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  • I stayed up until after the President's speech, watching. Then spent another hour chatting with friends, then read for an hour to switch my mind into sleep mode. Result: 4 hours of sleep! Luckily, I was able to balance it with 11 hours last night. At the expense of any social interaction in the evening, but with two teenagers in the house, it wasn't really missed. Well, maybe it was. My Honey came to bed half an hour after I did. So we're both well-rested this morning, bopping around the house and getting an early start to the day.

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    • Hi Sabine!

      Yeah I am all rested up and just in time to shovel a half a foot of snow from the driveway! Boy's school was canceled and I took the day off to stay with him. We've had fun in the snow and now having a bite of lunch.
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 224
      Goal weight: 172
      Body Fat 30.5

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      • Snow? Wow. I've only seen a few flakes in the air up here in the supposedly frozen North. But yeah, that qualifies as exercise, for sure.
        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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        • @Judg Yes it was an early Nor'easter. Got a lot of press here in the Northeast US coming on the heels of "Superstorm Sandy" We got about 5 - 6-inches of snow, but relatives away from the coast got 8 - 10-inches. Our power didn't go out thankfully. There were concerns of widespread outages, but I do not believe it was as bad as feared.
          Height: 5' 10"
          Starting Weight: 292
          Starting Primal Weight: 275
          Current weight: 224
          Goal weight: 172
          Body Fat 30.5

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          • We were told - west of Philly - to expect some of that storm..... basically we saw a little bit of wind, and some rain.... none was severe at all. The worst part was the temps, which are running about 18 degrees below normal.
            Start Date 9.24.12
            Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
            CW - 271 pounds
            First Goal - 255 by 2013
            Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
            Other Goal - to get off some medications
            Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
            NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

            Your Dad is So Fat

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            • Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
              My weight hasn't changed much, up or down, for the past few weeks. I guess I'm in a holding pattern for awhile.
              I was reading a post on MDA a few weeks back that was talking about how the fall time is when our bodies slow down burn cycles and hold onto fat as a natural way to keep us warm in the winter. The article alluded to the idea that It's part of a yearly burn cycle and that it's a necessary step in order to experience burn after winter. If you're holding a steady weight (as I am as well) it's definitely better than gaining and most likely a part of the yearly cycle.

              And of course for reference as to what I'm talking about: Fall Foods: Why Seasonal Eating Primes the Body for Fat Burning | Mark's Daily Apple

              Hope that helps calm your nerves. I posted this one to my own journal a few weeks back and I've seriously just come to terms with the fact that not losing/not gaining is better than nothing and that that's just going to be the pattern for the next while until winter fully sets in.
              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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              • I must be in that same pattern!

                We seem to just have the edge of the nor'easter - it snowed last night but turned to rain - quite a bit of rain. Not too bad though. I am wishing and hoping the best for those already suffering from Sandy. Of course I have to go to work in the dark and the rain. I really like the dark but not to drive in. The roads are dark dark dark. Very few lights.
                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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                • It is definitely better than nothing. It's WAY better than nothing. Think about it. Millions upon millions of people lose weight. And millions and millions of them gain it all back, with some extra. The real battle is won by keeping it off. Think of it as establishing a beachhead, a staging point for future offensives. When the time is right, it will start falling off again, and you will be refreshed in your determination to make it happen. Ask me how I know...
                  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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                  • FWIW, a physician that I work with has lost and regained 20 lbs in the time that I have lost my 30 lbs. Kind of sobering, isn't it?

                    Thanks for weighing in on my car troubles, David. That really took me back because...when I bought this car 15 years ago, the friend who helped me told me the same thing, and that is how I ended up buying this car. It was a bit more car than I really wanted, but he urged me to get a really good car that would be reliable and would last. And I did. And it did.
                    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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                    • Ugh... I had a horrible weekend, food wise and everything else. Thank goodness I am leaving for Providence RI for a trade show in a couple of minutes.

                      I hurt my lower back and my shoulder, this put me into a bad mood which unfortunately soured my disposition enough that SWMBO and Boy didn't want to be around me. Probably a good thing. We finally had halloween after it being postponed by our town due to one storm and then another.

                      I might have had a problem with Snickers bars...

                      Fortunately, they made me very sick to my stomach so I was able to writhe alone in my collective misery long enough to realize what an ass I had been. I guess it's good to have the occasional bump in the road, I hope I learn from it.

                      I made my apologies all around and am ready to move forward.
                      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 almost enjoy being sick after eating something that I should have. Makes you reflect on bad choices and gives you time with discomfort to really put perspective on weather it was worth it or not.
                        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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                        • I'm with you on the sickness thing. It's actually positive. Also I don't have to wonder, "Did that have gluten/sugar/rice in it?" Keeps me honest.

                          Obviously I only know you from this forum, but it is hard to imagine that you were THAT big of an ass. And you apologized! Not too familiar with that sort of good behavior.
                          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 keep thinking about that mushroom pizza in the freezer, but I am afraid I would end up writhing too. Ditto for MIL's canneloni at festive occasions. I would, in theory, be willing to cheat for the once or twice yearly privilege of eating those things, but I'm so afraid it would knock me out of whatever good things are happening in the next few days that I haven't worked up my nerve to try.

                            Candy, unfortunately, does not make me sick. I was very happy to have more kids than expected this year, so they cleared me out. Even if I bought chips as a lesser of evils.
                            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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                            • One of my biggest surprises is sugar - since I cut out the grains and almost all sugar, I feel really ill if I eat too much. BAD headache. Nausea. Small amounts, like in a bit of dark chocolate, are okay. I must get some massive insulin thing going on. I wonder if anyone else has this?
                              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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                              • It's been a crazy week. I spent the first half in Providence, RI at a trade show. Food was okay because generally at trade shows I don't eat breakfast or lunch and just eat dinner. Both nights there we went for seafood, which is pretty primal. Maybe not the beer so much, but I was well behaved.

                                I'm home now and things are once again peaceful. My back and neck are both better (don't know what happened there except maybe the snow shoveling). So I'm being good and primal so that I don't gain any weight over the holiday weekend. I think that after Thanksgiving I'll make a concerted effort to drop some weight before Christmas. But I've been pretty successful at staying in the range of 236 - 240.
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

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