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  • So far so good on the potatoes. No distress. The leafy greens must help because I haven't had any kombucha yet. Don't know why that would work, but I'm not going to argue with success.

    Wondering what to do for Thanksgiving. I am working Wednesday night (read: get home Thanksgiving morning at 7:30 AM) and have refused all invitations. It will be me and the carnivores. I can't decide whether to treat myself with tapioca cheese bread crust pizza or treat myself with a ham or treat myself with a prime rib roast. Decisions, decisions. I will probably watch "A Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim, a classic and one of my all-time favorites. Wine will be consumed and tears will be shed.
    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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    • Okay, I'm done on the potatoes. I made it 24 hours and then crashed. About 10 PM I got really hungry. I mean starving, like in the old SAD days. I ate a big bowl of potatoes...and felt hungrier. Back a couple of pages I admitted to having no willpower at all. Well, double that! I could have eaten my shoes. I ended up getting a chicken salad sandwich from the caf - did not eat the bread of course, but obviously the SAD mayo couldn't be removed. Then I scavenged some salami and cheese from an ER nurse. No more potatoes for me. I wish it would work but my body just says no. What am I going to do with those potatoes?
      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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      • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
        What am I going to do with those potatoes?
        Food pantry? Family at church?
        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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        • The food pantry can't take them (they can't take fresh food from regular people) but there might be someone at church. Or work, come to think of it.

          Got home more tired than I have been in ages. Slept for four and a half hours and woke up really hungry. Had my thai coconut chicken soup. That stuff is so, so, so good. I'm not tired of it yet, going to make another batch. I have a confession. Because of the difficulty in getting fresh lemongrass, I bought the already chopped in a tube kind. And I like it. The flavor is great and it is so easy and I can add loads and loads.

          I have a very low-brow pleasure in my life right now. I got a magazine at the grocery store called, Apocalyptic Prophecies - Doomsday Stories from the Dawn of Time It's full of glossy pictures and stories about the Mayan prophecies, the I Ching, etc. It's great fun. Also very diverting!
          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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          • I forgot to write about the most important thing that happened last night. Mark's post today reminded me. I ate oatmeal. I was desperate. Someone brought in some peaches with oatmeal/granola stuff. Yes, I ate it. You know, oatmeal is yucky. Why did I used to think I liked it? If a food has to drowned in butter, sugar, raisins, cinnamon, etc. to be edible, just leave it. Actually I think that is a fairly decent definition of primal. If you can just eat it plain, it is probably primal. The peaches were okay. It was all horribly sweet, despite her assertion that she hadn't used much sugar. Of course I did not say this to her. I thanked her and told her it was good.
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            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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            • Well. I just came home from the grocery store with enough meat for an army barracks. A 3-lb rib roast. Hamburger. One and a half lbs. of haddock. Lamb chops. Bacon. I was quite hungry and so I cut up a red pepper and ate it with fresh mozzarella and avocado. Feel great!

              I realized that I have unknowingly cut dairy down to almost nothing - a splash of milk in tea. But I just bought mozzarella and asiago. This will be a bit of a test. We'll see how my skin does!

              I have opened a nice bottle of red and am enjoying it immensely!
              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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              • I vote for ham for the Thanksgiving dinner. Although I consider the turkey a sacred item on the menu. With gravy and cranberry sauce. I know that's not strictly primal, but once or at most twice a year, in moderate proportions...

                I was kind of surprised that you would be watching a Christmas movie (and yes, that's my favourite too) on Thanksgiving, when I remembered that you Americans consider Thanksgiving the kick-off for about six weeks of the "holiday season". And then it made sense.

                I will admit to preferring our lighter version. We can ramp into the Christmas season whenever it suits us. Unless of course, we belong to one of those churches with a strict calendar.

                You could feed the potatoes to the goats...
                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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                • No ham. The rib roast is being dry aged in the refrigerator for cooking on Thursday. And some sweet potatoes and possibly some tapioca bread, which is very like a popover, which is very like Yorkshire pudding, which I used to make on holidays.

                  I got up this morning and then realized it was an hour earlier than I thought. Woo-hoo! Found time! I launched a frenzy of activity. Cooked a big batch of thai coconut chicken soup with no meat (can be added later), cooked the fish, set the roast to age, seasoned and froze the lamb chops. Cleaned and swept and watered plants. Was very happy to use a lot of stuff in the fridge in making the soup. I am really doing well on not throwing away food, which is a huge savings. And now I have a lot of food ready for the next three nights/days as I am working.

                  For breakfast I put a lot of salad greens in a big bowl, added a piece of fish and then put the broth I just made over the top. Great breakfast that really gets the day off to a good start.

                  I'm off to swim now.
                  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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                  • Had a great swim, ran into some friends, and registered my car. Ouch! I don't care, it's worth it. Got new plates and put them on. I'm all official. I also got the new insurance bill in the mail, but I didn't open it. No need to rush it!

                    I'm so glad I have my home in decent shape, very comfortable, a good reliable car. I feel like I'm heading into the rest of my life in as good shape as I could be.

                    Also scored BIG at the thrift shop. I stopped by there because my mom suggested a zigsaw puzzle for relaxation before sleep. After looking at the cost of new ones, I decided to look at the thrift shop. Not only do they have a better selection, they sell them for 25 cents. I got another plate for under a plant for a nickel. And a really nice L.L. Bean cardigan in green, my favorite, and a really, really nice brown pullover from Barneys! Goes great with my Ralph Lauren pants from last week. I'm quite the label girl these days.

                    Heated up the hamburgers from last night with a dab of blue cheese. Had to fight off the carnivores. Reminds me that I never found the chunk of steak they ran off with.
                    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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                    • Methinks that chunk of steak could be found in the litter box.

                      New car, new apartment, new clothes, new body. Yup, you've refurbished practically everything. So what's your next project?
                      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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                      • No, I clean the litter box twice daily, would have found it ages ago.

                        My next project is to enjoy life. Exercise more in a fun way. Pay bills! Settle in for the winter with all my great stuff and enjoy what I have and put $$$$$$$$ towards paying for stuff. In the spring maybe look for a new job. No shortage of projects.

                        I got out a few of my rocks and have little rock sculptures all over my desk. Kind of like cairns. Endless combinations.

                        Well, off to work. Maybe I will get a chance to get caught up on journals. It's been awhile.
                        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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                        • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                          No, I clean the litter box twice daily, would have found it ages ago.
                          I meant they pooped it out...

                          The rock sculptures sound like a great stress reliever. Your own version of an executive sandbox.
                          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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                          • They couldn't have eaten it; it was too large. It's around somewhere, I really need to find it!

                            Here I am at work, all is good. Listening to stories on the radio and eating soup. (I got my work done first and now I am taking a break.) Feeling very primal.
                            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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                            • on the kitty poop subject.......... my neighbor calls that "Kitty Roca" .................. there, you'll never want to eat almond 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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                              • Ever see that cake recipe that looks like a used litter box? I could never eat that, even if I ate wheat and sugar. Totally revolting. Of course I don't mind my own darlings's poop. It's other darling's poop that grosses me out.

                                Speaking of gross things, back on the smell subject. Since I started swimming all of the time I really, really, really don't smell. The chlorine must kill the bacteria on my skin. Which is not, of course, entirely a good thing. I don't smell like chlorine, though. Life is much simpler when you don't have to worry about being smelly. Which isn't really a problem anyway, compared to Real Problems.
                                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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