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    Well, some ups and downs over the last few days. I was supposed to be in rest and recover mode, but I was feeling good Thursday morning and went to help DIL at their new house. I mostly babysat a gaggle of little boys while she and her mother and sister unpacked and cleaned. I was so wiped the next day, it was unreal. Note to self: do not spend so much time with little boys until I've had a couple of good days in a row. Feeling good that day is not enough. So I've been resting the last couple of days. Yesterday (Friday) I could hardly move. Today it's slow, but better.

    Nonetheless, I have managed to drop a bit lower weight-side. 149 even, as of this morning. I didn't eat much yesterday but most of it was high-fat: macadamias, an entire avocado with my canned mackerel, and my coconut oil/almond butter/apple butter spoon candy. Today I'm repeating the avocado with the rest of the mackerel, but I added a bunch more veggies, and I'm honestly getting too full to eat it all in one sitting. Up till now I've only had a latte and an iced coffee. I know, not very well-balanced...
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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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    Sorry to hear you were feeling bad. But avocado is maybe the world's best food, it will fix you up.
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    Sounds like even through your rough days you're finding paleo "convenience" foods to help you get through it! Definitely proud of you for that because a lot of people would have found whatever they could get on down days. Keep it up and congrats on the 149! Only 14lbs to go til goal!
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    Thanks Siobhan, Ecks. Yeah, the avocado went down really nicely. So much so, I did the same thing the next day, although I was not craving fat quite so badly then.

    Ecks, I'm not entirely sure why I am finding it so easy to stick to this. Mind you, my eating had been pretty clean before, although the rules have changed somewhat. The thing is, I get what I'm doing, and I know why I'm doing it. I want to get to my goal weight and be healthy much more than I want to eat "treats". When I have things in my life I need to change, I try to do it by emphasizing the positive: what I can have or do as opposed to what I can't. Like I heard some preacher sometime say, "Don't worry about the 'don'ts' in the Bible. Get busy with the 'do's' and you won't have time for the 'don'ts'." There is a heck of a lot of wisdom in that. So I made myself a list of acceptable breakfasts and it's pretty long. Who needs toast and cereal? I haven't actually written out a list of paleo comfort foods (perhaps I should), but I have a few things I know I can head for when I need something. And like you, I was frightened, truly frightened, for my health. I didn't yet have diabetes, but I could tell I was headed there. There just isn't anything to eat that's worth being a crippled, diabetic old lady. So I tend to see "treats" not as sources of pleasure, but doorways into misery.

    I did have a small scoop of ice cream a couple of weeks ago, LOL! And a few Werther's originals over the course of the summer.

    Anyway, I just had a very late breakfast. (Had a bad night, so not going to church today.) Big thick frozen smoothie made with mixed frozen berries, two eggs, almond milk, and a bit of stevia. It's like having a huge bowl of sherbet for breakfast. How on earth am I supposed to feel deprived? That said, I've probably overdone the fruit this summer, but I'd backed off the last couple of days, so I figured it was okay.

    I am contemplating doing Odile's trick of eating nothing but protein for three days, partly to make sure I'm not in glucose-burning mode again, and partly to accelerate weight loss. If it works, I could do that about once a month, and not worry about losing weight for the rest of the month. I'll wait till next week though. Car Salesman Son is morphing into College Son and will be vacating the premises. Being entirely on my own will make it much easier.

    Oh, new low again this morning. 148.4. Obviously, those avocados didn't shipwreck me.
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    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.
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    YIPPEE!!!!! Congrats on the drop! Hope you are feeling better.

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    Thanks Kim. A good night's sleep will probably do the trick.
    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 snitched a few macadamias and a couple of dates this afternoon. Supper consisted of a couple of slices of ham and the roasted cauliflower recipe they mentioned at MDA lately. I didn't have cumin seeds on hand, so I used caraway instead.

    It's been a slow day. Almost impossible to concentrate on anything. I hope I sleep well tonight.
    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
    my coconut oil/almond butter/apple butter spoon candy.
    Sounds good!

    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    I did have a small scoop of ice cream a couple of weeks ago, LOL! And a few Werther's originals over the course of the summer.
    That's ALL??
    You are doing GREAT!


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    Car Salesman Son is morphing into College Son and will be vacating the premises.
    What's he taking?

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    Oh, new low again this morning. 148.4.
    Congrats!!
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    LOL, Winencandy. Like I said, my urge to cheat just isn't there. Not much, anyway. What I can eat makes me very happy, and what I can't eat is a door into diabetes and arthritis and all kinds of problems. I suppose technically I did cheat a little more here and there, a handful of homemade French fries (made in canola oil ), bits of white potato or rice here and there, but really not often at all, and these are borderline acceptable, so I don't worry about it. I don't quibble about bad oils or wee bits of sugar in sauces or something when I'm eating out, because it's just not worth the hassle. I'm quite sure my body is capable of handling these things in small amounts on occasion, so there's no need to be a purist when I'm a guest. But I don't chow down on pasta and sandwiches and pastry either. I find the best available and go with that.

    College Son will be in the church music programme at Master's College in Peterborough. At least I think that's the name of the programme. I'm terrible with labels of any kind. It looks like he will be exempted from the internship requirement, seeing as he already has way more experience there than they are asking for.
    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.
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    Another new low this morning. 148.0. I really have no idea why sometimes the weight seems to just fall off without arguing and other times it has to be chipped away in minute flakes. It's been a long time for me since it's just fallen off, so I'll take this. It's true I'm eating less, but that hasn't always been effective. Anyway, I'm on a roll, and I'll ride this as long as it wants to continue.

    Had a good night's sleep last night, which was very needed. Today can only be better than yesterday.
    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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