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  • Yes he is.. That's something else I'd LOVE to read; a sweet, new man in your life.

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    • Too bad he's a bit young for me as well as geographically undesirable. But you never know what will happen!

      I made a little pizza from the cheese bread. Very good. The best primal pizza I've had and easy too.
      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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      • Didn't sleep too well last night. Well, I did for awhile. Actually probably went to bed too early. Woke up at 3 AM wide awake. Eventually went back to sleep but woke up late, 8:30 or so, very groggy. I think I was not active enough, despite hiking and doing a lot of things around the house.

        Yesterday at the used bookstore I found a nice copy of Anya Seton's Katherine, a classic novel that I have read at least twice in my life. I picked it up and immediately became engrossed. Really a terrific book. Also read Christopher Hitchens's Mortality, a very quick book to read. I still don't like him. He just does not come across as a likeable person. Brilliant, yes. Likeable, no. And not because of his beliefs. He seems like one of those extremely quick-witted and articulate people who uses their considerable gifts to put other people down. Maybe I am wrong. I hope so. Certainly he had many, many friends and admirers, so I probably am wrong. He suffered horribly with esophageal cancer, which is what killed him. Any smokers reading this? Be afraid, very afraid. Particularly if you also drink a lot. One nice thing I will say for him is that he had kind and understanding words for the phlebotomists who had the daunting task of drawing blood from his failing veins. People in hospitals who perform this often difficult task are easy targets for vitriol, yet Hitchens praised them for their skill and professionalism.

        Okay enough, I'm going on a little outing - off to a neighboring town to look in the shops. I have no money at all, but I would like to be out in the world, around people for 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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        • I do think that used books store are such fun to browse! Not too easy with kids in tow however. Have fun out and about today.
          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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          • Well, so much for not having money! I do have...um...plastic. Got some bathmats which aren't great but will do. Hopefully they will grow on me. I tried on some skinny jeans in a bright burgundy color. They looked great. I did not buy them. I would never feel comfortable wearing them, they are just not me. How does anyone wear skinny jeans? Even a small amount of constriction in my calves is too weird. If I found some jeans in that color in a more classic style I would get them. Anyway.

            Got two nice soup spoons. Why two? I only need one. It's too weird to buy just one. A ceramic chopping knife, heavily discounted. A nice but inexpensive bottle of wine. Fondled a 10-inch ceramic coated non-stick cast iron pan, but did not part with the $70 required to own it.

            Purchased and ate a small chocolate moose. Tried on some perfume that smells great but makes me sneeze. Found the perfect handbag but did not buy it. Will think about it. The shop has carried them for years; I can go back if I really, really decide that I want it.

            In making the rounds of these shops I suddenly became very aware that I was wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt. Kind of shabby. I should have worn nicer clothes. Not that anyone noticed. The shopkeepers certainly did not snub me or anything like that. But I like to dress well for myself.

            Halfway through shopping, Santa Claus arrived on a trolley. I know him pretty well. He is the pharmacist at the hospital. A local dance troupe did a charming routine. I stood there among the farmers and fishermen who had obviously come directly from their barns and boats to have the kids see Santa, and the wealthy out-of-towners who have vacation homes here. Either $15 jeans or $200 jeans. Weird.

            I got a tiny little live pine tree that is too small to be much use as a Christmas tree this year but will do anyway. Next year it will be good. I replanted it in a larger pot already. And a cat cubby thing that I hope they will sleep in. They were very interested in sniffing it but didn't go inside. We'll see.

            It's getting colder by the minute - apparently a cold front is moving in. I lit the woodstove. Ate two cold chicken legs. Thinking about opening the wine.

            Tomorrow is a live HD performance of Swan Lake. I think I will go. Maybe I can scare up a companion - must send out an email to my posse.
            Last edited by Siobhan; 11-24-2012, 02:00 PM.
            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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            • Funny that you suddenly realised you were dressed 'down' for the day - I was talking to my landlady and realised I was wearing very shabby old sweat pants that have a sewn up hole in the seat, waaaayyyyy too big and my hair was totally mussed by the wind. She always looks chic and cute no matter the weather or what she is doing. I was doing dirty chores outside and didn't want to mess up any of the few clothes that fit me relatively well at the moment. Oh well, one day I will also wear nice clothes because I won't be between sizes after being obese.
              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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              • I've been working steadily at the jigsaw puzzle, but tonight the carnivores decided to 'help' me with it...
                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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                • LOL you'll find pieces of puzzle hidden with the steak..

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                  • I looked at my clothes and realized that all my 'bottoms' are from the thrift shop! Which is not a bad thing at all, but kind of weird. Mostly because I don't really have anywhere else to shop. There is a very good discount store here in Maine called Renys, but I have had no luck at all there recently. It's weird. When I was fatter, there were no size 12s. Now there are no size 6 or 8. Or if there is an 8, it is too big. If there is a 6, it is too small. If it fits, it is something I don't like. Well.

                    I took care to wear something nice to church after yesterday's shopping trip! Feeling that I look nice is important to me, shallow as it may seem. It helps my confidence tremendously.

                    Swan Lake was wonderful. Now I am dying to see The Nutcracker. There are so many good concerts and plays coming up for the holiday season I am going to be hard-pressed to see everything I want to.
                    Had a great time
                    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 love our thrift store. Almost all my clothing is from there. I am looking forward to having some money again, and going on a shopping spree there, for a few new items. Oh, who am I kidding? A BUNCH of new items!

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                      • Woke up with a bit of a sore back. I wonder if I got a bit carried away with the firewood? I load up my carriers as much as I can and they are quite heavy. LHT is good, but there are limits.

                        Had some bacon for breakfast. Am going to swim, but we'll see how the back does. Working tonight. I hope the thrift shop is open, I need some little plates to put under my plants.
                        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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                        • Personally, I don't think looking nice is necessarily a sign of being shallow. To me it's a matter of self-respect and keeping up my morale. I try to dress nicely even when it's quite casual. And I will often wear clothes for staying at home that would be entirely acceptable for an office job. I don't like feeling like I'm letting myself go. Been there, done that, don't want the T-shirt.

                          I don't even have a sweat-shirt. I didn't like to wear them when I was fat because they made me look huge, and I totally got out of the habit. I haven't been in a hurry to re-acquire it.

                          Burgundy skinny jeans sound pretty good to me though. I've got one pair of skinnies, and it's true that it takes some getting used to, having the pants so tight through the legs. The jury is still out on whether I will get another pair in the future, but I am enjoying them, partly because of the bright colour. My tastes are pretty classic and neutral, but I do like adding a shot of colour or brightness to prevent drabness. Add a dash of joy somewhere, although it's more often a scarf for me than coloured pants... It's weird. I had just wrapped my mind around the fact that coloured pants were now an old-lady thing when they came right back, although in twills and denims. Strange how these things work.
                          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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                          • So true, and it wasn't so long ago that wearing a scarf was the height of frumpiness and now everyone is wearing them!
                            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 am a scarf fanatic. I don't think I ever stopped wearing them entirely (I was frumpy?) but for a good number of years now I wear one almost daily except in the heat. Even then, I often have one tucked in my purse in case I was caught in some over-zealous air-conditioning. That's what I love about scarves - they are practical and versatile. There are dozens of ways to wear any given scarf, depending on what you're wearing and what you want to accomplish. Yes, I have one on now...
                              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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                              • My collection of scarves is larger than I need, but I love the options. In the summer, it's usually just too damn hot for neck wear. From September to April, though, I usually at least have a scarf with me.
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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