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  • No, it's not X-Ray Man. He is still there, but I decided to stop writing about him because somehow it just seemed smarmy. No, this is guy who left the hospital just over a year ago, who I liked very much and never expected to see again. But I ran into him on Sunday! We had a drink and exchanged info. He is single now, he is very attractive. I have no idea how to proceed and I have no idea if anything will happen, but it was great to see him again.
    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 know this sounds insane, but after only two pansy-ass weight workouts I swear my back is harder.
      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 ebrady98
        Most likely not insane - my back is absolutely solid, and I definitely noticed the different after only one or two workouts as well!
        Well, this is certainly motivating! Imagine the results after a few more workouts....I'll be cracking eggs on my biceps.

        I went into the weight room today after swimming to try out some dumbbells and got chased out by the 'personal trainer.' She told me to put down those heavy weights before I hurt myself. Unfortunately I already look like I'm in better shape that she is. Maybe she should be getting advice from me! I'll have to go back at another 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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        • Originally posted by ebrady98
          Once you start the gym lifestyle it's hard to quit...
          Let's hope so! I hope I get totally into it and turn myself into a GODDESS! (Can the world stand it?)

          Yesterday I put a large beef roast in the slow cooker, but it wasn't done at midnight. I put the whole thing in the fridge and this morning I cut it up, whirled the sauce around in the chopper, added some more seasonings, and put it all back in on high. I prepped some pork chops, they are ready to go in when that is done. I should have no problems with getting enough protein during my next three nights of work. I haven't worked three in a row for awhile, wish me luck!

          Feeling a bit lazy this morning. Can't decide if I want to go to the pool or not. My skin and hair are feeling extremely dry despite my ministrations (liberal applications of jojoba and coconut oil). It is sunny and cold, I think a short hike is in order.

          That is one secret to living here in Maine. It is quite sunny. Even now, the dark time of the year when daylight is at its shortest, we have a lot of sunny days. It is the sunniest cold place I have ever lived. Maybe because it is on the coast, or just where it happens to be geographically. But I like the sun.

          Yesterday I was looking through my drawers and found a swimsuit bottom from a suit that I forgot I had. The top is horrible, way too low cut and no support at all. Totally unsuitable for lap swimming, even if I weren't a D cup. But the bottoms fit perfectly and are cut very nicely. Better than the bottoms I have for my two-piece tank. I subbed them yesterday and was very happy with the result. Luckily they are black and they go just fine with the purple print top. I was thinking of getting a lycra short sleeve shirt because last winter I just about froze in the pool but so far this year (it is early days yet) the pool has been a good temp. Maybe they have adjusted things because LOTS of folks were complaining. I know a lap pool should be on the cool side, but it was ridiculous. More like a polar bear swim. I had to get out a couple of times after about 10 minutes because my fingernails were blue and I was shaking uncontrollably. Well, hopefully not this year. I will hold off on the lycra shirt because they are pricey.
          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 few months ago I was all excited about trying to make injera and bought a bag of teff. That bag of teff is still sitting unopened on my shelf and when I look at it I wonder why I was so hot to try it. What was I thinking?
            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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            • Have been trying to do this: The Fishtail Braid, In 5 Easy Steps. Have not achieved it yet!
              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 should try that on Littlest. Her hair is almost down to her waist. It would look spectacular. But how in the world does one do it for themselves? Too bad cats don't have thumbs.

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                • That's the problem I'm having, it is too bunchy at the top. I haven't figured out how to move my hands around the way I can when I braid the normal way. I was thinking it would be great if I could get someone to do it for me, it is quite simple. But I am sure my co-workers would think I was totally over the top if I came in and asked someone to do my hair!

                  Well, here I go bragging again, but my beef turned out spectacularly. Really good. I took the cover off the slow cooker for the last hour. I think the twice-cooking method was the key. It got really tender without getting mushy and the flavors blended so well. Unfortunately I ate so much of it that there is only enough left for possibly three meals. The pork chops are in the slow cooker right now.

                  Went for a short but beautiful hike just down the road in the preserve. Such a great time of year.

                  Spending a fair amount of time wondering how to proceed with connecting with the guy I ran into this weekend. I'm such a doof at these things. I'm not good at devising ways to meet up again. Other than just calling him and saying, 'hey, I'd like to get together.' Of course I wish HE would do that, but if I wait around for that to happen it probably won't.
                  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 may be pulling too tight at top.
                    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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                    • I want to do the fishtail with my hair too - if you master it - post a pic!

                      How 'bout a simple........... Lets meet for coffee!
                      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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                      • No, he lives two hours away. Nothing is simple!

                        Haven't mastered the fishtail but have managed to create a huge snarl!
                        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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                        • That is how you connect with the dude - ask him to help with the hair snarl! LOL - sorry that's just silly I know. It would be awesome if something worked out for you in the guy department...
                          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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                          • Take a drive, look around about halfway for a nice place to meet for a drink/coffee, then call the guy.
                            (I am loving this slo-mo weight training, life coach!)

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                            • I left out the part where he invited me come stay for a couple of days for bike riding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, etc. He's very into the outdoors (me too). But I don't know if I will have the nerve to actually act on it. He lives near Acadia National Park, which regular readers of my journal may remember I had camped in August and waxed rapsodically about for some time.

                              Super busy at work, didn't leave any journal entries. The last couple of days have confirmed that eating and sleeping on strict schedule is essential. A couple of days I did not feel like eating in the late afternoon before I left for work, but I did eat anyway. Good thing I did as I was too busy to grab anything at all for 8-10 hours. When I don't eat at home I tend to become ravenous the minute I step into the hospital, which is okay if I'm not horribly busy. But if I am, it can be a real problem. One of the unhealthy situations I like to avoid. Sure, I can go for long time without eating. Probably weeks. But why would I stress my body like that? Just being here is stressful enough. It's bad enough to be awash in cortisol without adding fasting. Anyway, I am glad I stuck to my schedule and everything has been fine.

                              Slept very well today and could have slept for longer but alas, had to get up. Was very hungry and had a large meal. Baked a slab of paleo flatbread and put carnitas on top of it. Very, very delicious but the pork juice made the bread soggy. Kind of messy to eat, but no less delicious because of it. Also had some asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and roasted until snappy. Mmmm mmmm mmmm. I put some chia seeds in coconut milk to get jelly-like, then added a banana and some honey. Yowzah. Yes, it was a feast. Pretty sure I can skip my midnight snack and wait until 4 AM to eat.

                              Felines are all happy and well. Woke up today with all three around my head. I felt like an eskimo.

                              A little bit of muscle soreness from my slow motion weight training stuff, which is good! The soreness is right in the belly of the affected muscles, which makes me think I am doing the exercises properly. And it isn't too bad - just enough to motivate me. I am surprised that it is more fun than I would have thought. It is really quite fun. As I said, the motions are slow, but the workout is fast paced. Am going to try to fit in some tonight here at work. I can go to the gym upstairs.
                              Last edited by Siobhan; 11-21-2013, 05:58 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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                              • I got some magnesium oil to rub on my feet. Soaking my feet in epsom salts just wasn't happening, and when it did happen, it didn't seem to do anything. The oil, however, does seem to have an calming effect and maybe it is coincidence, but I slept great today.
                                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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