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  • #46
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    Ugh!!! Had 4 glasses of red wine over a space of 5 hours and wish I hadn't. I made a decision not to drink and I failed. 1 muddy brown star.


    4 pieces of 85% cocoa chocolate today. Trigger food obviously. Darn it.


    Going to bed and trying to skip past the kitchen as I do so. Can't explain me to anyone right now.


    Goodnight Journal. Tomorrow is a good day...

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    • #47
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      Strange day. Had 4 eggs this morning. For lunch I went out with a friend to our local pub and grill, and had a chicken cordon bleu - and that's where the wheels came off a bit. I am sure the cheese sauce had flour in it. Instead of a starch I had a salad with no dressing and a small rib or two, one cider and two glasses of dry white wine. The evening meal was a lamb shank with some salad. And a few glasses of red wine.


      The wine is proving to be my downfall here and I need and want to cut down or even cut out for a while.


      Feeling peckish later on, I had some cheese and sadly, a slice of brown bread. I quickly stopped as it is a serious trigger food for me. I had two squares of dark chocolate instead, and then another two. My appetite was all haywire. IF here I come. 24 hours of rest for my digestive system. And lots of water.


      Good night journal. No gold stars today...only a black circle. If I look carefully at the circle though, I will see there is a light around it. Like a light at the end of the tunnel. Focus, focus, focus. Do not lose heart!

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      • #48
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        Hello journal


        Didn't eat until noon and then had dried sausage (droe wors). Half a chicken, later. Russian sausage, one potato chip, one fork of fish, and a moment ago a bite of Brie cheese and 2 blocks of 85% cocoa chocolate. Will have another bit of Brie before I go to bed.

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        • #49
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          The wheels fell off last night and I threw caution to the wind and overdid everything. Wine, tequila, Amarula, cereal, in fact I don't know what I ate after the wine and the tequila because I have a memory loss after the tequila. My DH says that I seemed to have been on a mission. Self-destruct mission I think.


          So today I have done an intermittent fast for about 18 hours and then had an apple and a glass of full cream milk. If I could get raw milk I would but there is none where I live...and no reindeer


          Tonight I am not sure what I will eat as I do not have the desire to eat any flesh. Maybe I will have a dish of vegetables...I will see. Maybe nothing.

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          • #50
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            Ooooooh...it has been difficult and I have flung myself off the wagon a couple of times this last week. It starts with sneaking a potato wedge of hubby's plate, or testing a dessert in my restaurant kitchen...and then the cravings begin. The success of it is that I have managed to stop myself before going into a major binge. There was one binge though...4 days ago - my last post. Fortunately no more like that. I found 85% chocolate and did not eat it all in one sitting. That took some will power.


            The big thing lacking in my diet is enough vegetables. I am lucky if I do a salad every day. And I like vegetables very much...I just seem to be too lazy to cook them and I don't want to eat everything raw. Husband doesn't like vegetables much so it is rare that I will cook them just for myself. Perhaps if I start including more of them in the restaurant where I normally do julienne fresh organic carrots and peas. Laziness could also be the issue here.


            I get fed up with red meat, fats, creams, butter etc - and I have found that when I do eat a fatty meat meal, my blood sugars are higher the next morning. Hmmm? I am going to keep a close look at what seems to trigger that.


            Today has been a little of a departure day. The 20% perhaps? The 2 eggs and 3 slices of bacon were atop a freshly baked bread roll. Then 3 cups of tea with milk - that was a bit overboard! Later a beautiful salad at a local restaurant with sliced biltong and avo in it...unfortunately they put the salad dressing on it and I could taste it was a bottled variety. No matter - the white wine was delicious. I had a bite of hubby's lamb chops and sneaked a potato wedge. Yes, one.


            It is true that wine increases one's appetite. When we got home near to four, I indulged in some more biltong (jerky) but with every piece I had a kettle fried chip.


            No shiny gold stars for me today, but one pink one because I stopped the oncoming train that was hurtling toward me and threatening to derail, and had water water water. No more food. No more wine. Read up on how to reduce cortisol levels naturally. Very interesting subject. I need to do more stress relieving activities and will add weights to my regime. I shall dig out my dumbbells)


            I am listening to some relaxation music on my earphones as I write...subliminal stuff on it. This should put me in the right state of mind to sleep well, which I am going to do now. Will take melatonin as well. Apparently lack of sleep elevates cortisol levels as well and I need to sleep more - and earlier but it is difficult some days with the restaurant.


            Good night Journal. Tomorrow is another day. Every day in every way I am getting better and better and better.

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            • #51
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              Well here I am back again. Been disinterested of late, but in the meantime found the Gabriel Method. I find it compatible with MDA.


              I have not been a true primal eater in the last while and I wonder if I ever will be. The 80/20 rule is the only thing that keeps me coming back to the idea of primal eating. Today I had bread, and I feel not one bit guilty doing it. I have had it with guilt trips. No more. I shall continue to go for the good and the natural mostly, but hey, this is life and it is varied in all ways.

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              • #52
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                never heard of the Gabriel Method, Marloe, what's that?

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                • #53
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                  Hi Jedi

                  It is a non-diet way to lose weight which deals with emotional issues and much more. Visualisation, affirmation, alpha waves and good sleep, finding out why your body wants to be fat and training your body to want to be thin...kind of in a nutshell. I am really glad I got the book and downloaded the CD. I have been listening to the CD for 3 days now and it certainly is having some sort of an effect on me. A good one. He advocates eating live, natural foods which is why I said it is compatible with MDA. He really doesn't suggest dieting at all, just eating live foods and getting back to wanting to exercise...using our genetic memory as hunter gatherers, fight or flight etc. I think it is going to be a revolutionary book and will be a classic one day. Try it. Google Gabriel Method and it will take you to the website. Bon soir

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                  • #54
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                    Jedi

                    Jon Gabriel has some food suggestions that are not like primal eating, but if you look at the concept overall, it seems good. I have been heard to say that I will never again deny myself any food group, and even though I know that fruit, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and fish are the main ingredients in a healthy diet, I am never going to say never again.


                    See you on this journey to health

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                    • #55
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                      Breakfast 2 fried eggs, 2 slices streaky bacon, 1 slice seed bread, 1 tsp butter, 1 cup of Earl Grey tea with full cream milk.


                      1 iced tea


                      Going to do a yoga class now...

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                      • #56
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                        thanks Marloe, have a good day PS I lived in Muizenberg for six months in 1991 great memories!

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                        • #57
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                          Good!A balanced diet keeps you cool and relaxed.Stress managementcan be made through good food.

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