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    Better day yesterday- had meetings in the morning...

    Better day yesterday- had meetings in the morning which meant no snacking! Proves that I can do it without being starving by lunch. I'm feeling balanced with eating and working out lately, which...
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    I've been battling allergies/a cold this week...

    I've been battling allergies/a cold this week (not sure which one it is!) and its that certain time of the month (TMI? Sorry guys!) so I feel like my food cravings have been out of control! I still...
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    Today's challenge: no snacking between meals. ...

    Today's challenge: no snacking between meals. Will let you know how it goes, I'd like to make that a pattern.

    I'm so tired, guys. We had Open House last night and I didn't get home until close...
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    Yesterday was tough- I am sick, and just craving...

    Yesterday was tough- I am sick, and just craving carbs! Let's just say I didn't exactly make the best choices. However, today I'm at a teacher training and don't have snacks near me/around me...and...
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    Update- red velvet cupcakes, truffles, candy,...

    Update- red velvet cupcakes, truffles, candy, cookies--all at the shower! I didn't eat one! Whew. :)
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    Thanks, marthat! That's a good suggestion...I...

    Thanks, marthat! That's a good suggestion...I usually don't drink anything during my break. I'm not a huge coffee drinker and try not to consume too much caffeine/if any during the day, but I have...
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    Well, there's been some ups and some downs today....

    Well, there's been some ups and some downs today. The day started off great with a smoothie (almond milk, banana, strawberries, and whey protein powder) but I felt some hunger pains starting...
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    Chicagorunner's Journal

    I've been researching and finding information about Paleo/Primal for a few months now, and just finished the Primal Blueprint. On my drive to work today, I realized there's no better time than today...
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    Thanks, Tee! I am certainly contemplating...

    Thanks, Tee! I am certainly contemplating starting a journal...something to keep me accountable. Up to this point, I haven't been able to cut down completely on all added sugar sources, so maybe...
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    Hi Martha- Great job so far! So, my wedding...

    Hi Martha-

    Great job so far! So, my wedding date is the exact date as your sons :) I stumbled upon Paleo/Primal way of living through friends who are Crossfitters, and I really like the idea of...
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    Tee- just read through this journal. You are...

    Tee- just read through this journal. You are awesome! Great job! I'd like to start a similar challenge, because I know that sugar has quite a hold on me. Any tips you'd offer to a newbie? Did...
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    Yes! Its always 3-4 days for me. I'm a runner...

    Yes! Its always 3-4 days for me. I'm a runner though so I'm wondering if it has something to do with that...I'm just eating "primal-approved"carbs more on days that I feel I need it, and I guess...
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    Feeling full?

    Have any of you noticed that the feeling of fullness while eating Primal seems different than the feeling of fullness when eating the SAD? I'm relatively new to the Primal lifestyle but I just...
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    Tigger, I give myself a B- too. Dinner was...

    Tigger, I give myself a B- too. Dinner was great- roast chicken with broccoli, but I did have some calamari as an appetizer that was breaded. I'm giving myself the 80/20 rule on this one since it...
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    Great job on the fast! Yesterday went well- I...

    Great job on the fast! Yesterday went well- I woke up this morning feeling great, which is nice :) Today has been good so far- smoothie for breakfast, resisted temptation of 5 million pounds of...
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    Just what I needed to hear. Everything is...

    Just what I needed to hear. Everything is donated to the teacher's lounge! Thanks, guys!
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    Valentine's Day

    Whew...temptation is all around today. I just started trying to clean up the way I eat for the next 40 days because of Lent starting yesterday- I'm a teacher and today I already have 2 cake pops, a...
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    I'm in! Starting today...it's been hard for me...

    I'm in! Starting today...it's been hard for me to fully commit to Paleo, but I think Lent is a great time for it. All starts today- good luck everyone!
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    Yes, this is quite a change for me since my diet...

    Yes, this is quite a change for me since my diet primarily used to consist of low-fat foods, fake sugars, heavy on the fruits/veggies but almost no meat. I'm trying though- bacon and egg cups for...
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    Thanks everyone. I think one problem I may have...

    Thanks everyone. I think one problem I may have is that I have grown accustomed to fake sugars, thinking they were "better" for me than the real thing. Splenda, crystal light, etc. Now I'm worried...
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    Getting started...

    Hi everyone!

    I've been dabbling in research about Paleo for about a month or two now, browsing forums, and getting informed about things. I'm getting married this summer and am interested in...
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