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  • Have a fantastic safe trip! Lots of strong will power to you too!

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    • Lots of luck to you, Tomi, as you fight off the evil Double Stufs! I love Double Stufs! I just learned they have candy corn oreos this fall... If I don't buy them, I'll be fine. But if someone has them at their house and I see them... I make no guarantees as candy corn is my FAVORITE candy.

      Anyhow, have a nice trip!
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Thanks for all the positive energy! Hubby is just pulling into the driveway so I'm signing off the weekend. Will report in on Monday! Have a great weekend everyone! I will miss you!
        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! I ate out once this weekend too, and decided not to get the house dressing when I found out it had canola oil in it. Asked them for simple EVOO and vinegar; that way I could be sure they wouldn't mess it up.

          They make a really great steak, but their veggies are really uninspiring and downright cheap for the prices they charge, so we aren't going back.

          By the way, the MDA recipe for Green Goddess dressing looks fantastic; you should try it.

          That looks like a pretty good list of veggies to me; you've got a lot of the best in there. I'll see what I can come up with. Do you eat tomatoes? Oh, and Mark dithered about green beans for a while and then declared them primal. Apparently the bad things are negligible while the seeds are still green and small. So there you are. Good thing. I have some fresh ones from FIL's garden...

          For squash, I like cooking garlic and an apple in butter until the apple has reduced to sauce (so peeled, of course) and then adding roasted orange squash, like acorn or pumpkin or whatever. The combination is to die for, and it's what got me started eating squash, which I had never been fond of before. If your squash isn't too difficult to cube raw, you can cook it in the pot with the garlic and use apple juice for the liquid, as a variation on the same theme. I know that's not a salad, but it's totally scrumptious, and is my favourite substitute for mashed potatoes now.
          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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          • Thanks, Judg ----- I'm going to read through that post a little slower and take some notes.

            Okay - our weekend was absolutely wonderful!!! Best 2 day vacation of my life! We hiked about 3 miles around Hope Island after a short kayak ride to the island from the boat. Then we kayaked around McMicken Island - its pretty small - maybe an acre, so the trip around it in the kayak took maybe an hour. This was first time kayaking so I was pretty excited about the whole thing! Here I am:

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            Pretty cool huh? 52 years old and I'm just starting to hike and kayak! I didn't quit make it foodwise though. Yes, I had rum and diet coke ---- and I even ate a couple peanut m&m's and oreos! UGH! All in all I'm good with it though. I just won't be able to say I did the entire 21 day challenge without cheating. Its not like ate pizza or a hoagie sandwich or anything. It was just a few. Tomorrow is new day and I'll get back to being 100%.

            We'll be going back up next weekend to bring the boat back home. Then she'll be put to bed for the winter. Bummer.
            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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            • Looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad you had a good time. I was off on nutrition this weekend too. Feeling the effects already by way of exhaustion, lethargy and disinterest. We'll get it back under control.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • It sounds like your weekend was great fun. Kayaking is amazing, great upperbody exercise + a cool way to travel. Kayak to work, now that would be fun (not if you wear a suit though).

                Richard
                It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                • Yes - the weekend was wonderful - just wish I wouldn't have caved on my resolve to stay 100%. Oh well - its 2 days out of my life, right? Today I'm back in the game.
                  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, you can't go back and fix it, so there's really no sense in dwelling on it, really. Just let it go and move on. Like you said, it's two days out of your entire life... Unless it makes your fibro flare, I'd say "no harm, no foul" on that one and forget about it.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Wow -- got all caught up on the journals........ now I have to tackle the pile of mail for the boatshop and prepare a deposit. Yuck.

                      Its 10:30 and still haven't had any breakfast. Dinner last night was salad with shrimp and a peice of salmon, then a little too much almond butter for a snack. UGH. I think I'll start the day with a couple eggs.

                      I stepped on the scale this morning to see what kind of damage I did over the weekend. It was what I expected. When I drink I usually see a 3 pound gain, then over the coarse of the next 3 days it all goes away. So, if that is the case, I'm right at about 183. Thats a 5 pound loss since I started the 21 day challenge. I'm pretty happy with that.

                      I'm not walking today since I had a very active weekend of hiking and kayaking! (I love that I can actually say those things! after 12 years of being too fatigued and in too much pain - I have a new lease on life!) So - today is a rest day.
                      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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                      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                        Thanks, Judg ----- I'm going to read through that post a little slower and take some notes.

                        Okay - our weekend was absolutely wonderful!!! Best 2 day vacation of my life! We hiked about 3 miles around Hope Island after a short kayak ride to the island from the boat. Then we kayaked around McMicken Island - its pretty small - maybe an acre, so the trip around it in the kayak took maybe an hour. This was first time kayaking so I was pretty excited about the whole thing! Here I am:

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                        Pretty cool huh? 52 years old and I'm just starting to hike and kayak! I didn't quit make it foodwise though. Yes, I had rum and diet coke ---- and I even ate a couple peanut m&m's and oreos! UGH! All in all I'm good with it though. I just won't be able to say I did the entire 21 day challenge without cheating. Its not like ate pizza or a hoagie sandwich or anything. It was just a few. Tomorrow is new day and I'll get back to being 100%.

                        We'll be going back up next weekend to bring the boat back home. Then she'll be put to bed for the winter. Bummer.
                        What a lovely picture! You should zoom in and get a head shot from that for your avatar. You're much prettier than you give yourself credit for. And I am so jealous of the whole weekend and your kayaking too. And I'm so happy for you and your new lease.

                        Yeah, I cheated a bit this weekend too. Like you, just a bit, so it's not a big deal. Back on the horse. I passed up on most of the opportunities to cheat, so all in all, I think I did well.

                        BTW, do you eat tomatoes?
                        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 are my hero! I so very much want to hike and kayak. I am 46 and grew up in Florida but have done none of those things, primarily because I always thought I was too fat and uncoordinated. My biggest problem now is I just have no one to do it with. Still trying to figure that part out but determined to get there. How wonderful to now there are others who were where I am and made thier dreams come true. Thank you!
                          You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                          Age 48
                          height 5'3
                          SW 215 lbs
                          CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                          LW 172 lbs
                          GW 125ish lbs

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                          • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
                            You are my hero! I so very much want to hike and kayak. I am 46 and grew up in Florida but have done none of those things, primarily because I always thought I was too fat and uncoordinated. My biggest problem now is I just have no one to do it with. Still trying to figure that part out but determined to get there. How wonderful to now there are others who were where I am and made thier dreams come true. Thank you!
                            Gosh..... I've never anyone's "hero" before! I'm quite honored! And you are very welcome!
                            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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                            • Judg......... I take a good picture from afar...... not so much up close.

                              I don't eat tomatoes. 1. I don't like them 2. tomato-y sauces always give me an acid stomach burn, so I'm thinking I have a sensitivity to the little red devils. 3. I do love ketchup though - and it doesn't seem to bother me. Go figure........
                              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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                              • here's another one --- hiking on Hope Island. We took a little detour off the path and had to do a bit of climbing to get back to the path! It was almost straight UP! and hubby thought he should snap a pic of me struggling to find a foothold! Then he reached down and helped me up!

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                                I think I need a haircut! I have no style or shape, it just hangs there............ blah!

                                Anyway - it sure feels good to have the energy to do this kind of stuff again - and at my age, I'm pretty happy about that!
                                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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