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  • Just under 7 hours of sleep. Felt fine, but still need more. Silly me to just stay up too late for no good reason.

    Didn't get back to Costco today, despite it being 5 min from home. Will attempt to do so before the end of the week. They also had the cookbook "Paleo Slow Cooking" (or whatever the title is) for $18. I might pick that up too.

    Despite the plans for mushroom sauced pork chops, after work I ended up driving way across town, picking up son #2 from a friend's house and delivering him to a girl's place. She was here on the weekend. It was a bit over an hour by the time I got back home, had had a post workout snack after work before the drive, and when I got home at 630, I wasn't interested in a big meal nor the required prep. Both kids were out (son #1 at work), and hubby was "meh, whatever". Thus bacon saved the day. Very versatile stuff, bacon.

    Did a good LHT session at the end of the workday. Was planning on noon, but was hungry so ate instead. 4 or 5 sets of each: assisted pullups/chinups; squats to 95 lbs; OHP to 50 lbs; deadlifts to 115 lbs; bench press to 70 lbs; front and side planks. Good stuff. Shoulders are looking good, and I can see some ab definition, despite the flabby layer overtop. It will come. Come off, that is.

    Eats:
    black coffee
    bone broth, green tea
    L: lamb liver pate with cream cheese on celery (still loving that stuff)
    5pm: small banana with almond butter, 6 walnut halves.
    720: 4 thick slices crispy pork belly, few bits of bacon ends.
    There may be pistachios in a bit.

    Boys each had final exams for semester 1 today, say it went well. #1 thinks he "killed" physics. Guess last night's power study session with friends paid off. Son #1 leaves on his snowboard school trip tomorrow for 6 days, and son #2 has his road test for driver's license. Fingers crossed for both. But that means that now #2 will want to borrow my car...just when I had got back used to not sharing with #1. Ah well. Hopefully he'll be the exception to most kids and pass on the first attempt. His brother didn't pass until the third try.
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    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
      Didn't get back to Costco today, despite it being 5 min from home.
      That would NOT be a good thing for me!

      Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
      Did a good LHT session at the end of the workday. Was planning on noon, but was hungry so ate instead. 4 or 5 sets of each: assisted pullups/chinups; squats to 95 lbs; OHP to 50 lbs; deadlifts to 115 lbs; bench press to 70 lbs; front and side planks. Good stuff. Shoulders are looking good, and I can see some ab definition, despite the flabby layer overtop. It will come. Come off, that is.
      Very good stuff!

      Daughter has her final exam tomorrow. I hope Son #1 has a better time this trip! What's the weather going to be like for Son #2's test tomorrow? Booking drive tests in the winter is always iffy. (University Son and Surfer Son both needed 3 tests too)
      "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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      • Originally posted by winencandy View Post

        I hope Son #1 has a better time this trip! What's the weather going to be like for Son #2's test tomorrow? Booking drive tests in the winter is always iffy.
        Anticipated -18 and partly sunny, no precipitation. Streets are reasonably plowed, but snowbanks are rather high at intersections.

        I'm hoping son #1 doesn't break anything again...or gets into unsanctioned activities...if so, they get flown home at parental (read...HIS expense). Several of his buddies going are now 18, which is legal age in Alberta. He says "no worries, Mom". Of course.

        Of note, dingbat son #2 has blown the bus schedule to get home...unless he does a 2 hour ride via downtown on 4 busses, so says he's staying at this gal's house tonight and will bus home in time for his road test tomorrow. I'm not impressed. But I"m not driving an hour across time at past my bedtime to get him. He should have been home to get to at least part of his morning classes at the tech school before his test. . Kids. The death of me. Well, at least he just called me, since his phone seems to be dead.
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        • Son #1 is on the 16 hour bus ride enroute to Banff. I told him to leave his car keys out in case we need to move his car, and phoned him this morning before he left (had a ride with a buddy's parents), and he said all was good and he was all sorted out. Got a text later on that apparently his car keys are with him, and he forgot to pack his ski pants (WTH?) so could we transfer $ to his account from his paycheque that we just deposited for him so he can buy another pair at the mountain. Good grief. And he took a thermos full of chocolate milk when he left the house, and apparently left it somewhere between home and getting on the bus. .

          Son #2 got home by bus later than he'd expected, gee, weather does that. Was supposed to have a last minute driving lesson before his test, but he was too late for that. And couldn't find his license, so had to pay $10 to reissue so he could do the test. Which he did not pass. Which the refresher lesson on the finer testing points would have helped. Restest in 2 weeks. And the gal is over here this evening. She seems to be a girlfriend at this point.

          Egads, someday they'll learn to have some of that responsibility/accountability that I seem to be talking to the walls about.

          Busy at work, but making progress on stuff that needs doing before I go away. No time for the gym at work and not in the mood after. After a few days of mild weather, it's back to snowy, blowy, and frigid.

          Eats:
          coffee
          green tea
          L: tin of wild salmon, half an avocado, avocado oil, squeeze of lime, small green olives
          D: 2 pork loin chops with mushroom cream sauce, cauliflower rice, bit of broccoli & carrot.

          I should have only taken one chop for dinner. It just tasted so good. And was already on my plate fully sauced. So I ate it, and now I'm still feeling very full 2 hours later.

          My knee is feeling much better, but the hips remain tight. And the shoulder ache is more of a kink in the upper back, which is very annoying. Sort of a heated burning feeling on and off. Feels very knotted. Must enlist hubby to work it out later.
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          • Just be thankful it's minor issues. Out of our four two have had major issues this last year!
            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

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            • Oh, we've had several major issues in the past year and a half, particularly with #2. Fortunately, those particular issues seem to be at a low level for the past while. Still not where I'd like, but not where I was thinking it might go at a few points in time.

              Today, they're just dingbats who have a lot of growing up to do.
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              • Do they ever grow up???
                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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                • Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
                  Do they ever grow up???
                  I'm hoping so.

                  Apparently we did. As did my stepbrother, who's the same age as me, and apparently has done so over the past 5 years, from what my mom tells me, I'm not interested in any relationship there.
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                  • Just think of when you are aged and they are going to have to wipe up drool and piss and whatnot...but wait, we aren't going to end up in that state! Change that to when you are retired they will have to purchase your lift tickets for you and buy new gym equipment every so often.
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                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • Ha, yes, we've had that discussion! #2 says not going to happen re wiping butts, #1 is anticipating making it big in business, so has mentioned at one point buying us a beachside island vacation home, I'd settle for an annual month long cruise or something like that. I'll believe that when I see it.
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                      • I say the beachside island vacation home AND the annual month long cruise. Mark might start doing primal cruises!
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                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Son #1 is on the 16 hour bus ride enroute to Banff. I told him to leave his car keys out in case we need to move his car, and phoned him this morning before he left (had a ride with a buddy's parents), and he said all was good and he was all sorted out. Got a text later on that apparently his car keys are with him, and he forgot to pack his ski pants (WTH?) so could we transfer $ to his account from his paycheque that we just deposited for him so he can buy another pair at the mountain. Good grief. And he took a thermos full of chocolate milk when he left the house, and apparently left it somewhere between home and getting on the bus. .
                          Hahaha! Reminds me of Surfer Son's trip to South Africa. He left several items in my car.

                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Son #2 got home by bus later than he'd expected, gee, weather does that. Was supposed to have a last minute driving lesson before his test, but he was too late for that. And couldn't find his license, so had to pay $10 to reissue so he could do the test. Which he did not pass. Which the refresher lesson on the finer testing points would have helped. Restest in 2 weeks. And the gal is over here this evening. She seems to be a girlfriend at this point.
                          Boys!
                          Congrats on the girlfriend!

                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Egads, someday they'll learn to have some of that responsibility/accountability that I seem to be talking to the walls about.
                          Maybe

                          Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                          I say the beachside island vacation home AND the annual month long cruise.
                          Yes!
                          "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 today was a treadmill walk of a bit over 3 miles. Lots of stretching afterwards for the tight knee and hips. I need to do the yoga pigeon pose more often, it's challenging but quite helpful.

                            Got a bunch of stuff done at work. Not everything I had hoped for the week, but lots of it, and the critical stuff is crossed off the to do list. I have a bunch of pre readings for the course next week, but have stuff printed out and the online links available for the rest. Should be a good week.

                            Son #1 made it Banff, had a brief text, sounds like he didn't sleep on the bus and was rather exhausted this morning on the mountain at Lake Louise. I'm sure he'll survive. #2 was commiserating as I took him to a friend's place that he should have been able to drive himself, and that he needs to do better on the next attempt, as it's all up to him. Gee, really?

                            Tried something today I heard about on a Balanced Bites podcast. If using nut butters, to minimize the O6 and potential gut irritating effects of nut consumption, mix your nut butter with coconut butter/creamed coconut. This way you still get the flavour you're looking for plus the healthier fats from the coconut. It was very good, and I'd recommend it. I sliced an apple and dipped the slices into the nut/coconut butter and felt more satiated than with nut butter alone.

                            Eats:
                            coffee, bone broth, green tea
                            L: lamb liver pate with cream cheese on celery. Tiny apple with almond butter/coconut butter
                            Fruity herbal tea
                            D: skinless chicken thighs with seasoned salt/onion powder/garlic powder/smoked paprika fried in bacon fat, half a cup of buttered rice, roasted brussel sprouts
                            Rum & zevia.

                            It was a horrid -42 pretty much all day outside. That's the same in C or F. Pretty much the same for tomorrow. Ugh. Day off tomorrow, have errands, household maintenance stuff and prep for the week away on the agenda. Plus a workout.
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                            • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              Tried something today I heard about on a Balanced Bites podcast. If using nut butters, to minimize the O6 and potential gut irritating effects of nut consumption, mix your nut butter with coconut butter/creamed coconut. This way you still get the flavour you're looking for plus the healthier fats from the coconut. It was very good, and I'd recommend it. I sliced an apple and dipped the slices into the nut/coconut butter and felt more satiated than with nut butter alone.
                              Interesting. I'm not that far in the podcasts. Are you talking about the coconut that comes in the box? Is coconut butter the same thing? I wonder what would happen if you made the microwave muffins with that combo? (btw, I like the muffins better if they're baked in the oven.)

                              And I agree. -42 is HORRID!

                              I thought it was cold today at -4
                              "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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                              • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                                Are you talking about the coconut that comes in the box? Is coconut butter the same thing? I wonder what would happen if you made the microwave muffins with that combo? (btw, I like the muffins better if they're baked in the oven.)
                                I have the blocks of creamed coconut in the box that I find at Superstore for about $1.39 and a jar of fancy pants coconut butter from the health food store. They're pretty much the same thing, only difference I can see is that with the boxed stuff, you have to warm it enough to squish the separated oil into the fleshy stuff. Tastes just the same, so to me, they're interchangeable, and the boxed stuff is 80% cheaper. Worth a try using it in the muffins, but the extra coconut fat might change the texture? I've never tried them in the oven. Microwave has worked fine for me. Dense, more of a heavy brownie or lava cake sort of texture than a muffin texture.

                                Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                                I thought it was cold today at -4
                                Seriously? I should be hating you now . This is beyond stupid cold.
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