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  • #61
    last night was haaaaaaard. So, instead of reaching for a glass on wine, I reached for some bacon, some almond butter, some hard salami, more almond butter, more bacon. So, quick question, to which I do not presume to know which side I am on: what is worse, a glass or 2 of red win = 300 calories, or all of that crap that I ate because I didn't have the wine? I must have downed over 1000 calories of "allowed" food, just to keep myself from having a glass of wine. My goal is to lose a few pounds and I might end up gaining!

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    • #62
      Have a great time in Bali!! I would love to see some pics.

      I wish my DH wanted to follow Paleo with me. He is a skinny guy who loves his carbs and I can't sway him away from his "snacky" foods of corn chips, cookies, etc. He always has been skinny, 5'10 and 140# and fairly muscular and healthy per his Dr visits and blood test results. Oh well. Good thing I have pretty good dedication/motivation and don't really care too much about the snack foods. I do miss pizza though. :-)

      Lu, hope you had a good day at work.

      Slept a little better..not up by 3am but 530 today. Woot woot!! Will report in later with my workout and meals.

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      • #63
        Yesterday as for workout: Raked more leaves...trying to get the yard ready for its first snow.

        B: Leftover chicken, apple and chopped up veggies

        L: Steak salad. no dressing. I have never been a fan of dressing so to me I am not missing much

        D: Pork chop and BAS

        S: Almonds through out the day

        Today: Slept in until around 530. Rode my spin bike for 45 min with occ sprints and increased rsistance

        B: 1/2 sweet potato, ground pork, chopped up veggies

        S: handful of almonds

        L: Shreaded chicken with BAS

        D: not sure yet.

        I may go for a walk later. NOt sure yet. I am pretty sleepy, did try to take a short nap. Not too much luck with that.

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        • #64
          Day 12

          So yesterday I ate an awful lot (very greedy) but it was all whole 30. I even watched a friend drink some wine at my house....super temptation. @PJAP - this was similar to your sitution. I'd say that if that's the only time that is gonna happen, just take the paleo foods route. But if you need to be binging to avoid the wine on a regular basis, maybe just drink the wine? That's an awful lot of calories (prob similar to what I had yesterday!!)

          Food:
          Coffee w/coconut milk
          Protein shake
          Lunch - Sweet potato mash, bbq beef and salad
          Dinner - Duck liver pate wraps
          Snacks - chopped veggies

          Surprisingly good sleep last night, hurrah! At work, doesn't seem quite so bad - I'm sure it will soon. Making a commitment to cycle to and from work everyday this week, so far so good! Body balance tonight, and hopefully will get to yoga tomorrow morning before work (I feel lazy on Tuesdays).

          @solobiker - you're DH sounds exactly like mine - same build anyway. He's very fit and muscular because he loves to cycle, but has only recently got into sandbag training to improve his upper body. He was a big challenge to get over to paleo, and he's come a very long way to now be doing this Whole 30 with me. It all started with me begging for him to take a week off the giant bowls or pasta and museli (thats all he ate all day) and see how he felt. He was super mad at me all week, but see now how things progressed! Baby steps all the way!

          Every bright-eyed and bushy tailed this Monday morning?
          The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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          • #65
            Days 10 and 11

            Through the Hubby's Birthday weekend:

            Workout: Day 11
            Warmup: 10 min walk treadmill
            Main Set: 26 min: 1 min walk & 1 min sprint
            30 Body Weight Squats
            Leg Lunges 15 (each leg)
            Calves raises: 20
            Abs Crunches 30
            Abs crunches with legs raised and folded: 30
            Treadmill: 20 minutes race pace walk
            Repeat Main Set
            Cool down stretching

            Managed two restaurant dinners back to back. First night in a fine French Restaurant --- had the filet mignon, lobster bisque, and lots of veggies -- totally Paleo.

            2nd dinner at a Cajun restaurant --- 12 Oysters, Lobster, Crab and grilled veggies. All paleo.

            Experimenting with taking the next week off from eggs. I have a strange feeling that eggs are not agreeing with me, so taking a week off and seeing how I fare.

            Hope all had a good weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to walk the next two days after this workout --- will report back shortly. /Lu
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            F, 48, 5'10"
            Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
            Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

            Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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            • #66
              Wow your dinners sound delish! Yum yum!

              I don't think I could give up eggs, I know that's stupid considering how much I've already given up but I don't want to know if they do bad things to me. I'd be very sad!!
              The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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              • #67
                Went grocery shopping on my lunch hour --- holy Hannah -- the stores are in full of Christmas decorations and Christmas FOODS, which equals sugar, sugar and more sugar. I held steady, despite wanting to fill my entire cart with sugary cakes, cookies, and crap (insert sigh)....but alas, my goal of a 6 pack kept me on track.

                It's way easier grocery shopping for Paleo because I now only visit the fresh veggie and dairy section and maybe the fish counter. Pick up some toilet paper and paper towel and running for the cash. Anyway, I definitely won't be grocery shopping hungry in the near future --- there are landmines everywhere, people!
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                F, 48, 5'10"
                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                • #68
                  I took a much needed day off from work with DH. We decided to head up to the mountains and go "play" in the new snow. We hiked for about 3 hours with full backpacks. During the hike I had some natural pb with celery and some mixed nuts. No lunch but we did have an early dinner which for me was some chicken, BAS, and 1/4 sweet potato. DH had the same along with a bunch of bread that he bought on our way home. I am holding steady with staying away from the bread and other carby treats that he eats.

                  Still not sleeping well at all. I go to bed around 9ish and fall asleep very fast then wake up by 2-3am and can't fall back to sleep. I do take medication for hypothryroidism so I am thinking the change in the foods I am eating may be the culprit. I am going to the mds soon to have my blood work checked. From my research VLC or LC in general can interfere with thyroid function and serotonin levels which have calming effects. I really don't want to change back to SAD....but I am not sure if I can handle not sleeing and feeling on "edge" all of the time. Maybe if I increase my carbs a little with healthy carbs such as more sweet potato or increase my fruit. I am just not sure. Sigh....YAWN..

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                  • #69
                    Lu your day 11 workout looks awesome. I may give it a try tomorrow. Have a great day/night everyone.

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                    • #70
                      Day 13

                      Very spritely today, considering it's a Tuesday and Tuesdays are just so meh - here is my hodgepodge of foods today:
                      Carrots with a little nutbutter
                      Harboiled egg x 2, avocado and chorizo (antipasto brekkie! sorta)
                      Lunch - leftover bbq beef, saute zucchini and snow peas, salad
                      Dinner - Have ribeye in the fridge, so big steak and ??? I have a whole bunch of squash I cooked up last night, anyone got any fun ideas of what I can do with it.

                      Sleep - I think my sleep has improved slightly, and I've defo felt much chirpier in the morning than usual.
                      Workouts - Excepting last wednesday my energy for workouts has been constant
                      After work - Been fairly successfully avoiding the post-work couch lock, I have a relaxing coffee on my balcony when I get home, and I suspect this is mostly a mental thing as an energy thing. I resent losing those precious hours!
                      Skin - This is the only area that hasn't improved - I get heaps of pimples for the week in the middle of my cycle and there has been no change this month. Le sigh. I don't know What else I can do - I really don't want to go on the pill

                      @solo - you really don't need to go back to SAD! Primal doesn't have to been VLC or even LC! Eat plenty of sweet potato and other starch if it makes you feel better. There is a huge huge difference between a starchy primal diet and a SAD diet. I'm sure it is really hard with your SAD DH, but remember if he sees positive changes in you then he is more likely to come along for the ride!
                      The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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                      • #71
                        Thanks for your reply. I will stick with it and just increase the natural carbs. It is just tough sometimes going at it "alone". Although when my mind is set on something I tend to stick to it. Oh, and 1 pair of my "tighter" fitting pants are not tight any more! :-) Thanks again and sorry for my venting.

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                        • #72
                          What did you end up making with the squash?

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                          • #73
                            Feel free to vent! That's what the forum is so good for, for support and ideas! Go not tight tight pants

                            I haven't made the squash yet, I still need ideas!
                            The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by solobiker View Post
                              Thanks for your reply. I will stick with it and just increase the natural carbs. It is just tough sometimes going at it "alone". Although when my mind is set on something I tend to stick to it. Oh, and 1 pair of my "tighter" fitting pants are not tight any more! :-) Thanks again and sorry for my venting.
                              The best succes comes from walking the path less travelled. I went grocery shopping yesterday and bought my hubby some foods that I wouldn't eat (corn chips/salsa etc). I don't want to unduly restrict him because this new way of eating is "not all about me". Great thing about my hubby is he digs into all his fun/bad foods rather quickly, so it's not in the house all week
                              Since we don't sit together at night to watch television, I'm not exposed to watching him consume those foods. You'll have to find your 'own way' of resisting those foods, while respecting the autonomies of each of you. Although we are in relationships by choice, it's our responsibility to be true to ourselves, through the choices we make. Stay tough -- once he sees your cut, fit, bodacious body, he'll be coming to you for help. ;p
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                              F, 48, 5'10"
                              Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                              Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                              Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by solobiker View Post
                                I took a much needed day off from work with DH. We decided to head up to the mountains and go "play" in the new snow. We hiked for about 3 hours with full backpacks. During the hike I had some natural pb with celery and some mixed nuts. No lunch but we did have an early dinner which for me was some chicken, BAS, and 1/4 sweet potato. DH had the same along with a bunch of bread that he bought on our way home. I am holding steady with staying away from the bread and other carby treats that he eats.

                                Still not sleeping well at all. I go to bed around 9ish and fall asleep very fast then wake up by 2-3am and can't fall back to sleep. I do take medication for hypothryroidism so I am thinking the change in the foods I am eating may be the culprit. I am going to the mds soon to have my blood work checked. From my research VLC or LC in general can interfere with thyroid function and serotonin levels which have calming effects. I really don't want to change back to SAD....but I am not sure if I can handle not sleeing and feeling on "edge" all of the time. Maybe if I increase my carbs a little with healthy carbs such as more sweet potato or increase my fruit. I am just not sure. Sigh....YAWN..
                                I have trouble sleeping and am often up for a few hours every night (between 2-4am usually). I have my computer next to me and do some reading until I feel tired again). Another option is going to your drug store and try using some light 'sleeping aids like "Sleep-Eeze" which you can take when you are exhausted and need a complete night's sleep. I use them from time to time when I don't want a sleepless night. It's likely not paleo, but I also use toothpaste and deodorant and colour my hair

                                You are doing the right thing by staying away from bread --- that crap will bloat you up so badly -- you'll feel like snake that just ate a deer (nice visual, eh?)

                                I've been meaning to ask you, do you use clips when riding your bike?
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                                F, 48, 5'10"
                                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                                Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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