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  • Have got two comments on my hair lately. I guess the new growth really is noticeable. The other day at work I hadn't put any hairspray on it - just forgot - and one of my co-workers asked me if I had got a mohawk. I looked in the mirror and burst out laughing because that is just what it looked like. I have so many short hairs standing up on the top of my head and also at my temples. Then today at the pool a friend came up and asked me slyly what had I done. Did I have extensions? Her hair is very, very thin. I didn't know what to say at first, then said that I was sensitive to wheat and I had stopped eating grains and that was having a positive effect on my hair. She was, alas, horrified that I don't eat bread. Said she could never give up bread.

    Let me tell you, if it is a choice between bread and my hair - HAIR HAIR HAIR. But to each his own.
    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'd choose hair too... It's sad when a food addiction takes presidency over appearance. I know appearances aren't everything but I bet she's self conscious about her hair and doesn't even have the self control to try a method to fix it.
      Last edited by ecks; 02-05-2013, 09:22 AM.
      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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      • It is really sad, and giving up bread just sounds too far out for most people. Now if it were the other way around and I had to give up meat to save my hair...well, I'd probably sneak it every so often and pray it wasn't enough to make my hair fall out. Luckily I am on the happy end of this one. I know it is shallow of me, but I'm thrilled about my hair. I used to write a lot in my journal about how great my skin looks, and it still does, but I've become somewhat used to having perfect skin and I'm not used to having great hair. (Listen to me, what a dork I am!)

        Had a crazy cooking session this morning. Made baba ganoush (thanks, Greensprout!) and cod with two different sauces. Already detailed the scallops. It is a great feeling to have loads of great primal food already cooked and ready to go. I will have some fish for an early dinner (choir tonight) and probably some cauliflower. Tomorrow is the conference and I will take baba ganoush, bell peppers, salami, cheese, olives, nuts, berries. Uh, no, I won't be gone for a week, why do you ask? I eat a lot, okay?

        Seriously, it will be a long day in the middle of bloody nowhere and I don't want to be hungry.
        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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        • Have a very happy road trip.
          You and the red dart will look so sporty!!

          Safe travels.

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          • Thank you, Judy! It is fun having a sporty car!
            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
              The guest post on MDA was very interesting and inspiring to me even though I am the diametric opposite of the guy who wrote it. I'm not an athlete, not a father, not a lawyer, not ambitious, not anything he is, nor do I aspire to be. But I like his ideas of making decisions on who and what you want to be, what you eat, how you care for your body, and how that affects the people around you. He is writing from the male viewpoint, but it is just as valid for women, IMHO. You can chalk up bad choices to 'sacrificing for the kids' but really, is it in your kid's best interest for you to be fat, sick, unhappy, etc.? And I'm totally with him on the idea of basically - be the person you want your kids to be. Passionate, successful, happy, healthy. Lead by example. Yes, it is a tall order. But don't your kids deserve the best?
              I agree

              Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
              Although I did in fact listen to Billy Idol and Depeche Mode in the 80's
              Me too

              Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
              Let me tell you, if it is a choice between bread and my hair - HAIR HAIR HAIR. But to each his own.
              yup!
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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              • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                Check out this guy! Can't believe I haven't read his stuff - About Me The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.
                I love this guy!
                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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                • Yeah, and he is friends with Gary Taubes, who I credit with my becoming primal in the first place.

                  The conference was great and all went well. We didn't get the snow as predicted, so it was clear dry roads all the way. The hotel was surprisingly nice. I took all my food but the restaurant didn't look bad at all. I probably could have stayed primal there. But I'm sure my food was better. The baba ganoush is all gone now. But I can make more.
                  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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                  • Ate too much! Uncomfortably full! That doesn't happen too often. Wow. Used to happen pretty much every day. Everything I have eaten today has been primal but there has just been too much of it. When I came home I wasn't really hungry but I had a protein shake. Then I decided I needed more food for some reason and had some panang fish. Yowzah. Definitely kind of a stress thing, even though I wasn't really stressed and so can't use that as an excuse. Basically I feel I have been running around for 24 hours, even though I have not been, and I was so happy to be home and be able to relax. Weird how that manifested in food.
                    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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                    • After the eating I have been doing I was afraid to weigh myself, but I bravely got on the scale this morning. 133. Whew. I am feeling a little weird in the tummy and thinking Aunt Flo might be coming to visit soon. At my age I have no idea if or when this will happen, but that is how I feel.

                      We are supposed to have a whopper of a storm tomorrow night. I keep telling myself not to worry about it, everything will be fine! No worrying about things like this! Of course I have to work. But I lucked out yesterday. Yes, it will all be fine.

                      I am doing some housecleaning and there is grocery shopping and hopefully swimming later today. Also firewood to be carried in. Real interesting stuff going on, huh?

                      I finally tracked down the draft and winterized my french doors and covered a broken ceiling vent that was letting in a lot of cold air and presumably letting out the warm air. The blankets hanging over the door look pretty ghetto but they are very effective. They are behind the blinds looking from the outside, so hopefully they don't show to people driving by. Must be sensitive to the tone of the neighborhood, right? But it was rather sobering to be able to easily close the door over a folded blanket. That is quite a gap! No wonder I am using propane as though it is pouring through a sieve.
                      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 two pork chops and some roasted cauliflower for breakfast/brunch/first meal of the day. Can't believe I preferred the cauliflower over the pork. Delicious stuff. I love the texture when it is roasted just right. Just realized as I am typing this that I finished eating about 6 PM last night and didn't eat until 10:30 AM so that qualifies as an IF. Woo Hoo! Funny how I don't even think about stuff like that any more.
                        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 good swim, did some errands, brought in a truckload of firewood. Ate a pork chop and some blackberries. Choir 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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                          • I'm coveting your "133" I know I will see that number one day............ but that day seems to far away right now!!! I'm still hanging around 180.
                            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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                            • For your turmeric tea, you just follow Mark's recipe but use almond milk instead of coconut? My choir is singing a pretty high-note heavy piece this weekend and I'm looking for some magic remedy to help me sing it. I've heard a lot of hype about oxidized 06 in almond milk, what do you think about that?
                              If you have a few minutes- please take a look at my story, in my journal
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread87400.html
                              I do warn you, I am a copious writer.

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                              • You will be there, Tomi! It's all good. Every step of the way is a good place to be - sometimes because it feels great, and sometimes because it will be over. I'm pleased that I seem to be able to maintain this weight and eat freely of primal foods. It's almost unbelievable.

                                I don't worry too much about the O6 in almond milk because I don't drink much of it - I only use 4 oz. in the tea, I add water to it also. I don't use coconut milk because it is too expensive, but I should probably mix some in there. I don't know why the tea should make those high notes easier, but again tonight I drank the tea and those B flats were okay. Maybe it is the ginger?

                                I'm trying not to freak out about this storm but all the talk gets to me. I have to work both Friday and Saturday. Why does it seem like I have to work every time there is a bad storm? My boss called me and basically said I am expected to be there but offered no assistance. I asked my landlord about the driveway getting plowed and he told me it will get plowed when it gets plowed. Then he told me I am using the wood stove too much. Also I have a toothache and I think a spider bit the side of face, there is a very itchy red bump and I saw a spider running across the floor. So I'm just sitting here thinking, hey, I can handle this. It will all be okay.
                                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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