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  • #61
    Hey, just believe the 20 pounds! Why not? In any event, you've lost and obviously a fair bit. And it's true it doesn't show as much at first, simply because it's a smaller percentage of your body weight. When I lost my first 20 pounds (and I was starting lower than you), it was barely visible. Now it would make me look really, really different. So I have no trouble believing you've lost that much. Keep up the very excellent work!

    Crabcakes, most of my kids had never seen me this thin in their entire lives either. And the ones who had can't remember it. So yeah, they're kind of freaking. My daughter, the youngest, had never seen me run. When I broke into a run chasing a bus with her a few weeks ago, and KEPT UP WITH HER, she was totally gobsmacked. Heh. That alone made her believe that PB was the right thing for me. LOL!
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Judg View Post
      My daughter, the youngest, had never seen me run. When I broke into a run chasing a bus with her a few weeks ago, and KEPT UP WITH HER, she was totally gobsmacked. Heh. That alone made her believe that PB was the right thing for me. LOL!
      Hahahahaah! My youngest actually asked me a few weeks ago, overhearing my conversation with the oldest two re Primal Fitness and MovNat (planning to move my buns...): "Mom, you know how to run??!!"

      And here I sit (that is the problem after all - here I SIT!!), figuring I am having totally original experiences...

      And about the Bus Run - GOOD SHOW!
      I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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      • #63
        LOL! Yes, but my youngest is 23... Imagine her shock! (Come to think of it, it was the day of her 23rd birthday.)

        And that run felt good too. Haven't done it since, mind you.
        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
        - Lewis Mumford

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Judg View Post
          LOL! Yes, but my youngest is 23... Imagine her shock! (Come to think of it, it was the day of her 23rd birthday.)

          And that run felt good too. Haven't done it since, mind you.
          Oh crap! My youngest is 9. I sit here giggling, imagining a 23-year-old dragging her chin along the pavement as she streaks alongside Mom... Fantastic!
          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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          • #65
            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
            - Lewis Mumford

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            • #66
              Day 28 - Death by Ranch

              Do I really need to put the date in the title? No. So I'm going to start headlining them. Today is "Death by Ranch" as in dressing. Horribly hot on Day 28 (like most of the USA). I come in from the heat to make a BAS and just wasn't feeling Balsamic Vinaigrette AGAIN. Yes... V-i-n-a-i-g-r-e-t-t-e. Someone could have told me I've been spelling it wrong this whole time. Come on ya'll! Anyway, I said screw it, I'm having ranch. Good ole commercial ranch, it will be SO yummy, SO great, SO refreshing. So I douse my BAS with Ranch and nom nom nom. Pardon me here... it was f*cking disgusting. I'm in shock, because ranch is, correction WAS my fave! Five bites in and I wanted to throw it away. It tasted like warm oily powdered milk. Oh wait, that's cause it is... [photo ↓] It's very clear my tastes are starting to change. After choking down what I could, 15 minutes later my stomach is hating me. Lesson learned.

              SLEEP
              4.5 hr, alarm (this was ridiculous. I'm ashamed)

              FOOD
              B - Tuna, Carrots, Cucumber
              L - BAS (mixed greens, 2 eggs, 1 avocado, other dead plant life) w/ Ranch Dressing
              D - Steak w/ onions & mushrooms in butter | Sliced tomato
              Snacks - Apple | Banana | Pork Rinds

              EXERCISE
              30 min walk

              OTHER
              Vitamins - Y | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - Y
              ^^^YES, you read that right. Vitamins, Sun & Cold Shower = TRIFECTA (Day 1). Boom goes the dynamite.

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              My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

              I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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              • #67
                Yum! Soybean oil and buttermilk powder! (-_-')

                There are lots of ranch recipes floating around the paleo world... think it's time to hop onto the idea of making your own! Least you know better 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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                • #68
                  Ranch is one of my all-time favorites, along with blue cheese dressing. I get no respect with blue cheese in this house - my dairy-allergic-never-consumed-milk daughter thinks all dairy (including butter) literally stinks (so blue cheese just SENDS her...). The others seem to agree with her. One of the things I am going to do when I visit my family in Germany later this year is to go to a proper cheese shop!

                  Re the ranch - I have always used the famous dry packet mix... you at least can add quality dairy to it. But perhaps now would be a good time to try the recipes here and get the rest of the junk out.

                  Mmmmm BAS sounds good today. Hope you can find some place to beat the heat up in Chicago - I just walk into the woods here.
                  I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                  • #69
                    Msg Free Ranch Dressing Recipe - Food.com - 391617

                    I've made this recipe before but just skip the sugar entirely. Good stuff without any "modified corn starch" involved. That one always puzzled me. OK it started out as corn starch and then was modified but into what exactly? Hmmm?

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                    • #70
                      love all the pictures!!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        I've made this recipe before but just skip the sugar entirely. Good stuff without any "modified corn starch" involved. That one always puzzled me. OK it started out as corn starch and then was modified but into what exactly? Hmmm?
                        Modified corn starch is just regular corn starch that has been treated either with an acid, an enzyme, or a physical process to change its regular properties. Depending on what somebody wants to do with it, you can change its heat stability, acid stability, shear, reaction time, cooling and freezing properties, change viscosity, lengthen or shorten gelatinization time, and change a texture, to name some. It still is corn starch - just has a new bag of tricks.

                        In the world of gluten-free baking, Expandex is a brand name of modified tapioca starch that is sold in expensive bags and makes g/f goods crumb resemble wheat baking to a much greater extent. I have worked with g/f-d/f daughter with a few mixes with it in it and it IS much more like a wheat product when finished.

                        Still doesn't need to be in anything Real Food, though.
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • #72
                          Days 29-33

                          Hey guys. Haven't been on much, wanted to do an update. The last three days have been CRAZY. We had a situation at my house (which I won't bother going into) and had to pack up 5 peoples stuff immediately on Day 30. I spent 6 hours doing that. Up and down from 3rd floor. Followed by helping a friend move on day 31 to a 4th floor apartment, followed by several more hours of packing, cleaning and house related damage control today. All three days labor in 90+ degree weather. It's entirely possible I've just been continuously sweating for most of the last 72 hours, save for a few minutes each day in a cold shower.

                          In the midst of all of that, my eating has been crap. Not really non-primal, just sporadic, fruit heavy, way too few calories and not at all well planned or balanced, though I have managed to get a solid protein source in me at least once a day. If it weren't for cherries and boiled eggs, not sure what I would have done. Tonight (Day 32) I almost reached my limit when at 6:30 pm I realized all I had eaten the whole day was half a cantaloupe and a banana, just as my roommate sat down with pizza. It smelled so damn good. I thought "well, this is it. This is where it all falls apart. Three days of insanity and barely eating, and I'm undone." Still don't know where I gathered the will, but I proceeded to eat an apple, head to Aldi to buy some salmon, but when I got back a roommate was cooking Rwandan Chicken, which I happily ate (despite it having corn oil in it). That and a hell of a lot more cherries (we had 8 lbs, I'm pretty sure I've eaten about 3 of them).

                          Tomorrow (Day 33) will be spending several more hours hauling out old furniture, assembling new furniture, cleaning, etc. However, the rush is off and hopefully can at least eat semi-normal. Might be a couple more days before I post again.

                          If you didn't see it already, check out my thread with reflections from my first month.
                          My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

                          I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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                          • #73
                            Sorry about the awfulness... but glad you made it through. Yesterday I lost some will and put a pile of beans on my tomato salad. And last night paid for it with an awful bout of heartburn - took a Prilosec and famotidine bomb to kill the pain. Connected? Can't scientifically prove it, but what a helluva coincidence.

                            Keep writing when you can. We're still listening.
                            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                            • #74
                              Keep strong buddy! You're doing so well and all of the heavy lifting and moving slowly will help balance out your high sugar intake.
                              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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                              • #75
                                Yup, summer can really disrupt things. Not to worry, daily posting is not a moral obligation.

                                So you actually want spelling corrections? You are a unique person. You should be careful; I am a total spelling/grammar nazi.

                                Sounds like you have been doing pretty well, all in all. Cherries are an excellent fruit to be eating, and apples get high marks too, so your "cheating" is still pretty virtuous. Good going.
                                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                                - Lewis Mumford

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