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  • I asked sister what she's doing for her "diet". She said she didn't want to tell me b/c she knows how I am. I responded with "If you think I'll disapprove then that means you KNOW it's unhealthy".

    She told me it's high protein, no fat, no carbs, low cal. I asked her how she's going to get protein without fat and commented that she must not be eating animals b/c protein doesn't come without fat in animals.... or she's eating soy (ew). She said "fine, low fat and carbs". i told her she needs fat and carbs to live healthfully and that if she eats REAL FOOD and stays away from things that come in a box, eats when hungry and eats only until full, she'll lose weight. I told her to consider whether she'd be able to eat this "diet" for the next 70 years and if not, she needs to back away now.

    She hasn't responded, so she's closed the door. Too bad. I want to give her the Primal Blueprint to read, but she doesn't read (in fact, refuses to read anything) and there's too much to explain to her. She's another one of those that I'll be "showing" with my progress. it's just too bad b/c she's a depressed person and if she develops any kind of problem or loses steam or "fails", it'll just make her outlook worse.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • jenn...my MIL is the same way. Don't waste your breath or time...as harsh as that sounds. They have to be in the right place & the right frame of mind to accept things. If she doesn't read how'd she know to go with only protein & no fat & no carbs? She won't last long doing that & will likely damage her health. You can only do so much! You will thrive on your new lifestyle change...will be healthy & happy & skinny. You will be a walking testimonial for the way you have chosen to eat. She may still not come around to your "way of thinking", ever. My MIL hasn't & probably won't ever. Its just "too hard" for her to think about. Whatever. Be fat, depressed & in pain all the time. I'll just dance circles around you.

      You can't save the world...altho sometimes we want to try. You can only concentrate on you right now!!

      you're doing so great...we're proud of you!!!
      Last edited by theprimalcajun; 04-30-2012, 12:17 PM.
      Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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      • ((Jenn)) it is so hard when those we love and especially family can't get healthy also..I have a daughter who is alarmingly overweight and I can't get through to her no matter what.. I feel ya hon!

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        • Originally posted by theprimalcajun View Post
          You can't save the world...altho sometimes we want to try. You can only concentrate on you right now!!

          you're doing so great...we're proud of you!!!
          Thank you for saying this PC! You're absolutely right! All this time I have been trying to convince people to do it the right way (with REAL FOOD, not artificial crap - even if they don't follow primal) and all it's done is aggravate me and stress me out. Therefore, I'm done. I'm done sharing what I do with others. I'm done sending links to my MIL to show her alternatives to medication for her fibromyalgia.

          I'm just going to do what I know is right based on science and evolution and prove to them that there is an easier way. Thank you, PC, for helping me to see that is what I was trying to do.

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



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          • Honestly, people don't like being told what to do. They like following examples of things they like. All you can do is be an example. That's been hard for me because weight hasn't come off fast, but whatever. My skin's clear and I look more toned.
            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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            • Originally posted by Lex26 View Post
              Honestly, people don't like being told what to do. They like following examples of things they like. All you can do is be an example. That's been hard for me because weight hasn't come off fast, but whatever. My skin's clear and I look more toned.
              My skin has better tone. It's less splotchy in color and more "glowing". i think it makes me look prettier.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • you are very welcome my dear!!! Glad I could give back...even a little.

                I can also tell a difference in my skin, I can generally get by with just wearing a little powder & some mascara most of the time. yay us!!!
                Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                • Good night Jenn!! Hope you have a great rest!!

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                  • Rest wasn't that great last night. My son kept getting up the first few hours of the night. He wasn't required to go to bed until 9 b/c he was a good boy at preschool and got green, but he kept dilly-dallying, getting up for this, getting up for that, asking for this, calling to me for that... at 9:30 I think he finally stopped hollering and went to bed. At 11 he woke up and came out to the living room. I had already gone to bed, but got up and put him back in bed. At 11:30, he came into my room again. He wanted to cuddle and I hate to deny him the opportunity to cuddle, so I let him climb into bed with us, intending to only have him there for a few minutes. The next thing I know, it's 3:30 am and my daughter is crying. I go to her, cover her back up and leave her. Get back to my bedroom and she starts crying again. I have to pee so badly that it hurts so I make DH get up with her. By the time he gets to her room, she's gone back to sleep (poor guy...). I climb back into bed with DH and DS and DS starts taking up too much room in the bed. I should have taken him back to his bed, but I was too tired so I dealt with it. Had a tough time dragging myself out of bed as a result of all the interruptions, but I'm functioning pretty well despite it all.

                    I woke up to another lb gone this morning! So excited. At first I just kind of stared at the scale in disbelief but then climbed off the scale and smiled. *fist pump* That's a total of 12 lbs lost, 8 of them since going primal.

                    Last night, dinner was something like you'd find at a restaurant... Cod sauteed in butter, then baked to perfection (seasoned with a seafood seasoning that I can't remember the name of), fresh green beans with butter, bacon, garlic, onion and pepper, and boiled carrots with butter. OMGeeee it was so yummy! I was surprised at how good the fish was! I expected it to taste rather fishy, but the seasoning did a good job of covering that up. I snacked on two servings of coconut bliss ice cream to get my carbs up to where they needed to be. Of course, that added excess sugar, but it's only one day. Today will be different.

                    So far today:

                    B: 8:30
                    Vitamins
                    3 sausage links
                    2 boiled eggs
                    Chobani black cherry greek yogurt (22 gmC - 21 of which is sugar... )

                    10:30 - finally manned up and did the celtic sea salt flush... YUCK! This flush thing better work! *sigh*

                    D: 5ish
                    Thinking about going to Village Inn and getting the same thing I had last week - ham and cheese skillet made with real hashbrowns, no margarine/fake butter, with scrambled eggs. Yum. MyfitnessPal says that meal is worth 900 calories, but I think that's b/c of the PUFAs they use to fry the country potatoes and since I won't be having those, it should be no more than 500 or 600 calories, I think.

                    They closed both sets of bathrooms on our floor at work for renovations so now we have to climb to the 4th floor (from the 2nd) b/c the 3rd floor bathrooms are also closed. 1st floor/basement has very large cockroaches and if you use those bathrooms you risk being carried away by a roach the size of your thumb. It's pretty gross, so I'll happily climb 3 flights of stairs each time I need to tinkle... slow, frequent movement, right?

                    Ok, now I'm rambling and wasting time b/c I don't want to do my homework for class tonight. 10 question essay about a case study on conflict management. ugh I'll be so glad when this class is over. 6 page papers each week is just getting old... Only 2 semesters and a summer to go and I'll have my master's degree. awesome... what I'll do then, I have no clue. I'm already over-educated for my current job, but it's pretty relaxed here, so I might stick with it for a bit.

                    I hope everyone is having a nice Tuesday. Mine has been pretty ok so far.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Jenn- you can buy empty little gelatin capsules to make your own salt pills. A compounding pharmacy should have them, or a feed store. Or you can order online. Some health food stores have them, too.

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                      • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                        Jenn- you can buy empty little gelatin capsules to make your own salt pills. A compounding pharmacy should have them, or a feed store. Or you can order online. Some health food stores have them, too.
                        Oh, what a great idea! Thanks, Sabine!!
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • i am feeling sluggish and exhausted right now. In need of a nap which is way different than how I felt this morning. This morning I was ramped and energized... Why? What changed?

                          I walked 3.15 miles over lunch, but I don't think that's what made me tired... What I think made me tired was the decision to eat a Mounds bar... Sugar. I was feeling peckish after my walk and needed to break my $20 so I could pay my water club dues, so I stopped at the littel shopette on post. Of course, the only almonds they had were honey roasted... In hindsight, those were the better option, but the PUFAs in that steered me away. Then I saw the mounds... dark chocolate - Primal... coconut - Primal... That's what my mind said... nevermind the sugar content and the soy content. And nevermind that the dark chocolate used in the mounds bar is garbage dark chocolate...

                          So now what am I doing??? To stay awake, I'm munching on peanuts coated in MSG and corn flour... *sigh*

                          Dinner will be better. I promise me that it will be.

                          Now, back to writing the paper that is sending me to snoozeville...
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Rejoice! Rejoice! It is incidents like that that strengthen our willpower in the future. Next time you look at a Mounds bar you will say to yourself, "Is it really worth the misery?" and happily walk on by.

                            But seriously, stock your purse with nuts or something... I swapped out my bag of Scotch mints for home-made trail mix, no peanuts and only a small amount of dried fruit.

                            I know, I'm being annoying. Sorry. *runs away*
                            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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                            • Hi Ho! (and not Ho like "you're such a ho") lol


                              Wow... logged my calorie consumption for yesterday and somehow I stayed within range... I had to have left something out b/c there is no way I should have remained in range...

                              Oh well. Today is a new day and the scale was nice. Still reading 209.

                              It's raining again today. Guess I'll be walking on the treadmill over lunch... Supposed to walk with my sister tonight too, but I wonder if that'll be happening. My mom was supposed to take all 4 of our kids to my uncles house to see the new baby calves, but I bet that doesn't happen with the rain. The farm would be all muddy and the kids would come home filthy.

                              I told ya this weekend that I reduced my lexapro dosage from 20 mg to 10 mg. Everything was great at first, and then yesterday I was plagued with brain zaps when I was up moving around. They weren't frequent, and they weren't severe, but they were noticable. (For those that don't know, brain zaps are a withdrawal symptom of some antidepressants - for me all antidepressants - and feels like an electrical charge going from your brain, down your face, and into your arms or feet. They're really weird and disorienting). I kind of thought about cycling the meds. 2 days at 10 mg, 1 day at 20 mg to ease the symptoms, but they weren't bad, so I'm going to continue on this track. My doctor won't mind my dosage adjustment b/c I'm not suicidal and I'm not manic. I don't have severe depression or anxiety. Just enough to disrupt my life a bit. She knows I'm chainging my diet in an effort to reduce or eliminate the meds. The army said I'd be on meds for the rest of my life. I intend to prove them wrong. My psychiatrist thinks I may have PTSD but if I do, it's mild because I don't have nightmares, but 90% of my anxiety came after one specific event. But, that event really no longer haunts me. (That event being preparing for deployment with a 3 month old son at home - sent me into manic states of anxiety, irrational thoughts, paranoia and post partum depression - the army ended up kicking me out b/c I couldn't deploy as a result). Since I didn't end up leaving my son afterall, the stress of that time is not that bothersome anymore. Plus life keeps me pretty busy so I don't think about it much.

                              Since discontinuing the Adderall XR, things have greatly improved. And changing my diet did the rest. My depression is gone. I still have low days (which I call mellow days) where I'm not bubbling with joy and happiness, but they're few and far between anymore. I still have days where I don't want to do something (like go racing) but it's more because I don't want to deal with the cold, deal with dragging 10 tons of shit to the track because it's cold or because I'm taking my kids, or because we just don't have the money that week. But I still go. And I tend to enjoy myself unless my kids are driving me nuts or it's so cold I'm miserable... lol

                              So, bottom line, the medication reduction is working out nicely and I'm hopeful that eventually I can eliminate them entirely! I'd like to keep the l-methylfolate though... it's a 15 mg (15000 mcg) dosage that is supposed to help with neurotransmitter transmission. But it's a VITAMIN, which is the big thing for me. Something my body needs anyway.

                              Nothing special planned for today. Just work... booo... it's wednesday so it's a slow day... it's also that middle day of the week that I think sucks b/c it's so far away from the weekend yet... And it's rainy so that just makes it that much worse. it's a good day for napping on the couch with some lifetime tv, I think. Except, I don't watch lifetime, I watch HGTV and DIY. lol

                              I'm gonna eat my breakfast now. i hope everyone's having a good day.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Lol, it's so strange to read you're going to have breakfast, while I'm preparing dinner
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                                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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