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  • Mmmmmm...lamb...just finished it. So delicious. The sauce that pretty much created itself was so rich and gelatin-y.

    Ways to save money:

    1. Buy spices from bulk bins. This saves crazy amounts of money. You can buy as much or as little as you want, and the spices are fresher.

    2. Look at the most expensive food item you purchase and figure out how to make it cheaper. For instance I started making my own kombucha for pennies instead of $$$$$. Huge savings.

    3. Look for meat that is near or on sell-by date. It is perfectly good and is usually marked down by at least 1/3, sometimes more. Often grass-fed, organic stuff is available at huge savings.

    4. This is not for everyone, but consider judicious use of safe starches to stretch meals. Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, bananas, rice.

    5. Eat your green salad AFTER the meal. I don't know why, but this signals "DONE" to my brain.
    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 through Mark's post today and did the quiz (although I shouldn't have because I am a night shift worker) and WOOT! If I had lived in former times I would have been totally cool. A shaman, or a fierce warrior of the night. Yep, come to think of it, I kind of AM a shaman AND a fierce warrior of the night 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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      • When I eat a big salad at the beginning of a meal I find that I often only can eat half of my meat portion. Adds extra meals to my meat budget. 4 steaks may actually be 4 meals if I eat salad before them... still usually ends up being 2 and a half meals but still.
        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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        • For me, if I eat the salad beforehand, I don't eat as much but I find myself hungry sooner. Of course this means I have to be sure to portion out my food properly, i.e. not down an entire rack of ribs.

          I'm in a real period of slothfulness. I wasn't sure why, but then I looked at my work schedule and I think that is some of the problem, although not all. I am in the midst of an 8 day period where I don't have two nights off in a row, meaning I don't have a calendar day off. It's difficult to get anything done when I am actually working part of every single day. (This is hard to understand if you have never worked overnight shifts.) Although I think I was slothful even before I started this stretch of work. One thing is that I think I really need to start planning and take longer stretches of time off at regular intervals, at least every two months. One thing about choir is that it requires my planning my schedule around it to some extent. Really just thinking aloud here. (Well, not actually out loud.) But the stresses, physical and emotional, of my job really dictate that I look after #1, otherwise disaster can result. Anyway, I am finding that I just want to sit around and read or listen to music or watch TV (public TV but still TV). Lucky I have the pool to call to me, but even that can be a bit of an avoidance device. Faced with a choice of cleaning my house or going to the pool, you know what I pick! Of course the answer is that I have to make time for both. (And here I am wasting time on the computer...)

          Slept until 10:30 this morning! So I think I don't need a nap this afternoon. I have no food around here, I have overdue library books, and I could really use a shower. Not to mention that the place is a tip! Must get going.

          Breakfast was a ginormous bowl of leafy greens and two fried eggs.
          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
            ... this means I have to be sure to portion out my food properly, i.e. not down an entire rack of ribs...
            This is what I had for lunch on Monday!

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            • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
              This is what I had for lunch on Monday!
              Yep, if I sit down in front of a rack, it will ALL be eaten. I'm kinda amazed at my ability to do this.
              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 remembered to bring my tiny old slow cooker in to work. It is bubbling away a beef stew right now and smells divine. I prepared the stuff at home and just plugged it in here. This should be pretty easy to do on a regular basis.
                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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                • Sounds like me cooking in hotel rooms!
                  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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                  • You might have to fend off the ravenous nightshift coworkers! That is, if they're not in the usual carb stupor I remember from shiftwork.
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                    The old stuff

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                    • They can be aggressively ravenous AND in a carb stupor at the same time. Very talented bunch.

                      The smell is so wonderful. It is a good thing there are no patients in this wing at night!
                      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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                      • Your good fortune, indeed.
                        My musings

                        The old stuff

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                        • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post

                          The smell is so wonderful. It is a good thing there are no patients in this wing at night!
                          I don't know...the smell might be a good reviver.

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                          • Well, this is my second night with beef in the slow cooker! It was so successful last night that I prepped the rest and brought it in. Honestly, it is too bad I can't feed that patients; it would be so much better than the shite they are eating.

                            Crazy busy!
                            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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                            • Green & Black's Maya Gold Chocolate is unbelievable!

                              Very proud of myself. I was really hungry and quite stressed. I had some beef stew and a large bowl of leafy greens with some vegetables I scavenged from the caf. Three squares of the aforementioned chocolate. I did not dive headfirst into a trough of sugar.

                              Having a lovely cup of Earl Grey.
                              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 love Earl Grey so much.
                                Did u read Mark's post on meditating?
                                I always considered my bible reading each morning as meditating,
                                but, for about a month now, I've done 30 minutes of yoga and meditation upon rising.
                                It has been so wonderful..
                                I've concentrated on the positive things in our world instead of worrying about all of the problems.
                                Then I dunk my face in a bowl of ice water!! Eye opening, Sio.

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