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  • #16
    Hey mdmoore07!

    Great title for your journal - I could not help but take a look. I found it interesting that you mentioned stay with things only for a little while. I'm currently reading a book called Make Shi(f)t Happen by Dean Dwyer. You might find it interesting - basically about getting your head in the right frame of mind to stick with it. It's an interesting read and has some tips I found helpful for sticking with this lifestyle. Also Mark's 21 Day book and, as Paleobird mentioned, the fitness books are both great resources. As for less than honorable goals - I think looking good naked is a very honorable goal - one many of us have even if we don't admit it!

    Best of luck on your journey!
    “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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    • #17
      Originally posted by Primal Primate View Post
      Hey mdmoore07!

      Great title for your journal - I could not help but take a look. I found it interesting that you mentioned stay with things only for a little while. I'm currently reading a book called Make Shi(f)t Happen by Dean Dwyer. You might find it interesting - basically about getting your head in the right frame of mind to stick with it. It's an interesting read and has some tips I found helpful for sticking with this lifestyle. Also Mark's 21 Day book and, as Paleobird mentioned, the fitness books are both great resources. As for less than honorable goals - I think looking good naked is a very honorable goal - one many of us have even if we don't admit it!

      Best of luck on your journey!
      Thanks so much for the info, Primal Primate. I'll look into the book. It would be 4th in line to be read, however! I love a good book..
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

      "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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      • #18
        Food Log 4/24/13

        Goal weight: 180lbs
        Current: 213
        Loss needed: 33lbs

        Today's exercise: long walk before dinner. 1 hr.

        B: IF. Had a lot of coffee again(3 cups), 24oz water
        L: 2 cups of sauted kale, 1 cup of steamed brocolli, 1/4 rottiserie chicken(dark), 2tbsp guac, 1/2 cup tuna salad. 24 oz water
        D: 1/4 rack pork ribs cooked in cocunut oil/butter/spices mix(fricking delicious), kale(shit load)

        Notes: Had another coffee this afternoon--was dragging at a certain point. Job has become high stress/high stakes lately. Doing well with water compared to recent history.

        Slept OK, woke up at 5am and was wired. Started feeling "hung over" around 7am for no good reason. Found myself dehydrated regardless of drinking more water. Any thoughts? Taking multi, 10,000 IU Vita D, 2 Fish Oil capsules.

        Was a nice day of no facebook. I forgot how pleasant it is not having to feel sorry for people I used to know on there. Or look at their kids...

        Currently reading: "Think and grow Rich". "The Stranger" and re-reading a childhood favorite "Where the Red Fern Grows". Awesome. This time of year we should all really start diverting our time from the BS of the winter and get to know ourselves again.

        Looking forward to your support, should you offer it.
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

        "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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        • #19
          Food Log 4/25/13

          Goal weight: 180lbs
          Current: 211
          Loss needed: 31lbs

          Today's exercise: Double-header softball games

          B: IF. Had a lot of coffee again(3 cups), 24oz water
          L: 1 cup cashews, beef jerkey, 24oz water
          D: 2 tbsp guac, 10 chicken wings, left over babyback ribmeat, 4oz coconut water

          Had a Vodka on the rocks

          Notes: Very long day of travel today. Was up until 2am last night(just like tonight will be) talking with future father in law about everything under the sun. As a result, I had to drag myself out of bed and limp through the day. Ended up OK after the first few hours of the morning, actually. We got walloped in our softball league games tonight and went out afterwards for a drink and some wings. Didn't get my supplements in today. Will be better tomorrow.

          I really don't mind fasting from bedtime to noon the next day. I think I'm growing accustomed to it. In the future, I think I'll do something a bit more crazy--any ideas are encouraged!

          Still no Diet Coke...feel great for it too. I find great pride in breaking addiction, which it was.I think most people probably do.

          My nephew was just diagnosed Autistic. My sister in law said that he was also deemed "allergic to wheat". Hmm, aren't we kind of all? He has been sleeping and behaving MUCH better since cutting it out of his diet. I sent my father the book "wheat belley" last year and, suprisingly, the old coot read it and loved it. He stopped just eating breads and some of the shit he called food made by the good people at the hostess company. Within 6 mos, he had lost 40lbs! Looks great--which is comforting since he just celebrated his 70th birthday.
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

          "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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          • #20
            Originally posted by mdmoore07 View Post
            Thanks Annieh! Where are you with this stuff?
            You're welcome. I first stumbled on this website 10 months ago, it immediately made sense so I started straight away and have pretty much stuck with this way of eating ever since. It is the most satisfying and delicious food I've ever eaten and makes me feel GREAT. I have lost the few kilos I needed to, and even better have brought my blood pressure back into normal range and seen various menopausal symptoms fade away.

            As for the exercise, I started that first by joining a gym a few months prior. This time I have stuck with it and find that I now love to exercise and miss it when I don't. I certainly haven't done anything extreme, just regular weights/step classes 1-3 times a week. I also love getting out for a hike in the bush on a semi regular basis.

            This lifestyle has been life enhancing for me. I was never really sick or hugely overweight but I was lethargic, had broken sleep and just felt like I was not running on all cylinders, despite having followed what I thought was a healthy diet for 20 years. Now I notice improvements like smoother skin and better moods that I wasn't even looking for but have come with the territory.

            It's so cool and is very easy to stick to (or to come back to if you happen to diverge for whatever reason). It's just what I do now.
            Annie Ups the Ante
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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            • #21
              Food Log 4/26/13

              Goal weight: 180lbs
              Current: ?
              Loss needed: ?

              Today's exercise: Long walk(1 mile+) with Georgia(dog) and Fiance. Georgia tried to dryhump our neighbors dog....Georgia is a girl. Heyo!

              B: IF. Had a lot of coffee again(3 cups), 24oz water
              L: Late lunch(330pm), Wholefoods: pot roast, collard greens, raw broc, "Electrolyte Water)
              D: 1/2lb Grassfed Beef homemade burger w/ a bit of aged cheddar(very thin slice), sauteed carrots in the beef fat.

              Small taste of our go-to Cabernet: Grayson Cellars

              Notes: It's the end of my first business week of Paleo! The end of the first Full-week will be this Sunday. All is going well--feel/look less blubbery already.

              Interesting how little and infrequently you poop on Paleo. As Mark S. says, grains are mostly just "bulking agent" for your BMs. I also don't hardly fart lately. Any woman can appreciate this in her man.

              I think I'm noticing more consistent energy levels as well but I don't want to say that quite yet. Spending more QT with our dog has been very nice. I can see she likes it to. While I lose weight, she gets bigger. We got her a few months ago at 25lbs. She is about 50lbs now and her paws still look gigantic. She's a lab/shep mix with a very quiet disposition and a taste for my vibram fivefingers(an expensive taste).

              We have a trip lined up for Belize in a couple of weeks! I'm hoping I can drop a bit of weight before then and look good for my best friends wedding. If not, I'll just resort to pounding rum and wandering the beaches. Cheers!
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

              "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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              • #22
                Food Log 4/27/13

                Goal weight: 180lbs
                Current: ?
                Loss needed: ?

                Today's exercise: Long walk with Las Georgias.

                B: IF. Coffee with Fiance on the way to drop her at AP.
                L: Lunch--ate 2nd grassfed Patty from Friday night. Ate with Guac and carrots.
                D: Made a weird Broccoli/spices/grassfed beef mixture. Was absolutely delicious and filling.
                Late PM snack: ate leftover ground beef. Slightly tipsy after a couple of drinks with friends(straight vodka).

                Notes: I have decided to chill out on checking the scale everyday. I think I will every few days--I know this stuff is working and I feel/look better already. I don't need to hinge my mentality on a scale everyday, right? Had a very, very productive day today. A lot of heavy lifting in the yard, weed eating, mowing, cleaning, watering, seeding, yard maintenance/bagging, cleaned gutters, dog walk, deck scrubbing, yard spraying: bugs & ivys. I'm sure it was the equivelent of a helluva gym workout. Did some fivefingers sprints in the park..got weird looks from some puzzled kids. Dog was also amused. It was nice to just do something impromptu like that.
                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

                "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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                • #23
                  Food Log 4/28/13

                  Goal weight: 180lbs
                  Current: ?
                  Loss needed: ?

                  Today's exercise: None.

                  B: IF.
                  L: Lunch. Had a handful of macadamia nuts, tons of water, and a few meatballs.
                  D: Whole foods: sauteed kale, collard greens and mixed grilled peppers. Ate weird Paleo Ice cream...but too much of it.

                  I must note that THIS IS THE END OF THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF MY PALEO TRANSITION. I celebrated by putting on a pair of jeans I used to wear prior to growing this manpooch. They were snug, but they fit. I can see a bit of change and feel a bit better already. I've been Diet Coke free for 10 days and crave ice-water constantly already--same with veggies. When in doubt: Find Wholefoods. I've also been looking forward to walks with the pup and fiance, time in the sun in my vibrams, just relaxing outside, softball with the guys and a bit of a ride on the bike. So far, so good.
                  Last edited by mdmoore07; 04-29-2013, 09:26 PM.
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

                  "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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                  • #24
                    Food Log 4/29/13

                    Goal weight: 180lbs
                    Current: ?
                    Loss needed: ?

                    Today's exercise: 1 mile/1 hr walk with the dog. Beautiful afternoon/evening.

                    B: IF. Venti coffee at Sbux
                    L: Lunch. Spicey Collard greens, mixed peppers, creamed spinach, grilled pork.
                    D: Home made Pork Belly. Was absolutely rich and delicious. So satisfying and SO MUCH fat.

                    Note: My attitude seems to be shifted from a bit solemn to more outgoing. Meeting a lot of interesting people in the neighborhood when I'm out and about on these walks. So far I've gotten 2 business cards, a sob story, a few good deeds and a life story. A woman said today, "your dog is fucking beautiful". An older gentleman told me of how my neighborhood changed over the last 5 decades. Very cool stuff. A gay couple has me convinced they're the most proud gay couple to ever walk gay earth. I helped another older cat turn off his water line and learned nomenclature of various land mines deployed throughout the world by an EOD expert. My female dog dryhumped a male pitpull pup. Life has been fun so far since starting paleo.
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

                    "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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                    • #25
                      Wow, NOTHING like that happened to me during my first week of paleo. My first week was like, "ate chicken and salad" and "ate steak and salad." No humping, dry or otherwise, no land mines, no couples, gay or otherwise. Not even a business card. I missed out.
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      “"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by mdmoore07 View Post
                        Note: My attitude seems to be shifted from a bit solemn to more outgoing. Meeting a lot of interesting people in the neighborhood when I'm out and about on these walks. So far I've gotten 2 business cards, a sob story, a few good deeds and a life story. A woman said today, "your dog is fucking beautiful". An older gentleman told me of how my neighborhood changed over the last 5 decades. Very cool stuff. A gay couple has me convinced they're the most proud gay couple to ever walk gay earth. I helped another older cat turn off his water line and learned nomenclature of various land mines deployed throughout the world by an EOD expert. My female dog dryhumped a male pitpull pup. Life has been fun so far since starting paleo.
                        Your note on this post is hilarious! I feel motivated to get out and explore my neighborhood now. Good luck on your journey.

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                        • #27
                          Food Log 5/1/13

                          Goal weight: 180lbs
                          Current: ?
                          Loss needed: ?

                          Today's exercise: 1 hour walk with the pup, kettle bells for 15 mins.

                          B: IF. Venti coffee at Sbux. 32oz water
                          L: 1/2lb pork from Publix hotbar, chicken salad, 24oz water.
                          D: 1/2 Red Pepper stuff with GF beef and an apple with Cashew butter. 24+oz of water.

                          Note: Got "Ketostix" today via amazon prime. Pretty cool. Peed on one of them and read a moderate level of ketones in the urine. I'll have to use these often as a gauge. Plus, this way I can relate to women having to pee on the pregnancy test sticks and get in touch with my feminine side.
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

                          "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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                          • #28
                            Food Log 5/2/13

                            Goal weight: 180lbs
                            Current: ?
                            Loss needed: ?

                            Today's exercise: Will update.

                            B: IF. Home made bulletproof coffee. 5tbsp MCT, 2 tbsp GF & P butter, 12oz org coffee & stevia. Shit rocked and got daddy rockin' too!
                            L: Lunch was embarassing: Pork rinds, spinach w/balsamic & some leftover beef. Water. More Coffee.
                            D: Plan to make honey-mustard glazed Salmon but we'll have to see.

                            Note: Feel pretty alive today--it's awesome. I've been trying to up my MCT intake because it makes me feel like Jesus. The stuff literally gives you a high-energy, euphoric feeling. I also notice that fat levels seem to burn much faster when I take this stuff intermittently. I was going to make some chicken salad and home-made baconaise, using MCT as the "oil". I might run through a wall if I do though(picture the kool-aid dude: "OH YEAH!"). I'm also very impressed with the efficiency of kettle bell workouts. I need to amp up my pace next week as I come out of a mild "carb-flu" and hope to supplement with MCT and HIIT. Loving results thus far and these journals are helping me establish progress with respect to health, vibrancy, energy levels and attitude. Be in touch. I forgot how much energy I have when paleo. It seems like it's going to stick this time, too!
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

                            "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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                            • #29
                              Yes, your title definitely drew me in; humour is a good thing. I guess I don't walk around my neighbourhood enough to see all the colourful people. I do know that my neighbor on the one side moved in the year I was born and my neighbor on the other side was living in his house when she moved in. They make me feel young! I rejoined recently and just this week trying to achieve ketosis. I, however, started tracking my food on FitDay.com to monitor protein and carbs. My days of peeing on sticks are long past (and it is really over-rated). Good luck on your journey.

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                              • #30
                                Food Log 5/3/13

                                Goal weight: 180lbs
                                Current: ?
                                Loss needed: ?

                                Today's exercise: Walk with Pooch and Softball game.

                                B: IF. Coffee, of course. I think I had too much coffee today.
                                L: Had a steak salad: mixed greens, spinach, dressing on side(not quite "paleo" dressing). 2 large glasses of H20
                                D: Late Dinner: pork roast, kale and carrots. Booze..(and water!)

                                Note: Bad news first. I ate a couple doughnuts at work! Ah shit! Now the good news: I arrived at the ball field a half-hour early and did some sprints. The game was also very active. More bad news: we had a couple drinks prior to that. So I was tipsy at the game. Now more good news: I SMASHED a home-run over a 20' fence(literally) and had two more line drive doubles. I'm not sure if it was the booze, the paleo or maybe Mark Sisson was watching over me. After the game we went to a bar near my home(Decatur/East Atlanta) and had a great late dinner, drinks and laughs.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread83744.html

                                "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

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