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    Hi all!

    I feel like I am on the verge between finally making the decision to do a 30 day challenge and losing motivation because there feels like there is not much more I can consume without trying it out.

    So here's my question: If you could say one thing to puch someone over this precipice (sp?) what would it be? How would you motivate someone that last inch it took for them to finally Just Do It?
    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34085.html


    9/6/11: 390.1lbs

    5/22/12: 339.4lbs

    Goal: 175lbs

  • #2
    What would Jesus do?
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
      What would Jesus do?
      Eat bread and drink wine. As for the 30 day challenge thing, I've got nothing. I'd rather see people do primal correctly than force themselves into a whole 30 they will feel bad about breaking or pig out after. Unless you are talking about a different 30 day challenge in which case I say, 'What would Jesus do?'

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      • #4
        Do a 90 day challenge. Looking and feeling great are good enough motivators, aren't they?
        Ye shall know them by their fruits.

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        • #5
          Metalsporks, why would you not do it?

          I been do'n it for 5 years..

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          • #6
            I like Robb Wolf's attitude. It's only 30 days. If it doesn't work, what have you lost? If it does work... think how much you have to gain!

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            • #7
              Dave: My lizard brain actually tried to come up with an answer and all it came up with was money. But that was quickly derailed by the fact that I don't currently buy my own food except specialty items like coconut things. The fact that I don't buy my own food is part of why I've put it off for so long. But the past couple of days of low-grain/legume/dairy eating has actually proven that all I have to do is load up on what IS primal instead of focusing on the extras. I've even talked with the people who buy the food and they won't be offended if I don't partake of the no-no foods or even have to make my own meal now anad again when everything is covered in grain. They expect me to anyway if need be because of my DD! So, thank you for forcing me to take a closer look at my common excuses.

              paleo_hailey: That's one of my motivators is that all I'm doing is trying. All I have to do is focus on today.

              canio: I'm not very religious so the comment that Grumpy Caveman gave would not motivate me (and I love the ironic truth you pointed out-no offense Grumpy) but I get your point on the go slow. I've been slowly limiting my intake to get a feel for things and just need to give myself the final push to just do it. Plus I know that if I just go for it then my withdrawl symptoms will be quick and painless long term (I recently drastically reduced my caffeine intake and went through that).

              Thanks everyone for the thoughts! I'm at the point where I just need to declare it in my mind that I will try it. I'm waiting until after my bday for reasons I stated in my journal. But that means after this weekend!
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34085.html


              9/6/11: 390.1lbs

              5/22/12: 339.4lbs

              Goal: 175lbs

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              • #8
                A bit of practical advice: make sure you do some prep work, i.e. go to the grocery store and really stock up on good stuff, maybe cook yourself a big pot of primal stew or something that you can keep in the fridge, etc. Basically make it easy for yourself to eat primal food instead of crappy food so you don't have to do any work to choose the good food. This is important because there WILL be plenty of moments where cooking a whole meal sounds really hard, and you will make a bad eating decision because you don't have anything tasty and healthy ready to go. The lower the barriers to making the right choice, the better. And obviously the reverse is true; if you make the bad food harder to get (mostly by not having it in the house at all, if you're willing to do that), you limit your opportunity to cheat. Good luck, hope you go for it. It's totally worth it!
                Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

                My Primal Journal

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                • #9
                  Self experimentation is fascinating and fun. If you're at all curious about the way your body works, this is like a gold mine. That's pretty much what got me to step off the cliff.

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                  • #10
                    don't they say say it takes 30 days to start/break a habit. I like the whole30 idea as in a way to start a healthy habit.
                    Karin


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                      don't they say say it takes 30 days to start/break a habit. I like the whole30 idea as in a way to start a healthy habit.
                      Perhaps, but I have seen too many Whole 30 folks go completely off the wagon once it is over and too many "Oh, I had 1/8th of a teaspoon of dairy. I have to start over" which is just sad in my opinion. I also do not see the point of giving up foods that are not harmful. I have no dairy issues. I have no issues with nightshades. Why give them up as long as I am meeting my health/weight goals?

                      to the OP, I think Grumpy was being sarcastic. I can understand doing a final push. I hope it works for you. Good luck

                      (the above is just my opinion. More power to all of you if you want to do Whole 30s, Bacon 30s, Leptin Resets, or whatever. YMMV and have a nice day )

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                      • #12
                        Uncephalized, that's great advice... from my experience, the primal battle is fought and won (or lost!) at the grocery store. If you don't want to eat it, don't bring it home! Make it as easy and convenient as possible to grab something primal, and as difficult as you can to grab something that's not. I'm naturally lazy, so those coconut pieces in my fridge beat running to the store for a Coke every single time, no matter how intense the craving!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                          Perhaps, but I have seen too many Whole 30 folks go completely off the wagon once it is over and too many "Oh, I had 1/8th of a teaspoon of dairy. I have to start over" which is just sad in my opinion. I also do not see the point of giving up foods that are not harmful. I have no dairy issues. I have no issues with nightshades. Why give them up as long as I am meeting my health/weight goals?
                          +1 agreed.

                          Interesting though, I gave up nightshades and then when I did eat one, I noticed-in a not fun way. Had no clue those foods affected me before the challenge though.
                          Karin


                          Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

                          What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                            Interesting though, I gave up nightshades and then when I did eat one, I noticed-in a not fun way. Had no clue those foods affected me before the challenge though.
                            That is interesting. So you think it is that nightshades have affected you all along and you just did not notice/attributed it to something else? Definitely something to think about. I've read on here that people who quit dairy have allergy/sinus issues clear up. I attribute my allergies to, well, things I am allergic too, though one of these days I need to drop dairy for a while to see if I notice a change. The body is a fascinating thing.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                              Perhaps, but I have seen too many Whole 30 folks go completely off the wagon once it is over and too many "Oh, I had 1/8th of a teaspoon of dairy. I have to start over" which is just sad in my opinion.
                              Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                              Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                              Current Weight: 235 pounds
                              Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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