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    Well to be honest I'm sitting on my ass and doing nothing today, I'm really sore and need to recover completely! lol, I may go out by the pool later and enjoy the sun and take a dip in the water. It's official, the small amount of vegetable matter I've added back in is really irritating me, once these avocados are gone no more. Very surprising that the small amount irritates me this much, I think the salsa has something to do with it as well. Got a meatloaf marinating for tonight that I put salsa in, but I don't think it'll be too bad as its going to cook down. My latest post has really sparked my interest in the zero carb lifestyle again. My last attempt was utter failure and I've pinpointed the reasons why. I was still addicted to sugar and would regularly breakdown for ice cream before the attempt. The only thing I really wanted at the time was steak and I couldn't afford it, needless to say I'm gotten into other less expensive cuts lately. Number three was insufficient calories. I can easily solve this problem with more bacon and eggs. I now have access to raw heavy cream and will drink one cup mixed with raw eggs post workout rather than raw milk. I'm also going to eat plenty of cheese. The cream and cheese will ensure I maintain my calcium levels. I'm confident that this lifestyle will be best for me as no glucose will ever float around in my body and it will without a doubt be they key for me to achieve the body fat percentage I want as well as maintain it. I'm also confident once completely adapted to this after 30 days, my exercise performance will go through the roof. I've been way too obsessed about calories and carbs and with this lifestyle it won't be a concern except with minimally watching calories. Last time I didn't make it 30 days because I tried to cut dairy completely. That is not the answer for me and never has been. My only carb intake will be extremely minimal amounts from eggs, cheese, and liver. Once a week I'll treat myself to a bar of 90% dark chocolate. Will begin this after my birthday on the 17th of October. I still have over 2 gallons of raw milk left right now so i'll begin adapting after that's gone. For now all plant matter is cut out completely. Signing off, would love some feedback on this post.
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    Hi Bennett,
    Just came across your journal today and read your success story. A success story it truly is too. It's great to see that you seem to have everything clicking for yourself now. I've only been primal for about a month so I'm still learning the ropes and I'm still running down the weight losing path, although it sounds like you are past that. Your story is very inspirational, I wish you much more success in all you do.....and I'll keep an eye out for your updates.
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    Thanks man, wish you the best on your weight loss journey and hope my post are helpful! Will look forward to reading your journal if you start one. Best wishes
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    Glad the weekend is about to be over. Mom goes back to work, sister goes back to school, and Bennett gets left alone. Just had a wonderful meatloaf for dinner. Going to start winding down for bed soon. Never could get ahold of any local eggs so I settle for a good quality free range brand at the store. They are a nice large size and look very natural. 200mg of omega 3 per serving. Liking the way I looked in the mirror today. Not liking the rise in insulin the extra 20 grams of carbs a day are giving me. Once those food are gone, they are gone. Excited about beginning my transition to zero carb.
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    2. Begin transition to zero carb
    3. Get enrolled in GED classes
    4. Have a better week
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    Woke up pretty early this morning a little after 4. Which is beginning to be the norm as I've been going to bed around 8:30-9. Showered and had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Was headed to the gym at about 5:45...blasted my chest! I found 12 reps to be too high say I ended up staying at 10. I also was doing "pre exhaust" with barbell exercises and my muscles were feeling tired before I even added weight. Weighted 162 this morning so that's a good sign I've been eating too many calories, which I knew anyways. A small faction I believe was added muscle and another small fraction was water weight. Before I go in I have all the exercises I'm doing written down and spots for me to record reps for 1st and 2nd sets as well is the isometric hold. Here my training from the this morning.

    Walked few mins on the treadmill to warm-up
    Pushups:
    Set 1- 12 reps
    Set 2- 12 reps
    Iso- 10 secs

    Bench:
    Set 1- 12 at 95lbs
    Set 2- 10 at 95lbs
    Iso- 10 secs/ bar

    Overhead Press:
    Set 1- 10 at 55lbs
    Set 2- 8 at 55lbs
    Iso- 10s secs / bar

    Dips (Chest):
    Set 1- 10
    Set 2- 8
    Iso- 10 secs

    Fly Machine:
    Set 1- 10 at 70
    Set 2- " "
    Iso- 10 secs at 30
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    Thanks for stopping by my journal. You have made great changes in your life. I hope to do the same.

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    BennettC, is there a way you can switch out the Fly Machine for either dumbbell flys or using cables? I'm only recommending this as someone with chronic shoulder problems from an old injury that the fly machine only made worse years ago. Otherwise, pretty solid workout routine so far.

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    I only reason I use the machine is because my friend who is a former Olympic weight lifter recommended it for finishing the chest workout. I find I get better results and can push more weight than with doing dumbbell flys. this is the only machine I use all week. thanks for the response!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennettC View Post
    Bad morning already. Seems like 3/4 of my days in SC just suck. I have to be around depressing people all day. I don't care how hard you try to keep in good spirits, after a while it just breaks you. Bitching is all I hear and laziness is all I see. Oh the dog shits in the house again. Well my mother says, "I can't even deal with." So yay that means if I don't want to sit and smell it all day I have to clean it up. Nobody cleans up after their self and they wonder why the dog has torn up all the trash by the end of the night and its all over the house...maybe its because they didn't use the trash can. A mention of my fathers name and I get an ear load of what a worthless piece of shit he is. Which is not true, my dads a great guy. My parents want to throw up at the sound of each others name. I didn't even talk to my dad for over a year after the divorce because my mom talked so much trash about him. You fill a fifteen years old ear with that, its gets in their head. Of course I felt sympathy for my mother, but she had no place to trash my dads name to my face everyday. Sometimes I feel my relationship with my father will never be the same, although we love each other and are on great terms. I'm in tears as I type this. I'm strong, but sometimes people can just break you down. I have no one to talk to and no one to relate to. I could care less if anyone even reads this, the journal has been great for me to pull lingering thoughts out of my head. Good or bad, signing off until next time.
    This ticks me off. Your parents need to get their egos out of their a** and think of the kids. People should be required to go through parenting classes prior to getting a divorce. I'm sorry.

    Question: you eat no vegetables or fruit at all? Where do you get your fiber, your vitamins, your minerals, etc? Are you able to vary your meat intake in order to get a source of, say, Vitamin C (goats produce their own Vit C so eating goat can provide some C; things like that)? I'm not an advocate of supplements to replace food sources.

    Just worried. Call me a nosy mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHaselow View Post
    This ticks me off. Your parents need to get their egos out of their a** and think of the kids. People should be required to go through parenting classes prior to getting a divorce. I'm sorry.

    Question: you eat no vegetables or fruit at all? Where do you get your fiber, your vitamins, your minerals, etc? Are you able to vary your meat intake in order to get a source of, say, Vitamin C (goats produce their own Vit C so eating goat can provide some C; things like that)? I'm not an advocate of supplements to replace food sources.

    Just worried. Call me a nosy mom.
    my mother is horribly depressed and takes it out on me daily, i just try to ignore it. shes been on Prozac going on 20 years, obviously it isn't doing much for her. but ive found fiber really irritates my gut. i eat my meat pretty rare so good nutrition there. eat raw liver twice a week. eat wild salmon. eat a lot of pastured eggs and drink lots of raw milk. sometimes i drink it sour or have homemade cheese for extra probiotic. sometimes i use fresh garlic and herbs as well. so im getting plenty of good vitamins, minerals, ect. thanks for your concern though! i have a soft spot in my heart for compassionate mothers interestingly, ive always gone to other peoples mothers with my problems. never have been able to go to my own mother
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