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  • #31
    ugh, awful headcold! vitamin d, coffee, maybe some magnesium later.
    131 yesterday.can't wait to see 12-.
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    • #32
      either the vitamin D really did the trick, or this is the sort of cold which is really bad in the morning and seems to get better throughout the day. so i found Mark's progression workouts for the 5 essential movements. here's what i should be doing:

      pushups, level 3- 25/50 incline pushups
      pull-up, level 1- 20 chair assisted pullups, 2 legs
      squat, level 1 50 wall squat
      overhead press, level 1 20/25 elevated jack knife press
      plank, level 2 90 sec forearm-knee plank, 45 sec forearm-knee side plank

      (women/men)

      i can't do the pullups as i don't have a pullup bar. but, maybe this christmas. the elevated jack knife presses will be great for strengthening between my shoulder blades. with the exception of the level 1 pullups (which i haven't tried, of course), i have reached all of these numbers. however, i like the sense of accomplishment that comes from doing something well and easily. so i will stay at these levels until i reach that point.
      Last edited by Saoirse; 12-15-2010, 01:18 AM.
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      • #33
        I ordered 3lbs of organic dried black mission figs. Mmmmm...almost as good as fresh ones. definitely not good for my waistline, though.
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        • #34
          became SOOO hungry today, decided to just go ahead and have 1/4 sandwich (1/2 slice of bread, lots of mayo, mustard, ham, and provolone). So yummy. we'll see if i have any issues from it, but i already have a tummy ache from too much cinnamon on my chicken breast this morning.
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          • #35
            If you can find a place that will work in your house, it is pretty easy to put together a pull up bar using Home Depot parts. (lots cheaper than the ones for sale on the net.) I hung mine from the trellis that's over my balcony. I find it helps to have that pull-up bar right there looking at me saying, "I thought you said you wanted to work on your upper body strength."

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            • #36
              haha.
              i live in a ranch-style house. the only stairs lead down to the basement where i dislike being. do you have a link or anything that would explain more? i might be able to find a place if i have a better idea of what's required.
              my primal journal:
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              • #37
                RE: sandwich cheat -- I did that yesterday, just made sure I had a huge pile of meat in there. Somehow in my mind that magically offsets the bread. It does surely slow down the insulin spike at least.
                "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                  RE: sandwich cheat -- I did that yesterday, just made sure I had a huge pile of meat in there. Somehow in my mind that magically offsets the bread. It does surely slow down the insulin spike at least.
                  oh i love sandwiches! i might make a "bad" night even worse by making myself another teeny tiny one.
                  "bad night" because i had a birthday celebration (fun, not bad ), but ended up drinking a bit too much.
                  sheep dip+sweet local table wine=veerrry drunk (but really quite yummy)
                  i'm sure tomorrow morning will be great.
                  my primal journal:
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                  • #39
                    Hey happy birthday.............

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                      haha.
                      i live in a ranch-style house. the only stairs lead down to the basement where i dislike being. do you have a link or anything that would explain more? i might be able to find a place if i have a better idea of what's required.
                      Well, first you need to find the space you need for pull ups with a ceiling area that is structurally solid (not just plasterboard or plywood). Ranch style houses tend to have big exposed beams. Maybe one of those. The bar itself is simple. You go to the plumbing dept. of Home Depot and get three pieces of 3/4 inch diameter galvanized pipe. Make sure you get the kind that is pre threaded at the ends. My pipes were two 18 inch lengths for the hanging down part and one 4 foot long one for the crossbar. (your sizes can be adjusted to fit the space) You also need two of the little elbow shaped pieces to connect the pipes at the corners and two flanges. Those are disc shaped metal things about 4 inches in diameter with a hole for the pipe and four screw holes each. You need eight lag screws at least 2 pref. 3 inches in length. You need one length of sturdy 2X6 wood a bit longer than your bar. Then you screw all the pipes together with a flange on each end, screw the bar down by the lag screws though the flanges into the 2x6 and you have a pull up bar. Then the whole kit and kaboodle can be attached to a beam or hang down from floor supports. That part I can't say because I can't see your house. I attached mine to an arbor that sticks out over my patio. Just make sure it's a solid, load bearing place.

                      Got my info from my Dad, not off any site but he has built a few houses and knows his stuff.

                      Hope this helps

                      Robin

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                      • #41
                        Thanks for the birthday wishes Mog!

                        I'll show those directions to my hubby Paleobird. Maybe he'll put it up as a present to me.
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                        • #42
                          The babe has been keeping me awake for several nights (stuffy nose makes it hard to sleep and nurse), so I've been too tired to worry about push ups. We were also low on protein sources, so I have been going to bed hungry, which hasn't helped with the sleep either. we went grocery shopping yesterday, and I gave babe a higher dose of vit d, and he slept! i still remember waking up several times to nurse him, and it wasn't ideal sleep, but i think i did get somewhere around 7-8 broken hours. anyway, i think i'm ready to resume my daily workouts (though i feel kind of funny calling them workouts).

                          chicken breast+sauteed broccoli for breakfast, with a bit of butter. coffee tasted funny, so i threw it out. maybe i'll try to make more. hopefully i didn't ruin my moka pot when i accidentally heated it with no water in the chamber.
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                          • #43
                            oh the babe LOVED chicken soup broth. the next time i make it plain, i will freeze some in an ice cube tray so he can have some the next time i leave him with a sitter.

                            other than some wall squats, i've been really lax lately. today was a higher-carb day with a bit of apple cider, lindt 60% chocolate truffles, lottsa carrots in my soup, 1 tsp sucanat in my coffee, and some raw carrots with sour cream. I found out today that my fav truffles have a bit of barley in them. what a blemish on an otherwise decent product.
                            Last edited by Saoirse; 12-25-2010, 12:18 AM.
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                            • #44
                              Happy holiday-of-choice!

                              Hope the baby feels better soon -- we all have colds right now so I'm with ya on the nursing + breathing trouble thing!
                              "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                                Happy holiday-of-choice!

                                Hope the baby feels better soon -- we all have colds right now so I'm with ya on the nursing + breathing trouble thing!
                                haha, happy holiday of choice to you too! sorry to hear your little one has the sniffles.
                                my primal journal:
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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