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    It sounds like you got your point across in the nicest possible way. But I do think that all the people who experience actual physical discomfort as a result of eating grains should feel quite free to tell people that. Not many people would pressure you to eat something if it actually makes you sick.
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    I agree. If something caused me discomfort I'd be more adamant about it. But fortunately, for me, it isn't the case. I continually walk a fine line between trying to be vigilant about keeping my diet free of things that I know are not good for me on the one hand and wanting to be part of the group eating whatever is put in front of me, like my depression era Grandmother always told me, on the other. It does get easier as time goes on, I notice that some of my family asks me about my diet and if this food or that food is okay for me to eat. It is another way to show love and respect and healthier for me than baking me a cake.

    So it gets progressively better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nycteris View Post
    And I am curious how your IE is going...I seek to have more of those moments, but I am struggling with allowing myself to step away from the responsibilities of the day to do so. Okay, yes, I am hippyish... but anyway, please share when you do have IE moments... good vibes are catchy! =)
    (Sorry for the edits to your quote). It is interesting what you say, because it's how I feel too. I usually have to "step away from the responsibilities of the day" to notice nature or the beauty of the world. If I am wrapped up in getting somewhere or my mind is consumed by some problem, I just don't really see. It wasn't always like this. As a young man and an Art major in school, I saw beauty and majesty in everything around me, nearly all the time. I constantly looked at things, people, or vistas and was moved by them. To draw or paint them was difficult, trying to capture the infinite using line and color, but I loved it.

    When I turned away from Art the sense of awe about the world didn't leave me, but I didn't quite look at it in the same way either, I guess I didn't feel a part of it anymore, I was just a spectator, Art had made me feel part of creation. As I busied myself with making a living, being a husband and later a father, those tasks required (for me at least) a focus that too often precluded seeing the beauty around me.

    And yet, there were (and are still) moments when I am awestruck with the beauty of nature, people, objects, ideas, music, theatre...it can be anything really. Certainly my children connect me to the infinite as I see the world fresh through their experience.

    My favorite euphoric experiences (these days) are when in the midst of a hectic day, something beautiful intrudes, cutting through my focus and stirs me in some way or other. Once I had to go to work very early to get a phone call from Japan. I wasn't too happy about it. But on my way into the office, the Sunrise burst through the grey clouds and the empty highway sparkled for a moment, and I felt connected.
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    Whew, what a day! Planned to fast through breakfast because there was a business lunch planned. That didn't happen and I only managed a fancy omelet thingy at a nice pub with sausage and some fruit on the side.

    Dinner will be some sardines over a BAS

    In the meantime I snacked on some nuts.

    Hectic day, not so good food wise, but could've been so much worse!
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    Doesn't sound bad at all really! Outside of the vegtable oils likely used to cook the omelet at the pub I'd say you had a pretty solid day! Keep at it buddy
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    Thanks ecks! It was a decent day all around (if a bit hectic).

    So... I weighed in today and am down to 250.2! Last week I was 251.1 so that is a .9 loss for the week. Small yes, but it the right direction.

    We move on...
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    A pound a week is not small. It is a very reasonable loss. That's about 50 pounds after a year, which is a heck of a lot when you think of 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

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    A pound a week is great! Remember you are losing real weight, not just fluctuations.
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    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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    Thanks Judg and Siobahn! I'm still impatient I guess. Though when I think about it, I don't really have any timetable, nor do I expect to eat remarkably differently when I reach my goal weight.

    I've lost enough weight now that most everybody who knows me has made mention of it. I'm certainly feeling better about my long term weight and health goals. All of this is to say that I'm really very pleased at my progress and if a pound a week is what I lose, then that's fine with me.

    Thanks again for the encouraging words!

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    Ugh... Busy, busy, busy. Work gets like this every once in awhile. But its not bad, just leaves me with little free time.

    I've been eating well, except for one notable fail at a Mexican Restaurant. Side note: Mexican food (at least the Tex-Mexy version that abounds in the Northeast) is about the least Paleo-Friendly Cuisine out there. Got Carnitas and was doing alright until the fresh, just made, corn tortillas came out.

    Last night I had a little rumbly-tumbly as my body spent time looking up what it used to do with so. much. corn.

    Today is better. Much better!
    Height: 5' 10"
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    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
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