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    Woot! You can do it!

    Aw, isn't it sweet when the kids warm your heart like that?

    And I can see why you want to move.
    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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    Yesterday was hectic. Not ideal as far as my eating but I am down to 193lbs this morning so I guess it was not too bad huh? I had tea with cream and stevia for breakfast, 1 1/2 homemade hamburger patties for lunch with half a cucumber, a handful of carrots, 2 squares of 85% chocolate, and then a slice of chocolate cake. (pretty small one) But I was so full after that that I had a small handful of pecans (oops - nuts!) and a couple of bites of stew and another cup of tea for dinner. My appetite was quiet yesterday - such a relief as it has been soooo loud lately.

    Another crazy day today getting ready for the craft fair tomorrow. Going to bake some primal goodies to sell too, just in case someone else there might be interested in something healthy to eat. If not, I know my family will take care of the leftovers I have never been to a craft fair before - none of us has so this is a first. Really hope some of our stuff sells... will have to take a few pictures for you all to see... I may be scarce for a day or two while we get over the craft fair hump.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Good luck at your fair. I hope you sell out! I made fudge when I did mine (I know, not primal, but still, food) and people were snapping it up. I also offered free samples to get people to stop, eat a piece, and linger in my area. I think it worked well.
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    Thanks Sabine, I have really enjoyed making the stuff. Now for the moment of truth - does anyone else like it too? I don't have very much to sell since it was just what I was able to make with a few odds and ends from the rest of the family. Made a chocolate cake this afternoon for the fair, nothing fancy, but it does taste good. Also tried to make some banana muffins but I think I had too little rising agent so they all have a dip in the center. Not sure if I should make a frosting to go on them to mask the hollows, or if I should just leave them home. Could one do a cream cheese frosting for banana muffins?

    Got to make labels and signs etc still so going to keep this short. Lunch- sauteed cabbage and onion and garlic and zucchini with left over stew on top - delicious. Final slice of chocolate cake. A couple of mugs of tea today, and dinner was veggies in guacamole, 2 bratwurst, 3 mini muffins (they broke when I took them out of the pan). Not such a good evening - I am exhausted and that shows in my eating. But, I ate a LOT of veggies which really did fill me up nicely. Good night all.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Aaaah, craft fair done and dusted. Lovely day all round. Covered our costs and came home with some profit Hubby sold a number of very cute roosters that he whittled. We old lots of stuff, probably 60 painted stones (I guess that means folk like them ) and a number of the bracelets DD made. Sold all of the cake and a number of slightly flopped banana muffins. It was very interesting how many fun conversations we had with others who are wanting to go primal/ paleo or are 'sort of' primal. There were a few people who were so happy to find a gluten free cake - one lady bought 4 pieces over the day (she had a teenage boy with her!) Made some good contacts, the kids made a couple new friends, and we have contact info for some other weird people who are into grain free living and sustainable living too. Right up our alley. The kids had a blast trading stuff with other kids near the end too ...

    Breakfast: a mug of tea with cream and stevia
    Lunch: two brats, 1/2 apple, 1 oz cheese, a bunch of raw cauliflower and broccoli.
    Dinner: tea with cream and stevia, stew over sauteed cabbage, onion, garlic and zucchini .... really hits my taste buds right! Not enough to drink today, thirsty this evening which means I'll be getting up in the night. No help for it though ... better to drink now than wake up because I am too thirsty. I was able to resist the banana muffins today though the rest of the family indulged with glee. That is why I made them really. I didn't have any treats or snacks today - very nice feeling. Got some indigestion this evening, may have eaten my dinner too fast... resisted having berries and cream, because I am really feeling plenty full after my bowl of stew.

    So nice to have that deadline over, I have about 20 painted stones left over so am going to just add to their number again until we find out about another craft fair to attend. The nice thing about this one was we didn't have to pay to have a table there. Anything else we do will not be quite the same. Oh well, first craft fair we have ever attended and now we have decided we rather like it...

    Hubby was off most of the day and again tomorrow. Always so lovely to have him home Really windy tonight and there is snow coming and going. Hopefully we wake up to a white world ... one of my favorites, probably because I hardly ever saw snow when I was growing up (except in the distance on the mountain tops!) Going to head for bed.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    191.5 lbs this morning! Yeah! We stuck at 194 yesterday but being careful yesterday paid off again with a drop. I know that the sticking point comes right around 190 - but if I can just get to 190 then I will pause and catch my breath and then go for it again. I really like Judg's idea of being really focused and careful for a few weeks and then stabilising there. I am enjoying the feeling that I get a 'break' for a week or so and then full blast again. I think I am going to time my 'relax' week for Christmas and then just before New Year I will get going again. I REALLY want to be below 190 before New Year! But preferably before Christmas...

    Skipped breakfast today, was very tempted to eat even though I am not particularly hungry. Making breakfast for everyone else can be hard - the appetite gets going ....

    Hubby is home all day - lovely We are all going to watch a movie together in a few minutes. Then finish decorating the tree and organizing the living room. Got a combined birthday celebration for the kids next Saturday - just a few of the family, hopefully they can all make it otherwise it will be kind of sad for the kids. Hopefully next year we will be able to have a real party for them with a couple friends over too. Been a pretty dry patch as far as friends since we moved here. Hopefully that is about to change!
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Wah-hey for the scale number! The craft fair sounds great. That is a lot of stones to sell! I would have bought the cake for sure. Confession - the food co-op has chocolate and carrot cake, gluten-free, organic, etc. Of course it is a once in a while treat, but d@#n it's good. It's not just as good as 'real' cake, it's better. Luckily they don't have it that often. And I'll bet yours is even better!
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    Thanks Siobhan, I am being very 'good' at the moment and the scale is being nice to me. I got on this morning and let out a whoop. Hubby looked at me in surprise and so I told him that for a change I am kicking the scales butt, instead of the other way around

    This afternoon hubby and I went outside (COLD - the wind was blowing away and the temp was around 20 ish) but all was well because I can fit into a pair of insulated overalls now!! They are size large and fit me just fine - what a thrill. I can go out and do stuff even when it is cold because I can fit into clothes that work for the weather! It has been a loooonnnng time since I have been able to do this. We took out all our deer and elk hides and drained off the fluids that had come out of the flesh and resalted a few patches and repacked them. We also tossed the one that was sliced so badly when the hunters skinned it.

    Breakfast: tea with cream and stevia, x2
    Lunch: frittata (eggs, hotdog, onion, zucchini, garlic, broccoli and a little cheese melted on top)
    Dinner: Probably sausages and veggies, probably berries and cream for dessert.

    We'll see for sure. Heading outside again to wrap the little coop with a tarp so that the chickens are at least draught free this cold night. Their water keeps freezing and it is windy with the cold weather... brrr
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Wow, love to read good reports! You've hammered through a plateau, you're doing well with your eating, your morale is up, you had a great time at the craft fair... *high fives*

    That's cool about the overalls fitting. That's what my mother calls a non-scale victory, something that makes you happy and really pumped that is more than just a number on a machine. We have to cherish these things - they keep us motivated and going and eager to find out what the next one is.
    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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    Yup Judg, that was almost more exciting than anything else - being able to wear something that was too small for a long time.

    My actual dinner was a brat and a piece of german sausage with homemade sauerkraut and kimchi and 5 olives. Followed by a big bowl of berries and cream, 1/4 of a banana just for a sweet touch. Then after dinner I had a couple breakfast sausages just because I wanted them, and it was too much Oh, I also had one piece of dark chocolate (85%) this afternoon and about 6 pecan halves. They keep on sneaking in, but I am trying to keep it to just a taste. Pecans have such good emotions attached to them for me. When I was a kid I used to go with my best friend to her family's farm in the mountains. It was two weeks +/- of heaven on earth for me. They had horses and we could ride every day (bliss indeed for a horse crazy girl who never got to ride otherwise!) We used to be barefoot and outside from dawn to dusk and had SO much fun. Milking cows, drinking frothy warm milk straight from the pail, swimming in the river, adventures all day long and it was usually pecan harvest time. We used to get sent home with a huge sack of pecans each ... loads of great food, all the raw milk you could drink, nuts and freedom in heaping quantities Just thinking about it gets my heart all warm and full and content.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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