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  • I had a 20 minute wait to vote at my local polling place. Not too bad considering I live in a town of 3500 people.
    Georgette

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    • My town is about the same size, Geo. I don't expect to wait long.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Very strange breakfast today..... I was using mushrooms before they went bad....

        3 cups cooked mushrooms
        1 cup cooked onions
        2 TBS Olive oil
        salt and pepper

        Now in the old days, I would have added 4 - 5 slices of cheese, put it on a roll, and added ketchup and mayo. Like a Philly cheesesteak minus the steak.
        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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        • So, my speakers for my home theater finally arrived and I set them up right away. I spent 21 years working in TV, and a short time in radio.... Music is in my soul, tho I can't play an instrument. Anyway, once I set it up, and since I am home alone most days, I had a 30 minute dance session.... no, I didn't let anybody see it, LOL..... That would be scary. And it kicked my butt to dance for 30 minutes.... Anyway, here is what I was listening to while dancing or just listening, in no order:

          1. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Jump With My Baby

          2. Brian Setzer - Jump Jive & Wail

          3. Kid Rock - Bawaitadawba

          4. Prince - Rock & Roll Affair

          5. Elvis Presley - Burning Love

          6. Queen - Fat Bottom Girls

          7. AC / DC - You Shook Me All Night Long and Whole Lotta Rosie

          8. Led Zeppelin - Kasmir & The Immigrant Song

          9. Royal Crown Revue - Beyond The Sea

          10. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here and Time

          11. The Time - The Walk

          12. Sugar Hill Gang - Apache

          13 Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

          14. The Platters - With This Ring

          15. A Motown Medley

          16. KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes

          and a few more that I can't remember.
          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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          • Damn good play list. My mom was actually offended by the lyrics to Fat Bottom Girls when she finally figured out what the song was about. I laughed.
            Georgette

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            • And I downloaded the newest live set by Kid Creole & The Coconuts.... I am SO HAPPY I found it on amazon. I had almost forgotten about them. I'm listening now as I type.
              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 soundtrack for dancing!
                Depression Lies

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                • Today - just about 20 minutes ago, actually - I was asked if I won the lottery, would I still work?

                  You know, that would all depend on how much I won.... If I won $500,000 after taxes, I would not work. Between current savings, and the $500K, we could easily retire. ( I worked 19 years at the same company and always contributed the max to my 401K. And my wife has spent the last 15 years contributing the max to her 401K, but less than max before 15 years ago ).... Plus we invested in other things along the way, so we're good.

                  If I won $250K, I would think about it.

                  If I won $100K, I would definitely work again, and start my business that I really want to do.

                  I don't have gigantic dreams, but modest ones. All I really want out of life is:

                  1. A happy family life
                  2. Good health
                  3. Enough money in the bank to be able to retire when I want to retire, and still be able to afford a very nice yearly vacation, buy my "toys", and really not have to worry about money.

                  Now, if I were to win some "serious" money, not only would I retire, but I would buy a place away from people, where I could enjoy the solitude, and a worry free lifestyle... but still nothing crazy. I don't care a whit about fancy cars, fancy clothes, jewelry..... I would however, buy an antique truck and have it fixed up. I would love to have an in ground pool that I could use all year long, but have someone else take care of it. And I would love a giant aquarium, that I would also have someone else take care of it. Oh, and I have 2 charities I would give a donation to.

                  That's about it. How about you?
                  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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                  • I made a salad dressing for tonight..... Cilantro - Lime Dressing

                    I don't measure, but here is a rough "guesstimate" ....

                    1 TBS FRESH lime juice
                    1 teaspoon sea salt
                    1 teaspoon of black pepper
                    1 tiny chunk of fresh ginger.... like 1/2 the size if your pinky finger's smallest part... I don't even take the skin off
                    1 clove of garlic
                    1 healthy sized handful of Cilantro
                    1 TBS of balsamic vinegar
                    3 TBS honey
                    1 hot pepper, minus the seeds and ribs... today I used jalapeno, but I have used habaneros before

                    OK, put that all in a food processor, and zap it til smooth...... about 30 - 45 seconds

                    After that, SLOWLY drizzle in about 1/2 cup of olive oil....... let all the flavors marry in the fridge for at least a few hours, and then enjoy!
                    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
                      That's about it. How about you?
                      Considering my husband and I, combined, make $100k a year, I would require at least a 1 million dollar payout before I could consider quitting my job. I'm 32 and have NOTHING saved for retirement yet. Don't chastize me... I follow the Dave Ramsey plan... We'll have our debts paid off in less than 5 years and I can sock everything into retirement at that point... plenty of life left to work before I retire...

                      If I won a million dollars, DH and I could both quit our jobs for 10 years and not have to worry about money, while continuing to live our same lifestyle...

                      However, I would probably quit my job, find a job I REALLY like (like working the garden center at a Menards or Home Depot or something). I would pay off all my debts, invest in my kids' college education and just live my life...

                      If I won one of those mega jackpots, I would pay off my house. Then I would buy a new car... nothing fancy... modest, like a Ford Explorer or Ford Edge or something... then I'd bulldoze and rebuild my house... eh, maybe not... remorse would probably set it and I'd end up just remodeling it... I mean, come on... my kids grew up there... I can't bulldoze it!! so let's say I'd remodel my house. I'd pay off my MIL's and Dad's house... I'd pay off all my debts. I'd quit my job and turn my backyard into a garden and live off the land.

                      DH says screw all that... we'd sell and buy an acreage... lol
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • It would only take about $100k to get me to quit. That's all we'd need to pay off some debt, finish some home repairs, and put some into savings, and then we could live on my husbands paychecks

                        He has no interest in not working, regardless of our lottery winnings.

                        That Cilantro Lime dressing sounds good. I have cilantro in the fridge... but no limes, and no peppers, and no fresh ginger... this makes me sad. Maybe next week after I've restocked the kitchen.

                        I just spent the last who-knows-how-long reading your entire journal... I don't normally post much. But, I started with primal just a week or two before you did. I have a husband who kinda (but not entirely) understands what I'm doing - but doesn't want to do it himself. He's forced into eating primal dinners because I do the cooking - but he's on his own for everything else, and I don't think he's about to give up his cereal, sandiwiches, or ice cream any time soon. Maybe after he sees me have a little more success... maybe not.

                        You're doing great. Keep it up.
                        ~Jen~

                        OSW (1/6/12) - 230
                        PSW (9/10/12) - 224
                        CW (12/5/12) - 208
                        GW - 160

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                        • It would take me minimally $5 Mill to quit. My husband would quit regardless of the amount won, but it would take $5 Mill for me.
                          Georgette

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                          • Considering our debts (~$150K, including the house and student loans), and ongoing payments (cable, electricity, etc.), all it'd take to where we COULD quit working for good would be $500,000, not accounting for inflation. It'd take over $1 mil for us to comfortably quit our day jobs and continue the life we're accustomed to.
                            I doubt either of us would though. We're the kind of people that needs something to keep us occupied, and self employment doesn't strike either of our fancy. I MIGHT, and claim to be a "writer," but in reality, I'd probably go down to half time and do that.
                            That said, with the money from the Mega Millions, I'd probably set a good chunk aside for the future, then buy a chunk of ranchland, do my research, and start my self sufficient ranch. After that, and buying the luxury car I want (hey, for me, that's a Miata with all the bells and whistles,) and taking that tour of Europe, all 50 states, and setting foot on every continent (including Antarctica) and in every ocean (including the arctic and Indian), and setting aside college for potential future spawn, my niece, and paying off my sister's loans and what it'll take for her to finish school and get her eventual doctorate, I really don't know what I'd do with the rest of it. Maybe start a scholarship at my alma mater for white middle class engineering students, because there really aren't any.
                            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                            • You read my entire journal? That's impressive, and I appreciate the fact that you took that time.
                              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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                              • OK, so I started a blog, I guess.... It isn't a commercial venture. And I just made it a few minutes ago. Hopefully I can figure out how to make the site what I want it to be.

                                BTW, if anybody is computer graphic talented, and would like to help me make a real basic logo, I sure could use the help.... I'm thinking of just a picture of a caveman cooking over fire, with a "C" on his chest.... like imagine something Fred Flintstone would wear, with a big C on the chest. I want to replace the current picture at the top of the page, which, of course, is not me.

                                Click the 2nd link below to see the site.
                                Last edited by Primal Papa; 11-07-2012, 11:03 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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