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  • Originally posted by janagram View Post
    I love all you primal folks, but I wanna read a journal of someone over 50!! A female. To see what you all have accomplished later in life! We can do it!
    Recently joined the forum, and joined CrossFit today. I plan on keeping a journal, but have yet to figure out how to access / create one here. Any help will be appreciated.

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    • I think there is a forum just for posting journals. It seems like one person starts their own journal thread, then just keeps adding to that same thread every day. So, the threads seem to get very very long. People don't seem to start a new thread every day.

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      • Hi Ladies, I'm new
        I was supposed to be new last week or so, but have been reading so much on the internet about fat loss and nutrition I lost my way.
        So I think I'll mentally consider June 1st my Primal Beginning.
        I'll start now, but it's an "easy" date for me to remember.

        I weight in on Easter at 135
        Nov.2009 I weight 116 (I remember weighing myself around Thanksgiving)

        So I figure the extra 20 is Fat that can go.

        I don't even know how many calories to eat.
        And I have to log and count --- at least the macro gra,s. I need to have a goal and guide.

        No idea what to eat today.
        My head is spinning over all this.

        But if I don't have a meal plan, I'll eat the wrong things.
        I will not "think" I'm hungry, but one nibble of some simple carb snack (crackers, junk) and I will overeat it by a lot
        So then I think, ah, I guess I was hungry and didn't know it
        :-)

        So, I don't know what to do, where to begin.

        I think I should exercise more, eat more veggies.

        I have a lot of "individual fish filets" in the freezer so I 'll begin with those for meats.

        Advice welcomed and requested.

        Thanks!
        *

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        • Have a good day today !
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          • Originally posted by Cletc View Post
            Hi Ladies, I'm new
            I was supposed to be new last week or so, but have been reading so much on the internet about fat loss and nutrition I lost my way.
            So I think I'll mentally consider June 1st my Primal Beginning.
            I'll start now, but it's an "easy" date for me to remember.

            I weight in on Easter at 135
            Nov.2009 I weight 116 (I remember weighing myself around Thanksgiving)

            So I figure the extra 20 is Fat that can go.

            I don't even know how many calories to eat.
            And I have to log and count --- at least the macro gra,s. I need to have a goal and guide.

            No idea what to eat today.
            My head is spinning over all this.

            But if I don't have a meal plan, I'll eat the wrong things.
            I will not "think" I'm hungry, but one nibble of some simple carb snack (crackers, junk) and I will overeat it by a lot
            So then I think, ah, I guess I was hungry and didn't know it
            :-)

            So, I don't know what to do, where to begin.

            I think I should exercise more, eat more veggies.

            I have a lot of "individual fish filets" in the freezer so I 'll begin with those for meats.

            Advice welcomed and requested.

            Thanks!
            Hi CLetc! If you don't have the Primal Blueprint, that's a good start; or download the essence of the book free on the front blog page. Also, keep up with Mark's daily posts which are filled with valuable information. Lots of people journal here, I journal but not on mda, but I believe it's important to keep track. Also, I use Livestrong to track food and nutritents; others use fitday, and various programs. If you search on this site you will find anything, and everything, you need to know. Hope to see you around. This is a great woe, and I just wish I had discovered earlier in life. What you do now affects the quality of your life later on, so smart move on your part. : )
            This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

            Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
            Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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            • I blog about my struggles with food and about the joys and pains of daily life at pinesiskin

              Would love to have any of you visit and comment! I still haven't taken the Primal Challenge but visit this site daily. My church teaches vegetarianism, and I'm not that big of a meat eater, but do love eggs and cheese and the occasional steak! I think I can be more or less primal just by eating lots of veggies and a big omelet every day. What do you guys think?

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              • Do you eat fish? If you're not eating grains and don't eat tofu, you'd probably do ok
                Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

                F/49/5'4"
                Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
                CW: 146.8 lbs
                GW 140 lbs
                A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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                • Originally Posted by Cletc ...Hi Ladies, I'm new
                  I was supposed to be new last week or so, but have been reading so much on the internet about fat loss and nutrition I lost my way....Advice welcomed and requested.
                  PRIMAL DIET – EAT THIS, NOT THAT

                  EAT THIS
                  - Meat (preferably grass-fed)
                  - Poultry (preferably free-range)
                  - Fish (preferably wild-caught)
                  - Eggs (preferably cage-free)
                  - Non-starchy and/or green vegetables (preferably organic)
                  - Avocado
                  - Butter (preferably from grass-fed cows)
                  - Lard
                  - Ghee
                  - Coconut oil
                  - Coconut milk
                  - Olive oil (but not for cooking)
                  - A berry (up to a handful)

                  YOU CAN AND SHOULD EAT IT. In fact, it should be the backbone of your diet.

                  NOT THAT
                  - A legume (bean, pea, peanut)
                  - A grain (wheat, corn, rice) or made of a grain (cereal, oatmeal, bread, cake, tortilla, pasta)
                  - A processed food product
                  - A "low-fat" manufactured food product
                  - A "low-carb" manufactured food product
                  - A "diet" manufactured food product
                  - Anything with an ingredient that ends in "ose" (sucrose, glucose, fructose) or that contains sugar, agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
                  - Anything from the center aisles of the grocery store...

                  YOU SHOULD NOT EAT IT. Throw it away (unless it's a cleaning or stationery product, in which case use it for its appropriate purpose).

                  EAT IN MODERATION
                  - Dairy product (milk, yogurt, cream, sour cream, half & half) , whole milk (not low-fat)
                  - Nuts (peanuts are not nuts)
                  - A seed
                  - A fruit other than a berry
                  - A starchy or sugary vegetable (carrot, beet, winter squash)
                  - A tuber (potato, sweet potato, yam)
                  - A nightshade (tomato, bell pepper)
                  - Coffee

                  UNLESS:
                  - You are trying to lose weight (for dairy, nuts, fruits, starchy vegetables, and tubers)
                  - You are lactose intolerant (for dairy)
                  - You are significantly inactive/sedentary
                  - You are insulin resistant (for dairy, nuts, fruits, starchy vegetables, tubers, and coffee)
                  - You want to go 100% evolutionary diet and avoid anything we aren't sure he ate

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                  • Hi, Ladies. Hope you all are doing well.

                    I've finished two complete weeks of PB and have lost zero weight. I get discouraged, but then I remember my thyroid issues are still being worked out, and hey, I wasn't losing on Weight Watchers anymore, either. So, I'll stick with this WOE, as intended.

                    I am kinda proud that I've eaten very little non-PB foods in the past couple weeks. Today I split a luscious strawberry shortcake with DH. We get this at a local art fair once a year. The shortcakes are homemade, the strawberries are fresh, the whipped cream is real and unsweetened, and the vanilla ice cream is good, even tho the church ladies don't make it, LOL. Anyway, I stuck to the strawberries, whipped cream, & ice cream, & ate a couple bites of the shortbread. Yay for DH for cleanup!

                    I just did a boatload of gardening, which falls somewhat in the LHT category, and somewhat in the move slowly category. I feel like I've had a productive day.

                    OH! Got a piece of FRESH (as in, was swimming yesterday) salmon that was flown in from Alaska to central Indiana! It was expensive, but we never eat out. I'm planning on grilling it. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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                    • Hmmm. My favorite grilled salmon recipe is to lay the fillet on a piece of greased foil, drizzle olive oil over it. Then sprinkle with capers and a little of the caper juice. This I grill on high for 10 minutes. Comes out med rare and lovely. I just did this yesterday with some fresh Copper River salmon. Yummmm Enjoy your meal.

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                      • It poured rain here so no grilling outside. I started it off atop the (ancient) Jenn-Air electric stove grill appliance, but I couldn't see how the top of the fillet would ever get cooked, so I finished it off in the oven. It was really succulent--also fresh Copper River salmon.

                        I'd like to grill chicken today, but the skies are threatening again. We'll see...

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                        • Originally posted by me jane View Post
                          Hi, Ladies. Hope you all are doing well.

                          I've finished two complete weeks of PB and have lost zero weight. I get discouraged, but then I remember my thyroid issues are still being worked out, and hey, I wasn't losing on Weight Watchers anymore, either. So, I'll stick with this WOE, as intended.

                          I am kinda proud that I've eaten very little non-PB foods in the past couple weeks. Today I split a luscious strawberry shortcake with DH. We get this at a local art fair once a year. The shortcakes are homemade, the strawberries are fresh, the whipped cream is real and unsweetened, and the vanilla ice cream is good, even tho the church ladies don't make it, LOL. Anyway, I stuck to the strawberries, whipped cream, & ice cream, & ate a couple bites of the shortbread. Yay for DH for cleanup!

                          I just did a boatload of gardening, which falls somewhat in the LHT category, and somewhat in the move slowly category. I feel like I've had a productive day.

                          OH! Got a piece of FRESH (as in, was swimming yesterday) salmon that was flown in from Alaska to central Indiana! It was expensive, but we never eat out. I'm planning on grilling it. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
                          Read Paleobird's recent thread on calorie restriction. Primal is winderful, but it is easy to take in all your body needs, in which case there is no need for the bod to release its stores.
                          This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                          Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                          Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                          • I think I need to recant my "zero weight" statement. As of yesterday my weight *is* down about four pounds since I began. I guess I was feeling disappointed that the weight isn't just "melting away" like it seems to for some.

                            Anyway, I'll keep on keepin' on. I'm not quite ready to consider calorie restriction, just the though brings up a lot of <<feelings>> for me. But I'm also going to continue practicing patience, and work toward getting my thyroid/immune system issues worked out, too.

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                            • Update: I have read the calorie restriction thread and found it to be very interesting. Didn't bring up any <<feelings>> at all, LOL! Thanks.

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                              • I'd be happy to help out if there are any questions you might have. I've lost 18 pounds since March.

                                CW style calorie counting is torture. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I think Jenny had the best term for this new kind of calorie restriction within the PB plan. She called it "mindful eating". I liked that. There are a lot of negative, stressful connotations to calorie counting learned through years of doing it the CW way that just don't apply here.

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