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  • Originally posted by Karock View Post
    We should set up a 'Primal Success Clothing Exchange'
    Good idea.
    High Weight: 225
    Weight at start of Primal: 189
    Current Weight: 174
    Goal Weight: 130

    Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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    • my husband thinks I've gotten so sexy that now he wakes me up multiple time in the night to have sex with me. lol

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      • YEAH murf! hell yea I want that haha

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        • ok new clothing rant:

          First off, I just had to spend over $200 at the underwear store last week because all my old bras/underwear were falling off me in weird ways. I had to go *down* a band size and *up* a cup size, and get all smaller bottoms. Bra size thing is likely because the lifting / upper body work has made my pecs stand the girls up & out a bit more, teehee.

          (slight derail: LADIES - if your bras are not correctly fitted, you owe it to yourself to get new ones properly fitted! Size checks should be done frequently, especially if you're big-busted AND losing weight, because if your band is too loose, then the straps (not the band) will be attempting to hold up the girls, which puts a ton of unnecessary strain on your shoulders/back, and that is not how bras are designed to work. Some women will even need to use multiple bra sizes during different parts of their monthly cycle as the girls change size/shape enough to warrant it. Weirdly enough, proper bra fitting has become one of the key things I've had to learn corollary to being a ladies' cycling coach, because of the back strain / postural problems affected by it).

          So anyhow, this is partly due to the body recomposition, partly due to the fact that I hate shopping for underthings so much that it had probably been 5 or 6 years since I purchased this stuff, and, well, they are consumables, meaning, yes they do get kinda ratty if you don't replace them regularly. Right, right, I know - I should know better, but whatever.

          Also, this is time for lfr's patented PANTS RANT. What the actual hell is up with US women's sizing these days?? According to the modern fit matrices, I am now a US women's size 4 waist, size 6 hip/bust, and size 8 thigh/bicep. Seriously?? No, I am not some kind of raging steroidal bodybuilding mutant, I'm a normal-shaped human being. It's like the modern sizing standard for the average American female is now based on a Mrs. Potatohead doll. I could go on...

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          • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
            These aren't th ones I used but here ya go....

            Amazon.com: stainless steel cooling rack: Home & Kitchen
            oooh, thanks for that! I want to ditch all the teflon crap out of my kitchen and the cooling racks were the last thing on my list.

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            • Frustration 1. I've reached the end of this thread. Now I have to wait to read more funny frustrations!

              Frustration 2. I doubt that I'm ever going to have my clothes falling off my body like I've been reading here. This is day 5 of Primal for me with no cheats. Thinking that I could ever be so thin or ripped seems like a dream.

              Frustration 3. Trying to get my husband to go Primal with me. He'll eat the food that I make, but he won't stay away from the SAD junk at the same time. Feel like I'm spinning my wheels with him. Love him to death, though.

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              • People have been telling me that they couldn't give up potatos, bread, etc. I've told them I've had to put up with bacon and eggs whipped with cream and scrambled in butter for breakfast, a big salad doused in olive oil with chunks of meat and cheese for lunch, and steak and stir-fried vegetables for dinner. It's a burden, really, but someone has to do it. Oh and I've dropped 20 # since september.
                10/2/12: 169 lbs, 37"waist
                Now: low 150's, 33" waist
                Blog: http://paleopathologist.com/

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                • Originally posted by jmsmall View Post
                  People have been telling me that they couldn't give up potatos, bread, etc. I've told them I've had to put up with bacon and eggs whipped with cream and scrambled in butter for breakfast, a big salad doused in olive oil with chunks of meat and cheese for lunch, and steak and stir-fried vegetables for dinner. It's a burden, really, but someone has to do it. Oh and I've dropped 20 # since september.
                  You're such a hero. But if you need some help with that burden...
                  Annie Ups the Ante
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                  • I totally got busted doing lunges in the office bathroom today by an unfamiliar coworker. Heh. At least I was doing something healthy and not something truly gross, but it was awkward nonetheless.

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                    • I am now a US women's size 4 waist, size 6 hip/bust, and size 8 thigh/bicep. Seriously?? No, I am not some kind of raging steroidal bodybuilding mutant, I'm a normal-shaped human being. It's like the modern sizing standard for the average American female is now based on a Mrs. Potatohead doll. I could go on...
                      Yup.... skinny arms and legs and wheat bellies. If you have muscle on your arms and legs, you MUST have a gut.

                      http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                      Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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                      • Yep. My two clothing pet peeves are not a big enough waist/hip difference in pants and that both jeans and boots are often cut too tight for my calves.

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                        • I'm now furious at my local Old Navy. My only source for jeans that fit at a price I was willing to pay stopped carrying my fit. I now have my choice of crappily made, ill fitting, overpriced jeans or well made, well fitting WAY overpriced jeans. I don't even have the options of Levi's and Lees.
                          As well, I'd love to know who decided the lowest size to carry was a 4 or 6 and introduce them to my fist.
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                            2. I look better so I have no reason to have sex with the lights out and my power bill is going up.
                            Ok, this line is hilariously brilliant.
                            Goals:

                            Lose weight/fat!
                            Get fit!
                            Regain my health and energy!
                            Run a marathon! (again)

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                            • I'm now furious at my local Old Navy. My only source for jeans that fit at a price I was willing to pay stopped carrying my fit. I now have my choice of crappily made, ill fitting, overpriced jeans or well made, well fitting WAY overpriced jeans. I don't even have the options of Levi's and Lees.
                              Do you have a Marshalls or a TJ Maxx? They often have the premium brands marked down. I have a pair of Sevens from there that fit perfect and were $30. They often have Levis and Lees for $20. They generally have a lot of smaller sizes.

                              Old Navy's clothes are so cheap now.... I can't remember the last time their jeans fit me and looked nice. I stopped going there. The material and construction are so bad.

                              Also, try stores that sell western wear. They have alternative brands. Cruel Girl, Wranglers.... they are often sized as junior sizes and have smaller sizes.

                              http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                              Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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                              • I'm usually reasonably okay with pants. (I hope when I finish losing weight I can still wear the Limited's pants -- I have 6 or 7 pairs of them in my current size, and they are perfect. Don't even need to iron them if you take them right out of the dryer. I hardly ever wear any other pants to work.) It's SHIRTS that are obnoxious. I don't own any button down shirts, because they never fit. If they button in the front, they have monkey arms. If they fit in the sleeves, they don't button in the front (although that's a boob issue, not a primal issue, lol). If they're short-sleeved, sometimes they're too tight in the upper arms -- especially if there is any sort of elastic. Seems like clothing manufacturers are expecting women to be twigs (everything tiny) or plus-size (everything tent-like), with not much in between.

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