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    Here I go again. Dumping the original journal and moving on to the next attempt. I didn't fare too well the first 5 months and my journal reflected my lackluster whiny ways.

    IF until 10:30am. Had some half-caf coffee with a bit of heavy cream before church.

    Oddly enough, there was an interpretive dance group who came to emphasize the sermon on being "Stuck". At one point they had a woman being bulimic... oh man. That was me. I'm not a particularly religious person, but love spirituality and the thought of God. I was dumbstruck. Ever have a moment like that where you look around and wonder how the hell that happened? Until that moment, my plan was to fast all day to jump start my PB re-experience. Typically, that gets me in trouble with binge eating or fighting the binge. Instead, I am going to eat when I am hungry.

    Lunch:

    1c full fat Greek yogurt
    1/4 c raisins
    couple bites sweet potato/cranberry mash until I read the deli label and saw whole wheat flour. Gluten bothers me, so I avoid it.

    I decided to keep my beloved greek yogurt in my diet for now along with the small serving raisins. My issue is cane sugar, maple sugar, coconut sugar. Just processed sugars.

    Snack:

    1 mango chutney chicken thigh with 2 pieces of crispy skin (hubby won't eat his)
    1/2 c pumpkin/carrot bisque made with heavy cream and whole milk

    Dinner:

    1 obscenely big yam with 2T ghee

    Still on a yam/sweet potato kick.
    Last edited by PHaselow; 11-18-2012, 06:34 PM.
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    Age 48
    Start date: 7-5-12
    5'3"
    121lbs
    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
    Henri Frederic Amiel

  • #2
    IF until 10:30 with lots of 1/2 caf coffee to get me going. The sun really never came up today; hard to feel awake!

    Late breakfast:

    1c parsnip/carrot mash with heavy cream and butter
    1/2c full fat plain yogurt
    small handful raisins
    1/4c raw trail mix (coconut, banana, cashew, raisin)

    Snack:

    finished the veggie mash (maybe 1/2 c)

    Dinner:

    3oz portion rib eye
    1/2 large buttercup squash.

    I was able to walk this morning on the treadmill again without much discomfort. 1 hour at "8" elevation at moderate speed (3.1mph). I'm trying to be OK with this! Happy to be moving again.
    Last edited by PHaselow; 11-19-2012, 06:52 PM.
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    Age 48
    Start date: 7-5-12
    5'3"
    121lbs
    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
    Henri Frederic Amiel

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    • #3
      IF except for a huge cup of 1/2 caff with small amount of heavy whipping cream. I didn't mean to do so, but i didn't eat until 11:30AM.

      Lunch:

      2c leftover baked squash with 2T ghee and handful pecans
      1/2 c pumpkin carrot soup with several TBSP unsweetened dried coconut

      Snack:

      1c cabbage/bacon stir fry
      large amount of sunflower seed butter (right off of the spoon; yum) ~6T eeek

      Dinner:

      2 oz rib eye
      2 oz chicken
      1 slice bacon

      Can you tell I was scrounging for left overs? Meat night!

      Walked again for an hour on the treadmill on high grade; moderate speed. Enough to sweat at least!
      Last edited by PHaselow; 11-20-2012, 08:23 PM.
      sigpic
      Age 48
      Start date: 7-5-12
      5'3"
      121lbs
      GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


      "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
      Henri Frederic Amiel

      Comment


      • #4
        Beautiful pre-Thanksgiving day! Time to start the cooking. It will not be fully Primal, but enough for me. I love stuffing, but I'm not sure I'll eat any to avoid opening the flood gates. Gluten really seems to bloat me, so why live with that for a few days?

        IF until 10:45AM. 2 cups 1/2 caff coffee with some heavy whipping cream

        Lunch:

        2c cabbage/bacon stir fry
        1/2 avocado
        1/4 c raw coconut, cashew, raisin trail mix

        Snack:

        2/3c sweet potato bake (potato, eggs, maple syrup, ghee)

        Tasting while I'm cooking for tomorrow. Umm

        Dinner:

        Kind of a lot of sweet potato puree (what didn't fit in the 9x13 pan)
        A decent amount of dark chocolate and coconut (tasting my Paleo bars)

        I feel a bit ill from the sugar and carbs. I will do a power walk up hill after my stomach settles.

        Happy Thanksgiving!
        Last edited by PHaselow; 11-21-2012, 03:51 PM.
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        Age 48
        Start date: 7-5-12
        5'3"
        121lbs
        GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


        "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
        Henri Frederic Amiel

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        • #5
          Happy Thanksgiving.

          Cooking and running the dogs at the dog park to prepare for the crowded and noisy afternoon! 20+ people at my house for early dinner. So much food, so much non-Primal food. Not too tempting. Yet. Too early on my re-start to start going 80/20. I've made some of my favorites so I'll be very, very happy. Only yearning will be for the stuffing. Gluten honestly does bother my GI tract so I'm feeling OK skipping it this year. I'd be wondering if I was stupid if I was just not eating something I loved only to stay Primal.

          IF until 10AM. Had a large cup of 1/2 caff with ghee and heavy cream to start the day. No sampling of the cooking. I did that yesterday.

          Breakfast:

          1 avocado with sea salt

          Lunch/Dinner

          Need I record it all? Sweet potatoes, salad, carrot flan, raw cheese/fig spread, apples (ok, from apple pie), eggs, cranberry sauce and some good old fashioned green bean casserole!

          No turkey. Not a fan. Ate a ton of food but not a ton of sugar. Good job for me.

          Unnaturally tired right now. I'm not too sure why. Too much food at once, perhaps. I just want to go to bed and it is only 8PM. Pajama time.
          Last edited by PHaselow; 11-22-2012, 07:13 PM.
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          Age 48
          Start date: 7-5-12
          5'3"
          121lbs
          GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


          "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
          Henri Frederic Amiel

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          • #6
            I think I am going to fast today. I feel like I need a reboot. If it feels good, I'll extend it through the weekend. Not too sure why... just playing it by ear. My husband is gone deer hunting until Sunday night, so I won't have to listen to his questions about why I am not eating.

            I did have some 1/2 caff coffee for 'breakfast', but no heavy cream or ghee. It just sounded gross today.

            Walked an hour at high grade on treadmill. I think I'll do more later but I decided I was hungry at 4PM, so I ate:

            6oz turkey (not a fan, I know I said, but this one turned out well!)
            1/2 c homemade cranberry sauce

            Walked another 50 minutes on high grade and did some upper body with some very, very light weights. I can't have any amount of weight that requires me to lock in my core. Frustrating, but I'm glad I'm finding a way to maintain tone.
            Last edited by PHaselow; 11-24-2012, 11:07 AM.
            sigpic
            Age 48
            Start date: 7-5-12
            5'3"
            121lbs
            GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


            "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
            Henri Frederic Amiel

            Comment


            • #7
              Beautiful chilly day! Happy to say I am again avoiding shopping. My plan is to stay away all weekend, although I do have to drop my daughter off at the mall later today.

              IF except for 1/2 caff coffee with ghee/cream until 10:30AM

              late breakfast:

              1 turkey leg with part of thigh attached. I have to say I like turkey this year.
              1/2-2/3 c homemade cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney.
              1 medjool date, 3 macadamias for dessert

              Cranberries. Love 'em.

              snack:

              3 (2"x2")squares of Paleo 'fudge' coconut almond joy bar
              handful dark chocolate chips

              Cooking for a get together. Hard time not tasting!

              Dinner:

              few bites of hamburger (no bun)
              left over mashed baby reds with ghee
              sauteed mushrooms

              Walked 4 miles up hill on treadmill; about 75 minutes. Broke a sweat. Felt good. Used light weights for upper body work out. Very difficult to do without engaging core!
              Last edited by PHaselow; 11-25-2012, 07:50 PM.
              sigpic
              Age 48
              Start date: 7-5-12
              5'3"
              121lbs
              GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


              "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
              Henri Frederic Amiel

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              • #8
                Leftovers be gone! Woosh. That was tough to do but they have all been eaten.

                IF until 11AM except for coffee

                Lunch:

                cranberry sauce, cranberry chutney
                1/2 c pecans

                Dinner:

                2c sweet potato mash (with butter)
                1c garlic mashed red potatoes

                Not even any turkey to go with it. Oh, well. I have to go shopping tomorrow or I'll be eating ghee and bacon.

                Ummm. Ghee and bacon.

                Walked an hour at high grade on treadmill. No weights tonight.
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                Age 48
                Start date: 7-5-12
                5'3"
                121lbs
                GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                Henri Frederic Amiel

                Comment


                • #9
                  Protein in the house again!

                  Breakfast (no IF today. I was hungry; probably due to no protein yesterday):

                  1/2 caff coffee with ghee/heavy cream
                  2 1/2 chicken thighs with BBQ sauce
                  1/2 pc bacon

                  Started taking some adrenal support supplements: Vitamin C (500mg) with bioflavinoids, dry E (200 IU), B complex,

                  Lunch:

                  sweet potato cooked in bacon grease
                  pecans
                  2T sunbutter

                  Dinner:

                  3oz BBQ chicken with skin
                  majority of an entire buttercup squash

                  Did the old walk on the treadmill at high grade for an hour; broke sweat and got tired. I'm going to lift some light weights after dinner some time.
                  Last edited by PHaselow; 11-26-2012, 05:33 PM.
                  sigpic
                  Age 48
                  Start date: 7-5-12
                  5'3"
                  121lbs
                  GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                  "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                  Henri Frederic Amiel

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    COLD walk with the dogs at the park. Feeling very primal out there with the pooches. All I needed was a spear.

                    IF until 11am except for coffee with heavy whipping cream

                    LUNCH:

                    3oz chicken breast
                    2c sweet potato with 2T ghee and pecans
                    3oz dark chocolate

                    Must. Stop. Buying. Chocolate. I fool myself into thinking it is healthy dark chocolate, but any chocolate in excess isn't good for me. Almost tired of sweet potatoes, too.

                    More treadmill walking at high grade for 60 minutes. Says I burn 400 calories in 3.3 miles. I always question the accuracy of machines, but I did have the grade high enough to feel like I wanted to stop at one point. I'm growing bored with this routine. Next week I'm going to try the gym again. I'll probably hop in the pool; hoping my inattentive ways will allow me to swim more than 2 laps. I've heard your uterus floats in the pool. Maybe it won't bug me.

                    Still pissed off I caused a uterine prolapse by heavy lifting. Women really need to be careful. We are not designed as men and we cannot always do what they do! I wrote my trainer a long message about recognizing when to adjust for a woman: if they are laughing about peeing while doing jumping jacks then maybe you have a pelvic muscle weakness issue to be very, very careful about. Never heard back from him. He's a guy...

                    Dinner:

                    1 whole BBQ chicken breast with skin
                    Last edited by PHaselow; 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM.
                    sigpic
                    Age 48
                    Start date: 7-5-12
                    5'3"
                    121lbs
                    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                    Henri Frederic Amiel

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Blech kind of day. Foster dog driving me bonkers. Every once in a while I get a dog that is just kind of annoying. Remind me not to take on a small dog again in the near future. I like the big 'uns.

                      Breakfast:

                      decaf with heavy cream
                      few bites gluten free pancake
                      macadamia nuts, coconut, pecans trail mix (1/2 c)

                      snack:

                      dark chocolate (damn!) chips; maybe 1/3c?
                      carrot
                      tasted beef stew a few times.

                      Dinner:

                      grass fed beef stew: beef, red wine, sweet potato, carrots, onion
                      1/2 acorn squash with 1T ghee
                      2 fingerling potatoes roasted in butter/garlic

                      Sometimes I miss those potatoes!

                      No real measurable exercise today. Walked the dogs about 2/3 mile if lucky.
                      Last edited by PHaselow; 11-28-2012, 05:43 PM.
                      sigpic
                      Age 48
                      Start date: 7-5-12
                      5'3"
                      121lbs
                      GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                      "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                      Henri Frederic Amiel

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Eating breakfast this morning. I'm doing my weekly food pantry bakery pick-up and sometimes I have a hard time resisting the goodies. The coffee shop across the street from the grocery store donates day old muffins, scones, rolls that we cannot pass out at the pantry (not packaged to code). I drop those off for the daily pantry volunteers but sometimes the scones lure me in like a male siren.

                        Breakfast:

                        big bowl of grass fed stew (beef/sweet potato)
                        1/4 gluten free pancake

                        Well, that didn't work.

                        Snack:

                        1 large pumpkin walnut raisin muffin
                        2oz white chocolate. Really? White chocolate? Not sure when I've eaten that last.


                        Lunch:

                        bowl of beef stew

                        Walked an hour on the treadmill. Starting to get to the point that I'm not sweating any more. Should I bump it up a notch? Scared to do more pelvic organ damage so I think I'll be happy with what I've got thus far.

                        Dinner:

                        A ton of butternut squash. A ton of it.

                        I think the fiber is starting to get to me. Ugh
                        Last edited by PHaselow; 11-29-2012, 05:21 PM.
                        sigpic
                        Age 48
                        Start date: 7-5-12
                        5'3"
                        121lbs
                        GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                        "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                        Henri Frederic Amiel

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                        • #13
                          Feeling fine. Attitude better. Some optimism showing.

                          Breakfast:

                          went out with my friend to celebrate the birth of her first grandchild! I can't believe a peer of mine is a grandma. She had her son at 18 and gave him up for adoption. About 8 years ago he found her and they have been tight ever since. I love it.

                          2 scrambled eggs with ham, spinach and broccoli
                          1/2 scone with 1T butter
                          1/2 caff coffee with heavy cream

                          Full! We will see if this carries me through the day. I am amazed at how hungry I get despite eating a lot. I think it is boredom.

                          Snack:

                          2T sunbutter
                          1T coconut butter

                          Dinner:

                          lots of butternut squash
                          1 oz chocolate

                          I seem to want to eat until I am stuffed once a day and then not want to eat much at all after that. What to make of it? It really doesn't bother me except for the fact I have to eat dinner with the family. I don't want to have to answer questions about my lack of eating at dinner, nor do I want to give my kids the impression that mom is restricting food.
                          Last edited by PHaselow; 11-30-2012, 07:03 PM.
                          sigpic
                          Age 48
                          Start date: 7-5-12
                          5'3"
                          121lbs
                          GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                          "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                          Henri Frederic Amiel

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                          • #14
                            Woosh. Long day at a cheer competition. Not willing to spend $2 on a bottle of water and forgot to bring my snacks. I was starving when I got home.

                            Breakfast:

                            1/2 caf with cream
                            small bowl beef stew

                            Late lunch:

                            2 big bowls beef stew
                            oodles of dark chocolate while watching Badger Football game

                            It seems when I eat I eat until gorged. Then I'm good for the day. I'd literally be OK eating once a day, although that one time lasts an entire hour. I guess that might be how my ancestors ate: gorged on the kill.
                            Last edited by PHaselow; 12-01-2012, 06:20 PM.
                            sigpic
                            Age 48
                            Start date: 7-5-12
                            5'3"
                            121lbs
                            GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                            "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                            Henri Frederic Amiel

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                            • #15
                              Protein day! 1/2 caff coffee with heavy cream for breakfast

                              Lunch:

                              3/4 # fatty BBQ pulled pork
                              1T frosting (daughter making it and I had to try it when she asked)

                              Snack:

                              Not going to talk about it. Suffice it to say I'm not proud and it involved chocolate. This time of year is so hard for me!

                              Dinner:

                              1 whole kabocha squash

                              Need. Fiber.

                              Walked 2 hours or 7 miles today, though. Beautiful day. Dog park and hill climb.
                              Last edited by PHaselow; 12-02-2012, 07:52 PM.
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                              Age 48
                              Start date: 7-5-12
                              5'3"
                              121lbs
                              GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                              "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                              Henri Frederic Amiel

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