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  • My dad tells me this finger thing happens to him all the time, but no, he doesn't know what it is either. Apparently his doctor isn't worried.

    Nice to know I share that many more vascular genes with his stroke-inclined, heart-diseased side of the family.

    In other news, Buglet's hand is all better and my incision is looking happier. The hole is bigger but it's definitely healing, so... yay!
    "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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    • Man oh man that is rough, I am impressed by your ability to stay positive!
      Notebook of a Nutrition Nerd

      ‘THE FOOD YOU EAT CAN BE THE SAFEST AND MOST POWERFUL FORM OF MEDICINE OR THE SLOWEST RELEASING POISON' - Dr Ann Wigmore.

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      • Thanks everybody. Status report:

        My hand is still acting normal. No freaky clot issues elsewhere, either.

        I think my incision is finally on a healing trend. That took a lot longer this time than ever before... I guess they're going to cauterize it again at the Wednesday appointment.

        Weight is still hovering around the same unfortunate level. At least it's not going up. Hopefully I can get on a healthier trend in general soon.
        "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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        • I was right about the healing trend -- it's practically sealed up now! This is good for a variety of reasons of course, but one is that I will be allowed to swim again.

          I got the 21-day body transformation book from Sisson yesterday (overnight! I love Amazon) so hey, now's the fscking time.
          "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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          • Woot! Report back and let us know how it is!
            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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            • *happy dance* yay for healing!! let me know how the book is.
              my primal journal:
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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              • The book! Let's see. It's basically a combination of two things:
                1) friendly tone with a slick color presentation, layman's summary of the Primal Blueprint.
                2) lightweight version of the Primal Leap workbook in the 21-day section. It doesn't have all the "here's how to calculate your calories and macronutrient grams" stuff the Leap workbook has, but good daily assignments to get an exercise routine going, meal planning, shopping, etc.

                I wouldn't call it a must-read for people in this forum who are already savvy. But it would make a GREAT intro for somebody new to this.

                There's also a handful of success stories, including Rivvin and his twin brother -- I had been wondering if he ever got his brother on board. I should stop by his journal (uh, does he have one?) or PM him to say I'm happy for them both.

                Hmm, that's all I can think of to say -- any questions?

                In other news, my incision is still behaving. The scar is not as nice-looking as it was, but at least it's staying stable. I guess I really can start swimming again!
                "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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                • That's cool about the success stories. for some reason it always surprises me when Mark mentions what people are talking about on the forums.
                  my primal journal:
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                  • True, but I'd be really surprised if Mark was keeping track himself. Rather, I'm sure one of his minions is keeping an eye on things and letting him know about particular trends or specific success stories or whatnot. Keeping up with these forums could easily fill 2-4 hours a day.
                    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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                    • Glad to hear that your incision is looking better even though the scar isn't looking pretty. Healing is better than pretty at this point.

                      In regards to Rivvin, I was talking with someone about him earlier and was told he saw all the pettiness in the forums and has left MDA. He's found another forum that isn't as nuts. Seems to be a lot of discontent with some of the leptin resetters with the carb refeeders and the IFers. It's almost like a lot of the people that have been doing the reset think that the reset is the only way to lose the weight and get healthy whereas the other areas are a bunch of BS. Apparently someone in the LR thread hijacked Choco Taco's carb refeed thread and ripped him a new in the LR thread. I'm pretty much done with the LR thread. It's gotten very cultish over there and I don't like how feels anymore. Its a lot of Kool-aid drinkers now, IYKWIM.
                      Georgette

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                      • Is the LR thread the Kruze (or whoever) thread? I think the whole thing is hilarious, actually. Fucking bunch of drama queens on these forums these days.
                        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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                        • RE: success stories, Mark, and the forums -- he wasn't necessarily watching Rivvin in the forums. Rivvin had already contacted Mark with the success story so I'm sure it was just a question of getting the latest news for the book. (That said, I'm sure some minions do indeed watch the forums.)

                          I don't even have time to properly follow the journals of all you supportive folks these days, so I'm mercifully oblivious to most of the recent arguing betwixt LR, IF, etc. I must say I've seen a lot of "my way is the only way, I don't care that the other thing worked for you" crossfire sniping from pretty much all the groups you mention there in the past.

                          It is entertaining to hear the field reports from you all though, thanks.

                          Aaaanywayyyy... Yeah, I don't care much about the scar, just want it to be physically stable! I can't even begin to express how stressful this has all been. I know it's just a relatively small wound in the grand scheme of things, but A) holes that shouldn't be there in people are basically my #1 squick point, so this has been extra nightmarish, 2) I just wanna feel healthy goddammit, III) I wanna swim waaaagh!

                          I seriously feel like I have some kinda medical PTSD after all this time. I don't trust my body at all anymore and I'm really avoidant in mood, sleep-seeking and working really hard to stay perky. Optimus says I've been great with the kids, but it could be better IMO. Hopefully refreshing my primal approach will help with the energy levels.

                          Been reviewing the 21-day book s'more. Looks like he eliminated one of the "essential movements". Now it's just pushups, pullups, squats, and planks. Good. I had lousy form on jackknife press anyway! XD

                          There's apparently some shift in his food pyramid graphic too (he says as much right below it), but I haven't bothered putting the books side-by-side to discern what it is.

                          I think Sisson is going to run out of material to hash out into future books... he's done a great job with his books so far and the concept is really not all THAT complicated, it's just a question of compliance really. "Just Do It" yadda.

                          So, we did a kitchen overhaul today to make sure we were all primally squared-away. For the non-primal stuff we kept, we have a sort of quarantine area for our supplies for visitors (we have a lot of weekend visitors so we can't entirely ditch cereal, etc. for them). But nothing in there is seriously tempting for us, so it doesn't really matter.

                          We also went through the fridge and tossed some expired stuff, and sort of reminded ourselves which condiments are really not primal so we can contemplate alternatives later.

                          Personally I don't worry too much about condiments and their paleo-ness since we don't have any clear-cut sensitivities that would react to such small quantities, but if we could work out others to use long-term, that would be good.

                          Speaking of primal laws, we should go get adequate sleep considering that Optimus is passed out on the floor here. (He's in a disaffected haze of disappointment after renting Transformers 3 again! It's barely watchable even when he uses fast-forward to just see the rock-em-sock-em robots.)
                          Last edited by Jenny; 10-23-2011, 07:36 PM.
                          "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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                          • you're probably right patrick. i'm sure mark has much cooler things to do in sunny california than listen to people rant about leptin sensitivity and fat free sweet potatoes. I've stayed completely away from that thread so i had no clue about the cultishness. i probably don't need to worry about leptin sensitivity or whatever, just stick to it and git 'r dun (though i understand not everyone is in that position).

                            kitchen clean-out: i bet that feels great. i love getting all the crap out and reorganizing the cupboards.
                            my primal journal:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                            • Exactly. You and Jenny hit the nail on the head: it's really not that complicated. Like anything, though, there are infinite ways to make it more complex, and I suppose some people need to tweak. Hell, I guess I do but not consciously.

                              I don't follow many forum threads at all, either, but every now and again I jump in to see what crazy shit's happening. Every time I do I want to go back in time and slap myself for having wanted to do so. Lots of good little threads and help's still being given, but a lot of the advice I've been seeing has been from one extreme camp or the other. Meh. Asking for advice on the internet is like seeking political consensus: you'll never get agreement and everyone has an opinion.
                              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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                              • Tweaking -- yeah, my take is that I need to really get the basics dialed in and be doing everything properly. THEN when I hit whatever plateau I'm eventually going to reach, I can decide if I want to tweak anything to optimize further... what's realistic within my free time, whether I have the mental energy to comply with anything more complex, balance that against how badly I really do or don't want to achieve X, etc.

                                I'm nowhere near that point yet so I have enough to focus on already!

                                I do still pop into other parts of the forum occasionally, but I try to stick with threads where I can throw in my two cents and then run away, never to return. XD Maybe it'll help somebody, maybe not, but I don't have the time or energy to come back and _argue_. Arguing on the intarwebz never works anyway.

                                This is why I go to Yahoo Answers to basically do charity work. There are so many desperate people there looking for advice on major, major life issues and getting TERRIBLE (or zero) advice from anybody. For example, mine was basically the only sensible answer on questions like:
                                • "I'm in Iraq and my wife says she's X weeks pregnant... check my math, is this kid mine?"
                                • "My relatives say my wife cheated on me because our baby's eyes are blue"
                                • "I'm pregnant and afraid to tell my parents"

                                And the original questioners reply to thank me, so I know it helped at least some of them.

                                But again, that's not a discussion thread; it's not set up in a way so people can really argue, so that's a relief.
                                "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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