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  • Originally posted by Judg View Post
    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.
    Interesting that we have the same reaction to breakfast
    I wonder how many more people notice that?

    Originally posted by Judg View Post
    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.
    Even though I'm "desperate" to lose weight, I've given up on the idea of it ever happening and I've switched my focus to being "fit enough"

    The skipping meals thing is nice.
    The Dragon cravings are not

    Originally posted by Jenny View Post
    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!
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    No! Separately...although now you've given me an idea...I know you can make vodka soaked gummy bears...

    Originally posted by Jenny View Post
    The trip sounds so exciting! A "keep up" goal sounds realistic and honest. Hope the bracelet helps as a reminder!
    I'm getting really excited about it. A Student posted on the Facebook group that it's 100 days away!

    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?
    Brilliant!!
    That's why you post your thoughts on your journal, 'cause then someone comes up with a brilliant idea to solve your problem!!

    Originally posted by Jenny View Post
    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.
    You too?
    Interesting

    Break the seal I like that.
    I used to have a different definition of Breaking the seal (it involved holding off going to the washroom as long as possible when out drinking, 'cause once you started...)

    Originally posted by Judg View Post
    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.
    Yeah, the logistics may need tweaking, but I think the concept is sound. Our big family meal is always around 6. I think I need to re-time my other meals...breakfast at noon, lunch at 3, supper at 6...and see it that works. Maybe noon to 6 is too long?
    "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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    • Sunday

      At 8 my Farmer went into London with a friend to help his friend's son tear off and build a back wall on his house. Friend's wife picked me up at 11 and we joined them. It was COLD, it had snowed during the night and they had the whole back of the house open! We sorted through a room of STUFF that the last owners left in the basement. Found a few gems, but tossed a LOT of junk. We couldn't believe the things they left behind!

      I knew my friend was picking up pizza for the work crew, so I ate a 3 egg frittata with mushrooms, spinach and bacon at 10:30. I was able to only eat one tiny Pizza Hut thin crust hawaiian slice!!!!! Yay!!!

      About 2 the guys sent us out for Whiskey, my friend's car magically pulled into $tarbucks on the way...
      Well, it WAS cold. Grande 1/2 sweet, full fat Chai Latte. 1/2 sweet was better than the last one I had.

      We were home by 4, threw some wood in the furnace. Our house has a combo wood/oil furnace. Pretty soon it was nice and toasty I had wine. Supper was pulled pork that I'd put in a crack pot before I left. Coconut squares for dessert. I felt the munchies later on. I had some Brazil nuts, cranberries, shredded coconut and a few dark chocolate chips...
      "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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      • Monday

        Most of the day was spent as Stage Manager. Organizing my book and my lists. I delivering some props to the Director, practicing my flute! I know, a bit late, finally practicing on concert day...

        Our band concerts always have a "snack", cheeses, crackers, desserts, etc
        I cut up 3 kinds of cheese and combined some almonds, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips.
        I have a neat marble cheese board, it's cut to look like Swiss cheese, and I also have a nice wood cutting board that Eldest made me. I used these for the cheese (with some cute little sliver appetizer forks) and put the almonds, cranberries and chocolate in a wooden bowl.

        After supper was my band concert. I wasn't really ready for it. I maybe shoulda practiced...
        Anyway,
        The band sounded great (possibly because you couldn't hear me - it's sometimes a GOOD thing to play a "soft" instrument plus there were 5 other flutes )

        Foods
        Chai
        a small bowl of left over pulled pork
        a spoonful (or 2) of macadamia nut butter
        2 chicken thighs, squash and peas
        3 Brazil nuts
        Chai
        A few pieces of cheese and a couple scoops of a cheese ball on cucumber slices, a few almonds, cranberries and dark chocolate chips at the concert

        No wine, no dark chocolate macadamia nut soft cookies (that looked very tempting), or crackers, or sweets at the concert (except for a few dark chocolate chips) I still have some left over - I think I'll take them to play practice on Thursday...
        "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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        • I think if you shift your focus to being fit and healthy, the weight loss might even take care of itself. I find it easy to cheat if I am thinking in terms of calories. When I think about what "Treat X" is doing to my body, it's much easier to look for an alternative. I have run into people I knew when we were all young and beautiful (and didn't realize it) and I almost want to cry, they look so grey and puffy and unhealthy. (And these are not even the smokers and drinkers.) I do not want to be that. I do not want to be diabetic and exhausted and stacking one medication on top of another. Ain't nothing I can eat that is worth that.

          I do recognize that small bits of cheating, well spread out, are not going to hurt me. Regular cheating in not-so-small amounts is asking for a miserable decline into old age. Which is now close enough for me that it is not some distant abstract. This is my immediate future if I pump myself full of the wrong fuel. You know what sugar in a gas tank does...

          There. How am I doing in the negative motivation department? LOL!
          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 Judg View Post
            I think if you shift your focus to being fit and healthy, the weight loss might even take care of itself. I find it easy to cheat if I am thinking in terms of calories. When I think about what "Treat X" is doing to my body, it's much easier to look for an alternative. I have run into people I knew when we were all young and beautiful (and didn't realize it) and I almost want to cry, they look so grey and puffy and unhealthy. (And these are not even the smokers and drinkers.) I do not want to be that. I do not want to be diabetic and exhausted and stacking one medication on top of another. Ain't nothing I can eat that is worth that.

            I do recognize that small bits of cheating, well spread out, are not going to hurt me. Regular cheating in not-so-small amounts is asking for a miserable decline into old age. Which is now close enough for me that it is not some distant abstract. This is my immediate future if I pump myself full of the wrong fuel. You know what sugar in a gas tank does...

            There. How am I doing in the negative motivation department? LOL!
            Very good

            Wise you are Obi Wan
            "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

              I was supposed to go to my Home Instruction Student's this morning and to the theater for more set construction this afternoon. Both plans were cancelled, so I had an unplanned FREE day!

              I got up at 9, had a Chai, did some internet stuff and cleaned my kitchen and dining room in the morning.

              At 1pm I thought I should have breakfast, so I had a 3 egg frittata with mushrooms and bacon and cream. Then I debated on what to do next. I could organize some of my stage manager stuff, I could unpack, OR I could take the Butterflies for a walk!

              Guess which one I did

              It was a beautiful, sunny, calm, 10 C day. Did you know that if I walk south from my house that I can be on the beach in 40 minutes? Cool. We went for a OFF leash walk! (I brought the leashes - just in case)

              We walked the field with the Butterflies staying close. When we got to the road (our field goes back the whole concession) I put their leashes on to cross the road and then we had to walk down the hill on the road to meet the trail. Then I let go of their leashes and we walked the trail to the beach.

              Here's the trail:




              Here's the beach:


              We played on the beach for 20 minutes and then had to turn around when we got here:


              too wide for Butterflies to cross

              to be continued...
              "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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              • On the way back Lily had to cross this:



                She danced and paced but she finally did it:



                Josie of course crossed without a problem

                Here's an idea of our walk back. First the cornfield (note that it is no-till)



                See the bush in the middle at the back?

                This is the same bush on the left. We are now in the soybean field (also no till)
                Our silo is just visible beside the large tree on the horizon in the centre.



                When we got home, both Butterflies needed a bath.
                They were NOT impressed:



                Since my back is bad and I can't bend over the tub, I use the kitchen sink.

                Around 4 I was feeling hungry, so I had a small dessert bowl of pulled pork. And a Sparkling water in my wine glass.

                Supper was spaghetti. Well I had the meat and tomato sauce and cabbage salad (shredded cabbage and onion with a little mayo) Dessert was a baked apple with whipping cream and a bit of maple syrup.

                Add a couple of squares of coconut oil/creamed coconut/macadamia nut stuff to my day
                BUT I avoided the microwave popcorn!
                Last edited by winencandy; 11-27-2012, 08:42 PM. Reason: added snack
                "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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                • What a beautiful walk and happy Butterflies (until the bath anyway). Thank you for sharing your pictures.
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                  • Hi Zee!

                    Yeah, they WERE happy, until the bath...
                    "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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                    • Originally posted by winencandy View Post

                      Around 4 I was feeling hungry
                      Hmmm....wonder why? What a great walk! And that is the best dog bath picture ever! She looks ready to try out for 'Les Miserables'.

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                      • LOL! Sounds like a great day, food-wise too. I like drinking sparkling water out of a wineglass too. Especially when cooking. Makes me feel like one of those TV chefs.
                        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 Sabine View Post
                          Hmmm....wonder why? What a great walk! And that is the best dog bath picture ever! She looks ready to try out for 'Les Miserables'.


                          Originally posted by Judg View Post
                          LOL! Sounds like a great day, food-wise too. I like drinking sparkling water out of a wineglass too. Especially when cooking. Makes me feel like one of those TV chefs.
                          It helps trick my Dragon into thinking it's something special.
                          "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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                          • Wednesday

                            9:45 Chiropractor apt. in London.
                            Supply teach from 12:00 - 2:30 (great kids - I worked on my Stage Manager book while supervising them)
                            A little shopping (I bought the damn Chilean Lime Kettle Chips fried in Avocado Oil again)
                            Surfer Son's Girlfriend here for supper
                            Made a mug of this
                            Made a batch of shortbread cookies to donate to a music night on the weekend. I made 3 extra cookies - one each for the Farmer, Surfer Son and Daughter. And I strongly warned them to NOT touch the other 24!! On pain of death!

                            We'll see.

                            I think I'd like to try a primal batch of shortbread. Has anyone tried it? How did you make it? How was it?

                            Daughter asked me to watch this:


                            Foods
                            8am: Chai with whipping cream
                            Noon: A couple "gummy" squares of beef bone broth
                            2:30: A couple coconut "stuff" squares
                            4:00: I still wasn't really hungry, but I ate a 1/3 of a 200g wheel of Brie, cause I thought I should eat something
                            4:30: 1/3 of the bag of chips (BUT I really tried to eat them s l o w l y and mindfully and not shove them in my mouth like last time) I actually quit because I WANTED to and NOT because I felt like I SHOULD!
                            6:00: Pork loin (pan fried), cauliflower, peas, a small bowl of whipping cream and frozen cherries
                            8:00: the paleo brownie
                            "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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                            • Good job eating mindfully. That IS a triumph.

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                              • Glad to hear the "eat at 3?" suggestion might help. It certainly works well for me. I sometimes have a salad around lunchtime, which doesn't pass as a real meal IMO, and then I usually have a great lovely bowl of meaty stew around 3pm myself. This helps me out since from 4 to 8ish I'm busy with the kids, their own dinner, etc. That way I'm not starving during dinner while juggling food and mid-meal cleanups as needed for the toddler and preschooler. I have another meal after they go to sleep and it seems to work for me. Lather, rinse, repeat.

                                Thanks for posting all the day summaries (always fascinating!) and of course the photos! I guess I shouldn't giggle at poor wet doggie, but I will anyway.
                                "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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