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  • football was a win for our team --- something like 67-6! The other team didn't have a prayer! It was really pretty boring. Its JV football............. not the greatest or most exciting level of the sport. Oh well.

    Dinner was LATE - we were eating at 8:15 pm. I hate it when we eat so late. Now its 11 pm and I'm still feeling too full to go to bed. I should have made a smaller salad - but I was pretty hungry - considering I had 4 slices of bacon at 11 - and nothing else all day, except for a couple spoons of almond butter just before we left for the game.

    I had a bit of a sweet tooth tonight and snitched a few little bites of brown sugar.......... now I have to leave the "NO sugar" block empty on my chart......... dang it! Oh well - it tasted pretty good! At least I didn't sit and eat a 1/4 cup of it!

    I need to get another cake mix for MILs party .... There will be a lot of people there and I don't want to run out of cake! So, it will be a sheet cake and double high. Guess I should get another frosting too. For some reason I'm not at all looking forward to this family gathering - I'm usually up for any family gathering. Maybe cuz its a week night -and will be a rush to get there and then we'll have to get home before it gets too late --- and I'm picking hubby up from the boatshop and going straight to MIL's house - so not sure what we'll about dinner. UGH......... I hate these kinds of things. rush rush rush.......... this is the hardest part about eating this way........ sometimes its just so darned inconvenient. I mean, in the old days I would just grab a burger and fries or something. This way takes a lot of planning and preparing ahead of time. I'll have to figure out what to do. Well, honestly I could eat before I go to get hubby - and he can eat a burger on the way. There we go. Problem solved. I'll ask my son to make a double batch of his yummy chicken thing.

    Okay.......... night night pills are kicking in and my eyes are getting heavy - going to have to sign off and go to bed!
    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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    • So --- not sure what to think of this, but I had another new low this morning. 181.6!!!! WooootWooooot! I would have never believed I could eat bacon and almond butter and tons of other fat and LOSE weight!!! It goes against all the CW teaching that has been ground into my brain for the past 50 years! "if you want to lose weight you have to eat high fiber/low fat foods" ---- nope --- someone got it wrong and they are still trying to prove themselves right. I wonder what I'll say when someone asks me how I lost all my weight? If I say I ate lots of FAT they'll look at me like I'm crazy! HAHA - might be kind of fun to see the reactions.

      Anyway --- I'm down 25 pounds now since changing to this WOE. I'm pretty pleased. I'm looking forward to getting the weight where I don't feel fat and frumpy anymore! Maybe 20 more pounds? I'm also very anxious to be able to fit into my old and my new jeans! I'm still in an XL top though....... thats sad.

      Okay ladies.......... here's an odd statement: I've lost 25 pounds -- but my "girls" are still a D cup size. I've gone down nearly 2 band sizes - but the cup size is staying the same! I'm so excited that I might end up thin AND still have some "frontage" ! Before when I weighed 135 (goal weight) I could barely fill a 32A bra! Granted - the D isn't quite as FULL as it was 25 pounds ago - but they are still fitting nicely. Next purchase will likely be a 34C ............. but you know what --- If I can end up with even a B cup I will be totally satisfied!

      Just took the cakes out of the oven for the MIL birthday party tonight. Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge. I won't be having any and thats just fine with me......... I'm loving the scale too much these days to want to mess up my progress! and since I've been eating fairly clean I'm feeling really good - no chocolate cake is worth feeling bad over. But the house does smell quite heavenly!

      If I can just inch a little closer to 180 each day I will be a happy girl. Will keep up this program........ high fat/moderate protein/VLC and keep up the walking 3-5 hours a week. It seems to be working.
      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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      • Here's the question though, when were you a 32A? Hormones change and all, so you might luck out and keep a lot of that. I've read accounts that go both ways though (that they kept the rack, or they lost it). Make sure you get a proper size, either way!
        Bra Fitting - How to Measure Bra Size
        I read another that had you lean over when making one measurement, but I can't find it now. I should be a 32B, apparently, but have still never tried one on.
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        • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
          Here's the question though, when were you a 32A? Hormones change and all, so you might luck out and keep a lot of that. I've read accounts that go both ways though (that they kept the rack, or they lost it). Make sure you get a proper size, either way!
          Bra Fitting - How to Measure Bra Size
          I read another that had you lean over when making one measurement, but I can't find it now. I should be a 32B, apparently, but have still never tried one on.
          Last time I wore a 32A is was 35 years old and was 135 pounds. Just before gaining all this blubber! I've always been small chested, except when I was breast feeding. So its hard to imagine being that thin and still having a nice "rack" I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

          I know you're supposed to bend over when putting on a bra --- to get all the peices and parts into the right places! Never heard of bending over for measuring....... but maybe if you're really large that would be necessary.

          oh the things we girls talk about...........
          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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          • Hi Tomi! Just got caught up on your journal. I've noticed very little change in my girls since losing 37 lbs so maybe we get to keep them this time???

            I'm looking for a Primal cupcake recipe for DS's birthday. I haven't found one yet, but I know one is out there (I haven't looked very hard, though, either. Been focused on cookies for him).

            You're doing a great job making that scale bow to you! Great job!
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Trying to get everything done and out the door - shoving 3 fried eggs down my throat since "dinner" is cake and ice cream tonight. I don't want to get over there and be starving......... cake will make me sick and I don't have any lactose pills for ice cream.

              The cake is done and in the car............ now to get the bodies out the door - picking up hubby on the way............

              Have a great night all!
              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
                Judg --- I have thought of that. Its a very good idea - and I will work on finding a recipe. Calorie wise I need to JUST SAY NO! I really didn't have much pain from the cookie snitching but I was extremely bloated!!!! I felt like I had a water balloon in my belly! UGH - I had a hard time sleeping.
                Here you are. Primal cookies. I made them with butter and maple syrup. You could try stevia instead to keep yourself on track with no sugar.

                Originally posted by tomi View Post
                Thursday is MIL's 89th birthday - I've been asked to bring a cake.......... grrr! Boxed mix with store bought frosting - blah! I'd attempt to make it primal, but I don't think it would be readily accepted. I'm the only one in the family eating this way -- well, my son and I. Out of 28 people I think that makes us the minority!
                Hey, I take a primal coconut pound cake and trust me, everybody wants a piece. In fact, I get ordered to bring it. Again, it has honey in it, so not sugar-free, but totally grain-free. Let me know if you want the recipe.

                Originally posted by tomi View Post
                So --- not sure what to think of this, but I had another new low this morning. 181.6!!!! WooootWooooot! I would have never believed I could eat bacon and almond butter and tons of other fat and LOSE weight!!! It goes against all the CW teaching that has been ground into my brain for the past 50 years! "if you want to lose weight you have to eat high fiber/low fat foods" ---- nope --- someone got it wrong and they are still trying to prove themselves right. I wonder what I'll say when someone asks me how I lost all my weight? If I say I ate lots of FAT they'll look at me like I'm crazy! HAHA - might be kind of fun to see the reactions.

                ...

                Okay ladies.......... here's an odd statement: I've lost 25 pounds -- but my "girls" are still a D cup size. I've gone down nearly 2 band sizes - but the cup size is staying the same! I'm so excited that I might end up thin AND still have some "frontage" ! Before when I weighed 135 (goal weight) I could barely fill a 32A bra! Granted - the D isn't quite as FULL as it was 25 pounds ago - but they are still fitting nicely. Next purchase will likely be a 34C ............. but you know what --- If I can end up with even a B cup I will be totally satisfied!

                If I can just inch a little closer to 180 each day I will be a happy girl. Will keep up this program........ high fat/moderate protein/VLC and keep up the walking 3-5 hours a week. It seems to be working.
                Oh yeah, the reactions will be fun. There was moaning and groaning about the fat in avocados at a recent family BBQ, but they all stopped when I said I ate a couple of them a week, and my daughter crowed in triumph "And we all know how much weight SHE's lost!" End of discussion. Too funny.

                I've been pleasantly surprised too. I dropped a cup size the first time I went down, but now I suspect that was because the band size was still a bit big. I think I will probably end up in a 34D, which is going to complicate life a wee bit. None of the cheap bras come in that size. Mind you, none of them come in the size I am now, either. I suppose having fewer choices will make shopping quicker and easier. If I deflate more than I expect, I could end up in the C cup, which is fine with me. Any flatter than that and I quit losing weight! LOL!

                Yup, keep up with what you're doing. What works, works.
                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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                • Judg, I've found bras at Walmart for $10 in size 40D (that's what I wear right now).
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • That was my size too. But a D-cup with a 40 band is considered normal. A D-cup with a 34 band is not. Not even with a 36 band. Even a C-cup with a 34 is hard to find, at least in the cheapie section...

                    My biggest issues with bras is that I'm allergic to acrylic, and the fibre content labels always read "Exclusive of trimmings". Which means if there's any acrylic in the thread, the elastic, the lace, I'm in trouble. Especially because you normally can't return them, and I can't always tell in the dressing room, although I'm getting pretty good at it. I need about 15 minutes in a bra before I know, and who wants to sit 15 minutes in each bra in a dressing room? So once I find a bra that works, I keep buying it. The ones that worked don't go down to my new sizes. And it really, really burns me to have to chuck an expensive bra after wearing it for 15 minutes. One of my new ones is causing minor issues. *sigh* Thread. That's the hardest to spot. Okay, it's impossible. So this whole thing psychs me out a little.
                    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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                    • Ugh, that sucks, Judg. I commented on another thread about walmart carrying 40D's... didn't realize that 34D was an odd size. so, disregard my comment.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Don't worry about it. I didn't know it was an odd size either. I think I was a B-cup last time I was wearing those band sizes, so I didn't notice. I don't really remember though, to tell the truth. I accordioned through so many size and shape changes, I didn't really keep track.
                        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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                        • Judg, I would like the coconut pound cake recipe, even if Tomi doesn't

                          Congrats on the new low Tomi! You are doing fantastic!

                          As for the bra issue, I agree, it's a pain! I was a 38 DD for a long time. Now I have mostly 36 D or DD. It all depends on the style though as I even have 34 DD. I've found some of my best bras at TJ Maxx and Kohl's (when they have a sale the prices are pretty great). Not sure if you have those store where you are Judg. I just hate having to try 15 on to find 1 that I may or may not like once I'm in it for more than a few minutes. They are jut not normally comfortable.

                          Even with a 30 pound weight loss, I've never lost the "rack", but I had it starting in 8th grade, so I don't think it's going anywhere! I wish it would, I always wanted to get a reduction!

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                          • I have considered a reduction as well, Kim.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • HAHA!!! Reduction! My husband and I were just discussing the option of me getting implants if my girls happen to disappear too much after losing all this weight. I DON"T want to be a 32A again. UGH! He says he'd be HAPPY to buy me fake ones if it makes me happy! Translates into........ I LIKE YOUR LARGE BAZOOMBA'S AND DON'T WANT YOU BE FLAT CHESTED! men......

                              Bras --- yuck. I would just not wear one at all if I didn't have to worry about what other people thought. I mean - they are like wearing a harness -- and I hate them! But, society does regulate these things. I mean I personally don't like seeing women walking around braless when it is quite obvious that they are braless! Its pretty hard to hide it when you're COLD!!!! Over the summer there was a girl at the lake -- ok, not a girl - I'd guess she was pushing 40......... she was braless with a very thin top on -- and her girls were not exactly "perky" any more! I swear they were danging just above her belly button!!!!! Like under filled water balloons! It was NOT attractive!

                              Oh dear........... need to change the subject!!!

                              So, keeping all things primally minded: My weight is holding steady at 181.6 again today I'm thoroughly pleased with this!

                              I made it through the birthday party with no cake, or apple crisp (brought by SIL), or ice cream! It wasn't even difficult to say no when asked if I wanted some. Yeah me!

                              Oldest step daughter was at the gathering. Holy cow......... I haven't seen her in a couple months - she's gained more weight. Her face is a complete round ball now - and the rest of her is just as round. Honestly she looks 6 months pregnant. And talking boobs.......... !!!!! she's always been well endowed as far as mammary glands go..... she started wearing a bra at the age of 9! So, I would guess she is having to order special bras - like a G cup or something. I feel bad for her - but she's an adult now and will have to come to terms with her eating disorder at some point. Everytime I see her she is bigger. I don't understand why her mom doesn't help her........... she's very "vain" and weight conscious. I know she's tried in the past to get her to be more active and to eat better - maybe nothing she tries do any good. I know how stubborn step daughter can be! If she wants something she will do whatever it takes to make it happen - and if she doesn't want to do something there is NO budging her. when she was about 16 we talked about going in a "diet" together --- but she told me - "I like to eat and I'm not going to restrict myself just to lose a couple pounds." At that time she was only about 25 pounds overweight --- now - maybe 80. Mind you - she is only 5 feet tall.

                              Okay --- not a subject I want to go further into.

                              I didn't walk yesterday so today I'm heading out........ I decided to try a different route today. So, off It go........ when I get back I'll work on finishing up the rest of the recovering for the 5th wheel project - then do the bills and deposit for the boatshop. oh joy.

                              Have a good day all!

                              Edit:
                              OOOPS -- change of plans....... the rain came in early. I worked on the recovering -- all done but one chair. Hubby will have to help me put it all back in the 5th wheel - but its still at the repair shop. Hopefully there will be a break in the rain showers so I can go for a walk. I think I need to invest in a rain coat.............
                              Last edited by tomi; 10-12-2012, 01:10 PM.
                              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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                              • bills are always a joy... :/
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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