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  • #16
    Husband just told me that I'm looking healthier and that he thinks my upper pooch is diminished. Boyfriend also thinks that my upper pooch is smaller.

    Husband and I just talked about visiting my dentist. Husband eats very little sugar, and he says that the dentist is always sighing and asking him to eat more sugar to help keep him in business.
    Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

    My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

    Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
    Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
    Eat primally.
    Take a progress picture once a week.
    Don't weigh myself.

    Starting weight: 223
    Current weight: ???
    Goal weight: 145

    Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
    Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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    • #17
      I just want to take a moment here to express how incredibly happy and hopeful I have been since I started eating primally. I have complete belief that this will help me to be healthier. I might not get diabetes--holy cow. I may not be doomed to a life of becoming increasingly more sedentary and atrophied. There is hope for me here.

      I might YET become agile and able. I could have knees that bend easily, a heart that can handle hiking and runningomgveryfast.

      I am going to be able to play with my son when he's no longer an infant. I'm going to be able to keep up. I will be lean! He will never believe that I used to be fat.

      MY LONG, SUN-BLEACHED HAIR WILL FLOW IN THE BREEZE, ATTRACTIVELY TOUSLED. I will wear denim cutoff shorts and tank tops. I will be le sexy.

      And also I will do a pull up. Oh yes.
      Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

      My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

      Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
      Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
      Eat primally.
      Take a progress picture once a week.
      Don't weigh myself.

      Starting weight: 223
      Current weight: ???
      Goal weight: 145

      Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
      Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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      • #18
        Today I've hit some challenges; I went out for Indian food, and going without the rice or naan was surprisingly hard for me. Also, I've just noticed a half full bag of Hershey's fun sized candy bars and I am drooling over them. This is the first time since I began that I've had cravings. So, if you have fun links to inspiring blogs or articles, or just a few words of encouragement, this is the time for them!

        Today, in the spirit of the Primal lifestyle's "play" requirement, Husband and I went to play basketball HORSE in the park. It was incredibly fun. I haven't laughed so hard in a long, long time. OMG, the Primal lifestyle might make EVERYTHING better.

        And now I'm going to go sleep. With a young baby, sleep is precious, precious, precious...
        Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

        My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

        Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
        Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
        Eat primally.
        Take a progress picture once a week.
        Don't weigh myself.

        Starting weight: 223
        Current weight: ???
        Goal weight: 145

        Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
        Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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        • #19
          But oh! Today I bumped up from level one planks to level four planks! With ease! Hooray!
          Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

          My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

          Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
          Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
          Eat primally.
          Take a progress picture once a week.
          Don't weigh myself.

          Starting weight: 223
          Current weight: ???
          Goal weight: 145

          Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
          Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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          • #20
            Excellent progress!

            And my dentist can't believe how little tartar or plaque he can find. He keeps trying to find some to justify the cleaning fee.

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            • #21
              Thanks Paleobird! I'm laughing at the idea of a dentist, frantically searching for plaque and coming up dry. That must be a breath of fresh air for him!

              Yesterday I re-read some of MDA's articles about sleep, and I've been trying to include more sleep in my day. I have a four month old baby, so this is not necessarily easy. I've given myself permission to go to bed earlier (before nine, even!) to make sure I get another hour or so before the kid wakes up requesting food. I'm also prioritizing naps during the day. My body is welcoming of the sleep; I have no trouble drifting off to catch those extra Z's.

              I've also been putting some focus into wandering around barefoot and strengthening my feet. I stretch my toes; I draw the alphabet with them. I've been walking barefoot to the park and then walking barefoot around the park. I'm barefoot in my own house and yard. Black asphalt is challenging in the summer sun--especially since its texture is so jagged. Grass and dirt are great, though! And I found out that stepping barefooted into dog poo doesn't hurt.

              I'm quite interested in rejiggering the routine in my home to include winding down as the sun sets. I'm going to try turning off some lights and discouraging flagrant television watching. The baby has a bedtime routine; why shouldn't the adults? Maybe I can buy some of those flameless candles and set them up in the living room for some ambiance and glamour and romance and atmosphere and stuff.
              Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

              My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

              Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
              Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
              Eat primally.
              Take a progress picture once a week.
              Don't weigh myself.

              Starting weight: 223
              Current weight: ???
              Goal weight: 145

              Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
              Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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              • #22
                Inspired by deMuralist's journal, I'm trying out The 5 Minute Exercise That Can Change Your Life.

                Mshathvri was...

                1. ...a prolific and community-engaged composer of great music.
                2. ...a loving and connected family member and friend.
                3. ...a BAD ASS mom.
                4. ...an inspiring teacher.
                5. ...a profoundly well and happy person.
                Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                Eat primally.
                Take a progress picture once a week.
                Don't weigh myself.

                Starting weight: 223
                Current weight: ???
                Goal weight: 145

                Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                • #23
                  My super helpful husband is helping a super lot, because he brings home super groceries--he's making it easy to find lots of yummy primal food that's ready to eat with minimal preparation. I love that so hard!

                  Yesterday I continued to do level four planks, and I am so proud. So very proud. Level five, here I come!

                  Boyfriend continues to eat primally and lose weight. He's weighing himself while I'm not, so it's interesting to track his progress. On Wednesday morning, I hope to post a progress picture so we can see how my body is responding to this regime.

                  Yesterday I tried to relate my five eulogy to points to Husband and couldn't remember number four ("be an inspiring teacher") for the life of me. Maybe that shouldn't be one of my core focus points? Hmmm. I'll tuck that under my cap and smoke it later.
                  Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                  My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                  Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                  Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                  Eat primally.
                  Take a progress picture once a week.
                  Don't weigh myself.

                  Starting weight: 223
                  Current weight: ???
                  Goal weight: 145

                  Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                  Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                  • #24
                    Also! I have been trying some IF; mostly skipping breakfast. Occasionally I'll skip lunch instead. This has been not-so-hard; but it means that I need to make sure that I have food around in the event of an omg-must-eat-NOW-or-crash-hard moment. It feels pretty natural. Husband only eats two meals a day. Boyfriend is often satisfied with just one. I'm trying to include a little bit of extra fat in my meals and to stretch out the time between them. It feels effective.
                    Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                    My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                    Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                    Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                    Eat primally.
                    Take a progress picture once a week.
                    Don't weigh myself.

                    Starting weight: 223
                    Current weight: ???
                    Goal weight: 145

                    Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                    Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                    • #25
                      Forgive my nosiness but you have one of each, a boyfriend and a husband? Not judging, just honestly curious.
                      They both sound like great guys and are being helpful to you in your Primal journey.

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                      • #26
                        Yep! My boyfriend lives with me and my husband half-time, and both my husband and my boyfriend have other girlfriends. It all just worked out that way, but it works!
                        Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                        My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                        Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                        Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                        Eat primally.
                        Take a progress picture once a week.
                        Don't weigh myself.

                        Starting weight: 223
                        Current weight: ???
                        Goal weight: 145

                        Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                        Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                        • #27
                          Husband and I are throwing a barbecue tonight, and Husband is SO TOTALLY making buttery cajun steaks in my honor. Squee! Plus I just made mashed cauliflower for the first time, and also we have three types of sausages and some skin-on chicken breasts. I'm so not minding this. And salad too. I made salad!
                          Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                          My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                          Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                          Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                          Eat primally.
                          Take a progress picture once a week.
                          Don't weigh myself.

                          Starting weight: 223
                          Current weight: ???
                          Goal weight: 145

                          Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                          Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                          • #28
                            Cool. A lot of guys are open to the idea of multiple girls (very open!) but aren't so open minded about sharing with another guy. I'm glad you found an arrangement that works for everybody.

                            I make a mix of mashed cauliflower and parsnips that is heavenly. Non Primal people keep asking for second and third helpings.
                            Butterfly cajun steaks sound awesome. Well just about anything with cajun spices works for me. And salad. Have you seen the BAS thread Dr. Bork Bork (aka Trish) started on the recipes section? Some cool ideas to keep salads interesting.

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                            • #29
                              I like parsnips! I should try mashed cauliflower and parsnips sometime. Last night's mashed cauliflower concoction went really fast. Next time, more cauliflower!

                              I should totally take a look at the BAS thread. My idea of an interesting salad is MORE AVOCADO, and I can probably do better than that.

                              I've been getting very much into the barefoot and sunlit thing. I really feel like the primal lifestyle is loosening me up and making me happier in my skin. I've been so insulated, with my carpet and my computer and my air conditioning; I think I've become really desensitized over the years to what my body wants and needs. Before, I felt like I was on an inevitable slide down into further mental and physical brokenness. Now I feel like I'm climbing a hill--effortlessly--and reaching new heights of happiness and wellness. I can't believe it. I'm getting better, not worse.

                              I'm giving myself permission to go to bed early and to nap. I'm enjoying myself when I play. I'm feeling like I have the potential to be strong and physically very able. I'm feeling courageous and confident instead of timid.

                              Heavy whipping cream in my coffee doesn't hurt. I should go have some coffee now, while the baby is still happily occupying himself.
                              Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                              My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                              Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                              Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                              Eat primally.
                              Take a progress picture once a week.
                              Don't weigh myself.

                              Starting weight: 223
                              Current weight: ???
                              Goal weight: 145

                              Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                              Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                              • #30
                                I am very proud to have moved to level 2 push ups and level 4 planks!
                                Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                                My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                                Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                                Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                                Eat primally.
                                Take a progress picture once a week.
                                Don't weigh myself.

                                Starting weight: 223
                                Current weight: ???
                                Goal weight: 145

                                Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                                Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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