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  • Hey Lex and Pam! It's so good to be able to catch up with the both of you again! And welcome theprimalcajun! Thanks for deciding to follow my thread! I'll have to check yours out as well when I get some free time today.


    Lex! I just wanted to say thanks for all of the info! When I searched for an answer (because I searched for an answer as I was drinking that first BP Coffee and STILL ignored it as any potential threat), all I came across were links between caffeine and ADHD (which your info actually explains why that would be a link as well). All of this info is a HUGE help! (and I love that you always have answers whenever I'm baffled!). I'll make the switch over to herbal teas and cut back on my regular tea consumption. Thank you so much for keeping an eye on me!


    Food Log for the day (So far)

    Breakfast- 2 eggs over easy, 3 slices of bacon, 1 chicken breakfast sausage (about the size of 2 regular breakfast sausages), Coconut oil

    Lunch (Not eaten yet)- Meatloaf, 1 cup blueberries, 2 cups veggies (again sorted by nutritional value), coconut oil.

    Dinner (Planned)- Chicken wings and big salad


    Dodgeball tonight! Hopefully people dont bail for valentines day...
    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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    • Noticed something... since dropping coffee I'm hungrier... like REALLY HUNGRY. I noticed this after a couple meals but my meal sizes have not changed. I don't plan on eating any more than my initial meal sizes so I'll have to see what effect that has on me... right now I want a snack but I have a feeling that the BP coffee (annoyingly) screwed up my leptin reset instead of helping it.
      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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      • Drinking caffeine was always a way to keep your blood sugar higher, so in a way, you're going back through sugar withdrawal. Treat it the same way. It'll probably suck at first and then you'll feel completely over the hump.
        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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        • I figured as such. I'm hoping this also forces me back into a position to start burning more. If the missing sugar isn't coming from the extra glycogen that my liver is producing and it isn't coming from my food, I'm hoping it gets taken from the stored fat in my omentum. I'll have to wait and find out. I'm really hungry right now but I'm sure I'll be fine.
          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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          • Hi ecks - found your journal through Pam's (lopisheep) and thought I would come over for a read. You are doing very well.

            I have only on coffee per day - my wake up call one, & then drink Moccona decaff but never more than 3. The last one before bed is with 1/ teaspoon honey - it makes me sleep.

            And I am overjoyed to find someone else who is swimming! I started swimming in mid August last year and some days recently have done 50 laps (50 m pool), in a day, albeit in 2 sessions. When you think that when I started I had trouble with 2 laps of kickboard it makes you realise just how well this way of eating works.
            Odille
            F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
            following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

            My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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            • Analog6 -- So good to know about marbled beef. Really hard to get grass fed here -- well, if you can pay $20.00 / lb., it does exist! I can get Whole Foods beef for less -- mostly pastured, but I'm almost thinking grass fed cheese and yogurt and butter might work better for me. Found a site for pastured "bacon" with no sugar but they're out right now.

              You used to run cattle, eh? My grandfather ran Angus -- no grains there -- just lots of grass -- but that was ages ago. Wondering if grass fed dairy is better for me than partially or totally grain fed beef. Still working on this. Didn't know how lucky I was on my goat farm. Had cashmeres, but there was always meat too -- although we did feed them a tiny bit of oats every day along with pasture and alfalfa hay.

              Hoping this is the year we all lose lots of weight and feel better about our bodies. Your birthday could be pretty darn exciting in May.

              2/15
              Clay
              D3, cod liver oil
              Bacon and zucchini with yogurt on top.
              Lunch:
              Dinner:

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              • Originally posted by Analog6 View Post
                And I am overjoyed to find someone else who is swimming! I started swimming in mid August last year and some days recently have done 50 laps (50 m pool), in a day, albeit in 2 sessions. When you think that when I started I had trouble with 2 laps of kickboard it makes you realise just how well this way of eating works.
                Welcome analog6!! Yeah! I absolutely love swimming now. I was only doing 13-14 laps of a 30 metre pool before almost passing out when I first started so the 48 (in a 22m pool) last week was a nice jump. I'm limited to 50 minutes in the pool so that's averaging about a minute per lap or so.
                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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                • Noticed something that really lets me know about caffeines bad effects on me. After quitting caffeine a few days ago I noticed that I'm still extremely hungry after meals even to the point where when I was eating at home last night I just had to call it "quits" when I felt like I had enough and ignored my bodies cries for more nourishment. Looks like I'm starting the reset from scratch but I think I'm ok with it. It only got 1 fair week before I bombarded myself with unneeded coffee. It was hard to stop eating last night (Huge salad and just over a pound of wings), I was left with some mad hunger pangs but I just had to let it go.

                  Dodgeball went well last night! Some of my best dodging so far! Our team is getting much better as well though we still don't stack up against most of the teams in the league (most of them being together for more than 3 years) but I guess that's why we named our team "Underdodge" All in all quite happy playing just for the fun of the sport!


                  Breakfast- 1tbsp coconut fat (had to start at 6:30am and didn't have time for a real meal).

                  Lunch- Just under a pound of chicken wings, 2 cups veggies, 1 cup mixed berries, 1tbsp coconut fat

                  Dinner... crap I forgot to take food out of the freezer for dinner. Looks like I'll have to stop at the butchers on the way home and figure something out.

                  Dinner update: Awesomeness topped with awesomeness and a side of awesomeness. Really though. Panfried salmon topped with guacamole, jalapenos and cut up bacon. Side of asparagus and broiled cauliflower.

                  Last edited by ecks; 02-15-2012, 10:18 PM. Reason: update
                  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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                  • Yeah, I'm not thinking the coffee thing is so good. Chamomile tea sounds like a definite improvement. Have you ever tried rooibos tea? I like it a lot. With a little cream, it's almost like a dessert.

                    Hey, if you're doing a carb reset, you might lose a bunch. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil seems like a mighty light breakfast. I wonder if it would count as IF? :-)

                    It's funny. I think I'm getting this lifestyle, and then I find another issue -- or it finds me. This was a VERY weird food day. It did not work. Maybe I should just stop experimenting and tweaking for a while -- yeah, right. That's not going to happen.

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                    • Ola! Sorry I'm taking so long to start the post for today. Stressful day today (essentially got set up to get knocked down twice today... fun!)

                      Breakfast- 2 eggs, 3 slices of bacon, small piece of pork, 1 TBSP coconut fat

                      Lunch- 2 small pieces of pork, 2 cups veggies, 1 cup mixed blue and rasp berries, 1TBSP coconut fat.

                      Dinner- Zichinni Speghetti- Julenned Zuchini ("Noodles"). Sauce: Green onion, white onion, garlic, jalapeņo peppers, red bell peppers, parsley, cinnamon (yes cinnamon is back!) red wine vinegar, ground beef. On the side: Split veal eye of round topped with garlic and roasted redpepper sauce. And some fresh carrots to add a little colour (spelt with a U just for pam!) to the plate


                      Swimming tonight! Hopefully I digest well enough before then to get some good lappage in!
                      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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                      • Workout last night: Swimming- 56 laps x 22m = 1232m. I think that number may be my wall but that doesn't mean I'm not going to work to climb over it.

                        Workout this morning: I set my clock to do a 10 min amrap of airsquats but had to call it at 100 squats still. 100 in 6:16. I'm good with it. Definitely took a lil more time to worry about form.
                        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 wow Ecks! Your food pictures are wonderful!! I'm going to have to start taking pictures too!!

                          You're doing great & I'm impressed with your swimming. I took lessons when we lived in the islands but I just couldn't get over my fear of the water. I'm ok in a swimming pool because I know where the bottom is...but not anywhere else. That's some great exercise! I took water aerobics while we there at a local gym. That was awesome & it was so easy on the joints! I wish I had access to a pool again, but don't.

                          have a great evening!!
                          Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                          • Yeah, seriously. I want to start playing with these crazy zucchini ideas like zucchini spaghetti. There's also zucchini pad thai: Paleo Pad Thai - Health-Bent | Health-Bent

                            Was it hard to do the spaghetti thing, Ecks?
                            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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                            • @pam I have not heard of roobios tea... at least not outside of your journal. But I'm not a huge fan of sweet teas. I'm very much an earthy tea type of person (green, mint, chamomile).

                              @theprimalcajun Most local pools have shallow end water aerobics. It could be something good for you too look into knowing that when you stand up the water will come up to your mid chest at most

                              @lex The speghetti thing was easy! I cheated though- I have a julienne tool in my kitchen to do so. They usually cost $6-$10 and you can usually find them in most kitchen sections at department stores. Once your zuchinni is "pealed" throw it in a pan at medium low heat with some olive oil and turn over every minute or so until the zuchinni is a softer texture (enough that you could put a fork in it and twirl it like spaghetti.

                              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 Journal for Feb 17th

                                Breakfast- 2 Large slices of bacon with Guacamole, 1 tbsp coconut fat

                                Lunch- Leftover veal eye of round, trunip fries with guacamole for dipping, 1 cup blueberries, 1tbsp coconut fat

                                Dinner- Leftover zuchinni spaghetti, big salad (though I only ate maybe 2/3rds)


                                I don't know if anyone has noticed but I've cut the coconut oil from dinner for the time being. I figure if my body doesn't know it's supposed to be digesting fat by dinner then I'm just adding extra fuel that my body won't use in the evening. I haven't done any mid week weighins this week so I'm hoping for the best out of this leptin reset reset (yes I meant to put it in twice... still fixing my coffee spike from last 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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