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  • Aaaahhhh, a day out on the mountain in gorgeous sunshine, just what I needed to relax after too many family functions, much as I love them.

    Plant of the day: Putaputaweta. Here's a little seedling right at the edge of the track, but they do grow into big trees.



    And here is Toetoe, I have always loved it, only today did I learn how to spell it:



    And this is the Stony River which we followed until blocked by a slip and had to make our way back to the real track.


    Tired but satisfied now after five hours in the great outdoors (pretty easy pace today, following the old-timers).
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    • we get puta puta weta here. it has the most amazing white flowers. and the leaves really do look like they are made of marble like it's euro name marble leaf. latin name I think is carpodetus serrata? Tuesday is always end of pay week for me so I never get to go anywhere, let alone up a mountain!

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      • Today's heavy lifting was hanging out the very large, very wet, mink blanket that my dd brought home from uni then left behind when she headed overseas.

        By the time I filled the bath, swished the blanket, changed the water and swished some more, dragged the blanket over the side of the tub and into the laundry basket (which then needed two of us to carry outside), then hoisted it across the clothesline ... I was no longer feeling guilty about sleeping in and missing my gym class.
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        • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
          I filled the bath, swished the blanket, changed the water and swished some more, dragged the blanket over the side of the tub and into the laundry basket (which then needed two of us to carry outside), then hoisted it across the clothesline ...
          Yep, that covers heavy lifting all right.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • For moving around a lot at a slow pace today I traipsed from one end of town to the other in search of school pack for youngest daughter to start college on Monday. Everything was too cheap, too small, too big, too dear, too heavy, too pretty, too ugly.

            FINALLY compromised on relatively big, relatively less expensive, relatively smart, bright orange number from Macpac at 30% off. And purchased a fruit bar at the same time to boost our flagging blood sugar levels. It was yum.

            Oh and stationery, that entailed moving around the store at a VERY slow pace until we had every single item on the list. I'm glad that's done.
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            • gorgeous views... what a grand place for a hike! Must visit someday.... it is now on my "Bucket List"...

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              • I learnt another plant today, Jockey's Cap (Tigridia pavonia), a widely cultivated Mexican bulb that is found in a variety of colours. The flowers last only one day but appear in succession through summer.





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                • I made bacon and eggs for lunch today (as I often do on a Sunday). The family turned them into sandwiches (try to ignore that) but my dd made my day when she said, "I'm going to miss hot lunches". That makes me realise my efforts over the holidays have not gone unnoticed. School goes back tomorrow and we'll be packing lunch boxes again.
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                  • "At a minimum you need 0.5 gram of protein per pound of lean mass per day to maintain your “structure” and healthy body composition. If you are even moderately active, you need closer to 0.7 gram, and if you work out regularly (or under a fair amount of stress), you need as much as one gram of protein per pound of lean mass. That’s at a minimum, but it’s on a daily average."

                    Sisson, Mark (2009-06-01). The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series) (p. 87). Midpoint Trade Books - A. Kindle Edition.

                    Just lifted this quote so I can save it and figure out requirements for me:

                    Say I'm 58kg that's 128 pounds.
                    Say 23% bodyfat that's lean weight 98 pounds.
                    Say I'm moderately active, that's .7g pr pound or 68g of protein required per day, give or take.
                    Or with rounding, and given a range from .5g-1g per pound is 50-100g protein per day.

                    An egg has 13g, 100g of steak or cheese each has 25g. Eat all of this in a day and hit 75g which should about cover my requirements. Pretty simple really.

                    Now I see why my dd needs to eat as much as I do. Say she's 40kg (88 pounds) but only 15% bodyfat (75 pounds lean mass) and very active as well as growing fast (1g per pound = 75g per day protein required).

                    That is very interesting.
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                    • I love the flowers as always! Interesting that the blooms only last one day! Pretty interesting little equations going on there
                      Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                      Primal low: 186 lbs
                      Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                      Goal weight: 140 lbs

                      "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                      • Originally posted by Coll View Post
                        I love the flowers as always! Interesting that the blooms only last one day! Pretty interesting little equations going on there
                        Thanks, yes I think it's interesting. The result still comes down to eat your meat and veges though
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                        • Chasing my daughter down the sand dunes, and swimming in the ocean. First swim of the season in fact.


                          And tonight was my first tap class. That really was fun, and - unlike netball - NO BRUISES.
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                          • Did a new walk today, it wasn't really very long or very hard and I kept seeing overgrown, unmaintained tracks that looked like they would be so much fun to explore. But it was my sister's first time and I don't want to put her off. so we walked a bit and talked a lot and had a great day.

                            My new plant is the himalayan lily, Cardiocrinum giganteum, it's huge:


                            Those are the seedpods at the top, the spike is about 3m tall. With my fixed lens I could not include the large leaves at the base as well.
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                            • Oooh. Now I'm jealous. I want to come live in New Zealand!

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                              • Today I had lunch with my sisters. One who knows primal but has had trouble fully adopting it, one who hasn't a clue. The first brought pate and cheeses and fruit, the other brought pastry with chicken filling. I am wondering what sort of impression our meal will have made on her. I hope I didn't offend her by only eating the filling. She grabbed the pastry back off my plate for herself. We had no bread or crackers on the table, I sliced some veges to use as a base for the cheese etc.

                                Observation: I certainly noticed my stamina for our morning together was much better, I didn't need to break for food or coffee, but when we did get to lunch it was over almost too quick for me, not having snacked I needed and wanted to spend a little more time getting food in.


                                B: Scrambled egg with fried mushrooms and bacon.
                                L: Leftover roast beef in lettuce wraps. Salad bits: eg cucumber, carrot, cheese, apple, avocado. The filling from my sister's chicken empanadas.
                                S: Raisins and dark chocolate.
                                D: Lamb chop, with pumpkin and red cabbage.
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