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  • Sabine, I completely understand where you're coming from today! There are some days where I just don't want to blog, but then I realize that I have to be honest. I, too, become ashamed of my slip ups and I've been having quite a few lately. Then you guys come in and pick a woman up so she doesn't beat herself up too much. It's great because I feel the same way, but we are our own worst critics. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on that

    Psst, I'm a mix of European mutt too. Italian on my Dad's side with Scott and Irish on my mom's side. I took Spanish in high schoo, but I've found out that I can only speak understandable Spanish when I'm drunk. This was told to me by a friend of mine, not my own judgement, lol.
    Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

    GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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    • Thanks for the cauliflower ideas, ladies, I made the curried version last night with melted butter. It was very nice.

      Ethnically, I'm half Austrian, one quarter Icelandic and one quarter multi-generational North American, so probably a mix of all kinds of unknown ingredients, definitely including either Irish or Scottish. I've got the freckles to prove it... And I married an Albanian-speaking Italian and lived for 25 years in a French environment. We have five different languages in our family, just starting with our parents. Oy... The German, strangely enough, is the only one my kids have not been exposed to in a real-life situation.
      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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      • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        No reason why doing it with a computer would be different. But doing it ON-LINE. Apparently there is an amazing difference.
        It's the "magic" of this group

        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        50 squats (this is Winencandy's fault)
        How are your legs this morning??


        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        No taking chances. There was an opportunity this morning to add white chocolate to my repetoire, but I decided to save it for another time, just in case I was trying to trick myself into a downward spiral.
        I saw that!!
        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
        "Moderation sucks." Suse
        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


        Winencandy

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        • My thighs are very sore. I noticed this morning.

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          • I love squats.. I(I know that makes me weird right?) Sabine your journal and style and honesty has made a huge difference for me. We share so much in common. In fact all of us seem to have so much in common. It helps me personally to not feel so alone and lost in this adventure. And it gives me hope that we are going to find our way to the 'prize' ultimately in size and health. Keep writing love you have a great impact on many(((hugs)))..

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            • Originally posted by Judg View Post
              Candy, what is your first language? With Belgians, you have to ask...
              It's Flemish (Dutch) 2nd language is Italian (my stepdad is Italian, I lived 6 years in Italy, my oldest son is born there).
              My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
              My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
              Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
              Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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              • Well Sabine, my credit card balance is a little greater now and it is your fault! I HAD to have a WHEAT IS MURDER t-shirt - had to, doncha know. And I needed those two DVDs that are not available on Netfl*x, Amazon, or from my library. I hope they come very, very quickly. In the meantime, I'm going to watch FATHEAD a couple more times.

                Listening to Die Walkure right now - I want to be a Valkyrie really, really badly -
                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                • Thank you for your honesty, Sabine! I wonder if more of us need to have one thing to go off-track with a week to keep us more sane. Maybe even that option sitting there could relax us to a point where we don't even take advantage of it. It's just there for those days we go out with friends or have a holiday. I know when I first started it was important I just not eat sugar because I was so in danger of bingeing. I think I'm more in balance or more control now. Eating the cheat alone, though, should be banned. It should be part of celebration and socializing - that environment is a good barrier between bingeing and I anyway.
                  Starting weight: 225
                  Current weight: 195
                  Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                  Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
                  My Primal Journey


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                  • Oh, dear. I love to eat something special when I'm reading. Would that work? I like tea when I'm with people. Of course, you will be an exception to any and everything when you come up. Do you have ballpark dates yet?

                    Originally posted by Lex26 View Post
                    Thank you for your honesty, Sabine! I wonder if more of us need to have one thing to go off-track with a week to keep us more sane. Maybe even that option sitting there could relax us to a point where we don't even take advantage of it. It's just there for those days we go out with friends or have a holiday. I know when I first started it was important I just not eat sugar because I was so in danger of bingeing. I think I'm more in balance or more control now. Eating the cheat alone, though, should be banned. It should be part of celebration and socializing - that environment is a good barrier between bingeing and I anyway.

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                    • It is fun hearing where folks come from... amazing what a mix we have become. Thanks for the cauliflower recipe. Shall have to try it soon. Pain gets through where a lot of other things don't - glad heartburn taught you so well!
                      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."

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                      • as usual sabine another great post! You really make me think sometimes!! I love the way with words you have!!
                        Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                        • Going backwards

                          Thanks, PrimalCajun. You are always so good for my ego.

                          Coll- I wish I was the kind of person who was motivated by good stuff, but it is just not so. Pain, anger, fear; they all get me going. If I can only learn to use the MEMORY of them, and not get myself into the same pickles, I'll take that as a great step forward.

                          Lopisheep- Unconscious eating while reading is one of my biggest bugaboos. I just do not allow myself to eat during any 'snacky' type of food at all (still do it when I am eating 'meals' alone, though). Eating little bits somehow does not trigger any stopping response, even when the plate is empty, and if I am reading while I am doing it, I can look up and suddenly realize I have eaten EVERYTHING!

                          Lex- I think you are so right about not eating the 'cheat' alone. Maybe someday I will get to that point, but not now, and not for a good long time to come, I am sure.

                          Siobhan- I watch and re--watch all my McNaughton dvds. Sometimes when I am feeling like I just want SUGAR I will re-watch the parts on insulin response. I knew it was really sinking in when I found myself saying one day, 'I want the taste, but I don't want to subject my body to the insulin rollercoaster. I'll be hurting myself with cell damage, not just dealing with the sugar rush.' Wow, an actual episode of long-term thinking. I was impressed with myself! Also, I love my t-shirt.
                          I have been looking for a good image of a Brunhilde for possible use as an avatar. Or just a personal totem.

                          Longing- yes, yes it does! Squats should not be loved. It's official: you're a weirdo.
                          It is good to have company on our journey. This is different from any other time I have tried to lose weight. Not least, because the aspect of getting healthy is becoming more important to me than just weight loss. I try to remind myself daily how GOOD I feel now. That is worth a lot.

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                          • Well, something was averted.

                            Here's yesterday:

                            Up at 6:45
                            Vitamins

                            11:00 spinach salad with
                            ecks' dressing- mustard, almond butter, balsamic vinegar, olive oil
                            2 hard-boiled eggs
                            4 bacon
                            4 mushrooms
                            1 brazil nut
                            2 sqs dark chocolate (8gC)

                            walk to the post office at dog and teenager pace

                            2:45 salmon with
                            2t vidali onion sauce
                            1/2C roasted curried cauliflower
                            2 pcs zwiebelkuchen
                            bite of cheese- not the best, so I didn't have the rest
                            HUGE bowl of strawberries and cream with stevia

                            3:30-6:00 a NAP!

                            Water: 10 glasses

                            Bed at 11:00

                            After lunch- just after- I was feeling antsy. It was too soon to feel full, though I knew I would be feeling full from what I ate. I have been on alert for any sabotage/binge behavior as backlash from feeling so good about the compliment I received, so when I found myself head down in the fridge, reaching for the chocolate, I stepped back, and made myself say what I was feeling aloud.

                            "I feel like I want to just eat, eat, eat, cram stuff in my face." I walked away, and when I found myself walking back, said "At least I am going to take the time to make myself something I will enjoy, not just cram things in my face without even tasting them." So, I set up the stand mixer, and whipped up some cream with stevia, and sliced almost a whole package of strawberries.

                            Then I sat down and ate until I didn't want to eat any more. (Amazingly, there were a few strawberries left over, and I did not push myself to 'just finish' them, but put them in the fridge.)

                            Next step: I left the kitchen, and went to read in my bedroom, to be away from food.

                            Next thing I knew, I was thinking, 'a nap sounds good.' I rarely nap, but I laid down, and slept for 2 1/2 hours. Woke up feeling fine and completely uninterested in food.

                            Stayed up late because of the extra sleep, and just before bed, discovered I was starting my period. So, was it pre-period cravings? Sabotage, even though my mental state felt good- no anxiety or feelings of worthlessness? Something else entirely? An exotic mixed-salad of the three?

                            I DID eat way more strawberries than is my wont, and probably shot my blood sugar up. Maybe that made me sleepy?

                            I do feel pleased that I took some time to make a real thing to eat. It doesn't feel like a binge, in spite of the amount. I was still in control. I wasn't so stuffed I was hurting, just very full. I'll call it, not a success, exactly, but a step in the right direction.

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                            • Regardless of what you ate you did it the right way- made a meal then consciously sat down and ate it. Hope you figure out yoru cravings!
                              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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                              • Something to read

                                Just read an interesting thread on the Nutrition page: Why people get fat from vegetable oil, started by billp. It mentions fat cell death theory, which I had never heard of before.

                                Brief summary of his point: when vegetable oils are eaten, they go straight to fat cells, and aren't available for use. Even when your body needs the energy, fat that was created by vegetable oil, isn't going to come out. It stays in your fat cell, and on you, until the cell dies, after about two years.

                                While frustrating in the short term, this would be great for those of us committed to primal as a lifestyle. After two years, all that last stubborn fat would finally get up and go. I do wonder if you might start feeling like crap, though, as you would be essentially doing an enormous detox.

                                I'm going to try and learn more about this.

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