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  • Well, I have had quite a lot of play and exercise already and am going back to bed! I went outside to find the snow plow had left a waist high pile of snow at least three feet across right in front of the garage. What is he thinking?!? I tackled it and cleared it as well as digging a path along the side of the garage and to the barn and stamped out a new trail to the woodpile with my snowshoes. The biggest problem is where to put the snow, there is so much of it. I got the mail for Landlord and carefully opened his front door and placed the mail inside on the table. (The mailbox is out on the road.) Considered digging out His Partner's car, but didn't because frankly I am too tired. I have already shovelled for over an hour. The snow will not only have to be cleared off but moved some distance, and the snow plow has done it's dirty work and there is lots of heavy packed snow, not the light fluffy stuff.

    One thing I have been putting into practice is Hacker Mentality. If you haven't read John Durrance's book The Paleo Manifesto you need to. My whole life I have been taught to be tough, work hard, etc. You know what? Screw that! LOOK FOR AN EASY WAY THAT IS JUST AS GOOD! A small example is my snowshoes. When I come in, I automatically reach for the right one to take off first, but the strap is hard to unsnap. So what do I do? Struggle and fight with it. Then it dawned on me...try the left one. The left one comes off easily, no struggle required. With the left one off, I can reposition myself to more easily remove the right one, and also it has thawed a bit. The thing is, there are about a hundred things a day that this can be applied to. And it is not just me - I see other people doing this kind of thing all of the time. ALL the time. And not stupid people either, smart people.
    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 wonderful book!! It should be in everyone's home.
      I have wrapped 6 for gifts and thought of someone else while driving back from the beach.

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      • I should have got that book for all my family. I believe it is destined to be a classic.

        Have had kind of a weird day, a mixture of activity and sheer laze. Errands, shopping. Reading, listening to music. Not very hungry.
        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 marcadav View Post
          I remember the snow in '71.

          It's the reason why I don't know how to parallel park. I was taking driver's ed at the time and too much snow was along the curb so the instructor never taught the skill.
          oh dear! Here's the perfect formula for parallel parking.

          1. pull up next to the car so your front doors are side by side.

          2. crank the wheel and back up

          3. When you front door is level with the back on the car next to you crank the other way and slide right in
          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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          • Tonight I had a rather nice turkey curry. Very spicy and hot. My mouth was on fire, but a square of dark chocolate cooled things down.

            Watching my favorite science programs on PBS tonight. Wolves and buffaloes, and now it is polar ice.
            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 those kinds of programs Enjoy. Not that I ever really get to watch as we don't have TV and when at someone else's house they are usually watching sport. I like the idea of the dark chocolate toning down the spice ... yum.
              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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              • I'm glad that at least PBS is still offered for free to anyone who can have a TV and an antenna. I'm going to enjoy it while it while I have it. In this world I don't take anything for granted. I do love my science and animal shows. Science-y animal shows are the best.

                This morning I aw0ke after a long sleep (8+ hours) to discover my back is very unhappy. I was really worried until I remembered the snow shoveling adventure. Hopefully it is just a touch of DOMS. Also last night I forgot to take Vitamin E and Black Cohosh after supper and had some minor hot flashing this morning. Funny how I get breakthrough flashes after missing only one dose. I am just so grateful to have them tamed that I don't worry too much about taking the supplements. I am keeping both well under the toxic (Vitamin E) and recommended (BC) doses.

                There was a daub of sweet potato sitting in the fridge, so I mixed it with egg and made it into two pancakes. Then I heated up some sliced turkey in the same pan and made it into a sandwich. VERY delicious. On my second cup of coffee. Yesterday I had no coffee and didn't get a headache which made me very happy.

                I recommend having a gray cat. They match everything.
                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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                • Swam today. Started off slowly but then I gained steam and did some sprints and stuff. I was the only one in the pool! Had two lifeguards watching me.

                  Had a huge salad. Lettuce, fennel, walnuts, turkey, avocado, pear. Walnut oil and balsamic vinegar, also some lemon juice. Really, really delicious. I consider that my main meal today. When I opened the refrigerator door I knocked an egg on the floor and of course it broke. It was in a container, though. I knew I couldn't save it, so I cooked it in the microwave and ate it up. That put me over the top eating-wise, but I'm not uncomfortable. When I think of how I used to overeat all of the time and feel so uncomfortable but never really satisfied, it makes me sad.

                  I have a lot of cooking to do tonight. Some ground meat to spice up and bake. Turkey soup. Turkey curry. Working Friday and Saturday night and I want to have really delicious food to take in because it is pretty much a holiday weekend.
                  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 desperate need of dinner guests.

                    The menu:

                    Ham (lots)
                    Kale soup with ham (very rich)
                    Turkey (lots)
                    Turkey in curry sauce (very spicy)
                    Meatloaf
                    Sweet potatoes
                    Green salad

                    Dessert will be cara cara oranges with coconut cream. Honey is optional.

                    Whatever possessed me to buy/prepare all this food? How will I eat it all? I'm not even hungry!
                    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 just read Gay Panda's journal. He took Lady Friend to THE FRENCH LAUNDRY for her 40th!!!!!!!!

                      I wanna be Gay Panda's Lady Friend II.
                      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 I am at work, very busy. Food is all good 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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                        • Well, my food was good until I ate a handful of Hershey's kisses and some caramels. (All gluten-free though ) Got a headache for my sins.
                          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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                          • It really is amazing how your body turns on you after staying clean for so long.
                            I was at a friend's house yesterday, walked in as she was making sausage balls.
                            Applegate sausage, organic egg, milk, cheese, peppers..everything good, right?
                            Then she dumped in BISQUICK :-(

                            I had one, they were big as a golf ball, and they were good.
                            Within 20 minutes my temples were throbbing slightly.
                            Then I felt weird, like my blood pressure was up.
                            I had to leave, drank kombucha and tried to nap.
                            A couple of hours later I was feeling normal.

                            It had to have been the flour crap. I have had sugar, small dove chocolate bite the other day,
                            nothing like this feeling. It actually scared me and DH said I looked pale, he thought it was flu.

                            I have learned my lesson!! I HAD ONE, I tell you.

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                            • Yeah, Bisquick is full of all sorts. And people are NOT good at knowing what is in even the food they cook. I can't tell you the number of people who have told me something is gluten-free and there is no way that it is. I'm happy that I can be at home tonight with my pastured eggs and my goat milk in my grain-free kitchen.

                              We were supposed to get a horrendous ice storm but luckily we are right on the edge and it is mostly rain. I'm being very careful though, because there are patches of ice round and about. The temp is fluctuating and that means ice is in weird places you wouldn't think of. I am very glad I splurged on those new boots, which are very good. My old tread-worn ones would not be good in these conditions.
                              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 I sound like Scrooge, but I can't wait for the holidays to be over. It's not the holidays per se, it's the disruption - shops being closed, the post office, the library, school being in or out at weird times, frantic co-workers begging to get out of shifts, people crying for various reasons. Basically my everyday normal life is pretty happy and I am looking forward to having it back. My mom was upset - she gets upset when people visit, and she gets upset when they don't visit - yikes. Normal is good. Let's get back to normal.
                                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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