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    OK, so I've decided to double down on the whole journaling thing, I'm going to make a push to get ridiculously healthy by my 40th B-day. My previous journal is buried way down there somewhere, I'd rather make a fresh start.

    Age: 39.5
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6'1" 185 cm
    Weight 199 lb, 90.5 kilos, whatever-stone, 32" jeans. Started out 225 and a very tight 36" jean.
    Time Paleo-ish: 15 months. So my 40th birthday, October 6, will be just over 1.5 years primal, a good amount of time to truly see progress.
    Main issues resolved: IBS, sour stomach, migraines, nasty mood, being fat and out of shape, and etc.
    Main issues yet to resolve: Deadlift 315 for reps, 6 minute mile, muscle up, don't yet need a belt for 32" Gap jeans. In other words, I'm pretty darn healthy for an old guy with a sedentary job who couldn't do 10 pushups when he started, but I'm not PB cover model material just yet.

    Particular Paleo approach: moderate carb, focusing on local and natural stuff. I don't sweat the occasional breaded calamari or microbrew. I stay the hell away from bread, pasta, and added sugar though. Dairy is fine but milk is to be avoided unless I'm trying to gain weight. I'll eat rice and potatoes daily in moderation.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

  • #2
    OK, so that's me before. I'll spare you all the shirtless version.



    Why doesn't the photo show? Weird. http://www.flickr.com/photos/6178225...in/photostream for now.
    Last edited by tfarny; 05-15-2011, 08:57 AM.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    • #3
      Here is me last summer, most of the weight gone but still not much muscle.

      DSCN2444 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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      • #4
        SAM_0223 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


        And here is me today, no "pump" just a crappy pic. Will post a food pic after I finish cooking.
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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        • #5
          Wow, you've made some major changes. Very impressive.
          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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          • #6
            Great progress!
            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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            • #7
              Today food:
              bfast greek yogurt + a few pecans, a spoon of honey, and a banana, all mixed together, and a piece of fritatta (about 2.5 eggs worth).
              lunch more frittata, small piece of wild salmon, some leftover green beans. Hunk of goat cheese.
              snack: (so sue me, I was hungry today) more greek yogurt + honey.
              dinner roasted root veg in coconut oil (sweet potato + carrot + onion), 8 0z or so of meatshare pork sausage, onions + more greeen beans. Hunk of cheese.

              Tomorrow will be basically the same food but just two meals, and a couple glasses of wine, no need to post every single day.

              WOD: nothing, just a walk about 45 minutes.
              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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              • #8
                WOD: 72 front squats @ 100 lb, 60 pushups, 36 chins for time. So, 6 rounds of 12/10/6. Finish with rings tuck moves.
                I should have gone sprinting yesterday, it's supposed to rain the next few days. Drat.

                Food: bfast greek yogurt, honey + a banana, lunch more sausage and root veg, dinner probably wild salmon with same root veg and hopefully something green, maybe just a nuked pack of frozen kale with lard and salt.
                Also, every day I drink two cups of very strong coffee with heavy cream in the morning, and often a cappucino with whole milk in the afternoon. See, I'm not into the extreme versions of this stuff. Tea is occasional and either herbal or black and straight - no sugar.
                Last edited by tfarny; 05-15-2011, 09:12 AM.
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                • #9
                  Wow!!!! That is some amazing progress!!! 40 isn't old, its the new 20. I just hope that my 40's are better than the 20's were.
                  Georgette

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the encouragement everyone - though even if you weren't impressed I would still be doing this.
                    Food: greek yogurt / blueberries, the last sausage + carrots + kale (leftovers) + goat cheese. Dinner is going to be a cheat, I'm going out. Possibly a burger and fries, maybe even a couple of (gasp) beers.
                    WOD: hill sprints if it stops raining for good, 100 burpees for time if it doesnt. 30 chins no matter what.
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                    • #11
                      Today WOD: Work in front of the computer all day. Also I never got around to doing yesterday's wod. But tomorrow I start Crossfit!

                      Fooooooood: b'fast greek yogurt + a banana, three eggs scrambled in heaps of butter and cream, big slice of goat cheese on top. Lunch BAS w/ chicken and bacon and egg. Dinner = bad, bad, indian takeout (actually it was tasty). No time to cook. Chicken tandoori, spinach + cheese thing, and lamb biryani (basically rice pilaf). gluten free and no sugar, at least. dark choco as a dessert.
                      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                      • #12
                        Today wod: crossfit foundations day 1, will give a full report. I think they are going to teach us how to air squat and do pushups.

                        Food: bfast just some yogurt w/ blueberries, lunch leftover takeout, dinner leftover takeout + leftover pastured lamb from the meatshare. next few days I'll be traveling for work (Minneapolis) and primal options will be minimal, as will sleep and play. Ah well, summer vacation is almost here.
                        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                        • #13
                          Crossfit report: Nice people, very careful and thorough coaches. It felt babyish to me though - pushups, air squats, inverted rows, and situps. At the end we did 3 rounds for time of: 25 situps, 20 air squats, 15 inverted rows, 10 pushups. I did it unmodified in 10:48, just because I went at a deliberate pace with all the situps and squats. It was good but far from the toughest thing I've done. My homemade metcons were tougher, and stair sprints far tougher. Other group members were newer to the whole serious exercise thing and it was harder for them, but we all learned and got a workout. Good experience, not mind blowing.

                          wow, reading what I just wrote, and thinking how far I've come in just over a year is blowing my mind right now.
                          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                          • #14
                            Today -ah, not so primal. Up at 4 to catch a flight. Wod: walking around downtown Minneapolis, I suppose. I have some soreness from yesterday's crossfit, but it's really nothing.
                            Food: ahem. b'fast #1 greek yogurt + blueberries. #2 a "breakfast burrito" complete with egg, chorizo, salsa, beans, and cheese in a flour tortilla. I was in an airport, sorry. Lunch: fish and chips (really good ones) at a minneapolis restaurant. Not exactly primal, but it had been a long time. Dinner will be similarly bad, bad, bad...tomorrow will also be bad, bad, bad....no time to really deal with the whole "special food needs" thing for the next couple of days. And I have to say, I am really grateful not to be actual celiac or diabetic because then I wouldn't be so easily able to just chuck the PB for a few days when it's inconvenient.
                            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                            • #15
                              Not so primal again today but better - no WOD, just sitting around conference rooms all day, bad sleep, no play.
                              Food - I did eat well. Breakfast was at the swank hotel restaurant - corned beef hash and eggs, new potatoes, totally delicious. Expensive but I'm going back. Lunch: the conference served us free lunch! Except it was....vegetarian lasagna with a huge hunk of bread on the side. Slight paleo fail there.....I asked if they had anything else, they said no, but they eventually found some gluten-free pasta and veggies they served me, no real flavor, not even any salt. It was a nice gesture I guess. After lunch I took a walk to a chipotle grill and had a steak + rice bowl, that was nice. Dinner was high end, rare tuna + etc. Totally primal except all the booze. Anyhow I stayed gluten free today and avoided sugar.
                              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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