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  • I will say, the High Five is very good to look at. Not only all the swoopy curves, but the coloring of the different supports, and the surface decorations are very attractive.

    But it is so HIGH!
    Last edited by Sabine; 11-28-2012, 04:36 PM. Reason: is/are...what am I, a two-year old?!?


    • I just googled it. Beautiful interchange. Coming from an area where most complicated interchange is a clover-leaf, I am overwhelmed by the idea of trying to navigate that...
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


      • I am betting your secret is a writing project. You don't have to confirm or deny.
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        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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        • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
          There is an highway interchange in the north DFW area called the High-Five.
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          Try this on for size..........

          I grip the steering wheel everytime I have to cross the Willamette river! So, I feel your pain!
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          • Need more water!

            Tomi-yikes! Hope that's not too often.


            Up at 6:00

            11:30 shakshuka with
            2 eggs
            1 bratwurst
            1/2 avocado

            2:00 apples and cranberries with cream
            way too much trail mix (primal, though!)
            2 fried bananas

            8:00 bite of steak
            1C plain yogurt

            7 water (again!)
            140 minutes walking

            Bed at 10:00

            Had the raging munchies in the middle of the day, and went crazy with the trail mix. What is up with that?!? Also went a little crazy with the walking. There was 30 minutes more than noted, of moving at a super-slow speed in the stores, so I left that out. Otherwise, almost three hours worth! There will be more biking today, than walking, 'cause I have to go to the far store again (no chicken necks!), and I don't want to walk it twice in a row.

            Littlest got sick last night with what Middlest and I had (stomach thing). Poor girl. She woke up every few hours during the night, but nothing too violent. Right now she is snuggled up on the couch watching 'Legally Blonde'. We love it. Go, Elle!

            My kitchen is looking great this morning. One of the places I stopped at yesterday was Aldi: 6 pomegranates for 1.98, and they are glistening in my fruit bowl on an otherwise clear counter. It looks great!

            I'm thinking about Pebbles, wondering how she is doing. On her way to work by now. I sure hope her day goes better than yesterday. Very frustrating not to be able to reach through the internet and DO something. Like maybe give that husband a shake by the scruff of his neck. I'm thinking their fight is what set her binge off. Didn't want to say that in her journal, as he might be reading it. Hope it is okay for me to say it here, Pebbles. If not, just tell me, and I'll delete. But, grrrr. I know there are always two people in a marriage, and we take Pebbles side because she's our gal, but grrrr. It sounds to me like he is not dealing with his issues, and is taking them out on her. And talk about the pressure of your spouse telling you he thinks you might leave because you are looking and feeling better. The insult of your character PLUS the blackmail to make yourself fat and sick. A double whammy. I don't like this! Don't mess with Pebbles! She's rockin' awesome, and should be worshipped, not fought with. Again, grrrr.
            Last edited by Sabine; 11-29-2012, 05:41 AM. Reason: missing letters


            • How bout this bridge... it is SOOOO narrow that the speed limit is 50.

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              Here's a shot of how narrow it is:

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              Craziness. I do NOT drive that bridge if it's even remotely cold/wet out. It freezes sooo quickly! There has been a crew on it all summer repainting the steel. That makes it even more scary to drive across. I get to drive across it twice today when I go to see Dr. Lake for a spinal adjustment and ART.

              They are planning to replace it with this (but that probably won't happen for another 5-10 years b/c this baby is expensive! Like in the mid-double digit millions):

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              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


              • Headed over to Paula's journal to lend some support.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


                • That will be beautiful. We just got a new 'landmark' bridge in Dallas- the Margaret Hunt over the Trinity. Every time I get a glimpse of it I admire its beautiful lines. I haven't driven over it yet, and it doesn't look that high, so I imagine I won't have any problems enjoying it when I do go. I don't have the typical problem of nervousness over running water, so bridges I usually like- unless they are ridiculously high. I mean...just make the boats shorter! Right?

                  Still thinking about Pebbles. She is really on my mind this morning. Trying to send positive brain waves her way.


                  • That last one looks like the Margaret Hunt- Hill bridge crossing the Trinity in Dallas, Jenn. I have yet to be across that one, though.
                    (No, I'm not a bridge dork, I swear. It's just an extension of the Civil in me.)
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                    • I don't do traffic very well never mind at heights like that! I would be shaking in my boots and trying not to puke on the steering wheel! I always feel as though I am being sucked over the edge of whatever height I am on - very weird sensation. Proud of you for going on that more than once - esp after getting stuck on there for a while!
                      Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                      Primal low: 186 lbs
                      Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                      Goal weight: 140 lbs

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                      • Ya'll have some serious roads (and road work) there in Dallas. Texas is exploding!

                        Thanks for stopping by my journal and mentioning the fat fast. I think that fat is what I need more of in my diet, bc I am craving it! I wouldn't have put it together without your information and where it led me.

                        You have to give men a break sometimes. They aren't taught and in some cases equipped to handle their feelings, so they get all confused and push it outside themselves. My husband has a tendency to get angry first, and then realize stuff is bothering him and he needs to deal with it. Then it takes YEARS for him to get his shit together and go deal with it. We had a recent episode that left me exhausted but at least he promised to make getting therapy a priority, after years of him asking me to go (and I did, for years!), now it is his turn! It just takes so much time and patience, this damn marriage thing. Me and my hubs had quite the laugh over this skit, called It gets worse. way worse - YouTube
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                        • Thanks Sabine. You put into words something that I could not. I think that that may have sent me over the edge when added to the usual cravings. I couldn't respond earlier because I was trying to get my act together and stop crying before the first student came into my classroom.
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                          • I'm glad I didn't offend, Pebbles. It is harder to know boundaries on the internet: no body language. Sorry you were brought to tears by things. Hopefully you got it all out, with no recurrences. I imagine it would be horrible to cry in front of your students. Thinking of you.

                            Yeah, Kymma, men can be clueless about their feelings. But there comes a point when they need to have learned! I'm glad thinking about the fat fast led you to some interesting information. I have learned so much on this forum. Even though I don't always DO it, I at least know what I WANT to do, now.

                            Scarfing down more trail mix as I am typing. Primal again, and I'm just getting back into the swing of things, but I still need to be careful not to overeat, just because it feels so uncomfortable, after.

                            Did a swatch for some mittens I am going to make for Eldest's girlfriend for Christmas, while I was sitting next to Littlest, watching Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Glad I took the time, because I discovered this is the WRONG yarn for this project. I'll see if I can find another one tomorrow, in between waiting for the plumber, and meeting a friend. Have to go: they are just about to enter the mist between the mountains!!


                            • I need to take up a productive hobby like that. Usually when we watch movies, I sit with my laptop on my lap and play card games on Facebook (solo games). That'd be a perfect time to trim pictures for scrapbooking! It would allow for actual scrapbooking should that day ever arrive. AND it would get me off of facebook.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


                              • Question: when you learn something like that - like the yarn is just wrong - can you unravel your work and reuse the yarn?
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)