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  • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
    **Note to self: get some fucking hex dumbells already and start working the Sparticus workout in 1 day a week. Oh yeah, and try to run once in a while, will ya. Remember you want to do a Tough Mudder type of race(although not as tough as the tough mudder just yet) so you had better start getting used to running again.
    Fuck yeah, man! Do eeet! If you lived closer, I'd bully you into doing the Spartan Race with me. Actually, I'm seeing a Super Spartan on Feb 25, 2012, near Miami. Oleta River State Park, anyway, wherever that is. That one's 8 miles, but you've got some time to train for it. Mine's just a Spartan Sprint: 3+ miles, 10+ obstacles. I think the Super Spartan is 8+ miles, 16+ obstacles. You could kick ass in that!

    Also, start barefoot running for sure, but read up on it beforehand. I've never really enjoyed jogging but holy shit... running barefoot is amazing. So freeing and very tactile, now that I'm doing it properly and not giving myself tendinitis. . . .
    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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    • Been a busy couple of days. Friday was my youngest 3rd birthday, so I had a large piece of chocolate cake and 2 scoops of ice cream. We'll call it a carb re-feed. Saturday we went to the park. I don't think the other parents thought it was appropriate for me to be climbing on things and running around. Especially since I was climbing up the side of the playground equipment where it wasn't made for climbing. I guess I was channeling Erwan Le Corre and felt an unexplainable need to climb things and hang upside down. The other parents hated it, but my oldest daughter was the happiest kid in the park. We then ran about 5 races around the park, including 1 that was actually pretty far, so I got in a little running even though it was at a slower pace. Today will be a house cleaning day and then a workout later this afternoon.

      @Patrick, Oleta isn't too far away, but 8 miles makes me a little nervous. I do have until February to get ready for it though, so I might think about it. I would prefer to start with the 3 mile version, or one similar to it, but 8 months might be enough time to get ready. My problem is motivation. With lifting I am totally self motivated, but with running I have always needed someone there to push me along.
      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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      • Todays workout:

        100 Kettlebell snatches - time 9 min. 5 sec. Have a lot to improve on.
        Dumbell rows, 3 sets of 10
        Push-ups, 20-15-10-5
        Walking lunges carrying the Bulgarian bag, 3 sets up and back across the yard
        Sandbag thrusters, 5 sets of 10

        When I think for the RKC test I will have to shave 4 minutes of the snatch time and with a heavy weight I realize I have a long way to go. One funny thing that happened today during the workout, I was doing the lunges across the yard with the bulgarian bag slung over my shoulders so I guess I looked a little funny. My neighbor across the lake walked out onto her porch, looked at me for about 5 seconds, and then turned and went back inside. Maybe she thought there was something wrong with me. She may be right. I did pick the hottest part of the day to workout, 90 degrees and lots of humidity. What can I say, I'm a gluten for punishment.

        Watched Game of Thrones tonight, I'm totally addicted to that show now. But waht the fuck, they kill off one of my favorite character? Those son's of bitches.
        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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        • LOL Read the books, Dave -- you'll soon learn not to pick a favourite character. George R.R. Martin is a wonderfully merciless writer.
          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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          • Busy day today. The folks came up from Miami for a belated birthday party with my little one. We went for a picnic at the park. Rotiserie chicken, assorted fruit and berries, and veggies with ranch dip. I made the dip myself so it was pretty primal(homemade mayo, sour cream, and your various herbs and spices). We played at the park for a little while, but it was to damn hot to stay too long. We came home and then I was forced, FORCED I tell you, to eat 4 pieces(yes I said 4) of birthday cake. I don't know what they did different in the bakery, but this cake was fucking good. The cake we had on her real birthday I ate my one piece and never thought about iit again. Not this time. I'm not sweating it. A couple of days of eating crap does not derail me. In fact, it makes me do better. As I lay here feeling kind of bloated and thirsty as fuck(why do grains make me so thirsty, I feel like I could drink a gallon of water right now.) I am looking forward to going back to normal tommorow.

            Talking to mom, she's doing well with her switch to primal. Not all the way yet, but getting there. She claims to have lost 8 lbs and then stalled. I asked, more importantly, how do you feel. She says her clothes fit better, she's never hungry, her sciatic nerve stopped bothering her, and the arthritis in her hands is just about gone. I tell her to stop weighing herself, but she doesn't listen. Step-dad still won't give up his "healthy whole grains".

            My sister was on some retarded thing where she took this hormon (that was designed for infertility treatment, not weight lose) that is supposed to eliminate your appetite. You then are supposed to eat only 500 calories a day. Well she had to have surgery and the doc said she can't do it during recovery, so that's good. The bad side is she's doing the total opposite and eating everything within arms reach. The 500 cal a day thing is supposed to last for 6 months and then you are supposed to find a diet plan that works for you. 1st off, 500 cals a day for 6 months is called malnutrition and starvation. The starving people in Sally Struthers is trying to help are on my sisters diet appparently. I just don't understand that if you want the results I achieved, why won't you listen to what I'm saying to do.

            Its back to work tommorow after 10 days vacation. Just when I got used to not shaving. I have some muse ideas running through my head, and I am seriously concidering them. We shall see where the future takes me.
            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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            • Why am I up so early when I have to work all night tonight? Because I am a fucking idiot, that's why. And knowing me I probably won't take a nap later either. As ussual, I will be survivng on massive quantities of caffein. Maybe I'll try to get an early workout in to wear me out so I can take a nap, kind of how I try to wear the kids out to get them to lay down.
              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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              • Glad your mom's still in the game! Hopefully the combined effects of your progress and hers will make your dad rethink his position on grains.

                That really sucks about your sister and her 500 calories "diet plan." That's what an Auschwitz survivor told me he was given in the camps: a cup of coffee in the mornings and a bowl of soup/broth in the early afternoons with a bit of bread, sometimes. 500 calories, on average. Awesome diet. . . .

                Wait, is she doing the Dr. Bernstein Diet? Maybe that's only in Canada, though it sounds similar. It's basically massive calorie restriction, combined with hormone shots. What the fuck is wrong with people?!
                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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                • Yeah, people are stupid. Its called the hCG diet. The best part is they charge you an arm and a leg for it. My sister works in a hospital and gets a discount, so she only pays like $500 for a months supply. That is fucking crazy. But she is always looking for the magic pill instead of making a change in her life. That is why PB worked for me. It was a complete lifestyle change and not a diet. Diets don't work. The hornon thing also has never been shown to work in clinical studies either, so great investment. Everything I've read says it has a placebo effect in the beggining which allows people to stick to 500 cals a day. Yes you will lose weight that way, but you will be eating your own muscle tissue. Not exaclty healthy. And when its over its still up to you to choose a healthy way of eating. So most people will gain all the weight back because they have never addressed the root issue with their lifestyle.
                  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
                    Yeah, people are stupid. Its called the hCG diet. The best part is they charge you an arm and a leg for it. My sister works in a hospital and gets a discount, so she only pays like $500 for a months supply. That is fucking crazy. But she is always looking for the magic pill instead of making a change in her life. That is why PB worked for me. It was a complete lifestyle change and not a diet. Diets don't work. The hornon thing also has never been shown to work in clinical studies either, so great investment. Everything I've read says it has a placebo effect in the beggining which allows people to stick to 500 cals a day. Yes you will lose weight that way, but you will be eating your own muscle tissue. Not exaclty healthy. And when its over its still up to you to choose a healthy way of eating. So most people will gain all the weight back because they have never addressed the root issue with their lifestyle.

                    We have a guy here who did the HCG thing. I asked him if he thought he would have lost weight on 500 calories a day without the HCG. He said no because the HCG is what made him not hungry. Uh huh. I am buying that. not.

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                    • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                      We have a guy here who did the HCG thing. I asked him if he thought he would have lost weight on 500 calories a day without the HCG. He said no because the HCG is what made him not hungry. Uh huh. I am buying that. not.
                      Yep, some people want to believe so badly they will buy anything. The placebo effect is a very strong thing, but how long until it wears off. All the cases I have read about they do lose weight, you can't help but to while starving yourself, but the end up weak and sick. In the end they gain the weight back, but are metabolically worse off having fed off their own muscle. Meanwhile, I have lost fat and GAINED muscle, and all while feasting on delicious food. Hmmmm....which plan sounds better.
                      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
                        Meanwhile, I have lost fat and GAINED muscle, and all while feasting on delicious food. Hmmmm....which plan sounds better.
                        urban legend. It is only working for you because you are a man/young/old/short/tall/a cop/not a cop/have bacon as an avatar/whatever-I-am-not-because I need my magic pill goddamnit!

                        Ah, the excuses people make.

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                        • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                          urban legend. It is only working for you because you are a man/young/old/short/tall/a cop/not a cop/have bacon as an avatar/whatever-I-am-not-because I need my magic pill goddamnit!
                          Damn! He's on to us!
                          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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                          • So, what kind of a nut job would chose the hottest time of the day in South Florida, when it is in the low 90's in the shade, to go outside to workout? This guy right here. Had to stop and mop up some of the sweat so I wouldn't slip a couple of times. So here was todays workout:

                            4 Tabatas of kettlebell snatches with about a 1.5 min rest in between.
                            Sandbag Thrusters, 5 sets of 10
                            Push-ups, 20-15-10

                            Not the longest workout, but the intensity level was kept up high so it was pretty tough. The heat was a little bit of a factor, but nothing that I couldn't deal with.
                            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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                            • There is a lot of talk on here today about the hCG Diet. I don't want this to turn into me being some closed minded asshole about this, but I just think it is a big mistake. 1)introducing a hormone into your system we there is no need for it is dangerous. Now I am all for natural hormone optimization, done through diet and exercise. 2) Starvation diets will ultimately lead to canabalizing of protein from your own muscle and vital organs. Your muscles ARE your metabolism, so work on building them and not eating them. 3)Here is an article that sums some stuff up. The fact that this is the diet that Kevin Trudeau was trying to sell as "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About" speaks volumes to me. He is the slimiest of the bottom feeders. Again, you will lose weight by eating 500 cals a day. You will not be healthy and it cannot be maintained over the long haul. I hope I don't come off as being the dick on here, but it is what it is.
                              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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                              • Hey Man...just wanted to "warn" you that I used you as a reference and a good example over on GeoStump's journal. I hope you dont mind....

                                I got into the game late yesterday regarding that HCG diet bullshit. I'm sorry but that crap really pisses me off. It is precisely that shit and other shit just like it (Weight Watchers, LA Weight Loss) that motivated me to go Primal in the first place. I cannot believe there are people on herein MDA that are buying into that line of horseshit and buying it!

                                C'mon people!!!! Seriously????
                                If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                                James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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