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  • Okay, I've put it on hold at the library.

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    • Glad you enjoyed the book - I have been around some of that stuff enough that I can't face reading about it too. Rather forget that it happens for a while, until it gets shoved in my face again. Sounds like she did a great job though by your description.
      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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      • Oooh! Fingernail off - that is definitely high on the ouch factor!! YIKES! Hope it heals up really fast ... typing will definitely wake that little guy up .... have a good day recovering!
        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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        • The finger seems to be healing up nicely although it is still early days. I couldn't stand the thought of not swimming while it heals, so I rigged up a glove-tape combo to keep it dry. It worked fine. The glove is light gray and the tape is clear, so it is not even that noticeable. So I had a good swim, and also did an IF today.

          There is a therapy pool in addition to the regular pool and often there are people working with handicapped adults. I wonder if I should look into volunteering or something to help out with that? I wonder if I can even do it? I love the water so much I want everyone to enjoy it. Today a young man was afraid to get in the water, and took a great deal of encouragement. But when he got in, he loved it! It was a beautiful thing to see.

          Feeling better today. I had a nice weekend despite being depressed and the fingernail incident. Back to work tonight.
          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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          • my toes curled when I read you lost a fingernail................. eeeek! hope that heals quickly and a new beautiful nail grows in soon!
            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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            • Yay! I'm glad you're feeling better!
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • I have a similar book I have to read. I'm trying to work up my nerve for it. Thing is, it was written by a friend of mine (I did some critiquing for her as she was writing it), I've got my autographed copy, and my name in the Acknowledgements section, so it really would not be good if I didn't read it... She is a fine writer, no doubt about that.

                Voiceless by Caroline Wissing, in case anyone is interested. It was published in Canada, so I'm not too sure how available it is in the States.

                I am so glad you are feeling a bit better. Volunteering sounds like a wonderful idea.

                Yes, I would think turkey would be overwhelmed by sweet potatoes. I felt no particular urge to try it. Thanks for the review.
                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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                • This book could be very painful to read, but for me it rang so true that I am feeling enriched by it. For one thing, it is a young adult novel and while it doesn't pull any punches, it has no sexual abuse or that sort of thing. I normally don't read these types of books. For example, I did not read Angela's Ashes although I was strongly urged by just about everyone I know, and presented with not one but two copies. I also counselled a close friend not to read it, for which she thanked me profusely as she felt it would have sent her into a depressive cycle. But it is undoubtedly a great book, and a favorite of many.

                  Still 132. I wore my favorite old baggy cargo pants to work last night and soon realized that they no longer stay up. I had to fashion a belt from twill tie. I will miss my old cargoes when I can't wear them anymore. Sure wish the weight would come off my belly and not my bum!

                  As usual this time of year, I have been presented with a great deal of cat stuff. Even more this year than normal! I think it is because of the cat video internet phenom that has gone beyond viral this year. I have four cat calendars, two cat mugs, a t-shirt, a poster. Actually what I can use is not cat memorabilia but some actual cat toys for actual cats, since mine shred everything they get their claws into, and they love just about everything I have ever given them. Except for the expensive cat cubby that is supposed to be guaranteed - they are afraid of it. Oh well, I like them sleeping with me anyway.
                  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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                  • Cats can't read the advertising...

                    Here's to baggy cargos! So are you planning on losing more, or are you pretty much at your goal? I'm kind of debating, myself. I'm pretty sure I want to drop another couple of pounds. After that, less sure.

                    I know what you mean about books. I could not get through The Kite Runner, no matter how superb it was. I did read A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author and enjoyed it very much. And I did read Angela's Ashes and very much wished I hadn't. I could handle that stuff when I was young and relatively un-bunged up. Not now. And the better written the book is, the harder it is to read the tough stuff. They really pull you in.
                    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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                    • Just ate a hearty meal. I put some tapioca bread things in the oven and realized it would not be good if I was hungry when they came out of the oven all golden and crispy. So I had a couple of chicken sausages and avocado. I was able to easily restrict myself to one lovely popover with Kerrygold butter.

                      D@#n! I just realized I could have gone swimming this afternoon. The pool was open from 3-4 PM. I'll have to be more aware of the afternoon openings, which are different every day, unlike the mornings which are at pretty regular times. That's one thing that I don't like about working 3 nights in a row, no swimming.
                      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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                      • This is when a good fridge magnet is your friend.
                        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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                        • I have a similar thing with books, I won't read/watch lots of books/movies that depict violence, particularly against children as it is just too much for me. Books are worse because the images they conjure up come from within me and bother me more, or bring up memories that I'd just as soon not recall.

                          I wouldn't go see or read Schindler's list, or The Hunger Games or many others. Angela's Ashes I did read, because I'd heard nothing about it, except it was about Ireland. (I'm half Irish by Ancestry) It really upset me though.

                          What I read really influences my moods, so I'm careful. I'm trying to be tougher, but so far it's not working :-(
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Starting Weight: 292
                          Starting Primal Weight: 275
                          Current weight: 224
                          Goal weight: 172
                          Body Fat 30.5

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                          • Yeah, I get teased a lot because I walk out of movies regularly. Certain types of violence I just do not watch. Anything against animals, which is often presented in a humorous way. (I don't understand this) Same with children, even offscreen, or children being exposed to horrible things.

                            Don't try to be tough. It can be just another word for callous or uncaring.

                            Came to work and got presented with a cat figurine. What am I supposed to do with this? I have actual live felines, don't need statues of them. I should be more grateful. Now if someone bought me some cans of Iams, then I would be happy. (Grumble...grumble)
                            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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                            • SWMBO often gets porcelain figurines from her wealthy friends, who probably spend a lot of money on them. I built her a nice walnut corner shelf to display some of them. One benefit of this shelf (as it turns out) is that it's in a busy corner of the entryway and things regularly get knocked off of it and come crashing down onto the tile floor and are smashed to pieces.

                              Problem solved.
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Starting Weight: 292
                              Starting Primal Weight: 275
                              Current weight: 224
                              Goal weight: 172
                              Body Fat 30.5

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                              • Haha! Good one! Since there is no chance the giver will ever visit my home, I dropped the figurine off at the thrift shop on the way home...hopefully it will bring joy to someone...someone else...
                                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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