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  • REI is having a good sale right now and I have been salivating over the barefoot shoes. They have a really good selection and 20% off....hmmmm...

    After a virtual lifetime of foot problems I am hesitant to try anything new while I am pain free, and at the same time I am always wanting to try something new. What to do, what to do.

    Am making a liquid fat bomb for myself right now, feeling a bit peckish and too early for dinner.
    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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    • Back is coming around, I found I actually forgot about it for a couple of moments this afternoon. I can pick up something from the floor without huge contortions and almost but not quite cut my toenails.

      Got a new gadget - an old fashioned juicer for squeezing lemons. Love that fresh-squeezed lemonade. Funny, I thought I hated stevia, but I like it fine in lemonade and in smoothies. Speaking of which I had a smoothie with raw goat milk (not quite primal but a nutritional powerhouse and good for allergies), a banana, two strawberries, and half a scoop of protein power. Oh, and a packet of stevia. It was quite nice. I should have added some coconut oil but I forgot. I love the color strawberries give to smoothies, so pink!

      Since I'm pretty sure it's all girls here, I might as well mention for the record that I got my period today. Quite soon after the last one, only 25 days I think. I will be 53 in less than a month. Forever youthful, that's me.

      Another gadget I got is little twirly things that hold up my hair - they work great! You just twist up your hair into a bun and twirl one in from the top and one from the bottom. They don't show and they don't pull at all. Doesn't take any longer than a ponytail and more comfy. Will be great for work.
      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 dear. I am happy for you that you know what the problem is, but... sciatica! I pinched my sciatic nerve in my lower back a number of years ago and it was definitely the worst pain I have ever known. I also still have a bit of numbness in two toes (and I can find the line of numbness with my fingers all the way down my leg) but other than that I have had a complete recovery. They didn't give me any meds or anything, other than the pain killers in the hospital for the few hours I was there. They had to give me something very heavy-duty just so I could l lie flat for the X-rays without screaming. One of only two times in my adult life I cried with pain.

        Came home with a walker... Luckily didn't need it for too long.

        Anyway, I wish you a prompt and full recovery. Find a way to make lemonade out of this lemon and enjoy your week off as much as can be done. Read, laze, spoil yourself, fill your ears with good music, watch the flowers and the birds and the goats.
        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
        - Lewis Mumford

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        • Liquid fat bomb. What a good idea. Wait- I am fasting today. Rats!

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          • There is always tomorrow!

            Back is feeling better. Much better. Hope it continues. I know it will. I feel myself healing...om....om...om...

            Judg, you should have heard me screaming when I got in and out of the car! And up first thing in the morning. Would have brought back bad flashbacks. Glad that stage is over. The car is still torture but I don't have to scream anymore.

            I want to be a Primal Blueprint Real Life Success Story so bad! That is my goal. I had better get some blimpy pictures of myself before I get too svelte. (Hahahahahahha) Then I'm going to get a slinky strapless red cocktail dress and some red fives to match and go for the Friday stardom. Yeah!

            Good on the fasting! I'll be joining you soon. Yep, feeling better.
            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 think we have the same fantasy dress! Mine is somewhat Jessica Rabbitish. I have the hourglass to carry it off, if not the guts.

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              • With red vibrams to match?
                SW: 243
                CW: 177
                Goal: Health

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                • Originally posted by kerryk View Post
                  with red vibrams to match? :d
                  lol!
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • Well, a little setback - woke up in some kinda pain last night, after a very chill evening. Ended up being up most of the night and then slept till 10:30 on this gorgeous day. I'm getting really tired of this. Ran to the post office and luckily the cat stuff I ordered came - their hairball stuff and some pheromones that I plug into an outlet that keeps them from fighting. (Wish this stuff worked on humans.) Quick stop at thrift shop, which closes early today, to buy some plates for work. (Mine keep disappearing.) Back home, made lemonade, I love that stuff. Getting hungry, it has been a long time since I ate. Also need a shower really badly, I can tell. When you can tell, it is way past time!
                    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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                    • A couple of years ago, after I had gained quite a bit of weight, I was window shopping with a male friend and admiring a red dress. I wondered out loud if I could wear it, and he said, quite innocently, when I met you you could have worn it. The truth hurts! But I still think about wearing a really great dress sometime - and being able to carry it off.
                      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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                      • And yes, I definitely need red vibrams to go with the dress!

                        Feeling kinda crappy but I know it is the prednisone, and I know it is only temporary, and I know it is the best thing for me right now. Sometimes you have to do stuff you just really don't want to, and this is one of those times. Decided to repot some plants, which is a fairly easy job, and it was just a bit much - back started to complain partway into the project, and I had to get up from a kneeling position by hand-over-handing my porch support beam. Humbling...very humbling. Okay, no more complaining.

                        Had a smoothie with blueberries today. Very nice. I think this is great way to get some delicious nutrition. The protein powder is fine, it works great mixed up with everything else. Adding coconut oil is key, without the fat it isn't nearly as satisfying. Funny how a measly teaspoon of oil changes the entire dynamic. Reminds me, I have to get some bananas.

                        Thinking about making a meatza for dinner. Something about using chicken for pizza crust? Will look it up. I have some tomatoes begging to be used up. Also have chicken. And lots of herbs. (See potting project above.)

                        I have lost more weight. I'm not sure where I started, would have to go back and find where I put it in my journal, but I think I am down about 12 lbs. Tomorrow will be 6 weeks. Funny, I don't really feel like I am losing but I am. I think it is because I am eating so much, hardly ever hungry, and feeling very strong and good despite this back thing I'm dealing with. People keep telling me I look great, which is funny because no one ever tells me that. Yesterday I ran into a co-worker who kept repeating, "you look great!" even though his wife was right there next to him. She is very nice, BTW, and I am pretty sure he just couldn't figure out why I look different - even I am not quite sure why I look different - maybe just carrying myself differently? All the animals I am eating are adding their mojo to mine?

                        Okay, enough computer time, back to real life.
                        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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                        • If your skin is improving, people are going to notice without realizing what they're noticing. A healthy glow just looks a lot different than an anemic pallour. I also find that at certain key points in our weight loss, our proportions seem to shift, so everybody seems to notice at once. And if you keep bumping into people who haven't seen you in a while, you're going to be fielding comments almost constantly.

                          Hope your friend's wife is not the insecure type... LOL!

                          I love smoothies. I've been adding a couple of raw eggs for both fat and protein, sometimes coconut milk. What I throw in is a little different every time, depending on what's available, but bananas and/or frozen berries are pretty well always involved. Adding cinnamon not only adds flavour, but goodness. Pretty well every herb and spice used in cooking has something beneficial going for it, so I try to use them whenever I can. I never remember precisely what they're good for, but it doesn't matter. The food tastes better too.
                          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                          - Lewis Mumford

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                          • You know, I keep forgetting the raw eggs! Must make note to myself....eggs...don't forget eggs...and cinnamon...I'll bet cardamon is good too. Can't wait for my next smoothie!

                            I think it must be my skin - my skin definitely looks better, but it never occurs to me that anyone else would notice. And I was out in the sun for over an hour today, no redness or burning but I look healthier.

                            My chicken crust pizza is in the oven right now, it was very easy, much easier than I thought. I will let you know how it tastes.
                            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, my verdict on the chicken/mozzarella crust pizza. Just okay. Very easy to make, will make again I am sure, but I will be tweaking the recipe a bit. Just really bland, IMHO. The crust was almost tasteless, although the texture was very nice. Next time I will add some spices/salt/herbs right into the mixture. One thing that was really great is that I used a lot of the chicken that might have been wasted - bits that don't carve up well, like the tasty but hard-to-carve pieces along the backbone, and the half breast that was leftover from another meal. I wonder if cheddar cheese might be better? Hmmm....

                              Many points, though for the kitties - tubby cat LOVED it. He gobbled down all the bits I gave him and looked for more. If you have read the first entry of my journal here, you will see that I had an epiphany while feeding my tubby boy regular pizza. It was quite ironic to sit down to dinner and feed him primal pizza. Incidentally, slim cat won't come near people food of any type, even fish or steak. He is a good eater but fastidious.

                              Enjoying a great jazz program on radio - WBACH - you can check it out online if you want - 6-10 PM every Saturday (Eastern time, that is.)
                              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, now we're talking. Just made myself a cocktail that is really hitting the spot. Ounce of gin (Hendricks, my favorite), juice from one lime, freshly squeezed of course, top up with club soda for total of 4 oz. drink. No problem with carbs! I have been wanting a gin & tonic, but haven't been able to find any tonic water that isn't evil; i.e. full of HFCS. This concoction is just as good...maybe better...fresh lime juice is hard to beat. I certainly have a craving for citrus juice these days.

                                Telling myself...sip...don't gulp it down...so delicious...
                                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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