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  • #61
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    Bit of a silly one, but I'm going out for Christmas dinner with work on Friday, and had been kind of edged into ordering off the Christmas menu (ended up with a salad to start but polenta for my main and panettone for desert, as it was a set three courses - these were the best options from that menu!). Anyway, I decided that I wouldn't let other people dictate my lifestyle and have now changed my order.


    I'm looking forward to my beef (bresaola), parmesan and rocket antipasto, followed by my salmon and organic egg salad. Cheaper and no guilt!


    (I know some might say 'just eat whatever and enjoy yoursef' but honestly, eating this will make me enjoy the evening a whole lot more.)

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    • #62
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      Increased my clean & press weight by 20 pounds this week. Was rough, but still an accomplishment.

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      • #63
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        Just completed a one hour circuits class (alternating 1 minute running / 1 minute weights)!


        Yup, the mere completion is a triumph! I ran at least partway on every running section, and all the weights/planks/pushups etc I managed to see through.


        Best bit is, I'm pleasantly tired instead of being on the brink of a heart attack/ Exorcist-style projection.....!


        ETA - oh yeah, and my jogging bottoms kept trying to slowly fall down, in an annoying but uplifting way....

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        • #64
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          New triumphs!


          I can move the driver's seat up and I still have slack in the seatbelt and there's still space between me and the steering wheel.


          My two-and-a-half-week-old jeans are loose.


          I walked all over Chinatown in San Francisco and didn't get tired or have pain.

          Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

          Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


          Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

          My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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          • #65
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            Rock on Griff!!!

            The more I see the less I know for sure.
            -John Lennon

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            • #66
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              Share some more, folks!


              Here's a few of mine: I can walk all over Disneyland for twelve hours and not get tired.


              I can fit in a restaurant booth and there's even room in front of me when I do!


              My two-month-old jeans are loose enough that I can pull them down without unbuttoning or unzipping. It may be time for new jeans soon (again!).

              Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

              Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


              Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

              My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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              • #67
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                I can go without eating for 18 hours without it bothering me at all.


                I can shovel my driveway "the old fashioned way" without needing a nap afterwards.


                I can run fast enough to catch my dogs at the dog park.


                I eat for pleasure, and never feel guilty about it.

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                • #68
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                  They are kind of small triumphs so far, but since I started eating primal 2 weeks ago:


                  my fasting blood sugars seem to be going down, this morning was 103. I'm "pre-diabetic" right now. Which I think is kind of stupid, its like being kind of pregnant.


                  I think my blood pressure is also down. I took it last night and it was only 125/77, for me, that is really low.


                  I have also lost 3 pounds and feel like my belly flab is going down a bit.


                  I've on the "zone diet" forever it seems, but never really saw much result unless I was insanely strict with it.


                  My next big triumph is to some day do a real pull-up, right now I can barely pull myself up off the ground.

                  Carpe Diem!

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                  • #69
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                    My triumph is the lack of wrinkles under my eyes! My mother came over this last weekend and just did not stop commenting on how radically different my under-eye area looked.


                    I even got carded when I was buying alcohol! (It's been a while).


                    Even if I am 'bad', my body doesn't pack on the pounds like it did 'pre-Primal'. Yay!

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                    • #70
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                      Gained 10 pounds in a month and added 25 lbs to my squat (from 165 to 190, 5x5) and finally got my form good!


                      I can eat 3,500 calories in one sitting without discomfort!


                      I can easily fast for 24 hours. Feels completely natural.


                      Oh, I got a bottle of wine during the holidays, but half of it went bad because I didn't drink it... I don't know, it was just unappealing!

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                      • #71
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                        I just had my best systolic reading yet. Fallen into moderate stage 1.


                        Pulse was 68.


                        It looks like I&#39;ve got myself from the "You are gonna Die...Fool!" stage to bouncing in the lower side of stage 2 to higher side of stage 1.


                        My next goal is to get my weight under the 200 lbs barrier.

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                        • #72
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                          I am now a (UK) size 10 on top and 12 on the bottom - a complete miracle for me. I can buy trousers that fit at the waist and hips, instead of being too tight on the hips and way too big on the waist. I even bought a dress that was just over the knee today - I&#39;ve never, ever done that before.


                          Woohoo!


                          And Griff - you&#39;re updates are fabulous. Best get some new jeans before they fall down in the street!!

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                          • #73
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                            Here&#39;s another triumph... I&#39;m sleeping eight hours a night. I&#39;ve NEVER been able to sleep that long at a stretch before. It&#39;s making a huge difference!

                            Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

                            Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


                            Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

                            My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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                            • #74
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                              Griff, you are an incredible inspiration. Your suggestion to me to &#39;eat more fat&#39; to deal with beginning hunger so was helpful. Yesterday, Day 3, I got a rush like I haven&#39;t had in two years, and for the first time in 2 years, the scale moved DOWN instead of up.


                              Thank you for this really great thread, and congratulations on your brilliant success!


                              PWG

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                              • #75
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                                Triumph for the week: doing 2 consecutive pullups.


                                I know I still have a long way to go, but a year ago, I couldn&#39;t even do a single one!

                                Subduction leads to orogeny

                                My blog that I don't update as often as I should: http://primalclimber.blogspot.com/

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