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  • #46
    Gonna start a more formal PB checklist tomorrow. Here's today:

    168.5
    Breakfast - 3 eggs in bacon grease, 1 slice heritage smoked bacon (thick)
    Lunch - salad, leftover steak & kidney no-pie w/ onions & peppers, small serving potato/greenbean salad, leftover bean dip (see what happens), tiny bite of PB&J (no bread), greek yogurt w/ a good helping of blueberries
    Dinner - ribeye, big ol' salad, mashed potatoes with tons of butter & some sour cream & a little milk, grilled zuke

    Walked around all morning picking up stuff.
    Swam 8 laps (all I could fit in during adult swim, lol) - 3 free 2 back 2 breast 1 fly
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-01-2010, 05:24 PM.
    5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
    Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
    Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
    ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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    • #47
      171 (definitely from the presumably unsoaked beans yesterday, no biggie)

      1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
      Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, 1oz pepper cheese

      Lunch - salad, sliced roast beef rolled up w/ mayo & horseradish, bit o' leftover cheesy egg, some PB&J & banana mixed together, bit o' chevre w/ honey

      Snack - smoothie (whole yogurt, raw eggs, coconut oil, banana, strawberries, raspberries - divided 5 ways)

      Dinner - ham steak (from uncured ham, not the pink slabs), salad, potato salad, green beans in butter. I should mention that dinner always includes about 1/4C of OJ to wash down my 1/2t fCLO

      2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
      Decent bit of housework.
      More standing than most days, trying to stand while using computer.

      3. Lift heavy things.
      Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.
      Cook with cast iron, lol.
      And - drug my heavy body around for L1, D2 of SimpleFit. 5m. Hurrah! Dadblame squats ...

      4. Run really fast once in a while.
      Goal: 1x/wk

      5. Get lots of sleep.
      8hrs in bed, probably slept 7.5hrs (don't know why I'm lying awake 30m each night when I'm so dead tired at night, in the morning, and mid-day)
      Sleepy all morning, more awake in evening.

      6. Play.
      Nope. Not at all. I sang opera, though, does that count?

      7. Get some sunlight every day.
      ate breakfast on the deck @ 7:15 (post-sunrise, but clouds & trees blockthe sun) w/ glasses on so some light can get to my eyes

      8. Avoid trauma.
      Ya!

      9. Avoid poisonous things.
      No drugs, meds, or alcohol in my life.

      10. Use your mind.
      eh, not much. mostly in posting when I should be doing other stuff.
      Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-03-2010, 08:08 AM.
      5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
      Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
      Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
      Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
      ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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      • #48
        you're doing great!!
        can't help you with the SimpleFit, sorry...

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        • #49
          170

          1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
          Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, 1oz pepper cheese

          Lunch - Kind of a browsing mess, since I was busy w/ babe in arms.
          leftover ham steak, leftover potato/greenbean salad, PB&J (need to cut this out)

          Snack - greek yogurt w/ emergen-C
          Dinner - spaghetti w/o noodles, buttered spinach stems, salad

          2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
          2mi walk w/ baby on back

          3. Lift heavy things.
          Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

          4. Run really fast once in a while.
          Goal: 1x/wk
          Did it! Sprinted up last hill of our walk w/ baby on back. I've done this 2-3x before, each time easier. This time I was actually able to run (w/ a smooth stride for bebe, lol), instead of super fast walk, and it was really pretty easy! Sweated hard afterward. Probably only a 15s sprint.

          5. Get lots of sleep.
          7.5 hrs, woken by accursed weather alarm. Sleepy all morning.

          6. Play.
          None

          7. Get some sunlight every day.
          Goal: 15m peak sun
          Forgot.

          8. Avoid trauma.
          Check.

          9. Avoid poisonous things.
          No drugs, meds, or alcohol in my life.

          10. Use your mind.
          Nope.
          Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-04-2010, 01:52 PM.
          5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
          Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
          Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
          Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
          ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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          • #50
            169.5

            1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
            Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, ~8oz mostly soured raw milk (not anything close to as bad as it sounds, for those who've never had it!) (like anyone's reading this, ha ha!)

            Lunch - ham steak, green beans, bit o' mashed potato, 30g worth of freeze-dried blueberries. Dang, those are addictive.
            Kept eating: some (slightly sugared) dried cherries, Greek yogurt + emergen-C. Hmmm. Time to nip this in the bud. <nip>

            Dinner - rotisserie (on my grill) chicken, roasted veggies, (certified organic from our farmer, is that still bad?) edamame w/ himalayan sea salt, ~ melon

            2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
            groc day!
            2mi hike w/ Grokette on my back, mostly barefoot and climbing over a few logs and creek

            3. Lift heavy things.
            Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.
            Carrying heavy groc bags & milk jugs, lol.
            SimpleFit L1D1 - completed it in 2.5m! Yippee!!! But I did it using sub pullups and girl pushups. Does that even count? Do I move up or do I stay there until I can do one pullup the real way?
            4. Run really fast once in a while.
            Goal: 1x/wk - check!

            5. Get lots of sleep.
            lay away for close to an hour - why? I was dead tired from the last two days not getting enough. Then slept for 9hrs, proving I was dead tired. Why couldn't I get to sleep?

            6. Play.
            Nope

            7. Get some sunlight every day.
            Goal: 15m peak sun
            Forgot

            8. Avoid trauma.
            So far, TBTG!

            9. Avoid poisonous things.
            No drugs, meds, or alcohol in my life.

            10. Use your mind.
            eh, not so much
            Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-04-2010, 07:26 PM. Reason: decided to go red for danger ;)
            5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
            Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
            Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
            Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
            ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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            • #51
              I just gave myself a signature, and realized, hey, that's not bad weight loss! I keep discouraging myself by saying things like "even when I've lost 20 pounds, I've still got 20 to go!!!" but really, I've not that far from being halfway done. Chin up!
              5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
              Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
              Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
              Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
              ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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              • #52
                yay for progress! It's tough since we tend to live so much in the moment, but to be able to step back and change perspectives is a blessing!

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                • #53
                  Thank you for the encouragement, Evita. Much appreciated.

                  I have a new motto for today, something I just noticed: Sitting down messes up my pants.

                  It makes knee impressions the most prominent thing about my pants! So I'll just stand up. Good fix?
                  5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                  Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                  Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                  Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                  ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                  • #54
                    169.75ish (just below 170)

                    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                    Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, ~8oz soured raw milk

                    Lunch - big salad w/ chicken strips, wee bit of chick-fil-a sandwich meat

                    Snack - 2 cups greek yo0gurt - can you say hungry? - w/ raspberries

                    Dinner - liver, onions & peppers, roasted mixed vegetables, salad

                    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                    mucho shopping w/ bebe on back
                    2+mi hike over hills on med-rough terrain - exhilirating, especially since we started late and had to move fast to beat the dark! bebe on back

                    3. Lift heavy things.
                    Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

                    4. Run really fast once in a while.
                    Goal: 1x/wk - check!
                    almost sprinted up a hill for a short distance w/ bebe on back

                    5. Get lots of sleep.
                    lay away for close to an hour again. Why?

                    6. Play.
                    the hiking was play for me! I LOVE hiking

                    7. Get some sunlight every day.
                    Goal: 15m peak sun
                    yes, in lots of large, full parking lots.

                    8. Avoid trauma.
                    yes - esp. since the skeeters aren't really biting me anymore! Chalk another one up for eating primally

                    9. Avoid poisonous things.
                    No drugs, meds, or alcohol in my life.

                    10. Use your mind.
                    mmm no

                    Got a horrible crick in my neck mid-day yesterday. I've never gotten one when not sleeping. It got worse overnight instead of better. Agh.
                    Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-05-2010, 05:59 PM.
                    5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                    Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                    Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                    Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                    ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      169

                      1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                      Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, ~8oz soured raw milk

                      Lunch - huge pile of PB & J - no sugar in any of it, all organic, but too much. It was the only available protein source.

                      Dinner - burger w/ no bun, but with lettuce, mater, real cheese, pickles, guacamole, red bell peppers. [color="red"]Fries w/ some ketchup[/red]

                      Dinner part 2 - toppings from two slices "the works" pizza, greek yogurt w/ teaspoon of honey

                      2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                      tramping all day around amusement park w/ babe on back - definitely check!

                      3. Lift heavy things.
                      Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

                      4. Run really fast once in a while.
                      Goal: 1x/wk - check!

                      5. Get lots of sleep.
                      lay away for close to an hour again. Why?

                      6. Play.
                      YES. Love doing fun stuff with my kids.

                      7. Get some sunlight every day.
                      Goal: 15m peak sun
                      Check - in and out of the sun all day with no sunscreen.

                      8. Avoid trauma.
                      yes - no roller coaster incidents

                      9. Avoid poisonous things.
                      No drugs, meds, or alcohol in my life.

                      10. Use your mind.
                      Nope.


                      Very interesting thing I noticed today. I've been sort of noticing it, but today it was very obvious. There was a point when I was in the sun when I just *knew* I had reached the point where I would burn after that. It wasn't a feeling of being hot & uncomfy in the crazy humidity, b/c it had been that way all day long. It was just a feeling in my skin, esp. my face, that said clearly, "That's it - you've had enough for now." I felt compelled to shade my face at that point, but hadn't earlier.

                      I've been sort of noticing that for a while since I started skipping the sunscreen two years ago. It's becoming very clear now - my skin will tell me when I've had enough. It was really like a switch - click, I hit it. And lo and behold, a whole day at Six Flags and I didn't burn!

                      I've noticed the same thing in my children - they will seek shade wherever they are after they've had enough. They can tolerate 4 or 5 times as much sun w/o burning as I can, but when they've hit it, they start wandering in the shade. They're usually in and out of shade, anyway. I don't think we're made to just hit the sun and stay there. Not with our whiteness!!
                      5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                      Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                      Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                      Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                      ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
                        I just gave myself a signature, and realized, hey, that's not bad weight loss! I keep discouraging myself by saying things like "even when I've lost 20 pounds, I've still got 20 to go!!!" but really, I've not that far from being halfway done. Chin up!
                        Hey, 17 pounds is nothing to scoff at! Think of all the effort that went into it! Then eat a tiny bit of dessert and give yourself a hug.

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                        • #57
                          Thanks, GIA - you're right, of course. and I did have a wee bit of dessert, yay!

                          168

                          1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                          Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, bacon. At 2pm. Preceded by a little snacking here and there (not totaling much at all)

                          Lunch - 1/2 a bratwurst, cooked sauerkraut. Wee bit of dc's ice cream & funnel cake. 6pm!

                          Dinner - 10pm, a bunch of steak, green beans w/ leeks

                          2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                          CHECK! Hiked (moderate) 6 miles with baby on back.

                          3. Lift heavy things.
                          Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.
                          Hoisted canoe & a bunch of luggage, tent, etc.

                          4. Run really fast once in a while.
                          Goal: 1x/wk - check!

                          5. Get lots of sleep.
                          Check.

                          6. Play.
                          Yes! Camping with my family always = fun.

                          7. Get some sunlight every day.
                          Goal: 15m peak sun
                          Check - in and out of the trees all day with no sunscreen.

                          8. Avoid trauma.
                          yes - escaped all the bears

                          9. Avoid poisonous things.
                          yes - escaped all the rattlers

                          10. Use your mind.
                          Nope.



                          Fun day. Tired!
                          5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                          Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                          Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                          Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                          ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                          • #58
                            1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                            Breakfast - 3 eggs in bacon grease, sip of OJ.

                            Lunch - ~4oz ham, 3ish oz cheese, peach. Cranberry/pistachio/cashew/pecan trail mix (also had some yesterday, and some blueberries). Greek yogurt w/ raw honey

                            Dinner - taco salad (w/ no shells & plenty of cheese & sour cream & veggies)
                            Greek yogurt w/ emergen-c

                            2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                            Canoed around a lake & walked a bit.

                            3. Lift heavy things.
                            Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.
                            Hoisted canoe & a bunch of luggage, tent, etc.
                            We kept laughing - "I lifted a heavy thing!" "I moved slow a lot!"

                            4. Run really fast once in a while.
                            Goal: 1x/wk - check!
                            Escaped all cheetahs.

                            5. Get lots of sleep.
                            NO - nearby campers decided to have a screaming fight for an hour just after midnight. Grrr. Felt like I was going to die from need to sleep most of the day.

                            6. Play.
                            Yes! Camping with my family always = fun, plus, we floated on tubes down a shallow river for 2-3 hours. Love to just relax with my husband & children.

                            7. Get some sunlight every day.
                            Goal: 15m peak sun
                            Check - in and out of the trees all day with no sunscreen.

                            8. Avoid trauma.
                            yes - escaped all the mountain lions

                            9. Avoid poisonous things.
                            yes - escaped all the black widows

                            10. Use your mind.
                            Nope.


                            DH says we hiked way more than 6mi yesterday. Okay, go with him.
                            5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                            Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                            Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                            Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                            ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                            • #59
                              169

                              1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                              Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1TB CO, 8+oz mostly soured raw milk

                              Lunch - liver & onions (leftover, tried heating it in toaster oven instead of microwave today and it worked pretty easily, yay), little bit of green beans, yogurt + too much honey. Kept eating - mango yogurt honey. Done.

                              Dinner - black eyed peas & ham steak. Yum.

                              2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                              Not really.

                              3. Lift heavy things.
                              Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.
                              SimpleFit L2D1. Think. I'm. going. to. die. Can't straighten my legs b/c if I do, I think they'll buckle!

                              Let's see, 24 sets = 72 fakey pullups, 70 girl pushups + 2 real pushups, 96 squats in 20 minutes.

                              4. Run really fast once in a while.
                              Goal: 1x/wk

                              5. Get lots of sleep.
                              9hrs, then couldn't sleep any more, which is weird b/c I know I feel like I still have more to catch up on.

                              6. Play.
                              No.

                              7. Get some sunlight every day.
                              Goal: 15m peak sun

                              8. Avoid trauma.
                              Yep.

                              9. Avoid poisonous things.
                              No drugs, meds, or alcohol in my life.

                              10. Use your mind.
                              A little, analyzing something & talking with a political candidate about what it really means to be pro-farmer (and not just pro-farm industry).
                              Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-09-2010, 07:15 PM.
                              5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                              Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                              Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                              Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                              ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                              • #60
                                For the sake of my own personal encouragement, I'm gonna calculate and put up my body inch loss since starting primal in Feb-ish. I went 30-day challenge in March, continued mostly strict, went on two week vacation where I got increasingly lax, took 2-3 weeks to get strict again, and am doing another 30 day challenge that I have apparently forgotten about. (no grains, no sugar, no fruits except berries & what's in season).

                                Inches lost since 2/13/10 (I think):
                                Chest above bust: 2.5"
                                Bust: 2.5"
                                Chest below bust (ribs): 2"
                                Waist: 2.5"
                                Belly (hip bones): 4" the first week, gained 1.5 back at Easter, lost 3" since then = 5.5" (goodbye, grain-induced bloating!)
                                Hips (@ joint): either 2.5" or 4" (can't tell for sure what the starting was; bad hw'ing!)
                                Highest point of thigh: 2.25"
                                Thigh: 1" <- GOT to lose here ... my "fat pants" are wearing out b/c I'm wearing them so much. I can wear smaller sizes in everything else, but not pants b/c of this!! *wishes for spot-reducing to stop being a myth*
                                Calf: 1/2"
                                Upper Arm: 3/4"
                                Forearm: 1/2"
                                Wrist: 7/16", lol. Yes, it's really easy to be accurate on this one. Started at 6-1/2 and am now at 6-1/16.


                                Not bad, I suppose! I see other people here losing much faster, but I think they must be having an easier time of being strict. I'm pretty good, but slip about once every two or three weeks. I know I feel 100% better overall, have more strength & a bit more energy, and will never go back.
                                Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-09-2010, 11:45 AM.
                                5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                                Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                                Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                                Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                                ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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