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Old 06-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #136  
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Hi Sue,

Everything sounds right to me. But there's others here close to goal who may see something I don't.
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I found this.
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-t...losing-weight/
Does anyone have their book handy?
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:11 AM   #138  
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Thanks. I think that I need to move onto IF'ing and do some more weights. I dropped the exercise from 5 times a week to 3 but I think that I may need to up it again. I really want to go to about 21% BF and lose my 'bingo wings'!
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Ugh. The late night snack demon was strong last night. I ate well yesterday and the carbs may have been a little high. I quit counting them. I broke the fast with a bowl of chili. It was so good I had another. This was heavy on tomato and onion, thus the carbs are moving up. For dinner I had sliced london broil all by itself. That may have been my mistake, but my beloved Lakers had me distracted. After the game the old sweet tooth was raging. So I ate almonds, probably 60-70 almonds. Crap! I was still almost panicked for something sweeeeeeet. Haha. No coconut milk to save me this time. Deep in the pantry I found an old MetRx protein bar, chocolate peanut butter, 31g of carb, sugar, wheat, soy, crap crap crap, I ate it and went to bed. It didn't even taste good. It should have been a Snicker's. At least I would have enjoyed it.

So, I need to keep coconut milk in the house and I need something else, just in case. Prefrably chocolate. I keep reading about people having a square of the 73% or higher stuff, but seriously, a square? Me? One square? I'm more a rectangle guy. The kind of rectangles that have 18 squares in them.

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Ugh. The late night snack demon was strong last night. I ate well yesterday and the carbs may have been a little high. I quit counting them. I broke the fast with a bowl of chili. It was so good I had another. This was heavy on tomato and onion, thus the carbs are moving up. For dinner I had sliced london broil all by itself. That may have been my mistake, but my beloved Lakers had me distracted. After the game the old sweet tooth was raging. So I ate almonds, probably 60-70 almonds. Crap! I was still almost panicked for something sweeeeeeet. Haha. No coconut milk to save me this time. Deep in the pantry I found an old MetRx protein bar, chocolate peanut butter, 31g of carb, sugar, wheat, soy, crap crap crap, I ate it and went to bed. It didn't even taste good. It should have been a Snicker's. At least I would have enjoyed it.

So, I need to keep coconut milk in the house and I need something else, just in case. Prefrably chocolate. I keep reading about people having a square of the 73% or higher stuff, but seriously, a square? Me? One square? I'm more a rectangle guy. The kind of rectangles that have 18 squares in them.

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I bet the tomatoes triggered that, just my guess. I have to careful of the higher carb veggies, that cause me to stare at the pantry and fridge looking for something to cure the craving.

I like the lindt 90% choc bars for those moments. 1/2 the bar is 17g I think so I can usually get away with 2 of the 8 squares and some heavy cream or almond butter with it and I'm good. You better stock up for next time!

I used to love those MetRx bars, they were a good snack for me, I imagine now I wouldn't like them either and if you're gonna blow the crabs better make it on something worth it.

Have you made coconut oil/cocoa "truffles?" those help with the munchies.


Another good Primal day yesterday, I made those double-down burgers that someone had posted on MDA the other day. So good! I caramelized red onion with port. mushrooms and added some heat to the patties and we were in greasy burger heaven, we had it dripping down our hands...I never would have done that pre-primal.
Then last night before bed I did my killer wkout posted yesterday, yep! that is for people who are crazy! Who does 3 min of pushup, I did 1 min then modified for 1 min then ultra modified for the last min. I'm feeling my biceps and shoulders today, every movement is torture. But I am sick, I love when I feel my muscles getting stronger, its a good hurt! I was paralyzed in my left arm for 6 months when I was 15 from a horseback riding accident so I guess I'm always thankful I can do the pushups, even if they hurt later.

Is everyone having a good day?
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #141  
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Recipe for coconut oil truffles?

The double down burgers made me laugh. I could just see it. Me and my kid, grease rolling off our elbows and my health nut sis comes by. "This is your diet?"
"Nom umnom, yeah! Want one?"

I've got some work to do, but will definitely get a couple cans of coconut milk and the chocolate bars today. I don't have any problem with cheating, but chocolate bars and almond butter both scare me a little. I have proven I have good self control for breads and pastas. Being Italian and surrounded by very high quality of both, this is impressive. But I have very little confidence in my ability to store chocolate for moments of weakness. The only place I have ever stored chocolate is in my tummy.
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2 T coconut oil (melted) 2 Tish cocoa stir together and put in mini-muffin tins or something similar and let them completely cool in fridge. Enjoy! You can add a little sweetener,almond butter,coconut flakes,macadamia shaving, etc and stir that in.

I've only done the oil,cocoa,and almond butter, but is so good for when you want something sweet!

Yeah, I don't store chocolate (only cocoa) I have to plan for the choc, otherwise it'd send me into a tailspin.
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Thanks. I have some good quality oil and cocoa, so I will make those when I get a chance. Maybe with a little homemade almond butter since I have almonds, but have never bought the butter.
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I love cocoa for my chocolate cravings and the coconut truffles sound really good... I make avocado pudding, 1 lg avocado with 2 tbsps of cocoa a touch of stevia sometimes and vanilla, in a blender... it is very good....

DH is making supper, he's making spaghetti... ... who wouda thunk that i'd feel that way of spaghetti, even WW spag...

My legs are sooo sore from those Tabatas I can barely go down the stairs or sit on the toilet... I it
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Good morning!

I kinda don't get the chocolate thing. I like it but ... shrug ...

Had some family stress yesterday. Dealt with it with primal foods but not healthy amounts. The roast of beef done in the crockpot was fabulous but I ate it with trail mix and merlot.

I've been for a short walk on my lunch break a couple times this week. It's nice!

I'm also experimenting with breakfast. It actually suits my routine better to eat something before I go to work and then lighten up on lunch. Yesterday I had a hardboiled egg before I walked. Today I'm having roast beef for breakfast and taking trailmix for lunch. I still have an egg in the fridge in the lounge if I should suddenly be struck hungry.
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I ate only two meals yesterday, one about 9:30 a.m., the other at 5 p.m. and I was okay with that. I went out to breakfast with a friend on the 9:30 a.m. one and had eggs and sausage, had tomatoes instead of the potatoes and did have one piece of sourdough toast with butter. I have no problem avoiding grains normally (I don't crave them, only cookies/grin), but it is tough when something sitting there in front of me. Next time ... "hold the toast".

I'm going on a road trip starting tomorrow am. I'm driving about 1900 miles so will have to make a decision to make good choices, and I will. Thanks for giving me some *mental* support!
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I am pretty disappointment I have been eating good this week & gained a lb! I just dont understand why this isnt working as well as the last time. Maybe it is cuz last time I was in college & walked more around the campus, but in that defense I am now doing daycare the little ones keep me on my toes. I am thinking about lifting weights during nap time but am afraid that I may wake the kids up when I do.
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tyma -- Maybe some bodyweight exercises or Yoga during their naps...

I'm not losing any weight lately but I do feel good, my clothes is fitting better and I'm getting compliments ... Those compliments are always a moral booster....
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Kathy - hugs to you. I'm hoping this way of eating will help you too. I'm sure you, as a health professional, know all the following ... but I saw an interesting interview where a heart specialist interviews a reproductive specialist that I'm linking to here ... LINK.
My husband linked that to me the other day, it was an excellent read and a reinforcement of what I'm doing. Thank you for thinking of me! Did you like the article?


Bob, I'm doing about 58-73% fats per day. It feels weird to be easting that much fat, but since it's working, I'm going with it. I love that I can eat bacon.


I need to confess. I ate four hershey's mini's last night. i felt like a total addict sneaking into the kitchen and opening the refrigerator door, wondering if my husband could hear me. I grabbed a whole handful and came back to the couch and began to eat them one by one. By the fourth, I felt queasy and my stomach felt like it was clamping down, and then I got super dizzy. I went into the bedroom, where my husband was studying and showed him the four empty wrappers. I confessed like I was a catholic school girl! No admonishments though, just a suggestion that small treats for our son should be bought individually. (I got them with the idea that my son could have one mini after eating his vegetables.)

I woke up and was one pound lighter than the day before. Where is the lightening and hail? I need more fury from the god's of dieting!

Seriously though, i think that how I felt immediately after eating was reinforcement enough that it's not fun or good to eat sugar.

I think I got this way by allowing the dark chocolate. It cultured a gray area, that obviously I'm not ready to handle. So no more chocolate. I think I'll start bribing my son with primal friendly treats. Any suggestions?
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Kathy, I know that feeling of being at the store and thinking I can buy these for my son and I won't touch them, but somehow I always do, so now if I buy him a treat its something I don't like! As far as rewards, maybe reward him with something besides food like a game together or his favorite cartoon or movie along those lines. I try not to worry about my son eating veggies, although he'll eat green beans,brocolli and a few others. I sneak in kale and spinach in smoothies I make for him along with coconut milk, he's growing like a weed! How old is your son? Maybe a green "milkshake" would be a good treat! CONGRATS on the drop! I'm sure those hershey bars will flush you out, my stomach hurts everytime I eat something like that now.

Down another lb today! I'll put in the official on Sat. So far 3 this week, crazy how things go, no movement on the scale for a while now its moving again, I do think the added interval training is helping. I leave for Florida on Sunday and know I'll be IFing a lot since I won't be in my same meal routine, I'm already crying inside over not being able to have my daily espresso! Waaaaah!

I think I'm going to experiment with a coconut flour crust today for a pizza.
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