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  • Tea is bad?!?!?! Come on... that's all I drink!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • I didn't know that about tea............ good thing I don't drink much of it. Maybe a cup a month? My go-to is good old cold filtered water from my fridge door!
      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 started the coffee to try the cold bath + caffeine + exercise combo. I'm not in agony from the coffee, just a yucky feeling in my stomach. I'm not sure what results I expect to see in a week. Inches magically dropping off my stomach? I guess, if it just didn't cause the yuckies, that would be enough.

        David, you are crazy! Five cups is one third!?! Man, you must have been one wired individual.

        I usually drink a cup of teas daily during the winter months. And occasionally I will go on an iced tea jag. But really, my beverage of choice is water. Once in a great while I will ask my Honey for a sip of his soda. I'll take a gulp, and kind of shiver all over at the taste, sort of like it is a tonic.

        A call from one of the recruiters, that the company is making noises like they might be making an offer! We are hopeful. No word back from the interview yesterday. It's important to remind ourselves (over and over) that there are many reasons completely unrelated to Honey's suitability that it can take a while for a decision to be made. But of course, what we really want is for them to look at each other as soon as they hang up and say, 'This guy is great! Let's call him right back with an offer!'

        It wasn't a beef roast in the freezer, it was a pork roast. So we are having a slightly different kind of shepherd's pie. Swineherd's pie, rather.

        Finally made those peanut butter cookies I was thinking about, a week or so ago. Had a few, and they were very tasty, but no real desire to shovel ALL of them in my mouth. I WILL say that since drinking the coffee in the morning, between the yuckies and the nervous energy, I have no real desire to eat until about noon.

        Scored twenty pounds of chicken necks for the dogs today. The problem will be squeezing it all into the freezer.

        Tried getting Chica over to the neighbor as the daughter was coming home from high school. She(human) just ignored her(dog) and went into the house, shutting the door behind her. I left Chica out, hoping she might try to get into her first home, but she was back here after 20 minutes. I guess there's a limit to how long she'll wait over there. After all, what positive reinforcement does she get?

        Making a birthday present for a friend: a table mat out of scraps in the 'Trip around the World' pattern. I need to stop typing, and get sewing!

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        • Chatty again

          Got up actually looking forward to my cold bath, but 'forgot' about the coffee until I was looking at my journal. Oops. Okay, I'm slugging it down now.

          Got the first half of the table mat pieced yesterday. I'll finish up this morning, and tomorrow I'll do the back and edges. It looks pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. Blues, and blacks, with a shot of magenta. 'Trip around the World' is a fun pattern. For those who don't know it, you start with a square of fabric A in the center. It is surrounded on four sides by four squares of fabric B, which is surrounded by eight squares of fabric C, continuing out, making concentric diagonal rings of color. Very fun to choose the fabrics and layout.

          Appropriate for this friend, too, as she is visiting from India, so she really has gone all the way around the world. She's the wife of one of my Honey's co-workers. They are newlyweds who have a love marriage, not an arranged one, the first one in their group of friends. Very daring! It is interesting getting to know someone whose whole life experience is completely different from my own. Some things she and others from India have told me just blow my mind.

          The jerky turned out good. Flavorful (I used Alton Brown's recipe) with a little bit of a spicy tingle, but not TOO much. Our oven is really too hot for it, though The strips were dry in about six hours, instead of ten to twelve, and a few pieces, while not burnt, are 'challenging'. I'll keep looking for a dehydrator.

          Our thrift store really spoils me. I have been able to find so much there, that I now feel like I should be able to find ANYTHING. So I can't imagine getting a full-price dehydrator, and just have to keep waiting.

          Laid back a little in the tub today. I realized that although I don't mind the cold water coming up over my stomach and ribs, I do NOT like the cold ceramic of the tub touching my back. (I'm just a delicate blossom!) I'll try a wet towel there tomorrow.

          Thanks everyone, for your support as we've been having this tough time. It really helps to know people care, and are reading my blatherings, and talking back to me. Y'all are great! I know I've been a lot more whiny lately, and you still put up with me.

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          • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
            Our thrift store really spoils me. I have been able to find so much there, that I now feel like I should be able to find ANYTHING. So I can't imagine getting a full-price dehydrator, and just have to keep waiting.

            Laid back a little in the tub today. I realized that although I don't mind the cold water coming up over my stomach and ribs, I do NOT like the cold ceramic of the tub touching my back. (I'm just a delicate blossom!) I'll try a wet towel there tomorrow.

            Thanks everyone, for your support as we've been having this tough time. It really helps to know people care, and are reading my blatherings, and talking back to me. Y'all are great! I know I've been a lot more whiny lately, and you still put up with me.
            Happy to support you...It's a tough economy, much better if we all try to stick together and help each other out. Therefore, If I see anyone getting rid of their dehydrator or one on CL-I'll ping you. I really hope those recruiters call back with an offer SOON!

            We are about to get POURED on in Austin, how about you?

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

            Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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            • Another sunny day in the DFW area, Trojan. All our ponds are getting very low again, and our lawn is positively CRUNCHY! How about sending some of that rain up north?

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              • Still praying that the work materialises and blows you guys away with how good it is! Hopefully someone will be wowed with your husband and he will have an avenue to show what he can do and be appreciated too.

                I have to say that I LOVE my dehydrator! My DH bought it for me a number of years ago and it has put in so many hours of work for me! It is worth getting one - if you can find it an Excalibur would be ideal - better design than the round ones and it is really nice quality. Maybe someone will be getting rid of one and you'll be able to pick it up for next to nothing!! That would be cool Maybe you'll get rain and a new job ...
                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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                • Glad the jerky turned out. I'm not a jerky fan. Too strong of flavor, too chewy... not sure.

                  I don't like anything cold on my back either.

                  Hope the rumblings turn into an offer soon.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Glad to hear there are some positive rumblings. But keep looking for the next job to apply to, so you aren't hanging all your hopes on one peg.
                    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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                    • Yes, he's still looking, applying, etc. But he seems to feel this will be a real offer soon. I can tell by his demeanor. Now he's the one cheering ME up.

                      When they didn't call today, though, I just felt myself falling into more of a slump. Surely, there would be no reason for the recruiter to lead him on. But then, was there any reason for that other recruiter to tell us he was the only one being put up, when they were putting up two people? I mean, what was the point of that?

                      So, I am imagining, and it is bumming me out. Threw myself into the arms of some onion rings and a banana split.

                      And now the soonest we can get good news is Monday. Aaaughhh!

                      Finished the table mat, and am very pleased with how it turned out.

                      Chica is settling into the family nicely, and Salem and Chloe are interacting with her more. I put an old dog crate on the porch with some towels in it, so that if she doesn't stay over at her old house, she has a comfy place to hang out, instead of just the bare porch. She would still be loose, but I don't feel I am at the point yet where I can keep her overnight. At least she is not running on the street during the day.

                      So, have you seen those walk-in tubs that are very high, and have a door in them? You get in, shut the door, and turn on the taps. They are made for people with limited mobility, but I was thinking they would be great for cold baths. You could really get yourself covered in one of those!

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                      • Sabine --

                        I'm thinking maybe they had meetings today, the recruiter got sick or went out of town, or there was some sort of big time issue. Bummer totally that you now have to wait until Monday to know, but there could easily be reasons that make total sense. Try not to worry, even though I know that is hard. Monday will be a brand new day. And with all of us pulling for him, that should count for something! Pulling for you too, obviously!

                        Think, if possible, on all the good you are doing for Chica instead:-)

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                        • Thanks, Lopisheep. Yes, logically I know that is probably just a process that the company is going through. Two people need to approve something, then it was to get forms A, B, and C attached, but the printer is out of paper, so put it on a stack for the alternate printer, and I really don't want to walk over to D hall this afternoon, I'll do it in the morning, and did HR approve the amount, check and see before I send this over to F for his signature.

                          But I wanted to know Friday!!!!

                          Hissy fit, without the hissy, that's what I'm having, I guess.

                          I laid back in the tub this morning, covering my belly, and back. Even stayed under after the timer rang! Dare I say, I think I'm starting to really enjoy them. Do I have an unsuspected machisitic streak? (I do NOT know how to spell that! My life has been sheltered.) Now, if I could just get the water colder. Once Honey gets his job, I'll turn the chest freezer back on, and really go to town making more ice!

                          Looks like we got a little rain last night! Thanks, Trojan!

                          I hope Chica did okay. Maybe it prompted her to go back to her old yard (they have a dog house back there.) She was snugged up in the crate on our porch last night when Middlest came home from her dinner (Olive Garden for a friend's birthday). Although, once I acknowledged I was not ready to keep her overnight yet, I immediately began thinking about doing it. But instead I walked her over to her old house. She started scampering out in the street (!) but I left her to it, and went back home. She has to at least have the opportunity to go to her old house. Right?

                          My allergies are driving me batty, and I am 99% sure that they are from my poor eating. Man, how did I live like this before? It was just how things were. Now, at least, I can see what a burden it is. And though I may not be emotionally strong enough to turn to other things than food right now, I am becoming more aware. Someday, I will be.

                          And I know the benefits that will be waiting for me.

                          I used to always have to travel with a box of Kleenex (or roll of tp, for the more budget times). Then that just stopped. I had a new reality. Now here I am, back to making sure I always have something for my nose. What a pain.

                          Oh, low-carb living, what a blessing you are/were to me! If only I were tough enough to do budget low-carb, and not want treats to help me through the hard time. But we'll be together soon. Either because the money starts flowing, or I just get fed up, and suck it up, embracing ground beef and eggs with fervor.

                          Man, it has been a while since I could have some sashimi. I sure do miss it. (And no, I don't need it served on Ecks chest [see his journal, if you don't know what the heck I am talking about]. A plain white plate will do.) And cream. And sour cream. Although, I am planning sour cream for the chicken enchiladas we will be having this week.

                          I did a freezer inventory a few days ago, and figured out everything I could make from what I had in there, with stuff on hand, or minimal (cheap) purchases. There's a 6-cup package of shredded chicken meat that was calling out to be enchiladas. I've got the cheese, and tomatoes to make the sauce. I just need to get green chiles, tortillas, and sour cream. I have great memories of making enchiladas with my kids, assembly style. I would heat the tortillas in oil, then the kids would scoop in chicken, cheese, beans, and roll 'em up, all in a little line. What a team. We would make a huge batch, and get meals ready in the freezer.

                          Of course, I know I could do an enchilada-style dish with no tortillas. My reason not to? I usually serve that with avocado and olives. Not this time, and it just seems too skimpy. So I go with the old stand-by, tortillas. Cheaper than avocado and olive, and yet it makes the meal seem heartier. The standard trap. At least I am stepping into it, knowing what I am doing. I will consider this, not a victory, but a strategic retreat. Hmmmm. Although thinking of it this way, actually analyzing my reasoning, maybe I should see just how MUCH more an avocado and a can of olives would cost than a package of tortillas. Maybe I just THINK it is more expensive.

                          The rain is just enough that my Honey is not going to go riding. Poor guy. He was to going to meet up with some friends. But we're gaming tomorrow, so he'll get some social time then, at least. And maybe the rain today will just tamp down all the dust and leave the trails in great shape for tomorrow!

                          Wow, I am chatty this morning. Time to post this, and go see what everyone else is doing.
                          Last edited by Sabine; 09-29-2012, 01:48 PM. Reason: Capitalization!

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                          • Your enchiladas remind me of when I used to make 40 burritos at once for my husband's and oldest son's lunches. I'd spread out tortillas on the counters and then add chilis, beans, chicken I'd cooked and shredded, salsa, and cheese. Then I'd wrap them and put them in the freezer so they could put them in their lunches. It was fun.

                            I'm going to cook a chicken today for soup. Love it when the weather gets cool enough to do that. My oldest son was being lazy about cooking beef stew in the chicken broth I'd made him, so I cooked it up for him while he was at work yesterday; added some tomatoes from the garden, and then ran to the store (well, actually I drove -- it is across the border and thus, the bridge, and down I5) to get a potato. Neither my youngest son (the vegetarian) nor I eat potatoes, so they don't tend to be around. He was pretty excited when he got home. He made a salad and was good to go.

                            You can send your rain this way. For Vancouver, Washington, the rain has been pitiful = 355 days a year of rain instead of 362. I exaggerate a bit.

                            Have a super day.

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                            • LOL @ Pam. And that is exactly why I am content to miss your mild winters. I'll take cold over constant rain, thank you very much.

                              Sabine, when your imagination takes you in bad directions, give it some good ones. Pam got you off to a good start. It's amazing how often the positive interpretations are the correct ones, but we tend to want to run toward the negative ones. I have seen it cause some pretty nasty consequences when people start believing their negative interpretations, and take action on them. Oy.

                              You might consider making a list of all the non-food sources of comfort you can think of. It might help out a time or two. Actually, that's an awfully good strategy for all of us. So why haven't I done 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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                              • My Honey is a big softy

                                Trojan sent quite a bit of rain up to us. I was saying to my Honey that I didn't feel right about putting Chica out in the weather, even with her crate on our porch. What if her owners didn't let her in? Or she just hung out on our porch and got rain blown in on her? Maybe she could stay in our living room (which can be shut off from the rest of the house)? He said, "I thought she could sleep with us."

                                So she did. All the dogs snuggled together. I was worried that if Chica got up in the night, Salem and Chloe might freak out at a stranger in their area, with attendant barking and ruckus, but they seem to have accepted her completely.

                                Got fed up with my various symptoms last night, and decided hamburger and eggs would be it for me. No more breads and sugar!! That heartburn is just too scary for me. It reminds me of my father's symptoms when he got cancer, and lights a fire under me. Too bad I can't get that motivated feeling without the fear, but someday, someday. In any case, I had a fry-up of ground beef and onions this morning, to start me off. I'm making devilled eggs to bring to games this afternoon, and some custard. Yes, I sprang for some cream. Guess I was feeling flush!

                                When I checked at the store, doing enchiladas with avocado and olives would just be 50 cents more than the tortilla version. I think I can manage 50 extra cents.
                                Last edited by Sabine; 09-30-2012, 05:04 PM. Reason: how, exactly, do you light an 'ire'?

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