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  • Ahhhhh...I got the iPhone4...now to figure out what the hell to do with it! It's a bit overwhelming. But I like it. Heheh, maybe I can use the facetime feature to check up on son#1 when he's out

    Eats:
    IF till dinner, black coffee and assorted green/herbal teas through the day. My belly was sort of embarrassingly growly at one point in the day, though I was fine waiting to eat.
    D: big ass rib steak (ate the WHOLE thing), sauteed mushrooms, couple of small new potatoes with butter/sour cream/chives, green salad. One rum & diet coke while cooking. Pinot noir with and post dinner. One dark chocolate lindt truffle.

    Now I'm playing with the iPhone. Wish me luck...
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    • Oh I know that embarrasingly growly stomach feeling. It IS embarrassing.

      And if you girls are meeting up in vegas, can I come too

      and PS, i want an iphone now too. I love the firemans' IPOD touch, which appears to be everything but the phone.

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      • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
        Too bad though, but maybe we'll have to meet up in Vegas someday
        That would be a blast!

        Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
        Ahhhhh...I got the iPhone4...now to figure out what the hell to do with it! It's a bit overwhelming. But I like it.

        Now I'm playing with the iPhone. Wish me luck...
        Luck!
        enjoy it!!

        Originally posted by Suse View Post
        And if you girls are meeting up in vegas, can I come too
        Absolutely!

        Originally posted by Suse View Post
        and PS, i want an iphone now too. I love the firemans' IPOD touch, which appears to be everything but the phone.
        "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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        • I suppose it's time time to check in.

          The week away was very good from a work productivity perspective. As usual, I was rather disappointed in the food selection at the mess hall, but not surprised. I compensated by eating probably less, and bought some "natural" cold cuts, chorizo and cheese to keep in my room. Wine was consumed while socializing in the evenings. Planned on doing some yoga, but didn't, and no walking either. I did however find a new tea shop, and bought some loose leaf rooibos with chocolate, banana and walnut. Quite yummy.

          I had physio on Friday after getting home, the right hip/hamstring/IT band was very tight, I need to be stretching more. Of course, the sitting all day during the week plus long drive/flights didn't help. I've stopped the antiinflammatories, as my gut is feeling a bit off, and that may be the culprit, or at least is not helping.

          Last night was dinner at primal friends place. Outstanding meal, but over the top quantities. Smoked salmon with herbed cream cheese on cucumber slices, coconut shrimp with avocado, chatobriande, roasted butternut squash, green salad, asparagus. Primal chocolate custard with berries and whipped cream. Lots of wine. Few nibbles from a cheese plate. Totally stuffed. Good thing I'd eaten very little before dinner!

          Today was yard work. I've got many bundles of rosemary, oregano, thyme and lemon thyme hanging to dry in the basement. A huge amount of cherry tomatoes, which I think I'll roast tomorrow. Time to cut back a bunch of the perennials that are done, others are still flowering strong, and I might get to planting some spring bulbs this week while the weather holds.

          Ate 2 plums plus a pepperoni stick through the day, and took son #2 and his friend out to dinner, as the kid had his 15th birthday on Friday. Had a boring caesar salad (obvious bottled dressing, was not worth it), then a large rack of ribs with dry rub spices, sweet potato fries in chipotle aoli, and broccoli. I ate the lot, and was nicely filled. I made egg "muffins" with pork sausage & cheese after we got home, so will have for breakfasts for a few days. Having a vodka soda now. Aiming for tea for the rest of the week after tonight. Once again.

          I didn't end up catching up on sleep while away like intended, a few nights up a bit later than planned, and then ended up not sleeping well anyway.

          Going to get back to walking this week, and plan on 2 days of PBF. Physio next on Wed. He recommended holding off on the hour long yoga for now, start with 20-30 minutes, and build up from there.
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          • welcome back!
            "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
              welcome back!
              Thanks

              I brought my gym bag to work with the full intention of walking at lunch, it was a lovely fall day. Alas, I forgot to pack my VFFs (or any other footwear, for that matter). Wasn't about to go totally barefoot, so the walk had to wait until after work, which was a nice 45 minutes before dinner.

              I got my new glasses today (yes, yes, photos to come...still playing with the iPhone...plus the typical after wearing hair up for work all day now tucked into a disheveled ponytail...). I like them, but it's taking a bit to adjust as the frames are wider but less tall, and there's a bit of a curve to the lens, so although no change in prescription, there's some perception changes.

              Eats:
              B: black coffee, 3 egg muffins (3 eggs plus about half a cup of pork sausage & a bit of cheese)
              L: BAS- lettuce, cucumber, tomato, radish, evoo/red wine vinegar/dijon with a tin of wild salmon
              D: a lot of primal hot wings.
              one square of dark chocolate.
              No wine. I don't really feel into hot tea tonight, so I'm having some kombucha. The ginger flavour is quite nice.

              Now I need to do my stretches. Should use the hot tub first, but I'm rather warm already and don't think I'd enjoy the extra heat. And a decent bedtime is in order, as usual. Just need to actually do it. I have a course to attend tomorrow (in my building, at least) and should be paying attention. Plus I need to be moving in good time in the morning to ride with hubby as my car is in for maintenance. Haven't commuted together much lately due to conflicting schedules or one of us being away.
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              • Sitting all day for that training session nearly killed me The morning was not bad, but the afternoon dragged on and on and on...Now I'm sore.

                I got close to 7 1/2 hours of sleep last night, very nice. Still felt like I could have used more...that tells me a lot.

                Picked up the last CSA box for the season. I really liked the stuff but probably won't do it next year. I got overloaded with too much stuff that only I (and sometimes hubby...he's sometimes fickle, certainly won't make new stuff himself if I'm not around) will eat. The kids won't eat beets, chard, zucchini, eggplant, and so on. Probably will stick to the farmer's market next season, then I can get what I want and can skip what we've had plenty of.

                Eats:
                B: black coffee
                L: 2 egg sausage muffins, a few chicken wings
                D: stuffed portabellos (ground beef & pork mix) topped with a bit of cheddar/jack cheese, topped with middle eastern mixed veg pickle, cucumbers on the side.

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                I also had a tsp or so of fresh honey that hubby got from a coworker who has his own bees. Really good. Too good, in fact

                Trying out uploading photos from the iPhone, hopefully it works out okay... hey, why am I sideways??? No idea. You get the point anyway.

                Here's the new glasses. Excuse the post work hair...
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                • Your supper shot looks delicious! What a great idea!

                  I can't see your glasses photo...
                  "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
                    Your supper shot looks delicious! What a great idea!
                    Thanks. Found the idea somewhere. Hubby seemed less enthusiastic that I was, but he didn't use the spicy pickle. I ate 1 and a half.

                    Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                    I can't see your glasses photo...
                    I can see it...attachment still pending? Been quite a while since I've posted photos, I need a refresher course!

                    Brewing a cup of vanilla bourbon rooibos tea, and have cherry tomatoes slow roasting in the oven tonight.
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                    • I wanna go to PrimalCon 2012!! Not sure we can swing it this time...trying to twist hubby's arm (gee, didn't I do that last year?). Mark even put our Primal Survivor team photo on today's blog announcement, hehehe (we're the two in dark shirts in the middle of the photo with Mark & Timothy). The house sharing option would make it a bit more affordable, so here's hoping it works out. Whenever I look at the videos and photos from last year, I have an instant ear to ear grin, and remember just how fantastic it was to be there.

                      Today was an award ceremony at work, I was presented with my humanitarian medal for the deployment to Haiti last winter after the earthquake.

                      Physio in the afternoon, was heated, stretched and hip & knee joints loosened up, then eletrically stimulated once again. It still was feeling tight, but had better mobility afterwards. Was close to the end of the day, so I came home and went for a 50 min walk in the fall sunshine. I might actually hit the hot tub tonight and then another quick stretch once warmed up.

                      I also made a pot of beet soup to use up the overabundance of CSA veg. Garlic, onion, celery, couple of carrots, red and golden beets, beef stock, dill, and since the stalks/leaves were past usable, I threw in 2 bunches of chopped rainbow chard, which tastes close to the same in the final product. Of course, a good pour of white vinegar finishes it off, along with a dollop of sour cream once in the bowl. Plenty for the next few days, as the kids don't care for it.

                      Eats:
                      B: stuffed portabello topped with 3 runny fried eggs cooked in ghee, black coffee
                      D: large beef burger grilled with SOG BBQ sauce topped with avocado & spicy middle eastern veg pickle mix, 5 small cucumbers. 2 slivers of cheddar that I sliced for the others. One bowl of soup.
                      one square of dark chocolate.

                      3rd wineless night.

                      edit: should add that I got into bed with enough time to get 7 1/2 hours of sleep, but took a long time to fall asleep...very unusual for me. Ended up with probably more like 6 1/2 to maybe 7 hours.
                      Last edited by Greensprout; 09-28-2011, 07:10 PM. Reason: sleep stuff
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                      • like the glasses, very nice indeed. which reminds me I havent posted a photo of me in my new glasses I dont think.

                        Your dinner looked good, but I just cant get excited about cucumbers... they're just watery mushy stuff.

                        Well done on the 3rd wineless night. I'm impressed. frankly I'm impressed with everyone but myself lately.

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                        • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          I wanna go to PrimalCon 2012!!
                          Me too!! But it probably won't happen...

                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Today was an award ceremony at work, I was presented with my humanitarian medal for the deployment to Haiti last winter after the earthquake.
                          Excellent!!

                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          3rd wineless night.
                          Me 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 Suse View Post
                            like the glasses, very nice indeed. which reminds me I havent posted a photo of me in my new glasses I dont think.

                            Your dinner looked good, but I just cant get excited about cucumbers... they're just watery mushy stuff.

                            Well done on the 3rd wineless night. I'm impressed. frankly I'm impressed with everyone but myself lately.
                            I love cucumbers, especially the small fresh ones in season. Always have, always will

                            Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                            Me too!! But it probably won't happen...
                            Yeah, realistically, it probably won't for me either, but I'm not totally ruling it out yet.

                            Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                            Me Me too!!!
                            3 days is pretty good. I just accepted a glass of pinot noir from hubby, so 3 days it is for this week. Better than last, so baby steps required sometimes.
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                            • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              3 days is pretty good. I just accepted a glass of pinot noir from hubby, so 3 days it is for this week. Better than last, so baby steps required sometimes.
                              I agree, baby steps
                              3 days is what this week will be for me too. I'm having some tomorrow night!

                              Oh, I can see your glasses photo!
                              Nice!
                              (sideways...How did you upload 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
                                sideways...How did you upload it?
                                I uploaded the photos from the iPhone to the computer and then into my profile, then inserted. Didn't see an option to rotate the photo when I realized it was sideways...

                                PBF done today:
                                pushups L3 25/20
                                pullups L3 4/4
                                squats L6 25/25
                                overhead press L2 15/15
                                planks L4 90/45 x 2

                                Soon afterwards, I had to make a few trips down the basement stairs...my legs were quivering and felt like collapsing...wow, that's sad. But at least I'm back at it, so it will get better. More baby steps.

                                It was an eggy day today.
                                Eats:
                                B: 1 beef burger pattie, 1/2 stuffed portabella topped with 3 runny fried eggs. Awesome breakfast.
                                D: avocado/tomato/egg/bacon salad: 4 HB eggs, maybe 1/4 salvaged of a borderline old avocado, 2 med tomatoes, some bacon.

                                Currently having a glass of wine. My choice, and it's lovely.

                                Last night I nibbled a pepperoni stick and small chunk of aged cheddar...not really "hungry" but felt the need for something.
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