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  • #76
    Same weight this morning, earlier than yesterday. Last night I was up to .6mmol/L. It's sooo amazingly satisfying to find a measurement I can actually control - and then watch the effects. This rather than trying to change the effects with no idea how to do it. As you can tell, I'm still feeling good!

    Dinner last night was yum. I have to find some good sauces, though, to change the texture and taste of my meals. It's not that hard, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Tummy issues are slowly resolving. I ended up taking ibuprofen last night - I just couldn't take it any more.

    Today I've had a couple of leftover chicken drumsticks for a quick breakfast before we took the dogs out. Bacon and eggs in co oil for lunch, and soon I'll be tucking in to that beef roast with some pumpkin and greens. Can't wait!

    Edited to add that I had a mammoth session of trying on old clothes last night, and am totally stoked to report that all but a couple of my skinny-clothes fit me! I don't think I was this weight when I bought them, so now they look better than they did back then .
    Last edited by Jac; 08-19-2012, 12:02 AM.
    Started Feb 18 2011

    Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

    Journalling here

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    • #77
      Last night (Sunday) ketones were 1.2mmol/L. Excellent!! Today I have a funny taste in my mouth - almost metallic. Hopefully it'll go away. Weight is up by .5kg this morning - I have an aching back/core and no idea whether it's actually my muscles or my belly.
      Started Feb 18 2011

      Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

      Journalling here

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      • #78
        Last night ketones were down to 0.7 - I had blueberries and co cream for breakfast, so maybe that was too many carbs?? Weight was down to 88.2 this morning.

        Am in Auckland, preparing for my trip. Can't wait!! I've packed coconut oil, with the intention of using it to support a fast any time there's no good food available. The conference is likely to be a bit challenging. Anyway, this is the last post for a few days, but I'll keep a paper journal. Wish me luck!!
        Started Feb 18 2011

        Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

        Journalling here

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        • #79
          I've spent the last week in Darwin or travelling. It's a really different city - not at all cosmopolitan. The plants were lovely, and the weather was very hot and humid. I totally loved it! I stayed with a friend who has huge gastric problems, so she's always totally careful about dairy. She is also practically rabid about having low fat everything. She even found me low fat bacon and drained it before serving!! She eats about 9 servings of fruit a day, along with whole grains - she's permanently starving, and starts to feel quite panicked if there is no food to eat in her immediate vicinity.

          Anyway - for the last week I've had bacon and eggs for breakfast, cooked in coconut oil I took with me. I tended to skip lunch, and had a decent amount of meat for dinner along with a few veges. I had sugar in the form of the most delicious sticky coconut rice with banana on my last day there (cooked in banana leaves - OMG!), and yesterday on the trip home I totally blew it with lollies etc. For dinner on my last night I had a huge plate of barramundi with a tomato. Lovely! I slept really well at night, the whole time I was away. My only problem was that I got really puffed up - I bought new jandals (thongs, flip-flops, depending on where you're from) and even those cut into my feet horribly. I lost my cheekbones, my eyes looked tiny, and my hands and feet looked like balloons. It was most likely the humidity - not painful, but a pain.

          Today I'm back home and looking forward to getting back into ketosis. This morning I had bacon and eggs. Dinner tonight was chicken curry and a small dark chocolate bar.

          Weight this morning was 91.1kg

          Ketones at 8.30pm was 0.1mmol/L

          Before I got to Darwin I spent the better part of 2 days fasting - it was interesting that my ketones dropped way low after that. I assume it was evidence that my body wasn't releasing any fat because I wasn't eating enough.
          Started Feb 18 2011

          Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

          Journalling here

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          • #80
            Hi Jac, Its so nice to meet others from little old New Zealand. I am presuming you are from the North Island ?
            I have only been primal for about 13/14 weeks, but am amazed at the changes I am seeing. Fantastic stuff. I have just today booked into primal con. I am so excited. Anyway I look forward to reading more about you and your journey.
            Good Luck and keep at it !
            Last edited by NZ primal Gwamma; 08-27-2012, 05:21 PM. Reason: spelling mistake !!!! ouch
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • #81
              Hi Gwamma . Yes, North Island. I'll be in Dunedin next week, teaching - Brrr!!

              Ketones tonight 0.33mmol/L

              I was in Auckland all day - I took 6 (primal) sausages for my day, and ate them all. Just polished off a bowl of mince (ground beef) in tomato paste, with some veges. Yum. Still a bit hungry, and light-headed, but that will pass.

              I was reading Jimmy Moore's ketosis experiment this morning, and was interested to see that he measures ketones in the morning, since that's supposed to be when they're highest. Not that it matters, but I think the more useful measurement is after a day of food - you'd expect mild ketosis after fasting all night, but being in ketosis at night is more of an achievement.

              He also talks about extended fasts just because he's not hungry - which casts doubt on my hypothesis that I went out of ketosis because my body went into starvation mode. Will be interesting to see what happens as my own experiment continues.

              I didn't weigh today, because I still feel puffy, have been taking pain relief, and am really tired. I'll wait til I feel better and see if the 3kg has vanished. It happened so fast, it's just got to be water weight!
              Started Feb 18 2011

              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

              Journalling here

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              • #82
                Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                Hi Jac, Its so nice to meet others from little old New Zealand. I am presuming you are from the North Island ?
                I have only been primal for about 13/14 weeks, but am amazed at the changes I am seeing. Fantastic stuff. I have just today booked into primal con. I am so excited. Anyway I look forward to reading more about you and your journey.
                Good Luck and keep at it !
                Hi to you both from another primal Kiwi. Love this way of eating, with all its benefits.
                Annie Ups the Ante
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                • #83
                  Annieh, hello to you. This is great, we are getting a wee bit of a community going here on MDA. Zoebird Is another "one of us" and I am sure that their are heaps more. We should have our own little primal conference, or gathering. I shall start a NZ thread and see how many little Kiwis scurry out from the undergrowth !

                  have the best day
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • #84
                    Thanks for the welcome, Gwamma. Having a delicious day so far...

                    A New Zealand thread will be great, see you there!
                    Annie Ups the Ante
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                    • #85
                      Yesterday I was feeling really crappy. I'm in a conflict situation at work, which is never nice, and still tired from being away. I'm also having a few sugar cravings . Serves me right.

                      Ketones last night were 0.1mmol/L

                      This morning my weight was down a bit to 90.5kg. I'm still holding fluid though - I can feel it! And I woke up with a wicked headache. I had eggs in co oil for breakfast, and 3 chicken drumsticks for lunch. I'm starving!! Not too long til hometime, though.

                      I'm heading to Dunedin next week to teach, and staying with my in-laws. It'll be a real challenge to keep up with this woe, but I'm determined to do it - even if it kills my MIL . She's relentlessly low fat, mod-low protein, high carb. Tony suggested that we tell her we're eating Atkins - she might understand that better than any other explanation.

                      My medium term goal (for the next 2 weeks) is to get more fully into ketosis. My immediate goal is to have a day without taking pain relief. Maybe that'll be tomorrow??
                      Started Feb 18 2011

                      Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                      Journalling here

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                      • #86
                        Fantastic sleep last night - I do believe I'm starting to feel normal again .

                        Ketones last night 0.2mmol/L

                        Weight this morning 89.2kg

                        I've been reading the new thread on ketosis, and it's doing my head in as usual. People immediately start flashing numbers around, discussing carb ratios, total and net carbs, and target macros. Makes me crazy and I just had to come away.

                        My goal is to adjust the quality and proportions of what I eat to manipulate my body into ketosis, then stay there while I metabolise fat. I'm more interested in finding out whether blueberries (or any other food) alter my own state of ketosis! I do understand their process, but for me I can feel the stress building while my focus shifts to just numbers. I kind of wish my brain worked that way, sometimes - but it just doesn't. So here I am in my journal, talking to myself instead of in the other thread talking to the others who are trying this .
                        Started Feb 18 2011

                        Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                        Journalling here

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                        • #87
                          Good morning, Jac. I'm glad you slept well, I wish you a great primal day.

                          I've had a good breakfast of bacon and eggs, same for my hubby and he's off to play golf, me to play the piano.

                          Bye for now, A
                          Annie Ups the Ante
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                          • #88
                            Have fun Annieh! I'm working from home today, and it's totally glorious outside! The peach tree outside my bedroom window is starting to blossom, and there are drunk tui all over the place with the cherry blossom trees
                            Started Feb 18 2011

                            Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                            Journalling here

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                            • #89
                              Friday night ketones = 0.4mmol/L

                              Heaps more energy, and no pain relief today. Woot!
                              Started Feb 18 2011

                              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                              Journalling here

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Jac View Post
                                Fantastic sleep last night - I do believe I'm starting to feel normal again .

                                Ketones last night 0.2mmol/L

                                Weight this morning 89.2kg

                                I've been reading the new thread on ketosis, and it's doing my head in as usual. People immediately start flashing numbers around, discussing carb ratios, total and net carbs, and target macros. Makes me crazy and I just had to come away.

                                My goal is to adjust the quality and proportions of what I eat to manipulate my body into ketosis, then stay there while I metabolise fat. I'm more interested in finding out whether blueberries (or any other food) alter my own state of ketosis! I do understand their process, but for me I can feel the stress building while my focus shifts to just numbers. I kind of wish my brain worked that way, sometimes - but it just doesn't. So here I am in my journal, talking to myself instead of in the other thread talking to the others who are trying this .
                                You are doing great. Congrats on your lovely family --- you are a wealthy woman! Should you ever need help with the numbers, just throw them out to any of us, and we'll help you with your calculations. I'm one of those beats who love numbers and track calculations more than I'm interested in actually eating the darn food. I'm in ketosis and loving it --- so much energy. I seem to be stuck at my set point of 150lbs for the time being, but I'm hanging tough.

                                I would highly recommend getting off the soda/pop --- not only is it a terrible chemical to be fueling your cells with, it's causing havoc on your oral healthcare. The sugar in these man-made drinks sits between the teeth and and causing caries (cavities). Do yourself a favour, and dump the pop --- it'll save you in dental bills :-)
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                                F, 48, 5'10"
                                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                                Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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