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    I was talking care of my mom and she was in the hospital for a little while. Hospital food is not primal so I stopped primal. Well that was last week and I'm finding hard to start again. I think it is the ease of not watching what I put in my mouth and the Halloween candy.

    I ant to start again but lack motivation. Not even working out. Any ideas to help me get over the hump? Thanks

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  • #2
    Do you want to be awesome, and in charge of your life and health, or a sadsack who just stuffs whatever food down your throat because "it's haa-aard"? Whichever one you want more, you'll do.

    Sorry 'bout your mom.

    Sent via lightsaber

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    • #3
      Kandygurl--start with simply going for a walk--that's what I do when I've lost some motivation--it helps quell the appetite as well as making you feel better physically. Once you feel a little better it will be much easier to get the diet back on track. My two cents.

      hope your Mom is feeling better.

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      • #4
        P.S.--Don't feel guilty--we all fall off the wagon from time to time--start fresh today

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        • #5
          Get thee to the best butcher in town, even if it's only Whole Foods. Buy a stupidly expensive grass fed steak. Prepare it a la Alton Brown's instructions (adjusting for any of his missteps as to oil/fat). Put a big honkin' hunk of grass fed butter on it before you eat it. Compare that to hospital food and Halloween candy. You're back.
          "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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          • #6
            Cut yourself a break! You're going through a tough time and that's very stressful. Sorry to hear about your mom. Forcing yourself into a diet (read: "lifestyle") or exercise program when the motivation and drive isn't there is not only adding additional stress, but is unlikely to last. If and when you really feel motivated to do some exercising or go primal or whatever, go for it
            Salube Up! - SalubriousU

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            • #7
              These situations are interesting. Why is eating well hard? You gotta take a look at what you actually believe about eating good food. I look at eating paleo/primal food as loving myself. Caring for my needs. Giving myself high quality grass fed steak and eggs with organic fresh produce is like a gourmet meals everyday! So what if you don't shuv some toxic crap with red dye and other unspeakables in your pie hole..... those things really taste terrible anyhow.

              Thats my reality. If you aren't brain washed by TV ads and other marketing to convince you that colorful piece of styrofoam is food its your reality too.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                These situations are interesting. Why is eating well hard? You gotta take a look at what you actually believe about eating good food. I look at eating paleo/primal food as loving myself. Caring for my needs. Giving myself high quality grass fed steak and eggs with organic fresh produce is like a gourmet meals everyday! So what if you don't shuv some toxic crap with red dye and other unspeakables in your pie hole..... those things really taste terrible anyhow.

                Thats my reality. If you aren't brain washed by TV ads and other marketing to convince you that colorful piece of styrofoam is food its your reality too.
                Very wise.
                "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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                • #9
                  Close the door on your past behavior. Shut it and look in the mirror. Stare at yourself and commit to changing your life. It's then you will know if you'll change. Or not. I'm rooting for you!

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                  • #10
                    Welcome back. The lack of planning is going to catch you out a few times until you really get the habits instilled. This was a totally understandable glitch, so don't give up. Your health is worth it. Good luck.
                    Annie Ups the Ante
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kandygurl2 View Post
                      I was talking care of my mom and she was in the hospital for a little while. Hospital food is not primal so I stopped primal. Well that was last week and I'm finding hard to start again. I think it is the ease of not watching what I put in my mouth and the Halloween candy.

                      I ant to start again but lack motivation. Not even working out. Any ideas to help me get over the hump? Thanks

                      Sent from my SPH-D710 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
                      Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she's doing better.

                      Some things that helped me get out of my months-long funk and back onto the primal/paleo bandwagon:

                      Get outside and go for a walk. Feel the sun on your face. When you're ready, maybe even add a sprint.

                      Stock your fridge and pantry with healthy, clean foods. Don't worry about things like IF or no snacking; for now, eat when you're hungry, but eat to fuel yourself and feel good about yourself: meats, eggs, fish, fowl, veggies, fruits, coconut oil, hazelnuts. Slice up some bell peppers or cucumbers and keep in baggies/containers.

                      Start your day with a glass of room-temp water with the juice of 1/2 lemon squeezed into it.

                      Indulge in a homecooked meal of scrambled eggs with fresh sauteed veggies and bacon (especially uncured bacon).

                      I find that starting the day in a healthy way keeps me motivated throughout the day -- "I'm doing so well, I want to keep doing well." So I reach for the apple instead of the (low-quality, highly processed) chocolate if I want something sweet.

                      You've done it before. You absolutely can do it again.
                      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                        These situations are interesting. Why is eating well hard? You gotta take a look at what you actually believe about eating good food. I look at eating paleo/primal food as loving myself. Caring for my needs.
                        This is the kind of mindset that makes it easier to choose good food over crap food. If you don't love your body and value what it can do for you, you have very little motivation to be kind to it.

                        And every single bite is a choice. The last bite and the next one are only linked if you decide they are. If you practice choosing, over time it will get easier. The bad choices will matter less and less. But it's hard to get there unless you feel some affection for your body.

                        Hope your mom is doing better.
                        50yo, 5'3"
                        SW-195
                        CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
                        GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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                        • #13
                          I know what you are going through it happen to me but mine was almost 1 year and gained the 35 lbs I had lost back! So trust me I am trying also my motivation is looking at myself in the mirror and saying do I really want to look like this?

                          Hit it hard!

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