree gum.

                  I am quite peeved at myself for a number of reasons, firstly I only planned on eating 50g of ham and 50g of beef for my dinner, however I was starving hungry and started munching on some more beef (I figured it was better than a scone or a roll), then after about 100g I realised how much extra I had eatten, however I was still so hungry so I thought I would add some tangy mayonnaise to the mix (as a fat) to fill me up. All in all I would have easily done 300g of beef, may be even 400g. I am so naughty. Also all day I have had the worse sweet craving. I want sweets and chocolate and ice cream and all kinds of badness so I had an apple and put down 1200ml of diet cola. On a plus side I am happy that I didn't eat anything that was not paleo (apart from the gum and diet cola).

                  xxxx
                  Ok, I am super confused about criticizing yourself for eating the amount of chicken and beef you ate. By my calc, you ate about 93 grams protein with that meal, and I dont see any else in your day. In primal blueprint, we eat .7-1 gram of protein per lb lean body mass per day so I would think that would be nearly right for you. I would suggest that you spread it out though your meals and eat 20-40 grams protein with each meal. That will help you feel more satisfied throughout the day have have less sweets cravings. If you had only eaten 50g of each meat, that would only be about 20 g protein for the day, not enough for anyone. This diet is really about providing our bodies with superior nutrition, not cutting calories.

                  As far as the soda habit, you could try flavored sparkling water. That always hits that spot for me. Chewing gum sends your body the message that you're eating something, so it expects food to come down the hatch. That could potentially add to your cravings. Snack on hard boiled eggs, or cut up veggie sticks.

                  Also the fat you have listed there is only about 40 grams. Are you trying to starve yourself?? You need to eat to make a healthy baby.
                  Last edited by farmerjess; 07-13-2010, 10:31 AM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gumdrop View Post
                    Oh dear, it is lunch time and I have been so frigin naughty.

                    Breakfast - kiwi, 5g goji berries
                    Lunch - Homemade tomatoe soup
                    Then - A lunch time meeting put on by the nurtitionalists (these people need to be sacked!!). chocolate, cake, sweeties, biscuits. I held of and held of but then I found my hand grabbing a sweetie and before I knew it I had done this serveral times. I would say that I had a big bars worth of dark chocolate (my only saving grace - this is desperate - was that it was sugar free), a few mini cookies and a few handfuls of sweeties. I can not believe my thinking. I told myself not to have an apple as I needed more protein and then I knock back all of that.
                    Dinner - Wil be if I get to it prawn salad.
                    No diet cola today as I think that may have been making the sugar cravings worse.

                    Anyone know how to kick the sugar monster into touch please let me know, also if anyone has tips to control eating also please let me know. At the moment I am concluding that may be I need to sow my mouth up!!

                    Also not pregnant still. Not a good day so far. However things tend to change quite quickly.

                    Told my husband last night that his little fellas need to take an IQ test and do some study as my little girl was practicing genetic selection, for the first time ever he was speachless.

                    xxxx
                    I would again suggest starting your day off with a huge punch of fat and protein. Think a few slices of bacon and a few eggs with some fresh or cooked veggies instead of fruit. If you are full and satisfied to start your day, you won't be so tempted by the office crap. Also I would not think about starting IFing if I were you because depriving yourself while new on this diet can just lead to inappropriate binging later on. Focus on eating 3 super solid, healthy meals a day and go from there, and snack if you need to in between.
                    Adding minerals wherever I can.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you all,

                      This all makes sense, I seem to be making a good few rookie mistakes. Firstly I struggle with calculating the protein weight as FarmerJess you say that all the meat I ate only came to 93g. What calculations do you use please as that seems to be a major reason why I am getting confused. I seem to think I can only have 100g nett per day.

                      I have figured out that conventional 'wisdom' has done me a serious misservice - who do I sue?? I struggle with the concept that if I eat more I will lose weight a lot easier and not get nasty side effects. Reading some other posts I think I have come up with an options. What do you think:-
                      Breakfast - 1 rasher bacon, 1 boiled egg, 5g goji berries = 150cals
                      Lunch - 59g tinned slamon (a tin), 1 cup mixed salad 10g avocado = 113cals
                      Dinner - 100g meat and salad or steamed veg = max 300cals
                      1 cup of coffee a day, NO diet cola, NO sugar free sweeties
                      Lots and lots of water
                      Also 3x1000mg fishoil capsules, 3x600mg calcium plus (d, manganese, zinc, copper magnesium), Healthy bacteria capsule thing (you know the ones that have to live in the fridge). and an executive vitamin B (only because I am so very, very tired.)
                      Will I lose weight on this?? What a strange concept to eat loads of meat and be skinny - I love it. How son will I see results?

                      I have my hypno session last night and that is what I think I need. It is very hard as I am so use to thinking that heavy calorie restriction will equal results, however all I am doing is getting horrific sugar cravings, general cravings and no sleep. This needs to change.

                      Today my menu has gone out of the window something shocking.
                      Breakfast - 1 kiwi, 5g goji berries
                      Mid morning meeting with those nutritionalists (these people, why are they so thin!!) yep, once again the same old came out. I thought I could be strong but no found I had a hand to mouth movement that just happened. I feel so betrayed by my body. I would say about 200g of dark choc and about three hands ful of biscuits. Do you know the worse thing??? It didn't satisfy me, I didn't walk away thinking there was no room in my belly for any more food today. I started to think that I had eatten way too much and started to panic and figured that if I didn't eat for the rest of the day that I could recover from this attrocious behaviour. then at 1pm I decided to make a consciencous decision to start being pro-active. I got some meatloaf with bacon and some roast beef from the canteen. I was surprised, I only managed a third of my lunch so I tubbed up the rest for tomorrow. I have not rejected food for years. I don't think you realise. I have spent the last few years of my life in a permanent state of hunger, however until now I never realised it. I don't think I could eat another thing, may be even ever (okay that is over kill but you get the idea). Also I am reaching for the wter bottle. I am thirsty and I recognise that I am thirsty.
                      Dinner - I actually can't think about dinner. I had planned to do 100g pork fillet with some steamed veg but I am still so ful that I just can't think about food. This is truely awesome.

                      I think I have just had an apithany. Oh I hope this works. Thank you every one.

                      xxxx

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                      • #12
                        Thank you everyone.

                        I was surprised at lunch by how satisfying the meatloaf was. Then for my dinner I made a bolognesse salad (minced / ground beef, onions and mushrooms cooked in bolognesse sauce then put on a cup of salad). This rocked my world and totally filled me up. This is proof that the lack of calories (as noted before) is not doing me any favours.

                        Tomorrow I am doing this thing properly. I am hitting the eggs and bacon, then for lunch the left over meatloaf and dinner will be a pork stir fry. I am reading the Primal Blueprint and there is one thing that I keep getting stuck on, the figures. I like structure in my eatting habits it makes me feel 'safe' therefore when I workout ratios, etc I get stuck as this is what I calculate:-
                        Protein = 68g
                        Fat = 170g
                        Carb = 34g
                        By my calculation this means I can have one egg a day and no more protein, then one avocado a day and no more fats and topped of with a stick of celery. This can't be right. Where am I going wrong please.

                        I have to change my lifestyle, I want to change my lifestyle to get the results that I want. My previous attempts have been unsuccessful as I followed conventional wisdom. Now is the time to do the real stuff.

                        If any one can offer advise on my calculations that would be great. In fact if anyone can offer any advise that would be tops as you have already experienced what I am about to do. As of tomorrow I am 100% paleo, bring on the bacon!

                        xxxx

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                        • #13
                          Tomorrow's meal plan sounds great!! I think someone else explained the macronutrient calculations in your other thread, do you understand now? 68g is the size of an egg, but its not all protein, most eggs have about 6 grams of protein, so in your example you'd have to eat 11-12 eggs to get your protein. Also avocados have around 20 grams fat, so you would eat 8-9 avocados worth of fat. Celery has hardly any carbs, so you could eat lbs of that. Obviously you want a more diverse diet than that.

                          Can I ask why you want to limit your carbs to 34 grams a day? I would suggest staying in the 50-100 range while you are starting the diet so that you can feel really good on it. I would again advise you to stay away from IFing until you feel like you absolutely need to not eat. Your body needs a ton of optimum nourishment right now and I think that you need to stay far far away from depriving yourself of healthy food.

                          Also, I saw your current and goal weights on the other thread and looked them up. Your current weight is well within the normal healthy weight limit for your height. You are not fat, lady. Your goal weight is borderline underweight. That is not a healthy goal. If you are looking to tone up and gain muscle with crossfit you will more than likely not want to get down that low. That weight at your height would be all skin and bones. If that's the look you are going for then you'd want to rethink this diet and crossfit because they both build mega muscle and muscle is heavy. I believe Batty weighs in at 155 at 5'6" and she is skinny and totally ripped, and wears a size 6. If you wind up gaining weight on this diet, it will most likely be muscle, and that's good! Also, since you are of normal weight you are not going to lose as quickly as the other people here who are recovering from obesity.

                          So let your goals be to become healthy and strong.

                          How much zinc are you taking? Some anorexia is linked with zinc deficiency. You might try taking extra. I have read that taking 30mg/day is safe. And as far as your calcium level, I would focus more on getting enough vit d (so 5000-6000iu/day if you don't get full exposure midday sun) and vitamin K2 (in shellfish, pastured butter and cream, organ meats or supplements), and magnesium. Those will help your body absorb and use Calcium.
                          Adding minerals wherever I can.

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                          • #14
                            Hello all,

                            Yesterday I did the proper paleo thing.
                            Breakfast - 1 rasher bacon, 1 egg, 1/4 avocado 5g goji berries
                            Snack - 100g roast beef
                            Lunch - Thai chicken curry (however I picked only the meat out and drained all the sauce)
                            Dinner - Pork Stirfry, some strawberries

                            I am amazed that I felt full after eatting. In fact when it came to dinner I wasn't hungry at all, however I knew that if I didn't eat something that I ran the risk of making myself extra hungry and then opting for a non paleo quick fix (the sugar monster). That was the other thing, I went to a morning meeting and there were all kinds of sweet treats on offer but I was not interested in them. In fact it wasn't until I left the meeting did I notice them - it was at that point that I develed into the roast beef (a far better option than sweeties and chocolate).

                            Last night I slept like I have never slept before. Eleven hours and I am still tired, but I think this is due to my body purifying itself from all the absolute pooh I use to eat.

                            Today menu looks like:
                            Breakfast - 1 rasher bacon, 1 egg, 5g goji berrie (oh I forgot my avocado, whoops)
                            Snack - 3 x 59g tins of salmon in spring water
                            Lunch - I don't know yet, see what the canteen has to offer or if I am hungry
                            Dinner - 125g chicken pattie, 1 cup salad

                            I am really liking this so far. I don't feel any self hatred for eatting any of this food as I know it is all good stuff and I feel full. Another thing is that i never have snacks, however I am listening to my body and eatting when it is hungry.

                            SUCCESS*** Today I managed to get on a skirt I hadn't worn for a few weeks. I know it is early days but I am wearing clothing that makes me feel good and well... I feel good. I have decided that I don't care what weight I am as long as I can fit nicely into my pink shorts. When I wear these shorts I feel so amazingly good and that is my goal. At this rate it won't be long.

                            I am doing the food shop tonight and I pondered about buying some real dark chocolate. I think I will as that way if I need it it is there, otherwise it can sit in the fridge. I figure this way I am setting myself up for success as I am taking into consideration that I may get a craving and instead of hating myself for that craving I can feed my body just a little bit to tide it over.

                            Reading what you have been saying about getting myself right before a baby I think is a good idea. As much as I want to do the family thing right away if I am not healthy then all kinds of bad could happen. I really want to start a family though. This is a tough one, the sooner I am better then the sooner my body will naturally fall pregnant. I just want my bacon and eat it as well!

                            Well have a great weekend everyone. I am planning on taking the dog to the beach and having loads of plays (got to watch out for crocs though)

                            xxxx
                            Last edited by Gumdrop; 07-15-2010, 07:21 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Hello all,

                              Yesterday when I got home I thought I would splurge and I had some avocado and some bacon with my chicken pattie. Mmm what a lovely combination. Also there was nothing worth eatting at the canteen so I went without, the salmon was enough anyway.

                              Today I stepped out from the norm again
                              Breakfast - 1 rasher bacon, 1 fried egg(yes, you read correct Fried), 1 grilled mushroom and 1 grilled tomatoe, 5g goji berries
                              Lunch - 1 small tin light tuna in springwater and 1 cup salad
                              Dinner - steak in fajita spices, salad

                              I managed to take the dog for a walk this morning, it is so nice to see the sun breaking through the trees on the golf course. An hour stroll and I felt on top of the world. I may be pushing it but what the heck, I am just about to take the dog to the beach for an hours doggie play date. I love the fresh air that whips up at the beach especially when the sun is beating down.

                              Oh speaking of the sun beating down, yesterday I went and sat outside in the sun for about ten minutes. Admittedly it was only ten minutes but I never take a break from my desk. It was nice to sit and just relax. I am trying to talk my husband into doing some 'forest bathing' as there is a very nice rainforest near us that we can safely wander around - remember snakes, crocs, etc, etc, etc.

                              I am going to a restaurant on Tuesday for a celebration. I have managed to get a copy of the menu before hand and have figured out the most paleo option. I don't wish to fall of the wagon this early not when I am feeling so positive about my lifestlye change.

                              Also I didn't get the dark chocolate when i went shopping, I read the ingredients and thought that may be I don't need it. So far I haven't had a craving at all (other than coffee and diet cola) but no cravings for sugary stuff.

                              I am very content. Thank you all.

                              xxxx

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