Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal journal : Coll

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I have been trying to get the kids going with school as well as get us all into a routine where things get picked up and tidied as we go along. Today was a marathon with DD tidying her corner of the classroom!! Incredible what a truckload of stuff she had there - and she spent the whole day sorting and tossing stuff and crying because it was a big job. First time I have made her fix her own mess - not good I know! From now on they can't leave the classroom to go and play at the end of the school day unless their desks are tidy. Now I just need to enforce that consistently and then maybe I can move on to the next neglected area...

    It's that time of the month and it arrived all unexpected. So I am not weighing at the moment and have not been eating that well the last few days either. Hopefully I can get my act together tomorrow ... I am trying to spend less time online and more actually doing a lot of the things that go undone when I am sitting in front of the keyboard. DH found a second hand table the other day which is going to be very nice for me to do crafts on So I am in the process of getting the spare room organised enough to start working on my mocassins. Slow going I know ... I am just always tired. Not sure what is going on - I keep hoping that the primal lifestyle will kick my butt into gear. At times I feel good but there is a lot of the time that I am just wiped out. I think part of it is being the mom of young kids at the ripe old age of 47 ... but I think there are other issues at play too.

    It has been so cold lately and it is a lot of work keeping the chickens going. I am tired of deicing waterers and trying to keep them all warm. DD's pet is being eaten by the other hen and so I have had to separate them. SOOOOOOOOOO frustrating! Now I am probably going to have to find another home for the culprit ... I am so ready to have our own place so that we can get a decent flock going in a decent chicken coop so that these issues are much more minor. Too few chickens is just as bad as too many! And I am ready for a break from the extreme cold - we are not set up for sub freezing temps for days in a row. We have been getting down to -5 F with some wind and it is showing me how our coop is really not good enough for winter here! Grrr! Lots of work keeping birds alive when things are not set up right!

    Going to head to bed nice and early tonight - I hope. At least barring no child related happenings that is!
    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."

    Comment


    • Has your food processor come yet? I am lusting after a new one. I'd like to get one that has different sized bowls - very good for a single lady like me. Right now I have a little Krups mini-chopper, which works very, very well so it is hard to justify buying something new. But it is not good for chopping veg, which would be so nice to have. I keep telling myself - when the mini-chopper dies - however, these little guys are known for their durability so it could be a few more years!
      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

      Comment


      • I used the food processor for the first time yesterday ... incredible how fast the cabbage was sliced! I think this is going to be a very helpful little tool. I got a pretty cheap one (the fancy ones are hundreds of dollars! NO way I could justify spending that much on a tool that is not truly necessary!) and feel that it was money well spent. I am cutting up a whole container full of veggies so that they are ready and waiting in the fridge for when I am making meals and I can just pull out the prepped veg and cook it up. It makes it easier and that is worth a lot.

        I am struggling a bit at the moment. I just have a hard time staying on the wagon when my hormones start playing havoc with me. I feel as though I am just a big baby moaning about hormones to make excuses - but they really do seem to mess with my intentions. I am coming to the end of my visit from Aunt Flo and I have gained back the fat I had lost before she arrived and threw my life into complete disarray! Now I have to get back on the wagon and pick up the pieces again. I am so tired of being stuck right around the 190 mark. I drop by a few pounds and then I gain them back... You'd think I would have figured this out by now - been doing this for many months now. I get excited when I lose those few pounds and I get to 187 or so - but within a week or two I have put those back on again and I just never get beyond that point. I really need to come up with a plan to deal with Aunt Flo for next month ... the minute her face shows I will need to put the plan into action so that I can make it through the hormones unscathed. I can do fine without carbs the rest of the month - I can keep them below 50 without much struggle at all. But once hormones kick in I just crave carbs (and give in too mind you!) I do feel like such a failure at the moment. I am feeling stressed with all the things that are going on with trying to find a home that is affordable and yet can accomodate two families. I know that we are doing the right thing taking care of my parents - but I have moments where I wish with my whole heart that we didn't have to look after them. It would be a breeze finding a place for just our little family. I have seen all kinds of really neat places that we would love - but there is no way they will work for the folks too. And no, there are no other reasonable options for my folks .... I just have moments where I wish things could be different. I will suck it up and be a big girl - just whining here where no one knows me or my parents. I love them dearly for what it is worth - just wish it was easier to look after them.
        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."

        Comment


        • Well, I decided to take the bull by the horns today and am planning to fast until mid afternoon. Just herbal teas and water until then. I am feeling bloated and uncomfortable and hopefully this will ease some of that and my cravings too. Started out with green tea this morning ... listening to some stunning music. Anuna - Irish choral music. Very beautiful and peaceful alternating with stirring and wanting to dance! DH is home today - planning on going for a walk later once we have undecorated. And then we are going to cook on a fire in the backyard - sigh of pleasure!
          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."

          Comment


          • Yesterday was pretty good - I stuck to my IF and had my first cup of tea with cream in at about 2:45pm and then about 1/2 cup of carrots, a couple of handfuls of nuts and a few raisins. Dinner was steak cooked on a fire (with applewood so it tasted very very nice!) and also a burger patty. I made up a whole bunch of those for eating with eggs etc. I mixed them with carrots, celery, onion and garlic and parsley. Turned out well flavour-wise. (I also ate a whole bar of chocolate!) Hoping that will blend in enough that no-one notices.

            We did have a lovely time sitting outside by the fire - it was cold though! But that section of the yard is cleared of old branches now that have been lying around for months. The sky was stunning last night - I don't often have time to just be quiet and on my own. DH 'sent' me out to watch the fire while he got the kids ready for bed. The moon and stars were so bright and I could see a whole bank of clouds toward the East. The great horned owls were hooting back and forth to each other - such an awesome sound!! Just those few minutes of peace are so restoring ...

            This morning we went for a walk to the river and lake. The wind was chilly but we found a nice spot next to the river that was a bit more sheltered and sunny. We spent quite a while just playing there. The ice was really thick so we were all picking up rocks and seeing if we could break through the ice ... a lot of fun and great exercise too.

            DSCN5745.jpg
            These rocks were pretty big and heavy believe me - you can't really see the scale. Some of them were almost as heavy as I could manage to pick up and still throw....

            DSCN5741.jpg

            DSCN5743.jpg
            Last edited by Coll; 01-20-2013, 02:38 PM.
            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."

            Comment


            • Originally posted by Coll View Post
              (I also ate a whole bar of chocolate!) Hoping that will blend in enough that no-one notices.
              I noticed . Beautiful pictures!
              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)

              Comment


              • Great pics! I would provide the obligatory "What is under the kilt?" joke but I can't think of one. Hey, Burns Night is coming up! Haggis for everyone!
                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

                Comment


                • DH likes the one "what's worn under the kilt" "nothing, everything is in great working condition!"
                  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."

                  Comment


                  • Candy - aaaah, my heart almost stopped seeing those words blown up so big! Phew, oh well, we move on. I was a good girl yesterday though, two pieces of 85% only
                    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."

                    Comment


                    • Bravo!
                      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)

                      Comment


                      • There are only 2 things that are suppose to be under the kilt...... Socks and shoes.....

                        Comment


                        • LOL ssn! Very primal ...
                          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."

                          Comment


                          • Did ok today (aside from the chocolate again and I got lots and lots of veggies in. NO breakfast and lunch was a brat and two hotdogs with loads of raw veggies with about a TBSP of dip (greek yoghurt with seasonings) and about a TBSP of guacamole. Dinner was a pork chop and a couple of bunches of kale made into chips. Drank a fair amount of fluids today , tired as DS woke me up early hours of the morning with a bad nightmare. I couldn't get back to sleep until just before I was supposed to get up and then I overslept and woke up feeling drugged. Had a difficult day with the kids not wanting to do school and it took almost all day to get their work done - just exhausting when they are like that!!

                            Yesterday I made my first denim mocassin prototype. It was a lot of fun, but there are a number of areas that I need to fine tune before I cut into the leather itself. I was really hoping to make the second version today but there was no way with the kids on a 'go-slow'. I was rather frustrated to say the least. Oh well, just got to try and go with the flow. I have a pretty consistent amount of pain in my heel and that really escalates when I have to wear shoes of any kind and this has me trying to get something put together again before the really cold weather hits again. We are having delightful weather at the moment - in the 50's and sunny. We are all getting outside more which is lovely. Though I don't get out enough - always seem to have something inside that 'has to be done' - like washing dishes, laundry, cooking etc. Such a grind sometimes... (I know - whining isn't nice)

                            Going to try and get ready for bed now and hope that tomorrow is an easier day!
                            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."

                            Comment


                            • You'll have to take pics of the mocs when you complete them. Can't wait to see them! I'm really wanting some cool minimalist footwear.
                              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

                              Comment


                              • Hurt my back this morning - spending my day flat on my back until DH can take me to the chiropractor this pm. May be on again this evening if everything settles down otherwise may only see you tomorrow or the next...
                                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."

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X