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    Hi, my name is Patrick
    Today I have decided(again) to accept responsibility for my health and try to undo the harm I've done to my body over many many years.

    Today I stand 47 years old and weigh in at 304.2 pounds. I've posted some pictures of my less-than healthy body taken just this morning. They can be seen here -> My Profile/Album

    I've read the Primal Blueprint, I am excited about what I've read and the progress I will achieve putting what I've learned to task. With it as my guide, I embark on My Body Revival!

    Looking forward to this journey which I embark on with my wife (albeit she won't go primal), to learning from the MDA family, and sharing My Body Revival as it unfolds.
    Follow my progress at ->Journal: My Body Revival




  • #2
    Good Luck Patrick! We are here to support you. My husband isn't Primal either, but 2.5 years in he seems to be changing his mind.
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
      Good Luck Patrick! We are here to support you. My husband isn't Primal either, but 2.5 years in he seems to be changing his mind.
      Thanks Paula! I'll certainly need the support and wisdom on the primal ways.
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      • #4
        My Day: 6-1-2013

        I had a good first day here. My wife & I woke up and went for a brisk 2-mile walk. Understand that 'brisk' for me is 40 minutes to complete that walk.

        I ate only 43 grams of carbs within my 1800 calorie day. Grilled some country style pork ribs for dinner, mighty tasty.

        This evening we went to the movies to see Hangover III, funny but didn't live up to he hype. The worst part was the two plus hours of being accosted by the aroma of buttered popcorn with every breath. I definitely would've liked a tub of it, but I never came close to deciding to have one. The strength of day one determination, may it never fade again.
        Last edited by PRO199; 06-02-2013, 03:21 PM.
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        • #5
          keep on going

          its certainly worth the effort
          When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
          27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
          new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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          • #6
            Measurements: Primal Start

            I made it a point to post starting pics in my profile (sorry for those with a quick gag reflex) but forgot to note my starting measurements, so here they are(in inches)...

            Neck, 18.5 (double chin is growing south too fast)
            Chest, 55 (my moobs have got to go)
            Gut, 57.125 (the fattest slice of me, luv-handles around to the bulge that enters a room first)
            Waist, 49.75 (where I wish I really wore my jeans)
            Upper Arm, 19.5 (measured high up close to shoulder to get the fat-wing counted for)
            Forearm, 12.125 (not fatty here, maybe primal exercise will grow these)
            Wrist, 7.25 (no idea why I measured)
            Thigh, 29.25 (likewise measured high up to get the thunder-zone)
            Calf, 17.0 (expecting great results here)
            Last edited by PRO199; 06-02-2013, 03:20 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by CarbDodger View Post
              its certainly worth the effort
              Indeed, we are worth it, Thanks!
              Your progress in 45 days, Impressive!!
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              • #8
                Curiosity for today: SALT

                As I grabbed a hard boiled egg today and dusted it with a shake ( ok 2 shakes ) of salt, I froze before enjoying; is salt good or bad in the eyes of primal? Half the egg in one hand while chewing the other half, my free hand took to surfing for answers.

                Quickly I found this blog entry by Mark, salt-and-blood-pressure.

                Seems salt is not a demonic or devine substance in general. The avoidance of the dangers a plenty that are processed-foods should greatly reduce our sodium intake. Therefore a salty shake or two when desired shouldn't be a concern. Good to know!
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                • #9
                  My Day: 6-2-2013

                  Spent a chunk of today doing busy work around the house. Nothing terribly strenuous but I was moving, getting up & down, etc for about 4 hours.

                  I ate 48 grams of carbs within my 1201 calorie day. Nowhere near the 2700 daily desired average caloric intake I calculated. Not sure why, but my appetite was absent today, a rare phenomenon for me. I'm used to a deep breath triggering cravings for pecan pie, a breeze inciting ravioli rage. I'm sure this appetite absence is temporary.

                  A buddy caught a mess of crappie and gave us three bags of fillets, well I traded him venison tenderloin and brats for the fish. Tonight I fried (no breading or batter) a bag and wow; the tasty-train roared in for dinner. I must admit the oil I used to fry, veggie. It's all I had enough of to fry with, I know it's a bad oil choice re: omegas and oxidation. I considered baking, but drying out these lovelies was not worth the risk.

                  Thus to sum up my full disclosure, my desire to make a change has begun but needs to include cleaning out the house and ushering in primal options.

                  And I shall, I promise!
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                  • #10
                    Curiosity for today: STAIRS

                    It's Monday, back at work, the chasing of the dollar continues.

                    My job, I spend allot of time with my butt in a chair. The chair may be the one in the cubical I occupy, or another cubical if I choose to invade a neighbor, of one of a few dozen conference rooms across the office campus. In a days work I do get some movement in, generally when I walk from one chair to another. It's not enough to calculate any benefit of note however.

                    Now, what may matter is if I were to choose to use the stairs versus elevators. It takes maybe 0.1284 calories to ride the elevator from ground floor to my 3rd floor cubical. If I take the stairs, my best & conservative calculation is that I'd burn 15 calories to ascend these stairs.

                    Check my math please...

                    If I ascend these stairs 4 times a day, which I can do as I ride the elevator ground to 3rd floor at least that many times a day; then I'd burn 60 calories a day.

                    I work 230 days a year, whew too many, which equals 920 trips up these stairs annually.

                    My annual stair trips would see 13,800 calories burned a year. Allowing me a smidgen of rounding-up and all those trips would equal 4 pounds burned off just from taking the stairs at work.

                    Ok, perhaps using the stairs at work is not worthy of being the center-piece of my overall plan. But I'll take all the help I can get, and if I can help myself by taking the stairs, then I'd better step up and get busy using them.
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                    • #11
                      Good for you, Patrick! You have a great attitude; may you see much success in your journey.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vintageeats View Post
                        Good for you, Patrick! You have a great attitude; may you see much success in your journey.
                        Thank You, some say attitude is everything, if so I have lots to give to this effort.
                        Likewise vintageeats, wishing you success. Wisconsin, I love WI, great place to play, hunt, fish, and repeat
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                        • #13
                          My Day: 6-3-2013

                          I may deserve a bit of flak here as I under ate today. I ate 34 grams of carbs within my 1349 calorie day. No excuse other than letting the days work get in the way of my needing to take in more high quality foods.

                          My appetite did rebound a bit today, not as much as I expected it would. Prrhaps because I've replaced bad beverages with water and am taking in about 3 quarts a day. Although the gut is grumbling now, but I am minutes from bed so not about to force in more calories now.

                          Dinner tonight was worthy of a note, I had a couple of pheasants defrosted and made bacon-wrapped smokey pheasant. I've got pictures on he phone, will post them and the recipe tomorrow.

                          Tomorrow I need to get in some exercise too, other than taking the stairs at work today I didn't make time to exercise.
                          Last edited by PRO199; 06-04-2013, 05:03 PM.
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                          • #14
                            RECIPE: Smokey BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pheasant

                            Good morning...
                            As promised yesterday, sharing recipe for Smokey BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pheasant.
                            Last edited by PRO199; 06-04-2013, 01:37 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Curiosity for today: Carb Flu

                              I was hopping around the forums, came across a reference in this meet and greet thread on the Carb Flu?

                              The what??

                              As expected, if there is such a thing Mark has already addressed the topic. And he did, HERE.

                              I was pleased to read that it is not an illness that kicks you in the gut and stomps on your head like influenza. Rather its more of being in a mental fog for a while at the start of the primal journey that some may experience.

                              Fine by me if I do. Even if eating primal does prompt a brief period of screaming diarrhea and turned my eyebrows pink; that would be harmless compared to the brutality I've put my body through over years of eating SAD.

                              Ever had carb flu?
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