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  • Love Alice in Wonderland! Yep, everybody move down! I am feeling good today.

    I am awed by the honesty, not just within this thread (which I think is one of the benefits of online support), but with yourselves. Congrats!
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • Welcome Mousecatcher!! You'll get to where you need on fat. I've found that for me, it's taken about a week to get to my comfort zone with fat.

      I did get the sleep I needed last night. I woke up at 6AM, did Level 1 of the 30 day shred, got kids to school, showered, dressed, breakfast and my lunch and now getting ready to go to work. The girls have their youth groups tonight so Clint and I are going out for dinner. I will probably get a salad or omelet tonight.

      My husband and my kids have never said to upset me. They've seen the crap that my mom has pulled on me and knew how much it hurt. The girls and I discuss this often.
      Georgette

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      • Originally posted by geostump View Post
        Welcome Mousecatcher!! You'll get to where you need on fat. I've found that for me, it's taken about a week to get to my comfort zone with fat.
        VERY TRUE! You will find your sweetspot but it takes a little time.
        Karin


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        • Good morning,
          I did ok, but not great yesterday.
          13% carb
          32% protein
          55 % fat
          I need to get protein down and fat up. 1329 calories. My goal is 1200. I am still in the hungry stage as I'm not in keto sis, or just barely.

          My Victory is being off grains since January 1st. This eating Primal is new to me, but not low carb.I'm already feeling better. While I want these 5-6 pounds that I gained this fall, off today. I realize it's a process. I went from hiking 30-35 miles a week all spring and summer to a desk job this fall without changing calories. Then the holidays and three weeks of travel hit and I was not mindful of sugar and grains or low carb. Enough said.

          I'm thinking of all of you across the pond. Please be careful in the heat!

          Regarding mothers, I'm sorry for those of you without functional moms, I had the same situation. I'm delighted that my son (turning 39 this month) and I have broken that mold and have a fully functional, loving and honest relationship. I cherish our opportunities to Skype several times a week. I could barely bring myself to call my mother on her birthday once a year. We can change those patterns with our own children. Sending hugs to those that are needing the comfort of a motherly embrace.

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          • BMR charts. I find that all of those charts that say I should be able to eat XXX calories to lose or to maintain, are totally off base. I know that if I eat by those charts I gain weight daily, and that I need to come in at 1200 or less to shed weight. I'm 5'4" and weight 149 this morning.

            Do any of you find that you can eat by those charts and lose weight? I think that "what" I eat definitely makes a difference. Much easier to maintain on low carb than CW. I'm very curious to see how I do on Primal.

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            • My weigh in day was this morning. Here's how I've fared the first week:

              Jan 02.....Jan 09
              209.5.....204 Weight
              52.......51.25 Hips
              45.......44.25 Chest
              38.5.....38.25 Waist

              I know that the weight is mostly bloat and that's completely fine with me! I haven't been counting my macros this week, I needed time to just concentrate on not eating sugar and grains again. Today I start counting. I think I've been over on my protein, so we shall see!

              - Robin
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              • Originally posted by calee View Post
                BMR charts. I find that all of those charts that say I should be able to eat XXX calories to lose or to maintain, are totally off base. I know that if I eat by those charts I gain weight daily, and that I need to come in at 1200 or less to shed weight. I'm 5'4" and weight 149 this morning.

                Do any of you find that you can eat by those charts and lose weight? I think that "what" I eat definitely makes a difference. Much easier to maintain on low carb than CW. I'm very curious to see how I do on Primal.
                Those charts are CW. I have tried to eat the way they state and here I am.. bigger than when I started. Primal has made a difference and so fat EMF has helped even more. My doctor wanted me low carb but I am not going to say I am also high fat.. he might stroke out.
                Karin


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                What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                • I'm back down to 192 as of this morning.

                  5 lbs lost this week.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                    I'm back down to 192 as of this morning.

                    5 lbs lost this week.
                    whoop whoop she is rockin the scale!
                    Karin


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                    • Originally posted by calee View Post
                      Hi Rosemary,
                      You have done great getting the weight off! Have you done it all with Primal eating? Congratulations!

                      I don't know what the "right" weight is. I am going by how I feel. Not long ago my range was 141-144 and I felt great. I put on some pounds this fall that I'm really uncomfortable with. If I can get down to 140 I will be happy. Anything else will be a huge cause for celebration!

                      I didn't have much success with the taters because the white potatoes give me an RA response. I can do a couple days but thn have to back off. I do love feeling so satisfied, but not the pain in my hands.
                      Hi Calee, I did the entire weight loss on Primal. Of course this is the third time I've taken off near that amount of weight (over 100 lbs.). The first time was a gastric bypass, the second was "eating when you're hungry, stopping when you're full". This time Primal. I feel so good and am seldom hungry that I will continue with the way I'm going the rest of my life. I think I just need to level off weightwise, somewhere. Right now I'm floating between a size 6 and 8. That makes buying clothes very inconvenient. By the way, it's embarrassing that during my adult years I've gained and lost 100+ lbs 3 times. Talk about emotional eating! The potato diet didn't bother my arthritis, it's Osteo, the wear and tear kind. I plan to stop for awhile at 125, see how I feel and look and drop another 5 if necessary. If there's any other 5'4" women out there that have a weight number opinion, I'd like to hear it. It's been so many years since I've seen what a "normal-sized me" looks like I'm not able to recognize it.

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                      • love love love the support and comraderie of this group! Keep up the great work everyone!
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • Rosemary, I'm 5'4" and aiming for 140, to be honest. That's a size 6/7/8 for my frame.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Is it just me or is it strange to be satisfied with smaller portions. I know its because we are focusing on the fat but.. it makes one ponder. I just ate 1/2 a peeled cuke (peeled cukes are lower in carbs btw) and 80g of my carnitas. I feel like there should be something else but I can not say I am hungry. I think I will make a cup of coffee or tea.
                            Karin


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                            What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                            • I just noticed last night that I am physically satisfied with smaller portions, which is weird for me cause I am a volume kinda girl! But it takes a bit of mental work to stop because well, like mom said, my eyes are bigger than my stomach.
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                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                              Unknown

                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • Yup, the last 2 nights I have had 6oz of pulled pork and 1/2 an avocado. I am eating off dessert plates.
                                Primal since 9/24/2010
                                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                                MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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