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  • Just weighed myself as I put the scale into a box - 147 lbs! Guess I've been doing a lot of slow movement!
    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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    • Hi Siobhan! Hope your move goes well! Yay! on 147lbs! One day maybe I will hit that too! I haven't caught up on your journal - just a few pages but so nice to be back. I too love CS Lewis, heaven alone knows how many times I have read the Narnia series... I have never gotten around to reading many of his other books and think I should start doing that again.

      So happy for you that you have found this place, how wonderful to be able to pay off debt and get on top of expenses etc! Our business has picked up over the last couple of months and we are paying off debt as fast as we can - absolutely HATE being in debt but when you have no income that is what happens Have a lovely day!
      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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      • Good for you! How much have you lost altogether?

        Nice to be in a new place, isn't it, especially when there are so many positives involved. And if you don't want to believe in personal providence being involved, I'll just believe it for you.

        I've been unhungry the last couple of days too, for no particular reason that I can see. I'm making a point of eating anyway, because I've decided that pushing my body is unwise, but I don't rush to eat breakfast and my helpings have been small. So I'm skinnifying, despite everything. I like to run with it when my body is in the mood, and when it isn't, I just try to hold the line. Such a stress-free way of losing weight...
        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 think I have lost 20 lbs., but I'm not sure where I started. I don't think I weighed myself at the start; it was too stressful! It will be 12 weeks on Sunday. I'm pretty shocked at this much weight loss. I would have thought 10-12 lbs. more in line with how much I eat. Looking over my food journal on paleotrack, I have averaged 1800 calories a day. I would think that is more of a maintenance plan rather than a loss plan. I have had a few days where I didn't eat much, but on SAD that wouldn't have counted for anything.

          I'm going through some clothes and discarding lots of them - lots of pants that not only are too big, they won't even stay up.

          I think I've found a drink that I like to replace kombucha, which is too expensive and not very available - selzer water, apple cider vinegar, and stevia. I worry about overdoing stevia, but I'm a worrier. I don't use any other sweetener or sugar and I only use one packet a day.

          I can't wait to see my debts melt away! They are already melting a little. In a year I should be debt-free, God-willing-and-the-creek-don't-rise. I feel much better about everything. This place is so inexpensive that even if I got laid off, (God forbid) I could afford it with unemployment until I found something else. With all the whisperings at the hospital, I can just heave a great sigh of relief. We had a lay-off a few weeks ago, no clinicians, all admin, but bigger things are coming. They might close our other hospital, which frankly they should. I hate to think of people losing their jobs, but that place is sucking the life out of the organization - that whole "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" thing. Twenty people can lose their jobs or 300 can lose their jobs. Not really a difficult decision. And some of those people can retire, or they can come work in our facility, or one of the long-term care facilities.

          Back to clothes sorting!
          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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          • Keep forgetting to add that I started having hot flashes a couple of weeks ago. No period this month. The hot flashes aren't too bad but I could happily live without them. They do wake me at night which is the worst thing. Actually I think the worst thing is that the hot flash is followed by a "cold flash" as the heat fades and leaves me sweaty and chilled. Lucky I don't smell any more!
            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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            • Congratulations on your need for smaller pants!! I hope I can be one of you in a few weeks!
              5' 9" 47 YO F
              PB start June 2, 2012
              Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
              Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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              • I had to get straight to the kitchen and try the drink. Not bad. I used mineral water, but same idea. I do prefer the stevia in bottles (at least for the brand I use) perhaps because there are fewer ingredients. I do keep a few packets in my purse for coffee shop lattes though.

                I'm not worrying about stevia, it has a clean track record so far, and they've been using it for decades in Japan.

                Now you see, you don't have to worry about culling your clothing herd; the process is taking care of itself. You might be interested in a blog called the Vivienne Files (I believe the author is a New Englander), which is all about creating entire wardrobes with few pieces, with a decided French inspiration. She creates photo files of ensembles, based on a colour scheme, or a scarf, or a particular piece of clothing, or whatever. I'm not a fashionista, but I like her approach, which is simple, unostentatious elegance.
                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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                • Oh, a similar drink you might like is mixing ginger tea (just brew up some grated ginger root) with club soda or equivalent. It doesn't even need to be sweetened, but can be if you're craving a sweet drink. Other than that, I've been drinking iced coffee, with a little cream and some stevia.
                  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'll try the liquid stevia, it is probably easier and more cost effective. I was brewing ginger tea but I had forgotten about it - thanks for reminding me!

                    Is it okay if I admit I am exhausted and my back hurts? I feel I have made real progress today but wow, what a lot of work. I have eaten - some beef and an egg in the morning and lots of strawberries. I'm going to rest for awhile.

                    Thanks for the blog, it looks fun. I guess I want to be a fashionista but I am way too practical and into comfort. Actually, I get a lot ideas (not actual buying ideas but just general stuff) by looking at older actresses that I admire. Julie Christie, Helen Mirren, Claudia Cardinale, etc. They dress their age but don't look frumpy and they don't look uncomfortable either.
                    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 have eaten a lot of strawberries today. It is high season here, so I am gorging like Groka would have. I went gathering to the stand down the street. On the way home I couldn't help eating them even though some were kinda muddy. (Lots of rain the past week.) I think I read somewhere here that dirt is beneficial, doncha know. I'm not going out of my way to eat it, but if I happen to get a little in my food I can handle it. These are about the best strawberries I have ever had, so juicy and intensely flavorful.
                      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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                      • Oh I've got powdered stevia. Too afraid of spilling liquids, LOL! I even forgot there was liquid stuff.

                        Looking at people we admire is not at all a bad idea. I actually stumbled across that blog after googling Christine Lagarde because I thought she had class. (No, she wasn't on that blog. It was degrees of connection...)
                        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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                        • Christine Lagarde is definitely on the list. I'm not sure exactly what IT is, but she definitely has 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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                          • If any readers remember the first part of my journal, you might be wondering where the goats are! The goats are fine, but they in the higher pasture for the summer. Too hot and buggy down here by the pond. I miss them. I'm going to ask my new landlord (not right away) how he feels about chickens.

                            Went to the grocery store and got questioned about the stevia I purchased. Probably stupid to even try, but I tried to explain that use of any sweetener should be quite limited and not a huge part of one's diet. I got a blank look. Anyway, I got a bulk container (a small bulk container). Also bought some shrimp and you can imagine my unhappiness on discovering they are frozen. Oh well, I can thaw them.
                            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 placed an order for Mark's new book. I hope it will help me as I continue to learn and refine my own primal lifestyle. I am looking forward to a strict paleo week, or maybe two or even a whole month. Yes, that is right, I'm not being sarcastic. I'm really looking forward to perhaps feeling even better and learning more about what I should eat to feel great.
                              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 debating the journal, I'm not as prolific a writer as you are! I weighed in today and I'm down 1/4 lb after travel. This is a first. I usually go up. Moved the Wii to a room I use, so hope that will encourage me to use it more. Your scrub and pants story are motivating me - I will hit a size 8 this summer!
                                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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