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  • Baking soda and vinegar sounds very good. Super cheap! It is nice to have my drain running smoothly again. It has been slow for a while.

    Back at work. Very sad. The grocery manager of the fantastic food co-op has died. Just had a heart attack and is gone. He also ran a farm with his wife. I know that we all need to face up to the transience of our existence, but damn, he was a good man and he will be missed.
    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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    • Some good news from the co-op, though. They have started making mayo with high-oleic sunflower oil. Apparently there is a demand for paleo-friendly mayo! I have run the numbers and it is cheaper to buy theirs than to make my own, and a whole lot easier. Also, if even one batch of mine goes bad, unfortunately a common occurrence, theirs will be even cheaper.

      Can't wait to get home! Have eaten some chicken and a couple of pieces of bacon. BACON!
      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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      • Sorry to hear about the Grocery manager... But I envy you the co-op. We don't really have anything like that here. I used to be part of the Northeastern food co-op, but I'm not sure they are really around much anymore.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • Everybody watch this:

          Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? | Video on TED.com

          It's from the Weekend Love Link. Unfortunately the last few seconds are cut off. Yes, I cried too.
          Last edited by Siobhan; 06-30-2013, 02:06 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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          • Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
            Sorry to hear about the Grocery manager... But I envy you the co-op. We don't really have anything like that here. I used to be part of the Northeastern food co-op, but I'm not sure they are really around much anymore.
            I love the co-op so much I have repeatedly thought about trying to get some kind of job there, even at the expense of cutting back my hours at the hospital. Of course they could not pay me nearly as much as the hospital does. But I would love to be involved in running that place.
            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 finally started my book. In the most old fashioned of ways - I saw a pen and an old tablet lying in my desk drawer, picked it up and started scribbling. It is a memoir about my paleo/primal experience. As I was writing I decided to just write and not worry about the focus of the book, or who was ever going to read it, or anything practical. I'm just writing. A couple of weeks ago I went back and read the beginning of my journal, which has probably inspired me. I think the primal world needs people like me. Just a regular person. Not a scientist, or a gorgeous model/film star type. A middle-aged, middle-class person who has transformed herself, not into an unreal stereotype, but into a happy, healthy person.
              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
                Everybody watch this:

                Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? | Video on TED.com

                It's from the Weekend Love Link. Unfortunately the last few seconds are cut off. Yes, I cried too.
                Me too.. Thx for the link; will pass on.

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                • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                  I finally started my book. In the most old fashioned of ways - I saw a pen and an old tablet lying in my desk drawer, picked it up and started scribbling. It is a memoir about my paleo/primal experience. As I was writing I decided to just write and not worry about the focus of the book, or who was ever going to read it, or anything practical. I'm just writing. A couple of weeks ago I went back and read the beginning of my journal, which has probably inspired me. I think the primal world needs people like me. Just a regular person. Not a scientist, or a gorgeous model/film star type. A middle-aged, middle-class person who has transformed herself, not into an unreal stereotype, but into a happy, healthy person.
                  You are a great writer.. Can't wait to read it.
                  It really has been an awesome experience to live with the benefits of primal eating.

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                  • You know, I think the world is ready to hear from regular people, i.e. me, who have benefited from this way of eating and living. We need Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf, with their gorgeous physiques, to be the faces of the movement, but as Grandma used to say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Can regular folk do it? And benefit from it? Absolutely. So many of the people I talk to think it is just too hard. They can't identify with the media "caveman" image.

                    I ran into my duck egg provider and found to my great happiness that the ducks are still laying and he can bring some for me! I ate the last of them this morning. (Remember I was away, otherwise I would have eaten them all long ago.)
                    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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                    • It is true, it has to work with regular people. But they also have to understand it.

                      It's amazing to me that people cling so tightly to their carb-heavy lifestyles. With me, my beliefs about what was a healthy diet changed by degrees as I read about big agribusiness and our corn and wheat-based food system and how that has influenced the ADA and AMA and their recommendations about a conventional "healthy" diet. Once I questioned that, I was more receptive and the change in lifestyle and diet wasn't so abrupt.

                      When I tell people about what I am doing I find they have all heard about the Paleo diet, but have few details. When I begin to get into the nitty-gritty details, they realize it isn't really all that weird.

                      Good luck with the writing!
                      Height: 5' 10"
                      Starting Weight: 292
                      Starting Primal Weight: 275
                      Current weight: 224
                      Goal weight: 172
                      Body Fat 30.5

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                      • Thank you! I did some more writing today. It is fun, and a constructive project. I like going back and looking at my progress and learning. I am still amazed at where I am!

                        Busy day. Staked tomatoes, swam, choir practice, made chocolate pots, a huge vat of turkey soup. I actually prefer having the chocolate pots around because they are quite low in carbs, no dairy, comparatively low in sugar. They keep me away from the gluten-free cake and other treats that I really should stay away from. Those are carb-a-holic nightmares.

                        The soup is delicious even though I forgot the ginger and the garlic. One good thing about soup - it is never too late to add stuff. I really like to take soup to work. It is easy to heat up and eat (I have to eat at my desk, there is no break room) and it is so good that I am not tempted by other things. Come to think of it, I also need some cilantro. Cashews would be excellent, but maybe I should hold off on those. I have six very generous servings. That and some green salad will get me through my work days/nights.

                        The co-op will be closed tomorrow for the manager's funeral. I am very glad they decided to close so that everyone can attend the funeral and no one will have to return to work afterwards. A sensible and humane decision that is all too often not made these days. I wish I could attend the funeral myself but it is difficult with work.

                        I have some nasty heat rash on my legs and neck! Horrid stuff.
                        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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                        • Here I am at work and feeling unaccountably happy. Got my car fixed today; a recall. I knew it was making a noise that it shouldn't be, and there was a vibration that I didn't like, but I was unprepared to have it drive completely differently, for the better! They replaced the engine torque rod bolt or some such thing. The car is completely quiet, no vibration, no rattle, smooth smooth smooth. The trouble is that I didn't have anything to compare it to - I just thought it was a much cheaper car than my deluxe Nissan Maxima and naturally was not as quiet. Well duh. I'm glad it is fixed.

                          Scored a dozen duck eggs! I am so happy! Had a nice salad with feta, strawberries, pecans. And two duck eggs.

                          Heat rash is gone, thank the heavens.

                          Here's a quiz: What would you do? This afternoon I was cooking up some proscuitto wrapped goat cheese when I noticed something...something moving in the pan. It was a WORM. A little tiny black worm. It was nowhere near the food, but where did it come from? And what should I do? I know it is not primal of me, but it grossed me out. Very unappetizing. A true primal attitude would be - PROTEIN! Chomp. So - what would you have done?
                          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
                            Here's a quiz: What would you do? This afternoon I was cooking up some proscuitto wrapped goat cheese when I noticed something...something moving in the pan. It was a WORM. A little tiny black worm. It was nowhere near the food, but where did it come from? And what should I do? I know it is not primal of me, but it grossed me out. Very unappetizing. A true primal attitude would be - PROTEIN! Chomp. So - what would you have done?
                            I'd get grossed out and have to dump the whole thing.
                            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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                            • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                              Here's a quiz: What would you do? This afternoon I was cooking up some proscuitto wrapped goat cheese when I noticed something...something moving in the pan. It was a WORM. A little tiny black worm. It was nowhere near the food, but where did it come from? And what should I do? I know it is not primal of me, but it grossed me out. Very unappetizing. A true primal attitude would be - PROTEIN! Chomp. So - what would you have done?
                              My first thought was, "Has she read the children's book, How to Eat Fried Worms?"

                              Realistically, I would be so creeped out I'd have to dump the whole thing.

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                              • If it was nowhere near the food - and you're sure there weren't more IN the food.......... I would have removed the worm and kept cooking. I've been known to pick weavles out of rice before. They are harmless, just a bit gross. Since I don't buy rice-a-roni anymore I don't have to worry about doing that.
                                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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