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  • We had a lovely long walk this afternoon. So nice to be out of the house and breathing fresh, crisp air and watching the geese waddling on the iced over lake, flying overhead - so low that we could hear every beat of their wings (and the plop of a goose bomb as it landed alarmingly near to me!) We took our dear darling dog who behaved beautifully until we started skipping rocks across the ice to hear the lovely sounds they made - then she went ballistic trying to chase them. The kids said the rocks were singing - I thought that was a great description of the sounds they made. I carried home a couple large stones for painting - at least 3 pounds each more workout value. Our dog (spayed late) had to mark all the way there and back. The kids counted 28 stops for #1 and 6 stops for #2!! I would guess she has cleared out her pipes for the next couple of days!! Silly pooch. Great entertainment for the kids ... lol.

    No breakfast. Lunch was sauteed cabbage with onion and sausage and curry paste - yum! Hubby got to try it this time and gave it the thumbs up. Also had 1/4 cup of pecan halves and 2 squares of 85% chocolate. Decided to try making sweet potato fries tonight ... mostly for the kids and hubby. I had 2 oz ... but the kids need a bit more carbs, of course DS didn't like them. Everyone else did though Otherwise dinner was sausages with homemade sauerkraut, 4 olives, and berries with a little cream for dessert.

    My achilles tendon is not happy this evening - burning and stabbing pains. Darn! It was probably only about a mile that I walked -I don't really know, might have been more. And we walked slowly with lots of stops to skip rocks etc ... I guess I really need to fork out the money for a massage or three.

    So my macros for today calories 1669, fat 140g, carbs 70.6g (guess this was a carb refeed!), protein 40g... certainly not starving myself, but it is all good stuff and I am feeling pretty good overall. A definite feeling of hollowness lurking most of the time nowadays. Wondering what tomorrow will bring as far as the scale goes. Hoping I see some movement in a downward direction. May be too soon for a change yet.
    Last edited by Coll; 12-12-2012, 09:17 AM.
    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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    • Originally posted by Coll View Post
      And I held a tarantula on the palm of my hand today - never in a million years would I have ever thought I would or could do that!! I always used to be so afraid of spiders and yet, today, when I looked at the spider it just looked cute and fluffy to me!? I have very warm hands and the spider didn't want to get off my hand because it was enjoying the warmth - that would have freaked me out before ... I was amazed at how light and soft it was!! Quite an experience for a person who was previously freaked out by spiders!! Pretty cool.
      I am freaked out just by reading this
      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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      • Today the scale was down by 0.5lbs.... I wasn't sure what to expect after yesterdays feasting so that was a nice surprise. I was hungry when I woke up this morning ... but my stomach has to wait for lunch time. I prefer eating two large meals to three small ones. I just do better overall this way, less snacking, less overall eating. Going to try and hold back today and eat less than I did yesterday. I am thinking of yesterday as a 'feast' day and a carb refeed Just shock my system by mixing it up a little

        Kids surprised me by getting started with school before I even got out of bed this morning! They had most of their work done by breakfast time!! Wonderful and yet also annoying - because it just shows me how much time gets wasted every day. (not that I did not know that, but it just confirms it to me!)

        Got to tidy and clean today, finish decorating the tree and plan for Saturday's party. Having some family over to celebrate the kids birthdays. Everyone is getting primal goodies - not bringing anything unprimal into this house. They are all grain junkies as well as pop etc. So my plan is to bake a couple cakes, make primal eggnog, primal lemonade, primal ice tea, coffee and herbal teas, maybe a tray of veggies and dip. Only thing is - what dip? Any ideas there folks? Looking for something that is not spicy, not guacamole (going to have that as well).... I was thinking of something cheesy and/or creamy that will go well with veggies.
        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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        • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
          I am freaked out just by reading this
          I would have freaked me out before I am still amazed that I don't get the creeps thinking about it - maybe my change in diet has made me immune to those old fears? LOL
          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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          • My favorite dip, which can be tweaked to make it more primal, is the classic Knorr's vegetable soup-spinach dip. Thawed chopped spinach, a package of soup mix, sour cream, mayo, and chopped water chestnuts. Yum, yum. Or how about that red pepper dip that Mark had in his post a few days ago. Siobhan says it is marvelous.

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            • Thanks for the ideas Sabine

              Well, I got a new scale yesterday. There is a difference of 4 pounds between the new and old one - and the new, fancy one shows that I am 188.8 pounds!! I am below 190 and didn't know it ... it feels almost as though I cheated lol. So starting over with a new scale, kind of exciting now that I know I am going to get a more detailed measurement (the old scale only measured in half pounds) and now my new goal is 185 lbs before New Years Eve. We'll see how that goes.

              TMI warning. I don't know why but the pipes are somewhat clogged lately. I have been eating way more veg than I used to, drinking plenty, no action. Might just take a fibre product today just to get things moving ... could lose a few pounds with no effort there!!! TMI ended

              I ate pretty well yesterday again, went to a presentation in the afternoon where there were treats and the kids and I turned them all down. I had brought snacks in the car for the kids and they chowed down on cheese, apple and a piece of chocolate on the way home. I am so proud of them, they really own the whole primal way of eating. They used to complain, but have since had nasty experiences with grains and are totally sold on not eating grains now. I don't really need to convince them - just inform them of what has grains in and sugar too. DS got the 'flu last year shortly after eating some candy - he was really sick with horrible fevers etc. He associates getting the 'flu with eating sugar now, not a bad thing really. So he always questions me as to whether things have bad sugar in them. I think they are pretty amazing for a 6 and just turned 10 year old!! I know I am biased

              Busy, busy day getting ready for the party tomorrow. No school and lots of baking, tidying, cleaning etc. DH and I are going to rack our wine and mead tonight, kind of exciting I must say as we get to taste how they are getting along, and the process is moving along too.

              Bit of whine here - our shower is not working properly... couldn't understand why we had to hurry through the shower so that the other person could still have hot water. The hot water heater is ancient, the shower leaks hot water straight down the drain and the paint on the shower walls is peeling off - really nasty. It is always this toss up on whether to clean or not. I have had enough and am going to talk to the landlord. I am tired of us paying a lot of money for a crappy old trailer that has issues. It has taken me a long time (not sure why) to put all the pieces together - we are paying for hot water to run straight down the drain!

              I think we are still not used to renting ... so different from owning your own place. You don't want to bother the landlord unnecessarily, but if it was your own home you would just fix it right away... DH has replaced the faucet in the kitchen, we have put shop lights up in the classroom area (no light at all in that room) and the kitchen. The kitchen light was so bad that I would go to turn it on only to find that it was already on! We'll just take those down when we leave. So nice to be out of the 'cave' especially with lots of grey days now and indoor days. The kids were so sleepy in the classroom from the lack of light before...
              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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              • Greek yogurt makes a nice base for dips. Add salt and garlic powder, onion powder, and whatever other herb or spice tickles your fancy. No, I never measure.

                So nice about the new scale. I am quite sure that if I got a new one, it would do the precise opposite, so I'm not in too much of a hurry, LOL!
                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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                • Thanks Judg, going to try that and see, I am sure I will eat it even if no-one else does. Extended family are pretty picky in the wrong direction ... they all eat loads of CW and drink pop and beer etc like it is going out of fashion. I am sure there will be some who don't appreciate the 'healthy' food - not that I will be advertising the fact that they will be eating lots of protein and fat and very little carbs And not a grain in sight! Horror of horrors!
                  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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                  • They will probably be too busy appreciating the deliciousness of what they're eating to miss the other stuff. I have a bakery across the street, so anybody who is desperate can go pick up whatever they like. LOL!
                    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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                    • Today, I skipped breakfast as usual. Had black tea with cream and stevia. Lunch was bratwurst, sauerkraut (kimchi style), olives, 1 oz parrano cheese, 1/4 pomegranate and another cup of tea. Dinner was a large bowl of cabbage and onion etc sauteed with leftover sausage and curry paste. 2 pieces of 85% chocolate. I feel as though I ate too much today, not a lot too much - but not a very hollow sensation today. We'll see what the new scale says tomorrow.
                      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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                      • Well, the scale went down again this morning! 0.8 lbs. I like it! And I like having a scale that shows smaller increments....
                        So I am at 188 lbs exactly this morning. Decided to try to go with herbal teas early in the morning until I REALLY want my black tea, make it more of a treat. They had a sale on Celestial Seasonings tea at the local grocery store so I indulged and bought about 6 different teas. I had a green tea just now that was really nice, very delicate, almost floral flavour, not bitter at all. I have a bunch of new teas to try so hopefully I can wait until late morning for my first cup of black tea. I will be better hydrated too

                        Last night we racked our plum wine, raspberry mead and peach mead for the first time - and got to sample our wares. All definitely drinkable, distinctly alcoholic. The raspberry mead is my favourite at the moment - we'll see as they age how the flavours change. Had honey water left over after topping up the meads so decided to throw some sweet cherries in and make some more mead There is something very rewarding about the whole process, and really very simple - anyone could do it!

                        Baking day today, chocolate cake, orange cake and eggnog being made today. Hubby only working a half day today - yeah! No school today - though the kids will be helping with the baking and preparations and there is lots to learn in that process 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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                        • Oh yeah, baking is great homeschooling. Reading, understanding instructions, fractions (if you're using Imperial measurements), a wee bit of chemistry and physics... Your craft fair involvement would be a great springboard for a business and math module, as well as art. (Now I'm getting nostalgic.)

                          I noticed the lower number on your signature. Congrats!
                          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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                          • So horrified at the shooting in Connecticut! Such evil to be perpetrated on little ones and their guardians!!!!! Sick to my stomach with grief and heartbroken for the survivors and loved ones dealing with the aftermath. Both our kids are elementary age and I can't imagine how anyone can bring themselves to shoot those innocent and precious little people ....
                            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 had a couple kind of crazy days - just couldn't focus after the shooting in Conn. Flopped my baking on every front, clumsy, and unmotivated to do what needed to be done. Had one uncle and one aunt come to the kids birthday party - they had fun though they were sad that no-one else came. Reality can be pretty tough sometimes. DH is the youngest of 8 kids (now 7) and we are so different that there is no real connection with them. Haven't been here long enough to make any friends for the kids ... and there was no way I was inviting the landlords kids (party is supposed to be fun) But, we are just starting to make some friends and the kids are thrilled - we'll be visiting on Monday afternoon for a play date. They have a small farm so there are bound to be some similarities ... looking forward to finding out more about them.

                              My weight came up by a 0.2 again - so sitting at 188.4 lbs which really isn't bad considering how scattered I have been the last few days and a party yesterday. I had a slice of the primal chocolate cake, and we had fun cracking pecans and eating them - definitely the way to eat nuts! Slows you down so you can't inhale handfuls of the stuff. My fingers get sore before I can get too many in I made the Greek yoghurt dip with some veggies and DH and I enjoyed that.

                              So nice to have another day with hubby and the family all together. Going to visit BIL who had the double knee replacement this afternoon. May just take him some primal cake ... I know the kids are dying to see him now that he is doing better. DH and I had a really nice chat last night about our goals for the next while - so good to feel that we are on the same page and pulling in the same direction.
                              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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                              • After all the busyness and celebrations over the last couple of days I have regained a pound ... not too worried. Just going to eat one meal today ... pot roast this evening. Not really hungry now anyway... sure sign to hold off for a bit. Going to stick to two cups of tea with cream and the rest will be herbal tea today. Might get a lot of liquids today
                                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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