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    Insert Clever Journal Title Here

    This is something like my fourth attempt at keeping an MDA journal. Maybe this time, it will stick.

    Over the three years of on again, off again GF/primal/paleo lifestyle, I've come to realize...
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    All the wine. But currently, slumming with Relax...

    All the wine. But currently, slumming with Relax Riesling.
  3. Yes, it is possible to stay primal on a business trip

    I was in New Orleans for seven days for a business trip -- actually, a writing convention where I taught a few workshops, led panels, etc. I knew there would be lots of mouth-watering food, tons of...
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    Bacon covered bacon wrapped in bacon with bacon...

    Bacon covered bacon wrapped in bacon with bacon drippings. And a side of bacon.
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    Thanks for all the responses, everyone! Greatly...

    Thanks for all the responses, everyone! Greatly appreciated.
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    Long ago. Neat. Recall not liking it. But tastes...

    Long ago. Neat. Recall not liking it. But tastes most definitely change...
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    Thanks, all. glorth2, highly appreciated....

    Thanks, all.

    glorth2, highly appreciated. Maybe I'll try scotch...
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    Primal booze at a convention

    I'll be away on a business trip for eight days. I know there will be drinking (a bunch of writers hanging out? Oh yes, there will be drinking), and lately, wine has been hitting me hard after just...
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    I've found that after I have ice cream now (a...

    I've found that after I have ice cream now (a rare treat), my heart rate speeds up like crazy and relatively soon after, I crash hard. Also, my alcohol tolerance has plummeted. I had 2 glasses of red...
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    Waving pom poms! I'm sort of Whole-ish 30 -- I...

    Waving pom poms! I'm sort of Whole-ish 30 -- I have planned events this month, like when I'll be at a conference for 8 days, when I'll do my best but realistically, it won't be W30 -- so on the...
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    Every time I'm really good about being paleo --...

    Every time I'm really good about being paleo -- i.e., no grains, no dairy, limited processed foods -- it does amazing things. I lost about 4 pounds this month on a Whole-ish 30 (were some days not...
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    It was gorgeous yesterday, so I finally escaped...

    It was gorgeous yesterday, so I finally escaped my desk and went for a brisk 30-min walk at 4 pm, with my face turned up to the sun. I swear, feeling the sun on my skin while breathing in fresh air...
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    One more Passover tidbit: My dad brought...

    One more Passover tidbit: My dad brought gluten-free kosher for Passover dessert. One item was a marzipan-type of cake, which I tried and WHOA, too sweet, so all I had was the one bite. The other...
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    I battle depression, along with mania. I used to...

    I battle depression, along with mania. I used to be on medication (Zoloft) for bipolar disorder (er, 20 years ago) and, more recently (6 years ago) was on medication (Lexapro) for depression. Haven't...
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    From the Whole 30 site: DAY 1: So what's the...

    From the Whole 30 site:

    DAY 1: So what's the big deal?
    DAYS 2 - 3: The hangover
    DAYS 4 - 5: Kill all the things
    DAYS 6 - 7: I just want a nap

    :)

    Tonight begins Passover. My husband went...
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    Best place to start is here...

    Best place to start is here, at the official Whole 30 site. This will answer most, if not all, of your questions. (If you replace butter with ghee, you're good to go!)
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    You're doing an amazing job! I think the best...

    You're doing an amazing job! I think the best thing for everyone is for us to be forgiving of ourselves. Long winter leads us to maintenance instead of weight loss? That's cool -- we didn't gain...
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    I have no advice to offer, only positive thoughts and prayers. Good luck and good health.
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    Just a quick message to cheer everyone on! Even...

    Just a quick message to cheer everyone on! Even if you're not 100% compliant with Whole30, do your best to stick with paleo during this cleansing period. I've been doing strict paleo (basically...
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    From what I've heard and read, cholesterol levels...

    From what I've heard and read, cholesterol levels will be elevated during and immediately after a period of weight loss. You may want to wait until your weight stabilizes at/near your GW, then give...
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    Yum! You call it paleo cereal; I call it dessert!

    Yum! You call it paleo cereal; I call it dessert!
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    Another super easy dish: roasted chicken thighs...

    Another super easy dish: roasted chicken thighs and asparagus

    Preheat oven to 400F
    Use boneless, skinless thighs; season w/salt, pepper, garlic powder (generous) and paprika (light) on tops and...
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    Made this...

    Made this tonight -- both with beef and with chicken. Nom!
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    About to try Fisherman's Eggs...

    About to try Fisherman's Eggs for breakfast. Never had sardines before; fingers crossed...!

    ETA: NOM!!! Surprisingly good! Salty, though.
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    Ugh! So sorry, Jenna. :(

    Ugh! So sorry, Jenna. :(
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