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  • Thank you, all - he has been named Ari, Hebrew for lion.

    Woke up with huge chest pain, which worried me until I remembered my antics with the chin-up bar. My upper body is so pathetically weak. It is better now that I am moving around.

    Having tea with two big spoonfuls of coconut milk.
    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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    • Wouldn't you know, FitBit has just come out with a totally cool new device - Fitbitฎ Force. I've been wearing this thing for only a short time and have thought just about every day that I wish it showed the time! And the new device does all that and more. Annoying!
      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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      • Had a good day. Swam very well. Have not been hungry. Went for a walk and saw a spectacular, awe-inspiring sunset. Fought with crippling self-doubt. Almost won.

        This is probably rather disgusting to put here, but the Battle of the Wart rages on, and the first skirmish goes to me. After wearing an acid patch continuously for several days, the bottom of my foot had developed a quarter-sized callous-like spot. I let this air overnight, then soaked it and trimmed it carefully. A great deal of wart came off, although it is obviously not all gone. The good news is that I can now walk without pain. After weeks of discomfort, this is quite a relief. I am going to give it a few days and then repeat the treatment. It is amazing how a tiny thing less than one quarter the size of my littlest fingernail can hurt so much and actually change my behavior.

        I am now much more careful at the pool. I have flip-flops which I will wear all the time I am not actually in the pool, and I am taking a large towel into the sauna, so that not only my bum rests on it but my hands also.

        Hanging out with my favorite males, all of them fur-covered. May have a glass of wine.
        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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        • Had a lovely dinner, truly lovely. Mixed up some grass-fed ground beef with spices and eggs and oven baked. I am proud to say I that I ate half a pound. Had a few raspberries and the seeds from a spaghetti squash, nicely roasted with paprika and chili powder. Then I had some spaghetti squash with pink Himalayan salt and Kerrygold. Divine. Have I gone totally over the top? Don't even use regular salt any more.

          I haven't had spaghetti squash for awhile. It was on sale today so I got one. When I had it before, I always baked it into something and ate it with other stuff, not just relatively plain. I really liked it with just salt and 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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          • Very stressful day. The conflict I mentioned earlier this week is being resolved, but it won't be a happy resolution. In my paper journal, I wrote "Keep Calm and Carry On" with no trace of irony. That is pretty much all anyone can do.

            Was unable to eat anything today, a very rare occurrence. Of course I could go weeks without food, but I don't want to crash and burn, or set myself up for a binge or any of the more negative aspects of fasting. I just ate a ground beef patty and some spaghetti squash. Dessert was raspberries. Am having a glass of wine and trying to relax as nothing else can be done this evening. Whew. Breathe. Carry On.

            Went for a walk in the preserve down the street. Climbed a tree. Saw no one.
            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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            • You can do it - deep breath.......
              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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              • Saw this poem, just had to put it here -

                Hello In There

                We had an apartment in the city,
                Me and Loretta liked living there.
                Well, it'd been years since the kids had grown,
                A life of their own left us alone.
                John and Linda live in Omaha,
                And Joe is somewhere on the road.
                We lost Davy in the Korean war,
                And I still don't know what for, don't matter anymore.

                Ya' know that old trees just grow stronger,
                And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day.
                Old people just grow lonesome
                Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello."

                Me and Loretta, we don't talk much more,
                She sits and stares through the back door screen.
                And all the news just repeats itself
                Like some forgotten dream that we've both seen.
                Someday I'll go and call up Rudy,
                We worked together at the factory.
                But what could I say if asks "What's new?"
                "Nothing, what's with you? Nothing much to do."

                So if you're walking down the street sometime
                And spot some hollow ancient eyes,
                Please don't just pass 'em by and stare
                As if you didn't care, say, "Hello in there, hello."

                -- John Prine
                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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                • Hi! New to the forums and I'm journal surfing, reading the first and last couple of pages of a lot of journals. Figured I'd stop and say hi.

                  One one of your first posts you were talking about exercising in the hospital halls, and I had to laugh. I used to work in a small town hospital (ER clerical, back in the day that all the folks worked clumped in the same spot, not sectioned off from each other like they are now), so it brought back a lot of memories of iv stand races, wheelchair races, personnel running stairwells on breaks, etc. Made me smile. Thought I'd share.

                  Hope you're feeling more positive soon.

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                  • Thanks for stopping by! We still do all that 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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                    • Stayed up very late, way too late, and slept until 10 AM. Feeling a bit like I'm in limbo. Had a vivid and unpleasant dream that I was driving along a familiar road near here and started to lose my sight. Pulled over somehow and abandoned my car. In that way of dreams, I was suddenly home, but it wasn't really my home. A neighbor came over and spoke to me in a friendly but somehow threatening way. Really hard to shake the bad feeling. I actually went down and checked on my car, which is of course safe and sound in the garage.

                      Having a craving for citrus and have drunk lemon juice in water, last night and this morning. Really delicious! I think the last time I craved this I was in ketosis.

                      Must get moving and get my day started!
                      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 is a poem I wrote last night. It is the first draft.

                        Memory

                        Do the seasons remember their history?
                        Do the days and nights remember their own passing?
                        Does the oak tree remember its sapling self?
                        Or the pine its inching toward sun and stars?

                        Does the squirrel remember last autumn's gathering?
                        Does the cardinal remember the snow?

                        Does the air remember the seasons?
                        Does the night remember the moon?

                        Does the garden remember the flowers of spring?
                        Does the evergreen remember that it has always been so?

                        Are we the memory? Is that our reason?

                        Heaven may be very different than we expect.
                        Perhaps we will only have to answer: "What do you remember?"
                        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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                        • Had a pretty good day considering. Went to a large craft show, didn't buy anything. Saw a very charming exhibit of old salt and pepper shakers, several of which I own! Long, long walk in the trails connecting to the botanic garden, and in the garden itself. Got in my steps early so that I can charge my FitBit. Got a catnip toy for the felines. They looooovvvve it.

                          Had a sausage and an apple. Lunch was pork and squash. No breakfast.
                          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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                          • Feeling a little better this evening. Situation will not be resolved for 10 days, but I have mostly done my part. I just want it to be over so I can put it behind me. Sometimes I am such an idiot.

                            I was browsing around the dollar store today. They have a Samsung LG for $79 and the monthly fee for unlimited text, talk, web is $50 a month. Seems too good to be true. I couldn't find anyone to talk to about it. Around here we are fairly limited and don't the mobile phone companies know it! I've never seen anything for less than $70 a month and that is not even unlimited. In fact usage is extremely limited. You can listen to maybe one hour of music per month without totally blowing your plan. Forget about watching video. Hmmm. Will definitely check into this.

                            Not tired at all. I've gotten used to being up late, and since I work tomorrow night it seems a bit of a waste to go to bed. I do want to swim, though.
                            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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                            • In the scheme of things 10 days is doable. Just keep praying and deep breathing and you will make it through!
                              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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                              • Now I want carnitas!

                                The good part about being away for a few days is you have all this fun stuff to read when you get back. Glad you are heading towards a resolution on your thing.

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