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  • I switched to paper for a while. They stack so nicely in my trunk. And they recycle nicely with cardboard recyclables... but there are a few who will wrap my meats in plastic bags and place them in my paper bag... dude, unnecessary! I hardly ever catch them doing it so I don't realize it's been done til I get to my car.

    A lot of our stores here have plastic bag recycling, so you just collect your bags and bring them back to the store, stuff them in the box and they remelt them and repurpose them... probably still adds a lot of polution by way of burning to melt the plastic down.

    I need to recommit to paper bags. For a while there I got so annoyed with the baggers that I'd just use plastic to make it easy and get out of there.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • I generally only use plastic when I forget my bags or we need mini trashbags. I need to get better about putting my bags back in the back seat.
      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 grocery here is horrible about bagging. Even if you bring your own bags, you have to be pretty forceful about getting them to use them. That annoys me more than anything. I mean, it takes like an extra nanosecond to take the bag either from me or from my cart. I don't appreciate the dirty looks I get when I give them my bags. Anyway.

        Now at the food co-op, it's the opposite. You can hardly get a bag out of them. Once in a while I forget to bring my bag and I buy a fair number of things. They're like, "Do you want a bag?" like I've put human feces on the counter or something. Like I could carry out 20 items in my hot little hands!

        I guess you could say I have bag issues.
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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        • I generally don't give them the option to pass over the bags, because I put them right on top of all the food and stuff.
          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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          • Since we're on the subject

            I have a pretty good bag routine. I keep them in the back of my vehicle, grab them on the way into any store, put them in front of my purchases on the conveyor belts, usually bring enough for everything. I stack appropriately, so that I can grab the big things that don't need bags right off the belt and put them in my cart before the ever get to the bagger.

            I understand that the checkers have a routine, and just reach naturally for the plastic, so I try not to mind reminding them, 'I brought my own bags'.

            But it does drive me bats when I'm just getting one thing, so I don't bring in a bag, I tell the checker I don't need/want a bag, and they ask, 'are you sure?" Often, several times. What is with that? It is not like you are offering me something precious that I might be refusing out of politeness even though I really, really want it, like cheesecake, or Mr. Collins. IT IS A PLASTIC BAG! Yes, I'm sure.

            Also, the gallon of milk is already wrapped in plastic and has a much better handle than the plastic bag. Leave it alone!

            Eldest arrived last night, a little before ten. Much rejoicing in the house. Also, much barking. We got to meet Girlfriend, and will get to know her over the next week. I, of course, was barely awake at such an advanced hour, and she was pretty tired from 14 hours of driving (Eldest doesn't have his license yet). Littlest seemed to be recovered from her upset, and spent the night on Middlest's floor, specially cleared for the occasion.

            Oh, yeah, that food stuff. Here it is:

            Up at 5:30
            Weight:205.0

            1:30 3/4lb tilapia fried in
            bacon grease
            red pepper sauce-yum!
            2/3 grapefruit
            1/4C glazed walnuts (12gC)

            5:00 2 bratwurst
            1/2C homemade kraut
            1C primal trail mix

            Walking: Officially none, but plenty of movement while cleaning and shopping. I'll call it good.
            Water: 10 glasses

            Bed at 10:30

            I made the goat stew(goat, squash, tomatoes, celery, marjoram, cinnamon) but ate my 'snack' of brats so late that I didn't want a dinner. Plus, Middlest was out, Honey was at the gym, and Littlest's stomach still felt off. So I just left it simmering in the crockpot in case Eldest and Girlfriend were hungry when they got here. Well, they stopped an hour and a half out, to grab a burger, so none for them. But when Middlest got home, she asked what was in the pot. I just said stew, and she ladled herself up a bowl, eating quite happily until Honey told her it was goat.

            She has a soft spot for goats, having bought one as a present for a friend who likes to do charitable donation type things- buy a goat for a struggling family to raise and breed, you know. She made a joking ruckus, but still went back for a second bowl. So, I guess it was good. But I think this will turn into a family joke. I served her goat!

            Also, a big thank you to Auto-Save, for preserving most of this post when my computer decided to reconfigure without my consent. Bless you and your designers!

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            • Oh, and I am trying Naiadknight's tea recipe. I had that awful clogging feeling high in the back of my throat last night, as though my mucus was going to strangle me(very unpleasant, as you can imagine) even though I was well-hydrated. So I gave it a shot. I had some more this morning. We'll see how it goes. I do have to slug some stevia in there to make it palatable, 'cause I am just not a green tea fan. Hopefully that doesn't negate ALL the good stuff. I DID sleep well.

              Funny bit: I mentioned to Middlest that I was using Naiad's Kill-Everything Tea, and she asked me just whom I was intending to give it to. I didn't think of it that way!

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              • Can you tell me Naiadknight's tea, or where to find it? I love stuff like that.
                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                • She uses one bag of Tazo Calm plus one bag of a green tea, together in one cup, to make a double-strength tea. She said any green tea will do.

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                  • It's a blend I discovered: half green tea, half Tazo Calm. If you can't find Tazo Calm, a bag each of green tea, chamomile, and mint would probably get you close.
                    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 have that! I'm going to make some up for Christmas presents. Thanks!
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                      • I hope the tea works, Sabine. I like your daughter's response.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Bagging. It has now become socially acceptable in Canada to turn up with your own bags. I keep a few smaller ones in my purse for unplanned purchases and have a collection of reusable bags for grocery shopping. I still manage to have way too many plastic bags at home. I was always into re-using things, so I have stashes of them all over the house. Sooner or later, I will whittle them down, but I don't generate a lot of garbage either, so it is taking a long time.

                          I am trying to understand the point of no liquids in the courthouse thing. I am not succeeding. If they're concerned about people smuggling booze in or something, they would just have to provide the liquids themselves. I mean, really.
                          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                          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

                          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                          - Lewis Mumford

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                          • ^ agreed on the liquids in the courtroom thing. Don't they understand dehydration? I'd buy a bottle if they had them available.

                            sounds like your house if filling up with all you're favorite people! Enjoy!

                            And congrats on that weight sleadily dropping - an added bonus to all the rest of the wonderful happenings!
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • I think the purpose behind the no liquids in the courthouse is OUTSIDE liquids - much like the airport - terrorism/security issue. If you can't bring liquids in, you can't bring explosive/flammable fluids in.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • I was thinking the jump down to 205.5 was because I was sick, and that it would bounce back up, but it doesn't seem to be going that way. Fingers crossed that it stays off.

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