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    That's rad you are doing this dorm-style, congratulations so far on your achievement! I don't do dairy very well at all, but for some reason I can tolerate butter, ghee, hard cheeses and cream. I mention this because I find the more fats I eat, the fuller I feel and the less I crave sweet things. I've begun to make "milk" out of whipping cream and water, eat those individually wrapped tillamook cheddar cheeses, and carry a tupperware container of coconut oil in my bag and add it to whatever meal I'm having on the run.

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    Thanks for the stellar advice, BeckaSki and Goldstar. I'm super disappointed in myself for giving in the sweets - it doesn't even feel like giving in, I just mindlessly ate them because they were put in front of me! The zero tolerance approach seems like a good idea, and that's originally what I did through out the week - it just tests your willpower even more when you can't control what's in your pantry because you share it with 2 other roommates! But none the less, I think it's time to put my willpower back to the test, realize that I can do this, and know that the milkshake everyone else is having is not nearly as good for them as it tastes.

    My 7th Day of the challenge is just beginning, and although there were bumps in the road, there is no reason it can't be smooth from here on out. Day 7 here we go.

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    I have a nephew named Alex living in a dorm, lifting weights and going primal. Too much to hope for that you are him. Does the name Eve mean anything to you?
    If you can get any of your buddies to do this along with you it will be much easier to stick with. Support helps a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowakow2 View Post
    Nutrition is a life long struggle that I hope I will master.
    By recognizing the need and acting on it at this early age, your nutrition future is exceptionally bright. I wish my two sons in college were as engaged in their nutrition. It will happen for them in due time.

    What are your goals here?

    Are you eating in the dining hall?

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    Remember, good dark chocolate is not off limits, nomnomnom......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    By recognizing the need and acting on it at this early age, your nutrition future is exceptionally bright. I wish my two sons in college were as engaged in their nutrition. It will happen for them in due time.

    What are your goals here?

    Are you eating in the dining hall?
    I would love to lose some weight, get into really great shape, and keep up my energy levels to support me in all my goals this semester. I am a Voice Performance major so gaining muscle and being healthy would also do great things for my voice. So would the extra sleep! But I'm wondering, if I'm leaning more towards weight loss, should I stay away from nuts and fruit? What is moderation? 1 serving a day? Or two servings a week?

    Yes, I am eating in a dining hall. This makes things either challenging or boring, and my access to vegetables ends at cucumbers and baby carrots. Also most of my meat options are questionable, and our eggs come delivered in a bag... makes me shudder. But I make do. I try not to overeat, I keep it simple, and most of the time I don't totally hate it. My "bad days" come on the weekend when everyone wants to go grocery shopping for junk food, which is what happened this past weekend. Both my roomates are also athletic and naturally thin, meaning they eat whatever they want, and I need to watch what I eat a little more. I don't really struggle with this much anymore though.
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    Day 9! Hopped right back on schedule yesterday. @Goldstar, I had a bit of dark chocolate at the end of day. I just have to remember not to overindulge!

    @honeybuns, unfortunately no! And I actually had tried to get my roommate to go on board, but within a day she was back to eating bread. This is a hard challenge to take on, not many people want to give up bread and pasta. Luckily, those aren't my vices.


    Intake today:
    BF: wasn't feeling very hungry, probably from lack of sleep. Only got about 6 hours last night. Just had some coffee
    Snack: about 10 salted almonds, 1 brazil nut

    Maybe a salad for lunch. Our dinner is Italian beef tonight - maybe I'll grab that without the bread, add in some peppers and have some veggies on the side.

    On to a new day.

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    My lunch was a take on this salad:

    Sweet Potato, Bacon and Egg Salad | Paleo Plan

    1 packet mayo, 2 packets mustard. It was... interesting haha. I make do.

    Salad with chicken and veggies for dinner.

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    Day 10.

    Alrighty. So this week has not been as totally perfect as last week, as there has been candy corn present in my room, and as of today I have had 5 little pumpkins. (Or tonight, I should say.) Anywho. Here's my intake:

    BF: 20 almonds
    Lunch: 2 pieces baked chicken (1 small breast, 1 wing), 1/2 cup baby carrots, small salad with 1/2 tbls olive oil and vinegar, mushrooms and 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
    Snack: 1/2 cup pistachios, 2 squares dark chocolate
    Dinner: Beef brisket, green peas, broccoli
    Dessert: 2 tablespoons peanut butter, baked cinnamon apple (made in the microwave!) with 5 crushed almonds & 1 tablespoon honey. 5 pumpkins of candy corn

    So that makes my day completely Primal besides that candy corn and peanut butter.

    I think late night eating gets kind of challenging in college as well, and I definitely struggle with that sometimes. But I think the old "brushing your teeth" trick works quite well for me.

    Hope I can be a little more committed and eat a little less. I'm so sick of struggling to lose weight.

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    Oh, what's that you say, dining hall? Taco Thursday? Mmm, a taco salad does sound exquisite... except after I eat you you make my stomach remember it all day long... something tells me things should not works like that. So what do I do on a day where the meat is questionable and I don't feel like waiting in line?

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs | Paleo Plan

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    Cooking baby carrots in the microwave. How long? - Yahoo! Answers

    YUM. (except for the questionable guac... can't win 'em all.)

    #primalfun

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