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  • #46
    I'm slipping. Yesterday it was smores, today it's milk chocolate.

    Funny, I didn't have cravings the first week at all. I wonder why they're hitting now...

    I did pretty well all day and after dinner, the sweet tooth hit and I ate a good amount of milk chocolate. I have to reign it back in and fight off the cravings.

    B - 3 egg chard and bacon omlette

    S - beef jerkey and a bunch of almonds and macademia nuts

    D - Caldo de Pollo, chicken soup w carrots, squash and potato. I added lime and chili.

    S - several pieces of chocolate.
    Start Date 1/1/12

    SW 176
    CW 163
    GW 155

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    • #47
      My weight is the same as Friday before I left. I should be happy with this, but I'm a little disappointed.

      I thought my diet was good, but here's the reality. I find it interesting I can remember this detail...

      I only exercised once (sled riding)

      I drank 9 beers

      5 glasses of wine

      3 smores

      1 chocolate chip cookie

      Several pieces of chocolate

      Other than that, everything was perfect!

      Time to buckle down and get this thing on track!
      Last edited by dave155; 01-17-2012, 06:43 AM.
      Start Date 1/1/12

      SW 176
      CW 163
      GW 155

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      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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      • #48
        Don't feel bad! It's just one more experience that's going to remind you what kind of cravings you have to fight when you slip off track. Whenever I see something sugary at a holiday or social event, I'm like are you ready to put up the mental battle against cravings for that? Sometimes I am. Generally, if I've been good for a while and I eat one bad thing it doesn't slip me up too bad. But if I ever make up that, "Well, I already screwed up, soo ..." excuse, I generally take on more than I can handle and end up with the cravings again. So I often picture that debacle when I ask myself, is it worth it? I hate that mind-control game sugar and insulin have played with me so much that it's easy to say no now.

        When it comes to play, I don't have kids, but I am the oldest of six kids, including four brothers and a sister after me (she's 13). I might take the boys out paintballing sometime soon and I have a snowboarding lesson date with my friend Molly next week. Maybe I could set up some hikes and who knows? Maybe I'll end up on a softball team later this spring.
        Starting weight: 225
        Current weight: 195
        Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
        Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
        My Primal Journey


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        • #49
          Originally posted by Lex26 View Post
          Don't feel bad! It's just one more experience that's going to remind you what kind of cravings you have to fight when you slip off track. Whenever I see something sugary at a holiday or social event, I'm like are you ready to put up the mental battle against cravings for that? Sometimes I am. Generally, if I've been good for a while and I eat one bad thing it doesn't slip me up too bad. But if I ever make up that, "Well, I already screwed up, soo ..." excuse, I generally take on more than I can handle and end up with the cravings again. So I often picture that debacle when I ask myself, is it worth it? I hate that mind-control game sugar and insulin have played with me so much that it's easy to say no now.

          When it comes to play, I don't have kids, but I am the oldest of six kids, including four brothers and a sister after me (she's 13). I might take the boys out paintballing sometime soon and I have a snowboarding lesson date with my friend Molly next week. Maybe I could set up some hikes and who knows? Maybe I'll end up on a softball team later this spring.
          Thanks for the pep talk Lex!

          I used to have an iron will. I don't know what happened to me. I don't like the mind-control game and following your cues may be enough to get me to not want to deal with it either. Thanks.

          Wow, you California Girls have it made! Hiking in the sun one day then snowboarding the next. I suppose you'll be surfing tomorrow....
          Start Date 1/1/12

          SW 176
          CW 163
          GW 155

          My Journal
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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          • #50
            Tuesday 1/18/2012

            Perfect day

            After the weekend, I wasn't going to screw this day up. I exercised amazing willpower and didn't even snack. Actually, it wasn't that hard. I really wasn't very hungry.

            I did make it a point to skip the nuts though. I think I may be eating too many of them and it's preventing weight loss. So no nuts yesterday and I dropped a 1/2 pound this morning. Hmmm... I'll have to experiment with this more.

            Exercise:

            P90X2 Total Body. I still struggled a little bit with the balance and stability moves, but was able to improve my numbers on almost every move with very little soreness.

            Food:

            B - Shakeology

            L - Chicken cutlet w some chipotle chili sauce and later a small salmon fillett with some baby spinach and basalmic.

            I've been eating boneless skinless chicken breast my whole adult life and I wonder if I'm better off with the skin and fat. Wasn't it the lowfat crowd that got everyone started on it? I know it'll taste better with the skin and I love eating it. I'll head over to the nutrition thread and do some research. Should make chicken cheaper!

            D - 2 large bone in pork chops with a homemade chili. My MIL made this. She makes a chili for everything and they are all delicious!
            Start Date 1/1/12

            SW 176
            CW 163
            GW 155

            My Journal
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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            • #51
              Did yoga today and was rescued again by the telephone about 1/2 way through. I had to go pick up a sick kid from school

              So it was stay at home with the boy today. He was cool. Not as needy as I thought he would be. I'm gonna keep him home tomorrow too just to be sure. He got sick in front of his whole class and was pretty embarrased. I want to be sure he's better before sending him back...

              It gave me time to cook a recipe I bought the ingredients for, but hadn't had time to put together. It had turnip, celery root, fennel, carrot and a couple other things. There's not much in season in the north right now, but roots seemed close. Here's the link Low Carb Braised Winter Roots | The Caveman Eats

              I found it linked on a nutrition thread. I think the credit goes to chocotaco. Thanks man!

              B - 3 egg mushroom and onion omlette

              S - tablespoon of almond butter w a little honey

              L - 1/4lb ground beef w baby spinach

              S - small handful of nuts

              D - 2 porkchops with my wife's amazing chipotle sauce and the braised roots from the above recipe


              For the 2nd night in a row, I'm replacing my usual beer/wine with a cup of green tea.

              Tomorrow morning is bulletproof coffee!
              Start Date 1/1/12

              SW 176
              CW 163
              GW 155

              My Journal
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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              • #52
                The scale says I'm down another pound today! That's 8 down and 15 to go.

                The bulletproof coffee went well. I'm getting ready for lunch and it's been 18hrs since my last meal.

                I'll do it again tomorrow.
                Start Date 1/1/12

                SW 176
                CW 163
                GW 155

                My Journal
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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                • #53
                  Down another 1/2lb today!

                  Yesterday:

                  No exercise.

                  I got hungry after lunch and put the other side of the chicken breast in the oven. While it was cooking I grabbed a handful of nuts. When the chicken was done, I pulled it out and decided I wasn't hungry anymore so set it aside... Maybe I'll have it later today.

                  B - Bulletproof coffee

                  L - One side of a split chicken breast w an avocado

                  D - ground beef taco's made w romaine lettuce leaves, tomato, onion and a bit of shredded cheese. I know I at over a 1/2lb of ground beef!

                  Green tea
                  Start Date 1/1/12

                  SW 176
                  CW 163
                  GW 155

                  My Journal
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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                  • #54
                    Who says you need carbs to support working out?

                    I've been doing P90X2 (with a couple extra rest days) and have been avoiding carbs like the plague. I haven't bonked once!

                    Today I did an 18hr fast with only bulletproof coffee. At the end of it I did X2 Balance+Power. Had a great workout then broke my fast.

                    B- Bulletproof coffee

                    L - Salad with split chicken breast

                    D - 1/2lb of ground beef with sauted onions & mushrooms made into tacos with romaine lettuce leaves.

                    *Currently demolishing a bottle of Merlot*
                    Start Date 1/1/12

                    SW 176
                    CW 163
                    GW 155

                    My Journal
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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                    • #55
                      Your beef, onion and mushroom tacos sound great...I must make them and soon. I'll have to try your root veggie recipe. I love turnips, parsnips, butternut squash, red onion roasted in the oven with olive oil and herbs like fresh thyme and rosemary. Pickings are slim in the Midwest in the dead of winter.
                      I'm on my second glass of Merlot right now. What the hay...it's Friday. It beats a pan of brownies that's for sure. Only 15 more to go for you!

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                      • #56
                        Ummm....I'm almost done w/my Merlot. I need to take it easier on it..but it goes down like water!

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by bellavida View Post
                          Ummm....I'm almost done w/my Merlot. I need to take it easier on it..but it goes down like water!
                          It went down like water for me too. The whole bottle...

                          I woke up at 2am with a SCREAMING HEADACHE

                          I took a couple tylenol and thankfully got back to sleep. Still feeling it though. I guess my tolerance for alcohol has gone down either because of the change to primal or the fasting.
                          Start Date 1/1/12

                          SW 176
                          CW 163
                          GW 155

                          My Journal
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by bellavida View Post
                            Your beef, onion and mushroom tacos sound great...I must make them and soon. I'll have to try your root veggie recipe. I love turnips, parsnips, butternut squash, red onion roasted in the oven with olive oil and herbs like fresh thyme and rosemary. Pickings are slim in the Midwest in the dead of winter.
                            I'm on my second glass of Merlot right now. What the hay...it's Friday. It beats a pan of brownies that's for sure. Only 15 more to go for you!
                            Yeah, trying to eat seasonal, but nothing is fresh anymore. Maybe we should just switch to meat and fish! I could do that!
                            Start Date 1/1/12

                            SW 176
                            CW 163
                            GW 155

                            My Journal
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45618.html

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                            • #59
                              I could switch to meat and fish. Especially fish...I went to Costco and got a bag of frozen Alaskan wild salmon filets. Having those for dinner a couple nights next week. Also bought some ground beef and pork....making me some paleo meatballs! And this morning for breakfast I had 2 organic-free range eggs, fried in organic coconut oil. Have you tried coconut oil yet? It's sooo good! They were probably the best eggs I've had. Even my husband noticed the difference.
                              Last edited by bellavida; 01-21-2012, 06:23 PM.

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                              • #60
                                Love Bulletproof coffee!
                                Goodluck on your journey

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