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  • Judg -- I've been gone from the forum for a few days due to "life" and yesterdays fishing trip.......... I'm so sorry to hear you were sick - but happy its passed. I would guess food poisoning too. The symptoms sound like it anyway. Glad you are feeling better!

    147 is awesome! I'll bet you're dipping into those new cloths to have a look see of what fits! I went through my closet and found tops that I had purchased 2 years ago when I had lost 50 pounds - a few I had never quite made it into - still had that tags on. So, I get to go closet shopping too! Not to mention all capri's and cute tops that I wore for only those 2 weeks, and then started gaining weight again and couldn't get into them. UGH! The things we do to ourselves.

    I understand your fatigue and exhaustion I can control the fibro pain, and most of the other symptoms by keeping my diet as close to 100% as possible -- but it doesn't do a whole lot for the fatigue if I over do it. However --- I do have a lot more stamina than I did before going primal. I haven't figured out yet how to get that surge of energy that doesn't go away, as some people on here talk about --- but I'm still looking. The higher fat thing was supposed to do it - but I haven't been consistant enough for that fat burning machine thing to kick into gear. I have trouble in the summer not eating fruit --- especially watermelon, which really ramps up the carbs! So, my low carb, medium protein and high fat has be derailed a few times. I think to get the full effect you are supposed to stay the course pretty religiously for a couple weeks. I don't think I'll be buying anymore melons now that summer is nearly over, and boating season is coming to a close. Maybe the next couple weeks I can give it a better attempt.

    As for walking -- I totally agree that it is the best form of movement -- as God designed us so perfectly for doing just that!
    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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    • Thanks, Tomi. Yes, I'm pretty much back to normal now. My appetite didn't completely return till last night when it kept me awake. I finally got up and had a cup of turmeric tea, with stevia, mind you. I'd already had some honey in my espresso earlier and a bit of chocolate, and didn't want to overdo the sugar. That put me right to sleep.

      My energy levels have evened out quite a bit, which is nice. If only they'd even out a bit higher...

      Anyway, yesterday was a day of light, although good eating, so I wasn't too surprised to see another new number on the scale this morning. 146.6. This has been a very good month, weight-wise, despite the family feasts. Good thing recently gained weight falls off easily, because my clothes were tighter after those two days for sure.

      And yes, I have been hitting my reward drawer a little more often. An unlined black jacket, a white top, some rust-coloured pants. Hmmm, they would go pretty well together. I'll have to try that one of these days.

      Anyway, I'd better get moving. I'm going to try to make it to church this morning. Have a great Sunday, everyone.
      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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      • Love the new quote on your sig! so true!
        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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        • LOL! Yup, that one really struck me when I first read it.

          Yesterday was feast day. Today's weight is definitely not down. LOL! Oh well, that was plenty for one week. Being careful today though; I don't want yesterday's feast to get stuck on me.
          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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          • Wow, Judg, you are doing so well!! Good for you! Hopefully one of these days the energy will stabilise at a higher level. Do you have any before and now pics? You have got to be feeling really good...
            Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
            Primal low: 186 lbs
            Current weight: 221.4 lbs
            Goal weight: 140 lbs

            "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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            • Coll, before and after pics on page 52.

              My energy is at a higher level, for sure. But I'm also more careful, so my activity levels haven't increased a whole lot. Which is, for the time being, probably the wisest thing to do. Yesterday I pushed myself out the door - and did quite a bit of walking - despite a bad night's sleep, and I am NOT crushed by fatigue today. I'm not doing much of anything either, but at least I feel okay at rest, which is something of a victory.
              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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              • We have to relish those little victories don't we? Hope you have a great day! I'm going for a walk now.
                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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                • Wow Judg, love the photos! I agree that the dress is lovely but I think you look so much healthier and more vibrant now!!
                  Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                  Primal low: 186 lbs
                  Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                  Goal weight: 140 lbs

                  "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                  • Thanks, Tomi, Coll. My weight is up a bit now, of course. That always happens when I've been trending down and then start eating a bit more again. But that's okay. What is a bounce up now used to be a bounce down...

                    BTW, Coll, congratulations on your own progress! Is that all from eating primal?

                    Made some clam chowder today, which means I ate about 1/2 a white potato and about 1/2 a carrot in my soup. A little carbier than my normal fare, but I figure it's an acceptable diversion. I put fewer root vegetables in than I used to, and of course, no dinner rolls to go with it. Very nice for the cool weather we've been having. Back to summer for the next couple of days though. It's a good thing the house has had a chance to cool off so thoroughly.

                    My vegetarian daughter is coming for supper tomorrow. I think I'll make that carrot walnut "cake" that was featured ages ago on MDA and a big salad with feta to go with it. That should cover the two of us pretty well. Either that or a crustless quiche.
                    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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                    • Oh fun - mother/daughter time!

                      enjoy your time together!
                      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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                      • Do you and your daughter ever run into conflicts over diet? Vegetarian and Paleo are both considered "radical" diets. You guys must get into it!
                        SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                        Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                        Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                        Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                        Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                        Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                        • Well, paleo's just vegetarian with a side of meat:-):-):-)

                          I get to eat all my vegetarian son's food, and he can eat all mine without the meat:-) I get the better deal, I think.

                          He actually thinks it's important I eat meat. I can go to vegan / vegetarian restaurants and eat well on vegetable soups, salads, and such, and then eat meat the next meal:-) He, however, has a harder time when vegetarian choices are few. He, also, doesn't eat grains or soy. Kind of fun. Now, if I weren't so fat, I be a much better ad for paleo / primal. But I am definitely strong. Weight hasn't dropped much this year, but I'm 8.5 inches less that I know of. Weird.

                          Originally posted by ecks View Post
                          Do you and your daughter ever run into conflicts over diet? Vegetarian and Paleo are both considered "radical" diets. You guys must get into it!

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                          • No, we're respectful of each other. She's doing it mainly because of an ethical stance over the treatment of animals, which I get, and knows that I'm doing primal for health reasons, which she also respects. This is also a family full of deeply held and diverse religious opinions, and we have a lot of experience in learning how to get along. We just generally avoid contentious issues and look for the common ground. With our own kids, the issues can sometimes be discussed, if we are all in dispassionate, objective mode. If not, I pull the matriarchal weight and shut down the discussion, unless the patriarch is involved, in which case I leave the room until it's over. If the kids are having fun with it, they'll continue and call me when they're done; if not, they get the message and back off.
                            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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                            • Originally posted by lopisheep View Post
                              Well, paleo's just vegetarian with a side of meat:-):-):-)

                              I get to eat all my vegetarian son's food, and he can eat all mine without the meat:-) I get the better deal, I think.

                              He actually thinks it's important I eat meat. I can go to vegan / vegetarian restaurants and eat well on vegetable soups, salads, and such, and then eat meat the next meal:-) He, however, has a harder time when vegetarian choices are few. He, also, doesn't eat grains or soy. Kind of fun. Now, if I weren't so fat, I be a much better ad for paleo / primal. But I am definitely strong. Weight hasn't dropped much this year, but I'm 8.5 inches less that I know of. Weird.
                              Ah, then you're losing fat in favour of muscle. Not a bad thing at all. I would cheerfully make that exchange; I'm getting tired of flab. I notice that when my weight drops more quickly, I get jigglier. I wish I could make more progress with the exercise, but the mangled shoulders and chronic fatigue make it pretty well impossible to make any major pushes. I would have liked to do the 21 day challenge, targetting fitness, but I just don't see how I can do it. I'll just have to continue with my cautious, incremental approach.
                              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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                              • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                                Ah, then you're losing fat in favour of muscle. Not a bad thing at all. I would cheerfully make that exchange; I'm getting tired of flab. I notice that when my weight drops more quickly, I get jigglier. I wish I could make more progress with the exercise, but the mangled shoulders and chronic fatigue make it pretty well impossible to make any major pushes. I would have liked to do the 21 day challenge, targetting fitness, but I just don't see how I can do it. I'll just have to continue with my cautious, incremental approach.
                                I'd say what you're doing is working quite well for you so no reason to change at this point. You're weight is steadily dropping and it seems you have a slight upswing in your energy and stamina levels. What I find is that as long as I keep moving I have more energy to keep moving. Make sense? If I walk or bike daily, then its much easier to walk or bike daily. But if I take a week off......... eeesh, those first couple days are a killer! Even on the days that I don't feel like walking......... I'm better in the long run if I push through it and at least walk a little. Even just 10 or 15 minutes. Even though I've been primal for a year now - and the majority of the fibro pain is gone - I still have the fatigue to deal with. There are times when the thought of going to the grocery store is like telling my muscles and bones its time to do a 10k! Every step is like dragging my legs through mud! But if I don't push through it - then EVERYDAY becomes a fight in the mud pit. So, on my down days I try to remember that I will be better tomorrow ONLY if I push through it. NOT overdo it........ but just gently and tenderly push through it. Then when the wave a fatigue passes I can get back to doing more of a full output. I hope this making sense. Yesterday I was feeling really good and strong - so I pushed myself to walk an entire hour! I was doing about a 20 minute mile, so I'm estimating I walked 3 miles. Today I can feel it in every muscle! But I also feel ready to do it again. Its taken a year to build up to this kind of stamina. Now mind you......... in a few days I may be facing that mud pit again and will be forced to dial it back. But I know now that I need to move at some level every single day so the momentum continues going forward.

                                So I'm curious what you have found with the CF side of things.........
                                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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