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  • #76
    Oh my goodness Louisa! You had me riveted to your story with just the bunny! And then your poor husband. I can picture him lying there on the stones, bleeding! Aaaack! And then you trying to rip the fence apart bare handed.

    So VERY, VERY glad that he turned out to be mostly fine. Here's hoping that he makes a quick and full recovery! (I'm assuming that his colleagues at work probably doctored him up a bit when he went into work the next day.


    Okay, so my Primal Lesson Learned for the day, is that I need to splurge and buy a Le Creuset cast iron dish so that I can make stews!

    I walked up and down a main shopping street in Vienna, and was so very, very disappointing to find that Austrians don't like crockpots. There was not even one, to be found. Yesterday morning, I had picked up some lovely stew meat, and so I pulled down my stock pot and made stew in the oven today.

    I cooked it forever because I had the oven temperature too low, but eventually I got it up to the right temp. The meat was soooooo tender, the vegetables perfectly cooked down. Was soooo incredibly yummy! Happy day.

    I also did a lot of house cleaning today, laundry, etc. And I finally decided to throw out my size 18 pants! They are waaaayyy too loose and if I try to wear them one more time, it'll be far past embarrassing. So I threw them out! It felt really, really good. My 16's are loose on me already, so I figured it was a safe thing to do.

    Also, of note, is that a few days ago I tried on a pair of my 14's and they almost fit. Which I found incredibly surprising! I remember being a 14 before, and I seem to think that I was down in the low 190s or high 180s when I was one.... Perhaps it's vanity sizing...

    Stats for today: Calories, 1,707 -- Fat 148 -- Protein 56 -- Net Carbs 25
    78.3% fat / 13.1% Protein / 8.6% Carbs

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    • #77
      Originally posted by lissee View Post
      Wow, you're right, that is VERY interesting! I wonder if it's because your body if pulling fat from fat stores, or if it's just become uber efficient at pulling those calories from the marrow, nuts, and cheese? Probably not a sustainable way to eat since you don't want to dim the metabolic burning machine so to speak, but it is a good thing to know that you probably will be able to do your fast just fine when the time comes. Just make sure you have fat to burn when the time comes! lol

      So I watched a few video clips on youtube today about ketogenic diets, a few of the videos were about children on ketogenic diets, (like "Katie's hamberger meal" or something like that) anyway, it was so sad, but so touchingly hopeful at the same time.
      Probably both. I didn't get hungry today until noon. I was kind of glad I did actually feel hunger again. I was sort of starting to worry that maybe I had 'broken" my hunger sensors or something. But all is well. Fat bread spread thickly with mascarpone for lunch is a wonderful thing.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
        Probably both. I didn't get hungry today until noon. I was kind of glad I did actually feel hunger again. I was sort of starting to worry that maybe I had 'broken" my hunger sensors or something. But all is well. Fat bread spread thickly with mascarpone for lunch is a wonderful thing.
        Yay!!! So glad you felt hungry! And mascarpone is divine, isn't it!? Lately, I've been using some of my alloted carbs by mixing applesauce with the mascarpone. Oh my goodness, it's heaven.

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        • #79
          PB, whew, I was wondering, is the girl ever gonna eat again?? I'm in ketosis but I look forward to eating twice daily.

          Louisa, WOW!! So glad everything turned out not tragic~ I fell off the top step of a 12 ft ladder trying to put thick plastic on my greenhouse fan vent and thought my neck was broken, it wasn't but hurt like hell for weeks, every part of my body hurt for the longest.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by lissee View Post

            So VERY, VERY glad that he turned out to be mostly fine. Here's hoping that he makes a quick and full recovery! (I'm assuming that his colleagues at work probably doctored him up a bit when he went into work the next day.

            Thanks for your positive thoughts -- he's having a rough day -- the worst is his sore back -- Calling the chiropractor today and keeping the head wounds clean -- yeash!


            Okay, so my Primal Lesson Learned for the day, is that I need to splurge and buy a Le Creuset cast iron dish so that I can make stews!

            I love my Creusets --- You can use them on the stove top and then put them into the oven and right to the table -- great cookware.

            I also did a lot of house cleaning today, laundry, etc. And I finally decided to throw out my size 18 pants! They are waaaayyy too loose and if I try to wear them one more time, it'll be far past embarrassing. So I threw them out! It felt really, really good. My 16's are loose on me already, so I figured it was a safe thing to do.

            Wooo Hooo! What a good feeling, isn't it? Good that your 16's are getting loose -- few more weeks and you'll be moving into the 14's. What progress!

            Stats for today: Calories, 1,707 -- Fat 148 -- Protein 56 -- Net Carbs 25
            78.3% fat / 13.1% Protein / 8.6% Carbs
            Great stats on your foods today. Any walking outside today?
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            F, 48, 5'10"
            Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
            Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

            Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by JudyCr View Post

              Louisa, WOW!! So glad everything turned out not tragic~ I fell off the top step of a 12 ft ladder trying to put thick plastic on my greenhouse fan vent and thought my neck was broken, it wasn't but hurt like hell for weeks, every part of my body hurt for the longest.
              Holy cow -- falling from a 12-foot ladder could definitely end in tragedy. Try to avoid those heights -- and giving the same advice to my husband. What a scare.
              Last edited by Louisa655; 09-10-2012, 03:46 AM.
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              F, 48, 5'10"
              Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
              Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

              Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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              • #82
                Sunday Sept 9 - Day 14 of Whole 30 *(3)

                Day 14 of 30: (Sat, Sept 14th)
                Calories: 709
                Fat: 61gm - 70%
                Protein 37.2gm - 22%
                Carbs: 15.7gm - 8%
                Alcohol: 0
                weight: 149.4 (-5lbs) ---

                Couple of observations for today:

                1. Started with bullet coffee (2 coffees with 1/2 cup coconut milk)

                2. Nothing else to dinner: Steak, Caesar Salad, Zuccheni, Mushrooms sauteed in butter, 3 tsp's high fat greek yogourt & 6 raspberries + 1 slice of french brie, double cheese.

                3. Although the ratios are in line for ketosis (70% fat, Protein 22% and 9% carbs), I feel that I'm still not consuming enough carbs. I do need to increase both fat and protein. I think I'll try to have an extra few hardboiled eggs tomorrow and a bit more high fat cheese.

                4. I have no cravings; I have an abundance of energy; keto stix indicate ketosis.

                5. I do feel dehydrated most of the day, despite drinking water all day long.

                6. I had a headache just before dinner and realized that I needed food sooner than later. As soon as I ate, I the headache disappeared.

                7. I've been doing chores all day -- grocery shopping, laundry etc etc. I'm giving myself an hour to digest dinner and then I'm going for my 8-10km walk tonight. I always look forward to my walk as it clears my head. I'm going to listen to my tunes on my Iphone while walking. Always look forward to my walks.

                I think that about wraps up another day. No alcohol today. My husband brought home a huge pumpkin pie (what a scoundrel), but I have no cravings for sugar, so it's all for him.

                Hope you ladies have a terrific day and evening. Get out for your walks and get to bed early --- it's good way to avoid those 'night time cravings'. Cheers! /louisa
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                F, 48, 5'10"
                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
                  Holy cow -- falling from a 12-foot ladder could definitely end in tragedy. Try to avoid those heights -- and giving the same height to my husband. What a scare.
                  Yep, thank goodness I was about 35 yrs old, it'd kill me today.. Also, brick pavers around most of the GH but nice thick sod on the side I fell, but it was the sod that made the ladder shift and down I went. Nothing like a bad fall because everything hurts.. DH just said it was a 9 fter but I was reaching to the tip top of GH, 12 ft up.

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                  • #84
                    Monday morning check-in ------- drum rolll........down one full pound from Friday. This is my lowest weight in about 7 years:

                    New weight: 148.4 (-13 lbs)

                    I have another 8-10 to fry before the end of September, or worst, end of October. I'M SO PUMPED!!!!!!

                    PLL: As per Paleobird's posting: I increased my fat percentage to 80, reduced protein to 20% and keeping below <20grams of carbs daily. I also believe the "no Alcohol war zone" is a big contributor to weight loss.. Hoping to keep this train moving!

                    Cheers,
                    louisa
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                    F, 48, 5'10"
                    Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                    Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                    Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                    • #85
                      Louisa, I loved scanning through your journal! The adventure with husband and FlapJacks would have about killed me. I witnessed my boyfriend get into a jetskiing accident with me and all rational thought and regard to your own safety usually go out the window at that point. ;-) Girls gotta protect her man sometimes, too!

                      I am shocked you can eat so low calorie and still have "9-10" energy. Are you very inactive during the day or something?
                      On a mission to help others master movement, build unbreakable strength, & eat MORE food (can't beat that.) Weekly fitness, health & nutrition articles at indulgentfitness.com.

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                      • #86
                        I love reading your journal as well!

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                        • #87
                          The Sweet Spot.......(OTHER sweet spot , ladies)
                          Day 16 of 30: (Mon, Sept 10th)
                          Calories: 1,159
                          Fat: 90.6gm - 68%
                          Protein 66.4gm - 24%
                          Carbs: 24.6gm - 8%
                          Alcohol: 0
                          weight: 148.4 (-6)

                          Monday -- The 7th BEST day of the week! I always know when the scales are going down because as I lie in bed at night, I can just feel the fat melting off -- it's awesome.

                          So, here's my PLL (Paleo Learning Lessons) for today:

                          1. I'm not obsessed, but I do carry around my Keto Sticks with me everywhere I go and pee on them hourly to record results;

                          2. I'm open to the idea that I may be obsessed with my Keto Sticks;

                          3. After dinner, the keto sticks seem to register a 'negative' and then the sticks flare to life with colour every morning and remain in the 'lit' colour until my next dinner. So, I'm thinking that I'm in ketosis all day long, because I'm more or less around 20grams of carbs a day. The real fat burning comes while sleeping, through to until dinner (5pm nightly). Once I have my dinner, my body is concerned with digestion and fat burning takes a back seat (apparently our bodies are not big multi-taskers).

                          So long as I consume 70% fat, 20% protein, 10% carbs and operate in a daily deficit, then I will remain in serious fat burning mode. So long as I can keep my total carbs between 800-1200 daily, then I SHOULD continue to burn this fat until I reach my goal weight of 140 (hopefully by end of Sept or end of October).

                          4. Some posters have asked how it is that I can consume so few calories. I'm not restricting in any way, but I believe that my appetitive has become suppressed while in Ketosis, the sweetspot (OTHER sweetspot).

                          My question for today is this: If Keto is soooo sweet, and I want to stay here forever, how will that be possible once I reach my desired weight goal? Hmmmmm? I might be looking for a very delicate balance in order to stay in this Fairy Land.

                          This is the 1st time that I've dropped below 149lbs in about years, and I can't wait to shed the rest of these last few pounds from around my waist, hips and butt. Slow and steady.

                          No formal exercise tonight. I ran around all day at work and am exhausted. All I want to know is how all of YOU managed your day today! Let's hear it! /louisa
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                          F, 48, 5'10"
                          Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                          Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                          Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Lawyerchick12 View Post
                            I love reading your journal as well!
                            Thank you. Let's exchange ideas and learn from each other.
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                            F, 48, 5'10"
                            Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                            Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                            Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by primal_jessjane View Post
                              Louisa, I loved scanning through your journal! The adventure with husband and FlapJacks would have about killed me. I witnessed my boyfriend get into a jetskiing accident with me and all rational thought and regard to your own safety usually go out the window at that point. ;-) Girls gotta protect her man sometimes, too!

                              I am shocked you can eat so low calorie and still have "9-10" energy. Are you very inactive during the day or something?
                              These 'life and death' accidents just have a way of pivoting us back to what's important, aren't they? By nature, I am a very high energy personality. I eat/drink my breakfast standing up. I never take my lunch hour at work. I grab my eggs and bacon, run into the lunch room and down them, brush my teeth and back to work. I seem to have a low threshold for boredom, so I'm always on to the next task or 'thing' or idea. Dinner has always been made from scratch, whole cooking at home -- I was raised that way. I'm bored of most meals before I complete them -- I often don't complete my meals. I'm not a snacker and I don't have cravings. Some of the 700-800 calorie days are concerning to me, but I just don't eat if I'm not hungry. I still have some fat to lose, so I'm not starving to death, that's for sure. I think it has to do with the consumption of the high percentage of fat -- it keeps me satiated. Thoughts?
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                              F, 48, 5'10"
                              Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                              Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                              Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
                                These 'life and death' accidents just have a way of pivoting us back to what's important, aren't they? By nature, I am a very high energy personality. I eat/drink my breakfast standing up. I never take my lunch hour at work. I grab my eggs and bacon, run into the lunch room and down them, brush my teeth and back to work. I seem to have a low threshold for boredom, so I'm always on to the next task or 'thing' or idea. Dinner has always been made from scratch, whole cooking at home -- I was raised that way. I'm bored of most meals before I complete them -- I often don't complete my meals. I'm not a snacker and I don't have cravings. Some of the 700-800 calorie days are concerning to me, but I just don't eat if I'm not hungry. I still have some fat to lose, so I'm not starving to death, that's for sure. I think it has to do with the consumption of the high percentage of fat -- it keeps me satiated. Thoughts?
                                Your body is getting plenty of nutrition when you are in a ketogenic weight loss mode like this. It is just getting the extra calories it needs from the storage unit known as your thighs. If you are not feeling actively hungry, as in growling in the belly, go with it and ride that wave while your body snacks on your adipose.

                                Caveat: For our height, 150 is about smack dab in the middle of the healthy range for BMI. 130 would be the absolute lower limit where you cross over into unhealthy territory. So, push it if it feels good but don't push it too far.
                                Last edited by Paleobird; 09-10-2012, 05:03 PM.

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