[QUOTE=Judg;891967]The babysitting was delightful and exhausting, of course. Those little guys are so precious. We took them to the beach and to the playground/water park, so lots of water and sand. I got burnt. They develop so quickly at that age. The two-year-old is so much more conscious of other people and their feelings now; he even inquired with some concern about the "booboo" on my face, the red mark left by one of those returning zits. And the 17-month-old seems to have acquired new vocabulary every time I see him, although you usually have to know him to understand his language. He even repeated "water park" well enough for us to realize what he was saying. He is one of those babies who smiles at everything, with one of those warm, infectious grins that melts everyone who sees it. :) But today is definitely recovery day. And dishes, and laundry... I'm way behind.[/QUOTE]
Your 17 month of DGS sounds like my daughter. She's always smiling, learning new things, and advancing far faster than I can keep up with.
I hope you're starting to feel a little bit refreshed after the break. You haven't posted recently so I hope all is well.
Thanks for the good wishes, Jenn. I haven't been in a journaling mood, and yes, I've been kind of tired. The supplements have indeed made me feel worse in the short term. Plus Translator Son is busy buying both a house and a van, so has needed our help babysitting more than normal. Plus DH just got a hankering to see the kids yesterday, so he went and picked them up for the afternoon. He did a bunch of things with them on his own in order to spare me, but then picked me up to go with them to the beach. He doesn't do water much, at least not the less-than-pristine water local beaches have to offer, so my help was needed to play with the babies in the water. :) I carried the two-year-old out into deep (up to my neck) water and he was thrilled to death over it. I was thrilled too, because he has a tendency to be afraid of water, but the sheer joy of that much of it won him over. He even showered afterwards with hoots of delight, so I am really happy about that.
Now, another installment in the on-going mayo saga. I finally got around to making up a mayo with the light olive oil, and I am pleased to say it's a keeper. It worked very well, the flavour was fine off a spoon and in my ginormous coleslaw.
I also improvised pancakes this morning. I have way too many ripe bananas, so I mashed two of them, stirred in three eggs, something less than a cup of almond meal (I wasn't measuring, sorry), maybe half a teaspoon of baking soda, and a sprinkle of salt. I then added milk (I have some I have to get rid of, but coconut milk, or almond milk would have worked too) to desired runniness, and cooked in pans greased with butter. They made for lovely pancakes, nice and sweet so no syrup required. I stirred in a wee bit of arrowroot flour toward the end and really liked the effect. The pancakes held together better, making them much easier to flip, and DS said the texture was much more like normal pancakes. The flavour was a bit less intense, but I guess you just can't have everything. Pancakes are not normally flavour-intense, but if you're eating them with no toppings, it's nice if they are. That could probably be remedied with some vanilla extract and/or spices. I did add a wee bit of mace (I'm out of cinnamon), but cloves, allspice, maybe even a bit of ginger might work too. You guys let me know if you try it and what you think.
That, of course, is my carb hit for the day.
My weight is holding fairly steady a pound or two above my low. I've been overdoing chocolate and creamy iced coffees, I think, at least in terms of losing weight. I might try to cut back a bit on that, because I'm getting that hankering to be skinnier again... LOL! I'm still noticeably overweight, so it's not time to rest on my laurels yet. I don't want to push too hard though, and get myself too tired, so I'll just keep chipping away at this a bit at a time.
oh......... I so wish I had your patience!!!! I want to be 10 pounds lighter everytime I step on the scales! I want to see a smaller number every single day and I get so frustrated because I know that isn't practical or possible. I do admire your level headedness about the weight loss side of eating primal.
Slow and steady wins the race for sure............ if I could beat that into my thick head!
Well, I would love to see it falling off, for sure. But it's not going to happen that way, so I have to take it the way I get it. And seeing as that is probably what works best in the long run, I try to take pleasure in that fact.
It's either that or bang my head against the wall till it's bloody.
HA!! sometimes I feel like doing exactly that!
I know what you mean about those creamy iced coffees, they are DELICIOUS. And it is easy to down three or four of them in a day. That old saw about staying away from liquid calories surely holds true for me.
Yep, sometimes I think - well, I can get to work, or I can go the hardware store, buy a hammer, and hit myself in the head with it - so far I have always chosen the former -
my weakness is that darn ice cream! Last night hubby asked me if I wanted a bowl.......... I was screaming YES in my head - but my mouth said NO! He had ice cream, I had almonds.
It is harder when hubby leads us into temptation, that's for sure. I just sat and watched him downing chocolate.
Siobhan, that is true wisdom, your restraint with the hammer... LOL! And the iced coffee is pretty well my only liquid calories, and even then it comes from just the cream, seeing as I use stevia. I will just have to limit myself. Hot coffee is not a problem, as I mostly drink black. The tannin in tea apparently also binds to minerals, preventing their absorption. And here I was, trying to train myself to drink more of it. Brother. At least I didn't drink iced tea, because the citrus gives me rashes. But now what am I going to do with my tea stash?
Hubby made me bacon and eggs for breakfast, we had a salad with a bit of cheese and walnuts for lunch, and I'll be making a spaghetti sauce for supper, over squash. I tried sauteeing kale leaves in a bit of butter, and they really weren't bad, but they get dried out really very quickly. I could see why it's so easy to make chips out of them.
Hey Judg! Glad to see you posting again. It seems like you're doing pretty well.
Jenn, it's been a bit up and down. We are in the middle of a heat wave and drought here, and I am getting worn down. We don't have A/C, so opening and closing windows at the right time and the positioning of fans is pretty important. But it makes it that much harder to sleep.
I've used up my bottle of D-ribose and I'm not going to renew it, at least not for now. I seem to get even draggier when I use it, and I just can't be doing that right now. I'm even wondering about the other supplements; this getting worse before it gets better thing is kind of hard to take. But for now I'll continue with the ones I've got and debate their renewal when they are close to running out.
Weight really doesn't want to budge downward either, and even crept up a bit, although it's hard to tell. My water weight seems to be varying so wildly, it's hard to get a grip on what's really going on.
Anyway, sorry to be a bit of a downer today.