Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal Journal-deMuralist

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • For me the thing about bacon is that it is processed, unless you make it yourself (which my grandmother did). And yes I think Atkins, without the bars, shakes and candy can be quite healthy. But for me it is work to listen to someone who is talking about their new low fat food find, or how much they get to eat now that they just killed them self at the gym and not say anything. Of course if I was visibly healthy (as opposed to obese) it would give me a stronger argument.
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
    Unknown

    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.

    Comment


    • For a while, I followed Atkins '72 which was his first book. The plan was pretty much whole foods, pre frankenstuff.
      Primal since 9/24/2010
      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
      MFP username: MDAPebbles67

      Comment


      • The first time I ever went low carb was when I did Atkins back in April. I lost about 20 pounds on it, and then I started to question the pushing of the frankenstuff. That is how I ended up at Primal.
        Chris
        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
        Unknown

        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.

        Comment


        • I have the '72 book - it was my grandma's. I ended up Primal/Pale for same reasons!
          -- Ruth

          Comment


          • At H2o aerobics we talk about what we eat. When they learn I do not eat grains I get "What DO you eat then??!!" and "How can you LIVE?!" LOL.. When I explain the details they are like.. oh I could never do that. I need my pasta, I need my dairy, I need my.... etc.

            I just shake my head. I really think it being "hard" is in their head. Sure, getting used to it can be tough INITIALLY but c'mon.. really??!

            I was trying adkins and the no white diet last spring.. then I found MDA. I have not looked back
            Karin


            Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

            What am I doing? Depends on the day.

            Comment


            • 257.4 up.

              Last night I made a conscious decision to have a piece of cake. It was just the 3 of us for the super bowl so I just made chicken strips and laid out cut veggies and some dips (homemade ranch is the one I used). So that was great.

              There was almost half of a 6" cake left and we still have a dozen cupcakes. A few times in the past 2 days I would walk by the cupcakes and think about just licking the icing off of a few of the ones that got messed up when the carrier tipped on the way home. So I decided that it would be best to just go ahead and have a small piece. It was still very good, I savored every morsel. Put my fork down between each bite and really tasted it. It took quite a while to eat and when I was done, well that was it, I was done. I saved myself from doing something stupid like eating the icing off the rest of the cupcakes and then tossing them and telling the boys I took them to work or they were stale so I tossed them or what ever. No ill effects, except I feel a little puffy in the face today. And now I can move on.

              I spent a couple of hours clearing out the basement yesterday and the day before. Our basement is the size of our home, except for the part that is the garage. It is not actually finished, but it is concrete, and it is water tight and humidity controlled. We have one section I painted the walls turquoise and threw down a big rug and the kids used that as a hang out space. I cleaned that out. It is still a hang out space but all the excess stuff is gone. And I started work on my "craft" shelves. 2 hours and a giant garbage bag later and you can barely tell I did anything!

              Today I am off to get another set of shelves for DH's brew stuff and fish tank stuff, and an armoire for DS to put his air rifle stuff in. Then I would like to work on the curtains for the living room for an hour a day, and clearing the basement for an hour a day. This will get easier real soon because DH will be in and out of town for most of February. I get so much done when he is gone!

              I did get on the treadmill for 30 minutes yesterday. That is about my mental limit on it for now, but I think a reasonable start. I plan to do that every day at 7am. The good thing about the treadmill is that it is not weather dependent and I don't have to change clothes, I can walk in my pj's. Also I can watch a part of a movie and continue it the next day. Doing this made me more active the rest of the day too.

              So I am right back on track, no excuses, just finding solutions. I have just under 100 pounds to lose and I would really like to do it this year.
              Chris
              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
              Unknown

              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.

              Comment


              • I'm proud of you for the way you enjoyed the cake. That's what I need to do when I do. Sit down and enjoy it, instead of sneaking it like I'm shamed (and as if my body isn't going to know what I did).

                Yay for the treadmill. I need to use mine more. Actually, if it didn't trip off the internet, I would probably walk on it during the day some. Need to think about to fix this problem and get to walking more...
                -- Ruth

                Comment


                • It trips off your internet? then do you have to flip a breaker, or reset the internet connection? weird.

                  Did my 30 this morning. Going for a slow and steady increase in health with this. I also plan to add a sprint of sorts on my EM day. I am going to jog in place for 10 seconds on 5 seconds off, for a total of one minute. Then I will increase the "on" and decrease the "off".
                  Chris
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                  Unknown

                  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.

                  Comment


                  • Love the goal!! yeah for the treadmill.. now inspire me to get on..LOL
                    Karin


                    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

                    What am I doing? Depends on the day.

                    Comment


                    • The beauty of doing the treadmill early is that I already have my 6,000 steps for today. I may have to push that goal upward a bit.
                      Chris
                      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                      Unknown

                      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.

                      Comment


                      • Way to go Chris!
                        Redflame
                        Started PB Aug 9, 2010 then let 'stuff' get in the way
                        Back to start and make a fantastic 2012
                        Goal of Significant Weight Loss
                        15 pounds down! with more to go!

                        Comment


                        • I used to be known for my yummy baking skills, but have all but given this up. I figure that if I should not eat it then I should not be feeding it to others. I now make almond flour chocolate chip cookies sweetened w/ honey and stevia or chocolate dipped strawberries for such occasions.

                          I used to make stuff for bake sales, but now just make a $ donation since I don't want their goodies and they would sell mine for less than it cost to make them. It really has been a tough shift for me and sometimes I feel a little guilty for not "playing along", but society has gone a little nuts with this stuff. We've all been fed lies and judged for being obese, well let them judge me as nutty, but atleast I am healthier.

                          And I know the cookies you tried to make all too well - while I don't care much for them, they ar my Hubby and kids favorite treat.

                          Comment


                          • You inspired me to start on my treadmill. It was only 20 minutes (I had a 45 min walk with the dogs and husband later), but it all adds up. I'm thinking I'll use that time to really work on an incline so that I'm (hopefully) ready for hiking this summer!
                            -- Ruth

                            Comment


                            • I think I will stay with the 30 minutes a day and start to add incline as I get into better shape. I have an old very low end treadmill I got for free from a friend who wanted to get it out of her bedroom. It doesn't get to a speed that would be considered a jog, so I will have to go with the incline.

                              I have decided for potlucks I will sign up for salad, I have a fantastic salad I make, so it is a great option. I was asked to contribute to a breakfast goodies brunch once and provided a big urn of coffee. I do 1 bake sale a year, it is one of only 2 fund raisers our church youth do, to raise money for their mission trips. One is the pumpkin patch where they sell pumpkins for a month, and I hate taking shifts for that. So for the bake sale I bake a cake that looks like a sun hat, complete with frosting flower on the brim. And I use the leftover batter to make cupcakes which I pipe roses on top of. Last year they got a $100 for the cake and $5 a cupcake. So it was worth it. Someone else already does the dipped strawberries. But if I only do it once a year, and actually only have to do it once more since DS graduates next year, I can live with that.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                              Unknown

                              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.

                              Comment


                              • Sorry if I sounded preachy - I'm just having my own issues with junk food. We just celebrated my son's B-day yesteday with pizza, those cookies you were trying to replicate and ice cream. I was trying to make rice crispy treats on a stick shaped like a rocket and decorated with candy (my son loves spaceships) and they were a disaster. I felt so embarrassed shopping the candy isle I swear I would rather have bought the store out of condoms and KY!

                                I did not eat any of the B-day food, but felt like a "hypotwit" as Tweety bird would say feeding that "poison" to the kids and their parents. My 2 paleo buddies left with their kids after the gym time, but before the junk food - this worked really well for them.

                                Oh and your cake sounds wonderful! I've never made an item that pulled in $100 from a bake sale!

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X