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  • #16
    Originally posted by Leida View Post
    And, uhm, I am reluctant to bring it up, but a human being doesn't really need to shower every day. Once a week is plenty. I know it is a an odd concept for a Westerner, but yeah... if you can accept it, it will save you some time and aggravation.
    Right now, I shower about 2-3 times per week. I try to make sure i shower the day after I run (I don't run far - 10 minutes max 3x per week right now per sports doctor's advice). My hair is kind of long and not shampooing it is kind of gross for the fact that my scalp is greasy and after a day or two my hair is gross. Plus, not at least conditioning it makes it impossible to brush...
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • #17
      Jenn, don't worry about justifying or explaining anything. Everything is for you to take under advisement and decide for yourself
      My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Leida View Post
        Jenn, don't worry about justifying or explaining anything. Everything is for you to take under advisement and decide for yourself
        True.

        I know the average person doesn't need to shower every day, but someone like me might. I work around a lot of pretty disgusting "biohazard-ish" things and mass quantities of pollen, so I shower every day. But if I'm sitting around at home, then I don't need to anywhere near as often.

        So it really does depend on the individual, as do most things in life.
        Durp.

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        • #19
          I managed to get up at 6 this morning - more out of necessity than desire. I fell asleep on the couch last night so I didn't get my lunch packed or my son's lunch packed or have any breakfast for today made up for me, so I needed to get up early today so I could fry up some bacon and eggs to take to work. I got up at 6, showered, had time to spread some coconut oil on my skin (heard it's good for keratinosis), made my breakfast and packed it up for when I got to work, and fried up a couple of eggs and sausage links for the boy. I expect him to have a good day at school with a good wholesome breakfast in his tum. We didn't get out the door any earlier, but there was no struggle to eat breakfast b/c he loves eggs and sausage! If we keep this up, I'm going to have to buy some chickens to keep in the backyard... lol
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • #20
            Heh, I buy 4 dozen eggs each week, so I have one 'back up' box, and we normally go through at least 6 eggs a day (2 each). Once in a while I can buy less eggs. It was harder before when the eggs were on sale if you got 3 boxes. I am happy that stopped because I was up and down between 0 and 6 boxes.

            You are doing good, jenn, hope it works out for you and you can have a less stressful mornings!
            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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            • #21
              Leptin reset did not help me.

              I did see a website where you can plug in what time you need to wake up and it will tell you the "best" times to go to sleep, so that you are not trying to wake up in the middle of a circadian rhythm. It helped me. Also, forcing myself to wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends, made a difference. I have to wake up at 5:30 to get done what I want to get done. I just do it, no snooze, I go straight to the coffee. Still not easy, but once up so worth it!

              When my kids were young, I used the tv as a reward in the morning, if they got up and got ready and ate breakfast and there was still time they could watch until it was time to go, but they both had to be ready. I also didn't bother to nag or tell them to hurry, before they knew how to tell time I did give them a countdown (10 minutes to ETD, etc). I just told them that we leave at 6:45 (or whatever your time needs to be), being late is not an option, so if you are still in pj's, haven't eaten, what ever, that is how you go to school. They knew I was serious, never tested me on it, but I would have let them go to school in the pjs.
              Chris
              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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              • #22
                Right now, I get 2-3 18 packs, so 3-4 dozen eggs each week. I eat three, DH eats 2, DS (age 5) eats 2. I need 25 eggs minimum each week. If DS starts to eat them in the morning too, then I'll need 3 dozen. Not a problem, except on days when I don't get up on time. I think DH should be eating more eggs, but he says he's ok with 2...
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • #23
                  @demuralist: do you have a linkie for the website?

                  Tell me about that! Forever and ever I was making my hubby omlettes from 2 eggs and a touch of egg white (to make it fluffier without dairy), with some bacon and mushrooms or other vegg, and then my hubby is directing me to make what he actually makes for himself: Honey, I take a big pan, 4 or 5 eggs, some egg white, heat the butter, and pour them in while it's really hot, and scramble them. (Giggle).
                  My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                  When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                  • #24
                    I'm not opposed to sending my kids in pjs... but they don't wear pjs... they're both heavy sweaters when they sleep, so they sleep in undies and with fans on them or they soak their pillows and wake up wet.

                    I have sent DS to school unfed. That was earlier this week, actually.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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