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  • #91
    Good morning to all! What a weekend we had in my house! Friday, I spent the day shopping and cleaning the house in preparation for a party that we were having for my big girl's 6th birthday. Did pretty good food wise, but just ate too much in general and decided that I would drink a coke or two or three.. Ick.

    Saturday morning we got up bright and early for my daughters first swim meet. She did GREAT! We were so proud of her! Then off to part 1 of her birthday party which was a day at my grandparent's pool. She had a lot of friends there and we all swam and played for HOURS. She really wanted it to be a pizza party, so that's what we did. I have to say, I ate the pizza and aside from feeling a bit of guilt and kind of heavy the next day, I didn't feel really bad or anything. We also had beers there. I limited myself to 2 for the day/evening, and felt really great about that.

    Saturday evening, after the pool, we had 5 little kids running around my house for part 2 of Katie's party. A sleepover! I had relay races set up and we tie died shirts. The kids had a great time. By 9pm, I put in a movie and made everyone lay down. By 10pm they were all fast asleep. Ahhh, the sound of kids sleeping is one of my favorites!! By 10:20 I was asleep too. I was exhausted!!! (In a good way)

    Sunday morning, I had to work as usual but it was a great day. Despite the pizza and (minimal) beer, my energy levels are still way up and I feel really good right now. So I breezed through work. Got home and took a cat nap, then took the girls back to my grandmas pool for the evening. Overall, a GREAT weekend, full of physical activity!

    I have to work hard the next 2 days because on Wednesday we are leaving for a short vacation. There is no internet where we are going so I will be mia until next week. I love that. That means I am forced to not bring work home with me. Yesss!!!

    Today, I have decided to fast. I've been thinking about doing it for a while and this morning I just woke up thinking, "It's time." I am going to still have my coffee. If I feel too hungry I will put the butter in it. Otherwise I have decided to just not eat until tomorrow morning, which will put me at about a 36 hour fast. I haven't done one that long before so we will see how it goes. I'm excited for the possibilities!
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    • #92
      Good luck with the fast. I've read here and there in your journal, and it looks like you've made great progress. You've got some good attitudes going, which are a major part of the success, I'm sure.
      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
      - Lewis Mumford

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      • #93
        Thanks Judg! It didn't go exactly as planned but I was happy with what I did. I completed about 21 hours and by then I was really really hungry. Starting to feel bad. The idea of the fast for me is NOT to test whether I am tough enough to do it when very uncomfortable, so I ate some chicken and pepper and onions with cheese, sour cream and jalapeños.. YUMMY!!! It's my go to meal because it takes about 12 minutes to make from start to finish. Last night snacked on some Pistachios.

        I am feeling very tiny today. It's so funny that I feel this way because I am decidedly NOT tiny, but definitely noticeably shrinking. I feel great! I am working my tail off to finish everything today so that we can leave for the lake tomorrow morning. My mom is super supportive of this lifestyle, so on our way down we are going to plan a menu for the week. There will definitely be one evening out to a restaurant because it is my daughter's actual birthday. But other than that we are going to stick to my plan of LOTS of veggies and protein readily available.

        I will check back in on Monday, until then I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

        Jamie
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        • #94
          I don't find most restaurants that hard actually, provided they do meals on a plate. I just order chicken or beef or fish and ask them to replace the rice/potatoes/pasta side with extra veggies. I don't worry about small amounts of non-primal things like a bit of unhealthy oils or a small amount of sugar in a sauce. There's no need to obsess over details when it's just an occasional thing.

          It is great to feel tiny, isn't it? It's relative for sure. I'm still not tiny, definitely plump, but seeing as I'm on the way down, it feels small. If I had just packed on the 20 pounds I still want to lose, I would feel like a whale, LOL!
          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
          - Lewis Mumford

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          • #95
            I'm back!

            The weekend at the lake was wonderful. Not too relaxing because we were really there to help out my in-laws get the house ready for a family reunion. I got in a TON of exercise with all of the gardening and fixing up the boat. It was a great trip though and nothing makes me happier than to feel as though I have done something important for someone else!

            We went a little heavy on sugar with juice, soda, cocktails, and such. I generally stayed away from breads but didn't go crazy over every little thing either. I'm pretty bloated, but I don't think it is anything that a little clean eating can't fix quick. It is good to be back. A few days away did wonders to clear my head and I came back ready to take on the world!


            Today I am drinking coffee this morning, I have really not been feeling breakfast lately. This afternoon, I have boneless pork chops with a creamy rice that I made last night. Yummy!

            Dinner will be chicken wings I think.. My whole house loves them so that will be a winner for all!! : )
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            • #96
              Welcome back!
              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
              - Lewis Mumford

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              • #97
                I needed inspiration today. I am feeling very tired of eating primal, feeling great, stopping, feeling bad, feeling sorry for myself, eating worse, starting again.. It is a very annoying pattern to read about, write about, and to LIVE!!!

                So I decided to go through old threads today to gather some much needed inspiration. I stumbled onto TAWFUNGUY's Journal. He is awesome!! Totally renewed my hunger for a better life.

                I am hoping to run into some more very inspirational stories as I search through the site. Something in my brain needs to click so that it is not a struggle to make myself healthy. Normal people must not always do this to themselves. The self sabotage has just GOT.TO.GO...

                Okay, I'm done my rant for the day

                I had chicken wings (baked) for breakfast. Yummy!!

                A small salad for lunch. (Just left over from last nights dinner)

                A cup of coffee to hold me over .

                Tonight for dinner, I am not sure what I am going to have but my bet is it will be chicken thighs sautéed in butter, sautéed onions and peppers, not sure what else, but something very fatty and yummy. We are leaving for a week on Sunday and so I am avoiding the grocery store and trying to eat whatever we have available.
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                • #98
                  I think lots of normal people do that. But the successful ones figure out how to beat it. Sounds like you are on the right track.

                  A small note: we don't have to be afraid of fat, but it is possible to overdo them. I've seen people here sabotage themselves by thinking they can have unlimited amounts. I'm not saying you're doing that, because I obviously can't see your quantities, but do keep that in mind. I know that when I let myself go a bit too much I do not see lower numbers on the scale the next day...
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • #99
                    I totally hear you on the fat part. I am pretty conscious of it. The reason I am going to indulge in the fat tonight is because I haven't had much of anything today due to poor planning. I even forgot my yummy salad dressing for my salad!! My day has consisted of some protein and veggies with very minimal fat.

                    Also, since I"m feeling sorry for my poor self, a little butter will make my dinner feel more comfort food-y
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                    • LOL! Hey, as long as you have it figured out. I try to balance out meals myself... And better butter than sugar, for sure!
                      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                      - Lewis Mumford

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                      • Good.. Afternoon. Wow, the morning has just flown by today!

                        Hmm, let's see. Last night was kind of a blur. I just had NO ENERGY. It was all I could do to not fall dead asleep sitting up at the table. My mom lovingly grilled some pork ribs and chicken thighs last night. She used regular barbecue sauce, but come on, I ate the heck out of them! She made small red potatoes and a big salad to go with them. I ate about a pound of meat, 2 tiny red potatoes smothered in my Kerrygold (yes, I keep a block at my parents house), and some salad. It was great, except that I honestly felt too tired to chew.

                        So by 8:30, both girls were in bed and I passed out. I slept hard until 5:40 this morning when little one let me know that it was time to party and eat breakfast. I still feel as though I could sleep another 5 hours, so I will be making it an early bedtime again. Going to bed does two positive things for me. It keeps me from snacking and it keeps me from drinking. I used to go to bed early all the time back in my weight watchers days so that I could control my evening hunger. I'd like to be at the point where it doesn't matter if I'm up late or not, I won't snack. But I'm not there right now, so for now I am just going to enjoy my sleep.

                        This morning I polished off the rest of the ribs. I am just about out of food because we are avoiding the grocery store before going away. So I don't have anything at work. I think I am just going to make a pot of coffee and have a bulletproof coffee (yes, I also keep a block of unsalted Kerrygold in the office) for lunch. I am sure it will hold me over.

                        Tonight I have my CSA pick up so I will have a ton of yummy veggies to play with. Hubby is picking up some italian sausages tonight so I think I will probably take whatever veggies I get and cut up the sausages and sautee them all together. It might not end up being the most amazing meal that I have ever had, but it will get the job done!
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                        • It is always a good thing to catch up on sleep. The earlier the better. And if it keeps you from snacking, so much the better.
                          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                          - Lewis Mumford

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                          • Back from vacation and feeling pretty great!

                            We had a lovely time at the lake. Lots of activity and water sports. It was quite an eye opener to see just how strong I am NOT. It has motivated me to really start an exercise regime. I got home a little over a week ago and have been dealing with the aftermath of some thunderstorms that we had here while we were gone. I had to get my front tree removed and cleaned up because a HUGE part of the tree was damaged by the wind (the house was not damaged, thank goodness!!). Also, power and cable was knocked out at my office. Today is the first day that the internet is back on. Whew! It was a crazy return and I'm glad I missed the storms that brought all of this on!

                            As for Primal, I was not feeling very motivated while dealing with the issues last week so I let myself turn my brain off and eat. And eat. And eat. Today I'm back to my normal self.

                            Woke up this morning, did day 1 of Deepak Chopra's 21 Day Meditation Challenge. Ate some left over stir-fry veggies for breakfast.

                            This afternoon. Enjoying my coffee.

                            Tonight I will be having taco's for the family. I have decided that I will make a huge taco salad and just skip the tortilla shell. I usually make an exception on taco night, but for now I have been making way too many exceptions and just need to stick to a basic 30 plan without a bunch of junk mixed in. I missed the boards, but since the cable was out at work I just couldn't get on.

                            Hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! Oh yeah, I also bought a 6' trampoline for my girls and put it together this weakend. The thing is AWESOME! I am going to have to sneak out there in the evenings to get some jumping in for myself : )
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                            • Well this morning was interesting. I woke up feeling like an angry grizzly bear. Then I proceeded to show that feeling throughout the whole house, grumbling at anyone who dared to stumble through my path. My husband took one look at me and said, "Go take a nice long shower, I've got the kids." This shows how bad it must have been. In six years of having the kiddos, he has NEVER said that to me. He usually gets up, gets ready, gets out the door, before I have even had the time to go to the bathroom to brush my teeth.

                              Anyway, I took a shower, cried the whole time, (I have NO IDEA why) and then got dressed and left for work. I was thinking that today wasn't shaping up to be the best in my book. Then I got to the office. The first thing I saw was a note to myself that said, MEDITATE NOW, NOT LATER. So I did. I did Day 2 of the 21 Day Meditation Challenge. I feel soooo much better. Peaceful, calm, lighter. I think today may be okay after all.

                              Before I stormed out the door, I did manage to cook up a few strips of bacon and an egg. So I am enjoying that with a glass of water. My pull up bar should arrive today. I will be installing it at the office so that I can do simple fit at work in the mornings. I'm back to primal all the way, baby (again)!
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                              • I have enjoyed reading your journal.

                                Never saw that new haircut though.

                                Keeping chuggin away - you'll get there.
                                Female back to the basics: 11-12-16
                                CW: 10-11-16: 144
                                GW: 130 a dream, I know
                                Muscle soreness surrounding Neck, Thyroid and Rosacea issues.

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