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  • Friday Funday!
    Breakfast: egg, silverbeet, tomato, ham.
    Lunch: HUGE mixed salad (celery, red capsicum, carrot, BBQ chicken, egg, sundried tomato, roma tomato) and a smoothie made with mixed berries, 4 almonds and almond milk.

    Had my roster day today, cleaned the house, went looking a tiles for our new bathroom and got my hair cut so I'm feeling really good and happy. Hope it continues. Happy Queens Bday long weekend everyone!
    Went Primal on 1st April 2012

    Since beginning Primal:
    - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
    - People comment that my skin is glowing.
    - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
    - I'm so excited by food.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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    • Doing anything for the long weekend?

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      • Yep! My sister in law, her husband and her two children are coming down from the far north coast of NSW so i'm hoping to spend lots of time with them. My other SIL is currently in labour so that's super exciting too! I've got boot camp in the morning and then we'll also go looking at cars too in the lead up to replacing my little red car that has been on its way out for several years. "D Lots the look forward to thats for sure!

        Dinner tonight was yummy! Went out with my husband to a local leagues club and had a t-bone with veges. Really really nice.

        Breakdown:
        1462 calories
        Carbs: 92g
        Fat: 62g
        Protein: 86g
        Sugar: 52g
        Exercise: Expected to do something, but other than cleaning the house and walking about 10 mins to the hairdressers I didn't do anyhting structured.
        Looking forward to a weekend full of good food, family and fun so here's hoping you do too!
        Went Primal on 1st April 2012

        Since beginning Primal:
        - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
        - People comment that my skin is glowing.
        - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
        - I'm so excited by food.

        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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        • Super Saturday!
          Burnt 570 calories at booty this morning! That's the most I've done in one session in ages. It was a really good feeling and even tho I wanted to go harder and faster my body just wasn't moving like I wanted it to. May hafta make sure I stretch out my muscles after a run, I'm pretty lazy on the whole stretching thing.

          Spent the entire rest of the day at my inlaws playing with my niece and nephew.
          Didn't track my food but as far as I remember:
          Breakfast and lunch: braised beef stew with carrots and sweet potato.
          Afternoon tea: big mixed fruit platter and a few squares of chocolate.
          Dinner: egg, pumpkin, silverbeet, tomato in the microwave.
          Happy day but I was hurting after all that fruit, my belly reaallllly doesn't like lots of fruit.
          Last edited by his_chick; 06-09-2012, 09:42 PM.
          Went Primal on 1st April 2012

          Since beginning Primal:
          - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
          - People comment that my skin is glowing.
          - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
          - I'm so excited by food.

          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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          • Nice workout - I haven't done an intense one like that in a long time. Sounds like boot camp is good at making you work hard! Sounds like you had a good weekend...my tummy is off at the moment too, I don't know if it's fruit, or increased sensitivity after going off the rails. Thinking of picking up some pro-biotics...

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            • Probiotics are good I've heard, and yogurt definitely kicks starts my body back into regularity. Hehe. Eww.

              I have had THE BEST long weekend. Loving everything about it!
              Spent the majority of my time relaxing with family and enjoying having visitors.
              Sunday morning I went for a 10km run with my pt and a friend. Really beautiful morning and completed with probably only 1.5km worth of walking. I have hurt my foot a little so hoping I haven't overdone it too soon.

              Breakfast: beef and vege casserole with an egg.
              Morning tea: black tea and a little fruit.
              Lunch was the same as breakfast minus the egg.
              Afternoon Tea: more black tea and more fruit.
              Dinner was a takeaway works burger minus the bun, a piece of battered cocktail fish and a dozen or so hot chips.
              Dessert: a little custard and an apple.
              I paid for the custard and the fried food pretty much straight away. Didn't miss me either. Eww. Sorry.

              Had a really good day, my hubby and I test drove a new car that we are rationalising whether we can afford. Really hope to get it but it is bout $5000 above what we are really able to spend. Eeekk!
              Went Primal on 1st April 2012

              Since beginning Primal:
              - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
              - People comment that my skin is glowing.
              - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
              - I'm so excited by food.

              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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              • Monday!
                Has been another happy day, it's our Queens birthday public holiday so made even better. Family have been coming and going so spent another day hanging around the MIL's spending time with all.

                Breakfast: egg with broccoli and pumpkin.
                Morning Tea/ Lunch/ Afternoon tea: was really just lots of picking from little bits here and there. Some pumpkin, sundried tomatoes, spinach leaves, and then nibbled on makings for what was going to be dinner. Made a beef casserole all ready to be eaten but then got invited to a cousins house for a baked dinner so my casserole will turn into lunches for the next few days. No complaints for free food!
                Dinner: roast chicken and lamb, roast sweet potato and pumpkin, cauliflower and some carrots. Carb heavy on the veges I realise.
                Dessert: a little vanilla yogurt, stewed peaches and 1/2 stewed pear and a small amount of jelly.

                You might have noticed I have stopped tracking my intake on weekends and holidays. For the last few weeks I've tried to relax my outlook on weekends and I've actually found it quite freeing. I don't feel so pressured to perform or live up to my self imposed strictness and it has definitely helped me to be more level emotionally.

                Also not so concerned about staying VLC. I haven't seen any weight changes positive or negative with it and I was also struggling to maintain my enthusiasm about my choices. Having relaxed a little I still feel like I'm huge weight wise and feel very bloated but this may also be more a result of not drinking enough water and eating more salty foods such as ham and bacon. I love my bacon but definitely recognised that I was more bloated the past few days after eating more fruit and pork based products.

                Goals for this week:
                - Try to get through the week as emotionally content as I am right now.
                - Enjoy my food choices within my <1200 cal threshold.
                - Drink more water.
                - Complement the people I work with more.

                A question/ statement: I went on a website that evaluated my weight using my height vs weight and it said that my minimum calorie requirements are 1833 cals/day. It was an American site and without wanting to sound stupid, are American calories different to Australian calories because if I'm not losing weight at 1200 cals how could it be possible to not put weight on a 1833?
                Went Primal on 1st April 2012

                Since beginning Primal:
                - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
                - People comment that my skin is glowing.
                - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
                - I'm so excited by food.

                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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                • Originally posted by his_chick View Post
                  Monday!
                  A question/ statement: I went on a website that evaluated my weight using my height vs weight and it said that my minimum calorie requirements are 1833 cals/day. It was an American site and without wanting to sound stupid, are American calories different to Australian calories because if I'm not losing weight at 1200 cals how could it be possible to not put weight on a 1833?
                  Nope, calories are the same no matter what nationality. A couple thing may be happening. First, those calculations are just an estimate based on your height, weight, age. It does not take into account hormones or metabolism. Second, are you looking at your weekly average calorie intake or just day to day. Sometimes we stay at say 1200 for 5 days then 2 days higher, this would drive the weekly average up. 1800 actually sounds about right. We are about the same size and that is where I sit as well. Maybe you will find losing weight easier if you increase calories a bit? I keep around 1500 and fund that a comfortable number.

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                  • I suppose that makes sense. I hadn't thought that I would have put it out that far to bring the average up that far but I probably have. Thanks for the reply.
                    Went Primal on 1st April 2012

                    Since beginning Primal:
                    - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
                    - People comment that my skin is glowing.
                    - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
                    - I'm so excited by food.

                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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                    • Tuesday Fallout.
                      Tuesday wasn't the best day. Was really slow at work and then there were the chocolate temptations. A meh moment. Also had boot camp where I weighed in heavier again. Pretty disappointed.

                      Breakfast: a banana, raced out of the house and didn't have a chance to make anything better.
                      Morning Tea: can of tomato and onion tuna, celery sticks, 1/2 tomato and a 1/4 of a red capsicum.
                      Lunch: a serve of beef and vegetable chunky soup with some pumpkin pieces.
                      Dinner: more beef and vege soup this time with some celery sticks.
                      Snacks: 2 Caramel filled Cadbury squares and 3 Tasmanian chocolate truffles. They were amazing. Also 2 mugs of black tea.

                      Breakdown:
                      860 calories
                      295g carbs! Not quite sure how 41g of chocolate can add up to 225g of carbs but ooops!
                      30g fat
                      67g protein.
                      :|
                      Went Primal on 1st April 2012

                      Since beginning Primal:
                      - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
                      - People comment that my skin is glowing.
                      - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
                      - I'm so excited by food.

                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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                      • Is there anyway to stop the random posts like the one above? It's a little annoying. :|
                        Went Primal on 1st April 2012

                        Since beginning Primal:
                        - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
                        - People comment that my skin is glowing.
                        - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
                        - I'm so excited by food.

                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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                        • Originally posted by his_chick View Post
                          Tuesday Fallout.
                          Tuesday wasn't the best day. Was really slow at work and then there were the chocolate temptations. A meh moment. Also had boot camp where I weighed in heavier again. Pretty disappointed.

                          Breakfast: a banana, raced out of the house and didn't have a chance to make anything better.
                          Morning Tea: can of tomato and onion tuna, celery sticks, 1/2 tomato and a 1/4 of a red capsicum.
                          Lunch: a serve of beef and vegetable chunky soup with some pumpkin pieces.
                          Dinner: more beef and vege soup this time with some celery sticks.
                          Snacks: 2 Caramel filled Cadbury squares and 3 Tasmanian chocolate truffles. They were amazing. Also 2 mugs of black tea.

                          Breakdown:
                          860 calories

                          295g carbs! Not quite sure how 41g of chocolate can add up to 225g of carbs but ooops!
                          30g fat
                          67g protein.
                          :|
                          This is NOWHERE near my fallouts the last 2 days- easily clearing 2000 calories! Atleast your indulgence in chocolate did not send you into a feeding frenzy!

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                          • It almost did! It was only that my uncle took the chocolate truffles away or I'm sure I could have cleared the 15 or something left in the box! He must have read my mind because I reallllllly wanted another 10 and he just packed them up and put them away. Lol. I'm such a nibbler. (think I just made that up). I love picking and nibbling everything in sight and completely struggle to not do it.
                            Hubby still thinks that I eat too much, and without any weight loss I find it hard to explain that I'm not. He isn't interested at all in trying Primal and that makes it hard too. Bread and starches are very filling so he assumes that when he is full that I would HAVE to be as well. Any suggestions? I'm still hungry but looking at the pile of food that I'm eating he doesn't see the possibility and thinks I'm over eating for the sake of it. I'm not losing weight and he thinks it's because I eat too much. I think it's because my body is at a stand still and I'm going to have to get some help from a primal/ paleo minded person to know where to go from here. Any suggestions?
                            Went Primal on 1st April 2012

                            Since beginning Primal:
                            - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
                            - People comment that my skin is glowing.
                            - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
                            - I'm so excited by food.

                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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                            • No way in hell you eat too much! Sometimes not even 1000 cal...I would be starving. I would increase your protein and your fats. This won't look like much on the plate so your hubby probably won't notice. I strive to hit 100-140g of protein/day. If you had 6oz-8oz of steak, small salad w/ EVOO, and maybe small amt of sweet potato for dinner would this seem like too much? I sure hope not.

                              My husband is not completely primal either. He is getting much better, though and has even started cooking primal dinners. We still have tons of non-primal stuff in the house for him and my daughter. I'm trying very hard for them both to eat as primally as possible, it's a slow process. I guess it is for me too though as I still binge.

                              I don't know what else to tell ya other than if you are still hungry you are not eating enough! Tell him to shove it

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                              • Hi there his_chick! Thanks so much for your comment on my journal - lol glad someone enjoys my ramblings!

                                I've been peaking through your journal - great work so far! I think overall you do pretty well with temptations. When I first started primal, I indulged quite a bit more than you seem to. I definitely have always struggled with just eating "one" of something - so it seems like you're doing well with that and getting over it, and just keeping going - which is important in the long run.

                                I'm with primalmontana 100% though - you should not be hungry when eating primal - my main suggestion would be to up your fat and protein. Your calories in general look way too low to me and I'm a bit smaller than you. I ate A LOT when I first started (and still do sometimes), but the pounds just melted off because I was eating the right things, calories didn't matter that much. Other than walking, I wasn't even exercising, while eating a ton. My amounts gradually went down as my body adjusted- but this happened naturally as my body was better nourished and was no longer hungry. I would guess that you're not losing weight because your body is starving and hanging on to the pounds for dear life. Also is there any reason you need to count calories? Generally, primal is about not counting calories - is there any specific primal reason you are doing this for?
                                Primal: Because I like to have my steak, and eat it too

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