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  • So I'm feelin like it's time for some food pix! It's been too long!

    First meal is one I did over the weekend- It's that combo poutine/latke thing I was thinking about making. didn't turn out the way I was hoping but it was still good! I need to make my latke thinner, and I should have dried the sweet potato more before making it.

    Jamacan sweet potato latke topped with ham, tomato, provolone, home made mushroom gravy, bacon pieces and parsley to finish.

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    Second meal is one I did last night. I've been trying to emulate pork bites from a Chinese restaurant I used to love. I still can't get it right though.

    Pork pieces rolled in almond flour, paprika, garlic, salt, and peppercorns fried in bacon fat. On the side: Eggplant topped with olive oil, tomato, provolone, peppercorns and parsley.

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    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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    • Those look amazing, I gotta remember to read your Journal only after eating my one meal a day (still doing the Warrior Diet)!!

      I'm all hungry now...

      :-)
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 224
      Goal weight: 172
      Body Fat 30.5

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      • Total food porn!
        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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        • Yep, I'm thinking I have to look at your pictures after eating also

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          • 32 Days until Ecuador... Scary- just scary. Prayers as always still appreciated!

            Link to My Missions Page

            I was helping my dad remove our old deck last night... cutting it up for transport to the dump and whatnot. I was using my phone while waiting for him to grab something in the house and I dropped it face down in the garage... screen shattered *sadface*. It still works but it just looks aweful! I may replace the screen if it gets to be unusable. Hoping after ecuador I can just buy a new phone.

            I missed the gabriel code stream yesterday. There is a repeat tonight. Hoping that I get the time to catch it tonight.
            Last edited by ecks; 06-05-2013, 08:01 AM.
            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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            • That food looks so yummy! Man, I can't wait for you to go on the mission trip and then tell us all about it! I'm praying for you Take a lot of pictures please
              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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              • Here's how I know I'm satisfied with life right now- last night I went out with an old friend: a girl that in past years I have wanted to get closer to. Normally the story goes like this- we go out, have an amazing night, and I come home swooning over the thought of being in a relationship with her. This girl is something special you know? The formula last night? Go out, have an amazing night, we go our own ways. While I do find her just as attractive as I used to the swooning part doesn't seem to be there. I'm feeling comfortable being on my own right now and I'm good with it! It's always been an odd relationship with her- we've got 5.5 years between us but we've gone on enough dates (and we both call them dates) to say at one point in our friendship that we were dating. It wouldn't be uncommon for us to grab dinner, see a movie, then grab a drink and sit on a patio and talk for 3-4 hours into ungodly hours. I still remember our... I wanna say 2nd date? I was 20, and I'm not sure if she was 25 or 26? But at this point I know her age and she didn't know mine. So we're driving home, flirting to all end, and laughing histerically when the awkward moment comes up. Girl: *In between laughter* "With my luck you're only like 20 years old". *Awkward silence* Then I confirmed her statement.

                It never did stop us from going out but there is a stigma to that kind of age gap. Even moreso she's got 2 kids (which she uses as her reason to not pursue relationships, careers changes... etc). I've got no problem with them (I've met them both multiple times and they seem to like me!) but I could see how that could be a detourant. Either way I'm happy to have gone out with her last night and not feel the need to bug her to go out again any time soon. If she messages me I would be on top of it- but I'm content to let it go. After 6 years of knowing her I'm glad to have her as a friend

                As a complete sidebar don't take my satisfaction as an excuse to not move forward. Still looking for work, still have school as an option in October, still working hard to make improvements.
                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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                • Ecks, that's is absolutely awesome! I think it feels good to be in that state of being okay with being single. Phew! That's one too many beings! I enjoy it myself.
                  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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                  • I've detailed my own forays into the dating world in my journal, and I hear you! It is great to enjoy one's own company and be comfortable. Relationships can be wonderful or they can be a prison. I hear so many people who don't pursue their dreams or set goals because of limitations in that area. No thanks! You have so much going for you, and you have so much to look forward to.
                    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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                    • Haven't been feeling well lately and I think I know what it is- I'm not getting enough veggies in me. What I'm finding difficult now that I've moved home is that my fridge is downstairs and the kitchen is upstairs. Getting veggies together to make a salad is a pain in the ass and I haven't been doing it much as of late. It's friday and I've eaten 1 salad this week. I do gnosh on cherry tomatos and bell peppers as is sometimes but I just need to find more creative ways to get veggies into my meals. Ideas?
                      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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                      • Would you have time to make a big, yummy salad in the evening and put it in a tupperware in your fridge downstairs for the next day? It would only be once a day, and you could gnosh on it all day, and it wouldn't get eaten by the upstairs people Or you could do the same scenario in the morning. Just a thought. You could even get the washed bags of Romaine and put them under the rest of the yummy salad as you ate it -- then, the lettuce would be fresher. Tons of cucumbers, anchovies, a bit of cheese for flavor, olive oil, lemon, seasonings, and your favorite fresh vegetables. A serving of salad in the morning next to an omelette is delicious. Tupperwares come pretty big too. Just an idea.

                        Loaning computer out for the summer. See you all in the fall.
                        Last edited by lopisheep; 06-09-2013, 09:27 AM.

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                        • It's the process of getting everything up and down the stairs every time. It's hard to predict what I want to put in a salad and it's just so much more convinient if I could just go in and out of a fridge near by... I thought about pre making but as it is I try to spend as little time in that kitchen because my parents are terrible at maintaining 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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                          • Build some shelving down there where you are? Do you have plumbing available?
                            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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                            • There is plumbing in the bar area in the basement but it's also filled to the brim with "storage" (Read: Garbage). My parents are pack rats. There's so much crap laying around that I have no where to put my stuff at all. They don't use any of it. My dad must have at least 9 vintage stereos in storage in the basement. I don't know what to do with the crap.


                              So I'm thinking that my unhappy stomach lately is environmental. Eggs or not it's been a while since I've had 5 good poops in a row. Went home sick yesterday though after eating eggs for breakfast. in the morning alone I threw up 3 times and had 5 encounters with the other end vis a vis the chocolate rain. I need to a solution. I know for sure there is mold in my parents basement but it's the only place I can afford to live right 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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                              • First good poop in days this morning. Hopefully there will be more to come I know it's a gross subject to be proud of but damn it I need a win and I'm taking it!

                                Other good notes- possible job opportunities coming up. Both of my prospects that I was engaging myself in recently went from "not yet a position" to "we're posting positions" and I have insiders at both (one manages the department that is hiring and had to get a position made through finance and the other is a friend of a friend... good enough ) Please pray for me. I want job A but job B is moving faster- If job B likes me and offers after an interview then I'm going to see if job A is still interested. If not then I'll take B. B looks like it'll have more experience, A looks like it has places to grow (A would be starting a position/department from the ground up while B is knee deep in new stuff evolving from a previous position). I'll have to see! This is exciting to actually see something moving forward! At the same time I could see the timing of Ecuador interfering with the position. I'll have to wait and see. If it's God's will then I'll move into a new position soon. If not then I'll keep pushing forward and praying for God's blessing with where I am and with where he needs me.
                                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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