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  • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
    Good job eating mindfully. That IS a triumph.
    Yup. I mean, a little cheating occasionally is good for us (that's my theory anyway) and it's so frustrating when it slides down so fast we barely have time to taste it.

    Primal shortbread. I've been wondering about the same thing. I guess I better call on my Google-Fu and see what I come up with. I have trouble believing it is possible, quite honestly. But maybe I will at least find something wheat-free.
    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
      Good job eating mindfully. That IS a triumph.
      Yup! Doesn't happen all the time, but when it does

      Originally posted by Jenny View Post
      Glad to hear the "eat at 3?" suggestion might help. It certainly works well for me.

      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.
      It's hard not to giggle at her
      And thanks, but I don't think they are "always fascinating" (the rare ones are )

      Originally posted by Judg View Post
      Yup. I mean, a little cheating occasionally is good for us (that's my theory anyway) and it's so frustrating when it slides down so fast we barely have time to taste it.
      yup

      Originally posted by Judg View Post
      Primal shortbread. I've been wondering about the same thing. I guess I better call on my Google-Fu and see what I come up with. I have trouble believing it is possible, quite honestly. But maybe I will at least find something wheat-free.
      I'ma gonna search too
      "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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      • Thursday

        Daughter had a 9am dentist apt in London. X-rays and molds for braces $425! Ouch
        $tarbucks and LCBO for some Beaujolais Nouveau
        After lunch I went to my Home Instruction Student's for a couple hours. Then I gathered a PickUp truck load of set pieces and props for the play. I grabbed some leftover meat and went to the Technical Rehearsal. It was almost 11 when we finished, so of course I stopped at the local bar for a glass of wine with some of the cast

        Foods
        Chai
        A Chai TEA only! No Latte! From Starbucks (with cream added)
        2 small left over chicken thighs and 4 small cubes of Brie
        2 glasses of Beaujolais Nouveau
        2 pieces of leftover pork loin, a couple squares of coconut "stuff"
        Another Chai
        Nibbles out of a bowl of almonds, cranberries and dark chocolate chips that I took to the play
        Glass of white


        I forgot, I had to get my photo taken for the play programme.
        My hair was a mess...
        I HATE getting my photo taken
        Of course the director and photographer BOTH commented on how photogenic I was...whatever
        Last edited by winencandy; 11-30-2012, 07:05 PM. Reason: photo
        "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

          Of course I was dead tired this morning...
          I had a hair apt at 10:30 - to hide my grey with some foil high & low lights (same as last few times)
          (Couldn't have had the photo taken TODAY)
          The hairdresser and a client kept talking about how wonderful my curly hair was...
          I just said I used to hate it, but I like it now. Of course It has a mind of its own.

          The woman doing the program texted me and commented on how photogenic I was too...
          I said "that's funny, I HATE getting my photo taken, I never like the results. Maybe everyone thinks the same?"
          She replied "I think everyone is self critical...except for narcissists"

          After lunch (and dishes - by hand. We bought a dishwasher about a month ago, and it's STILL at the store!) I went to my Home Instruction Student's and we worked for a couple hours. Home again, more Beaujolais nouveau, more cleaning...

          Surfer Son's girlfriend was here for supper. A local Santa parade was tonight. We thought about going, but never left the couch...The "kids" went to it. My excitement for the evening? Waiting for the Self-Cleaning cycle to finish on the stove...

          Foods
          Chai
          1/3 of a Brie, a couple squares of coconut "stuff" another Chai
          Beaujolais nouveau, a few Brazil nuts
          Sausage, 1/2 baked potato, cauliflower, a few baked beans
          Another paleo brownie (do yourself a favor, don't click on the link)
          another 1/3 of the Avocado oil fried chips (I should have had my 3o'clock meal)
          "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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          • Veggies, WnC, veggies! I can't see any on Thursday at all.

            I'm checking out some shortbread recipes now. I got distracted the last time and didn't do it.
            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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            • Paris and Barcelona?? I'm so jealous!!!

              Of course you know I loved my Paris trip. And we spent several days in Barcelona at the end of a cruise 4 years ago with the boys...it is the most amazing city. I loved it and plan to return one day. The atmosphere, architecture (gotta love Gaudi), Las Ramblas, well, you'll see and love it too. I also love the bracelet idea as a tangible reminder of your goals. That's actually an awesome idea.

              As for the avocado oil chilean lime potato chips...I have to admit, they are dangerous. Great, delicious, and dangerous. I've managed to avoid them for the last 6 months, but when I see them at the Bulk Barn, I'm always tempted.
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              • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Veggies, WnC, veggies! I can't see any on Thursday at all.

                I'm checking out some shortbread recipes now. I got distracted the last time and didn't do it.
                Ya, there's been a few days without veggies...
                Find any good primal shortbread recipes??

                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                Paris and Barcelona?? I'm so jealous!!!

                Of course you know I loved my Paris trip. And we spent several days in Barcelona at the end of a cruise 4 years ago with the boys...it is the most amazing city. I loved it and plan to return one day. The atmosphere, architecture (gotta love Gaudi), Las Ramblas, well, you'll see and love it too. I also love the bracelet idea as a tangible reminder of your goals. That's actually an awesome idea.
                I can't wait!
                The bracelete SEEMS to be helping...

                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                As for the avocado oil chilean lime potato chips...I have to admit, they are dangerous. Great, delicious, and dangerous. I've managed to avoid them for the last 6 months, but when I see them at the Bulk Barn, I'm always tempted.
                I wish I'd never bought the 1st bag!
                "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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                • Saturday
                  Boring day. Mostly cleaning & groceries.
                  I decided late in the afternoon to invite some friends over (I figured with the play coming up I would be tied up for a couple of weeks). We had a wonderfully relaxing evening. Visiting, cards, snacks (Primalish – Melted Brie with pecans and maple syrup and rice crackers, pistachios, cheeses, dried apricots stuffed with cheddar and almonds, and pepperettes), and surprise – later in the evening I found myself drinking cold Rose Hibiscus tea (it’s red) in my red wine cup! I know!

                  Foods:
                  Chai
                  Frittata for lunch
                  Pepperettes & cheese
                  Beaujolais nouveau wine
                  Pan fried perch & cauliflower for supper
                  Wine & Snacks

                  Sunday

                  I spent most of the day writing my Stage Manager “Blurb” for the programme. And it was only 4 lines. I finally finished ‘cause I had a deadline to meet. Wanna read it?

                  Dear Intrepid Traveler;
                  Welcome. Creating the Ritz-Apache Lodge was a blast, I couldn’t have asked for a better initiation into the world of community theatre. We have an excellent cast and crew prepared to offer you their best. I trust your stay with us will be both amusing and memorable.
                  Enjoy


                  Please don't say "You spent all day writing THAT?"

                  After I sent it I went to a local craft show and bought a fresh mixed pine wreath for my inside back door. Maybe, if I remember, I’ll take a photo of it (as well as the urn for the back door) I also bought some garlic jelly (perfect on melted Brie) and some (milk) chocolate snowflakes (for Christmas)

                  Play practice was at 6, so I fried up some zucchini to eat with the pork roast my farmer made for supper.



                  Look Judg - veggies!

                  Foods
                  Chai
                  Tomato “soup” (that my Farmer made – stewed tomatoes, onions and carrots))
                  Cheese (left over from Saturday night)
                  Red wine (also leftover from Saturday night)
                  Pork loin & zucchini
                  Coconut stuff in car on the way to practice
                  Bengal Spice
                  "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
                    It’s the start of Muzzle Loader Deer Hunting week here at Winencandy’s ranch. This morning the Farmer, Surfer Son AND Daughter ALL went hunting, and I went to work…

                    This was Daughter’s 1st hunt. She “pushed” the bush with her Father. She didn’t use the gun. Surfer Son shot 2 deer!

                    I had transportation and construction students that didn’t want to do paper work. Lunch was a 1/3 of a small Brie. I nibbled on a little more on the drive home.

                    I stopped at a LCBO and bought 2 boxes of Linden Bay wine ‘cause the LCBO lady told me they could no longer get it from the warehouse! I asked about their nouveau wines, but they were sold out already

                    When I got home I painted a sign for the play (Yup, tonight was dress rehearsal and I was STILL designing set pieces…) Then I organized my notes for the play, printed off new cue sheets for the prop girls and gathered my wine corks. (If you burn a wine cork and then rub it on your face it looks like 5 o’clock shadow) THEN my Butterflies snuck into my bag (which was right by my feet) and stole all but 2 corks and chewed them up!!! Oh, I finished the red wine (just a small glass).

                    I grabbed leftover pork loin and some coconut “stuff” and ate it on the way to Dress Rehearsal. (Yes, Judd, I know there were no veggies)

                    Dress Rehearsal went fairly well, just a few missed cues. My fault. Did I tell you I’m now Technical Director as well as Stage Manager? The earpiece hurts my ear, I’m gonna bring my own on opening night. I don’t like my crew photo, my head is tilted and I look like I have a fat neck…why is it always SO easy for me to pick out the faults 1st?? OK, I like my hair in the photo.

                    Josie was being cute, trying to get the empty toilet paper roll off the holder



                    Sorry for the poor quality, the lighting in my downstairs bathroom SUCKS, especially at night.

                    Tuesday
                    I had 2 supply jobs today. A morning in one city and an afternoon in the other! I JUST had enough time at lunch to drive to the 2nd school! Kids were OK, I guess…(better in the afternoon school). The morning was Transportation guys who did NOT want to do paper work (surprise, surprise) the afternoon was Communication Tech students.

                    A little shopping after school (different LCBO, more nouveau wine) and then home. I started the furnace wood fire, did some dishes (about of the huge pile) poured a glass of nouveau wine and opened my Stage Manager/Technical Director binder. I did a few things then it was time to go to my Daughter’s band performance. I wasn't hungry, so I skipped supper. When we got back she helped me find a prop (an old hat of hers) from one of her boxes. Another glass of wine and more play stuff.

                    Foods

                    Chai
                    some leftover pork loin, a little Brie, and some coconut "stuff" in the car on my way to the 2nd job
                    Chai
                    what was left of my lunch on the way home
                    red wine

                    ~~~~~

                    Opening night is tomorrow night!!!

                    Eeeek!

                    I think I’m ready (although I have a page of things I still need to do, and I sent off an email to the Director clarifying a few things). There are performances Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. And then next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

                    I won't be on here much…
                    "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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                    • While I'm not yet back to 139,
                      I no longer weigh my personal version of Q!
                      "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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                      • I THINK I'm ready...
                        "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
                          Ya, there's been a few days without veggies...
                          Find any good primal shortbread recipes??



                          Look Judg - veggies!
                          Haven't tried them yet, but I found a couple that looked promising.

                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread28985.html
                          Almond Flour Shortbread | Joyful Abode

                          And hurray for veggies.

                          Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                          While I'm not yet back to 139,
                          I no longer weigh my personal version of Q!
                          Yay! Q as in Star Trek?

                          Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                          I THINK I'm ready...
                          Break a leg!
                          Last edited by Judg; 12-05-2012, 06:27 PM.
                          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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                          • Kick ass, girl
                            My musings

                            The old stuff

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                            • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                              Haven't tried them yet, but I found a couple that looked promising.

                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread28985.html
                              Almond Flour Shortbread | Joyful Abode
                              I will check these out AFTER the play

                              Originally posted by Judg View Post
                              Yay! Q as in Star Trek?
                              Q as in Gay Panda

                              Originally posted by Judg View Post
                              Break a leg!
                              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              Kick ass, girl
                              Thank you ladies!
                              2 great shows done, 5 more to go!
                              Last edited by winencandy; 12-09-2012, 07:57 PM. Reason: can't spell QUOTE
                              "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
                                House stuff, gathered last minute props, etc.
                                Left overs for supper. Pork loin roast. No veggies.
                                Chai

                                Opening Night
                                Very good, all things considered. I made some mistakes. My “calls” were off a few times.
                                I hate that. I expect perfection from myself. As far as I’m concerned, it’s OK for the actors to make mistakes, but technically, I need perfection. Of course, my lights and sound guys are teenagers...this is the Audio guy’s 1st performance too.

                                Post performance “meeting” at the local bar. No white wine, so I had a Smirnoff Ice cooler and then a vodka with club soda and bar lime. The table ordered nachos and fries. I had a few nachos and a bout a handful of fries. The fries had a coating on them (flour?) By the time I got home, my stomach was swelled up larger than my chest.
                                "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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