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    I'm NOT a cookie cutter! My Primal Journey

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    Hi there. I will share my story of how I found MDA and why I am doing this, but I don't have much time this morning.

    As the title says, I am not a cookie cutter. What my journey looks like will not be a carbon copy of someone else. While I do and will continue to glean information from various stories, I have to figure out what works best for me....what allows me to feel how I want to feel, to be healthy, and to reach my goals.

    I am a Christian girl...therefore, God is a huge part of my journey. That may seem contrary to eating like a caveman. For me, I follow the PB because of my food addiction that I know God doesn't want for me. I am praying through all my decisions. Some may think I am over-thinking it. For me, I know that that is what I need to do. (I would prefer not to have the criticism over this aspect, however, I can take it. I know what is True for me.) I am searching for how to eat to have the food addiction overcome, how to exercise so that I can be fit, and what my goal should be...weight, body fat, clothing size, etc.

    So, here we go!

    Nan

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    Welcome Nan. Good luck on primal.
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    Thanks.

    I first found MDA while cutting grains and sugars due to a A1c in the prediabetic range. I have an NP who treats naturally and she gave me the chance to make changes to my lifestyle instead of giving me meds. She recommended cutting grains and sugars (with a once or twice a week allowance to make it do-able). What ensued was the low carb flu, followed by carbs, followed by the low carb flu, followed by carbs, etc. It was a vicious cycle for me. In mid-May, I cut all grains and sugars. When I went back to the doctor after 3 months of the original prediabetes diagnosis, my A1c was back in the normal range. My son's birthday came around about a month to six weeks later and I "fell off the wagon" with his big fat birthday cookie. I realized then that the key to breaking the food addiction was avoiding the trigger foods, and making sure that God was a part of it. I have been battling to stay grain and sugar free since the end of August. I feel better when I do. I feel better on a fairly low carb diet actually...keeping it around 50 to 60g per day. So, I am posting my journey here for accountability and honesty. Advice is welcome, of course. My plan for the next week is as follows:

    No grains.
    No sweets.
    45 minutes of exercise (for the week).
    4 servings of fruit for the week (total).

    That will leave me with veggies, meat, etc. Primal. I will do this for a week and evaluate how I feel staying strict to it. After praying for a while about it, I feel like this is the starting point for me.

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    Feeling terrible today...woke up at 2:30 this morning with a horrible sore throat. Then back up at 4:30 this morning for work. The highlight of the day was surprising our boys with picking out a new puppy! He is only 3 weeks old, so we have to wait another 4 weeks to get him. We are all so excited!

    Tomorrow is supposed to be weigh-in day. I think not. Am I the only one who eats like crazy when their throat gets sore????
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