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  • Aww, that's too bad. Yeah I always miss expiration dates for things online. I haven't had issues with Vitacost because I'm constantly ordering things hehe. The nice thing about the Vitacost products is that they are significantly cheaper than name brands, so you can really stock up on stuff, and then they do BOGO 1/2 off stuff too. I'm stocked up on 5-HTP probably till the end of the year.
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    • Done.

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      Saved 10% on certain items and got free shipping... did not, however, get a $10 discount as a first time buyer b/c I let my stupid coupon code expire... Dang it! I will email Vitacost and ask them if they'll cut me a break and let me use a new code...
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Believe it or not, I am actually looking forward to doing another Whole30... I am hopeful that it'll jumpstart my weight loss again. The length of time will actually only be 27 days, but 27 days is better than no days, so I'm ok with it. What's 3 days going to hurt? I was looking at the 21-day Sugar Detox, but it's not a book that's available on Kindle (not even available in hard copy from what I can tell) and I can't order it while at work b/c whatever buying platform they use is blocked by the firewalls here at work... no biggie. I can just do a whole30 and call it good.

        This Whole30 will work two-fold. For me, it'll help me get back on track... but I will also be doing it with my son - in a sense - as I want to go sugar-free/dairy-free with him to see if it helps with the behavior. Gluten-free, while helping, isn't helping enough. He's been gluten free for 22 days and he's not that much better than he was behaviorally prior to gluten-free. This is why we do these experiments, right? To see what works and what doesn't?

        With that knowledge, I plan to significantly reduce his sugar intake... and by significantly reduce, I mean by only allowing fruit on a daily basis and the occasional sugary snack. No more daily candy. No more daily cookies. No more mom-making-brownies-for-school. He has asked for fruit for his snacks. This week the student who was assigned to bring snacks brought fruit. One day was fruit kabobs, another day was orange slices, etc. We were at the store the other day and he asked for apples... I looked at him and wondered who swapped my kid b/c he never asks for fruit. He asked for a strawberry the other day. And ate a banana... seriously... where did this kid come from?? So, I think limiting sugar will be relatively easy.

        If sugar isn't enough (and I suspect it'll make a great difference), we'll move on to removing dairy. The only problem with removing dairy is that it almost has to be a whole household thing... But we have a house full of milk drinkers and cheese eaters... I think the cheese will be easily eliminated, but the milk is what will be tricky. EVERYONE (with the exception of me most days) drinks a TON of milk. We go through 4 gallons of milk a WEEK! I don't even want to THINK about buying that much almond milk... shit, yo! That'll be expensive... *sigh*

        Anyhow... back to me. Starting November 25, Whole30 rules... ghee is on it's way. I think I'll be able to handle 27 days without Kerrygold... especially if they start using grain-fed milk to produce it (WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?!??!).

        But yeah... that's all I've got. Get off work an hour early today for the Veteran's Day holiday. Monday off of work. Love 3 days weekends. Not sure what I'll do with my time, but I bet there will be some cleaning involved.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • I have now added an Amazon.com widget to my blog... if you buy books using my widget, I get cash! Actually, I get gift cards... lol Tash, this is something you might consider adding to yours. You could probably fund your supplements this way!
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Ooo nice. I'll look into the Amazon thingy. I've seen that before on other blogs, but didn't think of it for mine.
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            • Here is how I understand it. If someone goes to Amazon using the widget on your page, you get a cut of any item they place in their shopping cart before they close the window. If they close the window, they would have to go back to your site to reopen the link. If they put things in their cart before closing the window, even if they don't buy those items today, but instead buy them a week later, you still get a cut as long as they don't remove that item from their cart. They have 30 days to purchase the item after putting it in their cart after starting the window from your widget.

              You start at 4%. If you "sell" more than 6 items in a month, you get 7%. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me!!

              So, for instance, you click on my amazon widget, tool around the site for a while, put a few things in your cart, I get credit for all things you put in your cart, as long as you buy them within 30 days.

              If you click on my widget and tool around but do not put things in your cart, you will have to go back to my page to shop and give me credit.

              Items have to ship before credit is given. You can be paid either by check ($100 min), direct deposit ($10 min) or gift cards ($10 min).

              I think it's totally worth it for you to put on your site. You can advertise any product you want - for instance, the supplements or books you recommend, cooking products you buy, etc... but the referral bonus is available on ANY item in the Amazon store, not just limited to what you recommend.

              I'm stoke!
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Hey Jenn, sounds like a good plan with your son. Hope you see major improvements. Just a question - is the milk you drink raw or pasteurized? Because we have found that raw, good quality milk doesn't have any of the side effects (for us) that the pasteurized does... you might try going raw if you aren't before tossing the milk altogether! We have shares in a dairy nearby, and while the milk is more expensive we consider it a staple part of our diet and I will give up a lot of other things before we give up the milk. We do try to drink less just because of cost ($8 per gallon) but we go through 3 gallons a week nonetheless. I LOVE milk but only have a glass about once a week because of the price. But the kids get three glasses every day and they thrive on it.
                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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                • I think the sugar first is a good idea. It should be easier and less expensive than going dairy free, and if it makes a great difference, you might want to stop there. Don't know your hereditary background, but you may be dairy-adapted. One can hope! Also, raw milk sounds like a good thing to try, if you can swing it. That's one thing I would like to get to someday, when the funds allow.

                  Speaking of funds, good to know about the Amazon widget. An easy way to help out friends if you are buying from Amazon anyway. I never really knew how that worked.

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                  • Kefir would be another possible alternative to straight milk, if you can get your kids to drink it.

                    I hope your Whole27 ( ) works out well, as well as your efforts to track down what works for your son. It's so encouraging that he's heading for healthier sugars all on his own.
                    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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                    • Stay after it, Jenn - you're son will be all the better for your efforts!

                      And the whole27 sounds like a great plan!
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • Raw milk isn't a possibility for us. It's illegal to buy and/or sell raw milk in the state of Iowa... *eye roll*

                        But it seems there is legislation in the works to change this? Raw Milk Laws and Regulations in Iowa - Real Raw Milk Facts

                        This weekend was pretty primal with the exception of a few incidences.

                        Saturday morning I made cream cheese pancakes and had them with grade b maple syrup. Yum.
                        Lunch was gluten free chicken nuggets and tater tots (oops, guess that wasn't so primal).
                        Dinner was ribeye steak, baked potato and "California" blend veggies (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots).

                        Sunday morning, I again made cream cheese pancakes and had them with grade b maple syrup. Brad wanted to try them.
                        Lunch was skipped?? Can't remember for sure. Oh wait... homemade applesauce - like a LOT of it
                        Dinner was bacon burgers, green beans and homemade steak fries (potatoes cut, coated in coconut oil and placed under the broiler til done).

                        I had a massive sugar crash after dinner and I think it was related to the massive amounts of apple sauce I ingested.

                        Yesterday morning we went out for breakfast. I had two eggs over easy, hashbrowns with ham, green pepper, onion and cheese. And a Pepsi... yeah, not so primal, but a very hard habit to break. I love pepsi with breakfast for whatever reason.
                        Lunch was leftover bacon burgers and green beans
                        Dinner was deer steaks sauteed in kerrygold and chopped mushrooms, then baked in a gravy made from the mushrooms. Served with mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas and kerrygold.

                        Did a LOT of walking yesterday. Brad and I both had the day off so we went to town and got him a pair of shoes and groceries. We walked from one end of our little mall to the other and back looking to see if any of the stores were open or not. They weren't so we left and went to price tires. Came back and walked the mall again only to get shoes at JCPenney. I like their no-fuss pricing. We got Brad a pair of NewBalance shoes for $40!! Found a TON of clothes we want to get Brady for Christmas too.

                        Then we walked around Walmart picking up our milk, lunch meat, pudding packs, and gluten-free Mac & Cheese, catfood, diapers, other such items. Then we went to HyVee and did our REAL grocery shopping. Brad was scoping out the HUGE gluten free section of our store, perusing the items that we could buy. I later explained to him that it's not about just avoiding gluten, it's about avoiding heavily processed foods in favor of minimally processed foods like fresh meats and freggies. He said he was just looking for things to make Brady's lunches more "normal" - apparently he thinks that a PB&J sandwich is "normal" for a kid's lunch. Today Brady has two hotdogs (blech) and a sliced apple. The reason is b/c he was supposed to have an orange and I didn't figure peanut butter would be good with an orange... but he's got a canker sore in his mouth, so an orange is out for today... we'll see how it is tomorrow. Tomorrow, if he still has the canker sore will send him with a sliced apple and some peanut butter, I think. I know peanut butter is "off limits" but he's not primal or paleo yet, so peanut butter will still be allowed for a little while. Plus, I don't have any cashew or almond butter right now and our grocery budget is all used up for this week. Maybe next week.

                        Anyhow... that's all I've really got for today. Excited to start my Whole27 on the 25th. It sucks that it's still two weeks out...
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • 'freggies'

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                          • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                            'freggies'
                            I like that term. A friend on SparkPeople used it all the time and silly me, I asked what a freggie was... lol
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • so what is a freggie?
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • It's a combination of the words fruit and veggies. So, fruit + veggie = freggie.

                                It's a lazy method for those of us who don't want to spell out "fruits and veggies".
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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