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  • Tonight I'm having some serious sugar cravings. I almost ate some fruit snacks and almost reached for the marshmallows. i ate an orange instead. It was a not-so-tasty orange. It was dry and not very sweet. But I think it was enough. I'm ok right now.

    Day 15 has been a success.

    B:
    4 sausage links
    1 egg
    vitamins

    L:
    pkg hormel natural choice turkey breast
    1/2 green pepper
    almonds

    D:
    2 chicken legs with skin
    beet sauteed in coconut oil
    field greens with ranch dressing (sorry)

    S:
    2 serving can of pineapple (shared with my daughter)
    orange

    Movement: walk with work friend
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Jackie, I hope you're feeling better today. Be sure you're getting enough folic acid. My neighbor told me her psych. told her to add saffron to foods and it really helped her.

      I spent the day yesterday mostly reading Whole 30 (IT STARTS WITH FOOD) and making notes. As soon as DH drags himself out of bed, we're going to a you pick em org farm. I did get in a little housework, swam and walked on treadmill. Exercise will put me in a great mood, I think because I'm proud of myself and it does give my brain a fresh dose of oxygen.

      Day 15 I ate eggs and uncured bacon, BAS with tuna for lunch and a huge grilled chicken breast, 1/2 sw. Pot, and spinach sautéed in ghee and parm cheese sprinkled on top.. So delicious. I'm giving up snacks because the delightful couple who wrote Whole 30 says to eat until you're full 3x daily, and if you're hungry in between it means you didn't eat enough at last meal. I drink a glass of filtered water when I start thinking snacks and it really gets me thru.

      I can't stress enough how great their book is and how it makes you want to stay strong. I told DH last night as he was asking me to turn off the light, "this book is feeding my willpower"'.. he answered, "you are so dramatic". heehee

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      • Originally posted by JudyCr View Post
        Jackie, I hope you're feeling better today. Be sure you're getting enough folic acid. My neighbor told me her psych. told her to add saffron to foods and it really helped her.
        This. One of the drugs I was taking is Deplin, which is a megadose of Folate, but it's a folate that's already in the form that the brain uses. It helped significantly and very quickly.

        The brochure I read though says that most people can't get enough folate from their diets or from supplements b/c their bodies are inefficient at changing it from folic acid (which is man-made) into the form of folate it needs to function properly.

        Maybe instead of talking to your doctor about drugs, you can ask her about this supplement. It comes in doses of 7.5 mg and 15 mg. Ask your pharmacy for the generic form (l-methylfolate) because it's REALLY expensive in brand name form.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Scale was very friendly today! Broke out of the 200's into the 100's! 199 this morning! I haven't seen that number in 2 years!

          I *heart* Primal and the Whole30!!
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate the support and the advice. I'll get better about taking my omega 3s and my D3, and I'll add a B complex (as long as it has B12 and folic acid). I didn't break Whole 30 yesterday, so that's good. I'm going to stay away from nuts starting today. Went nuts on the nuts yesterday.

            Day 15
            B - Black coffee, apple, macadamias, leftover homemade tuna salad w/paleo mayo, celery, carrot, onion
            Apple, water
            L - Take in! Thai restaurant - ga pow pai over rice, but without the rice: shredded chicken with thai chili w/string beans, red pepper, onion, in some sort of sauce that I'm sure isn't Whole 30, but at least I didn't have the rice, water
            Macadamias, water
            D - leftover homemade beef stir fry (definitely Whole 30 approved - coconut aminos and everything), water, macadamias
            dessert - apple, macadamias, water

            No exercise; no vitamins

            Okay, today is another day and all that jazz. Sipping coffee w/CM right now; about to make breakfast.
            F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

            **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

            **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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            • FYI folate and folic acid are different. I don't know too much about them, but just note, they're not the same.

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              • Originally posted by Ann1217 View Post
                FYI folate and folic acid are different. I don't know too much about them, but just note, they're not the same.
                Noted - thanks! My B12 doesn't have folic acid, so when I run errands in a bit, I'll stop by the vitamin store. Thanks again, everyone.
                F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                • For those dealing with depression, anxiety and other similiar issues you might want to do some research on pyroluria. I was diagnosed with this disorder a few years back and it changed my life. It's a very straight forward urine test, but one you have to do research on to find a lab. Basically, I went from being house bound to normal just from taking the nutrients that were missing. In a nut shell, the disorder is caused by problems with hemoglobin production. Everyone makes a byproduct called pyrrole, some people make a lot of it. I don't remember the exact mechanism, but I do know that all that extra pyrrole running around binds up zinc and B6, both of which you need to make your brain work. My recovery took time, and the need for extra zinc and B6 is permanent, but it was worth figuring out. I went to Julia Ross's clinic here in California, but you can buy her book, The Mood Cure. She saved my life!

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                  • Thanks, CaveCanem! I'll look into pyroluria and The Mood Cure.
                    F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                    **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                    **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                    • Day 16: Oh, my, what a day! An all day national teleconference for our church. about 90 people all day, from late morning to mid evening. And I was in charge of all the food. Spent all day keeping the food table supplied with sandwiches, fruit, veggies, chips, pickles, sweets and squares, beverages, coffee, tea, Because it was over 3 time zones, there were no meal breaks, so the food stayed out all day. I handled all the squares (must have been twenty varieties, including old favourites) and all the chips, all the sandwiches. I was totally compliant, happy to say! I took my own food (salmon salad leftover from my sandwich loaf contribution, mini cukes, radishes, and two chicken thighs cooked in ghee for supper. Nibbled at the veggie tray (no dip) all afternoon - green beans, cuke slices, grape tomatos, cauliflower, etc. Wouldn't be surprised if weight is up just based having eaten all day.

                      New low weight again this morning of 143.5.

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                      • We were out for most of the day but I stayed with the plan. Had eggs and uncured bacon before we left the house, DH went thru fast food for 'country breakfast', we hit the farmer's mkts and a pick your own organic farm which was fabulous! I bought everything under the sun except for the peas, white potatoes, etc.. but got some beautiful berries, cantaloupe, watermelon, vidalia onions, squash, and hubby picked out some jelly for his toast, of course, and his PB&J's.

                        Lunch was a stop at a very nice steak house which offered grass fed beef, I chose an organic salad greens with steak and I mixed up some butter and lemon juice for a dressing. Rolls, of course, were the first thing put on the table and they didn't bother me at all. Amazing. Had to stop by a friend's house and she was pissed that I wouldn't eat chocolate pie. Tonite we had leftover chicken, DH had baked beans and mashed potatoes, I had squash and onions and spinach, my 2 fave go-to sides. Drank unsweetened tea at lunch, loads of filtered water after getting home.

                        Took forever picking up a storm door we had ordered at Home Depot, head didn't know what the tail was doing, normally I'd be so ticked off at that but I was actually pretty calm, DH said he was impressed that I didn't go over the counter after this dopey woman. Several days now that I haven't reached for any snacks. I have macadamias and olives ready but haven't needed them.
                        Only exercise was 35 mins in pool tonite, no time at home for treadmill but I'll do it after black coffee in the AM.

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                        • Better day today; still had moments of utter bleakness, but I was able to distract myself/pull myself out of it.

                          Day 16

                          B - coffee w/CM, 3 eggs scrambled in ghee, 3 strips uncured bacon, water
                          skipped lunch (late breakfast, then ran errands)
                          snack - apple
                          D - out to eat! 10 oz sirloin (well, about 8 of the 10) w/some sort of butter sauce, steamed broccoli, mixed veggies w/some sort of cajun spice mix, black tea, water
                          dessert - homemade kale chips w/olive oil and salt, 12 farmers market strawberries, nom!

                          WOD - biking w/the family - to and from farmers market, and then an additional 6 miles to/from elementary school to ride up and down hills and scream our lungs out.

                          Vitamins - D3, B12, fish oil/omega 3


                          Tomorrow I'll start taking the folic acid supplement, and tomorrow night I'll take my magnesium supplement, along with the D3, B12 and fish oil.
                          F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                          **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                          **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                          • Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
                            Better day today; still had moments of utter bleakness, but I was able to distract myself/pull myself out of it.

                            Tomorrow I'll start taking the folic acid supplement, and tomorrow night I'll take my magnesium supplement, along with the D3, B12 and fish oil.
                            Wishing you inner sunshine in your dark corners, Jackie. All the best!

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                            • Originally posted by marthat View Post
                              Wishing you inner sunshine in your dark corners, Jackie. All the best!
                              Thanks, marthat. I really appreciate it.
                              F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                              **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                              **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                              • Travel tips?

                                I am going to need some ideas. So far i have done really great with the whole 30, but starting Wednesday I am driving to Arizona for my son's baseball tournament. I have always been so bad around food in the pat while traveling. Sort of a what happens in Vegas type of problem.

                                It would really help if there was a palatable protein powder I could use. I know it's not primal, but neither is the hotel restaurant. Also, the food is really expensive. 13 dollars for the breakfast bar, ouch! We will have a mini fridge but no micro. I am planning to call the hotel tomorrow to ask for a microwave in the room, but a mini fridge and a microwave don't make a kitchen. I hope there is a grocery near by, if there is I can buy a couple precooked chickens at a time and nuke some sweet potatoes to go with the chicken.

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