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  • #16
    wanting more meals that are quicker and easier to make when under financial and family stress that I have been this week. I don't always have the time to plan and cook enough food for 5 people, let alone the extra I have been making this week because of a family crisis.

    I was so tempted to order a pizza for dinner today as I was tired, hot and was so busy planning a funeral that I forgot my bp meds today but I pulled something together and it was good, on diet and cheaper. I have been eating a lots of fruit and nuts because that's the only thing that was available for me.

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    • #17
      Ice cream!

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      • #18
        I sort of want to give up natural peanut butter, but I haven't yet. Tried almond, macadamia, walnut and sunflower butter but I don't like any of them. A little peanut butter melted with a ripe banana to dip in it is like the best tasting thing ever to me now.

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        • #19
          exercise. hate it when it doesn't have a purpose other than to get me fitter or stronger.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by camel View Post
            I sort of want to give up natural peanut butter, but I haven't yet. Tried almond, macadamia, walnut and sunflower butter but I don't like any of them. A little peanut butter melted with a ripe banana to dip in it is like the best tasting thing ever to me now.
            This with a glass of ice cold full fat milk... oh man, I could go through a whole bunch of bananas and a jar of peanut butter.
            "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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            • #21
              Right now?

              Lack of hunger on ketosis. I'm eating less than 1000 calories a day right now and that can't possibly be good. But I'm just not hungry.

              Not getting enough sun. Can't really afford to go do anything right now so I'm just rotting indoors.

              Not really walking much lately. See above. I don't drive, so when I do go anywhere, I walk. But not going out and doing anything means I'm not walking.

              I'm still doing ass-kicking workouts 5 days a week, though, and my diet is clean. And I'm still losing weight. So I figure I'm probably ok. But I'm still not doing 100% perfect.

              _-J o u r n a l_--------- ---- ---- --- --- -- -- -

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              • #22
                I'm not fond of sunlight. Daylight is fine, but sunlight is uncomfortable for me.

                Also, I'm still unable to do sprints because of pain from a sprain a few months ago. I can't believe how long it takes to heal fully as you get older.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by aix_sponsa View Post
                  Exercise... because I don't like getting sweaty. Ok, that sounds wussy enough to say it to shame me into exercise. Haha

                  Jenny
                  You're not alone on this one.
                  65lbs gone and counting!!

                  Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                    Sleep. I only get 6-7 hours a night, mostly because of computer use right before I sleep.
                    Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                    The other issue is a cranky non-paleo husband.
                    Yup also having a hard time sometimes to fall asleep. And anti-paleo dad.
                    well then

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                    • #25
                      Refusing free food.
                      Argue not with idiots, lest they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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                      • #26
                        Working nights has messed with my ability to sleep (especially when I am awake "normal" hours on the weekends), which has killed my energy levels, which has kept me from lifting and sprinting. I need to break through being skinny-fat and I think I need LHT and HIIT to do that quickly.

                        I know my lack of sleep isn't due to being Primal, it's just my challenge.
                        I wish I liked to eat liver.

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                        • #27
                          My biggest problem is getting my sleep dialed in.

                          I usually get 6-7 hours, leaning heavily toward the 6, and feel like a zombie throughout the day. I go to bed around midnight, and have to get up no later than 7 to get ready, make it to my bus stop, and get to work on time. Once I'm in bed with the lights out I generally go to sleep pretty fast, but it's turning the light out that's the problem.

                          I'm trying to do better. Went to bed at 10:30 last night and slept till 6:30. I feel great this morning, and had time to make breakfast and write this post - far better than rushing around in a panic. I just need to make it a habit.

                          I don't have anything making this harder for me than my personality. I just hate going to bed - being awake is so much more interesting. Lame, I know. But what if I MISS something?!

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                          • #28
                            For me it's sprinting and intermittent fasting. I do go long periods without eating and so maybe that counts, but it's not planned or scheduled into my routine. And the sprints get away from me, too.

                            Sleep was a problem for a while, but it seems to be stabilizing. These days I get 7-8 hours several times a week which is an improvement. I supplement with melatonin sometimes, but it's not a nightly event.

                            Meal size and hunger are also challenges. I have tried to eliminate snacking and have had some success, but I still do it and so I am always tweaking meal size. Problem is I don't like feeling stuffed and so making the meals larger has a downside. Ugh.
                            5' 9" 47 YO F
                            PB start June 2, 2012
                            Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
                            Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by cavequeen View Post
                              wanting more meals that are quicker and easier to make when under financial and family stress that I have been this week. I don't always have the time to plan and cook enough food for 5 people, let alone the extra I have been making this week because of a family crisis.

                              I was so tempted to order a pizza for dinner today as I was tired, hot and was so busy planning a funeral that I forgot my bp meds today but I pulled something together and it was good, on diet and cheaper. I have been eating a lots of fruit and nuts because that's the only thing that was available for me.
                              Ding ding ding!! Yes. I was trying to think of what has been the hardest thing since starting and this it it exactly. It's been a little more stressful around the house and last week, I just did not want prep dinner at all. Oh how easy it would be to order a pizza. A pizza I wouldn't even eat. Sigh.......

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                              • #30
                                To be perfectly honest.... the hardest part of my journey has been listening to my husband complain about his belly and how unhealthy he feels and then turn around and eat a large bag of chips in one sitting at 11pm. Now, I'm not insensitive to his addiction to carbs, I've been there. I understand that he has not gotten to that place when enough is enough and you are driven to make a change. But, its a buzz kill to hear him lament about how tired he is on a daily basis, or grab his belly and say "look at this!" He was a competitive swimmer, and he dreams about having his lean body back. But that's just it, at this point it's only a dream.

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