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  • LOL! You guys are too funny. Trust me, clothing covers a multitude of sins. And no, I am not going to confess here. I am glad my husband is a proponent of modesty. He was very happy when I bought the bathing suit with the most coverage I could find. Pressure to reveal more than I should would have been hard to take. It's pretty bad when you are committing crimes not only against modesty, but also against esthetics...

    I was not a good girl and got distracted by the Internet and other things and went to bed too late. At least I slept like a baby. I've restricted my liquids in the evening, and the nights are finally cool again, which helps me immensely. I did have that snack, reheated acorn squash with butter and cinnamon. I never noticed before that acorn squash is very sweet. But then, I have almost gotten used to 90% chocolate, so smaller amounts of sweetness seem like a lot. The red grapes I bought for the GSs and forgot to mention were so sweet I could hardly believe it. Almost overwhelming.

    Sabine, my house is very easy to look into from the ground floor and our front yard is very shallow. No nekkid running around below the second floor. And after some embarrassing incidents, I do try to get dressed fairly soon in the morning, and to be wearing something presentable.

    Breakfast/lunch today was leftover spaghetti squash, served reheated with some avocado, pesto, garden tomatoes, and feta. How's that for a weird combination? But it was good.

    Still not feeling too energetic, but I did take a short walk in my heeled boots to see if I can stand walking in them. I have a touch of gout in one foot, so it was not too terribly happy, but short walks are quite acceptable. I won't be using them for my 2k+ hikes, for sure.

    I might take another short walk, just to get out of the house and get some more sunshine. Rain again tomorrow, apparently, or at least a decent chance of it.
    Last edited by Judg; 09-20-2012, 01:45 PM.
    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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    • doggies are great companions -- if you REALLY want one. Otherwise, they can be a pain in butt! I LOVE my Zeus --- but when he goes to doggy heaven its NO MORE DOGS for us. Same goes for the cat.......... no more!
      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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      • My best(?) naked incident happened when I was nursing Eldest, and actually involved clothes. I was at the stage where I was exhausted with my first newborn, so not getting dressed and just throwing on this loose house-coat thing, which fastened with two buttons at the top, but was very full, and held itself closed when one was standing up. My neighbor came to the door for something, and I staggered over, holding Eldest up on my shoulder. Just as I opened the door, a HUGE gust of wind threw back both the door and the housecoat! I was so shocked I didn't know what to say. We both just pretended it didn't happen. What else can you do? But I get a good chuckle at myself when I think about it now.

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        • Oh, Sabine, that is priceless!

          Originally posted by Sabine View Post
          My best(?) naked incident happened when I was nursing Eldest, and actually involved clothes. I was at the stage where I was exhausted with my first newborn, so not getting dressed and just throwing on this loose house-coat thing, which fastened with two buttons at the top, but was very full, and held itself closed when one was standing up. My neighbor came to the door for something, and I staggered over, holding Eldest up on my shoulder. Just as I opened the door, a HUGE gust of wind threw back both the door and the housecoat! I was so shocked I didn't know what to say. We both just pretended it didn't happen. What else can you do? But I get a good chuckle at myself when I think about it now.

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          • Hi Judg. Just checking in. I've done a poor job of keeping up with your journal recently. Glad to see everything seems to be going pretty well and that you're feeling good.

            it's funny you mention things that never used to be sweet all of a sudden being sweeter... I've noticed that with raw almonds. They just seem sweeter to me recently.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Sabine, that is hilarious, although I'm sure that you didn't feel like laughing at the time. I assume the neighbour was male, or it wouldn't have been as much of an issue. Seriously, I would rather have something like that happen with a stranger; you don't have to face them again afterwards.

              Anyway, heads-up to all the worrywarts out there. I have a busy weekend in store. Both DH and College Son decided to come home for the weekend, so I will be absent a bit. I will be back to check on your journals in two or three days. I was just getting back down to my lows again, so hopefully the weekend will not involve too much feasting.
              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 back. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

                Mine did involve a little feasting and a little cheating, but not much. So I hit a new low by a few ounces on Saturday, and bounced up a bit this morning due to yesterday's feasting, but not much at all, so I am well pleased. I would like to drop about three pounds in the next couple of weeks, and then just rest on my laurels for another couple of weeks. We'll see how it goes.

                Although I am encountering a problem I never anticipated. I'm getting kind of tired of everybody talking to me about my weight. I know they're struck by the change, but when the same people talk about it over and over, well, it starts getting old. I know they are trying to be nice, so I'm not annoyed with them. I've been wondering a bit what to do about it, and I think I have hit upon the perfect solution. I will switch the topic of the conversation to them as fast as possible. I mean, most people like to talk about themselves, right, and my life is too quiet to provide much material for casual conversation. This will be good for me. I suspect I talk about myself too much anyway, and getting proactive about talking about others can only be good.
                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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                • Pigging out on blueberries and cream here. Third helping...
                  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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                  • It can be a bit tiring. But with me people are used to seeing go up and down every two years on average, they are apt to say, "wow, losing weight Again!" :-/

                    Right now, I'm at the low end of my normal range, (240 - 285). I'll be interested to see people's reactions to me when I get below my current weight. It really does change the way I look and in the past, some folks didn't like it all that much.

                    It is really unusual to see someone lose as much weight as you've lost. But I remember feeling the way you do about people focusing on the weight loss too much. Sadly for me, it didn't last long as I put the weight on soon enough.

                    But now I know how to eat, and I do not believe there's any going back now.
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Highest Weight: 292
                    Recent Starting Weight 287
                    Current weight: 244.0
                    Goal weight: 195
                    Body Fat 32.5%

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                    • Hey Glad you had a good weekend! I like you're strategy for taking the topic in a different direction. I'm at the point where I wish someone would notice that I've lost weight! Since going primal I've lost 23 pounds! But, its been over the course of a year - so I guess its not quite so obvious.

                      NOTICE the change of my avatar! No more doggie -- thats really me! Sitting in a kayak in the Pudget Sound! This was my first time in a kayak!
                      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 DCarr10760 View Post
                        It can be a bit tiring. But with me people are used to seeing go up and down every two years on average, they are apt to say, "wow, losing weight Again!" :-/

                        Right now, I'm at the low end of my normal range, (240 - 285). I'll be interested to see people's reactions to me when I get below my current weight. It really does change the way I look and in the past, some folks didn't like it all that much.

                        It is really unusual to see someone lose as much weight as you've lost. But I remember feeling the way you do about people focusing on the weight loss too much. Sadly for me, it didn't last long as I put the weight on soon enough.

                        But now I know how to eat, and I do not believe there's any going back now.
                        There are always some people who will say that. "You look really good. But you should stop now." I've had people telling me I should stop for the last 40 pounds at least. I ignored them... It was a health issue as much as a vanity one. Now it's more vanity, although it still probably would be better for me to lose a bit more. I still have bulges I can grab onto, so I'm not stopping yet.

                        Originally posted by lopisheep
                        judge -- You never talk about yourself too much! There are only four journals I check every time I'm on, and you're one of them. And achieving a calm life would certainly be one of my goals. But, I know what you mean about changing the conversation. It's amazingly easy to do too:-)

                        MMM! Blueberries and cream. Sound yummy.
                        It was yummy. Three helpings was probably overdoing it though. LOL! In my defense, I used stevia as the sweetener. That's my favourite quick dessert. I always have a bag or two of berries in the freezer.

                        Originally posted by tomi View Post
                        Hey Glad you had a good weekend! I like you're strategy for taking the topic in a different direction. I'm at the point where I wish someone would notice that I've lost weight! Since going primal I've lost 23 pounds! But, its been over the course of a year - so I guess its not quite so obvious.

                        NOTICE the change of my avatar! No more doggie -- thats really me! Sitting in a kayak in the Pudget Sound! This was my first time in a kayak!
                        People are also nervous about commenting unless they are very, very sure. And many others are sure, but are reluctant to say anything because they sometimes find out that the person has cancer or something and they're a bit traumatized. But don't worry, as you continue to lose, more and more people will notice. It takes longer at the beginning, because proportions don't change as fast. It's like a roll of toilet paper: if you take ten squares off a full roll, there's very little difference, one or two layers off a thick roll. Ten squares at the end is about seven layers off a much skinnier roll, so it really shows. I'm probably losing weight more slowly than you at this point, but every pound makes a visible difference, at least to someone who looks carefully (hubby always notices).

                        And good for you to go kayaking! I would love to try that some day. Although I think I would prefer to start on a small lake.

                        Not moving too fast today. Trying to gently work my way through all the things I have to do, and not spend too much time on the computer. Forums are the worst... After a weekend of not-so-great eating (not so terrible either, just not so great), it's time to get back on track. So far today: cottage cheese with salsa, a bit of Judg Fudg, and a cup of tea with cream and stevia. I don't bother listing black coffee and water and such. I am trying to make a point of getting my liquids in early in the day as much as possible, to give me one less thing that disrupts my sleep.

                        Although I have yet to see more than minor progress as far as chronic fatigue is concerned, I did stop and do a little inventory of what has improved since going primal. Here is the list:

                        1. Skin is clearer, smoother, softer, less dry. Changing hormones might have something to do with it being clearer (I have rosacea), but all those unclogged pores that made the skin on my arms feel textured is not something that normally happens with age. My skin is visibly healthier than it was.

                        2. Much less gas. I'm not such an old fart anymore... LOL!

                        3. Less bowel irritation in general. It got painful down there sometimes, and I knew where things were "working" because it hurt going around the bends. No more. I am rarely uncomfortable at all, and when I am, the discomfort is minor.

                        4. More even energy levels. I do get tired, yes, and I do crash sometimes too, but it has nothing to do with my eating. I can easily go six or seven hours between meals and not slump. My crashes come from overdoing things, and as is typical with CFS, it's the following days when it really registers. So I'm being a good girl today and spending a quiet day at home. Even yesterday, I just went to church and came back home to rest. No family feasts, no cooking, nothing too stimulating.

                        5. Weight loss is faster and easier. Nothing record-breaking, but I'm not having to work as hard at it. It will be interesting to see if that continues. You always hear that the last 10 pounds are the hardest. Mind you, I plan on stopping ten pounds before the charts would want for me, so maybe I will sidestep that problem. Or maybe it doesn't work that way on primal, I don't know. I've never heard anybody address it.

                        Okay, despite Pam's kind words, I think it's time to stop talking about myself, even if this is my journal.
                        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
                          There are always some people who will say that. "You look really good. But you should stop now." I've had people telling me I should stop for the last 40 pounds at least. I ignored them... It was a health issue as much as a vanity one. Now it's more vanity, although it still probably would be better for me to lose a bit more. I still have bulges I can grab onto, so I'm not stopping yet.
                          I agree. I imagine that I am now eating the way I will be whenever I am at my "ideal weight" (whatever that is), other than adding in a bit more fruit (which I miss more than anything else) I don't really anticipate changing much in the way I will eat.
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Highest Weight: 292
                          Recent Starting Weight 287
                          Current weight: 244.0
                          Goal weight: 195
                          Body Fat 32.5%

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                          • Which is pretty much why this time will be different for you.
                            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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                            • Love the list of improvements! Its a good idea to take inventory once in awhile. I have a very similar list -- but I will make note of it in my own journal so as not to hijack yours!
                              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 know what you mean - the same person just told me for about the fortieth time that I am wasting away to nothing and tried to get me to eat cookies...enough already...although perhaps the comments you are getting are a bit kinder and more well intentioned. (At 138 lbs. and 5'4" I am hardly wasting away to nothing!)
                                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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