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  • Judg - Its funny the things we fins in our fridge and I for one LOVE salsa especially jalepano salsa. So I dress my chicken after they have cooked with a spoon full and some shredded cheese or in an omelet like you did. yummers. mix it in Sour Cream and use celery to scoop it out umm can you say ConQueso (sort of)? thrown some chili pepper powder in there and BAM! portable snack with a kick and a crunch! ( yes try I to cut out the dairy, but don't beat myself up, I know Grok didn't run around milking wild animals, but that's where I take my 20%)

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    • I personally don't care what Grok did or didn't do. I had no intention of cutting out dairy, but I'm now concerned that it might be causing me problems. About where I was with wheat a few months back. So right now I'm just trying to diminish a bit. I put coconut milk in my smoothie this morning, for example. But an omelet without cheese is pretty well unthinkable. And sour cream and salsa is definitely a winning combination. I think I'll keep buying salsa, somehow...

      Yesterday was not the greatest of days, and I caved. Comforted myself with way too much chocolate. I am not happy with myself. Oh well, today is another day.

      Nothing dramatic happening, mind you. I think I am just getting the "worse before it gets better" effect of the supplements and it put me in a bit of a tailspin. The day started well, but by afternoon I had nothing left and felt pretty depressed about it (or quite possibly, as a direct physical result of it). I dealt with it poorly instead of facing it head-on. All I can say is it's a good thing I don't drink, because I'd probably be nursing a hangover too. It took me till the end of the day to deal with it effectively, spend some time with God, and get my balance back. I should have done it hours earlier. I don't know if I would have been more productive, but I sure would have felt better.

      And hallelujah, I finally ate the last of the liver. It's not that it was bad, but I had bought a decent sized package. DS wouldn't touch it (he did try) and hubby is out of town for a convention. So I ate pork liver (in a very nice gravy) four. Days. In. A. Row. Liver is something I eat out of a sense of duty to begin with, so I'm really glad it's 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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      • Sorry you had a rough day yesterday....... I can totally understand and relate! I had an entire WEEK of it - last week. Why do we always think to find our "center" and to go to God, AFTER the damage is done? Oh well........ we are but imperfect humans. What are ya gonna do, huh? Whats done is done.

        Hows that for throwing around a few cleche's (did I spell that right? I don't think so......)

        Liver......... I'm with your son on that one --- Blech! I can get iron from a pill - so no need to torture myself with yucky organ meat!

        And I also agree........... who cares what Grok would have done! He wouldn't be sitting here communicating with people all over the world on a computer either!
        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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        • Well, this is post #1000. How about that?

          Went for a shawarma plate this evening. I just didn't feel like cooking and I only have to cross the street to go to this place. Not entirely primal, because it included some hummus, garlic sauce that almost certainly is made with canola, and some rice and potatoes. That was some calculated cheating on my part. But the spit-roasted meat was wonderful, and there was salad too. I stirred it all up into one glorious mess and filled my belly. I hadn't had a major meal in a while, and I was due. I haven't even been in much of an eating mood, so I just decided I was going to eat because I don't want to get run down. I'd rather have the weight come off slowly than wear myself out trying to hurry. But next time I think I'll ask them to sub out the starchy things for some tabouleh, or something like that. I did want to have a few carbs though; I'd been pretty low today. Berry smoothie for breakfast and a bit of cottage cheese plus veggies for lunch.

          And now I shall go to bed nice and early.
          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'd say you "cheated" pretty carefully! Sounds yummy!!!! I hope you get a good nights rest!
            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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            • I try to maintain to the 80% primal minded duty so to speak. But I think about all of the yummy things made with cream or dairy - and how many more things can be less boring with a little sour cream or cheese. I used to be so concerned about them, but now just watch how much I take in.
              like raising kids I choose my battles carefully lol.
              If I want it well dagummit i'm gonna have it, but I just take it into consideration when I plan my meals for the next 24 hours. For me it works. I'm also like you, I don't think i will ever be able to cut out my dairy.
              Right now I am working on cutting out "franken foods" foods in a bottle (dressings, sauces), plastic wrap (like store bought sausage) or box - I can't eliminate the canned foods b/c there's Salmon in them there cans! it's so simple when I just don't feel like putting alot of effort in supper. And Mayo - well let's just say homemade mayo doesn't always work. lol
              So it's good to listen to your body though. I think this way of eating has me more in tuned with my body

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              • Yup, the sleep has been improving, thank goodness. It could get dicey again soon. We will have a full house for the holiday weekend (Canada Day being Sunday) and it's going to be hot for days on end. But tonight I will have the house all to myself, so I can sleep naked if I want with my bedroom door open and the breeze blowing through, no TV watchers, no snoring... Yeah, Car Salesman Son went off to Toronto with DD and will bring Architect Son back with him when he comes. Translator Son and his wife will be house-hunting on Monday (3 kids in a 2-bedroom apartment, no wonder they are looking) and we will go babysit then. Rock Star Son will probably be doing some sporting event or outdoor show with one of his bands (he plays in two bands) so we won't be seeing him. He doesn't come here very often. For some reason they've never been able to get any traction in this area, so they rarely have shows here. Last one was a last-minute thing and wouldn't you know it, I was out of the country. Figures...

                I got my hair cut today. There's a hair salon right next to the shawarma place across the street, and they do decent work. She nailed it this time. I can get it done cheaper, and quite well, somewhere else, but by the time you factor in bus tickets and hassle, it just isn't worth it. This place is a father/daughter business, and I don't care which one cuts my hair, so it's easy to get a last-minute appointment when the mood strikes me. I always want a cut only, so they can squeeze me into a small hole in the schedule, no problem.

                I'm not taking the D-ribose today. I've been getting a lot of allergic symptoms and I was wondering if that might be the source and part of the reason for my dragginess the last few days. We'll see how it goes. But I found myself dreading having to take it (six times a day!) and I am beginning to take those feelings of dread rather seriously. My subconscious seems to pick up on problems better than my conscious mind and this is how it communicates to me. My conscious mind will try to persuade myself that going out would be good for me, for instance, but if I get that feeling of dread about it, I go with the dread. I've learned from experience it's usually right. So maybe it's right about the D-ribose too. I'm planning on cutting it out for the whole weekend and trying again when things calm down and see if I get the same symptoms.
                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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                • Being "in tune" with your body is so important when dealing with auto immune issues!!!

                  I'm so glad you will have a quiet house tonight! How delightful! But, wow, theres a lot happening this weekend huh? Get rested up for all the activities to come!

                  We're spending the weekend on the boat, then monday I'm taking off for central Oregon to spend a few days with my best friend! Gals Pals since we were 14! Can't wait!
                  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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                  • Have a great time, Tomi!
                    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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                    • Sounds like a full house and schedule for you Judg. Hope you get some rest tonight so you are able to enjoy it all.

                      I'm heading home to PA Tuesday for a family reunion on July 4th and to spend a week. I'll be bringing my mom, dad, 2 nephews, and a niece back with me for a week. I spent today cleaning so that my husband will only have to do a touch up before I get back with everyone. I'm already worrying about the food, not to mention in almost 13 years of marriage we've nevere been away from each other more than 4 nights in a row. It's going to be a long trip!

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                      • Judg, I hope you don't have to give up dairy. That's my last comfort food group and just love it. I might cut it out for a little once I'm close to my goal weight, but it gives me so much pleasure even in small doses that I dread doing it. And your sensible feast sounded lovely. Hope it's done as much good as your peaceful stay-at-home evening the other night!
                        SW: 243
                        CW: 177
                        Goal: Health

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                        • Dang woman I was looking for your journal and passed it like three times! WTH? early on-set dementia? lol... Hope you are doing well. Have a great Canadian holiday and enjoy your company and visitorsBe well!

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                          • Hey there lady bug! Are you having too much fun to come play here!!! Good for you!
                            Thought about you the other day while I was hiking - I had my ipod on and a good song came on and i started dancing in the middle of the road, but don't tell anyone. lol

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                            • Kim, I hope you're having a great trip and that absence will make the heart grow fonder as far as DH is concerned.

                              Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                              Judg, I hope you don't have to give up dairy. That's my last comfort food group and just love it. I might cut it out for a little once I'm close to my goal weight, but it gives me so much pleasure even in small doses that I dread doing it. And your sensible feast sounded lovely. Hope it's done as much good as your peaceful stay-at-home evening the other night!
                              For now, I'm not even considering it, although if coconut or almond milk would work, like in smoothies, I head in that direction. I'm also trying to not have more than one dairy-heavy meal a day, so if it's Greek yogurt in the morning, it's not going to be a feta salad for lunch, that kind of thing.

                              Originally posted by longing2bfit View Post
                              Dang woman I was looking for your journal and passed it like three times! WTH? early on-set dementia? lol... Hope you are doing well. Have a great Canadian holiday and enjoy your company and visitorsBe well!
                              Thanks, LBF. I had a lovely, if tiring weekend. Visit with Architect Son was great, although too short, and babysitting the babies was also great. I let the Professor and the Architect do most of the work, while I sat in the shade and watched them all have fun most of the time. Still requires recovery, but those little boys are such a joy... Translator Son and DIL are going to make an offer on a house this week. An hour out of town! Ouch. But they want a huge garden and chickens and lots of room for the boys to run. They will get all that.

                              Originally posted by cmlloyd View Post
                              Hey there lady bug! Are you having too much fun to come play here!!! Good for you!
                              Thought about you the other day while I was hiking - I had my ipod on and a good song came on and i started dancing in the middle of the road, but don't tell anyone. lol
                              LOL! That is great. Dance like nobody's watching! I didn't even turn my computer on at all for a couple of days. Just too busy with family. I got a bit of a migraine this morning, but it's all gone now. I don't even seem to have the "hangover", but I'm going to be very careful and quiet today anyway.

                              This detoxing thing is not much fun. I'm getting zits again (although not as bad as before) and I've been pretty draggy and achy. If nothing else, it shows me how much better I had been feeling. On the other hand, I've been sleeping decently, all things considered.

                              Anyway, it's nice to be back. Haven't eaten yet today and I'm not missing it, so I think I'll just wait a bit longer. Oh, I did make that "traditionally raised" pork the other day, and it was indeed much tastier. I think I'll buy it again.
                              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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                              • Unexpected babysitting day coming up, as Translator Son and wife need to go out to the house for a home inspection. I slept like a baby last night, fortunately, but I am still in recovery mode from activity and migraine, unfortunately. It is going to be an interesting day...

                                I succumbed to temptation yesterday, big time. I won't tell you how many mint patties I ate, because I quit counting. I should have sat down and eaten them all at once, and gotten thoroughly disgusted with them, but no, I had to stretch them out. *sigh* If only I could break Hubby of the habit of buying bags of candy before crossing the border. He discovered a long time ago, that if he came back to Canada with nothing to declare, they would get very suspicious and hold him up, so he got in the habit of picking up some treats. Mint patties is a new one, and I don't have much experience resisting them... I need to reprogram my head.
                                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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