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  • So true. The unbridled joy is what gets me. And the persistence... "Grandpa," from the carseat in the back as we make our way home, "I want my big, red truck." About every two minutes. LOL! Cheerfully, because we had promised he would get it, but he kept checking in so we wouldn't forget, I guess.

    I cracked this evening. I made mayo with canola oil... Tuna salad was on the menu (lots of celery and apple, as well as savoury and walnuts and onion) and I knew the EVOO mayo just wasn't going to cut it. I have got to find a way around this problem. One that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
    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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    • Health journal June 6, 2012

      Sleep: 9 hours? I need another night like that to catch up. I was pretty worn yesterday.

      Food
      Vitamins: check
      Brunch: Scrambled eggs with onion, celery, and cheese
      Supper: Tuna-apple salad on a bed of spinach greens
      Snacks: two small cookies, few pork rinds, Siobhan's primal "candy" with apple butter instead of honey

      Exercise: 2 km walk

      Activities: Small chores, changed bedsheets, emptied dishwasher, laundry, food prep, hand dishes

      Got carried away with snacking this evening. Not too sure what got into me. Oh well, hopefully it won't set me back much. It's just the fact I kept doing it even though my tummy was full that bothers me.
      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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      • Try your mayo with regular or "light" (referring to taste only, not fat content) olive oil rather than EVOO. The flavour is more subtle and less "olive oil"-ish.

        Lovely times you're having with the grandkids. Personally, I'm having visions of the empty nest. Mine are presently 17 and close to 16, we expect to be moving (work related) in 2 or 3 years and don't anticipate they will come with us. Interesting times ahead.
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        • Tuna apple salad sounds yummers!
          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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          • WTG on the sleep!
            And the Tuna Apple salad does sound really good!

            i just noticed you are in Canada I love Canada. When i visited last year we went to Niagra Falls - it took my breath away and every one was so nice to us. It is a lovely place. that was the second time I've been - DS has relatives up there and visits most summers

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            • Yup, I like the salad. It's one apple, one stalk celery, a bit of onion, chopped in the food processor with a bit of lemon juice to keep the apple from discolouring. Then a tin of tuna (water-packed and drained), a few walnut pieces, some savoury, and mayo. Serve on a bed of lettuce or spinach or whatever. Or eat straight. I made 3 tins' worth, seeing as I had two hungry males to feed and it was our main meal of the day. I can make one tin do two light meals for me.

              Thanks for that idea, Greensprout. I will definitely try it. I enjoy the empty nest thing, although it never seems to last long... LOL! I just go with the flow. And yes, the grandkids are such a joy. I have a little booster seat for the toilet that Grandson #1 gets to put a happy face sticker on every time he uses it. "A red one an' a blue one an' a green one..." LOL!

              CM, can't say I've made it to Virginia yet, although southern PA is pretty close. This year I lucked out. I was down there for Easter, and all the trees were in bloom: dogwoods, crabapples, sandcherries... And then I came back home and got to do spring bloom all over again. My favourite time of year, twice in one season! Niagara is wonderful, although it's too bad it's such a tacky tourist trap. If you want a tourist trap that isn't tacky, go to Banff. Spectacular at any time of year. I was there often in my teens and a piece of my heart has stayed there, I think. Actually, I have pieces of my heart distributed across the country, so I have several places that give me that happy ache when I can go there.

              Well, we're supposed to get thundershowers this afternoon, so I'm trying to get a bunch of repotting and transplanting done this morning. Break time is over!
              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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              • You know, I just finished munching on a red pepper. A plain red pepper. And it suddenly occurred to me that this is something we almost never do. We chop them and throw them in salads, we slice them and put them on pizza or whatever, we cut them in strips and dip them, we roast them and throw them in our favourite recipe. But they really are quite wonderful all by themselves. The candy of the vegetable world.
                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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                • Yeah Judg - good news! Son came home last night and said he should be going back to a full 40 hours in a couple weeks so its time to start looking for an apartment! You'll hear my YAHOO all the way to Canada when the move is final and my husband and I are alone for the first time EVER! Second marriages and mixed families aren't the best recipe for newlyweds! I'm so excited I could burst!!!!!
                  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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                  • Funny Judg, I eat pepper like that all the time. Much it while I'm making eggs or whatever.

                    Hi, btw. I admire your perseverance and progress!
                    5' 9" 47 YO F
                    PB start June 2, 2012
                    Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
                    Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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                    • I eat peppers plain all the time. I prefer the green ones over the red and yellows/oranges. They don't need dip. They're tasty as is.

                      Your tuna salad sounds wonderful!
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Yes, your tuna salad does sound wonderful. Is there an alternative to mayo? I wonder how it would be with some thick greek yogurt? or sour cream? Course - those are out on Whole30 - but eventually I will adding them back in again. What kind of apples do you use - do you leave the peels on?
                        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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                        • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                          The unbridled joy is what gets me.
                          I want to have a toddler's unbridled joy.

                          Originally posted by Judg View Post
                          You know, I just finished munching on a red pepper. A plain red pepper. And it suddenly occurred to me that this is something we almost never do. We chop them and throw them in salads, we slice them and put them on pizza or whatever, we cut them in strips and dip them, we roast them and throw them in our favourite recipe. But they really are quite wonderful all by themselves. The candy of the vegetable world.
                          I used to do that all the time when I was a kid. Walk out to the garden, pick and eat a pepper.
                          I'd forgot about that till just now.

                          The cost is probably why we "spread them out" instead of eating them plain.
                          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                          "Moderation sucks." Suse
                          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                          • I ate a whole green pepper with my turkey for lunch. No fat, but there is plenty of day left to get some good quality fat.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I adore red peppers, wish they were a bit cheaper. They do taste like candy. Loaded with nutrients also. Hey, I'm talking myself into one.
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                              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                              • Hmm, red peppers. When I was little, I hated them. I despised getting a salad and thinking that I got the mother load with tomatoes only to find out that what I bit into didn't taste the way I wanted it to. As a grown adult (I use that term very loosely) I love the taste.
                                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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