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  • Got purple on the stick! Can't believe it happened already! Let the weight loss begin!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      Rice is primal, so rice noodles should be too, right? Or maybe I can make it with rice instead of noodles... hmmm... *thinkingthinking*
      Technically rice is a grain - not primal. Remember if you have to cook it to eat it - its not primal.

      Yeah for purple!
      Last edited by tomi; 03-07-2013, 06:21 PM.
      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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      • The book says rice is ok, though...
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
          Technically rice is a grain - not primal. Remember if you have to cook it to eat it - its not primal.

          Yeah for purple!
          You have to cook chicken to eat it....so....


          From what I have read on the site, white rice is relatively inoffensive. It is empty starch calories but generally does not come with the issues of wheat and other grains. It seems to be a gray area - not as good as potatoes but better than the other grains/legumes. Many people eat rice on carb refeed days or just regular days if they are doing carbs/starches and do not react badly to it.

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          • I just remember Mark's argument in the book being that rice is a grass, not a grain.

            ******

            Day 5 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox/EMF Keto Experiment. Going well. Cravings seem to be dwindling.

            Mood is elevated. I'm less cynical and am more apt to see the positive side. For instance, a fork truck at Brad's plant hit the sprinkler system, setting it off and flooding the place with water. He said the whole plant is shut down to clean up the mess. I told him that while it sucks to clean up water, at least he'll be busy all day long and the time will go by faster. I've been doing a lot of this "bright side" thinking recently. But I've also been taking the 5-htp regularly too. I take it twice a day now. At or around 3 pm I take 150 mg. At bedtime, I take another 100 mg.

            Sleep last night was good. I fell asleep about midnight (had class last night) and remained asleep until 5ish when Brad woke me to say goodbye for work. I fell asleep again quickly until 6 when Makenna made an appearance next to my bed. Not looking forward to daylight savings time. They were talking on the radio about a study that was done on the cost of the lost hour of sleep. They said that as a whole the US stands to lose 433 MILLION DOLLARS in lost productivity. That averages out to be $1.65 per person - doesn't seem like much... but they also said that the Monday after the spring time change, the average number of heart attacks jumps to 23 compared to the normal of 13. That's some serious stuff there! I've never understood the purpose behind daylight savings time. I was told it has something to do with farmers, but whether the farmers work in the morning or in the evening, they're still getting the same number of daylight hours... why does the entire country have to suffer b/c of the farming community? Why can't they just get up an hour earlier and leave us to slumber? And given there are 800,000 government employees and the government is already broke, it really can't stand to lose productivity. Anyhow, I can see this study raising some concern over the validity of daylight savings time and possibly push for it's abolishment. I would sign that petition! I hate losing that hour of sleep. Those were just some interesting facts I'd heard this morning and felt they were valid for our discussions here.

            Today would be my brother's birthday if he hadn't been born entirely too early. I believe he'd be 22 today... and if so, that would mean my parents got pregnant right after their marriage (or possibly before??). I will have to check with my stepmom regarding his birth year, but I'm pretty sure it was 1991 b/c I think we (in passing) celebrated his 21st birthday last year (celebrated as in made mention of it while already together for something else). Which reminds me. I need to make a point to call my parents today. I imagine it's a rather tough day for them. He was my stepmom's first child and my dad's first son. I also need to verify the dates of the other 3 losses. </3

            My jeans are fitting better today... they're still not back to comfortable, but they went on easier straight out of the dryer. I didn't need a shoe horn or a fancy dance to get them on. They're still snug and digging a bit in the waistband. Hopefully it won't be much longer before they're fitting well again.

            Brad decided on a whim to possibly sell the boat. We have a 17 ft, extra wide, extra deep Lowe with a Coast Guard bow. It's the tank of fishing boats. It was sold to us by a guy who used it for lake fishing, so it had a trolling motor and a 9.9 hp Johnson on it. We use it in a river with a pretty quick current. It's long, heavy, deep and has too small of a motor, so Brad has been talking about getting a new motor for years (we bought the boat 5 years ago) but it's never been in the budget to get a new one. So, out of the blue he decided to post it on a Facebook forum to see what he could get out of it. Some guy offered him $2500. Keep in mind, we only paid $3,000 for it 5 years ago! So, he took the offer. The guy comes to pick up the boat today. Quite honestly, I'm not sure I'm happy about selling the boat. Especially since Brad plans to buy a 4wheeler with the money - if he can find one. I'd rather NOT buy something else that we'll only use for a portion of the year and maybe pay down some debt with it. I guess we'd use a 4 wheeler more than just once or twice a year, but every time we've bought one, he's gotten frustrated that we have no place to ride it and ends up selling it. He says he wants it to push snow... snows over, honey! Whatever... I don't think I have much of a say anyway.

            I suppose I've rambled enough. Happy Friday to all.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Glad the 21 day sugar detox is going well.

              Did Dad and Step Mom ever successfully have a child?

              Yeah, wouldn't it be nice to put that money on some bills or your emergency fund. I had to hold my husband back on something he wanted recently and he got a little cranky with me but quickly got over it.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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              • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post

                Did Dad and Step Mom ever successfully have a child?
                No. They gave up after the 3rd premature birth (1 was a true miscarriage, 3 were premature deliveries). Stepmom had her cervix sewn shut, was placed on strict bedrest - all that stuff. Nothing worked. I offered to be a surrogate while I was in college but they declined my offer. They said it was because I was a smoker, but I would have quit for something that special. They talked about adoption, but I think in the end they were too proud to admit defeat. About 6 or 7 years ago, Dad finally had a vasectomy, putting an end to it all.

                Their names were

                Lucas - 5 months gestation. Lived 21 minutes.
                (unnamed) - too early to determine gender
                Andrea - 4 months gestation.
                Shelby (boy) - 3 months gestation.

                I don't know how long Andrea and Shelby lived b/c they never told us. I think it was just too hard for them to talk about. Given their gestation, I don't think they ever took a breath.

                So, that's sad... let's talk about something else.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Glad you are feeling more positively in general. I hope that continues, especially with a little less stress in terms of class schedule. Hulky has spring break next week (and class was cancelled yesterday due to snow, though there wasn't much at the time) so his schedule will at least be a little more lax for the next week and a half, which gives him plenty of time to prepare for his midterm sometime around 2 weeks from now.

                  I hope you and Brad can have a productive chat about the boat. Perhaps there is some money that HE can sock away for a "fun" thing, but the rest can go towards some debts and/or furlough savings?
                  Depression Lies

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                  • He asked me what applying it all to the debt reduction would do for us. It would pay off that credit card the last week of August instead of the last week of September. Then he came back and said he could use it to pimp his truck. *eyeroll*

                    I did think about letting him have a bit of it to do something fun with his truck. but haven't decided what I think would be ok to do yet.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • I think giving him a "share" would be fair. Even if you give him half, it would still make a difference.

                      Pimp his truck. lol

                      My husband wanted to go into NYC three times to see the John Stewart Show in the month of April. That would be a minimum of $200 each time...and we can't even pay all of our bills. It even seems more ridiculous when I put it in writing.
                      Last edited by Pebbles67; 03-08-2013, 11:35 AM.
                      Primal since 9/24/2010
                      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                      • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                        It even seems more ridiculous when I put it in writing.
                        This made me chuckle.

                        He's been wanting to "enhance" the exhaust on his truck since he got it a year ago (holy crap! we've had that truck a full year now!!). But I don't think a 2" lift and fancy tires is necessary. Loud exhaust would be cool, though. #redneckchickslikeloudpipes
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          Loud exhaust would be cool, though. #redneckchickslikeloudpipes
                          speaking as a gate guard, don't be that guy.

                          I wish painful herpes outbreaks on all persons with loud vehicles.

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                          • Now there is a different perspective on it.
                            Primal since 9/24/2010
                            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                            • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                              Now there is a different perspective on it.
                              Yeah, my hearing is declining due to loud vehicles. Motorcycles mostly, but some trucks.

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                              • Well, Jon, luckily for both of us, you're not my gate guard. And secondly, I rarely ever drive Brad's truck to work. I drive 35 miles one way and the cost of diesel is expensive. I typically only drive my Fusion to work.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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