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  • I would find having to watch the news a chore. Especially local news - it would entirely ruin my dinner and put me in a bad mood. Of course if I ate in the dining room, I would feel like I needed to use the nice crystal and china too ... and then I would need wine ...

    We used to all sit at the table, but lately we've been watching movies while we eat. It drives me crazy - partly because I like to be at the table and talk, but mostly because where the kids sit at the coffee table is so gross! We ate in the kitchen tonight and I felt like I was being a bitch as I had to drag everyone in there, but I've decided I don't care DH pointed out that we eat breakfast and lunch together every day (he is teaching at night over the summer) so at least we have done that.

    I think I've convinced DH to watch the Mosley PBS series with me Thanks so much for rec'ing them - they little I've seen so far looks great. Gonna see if the library has the book as I'm supposed to be on a book spending hiatus.
    Laurie

    GAPS/Primal - Working on Getting Healthy!

    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread88988.html

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    • I love that we still have our family dinners. Yesterday my Honey and I had a just the two of us meal, still at the table, but just eating and easy conversation. No having to throw out 'starter questions', which is still sometimes necessary with two teenagers.

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      • Laurie, I would not bother to buy the book. It is such a simple plan that I don't know how they stretched it into a book. Plus, once you start you will adjust it to fit your needs. The videos tell you all you need to know and why to do it.

        And you obviously get where I am coming from with the 'dragging everyone to the table'. What happens is that it is so obvious he doesn't want to be there that he is sullen while he sits there and doesn't join the conversation. The kids are fine, once there, but it is obvious torture for him. We used to always eat together at the table. When the kids were younger, he worked 7 days a week but always managed to get home in time for dinner. Once we moved here and he got admin duties added to teaching and research well, he rarely makes it home before 6:30. Then he needs the cocktail or two to unwind and by the time he is ready for dinner everyone else is done and on to something else most nights. Heck, I am usually ready for bed! Anyway, we will work it out somehow. I probably need to get him off to work earlier again. I don't really think he works many more hours now, he just has shifted his whole day an hour and a half later. And since he has longer days than the rest of us and does an hour at the gym in the middle of every day, he is off kilter with everyone else's schedule.
        Chris
        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • Sounds like we have LOTS in common on work issues! The Professor took a huge paycut three years ago when he stepped down as Associate Dean at one university to go back to teaching at better university. It has made money tight (not so tight that I can complain!), but I was at the point that I didn't care if he had another job lined up or not. It was a really big deal because he was one of the youngest ever in that type of position (he was 35 when appointed), but it was killing our family life and him!

          This summer has been super strange since he is teaching night classes. We just ate dinner @ 8:30 tonight! And of course, I was mad again b/c here I'm waiting dinner on him and he wants to sit and have a drink or two and play the guitar. On Tue and Thu he is getting home @ 11. This crazy schedule is screwing up my sleep.

          Haven't had a change to watch the movies together yet - think I'll watch them tomorrow by myself.
          Laurie

          GAPS/Primal - Working on Getting Healthy!

          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread88988.html

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          • I have to admit I have no clue about our finances as that is his field of expertise. I do check on it occasionally but have a horrible memory for numbers so I very quickly forget the details.

            When does his class start? Maybe make the family meal lunch and just go to bed leaving his dinner on a plate or something.

            My DH is currently "only" teaching in the fall, but it is brutal. Of course his spring semester is spent recruiting and smoozing as well as researching. Summer he lines up companies for internships for spring, oh and smoozing and researching. And he naturally does all of that the semester he teaches as well. Teaching is the part of his position that takes the least amount of his time, and it is still a lot!
            Chris
            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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            • How is it going?? I am trying to catch up...lol
              Karin


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              • Well, I have had a couple of weeks of less than stellar eating. Last weekend was when I was sick, so when I am that kind of sick, I follow a BRAT protocol (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast). The during the week I had something come up, and kept putting off my low day, to the point where I didn't get one. Then the weekend came, and I got into the leftover snack that I had sent to camp with DS and some came back. (It is sort of a version of chex mix, but homemade and, except for the nuts and seeds, it is a carbo loader and addictive).

                So today starts a bit of a turnaround for me.

                But, we only work today and tomorrow, so I need to do 2 down days in a row this week. I have a 5 day weekend, so lots of yard work will be getting done.

                I am working on my NEAT, starting today. This means that I am going to stay off the computer as much as possible at home and try to keep moving or at least standing most of the time I am at home. I also need to get back to the treadmill, I let myself off the hook when I got sick and have not gotten back on yet.
                Chris
                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                • Rats, 2:30 and I am done with my work, but I have to stay till 4. bored bored bored

                  Have a meeting at 4:30 about decorating the church for its 70th anniversary. Hate this, the meeting and having to decorate for this event. It won't make a lick of difference, the space is gi-nor-mous, and we don't have the budget to throw enough stuff into it, even cheap stuff. I am thinking just putting as many fresh flowers as we have money for, then at least it will smell nice.

                  BFF and her hubby are coming over tonight to watch the fireworks. The college down the street from us puts on a big display as a community good will gesture. It is very nice, and walkable from our house.
                  Chris
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                  My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                  • well, shit, not only did I eat my lovely dinner (lamb and a huge salad), I got into that d@mn snack, but on a positive note, after 2 handfuls I threw the rest away. Then when we got back from the fireworks, I got into the cheese. Not bad there but I wasn't hungry.

                    Tonight will be better, I am making the boys pizza and there is only enough dough for each of them to have one-so I can't cave even if I want to, and will make myself eggs to go with my salad.

                    Then I am going to have to do my second fast while I am off.
                    Chris
                    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                    • I saw the cutest egg and cheese snack plate yesterday. Hard egg cut in half lengthwise, and placed on the plate flat side down. Thin slices of a small radish inserted into slits in the egg to make 'ears'. Little dabs of something (anchovy paste?) for eyes. That gave you two 'mice' looking at an enormous (to them) wedge of cheese.

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                      • cute! Fun for a party
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • Very fun. I like it when my food is well-styled...I seem to enjoy it more (and eat more slowly?).
                          -- Ruth

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                          • today is the day that I prove to myself that I can do a "fast" (500 calorie day) even if I am not at work. I have a 5 day weekend and I am not going to go till Tuesday eating "normally" as I really need a reset.

                            Yesterday, I ended up having a dinner meeting come up, after I had already eaten a snack. Neither was bad but it wasn't my 500 calorie day. Which means I didn't have a 500 calorie day yet this week. So today is the day. And then it will also be either Friday or Saturday as well.

                            We do not have big plans for the night, we had our celebration on the 2nd. So tonight we will watch "1776" and have burgers (mine will be without bread) with caramelized onions and blue cheese and salad. During the day if I need something, I have a huge bag of celery, and will drink my green tea and ACV waters as well.

                            So far I am still averaging just a hair over 1 pound a week, so I don't want to lose that momentum.

                            Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate it (ie, Americans)
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • I don't know, there might be some Brits who celebrate, too.

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                              • Happy 4th, Chris. Have a wonderful day!
                                -- Ruth

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