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  • Hi Charlie,

    I have just finished reading your story- had to do it in 2 sittings . What an awesome read. Thanks so much for sharing. Me and mine are flirting with Primal and are currently 100% wheat free which was always going to be the hardest. Look forward to your updates in the future.

    Cheers!!

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    • Hi Addo!
      Thanks for the kind remarks!
      I'm glad you are able to get something useful out of my postings.
      Good for you on the wheat free you've adopted! I have found, as you know, that Jared Diamond's paper "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race" was completely instrumental in my adoption of the paleo/primal lifestyle. I really love Angelo Coppela's podcast "Latest in Paleo" also. He seems to take a (very-semi) objective approach to the paleo/primal lifestyle.
      I'm still trying to get my wife and kiddos into it, perhaps when it gets colder here, I can prepare paleo/primal dinners that will win them over (that's the plan!).

      There's a ton of good stuff out there!
      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'm SORE! I did the basic primal workouts on Friday (pushups, planks, squats, pullups - with legs of course, I'm still not thin enough or strong enough to do a real one... YET!
        I put the workout schedule into my Outlook calendar for reminders, and that seems to be enough for now.
        Even though I've been sore for the last day or so, I'm going up Hunters Trail for some sprints. I even conned... er, talked my youngest son into going. He says he's only going to walk, but I may get him to do one.
        I have no idea what my weight is doing. I boozed last night, so [fail?] there. Maybe.
        I'm fasting today, so we'll see how that goes. Cutting up some pumpkins tonight for Halloween. We won't have time later this week.
        Good for now. Have a terrific week, friends!
        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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        • OK, I weighed for the week and flat. I'm beginning to think that boozing will do that. I know it does actually. A bit of a struggle, but I'll attempt to avoid it entirely this week to get some progress!
          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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          • Charlie, how you doing ???
            I am also thinking that my stall will be the wine - so day 4 of no wine....we shall see if it makes a difference by the end of the week.

            anyway heres to some progress - DOWN !!!!!!
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • OK, where to begin... I ate a LOT of meat yesterday (big scramble with bacon and beef chorizo [yummo!]), with a few veggies thrown in. I finished up a piece of leftover pork shoulder, and (of course [dang!]) had lots of cheese on everything. THAT may be my failing!
              Today, I am fasting and will start out tomorrow with a blob of unsalted, grass-fed butter in my coffee. I had some today as well, but that's just to get the fat burning started.

              So far, so good!
              I'll fast again this weekend, probably Saturday, to keep it moving. My monthly client (and client dinner) is next Monday, so I will likely be fasting on Tuesday to make up for that.

              Cheers!
              Last edited by Paleo Charlie; 11-01-2012, 03:18 PM.
              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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              • Nope, fasting Sunday. I ate a steak today, coffee with unsalted grass-fed butter, and scrambled eggs (4) with beef chorizo and bacon (3).

                I'll do my sprints tomorrow, and a nice walk.
                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, How is everything going over there ?
                  Elections this week ?
                  Do you have a winter in California ? or is it just mild ??
                  How are the whanau ?
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • Hi NZ Lady!
                    Papai! Everyone is well! I'll admit, while I know half a dozen Samoan phrases, being soga'imiti [pronounced Sohnah eemeetee] (at least some Samoan friends call me that) I had to look that (Maori phrase) up. I hope I was close!
                    Elections: Yes. I don't like EITHER big candidate, or 3rd parties either. I'll have to vote for the least poisonous of what's there. Also considering the VP position, and who could possibly be the President.
                    Winter here is usually cool (sometimes down into the 20's [F], and occasionally rainy but quite tolerable.
                    How are things with you and yours?

                    I weighed just now and I'm down another 3 lbs! WHOO HOO!, That's the way to start off November! Laying off the booze and fasting helped apparently. I'll be at my monthly client appointment and non-paleo/primal dinner tonight, so I'll fast again tomorrow. Have a terrific week!
                    Cheers!
                    Last edited by Paleo Charlie; 11-05-2012, 10:56 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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                    • Yep, we all good thank you. I have a huge debate on at present about whether I come to Oxnard in April or Lake Tahoe in Sept !!!! I just can't decide, so any advice would be great !
                      DD and DDBF have moved out, but crazy busy getting place spic and span for a wedding on saturday. grandchildren well, calf good, pet lambs tailed, and the cat peed on the bed yesterday !!! so all in all more positives than negetives !!!
                      Well done on another loss, and have the best week
                      G
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • Hi All!
                        Wow, what a busy week. Where to begin?
                        Tuesday I didn't fast, because the night before I didn't go to my client for reports and dinner. That was Wednesday, so I fasted Thursday. Tuesday I walked and worked out (squats, planks, push-ups, pullups).
                        Working out today, though it's taking some time. Wife is dropping off a kid at the bowling alley for a party, so I'll attempt to wrap it up then. Fasting and Sprints are scheduled for Sunday. A job may be on the horizon (a peer from my previous company was made president of a competitor, [he knows my work and work ethic!]). We'll see.
                        Have a great weekend y'all!
                        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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                        • 72.5 pounds? Holy sh*t man. You f*cking rock!

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                          • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                            72.5 pounds? Holy sh*t man. You f*cking rock!
                            Hah! Bacon-Brother! Good to hear from you.
                            Thanks brother, I'm working it. I still love the boozing though. That's a hard one to give up completely. This last month or so has been a hard one, oscillating between losing weight and interrupting it with the boozing.
                            Good for now.
                            Be well brother!
                            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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                            • Wow!
                              I don't know what triggered this memory, but here it is: My father once told me of the pioneers settling the west. They used to spread tallow or lard on bread instead of butter and eat it. Of course, this was meant to dissuade me and my brother from eating animal fats. Who knew that the BREAD was the bad part of the story?
                              Even as kids, my brother and I KNEW that the best bite of bacon was the fat!
                              Fasting and sprints today.
                              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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                              • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                                Yep, we all good thank you. I have a huge debate on at present about whether I come to Oxnard in April or Lake Tahoe in Sept !!!! I just can't decide, so any advice would be great !
                                DD and DDBF have moved out, but crazy busy getting place spic and span for a wedding on saturday. grandchildren well, calf good, pet lambs tailed, and the cat peed on the bed yesterday !!! so all in all more positives than negetives !!!
                                Well done on another loss, and have the best week
                                G
                                I don't see that I replied to this one, so here goes!
                                Hi G!
                                We've been to Oxnard several times for weekend vacations, and like it very much. Lots to do and see there, but we mostly just want to relax away from the heat of the summer. My wife spent a week in Tahoe at a timeshare and it was the second lousiest one she'd been to (the worst being our honeymoon, but that's another story ).Super small.

                                Tahoe itself is quite scenic, but kind of like that beautiful girl at school: pretty and she knows it. Expensive resort community.
                                I hope that helped a little, and please take my comments in context. Wife was on vacation in Tahoe with her mother and 20 years later that relationship still needs some help.
                                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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