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    Ok, going to start a journal as I've read it's important to track things or atleast people that do, lose more weight.

    Not sure how much I'll put in here but I'll give it a try.

    I'm a 54 male that was extremely active all my life. Most of my life revolved around horses. I"ve trained them for showing and racing. I was a blacksmith, farrier, horseshoer for 7 years. Rodeo'd, clowned and raced chuckwagons etc. Great lifestyle and fun, but my body took a beating. Because of this, I had a total shoulder replacement over 3 years ago and am awaiting surgery for the other shoulder. Because I went from being extremely active and athletic, to doing nothing (can't work) I blossomed in the weight department and lost most of any muscle I had. Biggest I got was 232 lbs.

    Wife and I went on the Ideal Protein diet, which is pre pkg'd food. Worked for the weight loss but was expensive. I got down to 201 lbs with it. Switched to a "home" based diet. Protien shakes with veggies for breakfast and lunch, then just a protein and veggies for supper. Got down to 190. Also, a ton of exercising. Every other day HIT on treadmill for over 20 minutes, walks every other day, and working out on the Bowflex every other day as well. Then..........

    We do fostering. Got a new foster child (almost 16 year old girl). Wife loves to bake and she wanted to learn. Away they went baking like a bakery and guess what my weakness is?????? YEp.......baked goods. Back up to over 200 (205) just a couple of weeks ago.

    Tried doing some of the Tim Ferris 4 hour body, which led me to a forum, that led me to this forum. Tried the potato thing people were talking about to see if I could lose some weight quick. Got told in another thread to get off the pot (basically), quit fooling around. Get the book Primal, read it, do it, and forget everything else. So here I am.

    Think I will just post what I ate as far as calories, protein, fats, carbs etc from a site I found that I can track what I eat. Also post my workouts etc.

    I haven't listened to her as much as I should, but my oldest daughter is a Holistic Nutritionist. Anything I take, ie supplement, I get her to look at it to tell me if it's good or not.

    On a daily basis I; take 1 Green Coffee Bean supplement twice daily (on empty stomach), take a liquid multi vitiman 2x/day, liquid supplement for joints 2x/day, potasium in the morning, vit D drops, Fish oil 2x day, calcium/mag at nite.

    Drink some coffee, some Yerba mate tea, both with cinnamon (4 hour body), try to cook with tameric and cummin (4 hour body) (spices that are suppose to be really good for you), love hot sauce's on everything. and drink plenty of water.

    1/2 way thru the book Primal Blueprint. Read most of the "start here"

    Ok...so that's it, here I go.

    If anyone takes the time to read this, thanks for not having a life...LOL I welcome any thoughts, good or bad on what I"m doing right or wrong.
    Last edited by ez2cy; 10-27-2012, 06:43 AM.
    55 yr old male


    07/01/2013

    Weight; 199
    Chest; 41.5
    Waist; 42
    Hips; 40
    Thigh; 22.5
    Calf; 15
    Bicep: 13
    Forearm; 11.5
    Neck; 17

    07/20/2013

    Weight; 200
    Chest; 42
    Waist; 42.5
    Hips; 39
    Thigh; 23
    Calf; 15
    Bicep: 13
    Forearm; 11.5
    Neck; 16

  • #2
    Hi, i've found you!

    Loved reading your journal, will follow from now on. Sorry just a quick reply for now, as I have a friend arriving soon but will endeavour to commence my journal tomorrow :-)

    Look forward to hearing more about you journey!

    C

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    • #3
      over 1/2 way for sure in reading the book.

      Calories allotted, 2,000 (according to site)
      Calories consumed, 1,103
      Deficit of 897

      Fat 70.71 Crb 28 Protein 93

      Funny how the site calculates things. I'm over in fat and waaaaay over in Cholesteral, under in carbs (massive) and under in Protein. Funny how I'm also under in my fiber, after having 3 bowls of salad today??????

      No exercise today.
      55 yr old male


      07/01/2013

      Weight; 199
      Chest; 41.5
      Waist; 42
      Hips; 40
      Thigh; 22.5
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 17

      07/20/2013

      Weight; 200
      Chest; 42
      Waist; 42.5
      Hips; 39
      Thigh; 23
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 16

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      • #4
        I wanted to drop in and say Hi!

        And I had a thought about your wife, your foster, and baking... how about challenging them to make more primal-friendly type baked things? Some people think that almond flour cookies, coconut flour cakes, etc., aren't really primal. But for those of us who aren't as militantly-primal, it's nice to have a homemade cookie or brownie once in awhile.

        Baking with almond flour and coconut flour is a lot different than using wheat flour, and would be a great way for your wife and foster to do some experimentation... and then share it with us here!

        Of course, you have to keep in mind that baking with almond and coconut flour is usually not low calorie, just lower carb than traditional baked goods. But it is healthier to stay away from grains!

        By the way, I think it's admirable that you take in foster kids. It sounds like you and your wife give them the kind of home they really need!

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        • #5
          She has looked at the Paleo deserts and is going to try some.

          Thank you Goldie for your very kind words.

          Today, Calories consumed 1,165
          Deficit of 835

          Feel good, but had a headache most of the day, also bad diarehha, can't be from eating Primal???? upset not walking but we just had tenants move out of a home we rented and it's a real mess.

          Walking the dog first thing in the morning.
          Last edited by ez2cy; 10-29-2012, 06:07 AM.
          55 yr old male


          07/01/2013

          Weight; 199
          Chest; 41.5
          Waist; 42
          Hips; 40
          Thigh; 22.5
          Calf; 15
          Bicep: 13
          Forearm; 11.5
          Neck; 17

          07/20/2013

          Weight; 200
          Chest; 42
          Waist; 42.5
          Hips; 39
          Thigh; 23
          Calf; 15
          Bicep: 13
          Forearm; 11.5
          Neck; 16

          Comment


          • #6
            10/29

            9 hours of terrible sleep on grounded bed.
            Watched my mind movie, 1 round of tapping, 20 min of meditation with Hoponono
            1 hour walk with dog, cool autumn Canadian air
            10 minute cold shower

            Calories consumed; 1984
            Calories burned 274
            Deficit 290

            Almonds my downfall today. Need to get them out of the house, not good as a snack for me. Domino food!
            55 yr old male


            07/01/2013

            Weight; 199
            Chest; 41.5
            Waist; 42
            Hips; 40
            Thigh; 22.5
            Calf; 15
            Bicep: 13
            Forearm; 11.5
            Neck; 17

            07/20/2013

            Weight; 200
            Chest; 42
            Waist; 42.5
            Hips; 39
            Thigh; 23
            Calf; 15
            Bicep: 13
            Forearm; 11.5
            Neck; 16

            Comment


            • #7
              10/30
              uggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh What a bad day food wise. did ok until after supper and was absolutely starving. Ate what I ate (calorie wise) in "snacks" what I ate all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              8 hours good sleep on grounded bed.

              Watched My Mind Movie, motivation videos

              Walked dog 64 minutes in the cold Canadian rain with just shorts on (Cold therapy?)
              10 crunch's on swiss ball with weight

              Calories consumed 2,442
              Budget 2,000
              Burned 389
              Over 53

              Fat 170.96 Chol. 997 Carbs 130 Protein 118

              Need to do better chump!!!!!!!

              Almonds again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God I love to hate those things. And no, I'm not throwing them out...I'm old school, that would just be wasteful. Need to do some tapping for will power.
              55 yr old male


              07/01/2013

              Weight; 199
              Chest; 41.5
              Waist; 42
              Hips; 40
              Thigh; 22.5
              Calf; 15
              Bicep: 13
              Forearm; 11.5
              Neck; 17

              07/20/2013

              Weight; 200
              Chest; 42
              Waist; 42.5
              Hips; 39
              Thigh; 23
              Calf; 15
              Bicep: 13
              Forearm; 11.5
              Neck; 16

              Comment


              • #8
                Ez, try putting the almonds in a hard-to-get place. Like, out in the barn or something. And if you do make the trip to get them, only get a few and leave the rest there.

                That way, you have to REALLY want them to go through the effort to get them!

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                • #9
                  THanks Goldie, we bought a new house over a year ago that's about 5 minute drive to the farm. Loooooooong walk to put the almonds there...LOL

                  Did my first Primal workout, the 4....chinups, pushups, squats and planks. OM(#*$G....holy snapping girdles Batman. I thought I wasn't to bad because I've been HIT'ng on the treadmill and using the Bowflex. I only did one set of the 4 exercises at the beginners. I'm so embarrased.
                  55 yr old male


                  07/01/2013

                  Weight; 199
                  Chest; 41.5
                  Waist; 42
                  Hips; 40
                  Thigh; 22.5
                  Calf; 15
                  Bicep: 13
                  Forearm; 11.5
                  Neck; 17

                  07/20/2013

                  Weight; 200
                  Chest; 42
                  Waist; 42.5
                  Hips; 39
                  Thigh; 23
                  Calf; 15
                  Bicep: 13
                  Forearm; 11.5
                  Neck; 16

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    10/31

                    8.5 hours sleep, grounded
                    Watched my mind movie, some subliminal's

                    Walked an hour in cold rain again. Did the Primal exercises as stated above, tough!


                    Calories consumed 1,962
                    Burned 456
                    Budget 2000
                    Deficit 494

                    Fat 117.35 Crb. 33 Protien 182

                    Official weigh is going to be Saturday but I"ve been weighing myself daily, curious. Been the same for the last 4 days. ???
                    Last edited by ez2cy; 11-01-2012, 05:17 AM.
                    55 yr old male


                    07/01/2013

                    Weight; 199
                    Chest; 41.5
                    Waist; 42
                    Hips; 40
                    Thigh; 22.5
                    Calf; 15
                    Bicep: 13
                    Forearm; 11.5
                    Neck; 17

                    07/20/2013

                    Weight; 200
                    Chest; 42
                    Waist; 42.5
                    Hips; 39
                    Thigh; 23
                    Calf; 15
                    Bicep: 13
                    Forearm; 11.5
                    Neck; 16

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      11/1
                      9 hours grounded sleep
                      Watched my mind movie, some subliminal's.

                      Walked 1 hour, cold but just a drizzle, got very cold.

                      Calories Budgeted; 2,000
                      Calories Consumed;1,111
                      Calories Burnt; 274
                      Deficit; 1,163


                      No almonds today!!!!!!!!!

                      (log always morning after, so it's a cheat, I weighed again this morning and scale finally moved)!!!!!
                      55 yr old male


                      07/01/2013

                      Weight; 199
                      Chest; 41.5
                      Waist; 42
                      Hips; 40
                      Thigh; 22.5
                      Calf; 15
                      Bicep: 13
                      Forearm; 11.5
                      Neck; 17

                      07/20/2013

                      Weight; 200
                      Chest; 42
                      Waist; 42.5
                      Hips; 39
                      Thigh; 23
                      Calf; 15
                      Bicep: 13
                      Forearm; 11.5
                      Neck; 16

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        11/1

                        7 hours interupted sleep, grounded

                        Walked 1 hour, 38 degrees, light snow, summer short, mesh safety vest. Very cold at the end and much of the day

                        Calories Consumed; 1,125
                        Burned 274
                        Budget 2,000
                        Deficit; 1,149

                        Fat 65.7 Crb 71 Sugar 31 Protein 67

                        So, tomorrow morning weigh, measure and BF . Deficit of calories for week = 4775.

                        According to conventional wisdom, I should have lost 1 1/2 lbs. I know I lost more than that as the first couple of days I really dropped. Might have been carry over from the potato's as some have reported dropping weight even after they quit.

                        Find out.......less than 10 hours....drruuuuuummmmmm rrrrrrrroooooooolllllllll
                        Last edited by ez2cy; 11-02-2012, 07:16 PM.
                        55 yr old male


                        07/01/2013

                        Weight; 199
                        Chest; 41.5
                        Waist; 42
                        Hips; 40
                        Thigh; 22.5
                        Calf; 15
                        Bicep: 13
                        Forearm; 11.5
                        Neck; 17

                        07/20/2013

                        Weight; 200
                        Chest; 42
                        Waist; 42.5
                        Hips; 39
                        Thigh; 23
                        Calf; 15
                        Bicep: 13
                        Forearm; 11.5
                        Neck; 16

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Weigh day!!!!!!


                          Weight 196.4
                          BF 24.6
                          Waist 42

                          Happy I dropped but not sure about the BF increase???????
                          55 yr old male


                          07/01/2013

                          Weight; 199
                          Chest; 41.5
                          Waist; 42
                          Hips; 40
                          Thigh; 22.5
                          Calf; 15
                          Bicep: 13
                          Forearm; 11.5
                          Neck; 17

                          07/20/2013

                          Weight; 200
                          Chest; 42
                          Waist; 42.5
                          Hips; 39
                          Thigh; 23
                          Calf; 15
                          Bicep: 13
                          Forearm; 11.5
                          Neck; 16

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Hey EZ2CY!

                            I sent you a private message. So I've read your logs. My recommendations for the first bit is to eat as close to your calorie allotment as possible, otherwise, you'll get hungry at night and eat shit food. If you're anything like me, you get hungry and crave foods at night. Make sure you eat a good dinner with lots of fat. I usually eat my dinners at about 8pm and usually too full to eat after that, but if I got hungry, I'd eat some eggs and bacon or something along that line.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Metric.

                              I'm not doing bad eating a deficit really. Only problem I've had is grabbing a few Almonds that end up to be too much, to munch on. I keep those at bay, I'm not really that hungry. I'm also only eating 2x/day, which is unusual for me. Big breaky and then supper. Seems to be working.

                              I have tried eating bacon and eggs one nite when I was hungry, family looked at me as if I was nuts...LOL
                              55 yr old male


                              07/01/2013

                              Weight; 199
                              Chest; 41.5
                              Waist; 42
                              Hips; 40
                              Thigh; 22.5
                              Calf; 15
                              Bicep: 13
                              Forearm; 11.5
                              Neck; 17

                              07/20/2013

                              Weight; 200
                              Chest; 42
                              Waist; 42.5
                              Hips; 39
                              Thigh; 23
                              Calf; 15
                              Bicep: 13
                              Forearm; 11.5
                              Neck; 16

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