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    ok i've been 99% grain and sugar free for a month and the weight is just melting off - 2st to go. i'm getting compliments on it! feel great. but, it's happening so dramatically my husband asked this morning what i'll change when i hit my ideal weight...i dont know? i assume i'll slow up before i look gaunt, but what if i dont?

    i'm not that strict - i eat dairy, don't restrict/count calories at all and probably eat too many bananary pancakes and have the odd treat. i dont work out beyond carrying the 20lb baby everywhere and farm chores - which wasnt enough to stave off the carb weight before!

    anybody gone too far on a primal diet? or do you just stay at a healthy weight?
    16st @ heaviest (during pregnancy, 15st5 outside pregnancy) 8wks in - down to 13st5
    Goal - size 14, breaking that 13st barrier! 27/08/12 - fitting into some sz 14 things!

  • #2
    You will plateau soon enough, don't you worry.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      lol, yes, ^^ this.
      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

      Ernest Hemingway

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      • #4
        Yes, sadly, the effortless weight loss phase doesn't last forever. Then the endless tweaking begins unless you're smart and just let the program work and focus on eating good food in the right amounts. It really does take the body awhile to heal and get hormones dialed in, etc.

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        • #5
          Eating good food will result in your body stabilizing at a healthy weight, for most people. Probably not anything to worry about.

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          • #6
            Like everybody said, you won't just keep on losing weight until you are skin and bones. Your body will hit some kind of equilibrium, and then the changes will continue, but on a much finer and deeper level - the kind that isn't so very noticeable from the outside.

            There is still a lot you can focus on, project by project, after the major weight is off: getting enough sun, good sleep, strengthening weaker muscles (if you have any not worked by all those farm chores, that is), trying barefoot walking, goofing around with cold water, sourcing better and better foodstuffs, maybe some fasting here and there, some additional hanky-panky with the hubby (with the hot, new body...), working the mind, and perhaps replacing all the toxic chemicals in the household cleaning supplies and personal toiletries if you have any of those.

            And if you get around to it - would you explain the stone-weight system to me??
            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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            • #7
              Weight in stones is easy - 14lbs equals 1 stone, so 21lbs would be 1 stone 7lbs (or one-and-a-half stone), and 32lbs would be 2st 4lbs, etc! Hope that helps.

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              • #8
                I've often wonder why the UK is the the only country to use stones, and then only for body weight it seems?? Most everywhere else is metric apart from the USA, they use pounds, but not stones. We don't buy anything else in stones with, you would't for example buy a big bag of potates by the stone, it would be a hundred weight, or multiple lbs or some such imperial mentalness that I don't understand????
                You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                • #9
                  Imperial measurements are stupid. Didn't you guys fight a war or independance or something so you didn't have to follow imperial rules?
                  Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                  Griff's cholesterol primer
                  5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                  Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                  TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                  bloodorchid is always right

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                  • #10
                    I think we fighted with germany, it was mainly about using metric instead of imperial, coz most people in this country probably wouldn't have minded the nazis too much as long as they were middle class about it
                    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                    • #11
                      You won't waste away. You won't have any trouble stopping at some point. Don't worry about that at all. Don't give in to the grains and sugar you ate before as a way to slow the weight loss when you get there or you will gain it all back again.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #12
                        I already try to not use chemicals - do laundry/cleaning with soapnuts, have a cool shower (never did like hot ones) and use pure castille on my hair! Never used to have a probem sleeping until the baby - she sleeps great, it's me that's become the insomniac! But i downloaded the dim-your-laptop thing and try to get into bed at least for ten and then read if I can't sleep.

                        I have to wear steel toe cap boots on the farm but going to buy moccasins for out-and-about and i go barefoot in the house.

                        so I'm doing pretty good!

                        No idea why we still use stones, we're supposed to be metric so kilos and kilometres, but we're just so used to lbs, pints, miles and stones! I guess the kilos and kilometers is very german and organised and logical; we like our quirky ways to measure things that don't really make sense!
                        16st @ heaviest (during pregnancy, 15st5 outside pregnancy) 8wks in - down to 13st5
                        Goal - size 14, breaking that 13st barrier! 27/08/12 - fitting into some sz 14 things!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by natro View Post
                          No idea why we still use stones, we're supposed to be metric so kilos and kilometres, but we're just so used to lbs, pints, miles and stones! I guess the kilos and kilometers is very german and organised and logical; we like our quirky ways to measure things that don't really make sense!
                          I, personally, LIKE the fact that you keep those historical terms and measurements! For science and all, metric is called for. But - I would be one of the first to march in the streets if my government were ever to try to seriously ban US customary units use here. I have read here and there stories in the press about UK shopkeepers/farm stand sellers who have been fined for not using metric exclusively. Hopefully you all are as stubborn about it as we are - why should either of us give up a piece of history/culture if it works for our respective home countries?!

                          I don't think our brains are too small to be familiar with two systems: metric where necessary, and the home one for everything else.
                          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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