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    So I went primal for about 3 weeks, lost like 8 pounds, then went on a large binging streak for the next two weeks. I'm back to ground zero, I know eating primal works for me to lose weight, and I'm committing myself to it.


    For the next 18 days (until my college fall break) I will eat 95% primal, with carbs only from vegetables and a few fruits. I will work on getting enough fats and remembering to take my fish oil. Most importantly, I will not give in to crappy foods because they don't make me feel good and end up causing an avalanche of bad eating.


    Grok on!


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    Cool! Then when your fall break comes, you can say, "Well, I made it this far. Let's try another day." And another. And another. And before you know it, you'll have been primal for a month, and then two, and then three, and it will be glorious.

    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    Thanks Primal Child! I really appreciate the support, although I had a bad first day of primalness.


    I was not going to write about how poorly I ate today, but I think it's important for me to be accountable to someone, even if it's just myself.


    Breakfast: woke up late, drank some protein mix in water

    Lunch: Cobb salad with turkey, bacon, and egg. Put in some good EVOO and a mini apple.

    Dinner: Chicken breast, spinach, cucumber, sunflower seeds. I was full, but still went back and got some tuna and 2 slices of cheese and a few raisins. I need to work on NOT getting more food when my friends go back and get seconds. Maybe start bringing gum to dinner?


    Then I really went downhill. After studying and stressing myself out, I went to get a 70% dark chocolate bar. No more of these, since this triggered me into eating 3 more candy bars that I spent my precious laundry money on to buy from a vending machine. I have a test on Thurs and I always get bingey around test time. This is a baaaad habit that I need to break! Tomorrow I am going to have a late dinner and then not eat after at all. I will be primal for the next 17 days! and I will not let excuses like my cold or the horrible weather detour me from eating well and getting exercise!


    Grok on.


    Also, next time I am going to write on here when I feel bingey. I think it will help.





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    OK day 2. after putting my data info fitday, I did pretty well, even with my 2 "splurges" (chocolate covered goji berries and a small apple). Only 78 carbs, and 50% fat, 31% protein. I will work on lowing my carbs, but I got really sleepy in the middle of the day and needed to study, so I ate the chocolate gojis...


    No more eating for tonight. Promise myself.


    Also, I love my netti pot.


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    Did well today. Ate very primally, plus an apple. I can tell I am going to get tired of chicken sooooon. And I wasn't tired like yesterday.


    Need to get my butt to the gym.


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    Exercising really does help a cold. Went to aerobics today (not exactly primal, but I count it as "play" because it puts me in an awesome mood) and felt much better after. I also think my shoulder needs to be moved around more, meaning I need to exercise it mucho.


    I'm also thinking of adding red meat to my diet. Partly because of PB partly because I am going to Costa Rica this Jan-May and I don't want to be a burden. I'm not really sure how to do this, since it makes me sick. Probably small amount at a time, I just have to make myself eat some.


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    Good for you! You're doing rather well. I can only imagine how hard it can be when you are in college and try to eat well.


    I didn't finish college because I ate mental institution food (we shared a cafeteria and food-service with them, yeah, awesome huh?!) and let me tell you, there is a reason the mentally ill do not get any better!! I got stressed out, got servere hives on my face and then I packed it up and went home. :-(


    Definately try to integrate red meat. It's very nutritious and satisfying. Also, try to 'up' your fats, they do help stave off the cravings.


    Hang in there, it's 'doable' ;-)


    Costa Rica? That's cool!


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    Eating primal at college is very doable. It's easier when I don't eat any carbs, other wise I get super sleepy after a meal. Which kind of concerns me, since in two weeks I am going to KY and I know I will be eating a lot of beans and rice. Hopefully I don't go comatose. I got super tired after dinner ( I was totally awake before hand) after eating a big salad with a chicken breast. After a IF Sunday and eating only eggs and tuna before dinner, I was surprised how the carbs in a salad could make me feel so sleepy. Maybe it was something else, but who knows.


    I weighed in today at 181. Hopefully this number will rapidly decline. On the plus side, my energy is good, even when fasting, and I feel generally happy. Those are super important. But the main question is, how much weight can I lose in 99 days. (Departure for Costa Riccca). I bought a ticket tonight. Feels awesome.


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    did soooo bad yesterday. back on track now. IF until din.


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    ok. I neeeeeed to get back on my primal plan. It was working so well, but I am so good at making excuses for why I am allowed to eat one little non-primal thing, which opens the flood gates for bad eating. short term goal: next 20 days--> exercise everyday (give myself the day off before my 2 exams). 100% primal eating. (with minimal alcohol). 2 IF per week. Saturday-Tuesday or Thursday/Sunday. I promise myself that I will do this for 20 days. I also need to write on here for the next 20 days.


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