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  • #16
    What a difference a day makes!
    A day of eating well, and letting time take it's 'course'...pun intended, bah!

    yesterday - crampy, bloaty and bitchy - it didn't help that I weighed myself and was up like 4LBS - ugh.
    - no breakfast - IF til noon - ate a big lunch of scrambled eggs, steak, avocado and green chili salsa....yummm, helped my mood for sure!
    - dinner - fish fillets with salad.
    - dessert - 2 square 86% chocolate
    today - down 5 lbs....WTF? considering throwing away the scale!
    - bfast - IF
    - snack - 1/3 C full fat cottage cheese
    - lunch - salad....not sure yet
    - dinner, undecided
    BUT mood is sooo much better... I wonder how much of it has to do with the scale? probably too much.
    sooo two things to work on this week....
    exercise
    no weighing for the rest of the week...that will be hard

    pbj
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    • #17
      Yeah - I hate the scale too.... Always want it to show my low weight or be lower.... and sometimes it just doesn't. I keep meaning to take the body measurements but I get too lazy.

      Glad you are feeling better and yes, moving forward is GREAT! Way to go!
      We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde

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      • #18
        I have a problem....apparently.

        I can't stay away from the scale. If I wake up feeling bloated then I HAVE to weight myself to see what the damage is...then feel awful and fat all day. If I wake up feeling awesome and non-bloated I weight myself to reinforce my assumption that I haven't at least gained any weight, and hopefully lost a bit since yesterday.

        Last night I went to bed feeling a little bloaty...probably the chocolate (I'm learning it causes IBS-like flare-ups) even though it's 85%. I woke up bloaty too and after telling myself that I was going to try not to depend on the scale I couldn't help myself. jumped on...2 lbs up, now feeling fat all day.
        I guarantee if I was the same or 2lbs down I'd be feeling awesome. Even though the way my body felt was clearly due to what I had put in it.

        I need to re-focus on fueling my body with what it needs and not the outward results (weight loss). When I focus on weight then I concentrate only on that and not what is happening in my body. I have lost the same 20#'s over and over again and it's always by weighing myself everyday and adjusting diet constantly.

        I don't even know why I'm still worrying about the weight - I won't go back to eating wheat and sugar due to GI issues...so why do I compulsively weigh myself every morning?
        Vanity I suppose. Ugh.

        Anyway, rant over.

        Eating has been good lately - although I want to get back in the habit of having breakfast at least a few times a week - IFing feels right sometimes and others it's due to time constraints!

        Company christmas party last weekend, had the prime rib and asparagus, some wine and no dessert!....but some more wine
        rocked a size 8 frock! woot woot!

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        If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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        • #19
          Hi pbj! Congrats on all your progress! I'm glad primal has helped your digestive issues - it sounds like it was miserable. I've had issues with IBS, too, but not as much since I went primal. I tend to have IBS type symptoms with my menstrual cramps and chocolate at that TOM has me doubled over in pain, every time!

          P.S. Stay off the scale!
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          • #20
            thursday 12-08-2011
            I think that makes it 11 weeks since I started primal

            Second day without weighing myself - YAY!
            sounds a little pathetic, I know - my goal is to cut it down to weighing once a week at first and then see how it goes from there. I'm surprised at how hard it is to break the habit...and I'm still trying to evaluate how I feel when I look at myself in the mirror without having a number to compare it to. It's funny how that number I get first thing in the morning changes my entire day - clothes I wear, food I eat, exercise...how I feel about myself.
            I KNOW that I should wear what I feel good in, eat what is good for me, and exercise to make my body stronger - but everything is experienced / perceived through the veil of a number on the scale.
            There have been periods in the last 10-20 years that I would weigh myself multiple times in a day - sounds a bit OCD. Maybe it is. Maybe that's one of the optimal health benefits I can look forward to: A healthier relationship with my body / weight.

            I feel good - tummy is rumbly this morning - on a 16 hour IF and a little hungry! Last night's dinner was minimal - had pool league so grabbed some quick suasage and cheese around 6....and a few yummy stouts!

            I need to get to the store - I hate it when I dont have the food that I want / need and then have to forage *read fast food salad* I'm getting so nothing but real food tastes good enough. I think it's a good thing, wait - I know it's a good thing. It just takes more time and planning.

            So, back to 100% real food and staying away from the scale - whew!, what a tough week!

            forward.

            pbj
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            If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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            • #21
              Nice job on day two of scale-free! I started to avoid scales for a while to make sure that I got a good visual and physical sense of where my body was. It's helped a lot in teaching me to pay more attention to how my body feels and eliminate problem foods. It's easy for me because I don't have regular access to an accurate scale anyway
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              • #22
                Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                Nice job on day two of scale-free! I started to avoid scales for a while to make sure that I got a good visual and physical sense of where my body was. It's helped a lot in teaching me to pay more attention to how my body feels and eliminate problem foods. It's easy for me because I don't have regular access to an accurate scale anyway
                Thanks - It's going to be a struggle for sure. Actually, the more difficult part will be (and should be) evaluating my feelings about my weight / body.

                super lunch today - 5 egg omelette in butter with spinach and mushrooms. I expect to be full until dinner - or later.

                forward

                pbj
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                If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                • #23
                  12 weeks Primal - food prep time still the biggest issue. son has hockey 4 times a week plus weekend tournaments so making dinner, plus extra (for lunches) is tough.
                  day 8 no scale - seems to take a longer time to get ready - knowing my 'weight' would steer me toward certain clothes...no I have to go by what I see in the mirror and how I feel. ugh. I end up standing in my closet just staring blankly until something jumps out at me.

                  On a much brighter note - I noticed in the shower how good my arms look now - muscles and everything! It's like a 1/2 inch layer of fat is missing from all over...
                  Oh, and my skin is better, my hair is growing super fast.

                  breakfast - 4 eggs scrambled in 2 tbsp butter and 3 pc bacon
                  lunch - smoked pork
                  dinner - I don't know, but I need some veggies! lol

                  forward
                  pbj
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                  If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                  • #24
                    no longer keeping track of how long I've been eating primal - I looked at my last post and saw that it was 3 months, so I'm pretty sure I can stop keeping track! lol

                    Still not weighing myself, I'm going to wait until after new years I think. However, I did measure myself. Holy Shit!

                    I measured my waist in two places both at the belly button and the lower abs (pooch area), thighs, arms, butt, ribcage, boobs and I've lost > 12 inches all over....>12 inches!!!


                    waist at belly button - down 3 inches
                    waist at pooch - down 4 inches! seriously need to punch holes in belts!
                    bicep, thigh, and ribcage (under boobs) - all down 1 inch
                    butt - down 2.5 inches! size 8 to size 6
                    chest - down 1.5 inches

                    crazy

                    pbj
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                    If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                    • #25
                      got on the scale this weekend - no change in weight...which is good, I guess...that it didn't go up on my 2 week no weighing experiment.
                      I'm going to wait until new years to weigh myself again.
                      Jeans are all loose - even the size 6s that I bought a few weeks ago, more evidence that this is working!

                      eating has been good - restricting carbs to mainly vegetable ones, carrots, peas, potatoes, a few pc of fruit and a bit of rice with homemade stirfry.
                      it's harder when we travel for hockey games - and trying to explain that I don't have celiac's desease, but I'm eating gluten free for my health..

                      mood - pre-christmas blahs...ugh.

                      forward

                      pbj
                      my info:

                      If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                      • #26
                        3 days left 'til christmas and I still have so much to do!

                        Tonight I am making dark chocolate, macadamia nut and sea salt bark for the family, as well as some lotions and non-primal treats.

                        We do home-made gifts in our family for the older kids (my brother, sisters and I) One of my sister knits, another takes fabulous pictures, my mom sews, and I make things in the kitchen - homemade treats, lotions, soaps, etc. That way we are free to spend moola on our kids!

                        Still no scale, adjusting to not knowing a " number " to go by. It's still weird, I don't know if I'll ever get used to having a perception of myself that doesn't have a weight attached.
                        Perceptions change:
                        My size 10s are going to goodwill
                        My size 8s are baggy
                        My size 6s are getting loose...and I only have a few of these - probably going to have to shop
                        Belts are needing new holes
                        My favorite leather jacket is too big now - will probably need a new one

                        Thank god my shoe collection won't need to be replaced - my husband would have a heart attack!

                        forward

                        pbj
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                        If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                        • #27
                          So
                          Christmas is come and gone (apparently I've been a very good girl ) and new years eve is on deck. I indulged a little last weekend which resulted in some GI distress and coming down with a cold. I truly believe they are connected! Eating cheap processed food now makes me more than GI sick - it makes me more susceptible to other sickness. Wow - another reason to not eat crap anti-food.
                          checked the scale after the christmas weekend chocolate / almond bark pretzel debacle....and I had gained 2 pounds.
                          that's all?
                          really?

                          Onward then - all my new favorite clothes still fit awesome (not new as in just purchased, new favorite as in now it fits and looks hot!)
                          Thank the shoe gods that my collection is as vast as it is - otherwise I would have to buy new shoes to go with the hotness!! lol

                          still having a bit of trouble finding time to cook primal - it's just a matter of switching things around, and making do with the time I have - like last night: got home at 5:20 from work, had to leave for hockey in 40 minutes and nothing was thawed. Ended up making big fat burgers on the george forman, a ton of veggies covered in butter (and mac and cheese for the 12yo). Lo and behold, the husband ate his burger without a bun...!
                          So after dinner I got out some skin on chicken thighs and legs to thaw and put them in the crock pot this morning to cook all day for tonight's meal. This was in addition to making pork sausage patties and 4 egg scramble for breakfast. I'll have to dig in the freezer for something to pull out for tomorrow's meal.

                          Anyway - it's not easy having something primal in the house to eat all the time, and with the holidays it seems it's harder to plan --- and less time!

                          Well - tonight I'm changing up my fitness routine a little: some heavier lifting than I have been doing so I'm excited!

                          forward
                          pbj
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                          If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                          • #28
                            almost lunch time, thank goodness! Another IF morning - I would say 4 of 7 mornings are IF til lunch, so from dinner the night before til lunch is about 16-17 hours. No snacking, water and black coffee only. I love IFing, almost as much as I love bacon

                            Started lifting heavier, working up to barbell lifts for the gym. I really enjoy lifting, especially squats and deadlifts so I'm excited to see gains for those exercises. Upper body is slower - it's a goal of mine to be able to crank out a few pull ups (still working on negatives / assisted)

                            weight is the same - no real change since before christmas - I'm only weighing once a week or week and a half now, but I still have to stop myself from hopping on the scale before my shower in the am. Habit I guess.
                            clothes still loose so I assume the measurements are the same - I'm going to wait 'til the end of the month to measure again so I'll have a whole month of heavier weight exercises to see how that affects my measurements.

                            finding time to make healthy meals ahead of time - still tough...sometimes I cook overnight in the crockpot while we are sleeping.
                            We have a hockey tournament this weekend - hotels / restaurant food / junk (fast) food - it's always tough to get enough primal food to eat! but I plan on boiling some eggs and bringing some deer sausage for primal snacks / meals when I have no choices!


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                            pbj
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                            If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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                            • #29
                              You are doing a great job! I've found, and so have my kids, that my mood is so much more even. And after just 2 days with no carbs, I had NO pms bitchiness that I normally have. Amazing!
                              Melisa Anderson
                              Holistic Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer
                              1-1-12: 175lbs

                              "Live a fearless life and stay focused on things you wish to have or things you wish to see happen in life.
                              "The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear." ~ Brian Tracy

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                              • #30
                                Wednesday
                                eating has been good - some forced IF's, and a little stomach flu going around caused some eating issues - but all in all about 90%
                                I'll have to say, not having toast during a mild stomach flu is torture - thank god I'm not prego with morning sickness! Toast is the only thing I ate for weeks!
                                Need to let go of some of the dark chocolate - started with chamomile tea at night instead - no sugar or anything, but takes away the desire for chocolate.
                                Lifting heavy things - squats/deadlifts/pullups/pushups/planks/presses, going well until I strained a calf muscle so I'm moving slowly for the last week.

                                gotta fly,

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                                pbj
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                                If you can't tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people --- Virginia Woolf

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