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Getting back on track tomorrow. Good going guys. I will create another thread for this month. Thanks. ~ Dee



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3/1/13 2:15 P

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Great job this month, ladies! It looks like things are going very well!

I've been plugging away at my goals and am still seeing very steady progress! Let me know if you're planning to keep up your personal challenges through March!

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2/25/13 10:46 A

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Oh man... I made quiche this weekend (the meat crust quiche from PaleOMG) and it is sooooo good! Love it! It's lunch for today. :)

Anyway, great weekend. Nothing spectacular happened, but I treasure quiet weekends these days. :) Eating was mostly on track.

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... it's so good!. emoticon .. I am going to make another one this weekend. It lasted me all week for breakfast at work. This time I am going to add only half of the spinach, add sliced mushrooms, greens onions and instead of bacon I am using Jimmy Deans sausage crumbles.. One thing and I don't know if it will make a difference, but the egg yolk seemed to settle more at the bottom, so I am going to stir it at the half mark when it is kind of setting.

Let me know how it turns out when you make it! emoticon



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2/22/13 11:54 A

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I am doing sort of a lag-Whole 30. I started Feb 6th and will go through Mar 6th.

I am also permitting fermented bean and milk products (you see, there was this big thing of whole milk yogurt locally produced, in my fridge....) However I am not permitting myself any factory/industrial farmed meats, eggs or dairy.

I picked the timing I did for logistical reasons. (Ie, going out...)

Unfortunately, I just got called up for jury duty. There is nothing walkable within the distance of the courthouse that has food I can eat on this plan. (The option of driving to someplace with food I can eat means that I will NEVER find a parking spot when I come back.) At work we have microwaves. If the case drags on I don't want to be eating salads every lunch.

Ideas are welcome! (actually I will start a new thread for this).



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Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)



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2/21/13 8:49 A

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You have me wanting to make quiche this weekend. :) YUM.

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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... Wow... 1 inch!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am still getting back on track. emoticon on your progress, keep up the good work!

AM: Bacon/Cheese quiche
Lunch: Pork chop and creamed kale
Dinner: Hot wings (10) no veggies

Exercise: REST DAY

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2/20/13 9:09 A

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Good morning!

Going great here. I'm down a full inch in my waist in the past 4 weeks. Gotta love that!

Have any of you noticed your strength training getting exponentially better eating this way? Lately I've been upping my weights like crazy! Feels great. :)


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My workout(s) today:
- Am/Pm walks: 2 hours
- Les Mills, Combat core workout - 20 mins
- Cardio: Heavy bag workout with The Addiction workout: 23 minutes

Meals:
Breakfast: Bacon/Cheese crustless quiche from the "Everyday Low Carb Slow Cooker cookbook"

Lunch: pork chop, sweet potato & cauliflower rice sauteed in basil flavored EVOO (Trader Joe's) w/green pepper & sun-dried tomatoes

Dinner: Oven-Fried Tilapia (no veggies)




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2/18/13 12:27 A

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Bacon & Cheese crustless quiche.




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... you can definitely do the boxing at home and you don't need a lot of space. Aerobox is great and is taught by an ex-boxer. It starts off basic and builds from there. There are jumprope segments and I recently bought a ropeless rope so that I can simulate jumping rope in my bedroom.

Cathe's MMA Boxing and Amy Bento's are both fun and challenging. The moves are synced to the music so you really get the zone with these workouts. The heavy bag segments can be done without the bag. Before I got my boxing equipment, I actually set up a pillow stuffed with other pillows on top of my tall radiator in my bedroom. I used it with all the heavy bag workouts for over a year.

I know you will enjoy these workouts!... and you are alone, I love it too... I think it is the hitting and the kicking in kickboxing, a great stress reliever!. I can honestly say that it is my favorite workout!

Oh, I almost forgot Kelly Coffey-Meyers, TLC- Train like a Contender: www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/k
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.... I love this workout and she added premixes too, so there are a lot of options!

Well, let me know what you think of the workouts and if you will be buying any... enjoy your evening. ~ Dee emoticon www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/k
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2/14/13 2:11 P

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Wow, that's very cool!

Not a chance to do a whole lot at home, unfortunately. My 712 sq. ft and 2 and a half adults worth of stuff (plus 3 cats) don't leave much room!

I do belong to a great gym. There just isn't a whole lot of boxing available there. I don't know why I'm fixated on THIS particular sport - must be the stress levels at work. :)

I'm going to look into some of those videos, though. Thank you for sharing!

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Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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Hi there, sorry for the late response.

I exercise at home. I just bought this for heavy bag boxing:

bodyactionsystem.com/

... I love it!... I bought it because I can move it. I was going to get this one: store.titleboxing.com/titleboxing-wa
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master-xxl.html
but it would have to be stationery. I also love the fact that the BAS has a torso and head. The head if great for upper-cups and hooks, you can really get into the movement and the torso for punches, etc. It cost 325.00 so the cost was about the same as the Wavemaster. The only drawback is that I can't circle the unit, but the benefits far outweigh this.

I have mant dvd workouts here are the ones that do for kickboxing and boxing:

- Aerobox, the System of Sleek secure.ultracart.com/cgi-bin/UCEdito
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- Addiction (heavy bag workouts) www.addictionbody.com/ (... the creator of this workout is also a breast cancer survivor)

- COMBAT (Les Mills) www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_pr
og
rams/les-mills-combat-workout.do
....You'll be doing Karate/Kung Fu, Capoeira, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai/Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do and Boxing ... I just got this one and so far I love it!

- Cathe Friedrich's MMA Kickboxing and MMA Boxing & various other (w/heavy bag segment) & various other workouts: cathe.com/search-results?q=mma&submi
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- Amy Bento's Rumble... I love this one... shadow boxing without the heavy bag and 3 workouts on the heavy bag www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/a
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... I have everything I need at home, Bowflex weights, barbells, free weights, aerobic step, rebounder (mini trampoline), weight bench, body ball, Pilates reformer, spinning bike, etc.... and loads of dvd workouts. I don't drive so this is a better option for me.

I hope I helped... do you think you would consider working out at home?



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2/14/13 1:47 P

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IF = 13 hours
Lunch: Spinach/bacon... mixed salad greens/bacon & coffee/cream



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2/14/13 11:08 A

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Good morning, all!

Nice, Mike! Sounds like things are going great!

I'm still on track. Slowly moving down the scale, but more importantly wearing clothes from my "too small" pile. :) I did sneak in some sprouted grain tortillas this week as I was absolutely fixated on pulled pork tacos and didn't have time to make Paleo tortillas. I seemed to handle them okay, though. So that's good to know.

This weekend will be a challenge. I'm staying for 3 days with my grain-addicted family. So... we shall see how that goes.

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HI, Still on track :) Weight loss as planned. Feeling well. I recently decided to sleep more, as my 5-6 hours is a bit not enough. Going for 7 hours now and wake up more happy.

Hope you all are doing well !

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2/11/13 8:56 A

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Dee, it's certainly a good feeling!

Do you box at the gym or at home? I'm considering getting into boxing, though not sure where. I live in Lowell, MA, which is like boxing central but most of the boxing gyms are really intimidating.


Yesterday was a great day. I got in an early run (treadmill, not running in 27 inches of snow!), ate well, and feel really good.

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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2/10/13 9:15 P

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... well, if my clothes fell off of me I would care less about that emoticon ... I can't wait to have to buy smaller clothes! emoticon

Today:

AM: Pepper chicken and riced cauliflower
PM: Chicken Marsala and riced cauliflower

... I am working on eating more.

AM cardio: heavy bag boxing
PM ST/cardio: Les Mills, Pump and Burn and Cathe's Step Jam (total: 100 minutes / 524 calories)
Keep up the good work guys! Enjoy your evening. ~ Dee emoticon

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Best and Favorite recipe book for our family of 5 although I tweak the spices Paleo by Sara Fragoso...she has a great set of exercise for Mom with baby using the baby as weight..

Breakfast was coffee,cream, 2 soft boiled eggs, Yucca chopped and fried in coconut oil
Lunch..Wendy' BLC salad ..baked potato too much white starch I know, but was craving it,
a bit of chili stolen from son #2 again way off Paleo

Dinner: home made meat spaghetti sauce, was planning to eat with mandolin cut zucchini but ran out of time...ate the brown rice rotini I made for boys :(

Wow!! It's amazing, I had no idea I was so far off the Paleo mark until I wrote it down..sigh no wonder I've felt crappy this last week.

Did power walk 1 mile and did some calisthenics while at the park waiting for scouts activity to be done, but could've added in some weights at the gym while waiting for kids Tae Kwon Do to be done.
May be I should redo the 30 challenge for Lent

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2/9/13 4:27 P

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OH trust me, I know. I'm 2 years and 45 pounds into this journey. :) It still frustrates, though, when a day of veggies and water shows a 2 pound gain and a day of pizza (no, I didn't eat pizza...) shows a 2 pound loss. The body is a strange, strange thing.

I'm the leader of a Biggest Loser Challenge team so I track everything because I have to for that. Measurements, food in, calories out, all of that. So I quickly see what that "ok, I'll have a bit of cheese this once" turns into "I had cheese three times last week, no wonder I feel like crap!" :) It's pretty incredible how quickly a "treat" turns into a habit, actually, so I watch really really closely.

The downside to leading BLC (there aren't many - I'm so proud of what my gang is accomplishing!) is that I can get a bit tied to the scale since it's a weight LOSS challenge. So while I try to get them to focus on measurements, how they feel, etc. I do still want to see that scale moving in the right direction week over week. ;)

Never fear, though! No giving up on my end. I'm solid in knowing this is about more than the scale... heck, my empty closet tells me that! *sob* I have no clothes any more! But I buy things, and a month later they're too big! :)

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Hi Jeckie, please don't focus solely on the the emoticon . Our weight fluctuates daily and if you haven't reached menopause there may be some hormonal factors involved.

You should also judge your progress by the following:

- how your clothes fit
- inches lost

Have you taken your measurements emoticon ?... if not, measure the following today and follow-up in a week or two:

- upper arms (bicep area)
- upper thigh area
- hips
- waist
- under-breast chest area
- calves
- neck

Also, remember, as you build muscle your weight may even increase, but your BMI will be decreasing, you will be losing inches, your health will be improving and you will be wearing smaller clothes... so you see progress is still being made even if those numbers on the scale don't go down.

You are doing the right thing in focusing on what you are eating. zI know that keeping track is key for me, although this lifestyle states that measuring and keeping track of food is not necessary, Robb Wolf mentioned in one of his podcast that if one is not making progress than perhaps keeping track is a something to consider. I know that I am not good at judging portions and it is not a hassle for me to keep track of what I eat. I use the SP nutritional tracker by adding all of my own foods in my "Favorites" and I just click on the food/portions as I eat them and let the calculator keep track of my calories, protein, carbs and fat as well as fiber, saturated fats, cholesterol and low carb counts. Do what works for you.

Please don't get discouraged; there may be a lot of trial and error in finding the right balance, but you will get there. Also make sure that your are getting plenty of rest and are staying hydrated.

Good luck! emoticon emoticon ~ Dee emoticon

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So, weird thing today - scale is up. I'm not sure why, either, except that I may be letting little things sneak in. So this weekend I will be focusing on making sure I know 100% of what is in what I'm eating instead of just "guessing". :)

I'm exhausted today, and I'm not sure why.

Looking forward to a snowy weekend!

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Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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2/7/13 9:11 A

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Morning everyone!

Things have been going ok on my end. I've been paleo minus some alcohol. Working out is not going so well. I have been scheduling it, but it seems as if some part of life keeps getting in the way. So this is something I will focus on improving...oh...and less coffee and more water!!!!

Seems like everyone is steaming along!

Any suggestions on where I can find simple paleo recipes for a family of four? No weird ingredients, our Wal-mart grocery department is useless!

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HI all... walked today. Tomorrow hope to get in some strength training. Have to eat more food, appetite not quite back to normal since getting over a recent cold.

How everyone had a good day. emoticon



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No stairs and no time for sneakers hehe ;) (*when* I take a lunch it's to do homework and I need that time!) but I too have done pushups on the bathroom wall ;) I have also taken my heels off to do jumping jacks (got a few really strange looks) and mainly I need to be careful of the work clothes... I don;t want to tear them etc and the tops don;t have as much...ummm...support as I'd like for anything that includes jumping ;)

Some outfits I CAN get some squats in (not too low but better than nothing).

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Good morning!

Time is such a tough thing. can you bring sneakers and walk the stairs at lunch? Or I sometimes do wall pushups in the restroom. heh. :)


My week is going well... down 1 pound this week, making 6 in the last 3 weeks. Yay! Ran 5 miles last night, with minimal soreness, so PT is progressing nicely. :)

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Been missing out here with the craziness of life lately!

My biggest challenge is exercise. I work f/t, single parent and go to school 3/4 time. I'm on 4-6 hours of sleep MAX a night as it is! I try to do at least 15-30 min each night after little one is in bed and before I start homework, but that's all I'm getting in :/ And I'm so tired by then that's it's not as good as it could be. I try to do little things during the day (I sit at a desk most of the day) but I'm in business clothes and heels haha. Ideas welcome :) I don't do well at all with videos (totally can't just focus on them, ever) and I ave 5lb weights, an exercise ball (big) and a resistance band. That's it ;)

So, for today:

7am: Spark
830am: 2 eggs, 2 slices bacon. (Had avocado but was full and left it for later)
10am: herbal tea
(rest of the day is my plan,not actual):
1030am: 1/4 avocado and some carrots
12:30: about 1.5 cups chicken Italian sausage/peppers/tomatoes mix (YUM), and a small green salad w/ oil/vinegar
3p: IF I'm hungry (often I'm not), I have some almonds and 2 oz turkey to munch on, or an tangelo orange.
4p: Spark
6p: about 4 oz pork chop and huge scoop steamed broccoli w/ evoo drizzled on.
8p: hoping for 30 min workout
That will most likely be it, although I may have 1/2 cup of dark chocolate almond milk after the workout.



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Doing pretty well here. Today was a good food day, and a good exercise day. 3 mile run hurt like hell, but I rocked it at crossfit. Now if I can get a good night's sleep it will be a home run day!

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Well TAMICATHEGREAT I like posting on here. It kinda helps me with my food decision, because I know I'm going to be posting it on here.

Day 4:

Breakfast: hard boiled egg and a banana
snack: hot chocolate....I was dying for sugar
lunch: left over tuna mixed with avacado
snack: handful of walnuts
dinner: Beef Stew

I am getting on the eliptical here in a bit. I plan on doing 20 to 30 minutes.


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Good morning!

Yesterday was another good day. It was a rest day exercise-wise (as is today... I'm still in PT/recovery, so my schedule is a bit weird).

Food wise it included leftover chicken satay with almond sauce from Friday, some fruit, and a really nice pulled pork and cabbage salad last night.

Something for those who are "missing" things... instead of focusing on what you can't have, look at all the awesome things you're eating. It helps me, at least.

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AM Cardio: 35 minutes
Lunch: Jerk Chicken/veggies

PM ST & Cardio: 30 minutes
Dinner: Hot wings (baked) and veggies



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Day 3: No breakfast emoticon
Lunch: Scrambled eggs with onions, peppers and bacon
Dinner: Mustard glazed chicken thighs and carrots
Exercise: None

The fam like the chicken thighs. I made rice for them and had carrots.

I have stew going in the crock pot for tomorrow and will give them cornbread..which I will drool while watching them eat...lol.

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Day 1 for me today...

AM exercise
Lunch: Jerk Chicken / Jamaican veggies (cabbage, broccoli and green peppers)

... will post later

Good luck every body! emoticon



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2/3/13 8:52 A

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Good morning!!!

Yesterday was a good day. I got in a really long workout including some cardio and some weights. And my awesome running partner cooked a great dinner!

Breakfast: omelet with mushrooms, ground beef, salsa, strawberries on the side
Lunch: Not enough: coffee & OJ. Oops!
Dinner: roast pork, sweet potato, asparagus, brussels sprouts

Cali, one of the easiest ways I have found to cook for the family and yourself is to break it up into a protein, a veggie and a starch. Then just skip the starch. (though really, convincing the family to eat better isn't a bad thing either, though I do know it can be nearly impossible)

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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Thanks JAZZID for the resources. I do have one cookbook...Practical Paleo. To me most the recipes don't sound to appetizing, I don't think the family will go for it. I'm cooking for me and the family. They are soooo picky!! It's too expensive to be cooking different things. But I will keep trying.

Day 2:
Scrambled eggs and bacon
Tuna mixed with avocado
Carne asada tacos without the tortillas


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Yesterday was great! But I'm not starting "new" either, so I suppose I have a head start

Early: protein shake (this is my concession to "not quite paleo" daily, but it fits my needs)
Breakfast: Caveman Crunch, almond milk
Lunch: romaine, chicken breast, avocado, tossed with balsamic vinegar
Dinner: chicken satay with almond sauce (recipe by Fast Paleo and SO good!), sauteed swiss chard (cooked in bacon fat)

Low food day for me - I just wasn't hungry.

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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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2/2/13 10:52 A

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Hey folks! Yesterday, Day 1 went well! I feel so good about getting through the first day! Now I'm on day two and I've taken some pictures of myself so I can compare them at the end of the month!

Is anyone posting their weights and measurements or is this more to say how we are doing day to day?

Good luck everyone!

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2/2/13 1:14 A

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If you are on Facebook, you can follow my page where I post recipes and food pictures! The link is in my signature.

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February 1, 2013

Up at 5 AM

8:00 Morning Supplements:
Vitamin C magnesium CoQ10 and adrenal herbs in water
2 Torch your fat
Pregnenolone
Women's over 40 multi
Zinc
Isocort
Thyroid response
Vitamin D

8:00-8:30 Breakfast:
Two scrambled eggs with spinach, half an avocado and sauerkraut
4 ounces Kombucha

9:30-11:00 run walk on trail
4 miles in 1:05 average pace 16: 15

1:00 Lunch
Braised short ribs on bed of spicy pickled onions and lettuce Paleo biscuit with raw butter

1:00 afternoon supplements:
2 crave arrest, 2 isocort, 1B complex

6:00 6:30 walk around the neighborhood

7:15 8:00 Dinner:
Grilled steak with Brussels sprouts

8:30 Evening supplements:
Sleep response
Pregnenolone

10:15 Going to sleep

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2/2/13 1:09 A

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CALIBILLY4 ... do you have any paleo/primal cookbooks?

if not, here are some links that have wonderful recipes:

www.nomnompaleo.com
www.everydaypaleo.com
healthylivinghowto.com/recipes

Planning ahead... for me I batch cook on Sundays, sometimes Saturdays. I have found that if I have my meat (protein) prepared the rest of the meal is a breeze. So batch cook:

- chicken: thighs, breasts, legs, whole chicken etc. I roast chicken thighs, breasts & legs.
- pork chops
- port tenderloin
- Italian, chicken and all types of sausage
- turkey burgers
- prepared.seasoned ground turkey (to freeze in portions)... I don't eat red meat. Use beef for the taco meat as needed.
- pot roast
- meat loaf (... mine is a mixture of ground turkey and ground pork, for fat)
... this is not a complete list.... anyway, I will cook the meat and freeze for lunch & dinner meals

Snacks:
- boiled eggs
- lettuce wraps with paleo chicken salad, tuna salad
- sauteed apples with roasted sauteed pecans
- 1/2 sweet potato and a meat protein

Spices:

A co-worker of mine introduced me to Recipe Inspirations by Kraft. These are great for people with limited time to cook but want to enjoy a great meal. Here's the link:


www.mccormick.com/Products/Herbs-and
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pices/Recipe%20Inspirations/QuesadilR>la-Casserole.aspx


Here are the kits that are available:

- Recipe Inspirations Quesadilla Casserole'
- Recipe Inspirations Country Herb Chicken & (MINUS the )Dumplings
- Recipe Inspirations Asian Sesame Salmon
- Recipe Inspirations Mediterranean Herb Crusted Tilapia
- Recipe Inspirations Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes (.... minus the potatoes)
- Recipe Inspirations Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken & Vegetables
- Recipe Inspirations Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas
- Recipe Inspirations Chicken Tikka Masala (... my favorite)

,,, I have used half of the seasonings and the meals turn out fine, and the other half can be used for another meal at a later date..

I hope this helps... Let me know if you have any questions.

Edited by: JAZZID at: 2/3/2013 (13:33)

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2/1/13 8:48 P

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Day 1...welllll....Woke up late so didn't get breakfast. So around 10am I had a handful of almonds. For lunch I had paleo chicken fingers and green beans. I did not like the chicken neither did my daughter. I chose the wrong spices. The day got away from me and didn't get to eat again until a late super. I had paleo taco soup...again didn't like it and neither did my daughter or husband. So Im not quite sure how to rate my day. My issue is and will be planning ahead. oh and I need to find some better tasting meals!!



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My Paleo is mainly grass fed beef, coconut oil, green vegetables, maximum one fruit daily - no dairy, no coffee, no grains. Intermittent fasting is similar to Fast-5, my breakfast is at 2 pm and the last meal is about 8 pm. There are days I do have something in the morning.

I like simple meals, so it might be very boring for most - I eat to live, not live to eat emoticon . I usually don't count calories, but it will be about 2000-2500 kcal per day. I will be posting my progress along with meals.

P.S. Just reading 'Good Calories, Bad Calories' by Gary Taubes ( again ).

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I will start posting on Sunday. Good luck everyone! emoticon



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Count me in! I reset my ticker to reflect my goal!

Edited by: MADLYINLOVE at: 2/1/2013 (20:02)
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I'm in. I'll weigh tomorrow morning. I've got to get back on track. Knee surgery in Oct completely derailed my diet all the way through New year's. I'm fat and my knees hurt more than ever, probably due to the extra 15#.

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2/1/13 12:07 P

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Hey! Excited to start this challenge! I'll take my measurements when my daughter takes her nap. I wish you could upload charts to Spark!

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I'm retuning to running after breaking my ankle last May! It's been a slow healing process but I'm finally starting to feel like I can run again! I'm training for Ragnar SoCal in April!!!

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Good morning everyone,

I'm going to be trying something new over the next couple days. Instead of posting my plan for the day, I'm going to be posting the outcome of my day. I seem to plan well but have poor follow-through toward the end of the day. So if I hold myself accountable at the end of the day, I'm more likely to have a positive outcome! I'm going to be using my new phone to track my food, exercise and mood throughout the day since I can speak to it instead of having to type!!! I'm hoping this will make tracking easier!

My plan is to post around 8pm...I'll make posting part of my bedtime routine!!!


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I'm so thrilled to see so many Paleo runners! Does my little running heart good. :)

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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I just found out I have to cut out dairy so I might as well jump in here.
My weight is not the issue, I'm working on body composition, will get that checked next week. My goal right now is to increase muscle mass and get ready to run (rather than having to walk) my upcoming half-marathon on March 2. Current average speed is about 4.1 mph at 135 bpm and hope to improve on that significantly by getting off dairy.
Birgit

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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I'm in. Starting weight is 185.8. I am training for 1/2 marathon Feb 24, 30K race March 24 and Try-a-tri in July. Good luck everyone, continue to think positive.

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2/1/13 10:41 A

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Hi I was wondering about your regiment, how do you intermittent fasting with paleo?

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I am in. I have been doing Paleo for about 30 days now, but have not lost any weight. Too many calories from good food :)
So I need to try harder.

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2/1/13 9:45 A

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It's been a while since I've been active on Sparkpeople but I decide to jump into this challenge!

Jackie Chatman, MA, NC
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I'm in! (since this was my plan anyway. hah!)

Starting weight: 189.4
Goal for February: 8 pounds

Mostly paleo (I do include some dairy), plus continued training for my next half marathon and weight lifting!

Tonight I'm trying a new recipe: chicken satay with almond butter sauce (instead of peanut).

Edited by: JECKIE at: 2/1/2013 (09:40)
Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
Half Fanatic #3032

I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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Starting today. Current weight 106.4 kg, measurements to be done later. Paleo + Intermittent Fasting.

Wish you all good luck !

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1/31/13 7:53 P

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I am looking forward to the challenge. I have my meals planned so far for tomorrow.

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I've not successfully eaten Paleo yet, but plan to try again. I'd like to see about the challenge--might motivate me to take the "plunge" this time.

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Sounds fun! What exactly is the challenge? : )

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Hi All,

We can post here starting tomorrow.

Good luck to everyone... emoticon emoticon ~ Dee



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