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    Friday

    Quiche and Chai
    Easy morning classes. Senior students. Only had one student walk out on me. He was mad 'cause I wouldn't let him finish watching a fight video on Facebook instead of dong his work. Whatever. I "told on him"

    I'd brought the last slice of quiche and a few wedges of Brie for lunch but one of the tech guys asked if I wanted to go to the Legion lunch with them. Of course I said yes. It was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bright green coleslaw (HOW do they get it that colour??) cheese bread and various cakes. I ate my slice of meatloaf, 1/2 the potatoes and corn, and a couple bites of the neon green 'slaw. I passed on the desserts. (Cake is EASY for me to ignore. Now if it had been CHEESECAKE - well, that's a whole 'nuther story!)

    Afternoon class was OK too, but grade 10's (who think they are really cool 'cause they are not 9ers anymore) A couple of idiots, but hey, Friday afternoon, in a computer lab, with a supply teacher...

    After school I went to my Home Instruction Student's for a couple hours. Then home for a glass of wine!

    OK, I had 2.

    My Farmer had made ham and scalloped potatoes and baked squash for supper. I had a couple coconut squares for dessert. I made a Bengal Spice with cream to go.

    Then my Farmer took me shopping in St. Thomas. Farmer shopping. TSC, Canadian Tire and Walmart.
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    Busy day today. I unpacked about 8 boxes, did laundry, made more beef stock, and gathered more props.

    Quiche, Chai, Brie, wine, ham and scalloped potatoes, coconut squares, dark chocolate.

    I burnt my tongue on the last tea.

    I'm still "suffering" from "mouth hunger" even though I'm full.
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    Hey WnC, sounds like you've been doing pretty well overall.

    I have the same thing about breakfast. If I eat first thing in the morning, I will be hungrier all day, and then require three real meals. I find it easier to shove off breakfast until noon most of the time.

    But if I wake up genuinely hungry, I will eat, unless I'm desperate to knock off some weight. Which I'm not much anymore. On the other hand, by keeping my carbs relatively low, I can skip meals without much pain (like when you were shopping) so it's not that big a deal. I really enjoy the freedom from the tyranny of eating. Not that I don't get really hungry sometimes and scarf down way too much, but it doesn't happen often.
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    Hey winencandy, I have been reading back. The "wine and gummi bears" makes me imagine a wine glass full of gummi bears, then wine on top of that, then ... I guess chugging the whole thing down? Gack!

    The trip sounds so exciting! A "keep up" goal sounds realistic and honest. Hope the bracelet helps as a reminder!

    Sounds thematic that you have a weaker time of day, 3 to 7. Maybe you need to reschedule a bit so you have a hearty meal at that 3pm mark?

    As for breakfasts (a long-gone topic but whatever) myself I find if I have breakfast, I'm that much more likely to want another meal sooner. It's like when I "break" the fast, my body is like "OK, let's have three meals now!" and I'm hungry again by the evening, so it's more like four meals. :/ So I do what I can to avoid sort of breaking the seal.

    As for regional differences and getting gas... could be worse. You could need to loosen your pants because you're so stuffed and all you want to do is rest your fanny.
    (do those words mean the same in Oz as I hear they do in England?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Sounds thematic that you have a weaker time of day, 3 to 7. Maybe you need to reschedule a bit so you have a hearty meal at that 3pm mark?
    This is a brilliant idea. With a family's schedule this might be difficult a bit, but perhaps you could delay lunch as much as possible, and have a planned snack during the weak period, followed by a lighter supper. Or some similar permutation. Tackling it head-on is a great strategy. I tend to do my bingeing pretty much in the same time window, so I will have to give this a little thought myself.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    I have the same thing about breakfast. If I eat first thing in the morning, I will be hungrier all day, and then require three real meals. I find it easier to shove off breakfast until noon most of the time.
    Interesting that we have the same reaction to breakfast
    I wonder how many more people notice that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    But if I wake up genuinely hungry, I will eat, unless I'm desperate to knock off some weight. Which I'm not much anymore. On the other hand, by keeping my carbs relatively low, I can skip meals without much pain (like when you were shopping) so it's not that big a deal. I really enjoy the freedom from the tyranny of eating. Not that I don't get really hungry sometimes and scarf down way too much, but it doesn't happen often.
    Even though I'm "desperate" to lose weight, I've given up on the idea of it ever happening and I've switched my focus to being "fit enough"

    The skipping meals thing is nice.
    The Dragon cravings are not

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Hey winencandy, I have been reading back. The "wine and gummi bears" makes me imagine a wine glass full of gummi bears, then wine on top of that, then ... I guess chugging the whole thing down? Gack!
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    No! Separately...although now you've given me an idea...I know you can make vodka soaked gummy bears...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    The trip sounds so exciting! A "keep up" goal sounds realistic and honest. Hope the bracelet helps as a reminder!
    I'm getting really excited about it. A Student posted on the Facebook group that it's 100 days away!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Sounds thematic that you have a weaker time of day, 3 to 7. Maybe you need to reschedule a bit so you have a hearty meal at that 3pm mark?
    Brilliant!!
    That's why you post your thoughts on your journal, 'cause then someone comes up with a brilliant idea to solve your problem!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    As for breakfasts (a long-gone topic but whatever) myself I find if I have breakfast, I'm that much more likely to want another meal sooner. It's like when I "break" the fast, my body is like "OK, let's have three meals now!" and I'm hungry again by the evening, so it's more like four meals. :/ So I do what I can to avoid sort of breaking the seal.
    You too?
    Interesting

    Break the seal I like that.
    I used to have a different definition of Breaking the seal (it involved holding off going to the washroom as long as possible when out drinking, 'cause once you started...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    This is a brilliant idea. With a family's schedule this might be difficult a bit, but perhaps you could delay lunch as much as possible, and have a planned snack during the weak period, followed by a lighter supper. Or some similar permutation. Tackling it head-on is a great strategy. I tend to do my bingeing pretty much in the same time window, so I will have to give this a little thought myself.
    Yeah, the logistics may need tweaking, but I think the concept is sound. Our big family meal is always around 6. I think I need to re-time my other meals...breakfast at noon, lunch at 3, supper at 6...and see it that works. Maybe noon to 6 is too long?
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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    Sunday

    At 8 my Farmer went into London with a friend to help his friend's son tear off and build a back wall on his house. Friend's wife picked me up at 11 and we joined them. It was COLD, it had snowed during the night and they had the whole back of the house open! We sorted through a room of STUFF that the last owners left in the basement. Found a few gems, but tossed a LOT of junk. We couldn't believe the things they left behind!

    I knew my friend was picking up pizza for the work crew, so I ate a 3 egg frittata with mushrooms, spinach and bacon at 10:30. I was able to only eat one tiny Pizza Hut thin crust hawaiian slice!!!!! Yay!!!

    About 2 the guys sent us out for Whiskey, my friend's car magically pulled into $tarbucks on the way...
    Well, it WAS cold. Grande 1/2 sweet, full fat Chai Latte. 1/2 sweet was better than the last one I had.

    We were home by 4, threw some wood in the furnace. Our house has a combo wood/oil furnace. Pretty soon it was nice and toasty I had wine. Supper was pulled pork that I'd put in a crack pot before I left. Coconut squares for dessert. I felt the munchies later on. I had some Brazil nuts, cranberries, shredded coconut and a few dark chocolate chips...
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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    "Moderation sucks." Suse
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    "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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    Monday

    Most of the day was spent as Stage Manager. Organizing my book and my lists. I delivering some props to the Director, practicing my flute! I know, a bit late, finally practicing on concert day...

    Our band concerts always have a "snack", cheeses, crackers, desserts, etc
    I cut up 3 kinds of cheese and combined some almonds, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips.
    I have a neat marble cheese board, it's cut to look like Swiss cheese, and I also have a nice wood cutting board that Eldest made me. I used these for the cheese (with some cute little sliver appetizer forks) and put the almonds, cranberries and chocolate in a wooden bowl.

    After supper was my band concert. I wasn't really ready for it. I maybe shoulda practiced...
    Anyway,
    The band sounded great (possibly because you couldn't hear me - it's sometimes a GOOD thing to play a "soft" instrument plus there were 5 other flutes )

    Foods
    Chai
    a small bowl of left over pulled pork
    a spoonful (or 2) of macadamia nut butter
    2 chicken thighs, squash and peas
    3 Brazil nuts
    Chai
    A few pieces of cheese and a couple scoops of a cheese ball on cucumber slices, a few almonds, cranberries and dark chocolate chips at the concert

    No wine, no dark chocolate macadamia nut soft cookies (that looked very tempting), or crackers, or sweets at the concert (except for a few dark chocolate chips) I still have some left over - I think I'll take them to play practice on Thursday...
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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    "Moderation sucks." Suse
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    "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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    I think if you shift your focus to being fit and healthy, the weight loss might even take care of itself. I find it easy to cheat if I am thinking in terms of calories. When I think about what "Treat X" is doing to my body, it's much easier to look for an alternative. I have run into people I knew when we were all young and beautiful (and didn't realize it) and I almost want to cry, they look so grey and puffy and unhealthy. (And these are not even the smokers and drinkers.) I do not want to be that. I do not want to be diabetic and exhausted and stacking one medication on top of another. Ain't nothing I can eat that is worth that.

    I do recognize that small bits of cheating, well spread out, are not going to hurt me. Regular cheating in not-so-small amounts is asking for a miserable decline into old age. Which is now close enough for me that it is not some distant abstract. This is my immediate future if I pump myself full of the wrong fuel. You know what sugar in a gas tank does...

    There. How am I doing in the negative motivation department? LOL!
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    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    I think if you shift your focus to being fit and healthy, the weight loss might even take care of itself. I find it easy to cheat if I am thinking in terms of calories. When I think about what "Treat X" is doing to my body, it's much easier to look for an alternative. I have run into people I knew when we were all young and beautiful (and didn't realize it) and I almost want to cry, they look so grey and puffy and unhealthy. (And these are not even the smokers and drinkers.) I do not want to be that. I do not want to be diabetic and exhausted and stacking one medication on top of another. Ain't nothing I can eat that is worth that.

    I do recognize that small bits of cheating, well spread out, are not going to hurt me. Regular cheating in not-so-small amounts is asking for a miserable decline into old age. Which is now close enough for me that it is not some distant abstract. This is my immediate future if I pump myself full of the wrong fuel. You know what sugar in a gas tank does...

    There. How am I doing in the negative motivation department? LOL!
    Very good

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    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
    "Moderation sucks." Suse
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    "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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