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  • Just completed another year of Paleo/Primal living! Couple of things I've noticed - absolutely no seasonal allergies and all arthritis gone in my shoulders for the whole year, pretty amazing really. I've had a great year of fitness training but slacked off a bit over the last month. I felt like I needed an easy month to rekindle the juices and now I feel fired up and ready for the new year. My focus this year will be to maintain my core strength gains, add some periodized endurance training and focus on hip and shoulder mobility through yoga. On the nutrition front I want to eat mindfully and support local small farms and make every effort to eat vegetables and fruit seasonally. Also pay particular attention and make every effort to get my meat and poultry from sustainable humane local farmers. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
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    • And a healthy happy and successful year to you too. The goals sound great.
      Annie Ups the Ante
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      • Great goals on the food sourcing. We have found a fabulous local farm that provides our grass fed beef, - and gives me all the marrow bones I need for free! We have a great source for eggs. Difficult finding chickens that are affordable and I'm ready to give up on pork completely, as I simply can't find any clean source. I'm not going to mail-order my food. Thankfully we have a freezer full of venison coming from a friend.

        My goals are continued weight loss and getting more fit.
        I'm 20lbs down from last year. Feel much better, although I do have an aching shoulder that I'm hoping will heal. Continuing to work on getting more fit to continue climbing the Adirondack High Peaks next spring (another 10-20 lb loss will be a huge factor). The ascent isn't a big problem, but the descent is murder on my knees, so I really need to take off that additional weight.

        We all do the best we can. Have a happy and successful New Year!

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        • Thanks for sharing your goals Applegirl! Wishing you much success this coming year. Glad to hear you are sourcing local foods.

          One thing I forgot to mention was that I just read Death by Food Pyramid and it has convinced me to eat more organ meats this year - highly recommend the book.
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          • I love the start of a New Year! Full of the optimism and excitement that comes with new beginnings. After a very relaxing December it's time to ramp up the training and set some new goals. The next 5 weeks will be focused on eliminating alcohol and any sweet (Paleo friendly deserts). Fitness training will be as follows:

            Tempo Runs - Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings
            Hill Repeat Intervals - Tuesday and Thursday
            Weight Training - Legs - Monday and Thursday afternoons
            Weight Training - Chest and Back - Tuesday and Friday Afternoons
            Weight Training - Shoulders and Arms - Wednesday and Saturdays

            Yoga - Monday, Wednesday and Friday

            Best wishes to all of you on your health improvement journeys - let's go out and make it a great year!
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            • Oh boy, another group of nutritional "experts" at US News ranks the Paleo diet last out of over 30 they studied. I've already had people email me and say "see I told you so!". Interesting that all the emails were from over weight people with health challenges. I've stopped using the words Paleo or Primal these days and just tell people to steer clear of processed foods, eat organic and local when possible, try to get their fruits and vegetables in season and avoid factory farmed meats.

              U.S. News Ranks Best And Worst Diets Of 2014
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              • My latest blog from the Peak Performance site....If you really want to get results from your fitness program you need focus and intensity. Make sure you are not wasting time by going through the motions...

                http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...ohn-saville.ht
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                • Heading out for a 3 mile tempo run then right over to the gym for an upper body weight workout. My post workout breaking fast meal today will be pastured beef liver sauteed with bacon, jalapenos, mushrooms and onions cooked in coconut oil and butter...Yum, I can hardly wait!
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                  • I love looking forward to my primal meals, especially breakfast. Yours sounds great, I hope you enjoy it
                    Annie Ups the Ante
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                    • Haven't been in for a while. I got Sciatica at the beginning of last month. It is a pain the bum and has taken a toll. I still can't do much in the way of a workout as press ups, sit ups/plank or squats are still painful. After seeing a sports physiotherapist for a couple of one hour sessions and an NHS one, both of whom gave me stretches to do I am now off the co-codomol I needed to relieve the pain.

                      Had my annual Christmas/New Year blow out and am now back on the Primal Lite wagon. I call it Primal Lite but I suppose it's a sort of cross between Perfect Health Diet and Weston A. Price recommendations with treats. I put on a few pounds so am now counting calories and drinking less wine for a while. I shall be recording the Superbowl (WOT?! No Redskins?) on Sunday and will have a few German (brewed to the 1487 Rheinheitsgebot purity law) Lagers with nibbles on Monday evening when I will be able to whizz through the adverts.
                      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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                      • Great thread. I am turning 60 in a few weeks so all your posts are very enlightening.

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                        • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                          Haven't been in for a while. I got Sciatica at the beginning of last month. It is a pain the bum and has taken a toll. I still can't do much in the way of a workout as press ups, sit ups/plank or squats are still painful. After seeing a sports physiotherapist for a couple of one hour sessions and an NHS one, both of whom gave me stretches to do I am now off the co-codomol I needed to relieve the pain.

                          Had my annual Christmas/New Year blow out and am now back on the Primal Lite wagon. I call it Primal Lite but I suppose it's a sort of cross between Perfect Health Diet and Weston A. Price recommendations with treats. I put on a few pounds so am now counting calories and drinking less wine for a while. I shall be recording the Superbowl (WOT?! No Redskins?) on Sunday and will have a few German (brewed to the 1487 Rheinheitsgebot purity law) Lagers with nibbles on Monday evening when I will be able to whizz through the adverts.
                          Hi Nigel...Welcome back! Very sorry to hear about the Sciatica. Best of luck on getting back on track, go easy on the beers!
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                          • Originally posted by retire87 View Post
                            Great thread. I am turning 60 in a few weeks so all your posts are very enlightening.
                            Welcome to the 60s! I'm 62 and been Paleo/Primal for he last two years. It's been amazing for me, hopefully you will enjoy the same great health benefits...Wishing you the best!
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                            • Just returned from a business trip to Oulu Finland (just south of the Arctic Circle). Very cold, but beautiful. Finland is a Paleo eaters delight - feasted on eggs, bacon, reindeer (excellent meat - like a tender piece of beef), herring and wild salmon. Every morning I would have a bowl of berries native to Finland - Lingonberry, Billberry and Raspberry - Yum! Their soups are amazing - especially their turnip soup and the salmon, herring and cream soup..

                              Towards the end of July, Finnish grandmothers put on boots, tie scarves around their heads to protect their hair, and then disappear into the woods. As twilight falls, they return home laden with treasures — bilberries, raspberries, lingonberries and mushrooms.

                              Approximately 500 million kg of berries and a staggering two billion kilograms of mushrooms grow in Finland's forests every year and the tradition of picking wild berries and mushrooms is as popular as ever, despite urbanization. One study shows that 56 percent of Finns, irrespective of their socioeconomic status, go to pick forest berries at least seven times each summer. The most enthusiastic berry pickers are elderly women: 87 percent of them in the age group 60-74 pick wild berries.

                              I also joined in with a group of hardy Finns for their noon hour Polar Bear swim each day. Wow - talk about exhilarating! The air temperature was around 0 degrees and water temperature was 32, but the quick dip left me feeling amazing - very fresh and energized for the rest of the day.

                              Great city, wonderful hardy and fit people - highly recommend a visit to this great country.
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                              • Next to Liver, tiny whole fish with heads and guts (sardines) are incredibly nutrient dense....

                                I agree with Mark - "Anytime you can eat the entire animal, you should. Heck, if they were able to genetically engineer bite-sized cows, I’d be all over that (assuming they were grass-fed, of course). Until then, tiny fish with heads and guts will do the trick. I’m talking sardines. I’m talking anchovies. I’m talking smelt. I’m talking any of the fish running between a half inch and six inches long. Any longer and the guts will begin to stand out in your mouth. But if you keep to that sweet spot, you’ll get the brains, the glands (all of them), the organs, the bones, the fermenting algae, krill, and assorted sundry microscopic marine goodies tiny fish like to eat, in addition to the omega-3s and protein, without adverse flavors. Oh, and because they’re tiny and low on the food chain, tiny fish will be largely free of the heavy metals other, larger fish tend to accumulate."
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