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  • Thinking of you, Ecks, and sending prayers your way. This is one of my favorite quotes, which may have no bearing on your situations, but I feel moved to share it.

    "Act well at the moment, and you will have performed a good action to all eternity." -John Lavater

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    • Thinking of you Buddy! Stress makes us grow strong. Stay focused on what's most important!
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 224
      Goal weight: 172
      Body Fat 30.5

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      • I can relate to the stressed bit. Hang in there and do lots of deep breathing, walk outside and breathe the night air, look at the stars and remember who made you - He will bring it all together in His good time!
        Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
        Primal low: 186 lbs
        Current weight: 221.4 lbs
        Goal weight: 140 lbs

        "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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        • Thank you everyone for your encouragement! I talked some of it out with a friend yesterday and I think I'm coming to a point where I can learn to be at peace with some of the insecurities I'm dealing with.

          In the midst of the stress yesterday I turned to an old food friend though, one from my childhood; Mr. Noodles. I'm sure at some point we've all had these cheap ramen noodles before. I enjoyed the crunch and the saliness but it didn't really hit any triggers... at least any positive ones. Within the hour after eating the pack (dry/raw of course as I did as a child) I was gifted with a searing headache that wouldn't go away with any amount of water or relaxation... It got worse throughout the day and I ended up going to bed early at 9:30 (though the texts of a pretty girl kept me half awake till 11:30 ). Woke up feeling good though! Took some time in prayer while walking into work today to just express the need to God to just give it up to him and wait for his timing. I'll just have to wait and see what happens next.

          I was also blessed that my roommate recognized I was having a shitty day and made supper for both of us by himself (we usually cook together). Sous vide blade roast that he finished in a cast iron. Instead of a side he juiced some veggies! I've had 2 poops today and they've both been beat red. Mmm... Beats!

          MC in 2 days!
          SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
          Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
          Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
          Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
          Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
          Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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          • Mmmm Beets!

            Once on a trip to Main with SWMBO and her parents (who I refer too as the "Outlaws"), we made dinner from fresh-from-the-garden beets and they were so good that we all really gorged. Next morning when I awoke and made use of the facilities, there was the evidence. The reaction with really fresh beets was pretty remarkable.

            SWMBO's Dad came downstairs looking very concerned and I asked what was wrong and he said he didn't want to say anything about it, or make a big deal, but he suspected that something was very, very wrong with his digestion. I laughed and told him about the aftereffects of eating a lot of fresh beets and he was quite relieved. He had decided not to say anything about it to SWMBO's Mom, because she would go ballistic. Just then we heard a shriek, "I'm dying, I'm dying!!! Quick come up here and look at this!!!"

            Apparently not everybody knows how beets color your world!

            Glad you're feeling better!
            Height: 5' 10"
            Starting Weight: 292
            Starting Primal Weight: 275
            Current weight: 224
            Goal weight: 172
            Body Fat 30.5

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            • Yep, don't we all remember our first encounter with beets...I know I do! My first ex-husband actually took himself to the ER (he was at work when the evidence came to light.) I got a frantic phone call and on the way over I remembered...the beets. I got there and took the doc aside...all tests came to a halt. Actually, he was a pretty big hypochondriac.

              We are praying for you, and God will provide. You know the saying - All good things come to those who wait - and work like hell while they are waiting.
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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              • @David- You should have served them a beat and asparagus salad! If you really want to screw with them you get the colour and the smell!

                @Siobhan Thank you (and really every one else on here too) for being so supportive. I'm hoping to see good things soon!

                MC tomorrow. I'm excited and nervous and the works. Can't wait to see where all of this goes! This is the only place where I've really been talking about it. Here and with my best friends. Hopefully I'll be able to bring home good news!
                SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                • happy thoughts and prayers for a successful MC audition! I know you'll do great!
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • It will be a great experience and there is no failure. Just doing it is success. Enjoy all of it, relish every moment of the experience!
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • I'm curious to hear how it went!!!
                      My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                      My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                      Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                      Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                      • What I really wish is that I could come eat the dish. Yum, yum! Hope all went well!

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                        • Hey! So I'm going to get semi lazy in that Alessandra asked about MC this morning and I gave her a really good answer... so I'm pasting it here!

                          It was an amazing experience! I was first to be pulled out of line for an interview when we were waiting to get into toronto IC. Got to talk about why I love food and a bit about paleo. My best friend came with me and was also pulled into my interview part way through. Once I got inside and checked in/photographed I was approached by the same girl who interviewed me outside (web content producer) who asked if I could wear a microphone the whole time so that she could capture room audio. Every 30 mins or so shed come over and do another interview with me. Once inside the plating room we had to each go to our assigned stations, pull out our Tupperware and prepare everything for plating but we weren't allowed to plate. We were given the 3,2,1 and 3 minutes to plate. Shortest 3 minutes of my life! All I could hear was tupperware lids flying, cutlery and plates clanking, and that's it! Know when you see people on tv plating in competition and their hands start shaking? That was my experience, didn't think it would happen to me. Once we were done plating we were swarmed by cameras and recorders doing interviews. We got to meet the taster (yes, only one) then we were told as to weather or not we had an interview with the producers. I didn't get one but it may be because I had a ton of content recorded of me already. Either way I'll find out soon. My buddy rusty is on the production crew for the show and is going to see if I made it any further. We were all told "If your number wasn't called it isn't the end of your journey it's just the end of your time here". I have no idea what the heck that means... Either way it was an amazing experience. The web content girl (who I found out this morning's name is "D" (or at least that's how Rusty spelt it to me). She was an absolute sweetheart and even got a recording of me walking out for the web. All of the content she does is making it online.

                          I was like a kid in a candy store during downtime. I went around (and was pretty much the only person who did) and checked out everyone else's plating, talked to the most amount of people, and actually interviewed people about what is on their plates and what food means to them.

                          Also! I got tones of questions and comments on my apron! My apron has a tuxedo print on it. Pretty close to the image below.

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                          I got to share with them that I don't really dress up for work anymore because it's not really that kind of job and my apron allows me to go home and dress up after work. Stupidly enough I forgot to get a photo taken but once the web content is online I'll be able to show it off that way.
                          SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                          Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                          Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                          Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                          Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                          Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                          • Fantastic! Can't wait to see the vids! We were all thinking about you all weekend.
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                            • Sounds like you had an awesome experience! I'm praying even more for you!
                              Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                              GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                              • That sounds wonderful, Ecks. I'm looking forward to seeing you in action.

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