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    Hey Ecks, thought I would come check out your journal, seeing as I keep seeing you in the ones I read. Congrats on your success so far! Looking forward to your happy airplane post after Canada Day. I'm only 5'2', so I never quite got to needing those extenders even at my peak, but it was getting close! Airplanes were getting so uncomfortable, especially trying to manoeuvre in those narrow little aisles. I've had to fly twice this year and what a lovely difference!

    Keep up the good work.

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    @Judj- Woo! It's nice meeting someone north of the boarder as well! Are you in ontario as well? If it makes you feel any better about your 5'2" I'm only 5'4". Not much taller... looks like you've been kicken ass! How long have you been paleo?
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    Yesterday was another all over the place day event's wise. Normal morning I guess for a sunday. Church. I'm still IFing sunday mornings it just seems like the thing to do. When I got home from church it seemed like I wanted to go on a meat frenzie... In the evening (after playing VG's with some buddies) I was off to a funeral visitation (not sure what you'd call it). Was so uncomfortable there- never sure what to do especially because I did not know the deceased. It was my buddies father in law. I always get uncomfortable in those situations. What confused me even more was that when I got to the front of the line my buddy was there and cracking jokes (which is odd because I know the state of mind he's been in all week) just very confusing...

    Breakfast- IF

    Lunch- 2 eggs, pork sausage, big ass salad

    Snack- beef jerkey and summer sausage.

    Dinner- Piece of flank steak

    Post funeral- summer sausage and 3 squares of dark chocolate.
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
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    Ecks -
    I understand that discomfort you're talking about. I get the same way at funerals. It's my nature to just take on everyone's emotions, even those of people I don't know, and feel just terrible. It was so kind of you to push yourself past the discomfort and be there for your friend.

    As far as his joking goes, it could be that he feels comfortable sharing his pain with you, but in a social situation, he might be using humor to keep himself from breaking down. That's a pretty common coping mechanism when one is feeling pain but not feeling safe. It is confusing though.

    Hope today ushers in a great week for you...keep taking such good care of yourself!
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    You know, it's weird, but sometimes you can catch grieving people laughing uncontrollably about things. I remember when my parents rushed over to my aunt's house because my uncle had died at home, my parents said my aunt was laughing very hard at memories that were popping up as the paramedics were preparing to take him away from their home forever. It might just be an off-putting coping mechanism. But we are talking about an in-law here, so who knows.
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    I share a similar coping mechanism... but usually for physical pain. Never for grieving. Guess it's something that I'll have to learn more as I go through more of these. (Only been to 2 "wakes" and 4 funerals in my life... I tend to laugh at funerals I guess but for the sheer awkwardness of them and not because of a loss)



    On a side bar- I completely forgot to mention that I did my first barefoot jog though a forest yesterday. Absolutely amazing experience! Loved it!
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    Barefoot jog in the forest - pretty daring!

    How hard and how long are you jogging?
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    Hey Ecks, great picture! And a barefoot jog in the forest is pretty adventurous..

    I am one of those people who smile a lot when I am in pain. It is exactly a coping mechanism. It's like, if I'm not smiling I'm going to fall apart. Your friend was probably just really trying to keep the atmosphere a little less awkward by trying to act like things were normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecks View Post
    @Judj- Woo! It's nice meeting someone north of the boarder as well! Are you in ontario as well? If it makes you feel any better about your 5'2" I'm only 5'4". Not much taller... looks like you've been kicken ass! How long have you been paleo?
    Yup, I'm in Ontario too, Ottawa to be precise.

    I've been doing the PB seriously for only a couple of weeks. I didn't sign up for the weight loss because that was already working well but for the other health benefits. It does seem to be giving a new push to the weight though. Since last year I've only been losing a pound a month. I don't want to go too fast because then it's harder to keep it off, but a little faster is definitely welcome!
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    @Lex 5 minutes at a time or so. Just getting the feeling of forest under my feet. And only 2 jogs. I'm still a very large guy so any longer than that and I will keil.

    @Jamiyn Thanks! Now I wanna see one of you :P This hair you are being complemented on sounds intriguing

    @Judg It will take a little to get started. Sustainability is key. I'm seeing only about a pound a week myself but my weight is always moving in a consistent downward direction. It'll come in time but for now just enjoy all of the other benefits that come with paleo!
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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