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  • #46
    Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
    Don't forget, the title of your journal is turning fat to muscle, not chasing a smaller number on the scale. If you are losing inches but not pounds, then you are getting denser. Muscle is denser than fat, right?

    Funny how your food preferences change, isn't it? Helpful, too
    Thanks for the reminder drssgchic! LOL. sigh. It's a hard habit to break, though. I sure hope what is happening is the fat leaving, muscle staying & growing.

    It is VERY helpful that my food preferences have changed. I am grateful for that. So, so grateful. It takes away the need for "will power"- or at least not so much!

    And I weighed myself this am- to see how my body reacted to the fries last night- no change! Happy dance. So I think it is OK as a once-in-a-great-while treat, but since I wasn't satiated, not sure when I will do this again.
    Molly
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    • #47
      It has been a great day! I was weighed and measured and I am the same as last time (3 months ago). But I won't be the same as the next time (in another 3 months).
      Molly
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      • #48
        Originally posted by equineaddict View Post
        It has been a great day! I was weighed and measured and I am the same as last time (3 months ago). But I won't be the same as the next time (in another 3 months).
        What I didn't add in this post was that I was weighed and measured for a program at work. So in between my first and second appointments, I gained and then lost weight. This time I have a goal to just keep losing from where I am now.

        I have been so busy. At work, and at home. I basically am taking one day at a time, attacking one priority at a time. Then in down times I can catch up on things I have let slide. Today I decided to post in my journal again.

        However, I have been eating primal- ish. I am excited because tomorrow I am going to visit a farm that raises pigs and beef and set up buying a 1/4 hog or beef. Not certified organic, but all natural and no pesticides or antibiotics. And also not the price tag of certified organic. Grass fed, going to inquire how they are finished.

        I ordered a thai curry - made with coconut milk- when I ate it tasted so sweet! Almost too sweet. I was wondering if they put sugar in it, or if that could all be from the coconut milk. I would love to find out. Maybe I should call the restaurant. It was very good, but the sweetness got to be too much.
        Molly
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        • #49
          Today I am supposed to record my progress. I decided I am going to do that tomorrow. I stepped on the scale and it was up 2 pounds. I suspect that my lunch meal on Friday had hidden carbs in it. (It was a Thai salad, and the curry sauce tasted very sweet to me). So I'm going to give myself a break and weigh tomorrow.
          Molly
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          • #50
            I hate it when "official weigh-ins" are up, but as long as the trend is down, one day here or there that's up is no big deal. Particularly when you know it's bloat from a treat or something that's temporary.

            That's awesome that you're going to go meet your meat! I think happy critters are more important than certified organic, but that might be because that's the sales pitch I'd have if I was selling it (And, after watching altogether too many documentaries recently- being allowed to walk on the farm is an encouraging sign that the meat is healthy.) How was the trip?
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            Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

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            • #51
              Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
              I hate it when "official weigh-ins" are up, but as long as the trend is down, one day here or there that's up is no big deal. Particularly when you know it's bloat from a treat or something that's temporary.

              That's awesome that you're going to go meet your meat! I think happy critters are more important than certified organic, but that might be because that's the sales pitch I'd have if I was selling it (And, after watching altogether too many documentaries recently- being allowed to walk on the farm is an encouraging sign that the meat is healthy.) How was the trip?
              Yes, I hate it too. And my measurements are the same, not less. I don't know why it is so difficult to keep the long term view sometimes. But I'll keep focusing on how good I feel! And get through it.

              The trip was great! We had fun with the pigs. We got to pet & scratch the pigs. They have a lot of room to roam. The animals all looked normal and healthy. They are out on grass, the pigs root and dig, only medical care when needed. Not living in small poop pits. Living not pampered but well.

              I think all local organic farm raised is preferable, because they feed only all organic feed, but that is so expensive and as long as they are not feeding tons of store feed this is good enough for me, certainly much better than commercially available. I also prefer this, local farm, over commercial organic (meaning the large more factory types that raise organic meat). Mainly because I don't know if I can trust them not to test the organic requirements as much as possible. The larger the company, the more likely it is that they are doing it for profit more than it is the right thing to do. I have no direct evidence to support this belief, however.

              I am so glad it is Saturday! Time to try new recipes!
              Molly
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              • #52
                Tried a couple of times to post earlier but they got lost somehow. I definitely encourage you to focus on how good you feel! That's what life is about I hope that you have a great weekend! Grok on!
                Amanda

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by equineaddict View Post
                  Accounting time for me!
                  I did weigh and measure on Saturday, and will post those here.

                  Weight: 161 (no change)
                  Waist: 32 1/2
                  Hips: 39
                  Thigh: 23 3/4
                  Calf: 14 1/2
                  Upper arm: 12 1/4
                  That was last week. This week:

                  Weight: 160
                  Waist: 32 1/2
                  Hips: 39
                  Thigh: 24
                  Calf: 14 3/4
                  Upper arm: 12 1/4

                  Last week, I started working out. I also did some IF. I was expecting to see a change, but maybe it's there and I just can't see it. I had a big change in measurements early on, so maybe this is a readjustment period.

                  Still feeling good, just need to stay encouraged! Will read success stories.
                  Molly
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                  • #54
                    Trying the cauliflower crust pizza tonight!
                    Molly
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                    • #55
                      Cauliflower crust was still very soft, but the pizza tasted good! Right now I am trying not to let myself be discouraged that I am not seeing changes. I am still feeling great. I still have to add in movement. I am also going to start recording my food so maybe I will see something I need to change.
                      Molly
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                      • #56
                        Your thigh and your calf are both 1/4 inch bigger, while you're down a pound. Therefore, you are building muscle
                        http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                        Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                        And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by equineaddict View Post

                          Weight: 160
                          Waist: 32 1/2
                          Hips: 39
                          Thigh: 24
                          Calf: 14 3/4
                          Upper arm: 12 1/4
                          .
                          Above is last week.
                          This week:

                          Weight: 159
                          Measurements: all the same.

                          Broke the 160 barrier! My weight loss is averaging out to be about a pound a week. Not too bad! The difference now to me is that I am figuring out how to make this my LIFESTYLE and not just lose weight. That will definitely still be a focus, but number one is learning to LIVE primal.
                          Molly
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