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  1. I like my job, and it leaves me time for adequate...

    I like my job, and it leaves me time for adequate play, personal time etc. But I live in a very northerly clime, and right now I basically spend all daylight hours inside. And that pisses me off. ...
  2. I had a boyfriend in high school who was severely...

    I had a boyfriend in high school who was severely allergic to cashews. Like - anaphylactic shock, carried around an epi-pen just in case kind of allergic. So yeah, it happens - you're not alone! ...
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    I second the avocado hair mask idea! I'll...

    I second the avocado hair mask idea! I'll sometimes thrown 1/2 an avocado into a blender with 1tbsp each of honey and olive oil. Apply to dry hair, leave for 20 or 30 minutes, and then shampoo and...
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    I have two benchmarks for what I consider...

    I have two benchmarks for what I consider "acceptably fit" to be for me.

    1) Being able to go about my ordinary life activities without getting winded. To include climbing multiple flights of...
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    I'll second what everyone's said about the...

    I'll second what everyone's said about the virtues of fat and veggies (throw some leafy greens into your plan there! They are the bestest!). But I'll add one more thing:

    Calories are...
  6. You've been doing Crossfit for the past 3 months?...

    You've been doing Crossfit for the past 3 months? Good for you!!! Did you go from mostly sedentary to Crossfitting? If so - that right there is probably a harder lifestyle change than eating...
  7. I just wanted to chime in to say that 5lbs in 4...

    I just wanted to chime in to say that 5lbs in 4 weeks is great! Good for you! Give yourself permission to focus on establishing a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, rather than trying to drop lbs as...
  8. Emphasize the veggies. I thought Paleo/Primal...

    Emphasize the veggies. I thought Paleo/Primal was totally wack until my husband started getting into it and I realized that the major change for us was really replacing grains with more veg (I...
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    Sounds like you've read plenty - you already know...

    Sounds like you've read plenty - you already know why grains are bad, it's not lack of information that's keeping you from being consistent.

    You've gotta find ways of making it easy on yourself. ...
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    I don't make New Year's resolutions. But a few...

    I don't make New Year's resolutions. But a few lifestyle improvements always occur to me around this kind of year, and they wind up being de facto resolutions, so...*rolls eyes at self*

    This...
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    I've read some related wisdom on these boards...

    I've read some related wisdom on these boards that I'll be trying out over the next day or two. Here's my plan:

    1) Don't stress too much over food during this time. Make primal choices when you...
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    Congratulations! 12 years is certainly something...

    Congratulations! 12 years is certainly something to celebrate, and that dinner looks like a DELIGHTFUL way to celebrate it. :-) Best to you and the Mrs., and may you have many more such...
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    Just a 1-for-1 substitution. Whatever amount of...

    Just a 1-for-1 substitution. Whatever amount of oats she says to grind up, I measured that much coconut flour.
  14. Leftovers, but I try not to pack them the day...

    Leftovers, but I try not to pack them the day after I have them for dinner. Or I'll change it up - slice my steak or flake my salmon over a salad, for instance, so it's not *really* the same meal...
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    Yeah, it's not what it used to be, but that's...

    Yeah, it's not what it used to be, but that's just nostalgia - it's true of any place you could possibly go. I've lived in Austin pre and post population boom. The soul-sucking suburban sprawl...
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    A couple of holiday snacks

    'Til the season for bringing cookies to work and compulsive baking in general. Seriously, it's just an urge I get around the holidays, to fill my life with ongoing deliciousness from my oven to...
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    I mean yeah, in all seriousness, move to where...

    I mean yeah, in all seriousness, move to where you get good connections and expand your business, and then build a life there that you're happy with. People I know who move someplace to be happy...
  18. Thread: Alcohol

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    I noticed something sort of along these lines,...

    I noticed something sort of along these lines, though I wouldn't call it an aversion, when I started working out. You know those days when you come home from a long hard day at work and you just...
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    You're right, lack of access to healthy foods is...

    You're right, lack of access to healthy foods is not the cause of obesity, even among financially disadvantaged populations. And all of the things you mentioned are big, important contributing...
  20. Thread: Alcohol

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    I try to keep my alcohol consumption grain-free...

    I try to keep my alcohol consumption grain-free and sugar-free, which isn't hard because red wine and scotch are my favs. I have a weakness for craft beers, but fortunately (*cries a little*) I...
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    You should try to get those findings published,...

    You should try to get those findings published, man! :-D
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    I've seen studies on MDA (that I am too lazy to...

    I've seen studies on MDA (that I am too lazy to search for at the moment) that...well they note that people who drink diet sodas tend to be fatter and more prone to metabolic syndrom that people who...
  23. Thread: Bonk

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    Yeah, 3 days Primal was right smack in the center...

    Yeah, 3 days Primal was right smack in the center of "holy crap I need sugar NOW!!!" hell for me. I would eat a large, full, primal meal that involved plenty of healthy fats, my belly would feel...
  24. Heh. I always figured it was cuz your belly's...

    Heh. I always figured it was cuz your belly's full of drainage. I wonder what the macronutrient breakdown of snot is...
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    Chiming in as a former teacher here... ...

    Chiming in as a former teacher here...



    Yes, they know. At least the kids I worked with, once they reached a certain age (that coincidentally being the age at which they're usually able to...
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