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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofbaconandeggs View Post
    A food journal helped me after I did a Whole30. I never counted calories but I did discover reactions to specific foods AND certain combinations of foods. For example: I can eat shrimp and be fine. I can eat spinach and be fine. If I eat shrimp and spinach together, T-minus and counting until I "clear the room". Food reactions can take a few days to fully manifest.

    I travel to Seattle area frequently. I love eating at the Brazilian steak house in Belltown, "The Grill from Ipanema". That is a travel cheat. My record is 43 minutes of consecutive meat eating.
    LOL I'll have to check it out!

    Yes, I should keep a journal to note some of these reactions. It just really feels obsessive and plays into my disordered eating history, so I'll reserve that idea for later.

    Day 7

    I did have a pretty crappy night's sleep, though, which honestly I can only chalk up to my overworked brain being in front of a computer all day and not knowing when to shut off. One more day of this insane schedule and then it's back to normal.

    Update: Took a short nap and feel 100% better. I have really mastered the art of 30-minute power napping.
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    Goal: To free myself of food obsessions and maintain a healthy weight without DIEeting



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    Holy crap, I slept all the way through the night without waking up! Woo-hoo!!

    I find myself waking up naturally around 7 a.m. without an alarm.

    I have only lost half a pound in the past week, so my goal this week is to really pay attention to my carbs and see where I can improve.

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    That's a great idea, KOBAE.

    Day 8, already?

    I had a very low-carb day yesterday -- about 75 g (although that's from MyFitnessPal, so take it with a grain of salt). I was so tired and ready for bed, tried to stay up, but turned off the light at 9:30 and conked right out. Woke up at 4:45. I felt fairly awake and should have just gotten up, but I was like "4:45? Screw that!" and rolled over and daydreamed for awhile then fell asleep again until 8 am, and now I feel like shit. Gotta listen to the body, Slim!
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    Sleep is still puzzling me a bit too, so you're not alone. A couple of nights I've slept right through and woken up at a decent hour feeling good, but other times I wake up in the small hours, have trouble getting back to sleep and then don't wake up until 9.00 am. I hope we're both able to solve the problem.

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    Ugh. Woke up with a cold this morning and feel yucky. I really want chicken noodle soup but I have a gluten sensitivity and so can't have any. Somebody call me a waaaaahmbulance.
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    Goal: To free myself of food obsessions and maintain a healthy weight without DIEeting



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    Day 11.

    Feeling better after an uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep. However, I really fell off the Primal wagon yesterday. I was feeling so yucky and all I wanted to chicken noodle soup and saltines, so I just said screw it and got some. I have to say, it made me feel really gross. Full, bloated, like there was a rock in my stomach. I ate some and then threw it all away.

    For some reason on this challenge I'm finding it easier to really listen to my body, which is not something I normally do. Time for some veggies!

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    Yes, definitely, I'm realizing that many of my cravings are mental.

    Day 12

    I'm still feeling very blah and unmotivated. Struggling. Tired of cooking for myself. I just want someone to come and do it for me, just for one night. You know?
    Starting weight: 195.8
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    Goal: To free myself of food obsessions and maintain a healthy weight without DIEeting



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    Day 15

    Sheesh, the time is flying. I'm doing not fantastic at the moment.

    I know two things: I'm working too much and don't leave enough time for taking care of myself. Also, the only way this really works for me is when I focus solely on how I feel. When I lose that focus I really start to slide. I do believe that 20+ years of dieting has put me really out of touch with my body. But, one foot in front of the other, right?
    Starting weight: 195.8
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    Goal: To free myself of food obsessions and maintain a healthy weight without DIEeting



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    Day 16

    I'm realizing something else about this challenge: I am having a very difficult time without having my diet revolve around gluten. Everything from toast in the morning to pasta for dinner -- it's such a different way of thinking to do this, and I am just having the hardest time making this change.

    I need to learn how to cook better. Unfortunately, I don't have a grill or place to put one, so pretty much all I do is salad or one-pot dishes (curry with chicken thighs, anything with ground beef, etc). Other than that, I don't know how to cook meat without making it all rubbery and dry.

    I wonder if those electric grill pans actually work well. I'm really sick of one-pot meals. So far I've been relying heavily on Whole Paycheck and Chipotle, and that's unsustainable. I obviously need to find some total beginner Paleo cooking websites.

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