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LJGALLO
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7/2/12 3:18 P

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These are great tips, PALEOMOM! I'm going to get a cooler and some "snack" items when I grocery shop. I didn't know Larabars are ok. Gosh, they even sell these at Costco and Sam's.
You're suggestions also made me think about another "treat" I love- cold, roasted sweet potatoes and roast chicken bites (I don't think the Primal-Paleo gurus would approve but rotisserie chicken works in a pinch for snacks or a meal when we get home late.) We do a lot of grilling here in Hawaii, so maybe we just need to do bigger batches.
Anyway, I appreciate all the great suggestions. I will also look into T Tapp. I have heard about it but I'm not personally familiar with it.

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LJGALLO
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7/2/12 3:08 P

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I really appreciate your frankness, TAMIK. It IS hard running around and you're right about eating on the run, too. Some things just travel better and I don't always plan ahead well enough. Either I don't take enough or I take too much. Yesterday we went to a wedding. I was careful, but did have wine and champagne. Then I had a couple of bites of cake. Not too bad, I guess. We also had to go out to dinner. That was easier because the choices were better and the staff was accommodating. Anyway, today I'm going to our park for a long walk. Have a great week.

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7/2/12 11:34 A

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Hi LJ,
I, too, do the best I can and have difficulty staying on the plan!
I drive around a lot for work and struggle to bring the right food. I have a teenage son too and find that he eats all my food that I plan for the week for travel and that messes me up. I get frustrated and then end up eating the wrong stuff. My problem is fast food on the road. It's all good to stay away from wheat-and for me I get all kinds of side effects when I eat wheat-but when you are eating and driving there is nothing easier than a burger!
I just keep trying and, like you am here for support, motivation and strength!!
As long as we all pull together we can do it!
Best of luck and feel free to cry on my shoulder anytime. We are all in this together.
Sounds like you are on the right road.

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6/30/12 9:37 A

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HI LJ,

It's so good that you are taking care of yourself! I am mostly paleo, i am also a type one diabetic so carrying around acceptable snacks is important for me. it may be important for you too so you don't get over hungry and want to just put anything in your mouth!...Larabars are paleo, and juicy juice boxes (the all juice ones} are good for bringing up blood sugars.. at work or on car trips i have a cooler with hard boiled eggs, meat, fruit,veggies to snack on. Nuts, Larabars and very dark chocolate squares or bars fit in most purses. Apples are pretty portable too! Oh and sweet potato chips!

I read "The Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolfe first and love his idea that one can just do the best they can... i love to eat out and have found that even at the greasiest spoon i can find something to eat...salads are everywhere..and one can usually get oil and vinegar or lemon to dress the salad. most places have omlettes and a hamburger with out the bun is a go to for me...my fast food take home item when i don't want to cook is the store roasted chicken..i take the skin off. do the best you can and "don't cheat with wheat"!

You might want to check out T Tapp with Theresa Tapp for improved weight loss.





LJGALLO
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6/29/12 7:48 P

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Hi all, I've been monkeying around with primal since last fall. It sort of works for me, but what I find difficult is staying on board. I never had much trouble with weight til I had my most of my thyroid removed. I gained about 25lbs. and can't seem to shake it. (OK - shaking is easy - shaking it off? Not so much. LOL) I was a vegan for a long time and was chronically hungry, grumpy and tired. It is the opposite with the primal lifestyle for me, but I can't seem to stick to it. We're out and about a lot and if I don't plan ahead, or just skip eating, I'm often not prepared for what is available. Going hungry or modified fasting makes me edgy and willing to eat just about anything.
I'm retired, love to be outside (Hawaii) and amateur astronomy is my passion. I knit slowly and not very well, but I enjoy that too. I've read most of the Primal books (not Paleo) and read Marks Daily Apple. I'm looking forward to encouragement, advice and maybe a slap on the hand when I pick up the wrong thing. emoticon

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