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  • #46
    For the most part that wasn't a "cheat"... And really there is no "cheating" in paleo. Part of the diet is to listen to your primal instincts and fill those needs. If you wanted rice it's because you wanted rice. The fact that you went for it just tells me that you thought it was worth it. Also, rice is one of those "ok in moderation with light exercise" foods. It covers the fine line between grain and whole foods. Regardless of it all it sounds like you enjoyed it! occasional indulgences are required in a lifestyle nutrition change or else it just wouldn't be sustainable.
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
    Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
    Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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    • #47
      Ecks, I total agree with you. I have to get the word "cheat" out of my vocabulary when it comes to food.

      This morning I got up and felt guilty because I was hungry........ Um, that was a mental wake up call that I am getting a little crazy about the food and IFing.

      So I deliberately made a delicious primal breakfast with eggs, bacon and veggies and ate to my hearts content. Not a huge meal because it doesn't take much these days, but I ate. Tonight I have an amazing dinner planned with fish and asparagus. I am enjoying the weight loss but as I have said before, a lot of mental things are coming up that I didn't expect with this journey. Listening to myself for the first time in my life is huge, and a little scary at times. I guess I am just dealing with each issue as it arrises. I'm quite surprised as I thought I was just overweight and that was the only thing ever wrong with me. Apparently I have some very unresolved food and body issues that are making themselves heard to me for the first time (that I am aware of).

      What an interesting adventure it is to get healthy. I'm not talking about the weight loss, though part of getting healthy is obviously to no longer be obese, I'm talking about health. This is the first time in my life that I am focusing on my health.. How strange to realize this.. This journal is revealing more to me than I ever thought that it would.
      My Story As It Unfolds

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      • #48
        :P you, my dear, are stuck in the "too much eating made you fat" mindset- you know, the one that we were forces on through life? They always did get it wrong- it's not the "how much" but the "what" we are eating. IF is a useful tool but I'd almost wait until a few months into paleo before you start. Your body needs to fully be in Ketosis (fat as your primary burning fuel) or else all you are doing is starving yourself and feeling hungry while doing so. By entering ketosis your body goes "no food?? that's ok I have fat I can eat!". Before that point your body will just scream for sugar. When IFing you shouldn't feel hungry at all. Once you've made a concious decision not to eat you shouldn't have to think about food at all. If your body is still screaming you're probably not fully switched over fuel wise. As much as caloric restriction is good to a degree you are going to be wasting your time if your body isn't burning fat. Hope that all makes sense
        SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
        Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
        Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
        Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
        Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
        Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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        • #49
          ((Jami)) You are doing so great! I am happy for you and I want a pair of magic jeans~where do those come from?? lol...
          I wish for me it wasn't how much food that mattered but only what kind!! It never worked for me like that. I cut out all grains, sugar, packaged.refined foods, legumes and even dairy and never lost all of my weight. Eventually I even gained because I went so low carb I was in a state of starvation and recently had to up my carbs now things are moving well!!

          I am so much happier these days and see a light finally
          Have a good day!

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          • #50
            Jamilyn! I got all excited to follow a new journal and you haven't posted in a few days! Come back!!
            SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
            Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
            Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
            Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
            Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
            Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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            • #51
              Aww, I just popped on here for a sec to catch up and saw your post Ecks. I promise I will be back either tomorrow or Monday, it made me so happy to know that someone is checking in on here!!

              It has been insane. A good friend of my husband's passed away on friday morning unexpectedly, Friday afternoon hubby's mom went into the hospital for kidney failure. This was also completely unexpected because we didn't even know she was feeling bad. She has always been in very very good health. And then on top of all of that, I had a big time guest speaker fly in on Friday to lead workshops and leadership meetings for our church. Needless to say it has not been the normal week and I promise to be back as soon as possible! Also, I have completely fallen off the wagon. Almost to the point of rebelling against all of the information that I have learned. Today I promised myself that I am back on. More about that when I have time to post.
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              • #52
                Hoping for the best for you! sounds like you've got a lot going on so I will be sure to keep you in my prayers. Come back to the wagon, we have bacon and weight loss!
                SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                • #53
                  Thank you so much Ecks. I really honestly appreciate it. I will be back tomorrrow with a vengence with crazy details and horribly ugly confessions

                  Can't wait to catch up with everyone!!!
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                  • #54
                    I'm back!!

                    Sheesh, it feels like it has been forever!!

                    Okay, so I kind of went over how crazy my weekend was. All of the stress and insanity was compounded by the fact that I sort of just said, "screw it" with my eating and started eating crap. So not only was I dealing with a lot, but I was feeling bad and puffy, and exhausted. It was a mess. So yesterday I dusted off all of the crumbs and got back onto the primal wooly mammoth (horses are soooo not me!). I already feel much better than yesterday and the swollen face and flush has receded a bit. I guess I am going to chalk this weekend up as a test to see what my old eating habits would do to me.

                    The test is over!!!

                    I stepped on the dreaded scale and hopped off before it beeped because I was horrified at the number it was showing! This week will be all about drinking a ton of water and eating perfectly clean to get back to where I was. I am going to take it one day at a time and one meal at a time. Hope everyone is well!
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                    • #55
                      The best and worst part of your revelation is that you wouldn't have noticed it if you never went paleo. Your body was in a consent state of grossness and it took getting onto a health path and hopping back off to realise that you were in a bad place. Welcome back! We missed you!
                      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                      • #56
                        So true Ecks. It is a blessing and a curse I guess : )

                        Much more a blessing though. I did really well today with staying on track. I think a couple of days of taking it easy and planning each meal is about the only thing that will get the momentum really rolling again. Tonight I am having chicken thighs with hot sauce and butter (yummmm) and either some sautéed spinach or asparagus. I have no idea what veggies are still okay in the fridge. I'm going to make a double batch so that I have it for tomorrow.. Then no snacking or wine for me. Straight to bed after the kiddos tonight to break this bad habit cycle of drinking and snacking before bedtime!!
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                        • #57
                          Oh my goodness. I finally feel better! I'm back in the swing of things. It is funny how easy it is to completely go back to old habits that just don't serve anymore.

                          Anyway, I spent the last couple of days at my parents house with the girls. My 5 year old had off school for something and so we went to grandmas to play. I love doing that! My girls love the house and my mom and I play music and talk and just catch up. Also, my mom is as determined for me to succeed as I am, so I eat like a queen while I am there. Wednesday night we had ribs (barbeque on the side for mine) and veggies. Thursday I ate leftovers in the morning, and she made porkchops and sauerkraut in the evening. It was heavenly. I am back home today and about to go grocery shopping. (My day off is Friday).

                          On the list I have ingredients for a pastaless lasagna, spicy chicken and veggie soup, ham apple cheese roll ups, and chicken with peppers and onions. Round all that out with a bunch of veggies and I think I have enough to be successful until Disney! I went from feeling hopeless at the beginning of the week to being full of energy and excitement today. Yet another side effect of clean eating. My mood is so dramatically effected with the intake of processed food that it is rediculous.

                          On a side note, I tried Scrumpy organic Hard Cider yesterday in my quest to find yummy gluten-free party beverages. All I can say is OMG! The ingredients are organic apples and yeast. It was seriously delicious.

                          Today I am going to get a haircut. If there is one thing I have to pick about myself that I can't stand, it's my hair. It is a couple of inches past my shoulders and sits in a ponytail 100% of the time. Today I am chopping it all off in the quest for change. If it works, great! If not, it grows extremely quickly. : ) I may even get up the nerve to post pics afterward, we'll see!!
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                          • #58
                            OMG! It looks sooo good! I will figure out how to post on MOnday. I'm not amazingly skinny from my 'before pic' but it doesn't matter. My hair looks awesome! Looking forward to future updates. Tonight was a great chicken quesadilla night with me eating all but the tortilla. AMAZING. I hope everyone else is doing well. With the worry over my mother-in-law I feel like I have abandoned everyone's stories. I very much care what is going on with everyone, but I have a HUGE load right in front of me. Anyone that pray's..All is welcome. Not picky about what type or details. Just need positive thoughts going straight for the kidneys of someone that you love. Thanks!!!
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                            • #59
                              *Big Smile*

                              I love that you are back full swing and as excited as ever! Really want to see the new haircut! In the posting box, like the one I'm typing in right now, you've gotta hit the 3rd button from the right to post a picture... now post! Missed you!
                              SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                              Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                              Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                              Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                              Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                              • #60
                                Heartfelt prayers and healing thought for you , your family and loved ones!!! We are here when you need us. Take care of yourself and try not to stress over the eating while you have so much to deal with.. I am so sorry you are going through this right now, ((hugs))..

                                Hot sauce and butter huh? I don't know why but that made my mouth water

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