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    Suzy's Journal du Jour

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    I've been derailed. For three weeks. I know. Shame on me. Lesson learned.


    I can't begin to tell you how physically "UGH" and sick I feel right now. I capped off my three-week binge with a microbrew festival (FIVE HOURS OF BEER!), brownies, tortilla chips, an awfully tasty dinner of a seafood barley risotto, and a bridal shower with bruschetta, GOOD sammiches, hummus, pita bread, chocolates, and miniature sundaes.


    The slide is slippery on the way to down here where I am (HELL). Be careful. Enjoy the digestive issues along the way.


    It all started with a week of PMS cravings. Then came the guilty emotional eating. Then came the yoga incident and resulting self-boycott. Then came the added stress from a job interview, etc., excuse after excuse.


    I'm pretty sure I totally undid everything I worked for in the challenge: Feeling great, plus my bonus reward of 4% fat loss.


    I don't even know you people and I am worried you all will shun me! Ha!


    9/21


    coffee w/milk

    salad: red and green romaine, herbs, red onion, 1/2 avocado, 1.5 oz chevre, slivered almonds, lemon juice, stevia.

    broccoli soup

    2 chicken tenders


    That is about all I can fit in my stomach.

    Seriously. Nothing is moving.


    Miserable.


    Baby steps. Working the right food back in is probably a good start.


    Will workout tonight, somehow.


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    Girls' weekend getaway is this coming weekend. Going to some wineries. Any suggestions for staying on track?


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    the first thing to do is love yourself no matter what! forgive yourself and move on and don't beat yourself up! your never going to do anything permanant or good for you if you beat yourself up!

    take it one day at a time! ((((HUGS)))

    it helps me to stay on track if I bake and cook a few things that are primal legal for me to take! xooxo Darlene


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    Oh do I feel your pain! I'm way better now, but I used to have binges like that! My last (and final) one resulted in 'stopped up pipes' for 5 days. Not to say that I didn't have a 'movement', but the 'hard' results finally 'expelled' 5 days after my last binge day and I felt 'stopped up' those entire 5 days!!!!


    Seriously, drink the wine, have a piece of cheescake, but eat primally the entire time! You will just end up feeling sick and that's no fun! I know, I am just DONE doing that to myself!


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    Thanks, ladies. You guys rock!


    Rock hard! Like my stomach feels!!


    I did okayish yesterday. Made dinner for my bf and me.


    9/22


    almonds

    beef jerky

    orange pork tenderloin

    root veggies: parsnips, beets, carrots, potatoes, onions...

    gravy


    He burned the kale from our garden (How does one burn kale? I think it ruined my pot!).


    It was a nice way to start fall.


    Then I ate 1/2 package of gluten-free/wheat free cookies.


    Story of my life.


    Definitely DONE doing this to myself, also.


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    Girls weekend was a good time or three. I had the best BBQ ribs.. We stumbled upon a BBQ Championship Friday night, totally on accident. It smelled soooooo good. The people watching was superb. Drank a lot. The wineries went well Saturday. Went out in a college town Saturday night. General debauchery. You know--->Things girls in their early 30's are too old to be doing anyway.


    Anywho.


    10/1


    Coconut ice cream

    Pork rinds

    Lemongrass chicken (no rice)

    Pork skewer

    Lotus salad

    Real ice cream (butter pecan, tiny serving)

    Granola-ish nut bar (I was starving and there is nothing Primal at my boyfriend's house. He needs to be converted.)


    No idea on numbers; Dinner was takeout from a local Vietnamese place.


    We have red cabbages in our garden that need to be cooked. Any suggestions?


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    Things are getting back to normal, and if I could get myself to work out, life would be grand. Elbow still hurts...MRI looked good...waiting to be seen by ortho. Since I can't do yoga or lift, I tried running... Surprisingly, it didn't work, either. After two miles of being jostles around, my elbow got very angry at me. Maybe I'll just work out my legs. Lots of squats. I'll have some legs, for sure.


    Sigh.


    10/2


    Chicken tenderloins coated in spices and cooked in...

    1 Tbs. coconut oil (I'm loving this stuff)

    Dark chocolate

    Steamed veggies

    1 Tbs. butter

    Almonds


    Fat: 45%, 80.7 g

    Protein: 43%, 161.4 g

    Carbs: 12%. 46.6 g

    Total calories: 1549


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    Suzy, how about sauerkraut? It's a good probiotic. You can make lot of it with the cabbages from your garden and eat it all winter. Or a sauerkraut with a punch, Cordito. I made this 2 weeks ago and I really like it:


    http://www.nourishingdays.com/?p=1883


    http://sarahs-musings.blogspot.com/2...auerkraut.html


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    Thanks, maba! I don't know if he'll go for that (I love sauerkraut, though). He might be leaning towards a soup. Who knows. I vote sauerkraut! hehe.


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    Yeah, I can definitely say I feel back on track. Minus the exercise thing. That will come with time, I am sure.


    10/3


    lots of coffee with milk (working nights)

    leftover lemongrass chicken (peppers and onions, no rice)

    romaine and herb mix

    goat cheese

    yellow pepper

    lemon juice

    avocado

    almonds

    onions

    dark chocolate


    Fat: 65%, 71.7 g

    Protein: 18%. 43 g

    Carbs: 17%. 42.6 g


    A little low on the protein today. I think I overdosed on it yesterday, anyway.


    I did cook a bit this afternoon. I took a pound of 80% lean beef and made crumbles, drained the fat, added fat back in (yay for coconut oil), and then simmered it in a curry broth and let it cook down. It tastes pretty good, but I don't know what I'm going to do with it, yet. Maybe I will top a salad with it tomorrow. Suggestions?


    I also do not know how to put that into FitDay. Yikes.


    I feel okay with the dairy. My body doesn't revolt against it or anything, aside from helping out the digestive tract a bit. I think that's odd. When I was an infant, I was put on soymilk because I couldn't tolerate dairy and the breastfeeding thing didn't work for my mom.


    I can't stand to drink cow's milk, anyway. It is NASTY. Never developed a taste for it. I could drink a chocolate milk or put it in sugary cereal, but that's it. Now those ideas just seem silly, and I'm grateful for that. Coffee needs the help, though, so I make an exception.


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    10/4


    almonds

    eggs and CO curry ground beef omelette thingy

    steamed cauli, broc, & carrot mix

    dark chocolate

    butter

    milk for my coffee

    cocoa


    Fat: 66%, 92.2g

    Protein: 18%, 56.6g

    Carbs: 16%, 47.8g


    Nothing special. Exercise is on the agenda for this week.


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