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  • Man, I'm glad to see you're still having so much success, Canuck. I always wonder/worry about those people who sort of drop off the forum. Keep it up!

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    • Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
      Man, I'm glad to see you're still having so much success, Canuck. I always wonder/worry about those people who sort of drop off the forum. Keep it up!
      Thanks! Never going back to the SAD, my results have been so great why would I. I have evolved into more of the Perfect Health Diet model over the last few months with even better results. Here's a link to their website in case your interested, also highly recommend the book (Mark Sisson highly recommends it and provides the Forward at the beginning of the book).

      Perfect Health Diet - A diet for healing chronic disease, restoring youthful vitality, and achieving long life
      Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

      https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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      • Today's breakfast - Cooked 4 pieces of bacon and cut into small pieces - mixed with a salad of purple cabbage, cucumber, red pepper, cauliflower, onion and carrots (added two tablespoons of a olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard salad dressing mix). Plus left over free range organic chicken from last night. Yum!
        Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

        https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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        • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
          For those of you wondering what a typical Paleo day looks like for me here it is
          Mine starts with a two large egg omelette with either mushrooms or spinach fried in butter or coconut oil. I'll walk a mile to town and put the shopping in a rucksack then walk home again. There's a bridge over the railway en route and I run up the stairs two at a time both directions. Depending on what day it is, I will do some press ups, squats, dips and sit ups/plank several times during the day or go in the garage for my weekly workout. Lunch is a tin of mackerel (larger tine of herring after the workout) or a couple of roast chicken thighs with radishes, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, sauerkraut and pickled red cabbage. Dinner is whatever SWMBO cooks with half a pink grapefruit for pudding. I drink one cup of tea with milk first thing in the morning and cups of Lychee & Mango flavoured green tea through the day and evening. I will often have some supper consisting of some various nuts and two dried dates.

          I recently bought some VFF's and when the weather improves I will start some sprinting on a grassed area nearby.
          Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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          • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
            Mine starts with a two large egg omelette with either mushrooms or spinach fried in butter or coconut oil. I'll walk a mile to town and put the shopping in a rucksack then walk home again. There's a bridge over the railway en route and I run up the stairs two at a time both directions. Depending on what day it is, I will do some press ups, squats, dips and sit ups/plank several times during the day or go in the garage for my weekly workout. Lunch is a tin of mackerel (larger tine of herring after the workout) or a couple of roast chicken thighs with radishes, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, sauerkraut and pickled red cabbage. Dinner is whatever SWMBO cooks with half a pink grapefruit for pudding. I drink one cup of tea with milk first thing in the morning and cups of Lychee & Mango flavoured green tea through the day and evening. I will often have some supper consisting of some various nuts and two dried dates.

            I recently bought some VFF's and when the weather improves I will start some sprinting on a grassed area nearby.
            Excellent day Nigel! Great work.
            Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

            https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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            • A great article on the Paleo movement! Please read and pass it on.

              The Paleo Diet and the Case for Primal Living - MensJournal.com
              Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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              • A bit of a milestone today during Day 3 of the level 8 Simple Fit workout. 75 Pushups nonstop. First time in my life I've been able to do this. My goal is to do 100 nonstop by my 61st Birthday on April 16th.
                Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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                • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                  75 Pushups nonstop. First time in my life I've been able to do this. My goal is to do 100 nonstop by my 61st Birthday on April 16th.
                  Well done you! I started doing press ups against the kitchen work top. I have now moved on to doing 25 against the bath whenever I go in the bathroom. On Monday I managed 10 proper press ups using the low handles on my pull up/chin up/dips/leg raises tower in the garage.

                  I have been considering going for the one hundred push ups and see how I get on. Once I've done that, there's all the other squats. sit ups, dips etc challenges. I reckon I may be able to manage the 100 press ups by my 63rd birthday in May if I work hard. I managed forty in a minute when I was on the firearms team, but that was 16 years ago.
                  Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                  • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                    Well done you! I started doing press ups against the kitchen work top. I have now moved on to doing 25 against the bath whenever I go in the bathroom. On Monday I managed 10 proper press ups using the low handles on my pull up/chin up/dips/leg raises tower in the garage.

                    I have been considering going for the one hundred push ups and see how I get on. Once I've done that, there's all the other squats. sit ups, dips etc challenges. I reckon I may be able to manage the 100 press ups by my 63rd birthday in May if I work hard. I managed forty in a minute when I was on the firearms team, but that was 16 years ago.
                    It would be great if you could join me in the 100 pushup club Nigel. I say go for it and keep me posted. By the way thank you for posting on this thread, feels pretty loanly sometimes, not sure if it's worth continuing with updates. Seems like there aren't many "elders" that come on the forum and take the time to post. Anyway congrats on your success Nigel, it's been great hearing about your progress.
                    Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                    https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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                    • Hi Canuck-
                      Congratulations on your great success! I'm an elder as well (age 67). I started working on my health in 2009, starting with Atkins and then moving to a low carb paleo eating plan to continue weight loss. I lost 70 lbs and at a normal BMI, but the other great benefits have been increased energy, lowered blood pressure, improved lipid panel, a huge reduction in joint pain, and improved skin. I now work out at the gym 3x a week and do a yoga class, activities I had no energy for before. I think many people over 50 are resigned about their health/weight and don't realize that great improvement is still possible.
                      Starting Weight: 197.5
                      Current Weight: 123
                      Far healthier!

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                      • Originally posted by janie View Post
                        Hi Canuck-
                        Congratulations on your great success! I'm an elder as well (age 67). I started working on my health in 2009, starting with Atkins and then moving to a low carb paleo eating plan to continue weight loss. I lost 70 lbs and at a normal BMI, but the other great benefits have been increased energy, lowered blood pressure, improved lipid panel, a huge reduction in joint pain, and improved skin. I now work out at the gym 3x a week and do a yoga class, activities I had no energy for before. I think many people over 50 are resigned about their health/weight and don't realize that great improvement is still possible.
                        Wow Janie, fantastic results! I am sure your are an inspiration to many. It truly is amazing how a change to this type of diet and lifestyle transforms how one feels, I feel excatly like I did in my 30s. Yesterday I was chasing my 2 year old twin grandkids around the room, rolling around the floor, playfully roughousing with them and having a grand old time. It got me to thinking there aren't many grandparents able to play with their grandchildren this way, pretty cool!
                        Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                        https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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                        • Thank you. My husband didn't need to lose weight but has found that eating primal has greatly diminished heartburn. He also feels more energetic and has now really taken on the gym with a vengeance. I know people who feel tired and have correctable health issues but who won't consider a change in their CW diet. They tell me I am "aging well" as though I had some magic wand when, in fact, they could feel better too if they gave up junk. I don't preach at them. What's the point, eh? But I expect that those of us who have found this way of eating will continue to improve.
                          Starting Weight: 197.5
                          Current Weight: 123
                          Far healthier!

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                          • I'm 58, have lost 50 pounds so far and put on so much muscle I may be at or near my goal weight. I am currently doing 22 pushups and working on my first chin-up.

                            I think it's sad that there is basically no research done on attaining optimum health for older people. When I wanted to look up optimal body fat ranges for post menopausal women, I found that all the research that had been done was intended to prevent what was considered inevitable decline, the assumption being that older women simply cannot improve their health and fitness, so why bother even asking the questions?

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                            • Canuck, I don't post often but I read this thread every time there's something new!

                              I'm 4 years and 2 months away from being 60. I've registered for the Crossfit Open. After 10 years of being a skier, I (somewhat!) learned to snowboard this winter.

                              I had the advantage of being raised by a mom who was 80% primal before "paleo" was coined. I raised my three kids the same way, and love seeing them enjoy healthy, active lives. My oldest survived Navy SEAL training, my middle kid is a rock climber, and my youngest, who's also a Crossfitter, will be 30 in less than a week... yikes... !!!

                              One of the great benefits of this way of life is seeing it work for the next generation.

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                              • Thanks eKatherine and Goldie, it's so great to hear about everyone's successes! I really believe that we can change the perception of aging by sharing our personal journey's with others. I think that a Paleo/Primal lifestyle has it's greatest impact on those over 50 and we can make a huge difference in helping people improve their health through leading by example and spreading the word with our family, friends and doctors.
                                Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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