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    Happy Easter. I found myself very grateful this...

    Happy Easter. I found myself very grateful this morning for something. When I stepped on my scale today after my shower I saw that I am now 55lbs lighter than when I started this journey almost two...
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    I rarely get cravings for bad foods anymore, but...

    I rarely get cravings for bad foods anymore, but I would kill for a few slices of my favorite hometown pizza and a McFlurry right now! Ugh... this is what having a day off does to me, gives me time...
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    15967 This is what happens when you try to eat...

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    This is what happens when you try to eat a giant steak after being sick for a week. You also get your ass handed to you on your first visit back to they gym. My usual lifting amounts laughed...
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    Well, stress and illness is not the way I wanted...

    Well, stress and illness is not the way I wanted to do it, but down a few more pounds after this week. I am trying to get my allergies under control right now so I have also cut dairy, which may have...
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    So... skipping the gym today. I got in a good...

    So... skipping the gym today. I got in a good workout yesterday, but MUST clean apartment an do laundry. It's getting to an annoying state! That counts as a light workout in my book anyway.
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    Another weekend coming to an end. It was good and...

    Another weekend coming to an end. It was good and bad. I have been battling a sinus infection and swollen glands in my neck for weeks and weeks now. I finally broke down and started taking...
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    Thank you. That's another thing... I have to...

    Thank you. That's another thing... I have to realize that there has been progress. I fail to see that a lot of the time. Like you, I was waiting for the woosh! I now see that the change is so slow...
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    I can tell working out is becoming a habit. Today...

    I can tell working out is becoming a habit. Today I was called upon for a favor for a friend of a friend. It prevented me from being able to go to the gym. For this reason I almost said no, but then...
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    Thanks! It was a great weekend. I exercised, made...

    Thanks! It was a great weekend. I exercised, made beef and chicken bone broth, and was present when my friend was proposed to by her boyfriend today! They were already pretty much married, and I...
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    It's been great! Monday will make 3 weeks of...

    It's been great! Monday will make 3 weeks of strict primal, working out six days per week, and no alcohol (minus one night, oops). It hasn't solved all of my problems, but things are definitely...
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    Another successful day of eating clean, working...

    Another successful day of eating clean, working out, and feeling good in general :)
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    Thank you so much! I will get there......

    Thank you so much! I will get there... persistence and patience.
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    Oh it is quite interesting, there are some...

    Oh it is quite interesting, there are some sketchy looking types that hang around there sometimes, but really everyone I have spoken to is very nice. I have worked out six out of the last eight days,...
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    Day two at the gym... about the same routine as...

    Day two at the gym... about the same routine as yesterday. I feel good. Working on the things I can control and letting go of the things I can't is what I am working towards. Right now it feels...
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    Well I restarted my workout plan today. As much...

    Well I restarted my workout plan today. As much as I didn't want to, I went back to the gym. I just don't get it done like I am supposed to at home, too many distractions. I took today off work in...
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    FYI all, I bought the Primal Cravings cookbook a...

    FYI all, I bought the Primal Cravings cookbook a while back and today I tried the paleo pizza crust recipe. It's pretty good! It's a crispy crust, which I love, and it doesn't have that dense flat...
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    Thanks... it was a bright spot in my week :) I...

    Thanks... it was a bright spot in my week :) I feel ready to take on some new challenges. I am going to attempt some walking outside starting tomorrow now that we're back up into the double digit...
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    Yes, this is true. I was lucky and my body...

    Yes, this is true. I was lucky and my body adjusted to a high fat/lower carb diet easily, but I could see where it may cause issues for some. I would also suggest easing into it. And high fat isn't...
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    The kindest thing I can do right now is be honest...

    The kindest thing I can do right now is be honest with myself, exercise, eat well, try to keep my negativity from spreading to others, and resist acting impulsively. I did fairly well on all fronts...
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    I had the same concern when I started. And I have...

    I had the same concern when I started. And I have very limited resources for grass fed beef. I just eat the grocery store variety for now. I recently heard that a store around here was carrying grass...
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    Add coconut oil to your coffee in the morning. Or...

    Add coconut oil to your coffee in the morning. Or at least cook with it if you aren't a coffee drinker. It will take a little while, but your body will adjust.
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    The less gluten, the better. That being said, it...

    The less gluten, the better. That being said, it will pop up in things here and there. I do eat some store bought soups, that I am sure contain it. For the most part I just try to make my own soups...
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    Yes we are all students... and teachers... and...

    Yes we are all students... and teachers... and all face our own struggles. Comparatively, I have a fairly easy life. The excuses must stop.

    I hope I have learned. I've lost some good friends,...
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    I have a confession to make. I have been...

    I have a confession to make. I have been indulging in self pity and excuse making. It was all shown to me and I saw myself for what I have become. On another forum I acted and spoke foolishly because...
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    How nice. I also got a scarf and open fingered...

    How nice. I also got a scarf and open fingered mittens knitted by my mom. A wonderful gift. Maybe you can read those books together :) I never read as a child and now I will devour a book cover to...
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