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  • You have a compelling writing style even casually in your journal so I imagine your poetry would be stellar. Perhaps one of these days, talk to the local bookstore and see if they'd be interested in selling a few chapbooks of your work? It's a low pressure way to share your work - and test the waters for a more serious publication
    If you have a few minutes- please take a look at my story, in my journal
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread87400.html
    I do warn you, I am a copious writer.

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    • Heh heh, I do have some poems in a chapbook that is in the local shops. I would like to have my own, but I don't have enough material yet. Maybe next year by this time. I'd like to do a series - maybe 20 poems loosely related.

      Succumbed to the siren song of the sugar (notice the alliteration?) and ate some chocolate covered caramels. No gluten though! I did check. Tummy seems all 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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      • Hoping your night is just busy enough to make it pass quickly!
        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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        • Hey, 21-day challenge starts today! I'm in! Goodbye sugar, hello movement!
          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'm in too............. but I haven't told anyone yet. So, I guess I just did.
            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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            • Thinking a lot about my poetry lately, a consequence of the workshop of course. In a pretty short time I have gone from being terrified to admit that I write poems to feeling like my stuff is as good or better than a lot of others. Don't worry, my head is not too swelled - I read stuff all of the time that blows me away and makes me wonder if I will ever do anything 1/10 as good. But I do feel like this is something I should pursue as a hobby, something I am good at and can get to be even better.

              Food has been good today. About 3:30 AM I had a turkey burger patty with onion and a few rice crackers. An apple and kombucha. Then I just ate the same again minus the apple and plus some roasted cauliflower.

              Now I'm off to swim.
              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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              • Good for you, tomi! Let's make it the best 21 days ever!

                Day One

                Food all good. For dinner I made Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice | Award-Winning Paleo Recipes | Nom Nom Paleo, very tasty. I realized I had all the ingredients on hand and in fact a few of them needed using up. Also had a glass of booch. (Do I even need to say I had booch?)

                Had a very good swim, pool had a few people but definitely not crowded, hallelujah. There were two new lifeguards, very distracting as they are both extremely attractive young men. I feel like a bloody pedophile just glancing at them. They are, of course, adults and I don't know why I should feel guilty enjoying the view. In addition to swimming, I did some core exercises of my own devising and quite a bit of stretching. Long, luxurious shower.

                A trip to the grocery yielded a large marked down package of pork chops. They are going in the slow cooker tonight.
                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 really enjoyed browsing your journal I'm really interested in your poetry, it sounds really amazing I really admire you for writing so regular, long posts about your life and feelings! Keep it up!
                  Hardgainer trying to gain - my primal journal : http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread91644.html

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                  • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                    (Do I even need to say I had booch?)
                    No. Booch is now a given.

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                    • Originally posted by Adrian View Post
                      I really enjoyed browsing your journal I'm really interested in your poetry, it sounds really amazing I really admire you for writing so regular, long posts about your life and feelings! Keep it up!
                      Thank you, Adrian, I guess you could say I maximize my journal use! I've really embraced the whole primal lifestyle and am always looking for more ways to be better, happier, less stressed.

                      Hey all, check out Adrian's journal - really good - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...d91644-12.html
                      Last edited by Siobhan; 09-17-2013, 06:51 AM.
                      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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                      • Day Two

                        I was going to wait until later to post, but I already have a lot of stuff to say, so I might as well go ahead:

                        Last night I was horrified to see little flying bugs around my booch and upon inspection found the paper towel was saturated - the scoby grew so much it pushed up into the paper towel. Yikes! Note: leave enough space at top for scoby growth! With great trepidation I removed the top and looked for infestation, luckily there was none I could see. I did have several layers of paper towel and a good tight seal with rubber bands. I removed some of the scoby and a bit of tea and carefully recovered it with clean paper towels and an extra couple of bands. Lesson learned.

                        Pork chop lusciousness permeated the house during the night, making it somewhat hard to sleep! However they just aren't that good, or maybe I'm just not in the mood. They are just okay. Also had purple potatoes and a banana. And you-know-what.

                        Went to my book and meditation group this morning. Pretty good. I don't feel a real connection to these other women but they are all good people and we had some really good discussions. It is nice to have an intelligent conversation occasionally. Although - bit of a rant here - I get a little tired of the somewhat sanctimonious upper-middle-class lip service to class equality, racism, etc. One of the women had attended a Native American ceremony of some kind so we were treated to a long discourse on the beauty of Native American culture and how badly the European invaders treated the people who were here - REALLY!?!?!? Gee, never heard that before. Instead of sitting there in your designer clothes with your brand new Audi in the parking lot, oh and that comfortable $3 million oceanfront home you just slept in - why don't you do something about it? Maybe invite a couple of those Native Americans living in terrible poverty to live in your home with you, provide them with a good education, maybe even let them drive your car? Huh? No, it's easier to attend some ceremony put on for tourists and then come home to your comforts and talk about how aware you are of Native American problems. Oh, btw, there are hungry, cold, and unemployed people right here in town - some of them with Native American heritage. (Rant over)

                        Looked up some core exercises for swimming pools and was happy to discover that what I have been doing is apparently good stuff - guess all those years of CW exercise taught me something - let me tell you, it is more fun in a pool.

                        Very cold this morning! I should have brought in my herbs. I hope they're not all dead.

                        I am sad to report that it was the cod liver oil that made me so smelly. I just couldn't metabolize it properly, at least not that brand. I stopped taking it and I am back to my non-smelly self.

                        Pulled out my notebook from last year - I weigh exactly the same as I did last year on Sept. 17. Weird, huh?
                        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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                        • Siobhan- the NPR show, 'The Take Away' is having a baiku contest- a haiku about your bike/bike riding.

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                          • I always find that cod liver oil as a liquid from the bottle always gives me fish burps. Do you get that?
                            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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                            • A baiku! I love 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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                              • Mark's list is so great I am copying it here:

                                Consider these suggestions for thinking abundantly this Challenge month…

                                Look in the mirror and love what you see. View yourself generously. Believe this body in front of you is worth nurturing.
                                Create daily menus with the best Primal food you can afford. Take time to make indulgent meals and snacks.
                                Dine as you eat these meals. Give them their due. Drop the rushed, I-don’t-have-time-to-enjoy-my-food fixation. Make time. Give up 15 minutes of T.V. or web surfing to do it.
                                Sleep luxuriously. Make your bedroom a clean, cool cave haven. Set your alarm to go to bed on time. Use your best sheets. Sleep naked. Do whatever feels luxurious to you.
                                Take time out for a favorite hobby. Carve out the “me” time that somehow got sucked away. For 21 days, you get that time back.
                                Create serenity in your life. Simplify a favorite space at home for relaxation. Commit to yoga, meditation and/or time in nature. Sign up for a class or schedule hours for it.
                                Keep a celebration book/board/blog. There’s something to celebrate every single day. I’d argue we could easily find dozens of things each day when we’re open to them. What made you laugh/smile? What did you accomplish?
                                Try something new every single day. Maybe it’s a new vegetable or piece of gym equipment, a meditation CD or a different hiking path.
                                Fill your life and newsfeed with humor and positivity. Ditch the scary cable news and downer Facebook/Twitter feeds.
                                Exercise and move every day in ways that inspire you. Have fun. Be spontaneous. Indulge in some training assistance. Meet up with friends to work out or play. Take a new fitness class. Dance. Run like you used to when you were seven.
                                Relish these last weeks of fall. Do more than sit in the backyard or rake. Design actual outdoor adventures for each weekend. Do one thing each weekend you always mean to do in the great outdoors.
                                In other words, act as if you’re worth living abundantly for 21 days and beyond. Guess what? You are. And, trust me on this one – you won’t regret it.


                                Read more: Approaching the Challenge with an Abundance Mindset | Mark's Daily Apple
                                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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