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  • Tomi-
    I've decided thanks to MSH book to not get on the scale for a bit. I may measure my waist (the problem spot) or not. I've not decided, but I do know I'm going to go by how my clothes fit. weighing gets me depressed especially when others (who see me about every other month) keep saying I'm loosing and the new clothes I bought in August are loose in the waist.
    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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    • Okay - maybe I should check out the Making Shift Happen book too.......... sounds good.
      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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      • Friday afternoon...... I ate 3 eggs for breakfast and took all my supplements like a good girl! had a little snack of almond butter just a minute ago.

        Lazied for most of the morning - okay ALL of the morning. I walked a mile, then loaded on the backpack blower and conquered the mountains of leaves in my driveway and front yard --- I ran out of gas and didn't finish the backyard. Hubby gets gas at a station that sells non-ethenol fuel for farm equipment - keeps the tools in better running condition. So I will have to wait until he fills up the cans to finish the back yard -- OR, us a rake (eeeewww)!

        We are going on a road trip - leaving after hubby gets home from work - maybe 6:30ish. I made reservations for tonight at the 1/2 way point. We're going to Cave Junction - its nearly to the California border - so maybe down in the old growth area? maybe we'll have time for a some site seeing before we head north in the afternoon. I should have something ready to eat as soon as he gets home so we don't have to stop and eat on the way.......... He can eat chili and the last bit of cornbread - I'm going to have some salmon. My tummy will like that much better!

        I suppose I'd feel better if I took a shower and made myself look nice for my husband........ Better get moving.
        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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        • You know, the achy tummy could have been from the corn bread and not the chili. Corn is second only to wheat in the problems it causes. Like, it isn't primal at all. I hate to see you making yourself sick, if that is what caused the problem. Have you tried the Brazilian cheese bread yet? It could be a new tradition with chili.
          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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          • Judg - I never thought about the cornbread causing the tummy issues.......... You may be right. Although, tomato based dishes consistantly give me trouble so I know for sure that is what causes the burning sensation. But the bloat and basic blech feeling was probably from the corn. Dang.......... I love cornbread! I'll go back through your thread and get that recipe for the brazilian cheese bread and give that a try next time I'm needing bread. I'm all out of almond meal/flour now though - so I will have to be VERY needy of a bread type item before I will spend $10 on a tiny little bag again. Besides, I imagine the calorie content of almond meal is very high! I knew corn was not primal - but didn't know it was that terribly bad. I've got to read more I guess.

            Its 3:40 AM.......... I'm trapped in a tiny hotel room with a very loudly snoring husband. I've slept about 15 minutes all night. I should have brought my ear plugs, but honestly, when he's really going at it, even the ear plugs don't block the noise. I've seen an infomercial for a thing called zquiet for snorers. I'm going to do some research and see if I think I should order it for him. It was made by an ENT I think......... and its only $70 or something like that.

            Continental breakfast looks like pastries and waffles - so we may end up going across to the restaurant for breakfast - I hate to do that when breakfast is free at the hotel, but what am I going to do? I'm not going to eat yucky donuts or a waffle so I have no choice. I'm hoping there will at least be some fruit. I'm already hungry so I would love to see this night end and get on with it! I don't expect I will be getting any sleep until I get home tomorrow........... maybe on the drive home I will be able to crash in the backseat of the truck or something?

            I was watching "say yes to the dress" at about 2 AM. Wow....... there are some real bitches in this world! This mother of the bride was being so horrible to the best friend of the bride....... she made her cry. I wanted to slap her!

            Oh my gosh .............. I wish my computer could record this man snoring!!! I wonder if my webcam could make a video of him??? I'm going to see.............. it will give me something to do for the rest of the night. I should have brought my sweats - I could be down on the treadmill or something.
            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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            • forgot to mention........... my sons offer on a house was countered - and accepted - pending inspection. So, my 26 year old single son is buying his first home! I'm very proud of him! If all goes smoothly he will be closing before Christmas - and we will help him move. He doesn't have that much stuff to move - his bed, treadmill that he has made into a walking computer station, and what little he has in books and such. We are selling him our sectional and refrigerator so those will go as well. Yeah! I get to shop for new living room furniture and a new fridge! I think I'm going to get the freezer on the bottom kind - stainless steel finish too. He will need to buy a microwave and a washer/dryer. and a dining room table. The house already has a new range and dishwasher. what fun! Hubby and I will be empty nesters for Christmas this year! what an odd feeling........... a wonderful feeling --- but odd! This will be our first New Years Eve without a kid in the house with us. Our first Christmas morning when there isn't already someone in the house when we get up.

              His girls have grown up living 50/50 between us and their mom. When they first got divorced it was one week with dad, one week with mom. That went on until oldest was 16, then they went to a 2 week rotation. By the time youngest started college they were on a monthly schedule. Both were in college, both living at home(s). And up until August 2011 they were still doing that schedule. Thats when hubby finally told oldest she needed to stop getting mad everytime we decided to paint or move the furniture - and they moved to moms and never came back.

              My son has been with me since we moved back to Oregon in 2001. He went to live with his dad for a 6 month span at the age of 19 to attend University of New Mexico. That didn't work out at all......... and he came home with his anxieties in FULL swing! Its been a huge struggle with him to get him where he is today. I'm so thankful to see those years behind us. He has done a good job with learning to understand and deal with all the anxieties and he is ready to take his life and run with it! I'm very proud of him.

              I'm rambling in the middle of the night - trying to make this night go by faster!!!! it is now 4:30 AM -- I'm hoping hubby will be ready to get up for the day at around 6:30 as he normally does. I will NEVER leave home without my earplugs again.
              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 get some sleep on the drive Tomi.
                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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                • Earplugs are so small and yet a treasure when needed!! Sorry about the lack of sleep
                  Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                  Primal low: 186 lbs
                  Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                  Goal weight: 140 lbs

                  "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                  • Poor Tomi.

                    Hope you found something decent for breakfast. I ate bananas and hard-boiled eggs when I was in Montreal. The hotel provided a continental breakfast there too, which left little for me. But at least it was nothing. I put peanut butter on my bananas. It's not strictly primal, I know, but they didn't have almond butter, and I can not handle more than the occasional hard-boiled egg.
                    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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                    • It was a brutal day but I survived! I managed to sleep about an hour and a half - between hearing the man in the next room coughing up a lung, showering in a tub with a squeeky floor - and hubby still snoring! I layed back for about 30 minutes on the drive home and totally rested - not sleep - but that sweet spot in between wakefulness and sleep. that la-la land bliss. I felt much butter after that.

                      Last night I slept really long and hard - but now I have a headache!

                      Okay - so I need some help. I'm baking a paleo apple pie for thanksgiving - and I need a tried and true crust recipe. I've found one that I think will work:

                      Pie Crust For sweet pies...

                      1 cup Almond flour/meal
                      1/3 cup Coconut flour
                      1/4 tsp Salt
                      1/2 tsp Baking soda
                      2 tsp Honey
                      1 Egg
                      1/3 cup Coconut oil
                      1 tsp Vanilla extract
                      Zest of 1 lemon

                      Directions:
                      In a big bowl mix all dry ingredients and set aside.
                      In a small bowl whisk all liquid ingredients.
                      Add liquid mixture to the dry.
                      Make a ball of dough.

                      Position the dough into a 9inch pie plate and flatten with your hands.


                      Poke the bottom with a fork, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.


                      Bake at 350 until golden brown. Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes. Fill with fruit filling. Bake until filling is cooked.


                      How does that sound?????

                      I need you're help on this one!!!
                      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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                      • Never tried it, but it sounds promising. You could always make a practice pie first... and let us know if we should try it. LOL!

                        Or the MDA walnut crust was pretty good too. It's in the pumpkin pie recipe.
                        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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                        • Well, I was thinking of giving the pie crust a test run. I just don't want to use up all the expensive ingredients and have to buy more. So, I will trust it will work and hope for the best.

                          I'm enjoying the no tracking or weighing! and I think all the bloat from the wheat is now gone - I swear it took a wIeek! But I'm feeling slimmer again. I have stepped on the scale throughout the day - clothed - so its not an accurate number, just a close approximation! It does appear to coming back down to that "oh so close" to the 170s place I saw briefly a couple weeks ago.

                          Food today:

                          2 bacon and 1 egg
                          a couple handfuls of grapes (yum)
                          roasted veggies (cauliflower, brocolli, carrots, red potatos, sweet potatos, red onion, olive oil)
                          bacon wrapped chunks of tuna loin
                          shrimp sauteed in butter

                          only a little walking - in the form of Costco and a furniture store. By the time we got home it was getting dark - and I don't like to walk after dark.

                          I did eat some peanut m&m's on the road trip yesterday........ we were doing so good - and then hubby wanted to stop at the store for "travels necessities" -- I bought grapes, he bought m&m's - we shared.

                          this week will be busy........ I need to deep clean the house before everyone makes it dirty again on Friday. Thursday we will have MIL over for the day so she isn't sitting at home alone on Thanksgiving. I will take my mom to do her shopping Thursday morning - good thing Walmart is open 24/7/365 I'll see if she wants to come spend the day with us too - but not likely - my mom is a bit of a hermit. Thursday we'll make a small turkey breast and some of the fixings. MIL doesn't eat much these days. Then Friday is the big family thing at our house. Hubby and I will spend some time on Thursday getting the tables up and the house ready.

                          Then SATURDAY is Civil War - Oregon State University (BEAVERS) vs. University of Oregon (DUCKS) -- we are BEAVER fans, and unfortunately the beavs don't have a wish or a prayer of winning this game. Ducks have been kicking butt this season - and have been undefeated until their loss to Stanford this weekend. So - we are expecting to just enjoy the game - knowing that our beloved beavs will be hammered! We've been invited to watch the game at our friends house....... but, hubby says "we have a bigger TV" so I think he wants to have them come over here.......... ugh. thats THREE days in a row of having people in our house. I'm not sure I want to do that - but I also don't think I have any choice in the matter.

                          There is enough of the bacon wrapped tuna for dinner tomorrow. So I know what I'm eating and don't have to prepare anything. I love left overs!
                          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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                          • What about butter instead of coconut oil? That's one less expensive ingredient My experiences with baking with coconut oil are that it doesn't have the same texture as butter. I think I prefer using butter. Then again, I use refined coconut oil because I don't like the smell/taste of the regular stuff.
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                            • Hey, double check your walmart. I think it's closed all day Thursday until 8 pm when it reopens for Black Friday shopping. And if it is open, you may want to reconsider going there. It will be filled to the brim with people picking up last minute or forgotten meal ingredients. And people will be pissy...

                              Congrats to DS on his home purchase! How exciting!

                              Brad and I recently got a new fridge. We got a 29 cu ft Frigidaire Gallery with the freezer in the bottom. We got it at Lowe's on sale for $1799. WE. LOVE. IT! Check their black friday ads. You might be able to win big on a purchase like that. Even if you don't need it yet, you could buy it and keep the old one in the garage until DS moves out. I'd do some checking on furniture too. Most people will be shopping for toys and Christmas goods, so the furniture stores might be pretty empty and easy to shop.

                              Sorry about hubby's snoring. Mine is getting better as he slowly drops the weight. If he'd just go full-bore paleo, he'd lose so much weight so much more quickly! But... he doesn't seem to care enough to make the commitment. Hopefully some day soon both our hubbies will drop the necessary weight and make our lives easier (sleep-wise, I mean). And yes, our hubbies would be great friends. Both have the same passions - boats, camping, fishing, football... if your hubby is into racing too, they could be twins... lol
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Missed the house bit. Congrats to you and your son! That is so exciting. I love my apartment, but I can't wait to own my own place someday.
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