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  • The carnitas turned out quite lovely, once again. My guys plus son #2's girlfriend are full and happy. Brazilian cheese buns also went over well. The dough was even stickier this time, glooped out the bottom hole of the food processor bowl too, strangely enough. Not too sure what was up there.

    TOM snuck up on me this month, which is very odd. I normally get welcomed with several days of nasty cramps ahead of time, but this time, it struck a few days early with no warning. And minimal cramping during. Very odd indeed, but not unpleasantly so.

    Eats:
    coffee
    bit of steak and mushrooms
    2 walnut halves, tsp of coconut butter
    D: carnita on a lettuce leaf wrap with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, squeeze of lime. 3 small Brazilian cheese buns. Wine. I'm stuffed.
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    • sounds like you had an excellent valentines day! Yay for flowers and lovely meal out with the beloved!

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      • More oddness with TOM. The cramps caught up to me today. And the bloat. I was not impressed. A bit better tonight. I passed on the gym at noon but did get there at the end of the workday.

        Assisted pullups & chinups
        Squats 45 x 6, 95 x 5, 95 x 5, 105 x 5, 105 x 5, 105 x 5
        OHP 40 x 5, 50 x 5, 50 x 5, 50 x 5, 50 x 5
        Bench press 45 x 6, 65 x 5, 65 x 6, 70 x 5, 70 x 5, 70 x 5
        Wasn't feeling the love for planks so I passed on these.

        I'm starting the 3 LHT days per week as much as possible, and split the deadlift and squats to alternate workouts.

        Eats:
        black coffee
        2 small Brazilian cheese buns
        L: liver sausage & cream cheese on celery, bone broth
        2 small handfuls of almonds - not needed at all, just felt nibbly after lunch and the boss had them on her desk while we worked together on a project. Dumb idea.
        D: a small baked potato, carnitas on lettuce wrap with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro.

        Nasty horrible blizzardy coldness here today. And deep freeze for the week. Isn't spring supposed to be coming?? Eventually??
        Last edited by Greensprout; 02-18-2013, 07:26 PM.
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        • We've been having a blizzard for so long I have forgotten what it's like to not have one!
          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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          • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
            We've been having a blizzard for so long I have forgotten what it's like to not have one!
            But was it nearly -40???

            Unintended IF today. I brought lunch, which was intended for after my hour long treadmill noon walk (4 miles), but things got busy and I was going nonstop until 45 min past my normal end time. Was a little hungry, but nothing distracting. And I got done what was required, so all is good. I prefer to be busy at work with a mission on the go, rather than documents and policies and the background stuff. Then a very long ride home due to an accident on a bridge on my route, so a 20 min ride turned into nearly 45.

            Eats:
            black coffee
            green tea
            bone broth
            herbal tea
            late D: bit of pork cracklings, diced bacon ends, a small potato fried in the fat, 2 over easy eggs. It wasn't that much food, really, but must have been the fat that has me totally stuffed now.

            I probably could have done with just a small snack type dinner, but I had been looking forward to eating. My carnita meant for lunch remains in the fridge at work for tomorrow, so I guess that saves me a few minutes in the morning getting ready for work.

            I should try for a reasonable bedtime, feeling tired now that my belly is full.
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            • No, our blizzards tend to happen just under freezing although we did have one at lower temps, but nothing like -40. Tonight it is pouring rain but it is 40F. It is supposed to turn to snow, but obviously the temp will have to drop quite a bit. We'll see. I don't have to work tomorrow so I'm not overly concerned.

              You might want to post a guard on those carnitas.
              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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              • The carnitas were fortunately still intact today.

                Gym was good today, a hard workout in about 30 minutes at the end of the workday.
                Assisted pullups & chinups, 6, 5, 6
                OHP 40 x 5, 50 x 5 for 4 sets. These felt hard today
                Bench Press 45 x 5, 65 x 5 for 2 sets, 75 x 5 for 3 sets
                Deadlifts 95 x 5, 115 x 5 for 2 sets, 125 x 5 for 3 sets.
                Planks front x 90 sec, sides x 45 sec.

                Sneaking glutamine again tonight. It really does seem to help.

                Eats:
                black coffee
                herbal tea
                bone broth
                L: small pile of carnita meat with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro. Small container of bacon ends.
                2 walnuts
                D: chicken thighs chopped and fried in a bit of bacon fat seasoned with garlic powder/onion powder/seasoned salt/smoked paprika till nicely browned, rice, broccoli
                glass of wine.

                The early bed didn't happen last night, for no good reason, as seems usual. Tonight will be better.
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                • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  Unintended IF today.
                  I had one yesterday too
                  Nice to know we can do that, isn't it?

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  The early bed didn't happen last night, for no good reason, as seems usual. Tonight will be better.
                  Will it?
                  "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
                    Will it?
                    HAHAHA. And yes, it will. Can't be worse, since on top of being up too late, my pager went off at 1130ish as I was climbing into bed and I had to spend some time on the phone after that on work stuff. So yes.
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                    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                      my pager went off at 1130ish as I was climbing into bed and I had to spend some time on the phone after that on work stuff. So yes.
                      I used to hate when that happened - but worse was when you had just gotten to sleep and it went off!
                      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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                      • I must confess last night's bedtime was not as early as anticipated, but was better than the previous. Something like 7 hours of sleep.

                        Yes, the pager thing kind of sucks, and doubly so once already asleep. Fortunately, that is rare. Particularly outside of times we have an active airmedevac mission on the go, which is the case at the moment.

                        Today's workout was a 4+ mile treadmill very brisk walk in about an hour. Up to the end of Jan with 'Balanced Bites' podcasts, today was the interview with Mark about the Primal Connection. I've started reading it, and should get back to it this week. I hope Mark goes more into this stuff at PrimalCon. It's a pretty great book.

                        Ended up taking son #2 out after work to buy basketball shoes. I don't mind too much, as he has been playing ball with his buddy at least twice a week for the last month or more, and I'm happy he's doing something active and healthy rather than just hanging out or gaming. He actually wants to get a membership at the Y where they play, as opposed to the $4 drop in fee, it's only $25 for the month and he can access the workout areas as well. I asked him to check if he can do a month to month membership, or if it's a longer contract required. Stopped to do a few errands on the way back, and it was only me for dinner as son #1 is at work. Hubby is due home later tonight. Home by 730. I was tempted to pick up fudge or some other stuff from the candy place at the mall, but resisted. I did pick up some Reese pb stuff, but less than it would have been at the candy place. Tiny victories.

                        Eats:
                        black coffee
                        green tea
                        L: last bit of carnitas with guacamole, salsa, sour cream & cilantro; bit of shredded coconut
                        herbal tea
                        D: baked sweet potato, some bacon ends.
                        peanut butter cups. Glass of wine.
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                        • Hubby made it home last night after 10. 7 hours of sleep, perhaps a bit more. Not bad.

                          Gym time over lunch.
                          Assisted pullups (getting easier) for 3 sets of 5
                          Squats 95 x 5, 105 x 5, 115 x 5 for 3 sets
                          OHP dumbells 40 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 5, 50 x 5, 50 x 3, 50 x 3
                          Bench press 65 x 5, 70 x 5, 75 x 5 for 3 sets
                          Planks front x 90 sec, sides x 60 sec

                          Eats:
                          black coffee
                          bone broth
                          L: liver sausage & cream cheese on celery, green apple dipped in almond butter/coconut butter blend
                          coconut flakes, herbal tea
                          D: ground beef with mushrooms and broccoli and broccoli slaw in a creamy sauce
                          couple of hard cider
                          banana chocolate mug cakes with walnuts, topped with mascarpone and sour cherry compote. Yum. The batch with one banana makes 4 small muffins, which I split with hubby.

                          Lots to get done tomorrow, so I'd better get a good long sleep. I'm pleased with making it to the gym every day this work week. 3 LHT and 2 good walks.
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                          • The weekend has rolled by all too fast, as usual. Errands, groceries, house cleaning, laundry, etc, etc. My kitchen sink got a good cleaning a la Flylady today, and it really needed it. Not that anyone else will maintain it, but small victories are a good thing. I'm slowly starting to hop on the declutter and simplify bandwagon, very slowly, but some action is being taken. In line with my year's goals.

                            We've booked our flights and hotel for PrimalCon, which is very exciting.

                            Found out that my anticipated 2 weeks away for work to Savannah next month is cancelled, kind of disappointed as it would have been a great training experience for a bunch of us, but not so bad to not be away so long. Also learned that it looks ver good for another work trip to observe on an exercise in Florida for a week in late April. And it will be with an old friend from the USAF, which is extra great. More to follow. And even cooler, there's a chance of a work trip late next fall to Brazil. I hope that goes ahead!

                            Eats have been decent. I did buy a bag of the addictive coconut from Costco yesterday, thought I'd do better with that, but at least half the bag is still there. My aim was to make it last a week. We'll see.

                            Saturday:
                            coffee
                            bit of chocolate, costco coconut
                            blueberries
                            D: steak, asparagus, mushrooms, baked potato, wine

                            Today:
                            coffee, steak & eggs, half a baked potato
                            coconut water
                            coconut
                            D: hot wings, hard cider.
                            Last edited by Greensprout; 02-24-2013, 10:05 PM. Reason: more foods
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                            • I can't wait to hear all about Primalcon! I'm so glad you're going. Someone I 'know' is going to Primalcon!

                              I am very tempted by the one in Austin, but it's not going to happen this year. It's probably sold out by now anyway. Well, just another reason to stay primal, imagine how great I will look by next year (shouts of laughter from the peanut gallery).
                              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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                              • Don't think Austin is sold out. I'd go (3 hours up the road) but I've got to be in Provo that week.
                                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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