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    goals


    stop eating when full - lose 4 lbs

    get decent sleep

    less stress


    Im 1 day late so ill start from yesterday, monday 3.08

    DAY 1, 03.08:


    Decided to go IF untill dinner because of a weekend of heavy work but also heavy feeding


    In the afternoon i got in my excercise for the day: biking home from work (50 km- 2h).


    dinner: bloodpudding, sauerkraut, cucumber, green apples, strawberries on a pancake made with whey proteinpowder and coconutflower (ofcourse egg and butter included)


    snack before bed: smoked pork, cucumbers, strawberries w whipped eggwhites

    challenge yourself
    i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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    Day2:


    early wakeup n to work:

    breakfast: a biggass tunasalad which included my lessthan100%primal goatscheese, blueberries


    will skip lunch and hit the gym instead- today is time for a traditional tuesday pullup-pushup workout.


    I have some bloodpudding unfrozen from yesterday so dinner will be same as yesterday.


    Most of my food comes from what i have stored in the house (a deepfreeze is a nice thing) n get from my garden n forest so sometimes i eat the same thing for a few days in a row, but i dont mind as i always eat what i really love

    challenge yourself
    i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
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      on day one i didnt manage to stop eating when i was full, so today i really will invest in listening to my body. Its a stupid habit that needs to DIE. Sleep was ok, 7 hours. Stresslevel a bit up from all the undone gardening and no time for it even today. Hope the weather holds for tomorrow

      challenge yourself
      i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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        ok, yesterday was good as far as listening to my hunger goes. Some strawberries with whipped eggwhites were enough for supper. Sleep was excellent. Had nice adventure dreams n didnt want to wake up 0600- had 7,5 h of sleep.

        Stresslevels because of undone gardenwork were still a bit nagging me yesterday. But i guess i just have to start doing smth today then, eh?


        Today is Day 3:


        the eats will be almost the same as yesterday because i have still 2 prepackaged tuna salads at work that i have prepared in advance. Today i had one of those for breakfast with 100gr of blueberries.


        Today at the gym i think i need to do a good shoulder-workout over a long time. Havent really concentrated on one muscle group in a long time and probably today will also be more like chest-shoulders-arms-abs mostly compound movements, but ill try and hit my shoulders more. Just feel like i want to.


        after gym i will go and visit my parents-in-law. My FIL is home from the hospital for a short "vacation" so MIL is making raspberry pie. Ill be satisfied to eat the topping (raspberries cream and eggyolks) and leave the crust for doggie-dog


        eveningmeal is going to have to be before 2000 today because i will IF tomorrow and have a late lunch w a friend at 1600. So thats a 20h IF. Ill also do a morning strengthsession tomorrow- sandbagging at the university gym

        challenge yourself
        i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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          Went for a 20 min stroll in the forest behind my cottage last evening n just in case took a bag n knife with me. had to return home because i had simply underestimated the amount of chanterelles i could find. The rabbit pups (2) that had invaded my garden have grown so much. They r still afraid of me. Good that way.

          challenge yourself
          i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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            so yesterday i managed to mow half of my lawn before ran out of gas (oh so primal isnt it?)...

            Eats were excellent, even coffee at MILs was great because she is such a sweetie that she had made a berrysalad (straight from her garden) with a bit of whipped cream (no shugar ofcourse) especially for me.


            today was a morninggym day- fullbody strength w a sandbag n klettlebells. lets c if i have to postpone the IF to tomorrow, there are visitors at work that we r supposed to have lunch with.

            challenge yourself
            i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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              Day 5:


              L: tuna salad, strawberries

              D: bloodpudding, cucumber, 1 granny smith apple

              S: protein panncake (no flour, no shugar, no dairy) and strawberries


              sleep was difficult to get yesterday...maybe i went to bed too early.

              Stresslevels: pretty low..

              challenge yourself
              i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
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                How are you doing with listening to your hunger? That's the exact same thing I'm working on right now. I really want a spoonfull of the almond butter in the fridge, but I had a great breakfast and am not hungry...it's getting easier to listen though as the days go by.


                Oh and do you use a nut flour for your protein pancake?

                You are what you eat,
                and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                • #9
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                  - its difficult, but i can definately make a conscious decision about stopping when i feel full. My problem has never been really snacking on something extra after a meal, but rather understanding that i dont have to eat everything on my plate. This week i have been trying to stop when im full even if i havent cleaned up my plate yet. Baby steps


                  - the nut flour isnt important if i use mix for pancakes but i do add nut flour when i use the same mix for a making a cakebase.

                  challenge yourself
                  i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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                    Day5


                    IF untill late lunch around 1500- salad

                    dinner- salmon and salad

                    + strawberries and blueberries with coconut cream


                    sleep was good yesterday. i listened to my body and went to bed earlier than i have done in years- at 2100! And i slept so well so getting up to bike to work this morning at 0600 was not difficult at all

                    So that was my excercise for the day- 50km cycling

                    I will continue with gardening in the evening...my therapy

                    challenge yourself
                    i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
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                      Salmon - just like the feast in the Kalevala. ;-)


                      Except that you didn't drink yourself under the table.

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                      • #12
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                        @mick - not yet

                        husband is coming home from our cottage up in lapland (hes been building there for a week while i have to work) n besides the salmon he is also bringing the sauna shampagne


                        but even im not an accustomed drinker a glass or two of brut wont probably get me under the table.


                        been reassessing my goals and the one about losing 4 lbs sounds stupid to me now seeing that i havent accquired a scale and am not interested in my weight. so the new goal:


                        * lose 2% fat n maybe see my lower abs again- long time no see

                        challenge yourself
                        i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
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                          @Eva: Everytime you mention Lapland, I become nostalgic. We used to subscribe to this children's magazine from Russia when I was a kid and there'd be stories from Lapland featured in the magazine. I'm reminded of those stories now and want to visit the place!

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                            @maba: you definately should. its such a powerful place and my soul rests there. If you ever should make it happen id love to help


                            Days 6 and 7: weekend is always tougher to keep 100% primal and especially when there is visiting and visitors involved- so i had to make a few conscious giveins- so it was more like 80/20 this weekend


                            eats were:

                            day6-

                            BF- cottagecheese with berries, a boiled egg and some salmon and cucumber.


                            skipped lunch


                            D- smoked seaperch, 1 potatoe, chantarells fried with onions and garlic, cucumbers, springonions and a little bit of greek yoghurt

                            a glass of shampagne

                            a glass of wine

                            2 bits of 85% chocolate


                            day 7-

                            BF-primal pancake (proteinpowder, coconut flour, egg) with blueberries

                            L- grilled meats (turkey, beef, raw pork saussages), salad

                            mixed berrie salad with a sponfull of whipped cream

                            a half bottle of beer (shared with MIL)

                            D- bloodpudding, an apple, some cucumberslices

                            a leftover primal pancake from morning with blueberries


                            so lots of food and too much dairy!!!


                            So today is day 8-

                            IF untill dinner

                            50 km of cycling to get home from work

                            D- salad and some fish (whatever is fresh and wild in the shop today)

                            berries with coconut cream

                            challenge yourself
                            i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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                              there are guests coming over today so i made some walnut icecream with coconutcream yesterday so i could join in the desert so ofcourse had to taste a little in the evening and also had a small glass of red wine at my MILs house.


                              Day 9:


                              morninggym- upper body strength

                              BF- tuna salad, strawberries

                              L- 10 plums and a handful of almonds

                              D- salad with either grilled chicken or beef. And some walnut icecream...just a little!!

                              challenge yourself
                              i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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