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  • Oh dear. I always tuck things like that into the trunk when I leave the car. Materialist or not, it always feels like a violation when these things happen.

    Your MacBook didn't have one of those GPS tracers or something? I keep reading articles about people who recovered stolen laptops that way, and they always seemed to be Apples.
    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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    • What a bummer.

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      • Yeah... Both the Mac and the iPod have tracking built in, but since neither has 3G, the thief would have to connect either to wifi for it to be tracked. The laptop actually belongs to my company and didn't have tracking enabled. The iPod did. But the Mac's hard drive can easily be wiped clean and then it's lost for good.

        I've password locked the iPod remotely but for somebody who is at all knowledgeble about such things, there are easy enough workarounds.

        I drive a Subaru Forester with no trunk, I wasn't supposed to bring him to Soccer, it was a last minute thing and I came straight from work. Normally my briefcase wouldn't even be in the car. It was just bad luck.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • It's strange, I am not a religious man. But when something inexplicably bad happens to me I cannot help but think that I have done something to have deserved it at some level. Ironically, I do not feel this same thing when something good happens, I am much more willing to ascribe it to dumb luck.

          So what have I done to deserve to have somebody break into my car and steal stuff? I haven't quite figured that out yet. It's just a feeling. Likely it has to do with me not living intentionally enough. I haven't been paying attention to details, in security, in eating (lately) and in caring for myself in general.

          It's likely just a way I can wrest some good from a bad situation. If I learn something, the lesson will be more value to me than the stuff that was lost. Then I can think of it as a gift, which makes me feel better.
          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 wouldn't call that "deserving" being robbed. But sometimes we set ourselves up for bad things, just by not being careful enough. It's not like God is out to get us.

            I cheerfully take any blessings I do not deserve. I've had to take rough times I didn't deserve, why not enjoy the good ones?
            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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            • Well, so the company will replace my computer and Santa will bring Boy a new iPod for Christmas, so all is once again well. I will be sure to keep valuables out of sight, will be more mindful about where I park and will make sure that my car is locked, no matter how rushed I am.

              I struggle with depression this time of year, the lack of light, the cold, etc. Something like this relatively minor theft could start a downward spiral unless I process it in such a way that removes the negativity. So far so good.

              I've been fasting today. Tonight I'll have a biggish meal but all primal.
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • This might not help, but since you probably will never know who did it - imagine what a crap life this person or persons have. Can you imagine breaking into cars to get money to buy drugs or whatever? Being a complete waste of space? Just a person-sized hole in the universe? You have a lovely family, a real home, a good job, friends, a purpose. It's better.
                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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                • ^ This.
                  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, I sort of wish I could imagine it was somebody down on their luck and driven to desperation and theft and whatever money they get for them (new they were roughly $2000.00 all told), would make a difference in their life.

                    But likely it was just a random opportunistic thing and the money will buy beer or drugs...

                    But the Company has already replaced the computer and I'll get it in a couple of days all configured. I talked with Boy and I think I'll get the new iPad and he'll (very happily) get my old one. So it all works out. Kindasorta.

                    Yesterday was a good day eating-wise. Today will be also and so on until I am at the weight I want to be.
                    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 sorry about the theft - that kind of stuff can really take the wind out of your sails if not careful. Glad that it is 'working out' getting the stuff replaced! Glad you had a good day as far as your eating goes - good for you! Have you found things that help the seasonal 'depression'? I have a friend that struggles with that too and it is tough - she lives in Washington state and the lack of sunshine really affects her... Does increasing your Vit D3 intake help at all? Hang in there - we're rooting for you too!
                      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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                      • Hi Coll,

                        I've tried the light therapy and in the past, I tried anti-depressants. I've done some vitamin supplimentation, which included D3. Nothing really seemed to help much except getting outside and exercising. But that's just what the depression makes difficult. It's an awful cycle.

                        The only thing that has made a difference is to keep myself active. I try to take classes (usually drawing or painting) or to join some group, theater or choral. Something to keep me from just sitting at home eating and drinking. The past few years I have been doing a lot of traveling during the winter for trade shows, that helps because it reduces the monotony. It also breaks up the season into parts, which somehow seem managable. Often these trips include destinations to California or Florida, where the weather is more condusive to exercising outside.

                        Thanks for the concern and I hope your friend finds her way through the dark! :-)
                        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 tend to find this time of year rather difficult too. I also find that getting outside helps. I don't think it's wise for me to be involved in any regular activities yet, but family commitments and the basic necessities of life (and church on Sunday when I can) get me out of the door fairly often. Hopefully by next year, I will have recovered enough to actually join something.

                          Are you in any groups this year, or is it just the trade shows going on? Can you recruit your wife to go for walks with you, or at least gently encourage you to get out? Or even the Boy?
                          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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                          • It was a quiet weekend, My oldest boy and I helped one of my cousins move and as a thank-you they made us a beautiful Prime Rib dinner! It was incredible... That end of the family has the best parties, nothing really presumptuous, just good food and good cheer and they are genuinely happy to be in each others company. It's a nice way to be.

                            It cheered me up considerably. :-)
                            Height: 5' 10"
                            Starting Weight: 292
                            Starting Primal Weight: 275
                            Current weight: 224
                            Goal weight: 172
                            Body Fat 30.5

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                            • That sounds positively lovely! So glad you got to partake of some really yummy food made by someone else - to me that is even more fun than food that I made that is delicious. THere is always the surprise element for your taste buds when someone else makes it (and of course the labour that goes into it) and then the added benefit of nice and happy people. Great
                              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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                              • That sounds like my favourite kind of event. Unpretentious, comfortable, and one for which you don't have to plan anything, because people are so glad to be together they will very happily gab all evening. It just doesn't get any better than that.
                                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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