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  • #61
    Thanks, I'm excited for her! So sad about the wine . You could probably do a cider or liquor with fruit juice? (lots of carbs, but primal-ish). I saw some of your comments on the circumcision thread. Our boy is intact. I am not a fan of vaxing. I had my second child at a birth center. I did as little testing as I could but they really pushed for the glucose test and I obliged. Low-intervention is the way to go! I considered a homebirth, but it really worried my husband. The birth center was a really good middle-ground since it is located across the street from a hospital. Good for you for choosing homebirth!
    I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

    SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
    CW:166.4 lbs.
    GW: 143 lbs.

    Just keep going.

    New goal:

    Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by PrimalJes View Post
      Thanks, I'm excited for her! So sad about the wine . You could probably do a cider or liquor with fruit juice? (lots of carbs, but primal-ish). I saw some of your comments on the circumcision thread. Our boy is intact. I am not a fan of vaxing. I had my second child at a birth center. I did as little testing as I could but they really pushed for the glucose test and I obliged. Low-intervention is the way to go! I considered a homebirth, but it really worried my husband. The birth center was a really good middle-ground since it is located across the street from a hospital. Good for you for choosing homebirth!
      I've always thought a BC birth would be fun, the "excitement" of leaving because "it's time" is fun IMO. I had a homebirth with my 2nd daughter, it's was really low-key, I'm "planning" for this one to be outdoors (!!!), very excited about that. We don't do the vax thing either, we keep it pretty "natural" around here, or at least as much as possible!
      Earthy Mama's Journal

      "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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      • #63
        Outdoor birth?! That's awesome!
        I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

        SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
        CW:166.4 lbs.
        GW: 143 lbs.

        Just keep going.

        New goal:

        Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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        • #64
          Yay for crunchy primal mamas! My daughter was born in her bedroom and we keep things pretty natural too

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          • #65
            That's awesome, Justme! We're more than likely to find a lot of "Earth Mamas" around here!

            165.8 lbs. today, so yes, I was a bit dehydrated two days ago. I'll be there in a few days, anyway .

            We've all been feeling tired around here in the last few days. I have no desire to do my normal chores. I just want to veg-out and nap. I haven't made it to the gym because of snow. I think we all may be coming down with something. Or it's just cold and wintery. But both of my kids are tired and my husband even went into work late this morning so he could sleep in. He never does that, so it's probably a bug of sorts. If this is the worst of it, I'll take it!
            Last edited by PrimalJes; 12-10-2013, 10:23 AM.
            I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

            SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
            CW:166.4 lbs.
            GW: 143 lbs.

            Just keep going.

            New goal:

            Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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            • #66
              Amazing news! Mom completed day 1 of being primal! I talked to her and she said my older brother and little sister are on board, too!! Best Christmas present ever!! This is amazing and happening so much quicker than I expected! Hooray for healthy family!! Bro and sis are not overweight. My bro could lose a little, but sis is size 0, so she could probably stand to gain a few lbs. Anyway, I am so happy and I love that my family is so openminded and willing to try this with me!
              I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

              SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
              CW:166.4 lbs.
              GW: 143 lbs.

              Just keep going.

              New goal:

              Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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              • #67
                165.2 lbs this morning. I'm sill beyond excited for my Mom who needs to lose about 50 more lbs. Today is her day 2 of Primal eating and counting carbs up to 80g. She is going to do this. She said she would give me 30 days and I said she will lose 15-20 lbs in that time. A big thing to promise, but I really feel like it will happen! 10 lbs water weight/10 lbs fat. This is her last leg of her journey back to health. She quit smoking almost 5 years ago, has lost about 40 lbs in the last year and a half, started weight training...is so much more mentally healthy too! She just needs to get these 50 lbs off her tiny 5'-2" frame. That's the end, and the beginning!
                I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                CW:166.4 lbs.
                GW: 143 lbs.

                Just keep going.

                New goal:

                Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                • #68
                  Okay. I think today is the beginning of day 20 of low carb Primal eating:

                  I am able to button my winter coat!!!!!!!
                  I am able to wear my ring on the finger it belongs on!
                  Abs are showing up.
                  I can pull up and stay there for 2 seconds (after having my baby, I couldn't even hang w/o pulling up for 1 sec).
                  Can I just say it again-Collarbones!
                  Keratosis Pilaris is fading fast.
                  I look like "me" again.

                  I am still psyched!
                  Last edited by PrimalJes; 12-11-2013, 05:46 PM.
                  I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                  SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                  CW:166.4 lbs.
                  GW: 143 lbs.

                  Just keep going.

                  New goal:

                  Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                  • #69
                    166.0 lbs. Lots of salt bringing the weight up, maybe? I think I am a bit constipated. That never happens to me. Maybe the lack of fruit in my diet? Do I need more veggies? I'm happy to have my energy back up, though. Baby girl is teething and was up a million time the last 2 nights, so I am a little sleepy. We co-sleep, so all I do is roll over and nurse her, but it's still majorly interrupted sleep which is not the greatest.

                    Happy to be alive and excited for what the future may bring!

                    I just sat down to make sure that my calories have come down enough to lose weight (even though I usually just track my carbs). Calories per day end up totaling somewhere between 1300-1500 per day. I think that's good enough to lose, as I'm also nursing my 10 month old (500-800 cals per day). Hope I'm eating enough. I'm eating to hunger, so it should work just the way it's supposed to, right?
                    Last edited by PrimalJes; 12-12-2013, 02:11 PM.
                    I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                    SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                    CW:166.4 lbs.
                    GW: 143 lbs.

                    Just keep going.

                    New goal:

                    Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                    • #70
                      Weight has been the same, 166, for about a week now. I purposely ate lots of chocolate, and a small amount of cookies to push my carbs up to 150g or so. I feel like sometimes that has to happen for your body to start letting go again...or maybe it's just my body. Or maybe I'm making it up. Either way, lots of chocolate and a little bit of cookies...and 3 sips of soda at a party I'm back to eating well and low-carb primal today. We'll see if the carb bump has done anything in the next couple of days. This is carb cycling, no? I will have to look that up.

                      My Mom will be weighing in tomorrow after 7 days Primal. She is doing really well. I'm excited for her and I can't wait to see her loss for this week (yes, mostly water, but it's a nice push when you see the number jump)! I had her measure herself, too, so she will check those again at the end of 30 days. I'm hoping to submit a mother/daughter primal success story in the future!

                      I went to a kid's birthday party yesterday. I saw many moms that I have not seen in a few months. Everyone was saying how great I looked and how thin I had gotten. It was really nice. It was great because I really feel as good as they say I am looking, kwim? I'm not like, "No, I really look like shit." I'm saying, "Thank you. I've been working on it." And I'm really appreciating the compliments.
                      I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                      SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                      CW:166.4 lbs.
                      GW: 143 lbs.

                      Just keep going.

                      New goal:

                      Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                      • #71
                        I just wanted to say I've loved reading your journal! I like how you are strict, but not to the point that you can't enjoy some sugary treats every now and then. I'd be curious to hear about the type of diets your hubby and son eat.

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                        • #72
                          Thanks, Liquid Gusto. Love the name! I would consider myself 90% Primal, my husband is probably 80% Primal (He goes through fazes of strict to very relaxed. He has no weight to lose, but is trying to gain some muscle. He is 6' tall and 165/170 lbs), and my son is probably 50% Primal. We absolutely try to stay away from wheat 100%, but my son will have a cupcake or pretzels at a party and that's fine. I know it's not good for him, but neither is being "that" kid (he already cannot have very much dairy, or he'll get sick). How long have you been Primal, Liquid Gusto?

                          165.2 lbs. today. I haven't been losing much weight, but the inches are melting away! I've heard/read that weight loss can inch like this. Is this true?

                          Measurements:
                          Arm: 11-1/4"
                          Chest: 37-1/2"
                          Waist: 27-1/2"
                          Hips: 37"
                          Thigh: 21-3/4"
                          Calf: 14"

                          I have to look back to see the overall loss. 4 weeks ago, I was 39-29-39. I think my thighs were 23ish" and my arms were 12". I also weighed 172.2 lbs.

                          4 weeks loss:

                          7 lbs
                          Arm-3/4"
                          Chest-1-1/2"
                          Waist-1-1/2"
                          Hips-2"
                          Thigh-1-1/4"
                          Calf-?

                          Not bad for four weeks!

                          I am thrilled with the loss! My skinny jeans felt looser last night. That was a great feeling! I haven't been to the actual gym in 2 weeks, but have been trying to do some strength exercises at home (pull-ups/hanging, planks, and squats).

                          Mom weighed in today. It's the beginning of her 7th day and she lost 5 lbs. woo hoo! Hopefully, she still wants to keep going. She was happy, but not too excited as this is weight she had just recently lost and then gained back over the last few weeks. She was counting calories and then periodically binging for weeks. I totally get that because I used to do the same thing. Calorie counting with low fat foods is a disaster. You are just hungry all. the. time. With Paleo/Primal and carb counting, if I'm still hungry after I've eaten all my carbs for the day, I know I can still have some eggs or something so that I'm not hungry. I'm never really *that* hungry. I could probably push myself a few minutes past "a little hungry" before I start eating. I will practice that! (Actually, realizing that I've forgotten to eat breakfast. Not bad.) Anyway, Mom is doing great! I can't wait to see her in another week!

                          47 lbs. and a million inches lost so far. Only 20.2 lbs. more to go to goal weight!
                          Last edited by PrimalJes; 12-17-2013, 11:35 AM.
                          I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                          SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                          CW:166.4 lbs.
                          GW: 143 lbs.

                          Just keep going.

                          New goal:

                          Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                          • #73
                            164.4 lbs. this morning. Just one lb. away from my pre-pregnancy weight. Woo hoo! Then, I will have 15-1/2 lbs. to go until my pre-first baby pregnancy weight. I can and will do this! It has not been hard at all. Actually, it's the easiest thing I've ever done. I really look forward to getting to my goal weight!

                            I know I focus on the weight a lot. I know weight is only a piece of overall health. I am very happy that I am getting healthier. That is priority #1. My nails are finally to the point that they are too hard to bite. That is amazing! That is a sign of health right there. The bumps on my arms keep getting better and better, too. My skin color is radiant, as well. I feel so healthy!

                            Sometimes I get down on myself for not being super-mom. I understand on an intellectual level that it is impossible to be everything...but seeing moms on FB and other sites with the gingerbread houses, and the elf on the shelf, and the hand-made clothes, cloth diapers, etc, etc. What I need to do is focus on what I DO give my kids....

                            I give them:
                            -a Mom who is home with them and available to them every waking (and non-waking) minute of every day (this job is not for the weak).
                            -the best foods we can possibly afford, including grass-fed meats, organic fruits and veggies, and tons of coconut milk.
                            -home-cooked meals every day.
                            -a beautiful, clean-ish home with plenty of toys and books in a relatively safe neighborhood.
                            -a preschool with excellent teachers that my son loves to go to (5 hrs a week).
                            -the ability to see both sets of their Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles as often as we can.
                            -a mom who loves to make up songs about them, goof around with them, snuggle with them, and ask them about their days.
                            -a mom who *tries* to always hear their sides of the story and work with them until compromise is made.
                            -a mom who gives second (and even third) chances because everyone deserves that.
                            -a dad who couldn't be more loving and caring about his children.
                            -a dad who works hard every day to give us the best he can.
                            -a nice car.
                            -trips to the Zoo, museums, aquarium, many, many parks, soccer lessons, T-ball lessons, nice vacations, weekends away, trips to the coffee shop for cookies, arranging play-dates, visits to playgroup, many, many birthday parties (including my son's)
                            -an ipad with all of my son's favorite movies and games
                            -very nice clothes (hand-me-downs, but very nice never-the-less)

                            So, yeah. These children have it good...even if I didn't get to make the cute Christmas cards, and the gingerbread houses...even if I use disposable diapers, and I don't read to them as much as I should...even if I lose my cool more often than I'd like...even if...I'm NOT super-mom...These kids have it good. They have good lives and they are very, very loved and well-cared for. I have to keep that in mind when I am feeling down about not making it to the Santa train this year
                            Last edited by PrimalJes; 12-18-2013, 01:10 PM.
                            I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                            SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                            CW:166.4 lbs.
                            GW: 143 lbs.

                            Just keep going.

                            New goal:

                            Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                            • #74
                              Woot Woot! Dang lady, you are kicking some butt over here.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by PrimalJes View Post
                                Thanks, Liquid Gusto. Love the name! I would consider myself 90% Primal, my husband is probably 80% Primal (He goes through fazes of strict to very relaxed. He has no weight to lose, but is trying to gain some muscle. He is 6' tall and 165/170 lbs), and my son is probably 50% Primal. We absolutely try to stay away from wheat 100%, but my son will have a cupcake or pretzels at a party and that's fine. I know it's not good for him, but neither is being "that" kid (he already cannot have very much dairy, or he'll get sick). How long have you been Primal, Liquid Gusto?
                                I'm not gonna lie, I thought long and hard about my screen name. so thanks! I think that's a good attitude to have about your kid. I think parents who force too strict of a diet on their kids are making a mistake because the kids don't learn how to control themselves with food. They just go crazy like the teenager at college whose parents never let them go out.

                                I've been eating primal-like for over a year, but true primal for a 3-4 months. I have celiac, figured out 2 years ago I can't have soy, dairy, or egg, then over time, naturally figured out I feel best without refined flours and starches (rice/tapioca/corn etc.). Then, I realized this is actually a way of eating many people follow when I came across MDA. So I read up and I fine tuned it. My goals are to help with some health issues I have and my stomach used to bloat to the point my Mom thought I was pregnant at times. No more

                                Originally posted by PrimalJes View Post
                                Mom weighed in today. It's the beginning of her 7th day and she lost 5 lbs. woo hoo! Hopefully, she still wants to keep going.
                                Yay!! Good work!! I hope she keeps at it.

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