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  • #16
    I finished reading Convict Conditioning, and did my first real workout. Well, let's be honest... it might not be a real workout for a while yet!

    I am srsly out of shape.

    I love the philosophy of the bodyweight progressions. I love being able to start this with the attitude of just doing it, doing it as well as I can, and, damn it, I don't care what the time frame is for results. Much like primal eating.

    I like that I will be doing exactly what I'm able to do and not an ounce more. I like concentrating on perfect form, perfect cadence, being entirely in the exercise. That's the recipe for flow, if you ask me!

    Also I like that sometime in the future I'm going to be one hot badass computer programmer chick.
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    • #17
      Today I had the most fantastic pot roast. It was awesome.

      Other than that, nothing to report around these parts. I eat, I sleep, I walk, I program. Life is great.
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      • #18
        I had some cherries recently, and they were superbly delicious. They also didn't stall my weight loss at all, which was a surprise and a delight -- previously even that amount of sugar would keep me from burning fat for about a week.

        Interesting journey!
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        • #19
          I've lost 8 lbs since the beginning of my challenge. That's less than 3 weeks, which is pretty amazing, considering the word on the street is that if you're female and not in your 20's you can't lose weight quickly.

          My two pairs of jeans are now so large that I really shouldn't wear them in public. They're size 12, I think, and they were too small 10 months ago. I wore them anyway, damn the muffin tops.

          I have one other pair of jeans -- size 4. I can't wear them yet, but it's getting pretty damn close.

          I can't afford to go buy clothing right now, but my wardrobe is down to 3 dresses that I kind of rotate and try to make last the whole week, along with the ginormous jeans for when I'm working from home. Maybe the size 4 jeans will fit this time next month, that should expand my options quite a bit.
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          • #20
            *peeks in, read up and bookmarks* Hey there - good to read your journal!
            Sometimes you need to be told the truth in order to be able to see it.

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            I see grain people...

            Exist in shadow, drifting away.

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            • #21
              Hey! Those meals you post look absolutely fantastic, and are very inspiring. I'm tempted to post the occasional festive treat here... Also, I've sort of decided to try making a living salad bowl sometime soon.
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              • #22
                Glad you enjoy my meals, I do too. If you have a way to make a box garden, or a living salad bowl I highly recommend it. Water and sun is all it needs and it tastes fantastic! Go for it! Nothing as great as picking your own produce.
                Sometimes you need to be told the truth in order to be able to see it.

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                I see grain people...

                Exist in shadow, drifting away.

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                • #23
                  Wild beach greens are exquisitely delicious. I have family in southeast Alaska, and they happen to be in love with foraging. They're doing extremely well on primal. Last time I called they were having bear steaks. They regularly feast on crabs, prawns, deer, salmon, halibut, wild berries, chicken of the woods (a fungus), various algae, and wild asparagus.

                  Anyway, I received a huge stock of beach greens a.k.a. wild asparagus, and fried them up in butter with garlic, mushrooms, and watercress, served it over a balsamic vinegar reduction, and holy freaking beef it was awesome.

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                  • #24
                    I went ahead and took progress pictures today. I'm down a total of 47 lbs so far - in slightly less than 10 months.

                    10 months, side
                    10 months, back
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                    • #25
                      awesome progress pics, you can't be far off your goal

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                      • #26
                        Wow - that's an amazing transform! Grok on and keep on going on! Congrats!
                        Sometimes you need to be told the truth in order to be able to see it.

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                        I see grain people...

                        Exist in shadow, drifting away.

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                        • #27
                          I don't actually have a goal other than "keep groking the primal lifestyle" :-) Totally loving how awesome this makes me feel.
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                          • #28
                            Agreed - lately that has been my goal too. I am not so obsessive about weight and measurements. I think my body has reached its set point for a while, and nothing but gruelling work will change in a short amount of time. So, I just let it take the time it takes while doing the primal lifestyle.
                            Sometimes you need to be told the truth in order to be able to see it.

                            My journal

                            I see grain people...

                            Exist in shadow, drifting away.

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                            • #29
                              I'm 23 days into my challenge, and have done really well, if I may say so myself.

                              Sleep: a few nights here and there where I toss and turn and my mind is racing, but for the most part, I've been getting a good 9 hours average.

                              Coffee: I had a cup of fantastic coffee. It went against my challenge, but it was totally worth it. I didn't get a headache.

                              Food: No grains, but I've had a few servings of seasonal fruit/berries. Yum. And I currently have 4 lbs of kerrygold butter in my fridge. It goes with nearly everything, I swear!

                              Walks: I've been walking 2 - 4 miles a day the whole challenge so far.

                              Intermittent Fasting: Not really a part of my challenge, but I've sort of kept track of when I eat, and every few days I end up doing a 14 - 18 hour intermittent fast, pretty much from lack of hunger.

                              Every so often I realize how incredibly easy it is to do this (once the carb flu has passed, anyway). I can't believe how many years I spent reading every diet/nutrition book I came across in hopes of finding something that made sense.

                              Tomorrow we're going out to eat, and since 3 out of 4 of us are primal, we're heading to a decent steak house.
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                              • #30
                                It turns out, the 4th member of our little dinner party had gone primal, so we had a major rib-fest. It was awesome. I think maybe I could eat baby back ribs every day for a month without getting sick of them. Unfortunately, I don't believe my financials would tolerate it, even if I figured out how to make them properly myself.

                                Today we completed a huge and very stressful project. We'll be winding down for about a week and then I'm taking some serious holidays.

                                A discussion in a different thread has me wondering if I'm allergic to being in ketosis, or whether I actually have 30 years of anti-nutrients tucked away in my adipose tissue.
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