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  • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
    Interesting.... Makes me question my brother even being on it. When they said he's a diabetic they automatically started him on Statin


    Em
    "Adapt and Overcome"

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    • Good post on fear. Something that I've been dealing with lately.
      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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      • Originally posted by ecks View Post
        Good post on fear. Something that I've been dealing with lately.
        Yeah, I realized how many of my decisions are based on fear - the decision to stay - the decision to go - all fear based. The thing is, life slings stuff at you, and you handle it and it is all okay...until it isn't. It's also tied in with the crippling self-doubt monster that regularly visits me, and maybe some of you as well. Because self-doubt is actually a form of fear.

        Em - everybody has to make their own decision, but before anyone goes on statins they need to do some research. Statins have serious side effects that can and often do outweigh any benefit they may have. Sadly, you can't trust the mainstream medical establishment to look out for you.

        Went on a farmers market binge. I foolishly thought that since it was cloudy and had been raining that no one would be there. I was wrong, which is great for the farmers. The tourists made me nuts!

        Example:

        Tourist: What are those?

        Farmer: Blueberries. High bush blueberries.

        Tourist: I've never seen blueberries that big.

        Farmer: They are high bush blueberries. The small ones are low bush.

        Tourist: Are they from Maine?

        Farmer: Yes, my farm is 6 miles from here on Rte. 27

        Tourist: I don't think those are blueberries. They are too big.

        AAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!

        I bought the blueberries out of spite. They are really, really delicious though. Taste like blueberry jam.

        Another stand:

        Tourist: Can I take pictures of your vegetables?

        Farmer: Sure.

        Tourist Can I take your picture?

        Farmer: I'd rather not.

        Tourist: But you look so Maine-y! So rustic! No one in Boston will believe it if I don't get a picture.

        Farmer: No Pictures!

        The mushroom stand:

        Tourist: I need a pound of mushrooms.

        Vendor: Do you know what kind? What are you going to use them for?

        Tourist: I don't know, my wife just said to buy a pound of mushrooms.

        Vendor: Alright, I'll put together a variety. (Starts to put mushrooms in bag.)

        Tourist: No! Not those! I don't like those.

        Vendor: Uh...okay...they are oyster mushrooms, really popular.

        Tourist: They look funny.

        Vendor: Maybe you would like to pick out the mushrooms.

        Tourist: No, you go ahead, I don't know anything about them.

        Vendor: (Picks another mushroom and starts to put it in the bag)

        Tourist: No! Not that one! It looks funny.

        At this point I walked away.

        Got a major haul though. Onions, beets, potatoes, goat cheese, goat milk, heirloom tomatoes, cilantro, eggplant. All of it is roasted or cooked in some form and ready to eat. I don't normally eat potatoes, but those little colorful baby potatoes get me every time. They don't seem to have the same effect as mature potatoes. Maybe because they are mostly peel?

        Had a lunch of baby potatoes with cilantro/parsley/caper/lemon/walnut oil gremolata, tomato, goat cheese with lemon and pepper (try it - great combo). Now unwinding to get some sleep before work tonight. Unfortunately it is really, really noisy. Chain saws, band saws, kids screaming. Really, I live in the back of nowhere, does there really have to be all of this noise?
        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
          Unfortunately it is really, really noisy. Chain saws, band saws, kids screaming. Really, I live in the back of nowhere, does there really have to be all of this noise?
          They're not running the kids THROUGH the saws, are they? That would account for the screaming.

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          • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
            They're not running the kids THROUGH the saws, are they? That would account for the screaming.
            You know, I didn't think of that. Probably!
            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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            • Tourists! You sure do get some strange types!! Kind of wonder if they left their brains behind when they went on vacation. I vividly remember the US tourists my brother and I encountered in SA (!!!!) They were so obnoxious on so many levels and we avoided going anywhere they were. My DH always says that the US sends the weirdo's away and keeps the good ones home I was delighted to find that there are lots of Americans that are really normal and nice when I moved here!!
              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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              • Just another day in paradise - rainy and cool, perfect for sleeping, except for the sawing and pounding! Landlord is building a little stair for his boat. I drowned it out pretty well with two fans going and of course my trusty earplugs.

                Developing a new routine for winding down and going to sleep in the morning thanks to the new brush I got for the felines. They love it so much and it is so great for their coats and also a bonding experience for us - after feeding them I sit down and brush them in turn, about five minutes each. This is very relaxing for me and I think it will be a good healthy way to bring on sleep on these mornings that often are a bit too crazy.

                Must shower and get to 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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                • My posts get really boring when I'm working, don't they? I don't have much to say. Went to work. Ate clean. Came home and slept.

                  Very busy last night, which is good!

                  I have discovered the tremendous advantage of buying bulk spices. The food co-op has a large selection that I had ignored until recently, when I ran out of several of my favorite ones at the same time. The prospect of replacing them was a bit daunting; as you know spices are expensive. I've been going through them like water lately. Cost of 2 oz. smoked paprika at grocery store: $7.50. Cost of 2 oz. smoked paprika from bulk bin at co-op: $1.80. Cost of putting the paprika in the empty bottle: $0. Reusing empty paprika bottle instead of putting it in recycling bin: Priceless.

                  Well, time for unwinding and sleeping and back to 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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                  • I don't think you're boring
                    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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                    • Thank you! Sometimes I am boring, though.

                      Well, the kombucha will be ready for tasting tomorrow! I am very excited. What will it taste like, I wonder, I wonder! I'm going to put some raspberries and blueberries in some of it. I'm going to save boatloads of $$$$$$$$.

                      At work again, my daytime counterparts are complete slackers so I had a lot of catchup to do. In addition, IT took our old computers and left us new ones that don't work. Hmmmm. Boss is on vaca. Double hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

                      Carb cravings today! Had some almond butter.
                      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 went back and read some of my journal from last July. Cracked myself up. I still have the same sense of humor.

                        Thinking a lot about ecks! Today was his MC audition.
                        Last edited by Siobhan; 08-10-2013, 06:11 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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                        • Came home from work this morning in a state of high excitement - the kombucha is ready for tasting! And I am happy to report that it is really good. I mean really, really good, as good as the ones I have been buying. I am going to put some away with peaches and some with blueberries for a couple of days. The scoby is huge! Obviously very healthy. I wish I had thought to swipe a large syringe from work, would have been very helpful in bottling. I want to start another batch right away because I drink this stuff like water. (Well, it is mostly water after all.)

                          Also picked up some Niman Ranch pork sausages last night. I had stopped buying them because they are very expensive and I was thinking they are a bit of a rip-off, not as natural as they claim to be, but I had forgotten they are absolutely delicious and there is no other sausage, at least available around here, that tastes as good. Also so easy to cook up, nice to have around for a quick meal.

                          Well, off to bed. Singing Evensong tonight at a really special church.
                          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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                          • Lots of exciting stuff today. My mom received a letter from my cousin whom we have not heard from for 40 years. Very complicated family dysfunction stuff led to our families being estranged, but it is not too late to build bridges. My mom was so happy! I sent off an email to him. I had a really conversation with my mom, a conversation I have been wanting to have for 25 years. Then went off and sang Evensong, a very powerful experience. Feeling very emotional right now!
                            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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                            • The kombucha is all bottled, some with peaches, some with blueberries. I am so excited. That was about the most fun thing I have done in the kitchen in a long 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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                              • Did you just plop chunks of fruit in each bottle, or do a puree? Or something else?

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