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  • A leptin reset is essentially a way to force yourself into ketosis. At the same time it also increases your metabolism and helps fire up a good burn
    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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    • @ecks I'm in, I'll start Monday.

      So not too much to report. Weight is stable, happiness level is good. I continue to warm up so I think at least the immediate results of the metabolic downregulation are sorting themselves. I hit 98 degrees (F) for the first time this AM. So the leptin reset thing will be good for me, I think. This weekend I'll load up on canned fish etc. I'll make the trek to Whole Foods.

      The CSA is over for the year :-( I will miss it, particularly because I liked having the vegetables on hand and didn't need to think about what to have, I just looked in the fridge and something was there. When I go shopping for myself, I get in a rut and always buy the same things.

      We have a service here in CT where a woman sources locally grown foods from Connecticut farms and you order from her website and once a week they deliver it to your door. I am thinking of doing it. It's really pricey, but it does support CT farms, which I do believe in. Their Grass fed meat prices are 3x what I pay, so I will only do it for vegetables and specialty things I can't get conveniently locally.

      The alternative is to do without, or to spend half of every Saturday (and a lot of Gas money) driving here and there for things, so it might actually work out.
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 224
      Goal weight: 172
      Body Fat 30.5

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      • Forcing myself into ketosis sounds good to me. I'll have to read up a bit myself too. I'm prepared to do weird things for very short periods of time, but if it's supposed to go on longer, it can't be too restrictive. I wouldn't last.

        I'm not an expert on the whole famine mechanism thing, but I suspect that the five-year reaction is one to prolonged deprivation. Short-term, I know it kicks in at three weeks, which is why I always limited my calorie-deprivation stints to three weeks. I am still convinced that this was a very important element in my success.
        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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        • I tried my kraut! Very yummy and crunchable. I've been having it with my eggs in the morning.

          Weight is still within a pound of the weight in my signature, so it is stable. Food has been good, no cheating. To get the extra calories to maintain my current weight I have been eating more fat, mostly nuts and have been having some fruit, kiwi and apples.

          Next week I'll do the leptin reset, when I am in Ketosis I may fast a day and see how that goes. But for the balance of the weekend I'm just trying to stay on an even keel.
          Height: 5' 10"
          Starting Weight: 292
          Starting Primal Weight: 275
          Current weight: 224
          Goal weight: 172
          Body Fat 30.5

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          • I was thinking about starting to make my own sauerkrout. I had some with dinner last night while I was at a restaurant. Did you do anything magical with yours or just a basic recipe?
            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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            • My recipe came with a "perfect pickled kit" that I got from Selinas naturally. But it called for 1T Celtic sea salt per quart of shredded cabbage and 1t of caraway seeds. The kit I bought had a fermentation lock similar to the type used brewing beer. It's set up to use a 2 quart mason jar. It sits at room temperature for 4-5 day and it's done.

              It's good. I'll do another batch and let it go longer. I like it more sour.
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • So I have now (as of this morning) been eating normally (whatever that may mean) for two weeks approximately. So this week I am going to concentrate on the leptin reset, at least strictly for today and tomorrow. I travel all the rest of the week so that is always a crap shoot.

                It was a nice weekend, not so good in terms of primal eating, because in all honesty, I really didn't plan very well. We had friends over for dinner Saturday and I grilled Salmon and Chicken breast and had a big salad, which was fine. They brought fancy Ice cream, which I indulged in, along with some wine... maybe a lot of wine :-/ *hic*

                Sunday was less good. Leftovers, followed by dinner at the Outlaws. It was about the least primal meal I've eaten in months. I didn't eat much of it, but did have a slice of grocery store apple pie, even though I knew it would be awful (it was).

                So today I had a big breakfast, didn't quite get up to the proscribed protein level, but close (eggs and kippers).

                Feeling good!
                Height: 5' 10"
                Starting Weight: 292
                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                Current weight: 224
                Goal weight: 172
                Body Fat 30.5

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                • Heh, they tried to give me ice cream at church, but it was ordinary cheap stuff. No can do. If I was faced with really good ice cream, I would probably cave.
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Yeah, this was fancy Italian gelato, tiramasu flavored. I didn't stand a chance!
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Starting Weight: 292
                    Starting Primal Weight: 275
                    Current weight: 224
                    Goal weight: 172
                    Body Fat 30.5

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                    • Mmm... and who would stand a chance?!?! We don't blame you!
                      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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                      • Back home again. Well the best laid plans... I traveled to Pittsburgh and Cleveland this week. The local Rep likes to look up the "Man vs. Food" website and find restaurants that have been featured on the show and go to them for lunch in whatever city where we're traveling. So we went to an incredible sandwich place in Pitt. They make the absolute best sandwich I've ever had. I had a pastrami sandwich and their big thing is they put French fries on the sandwich. I would like to say I took them off and discarded the bread BUT IT WOULD BE A LIE!!! Sigh.. I washed it down with a beer.

                        The next day we went to Steve's Gyros in the West Side Market in Cleveland, also wonderful. Dinners were better from a Primal perspective, but dessert was had and beer.

                        I'm sure my weight has suffered. Certainly my stomach has suffered, I am bloated, and gassy and feeling quite unsettled. I will not go so far as to say it wasn't worth it, and I doubt that I have learned my lesson, but last night I threw a pork shoulder roast in the crock pot to cook over night and this morning had a small portion for breakfast and enjoyed how simple and delicious it was. I'll have that for lunch and dinner too.
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Starting Weight: 292
                        Starting Primal Weight: 275
                        Current weight: 224
                        Goal weight: 172
                        Body Fat 30.5

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                        • Back in the pre-primal days I had unfortunately discovered that potato chips are a great addition to sandwiches. Not on the side - in the sandwich. Probably best not to even mention that here, but confession is good for the soul. So I can see how FF would be very good in the sandwich.

                          BUT we are back to primal eating now!
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • Just had to jump in when I read the Pittsburgh restaurant experience. I used to live there and know of the sandwich of which you speak. I never cared for them because of the slaw on it. But the fries, oh my. Pittsburgh is known for putting fries on everything! Nothing like a buffalo chicken salad with fries! I must admit I miss fries on salad here in CA!

                            The potato chips on sandwich thing is something we did all the time as kids too. It was amazing to get the salt and the crunch. Tasted awesome with chipped ham (another Pittsburgh thing) or bologna.

                            Anyway, that is probably why I'm in the situation I am now. Back to real life grown-up food.

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                            • Hi Kim, If I lived in Pittsburgh near that place (Primanti Bros), I would weigh 400lbs... I do remember my Mother making us potato chip sandwiches, white bread, Charles chips, and butter (lots) for lunch when times were tight. She herself was a small child during the great depression and her family had to make due on short commons, and never really forgot it. I think she looked back with fondness on the potato chip sandwiches (I do too).

                              Well we are supposed to get the hurricane next week, and me with a lot of meat in the freezer... I went to the hardware store on my lunch hour to enquire about generators. I could've gotten one to be delivered Sunday, for about $800.00. But it would be a big, loud one and I decided not to. If things go wrong I will be hosting a Primal picnic for everybody in the Northeast!!
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Starting Weight: 292
                              Starting Primal Weight: 275
                              Current weight: 224
                              Goal weight: 172
                              Body Fat 30.5

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                              • Great! I mean, uh, I hope nothing bad happens. Especially since I am also in the Northeast. Wonder what Sandy will bring us?
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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