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    I am feeling very good about tackling one goal at...

    I am feeling very good about tackling one goal at a time. I decided to work with movement first. I have been walking and using eliptical at least 4 times a week for the past 2 weeks. Doing more of...
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    six wks since I posted last. Some ups and some...

    six wks since I posted last. Some ups and some downs. For the positives: I am yo-yoing between 202-205. Not nearly as good as I want in terms of weight loss but it is at least going down and frankly,...
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    Another 2 weeks or so and still no changes in...

    Another 2 weeks or so and still no changes in weight and size. much of it is my fault. I haven't been moving as much as I need to. My stress level is super high and I am still not sleeping as much as...
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    It has been a couple weeks since I last posted....

    It has been a couple weeks since I last posted. I'm a little discouraged because I really haven't lost any more weight. I'm yo yoing 3 pounds. I am not seeing any measurement loss either. Its...
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    I figured I would put my stats on here Chest:...

    I figured I would put my stats on here

    Chest: 44
    Waist: 37
    Hips:44
    Thighs: 31, 30
    Upper arm: 15

    Went up another lb. But I'm expecting it will be even more in the next couple of days because...
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    I can only give my experience. In the 2 months I...

    I can only give my experience. In the 2 months I have been primal, my morning glucose measures have gone from the 115 range to consistently under 100. I primarily stay under 75 carbs a day because I...
  7. anyone see the Doctors TV show thus week?

    I DVR the show so I am not sure when it aired (already deleted it), but it discussed the role of sugar in heart disease, not fat and cholesterol. And how fat/cholesterol was thought to be the culprit...
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    As a dark chocolate eater for years, I can...

    As a dark chocolate eater for years, I can honestly say this must be individual because I have had no problem eating an entire bar of 85% chocolate in one sitting in the past. I am now to getting...
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    Well, another week has past. I somehow managed to...

    Well, another week has past. I somehow managed to gain 3lbs. Up to 210 again. I haven't changed number of calories or macro percentages so I am not sure what is going on. I have bodymedia and log...
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    Congrats! Would love to hear what your plan is...

    Congrats! Would love to hear what your plan is that is working so well. I am a similar starting weight and height. Just starting out - little more than a month.
  11. Thanks everyone. So, is it better to load those...

    Thanks everyone. So, is it better to load those missing calories late in the day to be sure I am in the range of reaching macros or just eat when I am hungry, in which case I often wouldn't reach my...
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    I decided to check my blood pressure and fasting...

    I decided to check my blood pressure and fasting glucose today.

    Bp: 113/79 previously was hovering around 130/85. So looking better. We will see how it it's over the next few weeks.

    Glucose:...
  13. Eggs, steak, chicken, pork, Hamburg, Greek...

    Eggs, steak, chicken, pork, Hamburg, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, almonds, almond butter, protein shakes when I need more protein, carrots, cucumber, spaghetti squash, cauliflower, broccoli,...
  14. negatives to eating a lot of calories at one time?

    In the past, I have read about how your body basically can only handle a certain amount of calories at one time and anything above that would be stored as fat. Now I am trying to understand this in...
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    Ok, so I went down 3lbs this week to 207. Very...

    Ok, so I went down 3lbs this week to 207. Very happy with that. I am aiming for 2lbs a week, but will take more! :-) I am really looking forward to getting down to under 200. Hoping to see it by...
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    That's what I picked up! Its in the freezer right...

    That's what I picked up! Its in the freezer right now, waiting until I am ready. And its the one time that I don't have to worry about my kids stealing the chocolate! Lol
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    100% cocoa bars

    Ok, I have read a few people post how they eat 100% dark cocoa bars, as in bakers chocolate. My first thoughts were - they must be crazy. but having been on PB for a month now, with minimal sugars, I...
  18. Yes, and sometimes you lose weight differently in...

    Yes, and sometimes you lose weight differently in your cycle than most women. For instance, most women put on pounds just before their period. I end up losing my weight in the 2 weeks before my...
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    I am feeling so much better now. Still not sure...

    I am feeling so much better now. Still not sure what that was a couple days ago but I'm glad it's gone now. I am feeling better arthritis wise too. So, good all around. my energy is coming back and I...
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    Feeling really crappy this morning after...

    Feeling really crappy this morning after overeating last night. Very bloated, gassy, nauseous, dizzy, chills, and hot flashes. How's that for a list of symptoms? Got so bad I actually had to lie down...
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    ANewLeaf's journey

    So, I figured it was time to start writing my journey so that I can hopefully look back in several months and see some good progress in health, my rheumatoid arthritis, medication, and weight...
  22. isn't that the hardest level for planks -using...

    isn't that the hardest level for planks -using the forearms? I have very weak arms and core so I was planning to start from level 1. But I suppose I could start with forearms and just work on...
  23. Oh - I like the dumbbell idea! I wonder how...

    Oh - I like the dumbbell idea! I wonder how stable it would be... hmmm, I wonder if I can use the chin up bar set really low on the doorframe. That would be a lot more stable.

    Thanks for the...
  24. needing ideas for modifying the LHT - arthritic hands

    I am just getting started on the fitness plan and really need some ideas. I had surgeries on both my wrists about 15 years ago and they are basically fused in neutral position at this point. There...
  25. more sensitive to certain foods after transitioning to primal?

    Hi all,

    I just posted an intro detailing my story so I will just give the basics that relate to this. I have been grain-free for 4 wks now and am easing into the other aspects of primal (organic,...
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