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  • I've been following my own advice - the Sugar Dragon was visiting me way too often and I felt a little out of control. I've been eating larger meals than normal and if I really, really feel hungry something with protein and fat. I think I have a tendency to subconsciously hold back when I am eating a real meal in order to justify a sugar treat later on.

    Have already had my swim this morning! It feels good to swim very early. I have some brussels sprouts roasting in the oven and some very thin steaks ready to broil.
    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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    • Brussel sprouts. Yummy! I don't know why, but in our neck of the woods, it is about impossible to get organic ones. Sounds like a good meal. Fun to think of you swimming early. For some reason, it makes me think of running along the beach early in the morning. Cold sea air and seagulls and such. I better get some beach time in before the tourists descend in full force. It's okay though. My favorite time at the beach is in the winter.

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      • I have trouble getting myself motivated to swim early because of my perception of cold - it's weird, but if I'm not warm at home, I can't get up the initiative to go to the pool, which is ridiculous. The pool is always the same temp! I'm just strange. OTOH I have no trouble making myself go for a walk or a hike when it is cold.

        Just spent some time rooting around in storage and looking at some things that have been packed away. I need to rotate my knick knacks. Pack away the stuff I have around and get out some different things. Oboe loved the storage area, a long area under the eaves. I had to haul him out twice and then he pawed at the door for some time. Cats!
        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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        • Maybe the solution is to swim later at night then? When you've had a full day and your body has warmed up. I used to take a nap after work then go to the 10pm swim at a local swimplex.
          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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          • Alas, the pool closes at 7 PM. Also, it is full of kids at night. Living in a small community does have its limitations! But we are lucky to have such a nice brand-new pool. The next nearest pool is about an hour away, and it is quite old. I was trying to go before I went to work, but it was too frustrating with the kids all over, jumping into my lane (super dangerous), whistles blowing, loud music. I'm just an old fart, I guess.

            Just ate a sweet potato. I can't believe I used to put sugar on them. They are so sweet already.
            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
              Alas, the pool closes at 7 PM. Also, it is full of kids at night. Living in a small community does have its limitations! But we are lucky to have such a nice brand-new pool. The next nearest pool is about an hour away, and it is quite old. I was trying to go before I went to work, but it was too frustrating with the kids all over, jumping into my lane (super dangerous), whistles blowing, loud music. I'm just an old fart, I guess.

              Just ate a sweet potato. I can't believe I used to put sugar on them. They are so sweet already.
              I don't blame you for not wanting to swim when its full of kids.......... they do tend to think everyone should get out of their way! And the sweet potato + sugar thing ............ yup - I used to put brown sugar and cinnamon on mine! Now - just buttah! yums!
              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 like them with just cinnamon - sweet potatoes, not kids!
                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

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                • Kids are pretty good with cinnamon, too!

                  This reminds me of a shirt Littlest has. It states, 'I love Mormons' on it, and every time she wears it, I can't help but mentally add 'with gravy' to it.

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                  • Kids with cinnamon...mmmmm...definitely primal!

                    Despite not wanting to actually be at the pool at the same time, I am very glad the kids and the teenagers have the pool and the Y available to them. If it weren't for the Y, those kids wouldn't have anywhere else to go. They'd be at home, sadly for many of them not a safe or healthy environment, or vegged out in front of a TV or a video game, or drinking beer and smoking pot in the woods. This doesn't stop me from wishing the Y had an adults-only pool. But you only get facilities like that in much larger communities, and at a much greater cost. I actually save money going to the Y. I calculated it - since I shower there most of the time, the hot water I use costs more than my membership, which is subsidized by my employer. When I do shower at home, it's just a quick rinse. Amazing, really!
                    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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                    • That's quite the bonus! If you think about it - they pay you to come there! woot woot!
                      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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                      • And they're lucky to have me!
                        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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                        • Went swimming after work this morning. The only problem is that it really wakes me up. Seriously energizing! Then later on I crash and burn. Anyway, managed to get to sleep about 10:30 AM and woke up for good about 3:30 PM. Slept quite well in my cave. I finished the cave just in time as it has been seriously hot in my normal sleeping room.

                          For some reason I am hungry a lot. This morning about 4:30 AM I was really hungry. I hadn't eaten since about 8 PM. I had two eggs and some carnitas. Then when I got home from swimming, about 9 AM, I was hungry again. Although now that I see it like that, I realize some hours had passed! I had some carnitas, baba ganoush with rice crackers, and an orange. Woke up hungry, darn it! Is it the sunlight? The long warm days? I just made two 3-inch cheese bread rounds and made one into a pizza (very good, crunchy and like real pizza) and one into a banana and almond butter sammie. Then a little raw goat milk kefir to make sure I'm digesting properly.

                          Went outside barefoot and managed to step on something ouchy and draw blood. Oh well. It was great feeling the earth. The ground is so warm! The rocks are toasty.

                          Trying to get up enough nerve to go outside and try a shoulder roll (from today's MDA) but maybe right after eating is not a good idea?
                          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, I can't believe this but I did it. Went outside and rolled over my shoulder like Tracy Barksdale. It's not hard - it's just letting go of the fear. I used a slight incline to help, hope that's not cheating. I roll best over my right shoulder. The left side did not go so well. I bear crawled around for a bit, making sure no one could see me! Must do some balancing.

                            Terrible craving for a steak or beef. Maybe some mushrooms.
                            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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                            • Having an extremely decadent dinner of steak, scallops in bacon, mushrooms, blue cheese sauce. Nice glass of red wine. Terrible craving for meat. Actually I guess it isn't so terrible as meat is good for me in every sense.

                              Did some balancing - that is seriously addictive. I was standing on top of the picnic table at the grocery store (where the employees go to smoke) and realized how ridiculous I looked but didn't care.
                              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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                              • Another early morning swim. Really like swimming early. For some reason time seems to move differently. Ah well, everything is relative. Came home and had carnitas with an egg and all the extras. And a cara cara orange.
                                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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