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  • Hi Charlie, I just read your entire journal.

    Yay for you! You're doing great.

    Happy New Year.

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    • Originally posted by Kazrau View Post
      Hi Charlie

      I've just read your entire journal and I must say that your dedication is very impressive. I am just starting (again) due to health issues but hope to have a similar journey to the one you're taking.

      Cheers
      Karen
      Hi Karen!
      Thanks for the kind words. We can all do this.
      Happy New Year!
      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 tapper47 View Post
        Hi Charlie, I just read your entire journal.

        Yay for you! You're doing great.

        Happy New Year.
        Hi Tapper!
        Thanks for the encouragement. The Paleo/Primal thing is really working out (pun intended) for me.
        Happy New Year!
        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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        • Hello Everyone!
          Last night we went to John's Incredible Pizza Company to celebrate our son's birthday. Kiddos and wife all had pizza (10 kinds), cookies, brownies, cake, and ice cream. I had a pretty generic (and BIG) salad with a lettuce cabbage mix, tomatoes, mushrooms, egg, and ham. No dressing. I'm learning that even supposedly "healthy" salad dressings [in public] can't be trusted. Make your own, or go without.
          The boys and I will get in a long walk today while the wife and girl go shopping. It should be a good time for 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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          • Hi Everyone!
            Today I had a dentist appointment (scheduled, even though I suspected that had a cracked filling, and in fact did). The weirdest thing happened while I was there: The receptionist (generally heavy), the dental assistant (also heavy in the caboose), and my dentist (not heavy, but wishing to lose 20 lbs. to help him breathe better at night) all gathered around me in the dental chair and asked me what my weight-loss secret was. Is that weird? I generally don't prosthelytize my weight-loss unless asked, and I turned on the whole story (looking for an unrelated podcast, finding "Latest in Paleo", getting a credit there to "Mark's Daily Apple", and on from there).
            Who knew that eating nutrient dense foods left you with no room for junk?
            I'll weigh myself after my walk (drat, it's DARK already... where did my day go?).
            I ate a steak (that was soon [in a couple of days] to go rancid, for lunch, but nothing else (coffee) so far. Trader Joe's Bay Blend [extra dark]! Goodbye Starbucks, [pronounced FOUR BUCKS! $$$$] I only got it black there, or an espresso, so no mo'! Salad for dinner, with Creamy Ranch Dressing! Yummo!
            Cheers!
            Last edited by Paleo Charlie; 01-07-2013, 06:36 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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            • Hi All!
              I had a long walk (1 3/4 hours, decent pace) and just weighed myself and I'm down 3 pounds. That's what I'm after!

              The last 2 or so weeks has been kind of hard: plenty of dairy, lots of boozing, no sweets (except for the liqueurs). I just realized it's been exactly a year since I started with the Primal Blueprint. I'm going to try to get another picture of myself posted soon. I'm going to keep the statistics (Starting Weight, Current Weight, Goal Weight) going, but I'm changing the TickerFactory thermometer chart to show this next phase. I'll be down to 200 lbs EASILY this year, so may adjust my goal weight. I really want to be down to my best adult weight, 185 or close to it. Yep, I'll adjust my goal. I'm actively working on the hardening-up part of the Primal Fitness (twice a week workout, sprints once a week, walk every day). I'm also trying to eat more (and different) vegetables.
              Happy New Year, and Good Luck to Us All, we can ALL DO IT!
              Cheers!
              Last edited by Paleo Charlie; 01-08-2013, 02:11 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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              • Hi Folks!
                I thought it would be interesting to show the chart of where I've been, where I am, and where I'm going. Lots of bumps in this chart!
                Always remember: Pobody's Nerfect!
                Cheers!

                Paleo Charlie's Weight Loss.jpg
                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 Charlie, that chart looks awesome. Well done you !
                  Hope the New Year is treating you well
                  G
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                    wow Charlie, that chart looks awesome. Well done you !
                    Hope the New Year is treating you well
                    G
                    Hi G!
                    No, this year, not so much. I and my immediate family are well, but my mother was diagnosed yesterday with invasive lobular carcinoma (breast cancer). She has an consultation on Friday, so we'll know more then. In the meantime, we're all praying (I am a theist you know).
                    I hope you and yours are having and continue to have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
                    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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                    • Oh Charlie, good luck with Mum. Thinking of you
                      G x
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • Thanks G!
                        I appreciate it!
                        -C
                        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!
                          The cancer attempting to infect my mother is very small (5mm) and slow moving. VERY treatable. The doctor will operate next month, and won't need to use chemo. Likely not even radiation afterwards.
                          Okay everyone, let's collectively sigh "WHEW!"
                          Thank you all for the prayers [for you theists], and positive thoughts!
                          Now to REALLY say it:
                          CHEERS!
                          Last edited by Paleo Charlie; 01-11-2013, 08:55 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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                          • Hi Everyone!
                            My weigh-in tomorrow will likely be interesting. I walked 100 minutes, 3 times.... so... (300 / 60 = 5 hours). A couple of extra trips to the market probably bumped it up another hour. Lots of walking, NO Primal essential movements, a bit of boozing, and loads of dairy. We'll see.
                            I will likely get some more walking in this afternoon (going to wife's aunt's & uncles, lakefront property, sidewalk all the way around. Wife will walk and talk with aunt. Myself, eldest son, and uncle will walk and talk (uncle will tell terribly weak jokes), youngest son and the girl will ride scooters.
                            Dinner for wife and I will be a BIG chorizo & mushroom scramble, with pieces of roast beef thrown in.
                            Happy Sunday, 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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                            • Ugh!
                              We had lunch with wife's aunt and uncle. Spaghetti with "vegetarian" meat sauce. I had none. I focused on the "dolmas: grape leaves wrapped around rice and hamburger meat. I also went with the salad, and had 1 serving (big spoon) of lentils. Meh.
                              Tomorrow, I'll walk, workout and weigh. Good luck to me (and you too!)
                              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 just worked out, and walked and weighed: flat, no surprises!
                                After the non-paleo / Primal meal yesterday, along with the boozing and dairy, and yeah I'm AMAZED that I didn't weigh higher!
                                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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