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  • I'm starting to wonder if I'm doing life right... if that makes any sense. Things really do feel at a stand still.
    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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    • Makes perfect sense - I think we all feel that way at some point. You have to follow your heart - follow your passion. God put those in you for a reason - to help you find your way, your purpose and your direction. If cooking is your passion, then you must be true to yourself and pursue that goal - but don't let it give you tunnel vision. Many things can help us realize our dreams and passions. I think to do life "right" we just have to be open to the possibilities of things we haven't considered.
      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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      • Originally posted by ecks View Post
        Ate as I normally would yesterday (2 meals- Breakfast BP coffee, and lunch/dinner was an omelet and a hash)... but felt really gassy after. The only thing I ate differently than normal is that I added yellow peppers to my hash. I don't tend to have nightshade issues (heck I eat tomato and sweet potato all the time) but the gasses were bad. They didn't stink for the most part but there was some definite buildup... I may try again and see what happens...
        Hi, I've not commented on your journal before, but I follow it off and on because of your awesome success (the goals you've met so far) and for the occasional photos of your cooking!
        I just recently learned about nightshades and so I want to tell you that sweet potatoes are NOT nightshades. If I may quote Wikipedia: "The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato (Solanum tuberosum) and does not belong to the nightshade family." So you may rest easy there...
        And I'm rooting for you for the Celebrity job (if that's what you would really like). If I were younger and didn't have pets to take care of, I would consider working on a cruise ship. The hours might be long and the work hard, but scenery changes daily!
        Take care!
        "Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, 'Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.' What I said was, 'Give me all the bacon and eggs you have'. Do you understand?" - Ron Swanson

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        • Good to know about the sweet potato! Thanks for the encouragement about the cruise ship job. It's mine for the taking now officially- hopefully january time line. Feel free to drop by more often!

          Feeling much better today though I'm starting to gain a bit of weight the last few days - it might be in part by the Whisky event I did on sunday- I drank quite a bit between the ride up (limo) the tasting seminar and the ride home. But even the last few days I'm up by about 6lbs. Nothing's really changed so I wonder what's going on. Maybe it's time for a change?
          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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          • I wouldn't sweat it. My weight still bounces around by that much. A day or so of the IF'ing brings it back down. Good news about the cruise ship gig! What an experience that would be! I have friends who were actors and dancers on one and though the pay wasn't good, the experience made up for it.
            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 have a friend who did that sort of gig where he was on the ship in order to dance with, talk to, and entertain single ladies, particularly older ones. Completely platonic and very old-fashioned actually. He was in his late fifties. He loved it but found it to be grueling! Did you say Celebrity? My sister has been on many of their cruises. I hope you will still keep up your journal, how fun it will be for us to hear about it.
              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 my weight's been consistent for months though. Little concerned about the jump. As far as the ship goes I think it would be an amazing experience. That being said I'm also getting urges to find someone and settle down. I don't know if those 2 can co-exist.

                @siobhan Yep! Celebrity X. I'll do my best to keep in contact if I head out in that direction

                Made a fairly decent pulled pork yesterday- I actually used bone on pork butt chops (which didn't turn out as well as I would have hoped) but all in all it's still quite good. Pork, diced tomatos, diced onion, (fresh) pineapple chunks, and about a half cup of whisky all in a pressure cooker. It'll turn out better next time- not my first pulled pork per say and I only used the butt chops because I thawed them and then didn't really have time to cook them.
                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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                • Originally posted by ecks View Post
                  @david my weight's been consistent for months though. Little concerned about the jump. As far as the ship goes I think it would be an amazing experience. That being said I'm also getting urges to find someone and settle down. I don't know if those 2 can co-exist.

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                  God works in mysterious ways, Ecks! Perhaps the lady in your future is to be found on the Celebrity X???? Don't miss an open door opportunity. I have been on 3 cruises and have talked to many staff people who found their mate onboard the ship. That being said - go with your heart on this one. If there is no other opportunity presented why not give it a try? Do they lock you into a contract for a year or more? The hours are definitely long and hard -- but all the people we have talked to have no regrets for taking the job. If I were a single woman I would do it!
                  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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                  • @tomi If there is nothing else to go to I'm definitely getting on a shop 6 months on 6-8 weeks off.
                    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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                    • Making a decision now! With the exception of my paleoversary I am breaking up with my scale until spring!
                      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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                      • Good decision!

                        Hey, I'll bet it will be easy to stay paleo/primal on a cruise ship. Probably lots of exercise options also.
                        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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                        • It was a daily morning habit. This morning I put the scale away (didn't weigh after I posted yesterday) and I feel good. It'll come out again Nov 22n'd (2 year paleoversary). I'll likely show little weight loss over my one year last year but I'm ok with that because it's been a rough year.

                          On a completely different topic I'm suddenly wanting frogs legs, I haven't had them since I was a kid (and even then I ate them drenched in ketchup to win a 50$ bet with my mom). That being said I haven't had them again. I know they'd be extremely tough as a meat but I feel like frying them in white wine would tenderize the meat. Anyone have suggestions?
                          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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                          • Sounds like a good idea to have a separation from your scale! Sometimes they get too influential in how we feel and think about ourselves. I think you should go for it with the ship thing if nothing else turns up. Like you said - a full time job is awesome when you are struggling to make ends meet and it would certainly be an awesome experience! No moldy basement to live in or folks who get offended when you eat healthily - sounds good to me!

                            I can't offer any suggestions on the frog legs specifically - but, I have found with older chickens whose meat is far from tender, that the temperature you cook them at makes a huge difference. I found some stuff from a looooonng time ago that talks about cooking the older birds and maybe it would apply to the frogs legs too. I keep the temp just below a simmer - not sure what it is called The liquid never bubbles but it does move slightly, and then cook it for a long time. I bet if you marinaded the legs in white wine for a while and had that in the broth it would help too. Just my two cents ...
                            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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                            • Trust me- the scenario where I can't find work and have to go off on a cruise ship and do what I love for 6 months has occurred to me that I've had worse problems... talk about your first world problems eh? Haha!

                              The whole frog's legs thing will hopefully happen this weekend. Damn if I'm not curious/excited. I think because I'm bbquing them I'll let them sit in onions and white wine over night to break down the meat then dip them in some frank's red hot and some balsamic for a sweet with heat combo before throwing it on the barbie... indirect low heat for 15 mins should do the trick me thinks! Sidebar- I decided I wanted them bbq'd. Mmm... and now I'm hungry!
                              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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                              • I need to aggregate tips for reapplying to a position. What do you say to get someone to call you back in when you've already pulled out most of your stops to begin with?
                                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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