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    My goals for this month are to drastically cut down on sugar. All forms of sugar. I've already cut more refined sugars out of my diet, but use maple sugar as a sweetener, which is pretty high carb. I don't use it often, but I need to be more mindful of it.


    I want to keep my carbs between 50-100g/day.


    I want to cut down on dairy. I have already gone to full fat versions and am transitioning to coconut milk for many applications.


    I'm going to post my menu for the day every day, and then post in the evening and see how I did.


    B - 2 eggs over easy on a bed of sauteed mushrooms covered in homemade turkey gravy.

    L - BLT salad with homemade bacon fat dressing.

    D - spicy smoked butternut squash soup, and bacon wrapped steak bites, with waldorf salad (homemade dressing).


    Breakfast was incredible, and I will only have lunch if I get hungry enough before it's time to prepare dinner. I've been finding that these high protein/fat breakfasts keep me full for SO long!

    The more I see the less I know for sure.
    -John Lennon

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    So I did great!!! I didn't make blt salad for lunch, but had an apple and some pecans dipped in dijon and raw garlic. (Weird? Maybe, but oddly so much more satisfying than crackers or pretzels!!! Yay!)

    The more I see the less I know for sure.
    -John Lennon

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      Today was pretty good, not fantastic.


      Breakfast was eggs benny without the english muffin (super yummy!) and pan fries with cheese and gravy and onions. (couldn't resist.)


      Dinner was steak with blt salad with bacon fat dressing (I didn't eat it yesterday, but kept thinking about it!)


      Then... I kinda derailed. I had a really intense yoga session, and shared a banana with nutella and peanut butter with my toddler. Meh... better tomorrow. It wasn't very satisfying, so I'll remember that. Should've had some nuts.

      The more I see the less I know for sure.
      -John Lennon

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        Sounds to me you are starting out great! After reading the PB, the 80% rule applies. Shoot for 100%, fall in around 80% and be happy.


        I like to use FitDay to keep track of my food intake levels. A banana is really splurging for me, but keeping it controlled you can still fall into the 50g-100g range for carbs.


        It's hard to avoid some of the foods that we're used to eating, and I've been as primal as possible, but I need to incorporate more organic foods. Right now I skirt the walls of the grocer to get the best I can.

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          Thanks likertj, I need to be more forgiving of myself and remember the 20%!


          I too have yet to convert to organic, mostly because of cost, but also because I live in a tiny village and have to take what I can get! lol


          I am lucky to be able to get local produce for summer and fall from the farmers in the area.

          The more I see the less I know for sure.
          -John Lennon

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            So far so good. I'm posting now to motivate myself to stay the course at a restaurant! *gulp*. Not just any restaurant, but the one that makes my FAVORITE pizza. I'll just keep telling myself that the stomach aches, cramps, bloating and blechy feelings aren't worth it!


            Breakfast was ham and eggs and coconut flour pancakes. I didn't use maple syrup!!! I've finally found an extremely primal way to eat my pancakes. I heated a bit of oil and butter up with 3 cloves of garlic and some slices of jalapeno. Then I dipped my pancakes in it. It was so delicious! I remember dipping huge chunks of fresh bread in a similarly flavored olive oil at an italian resaurant.


            For a late lunch I was already thinking about pizza, so I sliced some of the breakfast ham up, melted a bit of shredded cheese on it, and dipped each bite in marinara. Tasty! Finished off with pecans dipped in a bit of melted dark chocolate.


            I plan on ordering seafood for dinner, skipping the bread, pizza and dessert!

            The more I see the less I know for sure.
            -John Lennon

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              So I've been neglecting my journal but not the PB!!!


              I said in another thread how happy I am that I don't feel tempted by grains. At all. This is awesome, but I really feel it's because I feel so sick when I eat them.


              I'm really loving living primal.


              So my goals this week are to get more exercise into my routine.


              I plan on doing burpees for 4 min everyday, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds of rest I think? I'll have to look it up again.


              Also, I'm going to start weight training tomorrow with my hubby. This is going to be great, I'm so excited!!!

              The more I see the less I know for sure.
              -John Lennon

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                Weight training is fantastic, I love it. Especially now that I've 'gone Primal' I can see the results of it so much more easily (as my body blubber is finally, finally disappearing!).

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                  Congrats on seeing changes on in your body...and enjoying the PB lifestyle!

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                    Thanks for the encouragement!!!

                    The more I see the less I know for sure.
                    -John Lennon

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                      Another happy weigh in!!!


                      I started a weight loss group with 4 other women, and we are meeting once a week to weigh in, chat and share about our journey, and share a healthy snack together. (Although I have only been able to consume the snacks I have prepared.) I am doing really well, and the other ladies can`t understand my progress, considering I am consuming so much fat! lol

                      The more I see the less I know for sure.
                      -John Lennon

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                        I am going to try to post more regularly in my journal.


                        I started at 176 lbs, and today weighed in at 157 lbs!


                        Had eggs drizzled with yesterdays cream sauce, bacon and some whole milk for breakfast. My weight is going down, so for now I will continue with the dairy, as I love it!


                        Yoga class tonight, and for dinner something with chicken thighs... hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


                        I am finally starting to see a difference in my body. I look different. I have more definition in my arms and legs, and my hourglass figure is back. Still a ways to go, but I feel like this is all happening very naturally. My girlfriends are all on diets and working out CONSTANTLY, where as I eat yummy foods, do not track anything (just avoid grains, high carb foods etc.) and do fun things like weight training and yoga. I guess I just love that this is not a diet or something I have to work at.

                        The more I see the less I know for sure.
                        -John Lennon

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                          That last line sums it up - if I "treat" myself the CW way (think other people's sunday dinners) it's harder work and less enjoyable than just staying primal! It's not even a treat any more!

                          We just have to remember how good it feels to be here, and how easy it (usually!) is to keep on keeping on


                          Congrats on the weight loss too!

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                            So true NM!

                            The more I see the less I know for sure.
                            -John Lennon

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                              Hey lil_earthmomma! I was just reading this, and the bit about coconut flour pancakes. This morning I made some and ate them w/ (frozen) strawberries I cooked down into a gel/syrup w/ a little water w/ some whipped coconut milk (that I added stevia and vanilla extract to). SOOOO yummy--very much like a dessert. Just wanted to share another non-maple syrup way to eat the pancakes.


                              Woo hoo on all you've been doing!!!

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