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    157! I was extremely bloated last night. Not sure why. Still quite a bit so this morning.

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1T CO.

    Lunch - (quality) lunch meats, smoothie

    Snack - lunch meat, nuts

    Dinner - roast chicken w/ lotsa skin, cole slaw, kale chips

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

    3. Lift heavy things.
    babies

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

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    8.5hrs in the bed, felt like I was awake a good while before falling asleep, though.

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    some latin declensions

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes

    4:30, starting to feel munchy...

    8:30, bloated bad. Nuts?
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-03-2010 at 09:18 PM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    back to 154.8, yay! measurements are looking good, too. I lost more on my calf in the last three weeks than in the previous 11 months since BabyGrok's birth! I can actually see my very defined calf muscle that's been hidden in there all this time.

    I've been thinking about why some of us really struggle with continued bloating, cravings, etc., even after going primal, for months and months and months. I mean, I see so many people basically say, "Oh, grains are bad! Cool! Done!" and instantly they lose the weight, have tons of energy, and most of the struggles are done, and fruit is no big deal for them. Others of us have lots of initial health gains, but the energy is elusive (but makes occasional appearances, unlike the total dearth of it before), the bloating recurrent (but not constant, as before), and we just keep fighting b/c we KNOW we're not going back tot he way it was before.

    My working theory is that it may have to do with antibiotic history (or other serious gut-flora-damaging experience). My sugar craziness absolutely ramped up when I went on lots of antibiotics for recurrent infections over the course of 3-5 years (a new course every other month in the last year or two of it). I'm thinking that the gut damage is why it's so hard for me, but so easy for folks like DaddyGrok, who just went, "no grains? cool. done." and instantly lost 10 lbs of belly roundness, which was literally the only thing he had to lose, since he's always been under 10% body fat. No struggles. No recurrence as long as he stays off the grains (like, it came back for a few days after Thxgiving, and is gone again).

    It seems like women have the struggles so much more. Could it be that we are much more prone to antibiotic use in adulthood, b/c of UTIs & mastitis? dunno.

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1T CO.

    Lunch - lunch meat, small sweet potato w/ lots of butter

    Dinner - smoked brisket, peppers & shrooms in butter, salad

    Snack - big progressive party, ate whatever non-grain stuff I could find. I'm sure I had some non-primal stuff in there somewhere. Had some dessert at the end. very, very full! I ate a full dinner first so I wouldn't go nuts, though, and it worked.

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

    3. Lift heavy things.
    pots full of broth!

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

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    7.5hrs :P
    no sunlight

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    no. but I did enjoy my nice day at home doing household stuff with my family.

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes
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    BKFST: eggs, sausage, bacon

    DINNER:cheese, chicken salad, olives, cookie woop woop
    SNACK: homemade PB&J lara bars. Too much ... my head is spinning...
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    A milestone - it's been 3.5 years since I stopped washing my hair!

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1T CO.

    Lunch - pork ribs & bacon fat smoked by daddygrok. ~cheese. 2 PB & J larabars. oops!

    Snack - sunflower seeds galore

    Dinner - soup made from pork backbone & other odds and ends, brussels sprouts, salad

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    not much

    3. Lift heavy things.
    babe, that is all...

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk
    sprinted to the phone once, lol

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    9.5hrs to catch up, but still feeling groggy this afternoon.

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    only algebra

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes

    I'll try to post a progress pic if I get my table cleared off from the paperwork I've been doing today.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-06-2010 at 09:09 PM.
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    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 2 pieces sausage

    Lunch - pork soup, banana, ~PB, Larabar

    Dinner - ground beef w/ carrots & brussels sprouts

    "Snack" - cup chicken broth

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    not much

    3. Lift heavy things.
    500lbs of MEAT, carried from truck to car, car to house, house to basement, into freezer. STOCKED!! 1 whole pig, 1 turkey, 2 ducks, 1 lamb, 10 chickens, 50lb of extra sausage & bacon, lots of other sausages, goat ribs, hearts, spleens, kidneys, livers, ... STOCKED!

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

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    ~8hrs, little frigid sun

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    no

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-08-2010 at 07:48 AM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    155. Can you say "stall," boys and girls?

    Brrrrrrrrr ... 68 feels much colder inside somehow when it's 19 degrees outside than when it's 68 out. But it's Atlanta; it was in the 70s just what, a week ago?, and probably will be again next week. Roller coaster weather.

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs, CO

    Lunch - um, smoothie. I forgot to finish eating after that. (includes raw eggs, CO, berries, banana, & homemade yogurt)

    Dinner - garlic smothered pork shoulder, bell peppers & shrooms, salad

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

    3. Lift heavy things.
    babies + groceries + iron pots

    4. Run really fast once in a while.
    Goal: 1x/wk
    no

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    ~8hrs, no sun

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    not so much

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    no! I sliced my thumb with a really sharp knife, pretty deep. Ouch! No poison, though.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-09-2010 at 05:32 AM.
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    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs, CO

    Snack - more than a serving of crisped pecans trying to avoid larabar craving.

    Lunch - lamb, pernil fat, PB & honey, raisins.

    Snack - gave in to the larabar craving. spinning head now. dried cherries, too. I feel completely unable to get up and sustain a task for more than 15 minutes, and have all day.

    Dinner - chicken salad, olives, mango/ginger cheese. bits of homemade larabar mix.

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    ya, about 1/2 as much as I should, but better than usual

    3. Lift heavy things.
    no

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

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    ~8hrs. REALLY sleepy, but couldn't go back to sleep, so here I am.
    no sun

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    no

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-09-2010 at 08:02 PM.
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    I'm just tired, tired, tired of this dance with destruction. I'm so tired of struggling, having to beat back cravings, say no, every day of my life. I've seen glimpses of what it's like not to have to say no constantly; I've lived that way for weeks, if not months, at a time. Yes, I have these battles less often than before (which was CONSTANT; it never let up as long as I was eating sugar or grains); yes, I succeed against them more than before; yes, when I fall it's far less disastrous than before (4 Larabars can't compare to half a gallon of ice cream) - but I'm so WEARY. Weary.

    My hope is that GAPS will heal my gut enough to take me away from that edge - but it can't work if I'm not doing it! After so many weeks of fighting the fruit battle and losing, the cravings for sugar are too strong to make it through all these Christmas parties without falling here and there. Certainly they're minor falls, but I'M JUST TIRED OF BEING BLOATED!!! Obviously I need to eliminate fruit, honey, nuts, & winter squashes for a time to get rid of the candida that is plaguing me.

    After the New Year. I guess. I expect I'll re-do the GAPS intro for a week b/c I've probably undone all the gains I made. I'll probably have to get terribly sick once a week for six weeks again. It was that getting sick that first left me desperate & falling for sugar to begin with, but maybe this will go better with advance knowledge.

    I'm just so weary. There are a lot worse problems in the world, and I feel very ridiculous for griping about my minor problem, but I'm so concerned that if I can't conquer this, my kids can't, and they'll leave the house addicted to sugar and ruin their health like I came so very close to doing. (Honestly, I think I was just a few years from diabetes.)

    /vent
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    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs, CO, gobs and gobs of larabar mix. :/

    Dinner - BBQ pork, collard greens, cole slaw

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    yes! spent 3 hours cleaning the kitchen! Lots of tricep work scrubbing pots & cutting boards!

    3. Lift heavy things.
    pumping cast iron! & carting the top half of the entertainment center upstairs. DaddyGrok said, "Thank you for not being a wuss!"

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

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    ~8hrs.
    no sun

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    no

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-10-2010 at 08:22 PM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    Two days of eating a whole bunch of bona fide CRAP. Belly swollen like a whale.

    1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
    Breakfast - 3 eggs, CO

    Lunch - asopao de pollo sans rice, PB & honey, yogurt & raisins

    Dinner - lamb liver & onions & peppers, asparagus w/ bleu cheese, ~ham steak

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

    3. Lift heavy things.
    bebe

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

    5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
    ~8hrs.
    wee bit o' sun

    6 & 10. Play & think.
    no play, did some algebra w/ dd

    8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
    yes
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 12-14-2010 at 09:41 AM.
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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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