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  • Primal Journal PaleoJane

    About me:
    mid-40s
    5'4
    214.5 lbs
    health -- eh. I've always had great numbers other than my weight, but now my blood sugar is too high (fasting 100-105) and I feel crummy. I used to be in fabulous shape -- 20 years ago. Would like to get that back, but probably not in the next 30 days.

    My goal for the next 30 days is to stay clean Paleo and to get in some interval exercise 5 days per week. My ultimate goal is to get down to 140, blood sugar in the 80-range.

    Today was meant to be day 1 and it was a learning experience. (I've been doing Paleo on and off for the last month, mostly avoiding grains.) Today I had a blueberry muffin at a friend's house. So not Paleo. (At least the blueberries were organic?) What I discovered was that it made me hungry all day. The past few days when I've been clean, I wasn't hungry. It was definitely the carbs that did it to me. So, lesson learned. Trying not to beat myself up.
    PaleoJane

    Primal Journal PaleoJane

    If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

  • #2
    Hello PaleoJane and welcome to the MDA forum. I wish you all the best for your paleo journey and please do try to be gentle with yourself. My fasting sugar was 99 (pre primal blueprint changes) last time I had it checked. I will get it checked next month and I think it will be much better. Hope you have a good week.

    Paula

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    • #3
      Thank you, Paula! Other than the blueberry muffin it was a decent day.
      I discovered that I do not like carrot-zucchini crustless quiche -- recipe I had was way too salty. That was breakfast with water.
      Lunch was (hem) blueberry muffin, cup of tea, 2 mustard-crusted chicken thighs.
      Dinner was flank steak with a spinach salad.
      Just finished making a salmon salad to take to work tomorrow for lunch!

      I can use all the encouragement I can get and I really appreciate your welcome!

      Jane
      PaleoJane

      Primal Journal PaleoJane

      If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

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      • #4
        Since today is officially day 1, here are my stats: 214 lbs, fasting blood sugar 100. WOD: 15 minutes of core intervals.

        Had leftover flank steak with onions and peppers for breakfast. Felt very unbreakfasty, but I'm still full four hours later, so that is good. I did have farm milk, too, which I know for most is not strictly Paleo, but if I can keep a little dairy, that will help me feel I'm not giving anything up.
        I've packed canned salmon with organic mayo and celery and olives for lunch.

        It's really important that I up my vegetable intake because I'm bad about that. I'd be happy to eat nothing but meat all day, especially if I could add some nuts here and there. But that's not the healthiest I can be.

        I'll post dinner and any other snacks and exercise I manage later.

        Thanks for reading! Here is hoping I can do this.
        PaleoJane

        Primal Journal PaleoJane

        If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

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        • #5
          Ugh. I am going to have to eat lunch without being hungry 'cause I'm not going to get home for another seven hours and I'm really stuck without being able to eat before then. I've been eating when not hungry for years -- carb cravings -- but now this is the real deal. Not entirely sure what to do.
          PaleoJane

          Primal Journal PaleoJane

          If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

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          • #6
            Hey there! Found you!

            You're off to a good start! I think easing into it is a good plan - so the past month of "practice" will benefit you in the long run. When I started it was full throttle on the first day. I did great for the first 6 months, but I only lost 14 pounds and then stagnated. I'm within 5 pounds of that weight after 3 years. At least I'm consistent!

            I won't give you advice on eating because I obviously haven't figured it out yet. But I will be happy to go along for the journey with you.
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • #7
              Thank you, Tomi! It's good to have support, especially from someone who knows what it's like!
              PaleoJane

              Primal Journal PaleoJane

              If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

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              • #8
                It certainly is!

                As for the inflammation factor........... wheat and sugar are the biggest offenders to someone having this problem. Within 3 days of stopping all wheat and sugar ALL my fibromyalgia symptoms disappeared. I felt wonderful again! Others have reported similar effects of being wheat and sugar free. That is my biggest motivation to stay primal. I never want to go back to that agony again.
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • #9
                  For whats it worth - our stats are quite similar.

                  I am 54 (got about 10 years on you), I am 5'3", and 190 pounds.
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • #10
                    190s have been my sticking point for the last 14 years. Got down into 180s briefly, but I was exercising like a demon every day and restricting calories. Then had a death in the family and began eating for comfort.
                    PaleoJane

                    Primal Journal PaleoJane

                    If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

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                    • #11
                      Can you hold off on eating your lunch until you are hungry? It's helpful to learn to eat when your body wants it and not when CW says its time to eat. If you are stuck on recipes for paleo try Nom Nom paleo website, Slim Palate website, Paleo OMG, and if you like to cook ahead at all once a month cooking has monthly paleo recipes. My sticky point is 170, but the last few weeks it's been 169. Frustrating, but I'm determined to push past it. I'm Tomi's age, 5-3, and started at 200 lbs. I know you can do it. Don't beat yourself up about the milk Chris Kessler would say you need to find what works for you. Also did you see Mark's announcement about this free series For Women Only: The Weight Loss Solution ? It might be helpful. I registered.
                      Female 55
                      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                      • #12
                        I've been hanging around the 180's - 190's for the better part of the past 12 years. In 2000 I was a perfect 140. Then I got married in October of 2001 -- enter 2 young step daughters who had no intention of letting a new woman step comfortably into daddies life and heart! Stress - a change of diet from what I was used to - and fibromyalgia diagnosed in Dec. of 2001. I gained 76 pounds in the next 5 years. I found MDA in October of 2011 -- I've been able to significantly reduce the amount of wheat and sugar in my diet......... but for some reason I haven't dialed in on the weight loss yet. But I will. I am down 26 pounds from my highest weight. I have 50 pounds still waiting to exit.
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • #13
                          Thanks, Pedidoc. I'll check out the free series.

                          I went ahead and ate lunch --- small can of tuna and some olives, figuring it was better to eat when I wasn't hungry yet than to face burning, gnawing, irrational, beastly hunger later when I'd be likely to reach for 5 cups of nuts. I've seen Paleo OMG and used recipes there, but I'll check out the others, too. Thanks for the recommendations!
                          PaleoJane

                          Primal Journal PaleoJane

                          If you believe it without knowing why you believe it, you might as well believe a lie.

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                          • #14
                            My lowest weight since having my last child 13 years ago was 199 February, 2014. I wore a misses size 14. I now weigh 255ish, and am wearing an 18W. I'm 5'4.5" and am 38 years old. My numbers are meh at best. I'm predisposed to high BP and also have PCOS which really messes a lot of stuff up.

                            When I make a crustless quiche, I tend to use bacon or sausage as a crust. I like the flavor it adds.

                            It takes time, but you'll get to yours. I would like to get down to a size 12 or 10 and then see if I would feel comfortable being smaller.


                            Sent with mind bullets. That's telekinesis, Kyle.
                            Georgette

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                            • #15
                              I'd like to be a size 6. With todays vanity sizing I think that is totally doable. A couple years ago I got down to 155 and was wearing size 8 snuggly.
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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