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  • WOO!

    Get walking, girl!

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    • Oh how wonderful! I've done Italy a couple of times with student groups. It's a crazy schedule, but so much fun! And I so much enjoy that age group, just at the hinge between childhood and adulthood.

      Wishing you all the best success in getting into better shape for the trip. The bracelet sounds like a great idea. Too bad it doesn't have an Eiffel Tower charm on it.

      So tell me about macadamia butter. What do you find it's good for that almond butter isn't?
      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
      - Lewis Mumford

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      • Originally posted by Jac View Post
        I think that's an excellent plan! Specifically, that you're not stressing yourself by 'neeeeeeding to lose x billion kilos by the end of the month', that you have a goal to feel good and to keep up, and that you have a bracelet to remind yourself of the goal. Cool.
        Thanks - Yeah, the "neeeding to lose x by y" NEVER works for me. Hopefully this will.

        Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
        Barcelona is beautiful! Paris is nice...I mean, I must be the only person on the face of this earth not being crazy about Paris. I like it, but it's too big for me , it's only a 4 hour drive from here and I've been there a few times, but if I never get there another time in my life I wouldn't mind a bit. But Barcelona, ah Barcelona....I fell in love with Gaudě!
        You might be crazy - I don't know if I've ever heard of anyone who didn't love Paris.
        I can't imagine being SO close to so many wonderful places...

        I'm looking forward to both places! I've got to do some research

        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        WOO!

        Get walking, girl!
        Yup! WOO!!
        I know

        Originally posted by Judg View Post
        Oh how wonderful! I've done Italy a couple of times with student groups. It's a crazy schedule, but so much fun! And I so much enjoy that age group, just at the hinge between childhood and adulthood.

        Wishing you all the best success in getting into better shape for the trip. The bracelet sounds like a great idea. Too bad it doesn't have an Eiffel Tower charm on it.

        So tell me about macadamia butter. What do you find it's good for that almond butter isn't?
        It's my favourite age group too. I'll get an Eiffel Tower when I'm there!

        I like Macadamia butter partially because I've NEVER had any luck with almond butter. I've bought it a few times and each times it's been HARD. Unscoopable hard. I've tried different brands and stores. So I gave up on it.

        I also LOVE the taste
        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
        "Moderation sucks." Suse
        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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        • Tuesday

          A slice of quiche and a Chai
          Set construction and design from 9-12:45. I'm really enjoying the set design and construction. It's "filling the well" (Julia Cameron)
          I bought a 200g wheel of Brie and ate 1/2 of it for "lunch" in the car
          1-2:30 Home Instruction Student
          High school, hardware store, hairdressers (to book an apt) and home

          I took Daughter into London, we ate at Wendy's (I had the Apple Pecan Chicken salad - without the pecans) and then we went to watch Breaking Dawn part 2. I had NO popcorn OR candies!!!!! I brought a small bag of almonds and Brazil nuts and a tiny container of Cacao Nibs, but I ate maybe 4 nuts and 5-6 Nibs. For me, this is BIG!

          However, on the way home my Beetle pulled into $tarbucks...

          I think next time I will ask for a Chai "tea" the Lattes are starting to be TOO sweet (That's a good thing - right?)
          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
          "Moderation sucks." Suse
          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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          • Just ask for a straight latte with no syrups. Easy peasy. That's what I do. And bring stevia in my purse. Or if it's a cheating day, at least I can put in much less sugar than they would have.

            Congrats for the self-control.

            Architect Son did not love Paris when he worked there for a few months (same time as the riots, which did not affect him at all). He liked it, but he said it was like living in a museum. He found London to be a much more dynamic city, although he was only there for brief visits.
            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
            - Lewis Mumford

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            • Great news on the trip! That is so exciting! We will want to hear all about it when you get back. You'll be too busy when you're there to give us the newsreel.

              I love Paris and Barcelona and just about everywhere. I've had a great longing for a weekend in Paris for a while now. I should just do it -
              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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              • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Just ask for a straight latte with no syrups. Easy peasy. That's what I do. And bring stevia in my purse. Or if it's a cheating day, at least I can put in much less sugar than they would have.
                I've asked for 1/2 sweet and I've asked for no water (a friend suggested it. WOW! what a flavour bomb!) I shall try asking for no syrup.

                Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Congrats for the self-control.
                Thank you. Baby steps.

                Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Architect Son did not love Paris when he worked there for a few months (same time as the riots, which did not affect him at all). He liked it, but he said it was like living in a museum. He found London to be a much more dynamic city, although he was only there for brief visits.
                Hmm. I'll let you all know my impressions

                Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                Great news on the trip! That is so exciting! We will want to hear all about it when you get back. You'll be too busy when you're there to give us the newsreel.

                I love Paris and Barcelona and just about everywhere. I've had a great longing for a weekend in Paris for a while now. I should just do it -

                Yes, do it!

                I will give a report. Hopefully better than my East Cost trip report - where I only covered Quebec City and never posted anything about NB, NS or PEI!
                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                Winencandy

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                • Wednesday

                  It was a foggy day again today. The local buses were first delayed and then cancelled. I stayed in bed till 10.

                  The past few days (idk how many exactly) I've been eating a slice of quiche first thing in the morning. Today, I didn't. I didn't even have a morning Chai. At lunch time, when my Farmer was eating, i decided to have my slice of quiche. I wasn't really hungry, but I figured it was time to eat.

                  It seems that the sooner I eat, the sooner I "wake the Dragon" (turn on the hunger) Weird. Not "normal". But then again, as a friend told me the other day I'm not "normal" Idk. Some days I can go till 1 or 2 without eating, other days I'm STARVING at 10 am (I'm NEVER starving before that) I wonder if it depends on when I wake up??? I should keep track of that - the # of hours from waking up to hunger... ('cause some days I'm up a 5:45 and some days it's 10am)

                  I unpacked a couple of boxes, did laundry, put some clothes away, surfed the net, made bone broth and a coconut oil, macadamia butter, creamed coconut, shredded coconut "snack". Kinda wasted the day. I had tons of plans yesterday for what I was going to accomplish today. Somehow, it didn't happen.

                  The bone broth I'm making is kinda neat. You reduce it down and then you cool it in a shallow pan and cut it into "jello" squares. Then you can add the cubes to you cooking or a cup of hot water. I wonder what they taste like cold?? Here's the link Also, did you know that you could make more than one batch of stock from the same bones? I did not know this.

                  Supper was fried chicken thighs and stir fried veggies: carrots, broccoli, onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms, fresh bean sprouts, garlic, (forgot the ginger), rice wine vinegar, a couple spoonfuls of jarred Pad Thai sauce. A mango for dessert.

                  Daughter is working. It is foggy again tonight.

                  I should mark some of my Home Instruction Student's work tonight.

                  Tomorrow I'm going to my OLD dentist to fix my tooth. My old dentist moved to London, the new guy moved into the local office. I won't go back to the new guy. (funny, the old dentist is young, the new dentist is old)

                  I hate going to the dentist.
                  "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                  "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                  "Moderation sucks." Suse
                  "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                  "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                  • When we lived in Italy, my parents loved Spain and Holland. They didn't care for Paris - if I remember correctly it was the attitudes toward Americans that they didn't like. My parents were not "ugly" Americans - they really tried to fit in. The Italians loved them!
                    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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                    • Thursday

                      Foggy morning again, but the buses ran.
                      I did not

                      Quiche, Chai, on the road at 8, through the fog to the chiropractor's and then on to my old dentist.
                      I know it sounds weird, but I liked it at the dentist (well, I felt comfortable there) MUCH better than the new dentist.
                      I was nice and frozen, didn't feel a thing

                      Then I drove to Novack's and waited in the line (it went around the corner and down the block!) I got in line at 11:30. It was a lovely warm day, 14C, I had the Galaxy Tab with me so I read while I waited. It really didn't seem t take that long...but it was 1:40 when I got in the store!! Crazy!!!

                      I had a gift certificate and I wanted to use it. I found out once I was IN the store that they will be open until they run out of merchandise. So I coulda/shoulda waited. Whatever. It was an experience. I spent 2 hours in the store, wandering, looking, trying on stuff. I bought some travel supplies and a "base layer" (a black thin pair of ladies thermal "long johns") and with my certificate I only spent $8!!

                      I got back to my car at 3:30 and realized that I hadn't eaten since 8am! It surprised me. I wasn't starving or anything, but between 3:30 and 4 I ate 4 almonds, 4 Brazil nuts and a few Cacao Nibs that were still in my purse from the movies. I had a couple more stops before I got home.

                      Surfer Son pulled in at the same time as me, with his Girlfriend! I had NOTHING out or planned for supper. I grabbed two frozen packages of sliced turkey breasts (our friends raised, butchered and cut up the turkey for us) My Farmer put an egg, Arrowroot flour and (crushed up Special K) coating on them and we fried them up along with hashbrowns and peas. Not an ideal supper...but whatever.

                      I wanted wine BUT I drank lemon water in a wine glass instead!!
                      (Has anyone noticed the absence of wine this week and last?? - Not counting the weekend)

                      I grabbed a couple squares of the creamed coconut, coconut oil, macadamia nut stuff, and a Bengal Spice and the props I'd made and collected this week and went to play practice. There are 2 practices till the dress rehearsal!!!!!

                      I teach tomorrow.
                      G'nite
                      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                      "Moderation sucks." Suse
                      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                      Winencandy

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                      • Friday

                        Quiche and Chai
                        Easy morning classes. Senior students. Only had one student walk out on me. He was mad 'cause I wouldn't let him finish watching a fight video on Facebook instead of dong his work. Whatever. I "told on him"

                        I'd brought the last slice of quiche and a few wedges of Brie for lunch but one of the tech guys asked if I wanted to go to the Legion lunch with them. Of course I said yes. It was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bright green coleslaw (HOW do they get it that colour??) cheese bread and various cakes. I ate my slice of meatloaf, 1/2 the potatoes and corn, and a couple bites of the neon green 'slaw. I passed on the desserts. (Cake is EASY for me to ignore. Now if it had been CHEESECAKE - well, that's a whole 'nuther story!)

                        Afternoon class was OK too, but grade 10's (who think they are really cool 'cause they are not 9ers anymore) A couple of idiots, but hey, Friday afternoon, in a computer lab, with a supply teacher...

                        After school I went to my Home Instruction Student's for a couple hours. Then home for a glass of wine!

                        OK, I had 2.

                        My Farmer had made ham and scalloped potatoes and baked squash for supper. I had a couple coconut squares for dessert. I made a Bengal Spice with cream to go.

                        Then my Farmer took me shopping in St. Thomas. Farmer shopping. TSC, Canadian Tire and Walmart.
                        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                        "Moderation sucks." Suse
                        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                        Winencandy

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                        • Saturday

                          Busy day today. I unpacked about 8 boxes, did laundry, made more beef stock, and gathered more props.

                          Quiche, Chai, Brie, wine, ham and scalloped potatoes, coconut squares, dark chocolate.

                          I burnt my tongue on the last tea.

                          I'm still "suffering" from "mouth hunger" even though I'm full.
                          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                          "Moderation sucks." Suse
                          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                          Winencandy

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                          • Hey WnC, sounds like you've been doing pretty well overall.

                            I have the same thing about breakfast. If I eat first thing in the morning, I will be hungrier all day, and then require three real meals. I find it easier to shove off breakfast until noon most of the time.

                            But if I wake up genuinely hungry, I will eat, unless I'm desperate to knock off some weight. Which I'm not much anymore. On the other hand, by keeping my carbs relatively low, I can skip meals without much pain (like when you were shopping) so it's not that big a deal. I really enjoy the freedom from the tyranny of eating. Not that I don't get really hungry sometimes and scarf down way too much, but it doesn't happen often.
                            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                            - Lewis Mumford

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                            • Hey winencandy, I have been reading back. The "wine and gummi bears" makes me imagine a wine glass full of gummi bears, then wine on top of that, then ... I guess chugging the whole thing down? Gack!

                              The trip sounds so exciting! A "keep up" goal sounds realistic and honest. Hope the bracelet helps as a reminder!

                              Sounds thematic that you have a weaker time of day, 3 to 7. Maybe you need to reschedule a bit so you have a hearty meal at that 3pm mark?

                              As for breakfasts (a long-gone topic but whatever) myself I find if I have breakfast, I'm that much more likely to want another meal sooner. It's like when I "break" the fast, my body is like "OK, let's have three meals now!" and I'm hungry again by the evening, so it's more like four meals. :/ So I do what I can to avoid sort of breaking the seal.

                              As for regional differences and getting gas... could be worse. You could need to loosen your pants because you're so stuffed and all you want to do is rest your fanny.
                              (do those words mean the same in Oz as I hear they do in England?)
                              "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                              • Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                                Sounds thematic that you have a weaker time of day, 3 to 7. Maybe you need to reschedule a bit so you have a hearty meal at that 3pm mark?
                                This is a brilliant idea. With a family's schedule this might be difficult a bit, but perhaps you could delay lunch as much as possible, and have a planned snack during the weak period, followed by a lighter supper. Or some similar permutation. Tackling it head-on is a great strategy. I tend to do my bingeing pretty much in the same time window, so I will have to give this a little thought myself.
                                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                                - Lewis Mumford

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