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  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    I started the Whole 30 today. Basically, from what I can tell, it's just 100% Primal, less dairy - even dairy you can tolerate. Which scares me. I wonder if I'll be able to tolerate dairy in 30 days. The only dairy I eat right now is *real* cheese, sour cream and heavy whipping cream. I can let the heavy cream go - no attachments there. But I worry about getting rid of cheese all together and sour cream. I've developed a love affair with sour cream.
    OH MY GOD I know what you mean. The thought of not being able to tolerate dairy terrifies me. On some level I know that if I can't tolerate it after 30 days of cutting it out it means I never could tolerate it to begin with (i just didn't realize how it was affecting me) which is essentially what I've realized with wheat and grains, but please don't take away my cheese. And sour cream, YUM! Never ate it before going primal (odd, because it's not exactly primal, but people seemed to use it a lot) and now can't eat potatoes without it (also...not exactly primal. whoops!)

    So excited for your Whole 30! I have contemplated doing it so many times and just don't think I could get away from the social pressures of some cheat nights and alcohol, but good luck! I will be cheering you on!

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    • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      Good idea, Judg! Thanks!!



      haha When I saw you were the last poster, I expected you to be a spammer... lol I've tried making things with coconut flour. No one seems to like the texture. I only use it now when making cream cheese pancakes.
      Yeah, that was a spammer, recycling a previous post. He/she/it was all over our threads.

      Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      I am finding it easier to avoid refined sugar but SOOOO hard to avoid dairy. Cheese, cream cheese and sour cream became staples in my diet... Now I almost feel limited. Just means I need to look for more Paleo recipes to make.
      I can't even contemplate it at this point. If I ever do, it will have to be a gradual process, like my initial weight loss, when I tried at every meal to find a way to improve what I was eating or to find a substitute if it wasn't improvable. I really don't know what I would do without my yogurt and cheese. Especially the cheese. You're quite courageous to be attempting it cold turkey.
      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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      • I always attempt cold turkey. I kid myself when I say I'm going to "transition slowly" or "take baby steps". The length between steps is never ending at times.

        I sauteed a beet in some coconut oil. I was surprised at how tasty it was. But now my hands are pink after peeling it. Might need to get some cheap gloves for peeling those things. Also had half a sweet potato cut up into fries and sauteed in coconut oil. Paired those with 2 grilled burgers from a local bar (they charbroil, so the only thing I have to really worry about is that it was 99.99% likely to be feedlot beef).

        I'm going to take a package of nitrate/nitrite free ham with me to the race tonight. wish I could have some cheese and sour cream with it... Oh well. I wish I had some turkey breast instead. Don't feel like I need cheese with that, but I won't have time to get to the store before we leave for the track. Should have stopped while I was in town earlier. Thought about it, decided not to and 5 miles out of town regretted the decision.

        I'm really struggling with the no-dairy thing. I didn't realize how much I relied on it! I made some clarified butter to replace my butter. But one thing is for sure, it's forcing me to try new foods - like beets! I hadn't had those since I was a kid. My mom said I used to love them but for some reason I had it in my head that I didn't (maybe I don't like them pickled b/c that's what I think of when I think of beets and childhood).

        I'm still coughing and it's driving me nuts. I washed the sheets and comforter and got new pillows. Need to vacuum my floors too, but kiddos are sleeping, so not a good idea right now.

        I'm feeling pretty good today and as a side note, I am totally in LOVE with my new fridge!! I hope everyone is enjoying their saturday.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • We have to know ourselves. For big changes, I usually prefer to step into them because otherwise I am overwhelmed. But not everybody is wired like me. If cold turkey works better for you, then go for it.
          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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          • I have been so good. I am proud of myself!

            Today:

            Meal 1:
            2 eggs fried in bacon grease
            2 servings nitrate/nitrite free uncured bacon

            Meal 2:
            1 pkg nitrate/nitrite free turkey breast slices
            handful of cherries

            Meal 3:
            2 chicken legs grilled with bbq (ok, the bbq breaks the rules, but I haven't found a primal version I like yet)
            asparagus spears grilled with olive oil and sea salt
            sweet potato fries baked with coconut oil and cinnamon

            Drinks: lots and lots and lots of iced tea. I haven't drank milk in probably 3 weeks but today I have been craving it pretty good. Been behaved and haven't drank any.

            Movement: went fishing with my son and husband, went grocery shopping, walked around with a bottle of weed killer and killed a bunch of weeds, planted some seeds. Oh, and coughed up a lung or two. All in all, a good day.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Good for you Jenn! Keep it up!

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              • Going no-dairy is such a great thing to do - at least once just so you can see what your life is like without it. I realized taking it out was really key to getting blood sugar/insulin under control. Do you know dairy spikes insulin worse than anything - like even the worst candy bar you can think of? It's designed to do that because insulin helps you more efficiently store all the resources you eat - something babies need a lot of as they're growing. It's also why body-builders love whey and dairy proteins. But us? Yeah, I don't want to be any bigger - not even my muscles. I have big muscles already, I just need the fat on top of them to come off. Oh yeah, and there's the way I don't have acne when I don't eat dairy. That's reason enough for me.
                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
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                • I don't have much of an acne problem - never really did, so I'm not seeing any change there. I have noticed a change in the keratinosis on my arms though.

                  Today is Day 4 of the Whole 30. As of today, I am down 2 lbs (1 was a lb that had been regained prior to the W30 via water weight, but it's a lb down nonetheless).

                  Didn't sleep worth a crap last night. Son came to our room early and did his whole thrash about while talking in his sleep thing. Then DD decided she was going to throw a tantrum at 2 am. Then after taking DS back to his bed, DH started vocalizing in his sleep. I don't know what the hell he's doing, but it's like he gave up snoring for moaning or some shit. Then the dogs decided to howl at a train... they never howl at trains at night but last night they did. Then the one continued to bark at something. Got him to quiet dow and then DD started fussing again, refused to lay down, had another tantrum, blah blah blah. I left her and sent DH in to tend to her. Started to fall back to sleep and DS came back into the bedroom. Took him back to bed, then DD started fussing again. DH said to just get her and bring her to our bed. From then on out, we all slept well, but at this point it was 2:30 am. Sleep had been disturbed for a total of an hour and a half at this point. So pretty tired today.

                  DS starts swimming lessons this morning. He's excited about swimming in a "12 foot deep pool". He has no idea what that means, but he'll figure it out soon enough when he gets there and he's told to get in. lol He also asked that he be allowed to take his own lunch like his friends. Since I was not prepared, he's got a lunchable, a pudding pack, a koolaid pouch and some grapes. I hope that's enough food for him after swimming for 45 minutes. The summer program doesn't provide snacks (as far as I know) and I don't want him to be hungry. But I bet he's knocked out on the couch by 7!!

                  Ugh, I don't feel good all of a sudden. I think my vitamins and I are having a disagreement!
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Livestrong.com is a joke. I was just searching for information regarding coconut oil and its effect on cholesterol (MIL has high cholesterol and said CO made it worse, but looking at the label, there is no cholesterol in CO) and I found a bunch of livestrong articles. They contradicted one another. One said that CO can reduce LDL while raising HDL (the good stuff) and another said it significantly raises LDL... really?
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Seriously, Lex? Dairy spikes insulin? All dairy, or just straight milk? My dairy consumption is mainly cheese and yogurt. I've been having better energy levels even eating them.

                      Jenn, boy does that night ever sound familiar. Why does everything happen at once sometimes?
                      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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                      • The thing with my boy was nothing unusual. That's his nightly thing and in most cases I don't even know he's there until the next morning when I wake up, but last night he must have been having some pretty serious dreams or something b/c he was crying out, carrying on and thrashing about. It was irritating to say the least b/c I'd had a hard time falling asleep initially b/c I'd used my daughter's inhaler to improve my ability to cough. The medicine made my heart race - I can understand why she doesn't like it. If it makes my heart race, I can only imagine what it does to her little heart.

                        Had an appointment with Dr. Lake for another A.R.T. treatment. OMG it hurt so badly today! I can normally control my mouth when she's treating me, but today I said "OMG" and "shit, that hurt" more than once. She laughs at me. But my next appointment is a month out instead of a week or two weeks so definitely some positive progression with that. She spent less time on my left sciatic and more time on my right piriformis than anything (the piriformis is what causes my sciatic pain). She spent even more time on my shoulders than on my hips. But one month. I like that. MUCH better than last year when I was seeing her weekly and getting nowhere. Just goes to show that diet DOES indeed play a part in our our bodies feel.

                        My chief reason for seeing her this time was b/c my foot hurt. I thought it was plantar faciiatis but she told me it was sciatic. After she got the actual pain to go away, I still had a great deal of stiffness after being immobile for a while (like driving to work) and the first 25 yards or so I'd limp til things got loosened up again. Today I noticed no need to limp after driving to work. Nice surprise that was! We discussed how the diet is improving my inflammation but she said it's a toss-up whether the inflammation was caused by the dairy or the sugar. She's also doing a Whole30 variation of her own b/c she said she's been eating a lot of sugar lately too. She's the one that initially introduced me to this program and I can't thank her enough for it.

                        Anyhow... back to journal reading. I hope everyone is having a good day. I think my exhaustion has stepped away for a while. Hopefully I can get to bed earlier tonight and beat it at it's own game!
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Hey Jenn - I don't know how you stand all those bodies in bed with you! That would drive me nuts! They will grow out of it - so take heart! The hubby moaning in his sleep ----- must be dreaming or something. Sometimes my hubby talks in his sleep, it makes me laugh cuz its always something totally weird. Mostly he's just a snorer!

                          Keep up the great work on the whole30 -- you're making me want to give it a go!
                          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, we have a king sized bed so there's lots of room.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • OH! that makes more sense - we have a Queen. Would have a king - but it won't fit around the corner at the top of the stairs! dang!!!! stupid OLD house!
                              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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                              • Looks like you're doing great on the Whole30, Jenn, good luck!
                                My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
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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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