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    Good morning to all! What a weekend we had in my house! Friday, I spent the day shopping and cleaning the house in preparation for a party that we were having for my big girl's 6th birthday. Did pretty good food wise, but just ate too much in general and decided that I would drink a coke or two or three.. Ick.

    Saturday morning we got up bright and early for my daughters first swim meet. She did GREAT! We were so proud of her! Then off to part 1 of her birthday party which was a day at my grandparent's pool. She had a lot of friends there and we all swam and played for HOURS. She really wanted it to be a pizza party, so that's what we did. I have to say, I ate the pizza and aside from feeling a bit of guilt and kind of heavy the next day, I didn't feel really bad or anything. We also had beers there. I limited myself to 2 for the day/evening, and felt really great about that.

    Saturday evening, after the pool, we had 5 little kids running around my house for part 2 of Katie's party. A sleepover! I had relay races set up and we tie died shirts. The kids had a great time. By 9pm, I put in a movie and made everyone lay down. By 10pm they were all fast asleep. Ahhh, the sound of kids sleeping is one of my favorites!! By 10:20 I was asleep too. I was exhausted!!! (In a good way)

    Sunday morning, I had to work as usual but it was a great day. Despite the pizza and (minimal) beer, my energy levels are still way up and I feel really good right now. So I breezed through work. Got home and took a cat nap, then took the girls back to my grandmas pool for the evening. Overall, a GREAT weekend, full of physical activity!

    I have to work hard the next 2 days because on Wednesday we are leaving for a short vacation. There is no internet where we are going so I will be mia until next week. I love that. That means I am forced to not bring work home with me. Yesss!!!

    Today, I have decided to fast. I've been thinking about doing it for a while and this morning I just woke up thinking, "It's time." I am going to still have my coffee. If I feel too hungry I will put the butter in it. Otherwise I have decided to just not eat until tomorrow morning, which will put me at about a 36 hour fast. I haven't done one that long before so we will see how it goes. I'm excited for the possibilities!

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    Good luck with the fast. I've read here and there in your journal, and it looks like you've made great progress. You've got some good attitudes going, which are a major part of the success, I'm sure.
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    Thanks Judg! It didn't go exactly as planned but I was happy with what I did. I completed about 21 hours and by then I was really really hungry. Starting to feel bad. The idea of the fast for me is NOT to test whether I am tough enough to do it when very uncomfortable, so I ate some chicken and pepper and onions with cheese, sour cream and jalapeños.. YUMMY!!! It's my go to meal because it takes about 12 minutes to make from start to finish. Last night snacked on some Pistachios.

    I am feeling very tiny today. It's so funny that I feel this way because I am decidedly NOT tiny, but definitely noticeably shrinking. I feel great! I am working my tail off to finish everything today so that we can leave for the lake tomorrow morning. My mom is super supportive of this lifestyle, so on our way down we are going to plan a menu for the week. There will definitely be one evening out to a restaurant because it is my daughter's actual birthday. But other than that we are going to stick to my plan of LOTS of veggies and protein readily available.

    I will check back in on Monday, until then I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

    Jamie

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    I don't find most restaurants that hard actually, provided they do meals on a plate. I just order chicken or beef or fish and ask them to replace the rice/potatoes/pasta side with extra veggies. I don't worry about small amounts of non-primal things like a bit of unhealthy oils or a small amount of sugar in a sauce. There's no need to obsess over details when it's just an occasional thing.

    It is great to feel tiny, isn't it? It's relative for sure. I'm still not tiny, definitely plump, but seeing as I'm on the way down, it feels small. If I had just packed on the 20 pounds I still want to lose, I would feel like a whale, LOL!
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    I'm back!

    The weekend at the lake was wonderful. Not too relaxing because we were really there to help out my in-laws get the house ready for a family reunion. I got in a TON of exercise with all of the gardening and fixing up the boat. It was a great trip though and nothing makes me happier than to feel as though I have done something important for someone else!

    We went a little heavy on sugar with juice, soda, cocktails, and such. I generally stayed away from breads but didn't go crazy over every little thing either. I'm pretty bloated, but I don't think it is anything that a little clean eating can't fix quick. It is good to be back. A few days away did wonders to clear my head and I came back ready to take on the world!


    Today I am drinking coffee this morning, I have really not been feeling breakfast lately. This afternoon, I have boneless pork chops with a creamy rice that I made last night. Yummy!

    Dinner will be chicken wings I think.. My whole house loves them so that will be a winner for all!! : )

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    Welcome back!
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    I needed inspiration today. I am feeling very tired of eating primal, feeling great, stopping, feeling bad, feeling sorry for myself, eating worse, starting again.. It is a very annoying pattern to read about, write about, and to LIVE!!!

    So I decided to go through old threads today to gather some much needed inspiration. I stumbled onto TAWFUNGUY's Journal. He is awesome!! Totally renewed my hunger for a better life.

    I am hoping to run into some more very inspirational stories as I search through the site. Something in my brain needs to click so that it is not a struggle to make myself healthy. Normal people must not always do this to themselves. The self sabotage has just GOT.TO.GO...

    Okay, I'm done my rant for the day

    I had chicken wings (baked) for breakfast. Yummy!!

    A small salad for lunch. (Just left over from last nights dinner)

    A cup of coffee to hold me over .

    Tonight for dinner, I am not sure what I am going to have but my bet is it will be chicken thighs sautéed in butter, sautéed onions and peppers, not sure what else, but something very fatty and yummy. We are leaving for a week on Sunday and so I am avoiding the grocery store and trying to eat whatever we have available.

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    I think lots of normal people do that. But the successful ones figure out how to beat it. Sounds like you are on the right track.

    A small note: we don't have to be afraid of fat, but it is possible to overdo them. I've seen people here sabotage themselves by thinking they can have unlimited amounts. I'm not saying you're doing that, because I obviously can't see your quantities, but do keep that in mind. I know that when I let myself go a bit too much I do not see lower numbers on the scale the next day...
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    I totally hear you on the fat part. I am pretty conscious of it. The reason I am going to indulge in the fat tonight is because I haven't had much of anything today due to poor planning. I even forgot my yummy salad dressing for my salad!! My day has consisted of some protein and veggies with very minimal fat.

    Also, since I"m feeling sorry for my poor self, a little butter will make my dinner feel more comfort food-y

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    LOL! Hey, as long as you have it figured out. I try to balance out meals myself... And better butter than sugar, for sure!
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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