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  • I have country AND water! (Sorry, it is not nice to gloat.) Of course that means I don't have things like Applebees and Wal-Mart. Which makes me happy!

    Glad you had a good walk and are feeling better.

    Here's the turmeric tea: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cream...#axzz2NdqkYfTS

    You can add anything you want to it, cinnamon, honey, vanilla. Use black pepper, though, not the cayenne. You need the substance in black pepper to release the good stuff in the turmeric. If you have some peppercorns around, just put a few in to steep.

    Also there is naiadknight's Kill Everything tea - Tazo Calm and any green tea. I drank that with religious fervor during the worst of the flu season.
    Last edited by Siobhan; 03-15-2013, 01:28 PM.
    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, unfortunately the glimpses of the water are the only thing that the walk has going for it, the rest is through a salt marsh causeway (which is pretty) and then the balance is right on route 1. I half expect to be splattered by some truck going 60 miles an hour over a small bridge where there is no shoulder at all. I wait until there is a break in traffic one direction or another then dash across. It's less dangerous than I make it sound, but it is a little nerve wracking at times.

      Another good day eating, just over 1500 calories, I skipped breakfast because I wasn't hungry. I worked out in my shop which was cold and I'm not sure it was the best thing for my cold as I feel worse this evening :-(

      But I do not feel bloated or gassy, which is good.

      So I have decided I'm not going to weigh myself at all, at least not for a long time. Last time around I got kinda obsessive with the weigh-ins and got grumpy when they didn't go well. Since I'm not so good with moderation, I will just not weigh myself for awhile. I think I'll know when I am at or near my old low weight, just by the way clothes fit and for awhile I would really just like to focus on clean eating and getting some regular exercise.

      I lit a fire in the fireplace and its burning away nicely. That's all I can think of.
      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 have the same problem here, I live on a beautiful, beautiful road along the water but it is very treacherous - basically a 1 1/2 lane country road with no shoulder. Not many cars but the ones that are there whiz along at killer speed, lots of blind curves. And drivers generally aren't looking for walkers along the road.

        I think the weighing moratorium is a good idea. It is easy to get so caught up the numbers and stress about them, which leads to bad things.

        I have been trying to light my woodstove for almost an hour now. Every time I turn my back it goes out!
        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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        • So far today's eating has been good. I skipped breakfast because I wasn't hungry and I'll be having corned beef and cabbage with the outlaws tonight and will likely eat more than I probably should. I had sort of planned not to eat at all until then but while grocery shopping (oh did I forget to mention that I am buying and cooking the dinner too? Since I'm half Irish I'm qualified apparently), I saw some beautiful strawberries and a 7-ounce package of Applegate farms incurred ham. So I ate it for lunch. Tonight's dinner would be okay if I don't go crazy with potatoes. No promises. Also an Irish coffee will likely be had, there's no rationalizing that, except that it is in deference to my heritage... Happy St. Paddy's Day!
          Height: 5' 10"
          Starting Weight: 292
          Starting Primal Weight: 275
          Current weight: 224
          Goal weight: 172
          Body Fat 30.5

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          • Oh yes, I wore green to church even though I don't have a drop of Irish. Not even my big toe. In fact I am wearing green right now. I do like corned beef though. And I used to like Irish soda bread and I made an excellent loaf of rye back in the day. Makes me kind of queasy thinking about it 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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            • David, sorry you are still not feeling completely right. I think the reason I got the flu was because I binged on chocolate and sugar! I had been fighting it all off for about 10 days and was fine - until my binge And then I got sicker than anyone else in the family. The kids do best with staying primal and they kicked the 'flu super fast. Even DS who gets horrid fevers was over it in a few days. DD kicked it in one day ... I was sick for over a week ... serve me right huh?

              So glad you had a nice walk. We love the turmeric tea - delicious!
              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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              • It has been a weird couple of days. I am feeling better, my cold-flu-whatever is now just an annoying tickle that sends me into coughing fits at odd times. Work has been crazy this week, we have a huge project due and the customer came to see and sign off on it. But there were (are) last minute issues, mostly dealing with one of the component suppliers but still we have responsibility to make it right. So we've all been working a lot of hours. But my part in this is now over and I took today and tomorrow off.

                It's been hard to make good food choices having lunch and sometimes dinner out or brought in, but I've managed.

                I was hoping that today I could relax a bit and maybe take a walk. But it has SNOWED here all fricken day. Grrrr.

                Tonight I'm having swordfish and collard greens. If I eat according to plan, my daily totals will be: total calories-1700, carbs-68 gr., fat-100 gr., protein- 140.

                Not great, but not bad either!
                Height: 5' 10"
                Starting Weight: 292
                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                Current weight: 224
                Goal weight: 172
                Body Fat 30.5

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                • Are you kidding, those macros are great!

                  We got buried in snow on Tuesday. Still digging out. I'm done with winter, seriously, even Pollyanna me is DONE.
                  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 they were pretty good, I'm trying to get to 2000 calories a day and finding it hard to keep below 150 grams Protein and 75- 100 grams Carb, at least eating the things I normally eat. Last time around I was eating too little, at least toward the end. This time I really have no agenda except to keep to my macro levels as much as possible and to lose weight slowly.
                    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 think that as we ease out of this winter and your activity level increases and you feel like eating more fresh stuff things will start to change. You are doing great! I know how easy it is to feel like you are missing something, and if you can just figure it out, the weight will fall off. But you can't go wrong with good macros, IMHO.
                      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 hope I can't go too far wrong. My mentality in the past has been, "If 2000 calories a day is good for losing weight, then 1500 calories must be better and then 1200..."

                        Of course intellectually I know that this is not true long term. But I somehow always think I can manage it and then I really can't. Then, disgusted, I swing too far the other way. typically this coincides with Winter. Fortunately this time I caught myself before I put all the weight back on.

                        I've been locked in this pattern for decades. So, I'm trying hard to do things differently, keeping to my macros with greater vigilance, not obsessively weighing myself. Trying to get out each day for some walking. It is beginning to work. I do feel better.

                        Thanks for listening! :-)
                        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 know I've said this a million times, but having my journal here has been instrumental for my success and I honestly would not have done this well without everyone here helping me. And so often I've just had to get out of my own way! I have it easy compared to others - I don't have any one but myself to deal with, either at home or work. I have temptations thrown my way every so often, but not really good temptations. I mean, if a world-famous pastry chef showed up at my door with an Italian cream cake or something...not likely.
                          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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                          • Thanks!

                            Today is a weird day. I was supposed to take my two older boys to Manhattan to museum hop and eat dinner. We went around Christmastime and had a blast, but I was just not into it this time, I still am not quite up to snuff health wise and the idea of shivering in the cold of Manhattan just made we want to scream, so I cancelled the trip yesterday. We will do it later in the spring when hopefully it is warmer.

                            So that left me at home today doing chores and little projects. SWMBO is having friends over, ones I do not especially care for, I wasn't supposed to be here, so I will make myself scarce. Maybe I'll take myself to a movie...

                            Food has been good, both yesterday and today (so far). I think I have solved my dilemma in terms of my macros, I need to keep my protein about 125 gr. and want to keep my carbs from 75 - 100. This only brings me up to 900 calories a day. So limiting myself to 100 grams of fat only brought my total to 1800 calories. So I need to eat more fat to bring myself up to 2000 total. That's easily done. :-)

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

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                              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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                              • Lol! Yeah, those need to thaw out too! ;-)

                                So yesterday I just did some shopping and hung out at a coffee shop for the evening reading. I didn't buy anything (except coffee). I drove by the movie theater, one of these huge multiplex theaters but it was crawling with people and there weren't any movies I especially wanted to see. I went to Barnes & Noble, it was vaguely sad. I have so little interest in owning physical books, now that I have the iPad. I know people like the whole tactile sensation of reading with a real book, but not me. I really like the Kindle program on the iPad. So looking at the books at B&N was weird, I didn't really want any of them. I wonder how long big stores like that can last.

                                SWMBO texted me about 11:00 that the guests had left and I made my way back home.

                                Food totals were good, a bit high on Protein (139) but not by much, Carbs 59, and Fat 140.
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

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