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    sure would make life easier if everyone's body responded the same, huh? Do X - get Y results.

    I've reset all my 21 day challenge logs. I even increased them to 42 days.

    I will do this!

    1. 5 hours of walking/biking/hiking weekly
    2. bedtime between 10-11 pm
    3. no alcohol, no sugar, no grains/legumes
    4. 1200-1400 calories per day
    5. lose 2 pounds per week
    6. DO NOT QUIT

    Those are my goals.
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    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

    Goals: Healthy mind, healthy body, happy soul.

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    You go girl! Don't obsess over the weight loss though; it's not entirely under your control. Everything else is, so you're good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    I take 1000mg Vitamin C every morning - doesn't do a thing for me.

    Magnesium - WORKS!!!

    NOTE TO SELF: ONE magnesium pill should work just fine - 2 pills is definitely overkill!!!
    Okay, that NOTE TO SELF made me giggle. I'm shallow that way.

    Yes, it is a little uncomfortable getting overly enthusiastic comments from other men on my appearance. It hasn't happened much, but it's been a little weird. I can't say anybody has really hit on me, unless you count the very light-hearted and non-threatening kind of flirting I got from a seatmate on a flight (it was very clear he wasn't serious or coming on in any way). But I have noticed that I've become a little less invisible than I was before. Not that I'm getting stared at, but the eyes don't slide past quite as quickly as they did before. Maybe it's just my imagination though, who knows?

    What I really don't like is people joking around and telling my husband that he had better be careful or somebody will steal me away. He's been a little psyched out by my success, I think (although he is down 20 pounds from his peak a couple of years ago), and I don't need anybody feeding his insecurities. I've started commenting back, to counteract it. I know it's a joke, but seriously, do people think I was faithful to my husband only because I didn't have other options? Besides, anybody who would try to steal somebody else's wife is a slimebucket, and I am not at all attracted to slimebuckets.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Magnesium - WORKS!!!

    NOTE TO SELF: ONE magnesium pill should work just fine - 2 pills is definitely overkill!!!
    I usually take 1 magnesium at bedtime. It helps with sleep and when I get up in the morning, it reliably helps then too.
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    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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    I haven't noticed any reliability regarding magnesium at night (250 mg nightly), or any help from the Vitamin C (take 1000 mg daily). Maybe one or both need to be increased to help out. Thought the probiotic might help, but no help there either - that I've noticed, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    I just read a funny thread about "being hit on more since going primal". Nope --- can't say I have been. But, can't say I watch for it either. I do think my skin and hair look healthier. I don't even use conditioner anymore cuz I don't seem to need it. And I very rarely use lotion - but I do use Olay body wash with Shea Butter --- I guess thats part of it. I don't want to be hit on anyway -- I'm very happily married and have no desire for a man other than my husband to have "those" kinds of thoughts about me. And he's always telling me I'm beautiful so I certainly don't need it from any other man.
    So of course I had to go find the thread! Can't say I've experienced it, but maybe when I get the rest of the weight off.
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    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

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    okay -- so far: 3 eggs in a tsp of bacon fat. 2 TB almond butter. A mug of veg/chicken broth. Dinner will be oven roasted chicken with steamed veggies.

    I'm feeling good about starting over. I was feeling like a loser cuz I only made it 10 days on the challenge before I caved to the rum and oreos and m&m's. I will do the entire 21 days --- and then do another --- and another --- and another. My goal is to be at goal weight by my next birthday, July 25th. 53 will not see me overweight. I will be thin, healthy(er), and able to enjoy life without thinking "I'm too big to do that!" We plan on buying 2 kayaks to have on the lake next summer and I don't want people thinking "gee look at that fat old lady kayaking!"

    I wish I could get hubby on board - this would be so much easier!!!! I just have to have enough discipline to not cave to my weaknesses. He just isn't convinced that eating wheat and bad oils is really that bad for you. And he isn't one to do any research to learn more about it. Makes me crazy!
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    Goals: Healthy mind, healthy body, happy soul.

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    I'm just cooking what I can eat and filling the fridge with those choices. The boys are on their own if they want soda, chips, and what not.
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    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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    yes, at home hubby eats what I cook, and its always primal. But when we go to the boat on the weekends or now with summer being over it will be to the 5th wheel....... He wants junk. Chips (which I have no trouble avoiding), cookies of some sort, m&m's, and rum. The rum in the worst part......... it bloats me up for 3 days after I've had some. The cookies and m&m's just add calories I don't need - and sugar that makes my fibro flare up. I feel so much better when I completely keep these things out of my diet -- but I love them! So its tough. If he would just be nice and not ask to have them around I wouldn't have to fight the desire to eat some! So, it all comes down to ME having self-discipline to not put them in my mouth! I haven't reached the place where feeling good wins out over tastes good! Thats the problem. And thats part of why I'm trying to do this 21 day challenge. Because I know there will never be a 21 day stretch that I am not tempted by something hubby wants to have. So, I'm doing the challenge to help build my resolve. If I can make it 21 days........... I can do it another 21 days and so on.

    Feeling good in the long run has to overpower tasting good right now! It will happen!
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    Goals: Healthy mind, healthy body, happy soul.

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    Not really a solution, but perhaps a compromise - can he eat your way every other trip? Maybe some primal margaritas - I've seen a recipe around here somewhere. I'd just plan banging meals when it's a primal trip so he wants more. Course if you are feeling better, he might get other benefits.........
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    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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    Good idea!! I'll drop that one and see what he says

    New picture....... I sorta like my hair this way - I never see it from this view!
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    Goals: Healthy mind, healthy body, happy soul.

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