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  • HI TOMI!!! Sorry I've been MIA. Remember I played hookie on Monday, worked on my paper all day yesterday and now I'm finally caught up with you. Sorry you didn't get to do the boat thing. When it's just hubby and me and we have to take the boat out, hubby will back the truck and trailer into the water, he'll climb into the boat, load it himself, and then I'll drive it out. I'm not confident enough backing a trailer to risk messing up his boat trailer/truck. Maybe some practice in our backyard would be good.

    Sorry to hear about the eggs being bad. That's nearly unheard of with fresh eggs. Sorry to hear about Zeus too. Our Mox (9 year old yellow lab come December) has a few cysts forming on his body too. Dr told us we don't need to worry about them unless they get too big and start interfering with movement or vital body activities (breathing, etc), but one is getting big enough that it gets rubbed bald by laying around in the kennel.

    Congrats on 182... my condolences on shooting back up to 184... I feel your pain with that one.

    More to catch up on. I hope your Monday is doing well.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Originally posted by tomi View Post
      OH........... got a lump in my throat after reading that, Pedidoc!
      Sorry!
      Female 55
      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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      • Thursday morning! Where did the week go. I don't have to go in early today because my "space-mate" doesn't have an appt until 2:00 pm. So I'll go in around noon and be finished before she gets there.

        I slept absolutely horrible last night! I had a little trouble falling asleep - but then I woke up every hour or hour and half all dang night! Hubby's snores didn't help with the getting back to sleep. And I sleep hot most of the time (thanks menopause) - but he loves to snuggle -- and will literally wrap himself around me even if he's sleeping. So I'm sufficating and being squished! Sometimes I will wake him and ask him to move over a little - but last night I just suffered through it. Dumb thing to have to suffer through - I mean, who doesn't love a man who loves to snuggle!

        I don't about Zeus, he has good days and not so good days. He's not to the point of just not moving unless its time to eat or he needs to go potty, so I guess I should think about it.

        Yesterday I got home from my walk to discover the cat had blessed me with a live mouse in the dining room! UGH! I couldn't catch it, and my master mouser (Bernice the Dachshound) has been in doggy heaven since March. I had no help. I crawled under the table, but it was dark and I couldn't see much - when my eyes finally focused I saw it scampering towards me - so I grabbed with the bundle of paper towels that I had gathered, but it wriggled out of my grasp. The cat chased the mouse from the dining room to the living room - watching it scramble under the sofa. Zeus had no clue what to do! I was yelling "Get it Zeus, Get it!" But he was too timid to grab it up and bite it! And so, somewhere in the house there is a little grey poop dropping rodent running free! Oh the joys of having pets. I don't know if I should set a trap or just hope it somehow escapes.

        I'm doing great on my 21 day challenge. Missed the mark on the rum a couple nights - but everything else is stellar! Weight today 183.4. My goal is to hit 180 by the 10th. Walking - staying 100% - and keeping calories in check and I should be able to do it. Its a lofty goal I know - and if I don't make it I won't beat myself up - but thats what I'm shooting for. Its a good solid number and one that I can reach really hard for.

        I asked hubby not to bring any rum home for a month. He agreed.

        I'm working on the valances for the 5th wheel. I got one partially done and decided this job would go much faster and easier if I had an electric staple gun, so I spent $30 and got one. Haven't tried it yet - will go walk when I'm done with this and then if I have time before work I'll give it a go. My afternoon will be devoted to valance recovering. They look pretty good so far! I'm pleased with the fabric choice, and the actually recovering is pretty easy.

        Okay --- walk time. Hope it isn't too chilly out there.
        Last edited by tomi; 10-04-2012, 10:27 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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        • I hate it when I have a mouse in the house!! But my cat is a really good mouser and spider-er, so I'm confident we'll be mouse and spider free this winter. In fact, she spends most of the night (from what I can tell) in the basement, so there must be a lot of hunting to be done down there. She used to snuggle with me but doesn't anymore.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Wait - you can't deal with spiders, but can stalk a mouse?
            Female 55
            Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
            Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

            With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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            • Yes, I know........ mice don't freak me out, they're just hairy little 4 legged whisker wigglers! SPIDERS have 8 freaky legs and drop on you from the ceiling, and from tree's, and they make sticky icky nasty webs that clinge to you !!!!! EEEESH!
              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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              • Just came off an 18 hour fast. I'm beginning to like doing this. I don't have to think about fixing something before I go to work, and by the time I get home I'm more than ready to chow down on something - usually crunchy bacon! It tastes so good! Dinner will be salmon and shrimp salad and then some almond butter for snack in the evening. Hopefully hubby won't be too late tonight.

                Last night he brought home a 5 gallon bucket of salmon to brine and smoke for a friend. We nabbed on hole fillet and I threw it in the oven with butter and Old Bay seasoning. It needs some garlic though. Hubby should be bringing home some fresh smoked salmon tonight too!

                I have some wonderful news!!!! My son has an appointment for Friday morning to start the paperwork for his pre-qualification to buy a house. That means he will also have to find a realtor and start shopping the market for the house he will soon buy. He still thinks he wants to buy a 3-4 bedroom and rent out rooms. There is a big market for that I guess. Especially around colleges and universities, and Portland has lots of those. So........ once he's pre-qualified he will need to get on it fast cuz those things only last about 60-90 days and then you have to do a bunch of the paperwork all over again. so.......... we could be looking at being EMPTY NESTERS in 3 months. YEAH!!! Happy New Year to us!

                This is good news on many fronts.............. us having the house to ourselves for the first time EVER! (got married with 3 kids between us) ............ AND my son is finally moving forward with his life and ready to tackle his anxieties and fears! GREAT NEWS!
                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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                • Lots of good things happening.

                  I always mark my lowest weight and leave it in my signature. Of course there's always fluctuations around it. So leave your 182.6 there with no shame.

                  I really do hear you about conflicted feelings about the snuggling. Of course we want them to snuggle. But of course we would also like to sleep. I just have to decide on a case-by-case basis which one is more important at any given time.
                  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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                  • its 2 am........... I'm not sleeping cuz my tummy feels sick. Why? because I ate 3 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and 1/4 cup rice tonight. We had a surprise family dinner at our house. Surprise meaning - we didn't plan it until about 2 pm. So I scrambled to get the house cleaned up - ran to the store for a couple ingredients - and whipped up an Indian dinner for 9 people. I made my famous chocolate chip oatmeal peanut butter cookies............ thinking I would not have any. Didn't go that way. I made some shrimp and left over salmon for those couple of people who aren't really curry fans......... thinking there would be enough for me as well - but there wasn't. I ate a little shrimp, a little of the curried ground beef and a very small bit of basmati rice........ that was it. Then I was REALLY hungry cuz there wasn't any salmon left --- I gave in to the callings of the cookies.......... BIG mistake. Now I feel gassy, nauseous and can't sleep. Tossing and turning through on and off sleep - I decided to get up and confess .......... maybe that will help me sleep. I also took an antiacid - hopeing that would relieve some of the discomfort. Overall I've still had less than 1000 calories today cuz I had only had 4 peices of bacon prior to eating dinner at 8 pm.

                    Not a good way to start the weekend.

                    Today - or in the morning after I try to get some sleep............... we are going to the Oregon State University vs. Washington State game in Corvallis. can't wait! this is the first time we have gone to a game and watched it from a suite (gifted tickets!). How exciting! We've learned that both Oregon teams are playing both Washington teams -- in Oregon! So, traffic is going to be a bit dicey getting down there. The game starts at 3 --- we're leaving Salem around 10. We're hoping to have lunch with #2 step daughter, but she has plans to meet with study group and isn't sure she can meet us. We'll see what happens. Either way - I'm voting for NO indian food.

                    We just made plans to go on a 4 mile hike on Sunday with all the family that was here for dinner. Sister and hubby, sisters daughter and hubby, sisters son and girlfriend, me and hubby and my son! Should be a fun day.

                    Son got his pre-qualification for a home mortgage. $181k is his max. So, now its house hunting time! Should be interesting What he's looking at so far on line is not what I would live in - but this is for him and I need to be supportive. He wants to buy a house and rent out rooms to college students so he doesn't need to have a nice newly renovated place. Just someplace he can work on. I'm nervous for him - I don't think this is the best step for him right out the shoot -- but I'm not voicing my opinion more than the original, "I don't really think this is the right move, but its your choice". and I'm supporting him by helping him search through the online listings.

                    for now though -- I need some sleep. Night all................
                    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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                    • Hope you feel better Tomi. My headache is back (I've got to stop drinking red wine), so I'm up too.
                      Female 55
                      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                      • Thanks - felt better the next morning when the wheat cleared out of my gutt. We had a great time at the OSU vs. WS game! Beavers won! Had to walk about a mile from where we parked to the stadium - so a good 2 mile walk day! What an experience watching the game from a suite ---- free food, free beverages......... of ALL kinds. I was good. I snitched a couple potato chips but otherwise, had only meat and veggies. I passed on the cookies, candy and chili w/beans. There was rum and coke and lots of other hards stuff....... I drank water. Had a large sweet potato later in the evening - but did put a tiny bit of brown sugar on it.

                        Today (sunday) we gathered several family members and went on a great hike up to Shellburg Falls. Its not a long hike - about 2.8 miles round trip - but a good steady climb all the way up! What a fun day! I did great until I ate a few m&ms. Otherwise - great exercise day - great food day.

                        GREAT WEEKEND! now I'm working on those valances again........ getting to the end of the pile! I can't wait to have them done and back in the 5th wheel. Now I still have to find a nice 6" wallpaper border.

                        No time to visit everyone's journals - but I promise to catch up in the morning
                        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 Pedidoc View Post
                          Hope you feel better Tomi. My headache is back (I've got to stop drinking red wine), so I'm up too.
                          darn alcohol......... I'm trying to not have any rum for a month! I feel so much better when I don't drink that stuff!
                          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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                          • holy cow --- I'm trying to get caught up on everyone's journal! Thats what happens when I'm off the forum for a few days!
                            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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                            • Tuesday morning. I had dark chocolate over the weekend and I'm still feeling the results. I've had 2 days of bathroom issues. I need to stay clear of the dark chocolate for sure! I'm hoping its over now for today......... sure hurts!

                              I'm doing good food-wise. Even over the weekend I wasn't too terribly bad. I had some m&m's - that was the worst. Yesterday was bacon, almond butter, a BAS with bbq'd tuna loin - YUMMY! Weight was 183 today. Hoping for 182 tomorrow since thats my next goal for my weight chart. If I lose 2 pounds per week I will make my goal weight by the end of March! It will be a thin and healthy summer for me! and since I now have the tools to get thin and stay thin -- I should be fine for the duration! Looking forward to getting back into my cute capris and smaller summer tops!

                              I didn't walk yesterday since I walked/hiked a total of 6.8 miles over the weekend. I'd like to walk today...... its 10:30 now and I need to get in the shower at noon for work this afternoon. That means I need to get moving soon. I need to make sure the stomach issues are over before I set out. I still feel some cramping so I don't think its over. I can always walk when I get home from work -- I'm considering calling the office to see if there is anything that I need to do today - it might not even be worth going to the office today. I hate going in to find that I have nothing to do !!!! GRRRR....... Technically I'm supposed to be compensated with 2 hours of pay regardless.......... but I don't push that since I work for a friend. I could just hang around for 2 hours and then leave. No one ever checks on me or pays any attention to what I'm doing. I wish the manager would hand over more things for me to do. I would love to do the supply ordering. Oh well, its a job, and its easy - I shouldn't complain.

                              I'm going to make some bacon............ yummy.
                              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. Your weekend sounds WAY more disciplined than mine. I felt the effects all day Sunday! Only up to 185 today, though, which is only 1 lb up. I'm eagerly awaiting 182 as that's my first "medium term" goal. It's pretty much my half way point (well, 39 lbs) but more importantly, it's the weight I was when I learned I was pregnant... and I was very newly pregnant too (only 13 days into the pregnancy when I got the positive test b/c I'm anal and charted everything when we were trying to conceive) so the weight gain hadn't started yet. 2 lbs yo! Why can't I stay the course to get there! UGH!

                                Anyhow, I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend. It sounds like a lot of fun.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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