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  • At least with Moose I wasn't worried about rolling over on him like I would be with dachshunds!

    When he is on a couch, Moose curls up into the tightest little ball I've ever seen. What is it about a bed that elongates him?? At 4:45am I woke up enough to boot the dogs back to their own beds so hubby could get some actual sleep. As of right now, he's been sleeping two hours later than he usually does. Lousy night all the way around.
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • It is official. My vision has changed. This contact prescription is no longer right and I am getting headaches. I just got an exam in January and I am going to go have another one. Hopefully all this healthy eating has made an improvement. We shall see.
      (punny, huh?)
      Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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      • I'm quite curious to see if this way of eating and being in the world has improved your vision. Here's hoping, huh?
        Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

        My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

        Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
        Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
        Eat primally.
        Take a progress picture once a week.
        Don't weigh myself.

        Starting weight: 223
        Current weight: ???
        Goal weight: 145

        Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
        Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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        • Yup. Now I just need to get off my butt and make the appointment!

          You've heard all about my RPR's and how much I enjoy them. We went on one today and I decided to start rating them by fun factor when I realized how much I was smiling strolling along. Today's fun factor was an 8 as we went offroad under big evergreens multiple times. It looks like a park under there because the deer and elk break off any dead branches/twiggy trees and the fallen needles create quite a lovely carpet of duff. Perfect place for a picnic. Going down into ravines and back up again make me deliriously happy so they rate a ten. Walking on big downed trees is right up there. Short RPR's that are all on the road rank on the bottom UNLESS I discover something I've never seen before. Hot, sunny days with bugs? Bottom. Cool, cloudy, misty, rainy, windy or cold days get a big thumbs. I know I'm backwards. I'm fine with it.

          A month ago I spoke with a couple of friends about going Primal. The one who most wanted to do it to lose weight I have not heard a thing from. She did order the 21 Day Transformation but she strikes me as the kind of person who won't commit to making changes or will throw up her hands if things aren't happening fast enough. The other lady jumped right into it, we chat on Facebook almost every day. Her husband brought home some crackers and cookies that they haven't eaten in a while and they both felt crap afterwards. He swore he'd never do it again after that! She is doing it more for the health benefits and less for the weight loss, although that will be a nice bonus!
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • Hello honeybuns!

            I've started to read your journal, from back to front. Your strolls sound HEAVENLY! And I have to know where you are sitting in your avatar!
            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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            • My avatar was taken in the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. That was the summit of Mt. Townsend at 6500' elevation. I am fortunate to live very close to those mountains and to the Pacific Ocean. About half an hour to either one of them!

              Can anyone tell me how to put a link to my journal in the signature line?
              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • The last few days I have been painting siding purple. REALLY purple. Plum with Ruby purple. I have been painting my shoes, hair, clothing and arms purple as well. I am pleased to report that we are almost done with this part of the project and I can get back to doing other things like figuring out what it will take to get forward motion on weight loss.

                Why does society place so much emphasis and importance on what a person weighs, anyway? I have noticed several people posting lately that are at a great weight for their height and they really just want to drop ten pounds. Ten pounds that will move them into an underweight category. "Oh, help me! I am 5'11" and weigh 'OMG' 140 pounds and need to be 130!!!" Get real, ladies. I am 5' 10" and I do not expect that I will ever weigh 135 again. I am gtlad that Paleobird was able to get there but that doesn't mean that every lady who is 5' 10" should weigh 135. So, is it weight loss for health or for vanity??
                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • Thanks for your kind words in my journal.

                  As for the people who want to lose the 10 lbs, I do think it is vanity. I personally don't have a weight loss goal, I'm just pleased that my body has changed with this way of eating, and will be interested to see where I level out in the end. Not sure what your personal goals are, but I skimmed your journal tonight, and I would say that you seem to be living a very healthy, active life. Don't worry about the number on the scale, fuel your body with good food, and marvel at what it will allow you to do.

                  mommymd
                  --mommymd

                  LCHF since Oct 2011

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                  • Focusing on a particular number is actually a form of self sabotage, IMHO. Sure, I'd like to weigh 40 pounds less, but if I make that the goal and I am not making significant progress in getting there I will just be getting grumpy all the time. If I say "hey, let's see if I can get rid of a couple of pounds" I will be celebrating a lot! Pennies will eventually become dollars. Right now I would just like to tone up enough to wear the pants that are tucked away. My legs and thighs are cooperating but my hips and butt didn't get the memo, I'm afraid.
                    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                    • Hmm, I know what you mean. Leaving aside the numbers, do you ever remember with fondness a particular little dress or pair of shorts you would love to get back into?

                      I still have a few of those items, I should stick them on my fridge, lol!

                      But yeah it is hard to relate to the desires to which you refer. Oh to have those problems!

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                      • When I am up in the hills on an RPR I can write wonderful journal entries in my head but when we get back home and I sit down to type it up, it has all fled my brain.

                        Yesterday's RPR was quite fun. Very drizzly. We started out on the logging roads but ended up offroad to get from one road to another. Offroading in a logged over area requires considerable balance skills due to all of the debris left behind from a logging operation. Couple that with the grasses, brambles and other vegetation that has started to grow and it turns into an obstacle course.
                        My cousin, an avid outdoorsman, just had his first child, a baby boy. I told him I would bake him a huckleberry pie in congratulations. In the course of yesterday's ramble we scoped out huckleberry bushes, did some picking and actually beat the bears to the crop. I also found a patch of the highly coveted little wild blackberries where the casual picker would never go and the berries are HUGE!

                        The scale showed 186.2 when I got up, 185.4 after we explored. Maybe you don't have your lowest weight first thing in the morning! Whatever. I just want to fit in the next size down as this size is too loose, the next size down is too tight.
                        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                        • I just spent the last two days reading through your journal. I followed along with your surgery. I was SO OMG SAD when Deuce died. =( I'm so excited that you found your beautiful Moose. I was upset when your husband got in the three car pileup. I really appreciate your wonderful attitude and perseverance; the self-pitying drama llamas drive me up a wall and I DON'T READ THEM. You inspire me to be more outdoorsy and gardeny and hikey. When my little son is a bit older, maybe I'll take him on RBRs (Run Baby Runs).

                          The picture of you on the mountain is gorgeous! You're really beautiful.
                          Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                          My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                          Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                          Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                          Eat primally.
                          Take a progress picture once a week.
                          Don't weigh myself.

                          Starting weight: 223
                          Current weight: ???
                          Goal weight: 145

                          Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                          Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                          • and a beautiful person, which is what counts.

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                            • Totally. I mean, could she rock any harder?
                              Beastly musician / My Primal Blog

                              My plan for the year (July 23rd 2012-July 23rd 2013):

                              Walk to Mordor. I have walked 12.33 miles out of 1779.
                              Do Convict Conditioning / balance exercises.
                              Eat primally.
                              Take a progress picture once a week.
                              Don't weigh myself.

                              Starting weight: 223
                              Current weight: ???
                              Goal weight: 145

                              Waist measurement 08/03/12: 42 inches and three quarters
                              Goal waist measurement: 30 inches

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                              • Aw, you guys are great! I needed some positive words this morning. Thanks!!!

                                Being happy with yourself makes it so much easier to be happy with life.

                                I weigh this morning with jeans on what I weighed yesterday naked so WAHOO!! more RPR's in my future!! I am wanting to do an offseason hike with the lady I hiked Mt. Townsend with. She is in super uber condition from summiting a different mountain every week just for fun and to top that off she kicked ass over the existing BNSF cops when she hired on. Beat them on strength, physical agility and marksmanship. All these big tough guys are now scrambling to maintain their macho from being bested by a 5'3", 118 dainty lady. See what Primal can do for you? It should do nothing but benefit the railroad. Oh, the whole point of telling you this is so you can appreciate why more RPR's are a really good thing. I have to be able to keep up with her!

                                Drama llamas. I LIKE it!!
                                I'll have to share that with my hiking buddy.
                                Last edited by honeybuns; 07-21-2012, 10:45 AM.
                                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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