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  • I eat 5 eggs in a serving too, it's not just you.

    I saw a naturopath recently and he was telling me to ensure that I got enough protein. He looked at me and said "a girl with your build, 1 egg is probably not enough, you should probably eat 2."

    I lol'd - a lot.
    Last edited by NourishedEm; 12-16-2011, 03:16 AM.
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    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
      There were workers around my cubicle at work today, serious restructuring of the office space, and the construction is currently encroaching on our area. Half the day some dude was up on a ladder with waist up into the drop ceiling in the entrance to my cubicle, so I was trapped (thank God their jeans were pulled up so no crack alert)...then later, he was cutting or drilling something, tiny bits of stuff were raining down on my desk, he pops out in a mask and respirator saying "oh, is that getting on you?"...then out of the blue, a pair of vice grips come sailing down from the ceiling, landing right behind my monitor (as I'm trying to meet a deadline and send something off)...holy crap!! "oh, gee, I'm sorry, that never happened before..." says the dude...lets just say I wasn't particularly pleasant in my response.
      Wow!! That's crazy!

      Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
      II saw a naturopath recently and he was telling me to ensure that I got enough protein. He looked at me and said "a girl with your build, 1 egg is probably not enough, you should probably eat 2."

      I lol'd - a lot.
      "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
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      • Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
        "a girl with your build, 1 egg is probably not enough, you should probably eat 2."
        I lol'd - a lot.
        Woo, 2 whole eggs HAHAHAHA. Now that's really funny

        Got xrayed today, and have confirmation from the radiologist that "there is no radiologic evidence of scaphoid (a wrist bone) fracture"...which means it's a bad sprain. The splint is in the trash and I now am sporting a lovely blue neoprene velcro wrist splint, which at least gives my fingers, and more importantly my thumb, a lot more mobility, it's mainly to keep the wrist stable. I'm to remove it a few times daily to do some range of motion, but mostly keep it on till recheck after the holidays.

        Today was festive holiday party stuff at work. Had a gift exchange (got the usual WTF gift...), had 2 sips of sickly sweet commercial eggnog plus a couple of milk chocolate quality street chocolates. Then we went to lunch and got to leave around 2pm from there. Did a few errands on the way home.

        Eats:
        black coffee
        10am: greek yogurt with raspberries and a sprinkle of shredded coconut
        L: full rack of ribs, small caesar salad, few bites of coleslaw
        costco samples of a bit of havarti cheese & one dark belgian chocolate.

        The restaurant we went to is a fave of my office mates...not so much for me. The ribs were tender, but just okay, and I ended up with a belly ache soon after which lasted for hours, just like the last time we went there and I had a bunless burger. Decided I didn't need dinner today, but might have a snack of prociutto/chorizo/cheese later. Had some wine, and we have a bottle of bubbles for the anniversary to have later...though at this point, I"m thinking we might just save it for another day.

        After getting home from work/shopping, I took a couple of pain meds as I'd used the wrist a bit more today and it was rather sore...then proceeded to nod off mostly for the better part of 2 hours in an armchair...crazy dreams throughout. That typically happens when I've not been getting enough sleep...no surprise, I suppose.
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        • I'm not convinced that I like this wrist brace...it has a couple of spots that sort of dig into the back of my hand if I position it properly to stabilize the wrist. Guess I'll have to keep fiddling with it to get it confortable(ish).

          Didn't get to the bubbles last night, and a bit of wine and decided I didn't need to have another half bottle (cuz of course, once you open the bubbles, you're pretty much committed to finishing it ). I did have the snack I was considering, plus 3 milk chocolates to finish the little pack left on my desk at work yesterday.

          Slept 115 till 1030. Housecleaning, then groceries. Having our primal friends over for dinner/drinks/games tonight, so of course, grilled steak is on the menu. Think I'll season it with garlic & rosemary. Lots of veg, mushrooms, then berries & cream with some chocolate for dessert. Should be a fun night. Next week they've invited us over for Christmas dinner, so I won't have to cook one for just the 4 of us. Nice.
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          • Last night's dinner was fantastic. I'd had a few bites of several day old rotisserie chicken only before dinner. Then beef tenderloin steaks, mushrooms, mixed sweet peppers, asparagus. Later on dessert of berries & whipped cream with a bit of dark chocolate, wine, and one small "special" coffee. We were having great fun playing cards and chatting, noted it was 11pm, then the next thing we knew it was 2am and we were calling the cab for our friends. Off to bed at nearly 3 by the time we did cleanup. A fun night. Hubby was really feeling it in the morning (slept till 1030), but I was okay. He'd had a good bit more wine and coffee than me.

            Son #1 was supposed to be taking my car today to go on a road trip to go snowboarding an hour and a half away, but 2 of the others bailed at the last minute, as allegedly their parents wouldn't let them go, so my kid and the one other remaining didn't want to go with just the 2 of them, he was very disappointed, had even got up early to go, but went back to bed when it fell through. He just bought himself a snowboard/boots/bindings last week and is anxious to get some practice before he goes on the school ski trip to Banff at the end of Jan. It snowed a bit this afternoon, so I was actually a bit relieved they weren't out there on the highways. It would have been his first 'road trip'...

            We went to hubby's boss's open house this afternoon. I nibbled on a number of things and had some wine, including a cup of very sweet mulled wine (german gluvine). Not planning on making dinner, but might snack on something eventually.

            Eats:
            B: black coffee, grass fed ground beef topped with 3 over easy eggs cooked in ghee
            3 meatballs, shrimp with coctail sauce, cheese, some 7 layer dip with rice crackers, berries, several pieces of dark chocolate, one gluvine, 2 small red wines, a few nuts.

            My wrist is sore this evening, but decided to go for just the heating pad and skip the good meds, sticking to just the antiinflammatories for today. I do find some days that I do need one dose of the good stuff at the end of the day. Since I'm not doing that today, I'll have another glass of wine .

            Think I'll settle in and watch the final of Survivor...such an exciting life I lead. And only 3 days of work for me this week, and then I'm on vacation for 19 days...hooray! Not going anywhere, but hopefully will fit in some family activities, if we can convince the kids to join us. If not, it will have to be hubby and I.
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            • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
              I'm not convinced that I like this wrist brace...it has a couple of spots that sort of dig into the back of my hand if I position it properly to stabilize the wrist. Guess I'll have to keep fiddling with it to get it confortable(ish).


              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
              Didn't get to the bubbles last night, and a bit of wine and decided I didn't need to have another half bottle (cuz of course, once you open the bubbles, you're pretty much committed to finishing it ).
              Of course you have to finish it...and that's when it smacks you!

              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
              Last night's dinner was fantastic.
              Your evening sounded wonderful!

              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
              Son #1 was supposed to be taking my car today to go on a road trip to go snowboarding an hour and a half away, but 2 of the others bailed at the last minute, as allegedly their parents wouldn't let them go, so my kid and the one other remaining didn't want to go with just the 2 of them, he was very disappointed, had even got up early to go, but went back to bed when it fell through. He just bought himself a snowboard/boots/bindings last week and is anxious to get some practice before he goes on the school ski trip to Banff at the end of Jan. It snowed a bit this afternoon, so I was actually a bit relieved they weren't out there on the highways. It would have been his first 'road trip'...
              Too bad his trip didn't happen, but I understand the "mom relief"
              Ski trip to Banff? Nice!

              Enjoy the wine, and Survivor.
              And your upcoming 19 day vacation!!
              "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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              • Eats:
                black coffee
                ate my lunch at 10am: tuna/avocado/scallion/dill pickle/olives/mixed greens
                2 chocolates at work
                D: crock pot stew: beef, sweet potato, rutabega, celery root, carrot, onion, garlic, tomato. Turned out very yummy. 3 almond roca candies.

                I am planning on going out for stocking stuffers, but have to wait for the kid to come home from the gym with my car. . Well, I could take hubby's car (he was out doing the same but just got back), but I'd prefer my own.

                My hand is sore today, mostly the wrist. I took some meds after work, which helped a bit. I had a voicemail from the hospital that they are needing to fill some ER shifts during my work vacation, so I need to call them back tomorrow and book some. I hope my wrist will be okay with that...at least if I wait until next week it should be a bit better. 3 or 4 shifts would be a nice bit of extra cash for post Christmas shopping .

                Ah, kid is home, off to shop.
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                • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  I am planning on going out for stocking stuffers, but have to wait for the kid to come home from the gym with my car. . Well, I could take hubby's car (he was out doing the same but just got back), but I'd prefer my own.
                  I have to do this too...yeah, I prefer my Beetle over my Farmer's standard pick-up

                  Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                  My hand is sore today, mostly the wrist. I took some meds after work, which helped a bit. I had a voicemail from the hospital that they are needing to fill some ER shifts during my work vacation, so I need to call them back tomorrow and book some. I hope my wrist will be okay with that...at least if I wait until next week it should be a bit better. 3 or 4 shifts would be a nice bit of extra cash for post Christmas shopping .

                  Ah, kid is home, off to shop.
                  I hope your hand gets better soon
                  Extra $ is always nice.
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                  "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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                  • Well that's weird. I had trouble accessing my journal, but finally made it in. Odd.

                    Odd day at work too. A bit before lunch, just as I had finished warming up my lunch early, there was some sort of electrical problem in the building, so they had to go to auxillary power. Basically, in cubicle land, that means as I'm about as far from the windows as possible, and the few overhead aux powered lights are not particularly close, I was pretty much in darkness. Ate my lunch, and then they pretty much decided it might be some hours before the problem was to be resolved, and obviously no computers, so we got to leave . I had been planning on some shopping at lunch, since they've let us wear regular clothes instead of uniforms this week for a nominal charitable donation, so I got to spend the afternoon picking stuff up. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause.

                    Eats:
                    Black doffee
                    L: beef veg stew on top of spinach leaves, dill pickles
                    one dark Parisian chocolate brought in by a coworker. Took a second, but it had wafers in it, so I tossed it.
                    2 almond rocas
                    D: primal hot wings.
                    Wine

                    Last day of work tomorrow.
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                    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                      Well that's weird. I had trouble accessing my journal, but finally made it in. Odd.
                      Weird

                      Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                      Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause.
                      Nice

                      Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                      Last day of work tomorrow.
                      Even better
                      "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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                      • Woo, work is done, and so is my shopping, errands and picking up of foodstuffs. Got a bunch of that stuff done yesterday and the last food bits today. We will have our family Christmas Eve Feast tomorrow, and are bringing dessert to friends for Christmas dinner. I'm also scheduled for 4 12 hour ER shifts, 3 next week and one the week after. Could have had some nightshifts too, but, seriously, why would I do that? I never minded them much, and do sleep decently during the day, but since I don't have to switch my body around to adjust, I don't feel the need. Someday maybe I'll have to do them again, but till then, no thanks. Just had a call asking if I can work nights on the 24th...yeah, I think not, even for stat holiday overtime pay.

                        Kid #1 was supposed to have a snowboarding trip today...once again, no go. This time, the guy who was driving didn't show up, turns out he slept in way late. Again, the kid was very disappointed. I may let him take my car on one of the days next week that I'm not working.

                        I've tried out the "bulletproof coffee" for the last 2 days, yesterday with butter, today with my coconut oil/grassfed ghee stuff. Not the 80 grams worth, as is in the recipe, but around 20. It does turn out surprisingly creamy and rich, and pretty tasty. Don't think I'll make it a regular thing, but I'll have it again when it seems right.

                        Wednesday's eats:
                        black coffee
                        salad greens, tuna, avocado, dill pickle, olives, scallions
                        bacon & eggs
                        4 or 5 almond roca, a few almonds.

                        Yesterday:
                        bulletproof coffee
                        few almonds
                        roast beef, broccoli, sauteed mushrooms & green peppers.
                        3 almond roca
                        Rum & zevia, wine
                        a dish of potato chips with cream cheese dip (oops...but I wanted them, had them, and don't particularly want anymore. That's okay sometimes)

                        Maybe the extras were TOM related. Fortunately, no raging cramps this month after 2 in a row like that. Some, but quite tolerable.

                        My hand is sore. I'm probably using it more than I should, and not wearing the stupid brace all the time. I should be resting a bit more, so I don't have issues when I go in for the shift on Tuesday.
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                        • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Woo, work is done, and so is my shopping, errands and picking up of foodstuffs.
                          Excellent!!


                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          Could have had some nightshifts too, but, seriously, why would I do that?

                          Just had a call asking if I can work nights on the 24th...yeah, I think not, even for stat holiday overtime pay.
                          I agree

                          Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                          My hand is sore. I'm probably using it more than I should, and not wearing the stupid brace all the time. I should be resting a bit more, so I don't have issues when I go in for the shift on Tuesday.
                          Injuries suck...
                          "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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                          • What is bulletproof coffee? Because I apparently need an excuse to drink more.
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                            • Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                              What is bulletproof coffee? Because I apparently need an excuse to drink more.
                              There's been a thread about it recently here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread43406.html

                              I made a lovely dinner last night with a cream mushroom sauce over sliced pork chops piled on top of kale & spinach. Hubby and I finally had that bottle of anniversary cava too.

                              Getting prep done for the feast...son #1 commented earlier how Christmassy the house smelled after I cooked up a pound of bacon bits for the caesar salad!! Heheheh.

                              Thus far today I've had black coffee, 1 chocolate, and an italian soda. Oh, and a few crumbs of bacon just after removing the bits from the pan. Made guacamole, sliced raw veggies, made caesar dressing, bacon bits, a quick trip to the grocery for more cream and limes.

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                              • hope your wrist is starting to feel better, it really does suck that it is still giving you so much pain...

                                and what a bummer about the kids friends letting him down for his ski trips... oh well that I'm afraid is life. He'll have plenty of ski trips ahead.

                                I cant believe you didnt have the bubbly on your anniversary!!!

                                merry christmas!

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