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  • I am SO happy to report that my husband has joined me in the Primal Blueprint, and has lost almost 15 lbs already. He's in that delightfully dedicated stage AND he's the main cook at our house, so Life Is GOOD.
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    Kate

    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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    • Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
      I am SO happy to report that my husband has joined me in the Primal Blueprint, and has lost almost 15 lbs already. He's in that delightfully dedicated stage AND he's the main cook at our house, so Life Is GOOD.
      That is great news. It's so wonderful when someone we care about sees the light and is able to benefit from this.

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      • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
        That is great news. It's so wonderful when someone we care about sees the light and is able to benefit from this.
        YES, thank you! It makes it easier for both of us...he was supportive but still eating this and that that weren't doing him any particular amount of good. Then we watched In Search of the Perfect Human Diet together, and he was SOLD. I've very happy it's paying off for him. (And me!)
        Best--
        Kate

        Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

        70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

        Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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        • Originally posted by Classic View Post
          Be sure to use sea salt, when salting, so you get all the trace minerals also. Never know what those little things can contribute.
          Classic, I've been using Himalayan pink mineral salt...my husband calls it my "girly" salt, since it's pink! Nice, though...
          Best--
          Kate

          Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

          70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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          • Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
            I am SO happy to report that my husband has joined me in the Primal Blueprint, and has lost almost 15 lbs already. He's in that delightfully dedicated stage AND he's the main cook at our house, so Life Is GOOD.
            Fantastic! My husband eats whatever I cook, but still takes sandwiches in his lunch and has cereal for snacks. Thank God I don't crave the bread or cereal, so I just deal with the little differences. I make him Primal style treats so he is happy with that. We have been eating mostly unprocessed food for years, as I always cooked from scratch, I just decided to eliminate the grains in the last 3 months. I really feel for the those that deal with a lot of resistance when going Primal, it makes it very difficult.

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            • Originally posted by LindaW View Post
              Fantastic! My husband eats whatever I cook, but still takes sandwiches in his lunch and has cereal for snacks. Thank God I don't crave the bread or cereal, so I just deal with the little differences. I make him Primal style treats so he is happy with that. We have been eating mostly unprocessed food for years, as I always cooked from scratch, I just decided to eliminate the grains in the last 3 months. I really feel for the those that deal with a lot of resistance when going Primal, it makes it very difficult.
              It's fun to watch Joseph get so into it! (Though I have to say I'm not wild about coconut flour...gritty stuff.) I don't crave grains either, never have since I started Primal...I guess we're lucky! No carb flu, either...
              Best--
              Kate

              Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

              70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

              Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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              • Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
                It's fun to watch Joseph get so into it! (Though I have to say I'm not wild about coconut flour...gritty stuff.) I don't crave grains either, never have since I started Primal...I guess we're lucky! No carb flu, either...
                Great news Kate. It is sooo much easier when your partner eats the same way that you do. Sharing is part of what makes this so fun and since most of the rest of the people out there don't eat this way it is like having a little secret club that no one understands except a few of us. The club is getting bigger though.

                My partner cooks up some good eats as often as I do which helps a lot. She is also getting into helping me figure out what animals we will be getting this coming spring to start our little farm. I am taking a butchering class next month and am so excited. The butchering class features some charcuterie also which is even more exciting.

                I will be spending this winter researching heritage chickens, turkeys, pigs and sheep and then will have to build a chicken coop and assorted other out buildings to house our new flock, heard etc.. There is also a large pasture up the road that I have been told I can use to graze some beef. I am going to be very busy in my retirement.

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                • I wanted to report back about excessive menopausal bleeding.... A recap the doctor said I had 3 options; ablation, Mirena IUD or birth control pills. I didn't like any of those options so I did some research and found out that progesterone cream could help. I understand that it could take 3 months, but I am 1 month in and have just had a very normal (light) period. No clots! I am hopeful that this could be the solution.
                  Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                  • Kate! wonderful news. My husband eats the way I do now because I was so sick. PB has helped me so much that he decided it must be healthier even though he had no health issues. So far, I am off all meds, allergy, BP, inhalers, pain meds, nuerontin, trazedone, hydrocodone.. No hot flashes..!!! I have lost 20 pounds since April. I am 57, soon to be 58. I am looking forward to my life now.
                    Start weight 182
                    weight now 162
                    goal weight 132

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                    • Classic, I would LOVE to have a mini farm. My husband and I are looking for property. Getting our house ready to put on the market. The improvements in my health have caused us to start to check this out.
                      Start weight 182
                      weight now 162
                      goal weight 132

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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!
                        Read my threads, I am a complete failure. I am not anything like most 50 year old women. I am single, don't own a home, and haven't been on a vacation in 20 years.

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                        • Sorry no journal, but I am firmly in this category 54 next week. Started the Paleo lifestyle, including a whole 30 and have lost 25lbs. I am pretty much at my goal weight now. I am 5' 1" and now 123lbs I am happy to be between 117 and 123. I have found in the past that anything less just makes me look more gaunt and older, not what I want. Been hard for me with a exacerbation of a duodenal ulcer and hiatal hernia, which has stopped me doing much in the way of "lifting heavy things" I found the exercise really made me worse. Not nearly doing enough of fast walking or sprints either, but quite a bit of slower walking. I live downtown and walk everywhere. I do not count anything so I have no idea about my carb intake, but do have a fair amount of fat and protein. I may track for a while to see the difference on my tired vs energy days. There may be a correlation. But then it may just be hormones.

                          Challenges are, so many restrictions on my food... I can't eat salads, they make my ulcer worse, can't now eat dairy or eggs, seems to give me a strong chest tightness with some breathing difficulty. I can make yummy food here, but eating out is a real challenge, and I am going to Toronto for a wk on Wednesday. That won't be easy.

                          Also having been period absent for the previous 8 months, and having major hot flashes, that all changed on the diet, weird. All my hot flashes just about vanished and heavy periods returned, very heavy...... grrr. twice now. The doc. says it shouldn't happen according to my earlier blood results. I feel like the clock has been turned back. I too have been reading a lot about using progesterone. I am very tempted to talk to the doctor about the clinical recommendations for that. I know there is a specialist here that does that very thing, but I think she has now changed to pure research and old patients.

                          Also fighting constipation all the time. Never feel comfortable that way. I used to have yogurt everyday but since stopping can't have it anymore. It seemed to work really well. But maybe it just irritated my gut

                          Any suggestions would be appreciated in these issues. Sorry to be so long winded. I haven't had a chance to read the whole thread yet, I may find things in there.

                          I have been on every diet out there, including a lifetime WW member. That totally was not sustainable for me. I was hungry and craving all the time. I look at those journals and it is always saying. Fell off the wagon today, hope to do better tomorrow. LOL Zone was very good. I think I lost my way with it when I re-introduced grains. The last diet that worked for me was the French don't diet. It has really helped with going paleo too, a stepping stone. It forced me to eat real food and real fat. It also forced me to learn to eat very slowly and consciously, which really makes you much less likely to overeat. Going back to sugar and desserts is what killed that one. I think with Paleo this is less likely to happen as I just have no cravings. Here's hoping anyway.
                          Last edited by Silvergirl; 09-30-2012, 08:15 PM.
                          Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                          Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                          Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                          • Originally posted by Hawk View Post
                            Classic, I would LOVE to have a mini farm. My husband and I are looking for property. Getting our house ready to put on the market. The improvements in my health have caused us to start to check this out.
                            Hello Hawk, finally having a little land really has relaxed me some. I now look forward to the adventure of growing healthful animals and vegetables for our consumption. We still are in the process of getting our city house ready for sale and finishing our country house so I have a way to go before I can jump into the farming thing with both feet.

                            I really feel better eating Primal style but still don't have the same energy as I did in my thirties. I do have more time to do things since I retired now though so I guess it all evens out.

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                            • Silvergirl,
                              Have you tried raw milk and/or cheese? Raw milk still has the enzymes that promote digestion that pasteurized and homogenized does not have any longer. I don't drink milk when I am trying to lose more weight but really enjoy it when I am just maintaining current weight level.
                              This would give you a little variety once in awhile.
                              I find eating out very difficult since nearly everything is cooked in PUFA's anymore. I do ask the cooks to use butter to fry my eggs in if I am ordering breakfast and most are usually pretty accommodating on that.

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                              • Originally posted by Classic View Post
                                Silvergirl,
                                Have you tried raw milk and/or cheese? Raw milk still has the enzymes that promote digestion that pasteurized and homogenized does not have any longer. I don't drink milk when I am trying to lose more weight but really enjoy it when I am just maintaining current weight level.
                                This would give you a little variety once in awhile.
                                I find eating out very difficult since nearly everything is cooked in PUFA's anymore. I do ask the cooks to use butter to fry my eggs in if I am ordering breakfast and most are usually pretty accommodating on that.
                                RAW milk isn't allowed to be sold here. We used to be able to get it but not any longer. Odd but my reaction isn't stomach/digestion related, since I have been off it, the reaction has been more semi anaphylactic. It is a very scary feeling. I have found I have been able to have some goat cheese though.
                                Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                                Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                                Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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