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  • #16
    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    Something I meant to ask before: how are you finding parental support? Sounds like your dad is fairly active (or he's at least promoting you to be), but are your food choices supported and understood?
    First off, I'm the only one in my family is fit and healthy. My mom is worried that I'm going have a heart attack with all the butter/grease/fat. My dad isn't all that active, he just wanted me to try something new. They do buy me the food I like (veggies, bacon, oils) but ask me when I'm going back. Some support but not all that much.

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    • #17
      Just wanted to say that I'm impressed with you! How do you handle the peer pressure when all your friends are drinking sodas and eating chips and candy? I have a 15 year old and 13 year old (named Gavin, lol) and I think the peer pressure is part of why they won't join me on the paleo bandwagon. That, and giving up the junk food is really hard, especially for carb addicts like everyone in my family is!

      You are doing great! Not many teens would take this sort of challenge; it speaks well of your courage and fortitude! And way to go on that half marathon! Nice job!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by NavyWife View Post
        Just wanted to say that I'm impressed with you! How do you handle the peer pressure when all your friends are drinking sodas and eating chips and candy? I have a 15 year old and 13 year old (named Gavin, lol) and I think the peer pressure is part of why they won't join me on the paleo bandwagon. That, and giving up the junk food is really hard, especially for carb addicts like everyone in my family is!

        You are doing great! Not many teens would take this sort of challenge; it speaks well of your courage and fortitude! And way to go on that half marathon! Nice job!
        The peer pressure doesn't really affect me. For over a year I've been the "Toe shoes" guy, and for a months months i've been "Healthy Boy" so I don't pay all that much attention to my peers.

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        • #19
          Day 4,

          Forgot about this yesterday. I didn't get light headed alot, and only got a headache once. My stomach problems are gone, and I'm feeling better. My hunger is starting to get bigger though, mostly for fat and meat I'm hoping to do a workout session this week, and also test out my walking legs!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Gavin View Post
            I don't pay all that much attention to my peers.
            That's something most people will never discover the power of. Ignoring the opinions and judgments of a bunch of people you don't know and thus don't care about frees you to do all the things you actually do care about. Keep kicking ass!
            August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

            I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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            • #21
              Day 5,

              Forgot again. So yesterday I was feeling better; my energy isn't high but isn't low. It usuallly cycles between neither high nor low and then low. My hunger's getting better, and I had an awesome workout day. I also had a lower carb day and ended up with vivid and freaky dreams. This happen to anyone else?

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              • #22
                Day 6,

                My legs felt like rubber and I'm getting fuller and fuller on less food. Those are the big things about today. I'm tracking my food to see just how i'm doing, and I can't seem to go above 2000 calories. Anyone else have this problem and/or some ways to add more fat. I already cook everything in butter/coconut oil and drizzle oil on my salad. Thanks!
                Last edited by Gavin; 11-18-2011, 06:22 PM.

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                • #23
                  Yeah, I've always found that eating this way stops me from feeling 'hungry' so much that it's easy to under eat.
                  And I ended up losing to much muscle mass, so I've started eating more in general, but especially on days where I've done a heavy workout.
                  Sometimes it means eating when I really don't feel hungry though, but it's working. In the past 4 weeks I've put on over around 3 lbs of lean mass (I know some people fluctuate by more than that each day, but by weight hasn't really budged for months now). I'm aiming to be at least 165 lbs by xmas, with a target of 170 lbs at the moment.
                  If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                  Originally posted by tfarny
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                  • #24
                    Day 7,

                    Yesterday I was feeling really good. My legs felt a little weak but my energy was pretty good. I haven't gotten to the primal "High" but it's coming. I did a workout session and I felt better after than before.

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                    • #25
                      Day 8,

                      Today I felt really good. I've figured out how to eat more and my legs didn't feel all that bad today. My energy was low in the morning but was good all day after lunch. I actually ate over 2000 calories today and feel really good about it!

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                      • #26
                        Day 9,

                        Today is probably my bes so far. I ate alot, I ate only 3 times, and my legs didn't feel like rubber. I tested my hunger and I can almost eat whenever I want without my hunger controlling me. One of the biggest positives to this whole process, though, is my dreams. THey are so vivid and long now, and I love it!! This happen tho anyone else? If so does it go away or stay?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Gavin View Post
                          One of the biggest positives to this whole process, though, is my dreams. THey are so vivid and long now, and I love it!! This happen tho anyone else? If so does it go away or stay?
                          That happened to me, too, when I first started. I seem to recall it lasted for a few weeks, but then gradually tapered off and returned to normal. (For me, "normal" means not often remembering my dreams. Still have vivid dreams sometimes, though.)
                          August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                          I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                            That happened to me, too, when I first started. I seem to recall it lasted for a few weeks, but then gradually tapered off and returned to normal. (For me, "normal" means not often remembering my dreams. Still have vivid dreams sometimes, though.)
                            Dang, I was hoping this would last forever because I love my dreams and I hope to become a full on lucid dreamer!

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                            • #29
                              Good luck with the paleo diet! It's really wonderful, never give up. And once you get past the grain withdrawals, you will never WANT to give it up.
                              Making adventure out of this thing called life

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                              • #30
                                Day 10,

                                Today was really good. I stretched my lunch out even further and was feeling fine. My energy was really good. I did a combination of walking, lifting, and sprinting while I was mowing the lawn so that's pretty fun. My lows are getting higher and I'm feeling all around better

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