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  • Eating clean will help the body heal after that long run!

    Nice that Brad's work gives him an anniversary gift. Hope he picks something you will both enjoy. The pans are nice!
    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
      Eating clean will help the body heal after that long run!

      Nice that Brad's work gives him an anniversary gift. Hope he picks something you will both enjoy. The pans are nice!
      In addition to this gift, they are throwing a party for him at work with a catering budget of $100, and gave him $150 to take his family out for dinner.

      Speaking of free stuff given by his company, we are expecting our holiday product box anytime now. It usually arrives right around Thanksgiving. It'll include some products - usually newly released products or things that are still in the marketing phase (one year we got some Febreze car clip on air fresheners before they hit the stores), a nice gift of some sort (one year it was a giant serving platter, another year it was his and hers electric toothbrushes, another year a cigar box, and another year a soft cooler with a hard plastic liner), and some chocolate covered almonds... that's all I'm looking for - the almonds. lol

      His company spends a LOT of money on gifts for the employees. I think it's great and can't imagine the kind of figures they spend on this type of stuff, but it produces a huge loyalty to the company. It's really a great company to work for.

      CRAZINESS! What other company does this kind of stuff?
      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
        CRAZINESS! What other company does this kind of stuff?
        You could always work for the feds and not even get a cost of living increase for 3 years...

        I bet Laz does good by his employees! He gives them great holiday breaks!

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        • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
          You could always work for the feds and not even get a cost of living increase for 3 years...

          I bet Laz does good by his employees! He gives them great holiday breaks!
          yeah, but he is not hiring. I asked

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          • Feeling depressed, bummed, lost, direction-less right now. I think there's a number of causes - poor diet, being so incredibly sore from the run, Russian Circus, less sunlight. I think the changing season has a lot to do with it. It's getting cold and I don't like it. With the changing season comes a lack of direction for meal planning. I find myself wanting comfort foods that aren't easily made paleo. I find myself in a food rut. I don't want to grill b/c it's cold... but I don't want to make the same foods in the oven.

            I want to quit dairy, but that further limits the meals I can make for the family. I know that consuming dairy (especially liquid dairy) is impacting my ability to lose weight.

            I want to go low carb again (not VLC, but low carb) and that pretty much requires me to keep dairy b/c if I cut dairy, and grains and carbs, what is left to eat? Boring ass meat? LC would also eliminate a lot of fruit from my diet, but all the really good fruit is out of season now anyway so it's nearly impossible to afford.

            I want to do a Whole30, but I don't want to give up dairy again...

            I'm seriously feeling lost and direction-less. I've gained 18 lbs in a month (or so). I'm uncomfortable in my pants. My gut is uncomfortable. I feel bloated. Of course, a lot could be diet related... but it could also simply be TOM related. The last 6 lbs I gained since Friday morning. Could be the beer I drank Saturday. Could be the Texas Roadhouse bread I ate. Could be the pizza I had Sunday night b/c I was hurting too much and too tired to make dinner.

            Could be anything...

            I am SOOO tired of trying to lose weight. So tired. I just want to be done. I know what works for me, but I don't want to do it. I don't feel mentally ready for a Whole30 right now - but I know that's what works for me.

            I just... I don't know... I feel off. Not enthusiastic, not motivated, not driven... just blah.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Hugs.

              I ain't got sh*t for words of wisdom, but hugs I have.

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              • Jenn -- I think you need a mental break, but you also need to reel in the freedom you've given yourself. don't try a whole30 right now. Maybe just focus again on the PB and marks 80/20. Get a firm grip on the basics again - and remember why you gave up processed/gluten/sugar foods in the first place. If dairy is really bothering you then let it go. There's lots of great recipes that don't have any dairy - any you'll feel better for giving them up. Not deprived - but liberated!

                I gained 10 pounds over a period of about 6 weeks -- and I attribute it all to the cashews I was devouring! there wasn't anything else to blame it on. I wasn't eating ice cream or chocolate or pie or anything with grains. Just LOTS of cashews! Those little devils pack a pretty dense load of calories! Now I'm struggling to get back to my low 180's and keep the momentum going. But since giving up the cashews I've replaced the snacking-grazing-nibbling with corn chips and cookies. Stupid!!!!! Maybe I should learn to love chewing on ICE!!!

                I think I found my resolve yesterday........... I didn't touch anything with sugar or grains! And my house is nut free!
                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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                • Good Luck, Jenn. I hope you figure out what path you need to take. I am not going to dish out advice. I know what the struggle and confusion feels like. Just gather the best of the knowledge you have gleaned and formulate a new plan.
                  Primal since 9/24/2010
                  "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                  MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                  • I always have days around TTOM where I feel very fat. Things get more complicated because I am WAY past the age where periods should be a distant memory. Every time one visits I get POed, which leads to an I don't care attitude, and I can end up making choices that tend to pack on pounds quickly.

                    With all of that said, I suggest not making any decisions about changing anything until you are a few days after the circus leaves town.

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                    • I agree marcadav. No decisions til this is over.

                      I have been peeing like crazy today so I know things are clearing out. My ring is loose again where earlier today it was tight. I know some of what I'm feeling is just bloat from my period and the frustration that comes with the annoying hormonal shift. My shins hurt and that is also annoying.

                      I'm feeling better tonight. I stuck to the primal guidelines today and had a high fat snack tonight (cream, a tiny bit of honey, bit of vanilla, coconut and Enjoy Life chips - just like ice cream, but not solid). I didn't snack during the day and even came home with both apples and orange still intact in my lunch box. The LR came through for me and kept me full enough that I didn't feel the need to graze.

                      It's almost bedtime so I'm going to grab The Stick (like a rolling pin but designed for rolling out/massaging muscles) and do sme work on my shins, then go to bed. 'Night all.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Jenn, I need to drop dairy again too. Yesterday, I had extra dairy in the form of yogurt and sour cream. By evening, my bad ankle was twice the size of the healthy one.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                        Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                        MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                        • I think the thing I need to ditch the most is just the glass of milk I have with dinner. It seems that heavy cream, butter and cheese don't cause me any phlegmy throat issues... whether or not it affects my weight is still undecided.

                          182 this morning - so down 2 lbs from yesterday.

                          I am so tired today. I could sleep at my desk.

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                          Christmas party... oy. Why did I sign up for this?

                          What we decided to do is much like last year - catered meal in a banquet hall. The cost rolled out to be $22 per person to attend and eat. This got people up in arms b/c $22 is a bit hefty for a lunch... but... the menu is expansive (and no where near primal...) and the cost included room rental, tax, gratuity, and service charge. And if you think about it, $22 is about what each person would pay for a dinner out to any restaurant, really... so we went with it.

                          We got complaints - naturally. People complained that b/c kids weren't invited, those who have young kids at home (not yet school aged) would have to stay home with the child while the employee came to the party. So, we checked on what it would take to include kids. The caterer wants $12.30 per child (including room rental, tax, gratuity, and service charge). I was blown away by this price... Yikes. I would NOT be bringing my child to this dinner (I wasn't planning to anyway).

                          So now parents will have to either get a sitter or pay $12.30 for their child to eat. Kids kindergarten age and up will still be in school, so essentially, parents will be pay $12.30 for their TODDLERS to eat. I don't like that AT. ALL. That is ENTIRELY too much money.

                          Most of the committee doesn't want children in attendance. And since mine would be in school/at daycare, I'm not one to argue it. My spouse won't even be there... it's just me going so I don't care if kids are there or not. Some do want to bring their kids b/c it's too expensive to leave them with daycare.

                          How do I solve this? I mean really... a toddler will eat off their parents' plates if they even eat at all. It's not exactly kid friendly cuisine... *smh* this is ridiculous.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • I believe cream, butter, and cheese have less casein in them, so perhaps that is the culprit for you. I haven't tried cream from cow's milk for my intolerance, but I'll probably be making whipped cream with some holiday recipes this year anyway. Totally splurging on the grass-fed stuff!
                            Depression Lies

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                            • I get Organic Valley brand cream. It's sourced from all over the country (some farms in Wisconsin, some in California, etc). It is pastured and grass-fed, non-GMO. But, they use carageenan in it... Why?? Cream is thick and creamy enough, right?
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Any chance for a low-cost group babysitting venue? Maybe a nearby church that would do it for five bucks per kid for a youth group fundraiser? Then the grown-ups could drop their kids for a a few hours of movies, coloring and popcorn, not have to pay an outrageous price, and the adults can have a kid-free party(except for nursing babies, of course, those have to go where the breasts, go!).

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