@kreyes, I have not had my cholesterol checked yet because I'm only in my 5th week. Our insurance is not that good, we have to pay for all blood tests (a bit <$380). So I will wait until the next 9news health fair next year before I get mine checked. I'm also hoping that my thryoid will be better so I can get off of those meds.
It's hard to get rid of coffee. It's suprising that black is not bad. I was just like you. As for what I do with the loaded coffee, that's my way of getting fat into it. I love dairy and always have.
@allymd, I feel your pain, the first 2 weeks I lost 8lbs, put 2.5 back on then lost another lb. So, I quit getting on the scale because it's not very nice to me. I have read so many journals and it's not just us. Others have it too, but what was so inspiring for me is to see how their health improved each month. I did read that the slower the weight loss, the better because it gives your skin time to shrink with the fat, makes sence right? I am trying really hard to NOT weigh myself because I find it changes my mood if I do. I could wake up happy, step on the scale and be out of sorts the rest of the day. With reading these journals, people do so many things, fasting, carb retriction and I'm talking <20 or just at to really help with the weight loss. I love my veggies too much to go below 40ish. Do you know a whole avacado has 12 grams of carbs in it? That's a good way to get fat in as well. Lettuce 2 cups has 4 (red leaf). So, I just make sure mine are <50 or just at 50.
I think I mentioned this in this thread but the friend that turned me on to MDA and bought me the book because of my cholesterol. She is 4'11" and was a size 8, a year later, she is a 2. I have no finished all the journals because I'm reading from the beginning, within a year, all have significant weight loss. My friend does not restrict her carbs, although she does keep them <100. She does not count calories but does have a ton of fat in her diet, mostly coconut and olive oil. She buys the 25lbs at costco.
The scale is NOT my friend, so I"m concentrating on eating right with 75/15/10 or there about to make sure (it's more like 70/20/10) I stay primal all the time. Except for the weekend of grad parties, Memorial Day weekend, I have been completely primal. I was <10 days into it and after eating baked beans and having a couple of beers I felt like crap the next two days. So tired all I wanted to do was sleep. So I make sure to not do that again. I'm glad I did because if I don't want that stuff anymore.
I weight and measure still, somethings I just now know what the appropriate amount is so on some things, I don't measure anymore.
We got to do what we got to do, so the scale and measuring cups are my friends too!
@Ray, I think you and your wife are wonderful. Very giving with huge hearts!
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