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  • OldCrow's magic journal of Sexy Times!

    Something has to change and I'm finally willing to make it happen!.. I'm 32, an artist, business owner and father of three lovelies... I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. I haven't weighed myself in a long time but I figure I'm somewhere around 270lbs.

    My relationship is in shambles and the food I'm emotionally attached to makes me constantly feel like shit, angry and helpless.. The self-sabotage is worrisome to say the least.. This ALL has to change!

    I've been lurking on here for a LONG time.. You've all inspired me more than you can imagine and I WILL be a Primal Blueprint Success Story in the not-so-distant future! I've got a gym pass now and will walk to work at least 3 days a week. I will track my progress and try to post what I eat in here.. Accountability will play a big role in reaching my goals.

    Goodbye you angry fat bastard!

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    I'm currently sitting with my 8 month old son Zane, snuggled asleep and comforted by my presence.. I have to be alive and healthy to be an example for him as he grows up as well as his sister and brother.. I have so much to lose and so much to fight for!

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    • #3
      I've been reading a few journals and.. hey.. so can someone explain the high sugar/low fat/low meat stuff going on around here? Seems a little.. unprimal? (could be wrong, just sounds a lot like Dr. Graham's 80/10/10... wait, is durianrider employing anti-paleo minions??... to infiltrate??)

      Just finished drinking a bunch of water and will IF today.. tonight I feast! You just wait!!

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      • #4
        Hah...infiltrated by sugar fiends!

        You have a great attitude. I'm certainly no expert at this myself (a perpetual student) but I have a piece of advice - get a few weeks of Primal under your belt before starting IF. For the first few weeks you should just....eat. The food is healing and you'll be feeling great. Walking to work is a great idea. How far away are you? Good luck on your journey...it's a fun one
        be the hair that knots with my hair
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        • #5
          Those high sugar/low fat/low meat guys are on their own unique journey, I wouldn't follow them but they may be entertaining to watch.
          Just eat meat, veggies, fat, some fruit and nuts and a little dairy and you will be fine. My husband has been doing this and he has steadily lost weight. He doesn't restrict his calories or exercise that much and he's still seen results. I bring him up because he's been overweight the whole time we've been together which is about 24 yrs, he's now the slimmest I've ever seen him. He still has more weight to lose and I think he will continue to lose because this is the way we eat now. His temperament has also changed since eating this way, he seems more calm.

          I too have lost weight and have improved my overall health, I'm stronger than I've ever been. This way of eating works and the food is tasty so it's not hard to stick to it. You can do it; we are glad to have you.

          I have special fondness for anyone in the corvid family.
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • #6
            Thanks for reading guys, and for the encouragement!.. I should get into the habit of making something to eat for the daytime, I don't get a real lunch break ever. Burger patties and salad seems pretty on plan unless there's bread or some crap like that in there.

            All of what I've read about this makes me stoked, from the mental to the physical biproducts of eating whole low glycemic foods.. I've tried and failed at this in the past but I've never been pushed by such a strong epiphany as I was last night and this morning. I feel that the passion has really taken hold and I look forward to seeing how 'primal' my life will get as a result!

            little vase: hey that might be a good idea, just get used to consistently eating the right foods.. I live about 20mins from work!

            Urban Forager: Hahahah I know it's weird and awesome.. I like all those foods you listed anyways, they're so good!.. Really have to just stop making exceptions for convenience as I know small slips make me crave like crazy.. I'm looking forward to getting calm, I can have a bad attitude for sure and of course the weight loss.. COrvids are also my faves, so smart!

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            • #7
              Hey Durian Rider isnt so bad, i think hes more right then wrong.

              The high sugar diets you are seeing is because many of us did very poorly on a traditional low carb paleo/primal diet and found we function best on much higher carbs. This seems to be a common theme in the primal community, one of the biggest issues is hypothyroidism and digestive issues usually brought on by a primal diet.

              Not trying to scare you though, others seems to do very well on a lower carb, real food diet.

              Anyway good luck!

              P.S. i like the name! Assuming its because of the band, have you heard of Trampled by Turtles? They are local band and kick ass. If you like Old Crow, you like these guys.

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              • #8
                Just looked up Old Crow and Trampled by Turtles , fun music! Thanks Zach.
                Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
                  Just looked up Old Crow and Trampled by Turtles , fun music! Thanks Zach.
                  Nice! Make sure to watch the "wait so long" video. Best fiddle playing ever!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zach View Post
                    Nice! Make sure to watch the "wait so long" video. Best fiddle playing ever!
                    Just watched it , that was amazing!
                    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                    • #11
                      I think Durianrider is entertaining and makes some great points, I wasn't dissing the guy I just know how tenacious he seems to be.. The question is how primal that way of eating is, the 80/10/10 is something I've never heard associated with paleo or primal before. On the contrary Paleo/Primal is usually number one on his shit list.. Let me know about your thoughts on the matter Zach I'm really curious!

                      I've heard Trampled before, check out The Devil Makes Three if you haven't already.. Intensely good!

                      I had a burger patty for lunch and a big salad!

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                      • #12
                        Oh my damn, I got some pure meat sausages from the butcher with no additives and had them with roasted mushrooms, fiddleheads, garlic and olive oil.. ALONG SIDE GRILLED ASPARAGUS... Life's pretty ruling at the moment!!

                        Feeling good, a bit of dry mouth and low energy but drinking lots of water.. I weighed myself this morning and I'm at 272.. holy shit. Yeah time to f-off with the unhealthy bowshizz.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OldCrow View Post
                          I think Durianrider is entertaining and makes some great points, I wasn't dissing the guy I just know how tenacious he seems to be.. The question is how primal that way of eating is, the 80/10/10 is something I've never heard associated with paleo or primal before. On the contrary Paleo/Primal is usually number one on his shit list.. Let me know about your thoughts on the matter Zach I'm really curious!

                          I've heard Trampled before, check out The Devil Makes Three if you haven't already.. Intensely good!

                          I had a burger patty for lunch and a big salad!
                          80/10/10 certainly isnt primal/paleo and probably not sustainable for 99.9% of the population. I would say the same for a ketogenic diet but people around here seem to think that it is very primal. Harley (Durian) obviously hates paleo/primal for many reasons, one of course is the emphasis on animal products. Here i think he is wrong in his stance because honestly we need at least a bit of animal products to thrive, at least some milk, eggs and or bivalves, all of which are ok on a vegetarian diet. His second gripe is that it is usually high fat/low carb orientated and he believes sugar is the correct source of fuel and fat is dangerous, causes disease and makes you fat. With this i tend to agree with him, not to the extreme of ruling out all fat from the diet but certainly with making it the main source of calories and fuel. I also agree with him that sugar, mainly from fruit is the very best source of fuel. Beyond that, i think a diet of mainly fruit, tubers, a little meat and shellfish is very paleo and add in some dairy and you got a perfect diet.

                          Thanks for that, they are very good!

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                          • #14
                            Hey OldCrow,

                            Just so you know, the best first step you can do is this:

                            DITCH WHEAT and every refined foods (so-called vegetable oils, refined sugar, etc).
                            You will go through a withdrawal period that if you're lucky will last one day, if not a few weeks. This will mean: physical and mental fatigue, low stamina, low mood, etc. But once these toxins will have been gone for a few weeks, you will feel reborn!

                            you can still eat rice / sweet potatoes / quinoa and such if you like, but you can also do well on a low carb high fat diet for a while, just to force your body to enter fat burning. Once you reach a weight that is close to ideal (you won't get fully there on the LCHF diet but close to and in a very satisfying way, don't ignore that factor!), you can ramp up healthy carbs and lower your fat intake AT THE SAME TIME (low fat high starch for one or two days, low carb high fat for 5-6 days).

                            Physical workout will come naturally because of the tremendous energy you will feel.

                            But first thing first: ditch the wheat and refined crap, and do not forget to trash all "healthy whole grains" with the wheat because they don't bring any thing of value when your diet is very nutritious thanks to fish, meats, organs, eggs, etc. Wheat in particular is a major disruptor of good health.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zach View Post
                              80/10/10 certainly isnt primal/paleo and probably not sustainable for 99.9% of the population. I would say the same for a ketogenic diet but people around here seem to think that it is very primal. Harley (Durian) obviously hates paleo/primal for many reasons, one of course is the emphasis on animal products. Here i think he is wrong in his stance because honestly we need at least a bit of animal products to thrive, at least some milk, eggs and or bivalves, all of which are ok on a vegetarian diet. His second gripe is that it is usually high fat/low carb orientated and he believes sugar is the correct source of fuel and fat is dangerous, causes disease and makes you fat. With this i tend to agree with him, not to the extreme of ruling out all fat from the diet but certainly with making it the main source of calories and fuel. I also agree with him that sugar, mainly from fruit is the very best source of fuel. Beyond that, i think a diet of mainly fruit, tubers, a little meat and shellfish is very paleo and add in some dairy and you got a perfect diet.

                              Thanks for that, they are very good!
                              Yeah I was thinking about more tropical regions and how it would make sense for the paleolithic people who lived there to have a very fruit dominant diet..I've heard a few things about vitamin D exposure from the sun helping to regulate blood sugar from the tropical fruits and negate any ill effects but I'll have to check it out again.. Certainly for an elite endurance athlete this makes a hell of a lot of sense but not sure about people who walk around, lift weights and do a once a week sprint! I have a hell of a lot to learn though, I could be totally off!.. Thanks for the reply though, I was wondering for a while!

                              DKJAMES: Hey man, thanks for the advice, I've actually totally ditched wheat, rice, quinoa and potatoes as I've heard that if you have a substantial amount of weight to lose it's best to at least start with low carb.. That's awesome info, I'm trying to eat mostly Vegetables and meat, eggs, some fruit (berries mostly) and a few seeds.. Not a big nut fan but I do make an exception for macadamia nuts when I can afford them.

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