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    Pick My Fat Self Up & Start All Over Again

    PB isn't hard, really. It's my brain that is hard. I'd start PB, put a few weeks together, then because of <insert some reason here> I'd make bad choices & end up on the sugar track, again. I'm 57, obese, and I just found out I'm diabetic. Of course, the doctor wants me to take drugs, monitor my blood daily, see a hospital nutritionist about what to eat (as if they know). I politely declined & said, "I know exactly what to do. I'll be back in 3 months for another blood test. If I've made no progress, I'm willing to discuss drugs."

    Then I went through my kitchen and got rid of EVERYTHING which is not specifically primal. Sugar, flour, brown rice...gone. I'm an artisan cake maker; I got rid of all of that stuff, too. My neighbor bakes for her family so I gave it all to her. That phase of my life is over. I have no regrets and I'm not looking back. Kept a couple of muffin pans for making primal muffin/breakfasts. There are probably some recipes out there for cakes which fit in better with Primal eating, but I don't care. Screw cake. My focus is on movement & strength training & eating the Primal way.

    There is really only one other person in my life who understands what I'm doing. You folks do. It's good to have your support. Today for breakfast I had an omelette with a bit of cheese & half an avocado. For lunch I'm having some chicken thighs I baked last night & a bunch of broccoli. I brought a hard-boiled egg & a satsuma for a snack, if I need it, but I still feel pretty satisfied. I've got pork ribs in the crock pot. I think I'll eat my pork tonight with some spiced carrots and a kale & avocado salad.

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    Good luck- I used to bake as well, and now spend my creativity on making meat and veggies- sounds like you are off to a great start....

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    Thanks magnolia1973. I feel good about my decision. No more baking...except for pots in the kiln. Looking forward to a nice walk tonight after I get home from work. And then...PORK!

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    Day 6...gotta be quick. Last night I got out for a really nice walk before enjoying my crock pot pork. My back (bothering me since a slip & fall on the ice about 10 days ago) is feeling better. Today: Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs & a green smoothie with coconut milk, kale, couple of carrots & some frozen blueberries. Lunch: Left over crock pot pork ribs, leftover 1/2 sweet potato & a bunch of broccoli. Dinner: Salmon, zucchini, kale avocado salad. Workout: resistance training with my praxis.

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    Oh, yes, I do understand. There's something shining in the sky today and it's really odd. Also going out. All the curtains are open. Like you say, it might be four months before we see it (the sun) again. We probably should drink Vitamin D by the cup to get enough. Just teasing. Have a super day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopisheep View Post
    We probably should drink Vitamin D by the cup...!
    Whoa! We should market that in Seattle/Portland...VITAMIN D FORTIFIED COFFEE!! We would make a fortune!
    Last edited by PrimalPotter; 02-05-2012 at 12:30 PM.

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    Day 10...Another day...another chance to eat bacon. Which I am. Crunch crunch crunch fried pig parts bacon grr yum yum grr. With a spinach, mushroom & avocado omelette. And a crunchy dill pickle, for some reason (NO. Not THAT reason). A cold, crunchy pickle sounded good, is all. And it was. Must be the suggestion from Mark's pickle article. Now that I'm fortified with omelettes & bacon & pickles I'm off to the pottery studio to finish some pots. Since I'm eating breakfast so late I won't have lunch. I have a stash of raw almonds in my locker at the studio for snackage. This afternoon is about walking and soaking up vitamin D. Tonight's dinner is spaghetti squash with meaty tomato sauce & salad. Enjoy the glorious sun, if you have some where you are. It's beautiful in Seattle.
    Last edited by PrimalPotter; 02-05-2012 at 12:56 PM.

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    Hey another "mud flinger" has joined the ranks! You're the first potter I've found on MDA. So excited to see you are changing your diet instead of popping pills. Look forward to reading about your success!

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    I used to make pottery as well and was thinking about getting started up again, haha, my dinnerware set is being broken one flying cat at a time!

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    Good for you for taking control! You are going to rock those labs the next time!!!!
    There's a crack inside of everything, that's how the light gets in. ~Leonard Cohen
    Journal, From Sick to Fit: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45653.html

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