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  • #16
    I struggle with money. Too much of my food is still canned fish, boxed coconut milk and the like. I'd love to eat everything totally fresh, grind my own coconuts (lol), and be rich enough to afford real seafood.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #17
      I struggle with money too. Probably not like some people do, but my elderly truck and my cancer dog are causing a lot of debt. I'm thankful that Trader Joe's opened up in my town. If I had unlimited funds, I'm sure I could eat a very PB, very healthy, very delicious diet. The thing that always gets me is, I make it through the day, eat quite healthily, then after dinner- I crave something crunchy. Luckily I have discovered Trader Joe's dried nori, and they have those wonderful coconut flakes- I can usually kill off my need for crunch with either of those.

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      • #18
        I mainly struggle with sleep and stress. It always cracks me up when I read on here that, "OMG I only slept 7 hours last night. I am sooooo tired." Please, if I get 4 hours I call it a f*cking blessing, 5 is fantastic, and 6 is like winning the sleep lottery. As for stress, well, I constantly want to punch someone in the throat. Of course, I consider that an external issue because if people were smarter/less annoying this would not happen. So basically, I need to stop working with 'the public'

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        • #19
          I sruggle with sleep too, though it is getting better slowly (chicken pox and teething at the same time a temporary set back) and the older one sleeps like an angle, so only 3 years to go and they will both sleep and so can me and the Mrs.

          The punching the the throat is a normal healthy reaction to dealing with the public, the public are f***ing ejets and need punching, you would be doing them a service
          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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          • #20
            Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
            I do a HIIT interval class similar to cross fit. Unfortunatley, my skin is just so non-elastic in certain areas and not showing signs of snapping back, particularly my arms. I think my legs and torso may firm up- tht skin seems to be slowly catching up. My arms.... I have great biceps, then a sheet of flab that hangs under them.

            The only positive news I have read is one guy who says that skin will tighten when there is no fat and that the droop is still excess fat. I do have more to lose, so I am hoping he is right.
            Aw, I hope that is the case too. Sounds sucky to have to go through surgery to get rid of excess skin :/
            My chocolatey Primal journey

            Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

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            • #21
              I also struggle with sleep and stress. For me, coffee is necessary when I don't have enough sleep, and chocolate is a binge food when I am stressed out. Both those foods are the only vices in my diet, and chronic lack of sleep and high stress situations are not Primal. If only I could stop liking video games and let go of some things in my life already...
              My chocolatey Primal journey

              Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

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              • #22
                I came to primal because I've had enough of being FAT and unhealthy. I have my farm and I talk about eat what you grow, etc, but I wasn't living it. So, after I figured out I was gluten intolerant, I went searching for a new alternative. I have been primal for now, 22 days. I am enjoying the lifestyle. I still have cravings, some of them very powerful, but they are subsiding. Weight loss isn't as fast as I thought it would be, but I have made the determination that I don't care if it takes two years to take off this 100 pounds. It's going to have to come off because I am no longer eating in a way to support it. So there, take that fat cells.


                I struggle with living with my junk freak parents. Mostly my mother. Yesterday, for example all she ate was a bowl of sherbert and a bowl of regular ice cream. Today, she asked me to bring home cream horns from my bakery job. Honestly? I lied. I told her we didn't have them. I don't want to be an enabler.

                I am struggling with fixing, literally, my entire life of bad, bad eating. I was raised that way. It is etched into my very being, and, with primal, I am attempting to fill those etch marks.
                The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                • #23
                  My husband was having gut issues, and his naturopath told him to go gluten and dairy free. I started to do some research on how to make the whole family gluten free (for ease). I found paleo, and out of that primal (which seemed most accessible), and that was that.

                  Holidays -- I love a good treat, and most of the year, we hardly have any! But, during summer/christmas (which is the same time of year here), I have a tendency to be like "oh, an ice cream won't hurt." And it won't -- when it's once a month or so. But when it's once a week, and the piece of cake is once a week, then . . . yeah. Even if it's "good ingredients" and GF (and dairy free for DH). The sugar and extra calories are unnecessary!

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                  • #24
                    I'm starting Primal in the hope of ridding myself or persistent fatigue, barely being able to scrape myself out of bed in the morning, literally falling asleep at my desk after lunch...and also anxiety, poor sleep, tinnitus, exercise intolerance, aches and pains, stuffy nose, cold body temperature, and low mood.

                    I am only on day four but already struggling with how to explain my new 'diet' to people, and how to incorporate protein at every meal. Breakfast and lunch are difficult during the working week. Also worried about LOSING weight...

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