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  • #16
    Well I have lost the plot the last few days, eating pretty Primally but just way too much. Should be easier now though as the whole family are joining me in my Primal pursuits for the coming week. Should be good as long as I can keep the lunch boxers happy.
    Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
    Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
    Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
    Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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    • #17
      Now where was I? Ah yes, the great Deakin Primal experiment. It's going quite well really, the men are putting up with it, humouring me perhaps, and perhaps they are getting together and muttering about me behind my back. Don't care.

      No-one has mentioned that they are feeling faaaabulous, but I suppose it has only been 48 hours. And I am suffering, self inflicted suffering, by 'having' to taste the things I am making to go in their lunch boxes. Found this lovely bunch of very handy coconut flour recipes. Choc chip cookies for tomorrow's lunch box? Tick.

      Onwards.
      Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
      Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
      Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
      Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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      • #18
        OK, a few more days of food honesty

        Sunday

        B: 3 small feta and spinach fritters 1/2 a scotch eggy type of thingy
        L: 3 small feta and spinach fritters, 1/2 spicy beef stuffed capsicum, carrots, beans, corn
        D: Curried chicken clafouti, stir fried broccoli and carrots

        Snacks: a small cookie worth of choc chip cookie mix (strictly for testing purposes you understand as I tried a new recipe for the kids lunch boxes using coconut flour), 2 PB protein balls, 4 small wines

        Hmmm, doesn't seem so bad when I write it down... perhaps I've forgotten something???
        Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
        Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
        Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
        Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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        • #19
          Oh dear, I think the youngest is suffering from carb withdrawals, he's REEEEEALLY tired, and he is the one who is doing this with the most dedication. The others are still emptying a bucket of sugar into their tea/coffee. Not R though, he's 'suffering' through all the healthy food without comment.

          On a positive note, the musician has not had a nosebleed for at least the last 4 days, coinciding with 4 days wheat free. Hmmm, yes it COULD just be an incredible coincidence, but he's taking medication which makes him extra prone to nosebleeds and has probably averaged almost one per day for the last few months.
          Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
          Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
          Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
          Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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          • #20
            Primal week wrap up

            We actually did pretty well. I'm going to continue to cook this way for everyone and see what happens. The boys will probably go back to their usual breakfasts, it's just easier that way, but school hols are only a few weeks away and they can be a bit more adventurous then.

            Thursday

            B: 2 Feta and spinach fritters
            L: Leftover beef salad with coleslaw
            S: Piece of Chocolate Paleo Snack Cake with a handful, the FIRST handful of the season, of homegrown strawberries
            D: Mussaman beef curry with a big salad

            We promised the boys that we'd go out for Chinese tonight to celebrate some music things they have done in the last few weeks, so that will bring Primal week to a crashing close.
            Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
            Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
            Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
            Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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            • #21
              Congrats, sounds like you've done well!

              With the family, pick your battles. Just give them lots of yummy primal food to choose from and don't worry if the choose something else.
              One thing I thought I'd mention, the Greek yogurt. In one of your posts you said it was low fat, was it only low fat on that occasion?
              The thing with yogurt is that when the make it low fat, they tend to put a load of sugar in it instead.
              The full fat yogurt is lower in sugar and, I find, more filling and less more'ish.
              If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

              Originally posted by tfarny
              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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              • #22
                Thanks Misabi, It's a good Greek Yogurt, I chose the low fat last time because it had more protein and less carbs, no sugar... the full fat IS nicer. You're totally right about picking my battles.
                Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                • #23
                  Saturday

                  B: 200g Greek Yogurt, an apple, 30g muesli
                  L: leftover tortellini dish from the pre-primal freezer supply, oven roasted cauliflower and zucchini, shaved parmesan.
                  D: BBQ - 1 chicken drumstick, 1 piece of beef, 1 sausage, 'bucket' of salad, last bit of the primal ice cream and a handful of those fabulous strawberries

                  ...Oh yeah, 3 little glasses of bubbles.

                  Not so bad for a Saturday.
                  Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                  Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                  Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                  Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                  • #24
                    Monday

                    B: 200g Greek Yogurt, an apple, 30g muesli
                    L: salad leaves, 50g smoked salmon, capsicum, ceasar dressing, 2 poached eggs, shaved parmesan
                    S: fell apart and had 2 light hot chocolates and a piece of (gorgeous, devine, scrumptious) Chai date cake
                    D: Frittata Aleta (MDA e-book) and a big salad with leaves, tomato, mushroom, cucumber, avocado and lime juice

                    Other: several cups of herbal tea, water, oh damn... a couple of little (home made!) dark chocolates as well

                    So obviously I need to stop cooking, I know that, have known that for a long time. Not happening! Onwards...
                    Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                    Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                    Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                    Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                    • #25
                      Wednesday

                      B: 200g Greek Yogurt, an apple, 20g muesli
                      L: Half a capsicum stuffed with beef mince and veg mix, extra mix, small piece of flax meal 'bread'
                      D: Potato and chorizo frittata a big salad
                      Other: several cups of herbal tea, a couple of small homemade chocolates, a light hot chocolate, water

                      OK, I'll start adding the activity as well
                      Morning: 30 mins of mixed exercises - crunches, squats, planks blah blah blah, over an hours worth of walking around the garden with spiky shoes on, then just a normal day in front of the computer and doing normal chores, cooking etc.
                      Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                      Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                      Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                      Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                      • #26
                        Saturday

                        Not very consistent at this journalling business am I?

                        B: 2 little pieces of homemade grain free 'bread' (an experiment, a successful one, will be good for the kids), 2 poached eggs, 2 1/2 rashers of bacon, fat included (oh my)
                        L: 2 leftover chicken drumsticks (with skin, another oh my moment), random leftover veg, incl potato, beans, carrot, zucchini
                        D: salad of leaves, prosciutto, pear and baby bocconcini
                        Other: several herbal teas, water, a cappuccino, several glasses of bubbles.

                        Hope you've all survived/are surviving Thanksgiving... and glad we don't do it.

                        Oh activity... 30 mins of exercises this morning. Saturday is normally my one hour walk day but it was too rainy this morning, so I will do that tomorrow instead. Nothing else of note, random gardening and wandering the mall, that's all.
                        Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                        Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                        Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                        Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                        • #27
                          Sunday food

                          B: scrambled eggs (2 with milk) and a basic veg stir fry, another piece of the 'toast'
                          L: beef mince and spicy veg stir fry with salad veg
                          D: kids made nachos , not terrible nachos, but still nachos
                          other: one small primal muffin, several glasses bubbles, herbal teas, water

                          Activity

                          One hour walk in the morning, and hour of gardening (mainly pruning, carrying, raking) in the afternoon

                          A pretty good weekend food wise.
                          Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                          Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                          Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                          Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                          • #28
                            Monday food

                            B: blueberries, greek yogurt, flax seeds
                            L: primal scotch egg with veg stir fry
                            D: prawn grokamole salad, lemon caper mayo dressing
                            other: herbal teas, water, 1/3 teaspoon coconut oil (yep, finally took the plunge)

                            Activity
                            Monday is my 'day off' exercise as I need to have the boys at school by 7:20am...
                            Last edited by ljq309; 11-28-2011, 07:50 PM.
                            Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                            Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                            Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                            Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                            • #29
                              Looks like you're doing really well! Kids might need some more carbs, the low carb thing is mostly for those of us who need to lose some weight
                              Cooking Primal with Otter - Journal
                              Otter's (Defunct) Primal Log
                              "Not baked goods, Professor, baked bads!" ~ The Tick

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                              • #30
                                Thanks ottercat

                                Tuesday food

                                B: pear, greek yogurt, muesli
                                L: one of those 'throw everything in' salads, with a little tin of tuna and topped with some leftover dressing from Monday
                                D: spicy chicken mince meatballs with oven roasted potatoes and veg stir fry, I have to admit that the meatballs had couscous in them... in my defence I only used half the amount
                                other: a piece of primal slice I made for the kids (oh come on I have to make sure it tastes good), water, herbal teas, one light hot chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil (new addiction?)

                                Activity
                                Tuesday is yoga day and I LOVE yoga, so 90 minutes of yoga and a 30 minute walk.

                                Oh, I have to add that I love the PB forums. You people are so funny and irreverent and your views are incredibly diverse. This is like a breath of fresh air after spending several years frequenting a conventional weight loss forum... largely inhabited by super sensitive overweight women. God, they'd all be in tears after one post here. Love it!
                                Last edited by ljq309; 11-29-2011, 08:39 PM.
                                Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                                Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                                Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                                Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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