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  • I just did the math. I'll be 39 days short of a full working year as a GS-09. Not sure if this will be significant or not.
    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
      I just did the math. I'll be 39 days short of a full working year as a GS-09. Not sure if this will be significant or not.
      I think if you hit a certain number of months (9?) it counts as a year. Check with your local CPAC. And good luck!

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      • Thanks Jon. I'll ask.

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        OM... I am SO hungry this morning! Tummy is growling fiercely!

        I decided that for the remainder of my WholeWhatever (expected to end June 30) or there abouts, I will not weigh. Not sure if this will be significant or not, but I figure I mights as well step away. Hopefully there will be a pleasant surprise for me on the 1st of July. And actually, if the cards fall right, it might not be til the 3rd before I can weigh in. Brad and I might be taking the kids camping on the 30th thru the 2nd. A lot of things have to happen before we can commit to doing that - number 1 being finding a camper to borrow or rent. Also have to figure out how much annual leave I have available to me. I should be ok to take the whole week of July 1-5th off. Seriously considering it. Camping Monday and Tuesday, off Wednesday just for shits, holiday Thursday and off again on Friday, just for shits. That week will be interesting with camping and Brad racing and all that jazz... interesting for sure. But it could be a great deal of fun too. Hopefully we can entertain the kids while also getting adequate time to relax and not have them bored.

        I got handed the task of finding a venue for the Colonel's farewell dinner. He will be leaving for Fort Knox at the end of June/first week of July, so we're having a big dinner to send him off. Again, expecting 150-200 people. I'm excited to help out.

        Sleep: it's so hard to tell if your adrenals are right and if you're getting adequate sleep when you really enjoy sleeping and don't want to get up in the morning. Once I finally get up, I'm alert and moving, but until that "I must get up now or risk being late for work" time, I hit the snooze and sleep. On weekends, Brad and I have gotten into the habit of sleeping til 9 or 10. Our kids accommodate. We need to stop this. I'm not sure if it's a hormonal thing that has us wanting to continue to sleep, a laziness thing or a sheer enjoyment of sleeping. Regardless, I really don't like getting out of bed in the morning and wish I could wake up whenever I wanted to.

        Anyhow, I have some DAU training that I REALLY must get done, so I will probably be away from the message board most of the day. I put on my resume that I have completed this course and the course due date is the 24th, so I really need to get cracking on it. Have a splendidly Primal day, folks.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Are you still taking 5-HTP/sleeping okay?

          I used to have that issue with getting out of bed, but when my 5-HTP dose is right and I'm not eating too much refined sugar, I can get up pretty easily. I HAVE to keep to a regular sleep schedule, however. This means that I rarely sleep in on weekends. I used to set alarms on the weekend so I could get up, but I didn't need to after a couple of weeks. It's nice to have a full day to do stuff too
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          • I am still taking the 5-htp. 150 mg nightly. I sleep well - provided the kids don't wake me. But I'm not consistent in what time I go to bed. I'll usually find myself IN bed by 10:30, but I read for a while. Sometimes to 10:45, sometimes to 11, sometimes to midnight if I'm really into what I'm reading. I've been working through the Chronicals of Narnia - some parts are snooze fests and I fall asleep while reading, and other parts are exciting enough to keep me awake for a while.

            I think I just enjoy sleeping... but once I've committed to getting up, I'm up. However, I'm the type of person who can get up at 6, get my kids a cup of milk and a quick snack, find a show on tv for them to watch and then go right back to sleep. I think I could stay awake if I wanted to. The trouble is wanting to. I think I just need to make the conscious decision to stay up and not go back to sleep. We'll try it this weekend.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • May not get to go camping that week. The XO is on leave that week already and if he's gone and I'm gone, there's no one to manage the office. Canio, you wanna fly up on TDY and cover down for me??

              This totally sucks. I was getting excited.
              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
                May not get to go camping that week. The XO is on leave that week already and if he's gone and I'm gone, there's no one to manage the office. Canio, you wanna fly up on TDY and cover down for me??

                This totally sucks. I was getting excited.
                If only that were possible. Hell, we could take turns covering down for each other. A break from the regular insanity would be a nice change.

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                • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                  If only that were possible. Hell, we could take turns covering down for each other. A break from the regular insanity would be a nice change.
                  With that, your TDY has been approved.


                  *I wish I had that power
                  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
                    With that, your TDY has been approved.


                    *I wish I had that power
                    You and me both.

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                    • I am in complete awe about the number of people who approach me on Facebook wanting to know more about Primal, Paleo and Whole30. A gal I used to work with here on the Island sent me a message via Facebook asking for info on Whole30. I gave her my standard "Go to this website to learn more. Read this book to learn why. If you eat a lot of junk, this will be hard. If you eat a pretty good diet, it'll be easy" shpleal. She says they eat garbage and it'll be hard but it needs to be done.

                      I bet at least once weekly, someone approaches me. Some follow through, some don't. But it surprises me nonetheless how many "coaching" like conversations I have each week regarding Paleo/Primal. It really does. Either Paleo/Primal is becoming more mainstream, or I'm really good at advertising b/c I never thought I'd see this much activity about it when there are so many posts/comments/conversations going on about Advocare, Shakeology, ACE, and other bullshit diets going on around me.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • That's so interesting. I saw that you talk about it on FB. I tend to not talk about it, because people always try to tell me how to live my life. Last year where I worked all the dudes debated diets all the time. There was the short round kid who lost 30 lbs power lifting and doing HFLC and they a) told him he would die of a heart attack from all the fat he ate, and b) always told him that he needed to do more cardio. It pissed me off because it clearly was working for him, but they wouldn't let it go. And the younger guys who did paleo obviously didn't read about, it seems like they got a brief overview from the partners and then went to. The partners who ate Paleo looked amazing. Guys in their 40s looking 10 yrs younger.
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                        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          I am in complete awe about the number of people who approach me on Facebook wanting to know more about Primal, Paleo and Whole30. A gal I used to work with here on the Island sent me a message via Facebook asking for info on Whole30. I gave her my standard "Go to this website to learn more. Read this book to learn why. If you eat a lot of junk, this will be hard. If you eat a pretty good diet, it'll be easy" shpleal. She says they eat garbage and it'll be hard but it needs to be done.

                          I bet at least once weekly, someone approaches me. Some follow through, some don't. But it surprises me nonetheless how many "coaching" like conversations I have each week regarding Paleo/Primal. It really does. Either Paleo/Primal is becoming more mainstream, or I'm really good at advertising b/c I never thought I'd see this much activity about it when there are so many posts/comments/conversations going on about Advocare, Shakeology, ACE, and other bullshit diets going on around me.
                          To add to this, a friend I've been prodding lightly at (she's Type II diabetic) saw my shared link on the Whole30 (I pretty much copied and pasted what Tomi said when she shared it) and said she's researching it. I'm so excited. I hope more than I can hope anything else (except maybe MIL actually giving it a good solid chance to work) that she'll try the whole30 and find success with it. This gal used to babysit my kids and I love her to pieces, but up until now she's been full of excuses. I'm hoping she reads, likes what she reads and gives it a shot, a real valid full on effort shot. Knowing her, she will. She's been doing really well in the gym and with following her "diabetic" diet. I bet Whole30 will be perfect for her dietary needs. I've been quietly watching her and she's been commenting on a lot of the info I've been posting, to include a conversation I had with another diabetic about splenda and all of it's horrible properties, and she was a key player in a conversation I had with another gal on Whole30 and paleo in general. This is exciting for me.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Originally posted by kalli889 View Post
                            Guys in their 40s looking 10 yrs younger.
                            sign me up for this camp! I'm hoping to look 10 years younger when I reach my goals!
                            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 convinced my BIL to try paleo/primal. He's doing pretty good - but is maybe 60/40 at this point. The problem is - he's discovered he can primalize all his favorite desserts. So he's constantly eating cookies and cakes and junk-type primal friendly foods. He isn't going to lose weight doing that. And he really wants to lose weight.
                              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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                              • Well, when he comes to you complaining that he's not losing weight, you can impress upon him the importance of not eating primalized goodies.

                                So, I found out that the new XO has a possible backfill for when he goes on his leave (2 weeks long). If there is a backfill, I will probably be able to take leave.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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