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What are you going to improve for next year?

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Created December 28, 2011 at 9:42 AM

What are you going to improve for next year? Paleo related.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

MAtt, what is your plan to achieve this?

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on January 11, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Great ideas! I'm with you on the chin-ups. I bought one of those "perfect gym" bars and put it in the doorway of my closet. Every time I go in there, I do as many as I can (none right now).

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on January 11, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Last weekend we had an "oyster party." Tonight I'm making salmon for dinner. Happy to say all my goals are on track so far! 8)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 31, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Update: The splurging stopped being fun and became a source of mild anxiety so I went back to ancestral eating today. I expected it might be hard but it felt good and everything tasted YUM!

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on December 29, 2011
at 08:51 PM

cool!..........

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on December 29, 2011
at 08:50 PM

me too.........

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on December 29, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Jack has accomplished his dream of becoming a shaft. Or so it would appear.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on December 29, 2011
at 01:03 AM

So much woo, so little time.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on December 29, 2011
at 01:02 AM

Totally, Meredith! "After you have aligned your heart chakra, feel the energy of the chakra spreading throughout your entire body in the form of either a green or pink color. It flows from your breastbone down through your belly, out to your ribs, and up to your throat and shoulders. The energy continues to ebb and flow, down your thighs, down to your elbows, around to your back, and up to your face. The colored energy maintains its path, pouring into your fingers, your legs and toes, and your head. Just when you feel that you can hold no more of your heart chakra's energy, it radiates..."

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on December 29, 2011
at 01:00 AM

I'm sure there's an equation that speaks to this otherworldly wisdom.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on December 29, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Interesting, I would like to know how celtic goddess worship can be incorporated into the quilt?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:50 AM

-1 for plagiarism

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Wow! I might just get this on Kindle.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:46 AM

"Quilt's" quote appears to have been written by Michelle Skye author of _Goddess Alive!: Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses into Your Life_ http://goo.gl/g9ZWc. Michelle wrote: "She is the shaft of lightning or the glowing candle that illuminates our world. Fast, furious, bold, and strong, she arrives quickly and departs just as fast, leaving behind a brighter mind or soul or heart. Brigid's gifts lie not in what she brings to you, but rather in casting light on what you can bring to the world."

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:03 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Alive-Inviting-Celtic-Goddesses/dp/0738710806

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on December 28, 2011
at 11:15 PM

That's a good one!

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on December 28, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Stunning, thought provoking stuff. "I'm going to ride down the face of a tsunami" Shivers.

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on December 28, 2011
at 09:12 PM

I'm pretty dialed in with diet, so it's mostly a matter of getting active and doing the work (which I generally don't enjoy!) I've got to learn to enjoy it.

1dda08efb8ba98e9128fdef038153227

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on December 28, 2011
at 07:54 PM

If you find a job let me know. I hate mine too.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on December 28, 2011
at 07:08 PM

Renee, I got my kefir grains on ebay, some on etsy. I also recommend doing your own kombucha. Also, plus one for bone broths (I love my bone teas), more fermentation (try kimchi!), less internet and more books, and yeah. I need to get back to my kundalini yoga. I'm also at a crossroads career-wise so I sympathize. Your list is definitely more thoughtful than mine, but I share many of these worthy goals.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on December 28, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Nance, we are different, but I've noticed from your posts here that my paleo experience and yours are very similar, many of your replies, fixes and answers resonate with how I do things. I do think paleo has helped with what it can for my depression issues but it's not a fix or a cure; depression, or at least mine, is a complex thing. But I've always considered you my sekrit paleohacks buddy and will observe the carb dynamic more closely for a while. Thanks for the tip. :)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Love the answer and your new blog post about this. Which I just read. Very cool.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:20 PM

Awesome Nance!!!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 28, 2011
at 04:52 PM

We're probably different, but I've had relief from both feeling fat and feeling down/depressed. The only time I've been depressed was when I tried VLC. Less than 60g of carbs and I lose it, but over 60g I'm fine.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 28, 2011
at 04:51 PM

We're probably different, but I've had relief from both feeling fat and depression. The only time I've been depressed was when I tried VLC. Less than 60g of carbs and I lose it, but over 60g I'm fine.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on December 28, 2011
at 10:26 AM

Thank You Eric!!!

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on December 28, 2011
at 10:39 PM

I'm going to live the Sheen Dream. I'm going to put salt in my soul. I'm going to live inside of a moment between a moment. I'm going to win every moment. I'm going to ride down the face of a tsunami. I'm going to effortlessly and magically convert your tin cans into pure gold.

I'm also going to start a daily meditation practice with some friends. Happy New Year!

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on December 29, 2011
at 08:51 PM

cool!..........

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on December 28, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Stunning, thought provoking stuff. "I'm going to ride down the face of a tsunami" Shivers.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 28, 2011
at 03:54 PM

In 2011 I dropped about half my excess body fat. In 2012, I want to drop the remaining excess fat and push myself to a more vibrant existence physically and mentally.

For this to happen, I have to prove I can end my splurging season at New Years and persevere over binge eating once and for all. It would have been safer not to deviate from my weight loss regime at all, but I knew if I couldn't splurge and safely stop then nothing has changed. On January 3rd I intend to turn my back on the treats and resume weight loss.

It's a very good sign that I haven't come close to a binge despite a number of treats, some neolithic and some ancestral, but the proof will be in (not eating) the pudding. :-))

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on December 28, 2011
at 05:20 PM

Awesome Nance!!!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 31, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Update: The splurging stopped being fun and became a source of mild anxiety so I went back to ancestral eating today. I expected it might be hard but it felt good and everything tasted YUM!

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(12540)

on December 28, 2011
at 01:59 PM

I think, this year, I'm just going to work on consistency. I know what I need to do to be healthy, strong, and productive, but I'm not always consistent about doing it -- I'd like to invest in my own consistency to strengthen the foundations of health that I've built. In particular, I want to be more consistent about eating from food that I prepared with my own hands... I think I still eat out way too often, and can't always be certain about how what I eat is prepared, even when I try to make the most adaptationally sound choices possible.

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61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on December 28, 2011
at 01:01 PM

This is the year (2012) I will get buff(er). I plan to lift heavy things (myself to start). I also plan on giving yoga a chance.

This year I'll also tinker with my diet: fewer white potatoes, more seafood, and I plan to buy a freezer and at least half of a grass-fed cow to put in it.

Another change will be bringing my own lunch to work instead of going out. I'll eat outside so I am still "getting out of the office."

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 11, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Last weekend we had an "oyster party." Tonight I'm making salmon for dinner. Happy to say all my goals are on track so far! 8)

6
A96720eb77be29f27f198654fecd8f3c

(824)

on December 28, 2011
at 10:23 AM

less stress and more play

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on December 28, 2011
at 10:26 AM

Thank You Eric!!!

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:25 PM

I want to be stronger. I'm going to start doing simple work out stuff that I can work into my daily routine. For example, in the girls locker room at my work, there is a bar over the stall that is perfect for chin ups. Every time I go into the ladies, I'm going to complete as many chin ups as I can this year. Hopefully by next fall, I'll be able to do a few. Right now, I can't do any :p I also want to go outside and get more REAL vitamin D. I take a suppliment now, but would really love to reap the benefits of being an active outdoor girl :)

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on January 11, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Great ideas! I'm with you on the chin-ups. I bought one of those "perfect gym" bars and put it in the doorway of my closet. Every time I go in there, I do as many as I can (none right now).

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on December 29, 2011
at 06:58 AM

I am going to fix my broken brain. I know that a life without OCD is possible, and I know diet plays an integral role in making this happen. I hope that through a combination of supplementation (including inositol) and reduced consumption of sugar (my major vice), I can banish the illness for good. :)

4
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on December 28, 2011
at 09:33 PM

I'm giving myself the gift of time. It's related to the paleo lifestyle - I promise. :)

http://www.thewholekitchen.com/just-give-me-time/

4
1dda08efb8ba98e9128fdef038153227

on December 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

I am going to improve everything I can. Most specifically I will work on raising testosterone and repairing my teeth. With my diet focus for the next year, I can kill two birds with one stone.

4
F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on December 28, 2011
at 06:07 PM

  1. Figure out where to buy kefir grains and make my own kefir.
  2. More bone broths.
  3. More fermented foods.
  4. More fluids.
  5. Lift weights.
  6. Less TV and internet, more books.
  7. Eat lunch in rest-and-digest mode (vs. responding to frantic emails mode).
  8. Use more stress-management techniques to manage my IBS.
  9. More yoga.

and most of all: 10. Start a new career path and get out of my soul-sucking, stressful, low-pay, menial office job.

1dda08efb8ba98e9128fdef038153227

(120)

on December 28, 2011
at 07:54 PM

If you find a job let me know. I hate mine too.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 28, 2011
at 07:08 PM

Renee, I got my kefir grains on ebay, some on etsy. I also recommend doing your own kombucha. Also, plus one for bone broths (I love my bone teas), more fermentation (try kimchi!), less internet and more books, and yeah. I need to get back to my kundalini yoga. I'm also at a crossroads career-wise so I sympathize. Your list is definitely more thoughtful than mine, but I share many of these worthy goals.

4
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on December 28, 2011
at 02:15 PM

I intend to work towards establishing a greater level of self-trust; too often I second-guess my choices (dietary or otherwise), and it only leads to anxiety or worse: inaction.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on December 28, 2011
at 11:15 PM

That's a good one!

3
32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 28, 2011
at 04:36 PM

My goal for 2012 is to get down to about 10% BF, without losing weight. That's about a 10 pound swing in lean mass and fat.

59ee717de524f921efb7f2984157339f

(871)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

MAtt, what is your plan to achieve this?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on December 28, 2011
at 09:12 PM

I'm pretty dialed in with diet, so it's mostly a matter of getting active and doing the work (which I generally don't enjoy!) I've got to learn to enjoy it.

3
0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on December 28, 2011
at 04:22 PM

I just want to feel skinny and not be depressed all the time. Experience shows paleo can only help me with one of those.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 28, 2011
at 04:52 PM

We're probably different, but I've had relief from both feeling fat and feeling down/depressed. The only time I've been depressed was when I tried VLC. Less than 60g of carbs and I lose it, but over 60g I'm fine.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 28, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Nance, we are different, but I've noticed from your posts here that my paleo experience and yours are very similar, many of your replies, fixes and answers resonate with how I do things. I do think paleo has helped with what it can for my depression issues but it's not a fix or a cure; depression, or at least mine, is a complex thing. But I've always considered you my sekrit paleohacks buddy and will observe the carb dynamic more closely for a while. Thanks for the tip. :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 28, 2011
at 04:51 PM

We're probably different, but I've had relief from both feeling fat and depression. The only time I've been depressed was when I tried VLC. Less than 60g of carbs and I lose it, but over 60g I'm fine.

3
Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on December 28, 2011
at 12:24 PM

I am going to improve everything about me I can. Today I want to become the shaft of lightning or the glowing candle that illuminates my world. Be fast, furious, bold, and strong. Arrive quickly and depart just as fast, leaving behind a brighter mind or soul or heart in all I may touch.

Our gifts lie not in what change brings to you, but rather in casting light on what you can bring to the world. In your work be legendary........in your life make history.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:46 AM

"Quilt's" quote appears to have been written by Michelle Skye author of _Goddess Alive!: Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses into Your Life_ http://goo.gl/g9ZWc. Michelle wrote: "She is the shaft of lightning or the glowing candle that illuminates our world. Fast, furious, bold, and strong, she arrives quickly and departs just as fast, leaving behind a brighter mind or soul or heart. Brigid's gifts lie not in what she brings to you, but rather in casting light on what you can bring to the world."

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:03 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Alive-Inviting-Celtic-Goddesses/dp/0738710806

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on December 29, 2011
at 01:00 AM

I'm sure there's an equation that speaks to this otherworldly wisdom.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on December 29, 2011
at 01:03 AM

So much woo, so little time.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Interesting, I would like to know how celtic goddess worship can be incorporated into the quilt?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Wow! I might just get this on Kindle.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on December 28, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Love the answer and your new blog post about this. Which I just read. Very cool.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on December 29, 2011
at 01:02 AM

Totally, Meredith! "After you have aligned your heart chakra, feel the energy of the chakra spreading throughout your entire body in the form of either a green or pink color. It flows from your breastbone down through your belly, out to your ribs, and up to your throat and shoulders. The energy continues to ebb and flow, down your thighs, down to your elbows, around to your back, and up to your face. The colored energy maintains its path, pouring into your fingers, your legs and toes, and your head. Just when you feel that you can hold no more of your heart chakra's energy, it radiates..."

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on December 29, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Jack has accomplished his dream of becoming a shaft. Or so it would appear.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on December 29, 2011
at 12:50 AM

-1 for plagiarism

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on December 28, 2011
at 12:22 PM

I don't think my omega 3:6 ratios are great, so:

More beef (grass fed) and less pork

More fish

And also more liver and kidney, as I think I still have deficiencies from pre-paleo eating.

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on December 28, 2011
at 11:42 AM

Less cured meat. I love the stuff but eat it too often.

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on December 29, 2011
at 08:50 PM

me too.........

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on December 30, 2011
at 07:56 AM

Is it too late to qualify for the london olympics? In all seriousness I have loved all my experiments in paleo this year. However I have been temporarily sucked back onto the SAD-carb-binge-anythinggoes crazy train to insanity. My arch nemesis sugar has me in a choke hold. My body hates me right now and I lived like this for years, gawd! So 2012 will be a chance to push the reset button and get back to basics - good clean paleo living. No excuses, no diversions - just one step, one day at a time!

Aside from that dead hang pulls ups - I have bought a bar for my house.

Plus I am going to start writing, maybe a novel, maybe a blog or maybe just something for me. Never thought of myself as a writer but there you go....

Thanks for all the inspiration out there.

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:03 AM

This year I am going to embrace the Paleo lifestyle, get my kids on the Paleo train, get my health inline including losing a lot of excess bodyfat. I am also going to graduate school and get a job.

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on December 28, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I don't believe in new years resolutions. That said, I'll continue on the path I set on last year.

I think the biggest thing to do is to cut down on internet surfing, though the paleosphere has grown and I'm finding too much of my time is spent on reading blogs, I think I'll have to cut it down to a handful of sites. Or at least, buy some lawn chairs and do my surfing from the back yard while in the sun! :-D

It's time to upgrade my dumbbell set to the next higher weights.

If I can save up to buy a quarter bison, I think I can fit it in the freezer downstairs as long as it's pre-cut and not large pieces, that will save some cash in the long run.

Maybe longer term clear out some space in the back yard for planting veggies, spices, and maybe some berries.

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on December 30, 2011
at 03:36 PM

  1. Less TV, more books.
  2. Race again. It's been 8 years since I ran a race, and I want to compete.
  3. More sleep!
  4. Get my blog sorted and a couple of related projects started/finished.

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