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  • #16
    Week 2
    W: 128.5
    E: BBY cycle 1, week 3, day 2
    Walking 2 miles

    M: nd turned dd

    Woke up not hungry at all, will do my food plan for the day when food starts sounding better.

    ETA: decided to make today my dd, instead of tomorrow, because I still have very little hunger. I had a hb egg after my strength training session this afternoon and then for supper we're going to Pizza Hut before my dd's school musical. I'm going to get some wings and all said and done will come in under 500 calories for the day
    Last edited by mom23kids; 05-01-2013, 01:10 PM.
    *Sara*

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    • #17
      Sara, are you incorporating any of the other primal 'laws' yet, or concentrating on food first? I found getting adequate sleep(which for me is NOT just 8 hours) and sunlight made a big difference in my well-being.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        Sara, are you incorporating any of the other primal 'laws' yet, or concentrating on food first? I found getting adequate sleep(which for me is NOT just 8 hours) and sunlight made a big difference in my well-being.
        I get around 9-9 1/2 of sleep a night, plus a two hour Sunday afternoon nap Sunlight-in MI that can be tricky, but my daily walks sometimes coincide with the sun. During the summer months I'm also outside a lot with the kids and on our sailboat. I am D deficient though, so sun is an important one for me!
        *Sara*

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        • #19
          Week 2
          W: 126.5 New low (now below the low end of my maintenance range)
          E: 2 mile walk

          M: nd

          As is the norm after a dd I woke up not hungry this morning. Going to head out for my walk and then when I get back I'll put a whole chicken in the crockpot for supper. Don't know what else I'll be eating today yet.

          Hit a new low this morning and I have mixed feelings about it. I feel like I'm beginning to look too thin. Supposedly I'm in maintenance but transitioning to primal has put me back in weight loss mode it seems. I may try 1/6 or the 8/16 eating window and see how that works. I still really want the health benefits of IF, but I'm getting uncomfortable with how I'm still losing weight. Plus walking and strength training are really starting to change my body shape-my size 4 jeans are too big now. That's crazy! My original jean size goal was an 8, down from a size 14. It's mind boggling how much my body has changed since last fall.
          *Sara*

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          • #20
            Menu for today ended up being-

            Ground sausage with mushrooms, peppers, onions cooked together (in butter) and put on top of two scrambled eggs and topped with shredded cheese and salsa (a variation of one rob wolf's recipes).

            My first Larabar, the apple pie kind, and I was not impressed. Tasted a lot like a Fig Nuton bar, yuck! I had high hopes for these becauase we're doing a big road trip tbis summer and I'll be eating on the road for a week. These would have been a good alternative to fast food breakfasts. I'll try some of the other kinds, hoping I like at least one of them!

            Cheese, olive and pepperoni platter (one slice of cheese, 5 olives, 4 slices of small pepperoni)

            Dinner plate sized salad for supper with veggies, hb egg, half a chicken breast, handful shredded cheese and more olives. I'm stuffed!

            Spent a lot of time reading Mark's posts on fasting today, including the one about IF and women, and I've decided to take a break from 5:2/uds and dds, and just focus on transitioning to primal. I may do some eating window type IF, but do it like Mark does it and not pre-plan it. If I start gaining weight I can always throw in a dd to correct it
            *Sara*

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            • #21
              Hi Sara, your food looks yummy. Congrats on how well you're doing. Like you, I found at first that weight loss with primal was actually easier than weight maintenance. I would get to the end of the day and realise I hadn't eaten enough so I would have a hot milky cocoa drink before bed.

              Then I found it was ok to add some starchier veges like kumara, and even potatoes, as well as more fruit. I am pretty well able to maintain like that and don't need the milk drinks now. I try not to overdo things like dried fruit as then I get a resurgence of low blood sugar shakes, and sugar cravings. Not having these is one of my favourite benefits of primal.

              However, if I drop back on the exercise (as tends to happen during school holidays when I don't seem to get to the gym) then I start to regain. But that doesn't really scare me now, I know what to do to get on top of it again. Primal is very easy to readopt after a glitch.
              Annie Ups the Ante
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                Hi Sara, your food looks yummy. Congrats on how well you're doing. Like you, I found at first that weight loss with primal was actually easier than weight maintenance. I would get to the end of the day and realise I hadn't eaten enough so I would have a hot milky cocoa drink before bed.

                Then I found it was ok to add some starchier veges like kumara, and even potatoes, as well as more fruit. I am pretty well able to maintain like that and don't need the milk drinks now. I try not to overdo things like dried fruit as then I get a resurgence of low blood sugar shakes, and sugar cravings. Not having these is one of my favourite benefits of primal.

                However, if I drop back on the exercise (as tends to happen during school holidays when I don't seem to get to the gym) then I start to regain. But that doesn't really scare me now, I know what to do to get on top of it again. Primal is very easy to readopt after a glitch.
                Thanks for the input! I'll definitley keep potatoes in fruit in mind, if I continue to lose. My dh thinks I'm a total nut for being concerned about losing more-people usually don't act like this when the scale goes down lol. But, I'm beginning to look a bit too thin, so it's time to get firmly into maintenance!

                Off to google and find out what kumara is
                *Sara*

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                • #23
                  Hi Sara, I too was wondering if you had 23 kids. Whew! I have 3 boys and one grandson. Never heard of JUDD but there are so many different weight loss plans. I hope to be too thin one day, but I am far, far away. I too fear cancer as it has touched my family. I was feeling horrible before I came back to primal and some days I was worrying I started to late. But I'm waking up alive (always a bonus) and feeling no more pains (sure it was blood pressure through the roof but I may die of stubbornness yet). Here's to living a long and healthy life!!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Marcie View Post
                    Hi Sara, I too was wondering if you had 23 kids. Whew! I have 3 boys and one grandson. Never heard of JUDD but there are so many different weight loss plans. I hope to be too thin one day, but I am far, far away. I too fear cancer as it has touched my family. I was feeling horrible before I came back to primal and some days I was worrying I started to late. But I'm waking up alive (always a bonus) and feeling no more pains (sure it was blood pressure through the roof but I may die of stubbornness yet). Here's to living a long and healthy life!!
                    Primal eating is definitley giving us better odds for good health down the road
                    *Sara*

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                    • #25
                      Week 2
                      W: 127
                      E: walked three miles
                      Skipped strength training today-overdid it Wed. and have some pain in my arm. Will see how it's feeling tomorrow

                      M:
                      Tried another larabar-banana foster- and liked it much better than the apple one. Will put this on my road trip 'to bring' list

                      Mushrooms sauted in butter, beef sausage with mustard

                      Handful of almonds, 1/2 square 85% chocolate

                      Chicken salad on bed of lettuce - got the chicken salad recipe online and it was really good. Will be making this on a regular basis.


                      Went shopping today and bought size 2 skirts and shorts. Last year at this time I was in size 12 and on my way to size 14's. Surreal.
                      Last edited by mom23kids; 05-03-2013, 05:54 PM.
                      *Sara*

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                      • #26
                        Week two
                        W: 126 new low, hmmm
                        E: BBY: cycle 1/week3/day3
                        Walking-??

                        M: woke up with no hunger, so I'll do food plan later today.

                        Eta: had banana/egg pancakes for breakfast, with added pumpkin spice-awesome! Also had two tbsp of butter with it.
                        Lunch will be cubed steak, pan cooked-maybe on a salad or just by itself with spices.
                        Supper at the inlaws-hoping for burgers on the grill, but it might be hot dogs. I'll also have a large salad.

                        Eta2: cubed 1/3rd pound steak and cooked it in 3tbsp butter, diced onions and mushrooms, with salt, peppee and garlic. Epic! Had 1/2 square 85% chocolate afterward.

                        My sil is just beginning her gluten free journey and is very overwhelmed right now, so I'm helping her out by finding gf recipes. I borrowed a big stack of gf recipe books from the library and I'm finding lots of recipes for the both of us I also put several paleo recipe books on hold, including Mark's, and can't wait to get them!
                        Last edited by mom23kids; 05-04-2013, 10:18 AM.
                        *Sara*

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                        • #27
                          Best gluten-free recipe ever, in my opinion:

                          Grill a nice steak. Serve with chive butter on top.

                          What could be better?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                            Best gluten-free recipe ever, in my opinion:

                            Grill a nice steak. Serve with chive butter on top.

                            What could be better?
                            I bought my first ever steak yesterday, planning on cutting into cubes and pan cooking it since I don't have a grill-maybe put it on top of a salad?

                            So excited-just found out my in-laws beef share came in and I can buy whatever I want from it, at $2.50lb!! This is for local, grass fed beef I already told them I want 20 lbs of ground beef and then I may take some steaks too. Picking it up later today-need to clean out all the processed junk from my freezer to make room
                            *Sara*

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                            • #29
                              Well tonight's supper at the inlaws ended up being a grassfed hamburger and a salad-primal score. However, I also gave in to the Doritos, a small sugar cookie and half of a cinnamon roll bleh. Oh, and a fun size payday candy bar Seems my control over sugar cravings isn't as steller as I thought it was.
                              Last edited by mom23kids; 05-05-2013, 04:32 AM.
                              *Sara*

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                              • #30
                                New low on the scale this morning, 125.5lbs. And I ate Doritos and a cinnamon roll last night?! This is getting a bit silly
                                *Sara*

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