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  • Originally posted by Annieh View Post

    One day my 6yo found the 16yo having a drink of Coke and was utterly shocked. "Do you really think you should be having that at your age?" she said, really accusingly.

    Turns out she had put it in the same category as alcohol i.e. adults only. So funny.
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    Your 6 year old sounds really precocious! I love that she's so concerned about something like that. I bet she has a really good perception of healthy food, though.

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    • It's an old story so she's 13 now and I think she eats pretty well though not fully or even mostly primal. Meat and veg for dinner, cooked breakfast if I make it for her. Lunches are usually sandwiches and fruit. She can make herself chocolate mud cakes, fruit smoothies, "ice-cream" and fried eggs.

      She is very healthy, more so than her sisters were at the same age, and I put this down in large part to having a primal kitchen the last two years during her most rapid growing phase.
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      • Today I practiced my tap steps - that is surely both play and a little cardio but I will admit I stopped long before it could become chronic The weather is so hot, and I don't want to complain having waited so long for summer's arrival, but it certainly saps the energy.

        Food not very exciting or very primal.

        I wandered around the garden with a hose for a while trying not to feel guilty about using water. It's an even day so I think it's actually ok.

        Trying to scheme my way out to the farm for some more milk. If not tomorrow then maybe Friday.
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        • Woke up sore today, mainly my lower back. Perhaps it's the tap dancing? Was tempted to skip the gym, but i did that last week. So, inspired by Pinterest mottoes ("I don't stop when I'm tired I stop when I'm done" etc) I showed up, stretched out and got stuck in. Twas hard work, which proved that I needed to be there. Hungry ever since, as per usual.

          58.7kg. My flexibility is improving, easily touch my toes now.

          B: Egg, bacon, mushroom.
          S: Nectarine, banana, small packet of fruit and nuts.
          L: Chicken satay and sweetcorn, banana pancakes, pear, chocolate, cheese and marmite...probably a few more things I no longer remember.
          D: Absolutely delicious oven baked pork chops and apricots, with potato, kumara, carrot, mushroom, onion, capsicum all roasted and some steamed green beans.


          After winning the junior triple jump at athletics day today my dd has been dubbed champion non-athlete by her surprised teachers. As a child who doesn't compete in sport (i.e. not play netball) she is more sporty than they realised, and even than she gives herself credit for. Proud parents.
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          • Today's bodyweight exercise was hauling myself up over the concrete fence to reach the bush area at the back of our section.

            Countless repetitions, since I was bagging fallen leaves, and pruning overhanging branches to bring them back out to the yard (dragging heavy things), mulch them down with the lawnmower and apply to my new raised garden bed (moving around slowly while also lifting not-so-very-heavy things).


            Breakfast was baked custard from farm milk and my own chickens' eggs, with just enough sugar.
            Lunch is fried mushrooms, onion and leftover chicken satay. Chocolate buttons and dates.
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            • Sounds like a VERY primal day indeed. I have never made custard but I think it sounds yummy. Must try for sure.

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              • Originally posted by Clarkie View Post
                Sounds like a VERY primal day indeed. I have never made custard but I think it sounds yummy. Must try for sure.
                You need patience. The eggs have to be mixed so that the white will not set and go gloopy or tough and white in the custard, but they cannot be whipped or you will get bubbles and the custard will not be smooth (I don't really see this as a negative myself, but technically custard must be perfectly smooth). Also the vanilla seeds are very tiny which makes them difficult to sieve out. On top of all that it's hard to get the right amount of water in the water bath so that on one hand the custard doesn't dry out but on the other hand you don't spill the water into it or steam up the oven too much and make it soggy. Apart from all that it's pretty simple Not saying all this to put you off, just warning you.
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                • ^^^Thank you for the tips. As with all things worth doing, it's the little things that make a big difference eh?

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                  • Hiya Annie have not seen you around for a while . Hope all is ok
                    link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                    • Hey thanks Jac, yes I'm fine, thank you for asking. Nothing much to write in my journal, is all.

                      Today I went to town, walked home, started pottering in the garden which led to full on pruning and mulching. Drove to the farm for my milk. Made lasagne (my most non primal meal for yonks).
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                      • Eating wise I have not been primal. This is a real departure for me. Sometimes it's just easier to make a batch of scones for us all than try to find either something primal that we'll all like or to make something separate for me (especially when my dd ate my soup for her breakfast, but how could I deny her what would have been the absolutely most nutritious item in the fridge?).

                        Activity wise - weights, walking, gardening, sailing ... keeping that movement up and looking forward to tap dancing tonight.

                        Beautiful day here, think I'll go do a load of laundry.
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                        • I feel like that too sometimes.
                          Now that gluten free stuff is taking off and becoming cheaper I'm thinking I'll buy some gluten free flour for when the kids want to make a cake.
                          Sometimes it's just easier to go for the lesser of two evils.

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                          • Know exactly what you mean about taking the easy route sometimes. At least though it is the exception rather than the rule, and it is an informed decision!

                            Sounds like a wonderful day of movement, too!

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                            • haha, Autumn tiger. Today was another wonderful day of movement, and I sure didn't take the easy route

                              We hiked pretty well straight up for three hours, apart from a slight diversion where we climbed steeply down to visit a very high waterfall with very little water dripping down it owing to last few weeks of drought conditions. It was all worth it though - the waterfall was still exceptionally pretty, and the views from the top of the track were spectacular.

                              Ate two chocolate bars today, lol.









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                              • Urban foraging today

                                I found an apricot lying on the road just outside my house. At first I thought some school child had dropped it from their backpack, but when I looked up I saw the neighbours have a tree overhanging the footpath with a few more ripe apricots dangling from it. Since the one at my feet had not been there when I passed by an hour earlier I decided it was tree-ripened and fresh so I ate it!!!! It was absolutely delicious, small but fantastically tasty and actually warm.

                                I have planted the seed. I want an apricot tree too, and there's every reason to believe that whatever variety it is, it should thrive in my neighbourhood.
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