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    Woohoo!!

    About a half a pound down. I'm so excited! I didn't expect anything after the weekend that I had. My pants are falling down, but I haven't tried the smaller size yet. I really don't want to try too early because I want them to fit for sure!!! Having homemade chicken soup for lunch today and can't wait for it.. Yumm!! Hope everyone's day is going well.

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    Hurray! Time to update your signature!

    Keep on rocking! Or is that grocking...
    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

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    Oh Shoot! I forgot to update the sig last week. Will update it all tomorrow. I think I pretty much stayed the same but am having a blast either way. We have relaly taken this challenge to heart with some fun. First time fun is involved with the two of us in a lonnnngg time. I will check in at work tomorrow. OH, and it is DEFINITELY Grocking!!

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    Yippee! Almost 10 lbs. down!! I wonder if it is realistic to shoot for 10 more..

    Meanwhile, life is crazy as usual. I guess that is just the way it is. I'm starting to wonder if there is anyway we could survive without me working. I just want to be with my kids, and I believe the stress of my job is starting to have some serious real effects on me. There have been many times this past week or two that I have thought to myself, "I'm losing my mind." And not in a funny way, but in a very serious, should I see a Dr. way. Eating clean helps this tremendously, but between work stress and marriage stress, I don't think I am being very healthy to my mental self. Not sure what I am going to do about that as yet, but thought I should put it down.

    The kiddos are doing great. We have settled into a wonderful fall routine. After work, I come home and immediately start dinner. Open the back door so that the girls can go out to the screened in porch. As soon as I can get away from the kitchen I unlock the porch door and the girls fly outside to jump on the trampoline and play in the sand box. It is a small 6' trampoline but it gets the job done. Sometimes I go out to play with them. Sometimes I just sit on the porch. Either way, it's wonderful. They are so happy outside. It makes me wonder at how many days I have wasted just putting them in front of the television because I was too lazy to figure out something fun for them. Ick. Well, we are having a good time now, so I guess that is what matters~

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    :P you need to put up the hubby's loss in your sig too so we can watch the race!
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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    You are doing really well! Any signs of the dreaded three-week plateau? I'm not sure it happens with primal, which is a little why I'm curious.
    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.
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    My goodness,

    Where to begin?

    Judg, I did hit the plateau, and then started caving in to my husbands pizza and pasta and junk stuff. It was ugly...

    By the time our trip came around my husband had GAINED 3 lbs and I had only lost 4 lbs. Here's the thing. Our trip was cancelled. Well, it was rescheduled.. Hurricane Sandy's path was perfectly aligned with our vacation spot and there was just no safe way to take the trip. Thankfully, we were spared from damage from that awful storm, it hit landfall about 90 miles north of us. We had quite a bit of wind and rain and the kids were out of school for a couple of days, but we were so lucky.

    So here is the good news, that terrible storm bought me 6 more weeks to get the ball rolling again! My husband quit the bet because he thought it was "dumb to begin with" (way to be supportive), but I'm back on the wagon and going strong. I had to stop coming on here for a little while due to some work issues, but everything is sorted out so I'll be on more regularly.

    I have been really struggling with portion control, so I actually joined weight watchers for a month to get my eating habits straightened out. So I'm primal, but watching portions. In no way am I able to make my "points" goal for the day because of all of the fat, but it is at least giving me a chance to recognize that I have been probably going a bit overboard. I've missed this place!!

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    Well, in that case, let me share with you what worked for me so well. Cut back your portion sizes (you know, deprive yourself) for three weeks and lose as much as you can. Then quit. Go on maintenance. You will have to fight for two or three weeks (meaning you will have to add extra exercise or throw in some light eating days) because your body will want to pack it back on. But be firm. Then things will settle down and you can go on just normal primal eating for at least three weeks (I would do more like 6). The goal here is to maintain your weight and enjoy life. Normal is supposed to be fun. Then start over.
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    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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    Hi, Jamilyn! Just thought I would leave a note saying that I just caught up on your journal, and enjoyed it.. And I wanted to wish you well! I shall continue to follow your adventures.

    I assume since your husband quit your bet, you win the catamaran trip? It's only fair, after all!

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    Thanks so much for the advice Judge. I think that is exactly the type of approach I will be taking. Also, I just started to read an AMAZING book called [I]The Power Of Habit[I] by Charles Duhigg. I think it is already becoming a life changing book. It talks about how so much of our life is made up of habits and talks about how to create new behaviors and turn them into habits. Very excited about this book!!

    Spiralicious, thanks for stopping by! I know this journal takes a lot of twists and turns into excited, funny, happy, sad, angry, hopeless, and hopeful, but that is my life as I know it : )

    Actually, since my husband quit the bet, I was pretty angry and told him that I had only made the bet to avoid any arguments about who gets to do what. I thought it was a pretty fair, fun, and healthy way to decide. He said that the only thing he wants to do is drink cocktails by the beach and go to the casinos. I told him that was absolutely not what I wanted out of this vacation, so he told me that he really didn't mind if I went and did whatever I wanted to make it a good vacation. So now, instead of the catamaran trip alone, I'm going on a 3.5 hour Zipline adventure across the mountains!! This adventure is more of my style and ziplining has always been something that I have dreamed of doing. I never even brought it up because hubby has a fear of heights. Now that I am doing whatever I want, I don't have to worry about whether or not he would like it. I'm going on my own!! Yippee!! Now, this is another incentive to drop as much weight as possible over the next several weeks because I've heard that the heavier you are, the more uncomfortable it can be. I can't wait!!!

    I have my first weight watchers meeting tomorrow.. I'm not sure how this is going to go, but I've been there before and if nothing else I know there are usually very loving and supportive people striving for the same goal. I'm looking forward to it.

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