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    I've been thinking on this for a long, long time. Years of research and reading everything I could get my hands on have lead me to this point. I even got a culinary degree in the course of my journey. I have always had a passion for food and food science. It started out as helping in the kitchen with Grandma and Aunties. I thought we just loved to cook and eat! And we do, but for me it's been something more. I've had this feeling of yearning. Of wanting to get closer to "the answer". I feel down to my core that Primal nutrition is my answer. It feels good to be home.

    I'm hoping to achieve a better balance in my life. I'd like to feel better in my own skin. I'd like to live long enough to be a grandmother, and be healthy enough to keep up with grandchildren! I want to settle into age gracefully without disease, medications and doctors. I want to thumb my nose at CW and be part of a movement that helps to turn what we're doing here into the norm. And quite honestly, I also want to be smokin' hot!

    I'm finally ready to Grok on!!

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    Day 8 -
    Many years ago there was a low-carb diet that my mother got turned on to sponsored I think by a university . She was very successful at losing pounds and inches, but even at her most thin, was always "skinny fat". I remember her dinners often consisted of hot dogs smothered in melted plastic cheese singles and for dessert a bowl of frozen raspberries topped with a tub of cool whip.

    Today I had three muffin tin frittatas for breakfast. Half an avocado for a snack. A spinach salad with egg, bacon, tomatoes, evoo (that's evoo folks, like a french word, NOT ee vee oh oh like that twit on tv) and balsamic for lunch. For dinner I will have an organic roast chicken with steamed broccoli. Probably some raw red, orange and yellow bell strips for dessert cuz they're so dang sweet and crunchy!

    My job requires me to be on my feet, taking many steps, lifting heavy things, bending, squatting, reaching etc. So I'm not really "working out" but I will take the beast for a walk down to the park.

    So far so good. A side note and shout out to ma, "I'm spilling ketones!"

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    Day 9
    B- Two hard-boiled eggs
    S- Half an avocado (I still feel a twinge of guilt/apprehension about eating "too much" avocado, CW strikes again!)
    L- BAS
    D- I'm thinking some primal meatballs in tomato sauce

    Work was a bit tough for me today. I work at a candy store and there was one piece in particular today that was really staring at me, but I stayed strong. Partly because there is a new piece coming out next week that I am obligated to at least taste even if I don't swallow the thing.
    Anyway, today is my Friday and I'm a bit nervous about my weekend. That's usually when the Mr. and I hit our favorite local brewery for lunch and beers. I've been pretty strict with the diet in hopes that I have some wiggle room for a brew or two, I always have a salad for lunch so at least I'm not eating pub food on top of drinking beer. :/
    We tend to get pretty thirsty though, which is a topic all on it's own, but I'm really in this for positive lasting changes. Not just for diets sake but really for a healthier, happier, longer life and I'm pretty proud of myself so far.
    The last time I tried to lose some weight I did a low-carb, South Beach type thing. But I did it all wrong. Lots of cold cuts, lots of cheese slices, those terrible South Beach approved "protein" bars. I knew better too but was just so desperate to be thinner. Needless to say I was less than successful, one can only eat so many cold cuts and cheese slices. I felt really low and defeated. Not just because I couldn't stick with it long enough to lose any weight but because I knew I was being so unkind to myself.
    Anyway, I feel good about my primal choice. I'm eating good food that's good for me. I'm not supporting the Frankenfood industry anymore. I'm not a slave to carbs and sugars, I'm in control of my choices! And it may be TMI but my poos have been very satisfying.

    Grok on brothers and sisters!

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    Evoo? What is that? One thing for sure, it isn't French...
    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.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Evoo? What is that? One thing for sure, it isn't French...
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Pronounced like you would pronounce s'il vous in the French phrase s'il vous plaît. As opposed to saying the letters E V O O ala Rachael Ray.
    Just being a goofball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pestmeat View Post
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Pronounced like you would pronounce s'il vous in the French phrase s'il vous plaît. As opposed to saying the letters E V O O ala Rachael Ray.
    Just being a goofball.
    Ah thanks. I always tend to have difficulty with these things. I just couldn't puzzle it out.

    Good luck with the whole process.
    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.
    - Lewis Mumford

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