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  • Originally posted by elkay7 View Post
    Weighed in today and I am down 2 lbs this week, for a total of 16 lbs over the last 7 weeks. I feel like my progress is back on track without any double UDs in the past couple of weeks.

    I went to the natural market and bought some different non-grain flours/meals and coconut & avocado oil and am going to start weening myself to more primal food. Also ate the bison steak we got there---so good. I wish it were easier to find bison steaks.
    Congrats! Sounds like you are on your way to becoming primal!
    Veronica
    High weight: 263.8 lbs
    Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
    ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
    Current weight: 177.6 lbs
    Goal: 145 lbs

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    • Leida~ hope you make you goal!


      Ok so today is the bbq, I'm thinking I'm just going to go and see what they've got, if there's anything that looks good and primal ill have some, if everything looks like junk ill respectfully decline and just wait to have dinner when I get home. I went onto the Judd site and calculated maintenance cals for a dd and you can do it at different percentages so a dd at 50% maintainence for me is 1022 cals. So figure if that's what I need to do ill do it and hope to at least maintain. The other problem was alcohol which we all know causes me to gain nearly 2 lbs overnight, but I'm just going to skip it because I could be pregnant anyways, makes it easier to pass on. I really hope I am, had another night where I feel asleep super early and on top of that I've been very moody which is unusual for me, my poor husband lol!
      Veronica
      High weight: 263.8 lbs
      Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
      ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
      Current weight: 177.6 lbs
      Goal: 145 lbs

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      • Wow, fingers crossed for you, Vlo... baby dust!
        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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        • Originally posted by vlo1125 View Post
          Leida~ hope you make you goal!


          Ok so today is the bbq, I'm thinking I'm just going to go and see what they've got, if there's anything that looks good and primal ill have some, if everything looks like junk ill respectfully decline and just wait to have dinner when I get home. I went onto the Judd site and calculated maintenance cals for a dd and you can do it at different percentages so a dd at 50% maintainence for me is 1022 cals. So figure if that's what I need to do ill do it and hope to at least maintain. The other problem was alcohol which we all know causes me to gain nearly 2 lbs overnight, but I'm just going to skip it because I could be pregnant anyways, makes it easier to pass on. I really hope I am, had another night where I feel asleep super early and on top of that I've been very moody which is unusual for me, my poor husband lol!
          I think thats a great idea. I like the way you are going about it. If I were you tho.. because I know how you are with the scale... just put it away for a couple days.. I'm sure you will maintain or be pleasantly surprised, I just don't want to see you go crazayyy for that. have fun!!

          Fingers crossed for you! <3

          you are right about the site and looking at the maintenance %. that's what I'll have to do.
          Last edited by Yoga11; 05-27-2013, 08:22 AM.

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          • Originally posted by vlo1125 View Post
            Yoga~ correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't wheat make you ill? It's as simple as that, tell the parents you're allergic or react badly and they should understand. Idk how you maintain after ADF I think people still do a variation of ud/dd just have higher cals on their dd's. the Judd's calc let's you calculate maintainence cals for your dd's.
            Yes, it does make me REALLY ill. Last time I was so embarrassed of my eating that I ate it anyway (to not be rude) and I was sick the whole time. Ok, I realized how horrible and silly this makes me. It's weird because I find myself to be a confident person, but in that area of eating I'm not (where I live and my friends here in California I am fine because it's excepted more). I need to start speaking the love I have for myself and the way I eat!

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            • Originally posted by bhanes View Post
              Jumping in, been following this thread, love it by the way. I started out doing the fast 5 4 weeks ago until I read PK's fasting protocal so for the last 2 weeks I've been fasting 24hrs daily (one meal a day, dinner) and 40 hr fast from Sunday to Tuesday evening. I've lost 6.5 pounds in 3 weeks! Yay. :0). I've been primal for about a year but haven't lost much weight. I'm 5 7" started at 174 and now down to 167.5. I find this WOE exceptionally easy. I've not slept so good in years. Hoping all this good continues. Thanks for letting me join in on such a great group of people. Chow!
              Thats exactly where i am, and what i am doing. I haven't done the 40 hour fast yet. maybe next Monday. I find it relatively easy to do, so long as i eat primally. I add carbs, and then i feel hungry. I hope I have good results with this. I expect to.
              Primal 90% from sept. 2012
              looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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              • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                Think portion size and slow eating. Always take less food than your eyes tell you you need, and force yourself to chew slowly and put the utensil down between bites. Ask yourself when you are approaching half done whether you are still hungry, and if the answer is "no", give yourself permission to stop eating.
                This is good. really good. Thanks. Conscious eating huh?
                Primal 90% from sept. 2012
                looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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                • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                  Think portion size and slow eating. Always take less food than your eyes tell you you need, and force yourself to chew slowly and put the utensil down between bites. Ask yourself when you are approaching half done whether you are still hungry, and if the answer is "no", give yourself permission to stop eating.
                  This is really good advice. I can make myself lose a bit of weight if I just stuck to the above. I have to be super vigilant because my instinct is to wolf down my food. So sometimes I'll start eating really fast and then catch myself and force myself to slow down.

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                  • Holy cow, I am down another pound overnight after a fast day. I think it is because I didn't overeat yesterday (<2100 cal) and again, not sneaking in extra UDs. After 17 lbs dropped (in 52 days), I am starting to visually see the changes in my body now.

                    Made a delicious 424 kcal veggie scramble with some soft goat cheese on top for the DD meal today. I think I will eat some fresh fruit for a snack with the remaining calories.
                    Blogging my weight loss experiment using alternate day fasting here:

                    http://tryingadf.blogspot.com


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                    • Elkay~ you are on fire!

                      Well my maintainence day turned into a full up day, they actually made real food at the bbq , not hot dogs and hamburgers like I was expecting. I had some some carne asada topped with guacamole,a drumstick ,and fruit. I figured it to be almost 1000 cals which would have been perfect but by the time we got home at 6 I was very hungry .so I just heated up some chili I made the other day with my "corn" bread muffins and even later snacked on ham, cream cheese and pickle roll ups. And guess what? I'm actually down .4 from yesterday lol! It's nice to know two UD's in a row won't decimate my progress! Today is my dd so that means I won't weigh till Friday and that will complete my 2nd month on ADF. weighed 205.4 this morning, which is only .8 up since my weigh in so I'm thinking I might actually squeak in a small loss this week. We shall see.
                      Veronica
                      High weight: 263.8 lbs
                      Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
                      ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
                      Current weight: 177.6 lbs
                      Goal: 145 lbs

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                      • Not a bad dd for me yesterday, but a huge fatigue/tearful drain in the early afternoon. Amazing how a few bites of food though fixes that. Overall, just under 1,000 cals, not as ace as planned, but with the 3 dd planned this week, I am thinking it is a good amount of calories. I think my strategy of having my dd as 'treat foods' days instead of eating minuscule amounts of proper food works wonders for me. It is much easier than when I did it with Ultimate Diet and basically stuck to tuna, egg whites and shiritake noodles.

                        Slept like a log, but had to down a can of tuna before going lifting this morning.

                        One downside of the DDs is slow recovery. My body was very sore and stiff yesterday after Sunday hap-ki-do class and gardening, and still sore this morning, despite mucho stretching. Skipped a run yesterday, just walked & edged in the garden. I know I have to add steam room/cold water on the DDs, but gardening is REALLY fast-paced now....
                        Last edited by Leida; 05-28-2013, 07:23 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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                        • Hi everyone, I'm back (remember me, lol). As I said before I left on my mini vacation, I never really fully got back on track after my vacation a couple of weeks ago. I've been slowly eating more and more sugary carbs and that has definitely affected my appetite supression. I think I did reasonably well eating (as in not eating to excess and trying to make reasonable food choices given the situation) but I can definitely tell the cravings are back, though not very strong.

                          I got back late Sunday night and Sunday and Monday were probably my "worst" days food wise. So, I've decided to do LCHF for a couple of days to get the appetite supression back under control, then on Thursday I have a doctor's appointment which requires a fast, so I'll make that my first down day. I'm even going to try to schedule another appointment for that day so that I won't have time to eat until later in the day, lol.

                          Another goal this week is to really focus on getting more exercise into my days. I've really been lazy about that and I definitely need the combo of diet and exercise to lose weight. My doctor will be horrified when she sees me on Thursday, lol.
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                          Donna

                          My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
                          My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



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                          • Originally posted by vlo1125 View Post
                            It's nice to know two UD's in a row won't decimate my progress! Today is my dd so that means I won't weigh till Friday and that will complete my 2nd month on ADF. weighed 205.4 this morning, which is only .8 up since my weigh in so I'm thinking I might actually squeak in a small loss this week. We shall see.
                            awesome!! I really love experiencing something and you get an unexpected result!! Woohoo

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                            • 252dip~ sounds like your on your way to getting yourself back on track.
                              Veronica
                              High weight: 263.8 lbs
                              Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
                              ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
                              Current weight: 177.6 lbs
                              Goal: 145 lbs

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                              • Thanks Veronica!

                                I stuck to my plan today and ended up with under 40 g of carbs and over 100 g of fat. I got out and did a nice walk around the neighborhood for my exercise.

                                Dinner was fried liverwurst, lol. Every time I eat it I think "this would be good fried", it really was. Fried it in a little garlic butter. I wasn't sure it would hold up, but it did.
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                                Donna

                                My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
                                My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



                                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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