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  • I think tracking your macros for a bit is a good idea. Sometimes when I think I'm eating carefully, but not tracking, I find out I'm really eating way too much to get my body into losing mode. Its easy to eat exactly what we need to stay level.

    I have to track to lose. When I don't track - I stagnate. Its tedious - but I do it cuz I know I'm in control when I know where the numbers are.

    Good luck
    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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    • I totally agree with the tracking your macros. I think some people don't need to - but I think that a lot of times the older you are the more eating habits we have and our bodies just don't use as much. If I don't track I don't lose ... it is so easy to think you are eating less than you are and also the proportions can get really skewed. Sounds like you are doing well though - just a few steps ahead of me with your weight loss. Hopefully I will be following right behind! And congrats on your course work getting done! You are pretty amazing to be doing all those things at the same time ....
      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 walking is very important. Even before going primal, I noticed what a difference walking would make in getting the numbers to drop. It burns fat.

        My memory could be wrong on this, but when you did the Whole30 with no weight loss, weren't you having a lot of trouble sticking to it? It seems to me that your general eating habits have improved a lot since then, so I expect it would go better now.
        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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        • Where to start... I don't have anything really important to talk about, so this might just be a rambling post.

          I stopped my Whole30 on Friday evening. Brad and I were going to go shopping on Saturday, which meant lunch on the town. I have yet to find a restaurant that follows Primal, much less Whole30, so instead of "cheating", I decided to just stop it. Prevents the guitly conscience. Today my back and hip hurt. Coincidence??

          Of course, I attacked the sugar voraciously... *sigh* Headaches ensued. I was going to do a whole30 after Christmas, but now I'm thinking I need a 21 Day Sugar Detox. But I don't want to buy the book. Judg, where is that sugar video you wanted me to watch? I really need to watch it and I don't think I saved the link.

          My bacon is overdone... I hate crispy bacon...

          We allowed Brady to have some dairy this weekend. And he was a terror all day long. Coincidence? Brad thinks so...

          I wanted to start going to the gym again today but I forgot to pack my bag. I was going to do some strength stuff and ride the bike for 20 minutes or so. I hope to remember to pack the bag tonight so I can go tomorrow. While it's cold out, I figure I'll ride the bike at the gym and read while I do it. Walking around the track will be boring as hell, same as walking on the treadmill - unless I have a book to read, that is. I'll bring my Kindle to work and get some extra reading done.

          TMI Warning: It's amazing to me how the body will stockpile waste and then in one fell swoop discharge it all at once. I can't believe the amount of stuff the body will hold onto... never would have guessed that hoarding would pertain to the GI tract as well. lol I wish I would have waited to eat sugar until Saturday. I bet I would have easily dropped a pound or so on Friday... /End TMI warning.

          Today I feel blah... bored, uninterested, tired. It's a lovely feeling... not. I had a tough time staying awake on the drive to work this morning. Made me think about a leptin reset. For now, I've set my alarm clock for 6:08 so I can't snooze and have to get up or I'll be late. It's worked twice b/c there no other option...

          My MIL just sent me a message on facebook that she's got a book she thinks I should read about marijuana and that it might change my mind... no. I don't have a problem with marijuana the substance... I have a problem with marijuana the illegal narcotic. It's a legality issue, not an effectual issue. If it was an effectual issue, I'd have a problem with alcohol... I don't b/c it's LEGAL. Marijuana is ILLEGAL. I spent two years of my life studying law enforcement and the Constitution so I could be a narcotics efforcement officer... By default, I am anti illegal narcotics. I told her once its no longer illegal, I'll probably change my stance, but until then, it's illegal and I am intolerant. Once I explained this to her, she stopped messaging me. I don't discount the therapeutic benefits of the drug... I just dispute the right for someone to possess it and consume it while it's illegal. I don't know why I'm anti-marijuana (and coke, and meth, and heroin, etc), but I'm not anti-speeding... *shrug* I guess it's b/c I can't get arrested and lose my kids for speeding... if an activity could involve CPS, I'm not interested in it.

          Ok, now I'm out of my ramble mood... *sigh* Thanks MIL...
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Why not just get back on Whole30 rules until Christmas?
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            • B/c Christmas for us starts on the 22nd. Not sure there's much of a point, especially since I was planning to do the official Whole30 in January.

              So, since my MIL contacted me about this book, I've been thinking too much about this whole her doing marijuana thing... I told Brad what she said and he said that before she started using it, he felt the same way I do, but he's seen how it has helped her so he's not opposed to it anymore... I haven't seen any difference in her... guess I don't know what to look for. But he did say that he wonders if Primal would be a more appropriate alternative. Thank you, hunny.

              I guess my biggest concern is that I want NO association to it at all. I don't want to hear the jokes about Sue being a pothead, I don't want to hear the jokes of her using the "inhaler" to mentally survive a toy cockroach being placed in her house*. I don't want to hear about how marijuana is "primal" and I should accept it.** I don't want anything to do with it. I don't want to ride in a vehicle with it mostly b/c in Iowa, if they stop her for speeding or whatever, and feel there is a reason to search the vehicle, they can and will... if they find it, even if she claims it's hers or they find it in only her belongings, by association I am also guilty and would also get arrested. Usually, when she and I ride together, we have my kids... which means my kids would see me get arrested for something that I have nothing to do with.*** If I get arrested for narcotics possession, I risk losing my job. It's NOT worth it to me... even after it's made legal, the Army will continue to test for it and will discharge at will/fire at will anyone who has it in their systems b/c the Army still forbids it. I want nothing to do with it... There is too much riding on it for me to feel comfortable with it.

              And then there's the whole daycare thing where she's going to be working at the daycare and caring for other people's children. I would hope she'd have the common sense and decency to NOT use it while caring for other people's kids.

              GAH! I wish this damn topic would just go the fuck away!!

              * Brad found a toy cockroach at work and thought about bringing it to his mom's house and putting it inside her laptop as a joke. She's morbidly terrified of roaches. SIL said she could see her mom sitting in a dark corner, rocking uncontrollably and puffing on her vaporizer to overcome the fear. *eyeroll*

              ** BIL thought it would be of interest to me that weed is a natural plant and therefore Primal... might be so, but I still want no part of it. *another eyeroll*

              Everyone else laughed hysterically at all this stuff - then there's me, unamused in a mass of hysterically laughing in-laws.

              *** If this were to happen, I would never speak to her again because I would hate her with every fiber of my being for putting me in that situation and making my kids witness anything like that. I would lose my ever-living mind and she would be thanking her lucky stars that I was in handcuffs. J/S.
              Last edited by jenn26point2; 12-10-2012, 10:28 AM.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Anyhow... changing subject...

                I am going to extend an invitation to you all to PM me your mailing addresses if you'd like to receive a Christmas card from my family. I consider each of you friends and would be overjoyed to send a card.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                  B/c Christmas for us starts on the 22nd. Not sure there's much of a point, especially since I was planning to do the official Whole30 in January.
                  The point would be you feel better when you stay on track, right? No pain? Less emotional instability? Don't lose sight of your (non-weight loss) goals!
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                  • I posted on your journal that I'll get back on the W30 wagon til Christmas on the 22nd. If there is no coconut cream pie, I will do what I can to avoid the sweets - unless there is something new and exciting there. Brownies and cookies, custards, etc, are not new and exciting. I want coconut cream pie... nothing else - right now, anyway.

                    But, today the menu included a major dairy bomb - butter, cream, parmesan cheese (no, not alfredo, although it contains all the same ingredients now that I think about it). Tonight. Starting fresh tonight.

                    Maybe these 3 lbs that crept up this weekend will come off before Christmas. I'm really tired of being stuck in the upper 180s. Someone shoot me a message on facebook to pack a gym bag tonight!
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Enjoy that dairy! One meal at a time.

                      You've got 12 days before your Christmas festivities begin. I bet 3 lbs is doable.
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                      • I hope so!
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • And the conversation continues... here's a transcript:

                          MIL: Hi! I have a book you might like to read on the subject of marijuana written by a doctor super interesting read. it might change your mind ? you never know!

                          Me: I'm anti illegal narcotics... by default. Maybe once it's no longer illegal, I'll be less intolerant. It's the legality of it. Not the effects or biological nature. Remember, i worked on the law enforcement degree b/c I wanted to work in narcotics enforcement. Brad forbid it, or that would be my job right now.

                          MIL: I understand. I was always against it too till I did a ton of research on it and learned prohibition is all about politics and business not good science.

                          Me: Likely so... I don't discount the therapeutic natures, but it is illegal, therefore I am against it. Anything that can result in an arrest or CPS being called is not something I want anything to do with. My kids are my world and I'll be damned if I do anything to get them taken away... and an arrest would cost me my job, even after it's legalized. I want no part of it. My stance is one that is meant to protect my family, not one of valid therapeutic use or not. It's strictly a legality thing.

                          MIL: I respect your position on it.


                          FINALLY! Can we put this to rest then??? My GOD! I don't berage you with suggestions that you should go primal b/c you didn't want to hear it... you were bored with the food choices so you moved on. I respect your wishes to eat crap food, so please request my wishes to NOT HEAR ABOUT YOUR DRUG USE ANYMORE!! I will not condone it! And no amount of telling me how great it is for your pain will change my mind. It is an ILLEGAL NARCOTIC!! So illegal you can't even get it by prescription!! Geesh! Do like every other chronic pain suffer in the world (who's not using diet to control their pain) and pick vicodin as your drug of choice. At least THAT is legal to possess!!


                          *sigh* Ok, I'm done venting now.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • I hope MIL will be a bit more cognizant of your views from here on out. Seems like you laid it out pretty clearly for her.

                            BTW, thought of you today when I was out. I really wanted a croissant or toast with butter. I haven't had wheat cravings in a long time. I resisted!
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                            • And just for shits, I texted the Chief Deputy for Muscatine County last night and asked him what my responsibility is if I'm in a vehicle with her and we're pulled over, vehicle is searched and her "stash" found (which from what I understand is a liquid form used as a vaporizer). He said that it is probable that I could be arrested along side her but most officers would do their best to determine ownership before arresting everyone in the car. He also said that having my kids along could result in a child endangerment charge if the cop is being a dick.

                              I talked to this particular person b/c he was the captain of the counterdrug task force prior to campaigning for the Sheriff position. If anyone would know how Muscatine County would handle it, he would know.

                              Basically, his advice to me was - don't ever ride in the same vehicle as her. *shrug* not sure what I'll do come racing season. Maybe it'll be legal by then...
                              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
                                I hope MIL will be a bit more cognizant of your views from here on out. Seems like you laid it out pretty clearly for her.

                                BTW, thought of you today when I was out. I really wanted a croissant or toast with butter. I haven't had wheat cravings in a long time. I resisted!
                                Great job! My cravings are off the hook! Thinking about doing a 21 day sugar detox if I can get a hold of a book... don't want to buy another book - especially since it's an e-book. Thinking it's a pdf file. If I can't read it on my kindle or without printing it myself, I don't really care to buy it...
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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