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  • Feel great this morning. Woke up naturally at 5:30 AM, had a peaceful start to the day. It was still dark. I made a cup of tea, lit some candles and read my prayer book by a small booklight. Classical music on the radio. Sun coming up through the skylights. It was very nice.

    Had two fried eggs and a chicken sausage for breakfast. Long morning at church but I feel up for it. And work 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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    • Yes, but inquiring minds want to know if you wore the planned outfit or not. I know, I'm shallow.

      Everyday workwear? As in, for a different kind of job than the current one?

      The only pulled pork I've ever had was made by members of my DIL's family. I found it way too sweet. Blech. But it has potential for being really good without the yucky stuff in it.
      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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      • Originally posted by Judg View Post
        The only pulled pork I've ever had was made by members of my DIL's family. I found it way too sweet. Blech. But it has potential for being really good without the yucky stuff in it.
        I put a pork loin in the slow cooker with garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Cook on low 10 hours and shred. It's delicious by itself, on a salad, in eggs........not sweet at all.
        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 really need to get a slow cooker. That sounds great!

          Yes, I wore the planned outfit and got raves. Yes, I did. Both for my new figure and for the clothes. These people recognize things like this. I will admit that it made me feel terrific to know that I looked good and my clothes were really nice. I haven't worn anything so form-fitting in years. The skirt is so beautifully cut that it is comfortable to wear and to walk in despite being rather narrow. That shop can make my clothes anytime! Like that will happen!

          Alas, we did not sing very well. We weren't polished enough, the ending to our anthem was a bit of a disaster. All coming in at the wrong time...in the wrong key...not just me...I actually did okay, thanks to my sitting next to the only soprano who had a clue.

          Yes, I am thinking of a career change. The morale is rock-bottom at work, everyone, not just me. Very difficult and soul-sucking environment. I went into healthcare because I needed a good secure job with benefits. Thought I had one, but cuts and problems are everywhere.
          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 am all primal again. Journalled my food today and came up with good macros. This is a must going forward until I reach my goal. Also reintroducing smoothies as I mentioned above. Those really give a nice shot of good quality protein. I remember watching a talk by a scientist who did a diet study - he is a long-time vegetarian who was pained to admit the Dr. Atkins had it right - and he mentioned that protein is the hardest macro to keep up long term. And guess what normally replaces it...you guessed it...carbs. And the smoothies are really good. Just about as good as ice cream IMHO.

            I really, really, really like being primal. I feel so great.
            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 might be in trouble. I got this recipe by email -

              http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make...-kitchn-176118

              Looks very do-able and very good. Brazilian Cheese Bread - how can it not be good?
              Last edited by Siobhan; 10-14-2012, 11:49 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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              • Spammers are hard hittin' 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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                • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                  I might be in trouble. I got this recipe by email -

                  How to Make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

                  Looks very do-able and very good. Brazilian Cheese Bread - how can it not be good?
                  Food porn, for real!
                  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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                  • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                    Spammers are hard hittin' tonight!
                    Every one is getting spammed!
                    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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                    • Hope work went okay and you sleep well today. Wishing you great sleep weather (I liked cloudy rainy days when I worked nights).
                      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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                      • Work work work. Hospital is full of really whiny, needy, anxiety-ridden people. Well, you say, they are sick. Actually not really. They're not that sick. It's kind of a rural medicine thing - it's not hard to get admitted to the hospital here. People are often admitted if the doc doesn't feel they can care for themselves, at least in the short term. Or because the person has no car and they are afraid they will go home and take a turn for the worse. Stuff like that. And there are a lot of chronically ill people around here that are frankly a pain in the @ss. People who want someone to come in their room and take the tea bag out of the cup for them. And yes, they are perfectly capable of doing this themselves. And they often come in with a menu of stuff they want, and they generally get it whether it is indicated or not. Okay, enough ranting. It's a job.

                        I have sinned. Was awake during the day, then fell back to sleep and woke up really, really late. Was very hungry, no time to eat. I stopped at the food co-op and got some stuff, all of which needed cooking - except the gluten-free muffin I grabbed. It's made with rice starch and tapioca. Damn, it was good. I shudder to think of how many carbs were in that thing. Luckily it was relatively small. Of course an hour later I was hungry again. But I had some pork roast and I think that will do me for awhile.

                        I'm off for awhile after this. A conference in Portland (Maine) this weekend with our pastor and hopefully one or two others, and a 3-day retreat next week. I am badly in need of some time off, time away from this place. It's been really, really stressful lately.
                        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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                        • Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
                          I put a pork loin in the slow cooker with garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Cook on low 10 hours and shred. It's delicious by itself, on a salad, in eggs........not sweet at all.
                          That sounds more like it.

                          Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                          I might be in trouble. I got this recipe by email -

                          How to Make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

                          Looks very do-able and very good. Brazilian Cheese Bread - how can it not be good?
                          It is good. I've made it more than once. And a variation for pizza crust. It is carby though, so save it for days when you're not having any bananas or sweet potatoes or whatever.

                          Your gluten-free muffin was just a peccadillo. Muffins were probably my favourite comfort food. I've now got a good supply of primal muffins in the freezer, so I can get a more virtuous hit when I need it.

                          Enjoy your retreat. It really is so good to get away from it all sometimes.
                          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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                          • Well Judg, now I am definitely making those carb-y little bread-y things. I have all the ingredients and a free evening. This could be disaster. (Mantra...don't eat the entire recipe...don't eat the entire recipe...)

                            Luckily those gluten-free muffins are far, far away. Even I won't drive 20 miles for a muffin. The sad thing is that I never really liked muffins and even in my SAD days saw them for the evil that they were - 400-500 empty calories that leave you hungrier than before you ate them. But they were always being presented to me with great fanfare, so I ate them. But these gluten-free things are really delicious. Did I mention there is a gluten-free bakery somewhere around here? The goods are, of course, processed junk, even though they are stamped 'organic, natural, local' etc. Made with potatoes and rice. 'Nuf about that.

                            Slept very late and woke up really hungry. Funny, I feel lighter, like I am losing again, but the scale hasn't moved. I had two Applegate hot dogs (comfort food and protein all in one) and a spaghetti squash fritter which turned out more like a pancake, which is okay. Have that very nice satisfied feeling one gets from a good primal meal.

                            We had a cold stretch and I wrestled my storm doors in place, and now it is in the 70's. Of course it will be chilly tonight, and I will be glad they are on.

                            Looked at the carnivores playing with each other in my unmade bed and remembered how lucky I am and what I work for, which is this rather nice life I live. So I am putting work out of my mind for awhile.
                            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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                            • Haven't put this in my journal, but I started using homemade toothpaste over a month ago and am having good results. I had tried it before, brushing with soap, but my teeth started to ache. This time around, after my last dental cleaning, I mixed up some calcium powder (just bought a supplement and crushed it), coconut oil, baking soda, and a little stevia. I pour a little peroxide over my toothbrush before and after brushing. The stevia dramatically improves the flavor. My teeth are very clean, much cleaner than they would normally be. I have been looking at them and the last few days have noticed white streaks in them. Is this remineralization? It is only noticeable up close. I like the homemade stuff, my teeth feel better and it is unbelievably cheap. I still floss. You'll have to pry my dental floss out of my cold, dead hands. (Along with my mascara and lipstick)
                              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've had those little cheesy-balls at Churrascaria Plataforma in NYC (maybe my favorite restaurant in the world). They are great!

                                I think you have a great attitude about your job, and your life in general. I've found that when one aspect of my life is troubling to me, I go for awhile hyper-focusing on it, almost to the point where it becomes unbearable, all the while forgetting that much of the rest of my life is good, or wonderful and that I've taken that for granted.

                                Typically there is some moment, some epiphany that suddenly reminds me that on the whole, I'm lucky too.

                                Watching the sunrise (for me) almost always helps me to remember what my priorities ought to be. But staring at a fire in the fireplace or watching kitties play can do it too. It kinda allows one to disengage the angst and to exhale a bit.
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

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