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  • Energy, yes!
    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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    • Great news, Judg!! I'm so happy that you're starting to feel better.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Great stuff Judg. The energy boots is the greatest thing about this lifestyle, I think. I've enjoyed the benefits, on (mostly) and off since I first went low carb on Sept 2005 but since going grain free realise how good it can get! Onwards and upwards!
        Odille
        F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
        following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

        My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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        • Energy boots! Best typo. Where can I get some? And do they come in colors?

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          • Originally posted by tomi View Post
            I think I'm seeing progress in your energy levels! Yeah! You're doing great, Judg! Baby steps are better than no steps! And getting out and seeing old friends is such a boost to the system! You sound like an extravert - so being with people energizes you! I'm looking forward to reading more posts like these last ones! I'm so excited!
            Thank you so much for the encouragement, Tomi and everybody else. Yes, my energy levels are improving and I'm quite pumped about it. Today though, I am tired. Which didn't stop me from walking to the bank and back, but I did it quite slowly and stopped for an iced cappuccino (yes, I cheated) to rest before taking the homeward trek. I could do it, but my body was clearly telling me it was time to slow down for a bit. So I will.

            Sabine, I'm not really an extrovert. I'm what is known as a sociable introvert. Which means I love to be around people for a while, but I really need to get away from them to recharge my batteries. They're like Red Bull to me, they give me a jolt of energy yes, but I pay for it after.

            I was even considering staying home yesterday after the grocery shopping in the morning, but DD phoned early afternoon. It was her 23rd birthday, and she will be celebrating on the weekend, both with friends and family, so she suggested we go to a museum together. (The public ones here are free every Thursday from 4:30 till closing.) So out we went. I was really kind of honoured that she chose her mother to spend her birthday and the first day of her week off with. I really shocked her though. At one point, (two actually) we were sprinting for the bus (a kind of big game chased down by urban Grokettes) and I kept up with her. I was going flat out, and she still had some speed in reserve, but she was gobsmacked. She couldn't remember ever seeing me run before. That's because I had been obese her entire life, and I didn't want to impose that kind of stress on my joints. My joints don't mind anymore, but the muscles down the front of my thighs, the name for which I have completely forgotten, are not quite so forgiving. They are grumbling at me in disapproval. I am so out of shape. Only my walking muscles are toned, everything else is mush.

            Still and all, I am thrilled that it took about 10 days of almost daily outings or exertions to get me to the point where I was walking slowly. That's mind-boggling. DD could really see the difference, even though I was already dragging a bit. She is used to seeing my dragging much more than that. I've been tired all her life, and exhausted for the last half of it.
            Last edited by Judg; 05-11-2012, 11:49 AM. Reason: Correction
            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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            • Yesterday's report

              Health journal May 10, 2012

              Sleep: 6-7 hours. Felt great in the morning despite the shortfall

              Weight: 154.4!

              Food
              Breakfast: Banana walnut smoothie with coconut milk, 2 eggs, flaxseed, hempseed, cinnamon
              Lunch: 2 lamb chops, mixed frozen veggies sauteed in the drippings to soak up all that wonderful flavour, lot of beans in there, my cheat for the day, I guess.
              Supper: Chicken mesquite salad at restaurant
              Snacks: a few raw macadamia nuts. Wee bit of trail mix

              Exercise: Sprinting for buses (twice), some minor walking

              Activities: Grocery shopping. Museum and restaurant with daughter
              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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              • Slow day here today. My eating was all over the place and not the greatest (short on veggies for sure) but oh well. Tomorrow is a new day.

                Health journal May 11, 2012

                Sleep: 7 hours

                Weight: 154.6

                Food
                Vitamins: check
                Breakfast: 4 (!) primal carrot muffins (almond meal, eggs, carrots, etc.)
                Lunch: one small lamb chop, carrot (left over from making muffins) (oh no, Vitamin A is not going to be an issue today)
                Supper: Meatballs. Lots and lots of meatballs.
                Snacks: small iced cappuccino, spoonful of cottage cheese, another couple of almond butter mixed with apple butter (yes, I am in a grazing mood)

                Exercise: one hour walking.

                Activities: baking, errands, vegging, cooking
                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 yes, I'm tired. All that overdoing has caught up to me. I have to make two cakes today though, one vegan and one primal. Tomorrow is a family celebration of my daughter's birthday, Mother's Day, and my niece's birthday, and seeing as we (as in me and my offspring) are the ones complicating things with our weird diets, I am the one providing the weird food. But that's really all I am going to attempt today, other than the necessary kitchen clean-up and throwing a load of towels in the washer and dryer. They can wait to be folded, but at least they'll be usable.
                  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 - 10 days of go go go and you're just now feeling pooped out! Thats pretty darn good! How exciting!

                    I've had a few little cheats this past week also. Ice cream, and this morning a frapaccino. Yummy - but not so healthy. Somedays we just have to relax a bit. As long as someday doesn't turn into most days I think we're doing pretty good.

                    Sounds like you'll have a wonderful day of friends and family tomorrow! We'll be spending the day at the MIL's house with family as well. We'll see my mom also - but dinner will be at MIL's. A full on curry feast.

                    Happy Mothers Day!
                    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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                    • You too, Tomi. Yes, I'm pretty pleased it took so much to get me this tired. And quite bummed that I am this tired. But there isn't much over the last ten days I would have been willing or able to cut out, so that's life. Next week I will try to give myself all the time I need to get my mojo back.

                      Curry, yum! You have a happy Mother's Day too.
                      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, you are to be congratulated! You are doing so well in conquering CFS and staying primal!
                        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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                        • Thanks, Siobhan. I haven't conquered it yet, but it has been pushed back a ways. I hope there's room for a lot more pushing. As for staying primal, well, it is a major hope for me right now, so it's much more powerful than temptation. Not enough to beat my finger-licking, sampling ways in the kitchen though. I managed to ingest some of that vegan cake (flour, canola oil, sugar!) in its raw form out of sheer force of habit. It wasn't that much and I did have supper afterwards, so I'm thinking I shouldn't feel too many repercussions even if I do have a heightened intolerance to grains. We shall see. But that was an experiment I had been hoping to put off till the end of four or even six weeks. Oh well. I also would rather have done it on a day when I was feeling really good, so I wouldn't be wondering about alternate causes if I did feel yucky. As a scientist, I obviously have a long way to go!
                          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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                          • Health journal May 12, 2012

                            Sleep: 12 hours! Okay, it's official, I was too tired.

                            Weight: 156.6. Okay, it's official, I ate badly yesterday

                            Food
                            Vitamins: check
                            Breakfast: one carrot muffin, vanilla Gr. yogurt with strawberries, flaxseed, hempseed
                            Lunch: 4 meatballs
                            Supper: BAS (Romaine, radicchio, spinach, orange pepper, tomato, cucumber, snap peas, onion) plus ham with avocado dressing
                            Snacks: Blackberries, almond butter, 20g chocolate

                            Exercise: running up and down the stairs...

                            Activities: Load of towels, emptied dishwasher, baking, salad prep
                            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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                            • There's a lot of healthy stuff in there! You're not that far away from your goal so I'm excited for you. Freaking 20 pounds basically!
                              Starting weight: 225
                              Current weight: 195
                              Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                              Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
                              My Primal Journey


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                              • Fortunately, I actually like eating healthy, so that part is easy. I've been eating BAS for years, except I call it an everything salad. Love gourmet salads of all descriptions basically.

                                One of my Mother's Day bouquets had this card attached:
                                With Deepest Sympathy...
                                We're sorry you had to have all 5 of us...
                                Kudos to you for surviving.

                                And that pretty much tells you what kind of kids I've got.
                                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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