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  • #16
    I've decided to ramp up the weight loss a bit more. Meaning: no alcohol for a while and sticking to around 1,500 calories per day (have been going over by about 200-300 almost every day). I am also going to try to have an 8-hour eating window, breakfast at 10am and dinner at 6pm, with a light lunch around 1pm and a snack in the afternoon.

    This morning I had a hard boiled egg (which I've started boiling on Sunday nights and then having them in the fridge for a quick snack or breakfast during the week) and a clamshell of blackberries.

    We didn't end up going for a bike ride yesterday, but had a nice 1-hour stroll in the California morning sun around our neighborhood and park.
    25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
    "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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    • #17
      You are doing great with all the cooking and thoughtful lunch prep! I love National Pork Day! Keeping it fun is so important. It is quite a chore to change your eating habits when working in an office or anyplace where there are the usual high carb things all over the place. Congratulations on keeping on track. You are reminding me that I really need to plan more meals ahead instead of flying by the seat of my pants.
      I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened. ― Mark Twain

      Writing on the Cave Wall - my Primal Journal

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      • #18
        The meal planning definitely helps. So far I've been packing a work lunch every day and that keeps me away from the cafeteria and the free (hence evil) frozen yogurt they serve on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I've been fortunate enough to be able to eat my lunches outside in the California winter sun, so I'm even fulfilling that primal law while munching on my tasty salads (today it was cucumbers, cocktail tomatoes, boiled egg, radishes, fresh dill, crimini mushrooms, and herbed roasted turkey breast).

        Looking forward to coming home tonight since my boyfriend has been cooking beanless chili since 8am. Yummy!
        25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
        "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
        Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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        • #19
          Another pound down makes for a very happy day today! It's been tough only weighing myself about once per week, but I'm trying to stick with it. I emailed Mark today to sign up for the "In the Making" success stories journey. Didn't really care for my "before" bikini pictures, but that's only more motivation to stick with this.

          The exercise portion is still giving me the most problems, I've got the diet part pretty much down. I can't seem to get myself to get up earlier in the mornings to go for a walk before work and when I come home around 5.30pm it is already too dark. I go for a 15-minute post-lunch walk at work everyday, but that certainly won't cut it. At least I go on a 1.5-2 hour hike every weekend, so that covers about half of my slow moving for the week. For now I should probably do more of the essential movements and get those reps up.

          The chili last night for dinner was delicious and I'm about to have some left over here at work for lunch. Then outside to soak up a few rays and go for a quick walk.
          25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
          "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
          Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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          • #20
            Just bought Vibram FiveFingers KSO shoes online for my outdoor hikes and walks. Can't wait for them to get here next week!!!
            25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
            "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
            Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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            • #21
              They are so fun! You will love them! But don't wear them for too long at a time at first. Your little tootsies need to get used to them. And watch out for rocks!
              I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened. ― Mark Twain

              Writing on the Cave Wall - my Primal Journal

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              • #22
                Yeah, I read that they take some getting used to. I'll start off by using them for my 30-minute walks around the neighborhood and then slowly transition them to my hikes in the forests. Can't wait for them to arrive and to use all my foot muscles as they were intended to!
                25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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                • #23
                  I ended up eating Mac& Cheese last night, so that was a fail... We went out for a nice light sushi dinner and then afterwards headed into one of our favorite restaurant lounges for a cocktail. We know the head chef there and he ended up brining over this delicious pot of truffled mac & cheese - I just couldn't refrain. Funnily enough, the sushi I had earlier was way tastier and after eating the mac&cheese, I didn't get the same fulfillment and joy that I get from my primal dinners. Looks like I might not be tempted next time. Also had 3 beers today with football, but all the food was grain free and sugar free (and nothing was processed).

                  Tomorrow I will go for a hike in the morning and enjoy the sun while it lasts, it's supposed to start raining in NorCal on Wednesday.
                  25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                  "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                  Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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                  • #24
                    Whaaa?
                    You actually bought those crazy looking shoes?
                    LOL, Just kidding!
                    I'm really,REALLY JEALOUS!!!!
                    -C
                    48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                    "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by anna-banana View Post
                      Just bought Vibram FiveFingers KSO shoes online for my outdoor hikes and walks. Can't wait for them to get here next week!!!
                      I love my VFFs!
                      I have Classics, KSOs, and sprints LOL

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Paleo Charlie View Post
                        Whaaa?
                        You actually bought those crazy looking shoes?
                        LOL, Just kidding!
                        I'm really,REALLY JEALOUS!!!!
                        -C
                        Haha, I know!!! They are funny looking and me being vein almost stopped me from getting them. BUT...they arrived tonight and I've squished my toesies into them and I have to say - walking feels very different! My posture seems to straighten itself right out - must be a relief for my body since i wear heels to work pretty much every day!
                        Can't wait to take them for their first walk in the park tomorrow. I'll start with 20-30 minutes so that my feet can get used to it. EXCITING!
                        25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                        "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                        Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                          I love my VFFs!
                          I have Classics, KSOs, and sprints LOL
                          I am excited! I haven't seen a single person complain about them. I'll probably end up buying different pairs as well to accommodate my regular neighborhood walks as well as paved hikes and unpaved ones!
                          25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                          "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                          Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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                          • #28
                            Alright, I tried my VFF shoes today! Went for a 30-minute walk through the park. My posture seems really good in the shoes and my feet definitely felt some different muscles working after a few minutes. It is interesting how much more you can feel the texture of the ground that you are walking on. I was kind of oblivious to that in my sneakers.

                            I've been making 2 soft boiled eggs for breakfast and two strips of turkey bacon. It fills me up perfectly until lunch time without needing to snack. And dipping the turkey strips into the soft yolk is delicious! I just stir fried some veggies up for lunch (brussels sprouts, zucchini, and brown mushrooms) in coconut oil and as a side I had some chicken meatballs from CostCo. I know they are somewhat processed, but sometimes I don't have time to make these kinds of things from scratch and at least I'm sticking with no grains or added sugar. Tonight will be steak and a side salad.
                            25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                            "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                            Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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                            • #29
                              Ended up having grilled lamb loin chops marinated in olive oil and garlic instead of the steak last night - my boyfriend is a grill master!!! They were delicious. I made some tomatoes topped with mozzarella for the side dish. Yesterday was the PERFECT day (in my opinion) calorie and protein/fat/carbs wise for me. I ended up at around 1,550 calories (99 grams protein, 104g fat, 56g carbs) in food. I also had 2 glasses of red wine with dinner. This perfect day made me very proud and happy and gave me a total boost of motivation to continue like this.

                              Breakfast today was the steak - I ate half of it with 2 scrambled eggs (with butter added) and took half of it to work for lunch along with a raw bell pepper and an apple and a handful of macadamia nuts.
                              I'm meeting some friends at a sports pub after work and my plan is to only have 2 glasses of wine max and no food there - we are cooking dinner at home later.

                              The rain is about to start here, which is bumming me out since I just got my VFFs... hopefully there'll be a break on Saturday during the day so I can go on a mini hike (paved path since the woods will probably be too muddy).
                              25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                              "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                              Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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                              • #30
                                I skipped dinner last night - and guess what - I survived! My late lunch was around 1.30pm and then I went out for a couple of drinks after work with friends and kind of just forgot about food. Went to bed at 10pm thinking "oops, I didn't eat dinner...oh well". So overall I had a food break for 19 hours (having had breakfast at 8.30am this morning). Good stuff - I will start testing out IF more often to get the weight down faster!

                                So I had beer last night and then when I went to bed I noticed some pimples around my chin and cheek area. I never get pimples!! So I am thinking that was my body's reaction to the grain and yeast in the beer - trying to squeeze it out of my body as fast as possible No more beer for me, I'll stick to my red wine from now on!

                                I'm going to be working on my primal movements tonight and go for an after-dinner walk if it stops raining for a little while. Have a great weekend everyone!
                                25, 5'7" - SW 158 (12/10/11) - CW 153 (01/25/12) - GW 135
                                "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
                                Follow my Journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45509.html



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