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  • #16
    Day 13/365
    231.4 lbs.

    Have officially lost 10 pounds in less than 2 weeks. Tougher from here, but another 20 is doable in the next 2 months. Really happy with how easy it's been to control emotional eating, avoid beer (while there's even some in the fridge!) and just
    stay the course despite not working out like crazy.

    Black coffee

    Chili, avocado, jalapeņos

    Small filet mignon with some potatoes, hamburger with lettuce, blue cheese

    Seltzer w/ lime juice
    Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

    SW - 235
    CW - 235
    GW - 205

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    • #17
      Day 14/365
      231

      solid day overall. So easy to cruise through a large part of the day without eating, then eat a big one and keep going.

      Black coffee

      Egg scramble with feta, bacon, avocado

      Chicken wings with hot sauce. (mostly just hot sauce, but there was a bit of sweeter sauce on some. Not the end of the world)

      1 Beer at night (Yes, I have been trying to avoid beer, but I enjoy home brewing and have had a batch waiting to be tested. Kept it to one tonight. Not a deal breaker)

      I love the feeling I get after eating now. I can tell my body is processing the food so much more efficiently. I never feel weighed-down after a big meal. Just good stuff for the body to use.
      Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

      SW - 235
      CW - 235
      GW - 205

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      • #18
        Day 15/365
        230.8 lbs.

        Another solid day. Back in the gym to lift. Gonna try to lift 3 days per week leangains style.

        Today: deadlifts, lat pull downs, planks

        Black coffee

        Smoothie with spinach, berries, pineapple, almond milk, protein

        Chili w/ avocado, apple stuffed chicken breast

        Seltzer w/ lime juice
        Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

        SW - 235
        CW - 235
        GW - 205

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        • #19
          Day 16/365
          No weigh in

          Egg scramble with bacon, blue cheese, black coffee

          Protein smoothie with banana, almond butter

          Chicken with hot sauce, broccoli slaw, coke zero

          Organic orange juice

          Gym: moderate elliptical 45 minutes

          Decent, but not good on the sweet drinks at night. Diet soda not great, but tolerable ONCE IN AWHILE. The orange juice is killer. Really wanted it though... Needed something sweet to hit the spot.

          Overall, still under 100 carbs for the day, so not the end of the world, but certainly have to focus on making water/seltzer the primary options
          Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

          SW - 235
          CW - 235
          GW - 205

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          • #20
            Day 17
            No weigh in

            Fast until 4 pm

            BAS

            Tequila w/ lime juice, glass of red

            Pork chops w/ grilled pineapple, sweet potatoes

            Had 3 beers tonight and some chips and dip (dip was primal, chips not)

            Worked out - bench press, dips, planks, walk. Good day off compared to before. Still focused/excited about results in progress.
            Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

            SW - 235
            CW - 235
            GW - 205

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            • #21
              Day 18/365
              235 lbs

              Not bad after a "cheat" day.

              Fasted thru the morning. Day trip and a late night at a casino... with old friends... but stuck to the plan and had fun the whole time. Starting to realize that you CAN have fun not shoving bad food and beer in your face with friends!

              Black coffee, smoothie w/ spinach, protein, pineapple, mango, almond milk

              Dinner @ chinese restaurant: honey short ribs w/ onions. (definitely some sugar/soy in the sauce, but stayed completely away from rice and noodles)

              3 glasses of red while gambling

              Definitely a great "weekend" (since I now have Wed/Thurs off). Enjoyed some snacks outside primal guidelines, but for the most part, kept them "snacks" and not full blown disasters. Enjoyed some beers (my homebrew is good) and satisfied the taste without destroying progress. This is the best I have behaved during a holiday season ever. Love that I will have a 10-15 pound head start on everyone on Jan. 1st.
              Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

              SW - 235
              CW - 235
              GW - 205

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              • #22
                Day 19/365
                232.2 lbs

                Unbelievable to have two days off, enjoy a few beers and some chips, then hit a casino for a night of gambling and free drinks and essentially have NO weight gain. AWESOME

                Was supposed to be a gym day, but super late night last night, so took extra sleep and will hit the gym tomorrow instead.

                Black coffee

                chicken meatballs with marinara

                primal chili, pork chop w/ grilled pineapple ring, 2 small sweet potatoes
                Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                SW - 235
                CW - 235
                GW - 205

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                • #23
                  ***update to Day 19*** (uh oh)

                  3 beers, 1/2 of a frozen pizza.

                  There I did it. That counts as my holiday binge. Still weighed in at 233 this morning. Already got to the gym today... and have fasted thru the early part of the day. More to come later
                  Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                  SW - 235
                  CW - 235
                  GW - 205

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Day 20/365
                    233 lbs.

                    Hit the gym. Starting to fall in love with heavy barbell training again.

                    Squats (205/185/175), military press (115/105/95)

                    IF until 3:30 p

                    Protein smoothie

                    Hamburgers with lettuce wrap, hot sauce, onions
                    Pear

                    Small bowl of paleo apple crisp
                    Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                    SW - 235
                    CW - 235
                    GW - 205

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Day 21/365
                      232.2 lbs.

                      Some family at the house today for an old tradition of making gingerbread houses. Happy to report I ate NO gingerbread and NO candy or frosting while decorating. Waiting to break through this barrier at 232 pounds... seems like I've been here awhile, but I know I didn't have the best week dieting, so what should I expect? Also remembering it's not about weight... and that PATIENCE is key in this battle. Definitely strong enough to stay the course, continue lifting heavy, eating primal and not trying to cardio myself to a lower weight. It's winter now anyway... slow and steady for the next 6 months until beach season and I'll be all set!

                      Blk coffee, 2 eggs, bacon

                      hot wings (some with bbq sauce)

                      hamburger w/ lettuce wrap, onions. apple
                      Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                      SW - 235
                      CW - 235
                      GW - 205

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Day 22/365
                        232.2 lbs (again!)

                        Merry Christmas Eve. Stayed well-behaved at a work pot-luck... going for the crockpots with sausage/peppers/onions.... and another one with meatballs. Had some chicken from the chicken alfredo. Ate very little of the sauce and only a few bites of pasta. Also at 1 cookie (really small one though) and stuck with diet coke. Have had great progress through the first three weeks and like where I'm at. I also like how I've dealt with certain social situations. I've been very good about enjoying some non-primal treats very sparingly to get a taste and not go overboard. Pizza and a few beers with the wife tonight because she wanted to unwind and had a taste for it. Wanted to join her for a little Xmas Eve treat before I put her through in-laws/family stuff tomorrow. Right now, it's all about being better than I was. When the holidays are behind us, it will be much easier to make bigger leaps, but really happy with how I've stuck to my plan.

                        Fasted thru breakfast until about 3:45p.

                        blk coffee in AM

                        Protein smoothie w/ banana, almond butter, almond milk

                        Meatballs, sausage w/ peppers & onions, few bites of alfredo pasta, chicken, mixed greens, 1 cookie, diet coke

                        thincrust pizza, few beers while wrapping presents.

                        Heavy lift early in the day:
                        deadlifts (225/205/185)
                        chin-ups
                        planks
                        walk
                        Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                        SW - 235
                        CW - 235
                        GW - 205

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Day 23/365
                          No weigh in

                          Well, if there's gonna be a day like that, might as well be Christmas.

                          An utter disaster food-wise. Let go and don't care... So long as I get right back to it. Gifts included some great beer glasses, so I had to test them out!

                          Xmas AM: coffee, cookies, quiche, sausage, beers

                          Dinner: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cookies

                          Late: leftover pizza, beers, coffee cake.

                          Ok so that's done with. Back to business!
                          Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                          SW - 235
                          CW - 235
                          GW - 205

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                          • #28
                            Day 24/365

                            Ughhh another bad one. Fasted until 4 pm, but not good at all. On the road for more holiday gatherings, meeting up with old friends.

                            Coffee in AM

                            Few pieces of pizza

                            Dinner out: boneless wings w/ blue cheese

                            My fill of beer throughout the evening.

                            Something to note: sleep quality went directly downhill with bad food, sluggish feeling overall. Good to remember and have been solid so far today. One day at a time... A few days doesn't derail much... Don't make it a pattern
                            Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                            SW - 235
                            CW - 235
                            GW - 205

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                            • #29
                              Day 25/365

                              Thus... The non-primal eating binge ends at 3 days. Didn't eat a lot, but it was not primal.

                              Out and about all day. Not an excuse, just didn't help.

                              Coffee

                              Avocado egg rolls, 1/2 of chicken tostada pizza (CPK)

                              Pita chips, guacamole, 1 beer
                              Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                              SW - 235
                              CW - 235
                              GW - 205

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Day 26/365

                                Fasted thru 8:30 pm. Good to not binge at that point and chalk it up to one more day.

                                blk coffee

                                Balsamic chicken, sundried tomato chicken, cucumber salad

                                Need to get back to the gym.
                                Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                                SW - 235
                                CW - 235
                                GW - 205

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