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  • Hoping you feel better today Judg! Put your feet up and rest!
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
    Goal weight: 140 lbs

    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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    • Try the detox bath that was mentioned on Tasha's journal: Epsom Salts, Baking Soda, Ground Ginger. I'm headed for a nice soak right now!

      Hope you're feeling better soon.
      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 Sabine View Post
        Splat!
        ROFL!

        Originally posted by tomi View Post
        Oh, I didn't mean to say squash was not primal. It absolutely IS! I was just saying that I'm trying to stay VLC - and squash throws me into some high numbers - so I'm trying to avoid it. Perfect case of "can't you read my mind?" HAHAHA - sorry!
        Gotcha.

        Originally posted by tomi View Post
        Hope you fight off the cold before it takes a firm grip! Lots of vitamin C and rest! EXTRA water to flush the system. And I won't throw any eggs........ this time
        It's better today, although not gone. I drank extra, and downed raw garlic cloves and Vitamin C several times a day. I must reek to high heaven. Good thing hubby isn't here, or I'd be sleeping on the couch.

        Originally posted by Coll View Post
        Judg I swear by a clove of freshly pressed garlic that I swallow down with a glass of water as if taking a pill. It is amazing for showing bugs the door! I have not gotten sick despite, not feeling totally right and I am sure it is partly because I am taking garlic regularly! I have a whole regime of stuff that I take if I feel as though I am coming down with something and it usually helps Lots of water is one thing, rest is a good one too so try to get to bed nice and early after a lovely warm bath or shower Hope you feel good soon!
        I remembered you saying that a while back, so I started yesterday. Although the last clove was so honking big I had to split it in three to be able to swallow it. Which I am spreading out over three doses, because there is a limit to how much I am willing to smell to be healthy. LOL!

        Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
        Waste of a good egg......I'm thinking we should threaten with masted potatoes or cold cooked spaghetti!
        ROFL! Well, I did suggest rotteneggs... No throwing of eggs or anything else today; I've been good. It's been pretty easy, I just am not hungry. Food tastes wonderful, but I fill up fast. It took me till 4:30 to finish my breakfast.

        I would have loved to spend the day resting, but I had an urgent errand to run, so run it I did. It's cold out there. Comforted myself with a big cup of hot tea when I got back. Cream and stevia this time, because I did indeed feel like being comforted.

        Thank you everyone for the good wishes.
        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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        • For your enjoyment, I present the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. I learned to play ukulele as a child, so I have a soft spot for this. And these guys have so much fun playing! They pack out major venues, believe it or 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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          • I enjoyed that very much, Judg! why don't you make a video of YOU playing the Ukulele? Pretty please?
            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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            • Sorry, Tomi, I haven't touched one in years. The ukulele was my mother's anyway. It is a great little video, isn't it?

              New low today. 142.8. It only took five days, sheesh. In my defense, I haven't been getting much exercise. Being sick kind of gets in the way of that. Anyway, I'm hoping I can knock off at least another by Monday.

              I gave up on the garlic. I was a lot sicker yesterday, so it obviously wasn't doing me any good. I probably should have started two days earlier, when I first noticed a sore throat. I'm stupid that way.

              My eating has been good, although I don't really remember it all. Yesterday was a Denver minus the bread, had a bit of bacon and a cappuccino (cream and stevia) between meals, and "spaghetti" with a ground beef sauce at supper. I had to force myself to cook it. I was exhausted and had no appetite, but the meat needed to be cooked. Lots of leftovers. I haven't eaten today yet, although I've had black coffee and blueberry tea. I'm making sure I get my liquids.

              My best friend's mother died. Of her four siblings, two died young, one died a few years ago, and the other is severely ill. She's having a rough time.

              We are cautiously optimistic about the job situation. No heads have rolled yet, although there was a severe scare. Cooler heads prevailed. We are hoping and praying that the not-so-cool head will consider his options and resign gracefully. That is pretty much the best-case scenario. Second best would be that one of the applications DH has sent out is received positively.
              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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              • Just had an Everything Salad for lunch. Mark's BA Salads, while respectable, are still amateurs... LOL!

                I estimated I ate about 6 cups of salad. So all you people who have felt bugged about my preaching veggies can know that I practise what I preach. It was great, and yes, I am stuffed. Mind you, I hadn't eaten in about 18 hours.

                Mesclun mix, micro-greens, shredded nappa, one shredded carrot, two thick slices of tomato, 1/2 a yellow pepper, a handful of crumbled walnuts, a wee bit of cheddar, a couple of slices of crumbled bacon, some marinated eggplant... I think that's everything.

                Back a bit, I bought some grapeseed oil, thinking it was one of the good ones. Apparently not. But neither is it an arch-villain. So I decided to use it to make mayo. It's serviceable, but it just doesn't get as thick as one would expect from blender mayo. Two more batches to use it up, and then it's back to light olive oil. Apparently not only my sugar tastes have changed, but my salt ones also. I now find my standard mayo recipe too salty.

                The original plan was to make avocado mayo, but when I opened my ripe avocado, I found it had gone brown from the pit outward. Which meant I had to chuck the whole thing. I was not pleased.

                Kathi, I grated my carrot injury-free this time. There is hope even for klutzes. And I mandolined my mushrooms last night without leaving any skin behind either. Woot!

                I have found a couple of primal shortbread recipes that look decent. I can't wait to try them. I'm planning on baking 3 or 4 primal treats for Christmas, so I have something to nibble on at family gatherings. The trick will be holding off until the family gatherings...
                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
                  Kathi, I grated my carrot injury-free this time. There is hope even for klutzes. And I mandolined my mushrooms last night without leaving any skin behind either. Woot!..
                  Way to go Judg. I'm asking for a cut proof chef's glove for Christmas!
                  Female 55
                  Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                  Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                  With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                  • That sounds like a brilliant idea. First time I've heard of it, mind you.

                    I thought I was feeling better last night, but the sore throat intensified so much overnight I was obliged to suck on a Sucret to be able to get back to sleep. This is not encouraging. I am staying home today and lounging while sipping on herb teas and various other non-sugary hot drinks. It's past noon, and I have not yet started eating. I'm considering fasting for the day, in an effort to beat the infection. Does anybody know if that's a myth, that fasting is a good thing to do when you're fighting infection?

                    I think I will now go snuggle under a blanket on the couch with another hot drink, and listen to some good music and/or knit and/or make phone calls... Have a good day, all.

                    Oh, after my huge lunch salad, I had a little Judg Fudg (with stevia, of course, seeing as I'm avoiding even good sugars for now) and small amounts of primal leftovers for supper. Fish stew and "spaghetti" if you are wondering. If I do eat today, it will probably be reruns of yesterday, in smaller amounts.
                    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
                      Does anybody know if that's a myth, that fasting is a good thing to do when you're fighting infection?
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                      I usually advise going with what feels best. If hungry eat, if not push fluids. In all matters rest! Hope you feel better soon.
                      Female 55
                      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                      • Hope you're feeling better soon, Judg. I will give you a break while you're sick, but be aware, I have eggs at the ready!

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                        • I think it is really important to listen to your body (wish I did it more!) when not feeling good. If hungry eat, if not don't. Drink lots and rest LOTS. Generally "starve a cold and feed a fever" is a good thing to go by - but always listening to your body. And the garlic works best when taken at the first sign of sickness I admit. I hope you feel better soon! A drink that is good for a sore throat (but high on carbs!) is 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon ACV, and honey to taste and then add hot water. Sip and feel it soothe. Each of those ingredients is better if not boiled, or too hot, but sufficiently warm to be soothing too.
                          Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                          Primal low: 186 lbs
                          Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                          Goal weight: 140 lbs

                          "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                          • In my 52 years I've never been able to figure out what "starve a cold feed a fever" means. I scratch my head every time I hear it! What am I supposed to NOT do/eat/drink to STARVE the cold ............. and the opposite question holds for FEEDING a fever? Any help?

                            Being sick seems to bring everything to a crawl! I hope you're feeling better this chilly Monday morning. I seem to ALWAYS gain weight when I'm sick - even when I don't a crumb all day! Must be from inflamation or something. Glad to hear you're weight loss is progressing even with the yuckies gripping your body.
                            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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                            • Thank you for the good wishes, everyone. Yesterday's rest (and yes, I fasted all day) did feel good, although I'm not fully recovered. Had to spend the entire day at my elderly in-laws' place to help them get ready for a medical procedure. I did eat today, good stuff. Scrambled eggs and veggies in the morning, leftover ground beef sauce over spaghetti squash for the other two meals. And a little Italian salami and an apple.

                              But I was in shock almost all day from today's scale reading: 140.2. I actually hit my most optimistic goal for my 7-day intensive push. The goal now for the next week is to wrestle the inevitable jump upwards back down below 141 and keep it there. Till New Year's.

                              Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
                              I usually advise going with what feels best. If hungry eat, if not push fluids. In all matters rest! Hope you feel better soon.
                              Sage advice. My tummy was feeling a bit inflamed (it hurt a bit when I pressed on it) so I thought giving it a rest was a wise idea. It was better today. Good thing, because I really needed to eat.

                              Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                              Hope you're feeling better soon, Judg. I will give you a break while you're sick, but be aware, I have eggs at the ready!
                              Too late. My intensive 7 finished today at noon. So I did have a square of chocolate with my decaf cappuccino when I got home. 85%, mind you.

                              Originally posted by Coll View Post
                              I think it is really important to listen to your body (wish I did it more!) when not feeling good. If hungry eat, if not don't. Drink lots and rest LOTS. Generally "starve a cold and feed a fever" is a good thing to go by - but always listening to your body. And the garlic works best when taken at the first sign of sickness I admit. I hope you feel better soon! A drink that is good for a sore throat (but high on carbs!) is 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon ACV, and honey to taste and then add hot water. Sip and feel it soothe. Each of those ingredients is better if not boiled, or too hot, but sufficiently warm to be soothing too.
                              I thought of that, but I'm allergic to citrus, except in small quantities and buffered by food, so I gave up the idea pretty quickly. Apple cider vinegar, eh? Hadn't heard of that twist.

                              Originally posted by tomi View Post
                              In my 52 years I've never been able to figure out what "starve a cold feed a fever" means. I scratch my head every time I hear it! What am I supposed to NOT do/eat/drink to STARVE the cold ............. and the opposite question holds for FEEDING a fever? Any help?

                              Being sick seems to bring everything to a crawl! I hope you're feeling better this chilly Monday morning. I seem to ALWAYS gain weight when I'm sick - even when I don't a crumb all day! Must be from inflamation or something. Glad to hear you're weight loss is progressing even with the yuckies gripping your body.
                              I always figured that you should eat lightly or not at all with the cold, and maintain eating for the fever. Except I can never remember which one is which.

                              The weight loss took most of the week to materialize and then it fell off all of a sudden. Very strange.

                              I will check everybody's journals tomorrow. I'm pretty wiped, and running late. I was so tired I fell asleep on my in-laws' couch with the TV on, which only happens when I am really zonked.

                              Delivery of three new sweaters (half price, free shipping, woot!) waiting for me when I got home. All size small. They all fit. I feel like I'm walking around in somebody else's body and am a little weirded out by it.
                              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 -- I am so excited for you!!!! SMALL sizes is the best reward for all the long suffering and sacrifice! and yes, it certainly is both of those things at times when the resolve is running low - and the cravings are running high. I'm so very proud of you!

                                I want you to know that thinking about the progress you've made is what often keeps me on track and focused. It might sound "internet stalker creepy" but sometimes when I'm really tempted to have something off track I hear in my little pee brain, "Judg would say to save it for a special planned treat" - and often thats enough to make me leave it alone

                                So - thank you for the example you are - and for the words of wisdom you share!

                                Now --- go put on those sweaters and take some pictures! I want to see!
                                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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