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  • FabBecky's journey to Primal Fabulousness

    I am on a journey to health and well being and happiness. I turn 35 November, 2012 and have spent the last 30 years overweight-obese, unhealthy, unhappy, and un-fabulous. I have a wonderful family - mostly supportive, sometimes a bit sabotage-y, you know how it goes.

    I need to be healthy, I am tired of being tired and unhappy and 100lbs over weight. I want to play with my boys and have energy to add to my family - I really want more kids, but I refuse to have another unhealthy pregnancy. I want to look hot - I've never really accomplished that. And I want to be strong.

    I am dragging my boys on the journey with me. It has been an adjustment for my 4yr old - he has asked for bread every day this week, but he ate his weight in grain free pancakes made from dried shredded coconut and walnut meal! I didn't even add syrup or honey, just really good pastured butter. It was the only night this week he said he was full after dinner - he has thus far refused to eat most of the primal food. However my 2yr old think primal is the best thing that ever happened to him

    I have about 100lbs of scale weight to lose and would love to reveal the muscles I know I have hiding under this flab. I have also "discovered" running in the last 6 months - I know it is against Mark's primal directives but I love running. It makes me happy, and I would like to start running more races - I ran a 5K in October and want to tackle some 1/2s and Marathons next.

    I will update my journey here and on my blog From Flab to Fab.
    Originally posted by L8F
    ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

    I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!



  • #2
    Do what makes you happy in your heart dear! There are plenty of experienced runners here how can help you tailor what you do for the best results. and you sound very fab already... looking forward to what primal living reveals... warm regards from another newbie, L

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    • #3
      There is a lot of information scattered around the forums about converting kids over to paleo/primal eating, just FYI. Welcome aboard!
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      • #4
        You go girl! I'm in the same boat only I'm going to be 49 this year. I'm starting my primal journal tonight! Hang in there and know we are not alone....isn't it great?

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        • #5
          Hi and welcome!!

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          • #6
            Wow - so many replies to my thread already. It really makes me feel welcome. I will have to look for those thread on converting kids. I need to find a mac and cheese substitute for my carb loving 4yr old monkey boy. I have convinced him that bread makes him feel yucky (it really does) so at least we are heading in the right direction
            Originally posted by L8F
            ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

            I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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            • #7
              there are gluten-free macaroni noodles but I don't know how good they are. I'm not sure how'd you make a flour-free cheese sauce though.

              We use rice noodles for spaghetti, it's carbs but at least gluten-free. We still give the boys a fair amount of rice- they can handle the carbs (they are 9,7,7), plus it's getting really expensive to feed them meat We use gluten-free flour, almond flour, and rice flour to make "primal pancakes" every few weeks. My youngest is gluten-sensitive but all my kids are very lean, so I figure they need some carbs for energy to grow.
              Hubby also made spring rolls with rice flour wrappers for New Years Eve and the boys absolutely loved them. The filling was mostly mild sausage and slivered carrots. Sometimes we also add ground shrimp or golden mushrooms, yummm! The only non-primal part was frying in peanut oil as it would have taken 20 bucks worth of almond oil to deep fry...

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              • #8
                @MikkiB - Those spring rolls sound so yummy!

                Primal-ness has gone fairly well the last few days. Helped by the fact that is is time for my monthly grocery trip so there are no non-primal foods in the house - although there is almost no food in the house... I asked my 4yr old what he wanted to eat this month - he said more pancakes and sausage I made him pancakes the other day for dinner with walnut meal and coconut flour and pumpkin and he went "nuts" for them. I have also found some supremely tasty chicken sausages with no chemicals or preservatives in them. This way I can send him to school full of good primal foods and soon with some yummy primal lunches too. Of course this means I have to stop lazing about in bed until it is time to get him dressed so I can pack a lunch and make him breakfast I have actually had a hard time getting him to eat meat for a long time, but when I started cooking primal meats (especially in the crockpot) he has started to gobble them down. The only non convert in the house will be the hubby. He has a serious cereal habit, but no health issues that would lead him to want to stop eating it. But he is supportive of what I want to eat/cook/feed the boys, so that is helpful.

                Hope everyone is having a great day. Need to get my play in before I finish cleaning the house.
                Originally posted by L8F
                ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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                • #9
                  Ugh, so frustrated. Hubs was supposed to be home early early this morning, but is trying to stay up in the city to earn some more money. Unfortunately our groceries were planned to last until this morning, so I have no primal foods left, and a limited supply of food for my kids. I do not think I am ready for a full day fast just yet as I am pretty sure it would lead to a full on wheat/sugar binge. I have some nut butter, and about a pound of ground beef, so I am going to make Thai style meat sticks with a nut butter dipping sauce for dinner. I think the boys will at least try that, but that uses up the last of the food in the house, so they are delving into their father's cereal now. I would really prefer they stay sugar and gluten free, but that is not really an option today.
                  Originally posted by L8F
                  ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                  I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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                  • #10
                    Good luck today! Running out of food is always cause for low resolve for me too.
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                    • #11
                      @Nameless -almost as soon as my 4 yr old ate the cereal he told me his tummy hurt. I knew I shouldn't have given it to him. I have decided to treat today as a primal-friendly carb re-feed day. Some sweet potatoes with coconut oil for a snack this afternoon, a boat load of frozen veggies stir fried into tasty goodness, and of course our Thai meat sticks later. Not a bad day, and it will help clean out my cupboards/fridge of anything that needs to be out. A nasty tummy bug has been going through the house and I think both my boys have re-succumbed today. Both are laying on the couch watching a Kim Possible retrospective. This seems to be a good day to snuggle and watch movies.
                      Originally posted by L8F
                      ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                      I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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                      • #12
                        Sunday ended up being a day full of junk food. The one real meal I tried to make ended up un-edible, the boys and I ended up eating almost an entire box of cocoa puffs and not much else on Sunday. Blech, so gross. And I felt super awful all day. Yesterday I had about 4oz of cheese, 8oz of goat's milk, coffee with heavy cream, and 2 all natural chicken sausages - mainly because I spent the day shopping and restocking the fridge and freezer. I now have about 50lbs of various beef and pork products vacuum sealed in meal-making sized pouches. Enough for at least 31 days if not longer! I am going to make yogurt tonight, drain it Greek style tomorrow, and I think I can even use the whey I drain off to ferment some veggie so I have loads of probiotic filled foods. I feel much better after my mini fast yesterday and today (so far today tuna, celery, 2 eggs and more natural chicken sausage with a good primal chili on the stove for dinner!). I need to get some movement in, but I am not sure that is going to happen. I am still hopeful, but my TV and DVD player are occupied. I spent today lifting, loading and sorting about 12 loads of laundry, so I definitely got some work in! Right now I want food, shower, sleep - pretty much in that order, so I think that is how my night is going to go
                        Originally posted by L8F
                        ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                        I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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                        • #13
                          I am not doing well this week in getting a filling primal breakfast into my 4 yr old before he goes to school. I need to work on getting up earlier to make him some breakfast and getting some movement in. I should be working out now but...

                          I am finally moving into a very small state of ketosis, but no movement on the scale yet. I am trying not to start a state of desperation, but it is hard. I still remember the first time I did Atkins, being away from home at college - instead of gaining the Freshman 15 I lost 20lbs. But I was on the crew team. I worked hard every day rowing and lifting heavy things. 15 years later my body is definitely not going to shed this excess weight without some movement. So I am going to hit my INSANITY workout hard, and take a long long walk with my 2yr old later (weather permitting) and lift some heavy things too. I can do this.
                          Originally posted by L8F
                          ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                          I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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                          • #14
                            No movement in today. TV has been tied up since I got home this afternoon. I went to the doctor's this morning for blood tests and to figure out why I am so tired and can't lose weight no matter what I do. The doctor seems to at least support a primal diet. She asked if I ate a high protein diet and I said yes, and that I had cut out grains and ate a moderate level of healthy fats. She said my diet was spot on, so we would look at other factors.

                            I had a good day with primal cooking Rendered some beef fat, clarified butter into ghee, made bone broth, made yogurt, strained bacon grease, made grain-less granola... all in all, pretty good!
                            Originally posted by L8F
                            ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                            I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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                            • #15
                              I am still here and rocking my primal self. I have gotten into a good rhythm with my eating - now I just have to work on the movements. Now that my kids are eating better too they are also getting up earlier - so early that I cannot beat them out of bed to do my workout! Right now I am focusing on making consistent food choices and fueling myself at the low carb end of primal. I will work on getting in some movement everyday more this week. I want to have good solid patterns set up before I start school again in a few weeks. My school schedule this semester is tough - pretty much 8-5 every day with just enough break time to hit the gym and get some good primal fuel into my body before the next class. I need to do really well this semester (it's my last one) so that I can get certified almost as I graduate and hopefully even get a job teaching summer school this summer.

                              I need to get back to work, there are so many things I would not have to deal with if we had a steady income... ran out of oil for my furnace this morning and it is in 20s to low single digits in this part of New York for the next few days. I need an emergency heap benefit that I cannot get for 2-3 days... If I had a job I would not have to worry about it because we could afford to set up a monthly oil delivery and not run out in the middle of the winter.

                              So the family is busting out the multi layers for the next little bit. Hopefully we get some heat soon. I am going to use this as a push to get a workout in later - nothing warms the body up faster than some exercise!
                              Originally posted by L8F
                              ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

                              I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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