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  • #16
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    3. If you're a girl, have short hair, and lift weights regularly, most people will think you're a lesbian (I'm not actually, lol).
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    OMG, I can totally relate. I went extremey (boy) short with my hair. I&#39;m growing it out now, so I can be my tomboy self, and still get a date. :P

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    • #17
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      I&#39;ve learned that


      Chronic cardio was to blame for those extra 10 lbs. that I could never ever lose. (Primal meant losing 15 without even trying!)


      CW diet was primarily to blame for my [previously]skinny fat appearance.


      Grains were the cause of the awful monthly cramps. No more grains = no more cramps. Cycle is a few days longer now, back to what was normal (29-30 days) when I was much younger.


      Even when I slip up I can get back on track in short order (a day or two), instead of just giving up. That&#39;s because I&#39;m not on a diet, but rather a very stable path. A stumble is merely a brief setback, not a permanent fall.


      Oh, and I have learned that the scale is merely a device that delights in f-ing with my head! No more daily weigh-ins. I&#39;ll use it maybe one a month if that, and only when I am not going to care about the number anyway. I don&#39;t remember the last time I used it so maybe the battery is long dead.

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      • #18
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        I learned last night that a little liquor and a lot of bread does not agree with me (anymore).

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        • #19
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          I learned to eat lunch at my desk so I can avoid having to defend my lunch of meat and vegetables in the face of a table full of fast food.

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          • #20
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            cut out cardio Chronic cardio was to blame for those extra 10 lbs. that I could never ever lose. (Primal meant losing 15 without even trying!)

            sprint and row as fast as I can daily

            lift really heavy weights

            eat huge salads every 2 days

            eat butter and dripping

            eat alot of chicken, pork chops + sardines

            cut out brown rice

            cut out whole wheat bread

            short cropped hair, a beard and suntan suits me

            YOU CAN look like Mark Sissons at 51 ! ITS NOT GENETIC !

            SISSONS IS PURE GENIUS

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            • #21
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              Great thread!


              I can achieve anything if I only get ON with it!


              I&#39;m destined to end up a naughty old lady with a twinkle in her eye and fields full of pigs, chickens, cows, and probably an ostrich. Just for the hell of it.


              I don&#39;t have to panic-feed to prevent fainting attacks.


              Heart palpitations are NOT normal after a big meal!


              Veggies are optional


              Butter is the staff of life....

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              • #22
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                I&#39;m destined to end up a naughty old lady with a twinkle in her eye and fields full of pigs, chickens, cows, and probably an ostrich. Just for the hell of it. </blockquote>


                I love this.

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                • #23
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                  "If you&#39;re a girl, have short hair, and lift weights regularly, most people will think you&#39;re a lesbian (I&#39;m not actually, lol)."


                  I still get this despite my long dreadlocks.

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                  • #24
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                    - It&#39;s all about insulin.


                    - Fat is good.


                    - Eat enough protein.


                    - Grain causes stomach bloating. Don&#39;t eat it.


                    - I really, really like bodyweight work.


                    - I really, really like lifting heavy things.


                    - HIIT is fun, too.


                    - Believing and applying all of the above will make a girl Crossfit sexy.

                    Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                    Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                    • #25
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                      I&#39;ve learned that the impossible is possible...
                      1. I don&#39;t need sugar
                      2. I don&#39;t need wheat
                      3. I&#39;m actually really strong, and getting stronger, and liking it
                      4. It&#39;s ok to play without feeling guilty (golf)
                      5. I can do a 24 hour fast
                      6. I don&#39;t have to worry about my cholesterol
                      7. I can be around non-primal foods and not be tempted to eat them
                      8. I don&#39;t need potatoes
                      9. I really like going to rock concerts, nothing to do with being primal, nonetheless, it&#39;s something I&#39;ve learned (39 bands this year)

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                      • #26
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                        Fat doesn&#39;t make you fat. They should change the name

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                        • #27
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                          Fat doesn&#39;t make you fat. They should change the name </blockquote>


                          Good call--some PR firm should pick this up pro bono. A little positive spin and some razzle dazzle advertising. Call it Appetite Be Gone or Brain Boost or something like that.

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                          • #28
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                            Butter is the staff of life.... </blockquote>


                            Amen to that

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                            • #29
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                              I learned that I have been using a flawed cost-benefit analysis when balancing going completely primal vs. quality of life.


                              Before, My reasoning was quitting a short-term pleasure for long-term health benefits.


                              My mistake was failing to realize that quitting a short-term pleasure can actually lea to very pleasurable short-term benefits. This happened to me when I decided to quit beer for 2 weeks to see what happened. I discovered that I felt much much better during and after the weekends.


                              Had I known this short-term benefit beforehand, the (apparently inconceivable) decision of quitting beer would have been way more straight forward.

                              “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
                              "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
                              "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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                              • #30
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                                Here&#39;s some of the stuff I learned this year


                                * When you no longer eat sugar, fat becomes sweet


                                * I doesn&#39;t matter where the sweet comes from - honey, maple syrup, sucanat - it&#39;s badness


                                * My body can&#39;t handle gluten. At all. And that it makes potlucks/group meals really suck!


                                * Two meals & a snack is enough


                                * Exercising can really be fun


                                * I can weigh less and feel better than I did 10 or even 15 years ago!


                                * Non primal but fun - I&#39;m learning to play the frame drum

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