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  • Balsamic vinegar.
    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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    • Such a sad conversation with a friend this evening. She is a very well meaning "vegetarian" - lives completely on processed food, frozen Lean Cuisine, McDonald's french fries, etc. so that she can save animals - she is a very dedicated animal rescuer, has found homes for hundreds of dogs and cats. A really, really good person, but I would so like to see her eat a decent diet. Even if she would embrace eggs and dairy - she suffers from depression, is overweight, and has started giving herself B12 shots. She is such a good person. I was so sad listening to her relate her very real problems, IMHO at least partially (who am I kidding - mostly) caused by poor diet. As I sit here feeling energy and health practically radiate from the ends of my fingers I wish I could find some way to talk with her about eating better. But you know what? I think it is a form of self-abuse and is on some level deliberate. I think she doesn't believe she deserves to be healthy, happy, to take good care of herself. I have tried before to talk to her, not even about meat, just about maybe eating an apple once in a while, or steaming up some veg in the microwave, anything, and she got really upset with me. She insists she does not cook, doesn't want to cook, doesn't have time, etc. It is hard for me to imagine this attitude, but I can only think it stems from deep insecurity and feelings of worthlessness.

      Working very hard tonight! Very busy - must go -
      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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      • Don't know what's neater, that you're feeling better and have a fabulous looking spine or that you're so sharp at 3am that you caught an error like that.
        SW: 243
        CW: 177
        Goal: Health

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        • Consumed a very large amount of food today. Came to 1900 calories, macros all good. Feel excellent. I think I am needing this amount of food with my activity level although it feels like a lot. Carbs at 86g, no cravings.

          Lots of challenges at work. It is amazing to me how many people show up in the emergency room needing help and then refuse everything and scream and yell about everything (Taking off shoes? What?) I mean, I don't agree with lots of things we do here, but the fact is, this is a traditional hospital and we do traditional medicine here. I always want to say, "What did you think would happen if you came here complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath? We would wave our hands over you, say an incantation, and send you home? We do tests and stick you with needles. It's bloody invasive. That's what we do here. If you wanted something different, you shouldn't have come." I know this sounds cruel and insensitive, and I fully realize how frightening it can be to be sick or injured (don't I know that...up close and personal). I am happy to explain things I am doing in great detail. But showing up and then fighting us at every turn is so stupid and counter-productive. This happens ALL THE TIME. "Yes, I have severe chest pain and I can't breathe. I don't want an EKG. Why are you putting those stickers on me? What is that thing on my finger? NO, NO MEDICINE!" Ummmm. I don't get 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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          • My spine is probably the most attractive part of me right now! And that is okay by me!
            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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            • Hey, old is good!

              Really challenging night, very busy and lots of different situations. I was very careful of my back but felt I gave 100%, so I am feeling good about that. What a fantastic thing it is to have the brain fog gone! How did I live like that? Last night I was very tired, but I still felt like all my brain cylinders were firing.

              Came home hungry, had a hamburger patty and some cantaloupe. Normally wouldn't eat fruit this time of day but that melon is so delicious it just begs to be eaten. Now I am off to bed.
              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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              • Yes, I really lucked out with yesterday's cantaloup. So sweet and tasty. And half of it is still there! More salad? Snack? Choices, choices...
                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                - Lewis Mumford

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                • Woke up full and energy, and it is a good thing too, as I had a boatload of errands to do this afternoon before work. As I was driving home, I decided I was starving and made a big scramble - chicken sausage, 2 eggs, onions, garlic, feta. Delicious. Got halfway through and couldn't finish - this is a very weird thing for me, especially since I scarf my food like a ravenous wolf. I was never good at that chewing 30 times, putting fork down thing. Basically I would just stick my head right down to my plate if it were socially acceptable. Anyway, the leftovers will make a nice snack later. Enjoyed my favorite treat of lemon juice and water.

                  Bought a jar of coconut but don't know what to do with it. Must learn.

                  Hope to post more later, depends on how busy work is - been reading some journals, you ladies are great, it is so fun to follow your journeys.
                  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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                  • Jar of coconut? Milk? Oil? Cream? Or?

                    That's happened to me a few times too, feeling full well before I expected to. On the other hand, today I ate a ginormous helping of fresh coleslaw, so it can work either way.
                    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                    - Lewis Mumford

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                    • Nutiva coconut manna, which is organic whole coconut.
                      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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                      • LOL! Okay, I am totally helpless to supply ideas then.
                        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                        - Lewis Mumford

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                        • I'm sure I can find some ideas on this ole internet thang. I don't know why I bought it! But it will be good.

                          I stopped at the food co-op and got a pile of roasted chicken with blue cheese and bacon on a bed of leafy greens. That is one of the world's great combinations. If they had avocado, it would have been even better. Of course I could have just bought an avocado, but they didn't have any on the food bar. Anyway, it was terrific. And I just ripped through a small container of raspberries. It seems like everything I eat is more delicious than the last. I don't remember ever enjoying food so much in my whole life. Even though I am not slowing down, savoring, or any of that stuff, just diving in.

                          I am also enjoying drinking for the first time ever. What is that about? I don't mean alcohol. Just water, iced teas of various kinds (I have a rose tea right now), the lemon and lime waters I keep going on about - just love them. I'm not really that thirsty, I just make up something to drink and it seems so wonderful. Is this really weird? I would be worried if I was constantly thirsty and unable to drink enough, etc. - I know what that means. My bladder seems to have gotten bigger too. Even though I am drinking a lot more I don't have to pee more often. I just piss like a racehorse when I do. Is this what it is like to be a guy?
                          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 had some protein powder/goat milk thing I got at the co-op. Yuck! Didn't have much fat, much flavor, and gave me a little headache. I will stick with the brand I have at home. Unfortunately I don't have any fat to add here at work, but of course the goat milk supplies some. But it wasn't very good. Did have a lot of nutrients, but I wonder how much I can absorb? Maybe these powders just need to be made into smoothies with blenders. I certainly enjoy the ones I make at home! In fact I am afraid I enjoy them too much - I could have one every day.

                            When I was in Australia, I had a hamburger with a fried egg and a slice of beet on it. Hmmm. Sounds primal to me.
                            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 bad protein drink thing had me down. Luckily I have a salami and some cheese with me. Was that ever good! And lots of fat so I feel good. How did I live without lots of fat? No wonder I was always hungry.

                              Didn't I say I was thinking of giving up dairy? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
                              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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                              • Loving reading your journal! I can so relate to just loving my food lately! And being done with brain fog - man, that was just a horrid part of my life!!! I am so happy to be clear headed and energetic again. And I can't encourage you to give up dairy! because I am not planning to ever give it up myself Every now and again I will have a glass of cold raw milk with a date roll, great way to boost your carbs it is like ambrosia to me!
                                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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