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    My husband and I started living the primal blueprint lifestyle 8/3/12, by the end of October he had lost over 30 lbs and I had lost about 16. We loved it, unfortunately we slipped of the wagon and have gain most of it back. We restated it on 1/2/13. We are taking it slow but after just a few days he states he already feels better and I have already lost 3 lbs. I know it is water but that is ok. The hard part for us will be to become more active, we both are couch potatoes, and the moving more may not really start to much until warmer weather breaks. We both love being outside, but I HATE cold weather. So starting with getting the eating back on track then we will add on to that. Wish me luck My starting weight this time is 126 and I am 5'1". My husband is 6' and weighs about 230. I had been down to 116 and felt great. I just want to feel great again. Today I ate an orange for breakfast, I skipped lunch then for dinner I had bottom round roast, green beans and 1/2 of a potato, I know the potato should have not made it onto my plate but I did make them for my son and 1/2 of one is much better than I used to do when I would eat about 1-1/2 to 2. They are my favorite when cooked with a roast. I have also had some dark chocolate, 4 squares which is a serving size on the package and it was 85%. $ days under my belt this round.

  • #2
    Well, it has only been 6 days mostly following the primal blueprint way of eating and I have already lost 5.2 lbs. I'm not really worried so much about losing weight as I am just feeling better and more fit. I have had, for the past 2 days, a headache and sore throat and today my ears hurt, I'm sure this is referred pain from my sore throat. I would say that maybe these are symptoms of carb flu except that my husband was sick last week with the same type of symptoms and that was before we restarted eating this way. I probably have not ate enough for the past 2 days due to this but I just haven't felt like eating. I still haven't started doing much in the way of exercise as of yet but I will eventually.

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    • #3
      I hope you feel better and best of luck. You and your husband did it once, so I'm sure you will able to pull it off again. Take care!
      Roxy -- 41/4'10/102 F -- Yes, I'm a Computer Nerd and a Flamenco & Bellydancer!
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      • #4
        Thank you Roxy

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        • #5
          Feeling much better now, had several rough days. I did not really watch what I ate this past week due to feeling so bad, but this week I will be back at it, I am also going to clean out my pantry today so it will be easier. My fridge is pretty much cleared of things already. Not sure what will be for dinner tonight, I'll look in the freezer while I am in there. I will post what I ate today this evening.

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          • #6
            I have been back to eating primal for about 6 weeks, I have not been doing as good as I did the first times I did it back in September, but then I fell off the wagon. I would say I'm probably about 75%, I would say better than that but I'm not sure what the hospital I work for uses for oils and I eat lunch there 4 days a week. I try to get good meats and plenty of vegies. I was proud of myself today they had some Valentines day deserts that looked very yummy but I passed them up without a problem. After lunch I went back to my office and ate 2 squares of 85% dark chocolate. I will admit to having pizza tonight but it was a very thin crust, not the best choice I know but what can I say. I do like to have 2-3 beers in the evenings too but I drink the Bud Select 55, they only have 4 grams of carbs and my husband says it is expensive water. I am working on drinking less of them slowly over the next month.

            I typically do not eat breakfast. If I do it is a handful of mixed nuts or a couple of squares of 85% dark chocolate. for lunch today I have a grilled chicken breast and broccoli. Usually dinner is much better quality than it was tonight.

            last weekend my family was inn from out of town, my sister wanted to get Mexican food for dinner so I got a monster burrito without the tortilla with a salad, no rice or beans. The next night we had steak and broccoli at our favorite steak place and I skipped the bread they brought out. I also had them double my broccoli instead of a potato. A few weeks ago I was asking the manager of Buffalo Wild Wings what they used to fry their wings, he told me a mix of tallow and vegetable oil, so we won't be going there anymore, or at least very rarely.

            So I know I have a way to go, nut I do feel like I am recognizing where my weak points are and I am working on them. On another note, my last doctors appointment showed my cholesterol levels as being high. Total 265, LDL 170, HDL 70 and Trigs 126. I read Griff's post on cholesterol and how doctors only look at the numbers. I used the Iranian equations he talked about and I calculated my Levels are as follows: Total/HDL 3.79, ideal 5 or below, Trig/HDL 1.8, ideal is 2 or below, LDL/HDL 2.43 with the ideal level being 4.3 or below. So this is good for me. I am now wanting to speak with my doctor who put me on a statin about stopping it. I know the longer I follow the WOE and the better I get at it, the better my numbers will be. The Statin and my thyroid meds are my only prescriptions and I would like to not have to take them eventually. Time will tell I guess.

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            • #7
              Ate pretty good today, breakfast was just water, lunch was a BAS without dressing, I don't like them nor do I like oil and vinegar, I also has a grilled chicken breast. Of course eating that at the hospital I work for means if was skinless and boneless. Dinner was beef pot roast, a small boiled potato with kerry gold butter and broccoli with more butter. I have had 2 bud select 55's which I probably should have skipped but not too bad. Oh, also I had 2 squares of lindt 85% dark chocolate. I keep bouncing betwwen 122 and 123, which isn't to bad for my height of 5'1". Today while reading on the forums I ready about bodyrock, I may start doing this 2-4 days a week. I really just need to see some warmer weather so I can get outdoors more. I love being outdoors.

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              • #8
                It has been rough trying to get back on the PB wagon. Not sure why but I did well yesterday. I had:
                Breakfast- 2 squares of 85% dark chocolate
                Lunch - 10 oz of grilled salmon
                2 cups of steamed broccoli
                Dinner - 3 scrambled in, scrambled in Kerry Gold butter with 2 sausage patties crumbled in, 1 Tbs onion and some mozzarella cheese and 3 strips of bacon. I did have 5 beers throughout the day, one bud light and the others were bud select 55's. I know that isn't exactly primal but the rest wasn't bad.

                I am trying very hard to stay on track and my husband is trying harder too. We went to BJ's (like Costco) and bought a whole rib eye and a whole pork loin and we already have plenty of chicken in the freezer. I put them all in food saver bags and vacuum seal them. Tis way I can freeze them and they taste as good out of the freezer as they would had they never been frozen. I am going to try to work on a menu today for the coming week so we can stay on track better. Now if spring will just get here I can get outside more to get some good ol' sunshine and some walking in that is not what I normally get with my job. I will try to post on here daily what I have eaten and my exercise. Yesterday I only got the walking we did while out shopping.

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                • #9
                  Well today was another good day for me, I had blackberries for breakfast, I didn't eat lunch and for dinner we grilled some of the rib eye's we bought yesterday and I had one about 16 oz and about 1 cup of broccoli and about 1 tbs of Kerry gold butter, also I had 4 squares of 85% dark chocolate. I have had 5 bud select 55's again. I also cleaned my bedroom, we have a computer desk in there we no longer use and it was getting piled up with a bunch of stuff, and I probably spent 1 hour going through that, I made about 4 trios upstairs to take things I did not want to toss. Not a lot of exercise but something since we were up very late last night. I will check back in tomorrow.

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                  • #10
                    Did well again today, fasted through breakfast, lunch at the hospital cafeteria was full of either bad selections or things I just didn't want, so I had a cup of fresh pineapple. Dinner was 7oz grilled salmon, 2 cups of steamed broccoli and 2 bud lights. I have also had 8 cups of water.

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                    • #11
                      Well I have stayed pretty primal, minus the beer for 3 days and this morning the scales finally moved in the right direction. I went from 122 to 120, I told a co-worker and her first words was "it was probably water". why do people do this? It is very frustrating. I have worked hard. I just ignored the comment and walked away. I don't know how much weight I want to lose, I am 5'1" and I am what I would say is skinny fat. I am going to try adding in some body weight exercises next week, I want to give me a week of eating better first, also we are going out of town this weekend and I know I won't do anything while away so I will wait so I don't end up sabatoging myself in the begining. I printed of the E-book about fitness and plan on starting with that. I will keep posting. I will post my food later this evening.

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                      • #12
                        Well, another good day, breakfast was a couple of handfuls of mixed cashes, almonds and pecans. Lunch was a grilled chicken breast with grilled squash, zucchini and onions, dinner was a almond crusted haddock filet and some asparagus. I have had 2 bud select 55's. Will work harder on cutting out beer after this weekend. Not to bad for day 4.

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                        • #13
                          Didn't do to well today. Calories and macro's overall weren't to bad, but I couldn't stomach the idea of eating in the hospital cafeteria and ended up going to McDonalds. Nothing good for me in so many ways and really didn't even taste all that good. But dinner was back on track.
                          Breakfast - fasted
                          Lunch - McDonalds hot and spicy chicken sandwich, regular French fries and a large diet coke
                          Dinner - 2 homemade hamburgers 85%, and a cup of French cut green beans
                          Snack - 4 squares of Lindt 85% dark chocolate
                          I've also had 2 bud select 55's
                          I know I need to watch the chocolate and the beer, still working on that.

                          My husband and I will be out of town this weekend and I am going to stick as close to this WOE as I can but I won't bat myself up to bad if I don't, I will get back on track when I get home. I do plan on trying very hard though.

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                          • #14
                            Today was anther but her bad lunch day, nothing in the hospital cafeteria I wanted ended up eating a hotdog with a bun and chili without beans, and a banana. Could have been worse I guess. Dinner was 3 scrambled eggs and 2 Jimmy Deans hot sausage. I'm sure I could have chosen a more Primal sausage but that is what I had. I had one bud select 55 and am on my second glass of white wine. I don't like reds. I did tell my husband last night not to buy me any more beer. I just can't control myself at home, if I'm out and having to pay premium prices for it I can control it easier. Plus either he or I have to drive. I am now out so we will see how this goes. I was down to 120 and this morning back up to 122 and a few ounces. I have to do better. My lowest was in Oct and I was down to 116. I'm not sure where I want to end up but I know I want it closer to 110. Will be going out of town tomorrow so not sure I will post again until Monday or Tuesday. I do plan on taking my computer so we will see.

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                            • #15
                              Went home to WV this past weekend and tried to stay strong, I don't feel I did to badly. There was a surprise birthday party for my father-in-law with lots of non primal goodies, I only had 2 bites of birthday cake (wanted a choclate cupcake but decided the cake would be easier to control how much I ate) and I had 2 diet soda's that day. Later I made gumbo and had 2 bowls with a small amount of rice in each bowl. Other than that it was just the fast food eaten in the car on the drive up and back, just a sandwich without fries. Couldn't go in anywhere to eat because we had the dog with us, but not to bad since we were there 3-1/2 days. It defianly could have been much worse. We will be moving back to WV soon, my husband accepted a job there, so as soon as we can get our house on the market he will probably go ahead and go and I will wait until it sells. Hopefully it will sell pretty quickly. I will miss some of my neighbors but it will be great to go back home and be near family again. We have been married nearly 30 years and have been away from home for 19 of those years, 16 of them in NC 3 in Germany. I have prayed hard about this and left it in Gods hands and I will leave my health in his hands as well, I know he will keep me strong during the stress of getting ready to move and then the move itself.

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