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  • I am being whalloped by life events at the moment (not bad stuff, just BUSY, a little stressful). So I don't think this is a time for me to challenge myself. Beyond just staying the course I'm currently on.

    However, I am cheering for you all, and will be interested to read how you fulfill the 80x3. If I understand that correctly, it's 80 grams each of fat, carbs, and protein? I'm especially interested in the carbs, and what you choose to do to limit the fat to only 80 g. I might be able to work in a few days where I can hit around these amounts.

    BTW, WHERE do you find the info on the 80x3 "program"? Is it anything beyond what I said above? What are the reasons for this? One of my issues with this forum is that posters will put up something and expect that everyone know what they're talking about. For those of us who are rather new, um, no I/we don't. And who gets to define "clean"? Is the 85% dark chocolate clean? The glass of red wine? Or are those just "not so bad" indulgences? If you can tolerate dairy, is that "clean" or not? I figure people are going to have differing opinions.

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    • Originally posted by Jodis View Post
      I am being whalloped by life events at the moment (not bad stuff, just BUSY, a little stressful). So I don't think this is a time for me to challenge myself. Beyond just staying the course I'm currently on.

      However, I am cheering for you all, and will be interested to read how you fulfill the 80x3. If I understand that correctly, it's 80 grams each of fat, carbs, and protein? I'm especially interested in the carbs, and what you choose to do to limit the fat to only 80 g. I might be able to work in a few days where I can hit around these amounts.

      BTW, WHERE do you find the info on the 80x3 "program"? Is it anything beyond what I said above? What are the reasons for this? One of my issues with this forum is that posters will put up something and expect that everyone know what they're talking about. For those of us who are rather new, um, no I/we don't. And who gets to define "clean"? Is the 85% dark chocolate clean? The glass of red wine? Or are those just "not so bad" indulgences? If you can tolerate dairy, is that "clean" or not? I figure people are going to have differing opinions.
      Keep in mind this is what I do and probably not what others do. That being said I started 80x3 this Monday and when I snuck a weight this morning I was down 1.8 lbs. I use mynetdiary on my iPad/iPhone to dial in 1360 calories and 80 gms carb, fat, and protein. Then I track my day. I like hungry girl egg mugs in the morning (google and you will find site) because they have good protein, low fat and carbs for the calories. I love laughing cow light and mini bell light cheeses. I do cheese, but not cow's milk. My asthma does better with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and I get more calcium for less calories and fat. I do have red wine with dinner. I try to avoid sugar and use stevia or truvia instead. Hope this helps.
      Female 55
      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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      • Originally posted by Jodis View Post
        I am being whalloped by life events at the moment (not bad stuff, just BUSY, a little stressful). So I don't think this is a time for me to challenge myself. Beyond just staying the course I'm currently on.

        However, I am cheering for you all, and will be interested to read how you fulfill the 80x3. If I understand that correctly, it's 80 grams each of fat, carbs, and protein? I'm especially interested in the carbs, and what you choose to do to limit the fat to only 80 g. I might be able to work in a few days where I can hit around these amounts.

        BTW, WHERE do you find the info on the 80x3 "program"? Is it anything beyond what I said above? What are the reasons for this? One of my issues with this forum is that posters will put up something and expect that everyone know what they're talking about. For those of us who are rather new, um, no I/we don't. And who gets to define "clean"? Is the 85% dark chocolate clean? The glass of red wine? Or are those just "not so bad" indulgences? If you can tolerate dairy, is that "clean" or not? I figure people are going to have differing opinions.
        Jodis - Hi and thanks for the questions. The 80x3 was my idea - and I started doing this cuz I read a post by Pebbles67 that said she was trying to stay close to 100 x 3 and was seeing some success with weight loss. Well, I thought that would be too many calories for me so I decided to go with 80 grams instead of 100. Its working pretty good for me. I'm a very slow loser, so any movement on the scale is a blessing! and if I find something that works I'm gonna stick with it! Primal/paleo is all about finding your balance - this seems to be mine. Maybe it will work for others so I threw it out there to see what others think. The challenge is just to help everyone stay the course -- especially me. I do better if I have to answer to someone.

        As far as eating "clean" --- thats totally subjective - as PB is not a set formula, but tailored to each of us individually. My take on eating "clean" means nothing processed, packaged and preserved. Mind you, packaged doesn't include things like baby spinach leaves - cuz its not processed or preserved, it just happens to be cleaned and put in a bag. I don't eat any grains, beans or legumes due to the inflamatory properties in those - I have fibromyalgia and cutting those out of my diet has eliminated the pain almost completely. I don't eat dairy cuz I'm lactose intolerant - except for the occassional "natural" ice cream. So, it comes down to the best quality meat I can find and lots of veggies. I do eat sweet potatoes a couple times a month. Thats it. Pretty simple.

        I eat lean meats and don't use too much added fat, I also limit nuts and other high fat foods - so I don't have too much trouble keeping the fat at 80 grams.
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • I got through the Easter long weekend fairly well. I didn't have any Easter candy. Those Mini Eggs were calling my name but I just plugged my ears and filled my mouth full of reindeer stew

          I did have a handful of fig-coconut-cocao balls and a good chunk of dark chocolate. And a healthy half of a bottle of wine and some lovely 18 year old Glenmorangie (Those were my 20% LOL!)
          I attended 2 Easter potlucks, one on Sunday brunch and another on Monday evening. I managed through them pretty well. Lots of roasted beasts, lots of salad and roasted veggies.

          I got in a couple of short lifting sessions and I xc-skied with my dogs all weekend. All in all, a fab long weekend.

          Good luck to you all on your 3X80 challenge. I've started carb-cycling and I'm gonna give it a couple of months to see how well my body responds to it.
          “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” — Seneca

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          • I love coming home from work and checking to see what new posts we have!

            Okay, gals........... day 1 of the 80 x 3 challenge! So far I'm doing good - except we had a potluck at the office and the theme was Asian. I ate one very small piece of Orange Chicken - like a bite-sized piece - I also had some salad, but I'm not sure what kind of dressing was on it - tasted like a vinegarette (sp?) - the main course was Lumpia --- all good and healthy - but I'm not sure what the wrappers are made of - need to look that up. I only ate 3 and they were pretty small. The girl that brought them didn't think it was wheat flour - she thought maybe rice flour - but I think it was wheat. It was only a little tiny bit so I'm not too concerned. I took a cheesecake - and wasn't even tempted to have any. I was very happy to put the left overs in the fridge and leave it for everyone else to eat.

            I started taking Kelp capsules today. I'm hoping they will give my thyroid a little boost and help with energy and weight loss. Anyone else take it?
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • This morning is day 3 of the 80x3. So far, doing great for eating. I'm using fitday to track and I notice it's not always accurate compared to the actual product labels, so I'm going by the labels.

              One of the things I truly enjoy for part of my breakfast is my "cream of wheat" which is 1/3 c cold water, 2 tbsp plain gelatin, 1 tbsp flax meal, 1.5 tsp butter and a packet of truvia. It really does taste like cream of wheat to me and I think it is really helping with the sagging skin issue.

              Anyway, off to work.

              TTFN!

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              • Way to go lessofkate! I'm on day 4 and so far so good. I'm actually looking forward to weigh in on Monday. Keep it up all.
                Female 55
                Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                • Lessofkate and Pedidoc!!! Great job!!!! I think this is a really good goal for what my body needs. I'm feeling great! I've actually been doing the 80x3 since April 1st - but wasn't totally on track - hence the challenge to keep me honest. I'm finding I need to add carbs and fats by the end of the day. Yesterday I finished dinner with 37 remaining carbs and and 20 remaining fats. A little treat of dark chocolate uses up a whole lot of that! And what a way to finish off the day!

                  The Willamette Valley is showing signs of busting out in the full colors of SPRING!!! YES!!!! That means the lawn mower and my bicycle (bubbles) are going to be my 2 best friends for a while! Love riding - and love mowing! I'm going to have bad hair all summer - cuz I'll either be wearing my bicycle helmet - or my radio/ear muffs! What a sight...........

                  Ladies --- I have to say, this is going to be a wonderful year for me! After 10 years of living with the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia - I am finally feeling good and getting strong and fit! 2 years ago I was applying for disability, but after changing my diet and getting my body moving, I'm up in the morning and wondering what kind of fun the day will bring! I'm able to work again - albeit, only part time, but I'm loving life! My husband told me last night he's finally ready to sell the ski boat and get a boat with the cuddy kitchen, bathroom and bedroom! We're going to look at one this weekend that is 27 feet, its an '89 and gently used. So, this summer we will be spending weekends on the boat - swimming in the lake and kayaking to our hearts content! I'm so excited!

                  Okay......... just had to get that out! Have a wonderful day - stay the course! The pay offs are great!
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • So are we going to have Monday's as status check days?

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                    • Monday's work for me. I'm jealous Tomi of all the water activities and your free time. I'm back in school (2nd doctorate) and beginning to ask myself - why, why, WHY did I think this was a good idea! I live 800+ miles from my full time job, so do much via email, conference calls, and Skype. We did finally sell our El Paso house - due to close in may, so down to 1 house payment, yeah. I also work 2 days a week in an undeserved clinic, so free time is at a premium. For the next challenge, I need something along the lines of 4 x a week for 4 weeks to get into a good habit.
                      Female 55
                      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                      • Pedidoc ---- You sound like a very ambitious gal! SECOND doctorate??? I'm impressed - but I'll take my quiet life instead. We own a small business, and the busy season runs from late March to early November. Winter is our only time for a real vacation - so in the summer months we have to take advantage of the weekends. My husband works about 65 hours a week in the peak season, so he needs his down time on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. I only work part time now, due to the fibromyalgia fatigue. But I do all the housework and yard maintenance so my hubby doesn't have to think about that stuff on the weekends. I believe in keeping life simple and uncomplicated. By your sign in name - I am guessing you are a Pediatrician?? I'm curious - do you have a family? and how do you juggle all that and stay sane?

                        Why the desire for the second doctorate? If you don't mind my asking........

                        Monday's work for me too........ I have been weighing on Wednesdays though and I think I'll stay with that. But reporting on the "SUCCESSES" we're having on Mondays is a good plan. It will help us stay on track over the weekend if we have to TELL ALL come monday morning!
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                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Actually I'm a pediatric nurse practitioner with a clinical doctorate and now going for a PhD. First so I could continue to teach NPs and move up to teaching in the doctorate program. Second because I'm interested in vicarious PTSD in the children exposed to Juarez violence along El Paso-Juarez border. I'm also working on standardizing a new obesity measure for kids. Yes I have 4 sons. 19 (sophomore in college), 21 (waiter), 25 (Starbucks barista), and 27 (police and married to a RN). I've been in school pretty much since the youngest was a toddler because I've got a masters and a post masters. Yes I introduce my self as Dr., but I add I'm a PNP who didn't know when to stop going to school!

                          I like Mondays because it holds me accountable over the weekend!

                          On the other hand I'm going to a wedding reception tomorrow and in Texas there will be high carb foods and margaritas. I'm going to do my best, but am afraid I will have to restart my 80x3 on Saturday.
                          Last edited by Pedidoc; 04-12-2012, 07:06 PM.
                          Female 55
                          Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                          Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                          With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                          • I'm finding myself feeling pretty bloated with this 80x3 eating. I'm not sure because I haven't been tracking but I think my carb intake has been under 30 for the last four months and certainly under 80 for the last year or so and I'm having to really push it to get the carbs up. But I've also added an egg every day in my pumpkin stuff* which has an egg in it, and eggs on their own give me issues. I thought that was really upping my carbs but the whole thing has about 10g of carbs. It's really yummy with some melted butter on top. : 0

                            So I'm going to try cutting out the daily egg stuff but I'm having a hard time upping the carbs on just fruits and veggies. What do you gals eat to get your carbs up? I have NO PROBLEM with the fat and the protein, just the carbs.

                            I really want to find a "go to" way of eating that will help me maintain but right now I feel like I weigh ten pounds more than I did last week and I'm too afraid to weigh to find out if that's true!




                            *(1/2c pumpkin, 1 egg, 1tbsp CO, 1 pkt truvia, 2 tbsp flax meal, 1/2 tsp baking powder - all mixed in a bowl and nuked for 3 minutes)

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                            • So I'm no expert, but maybe try lowering carbs and keeping protein and fats at 80 grams?
                              Female 55
                              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                              • If you have been vlc for 4 months then your body will take time to adapt to the higher carb levels. I'd give it at least a few days or a week to give your body time to accommodate the change.
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