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  • I've been reading your journal since, well, I think you were on day 3. Congratulations on raising two amazing daughters and for starting this journey and the progress you've made.

    I've been doing primal half-arsed for the past four months. You've inspired me to quit the booze (remaining holdout) and get my butt in gear and do it right. I've got 20lbs I'd like to see disappear (down 66 with other methods).

    I subscribe to your journal and while I may not comment often I will be reading.

    Cheers to continued success!

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    • Thank you yourdebness.

      Well, another good day. No cheating.

      Also, I found a place locally for raw milk at one farm, and grass fed meats at another farm. And he has pigs, which s awesome since I like to throw a pig roast every year. Nothing exciting for dinner. I just had leftovers.

      And in about 20 minutes I leave to take a course on basic web site design. I want to start doing some of my own website design for my kids DJ business. Shameless plug here: Bubble Parties. I have an updated business that replaces that called PBnJ Parties..... I want to make my own site for that.

      Parachute Games .... Bubble Parties.... and Jump Parties - all rolled into one.
      Last edited by Primal Papa; 10-08-2012, 02:46 PM.
      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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      • This has nothing to do with primal, but I want to vent here.

        What exactly is the point of putting presidential elections signs in your yard?

        OK, I kind of get it on the signs where the candidates are not well known. Maybe it gives a little boost to name recognition of election day...... but WTH is the point of putting them out on your lawn for presidential elections? Everybody knows the candidates. And I can't exactly see someone thinking "" Hey, Bill is voting for Mitt, I guess I will vote for him too!" My next door neighbor has a Romney / Ryan sign, which, IMO is especially dumb, as we live on a cul - de - sac, and there are 4 other homes here, all owned by republicans. I'm the only non republican on my street. And I am an independent.

        It annoys me in that these signs are like litter to me. they should be thrown in the trash for BOTH SIDES. I don't want your political leanings in my face every time I drive into my driveway.
        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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        • Interesting study (I think by Pew, but I can't quite recall) that the presence of yard or window signs makes your neighbors more likely to vote (for whomever they are going to vote for, regardless of what your sign says).

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          • Back to primal here. I took measurements the best I could:

            Neck - 18"
            Biceps - 15.5"
            Stomach - 55"
            Thigh - 25"
            Calves - 16.5"
            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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            • PP, re: candidate signs. I think there was a study (or several) that found the more often someone saw a candidate's name, the more likely he/she was to vote for that person. It goes along with the advertising tactic of "getting the name/motto out there LOTS of times".

              And your weight loss has been amazing! Don't expect it to keep up at the beginning rate; it's common for weight loss to slow down after the first week(s). Just keep with the program! I hope you took some "before" pictures so you can be one of Mark's Friday Success Stories when you get to your goal weight!

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              • Goldie, would LOVE just another week or 2 at the current rate...

                Than back to reality!
                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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                • Awesome work! 12 pounds in 1 week is pretty impressive. My best so far was 7 pounds. Keep up the great work!
                  “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

                  "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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                  • Originally posted by Primal Primate View Post
                    Awesome work! 12 pounds in 1 week is pretty impressive. My best so far was 7 pounds. Keep up the great work!

                    It was awesome...but then I went up 5 pounds, and now down 3 pounds.... so it is a net 10 pounds down after 2 weeks.
                    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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                    • Still excellent numbers!
                      “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

                      "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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                      • Seriously, WTH?

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                        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 Primal Papa View Post
                          It was awesome...but then I went up 5 pounds, and now down 3 pounds.... so it is a net 10 pounds down after 2 weeks.
                          I'd take 10 lbs in 2 weeks. I've only lost about 9 lbs in 5 1/2 weeks, not complaining I guess, but wishing that more would drop off faster. I think I must be eating bad stuff and not knowing what it is yet. The good news is though that I feel better and my clothes fit better.....so all is good.
                          Primal since 27 August 2012
                          Age 47
                          Height 5'10"
                          SW 236
                          PW 223
                          GW 185


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                          • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                            I'm having a hard time finding lettuce with large leaves except Romaine, and I don't really like Romaine.
                            My family has fallen in love with living lettuce. It is a head of butter lettuce with the roots still attached. So much flavour and it makes a pretty good wrap with ham/turkey/salami and goat cheese with some microgreens added in. The boys and I take it to school instead of sandwich's. It helps round out the lunch box.
                            I'm a 39 y/o mother of 3 sons ages 12, 14, and 15
                            HT: 5'7"
                            SW: 223 June 2012
                            CW: 191.4 April 21 2013
                            TWL2D: 32 lbs

                            Primal Goals: to feel healthier, fitter, and sexier than ever before

                            Favourite primal resources: The Food Lovers Make it Paleo cookbook, Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, The Food Lovers Kitchen, Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary and of course Mark's Daily Apple!

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                            • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                              Seriously, WTH?

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                              w...t...f...??? Just LOOKING at those shoes makes my knees hurt. Ugh.

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                              I think you're doing a fantastic job. It's very hard to change your diet up 100% like you have done and maintain it for 2 weeks. You're now over the hardest part of the hump. Cravings should start to diminish more quickly now (or at least be less bothersome) and despite the "puny" 10 lbs loss, your body is very likely shifting and changing and doing all kinds of magical things you can't see yet. (Btw, 10 lbs in 2 weeks is AWESOME!). I went an entire month without losing a single pound following "whole30" protocol. But, I found I lost nearly an inch and a half off my belly alone that month - despite the zero scale weight loss.

                              It's easy to get wrapped up in the numbers b/c that's all we've ever known. Blood work numbers, scale weight, measurements, clothing size, etc... numbers are all around us, but it's important to remember too that how we feel is the biggest measure of how we're doing. If we feel energetic and youthful and strong, then we know the program is working. And sometimes, our bodies have work to do to get healthy before it can concentrate on "cleaning house" by clearing the fat clutter. Sometimes a wall needs repaired to hold the structure together before we need to worry about the dirt on the floor, ya know? Just know that if you stay the course, the body fat will fall off and you will see results. The body just sometimes has bigger priorities to consider first.

                              Keep it up! You're doing an amazing job!
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Primal Papa- I noticed you said you're urinating much less frequently, I'm curious....have you ever been diagnosed as diabetic or pre- diabetic? One symptom of consistently high blood sugar levels is frequent urination. It's interesting that since you've gone primal it's gotten better.
                                Last edited by TCates190; 10-10-2012, 08:12 AM. Reason: spelling

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