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    Cool! Many healthy lifestyle plans recommend a full clear up and out to help put you in a great, organized, clean frame of mind... I'll bet this clearing & packing is therapeutic and helping you 'clear out' your old non-primal life!!
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    Big jackpot! I found a box of summer clothes, again virtually new, that now fit. Can't believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Just popped in to report the happy fact that I ran across a pair of waterproof pants that I only wore once before becoming too large to fit into them and they fit fine now! Will be great for sledding and snowshoeing next winter!
    Unless of course, they are then too big. LOL!

    Sounds like your packing expedition is starting to resemble a shopping expedition. Score, score, score!
    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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    KerryK- I think you are so right. Taking charge of one area of your life and having success with it, spurs you on to other things. I have done a lot of clearing out and organizing since I've gone primal. Now, if I would only get inspired in my writing or crafting!

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    You are so right, Kerry. I have collected a box of things I have been hanging onto to for sentimental reasons - and not healthy sentimental reasons. I need to let go of a lot of stuff - and I don't necessarily mean broken vases and old sweaters. But those broken vases and old sweaters won't let me go, if you understand what I'm really talking about. I've collected them, and I'm going to take them to my friend's beautiful oceanside forested property and bury them and have a ceremony of my own design. I am strong enough to do this now.

    And won't that be a happy dilemma when I don't have a thing to wear! That day is coming!

    The results of my binge day - 1900 calories, 55% fat, 24% protein, 21% carb. Actually, my binge day looks a lot like I expect to eat all the time when I reach my goal weight. (Maybe a bit lower in calories overall, probably 1700-1800 with proper macros.) All primal. My dinner - grass-fed hamburger patty, avocado, radishes with salt and butter, red wine. Not sure I will be able to stand this sort of regimen, it's so horrible! Seriously, I am a bit mystified as to why I have no cravings and why the honey jar sits in the cupboard untouched. I have always had a monster of a sweet tooth, and I still enjoy my fruit very, very much - I eat a banana and berries pretty much every day. I am very happy.
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    Also, I learned that just a dash of sriracha (rooster hot sauce) is divine in avocado.
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    Sriracha is unbeatable. Although you should have seen the look on my MIL's face when she slathered some on her bread and bit into it, over our chorus of objections. She should have listened to us... She had no idea it was that potent.

    I have read the occasional article on decluttering your wardrobe. That has happened all on its own...
    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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    My n=1 experiment is rather interesting. Yesterday morning I got home from work, felt very hungry, ate a normal meal, went right to sleep, slept very well, woke up full of energy. Ate pretty close to bedtime last night, slept really well, woke up early and full of energy. I seem to sleep better with food. This morning I feel hungry and am cooking breakfast, a hamburger accompanied by some leafy greens. Maybe I need to replenish after the rather grueling three nights of work.

    Sriracha is powerful stuff all right! Which is good, because it contains sugar, but if you only use two or three drops, I don't think it is significant.

    I have a couple of observations. I might be all wet. The first - it seems to be better to just go cold turkey primal. Easing into it is harder in the long run. Eating grains and sugar, even in small amounts, has a profound effect on the body. Although an occasional 'emergency' carb in the beginning can be helpful in getting through rough spots, it is better to rely on primal carbs like bananas and sweet potatoes while making the adjustment.

    The second - don't try to replicate the SAD with primal foods. For one thing, doing so is quite expensive and can be complicated. Down the road when your tastes have changed you can try to make primal pizza or something along those lines. In the beginning, keep it simple - meats, salads, veg, fruit, eggs prepared simply. A little dairy if you do dairy.

    Of course all this kind of stuff is elsewhere, but I'm speaking from my own experience, which is of course my own!
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    Since I did such a poor job yesterday at not charting, etc., I'm going to declare today the holiday. I've eaten a bucketload of fruit already.

    Had breakfast at church, ate a little bit of a crustless quiche and some fruit to be social (I had already eaten). The person who cooked the quiche couldn't remember if it had flour in it or not, but I got some fairly bad stomach cramps and the left side of my face broke out in red splotches. Yikes. Luckily my hair covers it, and I sat at the far left in church. Methinks there was gluten in that quiche!

    Really have to do some serious packing today!
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    Quiche! (Crustless quiche, that is.) I am starting to think it is the perfect snack food. Eggs, cheese, vegetables, cream. Maybe some meat. Good warm or cold. Lovely stuff.

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