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  • Sounds like you're doing well. I find it's easier to get my resolve together again after a period of holding the line. And during major festivities, holding the line is a major victory.
    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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    • Yeah, it's been a couple of weeks of not so careful eating. I don't want to go into the holiday season that way. If I am focused on my diet I think it will be easier for me to avoid the mindless holiday eating that forces a desperate resolution on January 1.

      Some weeks ago I talked about making Pemmican. I just received my order from my meat supplier including round roasts for jerky and beef fat for rendering for making Pemmican. I asked for some marrow bones also and she sent along a nice bagful. So I am looking forward to making it!

      I am also looking forward to the weekend!
      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 will need a report on that. I've never gotten that ambitious, maybe because I've practically never eaten jerky.
        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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        • Sounds like fun! What does SWMBO think of the jerky-making?
          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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          • Well, SWMBO cannot stand the sight or idea of raw meat. So I typically plan my jerky-ing for when she's not at home. In truth, she would be very happy being a vegetarian if left to her own preferences. But she will dutifully eat what I cook, because she doesn't cook at all.

            So she has very little interest in the Pemmican project.
            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 LOVE jerky etc and have often played with the idea of making pemmican. I will be very interested in how it turns out!
              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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              • So she has very little interest in the Pemmican project.

                Well, all the more for 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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                • Hi Folks!

                  Doing fine. Just really busy this past few weeks. I've really done pretty well eating wise and have been holding at 238-240 for a couple of weeks now. Staying as Primal as possible and not doing too badly. I have a plan regarding Thanksgiving and don't think I'll miss anything too badly except maybe the stuffing. In any case it is one meal in my life and while I will not throw caution to the wind, I won't beat myself up too badly if I deviate too much.

                  For the first time in several years all my boys will be in attendence. I am looking forward to it.

                  I hope you all have a nice holiday, those of you who celebrate it!
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Starting Weight: 292
                  Starting Primal Weight: 275
                  Current weight: 224
                  Goal weight: 172
                  Body Fat 30.5

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                  • Sounds good.

                    I agree with your festivity philosophy. Don't throw caution to the wind, but don't be too uptight about minor deviations. I allow myself cranberry sauce and gravy with my turkey, and enjoy it very much, even if there isn't a lot of it. And I made a primal pumpkin pie. Those are the two things, food-wise, that make it Thanksgiving to me, so that little bit of "deviation" is enough to satisfy me. Besides, SIL makes so much food, by the time I've had a bite or two of all the allowable food, there isn't much room left for the other stuff.

                    Have a great day with your boys. Savour it and take pictures.
                    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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                    • Happy Thanksgiving, David! I know you'll do fine. Enjoy the family!
                      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 had a nice holiday, and except for a piece of apple pie (maybe the best one I ever made) I was well restrained in my eating. My older boys (24 and 21) stayed until an hour ago. Boy loves his older Brothers and it was very nice to spend a couple of days with them. Boy had an event this AM with SWMBO and so the older boys and I got to spend some time just the three of us. When I was newly divorced from their Mom we spent lots of time together and it is nice that there is that closeness still evident that time and circumstance has not erased. We went to see "Lincoln" last night and we all loved it.

                        We didn't do any shopping on Friday but we did observe "Small Store Saturday" and I bought each boy a nice winter coat and some needed clothing items from the store here in town, expensive, but worth it to support local small stores. We had fun. They are both growing up to be fine young men and I enjoy being with them.

                        Tomorrow I'll begin exercising again. I'm beginning to feel slow and lethargic again. It may well be that my eating Has been less than ideal, but really, it hasn't been all that bad. I think that I just need to get back walking daily and doing some strength exercises. Better get to it before the snow flies.

                        I hope you all had a nice holiday, well, those of you who observe it.

                        I'll begin posting more regularly on Monday. Tomorrow we go to see a stage show in Hartford of "How the Grinch stole Christmas" and then dinner (leftovers) at the Outlaws.
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Starting Weight: 292
                        Starting Primal Weight: 275
                        Current weight: 224
                        Goal weight: 172
                        Body Fat 30.5

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                        • Sounds great. Glad you had such a good time with your boys. I'm looking forward to seeing Lincoln myself.

                          We've had our first snow here. I woke up to it this morning.
                          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 had 3 days away from Primal.... now I am back at it. I can make all the excuses, but the truth is, with 14 extra people at my home for about 5 days, I just didn't want to eat primal. But I am back on track, and about to figure out what will be our primal dinner tonight.

                            Glad you made it through relatively unscathed.
                            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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                            • Ugh. I guess I am doing okay. Eating is fine. My car was broken into and my Macbook and Boys iPod were stolen, while we were at Boy's soccer practice. Dunno why the car alarm didn't sound. :-(

                              My (Seasonaly adjusted) good will toward Men is at an all-time low right now.

                              Life was simpler when I could just drink these problems away. But I'll be strong and move forward. It's just stuff.

                              Expensive Stuff. But just Stuff.
                              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 am so sorry to hear that. It just shakes you when stuff like this happens. I am hoping something good will happen to counterbalance this bad thing.

                                Remember those problems are still there when the drink wears off...been there!
                                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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