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  • *Sigh* Gay Panda, as an English teacher with a fondness for teaching writing to middle schoolers *oozing* with things to say, your journal was just the medicine I needed today. You make me laugh, you make me ever-so-jealous of your turn of phrase and writing voice. Divine.

    I think moderation is key. I am currently embracing a lovely craft brew that will make the toilet my bestest frenemy in an hour or two and make my tummy pooch out like I'm smuggling boulders, but after dealing with a parent who tried to use her child as a shield for her own freak out about an 88.2%, I wants me my brew. Screw the scale. It will go up, but it will also go down, because I will go back to eating and drinking on plan right after. And anyone who wants to judge can just suck it.
    I blog about living life to the fullest at The Hairy Edge. Check it out! (Or not. We can still be friends. )

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    • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
      "It makes me wonder what else in my life I accept as fact when it is not."
      How that resonates! To realize that something called 'the staff of life', for pity's sake, might be bad for you. You couldn't mess with anyone more if you were trying.
      I think the mental shift going primal made in my life, has made a lot of other changes possible, like my current decluttering.
      Although it will be a week or two until I am 'caught up' with your journal, I'd love to hear if, since you began, any other 'facts' have changed for you.
      Oh, you'll find more 'facts' as you read through the months!

      To be so misled . . . besides nutrition, it has really made me question what I was told by a psychiatrist years ago, that I had a chemical imbalance and in order to live a normal life, I would have to do so under high doses of medication. I did not want to think of myself as being so broken. (Who does?) Looking back, I had some terrible life stresses then, I felt very trapped and was eating poorly, and depression was a completely normal reaction to this situation. My HMO, like many, just wanted me to take drugs and go away, and they blocked my efforts even to take the six lousy sessions of counseling I was afforded per year.

      Do I have a chemical imbalance? My brain does work differently, and I won't debate that. But is it so severe that I have to live on a medication that robs me of my physical health and creativity? I'd rather be eccentric and unmedicated and battle the sad faces on my feelings charts than the zombie moving dully through life that I turned into while on Trazodone/Zoloft/Prozac/Celexa/Pick Your Poison.

      Anyway, I hope that answers your question, and good luck with decluttering!
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      • Originally posted by BeachTeach View Post
        I think moderation is key. I am currently embracing a lovely craft brew that will make the toilet my bestest frenemy in an hour or two and make my tummy pooch out like I'm smuggling boulders, but after dealing with a parent who tried to use her child as a shield for her own freak out about an 88.2%, I wants me my brew. Screw the scale. It will go up, but it will also go down, because I will go back to eating and drinking on plan right after.
        That was an awesome description! It also made me want beer. You're right, the scale will go down in time, and that's what I have to tell myself A LOT.
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        • Hello, Gay Panda! I am so glad this journal is back up! Seems the Evil Carb Overlords (in cahoots with the Fairy of Debauchery) tried to infect MDA with a Malicious Internetz Carb Virus that we would all download and thus be infected, but the Valiant Techies foiled their evil plan and prevailed . . .
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          • Haha!!
            Where's the Like button??
            "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 Lady Friend View Post
              Seems the Evil Carb Overlords (in cahoots with the Fairy of Debauchery) tried to infect MDA with a Malicious Internetz Carb Virus that we would all download and thus be infected, but the Valiant Techies foiled their evil plan and prevailed . . .
              * shakes fist at Evil Carb Overlords and the Fairy of Debauchery *

              Gay Panda ran headfirst into the Wall of Fail with primal due to their shenanigans. The panda body is so mad over Saturday's quarter of a cookie and Sunday's lousy handful of dried apricots and chocolate that I want to scream. Really, body? Three and a half pounds of water retention over THAT?!

              I tire of being such a very, very sensitive flower.
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              • I gave up on any pretense of "delicate flower" around the same time I kicked a boy's ass for saying I should "go play with the Barbies, freak" in elementary school. Come to the Dark Side, we have bacon.
                On another note, bear in mind that retraining oneself takes effort, time, and an all out WAR. You aren't just retraining the brain- if only it were that easy. You're sending the body through an equivalent of a time warp boot camp. After years of eating like crap, you can't possibly expect the animal panda body to suddenly make the connection the panda brain did. It'll take some beleaguring, some browbreating, some infuriated rage fests, and a LOT of work to get the body to snap back to what it should want to eat. Until then, it'll protest the only way it knows how: numbers. It won't win, if you don't let it.
                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                • I am so glad we are back! Total MDA withdrawal. I must have loaded the page five hundred times waiting for it to come back. *curses at the Evil Carb Overlords*

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                  • *shakes fist at Evil Carb Overlords & the FoD & yells at them to leave us alone & be gone!!" (did it work?)

                    never fear oh delicate flower...this too shall pass...(pun intended!)
                    (Why am I hearing Dory singing "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...in my head???) (reference to Finding Nemo)
                    Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                    • Originally posted by theprimalcajun View Post
                      (Why am I hearing Dory singing "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...in my head???) (reference to Finding Nemo)
                      Mine? Mine? MinemineMINE?
                      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                      • The Evil Carb Overlords are a bunch of jerk-pants who should be kicked repeatedly in the shins. I went through withdrawal and had to actually, you know, talk to real people in front of me instead of socializing on MDA.

                        I hear you on the water retention, Panda. After the Great Craft Brew Debacle of 2012, I swear I could almost see my stomach swell and grow rounder. Like Violet in Willy Wonka when she chews the gum and gets to the dessert part.

                        Makes me wonder how I didn't actually pop when I was face down in Pop Tarts and Wheat Thins pre-Paleo.
                        I blog about living life to the fullest at The Hairy Edge. Check it out! (Or not. We can still be friends. )

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                        • Dear mmggoleaaa01,

                          I jinxed myself by thinking of you today, and now I shake my fist at the heavens and rail obscenities in the ancient tongues of my ancestors since you have appeared. My fiercest literary critic and how I had HOPED not to awaken your interest the night before I post the first chapter of The Dammerung on my blog! Alas, it is too late.

                          Now I brace myself for scathing commentary and take cover from the dry heaves of your bitter soul. I do not visit YOUR blog and bother YOU, mmggoleaaa01, and it is not as if you fail to give me rich ground. Your metaphors are tired and your links are broken, and you cannot tell the difference between they're/there/their. You fancy yourself the master of haiku, and yet when I conduct a recount, I find that yet again you have flouted syllabic limitations. I do not like your background, or that the cursor trails snowflakes when I move it, and asking me to be your friend on MySpace makes me flinch. Really, darling? MySpace?! Even behind-the-times Gay Panda knows where it's happening, and it ain't on MySpace (or Google Plus, for that matter).

                          I fear you and what you might do on my blog, but I am posting the chapter anyway. I am also including a Behind The Scenes comment after it, so that those who are curious can see what I was thinking when I wrote it. You cannot keep Gay Panda down, neither here at MDA nor there at The Dammerung, and note which of there/their/they're I used, and why.

                          Love,
                          Gay Panda
                          Last edited by Gay Panda; 02-13-2012, 09:24 PM.
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                          • So, guess who learned how to schedule posts? That's right, my preciouses, we are talking first chapter posted at 00:00 MBFST*, February 14, 2012 and I don't even have to be AWAKE to make it happen. Oh, Word Press, how I love you!

                            *that would be "Magical Bamboo Forest Standard Time."
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                            • In other news . . .

                              THE DAMMERUNG begins tomorrow.

                              Are you ready?!?
                              Got Panda? Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and now Pandaloonery!

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                              • Originally posted by Lady Friend View Post
                                In other news . . .

                                THE DAMMERUNG begins tomorrow.

                                Are you ready?!?
                                How much chocolate have you been eating, Lady Friend?
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