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    Today, inspired by Lucky Brand jeans, a fun workout, and the fact that my refrigerator is bare, I am going strict Paleo. This morning it all seemed so clear - my tastes have changed. I have a cupboardful of tea that tastes fine without milk or almond milk or anything in it. I don't care about sweets anymore. I have cut back drastically on salt without even noticing it. The cheese is gone and I don't care about that either. A few weeks ago I would have been in the car first thing purchasing something milk-like for my morning beverage, and in a panic over not having any cheese in the house. In looking over the snack list in Cordain's Paleo book, I laughed out loud. Meat, salmon, chicken, nuts, avocado, veg, fruit, shrimp.

    One thing about nitrate/nitrite free bacon, hot dogs, ham, etc. - they don't last! Have to be eaten! I've been careful about buying too much and this week I have only had to throw away one tomato. I probably could have salvaged most of it, but to be honest I didn't care that much.

    So this AM's breakfast was two eggs fried in coconut oil, the end of the ham, white tea, a few blackberries.
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    I salute your cheese success!

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    Isn't it funny, me with my sweet tooth, the hardest thing turned out to be cheese! Now that I don't have any in the house the prospect of going without is not daunting. My skin is looking really good and that is huge motivation for me.

    Funny day so far, sunny blue sky and then clouded over, then sun, then clouds - Mother Nature can't make up her mind.
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    Well, I must salute you. I can't say I'm there yet. But I'm back to living on my own, so it will be interesting to see how my tastes evolve.
    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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    I found the greatest snack food ever - roasted seaweed. It is unfortunately made with canola oil, but the amount is very small. Really delicious! I have been wondering if I need to get more iodine, although I probably get enough from eggs. I believe that even a small amount of seaweed once a week or so is plenty. (Feel free to correct me.) I will admit that I miss chips once in a while. I didn't eat them very often, but I do get a twinge every now and then - even before primal I stayed away from any kind of chip because obviously even the 'healthy' ones aren't, and I understand that producing foods of that type is environmentally devastating. This roasted seaweed can take the place of a bag of chips any day. Not sturdy enough for dipping, though.

    Actually, for all my whining, I never did eat that much cheese, maybe half an ounce a day, and not every day.

    Got another compliment today at work, someone asked me if they can have my scrubs when they fall off my body. I'm wearing my smallest ones! I think I really overdid the bagginess when I was fatter.
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    When we are over-weight, it seems there are two schools of thought: extreme bagginess, as if the air between our clothes and our bodies shows things aren't so bad, or sausage-roll tightness(do not know what this signifies- can you guess what camp I am in?). I rarely see an overweight person in clothes that fit just right. Of course, it can be hard to find clothes that fit just right under the best of circumstances, so I give us a little leeway there, but I think it is telling.

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    And baggy is just so comfy -- small or large size! That darn cheese. We all try to keep it out of the house, but it just sneaks back in there. I did tell myself I could only get cheese made with sea salt. Cut things down a bit, but I've been finding even that too salty lately!

    Can you post a picture of you and all the cats in your thin clothes? That would be fun. Figuring I probably should cut out cream. Coffee and cream is quite possibly not the best snack in the world -- even if it is comforting and easy to fix -- and smells so good.

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    I remember finding some pants that fit me just right, that didn't have an elastic waist! I felt so happy in those pants. And almost immediately after buying them, I started losing weight. LOL! Oh well. They are in my closet, waiting for a photo shoot when I am finished. Along with one over-sized top and a summer sleeveless top and pair of shorts (size 22!) I found in a suitcase a while back. The shorts were a bit baggy, and I can now stand in a single leg of them...
    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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    Here I am, still strict paleo. That is, if kombucha is paleo. I have the best local-made stuff, practically addicted to it. The people at the food co-op said everyone is - customers get really, really upset if they run out. It's expensive, but worth it IMHO. For one thing, it keeps me from eating stuff I shouldn't.

    Why is it that when I was fatter all the clothes in the store were small sizes, and now that I am smaller all the sizes are larger? Went to the only store in the area that has scrubs and they don't have any smaller than XL. When I was an L they only had S! And I have once again proved I have excellent taste (of a sort) - in a discount store I managed to pick out a pair of $60 corduroys. Did not buy them, of course I didn't! Pretty much all the other choices were like, $15. Well.

    Oh, and I saw the magic number on the scale this morning. 139.5! It is weird to think I am maybe 10 lbs from my goal weight.

    Had my physical today - doctor is ECSTATIC over my cholesterol numbers. He actually almost couldn't believe them. Last year, when I was fat and not primal, they were good - really good. I haven't ever had bad cholesterol. But he said they are pretty much off the charts - he never, ever sees anyone with my numbers.

    Had a kind of weird experience at work, not sure I should put it down here.
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    Got my blood test results - thyroid totally normal. Yay! CBC - totally normal. The hormone stuff takes longer. Ironically my hair loss seems to have stopped. I have white coat syndrome in reverse! The doc said that sometimes all your hair follicles reset themselves at the same time, leading to temporary shedding of hair but no real loss. Can be caused by all sorts of things, good and bad. Is that what happened? Did my primal conversion cause my hair to change? Because the funny thing is that my hair seems thicker than ever. (Not that my hair is particularly thick, but it's not thin either.)

    Have a weird craving for cashews.
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