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    It does sound like your weekend went very well. That microscopic bit of cheating is nothing to worry about. Celebrations are celebrations, after all. We are supposed to indulge a wee bit. It's the indulging on a massive, habitual scale that messes us up.

    Your dinner sounds wonderful.
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Hi Judg- it was a nice indulgence, yesterday was a bit of one as well, nothing bad, primal-wise, just a lot of food. It's funny, but I'm always (well at least the three times) hungrier the day after I break the fast.

    We went to the outlaws for dinner, as soon as I got there I was ushered into the cellar because they were getting a new washer and drier and found that the old washer leaked and there was a good bit of rot behind in the wall. So instead of a pleasant day of watching football and avoiding snacks, liquor and carb-stuffed dinner food, I spent the afternoon doing light carpentry, a little plumbing and a bit of electrical work. Sigh. Dinner was a roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and a curiously pale salad (they love iceberg lettuce). They also love putting dried cranberries in the salad, they are quite sugary and I pick out as many as I can without being obvious. I did eat a small spoonful of taters, I'd be fibbing if I said I didn't enjoy them and I ate the chicken like it was my job. No liquor again, none was offered and I sought none out.

    I'm sore in odd spots where I was crouching, crawling or on a ladder, I had worn my minimally supportive moccasins (I tried to get the vibram five fingers but they wont fit me, big wide feet, nearly flat with a very high instep).

    I really didn't mind the work and I'm not at all a fan of organized sports so missing the Jets lose was no great loss to me.

    All in all, not a bad day. I've put on two and a half pounds since the end of fast low, I weigh in Wednesday.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    Long day at work, busy, busy, busy...

    Food was good today:

    B- 2 egg omelet, cooked in butter, with a bunch of cherry tomatoes from the garden.
    L- Full tin of Sardine fillets in Olive Oil, 2 cups raw spinach, 1/2 avocado.
    S- 1 oz macadamia nuts
    D- 2 Applegate hot dogs, sliced over a big salad

    I might have something else once SWMBO and Boy come home from Soccer Practice. I'm not all that hungry, But my calorie and protein levels are low for the day.

    I'm in moderate ketosis according to my little pee sticks. :-)

    Oh I'm also taking a spoonful of Cod liver oil every day.
    Height: 5' 10"
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    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    I slept really well last night. Boy has been having bad dreams and has been coming in with us in the middle of the night. It's gotten better this past week (maybe a transition back to school...). I sort of miss him. He and I are big cuddlers, SWMBO- not so much. But he does move around a lot and I guess it disturbs my sleep. Anyway, he stayed in his room all night long and I slept really well.

    Update: I did eat more last night, I made myself a couple over easy eggs on top of a bed of lightly sauteed mixed greens. I downloaded the FitDay app and yesterday's totals are as follows:

    Calories: 1702
    Fat: 151.1 g
    Protein: 68.9 g
    Carb: 25.6 g

    So not a bad day, a little light on total calories, (I try to stay around 2000) but macros are in line.

    I'm down a half a pound this AM.
    Last edited by DCarr10760; 10-02-2012 at 04:45 AM.
    Height: 5' 10"
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    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
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    Off to lunch soon (I am hungry today). First I do my walk, its a bit overcast today. It threatens rain, but lets hope it is just threats. I have been out walking and been caught in a downpour. I got wet. I dried. It was okay.

    Breakfast was a 2-egg omelet with some pesto sauce and coffee.

    Lunch will be kippered herring, some salad with avocado.

    SWMBO is doing a dinner program tonight, so Boy and I are on our own. He wants pizza. I might make him one and I'm in the mood for steak and broccoli!
    Height: 5' 10"
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    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
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    Hey DC,
    Just found your blog today. Seems we have some things in common so I thought I'd read your blog and follow along. Sounds like you are doing really well and the weight is dropping off....good for you.

    I noticed you said this in one of your early posts

    " I read in the Sunday links post by Mark about how 8- second long sprints repeated over a twenty minute span increased fat burning according to a recent study, so periodically I'd sprint for 8-10 seconds.
    These left me pleasantly breathless and sweaty, but conscious of being overweight and not in good physical condition I gave myself plenty of recovery time (I counted 125 steps between sprints). I stopped at 8 sprints. I'll do it again in a week or so."

    I think I'll give this a shot tomorrow after my workout, I had been wondering just how long I should be sprinting, this might just work.
    I'm in Ohio, just thought I'd let you know that rain is definitely heading your way
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    I should not read your journal when I haven't eaten... How am I going to tough it out till this evening like this? LOL!
    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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    Hi Jeffreybear,

    I think I got those numbers off of one of Marks blog posts. The jist of the article was that even short bursts of full out sprinting were worthwhile. I eventually got up to 25 seconds 10 seconds to get fully up to speed, full out for 10 seconds and then 5 to wind down. Followed by two minutes of walking.

    Trouble was that since I was still in the 260s at the time it hurt my ankles and knees, so I stopped. I sort of arbitrarily picked 225 as the weight where I would resume. I'm getting there! Mostly I'm just walking now and beginning to do some bodyweight conditioning (squats, pushups and planks).

    Thanks for stopping by! It just started raining here about ten minutes ago, well I got my lunchtime walk in!
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    Hi Judg,

    At least I'm not posting pictures of food porn! There's several journals I steer clear of on fasting days! My food's pretty simple, been hitting the canned fish pretty hard lately.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    Today was weigh-in. I am 237.7 so I have lost 3.0 pounds this week! :-). I checked my (paper) journal and last New Years Day I weighed 292! Over 50lbs gone, or roughly Boy's weight. I added the starting number to my signature block. Huzzah!

    I think tomorrow I will begin another 48 hour fast. I'm not traveling this week and we have no dinner commitments. Today I will eat normally, maybe even a bit heavier. I liked starting the fast after breakfast like I did last week, so will do that again. So my last meal will be Thursday Breakfast and my next meal will be Saturday morning. We are going to a tailgating party and a Yale football game, Saturday, but it should be alright.
    Last edited by DCarr10760; 10-03-2012 at 04:19 AM.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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