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  • Hello mommymd, and thank you, that is what we strive for! And thank you for reading my journal. It is quite an odyssey.

    Judy, I borrowed my landlord's sledge, and I liked it so much the first time I went out and bought one. They are quite inexpensive, maybe $25 at a big hardware store. Mine is eight lbs., I believe that is pretty standard, and that weight will be good for me a very, very long time, as the motions can be made more challenging simply by changing your grip or moving up or down the handle. That is one of the things that intrigued me. I wear my VFFs, another plus. And I started to see results right away, a huge plus. And it is fun and kind of subversive, like a primal diet. Fits perfectly into a primal lifestyle.

    So true, Richard, so true. My landlord might not bat an eye at a nekkid tenant frolicking in the meadow - maybe that is why he cleared the brush? I was so tempted again last night, the stars were brilliant, a light breeze blowing, so cool and beautiful. All was dark and quiet, no one to see...

    Went to a benefit for the local land trust last night, what a night! We had Marcus Printup and his band play for us and local chefs cook up some delights. As I have noticed before, the 'higher class' the food, the more likely it is to be primal. Funny how that works. I had maybe 20 oysters with straight horseradish and lemon - oh yeah! There was a suckling pig, duck, roasted root vegetables on skewers. Nary a grain in sight. The concert was fabulous. I walked up to the drummer and hugged him and kissed him like he was old friend, and he gave me a bear hug that cracked my bones. I don't normally do that but I could tell that he is a man filled with joy. His name is Alvin Atkinson, see him play if you ever get the chance.

    Kinda hungry but I am IFing today. Feels good.
    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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    • Did shovelglove - am working my way through the Urban Primalist tutorial. I like the way it is a whole body exercise but intense at the same time. I have a long way to go to feel comfortable but hey, one thing I have is time.

      Also, I have joined the YMCA because I want to swim and maybe take some yoga classes. Joined through work, very inexpensive. Am going there this afternoon to collect my membership card.

      Had two hot dogs (pastured of course), two eggs (same), tomatoes. Yeah.

      Started to realize that while I'm not at the 'look good naked' phase, I'm at the 'not totally horrible looking naked' phase. AND I received the good news that I converted another person to primal. A friend I talked to about PB about two months ago has embraced the lifestyle, is eating paleo+dairy, and actually took a vacation day off work to play on his bicycle. (He hasn't taken a vacation day in three years.)
      Last edited by Siobhan; 08-17-2012, 09:24 AM.
      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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      • Very cool about the convert...and thx for the info on sledgehammer; I'm off on a hammer hunt now.

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        • I called DH to see if he needed anything else at Home Depot; guess where he was, Home Depot. He's bringing me one home; I told him I wanted a pretty one. He said we have one but it's a biggie and too big for moi. I'm excited, already got my VFF's on.

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          • Apparently many people who do shovelglove name their hammers. I haven't named mine yet, but I am leaning towards Marcel in homage to Proust, or possibly Henri. Mine is decidedly masculine looking, having a federal blue handle and a black head.

            I've been feeling hungry for awhile and fighting it, then realized it has been 5 hours since I ate - no wonder I am hungry. I'm going to mix up some homemade mayo with turkey and eat it with pickles and lettuce. Probably some berries too.

            I have It Starts With Food - pretty good book!
            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, my hammer is nice. It's yellow and black, the yellow part is rubber for easy grip. I will have to come up with a good name. DH said to name it Yellow jacket, I said that's not a strong enough name, he said, you ever had an angry yellow jacket after you?

              I really like the format of IT STARTS.. It's an easy book to read and excellent for newbies. I thought Mark's book was great but theirs really sealed the deal for me.

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              • Another name I am thinking of is Dante - because I like it, and because of the obvious implications. What a coincidence your H was at Home Depot! Must be message there -

                Had my turkey/mayo/lettuce/pickle thing. Now enjoying a glass of mead. Have another concert to go to tonight.
                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 had a bit of a carb load! Fried a banana in butter, added a square of chocolate and honey - manna. It was so good I had another! Brings me up to 138 g carb for the day - haven't eaten this much carb in a while. Feeling really good.
                  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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                  • Excellent concert - Handel's Te Deum and a couple of works by Kirke Mechem, who is alive and well and has a website with all his works available for listening. Except for one - his piece inspired by the Twenty-Third Psalm, which will be recorded at the concert tomorrow. Very exciting. Mother Nature added her own harmonizing with driving rain, thunder, and lightning. And a young girl fainted - quite unfortunate, but she is okay.

                    I can't stop sleeping. Went to sleep at midnight and dragged myself up at 10:30. Am drinking a cup of coffee with heavy cream at the moment. I feel I could go back to sleep and sleep all day. Really, really don't want to do this!

                    Haven't mentioned I had a major score at the thrift shop the other day. A pair of brown Gap jeans that almost fit - just a few more pounds - and a cool Horny Toad sweater.
                    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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                    • Made a decision just now. No more heavy cream. Not because of Whole30. Because I don't like it. I've been using it for a couple of weeks because, well, because everyone does and it is supposed to better - almost pure fat, etc. But...yuck. I just bought a new container and opened it with dread. Then I realized that being primal is not about dreading anything. I actually like pure butter more than cream, although they are pretty much the same thing.

                      Had a nice day, went to a craft show, got some beautiful cards to send to my mom and my sister with real letters written inside them. Also some lavender for my sweaters. Went to the botanical garden and ran into a couple of friends. Now am listening to Turandot and having a cup of tea. No cream.
                      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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                      • Hey Sio - I saw a movie today that made me think of you, Hope Springs. It was filmed in Maine, what a ruggedly beautiful state! I wondered if that was your town, but I didnt see your awesome food co-op, so it probably wasnt

                        I have NEVER heard of shovelglove before reading about it here, so I googled it...check this out, this guy is funny! Shovelglove: The Sledgehammer Workout
                        I am definitely going to try this, maybe i'll start with a broom first.

                        Regarding your name Dante, that would be a good name for a cat!

                        Lorinda

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                        • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                          Apparently many people who do shovelglove name their hammers.
                          I have several (dozen) blacksmith's hammers, my favorite is named "Maxwell"
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Starting Weight: 292
                          Starting Primal Weight: 275
                          Current weight: 224
                          Goal weight: 172
                          Body Fat 30.5

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                          • Sio, WOW, the shovelglove is fun!!! I used a walking stick like you and followed Tim's 101, had DH hold the iPad and coach me on every move, which leg out, etc. It really wasn't like exercise. I wasn't sore, did 14 mins Friday and yesterday, I think all the swimming this summer helped out on upper body strength, plus for yearsss I've soaked in hot tub 105 degrees for 12-15 mins right before bed, (it's like a sleeping pill). I'm gonna try the whole 14 mins with the hammer starting Friday.. So glad I looked it up and thx so much to you for all these great ideas.

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                            • Glad you like it, Judy, it is fun, isn't it? I'm naming my hammer 'Solomon.' The whole swinging a hammer thing is very natural. I think as long as you keep your movements smooth you will be okay. The heaviness of the hammer seems to me to be a built-in safety device - just to pick it up requires good form or I wouldn't be able to do it at all.

                              I've heard of that film but haven't seen it. Wasn't filmed here, though. Someone should make a film here, it is very picturesque.
                              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, too, was inspired to hope aboard the shovel glove train. I'm do glad you inspired me to check out Timothy's great series & videos!!
                                SW: 243
                                CW: 177
                                Goal: Health

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