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  • I forgot to mention. Scale said 187.8 this morning. I was completely shocked. My jaw dropped. Never would have expected such a drop given the high amount of sugary carbs I ate this weekend - you know, the 12 apples?? Completely shocked. But I'll take it! 4 lbs lost in 8 days.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • WOOT WOOT on the weight loss! You'll be back down to your primal low again in no time! I'm doing a "whole" primal thing also - down 4 pounds in 7 days! I'm 182.6 this morning and reaching for my primal low of 181 that I saw 4 weeks ago. I'm hoping to see it by the 14th. But I will happily greet it sooner if it chooses to show up!

      as for the "old" job office party - I think you're right in blowing it off. Unless you still have friends there that you see or talk to on occassion it would be weird and awkward. I always imagine getting those "why is she here?" stares and thats enough to keep me from going.

      I don't like to socialize with the people I work with. I have to spend X hours a week with these people - why would I choose to spend any more time with them? even office lunches I find a way to bug out on. Since I don't go to work until 12:30 or 1 pm its easy for me to skip those things. There is always a reason - and I never have to make something up

      Keep it up Jenn! You're doing great............. apples and all!
      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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      • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
        I forgot to mention. Scale said 187.8 this morning. I was completely shocked. My jaw dropped. Never would have expected such a drop given the high amount of sugary carbs I ate this weekend - you know, the 12 apples?? Completely shocked. But I'll take it! 4 lbs lost in 8 days.
        While apples have some sugar, they are pretty low on the glycemic scale compared to most fruits.
        Start Date 9.24.12
        Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
        CW - 271 pounds
        First Goal - 255 by 2013
        Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
        Other Goal - to get off some medications
        Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
        NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

        Your Dad is So Fat

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        • Yay Jenn!
          Primal since 9/24/2010
          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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          • That's great. Do you think it is the no dairy? We've heard how that is going for Brady. How about for you? Are you finding it difficult, easy, boring?

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            • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
              That's great. Do you think it is the no dairy? We've heard how that is going for Brady. How about for you? Are you finding it difficult, easy, boring?
              *sigh* Some days it's easy, some days it's hard. It's easy for me to avoid processed stuff for the most part, so I don't have to contend with hidden dairy... but, there are things that I'd kill to have cheese or sour cream on - i.e. tacos. I'd rather not have tacos than have a taco with no cheese...

              And I miss butter... but I took some kerrygold and melted it down and removed as much of the dairy as I could, and that helps b/c clarified kerrygold tastes the same as regulary kerrygold. In the long run, it's more expensive to clarify it myself than it is to buy ghee, but it tastes soooo much better! And I won't use it for cooking - just for topping things like potatoes and veggies. That should keep the cost down quite a bit.

              Other than those instances, I've been fine without dairy. I tended to avoid milk for the most part anyway b/c it makes me feel bloated, but there are definitely days when I would like a big tall glass.

              But, I'm on day 10 now... 14 or 17 to go... depends on what I want to do with the work christmas party. There will be cake!! I can probably avoid the cake, but a glass of wine or two would be nice.

              Still at 187 this morning. Pleased with that.

              Day 10 Recap:

              B: 2 fried eggs, 3 bacon
              L: leftover pork chop and veggies
              D: a few bites of cheeseless, sour creamless, salsaless taco salad - eh, not that good. Gave up on it.
              S: a few almonds, strawberry coconut milk smoothie (Golden Star CM, a few strawberries, blended together)

              Day 11 Plan:

              B: 2 fried eggs, 3 bacon
              L: Chicken legs, green beans with clarified kerrygold
              D: brats, pan fried sweet potato (or sweet potato fries)
              S: prolly almonds, maybe another smoothie (that word is truly rediculous... smoothie... sounds so dumb... lol)

              Other stuff:

              ANYhow... the boy and I have dentist appointments today. Yay fun... *eyeroll* I hate dentist appointments. I'm always so scared of what they're going to find. I think this time I'll be cavity free. And I checked Brady over yesteray. He appears to be cavity free too... but he's got an underbite and that's causing the front of his teeth to wear or chip or something. Dentist has already told me that if his permanent teeth don't come in properly, he'll need braces to correct it. More yay fun...
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • You are doing really well with your eating. Keep up the good work!

                It always shocks me too, when numbers go down after a binge. I don't argue with it, but I don't push my luck...

                Although, home-made sugar-free applesauce is a pretty virtuous binge, all things considered. Not like you were eating Sugar Pops or something.
                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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                • Carb re-feed effect, maybe? It's so easy to eat tons of applesauce. I haven't eaten any that I made last night, but I'm looking forward to it.
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                  • You're doing great, Jenn! I can see you're going to be in a happy place by the end of this whole? stretch! I'm sticking to my original plan of doing strict 14 --- then I'll decide if its worth going off program to indulge in something (cheesecake-y purhaps) But as it is right now - I'm feeling like I want to push right through until New Years before before pulling that frozen goodness out of the freezer. It will be a wonderful treat and reward for a month of being strict!

                    honestly there really isn't anything that I "want" to have over the holidays. I can do without cake and cookies and pie and cinnamon rolls. Now - apple pie filling is tempting! I will say I'm looking forward to a having a some rum and diet coke with hubby on new years.
                    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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                    • Mmm... cheesecake... with some dark chocolate drizzled on it... Darn you, Tomi! Haha. Maybe that will be my holiday indulgence too.
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                      • I'm hoping after I voiced my disappointment that there was no Village Inn coconut cream pie at Thanksgiving that said pie barer will bring a coconut cream pie for Christmas. But, the reason for breaking my whole30 when I am isn't so much so I can enjoy a sweet treat, but because the food in general won't be made to whole30 specifications, so I'll be forced to break the rules or not eat.

                        So, I was thinking about this last night... I want to make my office mates (bosses, co-worker) some cookies and give them a Christmas card. Except, I already filled out ALL of my christmas cards by signing them "Love, Brad, Jenn, Brady and Makenna Tyler"... do I give my office folk cards that say "Love" us?? Or should I just go buy 4 more Christmas cards and sign "Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, Brad, Jenn, Brady and Makenna"?

                        My graduate project is coming to a close I think. Initially I was told there was a problem with Soldiers not doing their jobs as sponsors, but based on the survey answers I'm receiving, our organization is top-notch in regard to sponsorship success. I've gotten a lot of surveys back from new arriving Soldiers stating that this is the best sponsorship program they've seen or that their sponsor here was the best they've ever had. I think I'll be bringing my research to a close in the next few days, I'll had over the survey responses to the personnel office and wash my hands of it. No major changes needed as there are no problems according to the soldiers. I have gotten a lot of feedback for ways to improve, but they're minor improvements that can be easily made. I'm shocked, really... oh well. I'll still pass the class.

                        Which reminds me... I still have a paper to complete - which is where the REAL grade comes in... it's not so much about how the project went, whether my project was a success or whether my employer took my suggestions... it's about me doing a project and learning about myself and then writing about my learning... *eyeroll* I'm so ready to be done... 1 paper, 1 ten-minute powerpoint presentation and a semester to go!! lol
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                          Mmm... cheesecake... with some dark chocolate drizzled on it... Darn you, Tomi! Haha. Maybe that will be my holiday indulgence too.
                          well, aside from the sugar and the crust its primal!
                          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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                          • Hummm.......... does your relationship with the office staff warrant a "love" on the signature? I would probably say buy a little inexpensive box of cards and sign them with the standard "happy..........." they normally come in 8-16 in the box so if there is a variety you can save the others for next year, or give them to your hair dresser, or postman, or whoever you wouldn't want to say "love" to. Brads co-workers?

                            YAY on the end of the school project!!!! So, how much school do have left before getting your graduate degree?
                            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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                            • The holidays seem like a good time for love, even if you wouldn't be saying "I love you" to your officemates. Do whatever makes you more comfortable.

                              I keep forgetting you're doing school still on top of everything else. Wonder woman!
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                              • Tomi, I have 2 classes left after this class is complete. One of those two classes is my thesis. It's a 16 week class (standard semester length). The other is called Strategic Planning and I hear it entails a 30 page paper - which coincidentally is also the length that my thesis is supposed to be... I'm NOT looking forward to the first 8 weeks of next semester...
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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