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  • It has to be really hard to keep primal when traveling and eating out!! Glad you have the pork roast to chomp on for today. Hope you guys don't get hit with Sandy and the nasty weather! Make sure you are stocked up on wood or gas so you can cook a whole freezer load of meat if you have to. Maybe you could drag the freezer outside if it gets cold enough and open the lid?
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
    Goal weight: 140 lbs

    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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    • Originally posted by Coll View Post
      Hope you guys don't get hit with Sandy and the nasty weather! Maybe you could drag the freezer outside if it gets cold enough and open the lid?
      That could be your WOD!!!!
      Female 55
      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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      • Well for storm prep I'm cooking up more pork for pulled pork in the crock pot, and I'm doing up several batches of jerky. I'll move all the meat from the kitchen freezer to the chest freezer downstairs to make it as full as possible. Any air space will be filled with bags of ice and after noon tomorrow I won't open it anymore and will cover it with blankets to keep it as cold as possible.

        Last year for Irene, I did similar and everything stayed frozen for the six days we were without power. So hopefully this won't be as bad. I am a bit concerned about flooding given the astronomic tides during the storm. I'm about 200' from the river in nearly all directions (Peninsula) and less than a quarter mile from Long Island Sound. During Irene there was a lot of flooding, but it didn't affect us. I hope that luck holds.

        Another adventure!
        Height: 5' 10"
        Highest Weight: 292
        Recent Starting Weight 287
        Current weight: 244.0
        Goal weight: 195
        Body Fat 32.5%

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        • Sounds like you are set! Now we'll just trust with you that the water doesn't come your way! Definitely a primal type adventure! Good going on getting jerky ahead of time - great food for that type of circumstance... keep us posted on how it all goes (assuming you have power that is!)
          Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
          Primal low: 186 lbs
          Current weight: 221.4 lbs
          Goal weight: 140 lbs

          "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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          • Good luck with Sandy! You've certainly got a handle on things. I brought in my plant stand (I brought in the plants a couple of weeks ago) and a silly frog garden sculpture thing. We have a generator, so I'm not overly worried. Should just be rain and some wind when it gets to us, and we're pretty used to that. Check in with us if you can, we will be thinking of you.
            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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            • I guess I am as prepared as I can conveniently be. Our town has ordered a mandatory evacuation for the coastal area and for residents on the Branford River. Because of where I am, I do not need to evacuate, but the fear is our section of town will be cut off from emergency services if the flooding is intense. So far our plan is to stay put, but we'll re-evaluate tonight at 8:00, which is when the town updates the map.

              Freezer is all set, gutters are cleared, lawn furniture is in. Leaky toilet in the tenants apartment is fixed. SWMBO and boy are at a birthday party and then we batten the final hatches and hope for the best!

              Food's been good today. I'm entering ketosis, according to my sticks. I haven't really felt like eating much. I took from the freezer enough meat for three days. If the power goes out longer than that it'll be tough to stay Primal without disturbing my stash in the freezer.

              It's all about guessing now. For all you East Coasters good luck! I'll check in when I can!
              Height: 5' 10"
              Highest Weight: 292
              Recent Starting Weight 287
              Current weight: 244.0
              Goal weight: 195
              Body Fat 32.5%

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              • Good luck David! I am not worried for myself, but for the rest of the Northeast I am quite worried. (I'm fine, my village is fine - we all have means of warmth, food, water, and shelter.) I hope it all turns out to be nothing. Failing that, pork and maybe some single malt scotch will soothe the hurts.
                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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                • David,
                  Here's wishing you and the others in the storms path a safe journey ahead. Hope to hear again from you real soon and that alot of this is hyperbole.
                  Primal since 27 August 2012
                  Age 47
                  Height 5'10"
                  SW 236
                  PW 223
                  GW 185


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                  • Thanks all! Wind has picked up and I just walked down to the water and surfs up! Gonna be a wild ride! Wish I had bought that generator I was considering... Oh well. Best laid plans and all.

                    I'm supposed to fly out Tuesday AM to go to Minneapolis... Hopefully I can get there. Not looking too hopeful. Every town up and down the Shoreline has closed schools Monday and Tuesday.

                    Craziness.
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Highest Weight: 292
                    Recent Starting Weight 287
                    Current weight: 244.0
                    Goal weight: 195
                    Body Fat 32.5%

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                    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                      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!
                      I have never understood the American obsession with treating potato chips as if they were actually food and including them in meals. Here they are treated as pure junk food. Eaten with abandon, yes, but as a party food.

                      David, I hope Sandy won't hit you too hard. We have been told to have four days' worth of supplies even here, which I consider a little over the top. I guess they're afraid power lines will come down. I brought in my Christmas cactus, which was the last indoor potted plant still outside, and that has been my only concession. On the other hand, I probably have at least four days' supplies at any given time anyway, so no big deal. I have at least half a case of mineral water and some club soda on tap, and plenty of food, so there we go. As long as no trees fall on the house, I'm not worried. The press likes to sensationalize things, I find. I mean, this is inland Canada...
                      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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                      • So my work called and they've canceled work for tomorrow. Of course I left all my traveling stuff for my flight on Tuesday on my desk at work figuring I'd get it Monday, so I ran over there tonight. Most everybody is safely tucked in at home, so the roads were emptyish. On the way back home I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a bag of ice and some fresh vegetables. I figured it would be really picked over, and certain things were (bottled water) but they had a fair supply of fresh food.

                        Certainly typified the "calm before the storm!"

                        On my way home I got an email saying my flight Tuesday is canceled...sigh.
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Highest Weight: 292
                        Recent Starting Weight 287
                        Current weight: 244.0
                        Goal weight: 195
                        Body Fat 32.5%

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                        • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                          I have never understood the American obsession with treating potato chips as if they were actually food and including them in meals. Here they are treated as pure junk food. Eaten with abandon, yes, but as a party food.
                          I'm with you there - I have never understood how chips came to be standard fare.
                          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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                          • I'm glad you aren't going to be trying to get back and forth from work and off to airports etc. Just embrace the unexpected holiday and stay safe!
                            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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                            • Originally posted by siobhan View Post
                              i'm glad you aren't going to be trying to get back and forth from work and off to airports etc. Just embrace the unexpected holiday and stay safe!
                              x2!!
                              Female 55
                              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                              • I do not understand airlines. My direct flight from Hartford to Minneapolis, leaving Tuesday at 11:00 was canceled. Fair enough. so they sent me a list of flights, all leaving Tuesday from 10:30 - 12:30. None direct, all through Atlanta or Detroit! In fairness, mine was to be a small plane, which they probably don't want to fly through high winds.

                                But still, my two hour flight will now be five hours (counting layover in Detroit, among my least favorite airports). Likely this itinerary will get canceled too. I don't think things will be much better on Tuesday.

                                Funny I'm more worried about the travel troubles than I am the big-assed storm coming near...
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Highest Weight: 292
                                Recent Starting Weight 287
                                Current weight: 244.0
                                Goal weight: 195
                                Body Fat 32.5%

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