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    wow...truly inspirational! i've decided that, from now on, whenever i really want something sweet, it has to be something GAPS that i make myself. i'm such a lazy bum that it will almost never happen. and when it does, it will be something relatively nutritious. no more desserts from others.
    biggest part of stomach, below belly button: (1.12.12) 33.5"
    biggest part around bottom and thighs: (1.12.12) 38.5"

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    It was definitely an important turning point for me when I decided I would only eat homemade, high-quality, almost primal desserts (that meant pretty much ice cream & cheesecake). I still had trouble sticking to that resolve 100% of the time, but it definitely helped. A lot.
    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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    When we went to Park City a few years ago, we found a DELICIOUS locally made salad dressing in the grocery store. Found it again last week, and to our surprise, it's actually made by Deer Valley ski resort and best of all - it has no oils but olive oil in it! I can't find a dressing without soy or canola or safflower even at Whole Foods or the Natural Foods Warehouse, except for the Bragg's stuff, which I don't like.

    And .... yay ... I just found it online! Dressings It's very pricey,, but I just need something that looks normal for gguests, since we use cruets of evoo & vinegar for every day.
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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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    Just realized today that I weigh less than my (really thin) husband! (Now, granted he's 6" taller than I, but this is still) 6 years since I last weighed less than him!
    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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    Week 3, Day 5
    BBT - thermometer's batteries are dead
    142!! (will this continue, or will it stall after a week of continuous loss, like before? Perhaps not, now that dairy & wheat are completely out)
    85 days binge-free


    Leptin Resistance goals:
    - Breakfast w/ 50gm of protein yes
    - Breakfast w/i 30m of rising yes
    - 5+ hrs between Breakfast and Lunch yes, no lunch
    - 5+ hrs between Lunch and Dinner yes, no lunch
    - finished dinner by 7:30? yes, by 6!
    - no snacking yes
    - 3.5+ hrs between dinner & bedtime yes, >4
    - exposure to morning sun yes, no lenses, no socks!
    - darkening the house at sunset
    - 100% primal diet yes
    - <50g carb per day, anti-candida (no sweeteners, starches, or fruit) bit o' maple syrup in dressing
    - no PUFA's other than fCLO bit o' olive oil in dressing
    - teaspoon of coconut oil if I start fading 2T extra with bkfst

    Morning
    D (5000IU) - 6000IU
    HCl -
    Dig Enz - Considering another brand and/or ox bile and/or bile salts
    Organs, broth, ferments: thawing goat liver for tomorrow

    Midday
    Mg (700mg) - 1/2tsp - finally no effects!
    Selenium (200mg) - yes
    ACV -
    OOO -
    Green tea -
    Salt and/or potassium - tsp css
    Seaweed - tsp Seagreens
    GFCF? yes

    B - 4 eggs in 3T CO, 5.5ish oz sausage ... still hungry? Weird.

    D - at least two polish sausage links, cooked cabbage, salad w/ pecan sherry vinaigrette, wanted to eat more and more.

    Results
    - energy 5?/10. soooo sleepy, hard to tell, but I did keep moving despite my misery, so that means it may have been 6/10.
    - bloating = 3mo in morning. 4-5 in the evening. Why? GRUMPY.
    - skin = still smooth, still some bumps on my arms
    - 7.5hrs sleep. Need more. So. Bad.
    - body feels good & trim(mer)!
    - very irritable mid-day. Overcame it finally singing some Italian arias LOUDLY.
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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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    Congrats on weighin less than your hubby - I need to add that one to my list!

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    Thanks!!

    I am so grumpy today. I don't know if it's the combination of being super sleepy with the irritation of freaking traffic court Barney Fifes overcharging me for a ridiculously obtained ticket for driving behavior that was perfectly normal and endangered no one, or some die-off, but I could bite nails right now.
    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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    I've had another big breakthrough with my voice. The first came four years ago when I first gave up wheat almost full-time. I gained many notes on my range and extended my very deep alto into a comfortable mezzo-soprano. Lesson brought my range into the soprano comfortably.

    Since getting rid of dairy & wheat 100%, it's like unkinking the hose even more. Everything flows easily and wonderfully through my head, with a very clear tone all the way through my range, and a full three octaves of easy notes. Amazing. Amazing. Where was this voice all my life???? I thought I was doomed to sing Tracy Chapman foreer.
    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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    Wow! So wonderful to hear about your voice, and weighing less than your hubby...all the health and vitality you're gaining. Woohoo!
    biggest part of stomach, below belly button: (1.12.12) 33.5"
    biggest part around bottom and thighs: (1.12.12) 38.5"

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    Hi MamaGrok,

    Loving your journal.....I haven't read all of it yet but it looks like you are doing great. You are an inspiration and 85 days binge free is awesome. I have a history of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Haven't binged much but I deal with anorexic behavior still that is not healthy. I am praying that this leptin reset will help me with healing overall and also my ED issues. I am so ready to have my life back.

    Thanks for sharing your journey. I really need to start a journal as well and post my food every day. I think it will help to keep me accountable.

    ~k

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