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  • Sounds like things are going well Siobhan! Enjoy it while it lasts - life goes on in seasons and those stable times are a wonderful way of refueling and getting in great shape so that when challenges come along you can cope way better and come out stronger on the other side. It is lovely hearing how much fun you are having with the clothes you are finding. Looking forward to those days myself if I could just get on a roll again Have a lovely day...
    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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    • When you said you didn't smell............ I thought you meant your lost your sense of smell. had to re-read to make sence of it all!

      chlorine will do that.......... its meant to kill bacteria - bacteria = odor. You'll save money not buying pit-juice!
      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 am jealous of your swimming! Good for you! Swimming is such good exercise. And hot young men is a bonus!
        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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        • I wish everyone could swim. Or at least I wish everyone has some type of physical activity that they enjoy as much as I do swimming. I am, oddly for me, getting into the culture of it at the Y. Swimmers are just different. The thought of getting really sweaty seems really strange to me. When I walk by the aerobics room and everyone is wearing spandex and their hair is all stuck to their skin it just looks weird to me. Although I have certainly done aerobics and enjoyed it alot. But I am going to just go with it and keep swimming as much as I can as long as I enjoy it.

          Here I am at work. Really tired! Didn't get much sleep. I started the jigsaw puzzle, had fun with it for about 10 minutes, found it very relaxing, and then went right to sleep. But had the same four-hour-wake-up cycle and could not get back to sleep.
          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 some scrambled eggs and a cup of tea here at work. I make eggs in the microwave quite a bit. I need to do that more as it is relatively cheap and good quality food - much better than gutting the deli meat out of a sandwich from the caf. But I haven't been that interested in food lately, not like normal. To be honest, I am spending a lot of time thinking about my new car. I know that sounds weird. It sounds weird to me too! I like to go out and look at it if I get the chance during the night. I'm sort of in love with the car. Okay, that is probably too much information.

            Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am very thankful for so many things. One thing is that I feel like I have food issues and eating pretty much under control. And I have a new car, and a good job, and two crazy cats that make me laugh every day. And my family is healthy and pretty normal. My own health has never been better.

            I'm thinking of cooking the prime rib today. We'll see what time I wake up. I'm sort of thinking pizza tomorrow. That is a real treat! (Tapioca crust of course)
            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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            • When I was a kid, my dad would fret over getting a new car, crunching the numbers, convincing my mom that we "needed" it, and then was so happy and proud that he'd take a lawn chair out and just sit and stare at the new ride.

              So glad you love your new wheels, Siobhan, and all else for which to be thankful.

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              • LOL @ JudyCr. That is hilarious. But I think I get it.

                Siobhan, little problems are not Real Problems. But it still feels good not to have them. Enjoy.
                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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                • Judy, I totally get your dad. My dad loved his cars, too. I remember helping him wash and wax the car, a regular Saturday morning chore. A chore for me, that is, but not so much for him!

                  Here at work. Most of the patients have gone home for the holiday, thank goodness for them. I've already been outside once to look at my car. I'm a nut.

                  Wow, I wish I could go the Tahoe PrimalCon! That would be just like a dream. I bet I could go by myself and have a fantastic time, too. Being alone would make me engage more with people. Financially...hmmm...not so good. I suppose I could make it happen but it would be quite a stretch. Maybe in 2014.

                  Hey, I have nothing interesting to say. Worked, slept, ate, read, played with the carnivores, came back to work. Life is good.
                  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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                  • Work got really, really crazy after my last entry. A couple of families are not going to have a nice Thanksgiving. I stayed late to help with some intense stuff that was going on. Drove home on deserted country roads in brilliant sunshine. Couldn't sleep, though! Got up, put the rib roast in the oven and had a smoothie. Looked at my car. Played with the carnivores. Read. Pretty good day. Played with the antenna and got the channel with the Macy's Xmas parade. The Rockettes are maybe the most stunning group of women I've seen. What are they, all like 5'10"? Most of that legs? Didn't like the dance, though. Who came up with that? Yuck. Only the classic kick line at the end was any good. And they are followed by clowns. I could be a clown, except they scare me. Okay, enough babbling from me. I have to take a shower and call my mom.
                    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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                    • Well. Just had a spectacular fail but recovered. I accidentally made the tapioca bread with coconut flour! Let me tell you, it does not work! I was very annoyed with myself. What a waste! Anyway.

                      The rib roast turned out perfectly. I had been aging it since Monday and cooked it at 200 degrees for 3 hours, then turned up the oven to 550 for 8 minutes. Beautifully dark and crispy on the outside and pinkish red and tender on the inside. Yes, the carnivores fought me for it and I won. I ate the two end pieces. The roast was about three pounds with the rib bones removed. I also made sweet potatoes, boiled then mashed with spices and butter and baked for awhile. At the last minute I decided to make the tapioca cheese bread after all and I'm glad I did. It turned out beautifully. I poured the batter into my Yorkshire pudding pan, and they came out just like YP does - crispy on the bottom, puffy on top. I put butter and a touch of pink Himalayan salt. Full disclosure: I ate three of them. They have since expanded in my tummy! But not too badly. It had to be done, you know? Oddly, BW Cat went crazy for the bread. He chomped down a good bit of one. Cat after my own heart!

                      I had this weird thought while I was cooking. I had this strong feeling that I should go to Primalcon in Lake Tahoe. That it would be a life-changing and amazing experience, not just an indulgent vacation. I'm going to think more about over the next few days and run some numbers. Because I can't afford it, but you know what? If I limit myself to stuff I can "afford" I'll never do anything. There is always a bill to pay and something that needs replacing. Going to Tahoe is really appealing, I haven't been there in years although I used to spend quite a bit of time there. I could fly to Las Vegas, spend some time with a friend I have there, and drive to Tahoe.

                      Watched A Christmas Carol as I always do on Thanksgiving. What a great movie! It is pretty much perfect. Perfect cast, perfect script, perfect sets, perfect timing. It seems like the film lasts 15 minutes, the pacing is so good you almost don't realize time is passing. Although it is funny to think that Alastair Sim was still a relatively young man when he made the film! He was, um, younger than me. Only 51.

                      Alright, I have babbled enough. Happy day to all.
                      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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                      • Watched the first half of the Patriots-Jets game last night. I rarely watch sports on TV. After the second quarter I figured I wouldn't be seeing anything nearly as interesting in the second half and I was really tired and went to sleep. Slept for nine hours. I did wake up a couple of times and saw the stars overhead, and the moon once. Looked up the score of the game, 49-19! Glad I went to sleep.

                        Decided to weigh myself, which I haven't done for awhile. 136. Very pleased. I seem to be hanging out at 135-136. That seems to be the pattern now. Instead of the slow steady loss I had for the first 25 or so lbs., I go down in increments and stop at 3-4 lb intervals. I am glad the scale hasn't moved up despite my not really thinking about losing weight but just about eating primal.

                        Am treating myself to a really good cup of coffee this morning. I rarely drink it as it I get reflux if I drink even a little too much so it is best to strictly control my intake. That little aeropress device I bought a while ago makes the best coffee I have ever had. Well, except for in Italy and France. But since that is too far to go for a coffee, I'll take the aeropress.

                        I've reluctantly decided not to swim today. I have a burn on my hand that has finally started to really heal, and I unfortunately cut the same hand on a trash can, of all things. It is a little sore and slightly angry looking despite my ministrations. Also my friend is visiting and she is rather demanding, if you know what I mean. So no swimming today, although I would dearly love to be in the water. It is a beautiful sunny day and I think a hike might be in order. Maybe some sprinting. I have been doing my sprinting in the pool, which works really well. But I can use the sunshine.

                        BW Cat has an upset tummy, probably a hairball. He rarely gets them. Nothing wrong with his appetite, though! Cats. Always something.
                        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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                        • Hope you enjoy the sun and sprinting. Sorry your hand is now hurt again! Amazing how easy it is to hurt something over and over - the proverbial sore thumb! Irritating I know .....
                          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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                          • Had a great walk. I did a bad thing. Confession time. I did some gathering. It started very innocently. I found a small piece of pine bough, very pretty, about eight inches long. I picked it up and told myself I would just carry it for awhile. Then I found another type of pine...then some fir...I had a handful of beautiful evergreens. I brought them home. They are so beautiful and smell wonderful. Obviously one of them is balsam.

                            I didn't sprint because this was my first outing with actual shoes on after several months of fives. My feet felt weird and constricted. I didn't realize how warm it is - in the fifties - or I would have worn the fives. I walked along the trail which follows one of our beautiful tidal rivers and then walked into the woods until I got to the little pond and sat there for awhile. Wow.

                            When I got home I decided to 'wash' the car. It really just can be rinsed off. I got a bucket of hot water and went over it once. The dirt just comes right off without any rubbing. My old car could be washed three times and still be dirty! Anyway, I went over it a second time with clean water and then dried it. Took about ten minutes! Was really fun. It looks beautiful.

                            I arranged the evergreens in a little glass vase I have, very old fashioned, handpainted, and kind of fussy looking. My brother gave it to me some time ago. I didn't like it at first but now it has grown on me. The simplicity of the greens and the busyness of the vase look really nice, IMHO. But what do I know, I'm no decorator. I only have to please myself!

                            Had a nice brekkie/brunch. Cut up a hot dog, some onions, cooked them for awhile in a frying pan, then cracked an egg on top. I sprinkled on a bit of cheese and put it under the broiler for a minute or two, along with a cheese bread from yesterday. Delicious.
                            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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                            • SS (Sweet Siobhan), I just adore the way you write. I surely don't want you to stop your journal, but your talent is very obvious and I feel like it should be making you $$. I hope in your new job search your way with words can be emphasized and utilized

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                              • Thank you, Judy! I hope so too.

                                Have you seen the success story today? He's gorgeous!
                                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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