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  • High school derp going primal

    I was somewhat primal back over Christmas. It was lost 15 pounds or so- went from around 135 to 117. I recently gained some of it back. Wah.

    Weighed in this morning at 124.
    :[

    I'm doing the 30 day challenge (I know the event has already passed); it seems like a good way to get back on track. I can't clear my fridge of crap, but I can try to ignore it. I'm just glad my pantry isn't stocked full of wife cakes w/ lotus seed filling. Those are my weakness.
    I need to eat more veggies. Hurr.
    I'll post some photos of my current appearance eventually.

    In other news, I had steak, hot chocolate+coffee (no sugar) for breakfast. Winning.

    Food list for the week:
    3 baby bok choy
    4lbs New York Strip or Ribeye
    1.5lbstop sirloin
    1lb beef bones
    Lemon grass powder
    2lb shrimps
    (MUST IGNORE WATERMELON)
    Dried chinese mushrooms
    Dried Kombu

    Food:
    Pho bo with kombu instead of noodles, sliced beef (top sirloin), and mushrooms
    Pho bo broth
    -beef bones
    -cinnamon
    -clove
    -1/2 onion
    -coriander
    -ginger

    Shrimp marinated with lemongrass
    Lemongrass marinade:
    -2 shallots
    -clove or two of garlic
    -lemongrass powder
    -vinegar
    -fish sauce

    Vegetable broth with eggs
    -kombu broth
    -mushroom broth
    -Bok choy broth

    Boiled bok choy with sesame seed oil and oyster sauce

    Shrimps in garlic and butter

    ____

    Summer gives me time to do this stuff, but I eventually need to manage cooking+grocery shopping with getting the rest of my schoolwork done

  • #2
    I'm too lazy to cook right now. I'll just go live off yogurt or something. Actually, I just don't feel like making soup.
    Just had another cup of hot chocolate coffee and I still haven't finished this morning's steak.

    Winning.

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    • #3
      What is this hot chocolate? Coffee with chocolate and milk?

      You seem to know what you need to do. Good luck with primal.
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      • #4
        Mhmm, it's like the recipe in the primal cookbook: cocoa powder+heavy cream+hot water.
        I replaced some of the hot water with coffee. It was bomb.

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        • #5
          Yum
          Ancestral Health Info

          I design websites and blogs for a living. If you would like a blog or website designed by someone who understands Primal, see my web page.

          Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

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          • #6
            Yesterday's Om Nom Noms:

            2 egg omelet with some cheese
            Some sausage thingy (wasn't super primal)
            Several glasses of Thai tea with heavy cream instead of sweetened condensed milk
            This weird turkey leg (not primal. Damn thing had a ton of salt+preservatives)

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            • #7
              Tried on some vibrams today. I don't like them. I'll stick to working out in no shoes or flip flops.
              Today's Om Noms:
              2 eggs + sour cream (ton of that ) + salsa
              Some eggplant ting covered in tomato sauce. Tomato sauce probably had HFCS
              2 cups whole milk
              Some salad thing. The dressing probably wasn't too primal
              Tasty chai.

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              • #8
                Yesterday's Om Noms:
                1 pound of tasty steak
                3 egg omelet + ton of cheese
                a ton of strawberries

                I did some swimming. Winning.
                Weighed myself this morning. 121. Better than the 124 at the beginning of the week. :3

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                • #9
                  Om Noms of Jun 5:
                  Tons of thai tea
                  half pound of steak
                  some nuts
                  a pineapple spear
                  a lot of coffee (which lead to me feeling kinda sick :[ )
                  I had some ground beef and cheese and sour cream (was not enjoyable after the coffee)
                  I probably had some eggs

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                  • #10
                    Personal experiment:
                    I'm only going to use soap when showering every other day. So today, no soap. Tomorrow, I'll use soap. Or maybe I won't. Depends on how icky I feel. This includes shampoo. The only exception is my facial cleanser.

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                    • #11
                      Hair's feeling icky. I'll use soap.
                      Err, oh yeah, Om Noms:
                      Steak
                      berries
                      coconut water
                      meatza with mushroom and swiss cheese

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                      • #12
                        Om Noms of jun 7:
                        steak
                        eggs with seaweed :P
                        mushrooms
                        cheese
                        a lot of blue berries

                        On the 6th, I decided that I want to be able to do a free handstand by the end of the month. Me arms are sore, but I've already made quite a bit of progress!

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                        • #13
                          oi, I haven't updated this in a while.
                          On that note, I'll just write the unprimal things I've had since my last update.
                          Watermelon, clam chowder (thickened with constarch, with chopped potatoes), a chocolate truffle (it tasted like sugary crap)
                          Currently enjoying some chococoffee.
                          Does anyone else get serious gum problems when they eat something sugary? When I had that chocolate truffle and the over sweet watermelon, within 24 hours, my gums were burning and peeling a little. Or maybe I'm just confusing correlation with causation.
                          In other news, still working on handstands. I might do the plyos and yoga portions of the p90x stuff.

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                          • #14
                            Welcome back!
                            Ancestral Health Info

                            I design websites and blogs for a living. If you would like a blog or website designed by someone who understands Primal, see my web page.

                            Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

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                            • #15
                              Bleh.

                              Currently doing some work at a place with too much down time. I help some kids for a few hours, and then I have nearly five hours of nothing to do. Can't run around- it's too hot outside, too difficult to get outside, and there's too many people for me to be running around like a five year old indoors. After the five hours of forced low energy, I just want to sleep.

                              I had a similar situation happen to me before. It was what I call the week from hell. This was the week that threw me off my primal lifestyle after having followed it for 3 or so months. My family got the idea that we should go on a road trip to Florida, but we would lengthen it by going up through Oklahoma first (I live in SE Texas) . The trip would take nearly the whole week. On the first day, I was very carsick and was kept essentially confined. I had at most, 1 hour of any sort of activity. For the rest of the time, I was asleep, or trying to sleep through my carsickness. This continued through out the whole trip. In addition to my confinement, I also was given a very poor selection of food. We ate breakfast at the hotels, and of course, hotel food was made according to cheap ingredients and the price was set by common wisdom. I got to choose from pastries and something that may or may not have once been eggs. By the end of the week, I was back to my old, bad eating habits.
                              Just thinking about that trip makes me barf
                              Anyway, I don't want to repeat that. At least I'm not carsick in this situation.
                              So, since I have quite a bit more control over my situation than last time, I ought to stop making excuses and shape up.

                              So for exercise, I have been doing handstands, well that was really more of a fun thing, and hardly counts for exercise (though my shoulders have improved :])
                              Last week I tried the p90x plyos. I nearly barfed 30 minutes into the thing. Drink less water next time.
                              I really just want to build muscle. I'm starting to get the sense that my body refuses to go below 120 (well, it'd take some kicking screaming and anorexia). So if I'm going to try and get around this, I need to replace that fat with muscle so I can look leaner while keeping my genes happy with a 120 weight. I need to build muscle. I need to get my metabolism up.

                              For this to work, I want some fast and efficient exercises. I am easily distracted. I can't workout for the length of a whole p90x video. At best, I might be able to finish the 15 minute ab ripper workout.
                              I hate sprints. Sorry. But I won't mind an epic game of freeze tag. This goes back to being distracted.

                              I'm not worried about diet at the moment. I've been doing a good job with that. I just need to start putting on the muscle and start getting rid of the fat.

                              I'll need to stop the handstands for a bit. My right wrist wants to fall off.

                              In other news, I inspected my year old flip flops so I could get a sense of my walking habits.
                              I tend to place nearly all my weight on the balls of my feet, but I don't walk so hard that the thin piece of foam that serves as the sole wears down to nothing. In my opinion, my walking is better than most. If I remember correctly, Mark mentioned that keeping your weight primarily on the balls of your feet is for walking quietly and stalking prey. Am I a natural... stalker?

                              In even more unrelated news, I wonder... Am I just shy, or do I simply don't know how to talk to other people. I think its the latter. Most of the time, I have nothing to say to people unless I get into a big health/political/economic/philosophical/scientific discussion with someone. And what is this Jerry Springer show that my peers keep talking about? But sometimes I worry that by not socializing with my classmates, I will make myself dumber. Talking with others requires you to think on the spot, and this is something I've been getting progressively worse at.

                              This might just turn into a general journal, not just a health one.

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