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  • #31
    Still having sleep issues, so tired, rats, it makes me physically lazy and keeps me looking for something sweet. I was going to say maybe my TOM is coming but, I just realized I have not had one since July 17th. What is up with that? So it is actually the start of menopause apparently. mmm

    DS went out with me today to get the filters and a fan to make home made beef jerky. We will pick a marinade for the beef and start it tomorrow afternoon. Our basement is pretty cool temp wise and so we are going to set it up on a table down there. Now that our vegetarian is off at college we don't have to worry about the smell-except we don't want to attract any critters!

    B: coffee, cream, erythrol (SF syrup), 3 pork sausage
    L: salmon, avocado, dab of mayo, jarlsberg, coffee, cream, SF syrup, a few macadamia nuts, chocolate/coconut oil
    D: chicken sausage, chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, mascarpone/cream/SF syrup

    Tomorrow I am going back to my simple foods, here is the plan...

    B: coffee, cream, stevia, eggs, sausage
    L: salmon, avocado, veggie (salad), oil, vinegar, jarlsberg
    D: protein, 2 veggies

    I am going to stop the sweets to get past this, my morning coffee is enough sweet, and I am going back to stevia as opposed to the SF syrup.

    Good news, I have an appointment on Wednesday to start the process of trading out the CPAP machine that I use for my sleep apnea and getting a retainer instead! No more Darth Vader breathing, no more tube to tangle up in, no more plastic mask pressed against my face and up my nose. Gad, who invented this and thought "now this will help them sleep"?

    another happy note...phase 1 of my backyard hardscape is done, we are now finalizing the details for phase 2. Then I will have a boatload of planting to do this fall!
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • #32
      rained yesterday and supposed to rain today, so my energies are shifted away from the pine straw bales and toward sewing and hanging my new living room drapes. Grocery shopping-done. So the foods necessary for me to stay on track are in the house. If the rain clears we will grill out tonight.
      Chris
      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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      • #33
        I hate to sew, and as witnessed today, I will find anything to put it off-I worked outside in a drizzle moving rocks around and weeding. I really want to get them hung before my friends come over on Thursday. So tomorrow it is.

        Had a mild headache today. These are very rare for me, I am attributing it to effects of that damn warfarin I have to take, but luckily only until mid-October. shut my eyes (light napping) for about a half an hour and it helped.

        DD sent photos of her at her first college football game, her team won and she was very involved in all the traditions and activities that go with football at UT.

        DS found a recipe for jerky today, we still need bungi cords till we can make it, otherwise we can't attach the filters to the fan.

        B: coffee, cream, stevia, eggs, sausage, 2 slices of tomato
        L: salmon, avocado, olive oil and cider vinegar, jarlsberg, chocolate/coconut oil bites.
        D: pot roast, romaine lettuce, sour cream, olive oil and cider vinegar

        I bought some raw cheddar yesterday, will try to remember to use it at lunch tomorrow instead of the jarlsberg. Also, wonder if I am too low in carbs, I got a great nights sleep last night but was tired this afternoon. Of course that could be the yard work/stone moving. But it does seem to be common lately around 3 or 4. Will have to watch that, maybe add 1/4 C of blueberries to my day.
        Chris
        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • #34
          so not losing any weight. I don't think I am weight obsessive, but I do think that I can't be truly healthy until I get under 200 or so. So I think losing is important right now. I did lose inches and for that I am grateful, but again, I weigh way too much.

          So....what to do.....I am going to add a version of a leptin reset starting today and extending until my 53rd birthday on 11-11.

          This version to be exact....http://www.wanderings.net/notebook/M...LeptinRichards

          RULE 1: Never eat after dinner

          RULE 2: Eat 3 meals a day, no snacks

          RULE 3 : Do not eat large meals

          RULE 4: Eat a high protein breakfast soon after arising

          RULE 5: Reduce the amount of carbs eaten.

          All of these are totally doable, with the main difference being the breakfast one since I normally just start the day with a big cup of coffee and don't do breakfast for several hours after I wake up.

          Today's planned foods.....

          B: Mocha-coffee, cream, stevia sweetened Whey protein powder, 2 eggs, 2 sausage....done 6a.m.
          L: Salmon, avocado, olive oil, vinegar, jarlsberg, 2 chocolate/coconut oil/stevia bites
          D: New York Strip (broiled-it is supposed to rain all day so our planned grill out is a grill in), Romaine lettuce, olive oil, vinegar.
          Last edited by demuralist; 09-05-2011, 09:42 AM. Reason: for spelling
          Chris
          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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          My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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          • #35
            ok, so not sure if it is the higher protein at breakfast, or the coconut oil at lunch, but I just passed 4pm and didn't feel like I had gotten a lobotomy! Now if I start losing weight too, wow, I may have stepped in it here.
            Chris
            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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            • #36
              Actual meals today...

              B: my mocha, 2 eggs, 2 pork sausage- 6 a.m.
              L: salmon, avocado, olive oil, cider vinegar, jarlsberg, chocolate/coconut oil/stevia bites- 12:30 p.m.
              D; London broil, kerrygold butter on it, romaine olive oil, cider vinegar, grated parm, celery-6:30 p.m.

              Felt great all day, lets see how I sleep.
              Chris
              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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              • #37
                Felt great yesterday, ate well, stayed clean, drank lots of water, went to bed on time, woke up without an alarm this morning. Gained a pound.

                I do not want to obsess about weight, but at the weight I am right now, I sort of feel like I have to. I absolutely cannot be healthy at this weight. I will however plod along as I believe this path is the most likely, healthiest, path to reaching the potential of my genes/dreams.

                Today's Plan:

                B: my mocha, 2 eggs, 2 sausage- done 6am
                L: salmon, avocado, 2 chocolate/coconut bites
                D: burger, broccoli
                Last edited by demuralist; 09-06-2011, 05:09 AM. Reason: to add plan
                Chris
                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                • #38
                  So lets just say that when I can easily do the 5 essential movements the achievement will seem monumental compared to where I started. So without further ado...

                  Wall Push-ups= 25
                  2 legged pull ups=5
                  assisted squats=15
                  overhead press-jack knife=15
                  knee/full arm plank=30 seconds
                  right side=45 seconds
                  left side=45 seconds

                  We will be doing these 2 times a week, Tuesday and either Friday or Saturday
                  Chris
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                  My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                  • #39
                    It's unfortunate that you're not seeing an immediate response on the scale but you're doing so many things right, I'm sure it'll happen for you!
                    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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                    • #40
                      Thanks for your encouragement! I really needed that today. I have not treated my body well for the past 40 years or so - not for lack of trying mind you, so much time and energy spent researching. Not sure why it took so long to get here, but I am sure that my body needs to recuperate from the years of following the CW.

                      Today's food...

                      B: my mocha, 2 eggs, 2 sausages -6am
                      L: salmon, avocado, jarlsberg, 1 chocolate/coconut oil bite[I]1pm[I]
                      D: ground beef, broccoli, very small salad 6pm

                      I know this is a terrible thing to admit, but generally after dinner I am too tired to clean the kitchen, we usually put our own dishes in the dishwasher, and then I soak the pots and pans and clean them in the morning. Tonight, I actually cleaned the kitchen, I had that much energy left at the end of my day. This is huge!
                      Chris
                      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                      • #41
                        Slept well, woke up without an alarm. I will admit I didn't bound out of bed, but I feel good this morning.

                        today's food plan (this is going to start to sound like a broken record-but I tend to eat the same breakfast and lunch and vary my dinners, easy that way and I have always just done it that way):

                        B: my mocha, 2 eggs, 2 sausages -6am
                        L: salmon, avocado, jarlsberg (may cut this out I will see how I feel), 1 chocolate/coconut oil bite
                        D:? gotta go grocery shopping today
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • #42
                          weird day today, a few things came up that sort of messed with my plans. That is a good thing because I saw that I can do this on the fly.

                          B: my mocha, 2 eggs, 2 sausages -6am
                          L: left over beef, oil and vinegar jarlsberg, 2 chocolate/coconut oil bite-too hungry to go to the grocery before I ate, so I didn't have an avocado-12:30
                          D: salad, bacon, flax seed, oil and vinegar, celery and almond butter. had a meeting I forgot about. ate at 8:00

                          I am going to stop putting my ticker on my signature, the sight is acting up though and won't let me take it off. I will try again tomorrow.
                          Chris
                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                          My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                          • #43
                            Ok, so I obviously got the ticker off my signature. Yeah!

                            I want to add my ammended rules for my "Leptin Reset"....

                            RULE 1: Keep 3 hours before bedtime food free
                            RULE 2: Eat 3 meals a day, no snacks
                            RULE 3 : Eat to satisfaction, not stuffed
                            RULE 4: Eat a high protein breakfast soon after arising-trying to get 50g protein within the 30 mins. after waking up
                            RULE 5: Carbs between 25 and 50

                            So last night I ate too late, I apparently no longer enjoy going to bed with food in my belly, after I drank the water necessary to take my pills I felt bloated and uncomfortable in bed. In the future I may be better off just skipping the meal. I will have to experiment with this.
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • #44
                              DS is in the IB program at school.

                              They have to start a new physical activity, keep with it for 18 months, keep a journal, and write a paper on it. They want it to be about health but also have a 'global' component. He just started doing the 5 essential movements with me, I am thinking that relating them to primal man is a great angle on this, and would get him to keep them up for the 18 months. Hope he goes for it.

                              He also has to do something creative-and different than anything else he has done. He has always wanted to learn to weld, so I think I will find him a class or instructor somehow.

                              And for Service (ie. volunteering) his resume is actually over stuffed with volunteer service. This is an easy one for him.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • #45
                                Today's food...

                                B:mocha, eggs
                                L: salmon, avocado, vinegar, 1 slice of jarlsberg, 1 choco/coconut bite
                                D: macadamia nuts, salad, chicken, tangerine, strawberry (at potluck)
                                Chris
                                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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