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  • Whew, super-stressful night at work! Nurses yelling at me, doctors yelling at me, not that I've done anything - just everybody freaking out because we're busy etc. Good thing I'm a cavewoman and handle stress really well!
    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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    • Cavewoman beetles brow and grunts.

      As long as they're not yelling insults... *blows kisses*
      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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      • Back at work, here's hoping for a better night. Whew. Also I am going to try to spend less time on the computer this week, so perhaps I will be scarce. I'm going to get serious about developing an exercise routine, and if I just spend 1/4 of the time exercising that I currently do on the computer, I will look like Wonder Woman in a couple of weeks.
        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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        • Woke up this afternoon weighing 140.5 lbs! So close, so close! Am off work until Friday, looking forward to some play and relaxation and also getting into some more exercise. I managed 4 whole minutes of shovelglove today. Also some squats and lunges.
          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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          • Fatafabulosyexestpendous !

            Have told cats too ! 140.5 .....go siobhan they say
            My Primal Journal :http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60751.html

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            • Awesome Siobhan! Go for it girl, you are allowed to be scarce - to a point that is! We still look forward to hearing from you - and wondering when we get to see the before and after pics?
              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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              • Eh bien...je suis encore ici...

                Back at work. Someone called out. Glad I got my shovelglove in. Just dove head first into a plate of ribs. Glad I did my laundry this afternoon, I have only one pair of scrubs that sort of fit.

                Maybe some pics when I am at goal weight. Maybe when I fit into my old Lucky Brand jeans, which I haven't found yet - still packed in a box somewhere. Must find them before too long.
                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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                • Wonderful news about the number on the scale! Yippee!!
                  SW: 243
                  CW: 177
                  Goal: Health

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                  • I'm so glad for you! Way to go, girl. ......
                    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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                    • Popping in for just a minute to report I have made a pretty good transition to VFFs. I'm wearing them a lot - pretty much everywhere it is socially acceptable - running errands, walking, etc. Not to work or to church. Feet feel great, as does the rest of me. Except for my left index finger, which I caught in a door and ripped off the fingernail, Yes, that is just as painful as it sounds.
                      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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                      • Back in to report my lab results -

                        Total cholesterol - 179 (optimal <200)
                        LDL 98 (optimal <100)
                        HDL 70 (optimal >60)
                        Triglycerides 55 (optimal <150)

                        Fasting blood sugar 79 (normal <90 or 70-99 - depends on the source)

                        Notice I am in the 'optimal' category from WebMD on every number. There is also an 'acceptable' category, which I sneer at. Wish I knew the breakdown of my LDL, as I understand there are two different kinds, one is harmless.

                        Anyway, I hit all the targets and got the maximum discount on my health insurance.

                        I am also happy to report that Slim Cat is happily tucking into the healthier Fancy Feast. There is hope for us all.

                        AND I think my fingernail is going to heal up instead of fall off. Must be accelerated healing from all the fat I consume.
                        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 like a rock for eight hours. Wish I could report that I woke up refreshed, but I woke up and thought "I could sleep for another week!" I do feel pretty energetic, though, and I have a farmers market to go to this morning. Can't wait to sink my teeth into those tomatoes - they are outstanding this year.
                          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 very, very well once again. It is finally cooler and I think I was just a little worn out from many nights of work and many hot days of trying to sleep.

                            Yesterday I didn't journal or really think about what I ate - just ate what I fancied, primal of course. Made a primal pizza with an eggplant crust - it was okay, but zucchini or spaghetti squash are better IMHO. Ate a whole pint of wild blackberries, possibly the best I have ever put in my mouth. Some eggs. A terrific wild mushroom called 'chicken of the woods' or something. Almost unbelievably good. I will be purchasing a couple of handfuls of that next time. Very clean, meaty taste, great texture. I will have to get more adventuresome about mushrooms.

                            Work tonight, am still kind of tired! Good think since I will probably sleep some more.

                            I hung this on the door between my hallway and living room. Slim cat looks exactly like this iconic poster cat. I just hope it doesn't look too college dorm-y.

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                            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! I'm really enjoying your journal! I started reading it a few days ago (you had me at "goat"!) and i couldnt stop! i just HAD to know what happened next. Let me tell you, I am ready to pack up and move to Maine! The only thing i knew about Maine was from reading Stephen King novels, and he didn't make the state come alive like you have. I live on the cool and foggy coast of central california, and we don't have hot summers like you! How is that possible, when you are so much farther north? Its August, and i think its MAYBE 61 outside. *sigh*

                              Like many of your other readers, I am seriously envious of that food co-op! I thought we had good farmer's markets here, but obviously Maine is the superior state for produce and grass fed meats.

                              When I first started reading, there were many times I wanted to make a comment, but couldnt until i got caught up. whew, what a relief when I finally got to the last page! Hopefully I don't sound like a stalker or anything just wanted you to know that I am enjoying reading about your primal journey, and you have inspired me to become a better cook! And maybe to even get a cat..lol

                              Lorinda

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                              • Wow, thank you Lorinda! I'm glad you found it entertaining. I should go back to the beginning and read the whole thing myself again. It has been quite a ride. I have been thinking of adapting parts of my journal into a memoir, probably just for family and friends. I would add more bits about Maine and less about food as I think my audience would find that more interesting. Maine is a wonderful place, although the California coast is pretty wonderful too. Everyone here is wondering why it is so HOT. Never used to be, lots of old timers never, ever saw 90 degrees. Now it is routinely in the 90's! But not for long, thankfully.

                                Here I am at work. I grabbed the wrong container out the fridge and now I don't have much to eat. Oh well, I will survive. I'm remarkably full on a very small piece of beef, one mushroom, and some strawberries. The worst thing is I left my Kindle Fire at home. Can't get Youtube on the work computer! Grrrrrrrrr. I need a laugh or two.
                                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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