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  • to the picture, Jenn. Of course, it makes me want to get 'It starts with Food' even more! Our library does not have it, so I'm putting it on my To Buy list. I didn't look all the way through 'OMG', just stopped at that Cold Therapy section, which was engagingly written, I must say. But the title was a little embarrassing to be seen reading, regardless of what was inside.

    Does anyone else (who is overweight) get this: I don't like to be seen looking at 'diet' books. Even though I obviously need to lose weight, and me looking at a diet book is probably viewed with approval by anyone who sees such a sight. Somehow, I feel embarrassed/ashamed. When you would think I would feel empowered. A, 'yes, I have a problem, but I am doing something about it' attitude. But that never seems to happen. As though I could deny I am fat, unless you see me reading a book? What's the deal with that?

    Avocadogirl- the stress is abating. The whole situation is still there(though not that urgent one, yay! Thank you, God, thank you!) but I am dealing with it best I can, trying to improve my habits. Luckily for my mental state, I am a very type B personality. I can go with the flow. Unluckily for improving my situation, I am a very type B personality, and find it hard to knuckle down and change myself for the better.

    Siobhan- I am using an eight-pounder, and I just jumped right in. It was fun, and satisfying. I didn't feel it after the first or second day(though it tired me out while I was doing it), but after skipping yesterday (bathroom repairs were kicking my butt- and I'm still not finished. This wall WILL be sealed, however! Somehow!) I can feel the muscles talking a bit.

    Last night I had my second dream where being primal featured. The first one a few days ago had GayPanda in it . In this one, I had to list my diet for a team of blood doctors. They were impressed. (As well they should be!)

    Yesterday:

    4 hours of sleep-ugh!
    Forgot my vitamins, too

    8:15 2 eggs, porkchop, 1C greens!

    1:00 standard salad with meatloaf

    4:30 protein shake with coconut milk

    6:00 2 slices liverwurst, fried cod, mashed cauliflower, 1/4 acorn squash

    20" swimming

    Fell asleep EARLY

    I need to make up a new batch of greens before I can eat breakfast. I meant to do it last night, but crashed on the couch, instead. Maybe this should be the day I skip breakfast. But, oh, those greens! I love it when the yolk from the egg bursts out and oozes into them.

    Okay, need to get cracking! I am walking Middlest to her job along with the dogs, and getting our walking done while it is still bearable. 106 degrees yesterday. Wilt. My Honey was DRENCHED in sweat yesterday when he got home from work(he bikes) and looked like he had lost five pounds in his face. Of course, then he drank his liter of soda (ugh) and fleshed out. I wish he would quit. I'm sure his belly (about the only fat left on his body) is from that.

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    • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
      Okay, need to get cracking! I am walking Middlest to her job along with the dogs, and getting our walking done while it is still bearable. 106 degrees yesterday. Wilt. My Honey was DRENCHED in sweat yesterday when he got home from work(he bikes) and looked like he had lost five pounds in his face. Of course, then he drank his liter of soda (ugh) and fleshed out. I wish he would quit. I'm sure his belly (about the only fat left on his body) is from that.
      Omg, yes, eggs are best when they do that whole oozing over the greens. My favorite breakfast when I have time for it.

      Good for you walking like that in the heat. It's pretty hot here and I go out with the baby and the dog, and I return feeling like I need someone to IV some fluids back into me. My hubby is also a soda addict. He drinks so much Diet Coke I think he's pickling his GI tract with it. Sigh. I've stopped trying to make a logical argument with him about it. He will need to find a way to stop on his own.

      How do you make your protein shakes? What kind of powder do you use? I am trying to use up some Vega protein powder that I have leftover from before being primal. It's almost out so now I'm looking to replace it with a more appropriate powder.
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...d61289-12.html

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      • We use Gold Standard 100% Whey from ON True Strength Optimum Nutrition. I use a scoop of vanilla-flavor(24g Protein, 1g fat, 3g carb) with half a can of coconut milk (delicious!) or water with 2T of cream (good). I also slip it into my daughters' fruit smoothies (half a scoop), and they don't notice. It has an unobtrusive, not overly sweet taste.

        My Honey prefers the chocolate, but I don't want to make my body think about chocolate- it will just make me want the real thing.

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        • Hey, just stopped in to check out the log after starting my own. Keep fighting the fight. im sure if you keep working hard and kicking your goals then your hubby wil follow suit.

          Richard
          It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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          • That is a terrible title for a book. I would be embarrassed to be toting it around too, if it were me. Why do they give books such ridiculous names? And I know the feeling about being fat and looking at weight loss books. I don't have that problem anymore now with my Kindle. No one knows what book you're reading when you're reading on a Kindle.

            Our hubbies definitely need some work in the diet area... Mine has a significant amount of weight to lose, but at least he's stopped drinking pop.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Taking a break from the nightmare that is kitchen plumbing. Why should snaking be so hard?!? Is there some trick that I am just not comprehending?

              Thanks for stopping by Richardmac. I'll checkout your journal.

              Pop and chips, those are his biggies. But he's a grown man.

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              • I'm with you on the book title. It's just embarrassing. I'm insulted by the idea that the reason I want to lose weight is to make my friends jealous or look bad. I also have no desire to be skinnier than anyone. I don't want to be skinny, I want to be slender and strong as hell. I'm already stronger. Now that the pain in my hands is gone, I can open jars I would only have dreamed of. One of my friends brought a jar to prayer meeting this morning in the hopes that someone could open it (she's a widow) and guess who opened it for her? I'm so proud.

                Oh, and I bought a sledgehammer today.
                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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                • Horrible

                  My dogs killed a chihuahua puppy that got into our backyard. It was just terrible. We are all in tears over it.

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                  • Oh Sabine, I am so sorry to hear this and will add this to my prayers.
                    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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                    • Hey Sabine - just wanted to pop in, say hi and check out what you're doing and DAAAANG 113 pages of posts. I don't have the brain power for all that right now, so I just read the last few pages to see if I could catch on. You're on just meat and veggies right now, just curious if you're including fat. That helps satisfy my hunger immensely. I shopped this evening in prep for eating again on Thursday and ended up buying about 8 tins of sardines - plenty of satisfying fat there. You've really got to watch the ingredients because lots of the canners pack the fish in soy oil or other crap. And Brisling sardines are the smallest and best. If you don't like sardines, well then just disregard that info.

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                      • Oh, so sorry about the puppy .
                        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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                        • Lurching onward

                          Yesterday turned out to be NOT GOOD.

                          I had decided to have it be my 'skip breakfast' day, since I had no greens on hand. Started cooking greens. Then the kitchen sink, which had been running slow and needing plunging for the last couple of weeks, STOPPED. I had to do snaking, and take apart pipes, and curse. A lot. Then the puppy incident happened. The plumbing kept being an issue and needing to be worked on, and I started putting chicken wire up on the fence, to stop any more puppies from getting in our yard. Something I wish our neighbors would do, but I am not going to risk having that happen again, regardless of responsibility. But that meant money, which we don't really have, spent and set off another round of money worries in my head. Then found a call from the bank on my messages. Lovely. Plus, our air conditioner is having a problem just keeping up with day after day after day of 100+ weather. Still chugging along, but the house never gets below 85.

                          So, although I consider the fact that I didn't eat EVERYTHING a success, yesterday resembled good eating in only the briefest of ways:

                          Sleep: 10 1/2 hours- woke naturally

                          Vitamins
                          1:00 2 chocolate truffles and a spoon of peanut butter
                          meatloaf, mashed cauliflower, greens

                          7:00 more truffles-didn't count, about half of a sugar-free soda

                          Walking: 50"
                          Water: 8+ glasses, but not enough to keep up with the heat and sweating.

                          Piscator- thanks for stopping by. I am not usually such a downer. Puppy deaths take it out of me. The poor little girl died in my hands.

                          Siobhan and Candy- thanks.

                          I am ready for a better day today.

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                          • Sabine, I'm so very, very sorry about the puppy. How traumatizing I worked in a veterinary clinic for 4 years during college in preparation for going to vet school, and it was the 4 most difficult years of my life with the dogs and cats and traumatic injuries. Suffice to say I was not emotionally tough enough to go to vet school. We have a dog and 2 cats right now, and had a few close calls with a neighbor's Schutzhund trained German Shepard.

                            I hope you have a much better day today. I admire your ability to be honest about what you ate and then move on.

                            And as a complete aside: what can you tell me about Waxahachie, TX?
                            My cousin's daughter in Switzerland is doing an exchange student program there. She's never been to the USA and is so excited. I think she's going to be a junior in HS. I told her to prepare for hot weather and American football.
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...d61289-12.html

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                            • No apology necessary Sabine - you noticed I just attempted to ignore the situation, as there wasn't much to say that would have made it better. I've shed my tears over plenty of pets. This was just dogs being dogs and as much as we love them, we sometimes have to face that they are still animals with animal drives that we can't understand or change.

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                              • Wrestling with putting up this chicken wire. There are a LOT of branches growing through the fence, so I'm having to trim, from a stooped over position, and haul everything away before I can scrunch myself under the hedge and strap the chicken wire on. It is already over 90 degrees outside, so I go for about twenty minutes before I am dizzy. Then I come inside, drink water, and look at MDA for a few minutes to cool off before heading out again. It looks like it will take me all morning.

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