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  • Those eggs, longing for flight? DENIED!

    Good job, Judg.

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    • Good to see you're feeling better and yay for the new low! I hope you don't bounce back up .
      My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
      My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
      Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
      Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
        Judg -- I am so excited for you!!!! SMALL sizes is the best reward for all the long suffering and sacrifice! and yes, it certainly is both of those things at times when the resolve is running low - and the cravings are running high. I'm so very proud of you!

        I want you to know that thinking about the progress you've made is what often keeps me on track and focused. It might sound "internet stalker creepy" but sometimes when I'm really tempted to have something off track I hear in my little pee brain, "Judg would say to save it for a special planned treat" - and often thats enough to make me leave it alone

        So - thank you for the example you are - and for the words of wisdom you share!

        Now --- go put on those sweaters and take some pictures! I want to see!
        That is really quite cool. Nice to know that I can do something that will benefit others.

        Today I am wearing my grubs (Saskatchewanese for grubbies), so I don't plan on taking a picture... I'll see what I can do when I actually wear the sweaters, but they will probably be those horrible mirror pictures.

        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        Those eggs, longing for flight? DENIED!

        Good job, Judg.
        Eat the eggs, Sabine. LOL! And thanks.

        Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
        Good to see you're feeling better and yay for the new low! I hope you don't bounce back up .
        Only went up a pound this morning, which kind of surprised me. I was figuring a couple anyway. I guess I didn't overeat too badly yesterday.

        We are having unseasonally warm weather, so I made it a priority to finally get out and clean up the flowerbeds a little (poor neighbours) this morning. I stopped partway through to have breakfast. I finished off the Greek yogurt. Usual additives, except I allowed myself a teaspoon of apple butter instead of stevia. I am grateful for stevia, but it still isn't my favourite flavour. I will probably continue to use it the rest of my life, in the things where it works well. Especially in my iced coffees in the summer!

        I am impressed by how much I am not in shape. That obviously has to be the next priority. I feel like a wet noodle out there.

        I think I'm going to have to rush out again. Sunshine is making a brief appearance.
        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 Judg! Wow - I am so glad for you. You really are an inspiration for me. And you are so good at cheering us all on too I think you're awesome ... for what it is worth.

          When you have a fever you burn a LOT of calories, whereas when you 'just' have a cold you feel bad enough that you don't do much and you don't need as much as usual to fuel your body....
          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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          • Didn't overeat yesterday at all - a half serving of fish stew for a snack and a big salad for supper, 3 dates and two squares of chocolate for dessert. Okay, that last bit was excessive. Anyway, I'm up almost another pound this morning. Which does not in any way surprise me, but it shows why Phase 2 - persuading your body to accept the new status quo - is so important. I'm trying to be a bit more careful today. All I've had is three small primal banana-berry muffins, made with fruit and coconut flour. Stomach was feeling a wee bit tender this morning when I pressed on it. I'm not sure if that is part of being sick, or whether some food is to blame. If so, I suspect chocolate. I'll back off all forms of chocolate for a few days, and when I'm all better, I'll try again to see.

            I am better today, but still not fully back on track. It doesn't help that I've been having a bit of difficulty sleeping. Not a lot, but enough that I'm a little short.

            I tried the detox bath last night. I haven't decided whether to do it again. I wasn't sure if it made me sweat at all (how on earth do you tell when you're wet all over?) but when I woke up in the middle of the night with a mouth as dry as sandpaper, it was pretty clear that I had. Yes, I forgot to drink a ton of water. Don't leave that step out. I was a little nervous about the ginger, as excess ginger has caused allergic reactions before. So I used the low end of what the instructions called for. I did feel a bit itchy at first, but I'm not sure if it was from the ginger or not. It did make me feel limp and sleepy. It did not help me get to sleep, even though I took the bath just before bed. That was half the point as far as I was concerned. As for health benefits, I have no idea how to tell. The jury is still out on whether I will try again. Not right away, that's for sure. I have to restock my Epsom salts, baking soda, AND ginger.

            I had lots of time to stare at my tummy and decide it definitely was not time to declare myself finished in the weight loss department. Might even try to knock off another pound or two before Christmas. Maybe. (Depends a bit on the red skirt that should be delivered any minute - I am doing more shopping online now to save running around.)

            Originally posted by Coll View Post
            Oh Judg! Wow - I am so glad for you. You really are an inspiration for me. And you are so good at cheering us all on too I think you're awesome ... for what it is worth.

            When you have a fever you burn a LOT of calories, whereas when you 'just' have a cold you feel bad enough that you don't do much and you don't need as much as usual to fuel your body....
            Blushing profusely.

            Ah, thanks for the explanation.

            As requested, here is a shot of the fuchsia sweater, artfully arranged and posed to hide the bulge that is still there. I am actually wearing it with a long scarf, which is serving the triple purpose of keeping my heating bills down, distracting attention away from various bulges, and adding a shot of white to the outfit.

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            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 sweater and the scarf.....and I'm not a scarf person!
              Female 55
              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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              • Lookin' good! I only see the appropriate bulges.

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                • You look fantastic!
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
                    Love the sweater and the scarf.....and I'm not a scarf person!
                    Come over to the dark side... Although in your climate, even I would wear them much less.

                    Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                    Lookin' good! I only see the appropriate bulges.
                    That's because I hid them. You scrunch up your sweater around your waist to make it less obvious that the line underneath is not smooth. Then you put on your scarf and knot it around your neck so they don't stop to notice the belly sag from repeated pregnancies. A few more pounds from now and the clothes will be loose enough, they will do the camouflaging on their own, but for now, I use my time-honoured techniques. I also did not include the photo of me standing at an angle that made my thigh look a mile wide. I don't think that's quite cheating, because at the other angles it's not as bad. Just an unfortunate perspective.

                    Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                    You look fantastic!
                    You are too sweet. And you should be providing us with motivation pics yourself. Who knows, I might actually catch down to you some day.
                    Last edited by Judg; 12-06-2012, 04:06 PM. Reason: Left out a "not"
                    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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                    • You look FABULOUS! *applauding from Oregon* Cheers and wooot wooot's !

                      So - are you drafting that success story letter to Mark yet? You should be - and you better be!
                      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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                      • Aaah, those pictures did me good! Looking really nice Judg! I think I may need to get myself a scarf or two for artfully covering unfortunate lumps and bumps. Though honestly, I think you are looking like you could toss the scarf if that was the only reason you used it (I know it isn't - just saying). I see everyone is getting visited by the spammers tonight!
                        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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                        • Well, I'm feeling slightly better. Still not getting quite enough sleep (my own fault this time - diddled around way too late instead of going to bed). I had to run out again willy-nilly, so I got my walking in. A bit of a nippy day for it, but I bundled up enough, so I was okay, even in a skirt. Got my senior's discount at the drugstore, LOL! Very thoughtful of them to have it when I was going to to anyway. They play all the really hokey pop from the 60's when it's seniors' day, and it drives me nuts. At least they broke it up with some decent Christmas carols this time. The only good song I've ever heard in there on a seniors' day was a Peter, Paul, and Mary one.

                          Anyway, two muffins and some kefir for breakfast/lunch, pulled chicken over cauliflower for supper, with blueberries and kefir for dessert, which was an experiment. I prefer the cream, really, although it was fine with the kefir. A bit of chocolate-free Judg Fudg in there somewhere: coconut oil, almond butter, dab of apple butter, and cinnamon. Yum.

                          Originally posted by tomi View Post
                          You look FABULOUS! *applauding from Oregon* Cheers and wooot wooot's !

                          So - are you drafting that success story letter to Mark yet? You should be - and you better be!
                          LOL. Thanks, Tomi. No, no writing yet. I want to see more energy, more muscle definition, somewhat better health. Then I'll think about it.

                          Coll, that is something weird for me to wrap my head around. They did you good? Wow... Scarves are kind of my signature, at least in cooler weather. When it's hot, I go for dangly earrings or some other not-too-blingy bling. But then I usually have a scarf in my purse, in case I have to face over-enthusiastic air-conditioning.
                          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! My hubby and his ex would have the girls make out christmas lists every year - if we gave them something NOT on the list they would be sure to tell us that they didn't ASK for that item - they would accually be upset that we bought them something they didn't have on their list. When youngest turned 18 I put a HALT to the christmas lists! Oldest was 21 when she gave us her last "list" ................. so very pathetic. And when they were little girls - the parents and maternal grandparents would buy BOTH girls gifts on birthdays so the "non" birthday girl wouldn't feel bad for not getting a gift! Good Grief!!! Now they are both grown women and still expect the world to bow at their feet! Bad Parenting!!
                            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'm 33 and still write a Christmas List...

                              Judg, I'm glad you're feeling better. Beautiful pics! Fuchia is definitely a good color on you.

                              I haven't tried the bath yet. Face it, who has time for a 45 minute bath when you have 2 young kids? Plus, Brad would try to join me... no thanks.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Jenn, LOL! I very much hear you. That was the first bath I took in years. I had to set up speakers in the bathroom to give my brain something to do.

                                Tomi, my kids request wish lists from me. I often forget to do it, but it makes them happy when I do. Sometimes I ask them for lists too. But we issue these as suggestions, not expectations, so it works well.

                                Well, I finally did it people. I decided to live dangerously and eat that last individual-size pizza in the freezer. After almost 8 months of no more than tiny helpings of wheat (like the breadcrumbs in a single meatball) it was time to put wheat to the test in my own individual life. I ate the whole pizza. It was a thin-crust pizza, mind you. I enjoyed it, but it didn't classify as heavenly bliss, or something I could no longer live without. And I didn't get the nasty reactions that Siobhan got either.

                                But neither was it a neutral. I got some allergic reactions within an hour or two, much like citrus does to me. Red rashes and itching on my hands and inside my wrists. And general itching all over. Not severe, but noticeable. And this morning my tummy is a bit sore. If I suck in my gut, I can feel it.

                                Conclusion? Wheat is not a severe allergen for me, but it is definitely a stressor. I don't need to voluntarily add another stressor to my life, I have enough of those already. Very small amounts very occasionally will not be the end of the world, but I will continue to avoid it as much as possible.

                                My weight has been hovering around 142, which is more than a pound above where I would like it to be. On the other hand that is about 3 pounds below my last baseline weight, so I'm not complaining too much. I'm going to see if I can wrestle it down to below 141 before Christmas. That will mean being careful, and the occasional day of deliberate under-eating. Feeling under the weather has not been helpful in this department.

                                I did do my long walk yesterday, to go run errands. It went well. I rested at the coffee shop, finished my errands, bused home, and still had a wee bit of oomph to me. Not a lot, but I didn't have to crash the moment I walked in the door, so that was nice, especially because that URTI is still hanging on a bit. It just doesn't want to let go, although it certainly isn't as bad as it was a week ago.

                                Have a great day, everyone. I'll try to come by later to check other journals, but now I really have to deal with other things.
                                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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