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    High fives for doing so well at the family potluck.

    What, you hadn't been eating fats? I thought we were supposed to make sure we got enough.
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    Hey! high five to YOU!

    I've changed my macros a bit --- 10% carbs, 20% proteins and 70% fat. I've been reading this Start Here The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. website. It makes sense. and it seems to be working for me. I lost 3 pounds last week. Its pretty easy to get that much fat with butter, almonds and fatty meats.

    I've also completely cut dairy (excluding butter) from my diet. 2 weeks ago I threw out my lactaid pills (which didn't work 100% of the time anyway) so now I just can't eat dairy - period. I don't even have to make the choice.

    I'm currently trying to syphen out my pond so I can put in fresh clean water.......... its a SLOW process! I have a 2200 gallon pond, and a VERY slow syphen going. I added second hose to hurry things along a bit. I don't want to syphen out so much that I need to rescue the fish though. Just enough to get the pH down.
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    Well -- changing out 1/2 the pond water didn't seem to lower the pH. GRRR! I might have to go buy some stuff to add to the water. I added bacteria that is supposed to help - but it takes about 3-4 weeks to do its thing........ I'm so impatient!

    Food yesterday was good. But I did eat about 3/4 cup refried beans at the mexican place. I had bacon wrapped shrimp! YUM! Probably fried in some crappy oil...... but it seemed to be the best option on the menu. Scale jumped back up to 187 --- dang it. Might be the salty mexican food? Thats okay --- it will go down again. I should go back to only weighing once a week. Daily is frustrating!

    I woke up this morning with a couple water blisters on my lip............ its not a cold sore, just a couple water blisters. Very odd.

    I should go for a walk before I have to go get ready for work.

    scattered thoughts........... not a good sign.

    Later: sheesh...... I forgot to post this. I've been to work and shopping already!

    We nailed down our vacation plans! This Feb. we are just going to take the 5th wheel to the coast. We'll stay a couple different places that we've been looking at for a while. NEXT Feb. we are going to Hawaii! That gives me a year to get healthy and thin! I like having something to shoot for. Last time I lost 50 pounds I was preparing for a 2 week vacation that included a 1 week cruise. Its a good incentive! So --- if I want to wear a bathing suit in Hawaii I had better get down to my goal weight - and tone up! I have 50ish pounds to lose and a bunch of toning to work on.

    I have another blood test next to week to see how my thyroid is doing. I hope she increases my dose just one more time.

    Hey Judg - if you're reading this --- thanks for the meatball idea! I'm making that for dinner tonight. Can you believe I've never made meatballs! I'm chopping up some onions and peppers and will throw in some other spices...... maybe I should find a good recipe?

    It seems that maybe those little water blisters on my lip are actually a cold sore! dang it! I haven't had a cold sore in years! wonder what triggered it?
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    Weight is still stuck at 187. After calculating what I ate on Monday I can understand why -- 2240 calories! I guess that bacon wrapped shrimp was more calories than I planned for. Plus the refried beans..... Oh well. It was enjoyable - I'll just chalk it up to a little deviation in the plan.

    I was looking over my work hours yesterday - as meager as they are - and I realized that I haven't missed one day of work this month! Thats a first! So, my bowel issues are causing less troubles in my live these days! Hopefully a sign of the increased thyroid function thanks to the Armour.

    I'm heading out for a walk. Not taking Zeus today --- his hips couldn't take the mile yesterday. Poor guy.......... he wants to go so bad! Have a good day all!
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    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    Yay for not missing work this month! I haven't missed a day at work since I had the flu in january! Before ditching the grains I used to miss at least one day per month and I work part-time!
    Congratulations on the drop, hope you drop some more soon! I think I might try upping my fats too, I've been hungry in the morning lately. I'm just not sure how to do it on the auto-immune protocol: no eggs, no nuts and seeds
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    Never made meatballs? The mind boggles.

    I don't use recipes. Mix your wet ingredients: ground meat, eggs (one per pound of meat), chopped fresh onions (don't cheat on this one, onion powder does NOT give the same results) and whatever sauce you want to throw in for flavour. That last bit is a little dicier with primal, admittedly. I usually clear out the little bits of whatever bottles are in the fridge. A little tomato sauce would probably work well here to eliminate cheating. This time I added bacon fat too, because the meat was lean, and I was baking them on a rack in the oven, and I didn't want them to be dry. And then I mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl: formerly bread crumbs, now almond meal, with salt, pepper, and whatever spices I feel like. Garlic powder, oregano, basil, whatever. It changes a lot depending on what kind of effect I'm looking for. 1/2 hour in the oven at about 400. They can be pan-fried, in which case I don't add any fat to the mix. It's faster, but more work.

    I've done this with ground poultry too, and tried for a more Oriental feel. So that means coconut oil, ginger, cilantro, a bit of hot pepper perhaps... No tomato.

    Have fun.

    Congrats on not missing work. Things are on an upswing for you.
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    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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    just read through Paleobirds thread on eating more fat. I think the title is EAT MOAR FAT - I finally get it! or something very close to that......... makes good sense. She's a wealth of info!

    Thanks for the pat's on my back! I'm feeling good again about this whole process. I only work pt also --- VERY pt. I'm lucky if I get in 10 hours a week. I'd like to be getting at least 15 and am going to ask my boss if he can throw a little more work my way. I am basically his assistant, and I'm sure there are other jobs he could pass over to my desk to ease his load a bit.

    and on that subject......... I should heading out the door and I haven't even showered....... boss is on vacation this week, and since my hours are totally flexible - I'm being a bit lazy today. Better go get ready........
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    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    I'm heading out for a walk. Not taking Zeus today --- his hips couldn't take the mile yesterday. Poor guy.......... he wants to go so bad! Have a good day all!
    I hope Zeus feels better. Maybe some glucosamine would help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Never made meatballs? The mind boggles.

    Have fun.

    Congrats on not missing work. Things are on an upswing for you.
    I know - crazy huh? I think I've always assumed meatloaf and meatballs have pretty much the same ingredients - so why bother making a gazillion small meatballs when you can make one giant meatloaf! But -- they can and probably are supposed to be different.

    So here's my concoction: 2 lbs gr. beef - 2 lbs. ground pork - 1 onion finely chopped - 1/2 each green and red peppers finely chopped - 2 cups Italian blend grated cheese - 2 TB minced garlic - 4 eggs - 1 1/4 cup beef broth - 2 cups Almond meal/flour - a sprinkling of dried cilantro, italian seasoning, salt and pepper, 1 TB mustard. I'm topping them with a mixture of tomato paste, bbq sauce and water (for dilution) then sprinkling with the rest of the grated cheese and slices of onion and peppers.

    what do you think???

    oh - and I certainly hope things are the upswing - and the trend continues!
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    Do 30-60 days clean primal.
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    Eat 3 meals and primal snacks.
    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedidoc View Post
    I hope Zeus feels better. Maybe some glucosamine would help?
    Poor guy has a sensitive stomach --- pills don't stay down. We've tried glucosamine and a prescription for Reglan. Upchucks both of them. We just try to keep him comfortable - and love him lots and lots! I think he's still hurting cuz he's been pretty quiet today. I feel so bad for taking him on that long of a walk
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    As per Marcadav:
    Do 30-60 days clean primal.
    No grains, sugar, alcohol.
    Eat 3 meals and primal snacks.
    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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