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  • #16
    Flerrrrgh. Valuable lesson learned today: 3 eggs and 2oz of kielbasa is NOT enough food to get me through the day without lunch, especially when I'm out and about actually doing stuff, rather than sitting at my desk. Ugh. I was sort of hungry feeling but mostly fine until about 1pm (I ate breakfast at 8am), then all of a sudden my stomach started to grumble and I got REALLY tweaky-feeling. Like, weirdly muggy-headed and could only think about finding something to eat ASAP. I've never had that before. I didn't feel faint or anything, but it was like a switch was flipped in my body and I went into "GET FOOD" mode without being able to talk myself out of it. I was drinking plenty of water all day too, so it wasn't just being thirsty. It SUCKED. Literally the only places around were fast-food places, so I went to McD's, got a double quarter pounder, and ate just the meat (and the pickles, because I like them). Ten minutes later, I felt STELLAR and have been fine ever since.

    So, long story short, no trying to get away with a half-assed breakfast. Not worth it.
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    Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
    Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
    5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
    HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
    goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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    • #17
      I did indeed make the Rogan Josh from Well Fed last night and it was pretty good! I couldn't finish my plate - I gave the last 4-5 bites to my husband. Felt really weird to not clean my plate...

      Leptin Reset, Day 11:

      B: turkey patty, two eggs cooked in CO, coffee w/ about a tablespoon of CO in it. It didn't stay whisked up very well today. Not sure what I did differently this time.
      L: not planning on any
      D: leftover Rogan Josh - so good!
      Last edited by Ealachan; 03-11-2012, 03:31 PM.
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      Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
      Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
      5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
      HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
      goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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      • #18
        Managed to not have lunch, but I got way-laid by a little bit of 85% Green & Black dark chocolate before dinner, which was naughty. It was only a few little squares, not even a serving, so I'm not too worried about it...especially since I've been otherwise totally compliant all day and have plenty of carb room to spare.

        Here's a picture of the Rogan Josh I made last night, if anyone wants to drool over it... It came out super good. I used the recipe from Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan. It's the first thing I've made out of the book, but I look forward to trying her other recipes.

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        Shameless plug: More food porn can be found on my blog, One Girl Cooks. Note that I've been blogging far longer than I've been Primal-compliant, so there is definitely un-Primal food on there! I try to tag my Primal stuff so that it's easier to find, though. One Girl Cooks also has a Facebook fan page that you can "like" if you want to banter about cooking stuff with other folks who follow me. I'd love to have some more Primal and Paleo followers, as most of mine right now are on the SAD. Fools...
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        Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
        Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
        5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
        HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
        goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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        • #19
          Today's stunning discoveries:

          Whilst scratching an itch on my upper arm, noticed it felt different somehow. Flexed my bicep, and could actually SEE a curve come up, however slight. YAYWTFYAY! I'm not even lifting yet...I think it's just fat redistributing / possibly shrinking.

          Flexed toes earlier and noticed a line up the outside of my calf that I hadn't seen in years. Can actually see my ankle bone (the pointy one on the outside of the ankle. It has a name, but I can't think of it presently) on both ankles again as well, which is a HUGE happy-making deal for me because I've been dealing with swollen ankles for years now. This means that my body really is shedding a lot of fluid, and I'm SO psyched.

          I've started taking my blood pressure daily, and over the past week my systolic is routinely down 10-20 points from my previous "norms". The diastolic is down about 5 points, but that is historically harder for me to budge than the systolic (no idea why, that's just how it runs for me). The blood pressure thing is another BIG deal for me, and it's really my main motivation for wanting to get healthier. My mom had a stroke quite young (49 y/o) and also had to have stents put in the arteries around her kidney and eventually an emergency bypass on an artery around her kidney (which she almost died from), all because of a lifetime of uncontrolled super-high blood pressure and heavy smoking. My BP has never actually run that high - my worst has been low 140's over 90's, unmedicated - so my doctor thinks I inherited my dad's genes there rather than my mom's...but still. I don't have any interest in putting myself and my family through everything that goes along with that kind of major medical bullshit. I love my mom, but I don't want to become her.

          And with that, I'm going my ass to bed.
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          Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
          Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
          5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
          HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
          goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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          • #20
            Celebrating with you on the changes! I discovered my hands again the other day they just lost a layer of pudge that had them looking like some other fat persons hands!! My wedding ring suddenly fits much better and I am not worried that I may have to cut it off one day!!!! You are doing great!!! Keep it up. I enjoy reading your journal. It is always so nice to read what others are up to and how it is going for them.
            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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            • #21
              Originally posted by Coll View Post
              Celebrating with you on the changes! I discovered my hands again the other day they just lost a layer of pudge that had them looking like some other fat persons hands!! My wedding ring suddenly fits much better and I am not worried that I may have to cut it off one day!!!! You are doing great!!! Keep it up. I enjoy reading your journal. It is always so nice to read what others are up to and how it is going for them.
              Yay for rings fitting better! My wedding band definitely fits better lately, too. It's so nice to notice little things like that, isn't it?!
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              Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
              Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
              5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
              HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
              goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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              • #22
                Leptin Reset Day 12

                B: turkey patty, two eggs, bulletproof coffee. I don't know if maybe I was still full from yesterday or something, but breakfast really didn't set well this morning. I thought I was going to barf for a while afterwards, and I had a pretty epic toilet moment about half an hour after eating...O.o Sorry for the TMI, but...yeah. Wondering if I maybe overdid it on the CO in my coffee or something.

                L: wasn't planning on any, but ended up having a scoop of whey protein in some water at 1:45 because I was very suddenly OMGHUNGRY. I didn't sleep worth a shit last night and I'm wondering if that might be contributing to the sudden lunchtime hunger fits.

                D: steak, onions and mushrooms, spinach sauteed in a bit of bacon fat. Turns out husband WAS home for dinner, but we went the quick and easy route anyway because I'm tired.
                Last edited by Ealachan; 03-12-2012, 06:19 PM.
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                Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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                • #23
                  Did my first face-plunge in cold water tonight, right after dinner. I don't have a thermometer so I don't know what temp the water was, but it was COLD, I assure you. Aside from the initial dip, I didn't seem to have much trouble keeping my face in the water for as long as I was able to hold my breath. It wasn't pleasant, mind you...but it was do-able. I did that 4 times, as long as I could hold my breath each time. Not sure if that's long enough or not? My face was definitely cherry red when I finished, and it stayed that way for a couple minutes. I got a rush of giddiness when I was done - I couldn't help but laugh for no apparent reason. I don't know if this is something to do with an endorphin rush or if I'm just a weirdo...
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                  Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                  Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                  5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                  HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                  goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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                  • #24
                    Now that is something I haven't heard of yet... still new here. What is the cold water on the face thing about? Sounds intriguing! Sounds like fun in a weird kind of way
                    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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                    • #25
                      It's the Cold Thermogenesis part of the Leptin Reset Rx by Dr. Jack Kruse. I suspect I've been leptin-resistant for a long time, so I'm following (well, trying to follow) Dr. Kruse's protocol. There's an ENORMOUS thread about it on the Nutrition board, and there's tons of info about it on Dr. Kruse's blog. CT starts out with face dunks to acclimate one's self, then some people progress to ice packs and/or cold baths.
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                      Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                      Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                      5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                      HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                      goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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                      • #26
                        Yet another up-side to eating well and being diligent about my D3 supplements: Neither my husband nor I have had a single cold this winter (knock on wood, since I'm in Vermont and winter is definitely NOT over yet for us!). It's worth noting that my husband works in a pretty high-traffic store and is exposed to tons of peoples' germs all winter long, as well. I work in an office and have been in close contact with at least 4 or 5 people with terrible colds this winter.
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                        Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                        Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                        5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                        HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                        goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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                        • #27
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                          • #28
                            Hi Quelsen - thanks very much for the welcome.
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                            Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                            Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                            5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                            HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                            goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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                            • #29
                              Unexpected victory of the week (so far? haha): fitting into a shirt I bought back in October, which didn't even fit back when I bought it! I bought some tops right before we went to Ireland last fall, and this plain white button-down shirt from Lane Bryant not only was sausage-casing-tight on my upper arms, but it was super tight when buttoned. Like, indecently and uncomfortably tight. Not even good for wearing under a sweater tight. I tried it on this morning, and BAZINGA! Totally fits, even on the upper arms! Totally made my day.
                              Last edited by Ealachan; 03-13-2012, 07:45 AM.
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                              Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                              Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                              5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                              HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                              goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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                              • #30
                                Also, BP was 114 / 78 this morning. hehehehehehe.
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                                Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
                                Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
                                5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
                                HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
                                goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.

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