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  • #46
    Keep it up girl!
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • #47
      Today marks week 1 of my primal + S.P.E.E.D. journey. I weighted in at 166.5, even with two eating out two meals and not getting all my water yesterday. That means I lost 5 pounds (!!!!!!!!!!) this week. Or, if I look at where I was holding before Thanksgiving, 3.5 pounds. I have NEVER lost 5 pounds in a week, with the exception of the week both my grandparents passed away (that actually took me to 170). Not when I did Atkins, Weight Watcher, some crazy low-cal/low-fat/low-carb program. Never. I'm beyond excited. I lost almost 3% of my body weight this week. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!

      Here's what I've noticed that I've done different:
      * Beef instead of eggs for breakfast. In other words, more protein for my calorie buck.
      * No fruit. I think it's because fruit causes me to crave sugar. It's not necessarily about carbs - I enjoyed a bit of sweet potato, tons of carrots, and butternut squash this week.
      * A ton of liquid. 3 or 4x the amount I was getting. I don't feel like I'm forcing it, either. I think I needed some additional liquid.
      * I didn't exercise. I plan to change that for this coming week. I don't want to be losing my muscle or bone.
      * I listened to my hunger. If I wasn't hungry to finish my breakfast, I didn't. If I needed a snack, I ate it (though it was usually my leftover breakfast - no pork rinds, nuts, or fruit for my snack).

      What I didn't change:
      * My portions. I was very diligent about weighing and measuring, but I tried to guess how much I had before I put it on the scale, in the cup, etc. I was surprised, but happy (good for maintenance).
      * Sleep. I already had a good routine, a totally dark room, leave lots of time, don't wake up to the alarm, etc. I'm trying to sleep better, but haven't gotten too far with that yet

      As far as eating out yesterday, I had no time to plan or prepare. It was like, we're going here, let's go over now. Okay. I had to put on my big girl pants and order "boring" food (really, it's often hard to find good primal food unless I convince everyone to go to a steakhouse). But, seriously, it's food. There's no shortage. There was nothing really special (well, except for dinner, at my favorite cuban restaurant...but I can go there again some day in the future when I'm more willing to indulge).

      Today will hopefully be good on the beverages. I need to get to the grocery store (I think I've said that every day this week). I think even my frozen veggie supply is about depleted!
      -- Ruth

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      • #48
        OMG, I am so excited for you. Imagine what your body will do when you add in exercise. It doesn't even have to be a lot.
        Primal since 9/24/2010
        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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        MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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        • #49
          congrats! So very happy for you, it is lovely to have so much change on the scale for such reasonable changes in diet/life. Thrilled for 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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          • #50
            That is just fantastic!!
            Karin


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            • #51
              Hopefully tomorrow is another good scale day. My jeans, which were too tight last week, are not baggy (and not just because they haven't seen the dryer in a few days). I was really tired today, having woke up at 3 am and not able to get back to sleep. The weather is cold and over-cast and I think that played into it.

              I'm still listening to my body. I had two more veggies planned for dinner (the rest of my artichoke hearts and pumpkin), but was stuffed, so decided they can wait until breakfast.

              I must get some movement in this week!

              Food today:
              1,187 calories; 30 g carbs; 49 g fat; 147 g protein (at least 10 from veggies, so net 137 - still over my goal); 14 g fiber. All of my beverages (plus, I think, a few more.
              -- Ruth

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              • #52
                Those jeans will loosen up soon

                I hate those sleepless nights. I have done the 12am thing, the 1am thing, the 2am thing, the 3am thing..LOL UGH! Hope you sleep better tonight.

                God job listening to your body. It takes practice and I am still practicing! LOL
                Karin


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                • #53
                  I meant to say my jean are baggy
                  -- Ruth

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                  • #54
                    My refrigerator died. Sigh. Barely got the food out of the freezer into my chest freezer before it defrosted. Guess I know what we're getting for Christmas... Sometimes, it's no fun being an adult, owning your own home, etc.
                    -- Ruth

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                    • #55
                      I was so glad when ours went. We got a nice new one for 500. It never happens at a convenient time though.
                      YAY baggy pants!
                      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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                      • #56
                        Today 165.5 (down a total of 6 pounds since I started). Will do measurements next week (though pants that haven't fit in awhile are fitting - something has likely changed!).

                        I sent the husband off to kettlebell training and promised that I'd do treadmill sprint. I told myself that I couldn't post on the computer until I did my sprints. I did tabatas on the treadmill. Yikes - my chest still burns. How can 8 spints, at 20 little old seconds, wind me so much?

                        While I was looking for some information on the RKC test, I found a nice article about some easy exercises I can do at home - 10 minutes a day. Anyone can squeeze in 10 minutes a day, right? So, here's my plan:
                        1. Kettlebell swing
                        2. Deadlift (this was originally the turkish get-up, but I'm not strong enough for that yet...though I may try to start without weights and practice the motions or something soon)
                        3. Kettlbell cleans
                        4. Kettlebell press
                        5. Goblet squat
                        6. Sprints (originally the snatch, but I need another training session or two so as to not hurt myself)
                        I will also get back into greasing the groove to practice my pullup (my goal in 2012 is an unassisted pullup)

                        Happy Saturday everyone!
                        -- Ruth

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                        • #57
                          Can I just say easy this is (at least for now)? I used to read in envy posts talking about how the weight just melted off of them (actually, that was both my mom and husband when we started). I had to be a bit more strict than some, but it's not hard. I'm not hungry - this is the most important thing. On weight watchers, I was always hungry (because I was trying to leave too much room in for the junk - I probably would have been okay had I eaten primal combined with WW). Once I get to maintenance, I'll add in a few things now and then, but I'm pretty happy with the way I'm eating. This is so nice.
                          -- Ruth

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                          • #58
                            Isn't it , though? We are down to just two meals a day with no snacking because WE ARE NOT HUNGRY!!! So nice not to worry about packing snacks for a day of errand running.

                            Something I read really resonated with me. Hunger is not an emergency. So true.
                            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                              So nice not to worry about packing snacks for a day of errand running.

                              Something I read really resonated with me. Hunger is not an emergency. So true.
                              Yes, very true and very nice. But, if I eat crap, somehow it feels like one
                              -- Ruth

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by RMS123 View Post
                                Today 165.5 (down a total of 6 pounds since I started). Will do measurements next week (though pants that haven't fit in awhile are fitting - something has likely changed!).

                                I sent the husband off to kettlebell training and promised that I'd do treadmill sprint. I told myself that I couldn't post on the computer until I did my sprints. I did tabatas on the treadmill. Yikes - my chest still burns. How can 8 spints, at 20 little old seconds, wind me so much?

                                While I was looking for some information on the RKC test, I found a nice article about some easy exercises I can do at home - 10 minutes a day. Anyone can squeeze in 10 minutes a day, right? So, here's my plan:
                                1. Kettlebell swing
                                2. Deadlift (this was originally the turkish get-up, but I'm not strong enough for that yet...though I may try to start without weights and practice the motions or something soon)
                                3. Kettlbell cleans
                                4. Kettlebell press
                                5. Goblet squat
                                6. Sprints (originally the snatch, but I need another training session or two so as to not hurt myself)
                                I will also get back into greasing the groove to practice my pullup (my goal in 2012 is an unassisted pullup)

                                Happy Saturday everyone!
                                Is this article online?? Would love to read it as I am toying with getting some kettle bells. I have regular dumb bells but I think I might have a better grip with kettle bells.
                                Karin


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