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  • Another totally SANE day! that is 2. one day at a time.

    I wish that I could figure out the trigger (and sell it!) that gets me from that cheatin heart to this matter of fact type of compliance. Something switches on (or maybe off?) and I am not dieting or eating good or bad it is just the way I eat. The stress of it all is gone and I just do it. Feels so good!

    STATS:
    Carbs=87g
    Fat=81
    Protein=166
    Fiber=31

    Just where I like to be, carbs and fat at about half of the protein, fiber around 30!
    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 had a 99% SANE day yesterday. Last night my stomach was really unsettled so I had 5 ritz crackers to settle it down so I could get to sleep. This is an improvement over what I would have done in the past though, as I would have finished all or most of the sleeve! So I am going to count it as day 3.

      I had PB with lunch and ribs (homemade and SANE) for dinner and they kicked my fat up higher than I would shoot for, but I can live with it for a day. I actually had 12 non-starchy veggies yesterday! But only got 3 servings of at least 30g of protein.

      STATS:
      Carbs=95g
      Fat=98g
      Protein=110g
      Fiber=31g

      Forgot to wear the fitbit to bed, but I was in bed for almost 10 hours, I would be shocked if I didn't get at least 7 hours of sleep. I can't usually stay in bed that long because things start getting achy, I must have been tired!

      There is a reception at work tonight and I am the person who is taking care of the "hostess" type role. So I have to pick up the food, and decorate the tables, and just generally keep the food and drink tables stocked and clean. But this is the kind of thing I think is fun. Even though I work hourly I don't usually hand in a time card. If I miss a day I just come in early a few days to make it up. So since I usually only work 3 hour days working tonight is going to be good for 2 days! And since DH's car has been in the shop I have been going in early and that amounts to an extra day every week. It has been 9 weeks, and we have at least another before we get the car back. I only work 4 day weeks, so I am looking at 3 weeks of paid days off.
      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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      • Another day of total SANEity. Yeah! So technically my do-over started September 26th, and we are off and running, Christmas will basically be 3 months. So I guess the Vitamix will be my Christmas present, since it is to be my reward for staying on program for 3 months.

        I didn't get to have my afternoon smoothie, but that was ok. I amazingly did not put anything into my mouth at the reception I was working. Even when I was packing it up afterward! Just went home and had dinner! So my stats are a tad lower than normal.

        STATS:
        Carbs=76
        Fat=67
        Protein=122
        fiber=23
        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's intake made up for the day before. I seemed to be hungry all day. I stayed totally SANE it was just a lot of food.

          STATS:
          Carbs:=126 the acorn squash pushes this up
          Fat=100
          Protein=175
          Fiber=39

          I am noticing that as the carbs go up from the veggies so does the fiber. I saw today, where the author of the SSoS said that his continued research further defines details of his plan to 10 non-starchy veggies-50% of which should be green, and 125g to 200g of protein gotten in increments of at least 30g. Interesting.

          I was in bed last night for 8 and 1/2 hours, but only got 5 hours and 20 minutes of sleep. I did not get to drink my nighttime tea so I will try harder tonight and see if it helps.

          I am also going to try very hard to keep going to bed at the same time, since my experiment of waking up at the same time didn't pan out. I just can't force myself to get out of bed at 5:30 if I don't have to...ie. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. At the very least it is my plan to be in bed at least 8 hours before I have to wake in the morning.
          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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          • Yesterday was a cheat. 2 small slices of real veggie pizza.

            Last night on the way home from picking up DH from work and DS from rifle practice, we witnessed an accident. Not just witnessed, were almost a part of it.

            It was raining, streets were wet and it was on the dark side for the time of evening. Nashville drivers get really crazy when the weather is bad, they generally speed up like they want to hurry up and get out of the rain, scarey. Anyway, some guy, no valid license or insurance driving his friends car, tried to beat oncoming traffic by bolting between cars. Unfortunately there was a guy on a bike he didn't see. The guy on the bike hit the car and then flipped over the top of the car. It was horrifying. Naturally we stopped, Called 911, comforted the kid on the bike, and eventually took his bike home. It turns out he lives on our street.

            Dh was bringing home some leftover pizza from a local artisan shop, he had gotten for the students in his late class. So when we finally got home I made a giant salad and we finished the pizza.

            Not an excuse, mind you, it is just the way it happened.

            We were all three so shaken up, I had a hard time sleeping worrying about the bicyclist. The guy in the car, kept saying "he hit me you know", "he wrecked my friend's car". And his phone calls were to friends not 911, worried about himself.

            So glad my husband was there, he just seems to know what to do, and can be very commanding, he got someone who was passing by to stand over them with an umbrella, and held the bicyclist's head steady till the paramedics arrived, had my son take note of the license number of the car and get a good description of the car and the driver in case the driver decided to bolt, then had my son flagging the cars to go around trying to prevent another accident, then a nurse and a doctor showed up talking to Andrew (the bicyclist) trying to figure out what was injured. Police showed up before I was finished talking to 911! The firetruck EMTs about a minute later, took over for DH holding Andrew's head steady till the ambulance got there, and started directing traffic. The ambulance arrived and they put him on one of those boards and put him in the ambulance.

            Andrew's roommate called last night, no broken bones, but serious deep internal bruising. They wouldn't let him go home until he demonstrated that he could eat and keep it down. That may be a while, I have stayed in that hospital, the food is disgusting!
            Last edited by demuralist; 10-02-2012, 05:00 AM.
            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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            • Oh my, that is a good excuse to cheat if I ever heard one. The great thing is that you ate the meal and then stopped. I think that falls under the Primal 20%. Good Job.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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              • thanks. Yeah I sort of decided it was more "what would a normal person do in this kind of situation" as opposed to "I am going to/deserve a cheat". I like that because it is finally starting to feel like this is just the way I eat not a diet, not even a lifestyle, just what I eat. Real food, best quality I can get my hands on, reasonable amounts of protein, veggies and fat...make the best choice every time I have a choice....the end.

                Unfortunately this morning was hectic, because of the rain I ended up having to drive DS to school, then DH had to be at work a tad early, so I quickly showered and ran out the door. No breakfast, didn't make/take any green tea with me to work. I just grabbed a pack of raw almonds and my meds and drinking water. Again, the best choice I can make right now, and get on with life.
                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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                • Just be ready for the "deprivation backlash". You may feel like overeating or eating poorly just to compensate.
                  Primal since 9/24/2010
                  "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                  • thanks, yes I have been in exactly this place before, all cocky and sure of myself because I was starting to feel this way, only to end up binging on anything I could get my hands on in quantity. Tonight's dinner is already planned (actually it is what was supposed to be last night's dinner) and that should help, because it all usually starts to go awry just about the time I start to wonder what is for dinner. Anther helpful thing today is that DH will not be home for dinner which means that DS and I can eat earlier.

                    Thanks again, I appreciate the heads up!
                    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, I survived the cheat and moved on, wow, I feel almost like a normal person, one who just eats and doesn't obsess about food and weight.

                      So the bike rider is ok, no broken bones, just a lot of internal bruising. I talked to his roommate. I made them dinner and sent it over on Tuesday.

                      Eating...going well. I am not doing so much tracking in the past couple of days, but am eating SANEly. Getting the veggies and protein in, passing up the starchy stuff (well except for acorn squash which is a bit high in carbs) and just getting on with life. It feels good, it would be nice if I would start getting smaller but that will come eventually (faster if I could just force myself to start the exercises).
                      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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                      • As to tracking I like keeping track of what I eat, but trying not to obsess about the numbers. So I am adding my food in the "notes" section under each meal in my fitbit tracker. I think this is a good way to remember to eat my veggies (like grandma would say!) and stay accountable if I stray.

                        We have company this weekend, and then college visits next week, so I may not be online much.
                        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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                        • Hey Chris - hope all is well. I haven't kept up as well as I usually do (2 straight weeks of travel!!!). Thinking of ya.
                          -- Ruth

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                          • Hope the college visits are going well.
                            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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                            • So far so good. He loved TCU, which I guess is good (it is an 11 hour drive away-so a bit far for my comfort-but I am keeping my mouth shut on that one)
                              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 "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, back on track yesterday after the trip.

                                I read a note from the author of the book/program I am following in which he stated that along with your 10+ non-starchy veggies plus between 125g and 200g of protein a day fairly evenly spaced you can decide to do EITHER natural fats OR natural sugars. This of course makes sense, you can't eat a high fat, high carb, high protein diet (lower case "d"=as in the diet I eat, not upper case "D" as in the Diet I am on) and expect to lose weight. So I am dropping sugars, which is much easier now that summer is basically over and its delectable fruits are out of season. I would say that it is also at least 80% Primal.

                                So I basically eat 4 times a day. I do 3 veggies each time I eat and at least 30g of protein each time I eat. I work to get different sources of the veggies (well I repeat spinach a lot, but other than that) and the proteins, so it is 10 to 12 different veggies and 4 different sources of protein. Here is what I had yesterday...

                                1st meal: coffee with HWC, Smoothie with 1/2C egg whites, 1/2C fat free cottage cheese, 1/2C green beans, 1/2C cauliflower, 1/2C spinach (the veggies are frozen) with raspberry flavoring, a mix of sweeteners (stevia, xylitol, erythritol), 1T cocoa powder, 2T Great Lakes Gelatin, 1C unsweetened Almond Milk
                                2nd meal:ok well this one is weird but...a bunch of celery with 2T natural peanut butter and 10 raw walnut halves.
                                3rd meal: Smoothie with 1/2C Plain non-fat Greek yogurt, 1 scoop of zNatural Whey powder, 1C Coconut Milk, 1C strong coffee (decaf chilled), 1/2C pumpkin, 1/2C broccoli, 1/2C spinach, caramel flavor, mix of sweeteners
                                4th meal: Grass fed ground beef sauteed in coconut oil with pico de gallo, onions, mushrooms, and served over a bed of mixed salad greens (with olive oil and vinegar) and cucumbers and topped with avocado and a T of sour cream

                                I choose to use non-fat sources where it doesn't make a difference in taste and they have not added sugar to make up for it so that I can add fat where I find it more flavorful. Thus I use egg whites instead of the whole egg (I do breakfast for dinner with whole eggs about once a week), I choose non-fat cottage and non-fat Greek yogurt.

                                I ended the evening with a cup of restful tea from Trader Joe's.

                                I am shooting for between 150g and 200g of protein, less than 75g of carbs, and less than 75g of fat

                                Quality of sleep is still an issue, although last night we had a major storm and the thunder and lightening kept waking me up.

                                Still not gotten on the scale, I will re-measure and weigh on the 22nd or so of December.
                                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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