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  1. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Hey, all! It's been a little over a month since we've been in contact so I thought I'd check in. How are your healthy endeavors going? Everyone getting through the winter? I hit rock bottom a few weeks back. I've been experiencing a lupus flare up resulting from the holiday (and beyond) splurging and stress. Needless to say, my joints are achy and tight and I've put on a few pounds. I'm currently preparing for an AIP protocol diet and eliminating caffeine. I actually feel pretty good about this. It's similar to Whole 30, with a few tweaks. I've just got to gain control over my health! I plan on adding workouts once the joint pain and swelling subsides. I hope you are all doing well and making it happen in 2018!
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    Hey, Mike! I was just thinking yesterday how everyone must have decided to quit the forum. Or, at least, this thread. Great to hear from you and congrats on having lost 30 lbs! That's quite the accomplishment! Also, congrats on retiring. Another great accomplishment! I can honestly say that I gained around the same amount over the holidays but I've only recently started up the Primal Blueprint with my husband. I, too, had a couple of nights of a little too much booze over the holidays and far too much sugar. Hubs and I decided that, despite the fact that we backslid pretty terribly going into the Christmas season (worse than usual, actually), that we will not be doing another reset. We, too, have forgiven ourselves and moved on.On Happy New Year to you all!
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    Hey, @CorgiLover! Great to hear from you and Happy Holidays! I'm going to be honest here. The last few weeks have gotten me all off track. This has been one of the most hectic holidays ever and I found myself stress eating holiday treats quite a bit. Also, I've been drinking more than usual the last few weeks. I was so bloated and miserable last night... I'm with you. Got to get back on track come the first of the year. I really hope to be able to just do it. No holiday excuses after 1/1!!! LOL Happy 2018, all!!!
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    I completely agree with @Mike5858 on this one, @kirbz (btw, great to hear from you again!). I've heard it said many times over that it took YEARS for us to establish poor eating habits, so why we beat ourselves up over not changing it completely in months is beyond me. We're only human, my friend. Enjoy the holiday and all of the warmth, sharing, loving and giving it brings. It's the most important thing. I hope all of you have a very Merry everything... and a Happy 2018, too!
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    That's great, Mike! I think I've put on a couple of pounds, but I decided that I'm going primal until our festivities on the 23rd (Festivus), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, at which time I fully intend to enjoy myself and not worry about anything, except a little portion control. My hubs and I were super thin and starting to get ripped in 2012 following the Primal Blueprint and I didn't feel the slightest bit deprived, so we are giving that another shot. I'm investing in the Beach Body on Demand, by recommendation of my fit cousins who live busy lifestyles. It's hard to find a good gym within driving distance where I live. The holidays tend to really get me off track, so I'm trying to reign it in for the next couple of weeks to save face, so to speak. LOL I feel like I'll be happier in the long run that way. Happy Monday, all!
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    @SineadMon you are doing a fabulous job of learning about yourself which, at the end of the day, is what this journey is all about. I'm finding it difficult to get back on track, but I know I'll be able to do it. Right now,my body is craving more of what it's been given in recent times. Once it's out of the 'ol system, I know the cravings will disappear. Keep up the good work and just revel in the fact that the candy was yummy and now you're back on track. You're not beating yourself up and eating more candy, which is a win, in my book. Keep enjoying the holidays! Only comes once a year!!
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    Hi, all. Great to hear from both of you, @CorgiLover and @Mike5858! Sounds like y'all are doing well! My trip to TX was amazing. Got to see so many people that I never get to see. I totally fell off the wagon while there. To many cocktails, too much bread. Sigh. I'm working to get back in clean mode now. I literally have no relatives who eat like I do, which makes it very difficult (psychologically and physically) to be good. Also, drinking makes for poor eating decisions. I think I'm ahead for recognizing this, but I've still not mastered this lifestyle. My goal is 80/20. I'm more like 75/25 at home and downright "non-compliant" when I travel. I'd like to get better at the traveling thing. Still nursing a hangover that is two days old. My cousins are all younger than me... LOL. I just can't hang anymore. The Uber thing makes it so easy to be irresponsible. Definitely had fun but paying the price now and DEFINITELY learned from this experience. I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season. I really love this time of year!!!
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    Mike, I totally understand the conundrum. On one hand, you've got optimum health that, let's face it,gets a little boring at times. Then on the flop side of that, you've got the holidays and all of the joy and fun food that comes with it. I think the key here is a happy medium. Have some fun, just like you did with the cookies, and then your wife will likely choose the path of food freedom forever right along with you. Good job recognizing her need for a little fun and rolling with it! Merry Christmas!!!
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    I miss my family, too. We moved to the Pacific NW and most of my family is in TX. I've been drinking more red wine than I'd like to admit. A couple of glasses in the evenings. Sigh. Something about that holidays that makes me want to celebrate nonstop. LOL. Great to hear from you, @SineadMon!
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    Hi, Mike! So good to hear from you! I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Mine was good, too. I did better than usual, I must say. Not as good as you did, but better than usual. I'm reeling it back in now, as I have a trip to visit cousins that I haven't seen in ages coming up at the end of the week. I want to get my set point at or near W 30 before then. It's so much easier that way. At any rate, happy holidays!!! Its the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy it!!
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    I, too, am Thankful for everyone in this thread. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
  12. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Hey, everyone! Glad to hear from some of y'all! I have been doing well in some areas and not so well in others. I rarely eat between meals anymore but life has been so busy for me that I've done things like eat a sandwich for lunch on occasion or snack on some chips rather than eat a whole meal. I'm a little concerned about the holidays but I find these last few posts to be very inspiring. Congrats on the weight loss, Mike. Mine has been minimal, but I know exactly where I'm going wrong and what I need to do about it. Happy holidays!
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    You continue to inspire me, Mike!!! I have Well Fed 2. Maybe I should get the first book. Have a happy holiday!!!
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    Glad y'all had a relaxing vaca, Mike. Glad you're still rocking the FFF lifestyle! Which cupcake shop did you go to? I LOVE cupcake wars!
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    Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!