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  • Primal Journal - Nick

    Hello to All,

    My name is Nick I live in Romford,England am 51 years old, married with 3 children.

    I started a primal lifestyle back in November having first found the Caveman Power Diet website then once reading about the paleo lifestyle found MDA.

    I did really well in November, was having one evening meal a day (as recommended on the Caveman website) and dropped about 20 pounds, the problem started when December arrived and all the tins of sweets etc gradually wore me down and I thought 'whats the point' get December out of the way then start afresh in Jan, which is where I am now.

    I am a big unit - 379 pounds when I started in November which is probably where i am back upto now. Having a heart to heart with my wife and son last night, they have agreed to join me on my Paleo journey to help give me support which should really help.

    My wife does not work, so tends to do all the cooking at home. I am starting tomorrow, we are using up the potatoes today and anything else non primal so we can have a clean,fresh start. I cannot wait to get started again and plan to keep a monthly check on my weight and measurements ( I will weigh myself tomorrow so I have a starting point). I plan to start walking during lunch at work, i cannot do too much right now due to my weight but we all have to start somewhere I suppose and then see where this takes me, hopefully i can say start with a ten minute walk and start to walk longer as I start to improve.

    Well, that's the big plan, I have now put it down in writing, I am hoping that as i describe my meals and daily exercise people will give me advice, tips etc to help my weight loss along. I realise this is not just a diet but a whole new lifestyle but losing the pounds has to be my main concern at the moment.

    Best wishes to all and hope you have a great new year,

    Nick
    read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

  • #2
    Hi Nick,

    Saw that you just started journaling and wishing you well in your quest. I'm happy that your wife and kids will be along for the ride. Happy new year.
    In search of the elusive, unassisted, dead-hang pullup! | my journal

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    • #3
      Hey All,
      well yesterday was the last day of eating non Primal stuff in the house, that half bottle of Port is now gone, so are the sausage rolls.

      Today i will drink lots of water skip breakfast and lunch and have an evening meal of Roast Chicken with Parsnip and Carrot 'fries' plus a side salad if needed.

      I have also just sent my e-mail 'before' photo to Mark as part of my commitment to really be successful with my Primal lifestyle this year.

      Good luck to all

      Nick
      read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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      • #4
        Hello all,

        Today I have skipped breakfast - had two cups black decaf coffee and lunch was two boiled eggs and a mixed salad with a mustard/olive oil dressing.

        For dinner tonight I am having seafood (prawns, mussels and squid) with some parsnip 'fries'. I've grown to love parsnips - have a taste all of their own. :d

        Have noticed a bit of a headache today although reading other blogs looks like that's to be expected.

        Not sure if i am eating enough or not but I have been laid up for last two days with a sore knee so am mindful that I am not burning many calories.

        I also need to think of some snacks I can keep in the house in case I get hungry between meals, maybe some chicken wings or boiled eggs - have to think about that one. Well, so far so good.

        Until tomorrow,
        Nick
        read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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        • #5
          Hey People,

          Today I am back at work in the office, am therefore skipping Breakfast and Lunch - will try and do this every workday and maybe just have breakfast on a weekend.
          Tonight I am having slow-cooked Roast beef with root vegetables for dinner - by the time I get home I'll be starving, still, IF is supposed to be good for you right?

          Also if I remember I will weigh myself on the way home - our home scales are not man enough to take me at the moment...

          Keep on fighting the good fight all,

          Nick
          read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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          • #6
            Hey All,
            Just a quick update - weighed myself on the way home, am 364 pounds - quite pleased with this as I started at 379 pounds living Primal in November, gave up at Xmas and started again just this week - so i did not totally lose all the weight i had lost previously which is great.

            Will probably weigh again at the End of Jan just to see/check things are working well,
            Cheers all
            Nick
            read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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            • #7
              Hi Again All,

              Nice meal tonight - as usual, just drank water during the day and had a nice hot Chicken curry for dinner with a side of Aubergine curry on Cauliflower rice.
              plus two glasses of red wine.
              No exercise at all today though - will have to put more effort in tomorrow.
              Nick
              read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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              • #8
                Hey all,

                Yesterday saw my son get his 1st job - meaning I had a beer or two which was not clever but other then that I was good again. breakfast was a 3 egg scramble with 2 rashers of bacon and some fried mushrooms. Skipped lunch and had a beef curry with cauliflower rice.

                I just hope sons new job works out for him - there's almost nothing out there so fingers crossed it works out for him.

                Today am back at work which means no breakfast or lunch - just water and dinner will be Gammon with Fried Parsnips and Broccoli

                Nick
                read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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                • #9
                  Hey All,

                  Another day at work means another day of IF, just having an evening meal. Tonight it was a chicken casserole, made with carrots, brussel sprouts and leeks. Was really tasty too.

                  I'm not sure how much IF is helping me as the 1 meal I'm having in the evening is pretty big. I wonder sometimes how I am doing calorie - wise but guess its not just about that.

                  Looking forward to jumping on the scales in a few weeks to see how its going,

                  Best wishes all,
                  Nick
                  read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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                  • #10
                    Hey Again people,
                    Today had a good day, nice walk lunchtime and really enjoyed my dinner.

                    As usual I skipped breakfast and Lunch, Dinner was Tandooried Herring with parsnip 'Fries' and a mixed salad. I really enjoyed this meal, think this will be a weekly treat.

                    Best wishes as always,
                    Nick
                    read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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                    • #11
                      Hello Everyone

                      Another workday so it was the usual IF, no breakfast or lunch.

                      Dinner was roast port with parsnips, spinach and a poached egg. Big dinner and I enjoyed every bit of it.

                      I'm drinking mostly water through the day with the occasional cup of black decaf coffee from the vending machine. Not sure that i am feeling any surge of energy yet but my work clothes are getting a little looser, may have to drill another hole in my trouser belt soon, so some charges are happening I think.

                      Best to all

                      Nick
                      read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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                      • #12
                        Hello Again all,

                        Yesterday evening my wife surprised me with a chicken curry which was awesome, instead of the usual cauliflower rice i would normally have with a curry as we had nonei she used grated parsnip instead, it worked really well mixed with fried onions and cummin seeds.

                        As its Saturday morning, instead of fasting for the day I have had a breakfast of 4 rashers of bacon and 2 fried eggs, dinner will be Huss (Dogfish) with spinach and carrots with some melted butter in there somewhere.

                        Was not going to weigh myself until the end of the month but I cannot resist so will go down to the local store and weigh in. (our home scales cannot cope with my weight at the moment).

                        Am pretty sure i have lost as all through the week I have had my sleep interrupted with on average three bathroom breaks a night which I think is a good sign of initial water weight being lost.

                        will post my weight results tomorrow, fingers crossed.

                        Nick
                        read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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                        • #13
                          Hey Nick- great progress!

                          IF'ng is good for you but listen to your body first and foremost. If your getting hunger pangs and want to keep IF'ng for the time you do, maybe try adding some good herbal tea throughout the day.

                          Also when you do eat, if it's just a small plate and that's your only meal for the day you may not be eating enough. I usually start IF'ng after my dinner around 6pm and I'll stop my IF usually around noon, which gives me a 6 hour window to eat whenever I want. Most of the time I'm not even hungry by noon so I'll wait until next dinner but I eat a big dinner.

                          Keep up the great work it will be worth it!
                          Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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                          • #14
                            Hi ELC014,

                            Many thanks for the support, I have bought into this way of living 100 percent. On my daily commute, I'm listening to pod casts by Robb Wolf and any other Paleo podcasts i can find to help me keep focus and learn more about nutrition.

                            Nick
                            read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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                            • #15
                              Hi All,

                              having a nice lazy Sunday, breakfast this morning was Kippers and dinner tonight will be Roast beef with roasted Sprouts and carrots.

                              Weighed myself today after walking down to the local store, and pleased to see am down to 356pounds, which is a loss for 8 pounds in the last 10 days.

                              Got to be pleased with that - almost a pound a day. I know its mostly water weight but still good numbers.

                              Next weigh in will be at the end of Jan I think, am pretty happy with myself at the moment.....

                              I want to get to 280pounds (20 stones UK) by September when I plan to book my 1st holiday abroad in Egypt. Going to be hard but its a good incentive. Don't want to be on that plane wearing a seat belt extension and unable to get that table down in front of me.

                              I really want this to happen, Its going to mean so much to me and the rest of my family.

                              Best wishes all,
                              Nick
                              read my journal:- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45327-1.html

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