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Old 01-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #121
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I managed 9 this week! lol... I even ate some blueberries, I don't even like blueberries!
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Sunday morning weigh-in: down 4 more pounds this week. Seems almost like a let-down after last week, but heavens, if I could loose 4 pounds ANY week, I'll be happy!

My only challenge this week was having to eat out once for a business lunch -- Mexican food place, which is a HUGE temptation for me

I managed a salad with oil and vinegar, and some soup, which probably wasn't all Primal, but was my best compromise....
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Hi guys,

I've been super busy at work. It's the end of the first semester and grades as well as many other reports are due. I've been staying on plan, plus not eating anything except for coconut milk or...yes...butter in my coffee ....until 11:30 . Trying a 16 hr fasting window and 8 hr eating window. Trying to get some of that fat around my midsection burned off.

I've been trying to eat a diet very high in fat which would prompt my body to burn ketones for energy, which, as many experts have said, is the preferred fuel for our bodies anyway.

In terms of WL, I have lost about 7 lbs in about 2 weeks. Due to imbalances in my system, I am a very slow loser, but I am trying to correct those via proper nutrition and movement.

Because of my crazy work schedule, movement has been on the back burner this past week, unfortunately and I can feel becoming more depressed as a result of that.

Hope everyone is doing well and fighting the good Primal fight
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Bravo, mousegal

Four lbs is amazing! You've done great! The only thing I can ever eat at a Mexican place nowadays is fajitas without the tortilla. It is tough because I love crunchy tortilla stuff.

I was raised on oil and vinegar dressed salads, so that has been easy for me. I notice that if I crumble some feta on top, it goes down much easier.
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Hi guys,

I've been super busy at work. It's the end of the first semester and grades as well as many other reports are due. I've been staying on plan, plus not eating anything except for coconut milk or...yes...butter in my coffee ....until 11:30 . Trying a 16 hr fasting window and 8 hr eating window. Trying to get some of that fat around my midsection burned off.
I've been trying to eat a diet very high in fat which would prompt my body to burn ketones for energy, which, as many experts have said, is the preferred fuel for our bodies anyway.
In terms of WL, I have lost about 7 lbs in about 2 weeks. Due to imbalances in my system, I am a very slow loser, but I am trying to correct those via proper nutrition and movement.

Because of my crazy work schedule, movement has been on the back burner this past week, unfortunately and I can feel becoming more depressed as a result of that.

Hope everyone is doing well and fighting the good Primal fight
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I didn't get to do my walking/jogging due to a busy/stressful week (buying a new car). Hope to do better this week. Eating has gone well. Went to book club yesterday and ate on my salad *everyone loved my primal salad* and had some ham and a single spoonful of black eyed peas. One of the ladies remarked about my "skinny jeans"
Enjoying wearing my size 10's comfortably. Dare I reach for a size 8....

Eating today:
B-greek yogurt with blueberries and pecans
L-green smoothie or egg salad
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D-BBQ shrimp and a BA salad--making my own Lea and Perrins knockoff http://paleodietlifestyle.com/homema...ondiments/#s10
That is all.

I am enjoying my experiments with coconut milk. Performs as well, if not better, than cream in my recipes. Made some curried cauliflower the other night and it was perfection

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Snooze, you've done well. Hope you are enjoying your new car! Comfortably-fitting size 10s are skinny, indeed.

I have determined that exercise must be a top priority for me, but somehow it always falls by the wayside when other obligations kick in. I have been handling the eating part well, now I need to figure out the consistent movement part.
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In terms of WL, I have lost about 7 lbs in about 2 weeks. Due to imbalances in my system, I am a very slow loser, but I am trying to correct those via proper nutrition and movement.
Wow, Eliza, if 7 pounds in 2 weeks is being a slow loser, sign me up!! That's fabulous. Congrats to you for being so diligent.
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Wow, Eliza, if 7 pounds in 2 weeks is being a slow loser, sign me up!! That's fabulous. Congrats to you for being so diligent.
Thanks so much, Maryo! Yes, this has been faster WL than usual, I must admit. Before, it took me 18 months to lose 32 lbs. Last 3-4 months I had some shoulder pain problems and it knocked me off my game. I stopped paying attention to my diet... ..I was only about 50% low-carb, and immediately regained 9 lbs. So, the 7 lbs I've recently lost is "old weight" It's a fight to start losing some new weight.
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Hi everyone I guess I have been primal for 2 weeks. Its great.
No diet soda for 15 days now no AS either of any kind. I don't
know when in my adult life have I ever done this.

For the most part I have been almost 100% i had a few oops.

Another new thing full fat cottage cheese I didn't know it tasted
so good. And full fat yogurt with blackberries OMG. I love it.

as far as stevia I taste it sometime ago and i just don't like it.

Why is stevia ok and other kind isn't?
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Stevia doesn't impact the body negatively, while the others do, sucralose included. Some AS are called excitotoxins and are responsible for over 92 adverse effects they create in our system....aspartame is the worst of the bunch, as far as I know....
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Mousegal and Eliza, good job on the dropped pounds. Wish I could say the same. :sigh:

I looked up info on stevia on *** and Mark says it's OK because not only does it not seem bad for you (except in MASSIVE quantities) it can actually be good for you and helpful in re-establishing insulin sensitivity. The forumites over there are a different story. Most of them seem to be against any kind of sweetening agent, at all. Some of them are pretty hard core and extreme, and after reading for a while, decided I don't want to be part of that community.
I'm in the process of transitioning over to stevia in my coffee and shakes. Right now I'm using half ez sweetz and half liquid stevia. And we got one of those little tubs of Truvia spoonable for when the kids want "sugar" on something.
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Mousegal and Eliza, good job on the dropped pounds. Wish I could say the same. :sigh:

I looked up info on stevia on *** and Mark says it's OK because not only does it not seem bad for you (except in MASSIVE quantities) it can actually be good for you and helpful in re-establishing insulin sensitivity. The forumites over there are a different story. Most of them seem to be against any kind of sweetening agent, at all. Some of them are pretty hard core and extreme, and after reading for a while, decided I don't want to be part of that community.
I'm in the process of transitioning over to stevia in my coffee and shakes. Right now I'm using half ez sweetz and half liquid stevia. And we got one of those little tubs of Truvia spoonable for when the kids want "sugar" on something.
I noticed that over there too about NO sweeteners at all. If Mark says stevia is ok, then it's ok. Sheesh. I haven't had a problem with stevia and I only use 4 packets a day. I am off the Splenda now for more than a week. Don't miss it. I actually had a stevia plant last year and saved all the leaves and dried them. I steep the leaves in my hot tea. It's very mild. I did chew a green leaf one time and it was pretty bitter I have also noticed that different brands of stevia have varying degrees of bitterness and/or aftertaste. I found these packets at Sam's, took a chance buying them and have been pleasantly surprised.

But sorry I DO need sweeteners in my life...nothing worse than biting into a bitter strawberry. And I like my coffee with coconut cream and stevia. So there.
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I noticed that over there too about NO sweeteners at all. If Mark says stevia is ok, then it's ok. Sheesh. I haven't had a problem with stevia and I only use 4 packets a day. I am off the Splenda now for more than a week. Don't miss it. I actually had a stevia plant last year and saved all the leaves and dried them. I steep the leaves in my hot tea. It's very mild. I did chew a green leaf one time and it was pretty bitter I have also noticed that different brands of stevia have varying degrees of bitterness and/or aftertaste. I found these packets at Sam's, took a chance buying them and have been pleasantly surprised.

But sorry I DO need sweeteners in my life...nothing worse than biting into a bitter strawberry. And I like my coffee with coconut cream and stevia. So there.
Totally. I mean, really. There is a reason why I chose Primal over Paleo. I don't want to live a totally spartan life with no butter, cheese or anything sweet. Blah.
I use a liquid stevia I found from my vitamin supplier. I can't say where because of TOS, but it is very nice, and not bitter at all. My main problem with it that there seems to be a "delayed" sweetening effect. I mean, I take a sip of coffee and the first notes are the bitter coffee notes, and it takes a second or two for the sweetening power of the stevia to catch up. It's interesting and something I will adapt to.
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I've cut out all artificial sweeteners for the month of January (kind of an experiment). I'm drinking my decaf coffee black and I'm not drinking any diet soda, diet iced tea, etc. because of the AS. Maybe I'll try adding back stevia next month. That won't get me my diet drinks, but I'll be able to sweeten my plain yogurt (I also gave up dairy this month, so I haven't missed the sweetener in the yogurt yet, since there's been no yogurt). I'm not crazy about the taste of stevia, but it's probably better than nothing. I'll have to see next month.

Does anyone know if extracts are OK for primal? I borrowed the book from the library and don't have it anymore, so I can't check to see if extracts (vanilla, almond, etc.) were mentioned.
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Totally. I mean, really. There is a reason why I chose Primal over Paleo. I don't want to live a totally spartan life with no butter, cheese or anything sweet. Blah.
I use a liquid stevia I found from my vitamin supplier. I can't say where because of TOS, but it is very nice, and not bitter at all. My main problem with it that there seems to be a "delayed" sweetening effect. I mean, I take a sip of coffee and the first notes are the bitter coffee notes, and it takes a second or two for the sweetening power of the stevia to catch up. It's interesting and something I will adapt to.
I'm with you, Speck. I need to have some kind of choice to be able to exist on this long-term and for life.

I tend to be a perfectionist and rebellious, so Spartan measures throw me into a very bad cycle of rebellion, beating myself up over not being perfect, becoming depressed, then giving up altogether.
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I drink my one cup of coffee per day black. DH and I went to Starbucks the other day, and he ordered his Americano with 12 sugars !!!!!! How can I make this man lower his sugar intake?!?!?! Lecturing, apparently, has not helped. He thinks that because he is slim, he needn't worry.

I cut out diet sodas 2 years ago, eat yogurt plain without a problem, but used to use sucralose. Now I use Stevia.

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I've cut out all artificial sweeteners for the month of January (kind of an experiment). I'm drinking my decaf coffee black and I'm not drinking any diet soda, diet iced tea, etc. because of the AS. Maybe I'll try adding back stevia next month. That won't get me my diet drinks, but I'll be able to sweeten my plain yogurt (I also gave up dairy this month, so I haven't missed the sweetener in the yogurt yet, since there's been no yogurt). I'm not crazy about the taste of stevia, but it's probably better than nothing. I'll have to see next month.

Does anyone know if extracts are OK for primal? I borrowed the book from the library and don't have it anymore, so I can't check to see if extracts (vanilla, almond, etc.) were mentioned.
I looked it my books and other than noticing pure, real vanilla extract being used in recipes, didn't see it discussed. So I went to *** and searched it. Mark says vanilla is good for us and use it liberally. He didn't say anything about other extracts, but he does say in the 21 day book that seasonings like Worcestershire sauce may not be 100% Primal but are used in such small amounts and provide such flavor, it's ok. So I would apply that logic to extracts.
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I drink my one cup of coffee per day black. DH and I went to Starbucks the other day, and he ordered his Americano with 12 sugars !!!!!! How can I make this man lower his sugar intake?!?!?! Lecturing, apparently, has not helped. He thinks that because he is slim, he needn't worry.

I cut out diet sodas 2 years ago, eat yogurt plain without a problem, but used to use sucralose. Now I use Stevia.
Since I got a soda stream last year for my birthday, our soda consumption has gone way, way down. I still indulge in one soda a day usually. As for your DH, I don't know how old he is, but my slim 65 year old father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a couple years ago, thanks, in part, to his sweet tooth. So, perhaps DH would like to swap out the sugar for stevia now, rather than for a glucose meter and stevia later.
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How has Primal+JUDDD been workin for ya?

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Picked up some beefy soup bones at the store yesterday for $1.49 lb. Used the pressure cooker to cook them up with onions and fresh herbs from the garden. Then I strained all the veggies out and put the beefy bones back in the cooker and slow cooked all night. I just checked it and its very nice and dark. I'll strain again and put in mason jars, using some now(beefy soup tomorrow night) and then freeze the rest.

B-flax muffin in a minute with Polaner orange marmalade (have 2 jars to go through, it was on sale and I'm using just 2 teaspoons), coffee with coconut milk. Also, did not use Pam for my muffin, used macadamia nut oil and did just fine.
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Mamasooze - make sure you let the stock cool completely before you store it. I've heard it can sour if you put it away hot or warm. How do you like the macadamia nut oil? I've seen it at Sprouts, and it cost so much, I didn't want to risk it being blah.
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Since I got a soda stream last year for my birthday, our soda consumption has gone way, way down.
My 12 year old got a soda stream for Christmas. She makes all kinds of disgustingly sweet concoctions, but I'm loving that thing for just carbonating some tap water. I like drinking it better that way, or maybe with a little fresh lemon juice squeezed into it.
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Picked up some beefy soup bones at the store yesterday for $1.49 lb. Used the pressure cooker to cook them up with onions and fresh herbs from the garden. Then I strained all the veggies out and put the beefy bones back in the cooker and slow cooked all night. I just checked it and its very nice and dark. I'll strain again and put in mason jars, using some now(beefy soup tomorrow night) and then freeze the rest.
That sounds really good! I think a pressure cooker is going on my birthday list. Is there a particular brand/size that you would recommend?
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Mamasooze - make sure you let the stock cool completely before you store it. I've heard it can sour if you put it away hot or warm. How do you like the macadamia nut oil? I've seen it at Sprouts, and it cost so much, I didn't want to risk it being blah.
I let it cool on the counter before I put it in the fridge. I think I'm going to go warm some up and take a sip. Glad you told me that so I'll be aware in the future. I got the mac oil online. I know which one you are talking about $ $ I got one much cheaper. Look around. *Netrition carries a reasonably priced brand* I like it a lot--a very light and neutral flavor. Great on salads.
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That sounds really good! I think a pressure cooker is going on my birthday list. Is there a particular brand/size that you would recommend?
I got the electric one on a shopping channel. I think they are all about the same--same maker, just a different name. Mine is maybe 4-5 quart, has a high and low pressure as well as a slow cook. Best parts are automatic shut off and it's whisper quiet. It's hard to screw up anything in it.
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I think I asked before but do you count cals on UDs??

Thats awesome primal+JUDDD is going well and that you are almost to goal!!



Today is going well for me(so far!)
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I let it cool on the counter before I put it in the fridge. I think I'm going to go warm some up and take a sip. Glad you told me that so I'll be aware in the future. I got the mac oil online. I know which one you are talking about $ $ I got one much cheaper. Look around. *Netrition carries a reasonably priced brand* I like it a lot--a very light and neutral flavor. Great on salads.
Sooze, I love bone broth. I make it regularly and freeze in canning jars to avoid plastic leeching into it. I just heat it up, add some chopped up scallions, vinegar, hot sauce, and voila - hot and sour soup. Sometimes I add an egg for egg drop soup. Comes out really delicious.

My dog, who is 10 already, has been getting more and more broth lately, too. She loves it and I feel it really helps keep her healthy. I am trying to get her away from store-bought dog food which is full of odd stuff and lots of wheat and corn products, and into eating the way dogs are naturally meant to eat - bones, meat, etc. She adores raw eggs and I try to crack at least one per day (organic) in her food bowl. She also loves raw cauliflower and oranges for some reason, and I allow her to eat them - I figure it is some kind of deficiency she is making up for. So, my Vanilla will soon be a fully Primal dog!

On another note, I bought some avocado oil online, but I can't say I'm crazy about the flavor. I thought it would make a very complimentary part of my salad dressing, but it didn't Next on the list to try - hazelnut oil. I remember buying walnut oil before but it tasted a bit rancid .... Don't know why, these are supposed to keep for quite a while.....Glad to hear macadamia oil tastes good.
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I don't count cals. on uds. and I am still losing well.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #150
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My 12 year old got a soda stream for Christmas. She makes all kinds of disgustingly sweet concoctions, but I'm loving that thing for just carbonating some tap water. I like drinking it better that way, or maybe with a little fresh lemon juice squeezed into it.
Yes! I like to use the fruit essence they have for it. Sometimes fizzy water is so much more refreshing than plain.

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I let it cool on the counter before I put it in the fridge. I think I'm going to go warm some up and take a sip. Glad you told me that so I'll be aware in the future. I got the mac oil online. I know which one you are talking about $ $ I got one much cheaper. Look around. *Netrition carries a reasonably priced brand* I like it a lot--a very light and neutral flavor. Great on salads.
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I think I asked before but do you count cals on UDs??

Thats awesome primal+JUDDD is going well and that you are almost to goal!!



Today is going well for me(so far!)
Glad you're doing well today! I don't usually count on my UDs anymore, I know from experience what my intake is. And I know you're talking to Dasiey because I am far from goal! lol
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