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  • Yup eating enough is a big key for me too. Glad you are excited about tweaking your program.
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • Thanks, this is about the least effortful program I have ever been on. Mostly because I really like veggies though. So it seems like a natural fit, no starving, ability to eat quantity if I feel the need, no starving, etc.
      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, things are going well, I recovered from the carb fest with no lingering cravings.

        Sleep seems to be getting better, Saturday night I slept just over 6 hours, last night it was just 5:04, but there were 3 stretches over an hour, and I woke up at 5 am pretty alert, and since I have to get up at 5:30 I just got out of bed.

        Got a little hungry after dinner last night. Probably more about the fact that DH and DS were snacking than that I was really hungry, but I had 2T of peanut butter with half a scoop of whey and about 10 pieces of pistachio. That was unplanned but yummy.

        My STATS:
        Calories.....1974
        Carbs.....90
        Fat.....96
        Protein....196
        Fiber.....34

        Those to me look just about spot on. I have the same number of grams of fat and carb, which are about half of protein, and I got over 30g of fiber!
        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 just subscribed to the site that you posted in Karin's journal. I haven't started reading yet.
          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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          • cool. under the heading "reader extras" there are a couple of pamphlets that give a great overview of the program. In the book he has a lot of praise for the Primal/Paleo lifestyle, and goes into a whole lot more science, but the web site has great info.
            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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            • So that is 2 days in a row where I wanted a 'snack' at the end of the night. Thinking I am creating a pattern, so I will not do it tonight.

              Yesterday I had a smoothie at 3 then didn't eat dinner until 8:30. Rifle practice then meetings. Do not like to eat that late, and I think that I was hungry enough that I ate so fast that then I wanted more food, thus the 'snack'. It was all food within my program, just a little more than I probably really needed.

              This looks like it is turning into a crazy week...lots of activities going on, so planning is going to be essential. I am still feeling very good about how things are going with my eating, so that keeps me motivated.

              Thankfulness: surprise visits from old friends. Friends we have not seen since we moved are bringing their daughter to college in Nashville (they grow up so fast) and will stop in for a visit while here, yeah!
              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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              • Thanks again for the thoughts on smoothies. They have been a great way to sneak in another serving of veggies. How you been trying to eat mindfully a la Paul (I can make you thin)? I have to work hard at it when I'm really hungry so that I don't overeat.
                -- Ruth

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                • I am trying to eat mindfully. It was always the rule I was the least successful with, which of course ends up throwing off everything else! I do eat less at each sitting, but more often. Well, being truthful to myself I am probably not eating as often as I was before I started with this program of eating the 10 veggies. It is just that before I would pop something into my mouth every time I walked past the pantry and now I never do that. So now I essentially eat 4 times a day, planned and controlled, I move things around if it turns out I am not hungry. But I discovered that I get ravenous fast, so I am guessing I am still healing, and probably have a long way to go. But step by step it will happen!

                  I love the smoothies, always have loved them. I have started using flavored teas as the liquid, Chocolate Mate for the chocolate one and double green matcha for the vanilla. And yesterday I started to add a tsp of matcha (I had some in the cupboard) because it is supposed to help with fat loss. Can't hurt right?
                  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 am reaching a maximum stress load.

                    Dh's car is in the shop so I am taking him to work, no biggie cause he works across the street from me, only issue is he has to go in 1 1/2 hours earlier.

                    DD took the car last night and decided it was safer to just spend the night. No problem except she didn't tell/text me. So there was no car in the garage when it was time to take DH to work. DD answered her phone when I called, with a mumbly groan and promptly turned it off. So I called where she was supposed to be, but she was not there. When she finally decided to start for home-she texted with "I'M COMING!" it took her 45 minutes to get there.

                    I take her back to school tomorrow. Her apartment is on the 4th floor we will be carrying the stuff up stairs- don't want to wait for the elevators. We have a few things left we need to pick up before we go. DH has to find a ride home from work.

                    I have to entertain "spouses" of DH's advisory board on Friday morning.

                    We have company for dinner on Friday night.

                    We are going taking another couple to our outdoor concert series on Saturday night (requires I pack a picnic dinner)

                    I have to make a large salad for the IB teacher's appreciation dinner on Monday night.

                    DD has an art project due on Tuesday. He is doing splatter painting off the new/newly refinished (by me) wooden deck. So I have to help with drop cloths, and likely we need to get more paint. DH complains about these projects every time we do them (stress stress) so we try to get it done before he gets home.

                    Hopefully we pick up his car on Monday.

                    The boss just gave me a mild reprimand for handling a call from someone incorrectly. I handled it the way I had been told to, but apparently this guy is a muckity muck and I was supposed to recognize his name (he is one among about 100 that change every 2 years), and be more, I dunno, reverent.

                    eeeeeeeeeeeeee.
                    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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                    • That's one heck of a list. Keep your head in the good food game. I know that I can easily talk myself into eating badly if I feel unfairly put upon.
                      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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                      • well, oddly, currently, I am not at all interested in food, and I have a dull ache in my head (uncommon for me) and a slight sense of anxiety. Thanks for the pep talk!
                        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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                        • So yesterday was an ok food day, I did not end up getting all of my veggies in, but I also did not stray from my program with the food I did eat.

                          Today I take the kid back to college. Sad, we had a nice summer, it was fun to have her home even if she did cause me some stress along the way.
                          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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                          • Have a good trip!
                            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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                            • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                              I am reaching a maximum stress load.

                              Dh's car is in the shop so I am taking him to work, no biggie cause he works across the street from me, only issue is he has to go in 1 1/2 hours earlier.

                              DD took the car last night and decided it was safer to just spend the night. No problem except she didn't tell/text me. So there was no car in the garage when it was time to take DH to work. DD answered her phone when I called, with a mumbly groan and promptly turned it off. So I called where she was supposed to be, but she was not there. When she finally decided to start for home-she texted with "I'M COMING!" it took her 45 minutes to get there.

                              I take her back to school tomorrow. Her apartment is on the 4th floor we will be carrying the stuff up stairs- don't want to wait for the elevators. We have a few things left we need to pick up before we go. DH has to find a ride home from work.

                              I have to entertain "spouses" of DH's advisory board on Friday morning.

                              We have company for dinner on Friday night.

                              We are going taking another couple to our outdoor concert series on Saturday night (requires I pack a picnic dinner)

                              I have to make a large salad for the IB teacher's appreciation dinner on Monday night.

                              DD has an art project due on Tuesday. He is doing splatter painting off the new/newly refinished (by me) wooden deck. So I have to help with drop cloths, and likely we need to get more paint. DH complains about these projects every time we do them (stress stress) so we try to get it done before he gets home.

                              Hopefully we pick up his car on Monday.

                              The boss just gave me a mild reprimand for handling a call from someone incorrectly. I handled it the way I had been told to, but apparently this guy is a muckity muck and I was supposed to recognize his name (he is one among about 100 that change every 2 years), and be more, I dunno, reverent.

                              eeeeeeeeeeeeee.
                              Oh girl.. that made me tired reading it.

                              Have a safe trip taking DD back to school.
                              Karin


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                              • My daughter and I had an absolutely fabulous day! We casually packed the car because we couldn't leave until 10 since the hall wouldn't be open. Then we stopped at an outlet mall on the way. We always wanted to do this, but it is a no-go if DH is in the car. Even if we could get him to stop, we couldn't buy anything unless it was on our 'list'. So we did a little shopping. Then since I had had some significant amount of caffeine (I have begun brewing 6 bags of green tea in 8oz of water and using it as the liquid in my morning smoothie-that in addition of my 16oz coffee mug), and she was excited to get into her new "apartment" we chatted non-stop the whole way. Stopped to eat at Wendy's-nice salads! Berry/Almond/Chicken yum!

                                Then the work began. We were too impatient to wait for the elevator, so we packed ourselves down like mules and climbed the stairs to her 4th floor apartment (better than last year's 8th floor!). We did this 6(!!!!!!) times. I was keeping up with her until the last climb. The bag I had flipped over my shoulder fell to the elbow and then bonked my knee at every step, so it slowed me down. Then we went to the grocery store (her new place has a kitchen), they just opened a Trader Joes and she was sooo excited, and then drug all the groceries up those 4 flights of stairs.

                                I think I finally got her to figure out why she has to use campus housing and not off site apartments (has to do with the way the scholarships are paid out-and what the heck she has a great apartment with campus security walking distance to classes and downtown, as well as tons of friends living in the building), so hopefully we don't have to have that discussion ad nauseum again next summer.

                                Yesterday was very fun for me, but then when I got home found out it was one of my husband's worst ever days at work. Like changing the direction of his career plans kind of bad. Then got a phone call from his brother that his dad had another heart attack and is in the hospital. Then we had company for dessert last night so he couldn't even just have a couple of straight gins and knock himself out.

                                He tends to see the worst in situations, but it is how he also tends to always be prepared for things. So I don't usually think much of it when he says how horrible something was. But in this case he was walking around talking to himself all morning (this is one of the ways I know he is over the top stressed), and couldn't stomach his breakfast. I am worried.
                                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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