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    Heres a little bit about me... in case anyone is reading this (doubtful- my nutrition, workouts and general thought vomit cannot possibly be interesting to anyone other than myself lol)


    -I am a 27 yo f
    - I am very very happily married to my best friend in the entire world. We met when i was 15, started dating at 16 and got married 8 years later
    -I am in the process of studying for the LSATS, applying to law school and getting my Paralegal Certificate
    -I manage Short Term Disability claims for a living (and haaaate to deny people, but love to read medical information, which basically the only reason I drag my butt to the desk everymorning)
    -I work from home- pros= working in PJ's. I can roll my eyes at my boss whenever she starts talking. The world is my office- i can work anywhere. No cubicle mates to gross out as I wolf down primal meatloaf/offal at 7 am. Cons= sometimes i draw faces on inanimate objects and talk to them... it gets a little lonely
    - I have an AWESOME dog. He was adopted about 6 months ago from a high kill shelter. He is my baby and I love him more than anything (other than my husband). Ironically he is allergic to grains, so he i guess is paleo too. He is 75 lbs, and a lab pit mix who is so smart but so stupid. Smart=can get on our kitchen counter when hes thirsty and turn on our faucet. Stupid=his favorite toy is a 5 gallon homer bucket. He thinks it is another dog.
    - I was an Art Major in college-but always wanted to be a lawyer. I caved under family pressure and went to art school.
    -I met my best (girl) friend in kindergarten. We bonded over our mutual obsession for pink galoshes worn with anything, and I thought her name was Cake for an entire week (her name is Kate). We still hangout all the time.
    - I am a fatkid who loves to work out- especially weights, running and biking. weird. i know.
    - I LOVE to cook. especially for others. Have enjoyed going primal because it challenges me to think outside the box a bit
    - I love folk music, 70's punk rock and death metal. Dubstep gets me pumped for workouts.

    so thats it... onto the last thing-

    My...
    Highest Weight- January 2012 283 lbs.
    Current weight- June 7 2012 259 lbs.
    I currently wear a size 18 pant (which are getting looser!), and XXL shirt.
    I am 5'3". I usually lie and say I'm 5'4"

    I want to be back to a fighting weight. I dont want to be super skinny. I wanna be the girl with muscles. I wanna be the girl who can whoopass.

    For now my short term goals are:
    240 lbs.
    Size 16 pant
    by September

    My long term goals is to be a size 8, have "guns" and finish a tough mudder. or a half marathon... you know depending on my mood or whatever.

    --wheewwww long post. im sick of looking at it myself.

    k bye!

  • #2
    Im going to see if this works...
    This is my food diary 06/04/2012. I am keeping track to make sure i am in the carb curve, and to ensure that i am eating enough fat... lets see if i can do this.

    MyPlate - Food Diary & Food Calorie Counter | LIVESTRONG.COM

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    • #3
      Welcome and good luck!
      Ancestral Health Info - My blog about Primal and the general ancestral health movement. Site just remodeled using HTML5/CSS3 instead of Wordpress.

      My MDA Friday success story - Stubborn Senior's Testimonial

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      • #4
        Hello Owner of the Cat named Bug!

        You are a brave woman indeed to face the formidable LSATs and give PB a shot at the same time. I salute you and your efforts and look forward to hearing more about your journey.
        "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

        "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

        "Don't Panic"
        -H2G2

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
          Hello Owner of the Cat named Bug!

          You are a brave woman indeed to face the formidable LSATs and give PB a shot at the same time. I salute you and your efforts and look forward to hearing more about your journey.
          Yes, that is a lot on your plate at once. (yuk, yuk). So do we get to see a pic of bug?

          Welcome and well wishes,

          Robin

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the well wishes! Ya i figure if im going to go for it and go to lawschool, might as well be healthy. No pics of my cat (the screen name is actually one i have had for about 10 years- the cat named bug lives with my parents at the ripe old age of 17- shes my dad's homegirl and he wont give her up!) but i do have pics of stew my dog stew face.jpg

            heres my log from yesterday

            MyPlate - Food Diary & Food Calorie Counter | LIVESTRONG.COM

            if anyone wouldnt mind commenting- i would welcome suggestions! Still learning to trust this whole high fat thing- but damn it tastes so good!

            On a side note- my husband (a notorious squash hater) said that he liked the spaghetti squash with marinara and grassfed beef.
            He's officially on board, he has had years of terrible stomach issues... and all seems completely resolved within 3 days of no gluten, and very very little grain... and his tummy is deflating... to show the abs he is earning at the gym. So that has been awesome.

            Will post my log from today tomorrow.

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            • #7
              MyPlate - Food Diary & Food Calorie Counter | LIVESTRONG.COM <-------------- diary from yesterday

              so I bought a new scale on monday (my other one was so inconsistent and digital-- i wanted consistent and simple so i went for a regular old school scale). Only thing is it said that my weight Monday was 270 (about ten lbs higher than my trainers scale) but today it said..... 262.........WHAT??? And I have been eating bacon like its my job?!?!?! hells yes... loving this.

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              • #8
                o and I might add... a couple of years ago i was on the WW forum bootcamp buddies (uh yeah, the title should kinda clue you into what they were like over there). I just remember everyone being so MISERABLE. Nitpicking each other, complaining about how starving they were. So it has been a breath of fresh air to see the forums around here-- funny, informative, inquisitive, tons of great posts all around. I think Im going to like it here.

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                • #9
                  When I clicked on the livestrong links the tables just gave me zeros. Probably have to be logged in as you to see it. (?)

                  My only comment on your macro balancing act would be to make sure you get enough protein first. Fit the yummy fats in around it but don't skimp on the protein.

                  And your doggie is adorable.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    When I clicked on the livestrong links the tables just gave me zeros. Probably have to be logged in as you to see it. (?)

                    My only comment on your macro balancing act would be to make sure you get enough protein first. Fit the yummy fats in around it but don't skimp on the protein.

                    And your doggie is adorable.
                    Hmm... weird. I dunno why that isnt working for you, it works for me- maybe because im logged in on that site? Well anyways, a typical day of food is about 1500-1800 cal, about a 1/3 protein, 1/2 fat, and whatevers left is carb- usually from fruit. Havent been eating tubers yet. I do eat some dairy- heavy cream in coffee, raw cheese, a little heavy whip cream (no sugar) with some dark chocolate and berries for dessert.

                    Today's Menu:
                    B: two eggs, two bacon strips, apple, 1/2 c strawberries
                    L: Chicken Curry a little bit of rice (long story, but i picked around it, and ended up eating a little bit to be polite)
                    S: Cucumbers with homemade vinaigrette, a little bit of full fat mozz
                    S: Unsweetened chocolate almond milk and larabar
                    D: Fajita bowl with lettuce tomato peppers guac sourcream and pulled beef

                    My dog stew is my bubba. Only because its another thing that I am passionate about, I always tell the story of how we got stew. I was looking for a dog, and a friend of a friend said she volunteered in a shelter. Turns out it was an urban high kill shelter. I went at 11:00 in the morning saw this crazy ass dog, and then a volunteer came out and said, "are you taking number 155?" Ugh my heart just broke- the dogs were numbered. To make it worse, the volunteer said (before I even said yes), "thank you so much, I was going to have to put him down at 3:00 today" and gave me a huge hug. Uh, ya who could say no. We took him home, he was an absolute mess the first week- extremely sick from wandering around the street, panicked that we were leaving him all the time, damn near yanked my arm off when walking him and a cat walked by. But 9 months later he is the BEST dog I have ever had. Never leaves our side, is so well trained that we only carry a leash for as a technicality. He's a giant lapdog, 75 lbs of snuggle, loves my friends kids, other dogs, and our family (including my 78 yo gramma who holds onto him when she comes up my front steps of my house- he sits on each step patiently while she holds onto his collar to help herself up. Used to be afraid of dogs, till she met him). He just all around an awesome dog. Adopt a dog if you can, in return you get a new best friend

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                    • #11
                      woman's best freind.jpg

                      This is my shelter mutt and love of my life. I got him at a shelter down in Mexico. He had been a feral dog living out of dumpsters and hunting jackrabbits. When I first brought him home he wouldn't let me go to the bathroom by myself. He was afraid I was going to leave him. Mutts rule.

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                      • #12
                        Only advice on your food choices would be :

                        1)Ditch the almond milk. I know it is yummy but one glass is like eating a big bag of almonds.
                        2) Go easy on the nuts and fruit in general. This applies to the berries and the larabars. Not saying none, just a few.
                        The best way to eat nuts is to buy them in the shells and bang each one open Grok style. Then you will see why Grokelle never overate on nuts. They didn't come neatly packaged for her.
                        3) You would get more satiety from your breakfast for the same amount of calories if you ate more eggs and skipped the bacon. This forum has a love affair with bacon that I think is a bit disingenuous for people who claim to be all about the all natural and un-processed. Also, I find that it is really easy to overeat.
                        4)Try to get all your eating done in your meals and cut out the snacking. If you feed your body often, it keeps it from ever really going into fat burning mode.
                        Last edited by Paleobird; 06-09-2012, 12:15 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          Only advice on your food choices would be :

                          1)Ditch the almond milk. I know it is yummy but one glass is like eating a big bag of almonds.
                          2) Go easy on the nuts and fruit in general. This applies to the berries and the larabars. Not saying none, just a few.
                          The best way to eat nuts is to buy them in the shells and bang each one open Grok style. Then you will see why Grokelle never overate on nuts. They didn't come neatly packaged for her.
                          3) You would get more satiety from your breakfast for the same amount of calories if you ate more eggs and skipped the bacon. This forum has a love affair with bacon that I think is a bit disingenuous for people who claim to be all about the all natural and un-processed. Also, I find that it is really easy to overeat.
                          4)Try to get all your eating done in your meals and cut out the snacking. If you feed your body often, it keeps it from ever really going into fat burning mode.
                          Thanks for the ideas-- ya I am using up some of that almond milk-- i dont think I will be buying more. I was also talking to my trainer/nutritionist, she told me they use the crap almonds and they irradiate them (?!?!) sounds sketchy. I am certainly aware of the bacon- I think part of this whole thing has just been making peace with animal fats for me. Its been a little weird for me basically taking everything that I have been taught over the years and chucking it out the window. What I will say about the bacon/sausage that I eat is that it is NOT store packaged bacon- we get it locally and it is slaughtered and smoked at the farm. No nitrates/additives, and actually the bacon is very meaty almost like ham. Its very good, BUT all in all, I do agree that it would not hurt to cut back a bit. I have definitely been thinking a lot about fruit/snacking/larabars... they all sort of fit into the same category for me. Two things I have been thinking about regarding these treats- ONE: Grok(ette?) would not have pineapples/strawberries/banana etc. shipped to her local grocer. Fruit would be a much rarer occurrence. And, it certainly would not have been ground up and mixed with almonds in a larabar. I need to cut that ish out... at least most of the time. TWO: On the snacking thing- I am still learning about my body's hunger response... it has been so LONG since I actually felt hunger\fullness that I am still learning about how much I need to eat to prevent snacking between meals. Most of the time, I don't need to eat morning snacks, its the afternoon that kills me... I am thinking perhaps not enough protein/portion at lunch? We also eat really really late (I eat lunch about 12-12:30, dinner is usually not until 7:30-8) because of my husband's schedule. All advice is much appreciated, especially because I am still learning

                          On a lighter note I love the pic of you and your pup- he is BEAUTIFUL! My dog too was found roaming the streets in a bad neighborhood in a city. He was actually lured into the dog wardens van by a cookie lol... he is a SUCKER for food. Stew was so bad about anxiety he too thought we were leaving whenever we went to the bathroom. We taught him the command "mommy needs privacy" at which point he lays down outside the bathroom door so I can have some peace-- dont need a dog staring me down while I do whatever business I need to do MUTTS DO RULE!

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                          • #14
                            O and here's my menu for today:

                            Woke up about 830 (GOD DAMN IT FELT GOOD TO SLEEP IN!)
                            decided to try IF until lunch... no problem. Actually as counterintuitive as it was I looked up recipes for my shopping list for the week, did our bi-monthly scrap metal haul (and def "lifted heavy things- like brake rotors), and went strawberry picking on the way home.
                            L: Meatloaf (primal of course!) two leftover sweet potato wedges, a few leftover squash wedges, some roasted veggies, and a leftover cabbage slaw that I made with slivered almonds and sesame seeds... It was def filling and actually left me with basically some almond milk, and cauliflower in the fridge. Guess its time to go shopping.
                            D: Grassfed beef burger patty, slice raw milk cheese (from the same place we get our bacon/sausage/eggs) wrapped in lettuce. broccoli and mushrooms roasted in coconut oil. MMM tasty. I love mushrooms
                            Evening snack-dessert? Cooked down strawberries and rhubarb that hubby and I picked this morning and layered with raw whipped cream. Strawberries were so sweet that I didnt even use sugar on the rhubarb/cream.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mycatsnameisbug View Post
                              Thanks for the ideas-- ya I am using up some of that almond milk-- i dont think I will be buying more. I was also talking to my trainer/nutritionist, she told me they use the crap almonds and they irradiate them (?!?!) sounds sketchy. I am certainly aware of the bacon- I think part of this whole thing has just been making peace with animal fats for me. Its been a little weird for me basically taking everything that I have been taught over the years and chucking it out the window. What I will say about the bacon/sausage that I eat is that it is NOT store packaged bacon- we get it locally and it is slaughtered and smoked at the farm. No nitrates/additives, and actually the bacon is very meaty almost like ham. Its very good, BUT all in all, I do agree that it would not hurt to cut back a bit. I have definitely been thinking a lot about fruit/snacking/larabars... they all sort of fit into the same category for me. Two things I have been thinking about regarding these treats- ONE: Grok(ette?) would not have pineapples/strawberries/banana etc. shipped to her local grocer. Fruit would be a much rarer occurrence. And, it certainly would not have been ground up and mixed with almonds in a larabar. I need to cut that ish out... at least most of the time. TWO: On the snacking thing- I am still learning about my body's hunger response... it has been so LONG since I actually felt hunger\fullness that I am still learning about how much I need to eat to prevent snacking between meals. Most of the time, I don't need to eat morning snacks, its the afternoon that kills me... I am thinking perhaps not enough protein/portion at lunch? We also eat really really late (I eat lunch about 12-12:30, dinner is usually not until 7:30-8) because of my husband's schedule. All advice is much appreciated, especially because I am still learning
                              That's great that you are able to get more natural bacon. Getting past all the mythology about sat fat is a good thing but I think some people have gone to the opposite extreme around here and started eating sticks of butter. If some is good, more must be better, right?

                              Yes fruit for Grokelle would have been a seasonal thing. She would have pigged out on it when it came ripe and put on a few pounds which then would have been lost over the winter. She wouldn't have had people flying in fruit from the opposite hemisphere of the world so that she could have it year round. Also modern fruit has been selectively bred for sweetness.

                              Bingo about larger portions of protein to keep away the between meal snack attacks.

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