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  • Yes - I should have said I have 2/3 of my calories LEFT! My bad.......

    Weight today 181.6 SCORE!! Even after eating a large amount of almond butter yesterday! thanks for the cheers of encouragement! I'm so excited to be so close to being down in the 170's! I was a little worried about being able to be a success at this when I was so stuck in the low 190's! I'm confident now that I can make this work - and will definitely see my goal weight! Praying to see by July 25, 2013. (the 52nd year of me).

    I have pork loin medalions in the slow cooker for dinner haven't eaten anything yet today and it 12:40 pm. tummy is rumbling. We had to take a dry rotted boat to the land fill - about an 1.5 hour round trip journey. So, I skipped breakfast. Making some eggs now.

    the mango salsa in the shrimp/crab mix was absolutely wonderful last night! I didn't even miss the sweet sauce.
    Last edited by tomi; 11-03-2012, 01:00 PM.
    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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    • Whoo Hooo!!!! Way to go Tomi, you will be passing me soon......
      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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      • Oh good girl! And finding food you love that sidesteps your old sweet habits is fantastic! That's how you build for further success.
        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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        • Home alone tonight - as hubby is at OSU with both girls, watching the football game. I'm watching it to - in the comfort of my jammies, and the warmth of my living room! Its a good game - and the Beavers are kicking some Arizona State butt! Thats my Beavs! Its a late game - probably won't get over until around 11:15. Then they will have to walk to the truck - and that could be a good 20 minute walk or more! then take #2 daughter to her apartment. Then drive the 45 minutes back to Keizer. then take #1 daughter home (she lives at her moms) --- THEN come home. So, I expect him to be home around 12:45 AM. UGH........ I'll wait up for him I'm sure.

          Breakfast was 3 eggs fried in a little bacon grease. Dinner was pork loin medalions fixed in the crock pot......... good but a little dry. I topped with the remaining mango salsa from last nights dinnre. I paired it with a large chopped salad - lettuce, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, red onion and 2 TB honey mustard dressing. Oh yes, and 2 oz colby jack cheese. Total calories 1244, with 56% fat, 29% protein, and 13% carbs. Its a good day again. The honey mustard has such a small amount of sugar I'm not counting it. There is only 2 carbs so that is very little sugar. It was a great dinner! I didn't have any almond butter today.

          Anxious to see if the scale will stay down at 181.6 or will go back up again. I may skip the scales in the morning.....

          Movement today was 2 hours of yard work. I put on the heavy backpack leaf blower and cleaned up the driveway and a portion of the yard. Then got out the garden sheers and started pruning and cutting back some of the ferns and hosta's that need to be cut down for winter. I trimmed a few azalia's --- I nearly DIED when I walked into a spider web and had the spider just inches from my shoulder!!!! We have these NASTY spiders that have the same shape as a black widow - but they are brown or tan -- and are SO UGLY!!!! Makes me shiver just thinking about them! With the forest right behind us we tend to have HUNDREDS of them in the yard and I'm constantly at war with them! I usually win! I either spray them with bug killer or I sweep them down and step on them......... no spider gets to live in my hard! If I see it - I kill it!

          Tomorrow I hope to get in a good long walk while hubby is working on the back hoe with nephew. A couple of VERY large trees fell into the forest directly behind our back fence - causing the fence to fall a bit into the hole that was left. We got the parks department to deliver a few loads of dirt and rocks and we are doing the labor to fix the problem. Hubby gets to play on a back hoe so he's not complaining too much about it. So while they do that I will do some more yard work -- time to take down all the banana plants! so, its lift heavy things day for me. Last year we had 2200 pounds of banana plants that we took to the yard debris place. UGH - unless I can get my son to help I will be doing it ALL by myself.

          Game over!!! Oregon State Beavers win 36-26!!! I do believe our Beavers are going to be playing in the Rose Bowl this year! I'm sure they don't have a chance against the Oregon Ducks in the civil war game --- Ducks are 9-0 this season.

          hope you are all having a good night!
          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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          • Gee, I would have thought you would have gone to bed early and benefitted from some snore-free sleep! Try adding a little fat to your pork medallions next time, if they came out too dry. It might help.

            Sounds like a good time in the yard, spiders or no. You do realize they are helping you kill off bugs that attack your plants, don't you? You should leave at least a few behind... Poor Tomi. I give her such a hard time.

            So, did you get brave enough to check the scales?
            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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            • I leave the spiders that don't build the webs that I have to walk through --- you know, the funnel spiders and the ones that stay hidden - but if they are layed out between things and are in plain sight --- all bets are OFF!

              I know I should have gone to bed early. The football game ended at 11:15 - and then I turned to a show about people who are shopping addicts. SERIOUSLY? this 21 year old girl was spending so much money (provided by her rich fiance') that she was in jeapardy of him calling off the wedding. She already had $15,000 worth of BATHING SUITS - and was contemplating buying another one for $182 - because she didn't have anything like it. I think she was much more SPOILED than addicted, cuz it was pretty easy to break her spending habit once boyfriend layed out the rules. She didn't want to lose him and be forced to actually WORK - so she chose to give up the buying. Anyway........... I went to bed at midnight - hubby came home at 1:30 - so I did get a little sleep before he got there. And he only snored just a little at the very beginning - and then I had a great nights sleep!

              As I'm typing hubby and nephew are working on the dirt piles. We have a back hoe and a cat! Hubby is in testosterone bliss getting to play with the BIG toys this morning! He's so cute.

              I'm full up on 2 bacon and 3 eggs. Heading out to start cutting down and loading up the massive amounts of banana plants in our back yard. I will post before and after pics for your viewing pleasure!

              have a great day all!

              OH - nope - did NOT step on the scale - but I am feeling thinner if that counts for anything! And hubby is quick to agree that the "girls" are rapidly shrinking
              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 much prefer watching football on tv to seeing it live. I like the informed commentary, the explanations of calls, the replays. Not to mention the bathroom nearby, the better snacks, and the comfortable couch!

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                • Originally posted by sabine View Post
                  i much prefer watching football on tv to seeing it live. I like the informed commentary, the explanations of calls, the replays. Not to mention the bathroom nearby, the better snacks, and the comfortable couch!
                  x2! :d
                  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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                  • I totally agree on the comfort of my livingroom over a crowded stadium for watching football!

                    So.......... here's the pics I promised

                    003.jpg This is BEFORE..........

                    004.jpg and this is AFTER.........

                    Lush to Nakid! We're guessing 2800 pounds of banana plants - but won't know for sure until morning when hubby takes them to the yard debris compost place.
                    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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                    • okay - after 5 hours of yard work - including cutting down and carrying/loading about 1500 pounds of banana plants - MYSELF! I'm cutting loose this evening and breaking my resolve. Dinner was a big hamburger patty drowned in baked beans from a can! It was VERY YUMMY! I just finished eating a wonderful piece of cheesecake.......... and now hubby and I are sitting down to watch the end of the Cowboys vs. Falcons game --- and enjoying a good stiff Rum and Diet coke!

                      and I have no remorse or guilt! I've been REALLY good for 2 weeks --- its time for a break.
                      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 was thinking, 'oh, those are cute little trees' until I realized perspective had fooled me again, and that was a BUILDING the cute little trees were towering over!
                        Wow! Lush indeed.

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                        • Hubby took all the banana plants to the yard debris place this morning - I'm waiting for him to let me know the total pounds.

                          Weight today 181 even. so I'm down just a bit more. I'm starting to have BIG doubts that I will see anything under 180 on Wednesday.......... but still hopeful. Stranger things have happened.
                          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
                            I totally agree on the comfort of my livingroom over a crowded stadium for watching football!

                            So.......... here's the pics I promised

                            [ATTACH]9821[/ATTACH] This is BEFORE..........

                            [ATTACH]9822[/ATTACH] and this is AFTER.........

                            Lush to Nakid! We're guessing 2800 pounds of banana plants - but won't know for sure until morning when hubby takes them to the yard debris compost place.
                            Those are SO pretty! Do you suppose they'd grow in Iowa?


                            Originally posted by tomi View Post
                            and now hubby and I are sitting down to watch the end of the Cowboys vs. Falcons game

                            I watched the game too... well, except the last 1:08 on the clock. I got sleepy and fell asleep on the couch. Glad I missed the end. I hear we lost...


                            Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                            I was thinking, 'oh, those are cute little trees' until I realized perspective had fooled me again, and that was a BUILDING the cute little trees were towering over!
                            Wow! Lush indeed.
                            Same here, Sabine.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Falcons won -- which I thought was good cuz they are undefeated this season and I didn't want to see them lose that to the Cowboys.
                              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 do think the bananas would grow in Iowa - just make sure they are the kind that can stand the cold. I made the mistake of buying one with the redish leaves - it was beautiful for a single summer - but didn't grow back in the spring. If you buy them from a local nursery make sure to ask how cold tolerant they are. I could send you one if you pay for the shipping

                                So hubby says the total weight was 1800 pounds. That doesn't sound right at all! So either they weighed the trailer wrong or he read the receipt wrong. Cuz we have lots more bananas than last year - and last year was 2200 pounds. Hubby thinks they made a mistake - we both think it should have been 2800 pounds. Suprisingly I'm not sore today! I figured after "javelin throwing" so many of those trees up into the trailer my right arm would need to be in a sling today!!!! But - no soreness at all!

                                I did kill an awful lot a spiders while cutting down and packing the bananas into the trailer! UGH! Nasty ugly creepy crawly long legged little buggers!

                                Breakfast - BACON

                                Calories yesterday were 1840 total - not counting the rum. So, thats not too bad considering I ate cheesecake!

                                We close today on our re-fi -- since our taxes just got posted today we will end up getting money back! PLUS - NO MORTGAGE PAYMENT until January 2013! Thats going to be fun! what shall we do with the extra money? Hubby suggested putting in our IRA's........... I said "what fun is that?" I'm sure I will have hand cramps from signing all the papers. Its rediculous! I think they should just have you sign a page that says - I READ IT ALL!

                                I bought a new shirt the other day - size L - and its almost too big! I am starting to see a smaller me in the mirror I have noticed my legs are slimming down - and I certainly can feel the tone and muscle! All my walking is paying off. My size 14's are fitting a bit loose as well. Not loose enough to try to wear the 12s but comfortably loose.

                                Hubby has bible study tonight so I can eat whatever I want. Since I have leftover pork shoulder I should probably finish that up. I'll have some kind of veggie with it.

                                better think about heading out the door - work is waiting.
                                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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