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  • #16
    Thanks spughy!
    We did baby lead weaning last time with my daughter where she brought it to her mouth and she loved it. I think that's something we're going to do again. She's trying so hard to eat our food, and she's met all the milestones. I'm the one holding her back because I am a little worried. The best thing about being primal is that it eliminates the foods that she can't have.

    We'd probably get along. I am a bit crunchy too. I actually had my daughter at home. I figured this time I sure as hell wasn't going to get an infection and then C-diff because that stuff isn't in my house, haha. It was the best experience ever.
    5 foot 5 female.
    Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
    Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
    Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
    Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



    "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
    "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
    I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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    • #17
      I got Ilse's allergy test results back today. She tested positive for egg whites. Which is kind of a bummer because I love eggs, but this might be why she's still a little sick after I kicked dairy and soy to the curb. It's also good to know that dairy and soy are sensitivities for her, and not allergies. That means she might outgrow them in the future. Still they need to be avoided for now, because sensitives are dangerous in their own right.

      Now I know and knowing is half the battle, GI JOEEEEEEEEE.
      5 foot 5 female.
      Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
      Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
      Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
      Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



      "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
      "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
      I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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      • #18
        Egg whites is a bummer, but manageable. At least you know! Good luck with it all.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by spughy View Post
          Egg whites is a bummer, but manageable. At least you know! Good luck with it all.
          Thanks! I am so glad to know, I never would have guessed. I knew something was still amiss but since cutting it out her poop is normal and her excema is getting better!
          5 foot 5 female.
          Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
          Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
          Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
          Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



          "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
          "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
          I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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          • #20
            I finally got back from visiting the in-laws for a week and eating at their mercy. (Actually they went out of their way to provide allergen free food for us) I never mentioned being primal because I didn't want to be a dick, I just wanted to make sure that whatever I fed the baby wouldn't make her sick.

            I had a celiac episode from eating on the airplane. I guess I can't just eat around the bed. Truthfully I was starving, our fights didn't really have a long enough layover (30 minutes) to scrounge something primal so I bought a turkey sandwich and just ate the turkey. I spent the next few days with aching joints and was chained to the toilet. NEVER AGAIN. I have learned my lesson.

            I had a few non-primal meals, some rice based nasty pasta that my MIL spent a horrific amount of money on (so obviously I should eat it so as not to offend) and I definitely ate more fruit that I would normally. I also ate a ton of nuts.

            I didn't really gain any weight though, which was awesome. That was kind of my goal for the week.
            5 foot 5 female.
            Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
            Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
            Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
            Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



            "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
            "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
            I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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            • #21
              It's my husband and my 4th wedding anniversary today and we're celebrating with some delicious looking grass-fed beef NY strips. I stood at the store and marveled at their marbling for like forever. Then the butcher guy and I talked meat for a while. I think I'm going to make some acorn squash with it.

              IDK why, but I am starving again today. So far I've eaten: 2 Tonka bars (which are amazing, btw), a bunch of carrots, a buttload of pumpkin seeds and some bbq'd pulled pork.
              I just pulled out the big guns... I'm now eating some damned coconut oil.
              Last edited by katzilla; 12-30-2010, 01:24 PM. Reason: my clumsy fingers. grr.
              5 foot 5 female.
              Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
              Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
              Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
              Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



              "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
              "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
              I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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              • #22
                I've decided that I am going to ditch artificial sweeteners again. They're kind of my Achilles heel. I know exactly how terrible they are and why they're bad for me but I keep going back to my diet coke because I am extremely dumb. I've made it all of today with none, and I feel like I ate way less.

                I just bought "Why we get fat" yesterday. I haven't really read any Taubs yet, but since going primal my belief in "calorie restriction=weight loss" has gone down the tubes.

                I also ordered some of those Tanka bites. They're awesome. <3
                5 foot 5 female.
                Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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                • #23
                  Down another 2 lbs! That's 23 lbs in 2 and a half months!
                  5 foot 5 female.
                  Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                  Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                  Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                  Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                  "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                  "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                  I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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                  • #24
                    I just ate an entire pack of bacon by myself, and I feel extremely good about that decision.

                    It's my 3 month anniversary of being primal and I think I am going to propose to it. I want to live this way forever.

                    Any diet that makes me feel not guilty about eating bacon is a keeper. <3
                    Last edited by katzilla; 01-04-2011, 11:27 AM.
                    5 foot 5 female.
                    Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                    Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                    Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                    Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                    "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                    "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                    I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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                    • #25
                      For my 3 month anniversary post, I am going to post pics.


                      I went from this:

                      To this:


                      5 foot 5 female.
                      Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                      Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                      Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                      Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                      "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                      "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                      I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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                      • #26
                        Nice work! You look fabulous.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by spughy View Post
                          Nice work! You look fabulous.
                          Thanks! I give all the credit to bacon, which apparently made me lose 4lbs today! I ate a whole pack yesterday by myself!
                          5 foot 5 female.
                          Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                          Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                          Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                          Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                          "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                          "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                          I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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                          • #28
                            My husband left for airborne school today and will be gone for 3 weeks so I am going to work on losing more weight while he's gone to look better for him when he gets back. I always feel bad because I think he's haaaawt and I look like crap on a stick after having babies. I'm going to start taking better care of myself. Maybe even wax my caterpillar eyebrows. I made a big step by packing up all of my maternity and frumpy clothes. I will no longer leave the house in sweats. I might even put on makeup.

                            I've decided that I am going to deal with non-specific cravings by eating coconut oil. I fry lots of things in it, but I rarely just eat it by the spoonful. But I should, so I am going to. We'll see if this curbs my "bored" eating because it's just one flavor. It also should fill me up without raising insulin levels.

                            Lately I have been sabotaged by buffalo jerky. Specifically the Tonka bites that Mark recommended. They are so delicious it's horrific. And at a whopping 7g of sugar in one scant serving (4 bites, do you know anyone that can only eat 4 measly bite-sized bites of beef jerky?)
                            Well they make me hungry. So hungry I eat the whole bag (210 calories, but 21g of carbs.) Then I get hungry for more things. So I won't be buying them again. (They were cray-cray expensive too at $6 for 3 servings.) I can do without.


                            I also started exercising. All of my weight loss thus far has been without exercise. But even if it doesn't help me lose weight, it feels good.
                            5 foot 5 female.
                            Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                            Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                            Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                            Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                            "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                            "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                            I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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                            • #29
                              Make your own beef jerky. Less crap, more tasty. I slice a lean roast thinly (partially frozen meat works best but it does make your fingers cooooold!) and marinate it for 12 hours or so in a 3:2 ratio of tamari sauce and maple syrup. That sounds like a lot of maple syrup, but it ends up being way less sugary than commercial stuff and it provides nice acidity and helps dry the meat. I have a little smoker in my back yard and it takes about 12-18 hours to finish a batch (less in summer when it's not pouring with rain). Those little smokers are only about $50 and worth every penny. Also, when you know what work goes into it, you're more likely to ration it and not eat too much! I actually divide the batch so everyone in the family gets a baggy - those who gobble (husband and child) don't have beef jerky for as long as I do. Ha ha.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by spughy View Post
                                Make your own beef jerky. Less crap, more tasty. I slice a lean roast thinly (partially frozen meat works best but it does make your fingers cooooold!) and marinate it for 12 hours or so in a 3:2 ratio of tamari sauce and maple syrup. That sounds like a lot of maple syrup, but it ends up being way less sugary than commercial stuff and it provides nice acidity and helps dry the meat. I have a little smoker in my back yard and it takes about 12-18 hours to finish a batch (less in summer when it's not pouring with rain). Those little smokers are only about $50 and worth every penny. Also, when you know what work goes into it, you're more likely to ration it and not eat too much! I actually divide the batch so everyone in the family gets a baggy - those who gobble (husband and child) don't have beef jerky for as long as I do. Ha ha.
                                Thanks so much!

                                I'd have to do it without the tamari because my little one is allergic to soy, but that sounds totally awesome. I never realized I could make it myself! I am so going to do that! We don't have a smoker but I bet I could talk my husband into it. I mean, who doesn't want more jerky in their life?!
                                5 foot 5 female.
                                Starting weight 187 (10/4/10)
                                Got knocked up; Had 3rd babby.
                                Current weight 128 (8/20/2012)
                                Goal weight 150 (pre-pregnancy weight); Goal weight #2 135 (ideal); Newest goal? RIPPED. I WANNA BE RIPPED.



                                "Bring a knife to a gun fight--stab them while they're laughing"
                                "You were born a winner- you were the fastest sperm"
                                I prefer to take life advice from courage wolf

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