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  • Great news on losing the crap job! Not too long ago I had a job so horrible I tried to get fired...but they wouldn't fire me...I did get off my @ss and find a better one - leaving that job was almost the happiest day of my life.
    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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    • Hey All! Thanks for the awesome responses! I love that through everything you all come through as a strong and supportive group!

      As a quick update- I think I've been busier this week then I've had in forever. Straight after the layoff on monday I went and picked up a cell, tuesday I dragged my buddy to get out of the house as he had not really left since being laid off the week before (we went cell shopping for him and grabbed some lunch), then went to my church to set up audio for a band practice; wednesday I worked on my resume, grabbed lunch with the same buddy again as well as a buddy who is trapped in rim's walls, worked on my linkedin profile and my resume; thursday I applied for a cruse ship job with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; grabbed lunch with my cousin gord (also still at rim), went to communitech to meet some startup folks who may need some work done then went back to the church for another band practice; friday I spent with a friend in toronto- we grabbed breakfast, went to casa loma (huge castle in the middle of the city), grabbed dinner, roamed the streets for a bit then came home, then I drove back out to a buddies place in cambridge; saturday was chore and market day, then went to my church to actually put on the event that the band has been practicing for all week, and that brings me to today right now where I'm laying in bed for now but will soon be getting up to go to church then to go see my buddy and we're headed to the caribbean food festival in the park! Woo! I don't think I was ever this occupied when working!

      And to boot it's time for a much overdue food journal

      Yesterday was a long and busy day so I only had time for 1 meal... but what a meal!

      Eggs benny on tomato with Bacon, Coconut tortillas, concord grapes, raspberries, and pickles



      Got in all of my supplements and I was on my feet/walking in spurts for about 6 hours so that covers exercise. All in all I'd say that I'm holding together just fine!

      Oh! Sidebar, been monitoring my weight... it's been semi plateauy but I expect it to move again. I realized that with all that's been going on this month I didn't set weight goals. That being said I've got a milestone coming up that I will be pushing hard to hit by first sunday of september. I'll set a new goal at that point.

      And I'm out! Have a great day all!
      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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      • How were those coconut tortillas? I've been considering trying them. I made some out of tapioca. Functional, good for wrapping, but kind of rubbery.
        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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        • Wow, I am really inspired by reading what you have done since the layoff - I wish I could use your story to inspire my friend, who curled up into a fetal position for 18 months after being laid off from a terrible job. Everything I said to her was wrong during that time!

          Been meaning to try those tortillas -
          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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          • Hey Judg, The coconut tortillas were good a little flaky but they held up just ok. My tip- flip them once and once only, I have a 3rd (that I haven't eaten yet) that I moved way too much and there are some noticeable break lines and probably won't make it as a tortilla (maybe as a pancake?? hmm.. mmm...) but yes, 4 egg whites, quarter cup coconut flour... and water to help the mixture stick. It worked well for this breakfast becasue I used the egg yolks to make the hollandaise sauce.

            Siobhan- hope your friend is holding up ok now. I know a lot of people who were working around me are still trying to pick up the pieces... I myself am working hard at keeping everything going myself. Guess I don't really have a choice but to trek forward.

            Food for yesterday

            Late lunch at caribbean food festival- Curried oxtail, salad, redbeans and rice. I used hotsauce as my salad dressing and really on everything else.

            After food fest- grabbed a scoop of icecream from a creamary in town that makes their own. Mint chocolate! It's been forever since I've done that. Soo good!

            Late supper- Smorgus board of guac, pork rinds, 2 different cheeses (goats milk and havarti), cherizo sausage, lunch meat, pistachios and a bit of trail-mix.
            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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            • Perfect timing. We're having a taco night at the house, so will be giving the coconut tortillas a try tonight. Thanks for the idea.
              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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              • Ecks, good luck on finding a new job, I hope you find one that's just right for you
                My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                • So I got a job offer today... but the price is a serious undercut from my last position... to take or not to take? I do have 4 months sevvy to play with and the job would be a good opportunity. But the income is literally 50% of my previous position.
                  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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                  • Oh! And sidebar! Still eating properly so no worries there. I did have more rice and beans earlier this week at the carribbean food festival and I paid the price for it. All in all I'm feeling good.
                    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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                    • How good an opportunity? If the possibilities of advancement are really good (and not too far in the future) and the job itself would be enjoyable, it's worth considering. Also, how many job openings are there? How hard do you think it will be to get another offer? If you have few options, and the future prospects are good, it's a good idea. It might be 50% of past pay, but it sure beats welfare. If there are a lot of other possibilities, not so much. You could hold out for something better.
                      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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                      • So first sunday of the month so I've gotta do a weigh in right? I know I've been quiet with everything going on but that doesn't mean I haven't been dedicated. So here goes!



                        Down from 255.8 on the first sunday of August (5th)

                        That lands me at 8.6lbs off for the month (Second best month only next to the first month of paleo!)

                        And it also takes me to over half way of my goal (halfway being 83lbs) at 85.8lbs off so far!

                        This makes me happy! Have a good sunday all! (oh! and especially because I missed doing it last month I'll be doing an update on my signature now)
                        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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                        • Yay! Your steady progress is so inspiring. Seems like many of us can start off well; it is the keeping-going that is so hard. I love seeing you succeed at it.

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                          • Oh Ecks, I am so happy for you. Sliding past that 50% mark is such a great feeling. Great big congratulations!

                            You are so going to meet your year-end goals ahead of time.

                            And I do think we're due for before and after shots, don't you? Or at least before and now shots.
                            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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                            • Congrats! And I love your toes!
                              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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                              • Hahaha you guys are awesome! And I took a "now" shot this morning in church so I guess it's only fair that I share with you guys!



                                Love you all!
                                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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