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  • #16
    Originally posted by mom23kids View Post
    Count me in! This past week has been absolutely horrible-from last Saturday to yesterday I went out to eat 6 times Results-today I'm super bloated and the scale is up 3lbs (it's that time of month too, but usually that doesn't affect the scale). I could hardly button my jeans today
    I've also let my diet soda habit creep back up-was doing really well with just one or two cans a day (cut back from 6+), but this week I'm back up to 4-5 ugh. I've also cut way back on my water consumption.

    Tomorrow is day one of getting back on track-upping the water and I've decided to totally cut out the soda. I'm now ready to let it go, but it isn't going to be pretty lol. I may also do a potato hack day tomorrow-I've found this works really well for getting rid of sugar cravings.

    I've also decided to go in a new direction with IF. I've done a mix of adf/5:2 and think it's time to try 8/16. Now that I'm in maintenance I don't need the low calorie IF days anymore, but still want to do IF. I think an eating window will be a better fit, for where I am right now. Going to try 11am-7pm and see how that goes.
    Welcome aboard...Good morning so far...up at 4 am lifing heavy things by 4:30 now off to shower and get everyone off to work/school...facial puffiness is much better this morning and was finally brave enough to get back on the scale after Friday...up 2lbs...hoping its water but that may be delusional...today's goal is to remain 100% primal but not overeat even the good stuff...

    Finished my bar of salted kerrygold last night and not taking a new one out of the freezer...munching on shavings while I cook or clean up is definitely a weakness....

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    • #17
      Iím in!! I have literally just joined this forum and I am in exactly the same situation. I have spend the last 16 years of my life on a yo-yo diet and I have had enough.
      I am still a bit unsure how many calories to eat and how much fat, (I am too used to conventional diets and feel the need to be told what to do ) but I have started the day the right way: Green tea with lemon and smoked salmon with 2 boiled eggs for breakfast. I have a chicken, avocado, olive and egg salad for lunch and some nuts to snack on. Tonight I will have homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce. I did bring an apple to work as a snack but that will take me over 50 gms of carbs so I have binned it .

      Please can you tell me what 20/4 stands for? I assume IF is intermittent fasting?

      Best of luck! We can do this!!!!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mom23kids View Post
        This past week has been absolutely horrible-from last Saturday to yesterday I went out to eat 6 times
        I'm going to suggest that while you are working on your reset, you start to think up a strategy for dealing with eating out, because it's going to come up again and again. Perhaps choosing healthier menu items and telling the server not to bring things you don't want but would eat if they showed up on your plate, perhaps packing up half the food into a take-home box before you eat any to keep your portions manageable. Eating out doesn't have to be a disaster.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
          I'm going to suggest that while you are working on your reset, you start to think up a strategy for dealing with eating out, because it's going to come up again and again. Perhaps choosing healthier menu items and telling the server not to bring things you don't want but would eat if they showed up on your plate, perhaps packing up half the food into a take-home box before you eat any to keep your portions manageable. Eating out doesn't have to be a disaster.
          Well, I think 6 times was a new record for us lol. I did make some primal choices (a steak with salad one time etc), but there was a lot of non-primal choices too. We just had several things hit at once-Mother's Day (bringing grandmas out to dinner), a birthday, end of year volunteer wrap up etc etc. The first meal out was the steak, but then after that I got lazy and the last meal out, this past Saturday night, was chicken fingers and the onion rings. So, I got sloppy-you're right, I need to stay focused when I go out!

          This morning I'm excited to get back at it-drinking a glass of water right now and planning on breaking my fast at 11am with a potato hack day. I also took several days off of walking/strength training, due to a pulled muscle in my leg, but that's feeling much better so I'm going to walk two miles after dropping the kids off to school and I'll do strength training this afternoon
          Last edited by mom23kids; 05-20-2013, 04:37 AM.
          *Sara*

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          • #20
            Welcome...yes IF is intermittent fasting...I've tried many of the different methods, bulletproof, lean gains, fast 5, warrior diet..i found what works best for me is a hybrid approach...i use 1 tb of cream in my morning and again at noon coffee ala bulletproof...i try to get to about 2pm when i open the eating window with a light meal like 2 hb eggs then i have my main meal about 6 pm ala warrior diet...on weekends I do more of a lean gains 18/6 so i can have flexibility if hubby wants to do brunch...

            The key is to experiment and see what works for you and helps you to avoid your indiv pitfalls.
            Sent from my PG06100 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app

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            • #21
              How did everyone do today? I decided to do a potato hack day and it went well, though I did eat some jerky too so technically it wasn't an all spuds day I also only drank one serving of diet soda-really happy about this! Tomorrow I'm going to try to do the whole day without any!
              *Sara*

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              • #22
                Hi all - day 3 went well...lifted this morning... heavy cream 2T, fasted till 2, then 4hb eggs and 2 gf hotdogs 4 asparagus steamed...then at 6 10 oz gf ribeye, 2TB kerrygold, and 1/4c leftover roasted chicken...1250C 65/35 f/p

                I love the feature on myfitnesspal after you submit your food for the day where it says "if every day were like today you would weigh ____ in 5 weeks"

                If only everyday could be like today when you feel strong and make good choices.

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                • #23
                  Good evening. I thought I would jump in as well as today was my first day of being Primal. We can all use support right?

                  Little history. Known about Paleo the last few years. Friends of mine have done it with great results. I've attempted before but I've always fallen off the wagon. I've determined its sugar. I just love Chocolate. Not sweets like donuts, pasteries, etc. Just Chocolate. Over the last few years I have made improvments and I dont really care about bread or rice or other grains. So i'm determined this time around to make a long lasting change.

                  I've also got new children in my life and I really want to be able to enjoy playing with them in a few years when they are more active. That and im tired of being the heavy guy.

                  I'll have to check out myfitnesspal. I eat quite a bit of soups mixed with meat and veggies, so not sure how that would work, but a rough idea might be nice.

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                  • #24
                    So woke up this morning hoping to see some progress after 3 good days but not an ounce...ouch...looks like the 2lb gain from my craziness on Friday wants to stick around for a while...was hoping for atleast .25 lb movement but nada....not going to use it as an excuse though...I'm done with that...just keep going, focus on having another good day to build on the new me...

                    Derrick35 welcome...you can enter recipes in myfitnesspal an save them...helps you get an estimate of what your eating which helps keep me in reality...my weakness is homemade chocolate chip cookies...I have told myself, once i reach my goal weight and transition into maintenance, I'm going to learn how to have 1 maybe once a week or so where I sit down and eat it slowly and mindfully and enjoy every bite and then stop at 1...or maybe by that point I won't want them anymore...just tell yourself you are not giving chocolate up just putting it on hold for a while....it will always be there just not right now...

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                    • #25
                      Morning!

                      Well, the caffeine withdrawal hit in the middle of the night-woke up with a horrible headache Going to try and just power through it!

                      I'm also officially starting to track my calories/macros today on mfp, to get an idea of what's going on. I do think my weight has finally started to settle into maintenance though, which I'm really happy about.
                      *Sara*

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                      • #26
                        I'm not officially tracking intake anywhere, but having some success this week. Hoping to see a new low in a day or two. Yesterday's intake:
                        B - 4 eggs cooked in butter, sausages, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries
                        L - 2 HB eggs, small steak
                        D - cheeseburger on romaine lettuce, Italian sausage, green beans

                        Was full enough after dinner that I resisted the urge for some ice cream. Somewhat of a major feat as it was HOT here last night. The weather is cooling off today so the urge should die down a bit.

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                        • #27
                          Thanks for the warm welcome aprilmomma! Another day of progress! I've decided im going to just weigh myself Sunday morning when i first get up. That way its always 7 days. No worrying about it. Then i can tell you fine folks how im doing!

                          Hey Sara, Hope you do well. I gave up caffeine in my 20s and havent missed it at all. Great job teach2183 about avoiding the ice cream!

                          One of the primal things im going to be working on is trying to get more sleep. Normally its 5-6 hours a night. im going to see if i can start getting 7 hours.

                          I also do very little excercise. My plan is to start walking everyday. At home and hopefully at work during the day. Shoot for 6 hours a week which is 6 hours more then I do now!

                          Has anyone done the primal excercise's that Mark suggests? Planks, pushups, squats, etc? I'm not very strong but for some reason I want to wait a few weeks before I start. I dont know if thats a mental block with an aversion to excercise or what...

                          Have a great day folks!

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                          • #28
                            Bad day today...dinner got held up by kids activities and was so ravenous that I ate 2x my daily calories atleast...all primal but crazy amounts of food...7 eggs, 4tb cream, 4tb butter, 1lb gf ground beef, bag of spinach, asparagus 1c pureed tomatoes...crazy

                            finally full but now uncomfortably so...might do a fat fast for 2 days to get appetite back under control

                            Atleast i stayed primal...no chocolate chip cookies

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by aprimalmomma View Post
                              Bad day today...dinner got held up by kids activities and was so ravenous that I ate 2x my daily calories atleast...all primal but crazy amounts of food...7 eggs, 4tb cream, 4tb butter, 1lb gf ground beef, bag of spinach, asparagus 1c pureed tomatoes...crazy

                              finally full but now uncomfortably so...might do a fat fast for 2 days to get appetite back under control

                              Atleast i stayed primal...no chocolate chip cookies
                              You ate all that at once? That's pretty impressive :-)

                              Today's intake:
                              B - 4 eggs, 2 burgers, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
                              L - 1HB egg, 1 slice ham - wasn't really hungry and was at the park with the kids
                              D - Taco salad - ground beef, diced tomatoes, shredded romaine lettuce, shredded cheddar, sour cream

                              Fighting the urge for ice cream right now, but feeling fairly full from dinner. Another hot day here though and have a headache on and off. Will see if I'm hungry in a half hour and then do a small serving if ice cream with some fruit on top if I need something.

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                              • #30
                                Hi all, sorry I haven't been posting. Got caught in a binge cycle over the weekend. Yesterday I ate a few SAD foods as well, so today is back to day one for me. But so far, so good.

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