JAZZID   39,043
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
JAZZID's Recent Blog Entries

~ Paleo diet reminders...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

... so I am not losing anything! emoticon and I have been eating all primal/paleo foods and exercising. So I stopped by "The Paleo Diet website, hosted by Robb Wolf and saw the following. I thought it would be a good reminder for me and anyone who is following the Paleo lifestyle and may be having problems with losing or maintaining their weight.
These are the questions Robb suggests that we ask ourselves:

1-Have you taken before pictures as is detailed in the Paleo Solution? Are you taking progress photos?... emoticon *NO, don't do photos, but I do look in the mirror and my reflection is enough to motivate me... progress in the form of my clothes fitting looser is what I am aiming for.*

2-Are you getting 8-9 hrs of sleep per night in a pitch dark room. I do not give
two squirts about your excuse here! DO IT... emoticon *NO, but working on it!*

Inadequate sleep cock-blocks fat loss. And give me a break! Iím asking you to SLEEP! How much easier can I make this?

3-What is your primary and secondary performance goals? If itís run a marathonÖoh, so help me! ...

*Primary goal: reduce LDL level & increase bone density
*Secondary goal: lose weight/inches, look better in my clothes emoticon

4-Give some thought about what a reasonable portion size is. Lead with protein, have ďlotsĒ of veggies, donít go wild on the fat sources so we can get both appetite suppression via the protein AND a mild calorie restriction. K?

Follow the protocol folks, read the FAQ and re-read the implementation chapter of the book. This stuff will work, donít fight it!

To see the article in its entirety, click on the link below:


For me, the question that hits home is #4. I have been eating too much "food and fat". I realize now that although I am eating all the "right" primal/paleo foods, I have to focus on "reasonable portion size"... there is such a thing as "having too much of a good thing!" emoticon ... so I will focus on the following:

1.) Protein
2.) Lots of veggies
3.) Fruit in moderation
4.) Fat in moderation

... I am not posting my weight, sorry... Tomorrow starts week 2 of the 21 day challenge... here we go, wish me luck! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    Thanks for sharing! The second one made me laugh...sleep is one I still have to work on too, I enjoyed reading the no-excuses pep talk!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MONA_MONA 3/13/2012 8:13PM

    when I was eating Paleo, I really had to watch my fat intake otherwise I'd either gain or not see any results.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALLISON145 3/12/2012 2:29PM

    See, this is why I have trouble being "OK" with a higher calorie day even if I'm all primal. I know folks will want to smack me for this, but I firmly believe that calories still count. Maybe not as "exact" as conventional wisdom would say (the whole 3500 calorie equation), but eating 2200 calories of primal will give you different results than eating 1500 calories of primal. I wouldn't think folks could argue that point, but they sure do. I actually got a random sparkmail from someone last week who wanted to explain low carb to me because I said something about calories on someone else's blog. LOL! I'm like, "I KNOW, sister - I'm Paleo!" Haha!

Let's rock week 2 - we can do this!!! Glad to be home with my regular routine again, let me tell you!


Report Inappropriate Comment
FIT_GROOVY_GURL 3/12/2012 9:05AM

    emoticon blog!! My husband and I started paleo 3 weeks ago and the progress we are seeing is good. We could work a little more on #4 ourselves too.

Best of luck on your 21 day challenge emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITB4-40 3/12/2012 8:28AM

    Great blog. The tips are certainly something I would benefit from following. Good luck with your second week of the 21 day challenge!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTBIRDY 3/12/2012 12:05AM

    what a fun diagram!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EXOTEC 3/11/2012 11:45PM

    I have been doing some version of these diets for a couple years now. It's wonderful for me!

I eat the majority of my calories in fats. I am a bona fide bacon junkie. I cook in bacon renderings or coconut oil, I use a lot of good whole pastured butter, and any milk we have (which isn't much) is from the same source.

We are lucky to have a great independent grocer that supports local producers, and I love their beautiful fresh veggies. We get lots of those there.

We eat nuts and fruit in moderation, and no grains, legumes, or starchy veggies if possible. We do occasionally have some oatmeal, but that's on the approval of our endocrinologist, who is the one who set us on this path to begin with.

The only time I insist upon "lean meats" is if I'm buying commercially-raised meat. It's the omega-6s in grain-fed or -finished meat that's the problem. Not so with pastured animals (including poultry and eggs). We do use small amounts of artificial sweeteners ... but mostly I use a bit of honey or maple syrup if I absolutely have to have something. It's fairly rare, and usually in cooking or the like. I like cheese, and eat some in moderation.

While you're checking the websites, also look in on "Mark's Daily Apple" - the Primal version of low carb. He has some helpful insight too.

Above all, low-carb is about making it right for your own body. That's a trial and error thing, and you'll find great suggestions and experience from others who are in the lifestyle. Keep us posted on what's working for you - who knows, it might work for some of us too!

Thanks for the graphic and the link

Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 3/11/2012 10:17PM

    Very interesting. I need to get into this too when I can get some time for myself.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHY4ME 3/11/2012 9:42PM

    I too am having issues with number 4. have done well getting grain out ( other than oatmeal 2-3 x wk) and greek yogurt 2-3 x wk...

But am going to go to Triciam9 page and see what she says as am having a lot of bowel biz.... more so in last 2 wks ( 4 x day loose) sorry TMI, and have been doing this since jan 16 so why suddenly now.

Good luck figuring it out.... I agree with Paleo, ds does it, but then I think of vegetarian or a more veggie with some meat ( feel I am eating too much meat cos not sure what else to eat!)

okay saga going on here LOL

oh she doesnt have a spark page to go to. awww

Comment edited on: 3/11/2012 9:43:13 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRICIAM9 3/11/2012 6:56PM

  Good luck!

Paleo seems to work for some people, but other people's digestive systems seem to have trouble adjusting to it, especially if you are suddenly eating a lot of meat and are not used to it. It's usually best to change your food plan gradually so it won't be too much of a shock to your system.

Also, when you start a new or more vigorous exercise program, your body often holds onto water weight for a while because your muscles are healing. So it can often take some time to see results when you make healthy changes.

Report Inappropriate Comment

~ ... shoe order cancelled, ordered another pair ~

Saturday, March 10, 2012

... OH NO... The Order was cancelled, out of stock, so I had to order some other shoes, this is what I ordered, Avia Women's Walking Shoe I hope they feel comfortable ... I was so looking forward to getting those other shoes... oh well, they are very popular and my size 8 seems to be popular too! These cost 59.00 (71.00) total... I should get them next week and will definitely let you know how and if they work out!... Hopefully I can get the others ones later when they get some more in stock, it won't hurt to have a couple of pairs of walking shoes to rotate with. I am walking 2+ miles per day.

~ Dee emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRS_TOAD 3/12/2012 9:04AM

    Definitely let us know how they work out. I'm in need of a new pair of shoes and am hunting around for a good pair. After all, Heidi keeps me running!


Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 3/11/2012 10:19PM

    I have so much trouble with shoes. I have duck feet and always buy the same pair of sneakers but now they have gotten rid of the ones I like in the stores here. ARRGHH!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BABY_GIRL69 3/11/2012 7:13PM

    Don't you just hate when that happens? Glad you were able to find another pair you like.

God bless,


Report Inappropriate Comment
WRWW13 3/11/2012 6:11PM

    Wooo Hooo- great idea -New shoes - I am also a Size 8 and they seem to be the first ones to sell out.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTBIRDY 3/10/2012 5:51PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
AKASHA66 3/10/2012 6:25AM

    Those look good and stable. I use New Balance running shoes for walking. The dr told me no matter how good they look, change them regularly. At the rate I walk, I can't get more than 9 months to a year out of a new pair that I use for walking. The shoe specialist at the running store told me exactly the same thing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MONIEE2 3/10/2012 12:18AM


Not sure what brand the others were, but it looks a good shoe.

Keep up the good work...


Report Inappropriate Comment

~ ... my Body Rock workout! ~

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

My workout today was Jari Love's Body Rock ... This dvd also has a cardio dance segment, but I didn't do this one. I had heard that the dance segment wasn't that good and got low reviews, however, it looks like fun to me and I will be adding it to ST segment for more of a calorie burn.

This workout was non-stop. For about 38 minutes, Jari covered every major muscle. Like Cathe, Jari loves low ends and pulse squats emoticon I had to stop a few times, but I got through them. All in all, I love this workout, the music is good and it's not too long... just when I thought "I can't take this any more!" emoticon the exercise was over.
... off to eat dinner... Primal Blueprint day 3 of the 21 day challenge... so far so good...

~ Dee (... this is for you DEB)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    i love dance videos. I was checking out the primal blueprint 21 day plan last night. I'm still not ready to take the plunge yet. LOL.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DARKCHILD 3/8/2012 9:09PM


Comment edited on: 3/8/2012 9:10:26 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
ATHENA130 3/8/2012 7:59PM

    Great job Dee! Body Rock sounds great - I'm going to have to try it one of these days.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Thanks for telling us about this! I am always on the prowl to find variety and challenge.

Congratulations on your positive attitude and your effort!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALISHAB3 3/8/2012 1:23PM

    Cathe always burns my butt!!! Those low end pulses emoticonmake me get doms for days.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DGFOWLER 3/8/2012 10:04AM

    emoticon WooHoo.!!!! Congrats for making it through. See how strong you really are? And you doubted yourself.. Shame on you... lol.... emoticon Donna

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS_TOAD 3/8/2012 9:28AM

    You are my fitness inspiration! So often I get stuck in a rut and then your blog inspires me to change it up! Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITGIRL15 3/8/2012 8:38AM

    So cool! FInding a workout that you like is half the battle!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

~ My new walking shoes ~

Sunday, March 04, 2012

... I have been walking home from work lately and by the time I get home my feet are killing me... they felt like they were on fire!... Today I spent some time looking for comfortable walking shoes. In the past, Easy Spirit had a great walking shoe, but they no longer make this shoe... So I had to do a little research and found a brand, although kinda pricey, had a 5 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon rating for comfort and they will look good with my jeans!... here's what they look like ... hopefully I get them sometime next week. These shoes cost $109.00 with shipping... I sure hope they feel comfortable! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GETMETO50 3/7/2012 12:40PM

    you must let us know when you get them...every pair of shoes I get make me blister and they say that is not normal but it doesn't matter if I am sized properly or spend tons of money etc my feet just rebel! I would love to know how these work out, maybe I will look into a pair!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DARKCHILD 3/5/2012 11:47AM

    I love this brand of shoes...if these feel anything like the ones I've had for years, it's like walking on pillows or clouds. And they last forever...remember, you get what you pay for...expensive at first but cheaper in the long run. Happy walking emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS_TOAD 3/5/2012 8:18AM

    I got a couple friends that swear by these shoes! Good luck with them. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    The company did away with my favorite shoes too and I was so irritated. I am very hard to fit. I hope you like the new shoes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALLISON145 3/4/2012 9:39PM

    HOT looking shoes, for sure! Hope they feel as good as they look. :)


Report Inappropriate Comment
BABY_GIRL69 3/4/2012 5:57PM

    WOW! Glad you found the right shoe with the right fit.

God bless & enjoy!


Report Inappropriate Comment
CROWLEY123 3/4/2012 3:44PM

    I was just describing the same thing to my husband. My feet burn when I walk on asphalt, no ptoblem on the treadmill. Maybe I'll look for the Borns and see if they work for me. Thanks for the tip!

Report Inappropriate Comment

~ 21 - Day Primal Blueprint Transformation Challenge... starting 3/5/12 ~

Thursday, March 01, 2012

... so Allison aka ALLISON145 and I decided to do a challenge within a challenge so that we can see better results emoticon... This program was created by Mark Sisson and it is all outlined in this book

For those of you who are not familiar with the Primal Blueprint, there are ten major paleolithic principles of The Primal Blueprint

- Eat lots of animals, insects and plants. *sufficient protein, veggies & fruit
- Move around a lot at a slow pace (lots of emoticon) up to 60 mins
- Lift heavy things ( emoticon) 3X's per wk
- Run really fast every once in a while (Tabata's, Sprints) 2X's per month
- Get lotís of sleep emoticon 6 - 8 hours
- Play emoticon emoticon emoticon ... whatever you consider "FUN" emoticon HR within fat burning zone
- Get some sunlight every day emoticon
- Avoid trauma
- Avoid poisonous things
- Use your mind emoticon


Here is a glimpse of some of the foods allowed on this program and what I will be eating:

- Cabbage noodles with sausage (& bacon if you like) and fried apples/raisins

- Jerk chicken / steamed Callaloo / cabbage mixed w/snow peas, carrots, green peppers & gr. onions

- Chicken tikka masala w/riced cauliflower, scented with cumin and lots of veggies, mixed green peppers, onions and mushrooms

- Hot wings with habanero sauce and a big salad of mixed greens, baby spinach and balsamic vinegar/olive oil dressing

- Cauliflower pizza(s) w/mozarrella cheese, turkey or Italian sausage and various veggies

- Roasted rosemary chicken, roasted spicy sweet potato salad and broccoli slaw w/bacon

- Stuffed chicken breast (... stuffed w/cheese/bacon/spinach... here is the recipe: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
) and large salad with walnuts and no sugar-added cranberries

- Coconut pancakes, center cut bacon and sugar-free syrup

- Also allowed: Fruit, nuts, nut butters (... almond, walnut, etc.), sweet potatoe's, wild/white rice/quinoa (... if needed for carbs) & eggs

My challenge will be forsaking the "air-popped popcorn"... I love this stuff... but hey, it's only for 21 days and then I will add my "free day" back in! emoticon

Here's to emoticonstarting March 5th emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
~ Dee emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MYJUNIEMOON 3/5/2012 7:08AM

    I would to start this myself... An hour of exercise a day, every day might be tough for me, but the rest doable! Good Luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUFFEDSTUFF-- 3/4/2012 4:11PM

  rock it lady;)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEEBELO 3/2/2012 10:52PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
ALISHAB3 3/2/2012 9:48AM

    Oooh! That sounds so tasty! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
*MADHU* 3/2/2012 9:44AM

    Sounds like a good plan emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS_TOAD 3/2/2012 8:31AM

    Sounds like a good plan. The stuffed chicken breast sounds delicious. And good luck with forsaking the popcorn. What a bummer!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    I just bought this book too and really like it!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITGIRL15 3/1/2012 5:43PM

    Sounds like a totally do-able plan!!! Good Luck!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALLISON145 3/1/2012 4:37PM

    Bad news - I was rereading Day 1 this morning to be sure I had everything in place, and realized that we are supposed to start on a MONDAY because of the way he has the workouts structured. Doh! I'm thinking we start with the basic tenets of the program now, and start with the Daily To-Do's on Monday as instructed... Thoughts??

Report Inappropriate Comment
IGNAZIA 3/1/2012 3:58PM

    YUM! that food sounds delish!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENN26POINT2 3/1/2012 3:38PM

    I am also a Grok in training! I love it! Your menu sounds delish!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITB4-40 3/1/2012 3:30PM

    Good Luck! I love Mark Sisson's blog and his first book, Primal Blueprint.

Enjoy bringing out your inner caveman!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AEGISHOT 3/1/2012 2:36PM


Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 Last Page