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  • #16
    I have decided to stop weighing myself. I never used to have a problem compulsively weighing myself like other people I've run across have but for some reason recently I have been weighing myself 3+ times a day. I recognize that this isn't good and as such have decided not to weigh at all for the next few months. I even removed my weight stats and goals from my signature. I don't want this change to be about a number, I want to be healthy and strong and live to a ripe old age and get to play with great-grandchildren. I'm starting to see some really great changes and I don't want to get frustrated and stop because I have more water than yesterday. Not a healthy mindset, so I'm going cold turkey. Having been Primal for almost 3 months I have seen weight loss and know that it is working for me but I also know that this is going to be a long, slow road to get to my ideal weight. I'm in this for the long haul but for now I won't be tracking weight.

    What I am going to do is be happy in other marks of achievement, like yesterday I was able to comfortably wear a pair of jeans that I had gotten too big for about 4 or 5 months ago. That was huge for me!!! I also went to dinner with friends and one of the girls remarked on how good I looked and that I was radiant! I am really excited that people are starting to notice because, let's face it, I'm vain vain vain vain vain .... and it is nice to see that others have noticed the improvements that I am trying to make within myself.

    I went to dinner last night with a group of friends and while dinner was not primal in any way shape or form, I knew this ahead of time and planned accordingly. I had a great time and laughed so hard I cried and even though today I am feeling the effects of last night's dinner it was worth it. The past few years I haven't made enough time for friends or family. I've been so busy and my job needed me and couldn't live without me... I am trying for balance in my life and I think that I am slowly but surely getting it.

    All in all, I think I'm in a pretty good spot mentally and I am enjoying the benefits of Primal living.
    ~Kelly

    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
    -John Muir

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    • #17
      + 1

      And modest, modest, modest. I'm loving the positive update.
      "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

      12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
      Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
      End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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      • #18
        Originally posted by scarabnight View Post
        That sounds exactly like what Darcy did... I think she was faking it since she had plenty of energy left to try and chase every squirrel that she saw
        Did you ever see the Disney Pixar movie "Up"? The talking dog that is saying, "I love you, I love y...SQUIRREL!" That's my dog. I call it part of my exercise plan. We run random "squirrel sprints" here and there throughout the park. He satisfies his hunting jones and I get my sprints done. Win-win.

        Originally posted by scarabnight View Post
        I haven't posted in a few days so here is a brief recap....

        I went to West Palm this weekend to visit my Dad. He is getting weaker and at his most recent doctor's appointment they suggested a feeding tube again. He has a living will and is completely against feeding tubes so needless to say that suggestion didn't go over well. He did eat really well while I was there though. We made ribs, mashed potatoes, and green beans for dinner and he ate a big plate of the lot of it. I lucked out on this meal since I was able to do the ribs and green beans and call it a pretty close to primal meal. Not 100% and not what I'd make at home but it's better than some of the trips I've had down there so I'll call that a win.
        I am dealing with eldercare too, my 86 year old Dad. I know it's not easy. My thoughts are with you and your Dad.

        Originally posted by scarabnight View Post
        I have decided to stop weighing myself. I never used to have a problem compulsively weighing myself like other people I've run across have but for some reason recently I have been weighing myself 3+ times a day. I recognize that this isn't good and as such have decided not to weigh at all for the next few months. I even removed my weight stats and goals from my signature. I don't want this change to be about a number, I want to be healthy and strong and live to a ripe old age and get to play with great-grandchildren. I'm starting to see some really great changes and I don't want to get frustrated and stop because I have more water than yesterday. Not a healthy mindset, so I'm going cold turkey. Having been Primal for almost 3 months I have seen weight loss and know that it is working for me but I also know that this is going to be a long, slow road to get to my ideal weight. I'm in this for the long haul but for now I won't be tracking weight.

        What I am going to do is be happy in other marks of achievement, like yesterday I was able to comfortably wear a pair of jeans that I had gotten too big for about 4 or 5 months ago. That was huge for me!!! I also went to dinner with friends and one of the girls remarked on how good I looked and that I was radiant! I am really excited that people are starting to notice because, let's face it, I'm vain vain vain vain vain .... and it is nice to see that others have noticed the improvements that I am trying to make within myself.

        I went to dinner last night with a group of friends and while dinner was not primal in any way shape or form, I knew this ahead of time and planned accordingly. I had a great time and laughed so hard I cried and even though today I am feeling the effects of last night's dinner it was worth it. The past few years I haven't made enough time for friends or family. I've been so busy and my job needed me and couldn't live without me... I am trying for balance in my life and I think that I am slowly but surely getting it.

        All in all, I think I'm in a pretty good spot mentally and I am enjoying the benefits of Primal living.
        I applaude your attitude about life. You will do great.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          Did you ever see the Disney Pixar movie "Up"? The talking dog that is saying, "I love you, I love y...SQUIRREL!" That's my dog. I call it part of my exercise plan. We run random "squirrel sprints" here and there throughout the park. He satisfies his hunting jones and I get my sprints done. Win-win.
          Thanks Paleobird!!

          Darcy is definitely like the dog from UP!! I never thought to get my sprints done like that though!! ...I am so trying that this weekend!

          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          I am dealing with eldercare too, my 86 year old Dad. I know it's not easy. My thoughts are with you and your Dad.
          It's definitely not easy to watch the slow decline, knowing that there isn't anything that I can do to stop it. I just try to spend as much time as I can with him now.
          ~Kelly

          "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
          -John Muir

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          • #20
            I haven't posted in a bit... quick catch up time....

            Tropical Storm Isaac gave me a day off work and a whopping 3/4 of an inch of rain. Since it was the most anticlimactic storm that I've been in, I decided to go out, get hair dye and spend the day primping. Now my hair is re-auburnified

            I went and visited my Dad for the long weekend with Labor Day. He looks about the same, but his speech has decreased a bit more. The upside though was that I got to spend a lot of time playing with my youngest niece who is a whole year old now!!

            Good news of the weekend was that my Mom is slowly but surely converting to Primal. Wheat Thins and popcorn appear to be her biggest issues... she loves the things. My youngest sister had her 23rd birthday celebration this weekend and I helped my Mom make the whole meal Primal! It was sooo good.... gotta love steak I knew that my Aunt would be bringing a cake, so I bought a pint of Clemmy's and ate it while the rest of them ate the cake.

            All in all, a pretty good weekend
            ~Kelly

            "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
            -John Muir

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            • #21
              Today has been pretty uneventful, coffee for breakfast, chicken salady thing for lunch, and now some tea. I have self defense class tonight but maybe i'll do the gym afterwards.

              I really want to start crossfit but I don't want to be the most out of shape person there. I know that they scale the levels and everything but still, I want to not look like a completely incompetent loser there. How wrong is that do you think? I need more self confidence but that's easier said than done... if only I could just order it off Amazon... along with canned unicorn meat

              hahahahahaha I couldn't help myself
              ~Kelly

              "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
              -John Muir

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              • #22
                I feel the same way - I want to try crossfit but I'm just not confident that my body can do that at this point! Yay for the self defense class! Try to see if you can start out with some push-ups/squats at home first?
                "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

                12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
                Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
                End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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                • #23
                  Push-ups: standard style were a no-go... girl (wussy) style I can do

                  Planks: are the devil

                  Squats: I'm pretty good with these... I have strong Viking legs


                  ....don't ask me why my legs are specifically Viking.... I have no idea, but it sounds good so I'm sticking to it.
                  ~Kelly

                  "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
                  -John Muir

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                  • #24
                    So start with knee push-ups and possibly knee planks. Don't make it seem "wussy" in your head! It's a start. And keep working on the Viking legs.
                    "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

                    12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
                    Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
                    End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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                    • #25
                      I still think that anything with the word 'plank' in it is inherently evil.... maybe if I rename it into something else? There is also the issue of where to do the planks *shudder* and (completely not wussy) knee push-ups. If I do them at home then I become a playground for the animals. I'm pretty sure that their logic is something like this:

                      Darcy (dog): *OMG OMG Mom's on the floor!!! She must want to play!!! That's definitely a play bow!!!! Look Mom I brought you the squeaky hedgehog!!!! Why aren't you playing with it? You just bite it like this and it squeaks!!! ...you're no fun ...I'm just gonna take a nap under you if you won't play*

                      Dexter (cat): *hmmm you're on the ground... I bet your back would be a nice place for a nap....*

                      So, to recap, I have a dog curled up under me and a cat napping on my back and every so often attacking my hair....


                      Any ideas??
                      ~Kelly

                      "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
                      -John Muir

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                      • #26
                        You and the two of them need to be in different rooms (try closing the bedroom door as a divider...) or go to the gym at a time when no one is there.
                        "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

                        12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
                        Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
                        End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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                        • #27
                          So, last night I was craving ice cream/chocolate something fierce and came this close to driving to get some, but then I ended up taking the berries that I had in the fridge and cooking them in a skillet so that the juice had reduced down and everything was all hot and delicious. Then I heated up coconut oil and fried a mixture of coconut flour, egg, cream, and cinnamon until brown and crumbley. I sprinkled it on top of the berries and it was like a wild-berry crumble... and soooo good. Much higher carb than I normally eat, but I figure it was better than eating ice cream and sweets.
                          ~Kelly

                          "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
                          -John Muir

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by anova01 View Post
                            You and the two of them need to be in different rooms (try closing the bedroom door as a divider...) or go to the gym at a time when no one is there.
                            true.... they really dislike being locked away though... my pets are needy, needy kids
                            ~Kelly

                            "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
                            -John Muir

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                            • #29
                              Excuses excuses! If you wanted to do it you would find a way!
                              "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

                              12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
                              Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
                              End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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                              • #30
                                Primal update?
                                "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

                                12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
                                Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
                                End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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