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  • Woo hoo. That is very exciting!!:-)

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    -- Ruth


    • Smacking into 179 after my Down Days!

      This is exciting for me. One of my goals was to be 179 by Independence Day. It was the lowest I got to after doing low-carb for the first time years ago.

      At other weights (yes, I am a graphing geek) once I have started hitting a weight after my Down Days, it is two to four weeks before I leave it behind after my Up Days. Once I have kept my two day average line below it for a full week, I am going to treat myself to a shopping binge: $20 to spend at the thrift store on new clothes. Usually I get one or two things at a time. But 179 deserves a blow-out.

      Here's how yesterday went:

      Up at 5:45

      11:30 iced cafe au lait
      12:45 probiotic drink
      3:00 iced cafe au lait
      8:30 fruit and vegetable smoothie

      Water: 11 glasses
      Walking: 35"

      Bed at 10:00

      Having a very nice visit with Eldest. I'm taking him out for sashimi today. Yesterday we all played a bunch of Dominion, before the kids went off to various friends. He has a group of friends that he stays in touch with from high school. It is good that they can get together while he is here. More games, of course! And on Thursday Middlest is planning a games palapalooza from 2:00 in the afternoon until we all fall over.

      Last day to visit with my moving away friend. I might see her for packing or whatnot, but today will be our last 'fun' day.

      Okay, I need to go do some stuff. I spent too much time on the forum yesterday, to the detriment on my tasks.

      P.S. While proofreading, I just noticed that my calories yesterday are almost all from carbs. Didn't I say just a few weeks ago I would never think of doing that? Oh, how things come back to bite you in the butt!
      Last edited by Sabine; 06-12-2013, 06:17 AM. Reason: spelling


      • Fight!

        The dogs got into a MAJOR tussle over a bone last night. We have never seen them like this. I had to throw water on them, and that didn't stop them, just slowed them down enough that we could haul them apart. Chloe is still very cowed this morning. She hid under the bed, rather than follow Salem out of the bedroom. She may take a while to recover from what they both seem to feel was her defeat.

        Some stress eating yesterday, and from a silly reason. I came home after my farewell to my friend, expecting to sit down to a dinner of taco salad( all ready to go, through proper preparation!). Instead, Honey zipped off to pick up a work friend and bring him home for dinner and games. So, dinner was delayed by an hour, plus I spent that hour trying to tidy up enough not to feel embarrassed. And eating. Tried to throw some nutrition in there, along with the chocolate ice cream, but overall, I was not my best self for that hour.

        We had a fun evening, though! Stayed up way too late playing games.

        Today will be taken up with graduation.

        Tomorrow is another games day, that Middlest has planned. I will be doing more cleaning, but in a planned fashion, not a hurried one.

        Here are the gory details:

        Up at 6:30

        8:20 zucchini, eggplant, beef strata

        11:45 sashimi, rice, seaweed, a little fruit

        3:30 1C blueberries

        6:30 chocolate ice cream bar, slice cheddar and liverwurst, chocolate chips, more strata

        8:00 taco salad

        11:30 another chocolate ice cream bar!

        Water: 12 glasses
        Walking: no
        Pains: 10

        12:30 Bed

        Looking forward to my Down Day today. I feel stodgy. I've been trying to wait for some bowel action before I weighed myself for this morning, but enough prevarication. Off to see what the score is, and get on with my day. Ciao, y'all!


        • Have you thought about doing your own ice cream instead? Freeze bananas, toss them in the blender (maybe with some coconut milk?) just enough to blend it down to a thick creamy dessert. It's better than your standard bar. Maybe add some cocoa or vanilla or throw in some mango or strawberries! Then you've got options and while it is high in sugar it's low in garbage!
          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


          • Sabine I am so impressed with how you are doing!! Absolutely awesome!!! And also lovely to have hubby along and to be supporting each other ... You are inspiring

            I hate dog fights!! Glad that no-one was badly injured - but not nice to have a bad vibe between your fluffy ones I hope they figure it all out soon.
            Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
            Primal low: 186 lbs
            Current weight: 221.4 lbs
            Goal weight: 140 lbs

            "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."


            • Ecks-I usually use a store brand of ice cream (only five ingredients, and all of them REAL). I think making my own would be just too dangerous! The chocolate bars are ones that my Honey likes. Sadly, I was not thinking, 'what is good for me', just 'what can I shove in my mouth'.

              Although, maybe I was, just a little. After all, I did conciously(sp?) eat that cheese, liverwurst, and strata, to get some nutrition. I'll call it a lapse, but not one I'm too burnt up about.

              My Down Day yesterday was good. I planned to eat some salmon, but just never got around to it. Finished up at a whopping 75 calories for the day. Here are the details:

              Up at 6:30

              5:30 probiotic drink

              6:30 cafe au lait

              Water: 10 glasses
              Walking: 40"
              Pains: 8

              Bed at 9:00

              We were busy most of the day with Middlest's graduation. Left the house at noon, ceremony started at 2:00, finished at 4:00, drove back home and were here by 5:30. We THOUGHT we wouldn't get home until 7:00, so that felt like a smooth ride. Eldest's ceremony went for almost three hours, and they had 200 fewer people.

              We're very proud of Middlest. She's a great student and a hard worker.

              Today is game day. She's having about 15 friends over to play Dominion and eat chips. And pizza. And drink soda. A very non-primal time to be had by all. Though we WILL be using our brains!

              Chloe is still subdued from the fight. She is keeping a close eye on Salem. We're hoping a few days will set their relationship right.

              I somehow missed the early voting, and now need to remember to get myself to the polls on Saturday for the run-off election. I blame having to actually look up the people involved, and think. It was too long since the original election- for one of the races I couldn't remember who was who.

              Coll- I am feeling good about how it is going, also. It just seems very normal and sustainable. Yes, I still have slips, but then I get right back to it. That is one of the biggest changes.


              • My dogs got into a fight the other day too - evident by the fact that one of the plastic dog houses we bought was missing its roof and one dog had a pierced lip. Not sure who won that one but it doesn't seem to be bothering them. I think they're too dumb to be "upset" by a tussle between them. And likely the one with the pierced lip deserved it considering his tenacity to poke and prod at the other dog - much like an older sibling picking on the younger.

                I think you're doing a fantastic day as well and am amazed by your ability to go without eating. I guess I'm still emotionally attached to food b/c I can't imagine a day with only 75 calories.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


                • geez, I get 80 calories just from my morning coffee and green tea, each one has 2T of half and half in it.
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

                  My journal:

                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.


                  • Games Day

                    Good: 15 people crammed into our house to play games.

                    Bad: potato chips. No need to say more, I believe.

                    But I will. Here's how it went down, as far as I can remember:

                    Up at 5:30

                    9:30 4 sausages, 2 eggs, mushrooms fried in butter

                    11:30 cafe au lait, made with full-fat milk since it is an Up Day.

                    2:15 slice of cheesecake, many shrimps

                    Starting about 3:00 potato chips

                    more potato chips

                    what is with all the potato chips

                    keep me away from the potato chips

                    let me have those potato chips

                    a banana

                    more chips

                    some cheese

                    I am so sick of potato chips

                    11:30 cheesecake

                    Water: 12 glasses, the least I could do, to try and mitigate the freaking potato chips!
                    Walking: no
                    Pains: 10

                    Bed at Midnight

                    The funny thing about this is, I don't even really like potato chips that much!

                    I had some stomach discomfort last night (not surprising!), but I feel fine this morning, and looking forward to my Down Day. I am planning on having fish, so that I can get some good protein into my body after yesterday. There will be MUCH electrolyte water drunk. Amazingly, my weight was not out of the ordinary. Bodies are funny. Maybe it is waiting to surprise me on the weekend!


                    • Damn potato chips. I have 2 bags on my Fridge. Wish my guys would eat them already.
                      Primal since 9/24/2010
                      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                      • When I have to buy junk for whatever reason I feel like I "have to" I always get something I think that I don't like. But in the end, I am almost always the one who ends up eating it. So I essentially just don't buy it anymore. It either gets made at home or it is not served. And I don't make chips- too hard to make too easy to eat!
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

                        My journal:

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.


                        • Rambling

                          I bought the chips, pretzels, and sodas as a cheap way to feed a large crowd of (mostly) teenagers. But next time I think I'll spring for the time and money to do a veggies and dip tray as well, and fewer chips.

                          I have downed 12 glasses of liquid so far today. I'm aiming for a full gallon before I wind down for the evening. The food has been raw ahi tuna and cooked shrimp. Yum.

                          Saw an interesting set of recipes in a Martha Stewart Living magazine. Roast Spatchcocked Lemon and Onion Chicken, and two recipes that use any leftovers to make a soup and a salad. Minimal primalization required. (Only need to decide if I leave out the rice, make cauli-rice instead, or splurge on rice.) I just so happen to have 16 free-range chickens in my freezer(raised by a friend) so I whipped one out to defrost, and that's what we're having tomorrow.

                          I'm going to try T-Tapp. A friend is loaning me her dvd, once she finds it (). Once you learn the routine, it is supposed to take only 15 minutes, which sounds just about my speed. Don't know why I am feeling the inclination to exercise. Maybe by the time she finds the dvd, the urge will have passed.

                          I've been making Honey veggie/fruit smoothies every day now. He likes the idea of getting his vegetables without, you know, having to actually EAT them. Snicker.

                          Hmmm, veggies. Maybe I will do roasted cauliflower to go with the chicken tomorrow. Double yum!


                          • I rarely have more than about 6 teens in the house at any one point in time and most of them have 2 working parents -neither of whom cook- so they usually appreciate just about anything that I throw together for them. Plus if it is DD and her friends they usually make it themselves, having lots of fun and destroying the kitchen in the process. This is just fine with me as this way I know where they are and they usually end up pulling me into at least some of the conversations.

                            Chicken and roasted cauliflower sounds lovely. I am not a big rice eater anyway, so I would skip it and not bother faking it either. Have you ever used Nutritional (NOT brewers) Yeast on your cauliflower when you roast it? Quite yummy. If you find a source for some reasonably priced Nutritional Yeast let me know and I will give you a fantastic recipe for it.
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

                            My journal:

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.


                            • Demuralist- I DO have nutritional yeast, and I'd love a good recipe for it. I am somewhat at a loss for it right now, I just sprinkle it on things occasionally.

                              Made my water goal yesterday. Here's the report:

                              Up at 6:30

                              11:30 iced cafe au lait

                              12:45 4oz ahi

                              3:20 2oz ahi and some shrimp

                              6:15 iced cafe au lait

                              8:00 4oz salmon

                              Water: 16 glasses
                              Walking: no
                              Pains: 12

                              Bed at 9:30

                              Today will be an early Father's Day for us, since it is our Up Day, and Honey doesn't like to switch his schedule. I usually switch my schedule by just having three Up Days in a row . What can I say? I don't do deprivation very well.

                              Which may seem a funny thing to say. I'm sure plenty of people would view fasting, or severely restricting calories every other day as deprivation, but it really doesn't feel like it. Most of the time, I am looking forward to my Down Days as a 'rest'. Any physical hunger is manageable- it is the mental hunger and any emotional eating that's the tricky part, but I feel like overall, I am doing well on that front. Certainly, I am having an easier time of just starting again after any incidents, which is HUGE.

                              My weight this morning (though after a Down Day, so not 'official') was very pleasing. Halfway to my goal. Once it is official, I'll be feeling in fine fettle. It will also be the lowest I have been in the last 18 years! I'll be entering new territory.

                              Back to the Father's Day plans. Denny's for breakfast, watching 'Oblivion' at the dollar theater, and maybe a father-son dinner at a churrascaria. I feel like all five of us for dinner is more than the budget can bear, so that seems like a nice compromise. The girls and I will have the roast chicken. It rained last night, so unless the sun comes out and blasts us, looks like today's bike ride is off.


                              • So I take 4C of the flaked Nutritional Yeast, and mix in 4T Spike and 4tsp garlic powder (if you use the unsalted spike you can use the garlic salt). Mix it up in a big jar and sprinkle away! For a treat (I assume popcorn is not primal so whatever...) Onto popped popcorn you would drizzle a bit of local honey and ten sprinkle generously with that yeast mixture. This also works on roasted cauliflower minus the honey. I also sprinkle it onto shrimp I have "fried" in some coconut oil. It is fantastic on veggie soups. My DD is a vegetarian and it is a great way for her to get her B12.
                                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

                                My journal:

                                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.