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  • #16
    Felt really discouraged yesterday and finally tracked it down to feeling bloated and wearing a pair of pants that always mede me feel fat. Cannot wait to get rid of them!

    Yesterday was a very good illustration of the difference protein and fats in your diet.Breakfast was steelcut oats. Ihad a 1/4 cup chopped nuts on mine. Lunch was apple slices with cashew butter. That was the extent of the protein until dinner. Went exploring the logging roads in the afternoon.

    RPR was not fun, was not an adventure but more of a drudge due to not having energy. Just two days prior when I had lots of protein my mood was fantastic, my energy was boundless and I really enjoyed myself trekking through the woods. Not so yesterday. Fortunately we had a really tasty potroast for dinner.

    You can bet I made a high protein breakfast this morning. Scramble with ghee. Chinese cabbage, scallions, yellow peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes with eggs, diced ham and cheese.
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
      Had a kickass time on the RPR in spite of getting rained on, taking the wrong hill and sliding down on my keester. Did I mention how different everything looks in July than it does in January?? Thank goodness I have a dog that never forgets how to get us back!


      Journals are for recording ones thoughts, right? So, here is something I have been thinking about since I read on someone's journal that at 180 pounds they are in a size 8 pant. I think that is fantastic and I am happy for them. I just cannot lose sight of the fact that everyone has a different shape. Heck, at 120 pounds I was still in a size 12! All of my weight goes on between my waist and my knees and I have broad hips. Since my upper body doesn't carry the weight it has been easy to fool myself into thinking that everything was just fine!

      Note to self. Celebrate the successes of everyone no matter what the weight or pant size!
      If you stay in this lifestyle long enough it will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about yourself. I never thought I would get under 200lbs again and I hit 180lbs with no problem. I never thought I would be wearing pants with a 32" waist ever again. I am now and came from a 34" waist while staying at ~180lbs. Handstand push ups yep. Bust out a dozen pull ups yep. It is uplifting to accomplish things that in my head a couple years ago were impossible. Keep it up and you will see too.
      Check out my primal blog: http://primalroar.posterous.com/

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      • #18
        MightyAl, I certainly hope so. Right now I am feeling discouraged when I really have no reason to feel this way.

        Sugarbaby was right though, about the ups and downs. Bloating, poor fit in pants all made me feel defeated. I suppose it is residual from my earlier attempts to do the "right thing" and not be successful at all. This morning the bloating is mostly gone and the scale is back down to where it was.

        I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest so rain is no big deal. For the last three days, however, we have had Oct/Nov weather. Steady rain all day. This is mid-July and we are already having one of the coolest summers in a long time. Highs are upper 50's, low 60's. Don't get me wrong, I love this weather.............in November.

        This next weekend we are going to visit the friend that I told about PB. Hopefully she'll see enough of a difference to ask me more about it. She is 5'2" and 200 pounds and has tried WW at least three times that I know of. I won't preach. She has said she'll make a Primal meal for us!

        Meals are keeping me satieted. High protein breakfast means just a snack about threepm followed by a small dinner. so cool not to have the munchies all of the time.
        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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        • #19
          REALLY good day today!

          Breakfast was a fritatta chock full of veggies and sausage at 10:30am. Drove to our great-niece's first birthday party and each had two shrimp. We just were not hungry. Ate a few nuts on the drive home. Here it is 8pm and still not hungry but we ate a small amount of pot roast. Saving room for strawberry shortcake!
          It will be so easy to only eat two meals a day eating like this. The full and satisfied feeling is around all the time now, unlike with the way we used to eat. I AM NEVER GOING BACK TO IT!!
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • #20
            Went to Grocery Outlet today and came home with 90% dark chocolate, cashew butter, nitrite/nitrate free bacon and organic cheddar from grassfed cows. Not the sorts of foods one usually associates with a discount store but if you pay attention you can score big! The applewood smoked bacon was only $2.49lb!!
            I am so glad that DH is onboard with this way of eating.
            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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            • #21
              Our grocery outlet also gets some awesome primal fare. Awesome!
              Crohn's, doing SCD

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              • #22
                I am also in Washington State. Which one do you shop at?
                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • #23
                  Well, I strayed today. Not bad, but I strayed. Three, count 'em, THREE dark chocolate almond shortbread cookies. I am not going to beat myself up over it. Put it behind me and move on.
                  I could have said no, thank you. I could have stopped at one. I can next time.

                  What a great RPR this afternoon. Rainy, foggy, misty and mysterious.........
                  Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                  • #24
                    I don't blame you. I can refuse cake, and even ice cream. But cookies still ensnare me occasionally. Especially if they have any trace of a nut in them.

                    My Grocery Outlet is in Everett across from Trader Joe's. It was featured on a "Hoarders" episode!

                    Have you shopped at S+L meats on 164th? They have good deals on liver and bones, and a chest of frozen discount meat. Do you know of any other places around here?
                    Last edited by Knifegill; 07-18-2011, 03:35 PM.
                    Crohn's, doing SCD

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                    • #25
                      DARN!! I live so far away from you! Everett is a bit far for me to go as I live in Aberdeen. Michael's Meats in Aberdeen does have LOTS of primal stuff including rabbit, goat, elk, bison......and that was just a quick look!

                      Just got back from a two day camping trip. When we started back doing this I did tell DH that I would not be one of those campers that opened a can or ate junk food. We eat really well without eating crap!
                      Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                      • #26
                        That bacon sounds delicious!

                        What state are you in honeybuns? The area around your place sounds amazing and great inspiration to get outside.

                        I agree with ditching the scales generally except it can be a motivator when the numbers are moving and if you are bloated going by clothes can be depressing, as you recent bleak day suggests. That being said, it feels AMAZING to fit back into clothes.

                        It is just great that you and your husband are on board and positive about the change.

                        PS - I love the cashew butter with apple or pear too but in the end (last year's primal journey) think it stalled me for whatever reason, so this time not using nuts as a snack, so I am enviousand salivating a bit when I read your meals!

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                        • #27
                          Hey, KateMary! Good to see you!

                          I live on the west coast of Washington State. Lots of natural beauty. Within half an hour I can be at the ocean, in the rain forest, up in the mountains.......love it here!

                          Breakfast has turned out to be the most interesting part of the day. I have started making scrambles (fritatta) 98% of the time and each time it tastes different because of whatever combinations of vegetables and meats I add. Found out that we like chinese cabbage and swiss chard in them more than we like spinach and kale. Shallots and green onions are tastier than regular onions. Turkey breakfast sausage beats ham any day. The other morning I was making a really delicious scramble and couldn't wait to eat it. I was about to add the eggs when DH asked what meat I was using. MEAT? Ooops. i hadn't even thought about the meat!! One quick addition and all was right with the world!
                          What has been the best thing that I have done is having the vegetables all prepared in advance so I am not spending an inordinate amount of time chopping and slicing when I am waking up. Thinking about different combos ahead of time has been helpful as well.

                          Today I'm going to hit up the natural foods store for hazelnut meal and almond flour. This place is incredibly well stocked for the small town inwhich I live!
                          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                          • #28
                            Woohoo!! I'm going to learn how to snowshoe! I've wanted to learn for years and at the ripe old age of 52 I get to learn new stuff!!

                            In the words of my nephew, I will never be OLD!!!!!!!!!!
                            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                            • #29
                              Oh, how I wish I had taken measurements before starting this WOE. I know it isn't too late to do so, but it would have been nice to know where I started. Relying on the scale just has me going through ups and downs. So what if it is up a pound? It doesn't mean I am a failure. My belly is smaller and according to DH my face is thinner. Now if the fat pads on my hips would get smaller I would be a happy camper!

                              Not even two months in and I wasn't expecting instant results, anyway!
                              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                              • #30
                                Now that I have a handle on this WOE, I should probably figure out if I am getting enough protein. Definitely enough fat, maybe too much. Fitday? Sparkpeople?? Ugh. I really dislike doing that sort of thing but if I am not getting enough protein I need to figure that out.

                                Good news! The lady that wants to take me snowshoeing also wants to do some backpacking trips. As a family we backpacked a lot when I was young but I haven't been on a backpacking trip since 1968! Primal eating is my friend in getting ready for this trip. Hiking west coast mountains is totally different than hiking other areas of the country and I'll need every edge I can get.

                                Time to look at primal fitness.
                                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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