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    as usual sabine another great post! You really make me think sometimes!! I love the way with words you have!!
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    Going backwards

    Thanks, PrimalCajun. You are always so good for my ego.

    Coll- I wish I was the kind of person who was motivated by good stuff, but it is just not so. Pain, anger, fear; they all get me going. If I can only learn to use the MEMORY of them, and not get myself into the same pickles, I'll take that as a great step forward.

    Lopisheep- Unconscious eating while reading is one of my biggest bugaboos. I just do not allow myself to eat during any 'snacky' type of food at all (still do it when I am eating 'meals' alone, though). Eating little bits somehow does not trigger any stopping response, even when the plate is empty, and if I am reading while I am doing it, I can look up and suddenly realize I have eaten EVERYTHING!

    Lex- I think you are so right about not eating the 'cheat' alone. Maybe someday I will get to that point, but not now, and not for a good long time to come, I am sure.

    Siobhan- I watch and re--watch all my McNaughton dvds. Sometimes when I am feeling like I just want SUGAR I will re-watch the parts on insulin response. I knew it was really sinking in when I found myself saying one day, 'I want the taste, but I don't want to subject my body to the insulin rollercoaster. I'll be hurting myself with cell damage, not just dealing with the sugar rush.' Wow, an actual episode of long-term thinking. I was impressed with myself! Also, I love my t-shirt.
    I have been looking for a good image of a Brunhilde for possible use as an avatar. Or just a personal totem.

    Longing- yes, yes it does! Squats should not be loved. It's official: you're a weirdo.
    It is good to have company on our journey. This is different from any other time I have tried to lose weight. Not least, because the aspect of getting healthy is becoming more important to me than just weight loss. I try to remind myself daily how GOOD I feel now. That is worth a lot.

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    Well, something was averted.

    Here's yesterday:

    Up at 6:45
    Vitamins

    11:00 spinach salad with
    ecks' dressing- mustard, almond butter, balsamic vinegar, olive oil
    2 hard-boiled eggs
    4 bacon
    4 mushrooms
    1 brazil nut
    2 sqs dark chocolate (8gC)

    walk to the post office at dog and teenager pace

    2:45 salmon with
    2t vidali onion sauce
    1/2C roasted curried cauliflower
    2 pcs zwiebelkuchen
    bite of cheese- not the best, so I didn't have the rest
    HUGE bowl of strawberries and cream with stevia

    3:30-6:00 a NAP!

    Water: 10 glasses

    Bed at 11:00

    After lunch- just after- I was feeling antsy. It was too soon to feel full, though I knew I would be feeling full from what I ate. I have been on alert for any sabotage/binge behavior as backlash from feeling so good about the compliment I received, so when I found myself head down in the fridge, reaching for the chocolate, I stepped back, and made myself say what I was feeling aloud.

    "I feel like I want to just eat, eat, eat, cram stuff in my face." I walked away, and when I found myself walking back, said "At least I am going to take the time to make myself something I will enjoy, not just cram things in my face without even tasting them." So, I set up the stand mixer, and whipped up some cream with stevia, and sliced almost a whole package of strawberries.

    Then I sat down and ate until I didn't want to eat any more. (Amazingly, there were a few strawberries left over, and I did not push myself to 'just finish' them, but put them in the fridge.)

    Next step: I left the kitchen, and went to read in my bedroom, to be away from food.

    Next thing I knew, I was thinking, 'a nap sounds good.' I rarely nap, but I laid down, and slept for 2 1/2 hours. Woke up feeling fine and completely uninterested in food.

    Stayed up late because of the extra sleep, and just before bed, discovered I was starting my period. So, was it pre-period cravings? Sabotage, even though my mental state felt good- no anxiety or feelings of worthlessness? Something else entirely? An exotic mixed-salad of the three?

    I DID eat way more strawberries than is my wont, and probably shot my blood sugar up. Maybe that made me sleepy?

    I do feel pleased that I took some time to make a real thing to eat. It doesn't feel like a binge, in spite of the amount. I was still in control. I wasn't so stuffed I was hurting, just very full. I'll call it, not a success, exactly, but a step in the right direction.

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    Regardless of what you ate you did it the right way- made a meal then consciously sat down and ate it. Hope you figure out yoru cravings!
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    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.
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    Something to read

    Just read an interesting thread on the Nutrition page: Why people get fat from vegetable oil, started by billp. It mentions fat cell death theory, which I had never heard of before.

    Brief summary of his point: when vegetable oils are eaten, they go straight to fat cells, and aren't available for use. Even when your body needs the energy, fat that was created by vegetable oil, isn't going to come out. It stays in your fat cell, and on you, until the cell dies, after about two years.

    While frustrating in the short term, this would be great for those of us committed to primal as a lifestyle. After two years, all that last stubborn fat would finally get up and go. I do wonder if you might start feeling like crap, though, as you would be essentially doing an enormous detox.

    I'm going to try and learn more about this.

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    So what's the deal? What I'm curious about is whenever a cell dies it is replaced with a new cell. If the new fat cell isn't full of vegetable oil does the "fat" just start to melt off?
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
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    Melting is good Yes Melting is very very good right?? I will read that post.. Thank you Sabine for your post in my journal.. ((hugs)) I will do what you said and "Just Keep swimming!" (my Dory voice)

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    A regular day

    Yesterday:

    Up at 6:30
    Vitamins

    45 minutes of yardwork

    11:30 2 eggs scrambled in
    lard
    2T salsa
    1 1/2 smoked porkchops
    1 brazil nut
    1 sq dark chocolate (3gC)

    5:00 2 plates sashimi
    1/2C rice
    1/4C seaweed salad
    1/2C creme brulee
    2 chocolate covered strawberries

    Water: 10 glasses

    Bed at 9:00

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    Sabine, looking back over your food logs, there doesn't seem to be a lot of vegetables in there. Could that be part of the reason for your cravings? That big bowl of strawberries could have been a response to your body saying, "Produce! I need produce!"

    My basic understanding of primal eating is: tons and tons of veggies, protein and fat in reasonable amounts, fruit in moderation, avoid grains like the plague.

    I'm not trying to be critical, you understand, but I'm concerned for your overall nutrition.
    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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    Good point. Looking over my journal I see that I have been concentrating more on eating up leftovers, and haven't been eating the greens that I am accustomed to for about the last two weeks. Time to start using my freezer for those leftover dinner dishes. I have a big batch of kale on my counter as we speak, so that will be a good start.

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