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  • #16
    i think i'll start the whole30 in january. this will give me some time to become committed to the idea, give me a little bit of a pass over the holiday, and also give us time to buy our 1/2 cow. it doesn't sound like it's going to be that hard, except for omitting 1/2 &1/2 and butter. maybe i'll commit to a certain carb limit per day.

    today was a bit of a higher carb day. i unintentionally went too long without food, so i ended up eating maybe 10 dried black mission figs (while fantasizing about buying a dwarf fig tree). i also ate some of the kids' primal pancakes and had a bit of maple syrup in my greek gods yogurt.
    Last edited by Saoirse; 12-02-2010, 11:05 PM.
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    • #17
      i think i went too low-carb today. for breakfast, i had a pot of espresso (from my mokka pot; i don't know how much caffeine is in this but it was around the same volume as coffee i usually drink, just from espresso beans in my mokka pot) with 1/2&1/2. an hour or so later i had maybe 1/3 lb ground turkey covered in baconnaise. by 2ish, i felt awful. maybe i was crashing from so much caffeine, maybe i had too few carbs, or maybe it was a combination. i had an awful headache, fatigue, and a foggy feeling so i laid down for a while with the babe (couldn't actually sleep). when i got out of bed around 4 i had 1/2 of a sweet potato and felt much better and i intend to eat more sweet potato soon.
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      • #18
        HUUUNNNGRYYY! RAWR! hmmm....what to eat?? i had several squares of 70% dark chocolate with dried cherries on an empty stomach, and now i'm HUNGRY! grr...

        (I settled for cukes and sour cream btw)
        I sort of fell off the exercise bandwagon for a few days, but i'm going back on now. we were watching episodes of BSG every night and i kind of got caught up in that. but, we've finished the series (sigh) and so now i'm a little more focused. based on my progress (or lack thereof), i don't think i'm going to reach my goal of 5 consecutive pushups by 2011. oh well, we'll push the goal date to valentine's day, and i'll keep working at it. i know that i'm increasing strength, just not as quickly as i wanted. my tummy feels smaller- i think my tummy flub is decreasing a little and my abs are getting a little tighter.
        Last edited by Saoirse; 12-09-2010, 01:10 AM.
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        • #19
          Sounds like a lot of higher/lower carb oscillating in the last few posts. I wonder if the chocolate made your hunger worse? Do you have a carb goal you're shooting for?

          (not saying you should go higher or lower, what do I know? I just imagine that consistency might help.)

          Yay for strength improvements!
          "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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          • #20
            no i don't really measure carbs, i just try to keep them in mind. the carb fluctuations occur mainly because most days, i'm really lucky if i can concentrate on actually preparing my meals when they're needed. consistency would definitely help, though. it's just not realistic for me right now. and yeah, the chocolate really did make my hunger worse. i knew that before i ate it. carby problems generally occur when i'm either trying to keep my carbs low, or when i don't have any leftover meat to grab from the fridge.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
              carby problems generally occur when i'm either trying to keep my carbs low, or when i don't have any leftover meat to grab from the fridge.
              That's been my experience with prior diets, the more I focus on measuring or limiting food, the more I think I end up eating! I think the primal approach will help me on that front in the future though. Having leftovers / something good and filling available has got to help too.
              "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                That's been my experience with prior diets, the more I focus on measuring or limiting food, the more I think I end up eating! I think the primal approach will help me on that front in the future though. Having leftovers / something good and filling available has got to help too.
                i've had that issue with limiting calories, but not carbs. i was too successful at limiting carbs, which is probably why i felt so crummy. at this point, i'm not TRYING to lose weight, only to gain muscle strength and maintain my energy levels without gaining weight. maybe i'll go low carb next summer (lots of fresh veggies from the garden and market) and make a real concerted effort to drop 10-15lbs.

                I think the reason why i ate more calories while calorie counting was that i had to focus more on eating (to record every little morsel), which, ya know, made me think of food more and thus i ate more. it's easier to reduce carbs because i can still focus on eating protein and fat, while avoiding carby-foods.
                Last edited by Saoirse; 12-09-2010, 08:38 PM.
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                • #23
                  Makes sense to me! We'l see how it goes in my case once I start trying to lose weight.
                  "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                  • #24
                    w00t! avocados were .70 ea. i bought a ton.
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                    • #25
                      I keep buying avocados and then letting them go to waste. Something about them is intimidating. I eat them with california rolls, it's not like I dislike them... dunno why I'm so hesitant to open one up! Any tips? I mean it's just... slice it in half, take the pit out, scoop the green right?
                      "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                        I keep buying avocados and then letting them go to waste. Something about them is intimidating. I eat them with california rolls, it's not like I dislike them... dunno why I'm so hesitant to open one up! Any tips? I mean it's just... slice it in half, take the pit out, scoop the green right?
                        right. you might add a sprinkle of salt or mash them up with salsa and spoon it over chicken. mmmmm... but i do the same thing with certain foods like mangoes. i think they're just so expensive that i'd hate for them to go to waste, so i end up letting them go to waste. doesn't make any sense, but i do it.

                        i actually did a pushup today! woohoo! happy dance! i think the mini counter-ups i've been doing are more effective than the full counter-ups. basically, i lower myself to the point where i feel the weakest, and then i do some mini-reps using those muscles, if that makes any sense.
                        Last edited by Saoirse; 12-10-2010, 02:29 PM.
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                        • #27
                          for safekeeping.

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                          • #28
                            more:


                            it reminds me a little of cat/cow.
                            Last edited by Saoirse; 12-10-2010, 05:29 PM.
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                            • #29
                              i just measured the amount of half&half i put in my coffee every morning. almost one cup. no wonder i "fast" through breakfast.
                              56 g of fat in my coffee
                              500 calories
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                              • #30
                                strange. when i do upward bow using my wrists, i'm able to do it easily (though it hurts my right wrist in a way that doesn't feel beneficial). however, when i try to do upward bow on my fists, i'm unable to push myself upward off my head.
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