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  • #16
    Originally posted by zoebird View Post
    the date adds sweetness, btw. it can be omitted. i like mine with dates. and i use spring water, not tap.
    Thanks Zoe, sounds like a weekend project to try it out!
    Started Feb 18 2011

    Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

    Journalling here

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
      Blue Diamond makes an unsweetened almond milk in both vanilla and chocolate flavors. Heavenly.
      Hmm, I don't know that we get that brand here. Will try some of the smaller healthfood shops and see what's available. Also, I'm going to try Zoe's suggestion of making my own and see how that works out!
      Started Feb 18 2011

      Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

      Journalling here

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      • #18
        if you're just having your soy in your tea, I'm sure you can live without it... I can tell you that coconut milk in tea is bloody awful

        You might want to consider the odd protein shake, I use a brand called Red 8 whey powder?, but I dont know about the lactose in that??? The sweetener in it is Stevia which is good. I have it with coconut cream and iced water and it is a nice filling breaky drink when I just cant be bothered to make bacon and eggs.

        Are you taking any supplements. Fish oil and vit d3 I would probably rate as the biggies. I order through iherb which is pretty reasonable even with the $12US delivery fee for DHL. I get some of my skin care from there as well to make the purchases worth while.

        and yeah sleep, good sleep. I think thats going to be something hard to come by the next few weeks as we worry about whats happening in chch. It's just so surreal to me... imagine, there you are walking down the street or in a bus one day and next thing you're dead as a building collapses on top of you. And Chch didnt even know it had a fault under it until september. scary indeed.

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        • #19
          Day 7 begins!

          Still tired today, and a bit down. Had a late evening trip to ED with my son last night - he tripped over the dog and fractured his scaphoid - not too bad, but uncomfortable for him. He's a stoic 17yo now, so not at traumatic as it was when he was a little boy and things like this happened!

          Play yesterday - nope. Spent the early evening watching more earthquake coverage, then the ED trip.

          Food - cup of tea, 2 x sausages and 1 more hb egg for a late breakfast at work, then not hungry at all until about 5.30. This raised an interesting issue - since I wasn't hungry, I didn't leave my desk. Not good for movement, or for playing.
          Snack - raw carrot dipped in almond butter
          Dinner - lovely big pork shop, multicoloured veges with butter. Cup of tea.

          Nothing so far today, except tea. Am very conscious of how much soy I'm having and the need to let it go.

          Having some low grade thoughts about chocolate - not too hard to ignore, but I worry a bit about them developing into cravings. I think it's to do with not getting enough fat into my diet, or being tired. I'll keep on adjusting my eating and get more sleep tonight, and see what happens.

          Listening to Taube's book - Why we get fat - and feeling thoroughly hopeless about losing weight. I still have 2.5 hours to go, so I'm hoping he'll say we are reprogrammable.
          Started Feb 18 2011

          Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

          Journalling here

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          • #20
            Don't let the hopeless feelings win! When they start to surge, check out the success stories thread, or those posts on the blog. I imagine the stress of the earthquake is contributing to you feeling down (someone very important to me—an expat American—lives in Christchurch and I cannot find out anything about him; it's starting to damage my calm). Be kind to yourself, and be good to yourself: the path that you're on now will bring about improvements, but it does take some time. A small square or two of high-cacao content chocolate will not hurt you any, and in fact may help a little.

            I hope your son is doing all right.

            (I've been lurking 'round your journal since noticing we're close to the same start point and age. We can do it!)
            “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford

            My primal journal

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Jac View Post
              Sorry, but coconut milk in tea sounds truly awful!!
              It's super yum to me - especially in a spicy chai! mmmm

              I second the dark chocolate motion! for me, it's just chocolate-y enough to satisfy the bug, without being sweet enough to set off a binge! I prefer 78% or 85%...
              ~Rhonda

              "Do or do not do, there is no try" - Yoda

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              • #22
                Originally posted by rkj1969 View Post
                It's super yum to me - especially in a spicy chai! mmmm

                I second the dark chocolate motion!
                Lol, I'll give it a try! I definitely need a substitute - that cup of tea is a total comfort food for me.

                Going to the movies with hubby and son after work - it'll give us the lift we need, I think. I've struggled a bit this afternoon with a desire for my old standby of coke zero and chocolate. Taube's book has helped with that, though - I've had a herbal tea and some almonds instead (not quite the same ) but at least I'm limiting my insulin spike to whatever my imagination provides!! I also know I'll sleep better and be more relaxed if I don't give in to it. Might have that dark chocolate at the movies, though!!
                Started Feb 18 2011

                Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                Journalling here

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by inquisitiveone View Post
                  Don't let the hopeless feelings win!
                  Nope, they're temporary and related to feeling really tired and sad. I'm in this way of eating for life. I have a mental image of me as a kick-ass senior, sexy as hell and so energetic that my family can't usually find me!
                  Started Feb 18 2011

                  Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                  Journalling here

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Jac View Post
                    Nope, they're temporary and related to feeling really tired and sad. I'm in this way of eating for life. I have a mental image of me as a kick-ass senior, sexy as hell and so energetic that my family can't usually find me!
                    I have every confidence that you'll become that image.
                    “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford

                    My primal journal

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                    • #25
                      Food for yesterday

                      7.30 cup of tea, supplements (probiotic and peppermint oil)
                      9.30 at work chicken, prawns, green veges, olive oil, mayo and chilli sauce
                      10.30 pear
                      2.30 herbal tea and handful of almonds
                      5.45 roast pork, peas, carrots, 1/2 kumara, apple juice, apple sauce
                      6.30 2 pieces 82% low sugar chocolate

                      I bought more supplements to start today.

                      Today, 1130am, haven't eaten yet, but have slept really well so it'll be a better day today.

                      It occurs to me that I'm trying to do 2 things at once - shift to the PB lifestyle, and go low carb to lose weight. I was rereading my post and feeling diet-guilty about the fruit juice, which is hopelessly counter the low stress, loving life approach I'm after. I do want the weight loss, but to be perfectly honest if I increased my energy, felt rested every day, and decreased the tummy and foot pain, I'd be really pleased.
                      Last edited by Jac; 02-24-2011, 03:31 PM. Reason: Thought of something else!
                      Started Feb 18 2011

                      Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                      Journalling here

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                      • #26
                        I'm also doing the low carb version of Primal, so I just leave off fruit entirely - except for berries w/coconut milk (yum).....but I came to primal from Atkins - so I already had the low carb part down.....since you're coming the other direction, maybe get the Primal part down before you cut more?

                        Say no to food guilt! Just evaluate how you feel after the choices you made - you can always make different decisions tomorrow! Hang in there!!

                        I stay under 50 carbs per day, usually around 20 - and have lost 30 pounds so far! now working on the next 30.....
                        ~Rhonda

                        "Do or do not do, there is no try" - Yoda

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                        • #27
                          Wow, Rhonda, that's amazing!!

                          Yeah, I was feeling overwhelmed by the changes, and decided to do them a step at a time. But now I've just finished listening to Why We Get Fat, and I'm overwhelmed again. Oh, and I just had breakfast and realised I really don't like bacon and eggs!! Bacon is waay salty, and eggs are rich. If I eat eggs for breakfast, I'm often mildly nauseated for up to 24 hours. Finding a balance is a moment by moment thing!!
                          Started Feb 18 2011

                          Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                          Journalling here

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                          • #28
                            I agree - I can't do bacon til after 10am either!

                            I do a protein shake for breakfast that I love a lot - the powder is called Zero Carb Isopure, pretty sure it's online if you can't find something similar. I mix it with water and coconut milk (3:1) and it doesn't give me any lactose intolerance issues! keeps me full for at least 3 hours - at which point I'm usually ready for a macadamia nut and coconut flake snack! haha

                            Hang in there - you'll find your way!!
                            ~Rhonda

                            "Do or do not do, there is no try" - Yoda

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                            • #29
                              Is the Zero Carb Isopure made with whey?
                              Started Feb 18 2011

                              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                              Journalling here

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                              • #30
                                oh my lordy, you dont like bacon and eggs!!! I would die without these two things in my life. I am prone to exaggeration

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