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  • So I had to restart my Whole30 yesterday. Went out Friday for dinner with friends... Who would have thought that a restaurant wouldn't even have a salad that was whole30 safe? Go figures- I even brought my own olive oil dressing! So I got wings (which were smoked then baked so they were Whole30 safe), but the side of seasonal veggies and collard greens were made with butter....darn me I couldnt resist. So I restarted yesterday.

    Whole30 Day 1

    Out for breakfast: 3 Basted eggs (cooked on the grill with water instead of oil), side of tomato, and a fruit bowl

    Lunch- Handful of Brazil nuts and pistachios

    Supper- Couple scoops of home made turkey liver and mushroom pate, 3 plain sheets of nori, half a red pepper

    Dessert- Fugi apple with almond butter and cinnamon, more Brazil nuts.

    Did a workout at the gym with my new gym buddy Friday,it's sunday and my arms still hurt...Feels good! Dodgeball Wednesday! So excited!
    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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    • Mmm, hard to turn down butter, actually, I never do Good for you though - start over and keep your momentum up. I updated my goals for the near future anyway. Feeling so much better since I got back on track again. Sleeping better too. I am watching to see how you go - you are inspiring. Reading everyone else's journals helps me to keep on track. We are cheering for you from the sidelines Ecks!
      Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
      Primal low: 186 lbs
      Current weight: 221.4 lbs
      Goal weight: 140 lbs

      "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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      • Thanks Coll! I'm cheering for you too! It really is much easier to keep on track when you have a solid team of people around who are pushing for the same!

        Whole30 Day 2

        Breakfast- 3 Eggs, Roast beef

        Lunch- Pistachios and some shrimp

        Supper (at a friends' place)- 2 lamb chops, 2 chicken drum sticks, some broccoli, and gravy (and yes it was whole30 safe gravy... I love having paleo friends!)
        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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        • Good luck on your W30, ecks! I've started a Whole 42 today, actually a 6 week Health Challenge at my CrossFit gym that's why it's a W4 instead of a W30 .
          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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          • 42 days is intense! Are you guys allowed periodic weigh ins? Whole30 program specifies that I can't.
            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
              42 days is intense! Are you guys allowed periodic weigh ins? Whole30 program specifies that I can't.
              Not everyone in the challenge is doing W30/W42, it was kind of "pick your challenge": one being to just cut all sugars, alcohol and "white products" (white bread, white rice, etc.); 2nd is on top of 1 cut out gluten as well; 3rd is strict paleo/Whole30. We weighed in at the start and will weigh again at the end, but main goal is health, not weight loss.
              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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              • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Exactly. Too short to spend it sick and obese. My father set himself up a beautiful retirement and was sick for the entire short time it lasted before he died. And his lifestyle was almost entirely to blame. He came in well under average life expectancy, and was anything but vigorous and dynamic, as his world started closing in on him way too soon.

                Life is way too short to dedicate it to the slavemasters of sugar and carbs, who blind us by short-term pleasure to all the insidious damage they're doing. And there is so much other good food out there to eat, why should our lives be in hock to them?

                And that's how you answer those people. You never know, sometimes the seed of our words lodges in someone's mind and sprouts at the strangest times. I rarely seek to persuade people of any truth that's important to me; I just try to plant those seeds in their heads.
                This has been going through my mind all day, I'm saving it and will use it whenever anyone tells me "life's too short" while gorging on wheat and sugar after first complaining about how bad they feel!
                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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                • @Candy Keep us updated on your W42! Hopefully you'll see positive changes in craving control and overall health!


                  So yesterday was an outstanding day and today is looking like it'll be a close contender! Solid day at work followed by an hour and 40 minute workout (plus sauna and steam room). Didn't intend for the workout to go that long but my gym buddy took his sweet time getting to the gym and I worked out while I waited. After that I went home for maybe 20 mins to grab a post workout meal and before I could put dinner on I got a call from my best friend wanting to know if I wanted to come over for dinner (for the second night in a row). After supper we hot tubbed for a bit as we all had had good workouts.

                  Whole30 Day3

                  Breakfast- 3 Eggs cooked in duck fat, liver pate, shrimp, and some guacamole

                  Lunch- Leftover roast chunks, apple

                  Post workout meal- Mix of liver pate and bone marrow

                  Supper- Fresh roast, and roasted sweet potato, onion, and carrots

                  Supplements (keep forgetting to put them in here)- 3000mg samlon oil, 6000ui of Vitamin D.

                  Exercise- 1000m rowing, 20 mins elliptical, 25 mins (walking only) on the treadmill, weights focusing on upper body

                  Have had an amazing day today too but that can wait for tomorrow's post... well that and the day isn't over
                  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 I know what the culprate is but lets see if you can spot it. In the food. Besides the uncontrollable hunger last night something in the day is giving me a bit of a rainy day.

                    Whole30 Day4

                    Breakfast- 3 eggs in duck fat, pork chop, shrimp, guacamole, 1 nori sheet (i swear they make a great snack!)

                    Lunch- 2 pork chops, 1 cup mixed brazil nuts and pistachios

                    Supper- Beef roast, pork chop, salad

                    Post supper (couldn't fill the hunger) - 1/2 cup of mango, 1.5 cup of pistachios, 1 nori sheet

                    Supplements: 3000mg fish oil, 6000ui of Vit D

                    If you guess the pistachios I think you'd be right... at least I'm hoping so. Either way with the amount I ate that must be the issue because normally I don't have issues with the back door. I'll find out over the next couple days as I'm out and I don't plan on buying more.

                    Yesterday was an awesome day! Took at half day at work which somehow resulted in me only coming in for 3 hours. In the morning I wrote my CompTia A+ 801 exam (practical pc hardware exam) and passed! After that I went to make my car road legal because I had been driving with expired plates for a while; went to work and had a decent day then went out with a buddy last night. Quite happy

                    Dodgeball tonight! I can't wait!
                    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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                    • Yep, the nuts. Little devils, they are! I'm with you on the nori sheets - I eat some once or twice a week.

                      It's great to hear you are doing so well! Be sure to tell us about the Dodgeball -
                      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, I tried nori sheets yesterday as well! I made "tunacado salad" wraps .

                        Didn't know pistachio's could give bowel issues...I sometimes put them in a salad, but that's about a handful between DH and me.
                        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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                        • I think it may have even just be the salt content that did the job. Afterall the quickest body cleanse is a litre of water and 2tbsp of salt... Either way I'm staying away from those guys for a while

                          Whole30 Day5

                          Breakfast- 3 eggs, half steak, some red pepper

                          Lunch- Other half of breakfast steak

                          Supper (which was also post workout meal)- 2 eggs and a burger patty

                          Post dodgeball meal- 2 burger patties

                          Excercise- 20 minutes on elliptical, 1000 metre row on "10" (done in 4.47), Obliques + Dodgeball (probably about 10-12 rounds, we played a ton of fun rounds because we had extra time)

                          Supplements- The usual

                          Dodgeball was great! I missed playing a sport... or well doing anything really... with bare feet! Team needs some work but we all had a blast and all made the best of it! Tons of laughs and some great but wholesome banter with the other teams.
                          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
                            I think it may have even just be the salt content that did the job. Afterall the quickest body cleanse is a litre of water and 2tbsp of salt... Either way I'm staying away from those guys for a while
                            Aha, I always buy unsalted nuts .
                            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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                            • I have to buy unsalted ones, otherwise I would eat them ALL in one sitting.

                              Glad to hear you are doing so well!
                              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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                              • Whole30 Day 6

                                Breakfast- 3 Eggs in olive oil, burger patty

                                Lunch- Half steak

                                Supper- Chicken wings in a sauce comprised of franks red hot, habanero sauce, mustard, garlic, a ton of pepper and lemon. Big ass salad made with spinach, red pepper, orange pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatos and strawberries. Dressing was an old fave of mine- olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard and almond butter.

                                Supplements- 3000mg salmon oil, 6000ui of Vit D

                                Exercise- 30 min walk


                                So it's been a while since I've done a massive salad- in fact I haven't craved fresh veggies since winter set in at all but last night after work my body told me to go stock up on fresh veggies. Think it must have been the changing of the seasons and all of the melting snow (granted while it will be warmer this weekend it's supposed to freeze over again next week).
                                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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