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  • I would love to see your paintings.

    As for the vacation.. I do not know what to say. It sounds frustrating and yes, it sounds like you were blindsided (it really does not matter the reason does it?) Perhaps, next year's plans need to be changed. Perhaps you and your parents go on vacation and everyone else stays home to fend for themselves? Not being appreciated or considered hurts and I am so sorry your vacation was not as you hoped it would be.

    You need to remember, you are worth it. What is "it"? "It" is anything desirable, pleasant and good.
    Karin


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    • Thanks Karin.

      I am ok now. I am not good at holding onto hurts usually within a week or so I forget.

      I cannot figure out how to upload photos onto this sight. But if you are a member at sparkpeople.com many of my paintings are on my "spark page" in photos there. There are murals and window paintings as well as some of my canvas.
      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 "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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      • Oh Chris, I am so sorry for your disappointment. What a shame that you were put into the position of having no healthy food choices. All week long I thought you weren't on here by choice. I agree with Karin, maybe a change of vacation is in order. I gained 5.5 on vacation, but it was my decision. My MIL had bought all kinds of good food along with a lot of bad food. I'm glad we're all back together and our little group is growing.
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        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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        • Weight this morning 261.8, down .4! First of the first 30 days clean!

          I feel so much better this morning. I think next year we are going to go to St. Augustine, just our family. With Christmas falling during the week it would be difficult to get a time when we (BFF's family and ours) could all go away together anyway, so it is the perfect excuse. Plus, that way we could actually spend Christmas with my siblings and their families, which would make my parents very happy. And Dh and the kids and I used to spend every Thanksgiving in St. Augustine so it would bring back great memories.

          Yesterday, felt good, I got some good food in the house, did some cleaning, worked on the knitting I am trying to finish (I taught myself to cable knit and am working on a sort of collar/scarf in a soft pink). DH and I actually had a great day together, chatted about BFF's marital situation and I think it kind of freaked us both out a bit because BFF's marriage would seem like the marriage we all aspire to have. He came and ate dinner with me at the dining room table instead of in front of the tv!

          Way too cold and windy for a walk outside, I just don't have the gear to do it-and don't need it because it is rare that it is this cold and windy here. Treadmill wouldn't work yesterday, will try again today. Tuesday is also the day for my EM's so I will do that for sure.

          For my exercise, I plan to do the EM's once a week and do a 30 minute walk every day, for now.
          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 "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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          • It does feel good to be back on track. I missed our group a lot.
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            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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            • I think your idea for next Christmas sounds great. You and the hubs talking things out- BONUS!!

              Hang in there chickie.. we can do anything for 30 days!
              Karin


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              • I missed our little group as well, you guys help to keep me honest as I don't want to disappoint, but also I know that you are here for me if I do slip. Which I positively will not do for at least the next 29 days. I have to be careful not to get too attached to staying clean in January, as I obviously want it to continue throughout the whole year.

                I have essentially 100 pounds to lose. In order to do that by the end of the year, I have to lose 2 pounds a week. No goofing off! Well, ok, I can fall behind in 2 weeks of the year, but that is all!
                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 "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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                • Yay for being down today!

                  I love that you and your husband had some good conversation. I've learned the hard way about how much work this marriage business is. I don't have good role models - my mom was married 3x, my dad 2x, my favorite uncle 3x, and my other uncle 2x. Not a good track record to figure out what to do

                  On your BFF...if I could offer a few thoughts (that may not apply at all). My BFF and I have been friends since my freshman year in HS. She's awesome. I can tell her anything. In some ways, she knows me better than my husband (who I've been with for 17 years). Two years ago, I went through some really, really, really hard times. My marriage almost fell apart over things. I could barely function at work. Shoot, I could barely function. I didn't tell my BFF. I didn't call her. I avoided her calls. Not because she wasn't the best BFF in the world (she is), I just couldn't handle it. I don't know why I couldn't/wouldn't talk to her. It just seemed like too much. Maybe with her because I can't pretend that none of it existed? I still don't know. Anyway, I spout all this dribble to say that it might not have been you or how good a friend you are...she may have been going through similar unexplicable emotions like I was.
                  -- Ruth

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                  • I actually thought of that, because sometimes the really hard stuff is too hard to talk about, so I think there is something to what you say. Now that I have had a couple of nights of good sleep and time to ruminate, I suspect I over reacted, luckily only you guys saw it!
                    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 "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, a bad food situation can really impact emotions. I was super grumpy and emotional on our vacation over the whole food thing...DH didn't really understand (until we got home, my face broke out BIG time, and I got the flu...when I'm hardly ever sick).
                      -- Ruth

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                      • I think the part that drove me over the edge is that in the past years, we had maybe a dip and chips a couple of days (easy enough to by pass) and one big carb laden breakfast (really easy to by pass-I don't like to eat in the morning). The rest was a make yourself breakfast and lunch and snacks and we came together to make a nice dinner. And the year I am actively working to lose weight is the year that the flood gates open to junk food.

                        Back to work tomorrow.
                        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 "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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                        • yeah for the loss!! See your body was just waiting for the right stuff!! You were missed and we are glad your back. Oh, about the bullet proof coffee- it actually is an old drink in the east made with tea. Perhaps one of your afternoon teas can be made bulletproof. Can't hurt and the worst you find out.. you do not like it.

                          Want to hear a positive?? I am knocking on wood like crazy.. my mom got sick over Christmas- she was sick for over a week. I DID NOT GET SICK!!! Its amazing.. because as you know I get everything!! Thought I would share a happy with ya Perhaps my immune system is getting stronger??
                          Karin


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                          • + 1 to the friendship & feelings comments.

                            I called my best friend right after my Mom died, but I haven't had the strength to talk to her again since. The same thing happened when her Mom died our senior year of college. She came back after the holidays and told me and all of her close friends that her Mom had died just after Christmas and then she didn't want to talk about it anymore. Both of our Moms died of ovarian cancer. Her's was only in her late 50's.
                            Last edited by Pebbles67; 01-03-2012, 07:13 PM.
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                            • Karin, that is huge, you not catching your mom's cold. Love the idea of trying it in one of my afternoon teas. Will have to figure out how to fit that in to my daily allowances.

                              Paula, thanks. It does help to explain why we basically did not spend any time together since the spring. She works as a manager at a swim and tennis club in the summer and it swamps her, but usually she finds things for me to do around the club so we can hang out for a bit here and there. This year was all emails.
                              Last edited by demuralist; 01-04-2012, 06:11 AM. Reason: spelling
                              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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                              • so WT. this morning 260.8, down 1 (1.4 for the week).

                                I am feeling much better, both mentally and physically. Dropping the carbage from my diet certainly helps. Getting back to my normal routine probably helps as well.

                                Go back to work today to our annual staff meeting.

                                The talk that DH and I had the other day seems to have helped to soften the edge that was creeping into our conversations, so we are moving in the right direction.

                                DD has been pleasant since we have gotten home, so I am not sure what her attitude while we were on vaca was all about.

                                DS is a high school junior, I think sullen is a requirement for them! But he has been marginally more pleasant, or at least had less attitude although is still basically the strong silent type, since we returned from vaca.

                                I suspect some of the attitude toward me was in my head, some of it brought on by myself, and some of it just them being out of their routines and eating crap. It is good to be home.
                                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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