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  • Hoping your hubby will come through for you!
    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 asked - "so when are we going to get our tree?" .......... he was upbeat in his response - but we still didn't set a date. This weekend he will put up the outside lights and the other chirstmas deco. I'm guessing maybe Sunday we will go cut a tree. He didn't say a word about the girls going so I'm assuming it will be just the 2 of us this year.

      Hubby is being especially vocal in his "appreciation" of me lately. He keeps pointing out what he thinks is sexy and attractive. Last night I was talking about something....... and he interrupted my sentence by saying, "Oh my gosh, you're beautiful!" I totally forgot what I was talking about - and we shared a very nice kiss! He's been doing this type of thing a lot lately - its something totally new to our relationship. I like it...............

      The lamb meatballs were good - but not as good as we had at the Indian Restaraunt. If I ever make them again I will tweak the recipe.

      Took my mom shopping today and got her christmas tree all decorated. She already had it put up (fake one). Its pretty and she's happy.

      Then I came home and went for a 2 3/4 mile walk in the rain and wind - UGH! Didn't enjoy that, but my goal is to log something on the chart EVERY day this coming year. I know I won't always be able to get in a walk or something but it will be my goal and priority to do so. I do need to buy a bigger and more sturdy umbrella!

      Food today has been weird. I hadn't eaten before going to moms and was very hungry by the time we got finished with shopping and docorating. I hadn't planned on spending the entire morning with her, but thats what happened. So I raided her fridge - and the only thing even close to healthy was a bowl of canned chicken mixed with mayo. Luckily LIGHT on the mayo. I had to trade cars with hubby - taking the truck to pick up our new front door - then home. I got home at 2ish. I walked and then finally got something to eat. A few bites of ham, 4 slices of bacon, and an orange. We are going to the Christmas program at church tonight and its going to be a RUSH so dinner in going to be something quick and easy - like eggs and ham. I think I will dice the ham and scramble the eggs - maybe throw in some colby-jack.

      I didn't weigh this morning. but I did step on the scales at my moms house. Fully clothed, but had not eated anything yet - 182. Sorta confirms the estimated weight from yesterday (fully clothed and had eaten). If I'm guessing right I should be at or under 180 now. I tried on my size 12 jeans and they look about 10 pounds from fitting comfortably! They fit, and I can zip and everything - but a bit TIGHT! So, they won't go into the wearable section of the closet until I hit 170. I am comfortably into the size L tops now - and the XLs are feeling a bit swimmy on me. I will be happy to send them all to the thrift store this spring! If the weight lose goes as planned I should be a size M by spring time - and a S by the end of summer. OMGoodness!!! To be a size S again! YEAH!

      I'm glad its Friday............. This weekend our former Pastor is speaking at our church. I can't wait....... He left due to a very serious illness, was not expected to ever walk or eat again - he was fed with a feeding tube for 2 years....... then one day when the feeding tube clogged and he was unable to clear it --- he discovered he was able to swallow. The first time in 2 years! He was a marathan runner - and ULTRA marathan runner in fact -- and he is now walking with no assistance, and is hoping to start running again some day. He's an amazing man, with an amazing story - a real miracle! If you like autobiographies - you can read his story in this book, "An Honest Look at a Mysterious Journey" by John and JoAnna Stumbo. Its on Amazon. Or, if you want to read his blog you can find it here...... John Stumbo's blog He's a very captivating writer.

      Gotta go get ready for the program now............ have a good weekend everyone!
      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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      • wow........ how is it possible to weigh 185 fully clothed with shoes on at the END of the day - and still weigh 183.8 the next morning? If I don't find a way to laugh at this I'm going to throw my scales out the window! GRRRR
        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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        • Oh Tomi, hang in there! The scale will have to give in and show you the progress you know you are making one of these days. I find that sometimes it just sticks and sticks and then suddenly I lose 2 or 3 pounds overnight. You sound like you are doing really well and I was wondering if you have been measuring at all? I bet that would show a definite difference! Your body just hasn't quite caught up with the program yet ... I can relate, I think we all can. Don't quit now, you are so close to the next goal!!! Hugs {{}}
          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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          • ^ what Coll says! I know the frustration of the scale not moving Tomi - go by clothing fit and measure. That is what is keeping me motivated (shrinking waist, despite stuck scale).
            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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            • Focus on a body part you really like instead of the scale. If I get a number I don't like, I go look at my bum in the mirror!
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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              • thanks for the encouragement. I'm trying not to get discouraged. The scale did the same thing several months back. I was stuck in the low 190's for ever and then I dropped 10 pounds. I think I need to shake things up once in a while to shock my system a bit. I know it sounds weird - but when I have a "cheat" and then go back to being really strict I always seem to lose. Last night I sorta had a "cheat" night. We bought panko shrimp and these bourbon breaded chicken things at Costco - had that for dinner with rum and diet coke as a chaser! So maybe I will see a little drop on the scales in the next few days. I really want to be under 180 by friday.
                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 Siobhan View Post
                  Focus on a body part you really like instead of the scale. If I get a number I don't like, I go look at my bum in the mirror!
                  Thats excellent! hahaha! what a mental picture I'm getting I have been trying to do that too....... my legs are really looking better with all this walking so I'm trying to focus on 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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                  • We just keep hammering away. Sooner or later, those floors break and we drop through. It is also entirely possible that your scale is unreliable, and will fluctuate a couple of pounds independent of what your body is doing.
                    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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                    • Yes, the unreliable scale issue is one I am dealing with. If I get on the scale 4 times I will get 4 different readings - usually one will repeat itself and then that is the reading I go with.... but methinks a new scale might be a good investment Hopefully your scale will show the improvements soon!
                      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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                      • Dumb scale.............

                        I relaxed a bit over the weekend. We had some rum and sweets............... not too much. But it broke my strict 14 - reduced it to a strict 10 and now I'm starting over. The thing is, I didn't lose any weight doing it. I had gone down 4 pounds, but then it bounced back up again for no reason. Story of my life.

                        oh well.......... I just have to keep working at it. I walked almost 14 miles last week. So at least I'm doing something right - I can't really control it all now can I? If I'm eating right and walking daily............. the rest will just have to work out on its own.
                        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 feel your pain, Tomi... the scale is being a bastard to me too. Screw it.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • It sucks, Jenn.........

                            I have just enough time to go take a nice detox bath this morning. Then off to work. I'd really love to just hang at home today. The kitchen table is buried in paperwork that I need to attend to............ bills and deposit for the boatshop mostly. I should have done it over the weekend, but wanted to spend it all with hubby.

                            We got our tree yesterday - kid free! Yeah! Hubby didn't even flinch when I asked him when we were going - turned out he had already sorta made plans to meet up with one of our employees and his wife. They were included in the offer to cut a tree for free at the customer/friends tree farm. So, the tree will be brought in next weekend and decorated We got all the outside lights up and the grounds all festive for Christmas. I will post pics after the tree is up.

                            Breakfast - 4 eggs, scrambled with salt, pepper and garam masala.

                            The rum and sweets over the weekend are causing my legs to ache today. Good reason to not indulge.

                            I'm having a hard time catching up on the journals........... I rarely get on this website on the weekends so come monday morning I'm so far behind!!!!
                            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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                            • Oooo detox bath is a great idea. I totally forgot about that!
                              Depression Lies

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                              • detox bath............ awe. but didn't have the water hot enough - and I ran out of baking soda. need more salts, soda and ginger. My legs still ache............

                                gotta go to work......... then come home and clean up this mess on the table! need office space...........
                                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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