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    Judg, yes you did very well pre-primal on weight loss. Sounds like keeping up with hubby is exercise all by itself.

    Seems like posting every other day works for me. Yesterday was fun, I stopped at a resale shop and scored two wooden kitchen chairs which are exactly what I need, though they need repainting. Also a marvelous red leather purse. All for $30. Ate primally all day. Had real whipped cream and strawberries for dessert. Yum!

    Today I worked like crazy and am taking the evening to relax, other than cleaning up the kitchen. I have to go to bed early as Cat must be at the vet at 9am and I have to allow time to get him into the carrier and administer morning meds, neither of which he cooperates with.

    B - 1 egg, 2T hummus, 3T blueberries, coffee with cream
    L - 3 oz ground beef, 1 large sliced cucumber with a little nonprimal salad dressing - tasted nasty but it used to be my favorite!
    S - 2T cashew butter, 1t allfruit cherry preserves
    D - 2 small chicken thighs and salad that I haven't eaten yet
    8+C water with sea salt & stevia
    Limeade made with a squirt of key lime juice and stevia mixed into ice water - very refreshing

    I think I need to back off on the berries, today was the first time I even noticed those preserves in the fridge. Very sweet and concentrated, I don't need to start down that road.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57034.html

    "...since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature's laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy." Weston A. Price

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    OK day. Vet appointment was a) very expensive and b) included no good news.

    B - 2 fried eggs, coffee with cream
    L - chicken thigh, falafel chips with cream cheese, blueberries with a little cream
    S - 1T coconut manna with 1T coconut oil and a drop of vanilla extract
    D - 4oz grassfed ground beef with 1T each ketchup and mexican cheese shreds

    I need to decide on some veggies I want to eat. Plus I just need to go to the store!

    On the plus side, I went to bed at 9:30 last night, fell asleep by 10, and slept til 6:20. I started using the flux light ap on the laptop yesterday, seemed to help.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57034.html

    "...since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature's laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy." Weston A. Price

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    Good primal weekend despite the torrential rains (7 inches in 6 hours today). Glad I live on high ground, some folks are flooded out and apparently a tornado went over us. The sky got really dark, it rained even harder, but no damage. I haven't made it too the store as a result so scrounged dinner which came out really well - I made salmon patties with egg, added some butternut squash and almond meal as a binder, seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika, and fried in butter til crispy. I did eat a pierogi, that's my 20%.

    B - 1 egg in a nest of leftover chinese vegetables, coffee with cream
    L - grass fed burger, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup beets
    S - 1 T coconut manna with 1T coconut oil
    D - 3 oz salmon patty with squash, 1 pierogi
    Snack to be determined, probably a few strawberries with cream.

    This going to bed earlier thing is really working out well. I never thought I'd like it but I sleep much more soundly and have a bit more energy during the day.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57034.html

    "...since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature's laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy." Weston A. Price

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    Hi Wren, glad I checked out your journal. Sorry about the loss of your husband and the illness of your cat. Send the rains to Ohio, we need it badly!!!. You've given me some ideas on food, thanks.
    Georgette

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    Salmon patties, haven't had those in ages? You used canned salmon, I suppose?
    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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    Georgette, glad to help! I've learned a lot from other good folks here too.

    Yes Judg, I used Kirkland's wild salmon from Costco. I have some salmon in the freezer too that I keep forgetting about. I love salmon, I could eat it every day. The best is smoked.... yum! I'm out of eggs so had the rest of the salmon patties for breakfast, was delicious but not as crispy.

    I just finished reading Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat and realized I do NOT have to count calories. Also realized I have been hungry the last couple of days and I probably need to eat a little more at mealtime.

    B - 3 oz salmon patty with butternut squash, coffee with cream
    L - grass fed burger, 1/2 avocado, a few falafel chips
    S - decaf cappucino with friends, coconut oil + manna later
    D - 2 chicken thighs, 1/2 cup beets
    8+c water with a little sea salt and stevia

    I still use the Livestrong food calculator thingy to monitor my food intake, mostly to keep carbs below 60, and I love how it gets all hyperventilaty about my fat intake. But it's kinda not good because it puts the numbers in red for too much fat. If anyone's seen a primal or more adjustable free calculator, that would be great. Because my healthy fat consumption is worth several gold stars!
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57034.html

    "...since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature's laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy." Weston A. Price

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    Paleo Tracker. Paleotrack.com. It will get huffy about dairy, though. And it keeps telling me almond meal is flour, or something, because I get warning signs about that too, but I just ignore it. And it will congratulate you for the things you've done right.

    It also uses the USDA data for foods, so if you put in fried onions, for example, it will assume you've done them in canola oil and up your omega-3s. Better to enter raw onion and whatever fat you use, if accurate readings are important to you.
    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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    Thanks for the recommendation Judg, I will check it out.

    Had a good day with one really tough spot - Cat went to kitty heaven this morning. I knew it was coming, found out last week he had a terrible aggressive cancer and at 15 yrs old I wasn't going to put him through a bunch of treatment and then have him die anyway. So he had a week of kitty hospice and died peacefully at home (mobile vet came to euthanize him). I will miss his creaky old self with his gigantic paws on my face waking me up in the morning. But this is the price we pay for loving creatures with such shorter life spans than ours.

    B - 3 oz. salmon, 1/2 avocado, coffee with cream
    S - 1T coconut oil mixed with 1t almond meal
    L - 5 oz grass fed beef burger, mixed chinese vegetables
    S - 1T almond butter, 5 falafel chips with cream cheese
    D - 2 chicken thighs, 1/2 c beets
    8+ c water with sea salt & stevia

    The extra protein today made me feel really well fed. I have zero desire for an evening snack. Oh yeah, I lost another pound too. It's time to look through my clothes that were put away for being too small, I have a feeling some of them might just fit now, having lost 20 lbs since last summer.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57034.html

    "...since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature's laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy." Weston A. Price

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    Congratulations! I'm quite sure that 20 pounds off will make some of those clothes fit!

    I had been fat for so long that I didn't have any skinny clothes to shrink into. So I have had to get new duds. Aw rats.

    Sorry about your kitty. It is amazing how attached we get to our animals, isn't it?
    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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    Yes, Cat was my buddy and I miss him. So I went right out and got Cat2, who is only 2 so has a long life ahead of him, beautiful tuxedo boy with facial markings that make it look like he has a big handlebar mustache. Extremely affectionate too.

    Too bad about having to buy all new stuff Judg.... I am looking forward to some of that same pain!

    B - 3oz wild salmon, 1/2 avocado
    L - Chicken thigh, the last of the chinese veg stirfry
    S - seaweed snacks, 1T almond butter mixed with 1T coconut oil because it was a little dry
    D - 3oz delicious smoked whitefish, beets
    Snack to be determined, probably a few strawberries with cream
    8+c water with sea salt & stevia

    I go see the doc tomorrow to see if he can tweak my protocol to relieve the fatigue. He will be very happy with my weight loss! Also a guy friend of mind went primal and lost 7 lbs in a week - he probably needs to lose about 75 lbs and is ecstatic with the results.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57034.html

    "...since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature's laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy." Weston A. Price

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