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    Agh, this is getting out of hand again. Go out of town for 2 weeks and come back addicted to fruit/honey/yogurt for 3 weeks and can't get off chair. Go out of town for five days and come back sick for two days and after that, addicted to fruit/honey/yogurt & can't get off chair.

    Soooooo, it stops now. Going zero fruit/yog/honey/PB this weekend. Just meat, veggies, eggs. Two days of that + plenty of sunshine oughta put an end to this crap. And GAPS starts Sept. 1, so I'm going to put an end to this rapid remission every time I have an extended time away from home.

    I was sitting at the table eating yogurt & berries when suddenly I felt my belly get hard. Then a little bubbly. Then a little while later, hurt a little. And now, back to beer belly land. I. hate. this. swollen. frickin. belly. I want my svelte belly back!!!!!!!!
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    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 2 eggs in CO, sausage, ~bacon

    Lunch - deli beef & ham, mayo, accidental bite of American cheese disguised as cheddar, Amish habenero cheese

    Dinner - dh-smoked pork shoulder w/ ~BBQ sauce, pink-eye peas, edamame, watermelon

    [b]2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.[/b
    walked a hill

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.
    SF D3L3 - yippee! pullups were on dock ladder while in water, pretty tough!

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk
    CHECK

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    8.5hrs?

    6. Play.
    yes, waterskied!

    7. Get some sunlight every day.
    Goal: 15m peak sun
    plenty

    8. Avoid trauma.
    yes

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    yes

    10. Use your mind.
    a bit

    Feelin' pretty good! Much better gut, still have room to go.
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    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    I saw something very sad this weekend. We were in Amish country and saw field after field of corn & cows, and lovely barns and just some beautiful rural living. Then I saw fields of low, dark green crops. I asked dh to slow up - sure enough...

    It was soybeans.

    I realized that ALL of the agriculture I've ever seen in the US, from the coast of South Carolina, all the way up the Appalachians to Pennsylvania - all of it is either corn or soy (or tobacco, in SC & NC).

    Wow. It was really pretty mind-blowing. I've never seen any other crop grown other than in just a very big garden plot.

    Mile after mile of corn - I pointed it out to the kids, and that we'd seen no other crops in any other state, and they were like, "What is it all for?" I told them: "corn syrup. corn oil. high fructose corn syrup."

    Even the amish are selling primarily to corn refineries? Really? What else could they be doing with all that corn (and nothing else grown on anything near that scale)?
    I live in Missouri and that's just about all they grow here! It is sad!!
    Even when I drove to Iowa a couple of weeks ago----same along the way.

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    My FIL pointed out another use I had forgotten - feeding corn & soy to millions and millions of animals for meat. :P

    I should note that I didn't mean to have two kinds of legumes for dinner last night, lol. I had just thrown some veggies into the car for our trip to the lake and when I went to cook, noticed that I had put in beans & peas. Dumb. Body no likey so much starch. :P
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    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 2 eggs in CO, Amish liver pudding

    Lunch - a little deli beef & ham, mayo, Amish habenero cheese
    Felt like I hadn't eaten, had to stop for some chicken salad from Arby's. Tasted like chemicals. :P
    Still hungry, had yogurt & ~honey.

    Dinner - steak, salad, mashed potatoes w/ lots of butter
    yogurt w/ em-C
    more yogurt w/ em-C
    - felt my stomach start to feel really full halfway through this serving. Finished it anyway. Duh. We'll see what happens.

    [b]2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.[/b
    walked a hill

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk
    CHECK

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    8.5hrs? Still felt a little sleepy most of the day

    6. Play.
    no

    7. Get some sunlight every day.
    Goal: 15m peak sun
    tried, but mostly overcast

    8. Avoid trauma.
    yes

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    no - Arby's!

    10. Use your mind.
    meh

    Feelin' pretty good! Much better gut, still have room to go.
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    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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    167. Not a ghost weight anymore!

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs in pernil fat, "banana pudding" (bananas blended w/ eggs, vanilla, & cinnamon)

    Lunch - ~PB&honey, yogurt & too many dried apple slices, chevre. Just blindly ambling through the kitchen, need to buy/make some lunch meat

    Dinner - yogurt w/ honey, Puerto Rican stewed chicken w/ lots of veggies

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    nope

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    8 frequently interrupted (by what, I don't know) hrs.
    very sleepy in lateafternoon, fell asleep

    6. Play.
    no

    7. Get some sunlight every day.
    Goal: 15m peak sun
    no

    8. Avoid trauma.
    yes

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    yes

    10. Use your mind.
    yes

    Have had bad stomach cramps several times in the last month or so. Really, really bad last night. Not sure why.

    My head has been spinning ever since that banana pudding this morning, which iwas the equivalent of 3/5 of a banana + 3/5 of an egg. Weird.

    The yogurt is definitely the cause of the stomach cramps, at least I'm 90% certain. I wonder if there's something other than the grassfed milk & cultures that's on the label, or if it's likea really good probiotic strain that's causing some kind of die-off?
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 08-30-2010 at 06:58 PM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    166.5. Yippee skippee!

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 1 egg in CO, one thick slice sausage

    Lunch -leftover stewed chicken, something else I can't remember

    Snack - yogurt w/ honey
    Snack - PB&Jj (no bread)

    Dinner - spaghetti (no noodles, thinned w/ broth), edamame, cup of chicken broth mmmmmmmmm

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    no

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    at least 9 hrs.

    6. Play.
    no

    7. Get some sunlight every day.
    Goal: 15m peak sun
    no

    8. Avoid trauma.
    yes

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    yes

    10. Use your mind.
    some
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 09-01-2010 at 05:31 AM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    It's down to the wire - I always say "9 months to put it on, 9 months to take it off" ... Grokette will be 9mo in 2 weeks and I have 3.5 lbs to go!
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    166.

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast -

    Lunch - salad, deli ham & cheese (not organic or high quality, just $$$, lol), ~PB&J w/o bread

    Dinner - yogurt, full 25gm worth of freeze-dried blueberries, holy cow I can't believe I did this TJ's Joe-Joe's ice cream yikes!
    all right before dinner, then ham steak, salad, mashed garlicky cauliflower (first time, quite good!!)

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    no

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day
    SimpleFit L3D3: beat it with 4:40. Yay!

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    7.5hrs. a little sleepy, but tolerable
    very sleepy at 9:30 pm

    6. Play.
    no

    7. Get some sunlight every day.
    Goal: 15m peak sun
    no

    8. Avoid trauma.
    yes

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    no white sugar

    10. Use your mind.
    a bit

    Got to figure out why I had that ice cream. I had a dream about sweets - a very detailed, indulgent one - two nights ago. I've never seen that happen when I'm not on the upswing *toward* increasing carbs ... but the bloating was down today and I felt GREAT. I had been in traffic for two hours and was very frustrated about losing my entire afternoon ... and had to buy some for the kids' birthday. Grr.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 09-01-2010 at 08:17 PM.
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    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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    Damn! Dropping them fast! Good for you!!

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