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  • Have you seen Henri the Tormented French Cat? Henri 2, Paw de Deux - YouTube[/QUOTE]

    Just watched original and part 2. Second one is funnier, so very French, so typical of what I think a cat is thinking!
    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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    • Robin save!

      Been meaning to ask you, I liked your zuccini thing so well: do you have any other good zuccini recipes? It is one of my favorite vegetables, but I would like more ways of cooking it.

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      • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
        I am finally, at age 53, reading Proust. Love it. Can't believe I never this before. I am actually quite well educated and well read, but I have never picked up In Search of Lost Time. Maybe I am coming to it at the perfect time.

        Have you seen Henri the Tormented French Cat? Henri 2, Paw de Deux - YouTube
        I read it far too young, and can hardly remember it. It's probably still on my shelf somewhere.

        Henri is great, but the man's accent makes my teeth hurt. It was written and read by an anglophone, and it shows. Still, got to admire his courage for putting it out there.

        I had a fledgling crow inhabiting my back yard for a while a few years ago, trapped by the privacy fences. It had fallen out of the nest in the tree that overhangs my yard before it could fly properly. I would put things out for it to eat. It would start relaxing around me a bit, and then the parents would come along and scream panic at it, so it would hide under my ferns and hostas, all confused. It was a happy day when it was finally able to fly the coop. My patio set needed a good scrubbing with a stiff brush before I could use it again... But I felt virtuous. And rather disgruntled that the well-meaning parents had scuttled what could have been a beautiful friendship.
        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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        • Alas, my favorite zucchini recipe of old involved breading. I used to cut them in thick slices, bread them heavily with egg, flour, breadcrumbs, cheese, fry, and then bake in the oven for awhile. They were delicious but not primal at all.

          Robins are really beautiful birds; we don't appreciate them because they are common. They have a lovely song, as do all thrushes. I hope the young one makes it, but it is doubtful at best. I haven't seen him today, but it is very hot right now. I just woke up and it isn't prime bird-watching. But I don't see any pitiful crumpled bodies either.

          The neighbor's 22 year old son is outside shoveling gravel with no shirt on - he needs to go primal. It's too sad to see a young man with 40 extra pounds around his gut. The whole family is overweight, especially the women. The 17-year-old daughter is probably 100 lbs. too heavy. That is what the SAD gets you! Sorry, I'm not judging, I just wish things were different. I've struggled enough to know life is easier without carrying around a boatload of extra weight and numerous health issues.

          This morning I stopped at the grocery store and bought an avocado, bananas, and a tomato. I was the only one in line who even had a whole food. What are we doing to ourselves?
          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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          • Henri should have a third video out any day now! Would you believe I went on Facebook to see Henri? I HATE Facebook.

            Mark's post about mead inspired me to open the bottle I have been saving...mead on empty stomach...just worked 5 nights out of seven...keying up about moving and going to conference tomorrow...weird combination of excitement and bone-weariness...must watch Wagner's Ring Cycle DVD 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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            • Okay, full disclosure. I got drunk on mead. Decided I should eat something but the only primal food I have is bacon and eggs. Actually the only food I have at all is bacon and eggs. Frying while drunk is not recommended. Alas, for some reason I turned off the heat when the egg was half cooked. Better than the alternative, I suppose. Anyway, bacon and eggs consumed. Mead buzz still present. Watched some existential videos on youtube. Does anyone else watch youtube videos when they have pressing deadlines to meet and absolutely cannot afford to waste time? Do I alone feel this torment? It seems we are born to suffer. (See Henri the Existential French cat video.)
              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! Sounds like avoidance techniques to me.
                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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                • *Hic*

                  Deadlines cry out for existential time wasting!
                  SW: 243
                  CW: 177
                  Goal: Health

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                  • Well Judg, you have to cut him some slack for the bad French. He is a cat, after all. You can't expect his accent to be very good. Actually, I think the bad French makes it even funnier.

                    Existential avoidance techniques indeed! I have them perfected! Actually I just slept for an hour, got up and made some tea and am raring to go. Of course it is 8 PM 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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                    • ROFL! Well, having fought so hard to eliminate my own accent (not with 100% success, by any means), you can perhaps understand why an English accent grates on my nerves more than any other kind. But you are quite right, we should not apply the same standards to cats...
                      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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                      • If you think Henri's accent is bad, mine will make you puke. And I'm not a cat!

                        Okay, I'm finally knuckling down and starting to pack. It's not like it matters what I wear or anything but I'm a bit worried about the food. This is the first time I have gone away since going primal. I can't take too much food and won't have a refrigerator, so I'm taking two cans of tuna and a small bottle of olive oil. Hopefully there will be some clean protein like plain chicken or maybe some hard boiled eggs and some vegetables, possibly a salad bar type set up. It's a university campus, so I am hoping for a cafeteria-style setup where I will have some good choices. The fact that I had a bad reaction to gluten ten days ago is motivating me to not eat anything suspect. It will be okay.
                        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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                        • Good luck on the food.

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                          • Okay, so now the spambots are recycling the nasty comments about spambots. Unreal. And that one has been around for a while.
                            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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                            • Here si am at the retreat. You would not believe the weird stuff we are doing! The leader. Matthew Fox, was excommunicated by the Pope Himself., so he is quite a get for our little corner of the world. I am posting from my kindle fire., whet a pain this is. Can't correct errors. Very easily and it keeps. Capitalizing everything. Staying primal but it is hard as the stupid comments are everywhere. Also my back. Is horridly painful again. Every time I think it is better it flares up.

                              Anyway., lots of unusual exercises. He had us laying on the floor making noise from our third chakras. I might have got more out of this except my back hurt so badly, and I had to lee. And I don't. Mind saying that I felt pretty inhibited. But he is Right, we don't. Know how to grieve. In our west Erna society. The takeaway will be interesting once I find out what that is!
                              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 getting a good chuckle out of the interesting pauses and ideas due to spelling and capitalization.
                                I didn't even know people WERE excommunicated anymore. Interesting.
                                Sorry about your back. But be strong in your food, and ignore those comments. You'll be grateful for it in how you feel. And sorry if you have to deal with food ughs on top of your back pain.
                                Hope you are learning lots of great stuff!

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