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    I'm not usually into doing online forums, but I found Mark's site and got really excited about it and thought I'd join in. I thought it would help if I'm a part of something rather than doing it on my own, like usual.


    I started slowly cutting out potatoes/beans/grains about two weeks ago. It wasn't too bad easing into it.


    Here's what I've had today so far:

    b'fast: eggs with fennel and dill

    lunch: couple ounces of turkey with lettuce, beet salad with beets, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, basil and homemade vinegarette.

    Supper will be Mexican-spiced chicken in the crockpot with sauteed veggies (peppers, lambs quarters, onions) with a little guacamole on the side.


    I run my own mini herbal business and garden a lot (4 hours yesterday). My main goal with this is to exercise more with a long walk in the evening and continue to garden.


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    Day Two

    Despite really bad temptation today at my friend's house, I perservered! Wasn't easy, but I did it. Definitely have more energy these days! That's good, since I have little kids to run after...


    For eats today:

    B'fast: smoothie with oatstraw infusion, protein powder, peaches, a little cream & flax seeds

    Lunch: chicken, stir fried veggies, gazpacho YUM!

    Supper: chicken sausage, kale sauteed with bacon & onions

    Snacks: walnuts, wild blackberries - double YUM


    Excercise: yesterday I did 5 1/2 hours hardwork/heavy lifting in the garden so today I'm going for a two-mile walk after supper.


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    Day Three

    Market day. This is a hard day. I sell at a local farmer's market (medicinal herb products) & it starts at noon. I had a great breakfast, however, so I wasn't even hungry until 2 p.m. The market ended at 6 p.m. The kids go, too, and that always makes things a little crazy! I get the added benefit, though, of all that heavy lifting of stuff in and out of the car.


    Eats for the day:

    B'fast: collard green sauteed with a little ham & two scrambled eggs

    Lunch: two leftover sausages & gazpacho

    snack: walnuts and an apple

    Dinner: two pieces of fish & broccoli


    Usually I'm completely exhausted after the market but this week I wasn't. Love that extra energy!


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    Day Four - Saturday

    Worked in the garden for two hours in the morning and then went for a 6 mile/hour and half bike ride with the kids. Fun! Felt really good after the bike ride.


    Eats:

    B'fast: eggs scrambled with spicy jalapeno sausage, onions & peppers topped with a bit of shredded cheese & salsa, coffee w/ cream

    Lunch: turkey rollups with mayo & garlic, blueberries, apple & leftover sausage

    Snack: handful walnuts, decaf coffee w/ cream

    Dinner: baked chicken breast w/ homemade pesto (basil from the garden!), smashed cauliflower with Parmesan cheese


    hmmm...eating a lot of sausage this week! Next week, probably no sausage as we get our grass-fed meat for the month! Hurray!


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    Day Four - Sunday

    Lots of working in the garden today = lots of heavy lifting. If there's too much dirt in the plastic wheelbarrow it warps a litte when dumped...


    Eats for this day:

    B'fast: eggs scrambled with fennel, onions & dill; sausage, coffee

    Lunch: Big salad with weeds & left over pesto chicken

    Supper: Big night out for anniversary: coconut coated shrimp appetizer; baked haddock on bed of veggies, glass of wine & wee bit o'dessert - chocolate mouse with chocolate sauce. I ate about 1/4 & hubby finished off the rest! A really yummy dinner & aside from a little dessert, perfectly Primal! Woohoo!!


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    Day Five - Monday

    Whew, it was hot! But I was really busy, Did some light gardening (=got some good sun!), lots of laundry & then took one of my doggies for a walk in the evening. We had storms all around us, so the light show was pretty wild! Went to bed early.


    For today:

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs w/onions & garlic; 1/2C wild blackberries w/ a little cream; coffee w/ cream

    Lunch: blueberry smoothie: whole raw milk, protein powder, whole plain yogurt & lotsa blueberries

    Snack: some blackberries & nuts

    Dinner: Cold avocado soup (was delicious!!!); salad with leftover chicken breast


    I am feeling so good. Even when I'm hungry, I'm just hungry - no corresponding fuzzy brain, short temper or shakiness!!! Man, and the energy I have. Woohoo!


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    Hey Deb ! your food all looks sooo good .... yum-O !

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    nice website BTW !

    I am getting the dried nettle today, hopefully, to make the infusion ... thanks for the info !

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    Great, Primalmom! I started with nettle infusions two years agon and the boost in energy was amazing. Us moms need all the help we can get!


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    Day Six & it was nasty and hot. I cleaned really well the house in preparation for herbal medicine making. Aside from the typical gardening today was a quiet day, physically. Tomorrow - one of those body weight work outs? Maybe!


    Eats:

    Breakfast: 2 sausages and 2 scrambled eggs. I have to admit that I missed my veggies! K-man made breakfast so I cann't complain, though! Also coffee with cream

    Lunch: leftover chickie on a salad with bluecheese & pine nuts; homemade balsamic vinegarette. Kept me going until after 6 p.m.!

    Dinner: steak tips, cold cucumber soup and (homemade)cortido. Yum.

    Snack: few walnuts, apricot & a few blueberries


    Made an 'replenishment' drink from juice of 1 lime and a pinch of sea salt in 1 liter of water. We don't have A/C here so when it's hot I really feel like I need to replenish the salt. Especially since, for some reason, I'm no longer such a wicked salt hound! When I was eating carbs I was pounding the salt. I was Celtic sea salt or seaveg + sea salt, but still! Huh. Go figure!


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