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  • JTW's Journal: S*** Just Got Real.

    Ok, so, the plan for today was to:

    A) Post journal entry (check...)

    B) Put pictures in journal entry (not so fast, mf'er...)

    So there will be a journal entry minus pictures, which is a hilariously tragic story.

    So, I started out making the move into primal eating on... last Thursday. Started out around 232.5 lbs. That's about 30lbs lighter than where I was in December. Today's weight was 228.6. Which is pretty good for a few days, especially considering Saturday night I put on about 1.1 lbs in liver damage. As an aside, never do a shot of Everclear. And especially never do a shot of Everclear when you're 30. It didn't really do much and it burned stupidly. Let's just leave it at never do a shot of Everclear.

    Onto the story of the day, I was getting ready to set out on the day's walkabout, which is I walk about 1 mile to a special spot and then walk back. Anyway, I was grabbing up the ol' digital camera so I could chronicle the various primal fast food I saw on the way (quail, rabbits, doves, the occasional Poomeranian [yes, it's a Poodle-Pomeranian hybrid disaster]), when I noticed one of the other hominids in the house had left a bowl of Jelly Belly (oh so aptly named favorite of mine in the past) jellybeans on the counter. My right hand reached out to take a handful (I think it's cursed. It's tried to kill me before), but thankfully my left hand was a true bro and had my back. In a bold move, it decided to lose hold of the camera, dropping it deftly on the lens and breaking the shutter. So, I have a broken digital camera now. On the plus side, hey, no jelly beans. I have since hidden the offending candy far away in a dark place and will be having words with the would-be saboteur.

    Now then, onto the activities of the day.

    Thus far, I've done my 2 mile walk. I have eaten turkey and a handful of blackberries. I'm planning on some eggs here in the next couple of hours and then a wonderful broiled beast for dinner. Later on, I will be engaging my pectorals, biceps, triceps, and various other muscles in a wonderful round of the Primal 5. I expect to destroy the plank, as I believe my abs have been fully engaged since I was 12.

    I am also considering writing a book about my journey once I've achieved my successes. Prospective titles are:

    JTW FTW

    From Fat to OMG Seks!

    Why My Ass Looks Better Than Yours: A Message to My Doctor

    This Heart is Delicious! A Love Story

    Truly a thrilling and brave new world awaits me. I kind of really suck at cooking, so this is going to be a great experience for working on those sorry skills, too.

    Gettin' Grok-Faced!

    -JTW
    http://www.getmoneyout.com

    Start: March 2011
    Start Weight: 245 lbs.
    Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
    Goal weight: 195 lbs.

  • #2
    Ok. I think I'm going to like reading about your journey

    This is my favourite "Why My Ass Looks Better Than Yours: A Message to My Doctor". Made me snort out loud. At work.
    Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

    F/49/5'4"
    Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
    CW: 146.8 lbs
    GW 140 lbs
    A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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    • #3
      Haha..that is good stuff. I've never done the Everclear strait(although, we were well acquainted in the past), but Bacardi 151 is another story. Same lesson learned though. Love the book titles. Why My Ass Looks Better Than Yours may be my favorite.

      Congrats on the success and keep up the good work.

      Have fun camera shopping. Maybe look for one with a lanyard that is covered in bubble-wrap.
      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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      • #4
        Your journal's gonna be fun! Keep us posted..
        "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

        Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
        Currant: 136 lbs
        Goal: 125 lbs
        11 more lbs to go


        Follow My Journey :-)

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        • #5
          @belinda Awesome, I live for people snorting out loud at inopportune moments. A friend of mine had a very bad moment at a Wedding once that I'm extremely proud of.

          @skink Yeah, man, anything that smells like it'll ignite just being exposed to oxygen probably shouldn't be imbibed. Definitely won't be going there again. That's two votes for My Ass! Nice. I'll have to consider the bubble wrap thing for the camera, it saved the iPhone of a friend of mine who couldn't seem to keep from dropping hers on the floor. Something about narcolepsy and her being ridiculously high strung during the day.

          @MCW Will do! Knowing the people I know and doing what I'm doing, I'm sure there will be plenty to share.
          Last edited by JTWolflied; 04-05-2011, 12:28 AM.
          http://www.getmoneyout.com

          Start: March 2011
          Start Weight: 245 lbs.
          Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
          Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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          • #6
            Started off today with a Tabata session on an empty stomach. Which was awesome.

            Quick question. The taste of blood on the back of your tongue after sprinting yourself into a fetal pile is just the body's way of saying "Atta kid!", right?

            Now I'm thinking a nice pile of eggs and bacon with a half cup of assorted berries for the first meal.

            The rest of the day: Writing time.

            -Jeremy
            http://www.getmoneyout.com

            Start: March 2011
            Start Weight: 245 lbs.
            Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
            Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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            • #7
              In a completely unrelated topic, I love this video.



              Talk about eating primal!
              http://www.getmoneyout.com

              Start: March 2011
              Start Weight: 245 lbs.
              Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
              Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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              • #8
                Today was one of those days. You know the kind. I was sitting at my desk, writing, the birds outside were singing under the dark overcast Arizona sky that was shining dimly in through my half-open shutters, and then SHE walked in...

                I could tell right away she was trouble, but since I like that kind of thing, I didn't mind the dame interrupting me. Her glossy red lips curled upward from her perfect white teeth in a smile inspired by the devil himself, a promise of indulgences and distractions fluttering like black doves in the air between us. She walked over, hips doing a shimmy cha-cha that nearly broke my neck, and laid down a big plate of General Tso's chicken.

                Heart breaking.

                Needless to say, her bouncing down the steps out the front door was frowned upon by the neighbors, but that's just life in the cold, lonely city.

                My carb count for today was a little bit higher than I'd have liked, right around 74 grams. I'm also finding some defficiencies in my diet I'm going to have to find some dietary fixes for, most notably my copper, manganese, thiamin, and potassium. It could be a while before I can add in organ meats, too. The % balance of food broke down as 53% fat, 32% protein, and 15% carbs.

                Today was a rest day for activity, tomorrow's LHT which will probably be a Primal 5 since I haven't yet found anything heavy enough for me to dead lift with. The Tabata session yesterday was brutal and I loved it after I could walk without my legs feeling like I'd just boxed Chuck Liddell.

                I was saving a square of Lindt dark 85% chocolate for later, but being the super attentive fellow that I am, I laid it down on a little black box. Which wouldn't really matter, except the little black box was an AC adapter, which it turns out gets pretty warm when in use. So I had semi-melted dark chocolate for an early afternoon desert instead.

                Pages written so far in 2011: 104
                Poems written so far in 2011: 43
                Digital Cameras Broken in 2011: 1
                Awesomeness/Humility Ratio: Xs/Os

                The Day's Theme Song:



                Tomorrow: How Hard Can I Face-plant into the Sidewalk at the Park While Doing Handstands
                http://www.getmoneyout.com

                Start: March 2011
                Start Weight: 245 lbs.
                Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
                Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JTWolflied View Post
                  Pages written so far in 2011: 104
                  Poems written so far in 2011: 43
                  Digital Cameras Broken in 2011: 1
                  Awesomeness/Humility Ratio: Xs/Os
                  Ohhh I love poetry!
                  "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

                  Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
                  Currant: 136 lbs
                  Goal: 125 lbs
                  11 more lbs to go


                  Follow My Journey :-)

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                  • #10
                    @MCW - I have a blog where I keep some of it, I might post the link sometime.

                    So I woke up this morning, looked at the scale. I hadn't used it for a bit, thought I'd check things out. I'd found that for the last month and a half or so, I was on a plateau at 227. I'd get down to it and then be unable to break through. Bounce back up a couple lbs, come back down, nothing could bust the wall.

                    Today, 226. Not sure if that means future loss or not, but it felt damn good to see that plateau beat at least one day. Considering tossing the scale out now, kind of a stop while you're ahead sort of thing. I'm trying to drop the level of dairy a bit from the diet, but finding sources of fat to replace it is challenging right now. I've been eating salad with olive oil on it, using coconut oil for my eggs in the morning, keeping track on fitday to make sure I'm hitting my nutrient intake (added a multivitamin to try and make up some of the deficiencies). My cravings for sugar and refined flour are going away, whenever I get one I eat a couple little strawberries or blueberries. Seems to take care of it nicely. Overall, I'm enjoying this. Found a place in the park to do some Australian Pull-ups, so I can start working my way toward the real deal. Can't wait for that.

                    Pages written so far in 2011: 107
                    Poems written so far in 2011: 44
                    Scouter Power Level Goal: 9000!?
                    Quote of the Day: Come With Me If You Want To Live.

                    The Day's Theme Song:

                    http://www.getmoneyout.com

                    Start: March 2011
                    Start Weight: 245 lbs.
                    Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
                    Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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                    • #11
                      So, let's see...

                      April. May. June. All three passed by.
                      Then as you know, came one Hellish July.
                      As I gazed off toward the red hand outside,
                      The temp (115!) left the fence geckos fried (Mmm!).

                      Ah, the joys of living in the desert. Insane temperatures, poison spider bites, and sudden Haboobs which are not nearly as awesome as the name suggests.

                      And yet, in the heat and dust, a hidden refuge of win was found... after months of a plateau, JTW broke through. Yes, the numbers put up a daunting defense, a rough and tumble game of tag back-and-forth, looming over the field with the giant shadow of... 227. But with steadfast determination and non-stop discipline I... ok, no, not one freaking ounce of either one. I completely forsook the Primal ways for almost the entire three months, then started in on a new angle two weeks ago... and realized that I was actually eating more primally now than I was when I originally started eating primal. Go figure that it actually worked when done right.

                      Anyway, the results have been spectacular. In 2 weeks, I've lost 12 lbs of body fat down to 221 (6 lbs below my previous plateau). Another 6 lbs (6 days at this rate) and I'll be lower than I have been since high school. With a lot more muscle on the frame to boot. People say not to look at the scale, and that might be great advice for some, but I draw a lot of inspiration from doing it. Waking up and seeing yet another pound gone over-night and knowing because of my exercise habits, diet, and the mirror that it's not muscle loss is glorious.

                      Next: I take over the Iron Throne. Eat it, Lanisters.

                      http://youtu.be/0OWQXQgHgq8
                      http://www.getmoneyout.com

                      Start: March 2011
                      Start Weight: 245 lbs.
                      Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
                      Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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                      • #12
                        Congrats on the weight loss. I'm jealous, I would love to be able to tell people "I was in a Haboob", just because it sounds cool. It's OK to use the scale for motivation, just don't go the other way when you see the occassional pound or 2 get added. My weight can fluctuate 5 lbs during the day.

                        Good luck with the Iron Throne. Remember to watch for those White Walkers.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Well, the weight loss keeps moving along. It's a bit slower now, more like .6 lb instead of 1.2 lbs on loss days. Current weight is at 217.6, things are progressing quite nicely. Kind of crazy to think that I started the year at 255 and now I'm down to 217. And a lot of that time I wasn't even tracking very closely what I was doing, just made sure I kept my carbs less than I was eating before. Now that I'm actually keeping an eye on the numbers, it seems to be much better.

                          So breakfast this morning... well, noon, not morning. Decided to try something new.

                          4 strips of uncured, organic (no nitrites, nitrates, hormones or antibiotics) "bacon" (isn't it just pork belly if it's uncured?)
                          Fried in 1 tsp-1.5tsp (eyeballed it) of organic coconut oil (I wanted the coconut flavor for this meal).
                          5 oz. of delicious skipjack tuna.
                          1 oz macadamia nuts.
                          2 good sized brazil nuts.

                          Roughly 716 calories, 59g fat, 3.8g carbs, 44.2g protein.

                          And delicious. And filling. I expect I won't be eating again until about 6pm.
                          http://www.getmoneyout.com

                          Start: March 2011
                          Start Weight: 245 lbs.
                          Current Weight (November 2011): 208.4 lbs. and counting.
                          Goal weight: 195 lbs.

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