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  • How's the sinus infection? Hope the milk helps the AR. I'm heading into my bad season - hope to keep asthma in control this year (it's the cascade thing!).
    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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    • Well, this is very unscientific and probably the placebo effect, but the sinuses are much better. Or maybe the allergen is reduced today. I have heard that ragweed is horrible this year, but isn't it horrible every year?

      Being tortured by new home construction right at the bottom of the hill. Loud, loud, loud. I sleep during the day! Or try to. And don't tell me to wear earplugs. It's like telling me to mop up the Atlantic Ocean with a Kleenex. This is full on construction with backhoes, chainsaws, jackhammers. And it is about 50 yards away. So much for my rural idyll!

      Started off my 21-day challenge by whacking my right knee with my sledgehammer. An abrupt reminder that shovelglove can be dangerous! Need to be careful! But it is okay, nothing serious. Might have a bruise.
      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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      • Well. Knee felt much better after a short icing with a frozen steak so I went for a quick hike on my favorite trail and got gnawed on by a dog! Didn't break the skin but I have a nice bruise and it is quite sore. Lucky I had my watch on. The owner didn't even say "sorry" or anything! Just kept walking! It was a labradoodle! Oh, the indignity!
        Last edited by Siobhan; 09-11-2012, 03:25 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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        • Just threw down a porterhouse steak and lettuce and tomato salad. So 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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          • HUGE raised bruise where the dog clamped onto my wrist. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
            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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            • Sleep deprivation, smacked by a sledge hammer, bitten by a dog. I think you need to go back to bed. Maybe with a margarita.

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              • You know, looking back at yesterday I realized how far I've come. Once upon a time, not all that long ago and in this very same galaxy, a day like that would have pretty much whupped me. I probably would have cried or something. But it was just stuff that happened. I even laughed about most of it, although I was momentarily concerned about the dog un-bite. Update: All is well this morning, just a minor bruise on the knee, no pain, the dog un-bite is greatly reduced, and I slept like a rock for eight hours last night. My mind is in a much better place and these little things don't bother me.

                Watched Das Rheingold last night, although I had trouble staying awake. Why are they showing these whomping long operas starting at 9 PM? Even for me this is late. It is one thing to run around a hospital at all hours, it is another to sit in a chair and listen to music and read subtitles til midnight. And the next three are even longer!

                Had a GREAT breakfast this morning, local-caught haddock and a simple lettuce salad. Must have fish for breakfast more often. I just put it in foil with some Old Bay and butter and capers, baked it for 20 minutes. Delicious!
                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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                • My review of Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield: Good, even great recipes. Way too much personal info about perfect Julie and Charles and their apparently idyllic life. Nothing wrong with some biographical stuff, and a little personality thrown in here and there, but the relentless hammering about their gloriousness has no place here. I'm not buying their memoirs, I'm buying a cookbook. Actually, NOT buying it, as it is a library book. I'm torn between really liking the recipes and being really sick of all the personal stuff.
                  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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                  • Funny, I had the same reaction to their book!
                    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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                    • Man, some dog owners need to be leashed! Any way you can record your operas?

                      Sounds like a very irritating cookbook. It's almost too bad the recipes are good.
                      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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                      • Had some crazy fun this morning. After yesterday's adventures, I decided to take a different path today. There is a place with no dogs and no heavy things. So I went to the Y and swam for the first time in years! The local Y has a brand-spanking-new aquatic center courtesy of the local wealthy folk, who donated millions of dollars to get their name plastered on the side of the building. It is spectacular, all modern technology, waveless, needs very little chlorine. I forgot how fun it is to swim. I went from splashing around at the shallow end to dreaming about forming a masters swim team. Needless to say this will added to my regular activities under both 'play' and 'workout.'

                        It's funny, I'm not an athlete, never been one, and I'm not competitive in any way, shape, or form. But compared to the public at large, I'm an Olympian. I mean, the other people at the pool couldn't even swim. They were half my age and twice my size. All credit to them, they are taking lessons and trying to learn. I was able to swim slowly, with frequent breaks, for half an hour. I'm not saying this to brag, I'm just putting it forward as a sad commentary on the condition of the American public.

                        Now if I went at a different time of day, say at 5:30 AM with the regular swimmers, it would be a different story. I would be the fat slow one! At least I hope so!

                        Anyway, I won't be nervous about going again. It is nerve wracking to go to a gym or a pool for the first time. It's like being the new kid in the 7th grade.
                        Last edited by Siobhan; 09-12-2012, 09:46 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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                        • Got my new LL Bean flannel-lined cargo pants. They fit perfectly, a little loose, comfortable everywhere, not baggy. Size 10. I wear an 8 in Bean, but lined pants fit a bit snugger (obviously - they are lined) and these are advertised as slim-fitting. So 10 was a good choice, although I run the risk of having them be way too big if I continue to lose, which I hope I do. But I like having them fit me NOW and not in the future. Plus they are working pants, shoveling, hiking, digging, cleaning pants. No binding allowed. I really like them. It is so much fun to get clothes that I actually like and feel good in instead of "I guess these aren't too horrible."
                          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 so hear you. It's heady stuff, feeling good in your clothes. Although I went a little overboard on tight Tshirts this year. Hey, all those colours! And I wasn't going to buy loose things! Still too much pudge for it to really work well though. Oh well. They'll be loose next year, LOL!
                            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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                            • Glad you had fun at the pool and no more bites from the dog!! Yowser! That doesn't sound like fun at all! May have to start carrying a club (Grokette would you know) and give the dog (and owner!) something to think about Congratulations on all the lovely possibilities opening up in the clothing realm! Enjoy your new pants and wear the heck out of them so that once they are too big you have got lots of time in them already!
                              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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                              • Hah! I HAD a club! Well, a walking stick.

                                Went to the dentist in the next town and decided to treat myself to another pair of cargos - unlined this time - and would you believe the fall clothes are already depleted in the shops? The store did not have a single pair of size 8!!!!! And 10 is too big! How did this happen? Of course they had loads of 12s. Hey, I'm not buying them anymore, I guess no one else is either!

                                Farmers market today and the goat guy sold out of milk before I got there, grrrrrrr. Had to console myself with a breakfast of fresh eggs, wild mushrooms (chicken of the woods), homemade sausage. (Homemade by the goat guy.) Very delish.
                                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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