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What are the things that you plan to do in the next six months to effect your paleo outcome?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Totally open ended and want to hear what and how your planning on effecting that change?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I use grassfed calve's liver. Filet it, then slice it into roughly 2"x2" sections, then marinate it in a bowl of lime juice for 25-30 minutes. While marinating, slice a quarter or more of a white or yellow onion into shoestrings, sautee on low heat with ghee, adding cubed bacon (I do it with scissors, so easy!) halfway through, until the onions are soft, translucent and golden, and the bacon has rendered and is starting to crisp a little. Raise heat to med, drain liver, add liver sections, sautee for 3-5 minutes until tender/MR. Turn off heat, remove liver to plate...

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:41 PM

that is a great DIY idea!

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on June 06, 2011
at 05:45 AM

I want to make this work for my daughter (she's 12), who aspires to doing an unassisted pull-up. I have a pull-up bar to install in a doorway, and I'll toss over a rope with a weight on one end and a foot loop on the other - step in the look and the weight takes some pounds off the pull. A couple of those a day should make her strong enough to do her own... I'll update you with the results :-)

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on June 06, 2011
at 12:29 AM

add me :) dr kruse, i do think you need a donation button on your site as thanks for your writing and information !

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:21 PM

two thumbs up on this answer. could not be more in line with my goals for the summer

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:19 PM

What foods/supplements do you plan on emphasizing in to increase your intake of those vitamins?

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 05, 2011
at 02:41 PM

Riding a horse through the mountains sounds cool!

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 05, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Love 2 and 5, great thoughts!!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 05, 2011
at 12:44 PM

im with you: i was stuck at 95 lbs for 3x5 for two weeks i think. Only two days ago did i finally get 100 lbs up for the 3x5. Talking with other lifters though it does seem that the OHpress is always the first to go. In today's world most of us just don't use those muscles as regularly as we do the ones called in for benching, squatting, DLing etc yknow.

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on June 05, 2011
at 12:12 AM

oooooooooouch!! even though you can't lift anything, you can still exercise! exercise your brain, all this downtime is a blessing. I would love to have all that time to just read.

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(5639)

on June 05, 2011
at 12:10 AM

Haha yeah, when I go hard on the squats I like to be inches from failure, that way I get that much better. Right now I'm stalling out on my overhead press though, which is super frustrating.

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on June 04, 2011
at 07:55 PM

declutter! thats on my list too. we've had like half our stuff in storage for a year and i think i can probably say goodbye to a lot of it.

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on June 04, 2011
at 05:23 AM

Sounds like an idea, meredith. Though we might have to hire a couple token extroverts to keep things hopping...

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 04, 2011
at 02:55 AM

@ Quilt - read the blog post. Will have to reread once the kids are in bed. I am interested most in how leptin resistance manifests in the skinny girls. Everything I've read so far talks about leptin resistance and obesity. Thanks again! @ CaveRat - let's form an alliance.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 04, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Awesome. You can do it, I can do it. I like hearing people in the iron game. Fun and so good for you. Pleasant mix of fear and fun no?

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(5639)

on June 04, 2011
at 12:56 AM

backsquatting 300# is a good one. I wanna try and break 200# this month.

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(5639)

on June 04, 2011
at 12:53 AM

I should add jerky to my list too, I love it.

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on June 04, 2011
at 12:20 AM

I take that back. It looks like #3 just had an update via the blog! Yay, more reading! =)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 03, 2011
at 10:30 PM

though I suppose those arent "paleo", theyre just my own goals.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 03, 2011
at 10:28 PM

i would agree that grassfed is far more important with liver than muscle meats. if you're gonna do organs, make them the best versions of those organs you can. save money elsewhere.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 03, 2011
at 10:27 PM

good one. step one with paleo: never talk to anyone about what you eat.

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on June 03, 2011
at 09:39 PM

It really does work that way TQ (as you obviously know already) - my grandfather was a scientist for most of his life. After a stroke clobbered his left brain (paralyzing the right side of his body and greatly limiting his language) he took up painting, most of which was copying Impressionist art out of books. I have many of his paintings and cherish them very much.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 03, 2011
at 09:31 PM

Unassisted pull ups - hell yeah!

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(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:11 PM

you can do it! Keep pulling!

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(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:10 PM

finish with 2 TBs or so (a generous drizzle...sorry I don't measure when I cook!) of good Balsamic vinegar. Give it a stir, and spoon the bacon/onions/balsamic sauce on top of the liver, garnish with a sprig of thyme. Oh yeah, I spice it with a black/green/pink/coriander pepper mix, fresh cracked, sea salt on the onions, and a sprinkle of dried thyme (go easy on the thyme). YUMMMMMM

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on June 03, 2011
at 09:03 PM

Hah, meredith - I got the ol' cold shoulder too :-) Actually I'm pretty sure that Thomas is just saving you & me for the *favorite* hackers Question... With you on the loner thing btw.

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(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:01 PM

I think I've mastered the perfect liver recipe, and I NEVER liked it. This...I LOVE. It was SO GOOD.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Rose I love this......I am now engaging my brain after years of feeding my left brain as a surgeon. Im done with my left brain. I am finding I have a lot buried in that right hemisphere. Plus one!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:11 PM

Thanks......This will be the source of a future blog. I am also giving a lecture locally about change and motivation. To me its the first step in paleolithic living.

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:09 PM

1.) I had a life altering operation that limits my physical activity. On the 20th this month I will see a physical therapist to re-learn what I can and can not do as far as working out and day to day life. 5.) Riding a Skeppshult Natur! And it was a play on the old saying footloose and fancy-free, which means: Having no attachments and free to do as one pleases.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:08 PM

getting your omega 6/3 is probably the healthiest thing a human can do. plus one.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:07 PM

plus one.......

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:07 PM

My wife and I plan on this. I hope you can meet her one day. She is completely paleo too. Rocky start but she fully understands this lifestyle is about longevity. And if your not sexing yourself with regularity.....well nature takes you out.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 03, 2011
at 07:45 PM

My sense of humor is bone dry. I take no offense - it's all in good humor. I was just being snarky with you because you didn't list me as one of the hackers you'd most like to meet. It's okay - I'm a bit of a loner anyway.

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on June 03, 2011
at 07:38 PM

Reasonable. If my wife said that to me I'd be waiting in bed with high hopes (and other things) every night.

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on June 03, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Love #5! Maybe I need to: Only not-eat while not-eating.

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on June 03, 2011
at 07:18 PM

No offense, meredith, but when you have a warped mind like mine, you like to interpret things differently. In my mind, you could have meant that you didn't want anbody to tell him, because you were going to be having more of it with someone else. Of course, now I see what you really mean.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Making jerky sounds like a wonderful plan. I've only made it once, but I loved it.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:28 PM

VT sounds awesome! My girlfriend's family lives in NW Mass., which is pretty close. We might be going up that way a few times in the summer, but it's a long drive from NYC. I usually try to get out to the Delaware Water gap in N Jersey, which is only about 45 minutes away by car, and pretty secluded. It makes a great day-trip spot and there's tons of hiking, camping and waterfalls.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:23 PM

I personally enjoy coffee so I just had to get rid of the sweetener really.

D99b46b810388ee901bc1da4fc662968

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:22 PM

I switched to unsweetened coffee by switching to a 3/4 butterscotch 1/4 house blend mix and can now drink black or cream only coffee.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I switched to no fructose and cream coffee by switching to a blend of 3/4 butterscotch 1/4 light house blend. I can now drink black or cream only coffee. Just throwing it out there.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:06 PM

good list, sprinting/running really does make me feel stronger, and definitely helps with leaning out for me. I also agree with point 6, you should come up to VT, gonna do some hiking this weekend!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:50 PM

A very non-sexy answer - I just don't want to get the fella's hopes too high.

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:46 PM

1.) I had a life altering operation that limits my physical activity. On the 20th this month I will see a physical therapist to re-learn what I can and can not do as far as working out and day to day life. 5.) Riding a Skepptshult Natur! And it was a play on the old saying footloose and fancy-free, which means: Having no attachments and free to do as one pleases.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:25 PM

1) What do you think a physical therapist could teach you? 5) Riding what? A horse, a mastodon, a Ducati? Also what does "fancy free" mean?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Would like further elaboration on your last point.

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:16 PM

Nice and simple. Not cluttered. I wish there was only one thing I could think of!

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Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

on June 03, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Be kind to myself! Thru these sub-goals:

  1. Fall in love with/re-learn my (newly fertile!) body.

  2. Only eat while eating.

  3. Cheat better, ie. "I'm going to buy this crazy expensive chocolate and really love it" as opposed to "look! there's a cheese plate GORGE"

  4. Listen REALLY DILIGENTLY to my body and what it wants/needs. Trust it.

  5. Eliminate guilt. Destroy shame.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on June 03, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Love #5! Maybe I need to: Only not-eat while not-eating.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 05, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Love 2 and 5, great thoughts!!

5
0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 03, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Less computer time, more time in the garden with my kids.

Less time "exercising" more time playing outside in the sun with my kids.

Fewer supplements, more food.

More sex (don't tell my husband).

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 03, 2011
at 07:38 PM

Reasonable. If my wife said that to me I'd be waiting in bed with high hopes (and other things) every night.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Would like further elaboration on your last point.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 03, 2011
at 07:45 PM

My sense of humor is bone dry. I take no offense - it's all in good humor. I was just being snarky with you because you didn't list me as one of the hackers you'd most like to meet. It's okay - I'm a bit of a loner anyway.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:50 PM

A very non-sexy answer - I just don't want to get the fella's hopes too high.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 03, 2011
at 08:07 PM

My wife and I plan on this. I hope you can meet her one day. She is completely paleo too. Rocky start but she fully understands this lifestyle is about longevity. And if your not sexing yourself with regularity.....well nature takes you out.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 03, 2011
at 07:18 PM

No offense, meredith, but when you have a warped mind like mine, you like to interpret things differently. In my mind, you could have meant that you didn't want anbody to tell him, because you were going to be having more of it with someone else. Of course, now I see what you really mean.

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:03 PM

Hah, meredith - I got the ol' cold shoulder too :-) Actually I'm pretty sure that Thomas is just saving you & me for the *favorite* hackers Question... With you on the loner thing btw.

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 04, 2011
at 05:23 AM

Sounds like an idea, meredith. Though we might have to hire a couple token extroverts to keep things hopping...

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on June 06, 2011
at 12:29 AM

add me :) dr kruse, i do think you need a donation button on your site as thanks for your writing and information !

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 04, 2011
at 02:55 AM

@ Quilt - read the blog post. Will have to reread once the kids are in bed. I am interested most in how leptin resistance manifests in the skinny girls. Everything I've read so far talks about leptin resistance and obesity. Thanks again! @ CaveRat - let's form an alliance.

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3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on June 03, 2011
at 07:42 PM

Make more art. A lot more.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 03, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Rose I love this......I am now engaging my brain after years of feeding my left brain as a surgeon. Im done with my left brain. I am finding I have a lot buried in that right hemisphere. Plus one!

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:39 PM

It really does work that way TQ (as you obviously know already) - my grandfather was a scientist for most of his life. After a stroke clobbered his left brain (paralyzing the right side of his body and greatly limiting his language) he took up painting, most of which was copying Impressionist art out of books. I have many of his paintings and cherish them very much.

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Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 03, 2011
at 07:39 PM

I'm going to play more music with my friends!

3
D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on June 03, 2011
at 08:38 PM

To refrain from talking about Paleo so much to non-Paleo folks. They are probably getting bored of my conversion and I don't want to be banished from my Tribe. Hopefully my silent, stoic progress toward becoming a Jedi will inspire someone to come along with me.

...oh and I also want to get an unassisted pull-up.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 03, 2011
at 09:31 PM

Unassisted pull ups - hell yeah!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 03, 2011
at 10:27 PM

good one. step one with paleo: never talk to anyone about what you eat.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on June 05, 2011
at 03:21 PM

two thumbs up on this answer. could not be more in line with my goals for the summer

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(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:11 PM

you can do it! Keep pulling!

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 06, 2011
at 06:41 PM

that is a great DIY idea!

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 06, 2011
at 05:45 AM

I want to make this work for my daughter (she's 12), who aspires to doing an unassisted pull-up. I have a pull-up bar to install in a doorway, and I'll toss over a rope with a weight on one end and a foot loop on the other - step in the look and the weight takes some pounds off the pull. A couple of those a day should make her strong enough to do her own... I'll update you with the results :-)

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76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:34 PM

  1. Greatly limit the amount of time I spend on the internet reading about health and nutrition.
  2. Go from 90/10 paleo to 80/20 for the summer.
  3. Train myself to crave liver like I crave sex.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 03, 2011
at 10:28 PM

i would agree that grassfed is far more important with liver than muscle meats. if you're gonna do organs, make them the best versions of those organs you can. save money elsewhere.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:01 PM

I think I've mastered the perfect liver recipe, and I NEVER liked it. This...I LOVE. It was SO GOOD.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 09:10 PM

finish with 2 TBs or so (a generous drizzle...sorry I don't measure when I cook!) of good Balsamic vinegar. Give it a stir, and spoon the bacon/onions/balsamic sauce on top of the liver, garnish with a sprig of thyme. Oh yeah, I spice it with a black/green/pink/coriander pepper mix, fresh cracked, sea salt on the onions, and a sprinkle of dried thyme (go easy on the thyme). YUMMMMMM

Medium avatar

(5639)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I use grassfed calve's liver. Filet it, then slice it into roughly 2"x2" sections, then marinate it in a bowl of lime juice for 25-30 minutes. While marinating, slice a quarter or more of a white or yellow onion into shoestrings, sautee on low heat with ghee, adding cubed bacon (I do it with scissors, so easy!) halfway through, until the onions are soft, translucent and golden, and the bacon has rendered and is starting to crisp a little. Raise heat to med, drain liver, add liver sections, sautee for 3-5 minutes until tender/MR. Turn off heat, remove liver to plate...

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:13 PM

  1. Going to cut out sugar completely. Recently I've been backsliding/eating out too much.

  2. Get to the gym more regularly, so I can see that 6-pack! My primary goals are getting lean, building functional strength, and a bigger chest/visible abs. I've been a skinny kid all my life, and I'm sick of it.

  3. I'd love to figure out how to be more economical in buying grassfed meat/pastured products. If it means buying in bulk, then so be it.

  4. Adding sprint intervals and some distance running back into my workout schedule, once or twice a week. I cut it out for a month, and I tend to feel stronger and leaner if I'm at least running a bit. My weight/fat loss also stalled out when I cut out running. I'm very interested also in running in minimal shoes, as I've always had super unhealthy collapsed-arches and poor gait all my life.

  5. Really need to dial it in. I need a plan. I've been flying by the seat of my pants since I went Paleo, and I really would feel alot better if I sat down and mapped out my strategies as far as eating/fasting/working/living goes.

  6. Getting out of New York city as much as possible and reconnecting with nature.

  7. Buckling down, and recording some music, getting these ideas out of my head and onto tape. This goes hand in hand with getting a band together with my girlfriend, getting her a guitar, teaching her how to play it, and getting her on stage ASAP.

Hopefully this will be a very productive summer! One for the books.

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

(231)

on June 03, 2011
at 06:06 PM

good list, sprinting/running really does make me feel stronger, and definitely helps with leaning out for me. I also agree with point 6, you should come up to VT, gonna do some hiking this weekend!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 03, 2011
at 08:07 PM

plus one.......

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(5639)

on June 03, 2011
at 06:28 PM

VT sounds awesome! My girlfriend's family lives in NW Mass., which is pretty close. We might be going up that way a few times in the summer, but it's a long drive from NYC. I usually try to get out to the Delaware Water gap in N Jersey, which is only about 45 minutes away by car, and pretty secluded. It makes a great day-trip spot and there's tons of hiking, camping and waterfalls.

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Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

on June 04, 2011
at 12:07 AM

More yoga, more day hikes.

Ride my horse regularly through the mountains.

Lift heavy things.

Receive plenty of bodywork.

Find a local grass-finished beef farm in the area to supply me with beefy bits.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 05, 2011
at 02:41 PM

Riding a horse through the mountains sounds cool!

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F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on June 03, 2011
at 11:59 PM

I'm planning on a bunch of stuff actually...have already started #1, working on #2, which should lead to #3 and #4 being accomplished.

  1. Fix my sleep by going to bed earlier (before midnight). Already have the blackout blinds! :)

  2. Get off the normal paleo bandwagon (been on it for a couple months) and try very-low-carb for a while. Based off what I've read around here and the rest of the net/research/books going very-low-carb to zero-carb for a while fixes most of the issues with the body and metabolic issues.

  3. Fix leptin sensitivity. Which seems to be harder than I thought. Or more complicated. Doing a lot of reading and waiting for you (@the quilt) to talk about it on your blog.

  4. Fix insulin resistance. Because really, SAD is bad, and ruined my life for a while. I'm taking it back!

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on June 04, 2011
at 12:20 AM

I take that back. It looks like #3 just had an update via the blog! Yay, more reading! =)

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 03, 2011
at 10:30 PM

Keep lifting heavy.

keep eating clean

with both of those the goal within the next six months will be to backsquat 300 lbs. Definitely within six months.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 03, 2011
at 10:30 PM

though I suppose those arent "paleo", theyre just my own goals.

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(5639)

on June 04, 2011
at 12:56 AM

backsquatting 300# is a good one. I wanna try and break 200# this month.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 04, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Awesome. You can do it, I can do it. I like hearing people in the iron game. Fun and so good for you. Pleasant mix of fear and fun no?

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(5639)

on June 05, 2011
at 12:10 AM

Haha yeah, when I go hard on the squats I like to be inches from failure, that way I get that much better. Right now I'm stalling out on my overhead press though, which is super frustrating.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 05, 2011
at 12:44 PM

im with you: i was stuck at 95 lbs for 3x5 for two weeks i think. Only two days ago did i finally get 100 lbs up for the 3x5. Talking with other lifters though it does seem that the OHpress is always the first to go. In today's world most of us just don't use those muscles as regularly as we do the ones called in for benching, squatting, DLing etc yknow.

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560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 03, 2011
at 09:35 PM

  1. Re establish my periods without resorting to the frickin pill

  2. Declutter my house, goodbye useless stuff

  3. Stop holding back at the gym and just going for it

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on June 04, 2011
at 07:55 PM

declutter! thats on my list too. we've had like half our stuff in storage for a year and i think i can probably say goodbye to a lot of it.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:18 PM

Great question! Good motivation

  1. Get rid of the stevia in my coffee. So hard!! Might have to give up coffee altogether because honestly, I don't like coffee, I just like sweetener.

  2. Use electrical tape to finish blacking out my bedroom so I really have it pitch black.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:23 PM

I personally enjoy coffee so I just had to get rid of the sweetener really.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:22 PM

I switched to unsweetened coffee by switching to a 3/4 butterscotch 1/4 house blend mix and can now drink black or cream only coffee.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I switched to no fructose and cream coffee by switching to a blend of 3/4 butterscotch 1/4 light house blend. I can now drink black or cream only coffee. Just throwing it out there.

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:11 PM

Thanks......This will be the source of a future blog. I am also giving a lecture locally about change and motivation. To me its the first step in paleolithic living.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I keep making forward and backward movements on Paleo... my goals for the summer are probably more in line with getting more fit while my gym membership is cheap and it's nice outside:

Long hike on weekends, 1x per week

Eat more vegetables from my garden

Strength train (Starting Strength book) with my boyfriend 3x per week

Low intensity, relaxing yoga 2-3x per week

Be more strict with cheats than I have the past few weeks, especially with parties and alcohol (harder in the summer though!)

Incorporate white rice and starches a la Perfect Health diet, as I don't think a low carb approach has been working for me.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:09 PM

1- once they start selling, buy grass fed/pasture raised products from the area 2- buy produce from farm stands and farmers markets 3- Get back to being able to run 8 miles again, with hills and sprints, so I don't die during the Spartan Beast 4- Get more sun and try to hike every weekend

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:15 PM

  1. Get more Sun.
  2. Make more homemade sauerkraut & kombucha.
  3. Increase my Vit K2, Vit A & Vit D intake to experiment with tooth re mineralization.
  4. Join a local CSA again.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:19 PM

What foods/supplements do you plan on emphasizing in to increase your intake of those vitamins?

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:03 PM

I've been using a casein-based protein powder for post-workout. I think I'm going to buy some egg-based protein powder and make a lot of jerky so I don't have to rely on it.

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:16 PM

Nice and simple. Not cluttered. I wish there was only one thing I could think of!

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on June 04, 2011
at 12:53 AM

I should add jerky to my list too, I love it.

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Making jerky sounds like a wonderful plan. I've only made it once, but I loved it.

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:37 PM

  1. See a physical therapist to learn just what my limitations are as far as fitness goes.

  2. Obstain from sugar totally (just now started - about 2 weeks in).

  3. Re-think my garden, and fix my chicken coop.

  4. Learn more about cooking natural.

  5. Be outdoors more often, hiking, riding, camping, barefoot and fancy free.

  6. Spark up the grill more often before the heavy winter comes.

  7. Harvest

  8. Hunt and gather to get ready for winter.

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:46 PM

1.) I had a life altering operation that limits my physical activity. On the 20th this month I will see a physical therapist to re-learn what I can and can not do as far as working out and day to day life. 5.) Riding a Skepptshult Natur! And it was a play on the old saying footloose and fancy-free, which means: Having no attachments and free to do as one pleases.

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:25 PM

1) What do you think a physical therapist could teach you? 5) Riding what? A horse, a mastodon, a Ducati? Also what does "fancy free" mean?

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on June 03, 2011
at 08:09 PM

1.) I had a life altering operation that limits my physical activity. On the 20th this month I will see a physical therapist to re-learn what I can and can not do as far as working out and day to day life. 5.) Riding a Skeppshult Natur! And it was a play on the old saying footloose and fancy-free, which means: Having no attachments and free to do as one pleases.

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:30 PM

I am going to read your backposts :-)

and also:

1) hack my potassium to sodium ratio better than 4:1 ( I have heart rhythm issues) 2) hack my 3:6 Ratio Closer to 1:1

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(25477)

on June 03, 2011
at 08:08 PM

getting your omega 6/3 is probably the healthiest thing a human can do. plus one.

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on June 05, 2011
at 07:26 AM

  1. Stay the current course until I get close to my goal weight - another 20 kg
  2. Add strength training and sprints when I can do so without hurting myself
  3. Tweak my lifestyle when I get to that point, to get to my best health and stay there
  4. Play more
  5. Never stop learning!

I'm someone who tends to dive into things and do too much at once. This is a plan to correct my health issues in a sensible and achievable order and time frame. Feels good so far!

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on June 03, 2011
at 10:31 PM

  1. Add strength training. Haven't found something yet that I can stick to long term.
  2. Reduce (but not eliminate) dairy -- less in daily coffee, less reliance on it with cooking
  3. Reduce alcohol consumption to 1-3/week. Ironically, the change in my tastebuds after a year of paleo have led me to like alcohol for the first time. Now I'm having waaaay too much fun with interesting cocktails (usually still very low sugar, but still).
  4. Go off as many supplements as possible. Gonna cut out the fish oil since I'm eating wild tuna salad quite a bit now, but I'm not sure what else I can ditch.
  5. Simplify life! Getting rid of more things we don't need and making our lives more mobile, less attached to stuff.
  6. Try out a standing desk at the office.

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:11 PM

Hm...I think that for the three months I am left in Korea, try to be outside as much as possible, incorporate more strength training into my routine, muster the courage to buy the offal the butcher doesn't know that English word for, use up my shampoo and go back to egg-based wash.

For the next three months when I am home, I will try to be outside as much as I can, hike the parks and trails, buy some weights, go to the farmer's market often, make a lot more stock (cheaper to make in the US), eat a metric ton of oxtails (also cheaper in the US) continue to walk instead of drive as often as possible, and figure out how to continue to finance my paleo lifestyle...

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:00 PM

  1. moving to Brazil in the next 2 months so I need to avoid changes in diet to get thru another international move and the unpacking afterward.

  2. Yoga, need some sort of exercise to tone and de-stress

  3. Need to do GAPS to fully heal my gut

  4. less technology, its helpful but takes up a lot of my time!

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Giving up dairy (cos I never really did even on the whole 30) one thing at a time until I feel like I can let go of my bottle of raw cream:) Cheese is gone, next fermented milk, then finally cream and butter.

Back to the public gym with my kettle bell in hand.

Give away all the jam I canned last summer so it doesn't taunt me.

Learn to make bone broth and can my stocks and broths and tuna in oil.

Do a few weeks of LC to kick off another round of weight loss if need be at the end of summer.

Finally, remind myself that too much information can be stressful, and I probably shouldn't try to follow everything I read here. Food rewards, vit D levels, fruit, barefoot running... the list goes on.

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on June 04, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Do another Whole 30, starting... now. I just polished off a pint of Haagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche.

Try not to stress too much about the fact that my doctor has told me that I need to do absolutely no exercise until June 24th. I ignored him and picked up a 16-kg kettlebell with my left arm this morning, and felt the ends of my broken right collarbone pop back out of place.

Try to let things go. I'm feeling so much frustration with myself right now over that ice cream.

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(5639)

on June 05, 2011
at 12:12 AM

oooooooooouch!! even though you can't lift anything, you can still exercise! exercise your brain, all this downtime is a blessing. I would love to have all that time to just read.

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on June 04, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Give yoga a try

Add strength training to my life

Cut out the "it's just this once" silly little dietary deviations

Come up with a structured plan...i.e., put all these goals into one big-picture 8)

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