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  • Thanks I want to try it with my truck, I've just got to find the right spot. There's a path that runners use that isn't too far from my place, but I don't know how much they'd appreciate me hogging it up! Oh, I'm so far from that beach in those pictures. It's days like today that I get sad when I realize I can't just hop in the truck and drive down to the beach and spend the whole day there. I'm from Virginia Beach, VA. I moved to Texas for my job. Man, I should have checked out the map of this area before I made that move! It's about 1 1/2 days drive to get to the closest beach, roughly. For now, I settle for one of the three pools our apt complex has when they are open.
    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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    • It's interesting living in a university city. St. Patrick's day is a big thing around here because... well students love a reason to get drunk. I left for the market at 11am and the bars/patios were PACKED as I drove up king street. May as well have been a green Halloween because people were dressed up in the most ridiculous lookin cloths.

      Late Breakfast/Early Lunch- 3 eggs, 2 small pieces of steak, 2 slices of bacon, 1 square lindt 90, 2000mg salmon oil, 6000ui D3

      Dinner (if you can call it that)- 7 strawberries, 1 piece llndt 90


      Avoided full on birthday cake at church this eve (i mean like hardcore birthday cake) and avoided pizza and booze at the st. patty's day party I went to. I was hungry tonight but figured it safer to just abstain from eating crap
      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 think 7 strawberries and your piece of Lindt might be "IFing with a side of sweet."

        People look funny all dressed in some weird green thing. It never seems to connect -- just looks dumpy! But it's cute (maybe).

        It seems to get easier and easier to IF when the choices aren't primal or primal-like. I found out I really like grass fed corned beef, so now I have two meats that really work (chopped chicken liver being the other). Oh, three -- oxtails. I guess there is some hope for me!

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        • So late post again! I'm just always so freakin busy but here goes my interesting day.

          First off... the weighin, gotta love weighin day! (Well at least I've been enjoying them lately) 286.6 down to 284.8! Less than 2lbs til the 50lbs off mark. Woo!

          Now here comes the shitty part of the day... Pun fully intended. The only food in my diet this weekend that has been "off" or out of place was the food I ate at my cousins birthday party Friday night. This would also include that small piece of cake that would follow Coptic Orthodox laws on fasting. Well today that chocolate cake turned into (and I love being graphic so don't mind me for a second...) ... chocolate rain. It wasn't pretty either... Not proud of it or anything. But it was a reminder of what happens when you replace food with food impostors like wheat and vegetable oil. Learned my lesson...


          Breakfast/Lunch - 2 eggs, 4 slices back bacon, 1/2 rack ribs, 1 tomato, 2 cups of mixed blackberries, strawberries, blue berries, rasp berries, black currents and a half banana. 1 piece of lindt 90. Part of the listed ingredients were used to make some wicked awesome sammitches! Photo of the greatness below




          Dinner (Post plumbing issues)- 5 pickles, 1 piece of lindt 90

          I figured pickles as a fermented food would help with the generation of some positive gut flora/probiotics so far my tummy has been much happier!
          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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          • Only on primal could 5 pickles and a piece of chocolate be dinner! Lunch looks yummy.

            That is Great about your weight. 50 pounds! Dang. That is impressive. You just seemed to get the hang of everything so well and so quickly. Bet your sister is proud of you as well.

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            • Ooo, ox tails. That's a good one
              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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              • So I decided to wear a 2x to work today. Feels weird but feels better than last week. I'm going to see if I can get most days this week wearing a 2x (still need to shop for some newer cloths... these are all 4 year old shirts)
                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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                • That doesn't look too bad for dinner. Hmm mm, it's lamb burger night at our house. Yum, lamb. Crap, I might need to run to the store for mint jelly. Oh wait, can't do mint jelly. Any suggestions on veggies anyone?
                  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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                  • Grill a couple portabelo mushrooms and use them as buns! (I just picked some up so I could do the same.) If you're missin mint jelly try pickup fresh mint and sautee it with some butter and fresh spinach.
                    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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                    • Ohh, the spinach idea sounds good. Ya know, I didn't really grow up liking my burgers with buns, so not having them now is okay with me. I don't have any fresh mint, for now. I will soon, like this weekend after I hit up the greenhouse.
                      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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                      • Ecks, congratulations on wearing your 2X shirt! I'll be trying out my new pants tomorrow, and thinking of you. Yay for smaller clothes!

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                        • Feelin good today in my 2x! And it was a very busy day at work which makes me happy. So tonight I was supposed to hang out with a friend who ended up bailing on me. So with the quiet night I decided on a whim that I would go shirt shopping- and I decided to go on foot! Little did I realize that a street I drive up every day is actually probably one of the longest hills in waterloo! What a pain! Made it worth it though! About 2.4km one way according to google maps! Made it worth it!

                          Ended up buying 1 blue shirt (same size/brand/make as my 2x black shirt and red shirt so I know that fits), 1 pair of 42" cargo pants- no idea if they fit yet, 1 belt with a pretty awesome belt buckle, and a pair of sunglasses to replace the ones I lost in the ocean in cuba in november. All in al good trip! I'm gonna try on the pants in the morning and see if they fit. If not they will be goal pants. If they're too big I'll return them for the size down.

                          Food!

                          Breakfast- Steak, 2 slices of bacon, 2 eggs

                          Lunch- IF, Not because I wanted to but because I was just so damn busy

                          Snack, 1/2 Halawa Bar (I think north americans know it by Halva but that always bothered me because growing up with my middle eastern fam it's always been halawa). Essentially it's ground down sesame seeds made into bar form. This one was from the organics section at the grocery store but I think I wanna make my own soon.

                          Dinner- 1 cornish hen stuffed with jullienned parsnip and a medium salad

                          Discovered that cornish hen is no where near as good as just a good ol'fashioned chicken. Mmmm... chicken... Oh well it was an experience that had to happen! I still have 1 in the freezer... He'll probably stay there for a while.
                          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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                          • strut it ecks!! you deserve it! enjoy the new clothes, its such a great feeling!!
                            Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                            • Hey, ecks, since the 2Xs work, you can get your Grok On t-shirt. I meant to ask you too. Are you sleeping better and enjoying life? I know you're eating well, so that signature is going to have to change. You're rapidly meeting your goals.

                              Good to hear about your new clothes. Fun times. I'm thinking the airplane seatbelts probably work now too. Dang! Good stuff!

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                              • You make up a good point. I'll have to think of some new goals and start checking off "Goals Met" in my siggy

                                the new paints... not gonna work on me. Clothiers always remember to make the waist bigger but they always forget about the legs. That is however not stopping me from wearing new pants today. I bought some pants for Halloween on-line (I went for Halloween last year as BA Baracus (MR T)) that didn't fit and I'm wearing them right now! Red Cargo pants- my new shirt didn't go with them though but I am wearing the same shirt in black.
                                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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