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  • Sabine, so happy to hear about the good prospects. I hope something pans out.
    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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    • The Puttanesca sauce was wonderful. No olives on hand, so I skipped those, and I added a can of sardines for the fish instead of the anchovies. Mmm, so good. And it made enough for two meals, so I feel extra thrifty!

      Honey had a lunch interview yesterday, so job progress plus a free meal (barbeque brisket). He now has two possibilities that he is excited about, so confidence is high. A few more 'developing', but not at the interview stage.

      Another restless night. I never did get around to that nap yesterday, but through some creative scheduling, I was able to avoid going out at 10:30 for child pickup, so at least I got to bed on time.

      Tomorrow I have to get up at 5:00 to drive for a college visit. An all day event, so I need to pack food and water, and comfortable shoes and layers. I'm not a regular coffee drinker, but I think being alert enough to drive for two hours after a few days of unsatisfactory sleep calls for advance measures. So I'm going to mix up some cold-brewed coffee and cream to take along. With PLENTY of stevia. I am a black-coffee sissy.

      My sister-in-law made some applesauce (accidentally) out of munsu apples. It sounded delicious. Has anyone had those kind of apples? What are they like?

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      • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        The Puttanesca sauce was wonderful. No olives on hand, so I skipped those, and I added a can of sardines for the fish instead of the anchovies. Mmm, so good. And it made enough for two meals, so I feel extra thrifty!

        Honey had a lunch interview yesterday, so job progress plus a free meal (barbeque brisket). He now has two possibilities that he is excited about, so confidence is high. A few more 'developing', but not at the interview stage.

        Another restless night. I never did get around to that nap yesterday, but through some creative scheduling, I was able to avoid going out at 10:30 for child pickup, so at least I got to bed on time.

        Tomorrow I have to get up at 5:00 to drive for a college visit. An all day event, so I need to pack food and water, and comfortable shoes and layers. I'm not a regular coffee drinker, but I think being alert enough to drive for two hours after a few days of unsatisfactory sleep calls for advance measures. So I'm going to mix up some cold-brewed coffee and cream to take along. With PLENTY of stevia. I am a black-coffee sissy.

        My sister-in-law made some applesauce (accidentally) out of munsu apples. It sounded delicious. Has anyone had those kind of apples? What are they like?
        Thinking good positive job vibes

        I used to loathe black coffee but after my first Whole 30, began to crave it. Now I hate anything added to my coffee, weird? Tastebuds have a mind of their own.

        Happy Friday!

        Barb
        SBF% 20.5
        CBF% 20.0
        Goal....14%

        Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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        • Saying hi! Enjoy the college visit. I am a coffee sissy as a whole... I can only drink the crappy sugar loaded stuff that comes out of the "just add water" machines at the gas station. And today I'm cold enough I might partake. We will see. Hot chocolate actually sounds better.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • My favorite type of coffee is coffee ice cream.

            Trying to decide what sort of food to bring for tomorrow. I think I might spring for a rotisserie chicken. It is not from our freezer/pantry (obviously) but they are very good value. I could have the two legs, Middlest could have a breast, and we would have the other breast for lunch meat next week, and the carcass for soup.

            The college we are going to visit is Baylor, in Waco. When Middlest made her spreadsheet of colleges to consider, one of the columns was 'campus beauty'. Pleasant surroundings are very important to her mental well being (This does NOT affect the condition of her room, strangely, though she has lots of lovely art on the walls, so maybe that distracts from the clothes all over the floor. ) so I know at the least, I will enjoy walking around and looking at everything. I just wish our cool spell had held a little longer. Supposed to be 100 degrees again tomorrow. I might bring a parasol.

            Also considering devilled eggs. And peanut butter cookies. (Yes, I know.)

            My Honey is off on a bike ride this morning. His usual commute to work was 11 miles each way of biking, so he is used to some regular aerobic exercise every day. If he doesn't get it, he really starts to notice. It may be chronic cardio, but he loves it.

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            • Devilled eggs, baby carrots, strawberries, chicken, sliced apples and cheese. Sounds like a picnic we might have ... note to self, need to roast a chicken soon. have you tried the N'Oatmeal cookies from the Food Lover's Kitchen? We all love those for when we want or 'need' a cookie fix, and you stay primal without triggering all those nasty issues with the grains! In fact I think I should make a nice batch to take camping with us on Sunday / Monday. The kids will be thrilled

              Glad to hear there are possibilities on the job horizon! I am with you on the coffee icecream - am planning an attempt at making it in the near future, cream + coffee + stevia sounds yummy! I hope your campus visit is not too sweltering! I am so happy it has cooled down here - don't envy you the weather there! My SIL lives down near there and hates the climate. But then she grew up in Colorado and lived here her whole life until just a few years ago - quite a difference there!

              My daughter is much the same! She loves art and beauty but her room is a horrific train wreck at any time of the day unless I threaten bloodshed and mayhem, and then it is just barely negotiable without breaking a leg!! Funny isn't it?
              Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
              Primal low: 186 lbs
              Current weight: 221.4 lbs
              Goal weight: 140 lbs

              "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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              • Have a great trip! Great news on the job front too!

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                • My room was always a pit too. We're stuck at 54 degrees today. I'm in my office with my coat on b/c it's not October 1 yet, so the AC is still on in our building. I would be ok with closer to 100 degree temps. I enjoyed the warmth this year - just not the humidity.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • That N'Oatmeal recipe looks good, Coll. And you know what? I actually have all those ingredients in my cupboard! I'll have to see if I feel in the mood for some baking this afternoon.

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                    • Checking out the cookies...
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Do they really need the flax??
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • I am not a baker - I just do what the recipe says and eat what comes out of the oven. I am sure you could tweak it to do without though if you have a little more savvy than I do! They are really easy and flop proof too!
                          Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                          Primal low: 186 lbs
                          Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                          Goal weight: 140 lbs

                          "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                          • I would probably skip the flax. Heard it's not so good for men. Something about too much of something in it can cause prostate cancer or something... I'll see if I can find the literature.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Just a lot of little stuf

                              I did not feel like baking, but although that meant no N'oatmeal cookies, it also meant, I didn't make any peanut putter cookies. So yesterday was mostly chicken, devilled eggs, and apples. Mostly.

                              At least there were no cookies. I didn't even grab one of the free ones offered on the dorm tour.

                              The campus was beautiful, and the programs were interesting. The school is a little too overtly religious for my liking, but of course, it is Middlest who would be living there. She has a few more to be visiting, and then we have to see where she will get in.

                              My allergies are getting to me. I'm having to carry a box of tissues with me, everywhere I go. So, no walking for me today- Honey is having to ride on his own. Instead, I will be washing dishes and doing laundry. Hmmm. Something's wrong with this picture!

                              I got the first season of 'V' from the library yesterday (a good excuse to stretch my legs after four hours of driving) and watched the first episode before I conked out. Not bad. I remember loving the original series, back in the day.

                              Now that it is fall, I am considering doing some cold baths. I've been thinking of it for a while, and originally thought the equinox would be the perfect time to start. Well, here we are. Let's see if I can actually get myself to do it!
                              Last edited by Sabine; 09-23-2012, 05:46 AM. Reason: Aaughh!! You can't edit titles!!!! Stuf? You know I didn't mean it!

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                              • Glad there are reasons to hope, job-wise. You know, if your hubby isn't pushing it with his biking, it could very well be low-level cardio for him. For people in shape, jogging doesn't raise their heartbeat enough to qualify as "Chronic". For me it would be...
                                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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