mikefarinha's Journal, 15 March 2013

I have been oh-so busy at work that I never had a chance to plug anything into this site. I still kept my personal spreadsheet up to date so I was able to back fill my weigh-ins from 2/22 through today.

Today I can finally claim some real movement! I finally got down to 210! What is really amazing is how little effort it took. Two weeks ago I was suffering from some wrist pain and I decided to ditch all wheat (actually any gluten containing grains in general). It takes about 3 days for me but the pain does go away. I had one slipup last Friday where my wife used a small amount of bread crumbs on her sauce for our salmon. That caused my wrist to flair up the next day and took another day for the pain to leave.

The nice side-effect is that weight just started coming off again with out any effort. Let me repeat that again. No. Effort... obviously aside from the avoiding wheat part. My previous low was 211.8 nearly a year ago on 3/9/12. I imagine that I haven't been this low since either freshman year of high school or in Jr. high. If I get bellow 200lbs then I can definitely claim I haven't weighed that little since Jr high. Think about that for a minute. I wonder what my life would have been like if I knew how to identify crappy food and what that crappy food was going to do to my body. All the perceptions that had been cast upon me, all the self-loathing, what if they never happened?

I can't complain too much as I have a wonderful wife and family but many of those mental scars remain... and stretch marks :-) I actually think the whole act of 'dieting' or calorie counting is a harmful mental exercise that sets us up for painful self-deprecation when we eventually fail (even if we succeed in the short-term).

Other depressing news, I rendered some lard this week and I didn't warm it up slow enough which had me end up with the piggy smelling lard instead of the odorless lard. And this was some good quality pastured leaf lard. The problem isn't bad, I just have to use it in recipes that work with the flavor, like pan-fried chicken. No pie crusts with this lard.

Anything else?

There has been a fun song called "Cod Liver Oil" that I've been listening to non-stop. Good stuff!

I made some chocolate chip ice cream with my son last night, fun and delicious!
210.0 lb Lost so far: 10.0 lb.    Still to go: 25.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF)   losing 2.2 lb a week


Congrats on that loss! And I hear you about the lard...but I am actually enjoying that batch's porky taste in various veg. 
15 Mar 13 by member: Rowanfair
Too funny, I just listened to the song Cod LIver Oil! Leave it to the IRISH to write something like that LOL!!! have you ever heard "No Nay Never" , search that on youtube,it is a crack! Congrads on the 210!!!!! Try not to think what if about your weight, hang ups. If I think like that, I have wasted my life away OH MAN! I recently have a different view on "dieting" ... in the past, I always thought of it as depravation, a constant struggle, a constant battle. Then something clicked... Now, I think of it as "how well" I am treating myself, I deserve healthy food, I deserve to feel better and the ugly stuff I use to eat, turned me into poison and an unhappy person. Now I pray that mental state won't go away, but it has sort of made it a little easier. I wish I knew what clicked "on" so I could pass it on to everyone. Huggs, and LARD? I didn't know you could make lard, duhh, how the heck do you make lard???????? and forgive me, WHY? HA 
16 Mar 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic
Thanks for the song, I'll check it out... and happy St. Patty's day! The diet I strive for is very, very, different than any other diet you've probably heard of. If you do a search for "healthy 4 life Weston A Price" you'll get a good overview of what type of diet I strive for. 
17 Mar 13 by member: mikefarinha
Just checking out "No Nay Never"... the song reminds me a bit of "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer". 
17 Mar 13 by member: mikefarinha
And a wee bit of whisky for ya on this Irish green day:-) OH, and oops, it is called "Wild Rover" I am sure my dad is rolling in his grave for my messup! LOL. ... I like the youtube version of Dropkick Murphys.. youtu.be/qw-1O_wBYXY 
17 Mar 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic


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