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  • Thanks for the tip on the calculator I used it too. My numbers came out 1532 to survive, 2107 to maintain and 1685 to lose about 50 pounds in a year.

    I'm gonna try it......... like you said, I don't have anything to lose. But if I gain I'm coming after you!!!!! (kidding of course)

    I'll have to go back to my tracking of macros - I've sorta liked not doing this. But - I can do it again.

    Yeah for smaller water/sewer bills! and I love the grateful list
    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 tomi View Post
      But if I gain I'm coming after you!!!!! (kidding of course)
      hey now, sprinting is totally primal. Put on those running shoes and see if you can catch her

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      • Canio

        Jenn - I just tracked my food intake for the past 4 days. I'm averaging 1385 calories/day .......... plus the rum I drank over the weekend ( a LOT ). So........ I'm going to try to eat about 300 calories MORE (can see my "Home Alone" face!!!?) and see what happens with my weight. That means just adding in a little more fat - I can do that.
        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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        • Tomi, I'm glad you're going to try it. And I hope it works for you.

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          I just finished the last book in the Divergent series. We had an "active shooter" drill at work and our office was on lockdown. In order to go into lockdown, we have to get away from interior windows (I'm on the second floor, so no one can see into the exterior windows) and remain away from sight. My desk is directly in front of a bank of interior windows, so I had to step away. I didn't have anything to do for about 45 minutes, so I read the last hour or so of Allegiant (Kindle said I had an hour and 10 minutes left but that also includes the time it takes to read the acknowledgements, ads, etc at the end of the book).

          I finished it and I cried. Not sobbing crying, but tears and snot and the whole ball of wax. It was sad.

          Now that I'm done, I posted my raving reviews on Amazon for all to see - I did my best not to provide any kind of spoiler and even asked the author for an alternate ending to Allegiant in the off chance that she'd take me seriously. I would assume the author will read the reviews written about her book - not that any changes to the book happens as a result of them, but still. I'd read them if it were me.

          I loved the series enough that I purchased the 5 supplemental short stories she wrote from Four's point of view. I love these characters so much and want them to remain in my life... it's so hard to say goodbye to a good story. The author made it possible for the reader to gain closure though, which is a good thing. [SPOILER]I do NOT like that Tris dies and I hated reading about how Four was dealing with it, [/SPOILER] but honestly, I don't think it could have ended any other way. Of COURSE I want the ending where they solve all the world's problems, get married, buy a house with a picket fence and have 2.35 kids and a dog... unfortunately, that didn't happen and I could tell even in book 2 that I wasn't going to get that ending.

          I'm good with it. I'm very happy with the series and would read it again in a heartbeat. I can't recommend it enough to someone who doesn't mind missing sleep over a book.

          now... back to my primal life.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • I am going to start the LR fuel plan. (I call it a fuel plan b/c I am hesitant to call it a 'diet' plan)

            I have found a protein powder that is moderately acceptable in comparison to the Primal Fuel. It's be EAS, a favorite I've enjoyed and trusted for years. By adding one scoop of that powder to 1 cup of 2% milk each day to my 2 eggs/3 bacon breakfast, I'll bring in 55 gm protein first thing in the morning.

            I have a wee bit of said protein powder at home so I may start tomorrow... I need to check and see if the "ready to drink" versions of the shake provide comparable protein levels b/c they are way more convenient than the powdered version. Eh, it doesn't. Only gives 17 compared to 26. Booo hisss... it's too expensive in ready to drink form to drink more than one in a morning, so I guess I'll do the powdered version.

            This year for Christmas, Brad and I are going to use red and white fishing bobbers and hookless fishing lures to decorate our tree. It was inspired by a gift card we saw at Gander Mountain that was covered in red and white bobbers and looked very Christmasy. Here's what inspired me.

            CAROUSEL-1.jpg

            Do you ever do a themed tree?
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • That's a cute idea for the tree. My family always just used the same old ornaments year after year, slowly accumulating new ones via gifts & made by friends. The ones I have now are ones that my mom was fine parting with, were technically mine anyway, or some cheap glass ones I bought at CVS or Walgreens. Hulky and I should definitely get ourselves a "first Christmas" ornament this year. Maybe a TARDIS . I'd like to have some more "neutral" ornaments so we could mix and match, eventually, but I don't think I'd ever theme it by color or anything like that.
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              • When hubby and I got married we started a tradition of buying a new ornament each year - each person in the family got to pick out any ornament they wanted. when the kids grew and moved out the ornaments they chose went with them. And now that we are empty nesters the tree is filled with new ornaments from our 12 years of marriage. We discarded anything from our past lives. Its a wonderful tradition that we will continue to enjoy even though the kids are grown and out of the house. Of course I've picked up random ornaments from clearance tables and such over the years as well.
                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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                • Funny thing is that last year we only outfitted our tree with ornaments made by our kids at the daycare they used to attend. They filled our tree. I'm not loving the idea of not displaying the kids' ornaments this year so it's quite possible we won't end up doing the bobber idea in the end. It was just an idea that we both liked. And the ornaments would be reusable in the sense that we can always use fishing gear.

                  I am going to start LR tomorrow. I am going to use EAS brand protein powder. It's inexensive and easily accessible (at Walmart) and won't require me to order it or pay a crap ton of money for it (like Shakeology). It's got some "bad" ingredients in it (for instance, soy lecithin, carageenan, maltodextrin, xantham gum, sucralose) but I'm having a very hard time finding some that doesn't include at least one of those ingredients and doesn't cost a fortune. Vitacost has a really good price on a 2 lb container - better than Amazon's. So I'll probably order some this weekend from there to save some fundage - depending on shipping. Gotta price shop Walmart first.

                  But in the meantime, I do have some at home - probably enough for 4 days or so, so I'll use that up and worry about replacing it later.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • That's a great idea for a tree Jenn, though I think tomi's tradition is a great one too. Post pictures of your tree when it is all decorated

                    We light the menorah as K is Jewish and I am too lazy (I mean, culturally sensitive) to put up a tree.

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                    • Tomi, we had that tradition too. We bought the new "frosty friends" each year. When we split up I kept the ornaments and I still get the new one each year. My kids like seeing what the new one looks like. And I think they like seeing the family tradition continue even though things are different.

                      I started a collection for each one of my kids and grandkids too. I add to it each year as a stocking stuffer.

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                      • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        We had an "active shooter" drill at work and our office was on lockdown.
                        Today must have been a DoD "active shooter exercise" day. We had one, too, but I ended up having to shelter in place in a central room with all the lights off. If it hadn't been for the shooter trying to trick us: "Let me in, let me in, help, hellllp!" screaming outside the locked door; and for him giving up and "shooting" the door and innocent people in the hallway, I could have taken a nap.

                        Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        Do you ever do a themed tree?
                        Every year there's a charity benefit here, where people donate (artificial) Christmas trees for an auction. All the $$ raised goes to the Children's Hospital. They have hundreds of trees donated, and I've seen all kinds of themes: wolves, Mountain Dew, NASCAR, deer hunting, clowns, peacocks... people are so imaginative! We go just to wander around and look at all the trees!

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                        • Hulky really wants a fake tree. I agree that they've cost effective, but I grew up with real trees and nothing can really replace them for me.
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                          • I don't like real trees b/c I don't like stepping on pine needles. That and I'd have a hell of a time keeping it watered with 2 dogs in the house. We did a real tree once growing up and we were still finding pine needles in the carpet the following summer. We even did one of those bags that you pull up over the tree to discard it and we still ended up with pine needles everywhere. I'm coming due for a new tree though. Mine is starting to look a bit raggedy. It was a hand me down from my step mom when she got a new one.

                            Goldie, our shooter was in a different building, so we didn't see any action. One of these days, I imagine they'll finally do a drill in our building and quite possibly they'll choose our floor since that's where all the secure rooms are - if said shooter wants to gain access to secrets. I don't know if there's really a concern about a shooter wanting secrets or not. I'm sure shooters don't care about secrets and are just looking for maximum death toll - in which case he/she would be wise to pick a different floor. The majority of our people work in rooms that requires a security clearance and badge credentials to enter - think rooms with safe doors.

                            Day 1 of the Leptin Reset breakfast... I'll have 55 grams of protein, 30 grams of fat and 19 gm of carbohydrate. According to the "rules" the protein content is right on, but the carbs are a tick high. BUT, since I have less than 30 lbs to lose at this point, I can get away with eating more carbs throughout the day. Most of the carbs with breakfast come from the milk (11) I'm using for my protein shake, but the protein powder provides 7 (and apparently eggs provide 1 gm?? Wtf?).

                            It is my hope that this LR will keep me feeling full enough long enough that I won't eat sugar before bed or snack throughout the day out of boredom... but then again, having some work to do would probably help that the most... I really need to be busier...

                            Today is the last work day of the week for the military so I dubbed today Casual Friday in honor of them. Wearing jeans and loving it. Tomorrow I will be THE. ONLY. PERSON. HERE! I think I'll bring my kindle and spend the day reading. Prop my feet up on the desk, kick back and read. I may not have told ya, but my civilian boss got tasked with a temporary assignment for 4 months, so she's not working here presently. They replaced her with a lieutenant colonel for that time period, so when there's a military training holiday (a day off before a real holiday), I am the only one here... which means absolutely ZERO work to do - which is way more sucky than any other day. I haven't decided if I'll take a half day or if I'll relish the quiet and read. A friend recommended I read the Paleo Manifesto. When I told her I'd look it up, her response was "please". So, she must really want me to read it... Maybe I'll start that tomorrow since I'm completely out of Divergent related books to read...

                            Which reminds me... those of you who were intrigued by my obsession with Divergent, if you have an empty hour, there are two books I recommend you read. One is Free Four which is the knife throwing scene with Tris from Four's point of view. The other is The Transfer, which is the story behind Four choosing Dauntless - gives a bit of history on him. The Transfer is a 30 minute read (according to Kindle) and Free Four is a 15 minute read. Both are worth reading - but not nearly long enough to get me a good Four Fix. Damn I can't wait til March when that movie is released.

                            Ok, I'm gonna go check in with my favorite journalers.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I looked up the actor they chose for Four after finishing Divergent. He looks way too old for the role, IMO =\
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                              • Re: Leptin Protocol carb rules...As you know most LR experts recommend eating under 50 daily.

                                This is the only one that I have not followed. I eat 75-110 carbs / day. I have concluded that vlc is not for me. Eventually (after a few weeks) I suffer from extreme mood swings. My hormones have stablized on my LR plan with slighty higher carbs.
                                As with everything else, this is a personal experiment.
                                Primal since 9/24/2010
                                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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