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  • OK, today's report.

    Health journal May 13, 2012

    Sleep: 7.5 hours

    Weight: 157. Okay, what's up with that? It better be "backlog". Tomorrow will likely be worse...

    Food
    Vitamins: check
    Breakfast: 2 fried eggs, 3 strips of bacon
    Lunch: Tomato sauce on sweet potatoes, roasted red peppers, Italian sausage, boiled chicory, coconut pound cake (primal recipe) with fresh strawberries and sugar (that was the cheating part) and whipped cream, also with a wee bit of sugar.
    Supper: Are you kidding me? After all that?
    Snacks: more coconut pound cake, plain this time. 2 moderate slices, in case you were wondering. And 2 Brazil nuts.

    Exercise: Slow walk around the block, perhaps 1k.

    Activities: church, Mother's Day/double birthday celebration, lots of talking on the phone, etc.

    As I was running from the produce department (strawberries) to the dairy department (at the other end of the store, natch) today, I passed an end display with mandolines (which I just heard of on this forum. Yes, I live under a rock.) so I grabbed me one. Shredded zucchini pasta, here we come.

    Both my vegan and my coconut pound cakes were very well received. We didn't have any "normal" cakes at all, but nobody minded. I've had requests for the recipes. Personally, I think the coconut cake was fine, but not that exciting. But other people raved, so there you are.

    Less tired today, which was nice. I'm rebounding rather nicely. I'm scheduling a quiet day tomorrow, which is my normal Monday routine. We'll see if everybody else cooperates. And I will finally get a chance to clean up all the baking mess.
    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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    • OHmygosh! I love the card your kids sent you, lol! Happy Mother's Day!
      Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

      GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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      • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        Energy boots! Best typo. Where can I get some? And do they come in colors?
        Lol Sabine, I'd like red ones if they do
        My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
        My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
        Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
        Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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        • Originally posted by Judg View Post
          One of my Mother's Day bouquets had this card attached:
          With Deepest Sympathy...
          We're sorry you had to have all 5 of us...
          Kudos to you for surviving.

          And that pretty much tells you what kind of kids I've got.
          I love your kids
          My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
          My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
          Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
          Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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          • Originally posted by Judg View Post
            Exercise: running up and down the stairs...
            I have been very lazy in getting my body to move. I keep telling myself to do it -- but then don't.
            Something about this statement inspired me! Now I can do that at night! That plus walking should get me in
            the spirit. Lucky I by chance dropped in. Thanks!

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            • Chatty, glad to inspire. I must confess, it was just what happens in the normal course of a day, although I have at times used my stairs for actual exercise.

              The other night I was lying in bed and ended up doing a number of gentle exercises. Lay on my stomach, back, both sides, and lifted up what could be lifted, pushed up what could be pushed up, all the half-remembered exercises I've done over the years. It was actually kind of fun. And seeing as I want to start any form of strength training slowly and cautiously, that was as good a start as any, I suppose.

              They shouldn't have been allowed to put Mandoline on the package. It was actually just a V-slicer with a single blade, as I discovered after I ripped the packaging open. Grrr. Oh well, it wasn't expensive, and I can make use of it, but I'll still have to get one that can shred and then this one will be redundant. One of my kids will be happy...

              Slow, gentle day here today. I need it after all the running around and socializing of the last couple of weeks. (To think I used to be able to add that kind of thing on top of a full day...)

              Both my mother and SIL have been asking questions about primal. My mother doesn't need to lose weight, but is looking for extra energy. She wants to feel like she's 20... Why not?
              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 to see you're taking it easy today. And bummer on the slicer mishap! I wonder why its called a Mandoline - I have always called them graters - cuz its grates things. I think when all these gourmet cooking shows got so popular the common names of things got forgotten.

                I wish I could get some of the people in my family interested in eating more like I do, and less like they do! Hope it works out for you with your mom and SIL. That would be awesome!
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • Hey - you're almost to your one month mark!
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • Almost, yup. The experiment is looking good. I'm sure I'll go on a bit longer, and then try the plate of pasta experiment. But I think I'll wait a couple of more weeks for that.

                    Okay, today's report. I don't think I'll be snacking any more. And I never thought I'd say this, but chocolate just doesn't seem to do it for me anymore.

                    Health journal May 14, 2012

                    Sleep: 7.5 hours

                    Weight: ? Not weighing myself for a while. It's discouraging and distracting me.

                    Food
                    Vitamins: check
                    Breakfast: Gr. yogurt, hempseed, flaxseed, walnuts, blackberries
                    Lunch: banana with almond butter
                    Supper: leftover BAS with leftover curried salmon and mayo
                    Snacks: 20g dark chocolate, handful macadamia nuts

                    Exercise: None today. Probably would have done me some good.

                    Activities: lots and lots and lots of hand dishes. Emptied dishwasher. It's a cruddy dishwasher, so every item has to be checked and the gritty things soaked and finished up by hand. I didn't know about builder's grade appliances when I got this house...
                    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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                    • Your mandoline didn't come with attachment spacers that go under the V blade? Mine did. What brand did you get? Mine came with a whole mess of spacers to put in the thing for different thicknesses and has two spacers that either cube (think french fries) or juliennes (think zuccini noodles). Maybe you can get attachments/accessories with yours to do the same?

                      PS I LOVE the card your kids wrote for you. That's hilarious and something we would say to our parents.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        Your mandoline didn't come with attachment spacers that go under the V blade? Mine did. What brand did you get? Mine came with a whole mess of spacers to put in the thing for different thicknesses and has two spacers that either cube (think french fries) or juliennes (think zuccini noodles). Maybe you can get attachments/accessories with yours to do the same?

                        PS I LOVE the card your kids wrote for you. That's hilarious and something we would say to our parents.
                        My mandolin slicer has a straight blade and 5 attachements for thin, medium and thick slices and 2 cube/string sizes too. But it doesn't grate stuff. Very handy bit of kitchen kit and after a mishap or two from being 'smart' and not using the pusher I am now very careful with it. My fingers eventually healed up!

                        Love the card comment!
                        Odille
                        F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
                        following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

                        My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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                        • Originally posted by Analog6 View Post
                          Very handy bit of kitchen kit and after a mishap or two from being 'smart' and not using the pusher I am now very careful with it. My fingers eventually healed up!
                          I could have written this - I got mine second hand and it didn't come with the pusher, after having some slices of skin in my veggies I just bought one .
                          My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                          My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                          Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                          Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                          • No, no extra attachments. Apparently Starfrit makes two models and I got the low-end one, not realizing there were two types. Brother. No place to put attachments either. I'll just have to look for a better one.

                            Yeah, my kids are pretty off-the-wall. They get that from me. My poor husband. He is so conventional, but at the same time, he tends to hang out with unique types. I don't quite get it. It's all that creativity he hides beneath his conservative exterior, I guess.

                            A migraine hit me last night soon after I posted here. Blech. Fortunately, I don't usually experience a lot of pain, but that means I woke up this morning feeling both refreshed from enough sleep and limp from the migraine aftermath. It's a very strange combination. Another slow day in store, when I had hoped to be up and running today.
                            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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                            • Ugh for migraines! Those suck. I hope you get past the migraine hangover quickly.

                              Mandolin: I don't like the pusher that came with mine, so I tend not to use it. I try to be mindful of where my fingers are in relation to the blades and go slowly when I reach the end of a veggie. Luckily (*knock on wood*) no cut fingers yet.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • I sympathise witht the migraines. I always (a) woke up in the middle of the night after one - no doubt because i had slept most of the day, and (b) felt totally washed out and limp for most of the next day. At least it is gone Judg.
                                Odille
                                F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
                                following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

                                My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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