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    I have a funny story that came to mind as I was catching up and saw your post about gluten in shampoo. I have a friend with severe auto-immune issues. Gluten is a huge trigger to her skin problems, so she's very careful. One day she sent me a message that said she'd been having trouble and she was looking at everything she used to find the source. She found her shampoo had gluten in it. We joked that she'd rather have eaten the doughnut than to have rubbed it on her head in the shower.

    Anyway, point is, it's a shame that it is in everything!

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    I've just been reading the last couple of pages here and decided to chime in with a big +1 to everything. Soy sucks. I knew that but everyone told me I was crazy...except Mark Sisson. Gluten in everything...should be a crime!
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    Jenn --- been off the forum for a couple days - I had 3 pages of your journal to catch up on!

    Bed issue.......... yes, our memory foam Tempurpedic started breaking down after about 5 years. Dips on both sides where we sleep. I finally took off the mattress cover (it zipped together on the bottom side) washed it all, and then replaced it with the dip side down. Now the bed feels brand new again. Very firm and supportive. But, still sleeps hot. I hope to get another 5 years out of it, then we will be getting a very firm no pillow top mattress. And no memory foam, unless they can prove to me it will last at least 20 years and it won't sleep hot or cold.

    Soy and gluten........ yup - in everything! I try to avoid soy, but I know they sneek it in so many sauces! I think I'm down to a very minimum. But, I'm working on not having any at all.

    The hubby.......... I agree with Judg on the talk, and the right way to approach it. This might sound derogatory -- but men are sorta like children emotionally. You have to treat them gently - and you have to approach things tenderly. The worst way to try to get a man to see things your way is to do it with with negative emotion. They instantly go on the defensive and will fight back by trying to make everything your fault. And......... they need positive reinforcement if you want them to continue with a certain behavior that is out of the norm for them - and especially if its something they really want to be doing. And stroking their ego is always a good idea!!! When Brad empties the dishwasher tell him something that will boost his ego ............... "you look so (cute, sexy, adorable, .......... fill in the blank) when you help me in the kitchen!"

    Just thoughts............ when you've been married a really long time - you pick up a few tricks to make things easier!

    So........... the low carb is kicking you're weight loss in gear! EXCELLENT! Must be why the first whole30 worked so good, but the last one didn't cuz you were eating more fruit........ right? that sounded right when I started typing it, but by the end of the thought I was second guessing my memory.

    old age! Anyway............ good job on the 187. I'm right there with you - but if you're on a roll you will probably leave me eating your fat burning dust! You go girl!
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeVynn View Post
    RE: beds.

    Seriously, skip right past the pillowtops and memory foam, and go right for a high quality firm bed. We finally (third bed in 12 years) got a Simmons Posterpedic, in the extra firm. Individual pocketed coils. At my husband's highest weight, as well as now that he's lost a bunch, it's still very supportive. Memory foam (and any other deeply foamed beds) don't actually support, so the muscles get fatigued trying to keep the spine in a neutral place.

    Remember, Grok slept on the ground/rocks/maybe in a tree... not really on a squishy surface. I find that sleeping on squish just hurts after awhile.
    Really, we have no choice. We are filing a claim on the warranty b/c we can't afford to buy something else. When we're in a better place, this one will find its way to the curb and a new bed will find its way in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    I never do count the carbs in eggs or seafood (and no, not even that fake crab[because I don't eat that!]). I just can't take half a gram of carb, when it comes wrapped in a hunk of protein and fat, that seriously. But I know some people are more careful.
    Seem silly to me. Maybe I won't count them either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Gluten in everything...should be a crime!
    Agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Bed issue.......... yes, our memory foam Tempurpedic started breaking down after about 5 years. Dips on both sides where we sleep. I finally took off the mattress cover (it zipped together on the bottom side) washed it all, and then replaced it with the dip side down. Now the bed feels brand new again. Very firm and supportive. But, still sleeps hot. I hope to get another 5 years out of it, then we will be getting a very firm no pillow top mattress. And no memory foam, unless they can prove to me it will last at least 20 years and it won't sleep hot or cold.

    The hubby.......... I agree with Judg on the talk, and the right way to approach it. This might sound derogatory -- but men are sorta like children emotionally. You have to treat them gently - and you have to approach things tenderly. The worst way to try to get a man to see things your way is to do it with with negative emotion. They instantly go on the defensive and will fight back by trying to make everything your fault. And......... they need positive reinforcement if you want them to continue with a certain behavior that is out of the norm for them - and especially if its something they really want to be doing. And stroking their ego is always a good idea!!! When Brad empties the dishwasher tell him something that will boost his ego ............... "you look so (cute, sexy, adorable, .......... fill in the blank) when you help me in the kitchen!"

    So........... the low carb is kicking you're weight loss in gear! EXCELLENT! Must be why the first whole30 worked so good, but the last one didn't cuz you were eating more fruit........ right? that sounded right when I started typing it, but by the end of the thought I was second guessing my memory.

    old age! Anyway............ good job on the 187. I'm right there with you - but if you're on a roll you will probably leave me eating your fat burning dust! You go girl!
    Hi Tomi. I plan to replace our mattress someday with something a little less "fancy' and 'state of the art". I told Brad the other night that the best foreplay in the world is a man doing housework. lol And I can only hope that the weight loss keeps on happening.
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    Hi all. I hope you had a good weekend. I did. All else aside, I hit 186 on the scale yesterday, AND today, so it's official - and entered at MyFitnessPal. Ticker is now at 35 lbs lost!! WHOO HOO!! Low carb Primal is working swimmingly!

    Took new pics b/c a gal on the Paleo boards at Facebook is co-authoring a book with another member and they asked me to draft up a success story and submit pictures. Brad would rather I submit them faceless, and I'm inclined to agree with him, but I think when you omit the face, it takes away from the perceived validity and reliability of the pictures. How easy is it to assume that the pics are staged if you can't see a face? Plus, they want us to give a name and city (Jenn Tyler, Wilton, IA) as a signature for the testimonial. So, I almost think I need to keep the face present b/c I'm STILL going to be identified as the owner of those pics... what are your thoughts? I'll probably post them here too, once I get the befores and the "betweens" edited and set together for comparison. I think the book they're doing is possibly just a book of testimonials b/c they asked for a 1200 word essay of sorts with a lot of detail. Makes me think my portion of the book will be more than just a quick 6 line blurb exclaiming how great Paleo is... or maybe it's a full blown paleo book with a section all about testimonials like Body for Life had. Who knows... all I know is that they asked for my story to possibly be featured in their book which is WAY cool. I told her that I am no where near finished and I don't consider myself a success story yet, but she said they're looking for "in-progress" stories as well. Flattered, honestly.

    More good news... my ankle feels great! I can still tell there's a little bit of pinching going on with the nerve, but for the most part, it feels good as new. I'll go to the gym and do my butt strength stuff today and see how it feels tomorrow. if it feels good, I'll probably run - but not for longer than a combined total of 10 min per doctor's orders.

    Brad shocked me last night. He asked me about something that is going on with his eyes. He said when he moves his eyes quickly to the side or turns his head quickly, he gets this weird sensation in his head... he likened it to being zinged or zapped... turns out my dear husband hasn't taken his Zoloft in over 8 days... yep, my love, you are experiencing the beloved brain zaps. He says he's feeling a lot better off the medication than he did on it, so he's going to stay off it. He's had more energy than he knows what to do with (says he's spends his day bouncing his leg A LOT), he spent well over an hour playing soccer with our son in the yard last night, and he got a lot of stuff done - work like stuff. He cleaned the dog kennel (to include pressure washing the dog houses, food and water bowls and the concrete), he mowed the grass (we have an acre lawn and a standard sized mower so it took him a good hour and a half), and worked on the race car while his dad sat and looked through racing catalogs (which NEVER happens). Normally, after mowing and cleaning the kennel, he MIGHT work on the car, but likely not, and would most definitely NOT play soccer (and actually RUN AROUND) in the yard for an hour...

    He started taking a green tea extract as well b/c he'd heard it helps with weight loss. I told him that any help it gives him will be minimal, but there are other anti-inflammatory benefits that make it worth the $3 a bottle. He's still taking the same cocktail of vitamins I'm taking and thanked me yesterday for convincing him to take them as well.

    He's been in a MUCH better mood the last few days which improves our kids' behavior and my attitude as well. We've even had "relations" more frequently which could be playing a role in his mood, and whatever it is, I like it b/c his mood affects mine.

    Anyhow, lots of good news today.
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    Yay for good news! So glad hubby is feeling good. I hope he remembers this, in case things get rough down the road, he'll remember the different things that helped him feel that way. It's always good to get thanked for your influence too
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    Y'all should see the comment he posted on my status. It made my eyes wet... Since only a couple of you are Facebook "friends", I'll post my status and what he said in response.

    My status:
    I am flabbergasted.. when I started the year, I had 81 lbs to lose to get to my goal weight. Today, I am only 46 lbs away. I started my new journey on March 5th and since then have lost 35 lbs. 4 more pounds and I will have lost ALL of my pregnancy weight. 11 more pounds til I am back to my wedding day weight! We got married 7 years ago!! I am beyond giddy.

    Brad's comment:
    You are doing amazing hunny ( and look amazing too!) and have inspired me to change my eating habits as well which is a rather tall mountain to climb! Thanks to you I have lost right around 20lbs and that is without even being as strict with the eating as you have, but I am getting there slowly( I have even been thinking about trying a Whole 30). Also, I feel better and have more energy than I have had in years. You are changing my life for the better again, just like you did 7 years ago. I love you and I am proud to call you my wife and the mother of our beautiful children.
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww



    That is awesome!!!
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    wow. nicely said. whatta guy.
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