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  • Sure hope the luggage arrives? Did it have ID on it? I'm sure it will appear - luggage tracing is very good these days. Eh...it has to be...it happens often enough.

    Take it easy and enjoy being home.
    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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    • More free time before unpacking and laundry!
      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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      • Just received a phone call, apparently my luggage has arrived in Edmonton. Why there and not here? Who the hell knows. At least it's accounted for and allegedly in a locked room, and they will get it to me soon. Good grief. Funny how your luggage can't travel without you unless it's lost. If you check bags in and then don't board, your luggage is removed from the plane. Yet apparently it can be sent to a different city quite independently.

        Meatza was pretty damn good. CAFO extra lean beef (had no grass fed stuff thawed), organic sauce, fresh oregano & basil, mushrooms, just picked heirloom tomato (amazing), sweet pepper, kalmata olives, mozza. Boys devoured theirs, I have a piece left for tomorrow.

        Not quite as fatigued as a few hours ago, but still tired. Aiming for a regular bedtime tonight to work at resetting.

        My scoby to be seems to be pretty much a real scoby now, after 3 weeks of germinating (no idea if that term applies here, but it works for me). How very cool! He's about 1/4 inch thick. Yet with my away schedule, I don't think I should actually start my first batch, since when it may be ready I likely won't be here. I leave again in 7 days for a week, then home for 3 and away for another week. Perhaps I'll leave it to grow a bit more this week, then start a batch just before we leave for Vegas. But it would be 10 days before I get back to bottle. Any recommendations from those who've been brewing? Should I wait till I'm home from that last trip to start?? I suppose at worst, it might be less than great, and will be ready to restart a new batch afterwards...
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        • On both long days of travel, I used my usual coconut oil plus baking soda on the pits as deodorant. I was pleased to note that I wasn't smelly at then end of either travel day. And yes, I did check. I was leery of the effectiveness over the long days, but it worked splendedly. Better than shorter travel days previously with standard deoderants. Another huzza for primal things.
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          • Went to bed at 11, was in and out of sleep from 6 until I got up at 745. Feeling very tired again by 10. Oil change done on car (and the service guy there thought the body damage would be able to be pounded out rather than needing bumper replaced, I hope he's right), stopped at the health food store for a few things.

            The hot flashes have been back more over the past week, might be due to change in times of taking the black cohosh, but I figured I'd add back in the dong quai to see if it helps. I used one bottle worth when I started the black cohosh, then stopped. Can't hurt to see if adding it back in is helpful. Waking at some point most nights all hot and sometimes sweaty, and it's back to happening sometimes during the day as well. Not at all pleasant. Also bought some melatonin to get me through the next few days till my body clock readjusts. And kombucha. Stopped and cancelled the gym membership that I haven't used much for a while, since I want to start back to crossfit once all this travel for the month is done.

            Belly is a bit off at times since getting home. Might be related to airplane food, was probably some gluten in there, plus the week away no doubt had bad oils here and there. Some very loose and watery BMs too the past couple of days after not going as much while away. Adding kombucha in daily, looking forward to starting my own batch once I figure out when it makes sense to put it on. Scoby is looking nice and healthy.

            My luggage is being delivered this afternoon, best time estimate is between 12 and 2, or 3 at the latest. Still waiting. Have lamb bones along with slices of beef feet in the pressure cooker for bone broth while I wait. Dinner will be a beef blade roast (going to try that in the pressure cooker for a change) and cauli mash, which I haven't made in a while. Saving the leftover meatza for tomorrow's work lunch.

            Damn, I need a nap! But have to wait for the delivery, plus a couple of other errands to do once it arrives.
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            • True to form for any delivery or service call, the missing luggage arrived at my door at 250 pm. At least it's here.

              Supper turned out fantastic. Tender pressure cooked beef, juices reduced and blended in the carrot/celery/onion and thickened with a touch of xanthan gum for a gravy, lovely cauli mash, mashed tatos for the boys, steamed local carrots. Yum.

              Feeling rather exhausted. Not looking forward to returning to work in the am, and I know it will be a very busy day of catch up. Ah well. 4 days in the office then off again on Sunday to Ontario for the week until Fri night. I should unpack the bag and do laundry, but will reserve that until tomorrow. Don't feel like dealing with that today. I had planned on making mayo today, but think I'll defer that as well. Don't really need it for tomorrow, anyway.

              With some luck and hopeful thinking, maybe today's addition of the dong quai and some melatonin soon will give a good night's sleep without hot flashes.
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              • 7 1/2 hours of decent sleep, but was pretty hot at wake up time. More periods of heat through the day. Sporadic fatigue, but not as bad as yesterday, so moving in the right direction. Very busy catching up at work. Didn't make it to the gym as planned, and was too tired at the end of the day.

                Hunger went in odd cycles today. Probably fatigue related. I did tuck into an individual sized chocolate almond butter packet (found at O'Hare airport - can't find that here) in lieu of crap chocolate from the canteen, not too bad of a choice. Not very hungry for dinner, so had a small portion.

                Eats:
                coffee
                2 HB eggs, 1/3 of an avocado, a plum
                macadamia nuts
                small slice of meatza, cucumbers (lots)
                chocolate almond butter
                pepperoni stick
                half a grilled chicken breast with grilled broccoli & mushrooms
                a cider

                Tonight has been tidying, laundry, and now chill out time.
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                • I would start the kombucha. At worst it will be too vinegary - not dangerous but maybe a bit too tart. Or it might be perfect. It's a bit cooler these days and 10 days might be just right.
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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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                  • Hmm. I decided to go ahead with the kombucha. As I was assembling, I realized little scoby probably wasn't as big as I thought, or as much as it should be. Tasted the brew it was growing in, which was definitely now tart and vinegary, so obviously things have been happening in there. I already had the brewed sweet tea ready, so decided to forge ahead and throw in the perhaps not quite ready scoby anyway. At best, booch may occur. At worst, I've wasted 8 tea bags (5 black, 3 green) and a cup of sugar, and will destroy the infant scoby. In the middle, maybe it will just grow the scoby more into something more viable. I also drank a cup of the vinegary brew diluted with water, and filled one bottle to see what happens in a couple of days at room temperature.

                    7 1/2 hours of sleep, perhaps a smidge more. Decent quality. Still somewhat fatigued today, but better. Busy at work. My new glasses are in, hopefully I'll have a chance to pick them up tomorrow, if not, it will have to wait until after my next trip. Bah. I'm tired of the current frames.

                    Felt like a weird eating day, though it really wasn't. Not hungry for dinner, and tonight was everyone fend for themselves on leftovers anyway. Had a nibble, and might do a bit more later. Or not. A bit gassy late in the day, can't pinpoint a cause, whatever.

                    Eats:

                    coffee
                    bone broth, raw cashews, a plum
                    beef roast, cauli mash, broccoli & mushrooms with "gravy"
                    few squares of 87% dark chocolate
                    a cider
                    pepperoni stick

                    Hubby is playing some sort of weird jazz type music upstairs, which of course permeates the whole house. Rather annoying music. I'll give him a little longer before requesting a change of style. Maybe more demanding than requesting . He's pretty compliant if I give him some time with whatever genre he's exploring. Ah, the dangers of music downloads...
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                    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                      Hubby is playing some sort of weird jazz type music upstairs, which of course permeates the whole house. Rather annoying music. I'll give him a little longer before requesting a change of style. Maybe more demanding than requesting . He's pretty compliant if I give him some time with whatever genre he's exploring. Ah, the dangers of music downloads...
                      I'm thinking its better than KISS all the time!
                      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
                        I'm thinking its better than KISS all the time!
                        HAHAHAHAHA

                        Agreed.

                        It's actually moved onto something else, something old, can't quite place it...silly man.
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                        • Better than what I'm dealing with - the neighbor is blasting rock! I mean with explosives! Aaaiiiiiyyyyy!

                          I'm sure your kombucha will be fine - sounds like it is coming along just as it should.
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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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                          • Interestingly, the baby scoby looks larger today! I might be on track after all. I will be leaving it alone to bottle on 21/9, after getting back from next week's trip, as it will allow 2 days to carbonate after bottling before we leave for Vegas. Whatever I get, I get. Hopefully it will be good!

                            Busy again at work, still trying to catch up on stuff from being away last week. I have a few things due tomorrow, and today included a staff meeting and an afternoon EKG training session at the clinic.

                            That last pressure cooked lamb bone broth turned out very well. It's pale in colour, but gelled nicely, and is rather tasty.

                            Eats:
                            coffee
                            3 HB eggs with 1/3 of an avocado & squeeze of lime
                            bone broth, raw cashews, a plum
                            some less than ideal chocolate at the training session
                            a few pecans, 2 strawberries
                            fresh picked tomato slices, spicy ground pork (small portion) with mushrooms on 1/2 cup of rice
                            a rum & zevia

                            Sleep seems to be settling. Another 7 1/2 hours of sleep. I can probably stop the melatonin, might do a half dose tonight. Hot flashes and overnight overheating seems to be improving quite a lot. This is very good.

                            I did get my new glasses today, and like them a lot. Basic small style, black plastic frames with some subtle accent white stripes on the edges, wide arms.

                            edit: tonight's music a la hubby is more tolerable, 80's stuff, The Cars. Reminded me about when I was 16 and in my first car, I lost control on a gravel road weirdly banked corner and trashed it...the radio was playing The Cars: Drive.
                            Last edited by Greensprout; 09-12-2013, 06:41 PM.
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                            • Very busy at work again yesterday, still playing catchup from the week away. Thought I might sneak out early, but wasn't in the cards. Finished off the night with a lovely steak dinner and wine with hubby, catching up on MasterChef episodes.

                              Got drenched in pouring rain at the farmers' market this morning, but we did need eggs. Groceries and other errands done. Now some laundry on so I can pack in the morning for next week's trip. Flight isn't until 230pm, then home Fri night. Bringing just a few larabars and some good locally made beef jerky to supplement the dining hall. It's always pretty much "meh".

                              Today, have had some kombucha, jerky, a pepperoni stick, ground cherries. Inspired by today's MDA recipe, I have a pork belly braising, but am not chilling overnight. Will slice and fry up later. That and stuffed hot peppers and caprese salad will be dinner.
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                              • You're off to vegas! so jealous.

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