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  • #76
    Sabine sent a bunch of us over here:-) What a great journal. I enjoyed it so much. Had it with my morning kombucha! Love to see a paragraph of your journal in Afrikaans.

    Isn't homeschooling great? I'm in my last year with my youngest son. He did the GED ages ago, so we are calling this year college homeschool as we both wanted one more year. Now we're doing mostly drawing with a little German and literature. Hmm! Yeah, mostly drawing. He can do it fourteen hours straight.

    Yeah, I'd say definitely nix the nightshades. Made a huge difference for me. I tried magnesium and chocolate for the muscle cramps; then got annoyed at taking another supplement and stopped. They went away. The primal nutritionist at Whole Foods said it WAS from losing weight so fast. Interesting, eh?

    Wow! 18,000 IU of D3. I've been doing 4,000. Maybe that's not enough -- especially since we rarely see the sun up here.

    Yep, love those loose clothes.

    I found milk and yogurt seemed to affect me, but not the healthy cheeses (no colorings, no junk, raw when possible) ones. Just as another experience to take a gander at.

    Had the deer issues too. We had goats, so deer -- carriers of foot rot -- were definitely not what we wanted.

    Do you still have your lovely 9 acres of woods and such to go back to someday. Sounds beautiful.

    Hope DS is all well and thriving. Amazing the things kids can get sometimes.

    Thank you for an enjoyable breakfast with your journal and have a wonderfully primal diet with ever looser clothes!
    Last edited by lopisheep; 04-03-2012, 09:39 AM.

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    • #77
      It has been a not so good day again ... DS is much better and I found a wonderful homeopathic cough mixture that really works very well and I don't have to worry about all the other junk that is in most of the over-the-counter meds. I was appalled the other day while looking for something for DS to see all the KRAP that is in the meds you are giving to someone who is ill already! Dyes and sugar and chemicals etc!! Horrifying! ANyway, DS slept really well last night except for one dose of cough meds when the other lot wore off. The other awesome thing about the cough mixture is that DS can drink it without flinching or puking! This is a BIG deal as he is extremely sensitive to taste. SO, since DS slept and DD slept, I got to sleep too! I woke up feeling kind of yuk, a little achy and slight sinus pressure, slightly scratchy throat. So, fermented garlic down the hatch, kefir down the hatch, zinc and all my usual supplements. Feel better again this evening... really hope I can have a good nights sleep again and then hopefully I can kick this bugs butt once and for all.

      Breakfast: 1 1/2 sausages, 1 bell pepper, a few macadamia nuts. Black tea with cream and stevia
      Lunch: Fritata made with left over steak that was too chewy for us all, onion, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli... 2 squares dark chocolate. Black tea with cream and stevia
      Dinner: Left over sausages, asparagus, 1/2 avo, bowl of berries and cream + 1/2 banana

      I think I am heading for my period - feeling a little bloated, I don't know if it is just a feeling or fact. Lopisheep, I have been toying with the idea of getting the nightshades out of my diet ... so far I have eliminated grains, sugar and legumes. I am wondering if the bloated feeling is maybe partially related to the bell pepper for breakfast. I really think I need to chuck the nightshades - at least for a while and see what that does. A lot of my immediate family (and I) have auto-immune issues and I think it would be worth my while to take this lectin elimination to the next level. I would give a lot to see my skin clear up! I do enjoy nightshades but they are not a passion of mine ... OK, from tomorrow, no nightshades. Will give it a week to start out with and then will continue if they show up as a concern.

      With all my moving my poor kombucha SCOBY is rather neglected. I need to check whether the latest batch is ready and drinkable. The SCOBY had been in storage for about 8 months before I put it back to work. It seemed perfectly healthy so am hoping it will be ok. Our house is really chilly in the winter (though not as much as I would prefer as we don't have any way to heat other than the furnace ...) so it has taken it a long time to get close. Hopefully I don't have a jar of vinegar

      Thank you to everyone for your kind words and for stopping by to chat! So lovely to meet more nice people who are also on this journey! This forum is fantastic for encouragement and support! I feel all bouyed up again and ready to attack this lectin thing on a new level.

      Our landlord has been totally taken in by the local soil scientist and now is totally overwhelmed by the vast amount of work and money required by CW to get his garden up and running. Poor guy is now thinking of giving up his dream of a garden when it is really within his grasp if he would just let go of the whole CW thing. Oh well, he is a big boy and is going to have to go through his own learning curve! However, we have permission to put whatever gardens we want in our yard area... very nice. Hopefully he'll be able to see our efforts and results and get inspired to try it the simple and easy way. EIther way, at least we'll be able to grow something.

      Lopisheep, our land is sold - so sad it was too. All our love and hard work is benefitting someone else now. We try to be good stewards of the land and leave it healthier than when we arrived there. It has been rather depressing living in rentals as the condition of the places we can afford at the moment are not good and we spend ages just picking up the trash and fixing up other people's messes so that it is pleasant and safe for us and our animals to be here for this time. We long for the day when we can get our own place again - just have to be patient and try to make the most of where we are right now. We have decided to really enjoy not having our own land in the sense that we have time to go camping and we live close enough to the place where I can get free bagpipe lessons that I can go and make progress. I know that once we find a property we will be flat out trying to get everything up and running the way we want it. It has been so hectic moving out here and starting a new business and trying to just keep on top of normal life! It will be good to have time to go camping and enjoy each other and the gorgeous Colorado countryside (even though I still wish for our own place with every breath)

      Lovely to hear that your son enjoyed homeschool so much that he is taking extra time with you! Awesome! My daughter is a draw-a-holic too. She can spend most of the day drawing and does seem to have an unusual ability to see things in a different way. I am hoping to start doing the "new drawing on the right side of the brain" with both of the kids (and me) as I have always wanted to draw and DS is totally intimidated by his sister's abilities and so will not even try to draw. As far as the D3, I usually do about 8000 iu - though I can miss a day here and there and have not been getting much sun for months. I will probably drop down to 4000 iu once I am getting out in the sun more often.

      Candy in Wonderland, thanks for your comments - yes, freedom from chocolate is heaven!! I just hope my kids will get there too. DS is pretty good with just saying no thanks if he doesn't feel like some, but I taught DD to eat for comfort (that is what I did) However they are both pretty good at listening to their own bodies and putting on the brakes. I don't think I am ready to leave chocolate on the counter though - and certainly not with this nasty 'germ' floating around our house! My hubby is very interested in the whole primal way of living but is so overwhelmed with work at the moment that I just tell him what he can and can't eat until such time as he can read it all up himself.

      Oh well, need to take myself to bed again - you all got me jabbering away here and I should be sleeping Luckily, since it is my journal I can ramble all I like huh!? Oh, last thing, I measured myself and wrote it all down - so now I can do my own tree ring
      I was happy to see that my belly is still smaller than my bust and butt Even though I am still hugely overweight - I have always carried the fat pretty well spread out over my whole body so people are surprised when they find out how much I am overweight. I am not - I know what it feels like to be slim and lean and I am SSSOOOO far away from that. At least 70 pounds still I think. But that is better than 90 now 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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      • #78
        When I started on my diet last year and told people how much I weighed (97,5 kg - 215 lb) they wouldn't believe it either. And I'm down to 70 kg - 154.5 lb now and feel so thin I can hardly believe it . You will get there too!!!
        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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        • #79
          Hiya Coll! I think it's the greens that do the trick mostly, but maybe you can get the koriander to sprout? Hope you do get a good night sleep and that aunt Flo arrives soon - then your carb cravings will be gone again. I'm so not fond of that part of being a woman. Just give me an on-off switch for pregnancy and be done with it! Who needs that whole monthly ordeal anyways!

          Definitely designed by a man.. lol

          I was in gorgeous Colorado two years ago. Apart from Texas (don't ask why.. we don't know either! Just feels like home), we'd move straight up to Colorado if we were to move to the US. It's such a wonderland! And I love mountains
          You are one lucky lady! Apart from the lack of sleep and the rental property..
          It would be really cool if the landlord would totally turn away from that CW once he sees your crops!

          Sleep well

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          • #80
            Candy - I can hardly even imagine what it would be like to lose that much weight! I have about 70 pounds to go! I want to weigh myself - once Aunt Flo has left town that is ... not a good idea to weigh now as I am definitely a bit bloated right now.

            Shamia, I would have enjoyed the on/ off switch a lot, but it may have been on more than off and where would I be now - probably have 8 kids around my feet if I had been able to control that stuff I always wanted a bunch of kids and then got married really late, first kid at 37 years old and second at 40 with two miscarriages in between. I have wondered if it was my horrid diet that affected that whole scenario and have crazy thoughts of having another kid if I can get healthy. Or adopt one or two if we could ever get our finances situated enough. I hate that it costs so much to adopt children when we would give just about anything to have more kids. It seems to me to be almost as if you are buying a child - doesn't sit well with me somehow.

            I decided this morning to fast until dinner time but not in a guilt ridden way. Just decided to not eat or drink anything aside from water - so it was about 24 hours without food. Usually in the past, I would have felt pretty rough - but I felt fine, a bit hungry but not at all bad! I ended up having a cup of tea with cream and stevia while I made dinner. Yum. The sad thing is that my favourite tea is out of stock at Amazon.com and I am having to drink another type for the moment. It is nice but it just isn't the same as my Welsh tea...

            My clothes are feeling fractionally tighter at the moment. These are the times that I feel panicky ... that old well known voice is trying to tell me that I am going to gain all the weight I have lost back. THat I am the exception to the rule and I am going to fail at this effort to get my health back and that I am destined to be fat and unfit for the rest of my life. Pretty pathetic huh!? I know very well that my hormones are influencing things a lot right now - but my emotions don't care! Funny, I don't usually get much in the way of PMS but maybe from the lack of sleep and all the stress lately everything is more out of whack. Sigh!

            Shamia, CO is beautiful! So very dry though, which makes gardening a challenge, unless you have good water available. A lot of people do xeriscaping here. However I grew up in Natal in South Africa where it is very humid and hot and I love flowers and lots of greenery. Fortunately here the landlords have unlimited water rights so we can water as much as we like. Unfortunately, they don't have a way for us to access the water ... we have contemplated buying a small submersible pump for watering the yard, it would be sure to come in handy once we find a place of our own. I do like to dream that the landlord might just get an inkling of the possibilities if we go ahead and do a simple and quick raised garden or two.

            DS is much better today - though still very grumpy and out of sorts. But the cough is subsiding and he spent most of the day up and about, instead of lying on the couch or his bed all day. I think he fell asleep in about 20 seconds this evening! DD is still popping in and out of bed. And the dog has been stuffing herself on dandelion flowers again today and so has to go out to pee every few minutes - and I have to take her out on a leash during the day because otherwise she'll be eating our chickens......... Gosh, I do wish DH could have a little time to finish the coop! It would make it so much easier without having to constantly manage all the various creatures during the day. In the morning we have to carry the whole flock out (only a few birds but still, one at a time) and put them in the outside runs, food and water too. Then we repeat in the evening. The dog has to be walked on leash through the day until the chickens are back in the shed and then she can have the backyard to herself! The one hen has started eating the other hen's feathers and so I have had to separate them from each other. Unfortunately the little 'cannibal' is our son's darling little pet who he has had for about 4+ years. She is fantastically tame, just being a meany with the other poor little hen. Chickens can be a big pain in the butt when they are not getting on with each other. This was supposed to be really easy and streamlined with the one hen hatching a bunch of eggs and no hassles with integration. Of course she waited until the hatching eggs arrived before deciding to blow off being broody (this from a hen who is part silkie and therefore permanently broody!!!) I guess life interfered and now I am trying to get everyone to settle down and tolerate each other. Just not happening right now.

            Sorry about that rant - too much information I am sure... oh well.

            Dinner: a stew concoction I threw together. Bacon, stew meat, minced beef, celery, carrots and green peas and various seasonings. Also brusselsprouts. I am feeling bloated after dinner - I actually am wondering if the brusselsprouts don't agree with me - I love them but I seem to get an upset tummy after eating them .... I never used to eat them at all, hated them in fact. I tried them steamed for a short while and then fried in butter with salt and pepper - totally delicious. But I have had them about 3 or 4 times in the last couple of months and I get a very bloated feeling and my tummy churns and cramps etc. I had thought previously that I had eaten too many or too quickly. But this evening I definitely did neither and still feel like someone has attacked me with a bicycle pump!

            Sleep well all you special ladies - here's hoping Aunt Flo arrives tomorrow so that I can be done with her soon!
            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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            • #81
              Hi Coll, I just finished reading through your journal.

              Originally posted by Shamia View Post
              if you eat cilantro every day, there's a chemical in that that binds the mercury and helps detoxify your body of mercury.
              Interesting

              Originally posted by Coll View Post
              And your idea of putting quarters into some eggs is awesome, the kids will love that!
              My mother does that for her grandchildren (with a loonie in one of the eggs)
              Even the 20 - 23 year-old grandsons hunt for the eggs! She hides them well

              Originally posted by lopisheep View Post
              Sabine sent a bunch of us over here:-) What a great journal. I enjoyed it so much.
              me too

              Originally posted by Coll View Post
              I can get free bagpipe lessons
              iLike this!

              Originally posted by Coll View Post
              Candy in Wonderland, thanks for your comments - yes, freedom from chocolate is heaven!! I just hope my kids will get there too.
              freedom from chocolate??? What's that

              Originally posted by Coll View Post
              I have to take her out on a leash during the day because otherwise she'll be eating our chickens.........
              You can change that:

              (btw, Josie was crazy reactive just the day before this!)
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


              Winencandy

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              • #82
                OK, last night I really messed up, but only realised it in retrospect. Sometimes I do really dumb things and then am surprised when all hell breaks loose! While I was making dinner I ate quite a bit of bacon fat, really fatty pieces only lightly cooked (ie. with most of the fat still there) and then brusselsprouts after that and a rich stew all on a tummy that had fasted for 24 hours. Talk about a recipe for explosive diarrhoea! One way to make sure you lose weight on your fast! Boy! did I have nasty stomach cramps and an upset tummy! When I woke up this morning it was still feeling a little on edge so skipped breakfast until it felt better - only had a boiled egg and small glass of kefir. All is well now but I am trying to be extra careful - and trying to pound it into my head that it is best to ease back into eating carefully. It has been so very long since I fasted that I forgot all these seemingly unimportant details.

                Breafast: boiled egg, kefir
                Lunch: greek yoghurt with a few nuts, strawberries and blackberries. Black tea with cream and stevia.
                Dinner: hamburger patty in lettuce, cabbage, mustard and homemade mayo. Some salad.

                Got a 'new' washing machine today as the old one died a horrible drawn out death a few days ago. We found a nice second hand one at a used appliance store that we have used before. It has a few scratches but I am thrilled with it. It is so quiet and efficient and snazzy It has a transparent lid so the kids and I have been watching the laundry getting washed We don't have TV so we have to resort to watching the laundry going round and the water going in and out - ha ha.

                Aunt Flo arrived in all her glory this morning, the sooner she arrives the sooner she can leave for another month! I have felt surprisingly non-achy, but definitely bloated. Not going anywhere near the scale until she is well gone! This last week has been a tough one with a sick child and all the other stuff going on! No real exercise and hardly any sleep. I am feeling surprisingly ok considering, but I do feel as though my fat loss has slowed down as a result. I may just be imagining things- but I don't really know. Will check the day after Aunt Flo leaves to get a feel for how I am doing. I know that there is more to this than the numbers on a scale, but I also need to know if what I am doing is working, or if I need to tweak something a little more. Because, I want to be healthy and part of that is losing pounds of fat. If that isn't coming off I want to know!

                Another one of my longterm health issues is extremely dry skin - especially on my feet and hands. My feet are terrible to behold - I can never get on top of the callouses and cracks. Even the tips of my toes crack and bleed, my heels crack and the skin under my big toes peels back and gets really painful. It is really ugly - but more than that it gets really painful and can mess with getting around well. As a kid I never had issues with cracking feet and I lived barefoot. Is it the omega 3 and omega 6 balance that affects this? Or some kind of deficiency? I am so tired of all the skin issues, warts, skin tags, DSAP, cracks and callouses etc etc. Enough already! It would be so lovely to be able to go places and talk to people without their eyes wandering over to my skin issues. Even when they don't say anything, their eyes say it all anyway. I just want to say, "Please look at me and not my skin. I am not infectious, I haven't been bitten by insects, and I do try to take care of it all. I do care - I just can't fix it yet..." I think my worst moment was when the lady giving me my first and last pedicure, looked my legs up and down and went and got herself gloves before she would touch me. I understood and yet I was mortified and just wanted to run away. Not doing that again - too humiliating. (and she ended up cutting me too and I got an infected nail !)

                Oh well, you know, at least I can see and smell and sing and enjoy my dear family. They love me and I am very blessed to have such precious people in my life. I have myriads of blessings surrounding me - it doesn't really matter that my skin is ugly if I look at it that way. A friend of ours passed away yesterday, melanoma that metastisized and destroyed him. I am alive and more healthy than I have been for a while, life is good and I am going to enjoy it to the full. Finances have improved a bit, so I can go grocery shopping without wondering how I am going to pay for the food. Still have to be real carefu,l but at least something coming in and DH getting a lot more work. Whew!
                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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                • #83
                  LOL Winencandy! Your chicken is bigger than the dog Cute as buttons - both of them. There is no way I could even trust Molly (our corgi) around chickens. No matter how much training she has a very high prey drive, especially when it comes to birds, and I just don't have the know how, or time, to try and teach her. She is 10+ years old and will swallow birds whole rather than let me get it away from her - another really bad thing. I have never been able to get a reliable 'drop it' from her. Corgi's are notorious independant thinkers and she is super smart (sometimes I think even smarter than me!) I love her dearly, but will not be getting a corgi again! Too much brains and she really needs a job to keep her out of mischief! We had a corgi when I was a kid that I adored and was hoping to repeat the experience with her. However, the one from my childhood was brain damaged and always acted like a sweet puppy. He drowned as a pup and was resusitated. I think that took the edge off his working dog intensity. Our next dog is going to have to be a lot more laid back, a lot more interested in being with us and doing what we want, and it will be raised with the chickens etc so that right from the get go the ground rules are there. Molly only met chickens when she was about 4 years old.

                  What is a 'loonie?' Thanks for stopping by - appreciate your comments
                  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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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Coll View Post
                    LOL Winencandy! Your chicken is bigger than the dog Cute as buttons - both of them.
                    Thanks, but it's not my chicken. Josie "met" the chicken that day!

                    Originally posted by Coll View Post
                    What is a 'loonie?' Thanks for stopping by - appreciate your comments
                    A loonie is a $1 Canadian coin (there is a picture of a Loon on it)

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                    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                    "Moderation sucks." Suse
                    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                    Winencandy

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                    • #85
                      LOL - thanks for the enlightenment Winencandy, I don't think we'll be putting loonies in the eggs somehow

                      Breakfast: left over burger patty and two fried eggs, half an avocado. BLack tea with cream and stevia.
                      Lunch: Black tea with cream and stevia
                      Dinner: Bowl of stew, half an avo (they're all ripening at the same time of course!) and a bowl of berries and cream.

                      I really seem to feel pretty good most of the time if I skip lunch - I have to have a nice big breakfast and that sees me through pretty comfortably. Aunt Flo is still around but has been pretty quiet on this visit... no cramping and lighter 'flo' than usual. No cravings. I do still feel somewhat bloated though the diarrhoea the first night certainly took the edge off that for me!

                      DS is basically better and now DD is feeling under the weather! She usually has a great immune system so hopefully she kicks this out really soon. PRAYING that tonight we all sleep well. I slept like a log last night for the first time in over a week with no interruptions at all - DIVINE! Now I need more of those thanks very much. After working night shift for years I really value being able to sleep through the night. Of course having kids can really wreck your sleep from time to time! (they are so worth every minute of lost sleep though!)

                      I spent about 3/4 hour weeding the very overgrown rockery out front. DH had an incident with the garden fork which has left me forkless for the moment until the handle can be replaced Got the topsoil and amendments ordered at last and they should arrive on Monday evening. Then it is going to be lots of exercise for yours truly what with shoveling soil into a wheelbarrow and then moving it to the backyard, spreading it etc. Am really excited to get this backyard filled in and get some grass growing. It will be nice to be able to walk out there without risking breaking a leg!

                      Spoke to the landlord today and confirmed that he is fine with us putting a couple raised gardens in our backyard. Now it is just the challenge of trying to find bulk organic compost here. Can't seem to find anyone who has the real deal - they all try to talk around the whole thing and convince me that because it is made of organic materials (as in plant materials) that it is organic! SO irritating. Told them that while the USDA and FDA think that something is 'safe' doesn't mean that I want to be eating vegetables grown in it! Incredible how ignorant people are. And what is inorganic compost anyway? Everything that goes into compost should be organic in origin- even cow poop is still organic in the sense of made from living matter. Oh well, we'll see what I can come up with. There is a local dairy that is in the process of becoming organic so I e-mailed them today and asked if I can get some of their cow poop... holding thumbs that I will get a favourable response.

                      Have been knitting DH a jersey / sweater for over a year now. With all the moving and upheaval I haven't laid eyes on it until just the other day. And to make it even nastier I had forgotten that I had messed up the one sleeve and needed to redo it. I thought I only had the one sleeve left to knit and then when I compared the two I remembered the horrible situation so I had to pull most of the one sleeve undone and start over. I am at last at the point of sewing all the pieces together and then the final bit of the neck. I used to knit a fair amount but am not very experienced. Plus I am used to the patterns being written differently in SA. Oh well, I seem to be getting the hang of it again. I am itching to knit the kids each a jersey and then myself too. But I am going to wait on the one for me as I am hoping that I am going to continue shrinking and really don't want to put all that effort into knitting myself something that is going to be too big by the time I complete it! I really would like to find a nice pattern (not too difficult) for knitting nice socks and mittens. Have never made either of these and the patterns look a little daunting because it is a new thing.

                      I had a wonderful time this afternoon practicing my music - for a change there were very few interruptions and I didn't have to drop it half way through to go and make dinner. Just had to warm up leftovers so that left me a nice chunk of time to practice. I have a couple of weeks to try and get ahead on my practice as there is no practice this Sunday or next. My teacher tends to push me faster than I feel comfortable going - I often just blow off lessons for a couple of weeks so that I can get comfortable with the material before he gives me the next big gob of stuff to learn and get semi- smooth with. I am hoping that I will be ready to get going with my first real tune by the next lesson or two - wooppeee!

                      I want to stop by the stress group before hitting the sack so here's wishing you all a good night - or day depending on which part of the world you may be in right now
                      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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                      • #86
                        Hey Coll, Drops have a lot of really good free patterns: Garnstudio ~ DROPS Design
                        Are you on Ravelry yet? This is a knitting/crochet community with lots of (free) patterns too! I'm on Ravelry as 'Lunatic'
                        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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                        • #87
                          Again thanks Candy I W. I am going to check those out later!
                          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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                          • #88
                            Just thought I would drop in for a few minutes. I just had lunch of sorts and really could have probably done without it. I find myself getting into this thing that I need to eat less and less or I am not going to lose weight. My clothes are feeling much the same as they were last time I weighed ... I am not feeling like I am making any progress here. I have 72 pounds to go to healthy me and I am feeling stalled... I thought this was going to be straightforward and I don't know if I have what it takes to try to fine tune what seems to me a pretty basic WOE. I am so afraid that this is not going to work for me ... I AM SICK OF BEING FAT! Might just go and have a little cry and see if I can get over the freak - out of the moment. I want to see the end of 200+ lbs! Never to be seen or experienced again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that this has been a bad week, no sleep, no exercise, and it is silly to expect to continue losing weight - except that I have been so disciplined in what I eat and I HATE not seeing results.
                            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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                            • #89
                              Hey Coll, I know how it feels. But patience is what you need now, you WILL go past this plateau, but give your body time to adjust. And sleep is really important, also for weight loss!
                              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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                              • #90
                                Keep concentrating on how you feel, Coll. It really does help. I had a grumpy moment with the scale this morning, then asked myself my questions: Do you feel better? Do you remember how scared you were just four months ago with mystery pains that you thought spelled out death? Do you like what you're eating? Do you hate how the crap food makes you feel? Yes, yes, yes, yes! Sure, I would like to be lighter, but there's more to it than that, and focusing on the other stuff can help you over the weight moments.
                                And also, our bodies just don't always do it the way they should. They hang on to the weight, even if we are 'doing everything right'. Then whoosh, they might surprise you. They are mysterious and incomprehensible at times. Embrace it.
                                And, for the part that talking and logic just doesn't help: hugs! We feel your pain.

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