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  • Originally posted by Alessandra View Post
    That looks like a feast fit for a king! Yum!
    Pfft! You kiddin? King's are jealous of how I eat!

    So I've been doing well to keep my sleep cycles going. Especially the past week- I've been adhering to using as much natural light as possible past sun down (which is part of the reason why I haven't been posting at night as much as I was. Though I do use a program to filter blue light from my pc). Been all about the candles and I'm finding that I pass out much easier and get a much deeper sleep. At the same time I'm starting to have lots of crazy dreams! Though I never remember them...

    Food for yesterday

    B: Coconut milkshake, 2 chicken breakfast sausages
    L: 4 ribs, 1/4 cup walnuts, 3/4 avacado (I accidently dropped 1/4 of it )
    D: 3 Bacon grease fried ribs, big ass salad, 2 pieces of lindt 90

    Supplements: 6000ui of vitamine D, 2tbsp of MCT Oil (I'm out of fish oil)

    Excercise: 2 walks - 1 during the day with shoes (I was at work and decided to take a 20 min stroll). the other at night, barefoot, about 45 minutes
    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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    • Journal for yesterday:

      Breakfast: 1 pork rib, 2 chicken breakfast sausages, coconut milkshake

      Lunch: 4 pork ribs (I swear these are almost done!), 2 cups mixed baby carrots and red peppers

      Dinner: BBQ at a friends place. All paleo except for 2 spoons of potato salad, some hummus, and an ice cream sandwich. (the rest was burgers, hot dogs and chicken)
      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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      • So been a bit down this weekend. Things have been lonely lately. I guess I put so much time into me the last few months that I haven't really maintained my relationships as well as I should have. So a question out to everyone who reads this blog- Since I am starting out fresh (essentially) with my relationships- where's a good place to start?


        Food journal for yesterday:

        Breakfast - 1 hot dog dipped in sour cream (running out the door to start the day)

        Lunch (At Boston Pizza)- baked wings and a spinach salad (spanach, egg, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, poppyseed dressing)

        Dinner- Small steak, 4 butter fried ribs, big ass salad

        Missed my supplements

        Exercise: Helping my buddy move a couch from his parents place to his apartment (parents place to car, car to apartment)
        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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        • Are you talking about already built relationships, new ones, or both? I'd say don't be afraid to talk it up with people once in a while. Cashiers, people in line if they look like they're up for a small conversation. Don't be scared of rejection either. As far as ones you already have, most people are understanding that we get busy. Let them know, apologize, and keep working on them. I go for periods where I either forget to contact my girlfriends or I get busy. Thankfully these woman are graceful enough to forgive my slip ups and let me back in. I'm pretty much the same way with them.
          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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          • Originally posted by ecks View Post
            So been a bit down this weekend. Things have been lonely lately. I guess I put so much time into me the last few months that I haven't really maintained my relationships as well as I should have. So a question out to everyone who reads this blog- Since I am starting out fresh (essentially) with my relationships- where's a good place to start?
            Unfortunately I can't really help on this front. I'm more of an introvert and like being alone most of the time. On my days off, I hang out with my dog at the dog park (and talk with other dog owners/dog walkers) and I hang out with my boyfriend when he's off. Otherwise, I'm generally by myself. Sometimes I'll meet up with my sister for coffee since she works nearby. We visit with my boyfriends parents. I very rarely hang out with people I work with. Maybe once every couple of months. If you are more of an extravert, I could see how this would be hard. I really hope that other people will have some good advice.

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            • As someone who on average moves to a new city every 2-3 years, the top 5 ways I meet new friends is...
              • Church - Especially others that are also new and looking for connections
              • Coworkers - Easy to ask someone to hang for a drink after work
              • Activity groups (think Meetup.com)
              • Volunteering with Non-Profits
              • Completely randomly - Just keeping an eye (and ear) out at coffee shops, wherever.


              I'm a pretty big introvert, so actively being involved in something - essentially giving me a context to meet people - is a must.
              My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

              I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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              • Well, well, well - look who I found! I finally decided to join the forums instead of just lurking and been catching up on your journal recently when I noticed, hey, I know that guy in the picture!

                Dude- you are crazy dedicated! I'm so proud of you!!

                As for relationships - my offer to hang out still stands as I'm still in KW. I'm normally out of town a lot because I live in Peterborough now, but if you just want a random hang out, no pressure, let me know. If not, I'm not offended either. I'm pretty much a home body and don't hang out a lot, but sometimes it's nice to mix stuff up. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like it's so hard to make new friends at this stage of life... it seems hard to keep up with or form new relationships when most people are so overscheduled these days. I miss the old days when you could just hang out with someone, instead of "planning" days or even weeks in advance. Lame.
                Primal: Because I like to have my steak, and eat it too

                Current Primal Journal
                My Old Primal Journal - Surviving my summer away from home
                Food blog: Sex or Chocolate: I choose STEAK!

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                • Ecks, I would stop and consider the people you already know and figure out who you really want to cultivate friendships with. And then do it. Put aside a night every week (or whatever) for friends and invite them over or out or whatever fits. I've been kind of out of the social loop for a while too, mainly because my family uses up my limited energy pretty well. But when hubby's in the States, and especially when nobody else is living with me, I make a point of getting together with one of my girlfriends every week. And if my energy improves enough, I'll get involved in one of the small groups at church. And I have a few online friends too.

                  I won't give advice about Jo-Jo though, LOL! That would come dangerously close to meddling...
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • Nodding my head in complete agreement with you on that!

                    Originally posted by Primal-JoJo View Post
                    Maybe it's just me, but I feel like it's so hard to make new friends at this stage of life... it seems hard to keep up with or form new relationships when most people are so overscheduled these days. I miss the old days when you could just hang out with someone, instead of "planning" days or even weeks in advance. Lame.
                    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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                    • Invite people over for regular game nights. Ask them to bring someone you don't know. Invite those people back. You get to know people really well by doing things together. Games help people drop their guard. It is easier to have fun, and you get to see who has the qualities you want in a friend (and likewise).
                      I know you have has success with your volleyball group- why not see if some of them want to try board or card games. Try a new game every time, and mix it up. They aren't that expensive, and many libraries have game check-outs. Have goofy prizes. And of course, delicious food.

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                      • I think Sabine's idea is perfect. My husband and I love game nights. It is a great way to get to know people. They forget to keep up facades and you get to know the real person once the guard is let down.
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                        • Thanks all! The advice means a lot! I'm thinking I'm just in a strange place. I'll figure it out as I go I guess.

                          Food journal for yesterday (I'm so far behind!)

                          Breakfast- Slow cooker roast beef and eggs with sour cream, salt, and fresh parsley (best eggs I've EVER had!)


                          Snack? (cant really call it lunch) bulletproof coffee with 1tbsp butter 2 tbsp mct

                          Dinner- 4 ribs (finally finished them!)

                          At book study (yes, I'm doing a book club/study deal as an attempt to meet people) some watermelon, carrots and cherries


                          Today

                          Breakfast- roast beef, bulletproof coffee

                          Lunch- roast beef, 2 cups veggies

                          Dinner- Spicy lemon and pork rind chicken wings, asparagus. 2 pieces of lindt 90.
                          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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                          • Bulletproof coffee?
                            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                            - Lewis Mumford

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                            • You doin' BP coffee for lunch? That's a pretty interesting take on it so let me know how it turns out!
                              Judg, Bulletproof coffee is simply high quality coffee (organic, fair trade, well sourced) blended with 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 (or more if tolerated) tablespoon of MCT oil. Sounds disgusting but I have it every morning and I can't see myself enjoying regular coffee nearly as much!! For your reference :-) Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof…And Your Morning Too The Bulletproof Executive

                              Seriously....try it. It's amazing!

                              Ecks, are you ever planning on trying the Bulletproof fasting protocol again? I know we talked about this a while back but it's still holding strong for me! PS. I will be trying your sour cream eggs soon. I've already used heavy cream and feta so this would be just a stones throw away and I never thought of it. Plus, it's a rare time that I actually have some sour cream in my fridge...
                              Living the primal lifestyle and loving it! On a constant quest of optimal health and living life to the fullest :-).

                              You can have excuses or results -- not both.

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                              • Yummm.. Sour cream eggs? Those are a must this week.

                                Also, I haven't had bulletproof coffee in a while. I am waiting until I go back to the fat burning stage and then start the Bulletproof Fasting system again. I really enjoyed that because it tasted great, felt good, and saved me time and money on cooking!! Gotta get this sugar out of my system first...
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