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  • #31
    In so much pain!!! Yay dodgeball! Team's getting better but it's still hard playing strangers. The other team last night (1 man 3 balls) apparently is entering their 10th season as a team (seems crazy...) came in 2nd overall last year. Regardless, fun ensued! It was an awesome night... just sore this morning. Pretty sure I pulled a groin muscle...

    Breakfast- Omelet (2 eggs, mushrooms, green peppers, cherry tomatoes), 2 slices bacon, turnip hash.

    Lunch- Chicken thigh, Salad

    Snacks (for throughout the day as usual)- 1/3rd cup of pecans, 1/2 cup raspberries

    After work meal (planned)- 1 small chicken thigh

    Ended up having guests over in the eve so all I had time for was scarfing down some beef jerky. Also made a shake- 1/2 can of coconut milk, some water, some whole milk, blackberries, banana, ice, cinnimon, coco powder

    4 sections of black and greens organic before bed
    Last edited by ecks; 01-19-2012, 10:27 PM.
    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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    • #32
      Sorry it's taken so long to do today's log. (and finish up yesterdays). Work was nothing short of stressful as ever today and I just didnt have time to update.

      Killer swim tonight... in spite of the mound of snow that got dumped on the city today I made it out to the swimplex. 26 laps x 22m = 572 laps. + 20 minutes treading water. Part way through the 13th lap I over extended my left elbow to the point where it hurt too much to swim... so i flipped over on my back and continued... Seemed like the right thing to do

      Breakfast- Thinly sliced steak slices. 2 Eggs

      Lunch- Chicken sausage, 1/2 cup of mixed green peppers and baby carrots

      Snack- 1/3rd cup raw almonds, 1/2 cup blackberries

      Post work: More steak slices, more chicken sausage

      Pre swim snack- Some baby carrots

      Post swim- Slice of Meatloaf Pizza (photo to follow soon)
      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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      • #33
        Have you given FitDay.com a try yet (it's free)?

        You plug in what you're eating and it shows you a close approximation of how many calories you're eating, and the grams of fat, protein and carbs. It's pretty cool and I was surprised to find out I'm eating less than 2,000 calories a day most days - without even really thinking about it.

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        • #34
          I'm staying away from measuring anything... I eat when I'm hungry and I stop when I'm full. Part of going primal is taking the science out of eating. I should clarify though that the 333 was starting on Nov 22nd. (It's when I started my journey). I'll update my sig now to reduce confusion.
          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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          • #35
            Still awesome. It took me 18 months to lose 120lbs. For me losing it slow was the only way to go - and keep it off.

            I hear ya about taking the science out of eating. I didn't use FitDay until this year. I have a very good friend, who is obese, ask me how many calories I eat a day. I honestly didn't know, as I never kept track.

            Like you, I eat Primal until I'm no longer hungry - then stop. Over time, the amounts have gotten less and less. Someone told me about FitDay and I used it a few times just to see how much I am eating. Like I said, I was surprised that it was less than 2000 calories, but also pleased to see that my carb intake is always under 100 grams. I probably use it once a week now on the odd occasion.
            Last edited by GoPrimalPast50; 01-20-2012, 11:10 AM.

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            • #36
              I'll have to check it out then. Just as a once a week thing as well. I'm pretty sure I'm eating just around 200. I've found that I usually don't finish lunch and often find that dinner is just whatever I didn't eat for lunch. Counting takes me back to my OCD weight watchers days... what a waste of time that was.

              I'm good for sugars. Except for milk, I love my milk (bout a litre a week of whole organic milk. 3.8%ish). Other than that my sugar comes from veggies and berries.

              Your Before and after shots look outstanding. And I bet you feel amazing!
              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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              • #37
                Heartbreaker... This week was a plateau week... Same number different sunday. 299. I knew it was a stressful week at work (and I don't stress out often) so I was putting in the extra 10 percent on the exercise front. Besides eating some dairy this week I didn't eat anything else non primal- Even getting to the point where if there were no primal options around I just didn't eat. (saturdays are always the worse for that).

                Oh well! Guess I'll have to work harder this week. At least it didn't climb back into the 300's so I can be thankful for that. Now! off to go make breakfast.

                ***Update

                Food post time!... So I didn't make breakfast after this post. Ended up going to the earlier church service.

                Late Breakfast/Lunch- I cheated... And I'll be honest about it so that I can stay accountable. I got restaurant wings and a salad... it wasn't even a good salad it was made with iceberg lettuce.

                Snack- the leftovers from the late breakfast/lunch

                Dinner- Veggie stuffed pork loin with a side of green peppers and baby carrots

                Dessert- 2 squares of lindt 90%
                Last edited by ecks; 01-22-2012, 10:02 PM.
                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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                • #38
                  Breakfast- 2 eggs 3 bacon

                  Lunch and dinnner- veggie stuffed porkloin.

                  Tired as sin today. started work at 6:30 am and finished at 4:30. I've gotta get my head back to sleep early if I'm going to be successful.

                  Oh and work was much better today. Less stressful. I work for BlackBerry so I'm assuming most heard about the fortunate change today!

                  Dodgeball is canceled tomorrow so I must create a WOD to fill it in. I'm thinking death by airsquat
                  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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                  • #39
                    Ecks,

                    Congratulations on your primal progress, you're doing awesome!

                    I came across your journal by chance read the whole thing when I saw where you're from. I grew up in the K-W area and I got nostalgic for home. I do miss it.

                    You food is fantastic, too, and I'm always on the search for kitchen inspiration so keep it up.

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                    • #40
                      The stress thing is unavoidable! I mean, it can be mitigated, but not completely avoided. Give yourself credit for not going off track. It's taken me a while to actually be proud of something that simple. In the past, I used stress to break all the rules but now if I just stay fairly behaved, I'm proud of myself. Besides, exercising can make you put on a little weight because of a)water-retaining inflammation or b)putting on muscle weight. And - I always feel like I need to plug this idea - if you really start struggling with cravings or losing more weight, stop eating dairy. That was one of my early primal/paleo realizations. I tried eating primal with dairy, but it just spikes your insulin so much that it's much harder to improve insulin sensitivity with it. Eating right ironically got A LOT easier for me when I took out dairy.
                      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

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                      • #41
                        Thanks for the extra tips lex. I figured that the dairy itself may be a part of my plateau last week as I had gone through about a litre of whole milk last week as well as a small brick of goat cheese. I made sure not to stock up on either this week but I have a feeling that this week is going to be a steady week too. Need to get the energy and passion back into my cooking. Plan on doing a goat curry tomorrow to get me in the mood for some real cooking again.

                        Been getting lazy with cooking. I'm sure you've noticed some of my food blogging has been a lot of repeat meals. I think that may be playing a factor too. I'm starting to dig into that paleo blog that you had posted as there seems to be some great ideas for food listed there!
                        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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                        • #42
                          Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 4 slices of bacon, 1 latke

                          Lunch- Veggie stuffed pork (finally done it all!)

                          Dinner- Jerk chicken thigh, High Fat High Antioxidant no milk shake (coconut milk, 2 handfulls blueberries, 2 handfulls raspberries, 2 tbsp baking coco, cinnimon, banana, water so that it would blend)

                          Post dinner- 2 lindt 90% chocolate squares.

                          Dodgeball canceled this week so it was replaced with 100 airsquats for time. (6:50)

                          Mug of green tea before bed.
                          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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                          • #43
                            Green tea (caffeine) before bed? Tha's crazy!
                            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

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                            • #44
                              Eh, I've been waking up the last few weeks almost every morning with drool on my face. I get a nice deep sleep! (I reduce as much artificial light as possible in the evening. If I watch TV or use my laptop I do so by candle light. It's not a full screening of blue light but it's pretty darn close!
                              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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                              • #45
                                So I did the 100 air squats for time 2 days ago but it hurts more today than it did yesterday... I really hope it doesn't effect swimming but I'm having a hard time with bending right now. Going upstairs is ok, going downstairs is painful, getting into my car hurts, getting out is not as bad...


                                Food Blog! (Sorry I missed yesterday so I'm putting it in today)

                                Breakfast- Bacon, Omelet with green onions, green peppers, and cherry tomatoes

                                Lunch- Small chicken breast, Steak, salad

                                snack- mixed blueberries and raspberries

                                Dinner- Didn't finish my lunch so I added onto it. Rest of my lunch steak + an extra portion, added to my lunch salad to make a big salad again at dinner

                                So went out for a drink last night with a friend. Didn't want alcohol so I ordered a tonic water (thinking it was the same thing as like perier or something...) Anyways the bartender pours it and I drank it thinking it wasn't anything. Well the tender came by the table to see if we wanted another drink. I said yes, he comes back with a can so I can just reuse the glass I already have... Now I had noticed that the tonic water had a bit of sweetness but i thought that was just from the lemon flavouring... I look at the can- It' just as bad as a coke... I've been soo good this week. Needless to say I didn't drink the second.

                                Mistakes happen... gotta get back on the bike though and just keep goin... kind of pissed about that though.

                                Today!

                                Breakfast- Bacon

                                Lunch (Packed but not eaten yet)- Slow cooker curried goat, 1 cup green peppers, 1/2 cup baby carrots

                                Snack (Packed but not eaten yet)- mixed blueberries and raspberries, 1/2

                                Dinner (hopefully)- Cauliflower rice, asparagus, Salad, curried goat.

                                ***Update

                                So after swimming I didn't want to eat too much too late so in had a slice of summer sausage and half a green pepper. 2 squares of lindt 90% after and Green Tea before bed.


                                Swimming!- 484m 26 minutes treading. Considering how much I've been having a hard time gettin around the past couple days i'd say that's not too bad.
                                Last edited by ecks; 01-27-2012, 11:15 AM.
                                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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