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  • Your dinner sounds absolutely wonderful! (especially the desert)
    Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. (Thoreau)

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    • seriously those kids will be the death of you. but yes, didnt we all do that!!! whenever i see teenagers nowadays I always think, glad I'm not you!!! Of course, when I saw someone my age when I was a teenager it was the complete opposite. haha, my how we change. It will get better, I just cant quite tell you when.

      Hope you have kid doing really girly type chores... cleaning the loo is always a good one... not that i'm saying thats girly per se, just that girls seem more interested in a clean toilet than men.
      ps have PMed you.

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      • Hey Greensprout...just thought I'd pay you back the favor and drop in on your journal thread. Sounds like Primal-Con was awesome. And what does NROLFW stand for again? I gathered from your posts its a work out regimen that is unorthodox....but what exactly?

        Also, I hear you on the teenagers!!! Let me tell you....girls aren't any better. I have three (ages 13,11,3) and a boy (8). While its just starting for me....I cant imagine what I will do when I get the call you got about oldest daughter or any of mine being drunk. I know I did it (and much worse when I was her age now!!!) too as a teenager. But I just cant stand the thought of her doing that to herself. How did our parents survive us???
        If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
        James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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        • Sorry to hear about your son getting drunk at a school dance. I NEVER drank in high school. I toked once or twice but never drank. My mom never knew about the toking. Most of friends were either stoners or goody two shoes(an odd mix, but it's a small town).

          My college roommate told me that when she would come home drunk and hungover, her mom would make her go shopping the next day as punishment. I find that an interesting idea as well.
          Georgette

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          • I was a bad apple! I started drinking, drugs, smoking all at age 12 .. My mom had a rough time with me ... * I guess i'm gonna be in trouble when my boys get a bit older.. :| *
            "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

            Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
            Currant: 136 lbs
            Goal: 125 lbs
            11 more lbs to go


            Follow My Journey :-)

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            • First time I got drunk was at my brothers grad party and my mother was there. She told me to enjoy my hangover lol! Meanwhile I was arguing that I wasn't drunk. Took me awhile to figure out that yes, yes indeed I was drunk.
              I wasn't a bad seed but I did give my mother a hard time during my teenage years. I tried not to, but I still did.

              PrimalCon sounds like it was awesome. But then being in Florida atm would be awesome no matter what was happening. I'm tired of being cold!
              I wish I could have been there for the medial glute lecture. I started doing the glute squeezing while walking the past couple days. I've noticed that it doesn't seem to bother me at all, other than remembering to squeeze. If I don't, all of my power comes from my thighs. I'm actually getting less tired while walking. Very cool!
              Calm the f**k down.

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              • Oh, yeah, I was one of those wild child sort of teens, but got away with a lot due to being an honor student. Drunk for the first time when big brother (then 17) took me out at age 13 at end of 8th grade and I vomited all over the inside of my mother's car on the way home. She made him help me clean it out the next day since he was the 'responsible' one who had taken me out. Small town high school experience meant lots of house and "bush" parties, it seems now like that combination of teenage drinking around a large bonfire is not such a good combination... and I remember once at 16 or so after being out drinking that I was made to do a full day of strenuous farm chores on about 2 hours of sleep...that pretty much sucked.

                Natchobrawler, thanks for stopping by. Yeah, watch out when your kids get older. Despite what's been going on here, I think I'm glad I don't have daughters, best of luck to you there. NROLFW is the book "New Rules of Lifting for Women" by Allen Cosgrove. Pretty good program, advocates lifting heavy for women, not really unorthodox, but quite scripted. For example, level 2 has me doing (depending on the day) squats, push/press, lunges, deadlifts, narrow grip pulldowns, cuban dumbell raises, planks, pushups, and more. Each workout takes me about 30-40 min or so, excluding warmup. Again, not bad, and I'm making progress on the amounts lifted, but kind of routine and boring.

                Suse, yes, a full clean of the bathroom was one of the chores. There is a full bath upstairs that only the boys normally use (we have an ensuite, and there is a powder room downstairs), so I make them clean it anyway most of the time.

                Must run, guests are coming soon. The prep wasn't too bad, so I did manage to get out for an hour walk too, which I'm glad I did. Groin area still tight, and butt feeling the squeezing.

                Eats thus far:
                coffee with cream, a pepperoni stick, and some nuts. Rest of the night will be the aforementioned menu.
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                • Congrats on the bison score!

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  Suse & winencandy, cool that you have Esther's book, I didn't buy it, but may at some point. Biggest thing she instructed was to not tuck your pelvis in (like we were all told through the 80s and 90s in exercises classes, you know, the pelvic tilt thing) but have it out behind you. There should be a slight curve in the low back, but not in the upper back. And when you walk, you should be squeezing the medial glute muscle, which not only helps with gait and posture, but also for esthetic reasons (think photos of bare bottomed tribal peoples...you have that cool photo in her book).
                  I have GOT to find that book!
                  It's somewhere in my house...

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  I'm going to have to think about my workout routine. The lifting with NROLFW is going well, but kind of tedious and non exciting.
                  I gotta do something about mine too...or the lack of mine...

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  More on PrimalCon later, and should have some photos soon too. If you have any specific questions about the weekend, I'd be happy to answer...
                  can't wait!

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  And yes, you have a medial glute. Think of it as sort of the upper outer part of the cheek...put a hand there, and think about squeezing when you walk. I'm sure Esther describes this in her book.
                  again...gotta find the book...

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  Time to retool the eating plan as well.
                  I think you should focus on protein

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  So have I said recently that parenting teenagers SUCKS some days??
                  You might have mentioned it

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  The boys are both out at a high school dance tonight. Or one still is. The other we had to go out an hour ago and pick up from the vice principal's office, quite drunk. Just great. He's currently pretty much passed out on his bed, I'm regularly checking to make sure he's breathing and so on. He is adamant that he only had alcohol and not mixed with anything. I think it's probably true. He worked out after school, and didn't eat much before going out, so the call came after he'd been out not quite 2 hours...I'm sure he'll be feeling just dandy tomorrow. I think I have chores for him to do. And yes, this is not the one who had been giving me grief lately... Of course, I did this crap as a teen. But it's quite different when it's YOUR kid.
                  Yup.

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  Suse, yes, a full clean of the bathroom was one of the chores. There is a full bath upstairs that only the boys normally use (we have an ensuite, and there is a powder room downstairs), so I make them clean it anyway most of the time.
                  good!

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  Must run, guests are coming soon.
                  Enjoy your evening!
                  "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


                  Winencandy

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                  • Parenting sounds so hard. I plan to be far meaner than my parents were :0) Mainly because I'll be so much older than they were when they had me, so by the time my kids get to be teenagers, I will be too tired to put up with any crap at all.

                    Hope your dinner tonight was fun!
                    Il faut vivre et non pas seulement exister.

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                    • I must remember to drag out esther's book tonight too. Clearly there will be no butt clenching for a few days for me

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                      • Last night's dinner was great, food was awesome (yay, me ) . Played cards until late, lots of wine consumed, so was closer to 3 am than 2 by the time I crawled into bed. Slept until close to noon, good grief. And both boys were in before midnight.

                        A few errands today, made SOG BBQ sauce and homemade caesar dressing.

                        Eats:
                        B: coffee with cream. I think at this point I like it black as much as with cream.
                        S: some nuts, a pepperoni stick
                        D: homemade caesar salad with bacon, 2 roasted chicken thighs with SOG BBQ sauce. I really like that stuff.
                        Wine.

                        Finally had that bath I was looking for on Thursday night, with a lovely avocado bath bomb from Lush. Reading more of "the vegetarian myth" while soaking. Discovered that the backs of both legs from knee through calf are also peeling...doused them liberally with almond oil post bath. I've been watching food porn a la food network this evening, some interesting ideas if you can get past the grain stuff.

                        Think it's now time for bed. We're going over for an early Easter dinner tomorrow to the friends who were over last night. Turkey and such.
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                        • A lazy morning topped off with a good hour long walk with hubby in lovely weather, first time out in shorts and a tshirt here this season. Funny, I'm still feeling a bit stiff and sore, seems kind of remote to be from last week in California, and I only lifted once this week on Tues...maybe from the walking? I've been out for just over an hour on Thur, Fri and today. And the odd pullup or chinup in my basement.

                          I decided to fast until the early dinner at friends, so black coffee only this morning. The dinner was lovely: roast turkey with a touch of cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potato, mashed cauliflower with boursin cheese, broccoli, brussel sprouts. Dessert was 3 small banana pancakes topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. Had just half a glass of sauvignon blanc with the meal, as I had to get the older kid to work for his shift 5-10pm, and pick him up at the end. And I ate a good quantity of chocolates...ah, it's Easter. I'm feeling at the moment that I should have had fewer, but I suspect my chocolate cravings are done for a good while now. Some belgian truffles, 2 pieces of almond roca, and perhaps 8 thin after eight mints (over several hours).

                          I had to laugh at son #1 when I picked him up from work. This was his first "full" shift of 5 hours. His first words were "I'm all grimy and need a shower"...spent the full time dishwashing. I reminded him that he's made over $50 for his efforts, and that he won't be dishwashing forever. Nice to see him put in a good day's work...I've never seen him work for a full 5 hours around home!

                          Now I'm relaxing with a NorCal margarita. And I had a few nibbles of leftover turkey before leaving our friend's house...I'm actually feeling a bit peckish, but NOT for anything sweet. Pork rinds, maybe? I did eat a few other random things yesterday that didn't get added into the daily post, I think another chicken thigh, and <ahem> a few potato chips with cream cheese. Interestingly, this morning I was down a pound from Friday...yes, I was putting the scale away, just haven't quite moved it yet. I'm aiming to not hop on the scale again for 2 weeks, will check in just before I leave for the week conference in Alaska.

                          Looking forward to a final day off on this long weekend. Planning on another walk, and have to take one kid out shopping, son #2 keeps growing and needs shirts and pants and hoodies. Planning on bison burgers for dinner on the BBQ with a big salad.
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                          • Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

                            Alaska! That sounds exciting!

                            I know all about the teenage boy growth spurts! I remember when University Son was in Grade 9, I'd just bought him several pairs of jeans in September (that were long on him) and in November they were too short!
                            "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


                            Winencandy

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                            • Yes, it would be nice if they stopped growing at some point...as I clearly pointed out today when he started looking at some $90 jeans...seriously?? I don't own any pants worth that much! In the end, of course, a small fortune was spent for 3 shirts, 3 hoodies and 2 jeans. Soon enough, the other one will decide he "really needs" new clothes too. Sigh.

                              It was a good weekend. Today I did get in the hour walk with hubby, was up to about 17C and sunny, though breezy.

                              Eats:
                              B: black coffee, steak with 2 double yolk eggs, over easy
                              S: a very few nuts. And I might have found a few (like 10 or 12) cadbury mini eggs...I don't even really like them, they were just there.
                              D: 2 bison patties with guacamole, BAS, plus 4 roasted fresh jalapenos stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon. Ommnommnomm.

                              Have to book some flights for my mom to come stay with the boys in 2 weeks when we head off for our respective conferences. I'm quite happy she's available to come this time. Peace of mind is worth a plane ticket.

                              I didn't end up sorting out any plans for my LHT workouts as I thought I might over the weekend. Probably will just do the NROLFW again this week, and until I either put some effort into making another plan or I get too bored of the current one (which is getting close). Actually, with 2 weeks until I'm away for a week, it probably makes sense to not start anything new until after the conference. I can plan to do bodyweight stuff in the hotel room while away for that week.

                              I'm tired tonight. Maybe another nice hot bath with girly smelling stuff added. Bath, book, and glass of wine.
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                              • LOL isn't this why he got himself a new job? ;-)
                                "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

                                Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
                                Currant: 136 lbs
                                Goal: 125 lbs
                                11 more lbs to go


                                Follow My Journey :-)

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