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    ♦ Raphaella's Primal Journal ♦

    Juuuuuuuust started going primal, loving it so far because there's so little guesswork involved when it comes to figuring out what to eat and also loving it because it's really helping kill my sweet tooth(actually I have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth...).

    I'm 23, 5'10'' and 165lbs. Recently gaining fifteen pounds was a big eye opener for me, I've been weighing in at 150 for years, give or take a pound. I had been noticing some extra pudge lately, a friend suggested I hop on her scale and....yeah. My whole life I have been carrying my extra weight in my legs, I have prominent saddlebags and a lot of fat on my calves, I'm the only person I know with a lot of fat there lol. Can't wait to have slim legs! They'll probably never be completely thin because I've got thick ankles and knees, but so long as the excess fat is gone I'm good.

    Today I've eaten okay, skipped breakfast, went to On the Border for brunch I guess. I ordered the ultimate fajita and just ate the meat. And a small forkful of rice(I know I know!!). It wasn't a lot of meat really, a couple chicken strips, 2 shrimps, a medium-sized clump of pork and a couple strips of beef, but it stuffed me up quick. Later on I baked a cod fillet in lemon juice...won't be getting cod again though since apparently it's not very fatty. I'm hungry again, gonna get some greens in and cook up this trout here.

    Went to Whole Foods today and loaded up on some goodies. Grass-fed beef livers(hope they taste like chicken livers), a huge wild caught yellowtail fillet that'll last me a week, grass-fed ground chuck...

    Also washed my hair with baking soda and ACV today for the first time. Worked great! Bye bye overpriced cleansing products. Used the baking soda for deodorant too and it's the best thing I've ever used. No more deodorant for me either!
    Last edited by Raphaella; 11-08-2010 at 12:42 AM.

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    I had horrific scaly clusters of dry skin on my cheeks(and other facial areas but less concentrated) from when my diet SUCKED... and now they feel so soft to the touch and have stopped flaking.

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    Will look way better in a few more days. Btw don't ever spill ACV on really dry skin... I got it all over my face...omg that crap hurt.

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    Welcome to the boards, hopefully that face stuff clears up; great reason to stick with it though.
    My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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    Wow good news on the dry skin clearing up. I had some on my neck that has been much better since I have been primal.

    I have huge calves (well, relatively), its a pain when looking for boots. Good luck on the leg fat loss!

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    Lol yup, grass is always greener!

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    I have huge calves (well, relatively), its a pain when looking for boots.
    Yes indeed, and praying that you don't get your leg flesh caught in the zipper when you're zipping them up...! Thank god for Uggs.

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    I use ACV on my skin every six weeks or so as a 'chemical' peel sort of thing. But only good for oily skin, I think. I've always *wished* I carried more weight on the bottom half instead of the top. Isn't the grass always greener on the other side?

    Your skin improvement is remarkable. Isn't it great to have a big positive right out of the gate? Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by junebu8 View Post
    I use ACV on my skin every six weeks or so as a 'chemical' peel sort of thing. But only good for oily skin, I think. I've always *wished* I carried more weight on the bottom half instead of the top. Isn't the grass always greener on the other side?

    Your skin improvement is remarkable. Isn't it great to have a big positive right out of the gate? Keep it up!
    Just in case anyone reads this, a chemical peel is an intensively penetrating, highly concentrated acid that will peel the most superficial layer of the stratum corneum through dissolving desmosome adhesion. ACV is MUCH safer to be used on a regular basis, containing mild alpha hydroxy acids like in most natural fruit juices. The correct term is "mild exfoliant." I don't want anyone scared of ACV! (I wanted to be a dermatologist in a past life.)

    Anyway...let's see...Raphaella is my age, my height, loves indian food and lives in SoCal, where I want to live? Oh good grief I have a thinner version of me already living down there. I'll move to the boonies instead where everyone can worship my heightly godliness.
    Last edited by kcarol; 02-29-2012 at 09:46 PM.

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    Congratulations on the skin improvement! I have had similar improvement with my own, since going Primal.

    I hope it improves even more for you soon

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