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    Last edited by TOOMBS; 01-08-2013, 06:18 PM.
    Height 6'5"
    Heaviest weight: 320 lbs
    Starting primal: 275 lbs Oct 1, 2012
    Current weight: 236 lbs Jan 14
    Short term goal: 230 lbs Jan 31
    Long term: 210 by March?


    Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread67022.html

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    Thank you for sharing your story. Yes, you are very lucky to be alive. I think that primal/paleo is probably the perfect diet and lifestyle to go along with your newfound sobriety. Clean living all around. I can't really relate to the hard addiction, but I can definitely relate to waiting until you are in your 30's to get your shit together. I hope to hear more about your progress on here

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    • #3
      Thanks! I read your journal earlier along with a few others and it inspired me to write my own... so thank you
      Height 6'5"
      Heaviest weight: 320 lbs
      Starting primal: 275 lbs Oct 1, 2012
      Current weight: 236 lbs Jan 14
      Short term goal: 230 lbs Jan 31
      Long term: 210 by March?


      Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread67022.html

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TOOMBS View Post
        Thanks! I read your journal earlier along with a few others and it inspired me to write my own... so thank you
        Ha, I am sure my journal was of no inspiration! I am working on it though... and of course you are most welcome.

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        • #5
          Welcome and good luck. You'll find a lot of support here and I hope it all comes good for you.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • #6
            Welcome to the paleo way of life! Remember the hardest thing is just to take the first step, and you've already done that - hurrah!
            The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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            • #7
              Thank you so much for sharing!! Welcome to MDA!

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              • #8
                Welcome! Very glad to have you here with us. I can relate to some parts of your story and it pulled me in...very moving. Stay strong, we are all here to help you in anyway we can

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                • #9
                  Thanks for sharing your story here, and well done for what you have achieved so far. there is definitely something to say for "clean body, clean mind".

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                  • #10
                    Awesome! Keep up the good work. Obviously the diet needs a bit of tweaking, but once you get a chance to go to the store that should be taken care of. I love caffeine too! I found that I needed it a lot less after I cleaned up my diet though. One day at a time!!! I mean that's really your only option, but one day seems a lot less daunting than weeks and years sometimes

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                    • #11
                      Toombs... your story is very powerful! Being mindful of the changes you want/need to make are great. keep tracking your goals... we will all want to see your progress!
                      9/13/12 6'2" 278lbs

                      Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65781.html

                      "Temptation chronicles the story of my life"

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations!!!! On all accounts

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                        • #13
                          I feel ya, I had to force myself to leave the house this evening finally. Have fun at church tomorrow with the other humans, hopefully some of those humans are wearing short skirts, haha! Just short enough to make you feel alive, not short enough to get you in trouble... No seriously, socializing is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself right now. I think it is important for people to be comfortable being alone (a shocking number aren't) but when you are going to church for a good time (sorry no offense churchy people) you know you need to get out of the house.

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                          • #14
                            That's awesome! So glad that you are finding a place in a community. I imagine it really helps the recovery process. Even if you aren't religious I think it's nice to feel a part of something, especially if you are going through some kind of transition.

                            McDonalds is the devil! I have also been brought food from there, my old favorites, and felt I had to accept. I did the same thing... tossed the bread! As long as you are eating clean the rest if the time the occasional fast food won't hurt much I don't think. Btw... don't forget to get your veggies in! I am big on meat, eggs, dairy, so I forget to eat my veggies sometimes, but I feel so much better when I do. Well you can't beat an "uplifting" day, so let it be the foundation for your week

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                            • #15
                              If it makes you feel better, when I first went primal I drank a few of those 'Monster Rehab' (low sugar/cal/carb) ones a few times a week--which was weird because I NEVER drank energy drinks before. Once I got settled in 100% (well...97%?) primal, I totally stopped having them and never craved them again. Now just a cup of green tea a day (sometimes more, sometimes none) as my only beverage besides water.

                              Also, I'm really pulling for you here; please keep up the good work, even when it gets tougher. It WILL get tougher, so get your mind set for a battle now.

                              Good luck,
                              Mr. Anthony

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