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  • Question: Do you keep your geraniums indoors during the winter or just get new ones? I used to grow them like crazy in California, but up here they don't live through the winter. I've never "wintered" plants. I mean, geraniums just grow year round in Southern California.

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    • Sorry to hear about your stomach issues - I can totally relate!

      Good job on the weight loss! Yeah for smaller numbers!
      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 like the over-weekend commitment, but not the digestive issues so much! I recently realized popcorn is a really bad idea ... when your insides get nice and used to your food not scraping, inflaming and cutting your insides it gets especially mad when you go back to old ways. I'll leave it there. At least it's easier to stick with eating well because the consequences of not doing so can be so obvious.
        Starting weight: 225
        Current weight: 195
        Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
        Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
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        • Originally posted by lopisheep View Post
          Question: Do you keep your geraniums indoors during the winter or just get new ones? I used to grow them like crazy in California, but up here they don't live through the winter. I've never "wintered" plants. I mean, geraniums just grow year round in Southern California.
          No. It's too much work to winter them and they're inexpensive so it's not like I can't buy new once next year. I may try to salvage the hedera ivies I planted with the geraniums though, but they tend not to do well over the winter b/c it's not humid enough for them. And sometimes spider mites get the best of them and they become a huge pain to care for (weekly showers, etc). We'll see what my energy level is like this winter. lol
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • So I'm up 3 lbs in water weight today... Only thing that changed between this weekend and yesterday was the vitamins. Pebbles said that iodine causes her to bloat, so I'm going to take a few days off of the iodine and see if that makes a difference. I feel bloated too... ick.

            I found out yesterday that the mother of DS's classmates (twin girls) died of cancer yesterday. The girls are 5. She also had a 16 year old girl from a previous marriage. I feel so terrible for those twins. The 16 year old has a pretty good dad (I know him - dated him for a while) and I know she'll be well taken care of - and if a positive must be found from this it's that he'll finally get time with his beloved daughter.

            I guess when this gal and the ex husband were married she was diagnosed with cancer and later deemed free of it, but it recently came back. And from the way it sounds, it came back suddenly and with a vengance b/c I had no clue she was sick! I just saw her like 2 weeks ago with the girls and she seemed perfectly happy and healthy. She didn't appear to be on any chemo or radiation (she had long beautiful hair and didn't look washed out or weak). She wasn't very old (maybe mid 40's??) so I can't imagine she would have chosen to forego the treatments with two young girls at home. it's just so sad. I feel so terrible for her girls. I don't feel horrible for her husband b/c he's an absolute jerk! Sunday he was at Newton Speedway (Iowa's version of a NASCAR track) and called a friend to say that his wife had been given 24 hours to live... who goes to race when their wife only has 24 hours to live?!?! I am sickened by what torment she went through not having her husband there for her last day of life! What a freaking jerk! We didn't like him before this b/c we felt he was selfish and "holier-than-thou" but I never would have expected THIS! But those girls... they're 5. How could they understand what happened to their mommy? How could they understand that their mom is never coming home? And now they have to live with a dad that I'm convinced won't show them the attention they need and because of his selfish past, will likely resent them for the work he has to do now. Hell, he's probably sending them to school today! My guess is that they'll grow up way sooner than they should have to because of their father. I don't know... maybe he's a better father than he was a husband/friend, but I'm doubtful. I just hope those girls get the life they deserve.

            It all goes to show that we must take care of ourselves to prevent untimely deaths and to be here as long as possible for our families. That is my goal. To be healthy. Fight off potential cancers. It's scary to think that there could be this monster growing inside me right now and how would I know until it gets to the point of causing some other type of problem? It makes me want to go get a full-body CT scan to verify that I don't have any crazy shit growing inside me that could take me away from my kids. Cancer scares the shit out of me and I want no part of it.

            Anyhow, I'm going to go read some journals now to lighten the mood...
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • I am so sorry for the death of the mother of those girls. That is hard. Who knows, maybe the father of the 16 year old will end up with the five year olds too. I've seen that happen. We'll just have to really send thoughts that the twins' father is a good father, or that good grandparents or relatives will be able to take charge.

              Thank you for the information on the geraniums. I'll save my energies for something else!

              Hope you have a stomach-free day -- meaning that it's not giving you issues! Positive, light thoughts for you.
              Last edited by lopisheep; 05-22-2012, 08:16 AM.

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              • Jenn, sorry about your friend.
                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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                • Oh, Judg, she wasn't my friend. In fact she was married to a guy we can't stand so we had no contact with her except for the small amount of contact that was involved with having kids in preschool together (read: none at all). I just genuinely feel horrible for her wee ones and how they'll have to grow up without their mother now. It's heartbreaking.

                  I'm in a better place mentally now. I'm no longer petrified that there's a cancerous tumor stowing away in my body...

                  I had a bout of gut issue again today... and that got me to thinking about what the link was between the last 3 days. It wasn't wheat like I originally thought as I didn't have any wheat yesterday (I guess maybe some of it could have been wheat since there were cramps involved Sunday). instead, all three days contained Kraft Singles... could it be the singles that are doing it or cheese in general? I will be testing today. I will consume some colby jack cheese (read the ingredients - nothing fishy in there) and see if that affects my gut. If it does, I guess I'll have to stop cheese as well. Man... I'm getting closer and closer to paleo than Primal every day...

                  Speaking of fishy... I picked up some cod liver oil capsules from the grocery store the other day... they didn't have the brand I normally get so I got a different brand. I got them home and was looking them over... in the ingredients list was "Soybean oil". REALLY??? in Cod Liver OIL??? I'm going to see if the store will let me return them since they're unopened. Hopefully my normal brand will be available. If not I should be able to get them at another store.

                  So two experiments right now: no Kraft Singles (does it affect my GI health) and no iodine supplements (are they causing my bloating and water weight gain?)
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • We have to feel our way through these things sometimes, don't we? I'm glad the panic has subsided.

                    I had a very unusual experience with cancer. I didn't even know I had it until after they removed it - as a matter of fact, I was convinced that it wasn't cancer - so I never went through any of the fear and anxiety. I'm technically a cancer survivor, but I don't really even feel like I had it. The surgeon said that if you had to get cancer, I had the "best" kind - very slow-growing and non-aggressive. Good thing too. It would have killed me otherwise, because I didn't even notice it.

                    Soybean oil in your fish oil capsules? ??? *runs to check her newly-bought bottle* Whew! I'm good.
                    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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                    • Judg, I thought that was bizzare too! Pissed me off quite honestly! I'm hoping the store will take them back.

                      I just went for a walk with my Work Friend convert. And now I feel the fat cells in my legs and butt popping. At least it feels like things are popping! lol
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Kraft slices, that doesn't sound like Real cheese . I bet that stuff is made of all kind of (s)crap(s) melted together and topped off with chemicals. I don't think it can even be considered primal, or real food.
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                        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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                        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          Judg, I thought that was bizzare too! Pissed me off quite honestly! I'm hoping the store will take them back.

                          I just went for a walk with my Work Friend convert. And now I feel the fat cells in my legs and butt popping. At least it feels like things are popping! lol
                          Sometimes I swear I can feel it at night, the fat burning off. And yes, the next day the scales are down.

                          Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
                          Kraft slices, that doesn't sound like Real cheese . I bet that stuff is made of all kind of (s)crap(s) melted together and topped off with chemicals. I don't think it can even be considered primal, or real food.
                          Yeah, they are kind of scary. Here's to real cheddar! Extra old!
                          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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                          • you're right, Candy, and I know this... but I found them to be tasty. Here's the ingredient list (*hiding in the corner now*):

                            Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, milk, whey, milkfat, milk protein concentrate, salt, calcium phosphate, sodium citrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, sorbic acid as a preservative, apocarotenal (color),annatto (color), enzymes, vitamin D3, cheese culture, yellow dye.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • You know I could look past most of it until it gets to enzymes (something about that just creeps me out even though I'm sure it's fairly innocuous) and YELLOW DYE.
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                              • enzymes are what are used to curdle the milk into cheese.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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