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post #21 of 305
My new favorite core exercise is belly dancing!
post #22 of 305
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
You'd probably need to do legumes in order to get your protein, so not striclty paleo (but many of us are not, and are just grain free. ) If you can handle all of our meaty talk, join in!!! I think going more grain-free, no matter what else you are eating (as long as it's whole foods ) is almost always a good thing!
Well I was mostly joking, I just always find it amusing how much I lurk here and actually have in common with all you ladies. I always think "If only they knew a veg*n was doing/saying the same thing . . . "

Anyway, I did 3 weeks grain-free/sugar-free/fruit-free and 2 of those were legume-free as well. I was eating high fat and highish protein, low carb. Most of my protein from nuts and seeds. It was a trip!

Now I'm doing legumes again but still grain and sugar free. Light on the fruit, but I can't go any longer without my green smoothies! =D

Tonight I made my first batch of almond milk yogurt and I'm thinking that will take a solid staple place in my diet. Can't wait to try it tomorrow morning with the Farmer's Market blueberries I got today!

Anyway, I'll be reading along and doing my own kind of primal thing, in my own way. =)


A question though: Do you think high-fat (like, very high fat) will still work for weight loss without extremely low-carb? Like somewhere between 140-200 carbs/day? Just curious what the thoughts are on that.
post #23 of 305
Hi all

My goal for July is to improve my workout schedule. It is a bit hit and miss at the moment.

Once a week I train with some friends for some high intensity stuff. I usually get one workout of heavy lifting in - but there hasn't been much sprinting going on lately.

What I ate today:

B: scrambled eggs with organic ham and avocado - drizzled with avocado oil and sprinkled with kelp
L: Roast chicken
D: pumpkin soup
S: 85% chocolate (way too much of it)

I spent most of today driving and managed to avoid snacking in the car! But it meant that my diet was really lacking in any green vegies. Might have a few frozen berries to finish off the day....
post #24 of 305
re: higher fat and higher carb- I think one would just need to watch their body- in that range I think it is possible- but I would be anxious about anything higher.

re: core- I haven't done much special, although as I was doing yoga regularly- with lots of plank it seemed to be helping a lot- I need to check out that pilates video- before kids I did lots of pilates and really enjoyed. I would like to get some firmness back there!

re: snacking- I do snack sometimes like on homemade coco milk icecream- although that is not an all the time kind of thing. like once -twice a week. I just don't usually have cravings for snacks anymore and we go to bed early. So, I guess that is my advice go to bed and get extra sleep

Had a good primal day here yesterday! Ended up w/ snacks for lunch- pepperoni- carrots- cashews. Supper was pepperoni pizza w/ roasted vegs on a zuc crust.

We went to the local beach(on a lake) and they had innertube races and cardboard boat races- it was big fun and tiring. The baby was getting fussy and tired so I had to pace w/ her in the Ergo back and forth on the beach- so I got a good workout pacing in flipflops on the sand is hard! Then we had plenty of stairs to climb part of it I climbed w/ baby in the Ergo carrying my 3 yo (30 lb) as well. I slept well last night! Today should be pretty calm- although I do think we might hit the bike park this evening- I am considering bringing the stroller and trying to jog some- but we will see! I am also considering more buying some vibrams- but I will have to think on it- I want to make sure they will get used!
post #25 of 305
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Originally Posted by Sayward View Post
Well I was mostly joking, I just always find it amusing how much I lurk here and actually have in common with all you ladies. I always think "If only they knew a veg*n was doing/saying the same thing . . . "
LOL--I totally forgot about nuts! Maybe paleo vegan *is* possible.

Speaking of green smoothies, I've thought green smoothie girl was the most TF vegan site for info I've seen. Love green smoothies.

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A question though: Do you think high-fat (like, very high fat) will still work for weight loss without extremely low-carb? Like somewhere between 140-200 carbs/day? Just curious what the thoughts are on that.
Like crunchy_mama said, I think you just need to follow _your_ body, and see if it works for you. I lost tons of weight by dropping allergens, not watching carbs and just eating whatever. Going primal and eating 150 grams carbs also worked for me to lose more weight (although my fats typically remain around 60-70% of my diet, which I don't think of as super high fat). If I want to get super skinny, I can watch my carbs and focus on working out and lose more weight. That's how *my* body works--some folks need to be a lot more vigilant. But also, if I want to lose weight, I typically need to avoid nuts and seeds as well. We are each so individual though, so figuring out what works for you may be a trial/error process.
post #26 of 305
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mama View Post
We went to the local beach(on a lake) and they had innertube races and cardboard boat races- it was big fun and tiring. The baby was getting fussy and tired so I had to pace w/ her in the Ergo back and forth on the beach- so I got a good workout pacing in flipflops on the sand is hard! Then we had plenty of stairs to climb part of it I climbed w/ baby in the Ergo carrying my 3 yo (30 lb) as well.
Sweet! I appreciate all those natural work out things that happen in daily life w/ my kiddo now, and find myself more patient and wanting to play actively now that I'm living more primally.
post #27 of 305
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
LOL--I totally forgot about nuts! Maybe paleo vegan *is* possible.

Speaking of green smoothies, I've thought green smoothie girl was the most TF vegan site for info I've seen. Love green smoothies.



Like crunchy_mama said, I think you just need to follow _your_ body, and see if it works for you. I lost tons of weight by dropping allergens, not watching carbs and just eating whatever. Going primal and eating 150 grams carbs also worked for me to lose more weight (although my fats typically remain around 60-70% of my diet, which I don't think of as super high fat). If I want to get super skinny, I can watch my carbs and focus on working out and lose more weight. That's how *my* body works--some folks need to be a lot more vigilant. But also, if I want to lose weight, I typically need to avoid nuts and seeds as well. We are each so individual though, so figuring out what works for you may be a trial/error process.
Yeah, I totally consider myself a TF veg*n, insomuch as that is possible. Yesterday I made kombucha, [almond] yogurt, and kimchee. I only use coconut and olive oils (some sesame for flavor), eat plenty of healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocados), pretty much grain and sugar free, everything homemade, etc. I think it *is* possible to be both. =)

Anyway, not to highjack this thread. I'm enjoying reading along and may even contribute. We'll see! But thanks for being welcoming. Wasn't sure what kind of response I would get.
post #28 of 305
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http://tiffanyteske.blogspot.com/200...-pleasure.html

This is the almond flour scone recipe I use, I think I have posted it before, but since we are talking about them again I thought I'd post it for newcomers.

We can't do eggs, so I use flax goop (just don't follow her directions for flax goop - they are way off - it should be 1 T flax to 3 T water). I also added a tablespoon of coconut oil to keep them a little moister.
newcomer here. DD and I aren't 100% paleo but I try to most days.
We need to go egg free to but man I can't get a handle on it! I need to prepare mentally. I did an Elisa test awhile back and got a 2 on almond flour so I'm wondering what other flour would be good for these?
post #29 of 305
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Originally Posted by mom61508 View Post
newcomer here. DD and I aren't 100% paleo but I try to most days.
We need to go egg free to but man I can't get a handle on it! I need to prepare mentally. I did an Elisa test awhile back and got a 2 on almond flour so I'm wondering what other flour would be good for these?
I haven't made that recipe but I have used various nut and seed flour mixes for Elana's recipes with fine effects. I particularly like a mix of pecan, cashew and pumpkin seed.

UGH ladies I am awake in the middle of the night for the first time in a very, very long time. I ate a lowcarb burger out yesterday- it had mayo on it- I am sure made w/ soyoil. I am wondering if that is it- or it is just nervousness over ds going to camp tomorrow!

Oh, and I will very shortly be waving my freak flag high! I have some vibrams ordered! Woot! Woot! I LOVE going barefoot and my footwear of choice is generally flipflops but I am so excited for the option that I will be able to wear more and I am excited about the prospect that maybe I can run in them. I have never been able to run in tennis shoes comfortably. From reading online though it sounds like it might be because the way I run is suited more to barefoot running. I know I will have to start slow- but I am anxious to see!

Food was good yesterday aside from the commericial mayo on the burger. Burgers for supper as well. I was skimpy on veggies yesterday but that was just laziness and lack of groceries. I bought 2 big things of spinach yesterday though and am going to try the spinach smoothie again. I also had pepperoni and cashews for a snack- that is my new favorite combo- so yummy!

This week is going to be entirely insane- 2 hr roundtrip to take ds to camp and then another 2 hrs back to get him then swim lessons this Mon- Wed. I need to do some crockpot planning for sure.

Oh, and I have worked out the past 2 mornings to the 30 day shred. I haven't officially worked out in too long - last I had done this video was shortly after dd2 was born. However, I have noticed it was a lot easier for me now than then- I guess partially just from recovery time and also all the family activity time is conditioning me some! I hope to be able to continue this week with it but am worried with the schedule craziness.


Oh, and FR I too enjoy those little 'primal workouts' as well- it was hot and tiring on the beach but I was smiling and thinking how blessed I was!
post #30 of 305
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Originally Posted by Sayward View Post
Um, is there such a thing as vegan paleo? Because, I just read the June thread and as far as grain/sugar free and macro ratios, I could totally keep up with you ladies!
well I am on here sometimes and I am ovo-lacto vegetarian, don't see many other vegs around so I'm happy to see you here! But its a nice bunch of ladies. I do eat legumes and have been sprouting-- its easy and I am not yet sure if it really lowers carbs, but it does cut down on cooking time. Going to make some sprouted-chick pea hummos this evening for the week.

I'm working a lot- VERY busy summer for me, very busy with the kids when I am not working (I have a nanny about 28 hours a week... sounds like a lot but man it is not when I am trying to get so much done in that amount of time!). I am not online too much for fun. Doing well with my lowish carb, very low grain, very low sugar diet. I wouldn't describe myself as paleo or primal, but I get some good amount of inspiration from those ways of eating.

Weight loss seems to have stalled out and I just can't seem to squeeze out any time for exercise, which I am pretty sure would make a difference. 4 more weeks teaching summer school and after that I will use some small part of my childcare time for exercise. I've lost 29lbs since January eating this way, and feeling really good about it. I'd like to lose around 10 more pounds, but I am fine with that taking a while. I want to focus on the positive and basically I should be happy to maintain while I am busy and stressed... and I am still nursing a 14mo (I am a person who apparently gains weight while nursing, not the reverse, but don't worry, it will not stop me from nursing as long as my little one wants/needs) and after we move in September I will work on getting a regular dose of exercise back into my life. I am almost into my pre-mom clothes, which is nice, and I just bought a few new things to wear for teaching and then for conducting interviews (I'll be doing a lot of that in August).
post #31 of 305
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Originally Posted by Sayward View Post
Yeah, I totally consider myself a TF veg*n, insomuch as that is possible. Yesterday I made kombucha, [almond] yogurt, and kimchee. I only use coconut and olive oils (some sesame for flavor), eat plenty of healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocados), pretty much grain and sugar free, everything homemade, etc. I think it *is* possible to be both. =)

Anyway, not to highjack this thread. I'm enjoying reading along and may even contribute. We'll see! But thanks for being welcoming. Wasn't sure what kind of response I would get.
I totally think veg*n and TF can go hand in hand. As a vegan that just means you avoid frankenfoods and traditionally prepare your meals. I wish my vegan sil would embrace a more TF lifestyle, as I think she would be much healthier and have more energy...

Keep poppin' in and telling us of your primal TF vegan adventures!

Hi everyone!!! Sorry I've been so sketchy on the posting. I'm here in spirit, it's just been really crazy.

I am really struggling with sugar. I just can't seem to get it together. I think Fairy Rae is really on to something as far as cycles, because I can do so well and then the week before I get my period WHAM! Sugar cravings like crazy.
post #32 of 305
Hi everyone! I can't believe it is July already, where is this summer going! We are still pretty grain free, but have been "cheating" lately while on vacation and at family house. And boy is my digestive system and skin paying for it! I feel like crap and look like it too, ugh! We are home for awhile, so getting back to normal, lots of meat, organs, raw milk and cod liver oil, yum!
post #33 of 305
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I think Fairy Rae is really on to something as far as cycles, because I can do so well and then the week before I get my period WHAM! Sugar cravings like crazy.
Yeah--I'm FAMISHED tonight, ate a ton, and want to eat more... (Two days ago, no cravings, little appetite.) Must be a different part of my cycle now--I really need to start tracking! (Ok, I'm officially using MDC to track this for myself so I can see if there are any patterns--it's just fascinating to me!)
post #34 of 305
I started eating Primal in May (the 17th I believe). My DH is on board with me. My younger DD is grain-free with us due to digestive trouble. (over a year of constipation issues)
In that time I've lost 16 lbs! I'm thrilled. I feel better than ever also. I have three more lbs to lose and I'll be to my first goal which was to lose 10% of my starting weight. DH is losing some weight, but he has a lot harder time cutting the carbs.

Our house is grain-free and we are limiting tubers. Cutting out as much sugar as possible, but still use some maple syrup and honey. We haven't cut out dairy. We drink raw milk and I love me some cheese. LOL
I'm not doing a lot of working out at this point. I have been doing some core work and some push ups/dips trying to get some definition in my arms.
This is a great ice cream recipe that we have tried. http://www.health-bent.com/treats/pina-colada-ice-cream

I'm going to try this one soon. If it's good, I'll serve it at William's birthday party next month. http://cavemanfood.blogspot.com/2009...ice-cream.html
post #35 of 305
pretty bad today..

B- 2 fried eggs in bacon grease
2 organic raw homemade mochas
L- tacos in a head lettuce shell with raw cheddar, yogurt and avocado
a small Starbucks frappucino (agh!)
S- grapes, raisins and almonds
D- roasted chicken, potatoes ,broccoli and onions and a salad with homemade dressing. A couple of cocktails, two pieces of chocolate and like 5 marshmallows! Okay, wasn't an awful day, but way too much sugar. Plenty of veggies though!
post #36 of 305
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I am also considering more buying some vibrams- but I will have to think on it- I want to make sure they will get used!
I just have to say that I got my first pair of vibrams a few weeks ago...and I have literally not taken them off. I wear them to workout, to the beach, to the park, to the grocery store. I LOVE them. I got a pair of black classics. I originally ordered a pair of the orangy pink sprint's but they are back ordered til the end of July beginning of August, so I bought a pair of black classics that were in stock. I was thinking, when I bought them, that I might cancel my other order....BUT now I know I will definitely not do that, I LOVE vibrams.

Food has been good. I had a few off days. AF finally came...35 days. Wierd. Anyway, I had the usual carb cravings with it, but really not too bad. I have been eating a lot of salads. I would say that I am actually heavier on veggies right now than meat...which is odd for me.

We should be getting our next whole cow anytime now. I can't wait! I also found a local CSA and a pastured chicken farmer that sells his chickens for a full dollar a pound less than the last place we bought them from. Yay!!
post #37 of 305
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My new favorite core exercise is belly dancing!
OOoo...I want to learn how to belly dance! I have been doing wonderfully in the primal food area, but have not done any really purposeful exercize {aside for walking a lot at work and random bouts of dancing crazily when I feel like it LOL}. My deal is that my exersize had to be FUN or I won't stick to it...

Sooo, me and my sister have been wanting to learn how to dance for exercise, and were thinking of getting some DVDs---any suggestions? I'm interested in hip hop, belly dance, and latin dance particularly!

Today for yummies I had egg foo young {from the primal blueprint cookbook} for breakfast, chicharrones and cranberry kombucha for a snack, and a pepperoni-onion-mushroom meatzza {+goat cheese for my fiancee and sis} for supper. MMMMM Oh, and frozen strawberries with dark chocolate fudge for dessert just now {the fudge I just made up--a bar of Lindt 90% + a bar of Lindt 85% chocolate, heated up with a good pour of coconut oil mixed with toasted coconut flakes and chilled until hard yummmmm!}
post #38 of 305
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Originally Posted by ryleigh'smama View Post
I just have to say that I got my first pair of vibrams a few weeks ago...and I have literally not taken them off. I wear them to workout, to the beach, to the park, to the grocery store. I LOVE them. I got a pair of black classics. I originally ordered a pair of the orangy pink sprint's but they are back ordered til the end of July beginning of August, so I bought a pair of black classics that were in stock. I was thinking, when I bought them, that I might cancel my other order....BUT now I know I will definitely not do that, I LOVE vibrams.

Food has been good. I had a few off days. AF finally came...35 days. Wierd. Anyway, I had the usual carb cravings with it, but really not too bad. I have been eating a lot of salads. I would say that I am actually heavier on veggies right now than meat...which is odd for me.

We should be getting our next whole cow anytime now. I can't wait! I also found a local CSA and a pastured chicken farmer that sells his chickens for a full dollar a pound less than the last place we bought them from. Yay!!
I WISH I could wear vibram's!!! I am all about crazy shoes, and being barefoot! However, my big toes are kind of, well, BIG and they don't really fit comfortably in their toe area in vibrams SAD! I do like my Vivobarefoot boots, and when not wearing those I either go barefoot or wear some pretty flexible Born sandals or flip flops and mukluks with gum soles {flexible} in the winter.

i am totally waiting for vibram to come out with CUSTOM 5-fingers shoes...wouldn't that be awesome?!?!
post #39 of 305
Oh, thanks LeighAnn for that recipe- looks awesome- looks like a cool blog as well!

ryleigh'smama- so excited to hear someone else raving about the vibrams! I am currently stalking UPS' website- They should be here by Thursday I think. I went with plain black sprints. I love the look of performas as just for an everyday shoe though and was considering them for the non-barefoot season. I figure I should just go with one at first as see how I like them!

Anyway, I am doing well with food lately- I haven't got my period back so I cannot really trace anything to that- although it seems sometimes I am hungrier than others. I think for me often that is due to slips on sugar and carbs causing the issue though.

Yesterday was a burger w/ a spinach/coco/blueberry smoothie
lunch- a burger or two
snack- some pepperoni and pecans, carrots w/ a bit of pb
supper- was a bacon- hardboiled egg salad w/ red peppers and warm bacon dressing. And a bit of homemade frenchfries.

It was an odd and crazy busy day here. I think I am going to try and take it easier today. I am a bit congested as well- I think it is an allergy thing though.

MrsBone- I don't think your day sounds that bad- certainly could be better- but looking at the mainstream that is awesome!
post #40 of 305
Oh, and I have to share somewhere! I went on CF's website to see if they currently have any closer affiliates and lo and behold they do- still about 1hr45min away, but it is also only 15 min away from a friend who could watch the kids while I check it out. As there is no way I could leave the baby for that long. So, I think I am going to try and do once a week for a month or so and then try to get back up every month or so. I cannot afford more than that and with hs'ing coming back in full swing it would be too much. But it would be nice to get some official oly weight lifting coaching. I think I will be going up there next week or the week after to check it out. The guy seemed really great on the phone- like he knew his stuff but was a nice guy. It is a guy and a girl that run the joint- I feel nervous to go up there a bit as I was talking to him about working out and such- I tried to stress that I am not buff by anymeans at this point. I guess I will just do my best!
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