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Paleo with Cravings: Protein Shakes or PMS?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      4 comments

Trying to determine if cravings last week were related to PMS, Protein Shakes, or both! Hmm... Guess I'll have to experiment this week with a protein shake for breakfast and see if I end up having cravings for the rest of the day... But not t... Read more

Time to Kick it up a notch - C25K: W1D1

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      6 comments

Sorry I've been MIA. For the last several weeks (months...) life has thrown more than a few hurdles and turns in my path that have stalled my focus and weight loss. I've regained and lost the same 2-5 lbs over this time and I'm now just irrita... Read more

Stressful week - but no weight gain!

Sunday, July 01, 2012      10 comments

Okay, my glass is half full! While I may not be showing the weight loss I am working towards, I am not showing weight gain and I think that's awesome!!!! If all goes well, I'll be settled and back to regular spark activities within the... Read more

Chinese Buffet - with a hibachi station...

Friday, June 29, 2012      7 comments

Should be called an Asian buffet because they also have kimchee, sushi, and Pad Thai! Best part is in the back of the restaurant they also have a flat top grill that they use as a Hibachi station. You chose your proteins/veggies (they also... Read more

Forget the size - it's all about the fit!

Sunday, June 24, 2012      12 comments

During my 10K steps today, at the mall, I decided to play dress up at Needless Markup. I put on a skirt, shirt, and jacket and went to the surround mirrors to check things out. First let me reinforce that I will always have curves - that's... Read more

Paleo on the Cheap? And quick... At home?

Saturday, June 23, 2012      4 comments

Okay - I'm down 90+ and the ex is down 50+. His youngest daughter is now living with him and the oldest (son) has also returned home for a "few months". Both kids would classify as obese. Seeing the changes dad has made, the kids are now inte... Read more

Finding the right support (heehee)

Friday, June 22, 2012      12 comments

As I've been losing weight, my lingerie sizes have changed - a few times... Got "measured and fitted" in a specialty shop this week and was stunned at the "correct" size. I've seen the shows touting the comfort of the "correct sized bra" a... Read more

Secret Weapon... Delicious low carb salad dressing in a pinch!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      13 comments

Necessity is the mother of invention: I don't use packaged salad dressings. Most contain sugar and lots of other items I can not pronounce - which seems to fundamentally go against my "whole foods" and Paleo/Primal lifestyle. But I'm also... Read more

Reached another goal: One-derland!

Monday, June 18, 2012      17 comments

It's official... I'm down 90 lbs. Bye bye to the number 2 being the first digit on the scale. Ah... One-derland really does exist for me. I will cherish and appreciate it this time. I won't be careless and let it slip away ever again... Read more

89 lbs... On the edge of One-derland

Sunday, June 17, 2012      9 comments

The next time the scale drops... I'll be in Onderland. I'll celebrate, and I'll continue toward the next milestone - 100 lbs weight loss.... Read more

Hurdles....

Thursday, June 14, 2012      4 comments

Is it stress? Lack of consistency, sleep? Too much cortisol? Not enough water? It is mental? I'm holding at a few lbs shy of One-derland. Is it fear of "success"? Afraid of breaking the barrier again and losing my identity? Stre... Read more

Stress - hah!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      7 comments

My company may be downsizing... The significant other is dealing with IRS issues... His 20-something son just moved back in with him... Sis had two car accidents in a week... Dad had a biopsy on a facial growth and we're still waiting fo... Read more

Japanese fast food - Paleo-esque...

Friday, June 08, 2012      4 comments

Do you have one of those fast-food Japanese restaurants in the food court of your local mall? I've started ordering the lunch special teriyaki with rice/noodles and veg (chicken or shrimp) I order the protein, no margarine, no teriyak... Read more

What are your favorite things to find in a new city?

Saturday, June 02, 2012      8 comments

Library Inexpensive dry cleaner Farmers market Parks to walk in Best hole in the wall restaurants Good Asian market Great deli I don't need to find a bakery! What else would you need to find out of curiosity or to settle in... Read more

Exercise and food intake - both need to be in balance...

Thursday, May 31, 2012      4 comments

It was an excessive day for exercise, and while food choices were Paleo, quantities seem large looking back on things. Makes sense - the more you exercise, the hungrier you get. The best news is while weight has not been dropping as fa... Read more


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