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  • #16
    Well I've lost all the water weight for Monday's diversion from primal eating! Plus I lost an additional 2 lbs! A month nearly gone & I've lost 9 lbs so far! Cutting out grains certainly works for me. I've slept rather well all week too. I think that our -47 below weather combinded with the short duration of sunlight really effects my desire to work out. Luckily we now are getting five hours of sunlight, so things should turn around soon!
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    • #17
      Tomorrow is my weigh/measure day! So we'll see how the week went! I have a cold, but managed several day doing my little exercise regimen. It was really cold again this week so I just did my home routine... Treadmill 1.5 miles, flutter kicks, crunches, girly push ups, and planks.

      My co workers got pizza the other day....I ate only the toppings! So proud of myself! I've been sticking to the primal lifestyle fairly well!

      See ya tomorrow fellow Grok's!
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      • #18
        Good Luck Snowflake 67. I have always found eating in groups with friends and coworkers who don't understand primal eating difficult. However, I have found that giving myself permission to be unapologetic to others because I have taken control of my life and health is working out really well!

        These days, if I am invited out for a dinner or BBQ at someone's house, I ask if I can bring along a dish to contribute...and then I always know there is something for me to eat. Also, I bring food for lunch to work as to not fall into those cheat traps...as I feel it would be better to cheat on a nice meal out (rather than the crappy office pizza for instance!). But also, I find that bringing my own food is saving me tons of money and giving me a sense of control and power over all of my food choices.

        Keep up the good work...sounds like sodas are really your biggest weakness. I read a study done on mice showing that those fed off artificial sweetener were just as likely to be overweight than those consuming sugar. You should do some research on what actually goes into diet sodas and what those chemicals do for the body (that really helped me to ditch any kind of artificial foods over the last few months). One of my happiest results going primal has been my adult acne disappearing and even better...so has my cellulite!

        All the best!
        PrimalD

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        • #19
          Primal D,

          Thanks for the great advice! I do take my own lunch to work everyday, but there are those occasions where I just don't have time to eat it and the take out food is easier. I pretty much stopped partaking though, except for the pizza the otherday.

          I know that diet coke is a major vice for me. I will do some research on it. I know that it's bad for me. I just have such a hard time giving it up! Maybe that's why I have so much cellulite! I want detail on that success of yours! Do tell!

          Thanks for the support!

          Jo Anne
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          • #20
            Been MIA for a bit, so here's where I'm at...

            Been doing really well sticking primal. I decided smiplicity in my diet is key for me. I have two kids, so I need to keep it simple. I typically eat 2 eggs fried in butter or coconut oil with a bit of shredded cheese on top and coffee with heavy whipping cream in the morning. If I'm hungry around 10 AM or so I'll have a hard boiled egg or some primal friendly nuts (diet coke craving usually hits this time of day for me). For lunch I pack a bad a** salad - romaine, iceberg lettuce, celery, zucchini, cucumber, grape tomatos, avacado, and whatever left over meat from dinner the night before and sometimes hard boiled egg. I'm good the rest of the afternoon. If I go to the gym after work I'll have a hard boiled egg or some chedder cheese slices. Dinner I have anything from turkey burger, chicken, steak or pork chops (I've been buying chops & ground beef from a local market - the cows are just on the other side of town and grass fed!) I add a salad similar to my lunch salad (I make it at the same time so it's ready to grab in the morning). Then usually no desert....we often eat late, so I'm not hungry for it.

            Last week I felt a little bit like nothing was budging weight wise...hovering up a little to 202 lbs. I've been at the gym, but this last week I have been making a serious effort to switch to the PB type of work out...so far so good!

            I've done about a 30 min stationary bike ride 2xs and worked on weights 1x then, I did my first sprints on the stationary bike on sunday! I think that's what brought me back down to the 200 lb mark!

            I'm more accountable to excercise now since taking my 15 yr old out of public school to homeschooling. We have physical fitness class four days a week....It helps to get me to the gym, because he has to for his grade. I was always a high achiever in school...so a "A" in gym is a no brainer for me...it's great for both of us! We get time together just mother and son as well as showing him that goals & attention to your health is important. I'm feeling so empowered right now!!

            Grok on!!
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            • #21
              Long time, no see! Well, I must be doing something wrong...I think I've been keeping it nearly 100 percent primal, but sadly, I'm not losing...in fact I gained. Ya, it may be muscle since I have lost about 7 inches off my body, but I expected something more significant. So, lets look at some other positive changes.

              I sleep better, feel better, no more afternoon sleepiness where I can't even keep my eyes open. So, those are some pluses.

              I have gotten it down to about one diet coke a day now! And am finding that when I drink them I really want more water...they make me thirsty! I've cut back on my coffee too....so, slowly, but surely I'm getting there.

              Workouts have been going fairly well. The last two weeks have been tough getting to the gym due to lots of snow and unsafe driving conditions. So, doing the home treadmill thing intermittently with push ups and situps and crunches.

              I just keep on keeping on!
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              • #22
                So, I'm back! After having surgery back at the end of March, I healed very slowly & didn't get the ok from my doc to lift anything more than ten pounds until a few weeks ago. That; along with deciding to move from Alaska to California, made it difficult for me to focus on changing my lifestyle. My kids & I lived with my parents for a couple of moths during this process. My parents are not on the same page with regards to primal eating. They are both over weight with adult onset diabetes & eat horribly. I made a decision to just hold off until arriving to our new home to make perminant changes to how we eat & live.

                My boyfriend has a very active lifestyle. Biking, hiking, surfing. All things I enjoy (or at least want to try!) So I'm excited to embrace those things for myself & my kids!

                Being new to Cali (am in Victorville) I am excited about the variety of fresh choices! found out there is a Farmer's Market on Thursday's & I located a few grocers that offer organic foods....of which I'm preparing a list now for a shopping trip!

                One important discovery (ok, maybe two)....I am waking consistently at the same time each day. I stay awake all day, have energy & don't feel that lethargy I did when I was in Alaska. I know it's due to the sunshine! I have been sitting out every morning to soak up the suns rays and am getting a nice glow to my skin! I feel great! Hot, but great! I know it'll take a bit to acclimate to the heat, but it's getting better!

                I'm re-committing to the primal way of life. I came here to find adventure, have a more active life for my kids & myself, for love & to simply have a new beginning!

                Grok on!

                Jo Anne
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                • #23
                  It's me again...

                  Back in the great white north...brought back at least 25 lbs of fat with me! Me & the kids came back early & boyfriend to follow at the end of the month. Nothing's wrong, I am happy, loved! We just didn't do to we'll on the not eating out thing...didn't expect to have a job sitting 8 hours a day & it being complicated to get to the gym or kids to school or gaining weight when i got pregnant with twins (that we lost at 9 weeks)...could some of that be grief?

                  Anyhow...I just wanted to post, I'm here, I'm dusting buy self off, putting together a plan, getting back up! I'll have some stats & goals later when I'm not so tired. Work tomorrow!

                  Laters!

                  Jo Anne
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                  • #24
                    Welcome back. Comiserations on your loss. This is a time to take care and look after yourself. Primal eating is a great way to do that - nourish your body with wholesome foods and gentle exercise. Exchange lots of love with your children. Blessings to you.
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