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  • Hey Jenn, it seems like everything is looking up for you. Good for you and your hubby for making the effort to work things out. I'm impressed. Sometimes people give up way too easily.

    And it looks like you're getting a good handle on your eating too.
    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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    • Jenn............ we're right neck and neck on the scale! Come on......... we'll hold hands and see those numbers drop together! How fun and exciting to see progress again!

      I'm psyched!

      Those measurements are pretty darned impressive - I never measured - just go by the scales and how my clothes are fitting. My size 14 levi 529's are fitting quite nicely and I even have to hike them up once in a while. love that!

      Have a fun long weekend!
      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, my size 13 Arizona's are the same way. Sometimes it's hard for me to see the changes in the mirror when I see myself every day, so pictures, measurements, etc, are my way to show progress.

        Our new bed arrived today. It's massive! It's the same size as the old one, but sits taller.

        Productive day today already. I've vacuumed both the bedroom and the living room, picked up the living room, swept the kitchen floor, and ordered Halloween costumes for the kids. I should work on my paper, but I think I might tackle some laundry instead. Nah... I'll work on my paper... lol I don't want the stress of trying to cram two papers in next week.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • You're still young so you can still fit into those junior sizes! lucky you! when I try to wear juniors they cover maybe 1/2 my bum! I'm not quite into the plumber look so its even sizes for me. Maybe when I got all the weight off I will be able to slide into a pair of juniors......... who knows?

          Sounds like a very productive day - and you're mood is chipper!
          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 didn't realize a size 13 was a junior... I didn't get as far on my paper as I had hoped, but there's still Monday.

            Today wasn't 100% primal. Brad wanted to go out for lunch. I had a cheeseburger made with likely crappy cheese and some fries. Ok, a lot of fries. I tried to find good foods on the menu, but there literally were none. I should have just not eaten.

            New bed stinks like paint. I forgot that they have that nasty smell to them. I hope it doesn't hang around long.

            Trying to figure out what to do about my kids for tomorrow night. We're racing and it's unusually cold this weekend. High of 52 both today and yesterday. Currently, it's 42 degrees. Tonight they're staying with my step mom, but tomorrow I don't have anyone. Because it got cold so quickly, I don't have winter coats for them. I have snow pants for Brady simply b/c I found a pair at the consignment shop. Need to go to Walmart tomorrow and see if I can find winter coats for both kids and snow pants for Makenna or I won't be able to go racing tomorrow night. It'll be just too cold for them. I will talk to my stepmom to see if she would be able to keep Makenna tomorrow night. I can probably keep Brady warm enough, but I worry about Makenna. The biggest coat I could find for Makenna at the consignment shop was a 3t. It fits now, but I want it to last all winter, so I was hoping for a 4T.

            aaaanyhow... I think I'll do some online shopping to see what's available from Walmart. Makenna and I might make a trip to Muscatine tomorrow.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Try sprinkling some baking soda on the mattress, leave it for a few hours, vacuum it off. I've read this is good for stinky carpets too.
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              • Hey, Jenn. How was your weekend?

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                • My weekend... ugh... event-wise it was fine. Food-wise it was baaad. Very very bad. Luckily, I've only gained a single pound as a result, but probably b/c I spent a lot of time in the bathroom Sunday. I didn't weigh first thing. I spent the day lounging around, sleeping and being worthless the whole day. Monday I got right back on track with a 16 hour or so fast. Lunch was two burgers and a small baked potato.

                  Dinner last night was FABULOUS!! You have GOT to try it. Here's a link: Peace, Love, and Low Carb: Creamy Chicken Scampi I left out the sliced pepper and served it over basmati rice. It was absolutely delicious! We WILL be having it again. Probably next week even. It was so good even BRADY liked it! And that kid is hard to please... but if you put a sauce or a gravy on it, he'll do pretty well to eat it. I should have made more but was glad I didn't. That dish could get me in trouble b/c I'd eat and eat and eat until I burst.

                  Tonight is my last Strategic Communications class. Thank heavens. I'm so ready to be done with that class. I wrote the weekly reading review paper yesterday on my day off. Today I need to start working on my research paper. We have a 7-10 page paper due yet as a final assignment, but it's not due til Thursday at 11:59 pm. I still need to re-read the assignment and see if I understand what he's asking for. I hate this class. I'm so glad it's about over.

                  I suppose. I better hop to it. That stupid paper isn't going to write itself...
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Apparently I'm fasting again this morning. It's 10:15 and I still haven't eaten breakfast or felt very hungry. Last night we ate at 7:30, so if I go til noon again, it'll be another 16 hour fast. Sweet!

                    Still reading Primal Body Primal Mind and I so wish I could shove this book into everyone's face and say READ IT! There is so much "that makes so much sense" information in it. I'm on the chapter about ADHD now. The content about saturated fat and how our brain is roughly 70% saturated fat is what I want to share the most b/c people are so scared of saturated fat but it is SOOOO vital to our existence and how low saturated fat is linked to Alzheimer's and dimentia. Interesting stuff.

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



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                    • When I read Fiber Menace and posted some excerpts on FB about it, a friend of mine with ADHD was trying to argue about how fiber has helped him & stuff after years of digestive issues. I was like...yeah... because you've made yourself DEPENDENT on it. Poop is bacteria, fiber just bulks! He would really benefit from Primal, been plagued with bad leg cramps his whole life, but I'm sure he doesn't give a crap haha. It's hard to sit back and watch people suffer, but they have to make their own choices
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                      • Just crunched the numbers for the Scampi. I'm a bit disappointed.

                        Calories 302
                        Carbs 3
                        Fat 24
                        Protein 21
                        Sugar 1

                        I expected a higher fat content than that given the whole cup of cream and 6 tbsp of butter... oh well. It was yummy. Maybe next time I'll chase it with a tbsp of coconut oil (I kid!! I don't wanna be poopin' all night!!).
                        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
                          When I read Fiber Menace and posted some excerpts on FB about it, a friend of mine with ADHD was trying to argue about how fiber has helped him & stuff after years of digestive issues. I was like...yeah... because you've made yourself DEPENDENT on it. Poop is bacteria, fiber just bulks! He would really benefit from Primal, been plagued with bad leg cramps his whole life, but I'm sure he doesn't give a crap haha. It's hard to sit back and watch people suffer, but they have to make their own choices
                          Tash, I hear ya. It drives me nuts. I just want to grab them by the shoulders and say "DON'T YOU SEE YOU'VE BEEN LIED TO ALL THIS TIME?!?!?!?!", but of course, that would get me no where except in a barred cell, so I'll restrain myself. But, seriously, it drives me bonkers when I see someone posting that they're doing a low fat, high carb diet. Or that their doctor put them on another high blood pressure med, or they're on sixteen different pills for a bladder issue (I have a friend who literally is on at least 16 different pills - she has to sent a reminder on her phone to take certain pills at certain times b/c they interact with one another... all for a bladder issue. Most of them are to counter the side effects of the first pill she takes). Reminds me of this pic:

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



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                          • I love that! and so true! I work for a doctor and look at medical charts non-stop --- thats pretty much what I see all the time. Once in a great while someone's chart will have only insulin (its a diabetic clinic) --- but then I'll look at the age, and they are always under 20 years old.

                            People just don't understand that doctors are trained by the pharmaceutical companies and all they know is what drug to prescribe. Its very sad.

                            I want to tell my boss - "if you'd just get every single patient eating primal/paleo - you'd cure all your patience and be a zillionnaire!" But, he won't listen.
                            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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                            • My mother is an example of that. She won't question her doctor about her thyroid meds, which means she underdosed and taking BC pills, antidepressants, cholesterol pills and is constantly in pain because her thyroid is out of control and she has the same reaction to grains I do.
                              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                              • My doctor is Paleo and I love it. She still pushes drugs b/c that's what most people want, but she's really all about the whole Paleo lifestyle and knows the benefits of it. Of course, she's new to it like most of us, so she's not fully pushing it on her patients yet b/c most don't want to hear it.

                                it really is like the picture says - eating right is just too much trouble for most people. And THAT is sad. Doctors please their patients by pushing drugs b/c that's what the patients want, but I also agree that if the doctors would put the information out there to the patients about how diet change drastically change their life, that would definitely be a step in the right direction.

                                I just learned of a guy last night who had cancer 2 years ago that was wrapped around his aorta, so they couldn't operate. They subjected him to chemo in an attempt to kill the cancer, but didn't give any promises b/c of the aggresiveness of the cancer. I guess he was so sick FIL was expecting a call any day to say he was dead. But his wife put him on this HUGE pile of vitamins that he took every day with a gallon of orange juice. FIL says there were at least 30 different vitamins in the pile each day. The man survived and looks like he was NEVER sick.

                                In Foods class in high school, we listened to a speech and the speaker said that almost ALL "natural causes" deaths are caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I don't know if that's true anymore since I took Foods class clear back about 16 years ago or so, but I don't see how it could have changed that much yet.

                                Diet is powerful and I fully believe it. PBPM has made it so overwhelmingly evident to me, but it's also so overwhelmingly overwhelming to FIX it all that I'm at a loss. I feel for my kids. I really do. I'm reading all this stuff and I feel so horrible for my kids. Sure, before I didn't have the right information, but even now I don't push the issue like I should b/c it's SOOO hard to convince everyone else that it's the right thing. It's me against the world in regards to my kids' health and it makes me feel so small and weak. I could convince family to at least respect my request, but the school, other parents who provide kids' snacks for school, daycare, etc, etc, etc, makes it so impossible to get anywhere.

                                But I think for Brady's birthday (in January) I will be providing grain free cupcakes for the school and for his birthday party. Just for shits.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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