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  • #61
    I am feeling pretty good. Coconut oil is having a calming effect on both hunger and fruit cravings. I started to turn away from the trough as well, and feeling true fullness. Hope to continue in the same vein.

    B: 1-2 tbsp peanut butter with coffee, 2 bites of bacon and raw beef while prepping breakfast for hubby and marinating meat for supper.
    L: 1 egg + egg whites + ~ 60 g all nat ham with fresh cabbage, 1/4 avocado and a few slice of cuc. 5 Brazil nuts and a couple of small mac nuts.
    About 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil throughout the day
    S: 1-2 tbsp peanut butter, ~ 0.5 to 1 oz organic cheese while cooking, stir-fried top round (very lean), marinated in avocado oil+vinegar, grilled eggplant sticks. A smoothie with rhubarb, some cranberries and a slice of lemon and 2 scoops whey isolate.

    Training: Recovery Day (walking)
    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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    • #62
      This week has been terrific so far.

      Food: Whole30 so far. Rah!

      Exercise: I do CrossFit on M, W and F, and I've been walking every morning - 2.5 miles on M, and 5 miles on T, W and today. Rah!!!

      Play: I do tae kwon do on T, Th and Sat. I'm testing for my advanced brown belt next Thursday. Will be doing a running jump off of a chair to break a board with a high kick. God willing, I won't die in the process.

      Sleep: This part's lousy, mostly due to my 19-year-old cat. But hey, I love her, so I'm dealing with 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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      • #63
        You guys, is this whole30 or "sex with your pants on"?
        http://www.katiekdid.com/2012/07/30/...flour-oatmeal/

        I would love a belly full of coconut flour right now...
        Happy Wifey and NEW MOM!
        Pre-preg weight: 130
        Current: 145 (eek!)
        Goal: ??? <-- whatever it takes to get rid of this tire!
        Started Primal in May '12.
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        • #64
          Day 2 check in:
          Plenty of sleep, sun, and play. Hit all the macro and calorie targets.
          On the exercise front, I did my LHT workout today. My legs were "reminding" me about the sprints I did yesterday and I now have jello arms.

          p.s. down a half a pound since yesterday.
          Last edited by Paleobird; 08-02-2012, 10:54 PM.

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          • #65
            Wanted to check in for yesterday. Breakfast bacon and eggs and espresso with coconut milk Same with lunch. Dinner was a large plate of broccoli with a palm size portion of grilled salmon. I snacked on a few pistachios. Darn that snacking. It's so hard to stop the habit.

            I'm having a lot of hormonal problems and my cycle is really off. My gyno told me a few years ago that I might have to have a hysterectomy. I have been trying to heal myself naturally. I was really hoping paleo would help but so far things are getting worse. I have only been paleo for about four months so I'm going to try a few more months. I'm 40 so I wish I would just go into early menopause since we are done having kids. I read on the groketts thread how a lot of women have had I proved periods with this lifestyle. I'm still hoping.

            On a positive note: at one point during dinner last night I realized my kids (I have four) were eating their salmon with their fingers and they had fish fat on their cheeks and everyone was really lovong their food. I was in total mommy bliss seeing my kids enjoying their food primally

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            • #66
              Yesterday: I had an epiphany that I felt really bloated since I started using whey powder, so avoided it last night. Seems to be a bit better this morning. I guess, I found out that whey with art sweeteners is no good for me after all. Oh, well. Good thing there is not much left.

              The good news, that I have reached the satiated state and my appetite is pretty low. I ate a bit too much in the evening, the emotional thing (yeah, I know, tired and cranky + irritated with the husband who is staying home right now but will not do things while I am at work taking away my tiny entertainment/relaxation time... I should be better than that!)

              Finally made jerky for our trip, it tasted great this morning!

              B: PB, 2 eggs, a small serving of quark and G. yogurt
              L: smoked cod, greens, cucs and radishes
              S: coconut oil throughout the day as needed + a few Brazil & mac nuts
              D: ground beef with 2 eggs; cheese, quark and G. yogurt and PB with blueberries

              Training: Lifting (OHP + support), walking (~ 60 min)
              Last edited by Leida; 08-03-2012, 06:34 AM.
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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              • #67
                Day two went well.

                1395 calories, 99 g fat, 60 g carb, 68 g protein.

                Protein was lower than I wanted. We made elk steak on the grill and I didn't like it AT ALL. Couldn't even pretend to eat it, so I just had home made tomato basil soup with cream and an ear of sweet corn. I know corn's not Primal, but one ear's not gonna kill me.

                Today is my 16th wedding anniversary and I am down to 125 lbs! The kids went to grandmas and we are having dinner at a steak house about an hour away. I've never been there, but I'm excited to go. I'm planning on ordering the biggest filet they have and a roasted sweet potato. I hope they have the sweet potato, as I have been craving one! We'll probably split a dessert too, since it's a special occasion!

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                • #68
                  Day 3 - Cellulite and water

                  Day 3- Cellulite on my thighs looks like it has reduced - far from wearing a short skirt BUT YAY!!! Not a function of 3 day primal. I have been 80/20 primal for 5 months.

                  Looking forward to a relaxed Friday work day.
                  1. Will drink 8-10 glasses of water at the hour. Have to make sure that my creatinine levels dont go up( not good for kidneys)
                  2. Havnet has wine for dinner last 2 days-I usually have a small pour every evening ( have an Italian husband) Roped him in to the point where he doesnt roll his eyes at my food choices anymore.
                  3.work out everyday- today will be a strenght training session.


                  Best!!!

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                  • #69
                    Jackie, my MIL's cat was very yowly at night time in his latter years, drove her up the wall. Love on your fur baby for me!

                    Paleobird- hurray for the weight loss! I haven't weighed myself yet but I must've been very bloated cuz I feel a lot thinner.

                    Happy anniversary spotted pony! We went out to celebrate a deal that has been many months in the making finally going through... Had sashimi, stayed strong and didn't have sake or any sweets. Although all day yesterday I had SUCH a craving for sweets.

                    Gearing my mind up for sprints today... Grok on y'all!
                    Happy Wifey and NEW MOM!
                    Pre-preg weight: 130
                    Current: 145 (eek!)
                    Goal: ??? <-- whatever it takes to get rid of this tire!
                    Started Primal in May '12.
                    My Blog
                    Join the Revolution!

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                    • #70
                      Checking in. So far, so good.

                      Rockin' the daily meditation.

                      Sprints on the beach last night in the full moonlight. Super Fun!!

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                      • #71
                        Yikes! Just tried to catch up and realized 2 pages in I was reading pages 6 & 7 of the Whole30 thread, not "ours"

                        Days 1 and 2 were ok for me. Stomach bug, urge to comfort eat. What?! why does that happen? I restricted it to 2 smaller size bars of dark chocolate, so yay me.. and that was one per day, by the way. AND, yesterday was my birthday, so that dark choc bar was my only birthday treat - we went to Outback Steakhouse last night for dinner, where I consumed mass quantities of steak and vegetables..delish.

                        Sadly, no exercise the first 2 days of August, as I was fighting off that virus, but today is lots of slow moving = house cleaning day.

                        Does anyone run while being primal?? I miss running I know it is not very primal, and really not even friendly to my fatigue levels...but dang it, I miss it. Miss seeing my running friends.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Sooze View Post
                          Does anyone run while being primal?? I miss running I know it is not very primal, and really not even friendly to my fatigue levels...but dang it, I miss it. Miss seeing my running friends.
                          No, but I recently started walking five miles every day. Maybe scale down the running to walking briskly?
                          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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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by cavebabymama View Post
                            Jackie, my MIL's cat was very yowly at night time in his latter years, drove her up the wall. Love on your fur baby for me!
                            Thanks, cavebabymama. The Officekitty got me up at FOUR AM today. I was able to stall her (read: I was too damn exhausted to get out of bed) until 5:40. Then I got up, fed her, splashed water on my face, and went for my five-mile walk. She's sitting behind me right now on my office chair, purring. I love my girl, but damn, this is getting very hard. To say nothing of how her incontinence is destroying the wood floor in my office. Sigh. The things we put up with out of love...
                            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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                            • #74
                              So far, so good! I didn't die today at CrossFit, which is always a bonus. When I came back, I inhaled leftovers (grilled chicken breast - ghee, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder only; about 2 oz grass-fed sirloin - ditto the spices, no ghee; about 1/2 cup steamed asparagus w/ghee and a little salt) and a medium sweet potato. Nom. And water. Holy cats, my hands HURT. Effin' pull ups. Effin' farmer carries. Effin' rope climb! FEH. (Don't mind me. I really need to shower.)

                              Anyway, the only place that I'm really sucking at so far is sleep. And sadly, I don't see that changing. But everything else is awesome. I'm going to wear my Grok On tank to CF on Monday.
                              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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                              • #75
                                Well, breakfast was not so great. I ate a pancake with peanut butter and some maple syrup. Lunch was salad with chicken, veggies, avocado, egg. Dinner was primal spaghetti, or "meat wad" as my kids call it. Lifted at the gym this morning. Walked dogs for an hour.

                                Stomach didnt get upset after my morning debacle like I thought it would. Tomorrow I'm doing a three hour bike ride so I'm sure the extra carbs will be put to use.

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