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  • Originally posted by AbigailLyn View Post
    I am going through a similar breakup with my obsession with sugary things. I almost don't want to stop eating them so that I don't ever lose the taste
    I know exactly what you are talking about. I haven't had pizza since March and I've been planning to get it for my birthday. I've been nuts about good pizza all my life. Will I find out that that has changed too? The new disinterest to curly fries seriously floored me.
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    • You'll always have Mystery Science Theater. I spend a lot of time trying to decide if I love Tom Servo or Crooow more.
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      • I loved them both equally for tearing down the movie Eegah. I cried with laughter through that one.
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        • I decided to get one last small bottle of Midnight Dark Chocolate Whole Milk before I start the upcoming challenge. I hadn't had it in about two months and it was my absolute favorite. I opened the bottle and took a sip. Just.not.the.same. It lost it's deliciousness. I am sad but happy about this.
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          • If pizza doesn't do it for you anymore Panda, You can always make a primal pizza with an omlette as the base =D That's what I do, and I swear it tastes even better than pizza did!
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            • I just finished my 30 day challenge and decided that I was going to allow myself to eat what I missed most: Chips and salsa! Well, the salsa was good but my favorite chips only offered the benefit of being crunchy. Where was the flavor? I don't know where it went.
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              • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                LitheGrokkette, if you find that you don't care for Tepper, you can always try out Terry Pratchett. His book "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents" was very funny.
                It has to be with a title like that! I'll put it on my TBR list. Thanks.

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                • “How did you lose weight?” People are starting to notice that Gay Panda is less engorged, and it’s just a matter of time before someone asks. I don’t know what to answer. Most people approach weight loss with very fixed opinions. Moderation in all things! Cut calories! No red meat! Switch to whole grains! Telling them what I’ve done to be successful will counter every dictum that they hold.

                  FRIEND/BLOOD ENEMY: So, how did you lose weight?
                  GAY PANDA: I eat nothing but protein and fat.
                  FRIEND/BLOOD ENEMY: . . . you . . . what? That isn’t healthy! What about your arteries? Your brain can’t live without carbs! Bill? BILL! GAY PANDA IS EATING NOTHING BUT PROTEIN AND FAT TO LOSE WEIGHT! SAY SOMETHING.
                  BILL: My cousin Shifty gave himself a heart attack doing that Atkins thing. And his kidneys exploded when they were passing out the hymnals in church service.
                  GAY PANDA: Oh, I’m exaggerating. I eat some vegetables and fruit, and I have walnuts here and there. But mostly I just eat a lot of meat every day, and it makes me thinner.
                  FRIEND/BLOOD ENEMY: Are you CRAZY?
                  BILL: I thought someone had dropped a book, but it was his kidneys exploding. They were all over the pew. He had to get a donor kidney and now he likes pistachio ice cream, which he never did before. It must be something that the person who donated the kidney liked.
                  FRIEND/BLOOD ENEMY: But so little fiber! How . . . how do you . . . stay regular?!
                  GAY PANDA: Wow, that’s personal. My indoor plumbing is fine. Let’s leave it there.
                  BILL: And then Shifty picked up and moved to Utah for no reason.
                  GAY PANDA: Lady Friend has an ACL replacement from a cadaver. Maybe that’s why she likes to look at cemeteries. It’s her ACL wanting to go home.

                  Saying that I stopped eating refined grains and sugar is ambiguous enough to please; saying that I eat very little but meat will horrify. Both are the truth, so my answer will depend on the specific person and my mood. But the more honest and detailed they press me to become, the more that many will think I’ve jumped on a fad diet and be desperate to educate me so that my kidneys do not explode.

                  Or I can dodge the whole issue by saying that I have a gypsy curse. They’re going around, gypsy curses. And I will nod solemnly and ruefully, because what are you going to do about those, and then change the subject to Lady Friend’s zombie knee.
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                  • Gypsy curse all the way! I go with the refined grains and sugar approach. Saying you have increased your protein intake (I often include "it helps with my depression") is sometimes acceptable along with those anecdotes too. I hate the assumption that a fad diet is not a legitimate diet.

                    Or just "meat & veggies". Because seriously, what's wrong with that? You don't have to tell them how much
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                    • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                      Or just "meat & veggies".
                      Too bad almost everyone knows how Gay Panda feels about veggies. Sigh, a friend just asked if I still have that wacky diet going on because she wants to give me fresh bread. I have tried and tried to explain that I must be very, very sparing with my carbs (50-100 grams a day works for a lot of people, but not for this panda) and that I can't stand weighing this much and grain products keep me from losing it. She agrees, says moderation in all things, and would I like some bread?

                      GYPSY CURSE.
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                      • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                        It is with terrible struggle each tiny Mr. Magazine Time is defeated. Primal has called his bluff. But until the last second, he kicks and screams and clings to the doorway by his fingertips, refusing to vacate his comfy, fluffy cell with its People magazines, and be consigned to the ghastly fate of having to DO something in my body besides just be toted around. I think of this when I want to eat bread. All my internal Mr. Magazine Times cheer me on to eat it, because it locks the doors of their cells and they can go back to singing Put A Ring On It in falsetto.
                        Now THIS is an image for the ages. Thank you Gay Panda for introducing me to Mr. Magazine Time (who reminded me forcibly of David Brent before you even mentioned The Office) and his tiny versions in our fat cells. I'll be using this image from now on in my own pool of motivational triggers.

                        But they'll give up the ghost in time, and then I will be battling the batch keeping me from 189. I want a magic wand to spirit me to the 160s, and that's my impatient side yelling at those millions of Mr. Magazine Times to get the hell out, and it's not a language that he understands. He understands only what food I put in my body, not obscenities or glares or poking fingers.
                        Exactly. He isn't moved by your tantrums and in fact the more emotional you are, the more he wins. He is tiny and has no power besides trickery. You can beat him though, with brains, strategy, and by multiplying billions of tiny Mr Awesome Gay Pandas in your hard-working cells.

                        Maybe some of you are also traveling the Slow Weight Loss Train with Gay Panda, where every loss is followed by a gain and another gain and then sort of a loss and then a gain and then a loss and then two days of exactly the same and a loss before a big gain that vanishes overnight. It's trying, but now you know your enemy. There's a little Mr. Magazine Time in all of us.
                        <applause>

                        PS have you tried veggies sautéed in bacon grease? Not nagging, just checking.
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                        If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

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                        • Also, +1 on the gypsy curse.

                          I usually just say "SCIENCE" authoritatively. If pressed for details I tell them I've read a lot of research on the distribution of bio-available nutrients across contemporary ingestibles, plus movement patterns to build strength for optimal physical performance, and once their eyes have glazed over I offer to send them some peer-reviewed articles and other links so they can get up to speed and then we can discuss it more.

                          But gypsy curse is better.
                          "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                          "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                          If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

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                          • Originally posted by beachrat View Post
                            I tell them I've read a lot of research on the distribution of bio-available nutrients across contemporary ingestibles, plus movement patterns to build strength for optimal physical performance, and once their eyes have glazed over I offer to send them some peer-reviewed articles and other links so they can get up to speed and then we can discuss it more.
                            That is AWESOME. I am going to memorize it.
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                            • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                              Maybe some of you are also traveling the Slow Weight Loss Train with Gay Panda, where every loss is followed by a gain and another gain and then sort of a loss and then a gain and then a loss and then two days of exactly the same and a loss before a big gain that vanishes overnight. It’s trying, but now you know your enemy. There’s a little Mr. Magazine Time in all of us.
                              I am on this train too, Gay Panda. I just try to tell myself to enjoy the scenery on this slow, slow ride. It may take me a year to get to my destination of 175, but since April, I am 25 pounds closer than I was. This weekend all my little Mr. Magazine Times cried out for potato chips, and darn it, I gave in a little. Now I say "No more potato chips you bastards! I am tired of this belly, and I refuse to carry it around any more!"
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                              • Originally posted by lucyh View Post
                                It may take me a year to get to my destination of 175, but since April, I am 25 pounds closer than I was.
                                Gay Panda is having the same internal conversation when feeling fussy about having a seat on the Slow Train. That's when I need to stop reading stories about people on the Fast Train, and remind myself that in March, I stood on the scale and saw 217 pounds of panda. Before that, I've seen 231. Now I see 191-192, and that is such a tremendous difference. It's not the Fast Train, but at least it's moving in the right direction.
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