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  • Sounds like you're having fun finding new ways to move! To hear you tell it is very child-like and adorable! Its that whole "dance like no one is watching" mentality

    You go girl!
    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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    • Whew. I don't know how everyone else does it. I mean how does everyone keep up with housework? I live in a very small apartment with three cats and I feel like I could just clean constantly. I could start at one end, work my way through and just start over at the beginning. And it is not the fault of the cats. I take total responsibility. Papers, books, CDs, magazines. Closets to be cleaned. Dishes to be washed. Food to be cooked. Not really complaining, but just wondering why I can't seem to keep up and why I always feel like my home isn't clean or orderly enough.

      Good food day. I have had dinner already. For me it is best to eat quite early. I had two fried eggs, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, and a tapioca bread.

      Gorgeous day weather-wise. My landlord worked tirelessly in the garden all day, starting very early. His partner is coming back this evening after being away for five months. I'll be sure to pull my blinds on that side of my apartment!

      The asparagus are up!
      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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      • Whew. I don't know how everyone else does it. I mean how does everyone keep up with housework?
        This makes me laugh . I don't. Keep up, that is. I get my housework ethics from my mother, who hated doing it, kept up the basics, but just the necessary stuff most of the time. To be honest, hubby does more housework than me. He gets grumbly about it, but I don't mind. But to keep a perfectly tidy and orderly home?? Not sure that will ever happen in this lifetime. I don't worry about it much, as long as the place is not dirty, it's okay.
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        • Mmmm, keep up with housework! Are you kidding!? Try doing it with two kids at home and constantly unpacking and playing with stuff - never ending mess. I clean the worst spots and hope to high heaven no body stops in unexpectedly! Good thing I don't know many people!
          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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          • In this one aspect of the relationship, SWMBO and I are perfectly complementary. She is very organized and tidy, she doesn't clean deeply, but things are always in their place. I let things build up and allow a fair amount of disarray, but then I clean, like really deep clean. So between the two of us we manage clean and tidy pretty well. It does seem like shoveling against the tide with boy around, but the stuff gets done. Mostly.
            Height: 5' 10"
            Starting Weight: 292
            Starting Primal Weight: 275
            Current weight: 224
            Goal weight: 172
            Body Fat 30.5

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            • Housekeeper once a week........
              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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              • I think people's cleanliness and tidiness standards are TOO HIGH! As long as we can move around without tripping, and aren't catching anything, it is clean enough!

                Within sight of me as I type this, these items, not in their correct places:
                Ripped up cardboard and paper(by dogs) on the floor
                Two piles of school things
                One pile of magazines
                One stack of library books
                Eight socks
                Two pairs of shoes
                Pile of papers 'to be sorted' (ha!)
                College binder
                Litllest's knitting
                Box of yarn
                Cannister of knitting needles
                Two birthday bags
                One grocery tote
                Four movies not put away

                It will all be easy to take care of, but whats the rush? I've had better things to do, and I could be doing stuff like that all the time, and still have more to do the next day. So I let it wait for MY convenience, not someone else's standards.

                Of course, before any one comes over I run around like mad!

                P.S. Been using your coconut oil-baking soda deodorant. I really like it.

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                • The moral of the story is that I should just relax about the housekeeping! Or get a partner or a housekeeper, neither of which is likely.

                  Glad you like the CO+baking soda. I can't believe how well it works. I would never have dreamed it would be effective. Summer is coming, which will put it to the test. Well before I was primal I wished I could find an alternative to Ban Rollon. The ingredients just don't seem like something you should smear on yourself daily! But nothing was effective and at worst I was allergic to stuff like the crystal. Try having an itchy rash in your pits...but no worries now. Every time I open I my bathroom cabinet I think about how I could probably get by for most everything with CO and baking soda - teeth, check. Moisturizer, check. Deodorant, check. Hair conditioner, check. Also I can eat it! Well, the CO 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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                  • Does the Oil in the CO stain your clothing? I had a rash under my arms some years ago and switched to Tom's deoderant thinking I might've developed a sensitivity to some of the chemicals in the Mennen speed stick I'd always used. The rash turned out to be fungal and once it cleared up, all of my shirts had to be tossed because they all had greasy underarm stains from the Tom's.

                    So now I am back to Old Spice Deoderant, full of Aluminum and Ick.
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Starting Weight: 292
                    Starting Primal Weight: 275
                    Current weight: 224
                    Goal weight: 172
                    Body Fat 30.5

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                    • It doesn't amazingly enough, and that was a concern of mine as well. I was afraid I would ruin all my shirts. You might try it out on the weekend with some old thing you don't care about.

                      The pool was freezing! I couldn't stay in. My queries about the temperature fell on deaf ears. They are always a little cagey about that. I went in the therapy pool just to be in the water and it was hot hot hot! My guess is that is why the pool was cold. The Laws of Thermodynamics would indicate this. Oh well. An off day is 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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                      • Okay, don't know if I should report this or not, but I just made Nom Nom Paleo's Chocolate Pots. Unbelievable. Recipe here: Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crθme (Dairy-Free!) | Award-Winning Paleo Recipes | Nom Nom Paleo. Make it an your own peril. I'm pretty scared of having all these little chocolate pots in the house! So 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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                        • Those sound rather yummy! Maybe I should try them as an alternative to downing bars of chocolate ... will have to make sure everyone else likes them or I'll be scoffing too much again!

                          What amounts do you use for the deodorant? I have tried the coconut oil with some essential oils in as deodorant and found it worked pretty well - but it is cool here and is not really being put to the test.
                          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 don't measure it - I just put some CO in a little container and mixed in some baking powder. I dip two fingers in and that's how much I use. Not very helpful, I know. But it's a fairly small amount. Maybe I should mix in some lavender, that would be nice.

                            I'm not sure you should make the chocolate pots. They are just too, too good. I've eaten two already. I used 60% cocoa Ghiradelli chocolate chips instead of chopping up bars. Very dangerous for me to make these as there is no one else to gobble them up. The cats, of course, detest sweets and chocolate is poison for them anyway. (Good thing they won't come near 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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                            • Oh my, those chocolate pots do look excitingly dangerous. Must try at some point. For a dinner party, perhaps. When we were visiting friends in Nova Scotia, she made the chocolate avocado mousse that I'd read about but never tried. Amazingly delicious and rich. Tonight I fried a banana in butter & cinnamon, added a drip of maple syrup and a few walnuts, which carmelized in the pan, and topped the lot with mascarpone. Most heavenly.
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                              • Fried bananas are one of my favorite things, and very dangerous things they are! Your concoction sounds delicious. I could eat that three times a day, sadly.

                                Must go vote, one of my friends is running for selectman. What is a selectman? I have no idea. But he'll be good at 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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