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  • ^ crossed!
    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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    • Jenn, in that case they should make fluids available in the court, just like they do on the other side of the security gate in airports.

      Sabine, good going! In general I find recently acquired weight fairly easy to lose, just like recently lost weight is easy to regain. I'm glad you're on a roll with it.
      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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      • A joyous day yesterday, just knowing all my chicks were under one roof.

        Eldest is having problems with his allergies. While he was living at home, the dachshunds did not bother him. Since he has been away from them, he gets very congested when he comes back and is around them. Seems particularly hard this time, maybe because of the third dog. So we set up the tent in the back yard for him (at his request). And we ran the attic fan for a few hours in the afternoon to give him some relief. We're hoping his medicine kicks in quickly!

        Played two rounds of Dominion after dinner with all except Middlest, who joined friends to go see 'The Hobbit'. She stayed over and is going straight to class from her friend's house. Littlest made a double batch of 'Crack Brownies' to bring to school to celebrate the last day before finals today. She has quite a list of people who want them, with an 'extras' list as well. Pretty soon she will be up to triple batches.

        I still have congestion, and am coughing up gross stuff, but I feel WELL again. I will keep on with the tea for today.

        This is yesterday:

        Up at 6:00
        Weight: forgot to weigh

        10:45 LARGE pork chop
        red pepper sauce

        6:30 roast chicken thigh
        broccoli
        1C homemade sweet and sour red cabbage-yum!
        cream cheese-raspeberry-jello dessert(10gC)

        9:00 more dessert(10gC)

        Walking: 30 minutes
        Water: 10 glasses

        Bed at 9:30

        Today will be busy with chores, and I'll have to stay up late, transporting Littlest from a party way out in the boonies. Bonus: we should be caught up on all our utility bills for the first time in three months! No juggling and getting another dreaded pink bill in the mail. Oh, happy day!

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        • Joking aside

          I was just in Honeybuns' journal. She and her husband are getting ready to do a road trip in their trailer, and he wants her to bring 20 beef patties. She joked that he can't expect hamburger for every meal, and I joked back that she should just put a different sauce on it each time, thinking of Mark's new book.

          Then it hit me: 'Eat Moar Burgers'!

          With great restraint, I decided to post this here, instead of on the Nutrition or Odds and Ends threads. Just what we need(to avoid), another 'MOAR' thread!

          I like beef patties with sauce on them. And I am going to be buying Mark's book as soon as I have the funds. (Hmmm, I could order it at the bookstore, and ask the kids to get it for my Christmas present!)

          What a great trial, in two ways. First, getting to taste a lot of the sauces while my enthusiasm for the new cookbook is high. I usually make a few things from a new cookbook, find a favorite or two, then put it aside, and only rarely delve deeper. Bad habit. I've never gone through a la 'Julie and Julia' and done a whole book, or even a whole chapter. Second, meat and fat. A very basic meal plan that is simple and good for me.

          Maybe I should think about doing a course of this in the New Year, after my fast. Did I mention that I am going to do a 2-4 day fast starting January 1? I want to get back to my monthly fast experiment, for autophagy, and what more appropriate time for a cleansing/rest? I feel relaxed enough now that I can enjoy it, and not have it be a mental stress.

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          • Lots and lots of good news. No more pink bills! Sickness going away. Head in a good space.

            So sorry about your son though. This could really cramp family reunions. Tents aren't an option around here at this time of year. I would be in a bit of a pickle if I had to spend a night with some of my cat-crazy offspring. I'm okay for a few hours, but then it gets tough.
            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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            • 2-4 days?? Crazy.

              I am also looking into the new book by Mark. Considering getting it with the Amazon gift card I got from my bosses.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • also looking at the book.......... I NEED an option for sauces - cuz we love them - and I hate buying the ones filled with all sorts of nasties. I'm going to buy it........... yes. I am.

                Glad you're on the mend - those grossies in the nosies will be gone in a few days and then its back to life as usual! My flu lasted 2 full days - I woke up this morning feeling lots better! I have a residual cough that causes a big throb in my head - and a slight sniffle - but the fever and body aches are all done now! 48 hour flu. Thats the first one I've have since getting Swine in 2009 - THAT WAS HELL! I seriously thought I would die when my temp hit 104.5.
                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 like the EAT MOAR BURGERS idea! I was just thinking of that myself. Burgers are a good way to eat on the run. Today I made the oregano mint marinade and just mixed it into a pound of ground beef. Made them into patties and baked them in the oven. Very, very good and something different but stilll easy.
                  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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                  • burgers are my fall back meal. when i go out with friends, and nothing looks good, i just order a burger. I've been teased for not being adventurios...

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                    • I can feel myself slipping into IF

                      Sitting in my freezer, waiting for Christmas are: a smoked ham, and a smoked turkey, both gifts!

                      We'll be having our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of bratwurst, sauerkraut, red cabbage, potato salad, and scalloped potatoes, with Roete Gruetze for dessert. (Yes, two kinds of potatoes. Eldest isn't really a fan of potato salad, but he loves scalloped potatoes. And, yes, two kinds of cabbage. My family is from Germany.) Roete gruetze is three kinds of red fruit cooked down with sugar until it is thick and delicious. Served with cream on top.

                      And now it looks like we have our Christmas Day dinner all planned out. Sliced smoked meats as the centerpiece, cheese, olives, nuts. I'm going to do some antipasto style vegetables. Rolls on the side for those who want them. Yum!

                      Yesterday:

                      Up at 6:00
                      Weight: 205.0

                      11:30 1 1/2 plates of sashimi
                      1/2C rice
                      1C seaweed salad
                      NO creme brulee!

                      6:30 2 bowls goat stew with
                      tomato, celery, winter squash
                      4 slices of cheese
                      2 slices salami
                      1 whole grapefruit

                      Walking: none, just doing errands
                      Water: 9 glasses

                      Bed at midnight

                      Hmmm, a little light on both the exercise and liquids. I'll work on those a little today.

                      I wasn't even really hungry for dinner last night, but I was serving it up for everyone, so I had some too, and then ate hearty. It was all delicious. Perhaps just as well, because I had to stay up late, driving to fetch Littlest and Friends from their party out in Fate. It is a good 45 minute drive one way(the way I drive- I'm an old granny driver), and with construction on the road, which you need to be alert for, especially in the dark.

                      This morning I woke at my regular time, but managed to go back to sleep for another three hours. Honey helped in this regard.

                      We might be having a celebratory dinner out this evening. Depends on possible plans with friends for Eldest and Girlfriend. If so, it will be at our local Mexican place, and I will be eating fajitas. Without the tortillas, beans, and rice. Plus extra ranchera sauce. Mmmm. But I'm wondering what to do for a late breakfast/lunch. I want to be hungry for dinner, but NOT hungry in mid-afternoon so that I'm tempted to snack and 'ruin' my appetite. Decisions, decisions. I've been naturally eating only two meals per day more often this week, but I don't know that it would be EASY to do a dinner only day yet. Do I want to be working at it? Or just let it happen naturally? But I want to be hungry for Mexican food. Aauughhh!

                      Sipping more "Kill Everything' tea this morning. I think I will continue until I am not hacking any more.

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                      • I forgot about the chips

                        Yesterday:

                        Up at 8:30
                        Weight: 205.0

                        12:00 pork chop with
                        red pepper sauce
                        2C broccoli with
                        butter

                        7:00 corn chips with
                        ranchera salsa
                        beef fajita meat
                        sour cream, cheese, guacamole
                        3 sqs white chocolate

                        Walking: 20"
                        Biking: 60"
                        Water: 9 glasses
                        Bed at 8:30

                        Well, in my little plan I had not even THOUGHT about the presence of corn chips. There they were, right in front of me, and I ate MANY of them. My weight this morning reflected it, too. Oh, well. Back on the horse.

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                        • That's a sneaky horse

                          No excuses, but the REASONS are:
                          Preparing for the potluck, funeral, potluck, perhaps a 'carb hangover' from the chips. In any case, yesterday was not good:

                          Up at 5:30
                          Weight: 207.5

                          12:00 mushroom and sausage quiche
                          2 sqs white chocolate
                          2 southwestern eggrolls with
                          cilantro sauce

                          1:30 zucchini bread with butter

                          4:30 another southwestern eggroll with sauce
                          small butterfinger bar leftover from Halloween
                          a honeycrisp apple

                          7:00 @ plates of ham, cheesy scalloped potatoes, greens gratin, green bean casserole
                          one more eggroll
                          a glass of cranberry juice and champagne

                          Biking: 40"
                          Water: 7 glasses

                          Bed at 9:00

                          What can I say? I am going to do better today.

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                          • What does Sabine sing to in her car?

                            A few days ago I was in the car with Littlest, and when a song came on the radio, she said, 'What's this?!?' and changed the station. All I heard was 'Discovery Channel'.

                            Well, this morning I heard the whole thing. The operative line in the chorus was, 'You and me, baby, ain't nothin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do it on Discovery Channel'.

                            That's the mildest line in there.

                            I have to say, I really liked it. It made me laugh out loud, and it has a good beat.

                            I will NOT be singing it in front of my children, however.

                            Frying up an enormous beef patty to eat with an avocado for my lunch. On track so far.

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                            • That song is called "The Bad Touch" and it's by the Bloodhound Gang. You should watch the video... hilarious adult humor.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Here's to being on track!

                                I thought white chocolate was "evil". Am I missing something or are you deliberately cheating?

                                I'm all out of chocolate. And almond butter. Judg Fudg made with just coconut oil just isn't as good, so I definitely have been good in that department lately, more than necessary, most likely.
                                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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