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  • I think the key is to remember that one day, one meal, won't mess things up (I mean, like me, you might see a decent bump that takes a week to get rid of). However, letting that one day, one meal continue into many days and many meals...well, that's where I get into trouble
    -- Ruth

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    • OOOok.. After doing calculations, HERE is where I am starting:

      1700 calories
      21-30 g carbs (aiming for 5%)
      132 g fat 70%
      protein 106 25%

      When I input this into KR I get @ 1.8 which is fine by me. I see this as hopefully a fat burning state. I am also re-reading SPEED. So many of the concepts, perceptions and reality about food are still distorted or have become distorted again. I am tracking the SPEED steps along with macros, KR, FBS, weight etc. OMG.. this from the girl who HATES tracking??? I got my geek on!

      I can email you my spreadsheet if interested, just PM me.
      Karin


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      • ooo, you guys are so geeky! How fun.

        Karin, your numbers look great! That seems like a totally doable set.

        I gotta reread all of SPEED again, I just skimmed it the other night.
        Chris
        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • I'm a total data geek, but I haven't always been real consistent about tracking. However, when I went back and had almost 3 months of data from when I WAS losing (and about at this same weight), the lightbulb went off. Though it's a pain, it tells me so much.

          I've added a few additional columns as well - like when I'm eating, how I'm sleeping, exercise, and TOM. Of course, I haven't been checking FBS lately. I plan to do so only periodically, since my FBS is well within the normal range.
          -- Ruth

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          • the thing that has turned me into a religious tracker is that when I lost down to 235, in a fairly easy fashion, I was not tracking. And as I started to plateau I had nothing to look back on, the data was not there and it could never be retrieved. I was doing a version of intuitive eating and they shunned the idea of tracking. But OMG, it would have been so helpful!
            Chris
            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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            • ok.. too many details.. too much stress.. margarita is now involved and so is a pizza. I will start Sunday.

              Long story short, the woman was falling out of the vehicle because she was drunk and not trying to grab her. She is 11, she is ADHD, she has anxiety issues.. all this I have to remember so I don't lose it.
              Karin


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              • ? !?!?
                Chris
                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                • Wow. Still crazy scarey. Hang in there!
                  -- Ruth

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                  • Observations about myself:

                    I can not focus on eating healthy and losing weight when caos abounds in my life. During those times, I am doing everything in my power to not drown emotionally and implode.

                    I am still upset.. I am still coping.. I am going to try and have a normal day and let the chips fall where they may. I feel defeated at this point. I am hoping, praying, planning on tomorrow being a day where I can look at my goals again and feel anything but numb.
                    Karin


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                    • Sometimes, you just need to focus on life. Try not to use food as a coping mechanism, but don't stress about weight, macros, etc. Let yourself feel all of those emotions and work through them. And, if you deal with things less than ideally, that's okay to. Tomorrow is another day.

                      Hugs. Thinking of you!
                      -- Ruth

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                      • ok, I seriously missed something. But, I am still here rooting you on. Focus on health and the decisions that will make you physically able to best cope with what you are dealing with right now. Sometimes, well, that is a big ole chunk of birthday cake, and sometimes it is a slab of beef, do what you need to do. Worrying about you.
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • Thinking of you. Just restart when you are able.
                          Primal since 9/24/2010
                          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                          • Today I am not as numb as yesterday. Yesterday's feelings toward everything were way off- it was much like out-of-body. I have slept a lot (the cold does not help with this) but am feeling better today. I plan to hop back into it tomorrow. I have not had much today that I could not start back today but I am just not going to push it. Needless to say, I had a birthday cake for the first time in a long time, along with ice cream. I initiated this.. mom was supportive and did not buy any but after Friday, well.. I was just done and wanted cake. It was a cherry chocolate chip and WAY TOO STINKIN SWEET! Lets just say, I am caked out now. We did not really celebrate my birthday because I really felt ill. We will go out to dinner when I get back from the conference.

                            I am trying to get the house semi organized/cleaned because I am off to a conference next weekend. I have to admit I am excited about getting AWAY.. just AWAY. I have been cooking bone broth for the past 4 days. Its super rich and I am trying something new: cooking it down to condense and then if I can get it thick enough, I am going to use parchment paper in my dehydrator and pour it in. This way, I have homemade instant bone broth but the website said her kids liked to eat it in pieces before crushing it into a powder. So, I dunno.. experimenting with the dehydrator again. I currently have banana chips in the dehydrator for Lily. I am also planning on making some cauliflower "popcorn" and some beef jerky before I leave. I am hoping the "popcorn" turns out because Saturday night is bingo for some cool teacher gear, and they normally serve traditional popcorn that I do not want.

                            For the conference I will leave Friday afternoon and return Sunday afternoon. I am planning to take a cooler with some items although, they feed us pretty well when there and its doable primal wise. The cooler of items is just so I do not get caught unprepared and then stuck eating a poor choice. I also want to take my CM since I am still going dairy free. I can almost say, I do not miss dairy at all.
                            Karin


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                            • Happy Belated Birthday. The conference sounds like fun.
                              Primal since 9/24/2010
                              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                              Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                              MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                              • Getting my head back in the game after crashing and burning big time (cake, ice cream, pizza and margaritas- I said it was bad) this weekend. I am trying to manage and deal with stress that was this past weekend. I know I did not handle it optimally. I am still reading and re-reading speed in regards to this. Feeling better (EMOTIONALLY) today even though I am up 6 pounds. FBS 118 this morning- its fine. The team of teachers is taking me and another colleague to lunch today to celebrate our birthdays. Her's was Friday and mine Saturday. The good news it is at the cafe.. so omelets or eggs and bacon or sausage is a good bet.

                                Focus on the positive: The chest cold sounds and feels like things are breaking up. Its not gone but I am all for progress.
                                Karin


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