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    Another summer over! I've been so into living my...

    Another summer over! I've been so into living my version of the Primal Lifestyle that I've let my journal become dusty. When I stepped away from the scale and the computer it was only meant to be for...
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    Good for you! Not drinking in social situations,...

    Good for you! Not drinking in social situations, whether during the week or on the weekend can be difficult, mostly due to peer pressure IMO. Getting to know what saps YOUR energy and taking steps to...
  3. Thread: Heavy drinker

    by Patti
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    Welcome Sol! How is your transition to primal...

    Welcome Sol! How is your transition to primal going?
  4. Adds white polka dot on red dress to shopping...

    Adds white polka dot on red dress to shopping list.... along with a few ribeye steaks.
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    LOL, that's what I get for living a step away...

    LOL, that's what I get for living a step away from the stone age.
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    This past weekend I wanted to put the ice cream...

    This past weekend I wanted to put the ice cream maker in the freezer and realized that I'd filled it with berries, meats and bones for soup. Looks as if ice cream is going to have to wait until I...
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    Potatoes are a rare thing in my diet these days...

    Potatoes are a rare thing in my diet these days as I far prefer sweet potatoes in all their many varieties. Every now and then I'll dice a white potato and add it to a soup or stew for variety....
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    My mother developed a shellfish allergy in her...

    My mother developed a shellfish allergy in her late 40's, my sister developed a seafood allergy in her teens. Both reacted with vomiting initially and anaphylactic shock on subsequent unintended...
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    Living in the northeastern US, one of the common...

    Living in the northeastern US, one of the common grocery stores here is Shop Rite. They had a sale last month on sweet potatoes "white, red, and blue". I tried some of each. The white were the usual...
  10. While I disagree with your dad about meat being...

    While I disagree with your dad about meat being bad for you, esp. grass fed beef, I think your mother is on to something. Buying a chest freezer or "meat locker" is a big expense. Be sure to factor...
  11. Seems that you've had salt, some fat, a little...

    Seems that you've had salt, some fat, a little protein and some alcohol. Bloat is to be expected.

    Tomorrow, how about changing it up a little?
    A couple of eggs and some sauteed veggies (pepper,...
  12. Thread: Grass fed beef

    by Patti
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    For the most part I'm getting our grass-fed beef...

    For the most part I'm getting our grass-fed beef at the farmer's market. We can get organic beef from the grocery stores here, but there it is even more expensive than directly from the farmers.
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    banana pancakes, bacon, coffee with cream green...

    banana pancakes, bacon, coffee with cream
    green salad, fresh strawberries & blueberries, iced tea
    grilled steak, baked yam "fries", sauteed mushrooms, green salad with avocado, Lindt 90% dark...
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    Thanks for the wonderful laugh!

    Thanks for the wonderful laugh!
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    It is delicious! I especially the full fat...

    It is delicious! I especially the full fat variety although my husband prefers the fat-free.

    All of the many different primal orientations really can be confusing. Even in our household it is not...
  16. Thread: Bras

    by Patti
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    Only 2+ months into primal but so far I'm finding...

    Only 2+ months into primal but so far I'm finding a reduction in band size and staying the same as far as cup size, going from a 48D to a 44D. This is the first time I've lost weight (19# so far) and...
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    Certainly sounds healthy to me! This is where...

    Certainly sounds healthy to me! This is where individualizing the plan within the overall framework comes into play. From what you wrote, it seems you didn't need to lose weight but needed more of a...
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    Walking buddies are the best, and now I have two....

    Walking buddies are the best, and now I have two. In the morning Jane and I walk her dogs in our neighborhood. This week we doubled the distance on Tuesday and Thursday. Yesterday I felt so energized...
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    Absolutely! Cooking clean, high quality foods has...

    Absolutely! Cooking clean, high quality foods has definitely spoiled me for eating out. Wish we did have a good steakhouse nearby.

    Lately I've realized just how often I used to eat junk food. I...
  20. Now that is motivation! Have you been following...

    Now that is motivation! Have you been following the PB for very long? We'll gladly cheer you on. Before and after dress pics?
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    Carbdodger, you really are an inspiration! So few...

    Carbdodger, you really are an inspiration! So few people seem to be willing to take on that level of responsibility for their own health. We'll be cheering you on as you get ready for the next exam....
  22. dried fruit, dried veggies such as zucchini,...

    dried fruit, dried veggies such as zucchini, dried fish, canned fish, coconut oil

    Paleo Food Mall seems to have a good list of sources for buying pre-packaged foods that would fit the primal diet.
  23. Thread: gals over 50?

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    Classic, thanks for the welcome! That's an...

    Classic, thanks for the welcome! That's an interesting reaction to coffee. In the evening I do feel sleepy after coffee, but attributed it to the late hour. I'll have to pay closer attention to my...
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    End of Month 2

    Another month over!

    Female, 51, 55
    Primal/Paleo start date - March 25, 2013
    Measurements on Friday am May 31, 2013

    SW: 224 BMI 37.3
    CW: 211 (-13 lbs) BMI 35.1
    GW: 124 BMI 20.6
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    For variety, you could make larger quantities of...

    For variety, you could make larger quantities of dinner every now and then to have for lunch the next day. Minimalism is great, unless you'll become bored and start eating non-primal foods as a...
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