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  • This has been a hungry day. I had steak, mushrooms, and beets for breakfast, then ate two chicken sausages before lunch and sleep. Slept a little and woke up with a powerful hunger. Two more chicken sausages and then...and then...put some heavy cream, stevia, and raspberries in a container and shook it really hard...oh dear...it was so good....thick raspberry cream with chunks of raspberries...now a cup of really strong tea with cream...it's too much, really. No one should be this 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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    • Just asked my landlord about fixing the woodstove, which apparently needed some work before I used it. He came right over and fixed it up. It is a really, really nice stove, a Morso. The day is coming when I will be happy to be able to light a fire and warm up the place, especially in the morning. I asked him if I could purchase firewood from him, and he said, "Of course not. You can just take whatever you need. I have plenty of wood." What a nice landlord I have!
      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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      • Wow he is nice! Of course I know what it's like from his perspective too, we have an apartment above the garage that we rent out too, we have a great tenant who feeds the cat when we're away and is quiet and neat and punctual with the rent, so we try to treat her well too. Makes for a happy relationship.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • I try to be a good tenant - I am used to owning my own home and at first it was kind a come-down to be renting. But now I see the positive side. I enjoy being free, not tied down with mortgage and taxes and constant maintenance. Although I am sure I will want to take on those things again someday! And I have been on the other side - I owned a rental unit at one time and HATED being a landlady. It seemed like if I was nice, I got taken advantage of. I just couldn't be mean. And I was always worried about my property and what might be happening to it...unfortunately with good reason. The person who seemed so responsible and clean left after spilling an entire gallon of paint on the brand new carpet...another set the kitchen on fire...yikes. But my other two landlords here in Maine, while nice enough were, shall we say a bit too easygoing! In BOTH places the roof fell in, and when I called to tell them there was a hole in house and the elements were pouring in, they were very unconcerned. One told me, "I'm on a ski vacation, I'll call somebody when I get back next week." Can you believe that? I said, "It's 4 degrees outside, I am standing in the living room looking at the sky, there is snow and debris everywhere. I'm calling somebody NOW!!!" Glad those days are gone!
          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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          • Once again slept like a rock, woke briefly to see the stars through the skylights. Getting a bit repetitive in reporting my sleep quality, aren't I? I'm developing a habit that maybe not so good. At Trader Joe's I bought some heavy whipping cream which for some reason is more delicious than any cream I have ever had. Actually, I don't normally like cream all that much. There are no weird ingredients, so I don't know why I like it so much. I am brewing a large cup of very strong tea, adding a generous dollop of cream and stevia. The thought of this beverage is making me jump out of bed like I am shot from a cannon. But I will run out of cream, and it is over an hour to TJs. Also fed the cats the last can of Tuna for Cats, which they bolted down like starving ferals. Hmmm. What is TJs doing to their food that we become addicted immediately? They're not putting it on the labels! (That is a joke.)

            Made a dreamy concoction of roast beef, egg, goat cheese, and wild mushroom. Sort of a hash. Served it to myself over a bed of leafy greens. Heaven.
            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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            • Read your post on ecks' journal. You'd make a great butcher, and your cats would love you even more than they already do -- if possible.
              Last edited by lopisheep; 09-17-2012, 08:00 AM.

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              • We've been pretty lucky with our tenants, we had a young couple (grad students) there for 6 years and they were great, we still keep in touch, then a quiet young woman who was never at home, she only lasted a year and then the current tenant has been with us 4 or 5 years (I've lost track).

                Our strategy was to really make the place nice, good appliances, garage, etc. and then to charge near the upper end of the market range. Once we have somebody we like, we never increase the rent. So far, so good.
                Height: 5' 10"
                Starting Weight: 292
                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                Current weight: 224
                Goal weight: 172
                Body Fat 30.5

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                • That is a really good plan - one my own landlord follows. Except for the upper end cost. I'm a rare bird in these parts - I have a decent year-round job, I don't smoke, basically I'm a normal middle-class person. I'm not rich and I'm not poor, which are the usual suspects around here. And rich people don't rent small garage apartments, so I'm a hot property!

                  My cats love me best when I have tuna on my hands!
                  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 serious fun in the pool today. I love swimming in that pool! It is like a dream come true. Today there were some 'real' swimmers there, a change from duffers like me. A couple of guys and a girl, like 8% body fat, come in with caps and googles on, prop up a card with their workout at the end of their lane and go to work. Fun to watch them. For myself, I am amazed at how quickly I am building stamina. It's only been a week - only 3 swims - already I am swimming farther and easier. And don't forget the sauna at the end! I do some deep breathing exercises in there (I'm a respiratory therapist after all.) Love it. Wish I was there right now!

                    I'm going to take a computer sabbatical. I will be pretty scarce here the next week or so. My plan is to just quickly check my email once a day and that is all. I spend way too much time on the computer. Time I could be doing better things. And I am interested to see how I do with PB without journalling my food and the support I receive here in the forum. I don't intend to leave, but I don't want this to be a crutch, either. I will, however, keep a paper journal to some degree. And I won't weigh myself until next week either. I wonder what page my journal will be on by next week? I hope I can find 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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                    • Good luck Siobhan. I for one will miss reading about your day!
                      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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                      • I'll miss you too. Know what you mean though:-) I try to get on quickly twice a day:-)

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                        • Love reading your journal too.

                          In case you get back and read this, just a caution on the sauna after the swim and I hate to ruin it for you as I used to like them too. There are tons of toxins in public saunas. Everything you, and everyone else in there, sweat off is then in the air for everyone else to breathe in. I went to a toxicity seminar with a natural doctor friend of mine and he was talking about them. WHe has a sauna for detox at his place, specially made, no glues, special wood. The protocol is you go in with paper towels, as you sweat, you wipe it off, then toss the towels out of the sauna, you don't even keep you own sweat in there with you. Just something to think about in case you are concerned with toxicity.

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                          • Have a good time off the grid.
                            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 totally understand about the amount of time the computer can take up! However, I need the 'crutch' of the support and the journalling to keep me on track at the moment! I am a lot further off from my goal than you are too! We will miss you! Have a good week and we'll all be waiting on tenterhooks to hear how things are going.
                              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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                              • Popping in for a moment because I just have to share - husk cherries. Have you had these? Also called ground cherries, and several other names. It looks like a little tomatillo. Why have I never heard of these? Or seen them? Went to the farmers market this morning and a farmer gave one to me - after I swooned and picked myself up off the ground, I bought a pint, sat down at a picnic table, broke open a wheel of blue cheese and ate the entire pint. Then I went back to the farmer and bought another pint. This time I asked him to tie the bag tightly so I couldn't get into it. When I got home, however, I sat down at the table, looked dreamily out the window at the ocean and downed the entire thing. Yes, I have a bit of a bellyache. It is worth 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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