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  • #61
    I'm good with basic meals - its the extras that are difficult cuz hubby really likes things with creams and dips and sauces. I was shocked last night when he ate his burger patty without any sauce! Purhaps I need to order the Sauces book.
    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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    • #62
      I was just going to recommend that! lol
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • #63
        I forgot about a board meeting that I had today with lunch served. I ended up being compliant but felt a little weird about picking my sandwich apart and eating the fillings. No one really cares, though, right? I just felt self conscious

        Last night I stayed up late to watch TV (lame, I know) and so got hungry around 10 p.m. I had an apple and almond butter, so better than normal. Cheese would have definitely hit the spot but I'm still excited to be doing this so I didn't really resent the choice.

        Tonight is a taco soup I put in the crockpot. Should be easy. Though grilling chicken thighs sounds good, too. I discovered the PB back in 2009 and it's fun to see just how far my family has come since then. Nobody's perfect, but in this amount of time we've made some extreme changes. Even with all of that, I'm a little surprised by how many times each day I am confronted with a choice to be compliant or not.

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        • #64
          Unfortunately, I think we'll always be faced with the challenge of remaining primal every day for as long as we live. And I would venture a guess that if we could come back generations down the road, it'll be even worse.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • #65
            Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
            Unfortunately, I think we'll always be faced with the challenge of remaining primal every day for as long as we live. And I would venture a guess that if we could come back generations down the road, it'll be even worse.
            It gets easier, honestly.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
              It gets easier, honestly.
              Oh, I know it does. I find it to be pretty easy already, honestly. I just think we'll always be faced with that decision - even after years of primal, we'll always have to make the decision between a cupcake and fruit, meaning society as a whole will never change and only get worse regarding diet.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • #67
                I came to work today to find a box of Krispy Kremes on the table near my desk. Good thing I have lost my desire for baked goods! I love these little victories! 2 years ago I wouldn't have been able to walk passed that box without at least having a peice of a donut. Now I look at the box and say "oh yuck - how can people eat that stuff?" .......... now, if it was ice cream it would be a whole different story - but hopefully with the same outcome My weaknesses are ice cream, cheese cake and cookie dough. I can resist the baked cookie - but the cookie dough is really tough!!!!!!

                Today is a good day - 2 bacon strips for breakfast, 4 egg yolks at noon. NO DAIRY! YEAH ME!
                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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                • #68
                  TomI, I'm feeling very proud of you this morning. This is a very personal journal for each of us. Letting go of various foods often has a lot of attached emotional baggage. You took a second look at your situation and made what seems like. Big change to me in giving up the dairy as well as the reasons for wanting to keep it. Taking care of yourself and your food needs before those of your family is huge.

                  I didn't want to let go of dairy either. Today I begin Day 8, one week down, and I really enjoy eating this way. I miss the dairy and eggs because they are easy breakfast etc. so I had to get a bit more creative. No biggie. I don't think I'm shedding pounds but I'm feeling good! I read in a Whoe30 blog that a woman didn't drop a pound the first two week, then dropped 9 the last two. Here's hopin for a few!

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                  • #69
                    Jenn, you're right about always facing temptations. I think doing a strict Whole30 will make it easier for me to say, no thank you, to those tough choices.

                    Really though, shouldn't I be evolved enough to say no thank you to thinks that will cause me to feel less than optimal? One would hope so!

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by calee View Post
                      TomI, I'm feeling very proud of you this morning. This is a very personal journal for each of us. Letting go of various foods often has a lot of attached emotional baggage. You took a second look at your situation and made what seems like. Big change to me in giving up the dairy as well as the reasons for wanting to keep it. Taking care of yourself and your food needs before those of your family is huge.
                      ditto! I think you did a great job analyzing the whys and why nots regarding the dairy. I too hope we all can celebrate great losses when this is over.



                      Originally posted by calee View Post
                      Really though, shouldn't I be evolved enough to say no thank you to thinks that will cause me to feel less than optimal? One would hope so!
                      If it was that easy, none of us would be here at MDA... But I think that's part of our learning process - to learn how to say no - and in the end we'll be better equiped to say no and move on to better food choices. Eventually it'll become second nature to all of us and the temptations won't last but a split second, so short we won't even notice them.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • #71
                        I know the idea behind Whole30 is to gain control and to learn what foods cause our bodies and brains to perform at less than optimum. But I'm still hoping for weight loss during this month of strict eating.

                        I stepped on the scale this morning and so far no weight loss for me. I'm still sitting at the mid 180's. I was hoping to see a small drop - but nope. Since I don't have my laptop - I don't have my spread sheets to keep track of what I'm eating so - the last few days are a mystery. I know I'm not supposed to be tracking anything right now - but its tough when I've been doing it for so long. Its odd to not weight, measure and enter it all in at every meal or snack.

                        Okay........... on with my day. My life doesn't revolve around the amount of force I impose on the earth surface due to gravity! But in my mind - it often revolves arounds the girth of my BUTT! I HATE my butt!

                        So I'm thinking................ why is it we read these incredibly frustrating success stories that start with "I just can't believe how easily the weight came off - I really didn't even try!" I want to shove my fist through the computer and right down their skinny ass little throats!!! Are they serious? Obviously they didn't have an emotional connection to food in any way, shape or form! I've been at this for a FULL 18 months now --- and I've lost a grand total of 21 pounds. I hate those people who say its so freakin easy!!!! Okay........ in all truth and honesty, I think 99% of them are under 25, have no kids and have a spouse who is on board and doing all the same things. They don't have food in the house that is screaming to them to "come devour me"! and they don't have a spouse or partner leading them astray at every turn. In the perfect environment I can see that this would be absolutely a breeze - and I'm sure I'd be sitting at a comfortable 140 pounds right now given the right environment. So - I have to stop comparing myself to those twenty-something's and realize that my world is different. I have AGE fighting against me - I have a slow metabolism fighting against me - I have a husband fighting against me - I have food issues fighting against me.

                        This is FREAKIN HARD!!!!
                        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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                        • #72
                          Don't beat yourself up.

                          When I did a "free eating" plan for a few weeks a few months ago, I considered it a success that I had only gained 2 pounds. Some of us will need to find the level of control we need to stay on track.

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                          • #73
                            Hang in there Tomi! I think you're doing great and will find what works for you. You said you have noticed changes already with the Barre-3 exercises. Give them more time. Things will continue to change and you'll find a happy place for your body.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • #74
                              Patience can be so tough. It's something I suffer from. I'm loving this strict Whole30. I hope I eventually shed a few pounds in the next 20 days. If not, I will certainly have a good understanding of what maintenance looks like.

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                              • #75
                                I've been off for days now. I haven't been this bad since before starting primal 18 months ago. My cheat - ice cream - thats all - but way too much of it!

                                Not sure I'll ever try another whole30 - it seems to do bad things to me on the psychological level. Its like I'm feeling so extremely deprived that I end up stuffing my face with the only non-primal food that I crave. (ice cream)

                                I'm bowing out - and if I ever decided to try this again --- give me good tongue lashing and remind me of this major fail!
                                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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