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  • #16
    Honeybuns, yes, I guess that is accurate. My absence after last entry reflects another blip in the journey.

    I think I need to ease in slowly. I know I have done it very strictly before, but I think my attempt to eliminate everything AND watch calories (reduce) is causing me to derail, esp since last time I did up the fats. I can't do everything.

    I think I will ditch the alcohol and grains and processed food this week, and not worry about the dairy or calories right now.

    I am roasting a whole stack of veg to add to my greens and meat during the week, I put cocount oil, salt and pepper, thyme, rosemary and crushed (fresh) garlic in a bag and tossed the cut up pumpkin, onion, beetroot etc in it before roasting. Fresh garlic may have been a mistake - its been 10 minutes and stinks so strongly.............

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    • #17
      Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
      Katemary, the common thread I get from reading your journal is that you feel you are a failure if you get off track. That mindset will derail any attempt at success you might have. Instead, think of it as a temporary blimp in learning a new way of eating. Did you go from crawling to walking on the first try?

      My weight loss was going nowhere until I upped my fat intake. Started with olive oil shots (how do people do that?) and now put coconut oil in my morning coffee. Also, I no longer use 1% milk in my coffee, I use half and half. I might even move that up to heavy cream. One thing that helped me kick the wine habit is using a smaller glass. Over time I am happy with a very small amount. I measured what goes in that glass and it is a quarter cup. Now that wine is a treat versus when I would polish off the whole bottle.

      The hardest thing for me has been divorcing everything I "knew" form CW thinking all these years. Going from 'fat is bad' to 'fat is good' took a leap of faith. Have faith, you CAN do this!
      +1
      I bolded the part that is really the hardest thing for me to accept. I go through a lot of self doubt on upping my fat intake.

      Like honeybuns said - don't beat yourself up!
      7/4/11: 42-38-43
      8/3/11: 41-37-42
      11/27/11: 41-36-41
      Goal: 38-32-36

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      • #18
        Thanks guys

        S: 7 hrs
        B: black coffee - large
        L: chicken shop - chicken breast with skin and wing to nibble on, various roast veg, ignored the potato
        D: lamb chops with garlic and herb salt plus 'lamb spices', reheated the roast pumpkin, beetroot and onion in all the lamb fat with asparagus
        eating 2 strawberries now...

        E: (to complete once done)

        I went to the dentist today. My gums have been bleeding for ages but too lazy to look into it (and I hate the dentist). Funnily enough caught part of a Dr Oz episode where he was talking about preventative health and top steps, and he mentioned flossing to pick up gum bleeding because of the massive inflammatory response that creates. I know inflammation is a bit part of what primal is aiming to control, so it caught my attention and made me put my dental health up the top of the to do list. Damn plaque removal hurts! Need another session next week, but its nice to know I am healing an obvious site of inflammation.

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        • #19
          I have found that eating Primal, or not eating processed foods, that I have little to no plaque. Even the dental hygenist wanted to know what I was doing different.
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
            I have found that eating Primal, or not eating processed foods, that I have little to no plaque. Even the dental hygenist wanted to know what I was doing different.
            That's interesting - I would love it if I didn't have to go through that again. I was wondering what people did pre-dentist - the fact we are advised to go yearly for plaque removal in itself implies no matter how good your dental hygiene, you will get plaque that needs to be removed yearly.

            I also found it interesting I have been told to stop using toothpaste all week - yesterday he removed as much plaque as possible but he said the inflammed gums need to settle and then he can remove more next week. He implied the lack of tootpaste would assist reduce inflammation. I have to say the soft brushing with warm water feels great...or that may just be the absence of plaque!

            S: 6 hrs
            B: spinach, 2 poached eggs, grilled tomatoes - large coffee black
            L: garlic and lemon chicken, garlic and lemon potatoes, bit of salad - peppermint tea
            D: out - veal with creamy mushroom and ham sauce with potato, beans and carrot. not great but still pretty primal. 2 strawberries

            E: does pretty athletic and energetic sex count? lol

            I wonder if the no toothpaste, garlic for lunch and exercise, is a great combo!....oh well...
            Last edited by katemary; 07-19-2011, 06:49 AM. Reason: add coffee, tea and strawberries...

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            • #21
              Hi katemary!

              Originally posted by katemary View Post
              That's interesting - I would love it if I didn't have to go through that again. I was wondering what people did pre-dentist - the fact we are advised to go yearly for plaque removal in itself implies no matter how good your dental hygiene, you will get plaque that needs to be removed yearly.

              I also found it interesting I have been told to stop using toothpaste all week - yesterday he removed as much plaque as possible but he said the inflammed gums need to settle and then he can remove more next week. He implied the lack of tootpaste would assist reduce inflammation. I have to say the soft brushing with warm water feels great...or that may just be the absence of plaque!
              I had problems with inflamed gums in grad school and had to have my teeth scraped under the gum line and it was pretty awful so I feel for you. Interesting that he is recommending no toothpaste - that was not the practice when I did it but things change. Can you use a mouthwash to disinfect at least?

              Originally posted by katemary View Post
              E: does pretty athletic and energetic sex count? lol
              Absolutely!
              My primal journal that I don't update enough:
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33293.html

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              • #22
                Hi girlarchitect!

                Yes, it's pretty awful...if it was bad close to the gumline this week and I am scared for next week subgum endeavours! No, no mouthwash or toothpaste. That speak volumes about the inflammatory contents in my mind. Glad I am growing fresh mint!

                (and yay re sex!)

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                • #23
                  oh dear. definitely chew on some mint and parsley.
                  My primal journal that I don't update enough:
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33293.html

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                  • #24
                    haha

                    S: 6.5 hrs
                    B: 2 poached eggs, about 2 rashers bacon, 1/2 grilled tomato, black coffee large
                    L: rotissarie chicken breast and roast veg which was tossed in something spicy and some peas
                    camomille tea
                    D: steak and roast onion, beetroot, pumpkin and asparagus

                    E: you wouldn't belive how cold and rainy it is...need to pull my finger out and start bodyweight exercises but just rugged up...i know I should...

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                    • #25
                      Katemary,

                      I wish we could send you some of our heat. Today's heat index is 106F with it expected to hit 111F tomorrow. We would be happy to share.
                      My primal journal that I don't update enough:
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33293.html

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                      • #26
                        Thought about this when we were camping.

                        Remember these four things.

                        Positive mental attitude.
                        Believe in yourself.
                        Like who you are.
                        Never say quit.
                        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                        • #27
                          Hi katemary! I'm just beginning this journaling thing so I thought I would say "hey" to some of my new neighbors. From reading your journal it looks like we are about in the boat weight-wise. I'll be skulking around to see how you're doing and to get some inspiration.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by girlarchitect View Post
                            Katemary,

                            I wish we could send you some of our heat. Today's heat index is 106F with it expected to hit 111F tomorrow. We would be happy to share.
                            Do let me share. Please! Just wait a couple of months and I will be whinging about the heat and humidity! I prefer the cold (esp when body is not beach-ready!) but just makes it hard to get motivated to exercise...esp when its pouring outside...

                            Originally posted by honeybuns View Post

                            Remember these four things.

                            Positive mental attitude.
                            Believe in yourself.
                            Like who you are.
                            Never say quit.
                            I struggle with all those to be honest. and to try tell myself mantras just loudens the negative voice which follows with 'yeah right'! BUT I'll try! Its good advice, thanks

                            Originally posted by LitheGrokkette View Post
                            Hi katemary! I'm just beginning this journaling thing so I thought I would say "hey" to some of my new neighbors. From reading your journal it looks like we are about in the boat weight-wise. I'll be skulking around to see how you're doing and to get some inspiration.
                            Hi LitheGrokette! Nice to meet you. Happy to share our journeys.

                            Love the support guys, thanks.

                            S: 6 1/2
                            B: 2 poached eggs, spinach and sauteed mushrooms
                            2 x black coffees - both large
                            L: lamb (maybe had some form of barely there gravy on it), small amt freshly made tabouli and small amt pumpkin, rocket and fetta salad
                            D: I made a new dish!! Based on a pasta dish a friend made last week but modified without pasta.
                            Sweated garlic and chopped onion, add can diced tomatoes, add can tuna, heat and reduce then at last minute frozen peas and fresh parsley from my herb garden. Yum! Very satisfying when it is pissing down and freezing outside. Quite rich, so might need to find a 'base' for it next time or use less sauce.
                            1 strawberry.

                            E - mmmmmm. anyway day 4 primal, I won't beat myself up ...
                            Last edited by katemary; 07-21-2011, 04:27 AM. Reason: confirm dinner was cooked, not raw!

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                            • #29
                              Your dinner sounds like one I make using chicken breast instead of tuna. YUM is right!

                              Support is here for you.

                              I read an article one time in a woman's magazine about what men find sexy in women. Surprisingly, the men they polled all said the same thing. Self confidence! Since I read that article I did start to believe in myself more, like who I was and be more confident (not BECAUSE of the article). Started getting so much more attention and getting looked at more often than before. When you are happy with who you are it shows in the way you walk, the vibes you send out.........DH thinks it is great because we get so much more help at Home Depot these days!
                              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                              • #30
                                As far as exercise goes, don't fret about it yet. First get comfortable with this way of eating then add the exercise in. One step at a time!
                                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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