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  1. Success!! After three days of drinking parsley...

    Success!! After three days of drinking parsley tea and taking vitamin C (another method I read about online), and a serious uptick in carbs (probably too much...), I finally got my period. It came on...
  2. Thanks, namelesswonder and abraka8. I just brewed...

    Thanks, namelesswonder and abraka8. I just brewed up and drank some parsley tea. It wasn't bad, but I'm not sure I made it strong enough. I hope I can post with some good results soon!
  3. Hello again ladies. My period is still missing,...

    Hello again ladies. My period is still missing, and I'm kind of freaking out. (I am not pregnant.)

    I've been paleo, moderately LC with occasional bouts of VLC, for over a year now, and never had...
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    Hola folks. I've been away for a while, but I...

    Hola folks. I've been away for a while, but I have (sort of) a good excuse . . . I'm engaged!! My boyfriend came to visit last week and he proposed while we were on a weekend trip to Belgium. I'm...
  5. Hey, congrats on the period, Leida ;) I'm still...

    Hey, congrats on the period, Leida ;) I'm still sitting, waiting, wishing on mine...
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    This isn't funny, but I have an acquaintance in...

    This isn't funny, but I have an acquaintance in her late 20's who has been struggling with ulcerative colitis for over a year and was recently diagnosed with cancer. She is now undergoing aggressive...
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    Well, I went a little bit off the rails last...

    Well, I went a little bit off the rails last weekend, but I righted the ship on Monday and sailed smoothly through the rest of the week. (How's that for a mixed metaphor?!)

    Last Saturday, I...
  8. Thanks, Leida and YogaBare. I'm going to give my...

    Thanks, Leida and YogaBare. I'm going to give my body a few more weeks to adjust and try not to panic in the meantime. I just think properly functioning hormones are so, so important and I don't want...
  9. Ladies, I need your help, or maybe just your...

    Ladies, I need your help, or maybe just your reassurance.

    My period is over a week late - and no, there's no chance I'm pregnant. It's my first full cycle since I started 2x week strength training...
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    September 21 - 27 food recap I decided to track...

    September 21 - 27 food recap
    I decided to track my food last week in order to get a better idea of my macros and calories, since I felt I was eating pretty clean, I was exercising, and I wasn't...
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    I forgot to put that Paleotrack says: 1293...

    I forgot to put that Paleotrack says: 1293 calories, 116 g protein, 60 g fat, 74 g carbs. 0.7:1 omega 6:3 ratio. Low on several vitamins and minerals.

    That all seems a little low, as I feel like I...
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    September 27 food 3 cups of coffee Meal 1 (12...

    September 27 food
    3 cups of coffee
    Meal 1 (12 pm): can of salmon w/ bones, small peach
    Snack 1 (5:30 pm): green olives
    Meal 2 (6:30 pm): 2 hamburger patties with shallots, garlic, and mustard,...
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    Cookie Monster exercises self-control

    I thought this video of Cookie Monster turning down cookies might be appreciated by some of my fellow primal/paleo folks. Enjoy!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnbKL3wuH4
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    September 26 food Meal 1 (7 am): 4 eggs...

    September 26 food
    Meal 1 (7 am): 4 eggs scrambled in butter, 4 slices of bacon, 3 cups of coffee
    Pre-workout snack (12 pm): small peach
    Post-workout snack (2:30 pm): chicken breast cooked in olive...
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    September 25 food Meal 1 (7 am): 4 eggs...

    September 25 food
    Meal 1 (7 am): 4 eggs scrambled in butter, 4 slices of bacon, 3 cups of coffee
    Meal 2 (12:30 pm): can of tuna packed in olive oil, small apple, few small carrots
    Meal 3 (6 pm):...
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    And I forgot to mention that I picked up some...

    And I forgot to mention that I picked up some magnesium citrate today. I generally fall asleep okay but I frequently wake up in the wee hours and have great difficulty getting back to sleep, so I'm...
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    September 24 food AM: 3 cups of coffee Meal 1...

    September 24 food
    AM: 3 cups of coffee
    Meal 1 (12:30 pm): tuna packed in olive oil, small apple
    Snack (6:30 pm): 3 slices of salami
    Meal 2 (7:30 pm): BAS with red peppers, cucumber, 1/2 avocado,...
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    September 23 food Meal 1 (7 am): 4 eggs...

    September 23 food
    Meal 1 (7 am): 4 eggs scrambled in butter, 5 slices of bacon, 3 cups of coffee
    Snack (10 am): small almond cookie my co-worker brought back from Morocco, 1 cup of coffee...
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    September 22 food Drink (8 am): 3 cups of coffee...

    September 22 food
    Drink (8 am): 3 cups of coffee
    Meal 1 (12:30 pm): few slices of apples and oranges, few cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices, few bites of smoked salmon
    Meal 2 (2:45 pm): tons of...
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    I've been worrying about this, too. But since I...

    I've been worrying about this, too. But since I don't feel particularly constipated, for now I'm chalking it up to "my body is actually using all this nutritious food that I'm eating."
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    September 21 food Meal 1 (12:30 pm): 4 eggs...

    September 21 food
    Meal 1 (12:30 pm): 4 eggs scrambled in butter, 4 slices of bacon, 4 cups of coffee
    Snack 1 (5:30 pm): 1 apple
    Snack 2 (7:30 pm): 3 slices of salami, 3 carrots
    Meal 2 (8:00 pm):...
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    I haven't updated this journal in the last week,...

    I haven't updated this journal in the last week, but I've been quieting plugging away.

    September 21 stats
    Weight: 120.4 (- 1 lb from baseline)
    Neck: 11 3/4" (- 1/8" from baseline)
    Chest: 32...
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    I also find that eating breakfast makes me...

    I also find that eating breakfast makes me hungrier the rest of the day. I've always been a breakfast person (even when eating low carb and/or primal) and I just started IFing a couple of weeks ago....
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    I'm a big fan of Celestial Seasonings - Bengal...

    I'm a big fan of Celestial Seasonings - Bengal Spice.
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    Yesterday was a low-key day and this weekend will...

    Yesterday was a low-key day and this weekend will probably be a low-key weekend. I've just started reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (I know I'm like 4-5 years behind on this phenomenon!) and...
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