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  • Yes, he looks gorgeous. My first job was waiting on banquets too.

    Ah, a kidless vacation! Sheer bliss. And then when the kids come back, you'll realize how much you missed them.
    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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    • Indeed! But in the meantime we charge our batteries .
      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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      • Its important for a marriage to have time without the younglings. I'm sure you're time alone with hubby will be sweet. I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for my son to move out! He's 26! Looking to buy a condo, and rent out rooms. Then hubby and I will be alone for the first time EVER! Second marriage, and blended family does have its pitfalls. But, it will be soon! He's going to be getting pre-qualified for a loan in the next couple weeks. And he wants to be moved out by the end of summer. YEAH!
        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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        • Great news for you, Tomi! DH and me never had a lot of time alone either - I already had DS1, and before we knew it we were expecting DS2 . But we try to get away without the kids at least once a year. Luckily the kids love to stay with my parents! And they're looking forward to going to the beach every day, my parents have a house really close to the beach (2 minutes walk).

          I'm going to have a tattoo! I've been thinking of it for years now. It's kind of a reward for loosing close to 30 kg's the past year. I'm going to have one close to my belly button, now that I can show it in a bikini (although I'll be able to show it only next summer, the tattoo artist is really busy and it'll probably be October before it's my turn). I also want a poppy on my ankle, but let's first see how it goes . I'll be going to talk about it on Thursday, hope to get the appointment for October! Would be a nice birthday present.
          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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          • I have 5 tattoos. I love getting tattoos and can't wait til I get my next. I want my kids hands (fingerpaint style) on my ankle with their names wrapped around like an anklet. But that'll be a pricy one b/c they're also going to be covering one I have already gotten that I have decided I don't like. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. has no meaning so I'd like to cover it.

            That dinner looks delicious! Wish I could have attended!! And congrats to DS1 on landing a great job! My first job was waiting table too and what i wouldn't give to still be doing it! Money isn't good enough in tips where I live though.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • That fruit salad looks so good Candy! I really miss bananas
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              • Hi Mike - are you not eating bananas for health reasons? I eat a banana after I work out most times (once or twice/week), always look forward to that . There a rich source of potassium!

                Yesterday I thought I'd bake something for the kids when they come home from school, I had some over-ripe bananas. I made the banana chocolate chip bread from "Eat like a dinosaur", using sunflower butter instead of almond butter. They had a bit of a funny color when they came out of the oven:

                so I covered them with some chocolate ganache:


                but when DS2 and DS3 saw this inside:


                the refused to eat them! I think it's actually really funny! So here I am having banana choc chip sunbutter muffins for breakfast this morning . Hey, someone has to eat them! I think next time I'll mix in some cocoa instead of the choc chips, that will cover up the green color! Or use almond butter instead of sunbutter.
                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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                • I just decided to do a Whole30 as of July 2nd. Not 1st, because we have a big BBQ in our street - there will be alcohol and (primal) desserts involved .
                  I think I'll have a glass of wine tonight . I already had chocolate, it was in the green muffins .
                  Actually I only have to cut out wine, dairy and sweeteners (I only use honey, maple syrup and coconut palm sugar anyway), I never cheat on grains or legumes anyway! But the sweeteners are sneaking in my diet too regularly again, time to stop that again! And I really hope to loose those last 5 kg (after 6 months of maintaining my current weight, which I think is good too!).

                  Made an appointment for Thursday afternoon to discuss my first tattoo with the artist, yay! I'm excited and a bit nervous. It's just a first talk, I'll have to wait until October or later for the actual tattoo (this guy is busy! but he's supposed to be really good).
                  Last edited by Candy in Wonderland; 06-26-2012, 06:33 AM.
                  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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                  • What makes the muffins green?
                    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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                    • The sunflower seed butter I guess!
                      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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                      • Ecks inspired me to put strawberries in my salad, so I had this for lunch today: Salad with beetroot and strawberries


                        A picture I saw on facebook inspired me to make dessert tonight. In the end I didn't make what I had in mind as I was missing some ingredients, but I did make a very nice (dairy free!) coconut panna cotta with raspberry coulis:


                        I'm so excited, tomorrow afternoon I'm going to see the tattoo artist! Feel like a kid on Christmas eve .
                        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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                        • You're brave! I've toyed with the idea of getting a tatoo for years! I think my hubby wants me to get a cute little something on my ankle.......... but I'm not sure if the pain is worth it! Maybe when I lose ALL my weight I will get one for him....
                          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, I promised myself a tattoo if I lost a lot of weight, I think more than 25 kgs counts as "a lot of weight" . And I want one on my ankle too (a poppy), but I think I'll have one on my belly first, as that area is less painful (and in my case the area around my belly button is numb).
                            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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                            • OK, I talked to the tattoo artist and then decided to go for the poppy on my ankle. I have an appointment on October 20th .
                              Today is DS2 and DS3's last school day. I just managed to finish the little gifts for their teachers just in time! You can see a picture here: Bye bye school year! | Candy in Wonderland.
                              Another busy day today: I'm going to CrossFit in an hour; then rush back home, get changed and go to school to pick up the kiddo's and have a last chat with the teachers. Home for lunch, then to DS2's new school (as of September).
                              DS1's earnings for past work weekends has arrived, so we'll go looking for his new phone (he wants a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play). Really hope he still finds it, or else he'll have to wait until he gets back from Sicily.
                              Back home I have to pack for the 3 kids, as tomorrow they fly to Sicily, for a 2 week holiday with my parents.
                              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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                              • Good heavens! I hope all these schools and home and others stops aren't too far apart! Thats a lot of running around! Enjoy your 2 weeks alone with your hubby!
                                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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