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Diet and nutrition / Where to buy?
« on: April 07, 2011, 03:10:59 PM »
Stupid question but Where do you all buy your healthier paleo meats? How do I know what the cow was fed?
Here i thought i was doing ok and everytime i look the thongs im eating are more processed than i thought!
I live in an area where there is fast food on every single corner and every meal includes flour/corn tortillas. Luckily my husband is a hunter so I've got a freezer full of venison quail goose etc. Venison sausage ok?

Progress Reports & Photos / not exactly "progress"
« on: April 05, 2011, 07:09:59 PM »
SInce I've only been trying this since Saturday lol   BUT  I'm really curious with how this way of eating affects me so I'm starting off with a day 1 info to refernce to and to see where this leads

I've been fortunate to never need to lose a significant amount of weight (other than post pregnancy). I'v held steady between 140-145 for about 10 years. I'm 5'6" so could probably loseat least 10 and still be considered 'healthy' Ofcourse I was 130graduating from highshcool 20 years ago.
I usualy drank 1 diet coke in the morning, sometimes one at noon. Never later because I'm caffiene sensitive and then wouldn't sleep that night -- which lead me to my other vice of wine or cocktail to 'wind down'
No medications other than occasional allergy meds, melatonin at night sometimes.
I get a bit of 'depression/anxiety" which I term "angry b!tch syndrome'.
Ironically (or not) I've realized for quite sometime that the coke/alcohol totally contribute to the angry b!tch syndrome. Funny how even though you KNOW something you still choose to make poor choices.
Oh, and for a few years I've had digestive issues ... I've always had a stomach of steal (or so I thought) and then after the birth of my son I've had more issues. Nothing major, just an inconvience. Doctors, testing, etc all show nothing which leads them to say "oh its IBS"

SO ... What I've noticed in the 1st few days... of lots of veges, fruits, and meat and NO caffiene or Alcohol

After getting over the intiial 'hump" of decreased sugar, I feel pretty good!

I've slept good --only waking up once or twice vs waking up every hour or so!

No change yet in the digestive issues but I'm hoping that will occur soon!

Im curious to see if my bodyweight will change or if it already where 'it needs to be"
I'm traveling out of town next weekend for a marathon/'2nd honeymoon' so I anticipate a back slide. I am nervous about running so will probably thrown in some extra carbs of the non-paleo type.My goal is to pick the healthier versions. My goal is also to not 'back slide" so much that its a 'whole new start" again.

(just putting this out there not so bore you but so that I can refer back to and check my progress or lack there of ;-) )

btw -- chicken with veges stir-fried with olive oil, ginger and orange zest and a tad of garlic is pretty darn good!

Miscellaneous / IBS sufferers ?
« on: April 04, 2011, 02:58:33 PM »
(Not sure where to post this - so sorry if its in the wrong spot  :)

For those with IBS, did symptoms initially get worse before getting better when starting the diet?

Diet and nutrition / How long
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:11:10 AM »
How long does the 'foggy' unclear feeling last?

Diet and nutrition / conflicting info
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:06:24 PM »
Ive read, searched the we etc for recipes and am finding conflicting info... and honestly I'm in a state of sugar withdrawl delerium  ;) but

sweet potatoes ? -- I thought were a 'no' but have found several recipes on a paleo site including them
sea salt?  - again I know salt is a 'no' but have seen several recipes including sea salt.

Introductions / helloooooo!
« on: April 03, 2011, 11:17:18 AM »
Just thought I say "hi". I stumbled upon the site searching for recipes and such
So a quick 'about me' since I may be lurking and asking random questions :-)
38 yo woman, married with 3 kids. Love running. I'm getting ready to run my 10th marathon in a couple weeks. Although life, work, kids, etc is making it more and more difficult to get the training done -- so it may be my last until things 'settle down'
I thought I ate reasonbably 'healthy' lol but admit I lean more towards the carb loaded runner's diet (plus diet coke, wine, and vodka :P)  But I'm cleaning up!!! Nervous how changing this up will make me feel. (I've read the book for athletes so I'm trying to wrap my brain around the logic -- and, yes, it does make good sense!)
ALso, looking to help my husband who needs to lose some weight and lower his cholesterol.

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