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  • Hi all!
    Tonight it's roasted tri-tip with salt and pepper, onions and carrots for flavoring only, wife's insistance. I am slow roasting it in the oven at 225 for 10 hours. I'm also going to roast a piece of salmon we have frozen for my daily dinner feast. I spent the better part of the day looking for a job (still unemployed). Yay. This looking-for-a-job thing is getting old. I'm ready to accept a postition from a recruiter at half my salary just to get some dang money coming in. Civilization is (sometimes) not all it's cracked up to be.
    Cheers!
    48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

    "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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    • Hi Everyone!
      I weighed this morning after a most-of-the-day fast, (bull3tpr*of coffee in the morning for a nice dose of Kerrygold unsalted butter fat), and a small salad for dinner...
      I'm down 2 1/2 pounds for the week!
      Cheers!
      48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

      "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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      • Hi everybody!
        I just got a reminder call for an interview I have tomorrow (at an insurance company).
        It's not likely an interview in the IT space, so I'm wary. Nobody EVER gets a reminder for their interview: Interviews are to EXCLUDE everyone but the absolute right person for the job.
        I'll interview anyway, but just for the experience.
        I think I'll pretend I don't know what is going on. I've noticed that insurance companies are data mining the job sites to get potential sales monkeys. This should be fun and interesting, and if not, I'll MAKE it fun and interesting.
        Let's see how much of THEIR time I can waste. Maybe I'll be stupid and interesting enough for someone to talk about it to their significant other tomorrow night!

        I made primal chili tonight, but having it with a shot of bourbon on the side.
        I'll likely be down for the weigh-in next week, so... Whoo hoo!
        Cheers!
        48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

        "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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        • Hi All!
          I've been mostly eating in the evenings this week, doing the Warrior Diet style fast that Mark Sisson talked about. It seems to really be working for me. Today, I am breaking it up a bit by fasting all day, then I will have something little for breakfast tomorrow. Probably a little bit of vegetables.
          We'll see what the weigh-in is then.
          Cheers!
          48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

          "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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          • You're quite welcome!
            Cheers!
            48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

            "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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            • Hi all!
              Well I just weighed and I'm down another pound!
              I have a big pork shoulder cooking in the oven all day (at a low 250 degrees), that will be ready at 8:00 PM. Just in time to end my fast.
              Cheers!
              48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

              "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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              • UGH!
                I ate a semi-Paleo meal last night and I'm feeling a bit yucky. Had salad with toasted pita chips, no dressing, but birdseed product.
                Also had roasted chicken (delish!)
                Fasting today to get back into the groove. I'll have a small portion of roasted pork shoulder that I made on Monday.
                Cheers!
                48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                • We went to Farrell's for my daughter's birthday celebration. I had the chopped Cobb salad, no dressing, whilst my family had burgers, Mac n cheese, big ice cream sundaes, etc. I honestly didn't need to resist: I don't eat that stuff.
                  I'm on my walk now. When I'm done, I'll have some leftover pork shoulder.
                  Cheers!
                  48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                  "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                  • Hi all!
                    Well, I weighed for the week and I'm flat. No progress this week. I'm not really surprised though. My parents came over on Saturday and my wife made chicken enchiladas, of course with corn tortillas. I had a little, and I mean little! She also made quinoa, with what SHE calls vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, and carrots). My neighbor and his family were going on vacation, so of course I had to help him by drinking lots of tequila and bourbon with him. MAN! I can't do that anymore. Boozing like I'm a young man just doesn't happen anymore!

                    This week will be much better. I am TOTALLY busy (between appointments and helping get the kids back to school this week).
                    I barely had time for a much needed walk yesterday!
                    Cheers!
                    48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                    "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                    • Hi all!
                      I'm off to eat lunch with a friend today. We'll go to In 'n Out and have "protein style" Double-Doubles (double cheese, double burger) wrapped in lettuce instead of buns.
                      Not the most Paleo meals, but pretty close!
                      Cheers!
                      48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                      "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                      • Hi everyone!
                        I did a walk in the morning, as opposed to trying to get a walk in the evenings and sometimes missing the vitamin D exposure. The good thing about living in the "Bonnie Green Hills of Glendora" (my name for home, not the City of Glendora's name for it) is having... HILLS!
                        I extended my walk by 10 minutes to the next tract over and whattayaknow? A nice hill, on a street with a very Primal/Paleo name: Hunter's Trail! I threw in a few all-out effort sprints uphill and boy are my legs feeling it now!
                        I'll fast all day today and finish the day with a salad.
                        Cheers!
                        48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                        "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                        • Hi Charlie

                          My partner isn't 100% primal with me yet, just as your family isn't quite there, but by cooking delicious meals and acting as a living example of how cutting out grains and sugar can make you feel, I have a feeling they'll be hugely influenced given enough time. Plus, you've made such enormous progress. I'm totally floored.

                          Keep up the fabulous work!

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                          • Hi Roden,
                            Thanks for the kind remarks!
                            I forgot to weigh in this week, so just did... I'm down another pound!
                            I'm losing slowly now, after stabilizing for a couple of weeks. I guess that's the way it goes. Lose, stabilize, regroup, lose some more.
                            I'm not hungry yet, so I'll have a meal in a few hours, possibly just having dinner. Oh! Good news! Wife joined me for a walk on Monday! That was new! We didn't have a long (Paleo Charlie style) walk, but it was about 30 minutes, and plenty warm.
                            Have a great week!
                            Cheers!
                            48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                            "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                            • Hi all!
                              I walked this morning, sprinted on Hunter's Trail, and fasted for most of the day, eating only a handful of nuts at my wife's family's beach picnic this afternoon. If I remember to weigh-in tomorrow, I'll do it, otherwise it'll be later.
                              This week has been an n=1 experiment for me: How does dairy affect me? I made a deal with myself, eat/drink as much dairy as I want, and I'll see what effect it has on my weight. Other factors are involved, but the effects should be negligible as they are fairly consistent: How much sleep am I getting, how much exercise, and the like. NO BOOZING at ALL for this week, so it should be interesting.
                              I have a job interview tomorrow, so wish me luck!
                              Cheers!
                              48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                              "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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                              • Hi everyone!
                                I weighed before getting ready for my interview this morning, 1.5 pounds down. I'm now down 60 pounds! WHOO HOO!
                                Wife, eldest son and I walked this evening, and we saw the two older ladies that walk in the late afternoon, out with their dogs. I've been seeing and talking to them by name for 8 months. One of them calls me "Charles", and the other one calls me "toes" (after my well-worn, black, Vibram Five-Fingers that I always wear on my walks, I LOVE THAT)!

                                I'm going to keep my n=1 experiment (about the dairy) going for another week. I figure 1 week just isn't a big enough data set (unless I start feeling REALLY WEIRD).

                                Since I'm already into next years goal by 9 pounds, I figure there's a little wiggle room for experimenting now.

                                Cheers!
                                Last edited by Paleo Charlie; 08-28-2012, 11:31 AM.
                                48, 5'11" - SW 301 (01/08/12) - CW 217.5 (5/14/13) - GW 185 +2.6% this week. -27.7% total. -83.5 lbs. (so far!)

                                "Today when you mention "barbeque" people will think about throwing a hotdog or a couple burgers on the grill. But if you invite me to a "barbeque" and there's not some sort of slow-smoked meat involved, I'll hope you step on a Lego." - Instructables.com member Javin007

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