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  • And the season has begun............. hubby is working late - fixing boats! But, thank the Lord there are boats to fix!

    todays intake:
    breakfast: chicken and sweet potato with 1 tb butter.
    snack: one sq. dark chocolate (the last sq. boo hoo)
    dinner: bowl of all beef chili with 2 oz colby jack cheese

    I'm full.......... but want to eat. Maybe some almonds for snack later.

    Right now I'm going to go put my jammies on and plant myself in front of the tv........ I walked this morning (only one mile), worked for 3 hours, washed the car, cleaned out the pond filter, watered the newly planted azalea's and squash seeds - now I'm really tired and need to crash..........
    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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    • Tired for good reason! Good lordy woman! I bet you had fun with all that planting though. I love planting.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • still dragging my feet today! But I managed a little over a mile walk this morning. I have to work this afternoon for just bit, probably won't be much to do though.

        I'm making a chicken breast for breakfast/lunch. I'm trying to cut the eggs and bacon because of the high fat content. Somehow eating chicken for breakfast isn't very appealing. I have roast in the crockpot for dinner, and I think I'm going to do a cauliflower mash as a side.

        My freezer is getting really empty and its freaking me out. We always have a full freezer - but, we are completely out of ground beef, we have a few salmon fillets, and a few packages of roasts and steaks, and 4 whole chickens. Since changing to primal eating my pantry has shrunk also. I used to have boxes and boxes of packaged pasta and rice mixes, cans stacked on cans of soups and sauces - bags a pasta, etc. Now I have practically nothing! Meat in the freezer and fresh veggies in the fridge is all I need anymore. I guess it keeps it simple and uncluttered for sure!

        Okay - report on the calcium experiment. I have seen an obvious connection between taking calcium and reduced diarrhea issues. When I consistantly take 1500 mg a day in divided doses of 1000 mg in the morning and 500 mg in the evening I have normal daily bowel movements, but still a bit of tummy discomfort. More than that causes constipation, less will result in diarrhea. And its immediate. If I forget to the take the evening dose, I will have diarrhea and cramping the next day. So - I do believe I've found my treatment! I will stay at his dose for a while and see what happens. I wonder what my doctor will have to say about this...... I go to see her on the 7th to see about the results of the saliva test. I'm going to ask her about the Colestid as it is supposed to be good for treating both bile salts diarrhea and high cholesterol. A double Whammy!

        I ate corn last night........... I wonder if that has anything to do with my feeling a bit achy and sluggish today. I slept really well, but am very tired and lethargic. Mark says corn is a grain, and should not be eaten. I made hubby corn with dinner last night, and made too much - so I ate some of his. Maybe I shouldn't do that again.

        I'm all out of almonds and d. chocolate again. I only bought it for the holiday weekend, to have things to snack on while out on the lake. I mean, you have to snacks while boating, its just a part of the experience. Sorta like a road trip --- snacking just goes with long road trips. But, now I'm wanting to go buy more. I don't need the fat in the almonds or the fat and sugar in the chocolate. Lots of fat and carbs in BOTH. Thats what makes them taste so good I guess.

        Tomorrow is mom day again - they do seem to come around too quickly! I do wish my sister would offer to take every other one. Oh, we do what we must............
        Last edited by tomi; 05-31-2012, 10:53 AM.
        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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        • Hi Tomi. My pantry is also empty. When DH and I built our house we wanted a very big pantry since previous homes had storage issues to contend with. So big pantry it is. It's a walk in. Very nice. Anyhow, it's empty now, aside from a few things like organic snacks for the kids, coconut oil, some baking soda and baking powder, etc. I actually repurposed my pantry to hold casserole dishes and pots/pans I don't use frequently. The plus side to this is that I was able to move the pans I DO use frequently out of my island and into a cupboard next to the stove. I can now remove a piece of furniture from my kitchen! YAY. (but I'm at a loss as well b/c having the island allowed me a place to set things - like sippy cups that need filling, etc instead of walking from the fridge clear across the kitchen to the counter... it's a conundrum lol). Also, however, things fall out of the fridge when we reach in to get something so we had to purchase a larger fridge (which gets delivered tomorrow!! so excited!!) to store all our primal goodies.

          I wondered about corn the other day. Most grains require soaking and processing to consume without literally being poisoned. Corn, however, you can eat straight from the cod, and even uncooked. This makes me think it really doens't belong in 'bad' category b/c it doesn't require any "processing" to be edible... but then there's the digestion issue where some people don't digest corn well (I'm hearing jokes in my head about corny poop). it's sad, though, that corn is a grain since the stores are filling up with sweet corn.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Yes - corn has always been my very favorite veggie! As a child corn was the only veggie I would eat. I believe the reason for it being on the bad list is the lectins that cause inflamation - and in my case, with the fibromyalgia, I need to avoid anything that will contribute to the inflamation in my body. But, it tasted really good! It wasn't canned - it was frozen, so very much tasted fresh off the cob! nummers! But - no more for me. I choose feeling good and having energy over the tastiness of those little golden nuggets!
            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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            • Makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • okay - had a good day!

                breakfast: big chicken breast fried in bacon grease
                dinner: Mashed cauliflower, made with heavy cream and butter - topped with shredded beef and a TB of the juice in crockpot. Side of brocolli and carrots (steamed). Only 650 calories total for the day - but I'm stuffed! I don't care about the total calories - I ate healthy and I ate until I was full. Thats good enough for me.

                Hubby wanted ice cream - I discouraged it. Now he's snoring on the couch next to me. He's so cute.
                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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                • Hubby wanted to take me out for gelato after dropping off the little ones. I said, "Sure, on one condition. You won't ask again for a month." LOL! He decided he wanted to save the experience for Italian Week later this month. Yay! We are making progress! If he's learning to plan treats and cheats instead of just jumping at them every chance he gets...
                  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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                  • Hi Tomi! Thanks for the friend request on Facebook! I hope your day is going well.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Having a GREAT day! Did the mom thing this morning. Grocery shopping, bank, and planted flowers on her patio (more flowers!). She's happy. Thats what counts.

                      Energy is coming back after last weeks 21 miles of walking and 14 miles of biking! I over did it............... Today I'm feeling really good.

                      Food:
                      Breakfast - fasted - 20 hours. Not hungry at all.
                      LATE lunch - 4 oz Chicken breast
                      snack - handful of chocolate chips (ooops) fingerful of cookie dough (ooops)
                      Dinner???? beef probably, with steamed veggies. Maybe....... its 6:40 and I'm not hungry at all.

                      Not eating unless the stomach is begging.........

                      Off to pick up some timbers to finish the pergola project in the back yard. Last night hubby surprised me with a handmade firepit - made out of a big bowl shaped peice of metal - ITS AWESOME!!! It will fit perfectly into the backyard! Can't wait to get this all done. I'll be posting a picture!
                      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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                      • Planting flowers is always fun. I bought a bunch yesterday, but the rain is going to have to let up before I plant them. I can handle rainy, I can handle cold, the two at once are more than I am willing to do.

                        As far as physical activity is concerned, I find it is best to push my limits gently. Whenever I get overly ambitious, I knock myself back for days or even weeks. I'm glad to see you haven't wiped yourself out too badly.
                        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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                        • Feeling good today - I think I'm back to my high side! YEAH!!! Judg - the key is absolutely to know your limits, right? We have to know when its time to slow down, or just completely stop and let the body recover. Thanks to this way of eating, my limits are miles higher than they were just 8 months ago! I want to start doing Mark's basic movements -- but I'm doubting I will ever be able to do pull up!

                          Just mowed the lawn - I love a freshly mowed lawn! And with my new found energy and strength this year I've put a lot of work into, and its looking pretty dang good! My husband keeps thanking me for making the yard look so great!
                          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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                          • Mine is reviving too this year, after a couple of years of neglect. Still have some catching up to do, but it's a big improvement.
                            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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                            • Another great day! We played hooky from church today and just took it easy........ this afternoon we went to Lowes and bought some ceramic pots and flowers to go on the back patio - under the almost finished pergola! We got the timbers and now we just need the top center peice that will hold it all together.

                              Food-wise:
                              Breakfast: eggs and bacon
                              Dinner: Kokanee that my hubby is frying up right now - with salad and cauliflower mash.

                              Had a bit of Rum/diet coke this weekend. But I think I'm losing weight anyway. I think I will step on the scales in the morning and see whats happening there.
                              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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                              • Dang it!!!!! still no weight loss. Okay.............. going to read up on the whole30. If it sounds do-able I'm going to start today! But right now, I have to go get showered and check it at work - manager is going today so I need to take a peak at the mail and see if there is any charting to do.

                                Not feeling real great today. Last night I started feeling the ickies in my throat and this morning I feel like I have a hang-over! UGH.

                                Didn't do too bad over the weekend - but I mixed up a batch of snickerdoodles -- and munched on the dough a bit. I never bake more than 6 cookies at a time so there isn't a plateful for the family to devour. But I kept finding my fingers in the dough!!!! ggrrrrr! Add that to the rum/diet coke and its no wonder I didn't lose any weight.

                                Wondering when DS is going to start looking for a place and start packing up his things. He's no trouble being here - but he is 26 years old and it is just time for him to be moving out. He needs to be closer to his job and he needs to start his life!!! The social anxiety issues are not nearly what they used to be, and I know he'll be fine now being out on his own. But I'm getting impatient about it all. He said as soon as work picks up and he's back to a full 40 hours a week that he will make the move. Hope that happens soon. Its time for Hubby and I to have an empty nest!
                                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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