Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal Journal (Ecks)

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • @pebbles I dunno! It's the accent on spanish women that get me every time. I still swear that spanish women are the only people on the earth that can be explicitly attractive when they're angry. Hahaha I guess it's always just been a thing

    @pam yeah, I think Trinidad would be a go to for sure. I'll get there eventually. For now I just need to find a get away within driving distance.

    So yesterday was interesting- well the whole week. The weather has been up and down. Monday snowed, tuesday snowed and was quite possibly the most brutal day temperature wise of the winter, wednesday was t-shirt weather, thursday rained, Yesterday there were snow squalls so thick that I couldn't see a university building that I knew was 40m in front of me while I was driving (driving visibility was about 25m or so), today is snowy and tomorrow it's supposed to get warm (by canadian standards that is... 14 degrees above freezing point is tshirt and pants weather). Just seems quite odd. Just wear layers I guess and at worse you can take stuff off. I don't feel stressed by it so I'm sure it won't have any effect on me

    Yesterday
    Breakfast- 4 slices of bacon, 3 chicken wings, 2 turnip and zuchini latkes (they mix well!)

    Lunch- pound of wings, 2 cups mixed carrots and red peppers

    Dinner- Giant chicken breast , 1 large tomato (eaten like an apple), 4 squares of lindt dark 99
    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

    Comment


    • Hi, Ecks! I finally caught up on reading your journal. Still boggling that you pull your car for exercise! Amazing!
      Your inches lost are very impressive. If I were you, I would keep looking at that, over your pounds lost. And good job putting the scale in the closet. Scale addiction is a good way to drive yourself crazy.

      Comment


      • Woo! Weighin day! and it was a good one! 286.6 down from 288.4. It's the small victories that count. Makes me happy either way!

        Food for yesterday

        Coconut milk shake (coconut milk, 1 cup mixed blueberries and raspberries, half a frozen banana, cocoa powder) and half a large chicken breast

        Lunch- 2 eggs, bacon, cherry tomatoes

        Dinner- Large pork chop (aka "Rob's Sexy Chops"... my butcher is funny that way) Massive salad.

        Been trying to get back into video games again. Playing through Uncharted: Drakes Fortune right now. Seems very appropriate to go with paleo- the game takes place primarily in a jungle as Nathan Drake follows the diary of his great grandfather in the search for the treasure of El Dorado. It seems to be a fun way to relax! I know that the majority of people who read this journal are mainly ladies and probably can't relate but I figured I'd post anyways. Something awesome about living vicariously through a character who jumps from cliff to cliff solving puzzles and shooting armed guards. Tones of fun though sometimes frustrating. It's been a great way to get some "me time". Essentially it's that getaway I've been longing for the past week and it seems to be working!
        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

        Comment


        • Little fish are indeed sweet! Well done.
          Odille
          F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
          following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

          My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

          Comment


          • Wow, do I love the way the weight is falling off you. I mean it literally is falling off. How are you keeping your pants up!

            Okay, here's an earthy tea for you. I made nettle soup tonight. I used to drink nettle tea a lot. Sort of forgot about it. I mean, it's only good in the spring. But -- it's very earthy. You might like it.

            Your meals are great. They always seem so balanced between all the different parts of primal. Many kudos. Wow, you're going to pass us all up on the scale.

            Yeah. Weird thing about computer / video games. My kids decided I needed to get into at least one game, so I said I thought "Mist" was pretty. This was a while back. They got it for me. OK. I can ride horses over some of the highest jumps around and in 100 mile up and down endurance events -- no trouble. I tried to play "Mist" and all I did was get REALLY dizzy and nauseous! Quite the gamer here:-)

            But I sure can relate to me time. My me time is usually going through some grammar book in a foreign language or two or three or a foreign language dictionary.
            Last edited by lopisheep; 03-11-2012, 07:20 PM.

            Comment


            • @pam - funny thing about you recommending the tea is that I was going to tell you that I tried vanilla almond rooibos tea tonight. As far as the pants go... I actually have cuts on the bottom of my belly from me tightening my belt so much (i gotta give in soon and just buy new pants!

              So huge praise report- I went out in pubic with a 2x shirt on today. And it actually looked good on me! I'll probably stick to my 4x's for the most part over the next 2 weeks but that's another step in the right direction for me.

              Forgot to mention my exercise for yesterday's post walked to my parents place and home. About 2.3 miles one way

              And post for today

              Breakfast - IF (Daylight savings time screwed me up and I had to rush to get ready for church)

              Lunch- Pork chop, 1/2 of a massive chicken breast, huge salad (spinach, red pepper, green pepper, celery, carrots, strawberries, and my regular home made dressing)

              Dinner- also IF. Just too freakin busy today to eat. Not that I really feel hungry though.

              Evening tea- Got me some rooibos at the sweet dreams tea shop. I used to go there all of the time for bubble tea but was more than happy with getting a hot loose leaf tea instead.

              All in all it was a fairly busy day. I'm good with it! Back to regular food schedule tomorrow
              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

              Comment


              • "I went out in pubic with a 2x shirt on today" - bottomless, huh, you are brave!
                Odille
                F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
                following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

                My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

                Comment


                • Okay, Ecks, I have to ask: If the 2X shirt looks good on you, why are you sticking to 4X? Money? Because if it is anything else, you need to give yourself a good talking to. Wear what looks good on you.

                  Comment


                  • Keep up the awesome work! And get some new friggin clothes! Sounds like it's about time.
                    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


                    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                      Okay, Ecks, I have to ask: If the 2X shirt looks good on you, why are you sticking to 4X? Money? Because if it is anything else, you need to give yourself a good talking to. Wear what looks good on you.
                      *sigh* hahaha i have a feeling that I may or may not get a good talkin to. It's a safety thing. At least in a 4x it looks like I've made massive progress... In a 2x it's like starting all over again because I fit in 2x. It probably sounds stupid but essentially if I'm in a 4x I am constantly reminded about how far along I've come but in a 2x it's like I've gotten nowhere- I was in these cloths 3 years ago; it should be a bigger deal but the fact is that over 3 years time I let myself grow almost 50lbs... gross. If these cloths are my starting point of that journey how am I supposed to feel comfortable getting back into them? The shirt I wore yesterday- I bought it right before I grew out of it. It barely fit me when I wore it but I wouldn't let myself admit that I wasn't able to wear 2's anymore. I've literally worn it in public 3 times including yesterday. Just feels like a weird place to go back to. I just put on the other shirt of same brand and different colour. This one's black and I have the exact same one in the 4x that I wear every week. Every time I put on a 2x I feel like I need a few more weeks. I started flirting with putting them on over a month ago but wasn't til yesterday that I left the house in one.
                      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

                      Comment


                      • Yep, I'm in agreement with Lex and Sabine. You need to buy some new clothes. Two pair of pants that fit and maybe 3 shirts. How about 3X as a sort of compromise. And get something besides black -- maybe brown or dark purple or ...! You don't need to hide anymore. You are doing better than almost everyone on the forum! All the ladies give you A+ -- Analog6, Sabine, Lex26, primalcajun, me, etc. etc. Keep it up. You could get a belt too -- and watch it shrink:-)
                        Last edited by lopisheep; 03-13-2012, 09:04 AM.

                        Comment


                        • How about putting one on every morning for a few minutes before you go out? Look at yourself in the mirror, strike a few poses, and start getting used to them. Then back into the 4Xs for peace of mind, until 2X feels okay.
                          And...you may be kidding yourself about the 'looking like you've made progress' thing. It FEELS like you've made progress, but to others, it may just LOOK sloppy. I get the most 'have you lost weight's when I wear something tighter, not when I am swimming in my clothes.
                          Although, I find that to be a perfectly reasonable technique. Sometimes, we are just not ready for people to notice - our weight loss, or us. Then one day, bam! the big reveal.

                          Comment


                          • Oh people have noticed. People can't not notice and I get complements all the time... But that's beside the point I guess. And guys dont strike a pose infront of the mirror while they change. At best I will look at myself as I pass the mirror outside of my bedroom on the way to the kitchen.


                            Food for yesterday

                            Breakfast- Small piece of steak, 2 slices of bacon, coconut milkshake with mixed strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cocoa

                            Lunch- Medium sized piece of steak, 2 cups mixed green peppers baby carrots

                            Dinner- Medium sized steak, zuchinni speghetti with ground turkey, white onion, green onion, garlic, mushrooms, jalapenos. Big ass salad, 2 pieces of lindt 90

                            So yeah I went on a bit of a steak bender yesterday. Love me some good steak!

                            Excercise- 40 pushups


                            So when I picked up uncharted last week I had already made it about 2/3rds though the game and right now I'm about the last 3rd through the game. So far it's been open jungles, worn down castles, big open spaces, and cliff jumping- all of the enemies in the game have been human with fairly standard array of guns. Well now in the last part of the game I'm running into enemies which I can only describe as Grok in his purest form. Extremely strong, extremely primal humans that walk on feet and hands and hunt in groups. They appear to be guarding the native treasure of eldorado and are absolutely freaky! Oh did I mention that the game is pitch black right now outside of a flashlight? I had to turn it off last night 30 mins before bed so I would actually be able to sleep. love it!


                            Today

                            Breakfast- 4 slices of bacon. Coconut shake with 1cup blackberries, cocoa, 1/2 banana

                            Lunch- Zuchinni speghetti, pork chop

                            Dinner-TBD

                            Excercise- hopefully a car pull again. the weather is finally dry after weeks of snow and rain
                            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

                            Comment


                            • So awesome night tonight! Just to quickly wrap up my last post dinner ended up being 1 chicken thigh stuffed with tomato and green chili pepper puree and julienned red peppers all wrapped in bacon.

                              So the cool part about the night- Well I got to share more of what I do with my big sis. She finally got to try food that I've been making (and was in absolute awe of it's awesomeness!) as well as she got to help me with a workout!

                              Tonight's workout was a car pull/push, with my sis at the steering wheel and my niece in the front passenger seat to cheer me on! It only took about 20 mins or so before I was spent. Approx 228m pull and another 228m or so push.
                              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

                              Comment


                              • It's so relieving to find support in your real life, right? Sometimes it's not perfect support because people still want to plug CW on you. I still try to speak as little about my weight loss plan as I can to most people.
                                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


                                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X