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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Sugar Binge Annihilation Day 1 was a success. I was 100% primal yesterday. I overate, but I was primal. And I lost 1 lb... one real lb, not one I'd gained back. If you consider ones I gained back, I actually lost 3 lbs overnight... whatever. I'm happy to be at 206 now. that means only 6 more lbs and I'll be looking at the 100's again! ROCK. ON.

    That's so intimidating, actually. The 100's... I've been over 200 lbs for so long that 100's is intimidating. That means some serious weight loss has been occuring. It's awesome, but intimidating and I'm not sure what to think. am I ready? Under 200 is the realm of the successful and I haven't been successful for so long that I don't know if I belong with the likes of them. They say weight loss is a mental game, but I never would have expected to experience anxiety over reaching a weight below 200 lbs... Good thing I didn't reach it today.

    206. That's a good number, I think. It means I've lost 15 lbs this year (11 since going primal). But that's only an average of 3 lbs per month. Maybe I should just stop analyzing this and say "I lost 15 lbs so far this year". That's all that really matters anyway.

    Today, food looks like this:

    B:
    3 sausage links
    3 boiled eggs (yesterday I only ate two so might do the same today)
    vitamins

    L:
    left over taco meat
    big bowl of shredded iceberg lettuce
    1/2 roma tomato
    1/4 cup shredded cheddar
    salsa and sour cream

    D:
    Scalloped potatoes and ham, me thinks.

    I wanna make bison burgers or bison steak, but DH is working second so they're gonna have to wait a bit longer.

    I made the coconut macaroons last night. They were pretty good. A little less sweet than I anticipated b/c I'm used to store bought ones, but good nonetheless. The coconut I found (only option for unsweetened) was chipped coconut. I tried to chop it down to a finer consistency using the food processor but it didn't work. So the consistency of the macaroons is a bit off, but the taste is there.

    After I made them, I went to the store and picked up some sweetened coconut. I think that's going to have to be my vice now. Unsweetened coconut doesn't do it for me. It's like it's missing out on that rich coconut flavor... But then again, maybe I just need to give the coconut chips a little soaking in water or something b/c they're dried instead of moist like sweetened coconut... might be worth a shot.

    I think I might take a short walk today in my fast flats and see how it goes. This is my 3rd day of wearing them all day. I think it might be time to venture outward a bit. I miss walking.


    Ok, I think I've run out of things to ramble about. I hope everyone's having a nice day.
    Congratulations! What are your "fast flats?" I've been thinking of getting "barefoot shoes" flats, are these the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex26 View Post
    What exactly is your method again Judg? The Judg rules if you will .
    Hmm, I should probably answer that more in my journal. It's more a series of things though, than one secret.
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    What is a salt flush? Doesn't salt cause water retention? I'm confused............
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    What is a salt flush? Doesn't salt cause water retention? I'm confused............
    According to the Gay Panda and our friend Pebbles, the celtic salt flush is intended to bind with bromide, chloride, and fluoride, all of which interfere with the body's absorption of iodine. Bromide, chloride, and fluoride all bind to the same receptors as iodide in our bodies, essentially blocking them out and potentially causing thyroid issues. Using the salt flush pulls those elements off the receptors (or at least prevents them from binding to the receptors) allowing for iodine/iodide use by the body. I was worried about the salt causing retention too, but they say that it has the opposite effect, but I can't recall why. Something about the binding of the other elements that allows for it to flush from the system or something like that. I don't know the exact science, but they say the "Iodine Anyone?" thread fully discusses iodine and celtic salt flushes - I have not read it.

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    Congratulations! What are your "fast flats?" I've been thinking of getting "barefoot shoes" flats, are these the same thing?
    Fast Flats are Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats (available here). They're very thin and it's a lot like going barefoot, except your feet are protected from rocks and whatnot, and they're cute and appropriate for work.
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    You know you're committed when...

    1. You put in a vegetable garden.
    2. Buy a bigger refrigerator to hold all your Primal goodies.

    That's what I did this weekend.

    Friday, I transplanted all of my veggies into the ground. My neighbor tilled a 3x3 foot spot for me so I could put my veggies in the ground with hopes that I'll get a better yield than I do having them in pots. Hopefully it works.

    Then I planted something like 54 flowers in the containers that held my veggies. My deck is a nice little garden now. It's got violets, geraniums, salvia, and some kind of cute flower that opens and closes with the sun. Also a Gerber Daisy and a Mum. I secured my Shepherd's hook to the deck so I can have my bird feeders up there instead of down lower. I have a finch feeder and a hummingbird feeder. Hoping to get some action on them soon. If it wasn't so unbelievably hot and unshaded on our deck, we might actually use it... *sigh*

    Yesterday, DH and I went to Lowe's and got a bigger fridge. Our 21 cubic foot side by side fridge just wasn't cutting it. We can't put anything big in there b/c it's not wide enough. Nothing about it is big enough, really. We have so many primal goodies packed into it that things go bad before I notice b/c I can't see anything. Things fall out everytime we reach in for something (especially in the freezer). And 4 gallons of milk take up a LOT of room. So, we ordered a new fridge. This is the one we got: fridge. I won't get it until the 1st, which is a bummer, but it's one they normally have in stock, but didn't yesterday (unless I wanted a damaged one - um no). She said it would be a week before they get anymore in, and then they only deliver to our area on Fridays... Stupid, but it's free... what can ya do...

    This morning I feel like crap b/c I didn't get to eat right away when taking my vitamins... So my tummy is upset by the large quantity of nutrients with no food to dilute them... But, I'm starting to feel a little better after eating, so I think I'll survive.

    Tired today... sleepy tired - not run down tired. I think I fell asleep about 10 pm on the couch last night. DD woke me up at 11:30 (at least I think she did... when I went to her room, she was sleeping, but I swear I heard her fuss), and then went to bed. Kids both slept the rest of the night through - DS even slept in his bed the whole night! It got cold in our house last night (dropped to 64 degrees when I got up at 6), so maybe they didn't wake up b/c they entered a hibernation mode! lol Whatever the reason, they slept in their own beds and it was nice!!

    Scale read 206.2 this morning... I am knocking on 205's door... I bet I'm there before Friday.

    It sure was nice waking up to a number on the scale on Monday that was smaller than the number on the scale on Friday... weekends are usually the other way around for me.

    I'm gonna go walk around. I hope everyone's having a good Monday so far. Mine is a sleepy one. *yawn*
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    Memorial Day weekend in the States, I take it? It usually coincides with our Victoria Day, but not always. Slightly different formula used to determine it. Sometimes our long weekend is a week earlier.

    The Professor (DH) and Car Salesman Son just walked out the door to join Translator Son and family for a picnic at a splash park with the grandsons. *sniff* I'm not feeling well enough to go, both for their sake and mine. Think I'll go crash a bit.
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    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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    This coming weekend is Mem-Day weekend (so looking forward to it). I am SLEEP today, from lack of sleep haha
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    Yep... Memorial Day is coming up. Last week I took Friday off to go to my son's preschool picnic. His teacher was hosting a picnic in the park (bring your own lunch kind of thing), much like a field trip, and DS said "Mom, you, Dad and my sister HAVE to come", so we did.

    It was a lot of fun. DH was the designated child swinger. Everyone kept asking him to push them. It was funny and cute.

    As for actual Memorial Day plans - we don't have any. Might go fishing... definitely racing. I love not having plans.
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    Ah well, it's a holiday here today. For those who work or go to school. Even the groceries are closed, including the 24/7 ones. Rats. I could use a few things. It's hard to figure out how much I need to last a week with people coming and going and diets shifting.
    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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    I think I have developed (or recently discovered) an allergy to wheat. On two occasions this weekend I ate a piece of meat that had come in contact with wheat... the next day, both times, I experienced digestive complications. Which lead me to realize there is absolutely NO privacy in a public work restroom... I hate it. Even worse, the bathroom at work has a 'suite' off of it used as a nursing suite for nursing mothers. I felt terrible for the gal who was trying to provide sustenance for her child while I was... er... eliminating a form of "sustenance" that didn't agree with me. *sigh*

    Someone mentioned a blog on another person's journal and I have fallen in love with it. The Primal Parent | Thoughts on Primal food and Primal lifestyle from a parent's perspective Great site!
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