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  • As a side bar? Man, that's huge and wonderful. It's work, yes? Hopefully, your boss will get busy and not have time to complain!!

    Oh, now I remember when you did that. Hmm. Don't think I'm quite up for that, but I sure will be interested in seeing how that works for you this time. I bet quite well. You seem to do a perfect primal.

    So, do you still have to move in with Dad, or is it going to work out where you are?

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    • Great news on the job! I hope you like it and it is fruitful.

      I can't do a leptin reset with my schedule, it's too wacky time-wise. Seems interesting, though.
      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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      • @Dcarr pam and siobhan Thanks all!

        @Pam Not moving in with dad. Mom is already back in the house again and we just do not get along... At least I don't get along with her. Too much detail to get into.

        So I'm thinking once I'm settled at work I'll start that leptin reset. Likely next week. Then the week after if all of the rain we've been having lately stops I may start walking to work. Having a schedule again is nice!

        So for the first time in a long time- food journal! I wanted to fast while I was doing my first day it's always brought me peace so I figured that first day of a new job would be a good time for that.

        Breakfast- Fresh Iced tea (made with steeped tea bags the night before) and supplements (2tbsp MCT oil, 3000mg salmon oil, 2x cal-mag tabs)

        Lunch- Coffee

        Supper- Spaghetti squash and 2 meat cups (essentially baked ground pork and ground beef into cups last night as easy grab and go food for today... then didn't want to grab and or go per say)

        Exercise- a ton of walking through and around U of W campus
        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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        • Originally posted by ecks View Post
          It's a cycle of eating at certain times that helps get burn cycles going again. Essentially you eat as high a protein breakfast as you can handle then eat again 5 hours later and 5 hours after that being careful not to eat within the 3 hour window before bed. It helped me get going on paleo to start and I figure it would help with this plateau.

          As a side bar today was my first day of work... interesting is the word I'll use. My boss spent the morning complaining that things aren't as good as they used to be but I seemed to click with the other guy more in the afternoon. It's a 13 month contract at the university of waterloo. Hoping it may take me places but we'll see.
          Yay! You got the job! A whiny boss for half a shift is way better than unemployment, for sure!

          For the leptin reset, are the other meals high protein too? Do they have to be 5 hours apart? What was the effect for you last time?

          Yes, I know, I'm always full of questions.
          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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          • Yay! I'm so pleased for you, Ecks.

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            • Meals 5 hours apart, each one starts with 2tbsp of coconut oil, first meal should be as protein heavy as possible (50 grams of protein is reccomended but I just find that that's too much), less than 50 grams of sugar a day. The idea is that by eating at regular/well spaced times and with a solid amount of fat you can get your body on a regular burn cycle. It definitely helped me last time and I'm hoping it'd have a good effect this time. I noticed the burn was more consistent for weeks after I did it last time (it's how I got off my plateau at 298)
              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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              • Great to see you settling into a positive routine. I'll be really interested in hearing about the leptin reset.
                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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                • Very interesting. I would think that for my size, age, gender, and activity level that those quantities might be a bit high. How long do you do this for? I think I would like to try it, but it will have to wait until November. Too many disruptions between now and then.
                  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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                  • I'm sure you can adjust the amount of coconut oil as needed. I have a hard time with tablespoons of it and found that I had to melt it down last time. As far as breakfast I'd just say high/all protein breakfast would be the best way to go. 50 grams is ridiculous.

                    So second day of work today and I have to say it went much better than previous. My boss is still a bit of a downer but I'm working to not let it bother me. Having my buddy just down the hall is great too! (He started on monday as well). Finding myself adjusting well and learning the culture; it's very different from the RIM/Blackberry culture.

                    Food for yesterday (I passed out fairly soon after dinner and didn't get a chance to post)

                    Breakfast- Glass of iced tea + Supplements (2tbsp mct, 3000mg salmon oil, 2x cal mag tabs)

                    Lunch- Black coffee

                    Dinner- 4 Large chicken drums, 1 meat cup, big ass salad.


                    So I figured I'd give myself a week of routine at work without food just to get myself adjusted to life before introducing myself to a new food schedule. Food times been so sporadic the past 2 months that I figured fasting and healing would be a good idea. Once I'm into a solid work schedule I'll slide myself over to a solid food schedule. Hence the planned leptin reset next week. God willing it all works out!

                    I'll post food for today either tonight or tomorrow morning.
                    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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                    • Food for yesterday

                      Breakfast- Glass of iced tea + Supplements (2tbsp mct, 3000mg salmon oil, 2x cal mag tabs)

                      Lunch- Black coffee

                      Dinner- 3 Large chicken drums, 2 meat cups, big ass salad.

                      Dessert- 1 square lindt dark 90%

                      So day 4 at work and it's slower today than previous days but I'm still learning. The university working lifestyle is still weird. Seems slightly disorganized but a good place to work so far. I did gain privy to another position opening up soon at the highschool board level. I do have to get my A+ for it though so I'm picking up a book tonight as a refresher.
                      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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                      • Food OCT 18

                        Breakfast- Glass of iced tea (I should make note that I've been making this iced tea myself and that it's not some store bought sugary crap) + Supplements (2tbsp mct, 3000mg salmon oil, 2x cal mag tabs)

                        Lunch- Black coffee

                        Snack- 1 cup of hot beef broth

                        Dinner- 4 meat cups, 2 pickles

                        Dessert- 1 square lindt dark 90%

                        So I come out of my room this morning and there is some weird asian guy sleeping on my couch. I can only assume guest of the room mate but still threw me off guard...

                        I'm starting to notice now that I have a cycle going at work that my ghrellin is starting to bubble earlier in the day. After a week of fasting at work It'll be good to start bringing lunch and whatnot. All in good time It's the last day of my first week at work. I'm praying it goes well. There's already been some bumps in my moral being at this job but I thank god that I have it. It's much better than waiting for a job!
                        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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                        • Hmm, thinking of this leptin reset thing. Maybe I can do it even with my schedule. In fact, my schedule might be conducive to leptin resetting. I'll do some reading.
                          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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                          • I was wondering about that iced tea, actually. But not too much. I figured you wouldn't be mainlining crap.

                            Now you have me intrigued about the "bumps" at work. But it's probably not a good idea to get too specific online...
                            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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                            • Food for october 19th


                              Breakfast- Glass of iced tea + Supplements (2tbsp mct, 3000mg salmon oil, 2x cal mag tabs)

                              Lunch- Half litre of beef broth

                              Snack- 1 meat cup, half apple, 30 pistachios

                              Dinner- 1 cornish hen, 1 chicken thigh

                              Dessert- 2 squares lindt dark 90%

                              Late night- 2 glasses of 40 creek whiskey
                              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 know you put this somewhere, but how do you make your meat cups? Do you just season some ground meat and bake it? Do you put egg in it?

                                Your post about finding a guy on your couch reminds me of many, many moons ago when I woke up one morning and bumped into a guy wearing black leather from head to toe coming out of the bathroom. My housemate's guest, of course. She could really pick 'em! Talk about the walk of shame - going home on the subway at 7 AM all in leather -
                                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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