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  • #61
    Pant size varies so widely from person to person. I am 5'10" and at 135 was in a 12. I may have worn a smaller size ONCE when I was 120. Don't worry about the size other people wear. Every body is different.
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • #62
      I totally agree honeybuns. So, I guess my real goal is to just not shop in plus size stores anymore. Selection is so limited and everything fits like a burlap sack. I dont have the opportunity to wear "pretty clothes" a lot with my chosen path of life, but when the occasion arises, It would be nice to feel good about what I am wearning, ya know?

      Win for today- I stopped myself from hopping on the scale. Easiest way to do this for me is to immediately gulp a bunch of water. In my psyche this will completely throw off an accurate reading making it pointless to weigh It's the little things, ya'll

      Peace and love,

      H
      The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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      • #63
        Hey! My thingy says "senior member" now! don't I feel special.
        The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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        • #64
          I agree, I don't understand sizes these days. When I lost a bunch of weight, I dug some old clothes out of the closet and even though the new clothes I had bought were that size and fit me, the old clothes were at least a size smaller. Vanity sizing has really gotten out of control, Old Navy is the worst. On the up side, there are more regular sizes thanks to that--what used to be a 16W is now a regular women's 16 or 18.

          I just started reading your thread, I'd love to have a farm! Unfortunately even though we love the idea of a small homestead, we also like to travel, and live far from family. Can't just leave the critters, so that's out for us, at least for now.

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          • #65
            Meeshar,

            It is a sacrafic within the reward. Sometimes, well, a lot of times I miss out on activities and events because I cannot find a reliable caretaker for my animals. I am the only one here to do it and it is difficult for me to leave and trust someone to take care of everything with the same diligence that I would. I hope someday, I can begin making profits from this patch of land and be able to hire someone out to take care of things while I am gone on the rare occasion. But, that is many years away.

            Um, carnitas are in the oven again. Oh, yummy! I also tried to make the zucchini muffins in chocotaco's food porn thread. Um, either I didnt do it right or he has very different taste buds. Bleck. I am done trying to make primal treats. I have tried and failed on several attempts.

            Peace and love,

            H
            The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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            • #66
              Yeah I don't bother with primal treats often, as I end up over eating them.
              Oooh I am so making those carnitas this week

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              • #67
                I kinda wish I had the issue of over eating the treats. All the ones I have made have been miserable.
                The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                • #68
                  Oh they haven't always turned out right though LOL
                  I have stuffed up plenty.
                  I make things like date balls for my children, but they just don't have the same appeal as they used to so it doesn't worry me. It has been a while since I have made something I would enjoy, so I could probably manage these days.
                  I am making this on friday for my husbands birthday, so will be interesting to see how that goes.
                  Passionate Paleo: RAW CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY GANACHE CAKE

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                  • #69
                    Glad,
                    There are tons great recipes on this site. Also the Primal Blueprint cookbooks have alot of great recipes. I have been cooking since I was 8 ...going on 42 years now. I love to cook and I am always up for a challenge. Switching up recipes and making them primal is a fun challenge. My youngest son's GF is primal too and loves sweet potato souffle'. I created one that is completely primal and no one knew the difference at Thanksgiving.
                    You have a lot on your plate (pun intended) so don't be too hard on yourself. Check out the recipes here and don't hesitate to use those spices!

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                    • #70
                      Firemanswife,


                      Cooking is my second love. Or maybe it's a hobby. Not sure how to qualify it. Anyway, I love cooking, especially a new dish. For whatever reason I just stopped really cooking like I used to when I turned primal. I need to order some cook books when I have some extra cash. I definitely have some recipes saved on my computer to try out.

                      The carnitas I made were just as delicious tonight. If ya'll make em' make sure to run to broiler on the meat after you shred it up. The crispier the better, in my opinion. I ran the broiler about 20 minutes for 8 pounds of meat. I stirred it every 5-6 min to get more of it crisped up. Did I post the recipe? Can't remember.

                      Crispy Carnitas | Mark's Daily Apple
                      The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                      • #71
                        A lot of the treats are too sweet for me, which is funny. I've been off sugar for many years though, I generally am a fan of just a small amount of dark chocolate or a few bites of a muffin. I do make them for my family though. I made primal almond flour chocolate cupcakes with whipped dark chocolate ganache frosting for DH's birthday this weekend, we had a cookout and our very CW (junk foodie) neighbors loved them, even the kids. Score! They were good, but I could only eat half of one because they were so sweet.

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                        • #72
                          Alright folks. Today marks the end of my first month primal. Woo hoo! This is the first time in my life that I have made a diet change and gone through the first month without and "break down and binge" days. I was talking to my sister yesterday about how fantastic this really is! I was also telling her, how over the last three days I have been in the most incredible mood. I can't even explain what I am feeling. This is a big deal folks. I am naturally what I consider a crabby person. Irritable is another good word. But, for whatever reason the last three days, it's like the monkey has been taken off my back, and I am just.... well... really happy!

                          We have been getting snow non stop here since tuesday. There is over a foot on the ground now. Gr! It does make me giggle, as I am right in the middle of starting all my seeds. This puts me into good spirits. I cannot tell ya'll how good the seed starting mix smelled when I cut it open. My exact words were "Mmmmm dirt! I missed you!."

                          I am still counting down the days to when Ruby has her kids. It could be any day at the beginning of next week, so I will definitely be nervous!

                          Ok, Ok. I'll give you my end of the month results. Now, I have no measurements for you, as my wicked little dog found and ate my measuring tape. So, all you (and I) get is weight. Now, the first week I did NOT weigh myself, because I tried telling myself I didn't care. So, I don't really know. But, I did weigh myself out of curiosity beginning of January, and I was 313. So, I am going from 310 as a nice even starting weight. This morning when I weighed... I was 292. So, from February 1st to February 28th, I have lost 18 pounds. I am pretty freakin' happy with this. My first major goal weight is 280, so now, that's only 12 pounds away! However, I'll throw a party when I get down to 250 which was my last known high school weight. Also, I have this thing with numbers, and even though it's not the half way point, it still feels like it is.

                          You may notice I am not talking in "if's" As in "if I get down to 250." I don't believe in "if" anymore. Now, it's all about "when." Because, it will happen. Right now, because I have so much to lose, it's easy. I know it will begin to get harder as time goes on. However, when it's starting to get harder, I will naturally be working harder in my day to day activities. I would love to think I could lose 10 pounds a month until goal weight, but I am realistic in knowing that I might lose those ten pounds the first couple months, but as it goes down, it becomes harder to take off, as we all know. But, I'm prepared for that.

                          I have actually promised myself, that when I make it down to 200 pounds, I will find enough money to hire a personal train to teach me how to REALLY lift. I'm like a little girl at the gym. I have no idea what I'm doing, so I get embarrassed, fake a phone call, and leave. HA! I know, right? So, that's my big reward. I'm going to buy myself a personal trainer so I can finally learn how to lift. Not going to lie. I've always been jealous of seeing men and women in the gym squatting, dead lifting or whatever they are doing- huge weights bigger than me. I wanna do that, of course, while maintaining my womanly figure. Vanity-wise, I don't particularly care for having man hands and giant veins pulsing out of my arms. That freaks me out- even on men. Just a confession.

                          OK! I'm done! I would love to hear about how everyone else's February went.
                          The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                          • #73
                            I feel exactly the same about the gym. I don't know how to lift, would like to learn, but feel so self conscious about trying anything. A personal trainer is beyond my budget (also because I'd have to pay for the gym membership), but I'd like to have someone teach me proper form someday and tips on safely increasing weights.

                            Starting off as a fairly thin and weak person, I have found that the increased energy from getting my system in line with proper nutrition (and some help from supplements for my various issues) has been enough to increase my lean muscle mass just from regular activity. I don't go out of my way to be "active" very often. I'll go through a couple of weeks of regular bodyweight exercises, or kettlebell swings, and then I stop again for a while. I find it much easier, each time, to get back to the repetitions I was at before. I think you will find it much easier as you go on, both from fat loss and strengthening your lean body mass .
                            Depression Lies

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                            • #74
                              First of all, yay for your weight loss! And your good mood. Good moods can be so elusive sometimes. They are a reason to celebrate in and of themselves.

                              I've never lifted, but I am going to my first Cross Fit Ramp Up session tomorrow. I'm expecting good things.

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                              • #75
                                Wow! 18 lbs and in a short month, too! What great results!

                                Why wait for the personal trainer? You could start lifting now. A good trainer will work with your strengths, even at your current weight and modify the program to keep you safe. Remember that you have the muscles to carry 310 lbs around and do farm labour - you are already stronger than most. Certainly stronger than me!

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