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    Time to get this going I guess!?


    I first encountered Mark through Beachbody and some things he did over there, but really stumbled onto this site through Tony Horton and some videos he had on here.


    After reading through the articles and what not I had to buy the book, my wife agreed. That was about a month and or so ago now. I've finished the book and my wife is now reading it.


    I've always been the thin guy who could eat what I wanted, until about the time my son was born when through my oh-so-great nutrition of snack cakes and chips I managed to get to almost 200lbs...I looked like a snake that at a beach ball...not good for someone in the military...so decided to change that back in 2007, started working out regularly and eating better (still lots of grains, carbs etc)and got down to about 165 range, but still had a belly...now mind you my goal is not to be ultra-thin man...I was eating about 2400 cals a day but couldn't drop the BF nor increase the muscle mass...which like most I was frustrated and enter in PB, which takes to the near term


    So we've adopted the Primal lifestyle...tossed out the grains and began enjoying bacon again :-) The belly fat is gone, plus I've upped my avg intake to about 3400 cals a day....I can't, yet, get the body to put on any lean mass though, plenty of strength and this may be where my body stays although I think about 10 lbs of muscle would be better (don't want to be a hulk, but could use some more "meat on the bones")...should mention I'm about 5'11".


    Some my goal (not in 30 days of course, but over a longer term) is to add on 10lbs of lean mass and maintain a low bf %. I think 2-4 lbs is possible in the 30 day timeframe ( I know 1-2 lbs loss of bf is normal in a week, don't know what a good avg is for lean mass gain).


    I have another goal and that is to improve my blood chemistry...I have had low HDL in the past, tends to run in the family, as does heart disease and diabetes, both sides are not on the thin side, so I get to hear about being too thin for my whole life! My total number are low too though, so I'm hoping through the PB I can increase my HDLs to a normal range while maintaining good LDL numbers (VLDL issues are there too for both sides).


    So I want to become more functionally fit over the next month, which will help with my above longer term goals!


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    Yesterday


    B: Almond Flour/Shredded Coconut Pancakes

    2 Pork Sausage


    S: Almonds, Apple, Whey Protein Shake w/Water


    L: Chicken Breast w/Skin, Salad w/EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, Sunflower seeds


    S: Kiwi


    D: Turkey Chili, no beans, Fage Full Fat Yogurt


    Workout: P90X Chest and Back (~45min w/warmup & cooldown)

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      4 Aug

      B: Almond Flour/Shredded Coconut Pancakes

      2 Pork Sausage


      S: Almonds


      L: Home made turkey chili (no beans of course) w/fage greek yogurt (full fat)


      S: Shake, Bing Cherries


      D: Turkey Chili, no beans, Fage Full Fat Yogurt and 4 strips nitrate/nitrite free bacon


      Workout: Tabata Sprints...my 8 yr old was my timer, think he had fun watching me run around the back yard like a crazy person!

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        yum-o on the pancakes ... do you have a recipe or just wing it ?

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          It's on here http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...conut-pancakes


          good stuff!put some fresh fruit on them too!

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            cool ! thanks !

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              5 Aug 09

              B: Almond Flour/Shredded Coconut Pancakes

              2 Pork Sausage


              S: Almonds, apple


              L: Chicken Breast w/Skin, Salad w/EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, Sunflower seeds


              S: Shake, Bing Cherries


              D: Grilled burger (no bun), broccoli w/organic butter added in, yum!


              Workout: Shoulders and Arms...good sweat today!

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                @primalmom No problem, they are very tasty...we make up a batch and freeze them for the week

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                  I am giving it a try today

                  PrimalMom
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                    @primalmom let me know how they come out...my wife will add in a little splash of organic milk to thin the mixture out a bit...


                    6 Aug

                    B: Almond Flour/Shredded Coconut Pancakes

                    2 Pork Sausage


                    S: Almonds


                    L: Grilled burger (no bun), Salad w/EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, Sunflower seeds


                    S: Shake, Bing Cherries


                    D: Grilled burger (no bun)...Salad w/EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, kiwi


                    Workout: Rest day!

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                      Sully, they were awesome !! I did add a little water to thin, but I think they would be good either way ... I was kind of thinking they would be good as dessert with sliced strawberries ... hehe !

                      thanks for the info on that

                      PrimalMom
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                        they are addictive...make a double batch, freeze them and then warm in the micro, I do them for a minute, turn over and another 30 sec...add some organic butter too! Break out the fresh sliced strawberries (maybe some blueberries and enjoy!) Kids love them too so watch out they go fast ;-)

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                          Was away on a mini-vaca, trying to live the stress free/play rule of PB...


                          nutrition was good, had to live with the 80/20 rule on some choices however, what can you do when you are staying with family...although we did find a Trader Joe's and got some food there....


                          Back to the normal schedule...had a nice big salad with chicken for dinner last night!

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                            11 Aug

                            B: 4 Bacon and Shake


                            S: Almonds and apple


                            L: turkey with salad lots of EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar w/Sunflower seeds


                            S:Bing Cherries


                            D: chicken breast stuffed w/prosciutto, basil and a little organic aged parmesan cooked in EVOO first then baked in the oven w/broccoli and organic butter


                            Workout: Tabata's (pushups and burpees with my medicine ball

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                              12 Aug

                              B: 4 Bacon and Shake


                              S: Almonds and apple


                              L: hicken breast stuffed w/prosciutto, basil and a little organic aged parmesan cooked in EVOO first then baked in the oven w/broccoli and organic butter


                              S:Rainier Cherries


                              D: Steak tip Salad w/EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar


                              Workout: Back and Bi's (lot's of pullups and bodyweight stufff)

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