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    Okay folks, I need to get serious about this. I've been half-a$$ing it. Other people's journals inspire me. If you can do it, so can I! I welcome comments/suggestions (as well as motivation) throughout my journey. After today's non-primal failure, I need a source of accountability, and here it is. Yay!


    Let me at least start out positive by posting tomorrow's intended day, and I will report back.


    B: 2 eggs, tbsp vegetable oil, flax meal, some kind of cooked vegetable

    S: 1/2 cup full fat yogurt (trying to wean off dairy slowly...), handful of cherry tomatoes and carrots

    L: Big salad with 3 oz tuna and olive oil/lemon juice

    S: Maybe cottage cheese?

    D: Some kind of meat and cooked vegetable

    Try to finish the day with glass of coconut milk


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    B: 2 eggs, 2 sausage links, zucchini cooked in tbsp oil; a few cherry tomatoes with hummus; coffee with heavy cream


    L: 1 deviled egg (used a dab of mayo and relish) and some pepperoni; chicken soup with carrots, onions, and some chicken breast; 5 pieces of dried fruit; tea with skim milk (stomach felt too heavy for more cream)


    S: 1 serving of smoked almonds; 1 diet sierra mist (rare occurance)


    D: 1 serving pecans (probably too many nuts at this point); 2 bowls of tomato-base shrimp stew with vegetables and 2 tbsp cream added; small salad with creamy dressing; 1 pc dried fruit (too much fruit by now, too)


    30 min upper body strength training/cardio

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    • #3
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      Made a dessert of sorts...blended raspberries, a little heavy cream, coconut milk, and splenda together. Froze for an hour. It was okay, but more like a fruit sorbet than ice cream. I also had somewhat non primal dessert nibbles...ahem...to be discontinued.

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      • #4
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        Argh, pretzels last night = bad. Plan: replace with veggies!


        B: Coffee with milk, 2 pc dried fruit, pancakes (made with 2 eggs, flaxmeal, oil, butter, cinnamon, splenda), and a tiny bit of lite syrup


        S: Pepperoni, brie, carrots and cherry tomatoes


        L: 1 pc dried fruit, 1/2 cup full-fat yogurt, tbsp almond butter (was not hungry for some reason...), a few dark chocolate pcs


        D: 5 oz keilbasa, broccoli, small pc sweet potato, a few green olives, 3 oz red wine


        2 cookies..eek...snowed in with cookies is not a good idea.


        45 min shoveling snow!

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        • #5
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          I gotta say I felt terrible today. Those pretzels...I really cannot digest that stuff at ALL. And my skin breaks out when I eat that or other sugar based stuff. Gives me more motivation to avoid it.

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            B: 2 eggs, zucchini, 1 pc keilbasa cooked in tbsp oil; coffee with unsweet cocoa powder and cream/milk


            S: V8 (low sodium), hard boiled egg (made a batch of these last night, yay!) These eggs are replacing my typical snack of cheese...


            L: 4-5 oz kielbasa, side salad w/ creamy dressing, tbsp almond butter


            S: 1/2 cup cottage cheese with a few raisins

            (1 small cookie from a coworker...)


            D: 5 pc flank steak, 1 small pc sweet potato, salad with oil and vinegar, avocado slices, some sour cream, a dab of ketchup


            A few pcs of dried fruit for dessert, 1 small pc dark chocolate, and a few sips of wine (not a full glass this time)


            Better day than yesterday! Felt MUCH better today!

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              Also had a few olives and first time ever...tasted a bit of my new coconut oil! So delicious...mmm...will be cooking my eggies in this tomorrow. I got the unrefined Whole Foods brand (365).

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                B: 2 eggs, zucchini, flax, 1 pc kielbasa cooked in oil and butter; coffee with unsweet cocoa/milk/cream


                S: 1/2 cup cottage cheese with a few craisins, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, boiled egg, low sodium V8, tbsp almond butter


                L: 3 oz kielbasa and veggies cooked in tbsp coconut oil, some almond meal crackers I made (cool!), 1 pc dry peach, 1 pc dark chocolate, a few pieces pepperoni, 1 pc brie (high fat cheese, yay)


                S: 1 crustless quiche (made a big batch)...had egg, turkey bacon, sour cream (full fat), cheese (low fat...was in the house), spinach, and spices.


                D: Steak, shrimp and salad (a little regular ranch and cheese on top...also 1 bite of bread slathered with butter)...I am REALLY FULL.

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                • #9
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                  ***Had a few pieces of sliced, frozen banana with almond butter last night...makes a fabulous dessert.


                  B: 2 eggs, 2 breakfast sausages, cauliflower, and flax cooked in coconut oil; coffee with unsweet cocoa and cream

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                  • #10
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                    To continue above post...


                    ***Had a few pieces of sliced, frozen banana with almond butter last night...makes a fabulous dessert.


                    B: 2 eggs, 2 breakfast sausages, cauliflower, and flax cooked in coconut oil; coffee with unsweet cocoa and cream


                    L: 3 turkey meatballs with some red sauce and mushrooms, almond crackers with regular cream cheese, a few frozen banana slices with almond butter


                    D: Almond crackers with regular cream cheese, olives, 2 prunes


                    D: Big salad: lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, Italian meats, oil and vinegar


                    ***50 mins upper body strength training***

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                    • #11
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                      B: 2 eggs, 2 breakfast sausages, zucchini, mushroom, and flax cooked in tbsp coconut oil; coffee with cocoa and cream; 1 prune


                      S: beef jerky, almond crackers with regular cream cheese; coffee with unsweet cocoa and cream


                      L: salad with turkey, pepperoni, olives, and oil/vinegar


                      D: 1/2 rack ribs (a few dabs of bbq sauce), sauteed mushrooms, salad with veggies/bacon/ a little ranch


                      A few frozen banana slices with tbsp almond butter


                      I felt better today and more full...no hunger...did good with more fat intake today.

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                      • #12
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                        B: 2 eggs, 2 sausages, zucchini, flax cooked in coconut oil; coffee with cocoa and cream


                        S: baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, tbsp almond butter


                        L: 3 turkey meatballs with mushrooms and red sauce; salad with oil and vinegar


                        S: 2 muffin-sized quiches (egg, spinach, turkey bacon, sour cream, cheese), small handful of trail mix; small cup of coffee; clementine.....eek, half a protein bar at work...didn't pack enough food and was starving.


                        D: salmon with a little soy sauce and a few drops of honey, some mixed vegetables, salad with olive oil/vinegar/olives, glass of coconut milk, 1 prune


                        Had a little full fat yogurt but too much fruit...which caused more sugar cravings. Need more fat. Yes, go fat.

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                        • #13
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                          Good job on keeping tabs on your meals. On your last post I noticed that in your afternoon snack you said "didn't pack enough food and was starving". Baby carrots contain a nice bit of sugar so make sure you are limiting those at first. Other possible triggers could have been the clementine and the coffee. I had to really limit my coffee because I found it raised my insulin and made me feel really hungry. Monitor how you feel after your coffee for a few days to make sure it is not causing unnecessary hunger/cravings.


                          Good job on trying to get a lot of fat. Hope everything continues good for you.

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                          • #14
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                            Thanks!


                            Would decaf coffee do the same thing to insulin?

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                            • #15
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                              Honestly, I am having a hard time finding an answer for that. I am not sure if it is the caffeine or the coffee itself, but I'm thinking caffeine? Maybe try one morning regular and one morning decaf to see if there is a different. But beware you might get a nasty headache if you all of a sudden completely cut out caffeine. eeek!

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