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    153.5, I think. Eyes were really fuzzy this morning, couldn't read the scale, lol.

    Food
    B - 3 eggs in CO

    L - steak & kidney stew

    D - roast chicken, greens, kefir

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    no

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    8+hrs, no sun, play, or thinking.

    Heavy nap at 1 today. Felt like i got hit by a truck of sleepiness right before that. Weird. Been having that the last few days, must be left from this sickness I had last week. All the symptoms were flu symptoms, but I never felt that bad. But half my extended family had it the week before, so that must be what it was. if that's the flu on quality food, I'll take it! (well, better yet, be like 4/7 of my immediate family and not get it at all. 1 of the kids got it about half as bad as i did, and another got it for about 6 hours and was done!0
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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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    152. Bam! All the weight gained from when I started Radiant Recovery (and for the first time, made myself eat nourishing foods, even while still eating the sweet crap, so I quickly gained 10lbs) is now gone. Next milestone: 145, the lowest I weighed after BG#4.

    I think my gut still has at least two pounds worth of bloat in it. I'm about 3 months pregnant looking now.

    Food
    B - 3 eggs in CO

    L - deli roast beef & turkey, mayo

    D - super yummy chicken masala w/ veggies

    Feeling very full & somewhat bloated. ? Oh, the kefir didn't seem to bloat me yesterday.

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    yes, no, no.

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept 9hrs. why? Took 2hr nap. Why? No sun, no play, no brain.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-05-2011 at 08:27 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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    152. No ghost weight; it's sticking.

    Food
    B - 3 eggs in CO

    L - leftover indian, leftover steak & kidney stew

    D - lamb shanks w/ veggies & au jus over roasted cauliflower


    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    no, no, no.

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept 8+hrs. Took <1hr nap. (tried to resist it; finally gave in at 4:30) No sun, no, play, used some brain.
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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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    152. No ghost weight; it's sticking.

    Food
    B - 3 eggs in CO

    L - leftover lamb shanks, not enough.

    D - salad w/ like 3 golden raisins & restaurant vinaigrette, giant angus burger w/ cheese & a fried egg on top over greens (you always get the good stuff when you ask the chef for no bun), collards. Not even tempted by the bread or dessert

    DH reports being bloated after our meal out. Could it have been the vinaigrette? Or for me (I was about as bloated as last night), could they have put wheat flour in the burger? (it's a fancy restaurant)

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    somewhat, no, no

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept ~8hrs. Managed to do without a nap. no sun or play. Brain usage check.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-08-2011 at 11:02 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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    153. Was there wheat flour in that burger as filler or binder?

    Food
    B - 3+ eggs in CO

    L - leftover burger, a little apricot stilton

    D - pork chops, brussels sprouts in gobs of butter

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes, yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    yes, a bit, no

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept ~8hrs. Very sleepy at noon. made it through without napping. No sun or play, but some wonderful time with my daughter, and no brain.

    Okay, great measurements today!! I've lost an inch in my hipbone & "pocket" measurements (got these weird little pouches of fat just to the outside and up of my pants pockets when I got fat) in the last two weeks, and half an inch at the top and upper thigh ... that must have made up the entirety of the two pound weight loss, even though I thought that was all in the belly. Soooo ... I can add 5 pair of pants to my repertoire from those I haven't been able to wear for nearly five years!

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    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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    Okay, I compared my measurements to this time last year, which were the same when I went primal a month later. Most dramatic losses:

    - just above chest: 4 inches!! I can't believe that
    - waist: 8 inches. holy moly. It was actually 10+ inches if you count my individual best and worst measurements.
    - hips: close to 8 inches
    - thigh: 2-3 inches.
    - forearm: 1 inch. That's a lot of fat for a forearm!

    Feeling human again. I've had energy this week - DESPITE being crazy sleepy and having a very stuffy head. I remember that I didn't used to care about being sick at all b/c it just affected my nose & ears & mouth and I'd just go about my business. That happened this week. And I proved to myself again, as I once knew, that sleepy and tired are not the same thing. I was dreadfully sleepy, but still able, and more importantly, WANTING and preferring to get things done. I haven't felt that way for more than 1 day in a row in ... gosh ... five years?

    I have energy, people! Energy! I'm not bouncing off the walls or anything, but I want to DO stuff again. It's exactly what Taubes talks about in his books - fat people aren't fat b/c they're on the couch. They're on the couch & they're fat for the same reason - insulin resistance. It's going away, slowly; I'm peeking through the veil; I can see my life again.

    I mean ... I was sleepy as all get out and sick, but I preferred to move than to sit. So I did. That's living!! I had the most productive week I've had in years, and that included two hours naps almost every day and having a drippy cold. My life is coming back!
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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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    151.

    Food
    B - 3 eggs, sausage, ~bacon

    L - chicken salad, ~cheese, larabar. Done with the fruit & nuts now again. I guess as far as slips go, this one was pretty minor. I've been dreaming about buffets full of sweets now (literally) for the last two nights, so I gotta batton down the hatches and fight hard against those cravings till they go away again!

    D - ~lamb, chicken salad, spinach stems, mashed cauliflower

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes, yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    no, no, no

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept 8.5hrs. Very, very sleepy today. Would have napped if I hadn't been busy all afternoon. No sun, no play, no brain.
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    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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    155, lol. Hello larabars I ate yesterday.

    Food
    B - 3 eggs, sausage, ~bacon

    L - finally got the homemade lunch meat down - put some rub on a sirloin tip and roasted it to med-rare, then sliced thinly. Yum! So that plus mayo & horseradish rolled up in romaine.

    S - hot cocoa (milk, cocoa, honey)

    D - pot roast w/ tomatoes & peppers

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes, yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    a little, a little, no

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept 8 hrs. Walked around in the snow a bit, but it was overcast. Had fun with kids. No brain.
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    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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    Food
    B - 2+ eggs, sausage

    L - blackened chicken salad, broth w/ tomatoes, ~pork chop leftover. Feeling munchy...

    D - ham steak, artichokes simmered & tossed in pernil grease, salad w/ salsa dressing, asparagus w/ bleu cheese sauce

    Avoid Poisons & Trauma
    yes, yes

    Move Slowly, Lift Heavy, Sprint
    yes, no other than babe on back during the snow hike, no

    Sleep, Sun, Play, and Use Your Brain
    Slept 9 stinking hours. Overcast. Watched kids play, lol. No significant brain use.

    Dreamed about sweets again. Rather than letting it get me tempted, I'm just going to take it as a big fat WARNING sign.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-11-2011 at 05:59 PM.
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    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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    For future reference, recipes for today:

    Salsa Dressing: salsa mixed with homemade sour cream

    Bleu Cheese Sauce: homemade sour cream & mayo mixed with bleu cheese crumbles

    Sour Cream: I took cream skimmed off our raw milk, mixed with a spoonful of sour cream (TJ's says it has live cultures), and left it at room temp for 3 days or so. Oh my gosh, it is rich, smooooooth, and oh so creamy. No thickeners, no additives, no ultra-pasteurized nonsense, and it's probiotic!

    I think the actual term for the sour cream is Creme Fraiche, but I'm not really sure of the difference

    And I forgot about the cheese I ate today - I attempted to turn two gallons of two-week-old-but-not-yet-souring raw milk into yogurt, and while most of it did, some of it turned into something different. Instead of the whey on top, the whey was on the bottom, and the top was a spongey, not-sour, cheese flavored something. I strained it, and I really think it's quark. I wish I knew what happened! I know I used different jars of yogurt and whey as starter, which must have been the key, but I don't know what exactly was in those jars, which had been in the fridge for months. I wish I could replicate it; it's delicious! Very much like cream cheese. I think I'll make a German cheesecake out of it ...
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-12-2011 at 09:57 AM.
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    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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