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  • I am fortunate that my Earthing experiments are coinciding with a lot of melting here. We still have great piles of snow but many bare patches of ground, especially where I live as it is exposed to the water. I just went out for a little while, my feet are very happy. I am kind of hungry, so I came back inside to roast some cauliflower. I am going to go out again later. Maybe lying on the ground will aid my digestion.

    Haven't heard from NewMan yesterday or today. Yesterday I called - no answer - and sent a text, just saying hello. The sad and possibly telling emotion from me is hopeful relief that he is just not interested and the relationship will die an early and natural death. I think there are just too many barriers. We are also at that stage where a slight misunderstanding could sink the whole thing, and that may have occurred. The second time we went out, he asked if I had any tattoos, and I said yes, I have two, a flower on my shoulder blade and one on my lower back, which I now regret I referred to as a 'tramp stamp.' I lifted my shirt slightly to show a bit of ink. I always forget that men are actually fifth-graders at heart. He keeps referring to my 'tramp stamp' and saying during phone conversations he is going to get a better look at it the next time he sees me. Now, that is a little thing, but it makes me uncomfortable. Like, does he think he can just paw through my clothing and look at my body? I don't find this enticing. On Sunday night he called after he got home and again said, "I didn't look at your tramp stamp. Next time I'm going to look at it." I said, "No, you're not looking at my tattoo." That was towards the end of the conversation. Now I am thinking he is going to throw in the towel because I'm not more forthcoming or whatever. Since the relationship is shaping up to be more of a buddies-type thing, I have no current plans to show any more of my body than is normally visible in ordinary clothing.

    My feet are getting happier and happier when they are bare. I am walking around the house in bare feet a lot more in addition to my forays in the yard. Going slow! I'm going to keep my eyes open for a sale on minimal shoes - a hard thing to find these days.
    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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    • Hmmm It is true that all men are fifth graders, but it is equally true that all men are also college freshmen at heart too. If I were to make that comment about your tattoo, it would be because I was hoping to see it and a great deal more. But while I might hope for this, I would never announce it over the phone like he did. It seems a bit weird to me too.

      I've jokingly referred to lower back tats in the same way. However, I've been involved with two women who had them, and neither was a tramp in any sense of the word.
      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'm willing to take 60% of the blame for this misunderstanding. It was really the repeated remarks that annoyed me. I foolishly let it go, thinking he would pick up on my subtle cues that I was uncomfortable with the level and type of enthusiasm he was showing. I didn't handle it well. And I don't even know if that is the problem. Maybe he's just bored or uninterested. But then, relationships are not my strong point. (Okay, stop laughing!)
        Last edited by Siobhan; 03-12-2013, 04:09 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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        • Way, way too much excitement at work. MVA, three patients, two critical. Hey, we are a small hospital. Having to intubate two people virtually simultaneously is a big deal for us. For one thing, there is only one respiratory therapist. That would be me. But we got off easy. We tubed them and they were stable, decent BP etc. and we shipped them off to Portland. Horrible though. Young people, their lives are going to be very different. Certainly extensive paralysis.

          Whew, tired!

          I love Mark's new pic!
          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 sleep well today - I always had issues after an adrenaline filled night!
            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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            • Wow, what a night. Now that it is over, I can look back and say I did my best, which is a good position to be in. We all did the best we could and I am happy about that. I got home as tired as I have ever been. I don't remember being that tired since I first started doing this and hadn't adjusted mentally or physically. Of course I could not go to sleep. I did something very un-primal. I took a benadryl and then it was lights out for four hours. I woke up...WIDE AWAKE...took 1/3 of an ambien. Slept three more hours and woke up very groggy. For those who know sleeping meds, this is the reverse of what normally happens. Anyway, I jumped out of bed, put on my earthing togs and walked around barefoot, down the hill, all over. The snow is all gone after a night of rain and the ground is almost warm. My feet are adjusting very quickly, getting tough. It was great. Hot shower, cup of tea, I am ready to go. And my cot is here! It is going to work out great, I know it is, and I will be sleeping better. It is easy to move around and set up is nothing.

              Really hungry now! Haven't eaten for 12 hours.
              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 have a good night.
                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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                • Here I am at work, getting my second wind. Busy enough. I can't wait to get home and get my new sleeping quarters set up. I will not, however, be doing this tomorrow morning. But I have a few nights off after this and will be able to do things properly. The cardboard wrapping the bed came in will be perfect for making a blind for the skylight, how's that for recycling?

                  Scored a whole rotisserie natural chicken at the co-op, woot! Might have to snack on a drumstick before I start my rounds.
                  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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                  • Which cut of pork do you make the carnitas with? I have a pork loin and was wondering about using that? Or does it have to be a shoulder or butt? Just wondering since you seem to be the Queen of carnitas!
                    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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                    • loin doesn't have enough fat in it in my opinion to make good carnitas.
                      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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                      • Yes, you want the fattier cuts. Loin also doesn't benefit from the long cooking time IMHO. So go cheap and you won't regret it. That reminds me, it might be time for some more carnitas as I have finished my spicy burgers and I am finally sated.

                        No work til Monday! Woot! I am tired. Slept well today with no aids. Very excited about having a few nights off. Must go do my barefoot thing -
                        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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                        • Ran around the property barefoot as is my new habit. Really good. Stepped on a pricker, just pulled it out and continued. My feet are so happy. Then I went swimming. Such fun! Our used bookstore is opening next week and they have the outside books stocked. At a glance I found five books I wanted! It's a sickness, but an okay one. Paid a whopping $1.25 for the books, then picked up my library books that just came in. 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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                          • Just altered one of my great thrift shop scores. I have purchased quite a few jeans/slacks that I like a lot only to shrink out of them. Mind you, I am not complaining! Last week I found a really nice pair of Gap jeans that fit perfectly, are very flattering and up to date but too long. I devised a rather ingenious way of shortening them using very minimal hand sewing skills and ironing tape while preserving the original hem. Worked out perfectly! I think they will be my new go-to jeans for just about everything.

                            Got some parsnips sizzling in the oven. Can't wait!

                            Update: Why didn't I know about parsnips before? They are fantastic! I must get some more, I must, I must!
                            Last edited by Siobhan; 03-14-2013, 03:48 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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                            • Despite not sleeping well (not so unusual after three nights of work) I am pretty energetic. I certainly have lots of work to do around here, The place is a wreck after four days and nights of very minimal housekeeping and I have a cot set up in my kitchen, which needs to be moved onto the landing and the stuff on the landing needs to go...somewhere. Also the usual laundry, garbage removal, dusting, cat hair patrol, etc. Mounds of papers and books. Yes, I need to get off the computer and tackle this other stuff.

                              Food-wise doing very well. Thanks to something I saw on another journal, I remembered that it is a very good idea to have good broth around, and salty broth with butter is terrific for curbing cravings of just about any kind. Also makes a great breakfast or a satisfying but light dinner when you have put off eating for far too long and need to get to sleep. Last night after choir we changed a lot of lightbulbs in the church - quite a project - and I didn't get home until almost 11 PM. I was really tired and really hungry, the broth was great. Also I am feeling a bit heavy, probably from primal-but-less-than-optimal-eating patterns over the last few days. As in no meals, grabbing stuff every now and then, not sitting down to enjoy anything. Okay, enough stalling, I have to get into action.
                              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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                              • Spammers out early this AM! They usually strike at night.
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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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