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  • 32 DAYS!

    Saturday

    Last night, before bed I had a tsp of local honey (I thought it'd help my sore throat - I think it did) I wasn't sure about taking it, I was afraid it would invite the Dragon back, but she's stayed away! I'm still going to give myself a sticker, 'cause it was not a craving or a desire for sweet, I took it as "medicine" for my throat.

    I slept till almost 10 am this morning! I put a conditioner on my hair and finished reading the play. I cried at the end. I'm such a baby. My meeting was at 1:30. I left home early to stop at the upholster's to look at fabric samples. I think I still like the 1st one best. She let me bring 2 sample books home.

    Say hello to the Stage Manager of the upcoming play It's going to be a very easy job after the last play! Only 2 actors, minimal props, no special effects. One practice, dress rehearsal and 2 performances.

    On the way home from the meeting I stopped at the local gym and walked on the treadmill for an hour with my 5lb bag. I listened to another Balanced Bites podcast, but I got bored just walking. I almost quit (from boredom) at 40 min and again at 50min.

    We watched Brave with Daughter and I cried at the end. Such a baby.

    I still have a sore throat, and now I also have a bit of a headache.
    More honey?

    Foods
    10 - Walnut oil shot
    12 - 2 eggs, scrambled with bacon and cream, an avocado, Bengal Spice tea
    4 - Walnut oil shot
    6 - Chicken Fajitas (well, I made mine in as a salad) romaine, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, fried chicken thighs, fried onions and green peppers. I had 2 bowls.
    "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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    • Honey definitely counts as medicinal, especially since it's local and raw. So sez this nurse. I'd say a sticker is in order for sure.

      How are you liking Balanced Bites? It took me a while to really get into them, but I appreciate the female perspective, and they're more about optimizing health rather the weight loss. Lots of good stuff. I'm just up to Nov of 2012, so maybe 8 more and then I'm caught up and will go back to Robb Wolf.

      The play work sounds great. Is this paid or volunteer work? Regardless, if you are enjoying it (though the drama of the last one leaves that up in the air), it's all good.
      My musings

      The old stuff

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      • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
        Honey definitely counts as medicinal, especially since it's local and raw. So sez this nurse. I'd say a sticker is in order for sure.
        Good! I'm taking honey "on nurse's orders"
        I'll give myself a sticker!

        [QUOTE=Greensprout;1082175]How are you liking Balanced Bites? It took me a while to really get into them, but I appreciate the female perspective, and they're more about optimizing health rather the weight loss. Lots of good stuff. I'm just up to Nov of 2012, so maybe 8 more and then I'm caught up and will go back to Robb Wolf.

        I'm at March 2012, so a bit behind you. I agree, I like their perspective. I find Robb Wolf a bit too "bro dude"

        Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
        The play work sounds great. Is this paid or volunteer work? Regardless, if you are enjoying it (though the drama of the last one leaves that up in the air), it's all good.
        Volunteer. So far, this one looks to be drama free (other than on stage) Several people told me that the last play was NOT a good intro, not what usually happens. Good to know.
        "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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        • 31 DAYS!

          Sunday

          Let's see. My Farmer helped clean house this morning and then I helped him with some on-line "paper work". The afternoon was quiet. Web surfed and watched Stephen King's Christine. My Farmer has the Super Bowl on tonight. Just finished watching the 1/2 time show. I think I'm going to aim for a "decent" (i.e. before midnight) bedtime tonight...

          Foods
          9 - Walnut Oil
          12 - 2 egg frittata (bacon, whipping cream, cheese, tomatoes) a pepperette, a little Brie and 5 olives
          NO SNACK
          6 - Pulled pork (non primal BBQ sauce), sweet potatoes, carrots, Brussel sprouts



          and a tiny "cheese & nut bowl":macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, frozen peaches, Blue cheese

          "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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          • 30 DAYS!

            Monday

            I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes@ 3mph (I finally figured out how the display works!) with my 5 lb bag.

            Then I went shopping in London. I bought a couple of bags for carry-on - obviously I'll be returning one of them I bought a cute moleskine pencil case - didn't even know they made them! (after going on the website, I discovered that it's supposed to be an eyeglass case - oh well). I bought some pencil crayons and new tea towels, a hand strap for my Olympus DSLR and a nice LBD (little black dress) on SALE for $8!

            Then I went to my chiropractors.

            I was supposed to go to band practice tonight, but I felt cold and tired and didn't want to leave the house. I had a soak in my claw foot tub instead

            Foods
            9:30 - Chai with whipping cream
            11 - Banana/macadamia nut butter/egg muffins
            4:30 - Walnut oil shot
            5:30 - 3 Brazil nuts, 4 Macadamia nuts and then a huge handful of pistachios
            6 - an avocado and leftover pulled pork

            "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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            • 29 DAYS!

              Tuesday

              I had a hair apt this morning. Covered up some silvers (they are NOT grey) with foil high and low lights. I'm not ready to go silver - yet. This afternoon I went to my parents and looked for a school photo for the play program. It was supposed to be from Grade 2. I have no idea if this is Grade 2, but it's the best I found:



              "Let's go fly a kite!"

              I tried to do some marking for my one student. Really, I did. I started. Then found other things to do. I pre packed the 2 carry on bags and decided to take one of them back. I put wood in the fire. I drove to town to the bank. I made Cream Cheese Clouds with 1T of maple syrup instead of artificial sweetener. They are slightly smaller than the recipe calls for - I got 27 instead of 24. They are very good. So good they could be dangerous. Possibly dangerous enough to call my Dragon back I'll have to be careful with them.

              I searched ALL OVER my house for Surfer Son's external hard drives with no luck. He is in desperate need of a Time Machine back-up and his Macbook Pro is SO full it's having problems working! I want to dump a few of his movies onto a hard drive to free up space. I may have to buy some new ones. Of course, then I'll find the old ones...

              I'm sitting at the table (can't use my desk 'cause I have too much stuff on it...) Lily's on my lap and I'm trying to do some marking. Again. Still. Bleh.

              Foods
              9 - Chai with whipping cream
              12 - leftover pulled pork
              3 - Walnut Oil shot
              4 - 2 Cream Cheese Clouds
              5 - 3 Brazil nuts, 3 Macadamia nuts NO Pistachios!
              6 - spaghetti meat sauce, 1/2 an avocado, 6 olives, shaved Parmesan, 2 more Dangerous Cream Cheese Clouds

              "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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              • MARK THOSE PAPERS!

                Your student is counting on you.

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                • As a student, nothing drives me crazier than late grades!
                  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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                  • I know.
                    I'm marking.

                    But I don't have to LIKE it!
                    "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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                    • 28 DAYS!

                      Wednesday
                      I had a supply job today. Easy. Good kids. I did a little shopping for hair "toys" after work and picked up an old signet ring I'd had re-sized. I left 4 rings (with "stones") to have the claws checked. I had play practice after supper tonight. My throat is still sore, I might have a tsp of honey before bed. Medicinal use only

                      I found out that Mumford and Sons are coming to Simcoe this summer! Their ONLY Canadian stop this year. I'm seriously considering going. And camping. Tickets go on sale Friday morning.

                      I have an eye apt tomorrow afternoon. I can't remember when my last on was. At least 7? years ago?

                      Foods
                      7 - Chai with whipping cream
                      11 - leftover pulled pork and a 1/2 an avocado
                      3 - 3 Brazil nuts, 6 Macadamia nuts, 2 coconut oil/macadamia nut butter/butter hearts
                      6 - 2 chicken thighs, carrots, 2 Brussel sprouts, 6 olives, Bengal Spice tea (no cream)


                      31 Days of NO alcohol, NO sugar!
                      (I'm not counting the 1 tsp of home made vanilla extract and the 1 Tbsp of Maple syrup in a whole batch of Cream Cheese Clouds)
                      "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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                      • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                        I know.
                        I'm marking.

                        But I don't have to LIKE it!
                        Never said I liked grading, but rubrics make it tolerable. I do it quick - like taking off a bandaide!
                        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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                        • 27 DAYS!

                          Thursday

                          I went into London today. On the way I listened to Q (a CBC radio program) This was on: "Dr. William Davis, author of the runaway best-seller, Wheat Belly, argues that far from being a "healthy whole grain", wheat is a public health hazard. He is winning millions of followers, but the scientific community remains skeptical about its benefits for people who do not have specific conditions such as celiac disease.
                          We convene a Q debate between Dr. Davis, and Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta and author of The Cure For Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages About Health, Fitness and Happiness." It was pretty good.

                          Follow the green Q if you want to listen to the show.

                          I bought a few small house things, ate Green Curry at Thai Express. I asked for no rice and she gave me extra bean sprouts.



                          I could only eat half the (really cute) box container.



                          I brought the rest home. I had an eye apt in the afternoon. I think my last one was about 7 years ago. Yeah, I needed new glasses So I got some. I also got sunglasses (I'd broken mine in the summer) Glasses are expensive!

                          Foods
                          Chai with whipping cream
                          3 cream cheese clouds
                          Green Curry
                          3 Brazil nuts and 4 Macadamia nuts
                          fried ground beef with tomatoes, onions and green peppers and 6 olives, 3 cream cheese clouds (I should not make these again!)
                          "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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                          • 26 DAYS!!!!

                            Friday
                            BIG SNOWSTORM last night and today. I stayed home. ALL schools in our board were closed. University Son's school (several hours away) was closed, My sister (who lives up near Ottawa) didn't go to work and her daughter's school was closed too. This storm hit ALL of Ontario.

                            I got TICKETS for MUMFORD AND SONS "GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD" Simcoe Stopover!!! My sister was logged on 2 computers near Ottawa and I was logged on 2 here and we both got into the "waiting" area before the tickets went on sale at 11. I was the 1st one of us able to purchase ticket. I got 3 weekend show tickets (for my 2 sisters) weekend camping passes AND an RV site!! It was sold out in about an hour! I'm excited

                            Well, right now I'm SLIGHTLY more excited about Paris and Barcelona

                            It's going to be a great year! Paris & Barcelona in March, Scotland in July, (possibly a Tragically Hip concert in July), and Mumford and Sons in August! WOW!

                            Foods
                            Chai with whipping cream
                            Warm bacon wrapped around slices of Brie O. M. G!
                            Walnut Oil shot
                            3 Brazil nuts, 6 Macadamia nuts, a small handful of Pistachios
                            2nd half of my Green Curry, raspberries in whipping cream, a couple cream cheese clouds
                            ~~~

                            Tomorrow night will interrupt my No Alcohol, No Sugar sticker "run" Not sure how I feel about that. My girlfriends are getting together for munchies, drinks and visiting at a friend's house (whom I haven't seen since July) and then they want to go to Chatham to see a country band (that the one girl follows everywhere) I want to go to the house for the visit, but I HATE country music. I really don't want to spend the night at a bar listening to country music. I'm not sure yet how I'll tell them. (I was even debating making up an excuse!) They'll try to convince me that the band doesn't just play country music, that I'll like it, that we haven't gone out together in FOREVER! etc. But I know better. They told me that once before and I went and listened to this band. It was not fun. Not gonna happen again. One of the other girls going HATES country music even more than me (if that's possible) she didn't realize until I told her tonight that it was a country band. She doesn't want to go either. Ugg.

                            I don't like how the thought of this is ruining my anticipation of the 1st half of the evening


                            I wonder what I'll take for munchies???
                            "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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                            • Why don't you do club soda with lime and be the designated driver? Munchies - cheese, salami, raw veggies?
                              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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                              • Thanks. I could do the club soda and lime!
                                And yeah, I was thinking a cheese tray...
                                But I don't want to be the DD, 'cause then I'll have to go listen to the country music
                                "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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