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  • I passed up the brie but some kind of blue at the specialty place yesterday. I asked them to cut me a very small piece and of course I ended up with a huge hunk. I like it but really, that much blue cheese for one person...I should have gone with the brie.

    I will think of you when I eat my carnitas later today.
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    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
      I will think of you when I eat my carnitas later today.
      And I you.

      The carnitas were better than the first batch. I increased the spices, and added smoked paprika. And did the crisping up oven stage for longer, about 2 hours with occasional stirring after shredding. Hubby agreed this lot was tastier.

      Winter deep freeze is expected to continue all week. Daytime temps after windchill mid -30s to -40. And I live here why? Oh yeah, that employment thing. Ah well, only 2 or 3 more winters on the prairies for me, at least I hope.

      Bailed on a walk for today, but lots of moving about with laundry and kitchen stuff. Debating lifting or just a walk for tomorrow, I have my annual fitness test on Tues, no big deal, as the minimum standard is what I consider oddly low, so it's pretty easy to get the "exempt" standard, which means you can skip the next year and thus do it only every 2 years.

      Sleep last night was close to 8 1/2 hours. I'm pretty sure tonight will actually be early. My legs and shoulders are feeling supremely heavy, and I'm already feeling rather done in.

      Randomish eats for today. Coffee, last little bit of steak & mushrooms, a grapefruit (most tasty, haven't had one in maybe 2 years?) pistachios, couple of potato chips, carnitas. Hard cider.
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      • My annual work fitness and health exam last fall was hilarious. I aced everything (the standards are very, very low) and got 50 bonus points. Then I actually admitted to eating a high-fat diet and all these warnings went off (it was on a computer.) One of those times where I very badly want to point out that I must be doing something right! Despite my admission, I got the maximum discount on insurance and am eligible for the ultra-saver plan. Yes, our health insurance in this country is effed up, why do you ask?
        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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        • Hooray for insurance discounts for being healthy, despite not adhering to CW nonsense.

          Still feeling pretty stiff all over today, so decided to wait another day or 2 for LHT. 4 miles on the elliptical instead. Rather boring, but listened to another Balanced Bites podcast. I really like their approach. I'm caught up to early Nov, when I get up to date I'll resume the Robb Wolf podcasts, of which I left off in about May.

          Things are looking promising at work that my promotion may be in early March, woohoo. Back into the job I was doing last year, but with more money, which is always a good thing. Pretty great when things work out the way you hope once in a while.

          Eats:
          coffee
          bone broth
          tin of salmon with homemade mayo, pickles, red onion
          D: loaded carnitas on romaine leaves, strawberries & blueberries with coconut milk
          glass of wine.

          Still somewhat bloaty and awaiting the imminent arrival of womanly woes. Ugh. Just what I need for the fitness test tomorrow, though it won't impact how I do. Will probably lift again on Wed.

          Oh, and I did get almost 8 hours of sleep last night. Yay.
          Last edited by Greensprout; 01-21-2013, 07:24 PM. Reason: sleep
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          • Congrats on the job!

            Thanks for reminding me about Robb Wolf, I have gotten behind on listening to his stuff. Lots of good there! I think Mark just did an interview, must go check it out -
            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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            • Thanks, and you're welcome .

              Had a tiny sliver of the peanut butter squares made by son #2 tonight, as he wanted me to have a taste. PB, confectioners sugar, graham cracker crumbs, butter, topped with dark chocolate. Ridiculously sweet and rich. A sliver was plenty. He was pleased that I tried it.

              Really in the deep freeze here today. Temps with wind was -43 this morning, and not much improved through the day. Expected to last most of the week, it's really not nice at all.
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              • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                Winter deep freeze is expected to continue all week. Daytime temps after windchill mid -30s to -40.
                Brrrrr, and I'm whining about -13???

                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                4 miles on the elliptical instead. Rather boring, but listened to another Balanced Bites podcast. I really like their approach. I'm caught up to early Nov, when I get up to date I'll resume the Robb Wolf podcasts, of which I left off in about May.
                Thanks for introducing Balanced Bites to me, I've been listening to them too. I'm caught up to late Jan 2012.


                Early congrats on the promotion AND congrats on last night's sleep!
                "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
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                • I'll admit that I do miss peanut butter. I used to eat it every day!

                  It's snowing here and supposed to be very cold this week. I was supposed to go snowshoeing with some friends on Thursday, but I will admit to feeling a bit woozy about doing so in below zero cold. Guess I'm a wimp!
                  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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                  • I hear that. I've started to really, I mean REALLY dislike the cold over the past few years. We need to retire somewhere warmer.

                    Close to 8 hours of sleep. Passed my fitness test with flying colours, well above what I needed to get exempt from having to do it again next year. I consider that my workout for the day.

                    I drove son #2 to school today, so he wouldn't have to walk the mile in -41 temps, as his regular ride has become very unreliable. He apparently got up on the wrong side of the bed today, and sent me numerous ranting texts after I left him and continued all the drive to work. Arrgh. He was still pissy when I took him to the orthodontist after work. He had to decide whether to go ahead with treatment to widen his upper jaw, which had failed last year due to his not tolerating the palate widener. I told him I was okay with the option of not doing anything, if he can't deal with the process right now. That's what he decided, and I think he's relieved. He can still deal with it later in life if he chooses, but would involve surgically breaking his upper jaw and resetting. In the end, it's mostly about esthetics, and for him right now, not worth the stress it will add to his life. He was in a much better mood afterwards, and I spent an hour driving across town and back to deliver him to play basketball at the Y with some buddies.

                    Eats:
                    coffee
                    green tea, a larabar
                    L: lamb liver pate with cream cheese on celery. 4 squares of lovely dark chocolate with cacao nibs & chili
                    D: sesame dragon chicken
                    glass of wine. Snack sized bag of mini reese pb cups. Hmmm.
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                    • One of my friends had surgery like that a few years ago. He was happy with the results. And who knows what the future will bring?

                      Very cold here, but not cold like your cold. I think it's 16 F or so. Of course I am indoors in a nice warm office. How did people manage without furnaces? Can you imagine?
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                      • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                        One of my friends had surgery like that a few years ago. He was happy with the results. And who knows what the future will bring?
                        Tis true. He's just not ready to deal with this now. And that's okay. Perhaps maturity will help. Or maybe he'll be just fine the way he is. His smile is not straight, but quite okay.

                        Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                        Very cold here, but not cold like your cold. I think it's 16 F or so. Of course I am indoors in a nice warm office. How did people manage without furnaces? Can you imagine?
                        Another day that felt around -40 all day. Current actual temp is -30. My fireplace (gas) is on too. I use it every evening. And no, I can't imagine no furnace. My last year living at home way in the north of BC, my folks set up a sort of "homestead" in the true middle of nowhere. The whole house was heated with a huge wood burning furnace, which was the only heat source, as we had no electricity. We stoked it well at bedtime, but it was pretty damn chilly getting up in the mornings. Oh, yes, and we had an old fashioned woodstove for cooking. Crazy stuff.
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                        • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Tis true. He's just not ready to deal with this now. And that's okay. Perhaps maturity will help. Or maybe he'll be just fine the way he is. His smile is not straight, but quite okay.
                          My Daughter should have braces, but she's not ready for them either.

                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Another day that felt around -40 all day. Current actual temp is -30. My fireplace (gas) is on too. I use it every evening. And no, I can't imagine no furnace. My last year living at home way in the north of BC, my folks set up a sort of "homestead" in the true middle of nowhere. The whole house was heated with a huge wood burning furnace, which was the only heat source, as we had no electricity. We stoked it well at bedtime, but it was pretty damn chilly getting up in the mornings. Oh, yes, and we had an old fashioned woodstove for cooking. Crazy stuff.
                          Brrr
                          I'm loving our wood/oil furnace. Nice and warm, but we are going through a TON of wood this week! And yes, it is usually almost out by morning, but that's when the oil kicks in
                          "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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                          • Gym time the end of the workday. Assisted pullups/chinups, squats up to 85 lbs, OHP 20 lb dumbbells, bench press 65 lbs, deadlifts 95 lbs, planks. I should up the weights next time on squats, bench press and deadlifts. Still feels a bit precarious racking the barbell at the end of the bench press without a spotter, but less so than 2 weeks ago. 35 minutes and done. Bam.

                            Oh, forgot to add yesterday I had a cup of rice with dinner. It was very good with butter & salt .

                            Eats:
                            coffee
                            bone broth
                            L: small serving of sesame dragon chicken, 2 squares dark chocolate
                            oolong and herbal tea
                            D: ham smokie, fresh hash brown potatoes fried in duck fat. YUM. a second YUM.

                            It's supposed to stay this cold until into the weekend.
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                            • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              Things are looking promising at work that my promotion may be in early March, woohoo. Back into the job I was doing last year, but with more money, which is always a good thing. Pretty great when things work out the way you hope once in a while.
                              congrats. Funny how that is how it has worked out for me too, well except no promotion but back into same job, doing less hours for same pay, so effectively a 10% payrise.

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                              • Promotions are good! Pay rises even better!
                                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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