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  • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
    Made it through day one! I spent my time making dinner - beef kebabs, marinated mushrooms, and scrambled eggs. After dinner I went for a leisurely walk at my neighborhood beach and picked some wild blackberries. Came home, made a coconut milk banana cocoa smoothie and did some housework. Prepped crock pot short ribs for tomorrow's meal. It seems like a good time to be outside enjoying these beautiful summer evenings. Feels very productive compared to my usual tv! I also sipped on club soda out of a wine glass.

    I am nervous because I have a dinner party to attend on Weds this week. Need to make a plan.
    Congrats on day 1. I would absolutely be realistic. Maybe you'll have a drink, but decide when...delay it. For example, but when you get in the door or at soup/salad. Save it for the main course and then have decaf...

    What's your plan?


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    • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
      Hugs to you spk... Sorry for your loss.

      And hang in there.
      thanks excursivey - sweet of you. He's was my best friends oldest brother.

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      • Its night two of club soda and walking the neighborhood. How's every one else doing this week? Plan for tomorrow's dinner party: its actually pretty informal.The host asked me to bring beer. So I'll bring some and some club soda. I will start with club and then, if it sounds good, have one beer with dinner. Right now beer sounds really heavy, not too tempting.

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        • So far so good for me. Open red is still in the fridge. Plus two unopened bottles I collected while shopping for the dinner. All good. I went for a run after work, which makes 4 days in a row with exercise. Woo hoo!

          I think that sounds like a generally good plan primalbeauty. Good luck!
          Breathe. Move forward.

          I just eat what I want...

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          • Tonight was the dinner party. I brought beer but had zero temptation to drink anything. I also brought club soda and drank that. Part of the reason, I've been a little lax on the diet since starting this experiment. Today I ate half a donut (why?) And it made me nauseated with a bad headache. Crazy but a good reminder not to eat junk!

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            • Good job PB!!!

              Yanno, when I quit drinking I went absolutely BALLS OUT on candy.

              Snickers, Twix, Whatchamacalit, Reeses, Rolo - you name it.

              My thought process for really trying to QUIT, was that it was better to have
              the 600 calories in pure ass sugar, than booze.

              Consequently, when you quit alcohol, your body really wants the sugar from
              SOMEWHERE, so I can understand why you ate that half a donut.

              While I'm not suggesting you go crazy on Stupid Shit, if it gets you over a hump
              or a night where you're white knuckling the drinking (for routine's sake, not cuz
              you're an alchie) then eat the crap.

              Though, donuts put me in a coma as well. Candy, never. HA!

              Or heck, if you wanna stay on the diet, pick a fruit you haven't had in a long time.

              It's not as irreverent feeling like a vat of candy would be, in lieu of the alcohol,
              but it certainly won't make you feel like shit the next day.

              I've even subbed out fast food and suffered the consequences instead of nightly
              wine.

              Not all the time, just on really bad nights.

              Now my 5pm wine time has been subbed out with spitting sunflower shells all over
              the driveway with the husband and the kids. When I'm done with my 160 cal pack,
              seed time is over.

              I find it very interesting now that I crave seeds at that time instead of wine. Hilarious.

              We can turn ANYTHING into a habit.

              At least my liver is happy. Ha!

              Good luck, and keep up the good work,

              Julia

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              • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
                Tonight was the dinner party. I brought beer but had zero temptation to drink anything. I also brought club soda and drank that. Part of the reason, I've been a little lax on the diet since starting this experiment. Today I ate half a donut (why?) And it made me nauseated with a bad headache. Crazy but a good reminder not to eat junk!

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                Wow good for you!

                I ate a donut on National Donut Day. Was tasty. Sorry it gave you a headache but like you said, probably helps avoid it next time.

                Personally last night I almost caved to the leftover red in the fridge but somehow managed to gut it out. Tried to assess my feelings over why after all these days of not caring I seemed to crave it so much last night. I seemed to assess I was feeling "antsy"? I think related to some...I don't know...changes(?) in my life. Because of a break up and some changes in my job I find myself a little isolated lately. I'm taking steps to address that but since I'm a bit of an introvert I guess it's causing a little anxiety. But I'll get through. It's just life.
                Breathe. Move forward.

                I just eat what I want...

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                • Well, I made it all week. Lost an extra pound. It actually doesn't sound great today, but I'm sure it will by 5 pm. I wonder sometimes if primal just causes our bodies to start naturally rejecting food that is not good for us.

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                  • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
                    I wonder sometimes if primal just causes our bodies to start naturally rejecting food that is not good for us.
                    I think your body always rejects things that are not good or it. The difference with Primal is that it clears out so much of the noise pollution that we can hear our bodies clearly objecting when we do stupid things.

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                    • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
                      Well, I made it all week. Lost an extra pound. It actually doesn't sound great today, but I'm sure it will by 5 pm. I wonder sometimes if primal just causes our bodies to start naturally rejecting food that is not good for us.

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                      So proud of you!!!!

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                      • So gang, confession time: tues. Had wine with old friend, get birthday, yada, yada..Thursday again with out of town family.

                        The brutal reality:
                        1. I wanted a drink prior too the event
                        2. Lots of personal emotion creep happening lately and busy with work commitments.
                        3. The old way: drinking makes its better...Guess what?!?!? That's a HUGE lie. I've felt less able to cope the following day.

                        Drinking for social reasons, one thing...Drinking to cope, absolutely d different beast. In fact for me, alcohol has carried so many lies: " you'll have more fun, feel better, etc...." WRONG!

                        So grateful to learn the lessons on a combined total of 4 glass es of wine over 2 nights.

                        Last night...Friday..No drinking and I'm headed on a mini vacation to family that doesn't drink a lot. Looking forward to being able to practice my primal low stress life style, although in rural Illinois, there's lots of creamy salads and grains....I'll worry about that later

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                        • Originally posted by PrimalFreedom View Post
                          So gang, confession time:
                          I finally caved to the leftover red in the fridge on Thursday night. I just thought it sounded good. But it was after a 2 hour meeting with people over the thing that landed me in the paper a few weeks ago. So there may have been an element of trying to relax?

                          But as usual I'm gonna try not to worry about it much and keep on doing what I've been doing because it's mostly working.

                          Have a great vacation PF!!

                          Stacy
                          Breathe. Move forward.

                          I just eat what I want...

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                          • Originally posted by PrimalFreedom View Post
                            So gang, confession time:
                            Had my own "personal emotion creep" earlier this week and caved. But like you, I too feel less myself the next day. Maybe for me that's just guilt?

                            So I handled it by planning to not include drink in my weekend. To make up for the drinks in the week. And because I've come to the conclusion I should actually enjoy the drink, not be having it as a treat, to cope or to celebrate something. Like I'll add a certain ingredient because it makes that dish taste better...can I always say the same about a drink?

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                            Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                            • I'm in. I work at a bar and have found my whiskey consumption increasing to levels il that are not yet problematic but, still uncomfortable. I think I will cut it down to only having a drink at karaoke on Sundays

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                              • Hi Primal ... I am a brand new newbie ... who also is weaning from alcohol ...

                                Affirm your quote on the bottom of your very own site! That says it all!!!

                                You want to be free from all poisons ... chemicals and ethyl alcohol!!!

                                No cloud ... no fog ... nuttin' but CLEAR SKYS!!!!

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