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  • #76
    Slept very well. Took an allergy tablet yesterday afternoon (also one the previous day, and a melatonin tablet Wed/Thurs nights). Had a very brutal massage yesterday (too many knots so she really worked me over) and I think my muscles are holding onto water for dear life. I'm up slightly in weight today.

    It's an down day today.

    5:40 am: coffee with 2T Organic Pastures Raw Cream

    8:45 am: iced decaf coffee with sugar free vanilla syrup and a little HWC splashed on the top (Starbuck's)

    8:30 - 9:45 am: walk to Starbuck's then to the farmer's market, then home carrying 10 pounds of produce/food.

    3:40 pm: medium yukon gold baked potato; 3 oz grass feed organic ground beef (Organic Pastures)

    5:00 pm: 2.5 oz grass fed ground beef
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    • #77
      Good sleep string broken, lol. I could NOT get comfortable last night. Dozed off a few times, but not for long and then I would spend a long time trying to get comfortable again. My hip was "out" for whatever reason...could be the 10+ pounds I lugged home from the Farmer's Market (though I did try to switch sides so it would be even), or from the brutal massage on Saturday...not sure. I even did stretching last night before bed because I could sort of feel it "out". It's more muscle I think, so I'll do more stretching tonight.

      Even with lack of good sleep, I woke up excited today for some reason. It being an UP day probably has something to do with that, but also, I started thinking about how much my way of thinking has changed since going primal, then EMF, and now ADF. I've cut down so much on the junk, which includes sugar free splenda in my coffees. I put a little in this morning and it actually tasted weird. I think I'm at a place where I can even try an iced coffee without the sweetener.

      I'm also excited because I've been eating raw dairy products for over three weeks now and they haven't caused a sinus infection or any gastrointestinal upset. That amazes me. I'm not sure whether my gut has healed since cutting out gluten in 2005, or if it's just the raw products. Whatever, it's fun to be able to have some variety by adding yogurt, cheese and some cream.

      Another exciting thing...I'm back down to my lowest weight and the scale even flashed to 169.? at some point in the settling process. That's darned exciting.

      So, my weight today: 171.2.

      Up day:

      5:00 am: 1 raw coconut macaroon; 2 cal/mag chewables; 1 commuter mug of brewed coffee with 2.5T Organic Pastures raw cream

      7:00 am: 4 oz Organic Pastures ground beef (very lean); 1 oz Organic Pastures raw cheddar cheese

      9:00 am: Mocha from a coffee cart that my employer is bringing in to celebrate staff appreciation week

      11:30 am: 4 oz Organic Pastures ground beef; 1 oz Organic Pastures raw cheddar; a bunch of broccoli w/.5T butter

      5:00 pm: Fat bomb: 2T each of almond butter and coconut oil mixed with a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 drops of stevia and unsweetened coconut flakes
      Last edited by 252dlp; 04-23-2013, 11:17 AM. Reason: adding
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      • #78
        It's a down day today and I am having a renewed excitement about the UPDD thing (perhaps because I started reading the book last night, lol).

        5:45 am: iced decaf coffee with 2T Organic Pastures Cream and some sugar free cinnamon/brown sugar syrup

        6:30 am: 3 slices Applegate Farms Organic Turkey w/a little mustard and a clementine orange (very small)

        11:08 am: Medium yukon gold potato with a little butter rubbed on each half and salted; 1 cup of Pacific Organic Vegetable broth---sheesh that baked potato tasted GOOD!

        5:20 pm: Fage FF greek yogurt
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        • #79
          Sleepless nights are back...been awake since 11:40 pm last night. Fortunately today is an UP day so I get to look forward to good food.

          4:45 am: 1 coconut macaroon, 2 cal/mag chewables, 1 commuter mug of coffee with 2T Organic Pastures Cream

          6:30 am: 2 oz polska kielbasa

          9:40 am: 2 breakfast sausages, 3 slices bacon, 1 bite of potatoes O'Brien, melon cubes and strawberries

          1:10 pm: 85% ground beef patty, 2 oz raw cheddar cheese; broccoli with 1/2T Kerrygold garlic herb butter--DIDN'T EAT ALL OF THIS...JUST WASN'T HUNGRY FROM WORK BREAKFAST

          [TC]: Fage FF Greek Yogurt; 1 square Lindt 90%
          Last edited by 252dlp; 04-24-2013, 02:15 PM. Reason: adding
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          • #80
            Uggg, slept slightly more than the night before, but still only got about 4 hours. I still feel "off" from yesterday, so I'm glad it's a down day.

            Finished reading the JUDDD book...skimming over the diet recommendations which are kind of SAD...more whole grains, less saturated fat, etc. Also read the tiny book by Beth Christian about ADF. That was a quick fun, no science read. It also nicely explained all this 5:2 stuff I read about here. I think that would be an excellent way to go on maintenance eventually. Today I'll start reading Mosley's book on fasting.

            Down day:

            4:30 am: 2 cal/mag chewables; commuter mug of coffee w/2T Organic Pastures Cream

            6:30 am: X slices of organic Applegate Farms sliced turkey 2/ mustard

            10:30 am: baked yukon gold potatoes equalling 190 grams

            [TC]: Fage FF Greek Yogurt
            Last edited by 252dlp; 04-25-2013, 10:48 AM. Reason: adding
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            • #81
              Yay, an up day for me today! I slept MUCH better last night! I did two things...prayed and took a Zyrtek because I felt like my allergies were acting up. Considering the two, I'd say the prayer was what did it...more like begging, but hey, it worked!

              I started reading Mosley's 5:2 fasting book last night. Interesting read so far and I think it is something I can incorporate into my life for the rest of what I have left of it. It makes a lot of sense, and if I'm honest, I've had several thoughts of fasting over the last few years...I've just felt like it would be beneficial, but I didn't exactly know why, just that my body seems to defy the norm, and that seemed like something that would benefit me. I get a sort of forced fast when my gastroparesis acts up and even though it's miserable when it flares, I do always feel better after the forced fast. It will be nice to do it on my terms, lol.

              And, I'm also down to my low weight again after see-sawing up and down all week. Yay!

              So, up day today, and the promise of gluten free pizza at work awaits me at some point:

              5:00 am: 1 raw coconut macaroon, 2 cal/mag chewables; 1 commuter mug of bullet proof coffee (2 T butter, 1 T coconut oil and 1 drop of Vit.D3)

              7:31 am: 4.5 oz 85% ground beef patty, 2 oz Organic Pastures Raw Cheddar cheese

              8:10 am: 2 very small, thin slices of gluten free lemon cake baked by one of my co-workers

              12:00 pm: Gluten Free Pizza, 2 slices plus the topping off another slice

              [TC]: Undecided...I just know that what I planned will not work because I am stuffed to the gils. I forgot how much I hate this feeling. I'm also feeling like a stuffed sausage which means I'm bloated from all the glute-free carby stuff.
              Last edited by 252dlp; 04-26-2013, 02:22 PM. Reason: adding
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              • #82
                Slept well again last night; what a relief! I am up almost two pounds this morning after my eating fest yesterday. It could also be partly because of the allergy pill I took the last two nights--also probably why I slept better. Today is a down day and so far I've just had two cups of coffee with cream. I'm finally starting to get a little hungry, though I would love to wait to eat a bigger meal later.

                5:45 am: large cup of brewed coffee with 2.5 T Organic Pastures Raw Cream

                11:30 am: large cup of brewed coffee with 2 T Organic Pastures Raw Cream

                3:10 pm: 4 oz chicken liver, sauteed with onion, mushroom and broccoli in 1T of garlic herb butter--also made enough liver to have some a little later if I'm hungry
                Last edited by 252dlp; 04-27-2013, 03:26 PM. Reason: adding
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                • #83
                  Went down a bit in weight, but not back to my low yet. Hopefully tomorrow. Today I helped with a church sponsored community project for a few hours. I had a nice big breakfast then met a good friend (who recruited me, lol) for coffee. Our job was to tape lines for a painting project. Two people measured and snapped lines and we followed with various widths of tape. There were several hundred people there today doing various jobs at a local neglected school. Felt good to get out and serve again.

                  So, today is an UP day and I made good use of it, lol:

                  5:00 am: Protein shake: 2 scoops of egg white protein powder, 1/2 T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 T flax seed meal, 1 small banana, slivered almonds, and 3 drops of stevia. I figured I'd go big since I can't seem to eat all of my target calories for an up day and that I wouldn't be eating for a while.

                  6:45 am: Starbuck's Grande Soy Latte (not primal, but good)

                  12:30 pm: somewhere around 10 baby carrots and half a package of 365 Turkey Jerky (also not primal I think)

                  2:30 pm: sauteed (in Kerrygold Garlic Herb butter) onions and mushrooms with chicken liver

                  5:30 pm: 5 slices thin cut bacon with 2T cream cheese
                  Last edited by 252dlp; 04-28-2013, 05:54 PM. Reason: adding
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                  • #84
                    Developed a bad tummy ache yesterday and I still have it this morning. I'm staying home from work, but mainly because I think it is trapped gas (though it could also be gastroparesis) and sitting at my desk all day won't help. At home I can walk around or lay down as I need to. If it's the gastroparesis, I'll be in pain on the bathroom floor so either way, better to stay home.

                    It's a down day for me and I think it will be a fairly easy one. No eating. Eating will make things worse...if it's the gastroparesis, my appetite and hunger will go away, if it's just trapped gas, adding more to it will make it worse, lol.

                    So far today..water. Just sips of water.

                    I may try a cup of broth in a few minutes.

                    7:30 am: beef broth

                    9:00 am: 1 hard boiled egg with salt; a couple of bites of suspect mahi mahi

                    11:00 am: egg salad (2 eggs)

                    Gave up totally on my down day...sometimes when my stomach hurts like this, eating makes it worse and sometimes eating helps. Today seemed to be a help day, so no down day.

                    1:00 pm: Fage FF Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries

                    4:30 pm: bacon and raw cheddar cheese (don't ask...it's a favorite comfort food from my youth. When I was skinny. And could eat anything.
                    Last edited by 252dlp; 04-29-2013, 04:35 PM. Reason: adding
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                    • #85
                      Feeling better this morning. Still had a stomach ache, but it's slowly going away. Apparently it was more than trapped gas, lol. Almost stayed home again, but I think I'll be okay at work. It's going to be an up day, but will probably keep my calories on the moderate side, though they haven't been that close to my up day "goal" anyway. I was down a bit in weight this morning, and will probably be down tomorrow as well judging by how many times I've visited the ladies room this morning, lol.

                      4:45 am: 2 raw coconut macaroons, 2 cal/mag chewables; 1 commuter mug of brewed coffee (combo reg/decaf) w/2T cream--only drank half of the coffee...made iced coffee once I got to work

                      8:00 am: Fage FF Greek Yogurt w/fresh blueberries

                      11:15 am: Ground beef with a little (probably 1.5 oz) Organic Pastures raw cheddar cheese; tea w/honey

                      11:50 am: fresh strawberries and a couple of raspberries and blackberries

                      1:10 pm: tea w/honey--STILL HAVING STOMACH PAINS

                      [TC]: Eggs and bacon
                      Last edited by 252dlp; 04-30-2013, 01:17 PM. Reason: adding
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                      • #86
                        1 hard boiled egg with salt

                        egg salad (2 eggs) w/ a few leaves of romaine hearts--STOMACH HURT AFTER EATING THIS

                        Fage FF Greek yogurt
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                        • #87
                          OMG, my stomach is still hurting and I am definitely having bathroom issues again. I'm wondering if I should do a little n=1 and cut out dairy for a few days. I was thinking it started with the carrots and onions I had on the weekend, but now I'm not so sure. I'm hoping I don't have to do a liquid diet, but that might be my next thing if this doesn't go away soon. I'm pretty sure that's what my doctor would have me do though.

                          On a happy note, I am down in weight this morning to a new low of 170.8. So at the end of my first month on ADF I've lost 6.8 pounds and ONE inch each off my bust, waist, and thighs and a half inch off each of my hip, calves and arms. And, since starting Primal at the beginning of February I've lost a total of 11.2 and a few more inches. Not bad at all!

                          So, today is an up day, though I expect it will be lower in calories than normal as I just don't know what to eat to fix the intestinal issue.

                          5:00 am: 2 raw coconut macaroons; 2 cal/mag chewables; 1 commuter mug of coffee with Organic Pastures raw cream

                          6:45 am: 3 oz polska kielbasa

                          11:30 am: 4.5 oz 85% ground beef with 2 oz Organic Pastures Raw Cheddar

                          [TC]: ?? for dinner--maybe a shake of some sort.
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                          • #88
                            I am still having pain in the abdominal area and watery diarrhea. I'm not sure what is going on, but if it doesn't clear up by tomorrow I am in danger of not being allowed onto a short cruise coming up on Wednesday. Gahhh!!! I'm cooking some rice and chicken right now hoping that that will help.
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                            • #89
                              Well, I'm hoping I am on the mend. I had an immediate loose stool right after (I mean immediately) eating a coconut macaroon, but that was the only one so far. I had a Starbuck's drink and was able to drink that and walk around the neighborhood without spasms or feeling like I had to go. The exact same drink yesterday caused an almost immediate urge to go. I went out and bought some immodium just in case, but I'm thinking I might be okay. I'm able to drink water just fine--it's just anything with "weight". The real test will come in a little while when I eat my chicken and rice.

                              Great news...though I did go twice after I posted the above, they were not liquid--still loose, but better. And now I've had my chicken and rice about 15 minutes ago and so far I'm good. No spasming and no urges. Happy, happy!!

                              The chicken and rice sat very well!! Yay. Just had my second meal of rice and mahi mahi so hoping that sits well as well.
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                              • #90
                                Feeling better today. Still have some issues going on, but it's limited to very early morning. I'm up a little in weight today, no doubt because of the steep increase in carbs after being VLC for almost three months.
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