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  • Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
    Bacon-wrapped quails. A pretty brilliant idea on my part.
    yum........... but, I just couldn't eat those adorable little birds! how 'bout bacon wrapped cornish gam hens? Does that work to?
    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 think committing to a whole 30 is a great thing to do, Tomi. If you prove to yourself that you can do without certain stuff for 30 days and the world keeps turning, then you can walk away permanently. Let us know how it goes.

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      • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
        I think committing to a whole 30 is a great thing to do, Tomi. If you prove to yourself that you can do without certain stuff for 30 days and the world keeps turning, then you can walk away permanently. Let us know how it goes.
        thats why I'm doing this - I need to get back into the "clean" mode - and stop muddying things up by eating junk. When I veer off the plan I end up with fibromyalgia pain and feel just yucky all over! That in itself should be incentive enough to stay on path but I always think - "oh one tiny little bite won't hurt anything" and then an hour later I want another tiny little bite - and on and on............. I'm sure everyone is very familiar with the pattern. SO - I need to play a little hardball to get back to where I want to be.
        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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        • About the home laser machine
          Originally posted by Sihana
          Ooo, I had no idea that existed... That will be my birthday wish. Thank you ^_^
          If it might be an issue for you, find out whether it only works on black hairs, as has been true of some laser hair removal.
          __________________________
          age 56, type 2 diabetes, swimmer
          low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012

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          • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
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            No, no, no, Tomi. Careful there. Nothing is *making* you do anything. Having bad things around makes it easier to choose to cheat, but it's still a choice. Own the choice and you can make the change.

            Didn't mean to scold. I just don't like people (particularly women) doing the helpless thing. We are stronger than that if we want to be.
            *Sigh* You're right. I live with a father, husband and son who all eat SAD in varying degrees. I strongly chose to slip big time and I have no one to blame but myself. It's haaaard. . I made a list this morning of all the nasties that are creeping back like a stiff hip, using my inhaler, puffy circles under the eyes, no more weight loss... Their food now doesn't look quite as good to me any more.
            SW: 243
            CW: 177
            Goal: Health

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            • Originally posted by Pamsc View Post
              About the home laser machine
              If it might be an issue for you, find out whether it only works on black hairs, as has been true of some laser hair removal.
              The TRIA won't work on white or really light nordic blond hair. It also will not work on anyone with very dark skin. It works on the contrast between your hair and your skin color to know only to zap the hair. But just about any shade of brown or black hair is fine. And we're talking about your natural shade here, not anything you may have altered because it only matters what is at the root.

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              • You can do it Tomi!!!! I think our problem is that we worry too much about calories and counting. You have to up your fat intake in order for this thing to work. I probably eat somewhere between 2000 to 3000 calories a day on average. Just really LOW CARBS. Half the plate is meat and half the plate is veggies and salad. Snack on meat sticks. Don't worry about counting, just eat when you are hungry. Don't mean to preach but that is what works for me. Try it -- you'll like it If you are having carb cravings -- up the fat intake.

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                • You can do it Tomi!!!! I think our problem is that we worry too much about calories and counting. You have to up your fat intake in order for this thing to work. I probably eat somewhere between 2000 to 3000 calories a day on average. Just really LOW CARBS. Half the plate is meat and half the plate is veggies and salad. Snack on meat sticks. Don't worry about counting, just eat when you are hungry. Don't mean to preach but that is what works for me. Try it -- you'll like it
                  Don't think about what you can't have -- think about what you can have -- there are tons of choices.

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                  • If I lived alone I'd be 100% paleo - but I give in to the temptations that are around me. But for now - I'm not giving in to anything that isn't strictly whole food! If I can go 30 days - why stop there? My hubby wants to go meet his girls for dinner this Thursday - they live about 45 minutes away - and I think I'm going to beg off and let him go. They will be eating Indian Food - which I can totally manage without having the rice or the naan -- or the mango lassi --- but I'd rather just stay home and eat my own cooking.
                    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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                    • Hey ladies! Today was my second day of PB. I'm more or less following the 21 Day Transformation. I feel good about these two days because I also teach cooking classes to children (cupcake decorating, first thing in the morning!) but I didn't even snitch a single M&M, even when I was hungry. Yay!

                      I can already tell the hard part for me is going to be planning ahead for meals. I teach cooking three days a week and I'm a nanny twice a week, so I'm not home for lunch very often. I also don't feel hungry for breakfast usually, so if I skip, I start feeling snacky around 10 or 11. What things do you bring for your lunches? I just made some meatloaf to bring for tomorrow.

                      Here's my other thing: A lot of times, I feel "hungry" or even "hunger pangs" within two hours after eating a no/low carb, especially a salad [even with lots of goodies]. I just had two slices of greasy (yuck) meatloaf and I feel hungry now, an hour later. Thing is, I've had a stomach ulcer before [heavy NSAID doses for joint pain], and when it's acting up it feels a lot like hunger and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. I don't know why this healthy food would make that happen though... anyway, any similar experiences or ideas?


                      I'm 5'7, and I'm starting at 170 lbs and 40% body fat. I feel like that is so much fat and I don't feel good about that number at all :-/ My husband is in Afghanistan and I have about 7 months to get this body under control!
                      ~Mollie

                      Started PB on Monday, June 4. I'm focusing on my health in 2012, including taking natural supplements, zumba and strength training, regular church attendance and studying the Bible, spending time with good friends, and reading more. I want to see what health milestones I can achieve this year!

                      Starting body fat - 41%
                      Starting weight - 170 lbs
                      9/4 body fat - 33%
                      9/4 weight - 150 lbs

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                      • Originally posted by lil old paleo me View Post
                        You can do it Tomi!!!! I think our problem is that we worry too much about calories and counting. You have to up your fat intake in order for this thing to work. I probably eat somewhere between 2000 to 3000 calories a day on average. Just really LOW CARBS. Half the plate is meat and half the plate is veggies and salad. Snack on meat sticks. Don't worry about counting, just eat when you are hungry. Don't mean to preach but that is what works for me. Try it -- you'll like it If you are having carb cravings -- up the fat intake.
                        That's true, I've been eating more calories since going primal, but losing weight. I'm generally around 2500 calories, varies from 2200 to 3000. And I may or may not have consumed like 4500 one day last week...lol.

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                        • @Molli - when I first started I had the same problem. Eating high protein/fat and low carb left me hungry all the time. Its because our bodies are used to having the carbs to use as energy first - after a couple weeks your body will learn that it must go for the protein/fat for energy. Hang in there it will change. Now I can eat a peice of fish for breakfast and not be hungry again for 6 hours.

                          Go into Marks daily posts and search for topics - he's covered everything imaginable! Good luck!
                          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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                          • Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
                            That's true, I've been eating more calories since going primal, but losing weight. I'm generally around 2500 calories, varies from 2200 to 3000. And I may or may not have consumed like 4500 one day last week...lol.
                            thats crazy!!! I would love to be able to eat that much! But - I can't. If I go over 1800 calories I start gaining, no matter how strictly primal I stay. You guys must have amazing metabolisms! *turning green with envy* ...............
                            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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                            • No amazing metabolism here. I'm 51, post menopausal so.... I have never lost weight or kept it off for years being a slave to calorie counting. Eating totally primal is the only thing that has worked for me so far. I don't count calories at all. Snacks are protein, not carbs. Eat, eat, eat.

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                              • Wow! glad I found this thread. I usually just peruse the forums here and don't really participate b/c I haven't found a nitche yet but maybe this thread will help


                                37yrs old, 5'9"ish with 70lbs to lose. I'm around day 55 with my paleo/primal lifestyle change. I'm also diagnosed PCOS (w/infertility challenges) since my 20s, pre-diabetic, insulin resistant, extremely low HDL but otherwise good cholesterol, etc, etc.


                                So far I've lost almost 30lbs in those 55 days and several pant sizes. I no longer crave junk and I don't need to take naps in the evenings after work. But, I still slip up from time to time and once I do one little cheat it's like a snowball rolling down hill I get back on track quickly though and so far this is the longest amount of time I've ever given any diet or change in my 37yrs. It makes the most sense to me and works but I struggle with wanting to drink socially with my friends, and some days I get lazy and don't prepare and plan well enough.

                                On the plus side this month (today in fact) I had my first period on my own without meds in years...but it's rough. These cramps are killer so much so I ask myself why I was wanting to have a period so bad and then I remember it's b/c my partner and I are trying to have a baby someday. I struggle with knowing that my body is the way it is b/c I let myself get this way, I ate the wrong things and sabotaged myself Now rather than reach for chocolate when I have those feelings I reach for coconut but I still struggle.

                                I've noticed that not being as hungry I accidentally IF... some days I eat 1 meal, some days I eat 2 meals. But rarely do I eat at set times. I stopped eating b/c it was time to eat and instead eat when I'm hungry. This was hard at first b/c I cook for 4 people at home and they used to look at me funny when I'd cook and not eat but now they accept it as me. On the plus side my partner and elderly mother have also lost weight b/c of my change. So benefits are affecting my whole house just some days I wish this would happen faster and I'd lose the fat!

                                Along the way I started keeping a blog and posting on facebook (to keep me accountable) little did I know that it has inspired others to start eating this way too. To date I have around 6 people following paleo/primal and all have marked weight-loss most 25+lbs. It's getting easier but the hormones are killer, yesterday I wanted to eat everything in sight so I made some primal bars with freeze dried raspberries and that sated my period cravings...it wasn't chocolate but it helped. I also struggle with constipation regardless of how much water I drink or how many veggies I eat so I started supplementing with magnesium citrate and it's helping.

                                Anyway so much rambling here I'm going to stop now. It's good to find a place with women who understand these things and get it out there. Thanks for starting the thread.

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