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  • heyo! Just checking back in. Sorry to hear you've been having a difficult time lately! I can totally relate as I've sort of very consciously stepped off the wagon for a while. Just been surrounded by lots of non primal people that are really really great for a lot of other reasons. Oh well, stay strong and just hit the reset button in the morning!

    Jojo - love the flow chart. I feel like I should post that in my room, or tatoo it to the inside of my palm as a reality check.

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    • Hey Abby! Thanks for stopping by.
      My entire life is non primal people so I struggle most days to either eat primally or to not eat everything on a platter that is primal to compensate. Like for instance, yesterday. Went to a development day with work where food was provided. Morning tea was two platters of cakes, pastries and biscuits which I found quite simple to not touch. The third platter was fresh fruit which I devoured. Ate so much of it because once I started I couldn't stop. Made me feel so uncomfortable and my belly didn't feel any better until I had passed it all through so quick I doubt any of the nutrition in it was absorbed. Sorry for the TMI. :| I had several black teas and a heap of water to try and dilute the fructose and still my belly screamed at me.
      Lunch was no better, work provided gourmet sandwiches and because I had no options elsewhere I ate the filling and discarded the bread. I'm sure ppl would have noticed because I probably discarded a half loaf of bread. Ate lots of chicken, salami, ham, Camembert, salads. They were really yummy fillings.
      Dinner lat night was so yummy. Hubby and I had a seafood night and had ginger garlic prawns, crispy skinned Tasmanian salmon and steamed buttered broccoli. So. Good. I'm really enjoying the challenge that is eating primally with no primal friends close by. Really love you all on MDA. The support network is great. thanks heaps.
      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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      • ...and she's back!
        Quick mental update to say hi and check in and tell you all that I'm smiling big and loving being a primal/ Paleo being. I've found lots of blogs and Facebook groups that i've been reading. I'm inspired to be the beginning of a family who eat and live more sustainably and in a way that is going to be a legacy for the future.
        On my way to a conference this weekend for my job, I signed up ages ago and since going primal obviously have changed my diet significantly. A little anxious as I'm not sure of the menu items as its a fully catered conference. I was thinking of emailing and requesting gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and grain free meals but to a SAD caterer that probably sounds pretty limiting. Lol because primal is liberating, not limiting and it has made me feel SO much BETTER. Yay for break throughs.
        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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        • Yay for feeling awesome!!

          Maybe instead of emailing the cater with all those requests, you could email and ask what will be served and ask for some accommodations based on what's already being served. Ask some questions about the food that's closest to primal, and then make some suggestions on how it could be adjusted to your needs. You can always bring a few items with you as well (like snacks and homemade salad dressing). Good luck! Sounds like you're in a great place!
          Primal: Because I like to have my steak, and eat it too

          Current Primal Journal
          My Old Primal Journal - Surviving my summer away from home
          Food blog: Sex or Chocolate: I choose STEAK!

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          • Hey just thought id stop in. SOunds like you are working your socks of at staying true to the course, and to yourself.

            Coming home from work and being hungry is a hard time. Have you tried making your lunch up for work etc and making extra to sit in the frudge (be it tuna etc etc). This way you have something to eat when you get in and can then relax or cook T etc without feeling like the cookie jar is calling your name.

            I suggest always always cooking too much for T. 1) it makes a great snack later at night, 2) Its great for lunch the next day and 3) its even better when you get in after work and acts as a buffer to you and your cravings.

            With regards your trip, stay strong. I went to Italy earlier in the year and as you can imagine was surrounded by pasta, pastries etc. I didnt falter once. Even on a day when we decided to have lunch in this lovely busy square. It was ALL pastry shops, but I stayed true. You'd be surprised how amazing the meat and salad choices are if you just look.

            Richard
            It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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            • It's been 6 months since I last wrote in this journal. Time has flown and so much has changed at the same time. I have good days and bad days and at the moment the bad far outnumber the good. I struggle big time with bingeing on food whilst my husband is out and on several occasions find myself devastated with how poor and weak my self control is. If he knew how much rubbish I eat and how I look forward to him going out so I can eat would terribly terrify him. It's awful I know. I think by writing this down I've kind of opened the gates to change. I'm going to make a plan to remove all the binge worthy food from the house but that isn't fair to hubby when he has none of the issues I have. I pretty much hate myself for the position I put myself in.

              Since my last check-in 6 months ago I've definitely gained probably 2kg, which isn't much I know but definitely is visible. I have been exercising everyday- which I love so my eating is what significantly alters my success. I don't know what it is about food that makes me so addicted but I just struggle to stop eating. It tastes and looks and smells so good that I get terrible feelings of deprivation even though I eat amazing clean meals and am not hungry. I have the attitude of 'oh well' tomorrow is a new day' but that isn't good enough. I have to get tough with myself if I ever expect to be an example for my family.

              I want to be thin, strong and athletic and not fat and sluggish.
              I have the tools, the means and the support, now I just have to find the sticking power to stay the course.
              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
                It's been 6 months since I last wrote in this journal. Time has flown and so much has changed at the same time. I have good days and bad days and at the moment the bad far outnumber the good. I struggle big time with bingeing on food whilst my husband is out and on several occasions find myself devastated with how poor and weak my self control is. If he knew how much rubbish I eat and how I look forward to him going out so I can eat would terribly terrify him. It's awful I know. I think by writing this down I've kind of opened the gates to change. I'm going to make a plan to remove all the binge worthy food from the house but that isn't fair to hubby when he has none of the issues I have. I pretty much hate myself for the position I put myself in.

                Since my last check-in 6 months ago I've definitely gained probably 2kg, which isn't much I know but definitely is visible. I have been exercising everyday- which I love so my eating is what significantly alters my success. I don't know what it is about food that makes me so addicted but I just struggle to stop eating. It tastes and looks and smells so good that I get terrible feelings of deprivation even though I eat amazing clean meals and am not hungry. I have the attitude of 'oh well' tomorrow is a new day' but that isn't good enough. I have to get tough with myself if I ever expect to be an example for my family.

                I want to be thin, strong and athletic and not fat and sluggish.
                I have the tools, the means and the support, now I just have to find the sticking power to stay the course.
                Keep fighting.... You only lose the war when you quit the fight....

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                • I like that. Very timely too. Thanks.

                  Woke up today feeling a little off, started my day with a 6km run/ walk with friends which pepped me up a little.

                  Breakfast: almond milk smoothie with 1/2 banana, egg, roasted almonds and coconut oil.
                  MT: 1 slice of dried banana, homemade banana coconut milk yogurt, almonds and glass of water.
                  Lunch: cocoa chilli from 'Practical Paleo' made with beef mince.

                  Going to a Tupperware party tonight at my sisters, work has been slow and I'm not feeling confident in myself or my abilities. Should be a good night, looking forward to seeing my sister and some friends.
                  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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                  • 11 months Paleo/ Primal today. It's been a huge roller coaster and I'm happy to be on the ride.
                    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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