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  • Primal Journal - scarabnight

    Ok, so I started PB a little over two months ago and I'm a slacker and just starting my journal now.

    I am down about 15 pounds and am really starting to see the results of Primal instead of just feeling them. Yay!

    I figure that I should probably lose about 50 to 60 pounds but I'm mostly going to focus on better health and fitness.

    I do allow some good quality dairy in my diet but that is the extent of my iffy foods.

    So far my biggest issue is when I drive to West Palm every other weekend to visit my father. He has ALS which is a degenerative disease that slowly cuts off the use of muscles and is ultimately terminal. Now it is very important to get him to eat the most calorically dense food possible. So we basically prepare any high calorie food that he wants because we need to keep the weight on him. Unfortunately for me this means that the food available at the house is pretty far from anything even remotely Primal.

    Anyhoo, When I'm not in West Palm, I am about 90% to 95% Primal. I calculate the 5-10% being the unknowns when I eat out... why people soak a nice steak in soy baffles me.....

    Prior to Primal I had stopped eating pork and am currently enjoying reintroducing bacon into my life.... oh bacon how I've missed you.....

    More to come later as I suppose work should technically be done as I'm at my desk....
    ~Kelly

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

  • #2
    Today....
    Breakfast was leftover bacon and coffee with cream
    Lunch was a mixture of chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onion, lettuce, spices, and sour cream
    Dinner was steak, sauteed onions, broccoli, and homemade guacamole
    ~Kelly

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

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    • #3
      Woohoo! Keep it up, and potentially go and buy some more bacon.
      "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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      • #4
        Hahaha bacon is definitely on the list this week

        This morning I woke up and went out to the woods with my dog for some good old fashioned forest bathing. After a bit my shoes were bothering me so I took them off and went barefoot. I ended up out walking my dog and carried her home... if your dog is a whopping 9 pounds, does that count towards lift heavy things? I doubt it
        ~Kelly

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

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        • #5
          Well done on the progress so far. Keep it up.

          My dog is about 35 pounds. I think that would count as lifting heavy things. We went for a long walk yesterday and several times he sat down and did what I call going on shade strike. It's kind of a good thing because it keeps me from pushing myself too much in the summer heat too.

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          • #6
            Go Kelly! It's great that you're getting active, and out-walking the puppy, because she is quite energetic for her petite size.
            "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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            • #7
              She slept the rest of the day after that!!! I think I found her limit.... the question being... do you think that I'd get some stares if I used her for a light arm workout next time? ...who needs weights when you've got a puppy
              ~Kelly

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

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              • #8
                Sunday Food:

                Went to a Thai Buddhist Temple:
                Had Thai soup (beef with rice noodles), coconut and scallion custards (actual Primal-ness unknown)
                Then dinner that night was 3 hard boiled eggs
                ~Kelly

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

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                • #9
                  I believe that my Sunday Brunch at the Thai Temple didn't go so well Primal-wise... ended up with a raging headache for the rest of the day.....

                  Today is much better though... headache gone!! yay

                  Had coffee for breakfast and a chicken, tomato, guacamole, cucumber, and onion salad for lunch.... dinner will be beef and bacon mixed with raw broccoli, turnips, spices, and topped with a dollop of sour cream.
                  ~Kelly

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

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    Well done on the progress so far. Keep it up.

                    My dog is about 35 pounds. I think that would count as lifting heavy things. We went for a long walk yesterday and several times he sat down and did what I call going on shade strike. It's kind of a good thing because it keeps me from pushing myself too much in the summer heat too.
                    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
                    ~Kelly

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

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                    • #11
                      Yesterday's food:

                      Latte (no sugar) for breakfast
                      Greek chicken with veggies for lunch
                      Salad with spicy chicken and herb feta, used homemade dressing

                      Had a non primal dessert (coldstone ice cream with rasberries, blueberries, and strawberries)
                      ~Kelly

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

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                      • #12
                        Wednesday...

                        Coffee with cream,

                        Chipolte Salad, no rice or beans

                        Beef, mushrooms, and onion cooked in bacon drippings on top of broccoli and cabbage
                        ~Kelly

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

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                        • #13
                          The dinner yesterday sounds great! What type of cream do you use in your coffee?
                          "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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by anova01 View Post
                            The dinner yesterday sounds great! What type of cream do you use in your coffee?
                            It was pretty tasty!! The cream I've been buying is the Organic Valley... it's pretty good
                            ~Kelly

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

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                            • #15
                              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.
                              ~Kelly

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

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