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  • I know what you mean about this winter! Despite my Pollyanna-ish outlook, this winter has been beyond challenging. If I worked a regular job where I have to be nice to people I would probably have either been fired or killed. Luckily I can do my Lone Ranger routine at work (with no Tonto) and not yell at people too much and also not get involved in their dramas, which have been magnified by the conditions. I thought the worst was over and then we were hit by ten days of apocalyptic stuff, exacerbated by a unable-to-postpone trip to Boston in a blizzard and unexpected houseguests who nearly drove me insane. At this point I am looking at the calendar and thinking "One month from now and it will be spring." One month will fly by, right?

    Hey, did you check out PrimalCon New York in June? Are you going? After my initial excitement, reality has sunk in and I am hesitant to drop that many bills on a 3-day vacation. $1900! I haven't ruled it out, but that is a lot of money to me.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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    • Hi Siobahn,

      I was looking over the website for info on the NY PrimalCon, but could only find information on the Mexican one. :-(

      I'll be in NYC for a trade show early in June, so maybe I can make it. It depends on the specific dates, etc.

      I hear you about the money... I'm fortunate that I've been able to budget for things like that since my boys grew up and I haven't had to pay college bills or child support, but lately my "mad money" has been entirely consumed with the personal training. Absolutely, it's been worth it, but it forces me to live closer to the bone than I'm used to.

      But I'll look for the details. Can you post a link?

      David
      Height: 5' 10"
      Highest Weight: 292
      Recent Starting Weight 287
      Current weight: 237.6
      Goal weight: 195
      Body Fat 28.9

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      • Here you go - if you click around you will find more info - Events - PrimalCon New York 2014
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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        • Wow it's at the Mohonk Mountain Resort! I've been there a bunch of times with SWMBO and the outlaws. We went every year once or twice until boy came along! We've been there since, when he was an infant, but when SWMBO lost her job some years ago, we stopped going as it cost a fortune. Now that she's working again we're out of the habit.

          But it's either the weekend before or after I go to NYC :-( that much time away is likely going to be a problem...

          Still I'm going to think about it! :-)
          Height: 5' 10"
          Highest Weight: 292
          Recent Starting Weight 287
          Current weight: 237.6
          Goal weight: 195
          Body Fat 28.9

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          • Bring SWMBO and Boy!
            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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            • ^ resume the habit!
              Female 55
              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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              • Hi Everybody!

                It's been a tough Winter and a busy Spring! Since February I've been to California, Canada, Indianapolis, Boston, Dusseldorf-Germany and all over New England for trade shows or customer visits. The schedule has been challenging, but I've managed to keep my weight in check and though it fluctuates, I'm right at the low in my signature block still. I've got one more trade show to do in NYC the exact same time as the PrimalCon (so ending that fantasy...).

                I have continued with the weight training and I am certain that the reason I haven't lost more weight is because I am adding muscle to offset fat loss. We measure fat percentage and mine has gone down as I have become stronger. My lifts are now equal to those I was able to do in my twenties! My Warrior Dash race is in September and a group of us have been doing special training for it. I expect to be able to do it pretty well.

                So all is really going remarkably well, the diet I have adopted is more Primal than anything else, but I have added small servings of white rice a la The Perfect Health Diet, mostly so I can eat at restaurants and the Indian food that I love.

                I have cut back on drinking remarkably, which has helped in support of weight-loss as well as in my personal life. I'm not ready to go to 12-step meetings, but have all but stopped.

                I'm glad to see so many familiar folks still here! I couldn't log on for the longest time because I forgot my password and the password reset feature on this site is a bit medieval...

                I'll go and read through some journals to find out how you all are doing!
                Height: 5' 10"
                Highest Weight: 292
                Recent Starting Weight 287
                Current weight: 237.6
                Goal weight: 195
                Body Fat 28.9

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                • Great news!

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                  • I took a walk today, my usual, I didn't do any running because we did sprints at training last night and I don't want to overdo it. I've had some issues with my feet this spring and I'm talking the transition into running slowly.

                    The warrior dash is a 5k race, broken up by the obstacles, so I am working my way up being able to run the distance at a good speed. I just downloaded C25K and will start that tomorrow.

                    I had a good eating day, eggs for breakfast with an avocado, a leftover piece of a GF steak for lunch and a big serving of GF pot roast and veggies for dinner. I feel good!
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Highest Weight: 292
                    Recent Starting Weight 287
                    Current weight: 237.6
                    Goal weight: 195
                    Body Fat 28.9

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                    • So glad to hear things are going well! More than well! I've been mixing up my exercise plan, including sprints and getting into cycling, doing some bodyweight stuff. Having a good time.

                      I had trouble with my password reset also, what a hassle that is!
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                      • Hi Siobhan!

                        Yes, you got a TRX, yes? We use that a lot in training. I just ordered a knockoff version yesterday, so I can do a workout over the weekend and stuff it into a suitcase for when I'm on the road. I really like it!

                        I tried transitioning into the barefoot type shoe too quickly and my feet have suffered. So I took all of April off of running and just walked and healed. I've ordered some zero drop but padded athletic shoes and will wear those awhile and then work in the Minimus shoes bit by bit.

                        I'm glad to be back:-)
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Highest Weight: 292
                        Recent Starting Weight 287
                        Current weight: 237.6
                        Goal weight: 195
                        Body Fat 28.9

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                        • Good to 'see' you David! Sounds like you are doing well indeed. Sorry the feet have been complaining - hopefully your transitional stuff will get you there.
                          Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                          Primal low: 186 lbs
                          Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                          Goal weight: 140 lbs

                          "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                          • I've been doing TRX at the Y, love it! I have rigged up a low-rent version at home with some resistance bands. Works great, though.

                            I wear my minimal shoes a lot, but haven't been brave enough to run in them...
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                            • We use the TRX every session for training for something or other. That's what prompted me to order my own. It's just like the TRX brand, but the straps are a bit smaller. Trainer Cliff has several of these, so I know what I am getting.

                              I thought I had a summer cold, but now I'm thinking I have allergies to tree pollen or whatever is in the air right now. Ugh...

                              It's been interfering with my sleep. :-( I'm such a baby about taking medicine, of any kind at all. So I'm likely going to just suffer with it until whatever is bothering goes away. I am told that the allergens are particularly bad this year (though it seems I hear that every year). I have suspected that I was becoming allergic to something for a couple of years now, but it's not ever affected me the way it is now.

                              I did the first day of C25K yesterday and this morning my feet hurt a bit, but not bad and through the day they've loosened up considerably. I'm sure we'll be doing some running tonight at training, so I'll be okay. My next C25K session is tomorrow, we'll see how that goes.

                              For the C25K I'll be using my traditional running shoes, reserving the minimus shoes for training, but with both trying to remain light on the balls of my feet.

                              Forward!
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Highest Weight: 292
                              Recent Starting Weight 287
                              Current weight: 237.6
                              Goal weight: 195
                              Body Fat 28.9

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                              • Do you walk around barefoot at home as much as you can? I found that was key to being able to wear my minimal shoes to work and for longer periods of time. Until I was really comfortable barefoot for hours around the house, (and even at work sometimes in secret) I couldn't do well with the shoes. But it doesn't sound like you spend too much time at home! And I don't think you can walk around barefoot at work.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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