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  • Skink, I am sorry you are having such a rough time right now. My prayers are with you.

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    • Thanks Sabine, I appreciate the thoughts.

      About 2 weeks ago the stress finally got the better of me and i got full blown sick with an upper respiratory infection. The infection part was gone in about a week, but I still can't shake the congestion. The cough is a pain the ass waking me up at night, but what I think bugs me more is me left ear is all clogged up.

      I have kept my food intake pretty clean with all that is going on. I have been tempted to fall back into some old comfort eating, but have resisted. I may have lost control of some aspects of my life right now, but this is something I can control. It feels good to take control of what I can. The diet has been pretty clean, but has shifted to more of a budget paleo version. No more rib-eyes for a while. It's going to be a lot more ground beef and whatever cheap cuts I can find on sale. The grass fed and organic part will also be put on the back burner. If we do end up moving with the in-laws I have been researching the area. I found a farm that is about a half hour to 45 minutes away that does grass fed beef and pasture raised chicken, eggs, and pork. They listed their ground beef at $3.50 a lb. That is cheaper than I get conventional grocery store ground beef now.

      I haven't worked out in over 2 weeks now, mainly because of the whole getting sick thing. My daily activities mainly consist of taking the dog for an hour or so walk every day and just doing shit around the house. I really want to get back at it, but I just don't feel up to it until I can get rid of the congestion.

      Well, I've sent out like 20 or so resumes so far, but not a lot of responses yet. I do have one interview scheduled for this week to work in loss prevention. They don't list what their pay is, but I don't imagine it would be very much. But right now beggars can't be choosers. I'll take what I can get and keep looking for better. I just need something coming in to pay the utility and grocery bills and maybe get some medical benefits for the kids.
      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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      • You should be really proud of yourself that you have kept eating primally while going through all this stress. For so many of us, that is the first thing to go. As for not exercising while you are sick- seems like just plain old common sense to me. Rest up, and when you are healthy again, you'll be raring to go!

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        • Clean eating in a time like this is something to be proud of. I know I would have dived headfirst into a box of Krispy Kremes. Hopefully some bites come back on your resumes shortly.

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          • 3 VERY LARGE cups of coffee today and I still feel like I could use a nap. I REALLY need to start sleeping better.

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            • Memorial Day is 6 days away. I expect everyone here to participate in the Memorial Day Murph!

              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
                Memorial Day is 6 days away. I expect everyone here to participate in the Memorial Day Murph
                Sounds like a plan except there is no way in hell i can do 100 pull ups.

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                • My congestion is getting better, but my fucking ear is still all clogged up. Driving me fucking crazy! I haven't worked out in so fucking long I'm going stir crazy. All I get is like 2 mile walks with the dog. When I do Murph in a few days i will either be A) well rested and kick ass, or B) it'll be like my first time ever working out and I will probably die a painful death. Oh, well.

                  Job interview tomorrow. Lets see how it goes. No hope of high pay, but maybe some health benefits for the family.
                  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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                  • Good luck man. Go in there and take the interviewer's job.

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                    • Yes, that's the plan. i already have it planned to say "I'm sorry, but I can not accept your rejection at this time. I will be reporting to work on Monday."
                      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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                      • LMAO. That probably works for salary offers as well.

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                        • I can only imagine what the owners look like. Do they have Pizza Hut brand dog food or something? i imagine there aren't a lot of walks going on here.

                          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. Sorry I haven't checked in since the Crazy Shit™ occurred. I've been reading but staying away from these forums, even the journals.

                            You, of all the Primal folk I know, possess an exceptional sense of the pragmatic and existential. You'll do the right thing -- by yourself and your family. You're an incredible person. Employment status doesn't even factor in. Wish I was makin' good money. I'd hire ya in a second. Hope this most recent interview goes well. All I ask is that you keep honest communication going with your daughters. That's important, I think.

                            Thinking of you, Dave, and wishing you all the best, as I always do. If you need to head north and pause to re-evaluate, do it. Your family loves you. A job is not who you are. It took me a while to sort that out, but it's true. You are who you are. Your job is just what you do.

                            Always wishing you the best in this world, my friend.

                            -- Patrick

                            PS: Enjoy this fuckin' awesome shit. I miss John Lee Hooker.

                            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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                            • how'd the interview go?
                              my primal journal:
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                              • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                                Yes, that's the plan. i already have it planned to say "I'm sorry, but I can not accept your rejection at this time. I will be reporting to work on Monday."
                                Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                                LMAO. That probably works for salary offers as well.
                                Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                                how'd the interview go?
                                Yeah. News? <crosses fingers>
                                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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