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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 27, 2012, 07:04:01 PM »
Wednesday June 27, 2012

Breakfast
2 eggs fried in bacon fat
3 pieces of bacon
2 strawberries
Water

Lunch
2.5 oz pork burger (only 10% fat…)
2.5 oz grass fed beef burger
½ avocado
1 cup romaine lettuce
2 radishes
1 tablespoon EVOO/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar/poppy seeds/celery seeds .5 oz. pecans

Dinner
4.5 oz. antelope roast
2 oz. carrots roasted with the antelope
6 asparagus spears sautéed in coconut oil
3 shitake mushrooms sautéed in coconut oil
Water

The antelope roast slow-cooked all day in the crock pot. I saved the broth and bones to use as the stock in my next stew. Yummy.

My chronometer standings for the day
Kcal: 1468.6
Fat: 61.5%
Carbs: 11.1%
Protein: 27.4%

I put my scale away and my goal is not to weigh for at least a month from my start day, which is July 15...we'll see how that works out. I am kind of addicted to the scale.

Does anyone know if these are the % I should be aiming for? Im only 4ft 9 inches...is there a calorie range I should be aiming for or should I just eat until comfortable?

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:37:16 PM »
Tuesday June 26, 2012

Breakfast:
Elk meat
2 Pastured eggs
A few pieces of left over sweet potato
Water

Lunch:
Half an avocado
3 strawberries
Left over roast chicken breast
Green beans
Water

Snack:
1.5 oz of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
Water

Dinner:
100% grass-fed hamburger
½ an Avocado
2.5 pieces of Bacon
Green bean pods, peas removed
Romaine salad with radish, celery, and EVOO/Apple Cider dressing with poppy seeds and celery seeds
2 strawberries
Herbal tea: Traditional Medicinals Nighty-Night and Chamomile and Lavender (no honey)

21 min on the bike and 23 min walking easy pace

Chronometer (I didn’t measure or weigh today…and some of the categories didn’t exactly match up…)
52.2% fat (60.8 grams)
15.4 % protein (39.8 grams)
32.4% carbs (85.6 grams)

I like the Chronometer. I had no idea I was eating 85.6 grams of carbs today. Chromometer told me I needed to be eating 60% fat so I have somthing to work towards. 20% carbs and 15% protein...so I clearly needed to transfer some carbs to fat. Does this seem like a good idea?

My lap top isnt letting me spell check for some reason...sorry if there are typos.

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 26, 2012, 12:02:40 PM »
Friday was day 8 and I weighed myself and I had only lost 3 pounds. 174 down to 171. I found that frustrating, even though I initially thought weight loss was a secondary goal. So I decided to add raw milk to my diet and drank raw goats's milk and raw cow's cream in addition to a paleo diet + some dark 85% organic chocolate squares. This morning (Monday) I still weigh 171. (the first 8 days I did not consume any dairy. Adding dairy back did not seem to make any change in how I felt. No GI upset or congestion or anything. Maybe 8 days wasnt long enough to get it out of my system?)

I havent touched a grain or a bite of processed food (not counting the 2 hamburgers at my dad's house that I think probably had somthing unnatural in them.) I elminated nightshades about a week ago.

Please critique my food journals and give suggestions to improve weight loss. I have committed to 30 days of dairy free eating. I will probably still eat green beans sometimes, though I understand that they are not paleo. Do I need to decrease my carbs to 50-60 grams a day? Give up roots and tubers and nuts?

I honestly thought that getting rid of grains, processed food and daily triple grande mochas would cause more than a 3 pound wieght loss. HELP!

Cheryl

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:53:01 AM »
Friday June 22, 2012

Breakfast:
Hamburger
2 eggs (omega 3 added)
Water

Lunch:
2 hamburgers grilled at my dad’s house. I have no idea what kind but they were perfect circles, so I am blaming the GI upset later in the day on them.
Water

Dinner
Steak
Steamed broccoli
Grilled asparagus (they had some oil on them when they arrived at the table. I suspect it was canola oil. But I ate some anyway.
Iced Tea

Snack
2 pieces bacon
3 strawberries
Water
Herbal Tea with honey

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:20:22 PM »
Thursday June 21, 2012

Breakfast
2 eggs
2.5 pieces of bacon

Snack:
Black and herbal tea with raw honey

Lunch
Stewed lamb over left over carrots and rutabagas
Salad with avocado dressing. Romaine, radishes, sprouts, mushrooms
Water
1 large strawberry

Snack
Half an avocado
2 strawberries

Dinner:
Hamburger
Half an avocado
Bacon
Fried onions
Water

Snack:
Night Time Tea with honey
1 small spoonful of honey that I admit I licked right off the spoon like I used to do with peanut butter. :-[

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Food Journals / Re: Cam's Calendar of Consumption
« on: June 21, 2012, 07:54:03 PM »
I think even the nitrate free bacon often has sugar of some kind added. I just checked my own Organic nitrate free uncured bacon and the ingredients lists that the bacon is "less that 2% organic evaporated cane syrup and celery seed." I did a bacon search on this site and came up with: Bacon is very similar to smoked pork belly. but really...packaged bacon is kind of a processed food. Some people eat it and it and some dont. Most consider that if eating bacon keeps you from eating processed crap...then go ahead and eat bacon. But technically...bacon doesn't seem to be Paleo.

I'll probably keep eating bacon for now. Mostly b/c all my life I have been told bacon is bad for me...and I know I know it isn't bad...so I'm making up for lost time. I expect I'll lay off the bacon at some point.


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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 20, 2012, 09:43:18 PM »
Wednesday June 20 2012

Breakfast
Left over sweet potatoes
2 organic + Omega 3 eggs fried in coconut oil
Water

Snack:
Black and Herbal tea with raw honey

Lunch
4 strawberries and a handful of pecans.
1 piece of bacon

Dinner:
Hamburger
Rutabaga and carrots drizzled in coconut oil and seasoned with sea salt and rosemary and roasted
Collard greens cooked with 2 pieces of bacon. I also ate the bacon.
¼ of a whole small watermelon
Water

Snack:
2 poached eggs (organic, cage free + omega 3 but not pastured)
a small piece of left over hamburger
Water

*All bacon is organic, uncured and nitrate-free unless otherwise noted.

I have come to the conclusion that game hens (especially commercial game hens) do not make tasty broth. The soup I planned for lunch tasted terrible. I chalked it up to missing my shot and coming home empty handed from the morning hunt  ;). Trying again with some lamb ribs. Boiling those at the moment and then will make lamb stew with that and stew meat. Hopefully it will be a tasty lunch tomorrow.

I was also hungrier after dinner today. I counted out my carbs for the day and was in the 120 range. It was the watermelon, of course. It added about 44 carbs. I think that was the difference. I guess I have to avoid watermelon. I am not at this time really aiming at decreasing carbs, just eating paleo foods. But clearly, such a high carb food needs to be avoided. I love watermelon.  :'(

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:03:59 AM »
It smells a lot like coconut, but I don't think it really makes the food taste like coconut. I was hoping it would make the shrimp taste like coconut shrimp...but it didn't. I might grind up some coconut in the food processor and roll the shrimp in it next time...

Eggs stick more with coconut oil than bacon grease...I was just trying to cut out so much bacon...I'll probably eat some bacon tomorrow, b/c I like cooking the eggs in it. I need to find a source of grass fed beef tallow.

Mini update:
On Friday I was 174. This morning Wednesday, Day 6, I am 171.5. And I haven't been hungry once. and I get to eat yummy food and not stress out over fat. My body is adjusting to no caffeine, though I think I have an actual social addiction to Starbucks. I love coming in here for an hour or two to study or do something online for work. I just get tea now...but I realized that I have to be careful about some of the Tazo teas. Calm tea for example has "natural flavors." So i get Awake tea which is 100% black tea but I have stopped letting it steep very long and then I add a Traditional Medicinals lavender and chamomile tea bag and some raw honey that I bring myself. It is working out. But I will always have a soft spot in my heart for a triple grande mocha with mocha drizzle.  ;) Maybe I'll get one every Christmas. but not a triple, b/c after months of no caffeine, 3 shots would give me heart palpitations.

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 19, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »
Tuesday June 19, 2012

Breakfast
Beef Stew with avocado dressing
Water

Lunch
Jason's Deli: Salad bar: Romaine lettuce, mushrooms, carrots, 4 hard-boiled eggs, almond slivers, about 1 tablespoon Ranch Dressing. (I would have brought my own dressing I had known we were going there. The plan was Red Lobster. Oh well…it’s a work in progress…)
Iced tea

Snack:
Herbal tea with cinnamon (Look ma…no honey!)
Small bowl of beef stew with avocado dressing

Dinner:Game hen seasoned with McCormick's poultry seasoning and sea salt
Sweet potatoes fried in coconut oil and seasoned with sea salt and basil
Salad: romaine lettuce, radishes and avocado dressing
Water

Snack:
1 pastured egg fried in coconut oil
4 strawberries
Water

What is left of the game hens is hanging out in the crock pot keeping company with some herbs, garlic and carrots making some fabulous broth for soup tomorrow.  ;D

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Introductions / Re: Hello :)
« on: June 19, 2012, 04:38:52 PM »
I am so sorry for your loss.  :'( I lost my first baby at 38 weeks 6 1/2 years ago. This was not your fault. It is sad and horrible and surreal. But it is not your fault. Feel free to PM if you want baby loss support. I'm not a therapist or anything, but I know what it is like to lose a little one. HUGS

I just joined the site a few weeks ago and I have never done Paleo. So far it is going well. It seems like a very supportive place for eating well. The recipes are really helpful and I love the food journals. Everyone has a slightly different perspective on what to eat and sometimes another food journal will give me good ideas.

I also gained 56 pounds with all 3 pregnancies and this last time I didn't get anywhere close to losing the pregnancy weight.

HUGS

Cheryl


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Food Journals / Re: Spryng's Journey
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:13:19 AM »
Both carb withdrawl and caffeine withdrawl can give you a headache. I am weaning off the caffeine because I have gone off caffeine before and it always gives me the kind of headache that makes me feel like I am going to throw up. I was drinking a double or triple shot Starbucks mocha before last week and had weaned down to 1 shot before stating this WOE and now I am down to black tea as my caffeine source.

Good Luck! The roasted chicken sounded good. I think next time I roast a chicken, I'll stick an apple inside it and see how it flavors it...

Peri

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:08:25 AM »
Thanks! I cant promise there wont be days at a time of: meat and veggies...meat and veggies...meat and veggies. But I love soups and stews...I just need to figure out how thicken the stew without anything modern. That is why I threw some of the avocado dressing in...it kind added some support to a very liquid stew.

I think you would be fine without the vinegar...it gives it a very subtle taste but it isn't a strong taste...the recipe actually called for 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, but i didn't have any lemons. You could probably use the juice from limes, too and it would taste sort of Tex-Mexie. I think that would taste nice on a salad with some hamburger meat seasoned to taste a bit like taco meat. I did notice this morning that even covered in the fridge, it was starting to look dark, the way avocados do. Next time I will only use half the ingredients I think. It makes a lot of dressing.

:)

Peri

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:25:18 PM »
Monday June 18 2012

Breakfast
Bacon and eggs
Water

Lunch
Grass fed steak
Broccoli
Water

Snack:
Herbal tea with 2 tsp. raw honey (I know…I know…too much honey…)

Dinner:
Chili: made with fresh tomatoes and tomato juice, grass-fed ground beef, onions, garlic, and coconut oil + chili powder, cayenne and paprika.
Salad: romaine lettuce, spinach, radishes. Dressing: 1 avocado/1/2 cup water/3 tablespoons of EVOO/1 tablespoon Organic apple cider vinegar/some poppy seeds and some celery seeds ground in a food processor until creamy. About 1-1.5 tablespoons of that on salad. (this was really tasty, actually. Would make a nice dip or a sauce for chicken.)

Snack:
1 piece of bacon
Water
A bowel of beef stew made pretty much the way the one yesterday was except no turnips.

I added a spoonful of the avocado dressing to the bowel of stew. It was awesome! I used to make a beef and barley stew that called for a dollop of sour cream just prior to serving…the avocado dressing was better. :D

I have also spent a bit of time this evening researching nightshades and have decided to eliminate those from my diet for the time being. I do have a lot of back and muscle pain. I always attributed that to being overweight…but it won't hurt to eliminate nightshades and see how I feel.

I have been using tea to get over my Starbucks Mocha addiction and I usually put milk and honey in my tea. I had to give up the milk and have just been using honey. I'll work on giving that up next. Honey is soooo good when you take all of the other sugar away...but it is not my intention to consume honey every day longterm.

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Introductions / Re: Hi from Maryland, USA--cautiously optimistic!
« on: June 17, 2012, 09:21:54 PM »
Hi Johanna!

I'm from Texas. We're practically neighbors... ;)

I have just finished up day 3 and just wanted to wish you good luck!

Cheryl

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Food Journals / Re: Periwinkle's food journal
« on: June 17, 2012, 09:09:45 PM »
Sunday June 17, 2012

Brunch (11 am or so…)
Grass-fed beef 85/15
2 eggs sunny side up cooked in beef fat and coconut oil
3 strawberries and 10 blueberries
Water

Snack:
Black Tea with Raw Honey (about 1 tablespoon)

Dinner:
Beef stew:
Fried 2 pieces of bacon and ate them. Cut and tenderized grass-fed beef stew meat (a bit on the lean side) Sautéed onions, garlic and meat in the bacon grease and then added fresh rosemary, thyme and some organic dried marjoram. Poured in some water and let it simmer 1 hour. Then added carrots, turnips and kale. Simmered another hour.
Iced herbal tea with some raw honey

Snack:
Handful of pecans and some water
A couple pieces of roasted chicken
Organic tea with a teaspoon of raw honey

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