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  • If it hurts why say it doesn't? And getting a kiss on it maybe doesn't take away the physical pain, it sure helps the healing .
    My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
    My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
    Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
    Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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    • I yelled like crazy too. And the last one was born at home with the older kids listening. Hey, she came too fast.

      One time when my husband was in the midst of a kidney stone attack, he just disconnected, the pain was so great. The doctor asked him questions, and he stared, completely unable to grasp what was being said. Good thing I was there to answer for him. Poor guy.

      Happy healing!
      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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      • Back to the routine

        Here's what I did yesterday:

        Up at 6:15
        Vitamins

        10:30 1/4 lb beef patty topped with
        2 eggs over easy, fried in lard
        1/2C crookneck casserole
        2C curried cauliflower

        6:15 1C pot roast with a good chunk of fat
        1/3C gravy
        1C thai cucumber salad
        2C brussel sprouts with bacon
        2/3 of a roasted beet

        60 minutes walking

        water: 10 glasses

        Bed at 9:15

        Notable items: the postman asked me if I've lost some weight. Yay!

        I got hungry at about 3:00, but it felt too close to dinner. I had pot roast and veges planned, and I wanted to enjoy them with my family, not eat in the afternoon, and then be too full for dinner. (And probably eat it anyways, and feel too full.) So, I decided to wait. I toyed with the idea of 'just a snack', but as soon as I thought of an apple with almond butter, I started listing off some more protein and vegetables I would need to go with it, and it turned into a meal! Nope, I wanted to wait for my REAL meal.

        About 5:00 it started getting harder, as in, I was now HUNGRY. But I drank some water, and as before, it passed. Lovely how real hunger will pass, unlike cravings. Our mind really is more powerful than our body, but oh the simple uncomplicated joys of a being that knows how to take 'no' for an answer! I love you, True Hunger!

        Ate my dinner when I planned to, then kept myself busy so I wouldn't keep going. I want to concentrate on eating to fullness, and then STOPPING. So I left the room, then did some dishes, then went for a walk. Worked well.

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        • I am also learning about true hunger as opposed to cravings. It's a revelation.
          Primal since 9/24/2010
          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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          • The problem starting to read someone's established journal...

            Is that you find yourself nodding knowingly, starting with surprise at some shared experience/opinion, or leaping to press the reply button and chime in excitedly to a phantom conversation or musing that occurred months ago. *sigh*

            So, Sabine, I'm popping in to say how much I'm enjoying your journal and to say "me too!" "beautifully put" "ooh, ooh, I know what you mean" "ha ha ha" "lovely piece of writing there" "what's the recipe?" "kindred spirit"

            OK, back to reading. I can't wait to catch up and join in the exchanges real time...

            Kerry
            SW: 243
            CW: 177
            Goal: Health

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            • Kerry, thanks for stopping by. I know just what you mean. Such a strange facet of internet life.
              I'm glad you are enjoying the journal. I know other people's journals have really helped me, for motivation and learning. And downright fun.
              Talk to you in real time soon!

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              • Sabine, enjoy the rush of being in control. I mean, really enjoy it. Wallow in it. Remember it. Then the next time you're tempted, you can remember how good it feels NOT to give in.
                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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                • What is crookneck casserole???
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Another viewpoint

                    Hmmm, that would be an interesting exercise, the next time I put off eating.
                    Wallow in it.
                    I was talking with Eldest while he was here, about the rush that being a dictator must be, what with the tenacity and desperation that people cling to it, when they could just retire at their peak, probably still considered a hero, with a generous pension, plus all their skim, and spend the rest of their lives on the beach somewhere. But, no, they have to hang on for 32 years!
                    Maybe I should indulge my inner dictator in this personal way, really let rip.

                    Okay, what I came here to say, before I got distracted by Judg ( ) :

                    Last week I read 'Confessions of a Carb Queen' by Susan Blech. It is a weight-loss memoir. She lost 250 pounds, mostly through participating in a rice-diet clinic in North Carolina. What I got out of it, though, was a memoir of extremes.

                    She was an obsessive exerciser, then an obsessive eater, then an obsessive dieter. I am glad she lost her excess weight, and she certainly looks and sounds much healthier. But I couldn't help but wonder, at the end of the book, what her next obsession would be.

                    I don't have an obsessive personality (I think!). But I do wonder, if there is something that would be as obvious to others, as this was to me. Journalling is supposed to help me with that. Lay out my thoughts so that I can see patterns. And I have seen a few. But I haven't read back over my whole journal, the way I meant to. It seems too daunting. Like I need a quiet space, a bunch of highlighters, and a pack of index cards.

                    So...anyone have thoughts? Stuff that has popped out at you, and you wonder why I just don't see it? I'd be interested to hear.

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                    • I haven't seen anything alarming... but I wasn't looking either. i think that's why I like your journal - there's no obession or extremes.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Your journal is informative and fun to read, and we learn from it. It's a great sign, IMHO, that you're not reading it over and over. I think that would be an obsession! Keep going forward, and use your reflective time to relax and enjoy life -- something most of us on here really have to work toward. That's MHO, of course.

                        I guess it would be nice if we had obsessions that weren't food-related -- making quilts, knitting, sewing, wood carving, candle and soap making, growing beautiful flowers, reading, studying, animals, painting, remodelling, I don't know -- seems like obsessions are not so bad unless they harm us or someone else.

                        Sometimes, I think we work too hard and lose sight of the flowers and trees and bugs and smiles around us:-)

                        Wow! Your list of yummy, fatty foods is amazing. Haven't had mascarpone in ages. Good stuff, that.
                        Last edited by lopisheep; 05-16-2012, 10:11 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                          Also planning on making Thai cucumber salad.
                          recipe please!

                          Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                          Smashed my finger in the closet door. Won't be typing for a while. See y'all soon.
                          Ouch!!

                          Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                          So...anyone have thoughts? Stuff that has popped out at you, and you wonder why I just don't see it? I'd be interested to hear.
                          Nothing jumps out at me...but I also wasn't looking
                          "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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                          • Here's my version of Thai cucumber salad. I adapted it from a recipe in Dana Carpender's '500 Low-Carb Recipes'. The original recipe is fantastic, but I don't keep fresh ginger on hand that often. Also, I substitute Tabasco for the jalapenos, because I am not a spicy girl. Also, upped the amount of cucumbers, and well, you know what happens when you started twiddling with a recipe!

                            Thai Cucumber Salad

                            In your large salad bowl combine:
                            1/2C rice vinegar
                            1/2t salt
                            1/4t pepper
                            1T ground ginger
                            1/2t Tabasco
                            1T splenda or stevia
                            2-3 cloves garlic, crushed

                            Whisk until the ginger is subdued. If you have sesame oil on hand, I like to toss in a shake or two.

                            Add:
                            1/2 small red onion, cut into a fine dice
                            4 American cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced or 3 English ones

                            Toss to combine ingredients. Let chill in the fridge for several hours before eating, tossing whenever you think of it. This is a salad that gets better with age, though you have to drain off some extra liquid after the first days. You know how cucumbers get.

                            Both of Dana's Low-Carb cookbooks have great vegetable recipes in them.

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                            • Thanks!
                              "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


                              Winencandy

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                              • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                                But I haven't read back over my whole journal, the way I meant to. It seems too daunting. Like I need a quiet space, a bunch of highlighters, and a pack of index cards.

                                So...anyone have thoughts? Stuff that has popped out at you, and you wonder why I just don't see it? I'd be interested to hear.
                                Sometimes I go back to just a random old page to see what the conversation was at that point. Sometimes I find I said I would/wouldn't do something and I'm like oh yeah, or hey, I'm never doing that again, or I think my focus was on the wrong thing at that point.
                                Starting weight: 225
                                Current weight: 195
                                Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                                Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
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