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  • OMG FUDGE are you kidding!? mmmm.
    Have you seen any positive results from the intake of the supplements?

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    • The supplements will take a while before showing results, and I might actually have to move backwards first. One of the things the body gets behind in with CFS is detoxing, so when things start improving, it finally finds the energy to take out the trash. I've had fair warning.

      The B12 tablets do tend to give me a bit of a pick-me-up though.
      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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      • Spending a very quiet day at home today. Or at least it was quiet until DS started working on his recordings.

        Well, Dash has inspired me. So I tried making Judg Fudg his way, basically coconut oil mixed with cocoa, stevia, nuts and coconut. It's been hot here, so my coconut oil is entirely liquid, so I put the concoction in the fridge. Verdict? Gets awfully hard. It would work well if I put them in individual candy cups, I guess. Mixing it with a nut butter has the advantage of making it creamier, and easier to eat with a spoon. I generally just make up one or two helpings, to avoid overdoing it, in a small jar or a demi-tasse. These are my private snacks. I don't share them with DH or DS because they have almost no sense of moderation. LOL! Hey, don't look at me like that. I'm protecting them from themselves.

        Hubby has managed to lose more than five pounds in the last month, despite less exercise than normal, and cheating heavily 2-3 times a week. He's pretty good at home, but he eats his mother's cooking every time he's over there, and it usually isn't primal friendly. Seeing as he gives his sisters a break from driving their parents around when he's home for the summer, he's over there 3-4 times a week. With the Eurocup on, he stays even longer... So it's quite amazing he's doing so well. I'm sure that feeding him iced coffee fairly often helps. Feels like an indulgence.

        Aaaaaaaaaaaand I tried making up the kale chips in this week's recipe today. It was faster than the other methods I had seen, so less daunting. Verdict? Not bad. DS was not impressed (not dippable and not exciting on their own) and hubby hasn't tried them yet. They are at least quick and easy enough to make on their own. So I'll likely make them again, experimenting with seasonings.

        Final note: I definitely prefer pork liver to beef liver. I only had a small piece though, with a spicy onion gravy, because I have little appetite today. But I'm going to be cautious with fasting, so as not to tire myself more than I already have. I was doing so well, and got overly optimistic and got ahead of my energy again. I want this to be the last time I wear myself out stupidly. It can take two weeks or more to recover when I do that, and it doesn't take too much. New mantra: DO NOT OVERSTEP YOUR LIMITS!
        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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        • New low today. That's 6 pounds in 10 weeks, which is fast enough to make me happy. I'll be at my goal a little after Christmas at this rate.

          I like the kale ribs, personally. I ate them like crudites, with mayo.

          Energy is picking up a little. Yesterday's quiet day helped.
          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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          • Judg!!!! You go girl! Loving seeing the progress you are making - both in numbers and energy!
            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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            • Thanks, Tomi. The energy is a little lacking, but it will come back. That Dr. Myhill gave me a whack upside the head that I really needed. (Figuratively speaking, of course, she doesn't know I exist.) I keep getting optimistic and running ahead of my energy and running myself into the ground again. She has finally drilled it into my head that I MUST NOT DO THAT. I am messing with my biochemistry in a really bad way when I do. And what she says really jives with my own experience, so I am taking her very seriously. Wish I could take some of the new tests she swears by, but they're only done by a lab in the UK.

              So from now on it is my mantra to not push right up to my limit, unless life leaves me no choice. It is so much easier to stick to things when you really understand why.

              Trying to back off dairy as much as possible too. That will be hard, but I'll figure it out. Maybe I will work up the courage to try a 30-day dairy-free experiment. I have to admit, the thought makes me sad. I am not yet at the point where I can be happy about what I would be eating instead, which is where I need to get to if I want to succeed. A major part of my dieting success was due to finding all kinds of food that made me happy so I didn't miss the bad stuff. My kids also wanted to lose weight, so they didn't complain when I completely stopped buying desserts. Now it can be kicking around the house and I don't care. I so want to get my metabolism on a healthy track, I can ignore it. There is a pile of home-made chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar that my niece insisted on sending home with my son, and I haven't even sampled a crumb. When I test to see if wheat products make me sick, I want it to be with a bowl of gourmet pasta or something like that, not a measly little cookie. If I ever work up my courage to do it, LOL! I don't know what scares me more, that it will make me sick and I will suffer, or that it won't make me sick and that will make it easy to succumb to temptation. Maybe it's better just to stay scared.

              Architect Son will be coming down next weekend. He will be here for Canada Day, and we'll celebrate his birthday in advance while we're at it. Looks like I might have to whip up another coconut pound cake...
              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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              • AWESOME!!!!! So happy for you!

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                • Thanks Kim! I'm happy for me too. ROFL!
                  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 should be ECSTATIC for you! That is just so awesome!

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                    • Yeah pay no attention to the jar! it's not worth it. Especially all the other ingredients in them blah. It won't help you get where you want to be and stay there, it's not worth it.

                      You are very strong willed and are approaching this like a cat very aware of what might happen. Good for you!

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                      • CM, that's one of the advantages of getting older. After you've made the same mistakes over and over and over again, you get sick of them.

                        Score! I was looking sadly at the big jar of hot salsa in the fridge. No more nacho nights. What do I do with the stuff? And then it came to me. Omelet! And I finally managed to get the technique for making the darn things, so it was almost as classy-looking as a restaurant omelet. I did strain the salsa a bit to remove excess liquid and warmed it gently in a little pot so I could just slide it onto the eggs, fold, and serve. And yes, I added extra-old cheddar because I'm not trying THAT hard to avoid dairy.

                        If I develop too much of a taste for these things, I might have to continue buying salsa...
                        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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                        • Hey Judg,

                          Thanks for dropping in on my journal. It's so nice go get friendly faces and comments when I least expect it! Congrats on your weight loss! Goal will be here in no time. I'd like to develop the fear that you have for eating the bad stuff. A little fear could help me out, especially around 8pm, my snacking hour... EEKS!

                          I also love salsa with chicken thighs, colorful peppers, and onion. It's sort of a deconstructed fajita, yummy yummy!
                          My Story As It Unfolds

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                          • Sounds good! Pre-planned snacks might help. Sitting right at the front of the fridge, in appropriate helping sizes.
                            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 had a wedding shower to go to last night, but I didn't go. I had even gone out to buy a present, getting my walk in to do so (and the 30 minutes spent wandering around the giant IKEA should count for something too) but by evening the batteries were flat, so I begged off. You see, I'm being good and not pushing myself. I spent the evening listening to music in bed instead. I had a pretty good night's sleep, and so am starting to feel a bit stronger, but I still plan on being very careful.

                              My weight had only edged up a tiny bit this morning, which is pretty cool. Usually after a new low, there is a jump the next day, probably because the new low was due to being particularly empty. And yet I ate eggs, and nuts, and liver, and chocolate (too much!) yesterday. And cherries and a banana and almond butter and red pepper. Not exactly your classic diet food.
                              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'm glad you decided to stay home and rest last night - good choice. And big congrats on the scale! You're blazing a trail for the rest of us to follow!
                                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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