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  • You want to hear the extent of my foolishness? I have a whole box of gloves in a basket not three feet from where I was preparing the beets. Just didn't think about putting them on! Luckily most of it came off in the shower, and it was dark at the concert.

    Work tonight, in a way I am looking forward to going in. Although I hope it is not too busy. But I feel like I fall off the track a little when I don't go to work for a long time. Because I work 3 12-hour shifts a week, I can have quite a few days off in a row. Which is great! But it feels weird sometimes.

    The concert last night was spectacular. The orchestra, called Maine Pro Musica, is honestly as good as any orchestra I have ever heard, the program was great, the acoustics great, the company great, the soloist, a famous, world-class pianist. Really special evening. I wished they could have played all night - or that they would return for another engagement.

    Haven't eaten yet. Hungry, but I have been eating an awful lot lately and I want at least 14 hours to pass before I eat. Now that I'm writing this, I think 16 hours might be better. If I eat at 11 AM, then I will be set to rest in the afternoon. Good plan.
    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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    • Siobhan, sounds like you are doing well and I am encouraged as I read your journal! I have to agree about the babies not getting what they need in utero! Did you know that in some primitive cultures the prospective parents (fascinating as the sperm quality is affected by diet too) would do a special diet to promote fertility and then the mother would be given all kinds of high quality foods like fat and organ meats etc while she was pregnant! I honestly believe that a lot of the struggles with infertility and miscarriages and autism etc are all related to the shocking diet we are stuffing into our poor bodies. I know that mom's who take cod liver oil amongst other things (pastured, cultured butter etc) generally have children who don't have learning disabilities and often do well with academic stuff. Of course the diet after birth is important too. The development of childrens jaws are deeply impacted by the mother's diet too .... nutritious foods including lots of fat, protein and veggies and fruits etc build strong open palates with teeth that are spaced correctly and no issues with needing braces etc later..... I find this area fascinating. Have you read any of Weston A Price's research? If not, you should because I think you would love it. He is not anti grains, but nonetheless has incredible insight into nutrition.
      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 know a bit about Weston Price from seeing Fathead and I am very interested in knowing more. We owe him a lot for the research he did. I read on Greensprout's journal about the Real Food Summit - check it out - great stuff there.

        Real Food Summit

        When I see the young women at work and the way they eat and - I'm going to say something really offensive here - the babies they produce, I am in despair for the future of our country. Out of the six babies born to my co-workers last year, three had major developmental disabilities. Now, I know there are many and varied reasons for this. But I also know that all these women ate very, very poor diets and did not get enough rest. One practically lived on popcorn. Not even real popcorn, popcorn from the vending machine. Her baby has Down Syndrome, and she is only 25 years old! Before you jump all over me, full disclosure - I had a brother with DS, he died last year at the age of 45. Okay, I had better get off this topic because I really don't want to be offensive and I certainly do not mean to imply it is the mother's fault - it is the fault of big agribusiness and our politicized food system. And maybe it is no one's fault. Maybe that is just the way it is. My mother didn't live on popcorn while she was pregnant with my brother, but she was 43 years old - oh, and yes I know it is a genetic disorder and mother's diet while pregnant doesn't cause DS, but who knows what poor diet before pregnancy causes?
        Last edited by Siobhan; 07-14-2012, 07:26 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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        • Here is tubby cat, before he got tubby.

          AdorableEli.jpg
          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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          • Yay! Hello Tubby cat!! Thanks Sio, he looks like a darling, love those toes lol does he always walk around like that? haha

            I'll pop some photos in my journal, cats all 'round! I hope your fast is going well, I've just read your entire journal from start to finish and just ended now, with a cat photo! You said you're a bit of a fanatic but that's incredibly inspiring, and I am learning so much from you and your viewpoints on primal food and eating habits. I honestly think with any diet or lifestyle change, 20% of the effort is the food bit and 80% is the attitude, and everyone's influence here has really helped with the attitude So keep being a fantastic fanatic!!

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            • And here is Slim Cat -

              Brothers Ethan and Riley.jpg

              He is the black one. His brother is the gray cat but he died of kidney failure about three years ago. You can't really judge the size as they were just about identical except for color - both of them very tall and lanky and slim with medium length silky soft fur.
              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 you take the movies Idiocracy and Wall-E and combine the mental and the physical aspects respectively, I think that is very likely the future of the world if people don't wake up. I don't want to be like that and when its time for kids I certainly don't want my kids to be disadvantaged in any way that I can prevent.

                It was silly today at work where I actually offended someone today by declining a cupcake. I told him I very much appreciated the gesture but that I was trying to get healthier. Much huffing and tutting!

                edit: Hullo slim cat! You are very fluffy! Incidentally, my very slim cat turns her nose up at anything other than tuna as well. Maybe its a skinny cat specialty?
                Last edited by tachikomoo; 07-13-2012, 08:02 AM. Reason: slim cat

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                • Why thank you so much! It means a lot to me to hear that all this has some wider use and purpose other than to allow me to ramble on and on.

                  Yes, tubby cat has weird toes. He has a different number on every foot and some of his claws are missing. Not gone - he was born without them. His feet turn out when he walks and it looks like he is dancing. He does walk around like that - he is incredibly motivated by food and I have taught him a few tricks, like sitting up and walking on his back legs, which he learned IMMEDIATELY. Like I said, he is almost unbelievably motivated by food. Never had a cat like him.
                  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, I got inspired. There is a new pet store in town (not animals, just their stuff) and I got some samples of grain-free foods. Here's hoping.

                    Had two scrambled eggs with goat cheese and a banana. Did I mention that already? (Note to self: short-term memory needs work.)
                    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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                    • AND I got my new Haflinger's today. I am pleased to report they are identical to the pair I purchased 20 years ago. I was worried they might not be the same, but except for the color, they are twins. My feet are so happy.
                      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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                      • Slept this afternoon despite the heat. Finished another Warrior book. Those books are like candy, or maybe like popcorn for the mind. So relaxing. I hope lots of kids read them (I know they are popular) because they have a lot of good ideas in them.

                        Ate tomatoes, goat cheese, avocado, purple pepper. Made sausages and cabbage for later. Also have a smoked chicken.
                        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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                        • awww Siobhan - your cats are sweet and just love tubby cat can see he is quite a character
                          My Primal Journal :http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60751.html

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                          • They are good boys and make me laugh every day. Very different personalities but both are all cat. I am trying to introduce the new cat food, not doing well so far! They don't think much of it. It is made from human grade ingredients, I am tempted to taste it. I hope they will accept it because it is affordable for me and I like the fact that I just mix up what I need, much less waste. Also no problem with storage. But we will see.
                            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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                            • Had a bit of encouraging success in feeding this afternoon. Slim cat was very uninterested in any food, but it was very hot and I didn't worry about it. Then right before I left for work he tucked right in to the new food/old food mixture and ate heartily. I am most concerned about him as he is not a good eater and has a (so far) minor heart problem. Tubby cat will eat when he gets hungry enough, I am sure of that. The plan will be to feed them wet food twice a day with no kibble - will take me awhile to get there. I always worry about getting the amount right, as it is their only source of food. They can't just help themselves to more food if I don't get it right. But I should just read the directions and measure properly and go for it. I will feel a lot better when they are on a better diet.
                              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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                              • Maybe slim cat's heart will settle down with a grain free diet? hope he figures out that it is better for him Cats can be slow to change and real fussy (I am sure this is not news to you!) but you have already had some success so looks hopeful there. Will check out the link - thanks for that. I have to agree with your rant - the saddest thing to see children needlessly impacted by poor education and choices and the medical propaganda. Don't even start me on vaccinations, routine medical advice and prenatal 'care' .... I know there are a lot of reasons for the health / mental challenges we all face, but I feel that a huge percentage of it could at least be helped by better food, rest, education etc
                                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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