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    (May 6, 2011 hilarity courtesy of Jenny. The origin of the below image can be found on pages 92 and 93.)



    I'm way late to the game... by seven months... so I'm not doing a normal Primal journal in terms of food tracking. Fuck that. Rather, I'm just going to journal general health improvements, setbacks, SimpleFit "yay!" moments, thoughts of interest relevant to being Primal, whatever.

    So yeah, let's do dis. Stardate... ummm... today:

    - finally felt like I'm hitting a good stride with SimpleFit at Level 4. At 10 weeks into SimpleFit but my first week of Level 4, Level 4 is really doing it for me. I'm looking forward to seeing what Friday's judgement day brings. I'm thinking 6:15, but I've still got this damn chest cough thing that I only notice after waking up from sleeping.

    - ribs are awesome, but I might want to use a new rub and sauce, as both contain a bit of dark brown sugar. Then again, I have ribs once every 4 to 7 weeks, so up yers, sugars. Nom nom nom! So damn addictive.

    - Sweet potatoes on workout days -------

    (just got interrupted to be asked by phone if I'd be voting for Harper. My response was "HAHAHAHA! Seriously? NOOOoooo... oooo..." "What's that, sir?" "Sorry, let me rephrase that: Fuck no." "...Thank you for your time, sir." "Super duper!" Stupid elections.)

    - So yeah, sweet potatoes. Awesome on workout days, which are M/W/F. Love 'em. Boil them and then dump them in with chard, bacon strips, onion and mushrooms/peppers and holy fuck... it's awesome. Add 200-350g of meat. YAY! I've also stopped having a hate-on for ground beef. I basically use the double-pork stuffed chicken ground pork portion of the recipe, but with beef. It's great for workout days, because you can portion ground anything so goddamn well and it's as lean as you want it to be! All my packets of it are in like 600g packs, so it makes for about 3 servings.

    - Adding that ground beef to a naked, organic field greens salad with chipotle salsa = love. The end. Simple, awesome, 30 seconds.

    The other day, I got a voucher for $175 worth of grassfed anything for $55. It was for my favourite butcher shop, Aubrey's -- all grassfed local stuff and damn proud of it. I walked in and said, "Simon, this coupon's legit, right?" "Yup, it's been really popular-----" He was interrupted by my seizure of joy in the middle of the floor. I might have wet my pants with happiness, but since it's a concrete floor, he didn't call me on it. So since I already go in on cow-pooling for maximum beef'ness, I focused on pork and some chicken. I spent $96 worth (two fabric grocery bags full), and I've still got $74 free left to go! I now understand the saying "kid in a candy shop." (Though who the fuck likes candy? I never have. "Patrick in a butcher shop" is the new saying. Spread it around. It's totally two streets ahead.)

    - Can't stop thinking about the Spartan Race coming to Ottawa July 3. It's going to rock. I can't get any of my sissy friends to join in, so I'll have to hope for some people from Kingston and maybe Tim Bell knows folks down there. Sad that I can't get Ottawa to fucking represent. It's 3 miles (5 km)! Christ. Damn whiny bitches in the National Capital Region, I tell ya. So here's hoping that Kingston can bring on the pain.

    - Finally feeling more comfortable with my new Vibram KSOs. It seems to take me 5-10 min to forget I'm wearing them. The funny thing is that I consider that a pain. Ridiculous. Compare that to wearing any other kind of footwear and it's the fucking Second Coming of Footwear, starring Jesus FiveFingers.

    That's it for now.

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    EDIT:
    Progress pics for March 30, 2011

    Progress pics for May 6, 2011
    Last edited by Patrick; 05-26-2011, 11:21 AM.
    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)

  • #2
    You aren't so filthy-mouthed. Or are you just warming up? Nice to see you with the rest of us journalers!
    Georgette

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    • #3
      I'm trying to be moderate. Thanks for the welcome!
      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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      • #4
        Anytime, you bring lots of good insight.
        Georgette

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        • #5
          Love it, Patrick. Those sissy Ottawa-ans.
          Ramblings of an Unamused Mouse (Lots of Food Porn, Too!)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
            Love it, Patrick. Those sissy Ottawa-ans.
            Seriously. It's atrocious. And here we supposedly have the world's biggest city for Ultimate, but no one can pull their panties up long enough to do a once-a-year endurance/strength event? Makes me sad, Mouse.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Patrick View Post
              I'm way late to the game... by seven months... so I'm not doing a normal Primal journal in terms of food tracking. Fuck that. Rather, I'm just going to journal general health improvements, setbacks, SimpleFit "yay!" moments, thoughts of interest relevant to being Primal, whatever.

              So yeah, let's do dis.
              *thumbs up* awesome. love it... i appreciate the notation on "general health improvements"!
              live mindfully.
              she's a Coconut Girl in a PRIMAL world... my PB journal

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Coconut Girl View Post
                *thumbs up* awesome. love it... i appreciate the notation on "general health improvements"!
                Heh Heya, Coconut Girl! Well, I think my sig says it all in terms of general health improvements, at least from a metrics standpoint (which I suppose really doesn't say shit, or shouldn't). Sadly, though, it seems like the last few % of body fat are holding in all the glory-that-could-be. Isn't that always the way?
                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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                • #9
                  I like the idea of an unorthodox and filthy-mouthed journal. And it's really not that filthy yet.

                  I can relate to the "Patrick in a butcher shop" image...

                  Sucks that you have to rely on exports to make a team for the race...is Ottawa that bad? It's probably the next place we'll move to, in a couple of years.

                  Looking forward to reading more.
                  My musings

                  The old stuff

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                  • #10
                    Lame confession time. I can't be bothered to exercise, myself. And then I complain about my belly that "won't go away". All the rest melted away by changing my eating habits, however, I'm cheating too much. I can't keep myself away from the hot chocolate machine at work. Boooo.
                    Ramblings of an Unamused Mouse (Lots of Food Porn, Too!)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                      Heh Heya, Coconut Girl! Well, I think my sig says it all in terms of general health improvements, at least from a metrics standpoint (which I suppose really doesn't say shit, or shouldn't). Sadly, though, it seems like the last few % of body fat are holding in all the glory-that-could-be. Isn't that always the way?
                      i know--i have a feeling my body will be eager to hold onto more than just a "last few %" of body fat... but i will overcome! *shakes fist in the air* i just started so i really should focus on simply kicking ass in general btw, INSANELY impressive accomplishments regarding your health and i agree--fuck the numbers! i am tracking progress and "focusing" on my food intake, etc because it's easier (and less stressful for me, personally) in terms of accomplishing my own health goals...
                      live mindfully.
                      she's a Coconut Girl in a PRIMAL world... my PB journal

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                      • #12
                        me likey.

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                        • #13
                          I had a happy butcher-shop dance when I discovered that the prices of organic, grass-fed, certified humane meat from local farmers was CHEAPER than the meat at Whole Foods. They cut out the middle-man and corporate mark-ups... and I'm reaping all the benefits. Muahahah
                          simplyprimal.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Thought of the morning: a diet should never restrict, it should enable. The Primal Blueprint and some LC/VLC diets do this through one very important thing: FAT! What other diets encourage consumption of eggs, bacon, butter, heavy cream, rendered fats, etc.? Hell, it's downright fucking empowering to eat fats. Whenever I think of Conventional Wisdom, I picture one of those bounce-back punching bags and it looks like the US Surgeon General, the so-called symbol of health wisdom in the US. Not sure what the Canadian equivalent is. A beaver, probably. Anyway, I just imagine myself gleefully kicking that bounce-back epitome of CW all over the room with every juicy, fatty, oh-so-delicious bite of bacon-wrapped hardboiled egg or rack of ribs with butter-slathered sautéed veggies.



                            ...Shit. Now I'm hungry. Hmmm... ribs for breakfast? Unpossible! Inconceivable! ...but mebe...

                            But yeah, my point is that PB empowers and enables; other diets disable. So fuck them and the whores they rode in on. (See what I did there?)

                            Oh, I also found out you can post pictures in an album on here, so I've got a few older ones up. I'm not photogenic and my friends don't seem to take many pictures lately, so I'm stuck with some oldies.

                            Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                            Sucks that you have to rely on exports to make a team for the race...is Ottawa that bad? It's probably the next place we'll move to, in a couple of years.
                            Nah, it's just that I can't get my friends into it. I don't do CrossFit here, either, so I can't tap that resource. I can tap the one in Kingston through my friends who are down there, and I'm sure Tim (TimBell on here) of Jungle-Fit knows folks.

                            I almost had one couple, but they decided it wasn't a great idea with their wedding being the next weekend. I totally get that. Also, I'm lettin' 'em off the hook because Jimmy finally asked to borrow my copy of the PB. Wooot! Nothing like being living proof that something works. It felt awesome to get that kind of indirect compliment. I figure it's tantamount to saying "Whatever you're doing is working. So stop hogging all the awesome, jerk!"

                            Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
                            Lame confession time. I can't be bothered to exercise, myself. And then I complain about my belly that "won't go away". All the rest melted away by changing my eating habits, however, I'm cheating too much. I can't keep myself away from the hot chocolate machine at work. Boooo.
                            That's awesome news, though, that you've done so well without the fitness side! To get around that, do little games to hide exercise. For instance, I Grok Crawl down my hallway every time. After a while, I started to do it up on my fingers and with slower, more exaggerated movements. It's awesome! Every time I pass my pull-up bar, I crank out a few and drop into a squat and stretch. Once I fix my sandbag, I'm gunna start lugging that around my apartment -- bear hug and alternating over shoulders. Keep it simple! Use the stairs at work if you have them. Hell, make excuses to use the stairs. Less intra-office calls: go pay 'em a visit!

                            My co-worker walks to work and back (12 km daily). She runs the May Marathon in Ottawa. No training other than her walking to and from work. It all adds up!!

                            Originally posted by Coconut Girl View Post
                            btw, INSANELY impressive accomplishments regarding your health and i agree--fuck the numbers! i am tracking progress and "focusing" on my food intake, etc because it's easier (and less stressful for me, personally) in terms of accomplishing my own health goals...
                            Thanks! I've come a long way, and still have a ways to go. It's like Nietzsche said: "In the mountains of truth, you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow." Every step is one closer to my goals and one farther away from the blegh whatever-the-fuck-I-was last summer.

                            Originally posted by teelea View Post
                            me likey.
                            Welcome! Hope I can keep this journal interesting!

                            Originally posted by Prime View Post
                            I had a happy butcher-shop dance when I discovered that the prices of organic, grass-fed, certified humane meat from local farmers was CHEAPER than the meat at Whole Foods. They cut out the middle-man and corporate mark-ups... and I'm reaping all the benefits. Muahahah
                            Exactly. To really reap the benefits, cow-pool! Also, check with your friends and see about joining a CSA or similar thing for vegetables to cut costs there. I pay $20 a week and get a massive grocery bag full of veggies -- all local, heirloom organic! Every week, the deliveries vary. Sometimes it's kale, other times chard. Maybe we'll get cauliflower or it'll be two heads of romaine lettuce instead. It's great! It forces you to learn how to do things with vegetables that mooks like me never came into contact with before. I mean seriously... what the fuckin' hell is chard or kale? Sounds like some kind of fish. I had no clue up until early January.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Random thought: We can't always get what we want, but we always have the power to make the best of what we have.
                              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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