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  • When talking to my mom on mothers day we got on the topic of diet and weight lose. my mom is actually pretty healthy for being 70 years old. She looks younger and is more active than than women 10-15 years younger than her, but she isn't happy with her weight and body composition. But she's more worried about my older sister. Apparently her doctor is worried. My sister is just shy of 5 feet tall and weighs almost 300 lbs.I've never really talked about my way of eating with my family other than the basic. They're not really open to new ideas and I don't share it with people that aren't open to learn. But now she is saying her doctor wants to give her hormones to give her metabolism a kick start and that just sounds like a bad idea to me. So I went in to detail, recomended some books and blogs to check out, and told them when they want to know more come and talk to me. Well my mom has ordered her own copy of the Primal Blueprint. She may be willing to give it a shot, but I know my step-father will have a hard time getting on board with it. And if he doesn't support she is less likely to. But everyone has been amazed with my results and they speak for themselves. Hopefully I will have some converts in the family. We plan on going down to visit soon for a belated mothers day dinner, so I will try to have some good conversations about it. I never want to sound preachy about it though, that just turns people off. If they WANT to talk about it then I will.
    My blog: My Primal Adventure

    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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    • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
      so I will try to have some good conversations about it. I never want to sound preachy about it though, that just turns people off. If they WANT to talk about it then I will.
      Sorry to hear about your sister, Dave! I think you have the right approach, though. You could also talk to your sister one-on-one and let her know there's a healthier and natural way to kick-start her metabolism via living Primally. Transferring over to this lifestyle is a pretty solid kick in the ass, I'd say!
      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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      • Thanks Patrick. Unfortunately, being the youngest, I'm not the most listened to of the siblings. Hopefully that will change. My sister has struggled with weight for a long time, constantly going up and down(but never that for down). She even tried the Lap-Band surgery with no success. In the past she has used the excuse of her husband and kids wont want to eat healthy food. Her house is always full of chips, soda, and pizza. Well her kids are grown, and I don't think her husband will complain about steak for dinner.
        My blog: My Primal Adventure

        "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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        • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
          Thanks Patrick. Unfortunately, being the youngest, I'm not the most listened to of the siblings. Hopefully that will change. My sister has struggled with weight for a long time, constantly going up and down(but never that for down). She even tried the Lap-Band surgery with no success. In the past she has used the excuse of her husband and kids wont want to eat healthy food. Her house is always full of chips, soda, and pizza. Well her kids are grown, and I don't think her husband will complain about steak for dinner.
          Considering the fact that you said the lap band didn't work then you have to look at this from the standpoint that there is something mentally going on with your sister. The lap band can help with the physical aspect of weight loss but until she gets the mental down it'll never be fixed. My second oldest sis was going to have gastric bypass done 10 yrs ago. She went through all the tests and told me she passed but couldn't afford to have the surgery done. I knew that was a crock of shit because Ohio State does them for free and that was where she was going to have it done at. I found out from my oldest niece that the true reason why her mom wasn't going to have it done was due to the fact that she couldn't pass the psych eval. So yeah, there may be something going on with your sister mentally and she could be using food as her crutch.
          Georgette

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          • Originally posted by geostump View Post
            Considering the fact that you said the lap band didn't work then you have to look at this from the standpoint that there is something mentally going on with your sister. The lap band can help with the physical aspect of weight loss but until she gets the mental down it'll never be fixed. My second oldest sis was going to have gastric bypass done 10 yrs ago. She went through all the tests and told me she passed but couldn't afford to have the surgery done. I knew that was a crock of shit because Ohio State does them for free and that was where she was going to have it done at. I found out from my oldest niece that the true reason why her mom wasn't going to have it done was due to the fact that she couldn't pass the psych eval. So yeah, there may be something going on with your sister mentally and she could be using food as her crutch.
            Yep, I've been saying this for years. I am hoping that adopting the PB "Lifestyle" and not just doing a diet might help with this.
            My blog: My Primal Adventure

            "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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            • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
              Yep, I've been saying this for years. I am hoping that adopting the PB "Lifestyle" and not just doing a diet might help with this.
              I will say this much about PB, it has helped me with my depression but I never used food as a crutch like some people do.
              Georgette

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              • Breakfast was 3 eggs scrambled with 5 strips of bacon and diced onions. I ate lunch which is rare, but i was hungry. Just a salad of lettuce tomatoe, cucumber, onions, a little cheese and EVOO and Balsamic. Later will be leftover chili.

                Workout day today. Not sure what i will do yet.

                And now for your listening enjoyment

                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                • That's old-school, man. I haven't heard that in ages! I remember Frizzle Fry blowing my mind the first time I heard it in high school.
                  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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                  • Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                    That's old-school, man. I haven't heard that in ages! I remember Frizzle Fry blowing my mind the first time I heard it in high school.
                    Yeah, I've been in an old-school mood. This takes me back to some fun times in college.
                    My blog: My Primal Adventure

                    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                    • Think I'm gonna give these a try.

                      My blog: My Primal Adventure

                      "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                      • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                        Think I'm gonna give these a try.

                        Is that a graveyard in the background next to him???
                        If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                        James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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                        • Originally posted by nachobrawler View Post
                          Is that a graveyard in the background next to him???
                          HAHAHA...I don't know. That would be a great place to work out. Remind you of where you'll end up if you're not serious about your training.
                          My blog: My Primal Adventure

                          "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                          • This looks like fun too. Maybe see how many rounds I can get in 30 minutes.

                            My blog: My Primal Adventure

                            "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                            • Here's a good video on Leptin and hormone optimization.

                              My blog: My Primal Adventure

                              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                              • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                                Here's a good video on Leptin and hormone optimization.

                                Good stuff, Skink. Wifey and I have touched on it in all of our discussions. I got one in last night that sunk home. I told her body fat loss is primarily a hormonal activity and eating a high carb, CW diet will stimulate the body fat storing hormonal pathways- not fat loss. She of course, had never heard or looked at it from that perspective. And she didnt respond.

                                Score! Me....

                                Slowly, like a glacier, she is coming around....I can feel it...
                                If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                                James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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