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  1. THANK YOU!!! All very helpful and I have a much better understanding now. Have a great week and thanks again!
  2. Hi! I've conquered my first successful grocery shopping trip so I can get my shell in Primal gear. However, I have read and read and re-read Mark's Daily Apply & all the links/resources he provides.....but I clearly need some primal vet help. Quick Bio Info: I'm female, I'm a Celiac and have been gluten free for almost 10yrs. I used to maintain a weight of 135-145, worked w/ a trainer and/or worked out at least 4x's per week and I ate nearly primal, although I didn't know that at the time. I had major surgery on both my legs so hence my current situation which is: I'm 5'1 and now weigh 155 due to being sedentary for months while my legs healed from the surgery, etc. For the last year, I can't get the scale to budge so it's time to regroup and get back on track. Which is where my going Primal kicks in. Currently I exercise approx 4x's per week sometimes more alternating my days between weights (60min sessions) & cardio (usually treadmill or lipty for 3 miles give or take but always hitting at least 30-45min worth of cardio). And I've been using myfitnesspal to track what I eat. After reading Mark's site and visiting nearly every link he offers I'm ready to get my primal on. WHAT I NEED HELP WITH IS: I have reset myfitnesspal for a 1200 calorie intake (is this even appropriate?) with goals of 20% carbs, 20% protein and 60% fat. I haven't a CLUE if this is accurate for me. I read Mark's "formula" but I am math challenged and I have no idea if I'm doing this correctly. All I understand from his writings & the pretty diagrams is that to lose weight I need to intake no more than 50-100g of carbs per day. I am very confused & finding myself frustrated about what my intake for fats, proteins, sugars, etc. are supposed to be and/or what I need to set these to on myfitnesspal to accurately track my intake of food each day. I MUST keep a log as I rely on that visual to help me see what I'm intaking. If anyone has any insight feel free to enlighten me. (BTW, I tend to ALWAYS go over in protein each day, is this something I need to be concerned about?)
  3. Just curious if anyone has a list of gluten-free restaurants in Durham and/or Raleigh that they could post. I am familiar w/ the bigger chain restaurants (i.e. PF Chang's, Outback, Carraba's, Pei Wei, etc.) but I am trying to locate some other options. I've come across the following but have not tried or called about either yet, so if anyone knows anything about either, please share your experience: Mellow Mushroom in Durham is now serving 100% gluten-free wings?? http://www.zspotlight.com/establishment.as...&EstID=6767 Jibarra is a more upscale mexican/tequila lounge bar offering gluten-free food?? http://www.jibarra.net/triangle.area/index...MN_position=1:1
  4. Hey Patti!! Hope you feel better soon! If I lived closer to you i'd swing by and help you out with doing your hair for you so you can rest and recover without having to battle with the locks! HAHA! BIG HUGS and thinking of you!! Turtle
  5. YES!! I love it, but I had a pretty decent wreck last year (what I thought was a hill was really a drop off ). The wreck left me in the ER loopy, scratched up, bruised and after x-rays told I had torn the ligaments in my shoulder in a really bad way, go figure, only me. HAHA! The pain was awful and it took FOREVER to heal or so it seemed. Of course it also bruised my confidence, so i'm still working on getting my confidence back. It's been a long process for me, can't seem to break that fear just yet when I start going downhill...A bit aggravating but it'll come in time... Have fun and "ride it like you stole it"!!!
  6. I'm not sure if i'm more jealous you got the beer or that you were in NC! HAHA! Glad you got your hands on some Redbridge and hope you kept a few for the bowl game on Sat, GO DAWGS!!! I'm still searching for Redbridge...I struck out in Atlanta over Christmas but i'll be heading to Charlotte in Jan, maybe I can land some there. Keep you posted!
  7. So Turtle - you should be able to get it if you are here on the 26th if not before!
  8. AWESOME!!! I hear ya on lovin hockey...I lived in Raleigh (up until this past April - sniff, sniff) and had a season ticket package thingy so I was always at the arena. I'll never forget the year of the lock-out...I was so lost without my hockey social life. HAHA! I have been in serious withdrawl since having to move, but between FSN and NHL Center Ice we get to see most games on tv which is better than nothing. And of course we make it back to as many games as we can. Have fun at the game!!!
  9. PLEASE floridanative let me know what you find out. I'll be in Addd-lanna for a few days where I could swing through Publix or Kroger (both are near mom and dad's) to stock up...but getting to Whole Foods in Duluth will be a bit more difficult so I PRAY that Santa will bring us Redbridge at the local stores....
  10. Sorry, i'm a Carolina Hurricanes fan...have been for years (I didn't hop on the wagon like so many others did after our Stanley Cup victory last season)! Despite the team you pull for it's GREAT to see you guys love hockey too!
  11. Hey Fellow Cola-Celiacs! In this morning's paper Rosewood Market has an ad in there about organic turkeys and such and then it says: "Gluten Free Specials". I am now DYING to know more about this...if anyone already has any info about this PM or e-mail me! I'm gonna see what I can find out too. Their website is: http://www.rosewoodmarket.com/index.htm
  12. Does anyone know when this gluten-free list was created and when the last time it was updated?? I'm just curious b/c I like their products too. Also, has anyone had any problems since they are not manufactured on a gluten-free line???
  13. Awww man, I didn't even think about that.... I have a bottle, hold one: Shoot, has milk....AGH! Tell ya what, let me get a hold of my mom to get an e-mail address of someone who may be able to help us/you with dairy ideas. I'll e-mail you later!
  14. http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...c=27903&hl= Here's the link to another thread that will ease your mind about vanilla extract. Hope this link works...if not just search the site, there are actually a few threads on here talking about the confusing extract question! GOOD LUCK and ENJOY your cookies!!!