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  • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
    Just stopping by to say hello. Took a quick look at some of the posts and felt like I was stepping in where I don't belong, LOL... In any case, have a great day!
    You are most welcome at the Birdnest anytime. I was very impressed with your journal so far. You are just starting out but you really look like you are going to do well.

    To anyone who hasn't read it, this guy's journal is the the one about "Your Dad is so fat", a well told tale of the things children say that can sometimes make us see things a different way.

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    • I had scallops cooked in a lot of kerrygold garlic herb butter for dinner.

      Lately my meals have been more random and not so photo worthy. When I cook for Dad, I feel the need to present a "balanced meal" with all the pretty veggies, etc. Since Dad hasn't been feeling up to walking up the street to my house I have been going down the street to his house and putting together dinners that he likes. He likes rice with his veggies and low fat proteins like chicken and fish. I do sneak in some fat like creamed kale and such.

      He doesn't really like big meaty steaks and such that I like. He says that his old teeth just aren't sharp enough to chew through them anymore. He likes things like salmon patties and crabcakes that I can make in batches and freeze.

      There are also a lot of quick to prepare dinners out there for lazy cooks that still come out looking like lovely meals such as frozen bacon wrapped shrimp. Just heat directly from frozen in the toaster oven. I steam some broccoli in the micro and add some precooked rice and the meal looks like a culinary masterpiece but it tool like ten minutes to fix.

      I have been letting my Dad have some treats lately too like some chocolate covered almonds on the one condition that he only gets 6/day. I don't see the point in making him eat any way other than what he likes as long as it is clean and Primal.

      So he and I end up having separate meals. I sit with him while he eats and have a cup of tea or something and then go make my own random keto food later. Pate' on fatbread and such.

      I've been having some really weird swings in my eating. Some days I will chow through 2000 calories and others I can't eat another bite after 500. The randomness actually seems to be doing good things for my weight loss.
      Last edited by Paleobird; 09-25-2012, 11:21 PM.

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      • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
        I've been having some really weird swings in my eating. Some days I will chow through 2000 calories and others I can't eat another bite after 500. The randomness actually seems to be doing good things for my weight loss.

        Very interesting, I wonder if this is a hold-over from your fast a few weeks back? Also! this made me remember the UK reporter who did the research into fasting. If I remember correctly, the scientist he spoke with in the mid-west (Michigan?) mentioned alternate day fasting like this was good for you. 500 calories one day, unlimited calories the next.

        Sounds like you've just kind of fallen into the alternate day fasting pattern. Kind of good.

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        • I love your carnivorous appetite
          Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
          Before and after pics
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
          Primal Sucess Story
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
          Primal Journal
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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          • Shrimp and bacon sounds pretty good. I bet it would go great with creamed chard, if only I could make it. There has been no raw cream at the market for weeks now. I don't want the ultrapasteurized stuff. I'm going to have to get the pasteurized kind, I guess. I thought maybe I could use marscapone cheese like cream but it melts into oil, which is really strange. It does make creamy coffee, though.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • Originally posted by lissee View Post
              Very interesting, I wonder if this is a hold-over from your fast a few weeks back? Also! this made me remember the UK reporter who did the research into fasting. If I remember correctly, the scientist he spoke with in the mid-west (Michigan?) mentioned alternate day fasting like this was good for you. 500 calories one day, unlimited calories the next.

              Sounds like you've just kind of fallen into the alternate day fasting pattern. Kind of good.
              Yeah I think I kind of have just fallen into it naturally. It's rather Grokian. Pig out one day when there is a kill and just pick on a few scraps in between.

              Originally posted by BennettC View Post
              I love your carnivorous appetite
              Hi Bennett. Welcome. I really like the stuff that Dr. Ellis is saying. Thanks for posting the link to his stuff. As long as I avoid the video of him talking about homeopathy (IMO woo-sci) the rest of what he is saying about diet and exercise makes a lot of sense. I really wanted to tell you, however, to please tone it down when telling anyone who doesn't agree with Dr Ellis that they are "idiots" and such. You're just pissing people off and that's not a good way to get folks to listen to the message. I value your contributions to this forum but try to play nice, OK?

              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              Shrimp and bacon sounds pretty good. I bet it would go great with creamed chard, if only I could make it. There has been no raw cream at the market for weeks now. I don't want the ultrapasteurized stuff. I'm going to have to get the pasteurized kind, I guess. I thought maybe I could use marscapone cheese like cream but it melts into oil, which is really strange. It does make creamy coffee, though.
              Cream cheese works if you nuke it a little to get it warm first. Labne kefir cheese also works with a little yogurty tang. Ya. mascarpone is just about pure fat.

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              • hes a smart dude, really changed my life. but I will sorry, that guy forgotmylastusername really urks me lol. i'll be nice

                btw you should watch his video where he goes over the word "healthy" its really humorous
                Last edited by BennettC; 09-26-2012, 11:34 AM.
                Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                Before and after pics
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                Primal Sucess Story
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                Primal Journal
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                • Wow, your journal is a savant mix of wisdom, documented research and heartfelt diary confessions.
                  I wish you all the best, and much strength & energy to enjoy your time with your dad.

                  (I can relate to the comment you made the other day; it's not losing the marbles which is hardest, but realizing the marbles aren't all there anymore.)

                  So how long have you been in ketosis then? (sorry I haven't ready your entire journal yet!)
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                  Adopted the Primal lifestyle on: August 9 2012.
                  My sporadic journal entries are here.

                  Results to date: I've lost (gained?) one belt hole!

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                  • Originally posted by BennettC View Post
                    hes a smart dude, really changed my life. but I will sorry, that guy forgotmylastusername really urks me lol. i'll be nice
                    btw you should watch his video where he goes over the word "healthy" its really humorous
                    forgotmylastusername could use some advice about playing nice too.
                    Dr Ellis is very interesting. I haven't bought his book yet but from what I'm reading he is not advocating a strict ZC diet. The figure I heard him say in one of his youtubes was something like 10% carbs. I already do that with my epilepsy keto protocol.

                    Originally posted by froggie View Post
                    Wow, your journal is a savant mix of wisdom, documented research and heartfelt diary confessions.
                    I wish you all the best, and much strength & energy to enjoy your time with your dad.

                    (I can relate to the comment you made the other day; it's not losing the marbles which is hardest, but realizing the marbles aren't all there anymore.)

                    So how long have you been in ketosis then? (sorry I haven't ready your entire journal yet!)
                    I have been in and out of ketosis for three years but I have been consciously monitoring it and staying in steady state nutritional ketosis since the first of August (I jumped in on the August Whole 30 and took it a little farther).

                    My sister arrived today and is staying for a week. She hasn't seen my Dad in over a year and it is really hard for her to see the changes. I see them a little bit each day, she's getting it all at once. I have kept her updated by phone but that's not really the same thing as being there.

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                    • Good luck settling the sister in! I'm wondering if she staying at your place or your dads? Maybe at a hotel, that would be least stressful...

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                      • Originally posted by lissee View Post
                        Good luck settling the sister in! I'm wondering if she staying at your place or your dads? Maybe at a hotel, that would be least stressful...
                        There is a third building in between Dad's and mine that used to be my sister's and my rooms when we were kids. The three buildings kind of go in a line up the hill. The middle one is used as guest rooms now. We fixed one bedroom into a sitting room with a little kitchenette complete with a mini fridge so my sister can get stuff she likes to eat at the market and still keep it away from Dad. I don't want him getting tempted back over to the SAD side.

                        Today I made pemmican and it turned out really well. For anyone interested in giving it a go I recommend this site: http://www.traditionaltx.us/images/PEMMICAN.pdf

                        I made it with rendered bone marrow fat and dried venison. The crunchy bits left over after rendering bone marrow were soooo good.

                        So the nutritional analysis of Pemmican is in from Sparkpeople. I divided the batch into 16 ice cube tray little blocks. Figuring from 300 grams of rendered fat and an equal amount by weight of pulverized venison for the batch and dividing by 16 we get:

                        per cube: 243 calories
                        0g carb
                        18g fat
                        19g protein

                        I added garlic salt and turmeric to it for kick and it came out really yummy. The post Mark did on pemmican made it sound like food you could survive on if you had to but not really something tasty. Well, mine is tasty, because that's just how we roll here in the Birdnest.
                        Last edited by Paleobird; 09-26-2012, 11:50 PM. Reason: add link

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                        • *hugs* I haven't got anything else, but figured they would not go amiss.
                          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                          • Thanks for the pemmican link, Paleobird. That's another thing I have been wanting to try. My primal list of things-to-try is getting as long as my stack of books-to-read is high!

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                            • ive always wanted to try pemmican, does it have a good flavor?
                              Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                              Before and after pics
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                              Primal Sucess Story
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                              Primal Journal
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                              • we've been looking into pemmican for emergency/earth quake rations. this is probably the best article/description that i've read. between pemmican and water, we'd be alright. for several days/weeks at least. it's definitely a good option. and, we can definitely get grass fed here.

                                can I just say that I love our schedule change? not having all of the evening classes on my plate is awesome. The average evening class is 5-8 students (monday night is lagging at 1-3), and the other teachers have made the transition easily. I'm going to rotate which one I teach (one each week) so I'm only there one evening a week, which is great!

                                next week is school holidays, and we actually created a *plan*for it! amazing! LOL it usually just surprises us! So, we're going to be at the office less, btu enough for both of us to get our work done (and for me to teach classes). we also have planned out several local hikes we're going to do with DS, when DH will go to the gym, etc!

                                we then start a *new* schedule with the new school term for DS, because he moves to 3 days of kindy! so he'll have one day of care and 3 days of kindy, which makes us a little more efficient in our office time overall. we are basically moving to mornings and then i'll be doing one evening a week! yay!

                                of course, i added saturday mornings for myself, but I think that will go ok. the plan is to transition that into a rotation as well, and then move myself into workshops.

                                i just started marketing my first workshop at the studio, and with just one week of marketing, we are already half-full! It's still a month away, so that's great. In addition, one of the students is a member of a runner's club, and they are doing a race the day of the workshop, so I suggested that we run a second session for her club. it's not confirmed yet, but that would be a second workshop for at least 9 people (max of 15) which is great!

                                Business is ticking along nicely, to say the least, but it's so nice to have most evenings home.

                                Also, next year, i'm starting a combined parkour/yoga class that will train folks for the tough mudder. We'll do a two-hour training 1x per week which will be parkour (in urban and bush environments), and then finish with an hour of yoga. Every 3rd month, we'll do a retreat for an overnight -- doing yoga and parkour. should be pretty awesome. pricing it is interesting.

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