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    I'm on diets since I was 9.
    I had a gastroplasty surgery when I was 20 and dropped from 258 lbs to 160lbs, it was great at first but then I always had stomach burns.
    5 years ago, I had a car accident (I'll spare you the details) but the stomach ring had to be removed.
    Afterwards I took 66lbs over 2 years and since then I'm struggling to lose these pounds.

    I've been diagnosed with insulin resistance and Hashimoto thyroidis since 2010.
    My endocrinologist advised me to eat cereal instead of starchy and it didn't help.
    So I've been searching for an alternative and found the Primal Blueprint.
    I must have a lucky star somewhere.



    I've cut out grains, starches, sugar and dairy since August 25th, 2012.
    I've already lost 6.6 lbs. I really stick to primal food 100% and walk a lot more, sunbathing at the same time and did some lifting (big boxes in the basement ).

    The first 2 days, I was a bit lightheaded but I had lots of energy. From last week till now I'm a bit tired but I have almost no more joint pain, some headaches last weekend.

    My main goal at the moment is to reach the sweet spot.
    I still eat too much carbs from fruits and veggies (between 100-150) and not enough proteins.
    Everything I bake or cook is with olive oil or coconut oil.

    I had a slice of banana bread for breakfast this morning with a cup of coffee but usually I have 2 eggs with bacon.
    For lunch, a handful of green beans, a bit of cauliflower and eggplant with a can of tuna, mustard vinaigrette.
    I guess I'll have a chicken breast with tomatoes this evening.

    Last edited by TheodoraB.; 09-12-2012, 05:42 AM.
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

    Female 5'6.5"
    Grok since 08-25-2012
    Before Primal : 198 lbs
    CW : 176.8 lbs


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    It's the first time that I'm not hungry, not angry, not feeling weary in all these years of diets.
    I even find it difficult to finish my plate sometimes.
    I've always had trouble getting asleep and often wake up several times at night... it miraculously disappeared.
    I sleep like a baby now, I didn't even hear my darling bringing me my coffee in bed this morning.

    To keep track of my 'scores', I started my new life journey on August 25th, 2012 with 198lbs, my ideal goal weight would be to drop to 150lbs but mainly becoming firmer and fitter. It takes the time it takes, I've the rest of my life to get where I want to.

    08-31-2012 : 191.4lbs
    09-12-2012 : 189.6lbs


    Today I had :
    B : banana bread + coffee
    S : 4 carrots
    L : chicken breast from last night leftover, green beens and a tomato
    S : a handful of almonds + 3 apricots
    D : cauliflower and beef steak
    Last edited by TheodoraB.; 09-12-2012, 08:43 AM.
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

    Female 5'6.5"
    Grok since 08-25-2012
    Before Primal : 198 lbs
    CW : 176.8 lbs


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    • #3
      I've lost some important papers so I'm a bit stressed but beside that everything's going fine.
      Just a bit tired even if I sleep well.
      Yesterday, I ordered a door gym pull up bar... I hope I won't be discouraged when I get it.
      I cooked pattypan squash, I never tryed this before. I didn't have a recipe so I let my imagination take over.
      1 yellow onion + 1 garlic clove (browned), add bacon, pattypan squash parts, salt, pepper, ginger powder, paprika powder, chive, parsley and white wine, throw everything in a pan and let simmer gently for 20 minutes.
      Going from discovery to discovery
      “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

      Female 5'6.5"
      Grok since 08-25-2012
      Before Primal : 198 lbs
      CW : 176.8 lbs


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      • #4
        Good luck!
        My Primal Journal:
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

        16 years old
        5'5"
        SW: 170
        CW: 162
        GW: 140

        Primal since 8/12/12.

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        • #5
          Good luck!!

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          • #6
            Thanks

            I had my last meal, yesterday around 7.30pm, chicken breast with green beans + browned schallots in butter and I'm fasting since. 18h without eating and I'm fine.
            Today it's been 3 weeks since I started eating primally and I've already lost 11lbs, just walking a bit more than usual, sleeping a lot better and around 8h per night but I really didn't exercise that much. It seems I'm doing 'nothing' and weight comes off naturally.

            3pm ...I think I could have fasted for 24 hours but I kept passing by this banana on the counter and couldn't resist.
            Even though at first, I didn't intend to fast. I just wasn't hungry.
            Last edited by TheodoraB.; 09-15-2012, 06:14 AM.
            “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

            Female 5'6.5"
            Grok since 08-25-2012
            Before Primal : 198 lbs
            CW : 176.8 lbs


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            • #7
              Hi! I just finished a 60 hour fast that started in much the same way. I wasn't hungry and I was busy, so I just didn't eat. The next day I expected to be very hungry but I wasn't. Then I decided to fast throughout the second day as well. This morning I had a little breakfast and today will eat lightly. I enjoyed the experience and will add it in from time to time.

              Best of luck to you!

              DC
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • #8
                Thank you DC
                I guess I'll be able to do the same sometime.
                Good luck to you too !
                “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                Female 5'6.5"
                Grok since 08-25-2012
                Before Primal : 198 lbs
                CW : 176.8 lbs


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                • #9
                  Yesterday I went to see a good friends of mine to spend the afternoon with.
                  We had a really good time, I brought my meal so I didn't have to worry about what to eat. (Fortunately as they had planned 4 cheeses pasta). I had a glass of red wine though.
                  The three musketeers together like the good old days

                  Today I'm exhausted. I spent a horrible night. The downstairs neighbor and his guests partied until one in the morning.
                  I couldn't fall asleep despite the fact that they were gone. I look terrible and I have no desire to be in the office, I'd rather be under my duvet.


                  5pm... coming back from work.
                  I've been having a stomach ache since this morning and my bowels have fun too.
                  Could it be the eggs? (I read a bit about that in the nutrition posts)
                  Also I changed 'brand' and took omega-3 enriched eggs.
                  I eat 2 almost every day for breakfast.
                  I think I'll skip it tomorrow.
                  I'll take a nap now.
                  Last edited by TheodoraB.; 09-17-2012, 08:05 AM.
                  “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                  Female 5'6.5"
                  Grok since 08-25-2012
                  Before Primal : 198 lbs
                  CW : 176.8 lbs


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                  • #10
                    I've been tired and not really in shape these days.
                    I guess it's because I have decided to put me into ketosis.
                    Today it must be the 4th or 5th day and I have a big headache and I'm a little dizzy.
                    Still a few days to pass and it will be over I hope.
                    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                    Female 5'6.5"
                    Grok since 08-25-2012
                    Before Primal : 198 lbs
                    CW : 176.8 lbs


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                    • #11
                      Dinner at mom's house tonight !
                      I just talked to her on the phone and it's really a business of negotiating for everything related to food.
                      You really need to deal with it because food has always been a problem between us.
                      She tries to stuff myself every time I go there, as if I did not eat at home.
                      I just told her to cook me some fish and green beans while she can cook all that she wants for the others and all she replied was 'I'm going to make a good chocolate cake with ice cream on top for the dessert, and still wonders what she'll prepare for the soup before the main course...'
                      I'm feeling heavy just thinking about it but hopefully I won't be tonight.

                      With my boyfriend we're going to Etretat in Normandy, France to hike for 4 days. I'm looking forward to be Sunday!
                      https://levoyagedelola.files.wordpre...05/etretat.jpg

                      I'll try to prepare protein bars this weekend.
                      I don't get upset about breakfast (I'll make egg muffins) or dinner but it may be a little harder to have a healthy lunch as we will be in the nature so I thought about protein bars...
                      Before PB, when we went hiking, we had a pasta dish or a cheese sandwich on our bag.
                      “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                      Female 5'6.5"
                      Grok since 08-25-2012
                      Before Primal : 198 lbs
                      CW : 176.8 lbs


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                      • #12
                        I did it at my mom's, only fish and green beans... with a glass of my favorite white wine (Chablis).

                        Today we're leaving to Normandy \o/
                        Well it'll rain over there but I'm glad anyway, 4 days without setting the alarm in the morning, breathing fresh air near the sea and spending time with my beloved.
                        We'll start with a 6 miles walk this afternoon.

                        I made protein bars for the trip and they're so delicious !
                        “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                        Female 5'6.5"
                        Grok since 08-25-2012
                        Before Primal : 198 lbs
                        CW : 176.8 lbs


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                        • #13
                          Despite the rain, wind and storm on Monday, we went hiking in the woods through the top of the cliffs for 3 hours.
                          We were soaked but we laughed a lot.
                          Tuesday, we had another 9.5 miles walk and 7.5 on Wednesday but a higher level. There were those in the sun.

                          6 months ago when we went for a hike and it rose a little, I was purple, I had trouble breathing and it was really hard for me to climb.
                          Now, I can be a little short of breath but I recover very quickly and I'm not at the point of death as I were before, even if it climbs quite a while. What a change!

                          I could eat a maximum Primal, I would say 85-90%, mainly fish at every meal as we were by the sea and I had a bit of cheese.
                          It's hard to resist in France, country of cheese and bread ! I did skip the bread though.
                          As it was one month that I did not eat cheese, I wanted to see if I had an intolerance.
                          I had heartburn, I don't know if it's because of that, I will repeat the experience sometime.
                          I also indulged two glasses of white wine and 2 beers over the 4 days.

                          Now I'm back to 100% Primal.
                          “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                          Female 5'6.5"
                          Grok since 08-25-2012
                          Before Primal : 198 lbs
                          CW : 176.8 lbs


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                          • #14
                            Verdict of this weekend... + 1 lb of weight BUT -4% of fat and I gained 8.8 lbs of muscles if my scale is correct. I hope so !


                            I woke up with a migraine, it's been a month since I had one. I hate that !
                            I hope it will go away, tonight with my boyfriend we celebrate our first anniversary.
                            Last edited by TheodoraB.; 09-28-2012, 01:55 AM.
                            “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

                            Female 5'6.5"
                            Grok since 08-25-2012
                            Before Primal : 198 lbs
                            CW : 176.8 lbs


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                            • #15
                              Happy Anniversary! Don't worry about the scale number, as long as you are always using the same scale the difference between early readings and later readings will be accurate enough. I gained weight early on too, but I could see that I was smaller. Muscle weighs more than fat by volume. It is a good thing, gaining muscle. (makes for beautiful curves!). The weight will come off soon enough! Sounds like you are doing great!
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Starting Weight: 292
                              Starting Primal Weight: 275
                              Current weight: 224
                              Goal weight: 172
                              Body Fat 30.5

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