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  • Today's workout:

    KB Clean and press, 3 x 8 each side
    Pull-ups, 3 x 10
    Goblet squats, 4 x 12
    Push-ups, 30-20-10
    Body rows, 3 x 10
    KB swings, 1 x 40 - 1 x 30

    Got a late start today, so I was in a really fasted state. After i new I had to eat, but after a good workout the appetite really wasn't there. I made myself eat a potato, and after I got it down I felt better and had 3 scrambled eggs.

    I can hear it now..."Oh my god! He said he ate a potato! Not a sweet potato, a regular potato!" Yeah, that's right a fucking potato. It's real fucking food, and according to everything out there now it's pretty nutrient dense. I don't have any auto-immune issues that I'm aware of, so I'm good. Besides they are affordable.
    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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    • Dude, you ate a potato? Just when I thought I knew you.

      *unfriend*







































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      • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
        Dude, you ate a potato? Just when I thought I knew you.

        *unfriend*







































        I am so ashamed.
        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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        • A potato? HOW DARE YOU! <slaps you in the face>



          I had a hamburger on Saturday night. My friend and I wrapped the handmade patties in double-smoked bacon, added blue cheese, avocado, hot peppers, some other condiments and stuck it in [half] a ciabatta bun. Oh fuck yes it was awesome. And we had some chips. I might have also had wings and beer for lunch. Maybe.

          That said, I really REALLY pay for going off Primal these days. Don't know why/when that's started up. In a way, it's good, but man... it makes awesome cheats a bit less awesome. And I loves me some food cheatin'.
          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
            A potato? HOW DARE YOU! <slaps you in the face>



            I had a hamburger on Saturday night. My friend and I wrapped the handmade patties in double-smoked bacon, added blue cheese, avocado, hot peppers, some other condiments and stuck it in [half] a ciabatta bun. Oh fuck yes it was awesome. And we had some chips. I might have also had wings and beer for lunch. Maybe.

            That said, I really REALLY pay for going off Primal these days. Don't know why/when that's started up. In a way, it's good, but man... it makes awesome cheats a bit less awesome. And I loves me some food cheatin'.
            That sounds really fucking awesome. Every now and then it is worth the price you pay, especially with a meal like that.
            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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            • I think white potatoes are referred to as "safe starches" in some circles.

              As Mom's everywhere say to their sons, "Always Use Protection" um...I mean, "Safety First". Yeah, that's it.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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              • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                I think white potatoes are referred to as "safe starches" in some circles.

                As Mom's everywhere say to their sons, "Always Use Protection" um...I mean, "Safety First". Yeah, that's it.
                HAHA...That reminded of my mom trying to tell me to be careful when I went away to college.

                Oh, and I just read a thread in the nutrition forum where someone was worried about having an Omega 6 deficiency. What?!?! Have they been reading a different blog than i have? Why do I continue to punish myself by venturing out of the journals?
                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
                  Oh, and I just read a thread in the nutrition forum where someone was worried about having an Omega 6 deficiency. What?!?! Have they been reading a different blog than i have? Why do I continue to punish myself by venturing out of the journals?
                  You should have responded for them to take 2 tbsp of canola oil in the morning and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in the evening.
                  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
                    You should have responded for them to take 2 tbsp of canola oil in the morning and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in the evening.
                    Yes...take 2 Tbsp of Country Crock and call me in the morning.
                    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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                    • Today's wrkout:

                      2 sets each side of - 5 swings, 5 high-pulls, 5 snatches, 5 clean and press, 5 lunges.
                      Pull-ups - 3 x 10
                      Goblet squats - 3 x 10
                      Push-ups - 1 x 30 1 x 20 1 x 10

                      Short workout today. I had originally planned to workout at about 11:30 and then eat lunch right after. Plans changed and the workout got pushed to 3:30, and no lunch was eaten either so I was ultra fasted for the workout. I think my energy was a bit low from the long fast, not to mention I had just spent about 4 hours on a tractor in the sun cutting grass.

                      Normally the tractor duties are my father in law's, and his tractor is his baby that nobody gets to touch. The thing is he just had surgery to get a foot of his intestines removed. This is his second surgery and the second foot of intestines removed. I think I have mentioned before that he has Crohn's. I have resisted preaching the gospels of Sisson and Wolf on my wife's recommendation(knowing how her dad responds to advise). He is pretty much resigned to the idea of what the doctors have told him, that there is no cure and nothing you can do except take immune suppressing drugs to try and control it. I have a feeling though that even if I explained everything to him and showed him all of the success stories of people that sent their Crohn's into remission, he still wouldn't change. I may start to ease may way into it anyway and see how it goes. How do you sit back and watch someone slowly let themselves deteriorate into nothing without trying to help, even if they ignore you?
                      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
                        How do you sit back and watch someone slowly let themselves deteriorate into nothing without trying to help, even if they ignore you?
                        You just do. My parents are going that route, also, and despite my obvious successes, it just doesn't do anything with them. So fuck 'em. Some people would rather drown and then scream about the fact they're drowning than grab the fucking rope I just threw them. So, to follow the metaphor, I ain't wasting my time or energy hanging around, holding onto the rope. I know they're my parents, but you can't cure stupid.

                        On a more upbeat angle, read this and see if you can glean anything from it: Jedi Mind Tricks: How to Get Loved Ones to Lose Weight
                        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
                          You just do. My parents are going that route, also, and despite my obvious successes, it just doesn't do anything with them. So fuck 'em. Some people would rather drown and then scream about the fact they're drowning than grab the fucking rope I just threw them. So, to follow the metaphor, I ain't wasting my time or energy hanging around, holding onto the rope. I know they're my parents, but you can't cure stupid.

                          On a more upbeat angle, read this and see if you can glean anything from it: Jedi Mind Tricks: How to Get Loved Ones to Lose Weight
                          You're right. I'll give it one try and leave an open invitation if he ever wants some information. That's all I can do. If he wants it it's there, and if not it is on him.
                          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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                          • Today's workout:

                            warm-up: joint mobility and about a 200 meter run(moderate pace)

                            KB Clean and press, 4 x 8 each side
                            Pull-ups, 3 x 10
                            Goblet squats, 4 x 10
                            Push-ups, 30-20-10
                            Body rows, 3 x 10
                            Swings, 1 x 40 - 1 x 30

                            Good workout today. Kept the rest period between sets to 30-45 seconds. It was a fast workout, but intense. Here's a question for you. Does anyone else find that goblet squats really work your abs? That's were I was really feeling them.
                            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
                              How do you sit back and watch someone slowly let themselves deteriorate into nothing without trying to help, even if they ignore you?
                              You listen to the cues they give you. My family has taught me well:
                              1. My father, a diabetic, was in the hospital many times while I lost a lot of weight. In the end, he never asked about my changes and ended up needing is legs amputated to live. He wasn't strong enough to warrant surgery. He died a week later.
                              2. My sister has awaken to paramedics in her bedroom due to overestimating her insulin needs and going too low. She has been heard telling family members, M doesn't have diabetes. She doesn't know what it's like. Until she does, she needs to shut the hell up
                              3. My BIL lost his leg to uncontrolled diabetes. His response to hearing I was coming to the hospital to visit him--I don't want to hear about her crazy diet.
                              4. And the list continues.

                              My point-- until people are ready to really take control and/or see the need to do things differently, nothing they are told, nothing they see, nothing, absolutely nothing, will help them change.

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                              • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                                You listen to the cues they give you. My family has taught me well:
                                1. My father, a diabetic, was in the hospital many times while I lost a lot of weight. In the end, he never asked about my changes and ended up needing is legs amputated to live. He wasn't strong enough to warrant surgery. He died a week later.
                                2. My sister has awaken to paramedics in her bedroom due to overestimating her insulin needs and going too low. She has been heard telling family members, M doesn't have diabetes. She doesn't know what it's like. Until she does, she needs to shut the hell up
                                3. My BIL lost his leg to uncontrolled diabetes. His response to hearing I was coming to the hospital to visit him--I don't want to hear about her crazy diet.
                                4. And the list continues.

                                My point-- until people are ready to really take control and/or see the need to do things differently, nothing they are told, nothing they see, nothing, absolutely nothing, will help them change.
                                Your story has some eerie similarities to my family. My dad, after 2 heart attacks and not managing his diabetes, died from complications from a brain aneurysm(attributed to the diabetes). My sister...well, morbidly obese isn't a strong enough term to describe her. Her husband has a degenerative spine condition that they think is autoimmune related. Dad passed away before I found Paleo/Primal(one of the reason I started looking for a way to make a change for yourself), so I didn't have a chance to tell him about it. The rest show no interest in what I have to say. Thankfully mom listened, and is mostly on board. She probably is more of a 70/30 than an 80/20 follower, but it has been enough for her to see good results(plus, whenever I visit she always gets steaks for dinner and has plenty of bacon on hand). For everyone else I'll just put it out there, and if they want to take it's there. If not it's on them.
                                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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