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  • Marcadav.......... hand me my sign please! I am officially stupid!

    YES - $4.59 for a new battery and my scales are once again telling me how much pressure I am exerting on the earth as a result of gravity! So --- I'm up and running again and I don't have to deal with withdrawls or shell out $30 for a new scale!

    And....... drumroll please!!! 183.4 - my goal was to be 184 by yesterday - so I can say I made my goal! that doesn't happen very often so I'm pretty excited! Next stop....... 181 - thats the goal for next week. Then I'm changing my weigh-day to Friday. Seems to make more sense than weighing on Wednesday.

    This weekend marks 13 months since I changed my diet and changed my life! I've logged 306 miles of walk/bike/hike movement! And I've eaten less grains in this past year than I probably consumed in 2 days in my old SAD. I think I've conquered my sugar addiction. I'm stronger than I have been in YEARS! I'm controlling my fibromyalgia. And I'm down 25 pounds. Thats a lot for a year - and I'm pretty happy about and pretty proud of myself for doing it!

    In the next 8 months I will take off the remaining weight - 43-53 pounds - that will depend on how I look and feel when I get to 140 pounds. I haven't weighed 140 since spring of 2001. Thats when I started getting sick and started gaining weight. UGH!

    I feel good - and hopeful - and positive about the future! Being able to be more active is going to make life more fun and more interesting.

    I took a nice 35 minute "detox" bath this morning - then went to the store - then came home and walked 2.75 miles. I probably should have eated before I did any of that cuz I was really dragging on that last mile - I could have cut it short, but I did the whole loop - and I'm glad I did. I like being able to push myself now - Its been 12 years since I've been able to do that! Anyway - bacon for breakfast - 4 thin slices, and a mug of Green Tea w/Pomogranite - yum. Dinner is salmon and acorn squash.

    Tomorrow evening we drive to Seattle. Its 3 hours. UGH. Not looking forward to that - but it will fun to spend the weekend with family and help them clear that massive fir tree out of the back yard. It crushed the hot tub, some decking and fence and clipped the corner soffit of the house. They don't know yet how many of the shrubs have been crushed. It will be a hard working but fun weekend! I'm sure there will be India food in the mix somewhere.

    Hubby slept in SD#2's room last night. He put the twin sized bed together (we had taken it apart cuz we thought she was taking it with her) and got out a sleeping bag. I hated sleeping without him - but I did get a good nights sleep - first one in a long time. He started out in our bed - I put 3 pillows on his side so he could sleep in a somewhat elevated position - but within 5 minutes he was snoring away! So he went to the other room. Not sure what we'll do tonight. I ordered a mouth piece for him, but don't know when it will be delivered. I hope soon, and I hope it works!

    I've been taking the MACA for a week now - but I skipped the weekend. Last night I seemed to be having thoughts and desires that I haven't had in a long time....... so maybe there is something to this!!!! I won't give a full report until I have taken it consistently for a couple weeks. I'm taking 1050 mgs with my daily supplements, all in one dose. As for energy - I definitely think it gives me a boost! And I love that!

    okay - going to spy on the rest of you now!
    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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    • Boring chicken can be solved with seasonings. And a little extra fat.

      Sounds like you are doing so well! Congratulations!

      An occasional night of solo sleeping will probably do you a world of good.

      I should try taking baths again. I've been showering in the morning for so long, it's hard to wrap my head around a bath at night. Maybe this evening...
      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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      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
        Marcadav.......... hand me my sign please! I am officially stupid!
        Sorry, no sign because you are NOT stupid. I'm glad it was an easy fix. Sometimes the easiest, most obvious, solution to a problem is the last one we think of or try.

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        • Okay - I think what tripped me up was the fact that when I bought the scales about 5 years ago it said "Lifetime NiCad battery" --- thinking I would never have to replace it (another sign please) -- my son just pointed out to me "thats probably the life of the scale" .................. *light bulb* You're probably right. That, and that POP sound when I was cleaning the dust bunnies off the rubber feety things led me to believe the scale was toast. Anyway --- I owe you for saving me $30 bucks! And thanks for helping to preserve what little self respect I have left!
          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 have got to try this bath everyone is talking about!

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            • My legs are feeling a bit achy tonight........ must have been pushing through that last mile. I can't remember who it was said they walked FIVE miles the other day......... seriously? After mile 4 I'd be calling the paramedics from my cell phone! Or at least a taxi to take me home!! My goodness thats a long walk! It takes me about 40 minutes to walk 2.75 miles - and I can't imagine doubling that! So - whoever it was - I commend you!

              As for baths........ I will take one in the morning instead of a shower if I'm feeling "bath-y" There is something special about slipping into a full tub of steaming water and just soaking. I save the washing for the end - or, just hop into the shower for a quick hair and body wash after a nice soak. We used to have a hot tub........... I'm missing it these days. I used to get up in the middle of the night when my fibro was causing too much pain to sleep - going out into the back yard and climb in - buck nekid! Its very nice to sit alone in the hot tub, nekid at 2 AM. And yes, we have a VERY private backyard.......... well now we do - we used to be quite exposed until we put up the 6 foot wood fence.......... so, I guess I was taking my chances - but I didn't care cuz it took the pain away The thing is - with park land on 3 sides we don't have to worry about neighbors peering into our yard --- just the wayward lawbreaker who isn't supposed to be in the park after dusk. Then theres the families of raccoons wandering through the yard - that was not fun.

              So, dinner has morphed from acorn squash to whatever veggies are left in the fridge cuz we're leaving tomorrow. Another night of roasted veggies it is........ and a LOT!!! Apparently the past week of binging on veggies hasn't hampered my weight loss efforts so maybe I will just not be so concerned with staying VLC. I do sleep better when I'm not restricting the carbs quite so much. I'm looking forward to a nice hunk of pan fried salmon and roasted veggies tonight!

              Oh, the 5th wheel is finally coming home tonight! that means I can put it all back together, finish sewing the side curtains on all the windows and we can start enjoying weekends away at the beach again! Still not sure what we will do when my son moves out.......
              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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              • Jealous that you have a hot tub! I'm looking forward to taking another detox bath, but hoping the water will be more hot next time.
                Last edited by namelesswonder; 11-30-2012, 06:52 AM.
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                • We got 'Failure to Launch' at the library after you mentioned it: I had never seen it. Cute movie. I liked the side romance even better, though. I love quirk.

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                  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                    Jealous that you have a hot tub! I'm looking forward to taking another detox bath, but hoping the water will be more hot next time.
                    Correction........ "used" to have a hot tub. But, still have a jetted garden tub in our master bath. its just as good - but isn't outside, and only comfortably fits one. We've thought about getting one of the 2 seater hot tubs for the patio. Maybe after the kitchen/bath remodel???
                    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 love a good "chick flick" ......... and funny thing is, so does my hubby! He's sorta sappy! It needs to be a comedy/love story or we're both bored.
                      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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                      • Leaving for Seattle at 6 pm. that means getting there at about 9 pm. I hate these late night road trips. We haven't done one in quite awhile though so no big deal. I'm going to have dinner ready at 5:30 - beef patties and acorn squash. I'll have the bags packed so we can just eat and go.

                        Hubby slept in the other bedroom again last night. His snoring is just getting out of the control! I wonder how long it will take that mouth piece thing to get here! But at least I slept good. So good that I got up at 6:30 - where I normally sleep until 8:00. I'm not sure I'm going to handle sleeping at BILs house. I will take my earplugs - but even those don't drown out the sound completely. I may not get a whole lot of sleep this weekend.

                        Hubby has a cold - I'm hoping I don't get it. I need to get him some DayQuil and NyQuil for the weekend.

                        weight bounced back up to 184.8 - I sure wish it wouldn't do that! The fluctuations make me nuts! But in reality - that pound and half isn't any big deal........... its just that when you're working so hard to see SMALLER numbers, those increases are such a disappointment!!! I know............ preachin' to the choir, right? We ALL feel that way.

                        I finished the jar of almond butter last night, which pushed me to just over 1500 calories. thats pretty much my maintenance point so I'm sure that will effect the scale. Maybe monday will be a better scale day - since I have a feeling I won't have a lot to eat this weekend in the way of strictly primal food. Plus, I will be doing a lot of work with the tree removal. Its about 100' fir tree............ so, LOTS of wood to stack! UGH. Need to remember to load the wheel barrow into the truck.

                        Have a good day 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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                        • Seems to me you were much happier with a broken scale. Maybe you need to take the new battery out and go back to the pants theory of weight loss!
                          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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                          • ^ agree! I'm just so addicted to that stupid number system! I guess I could try to project my addiction from the scales number to the pants number.............. hum. Thats worth pondering.
                            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 went up today too. Back up to 190.something.
                              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
                                ^ agree! I'm just so addicted to that stupid number system! I guess I could try to project my addiction from the scales number to the pants number.............. hum. Thats worth pondering.
                                Maybe you could put the scale someplace hard to get to. Then you could weigh in, but it would be an effort!
                                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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