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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    My rings are all too big now. Things that used to be pinky rings are now on my index finger or thumb.
    But my shoes are too small due to wearing VFFs or going barefoot and having my feet spread out. My feet refuse to go back into "cute" high heels.

    Plus I'm having to fend off endless advances from much younger men. I don't know how much longer I can manage.

    Sadly I grew up hating shoes and am mostly barefoot as it is ( those feet are spread lol)- cute high heels were never my friends- though I still hope to wear them- to dinner- on a "special" occasion so the pain is minimal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    My rings are all too big now. Things that used to be pinky rings are now on my index finger or thumb.
    Actually, my wedding band is now too small. It almost flew off when I was doing tae kwon do. Whoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    But the size 8s were my "goal pants" for so long. When I finally got into them, I didn't think I would ever go beyond that so I went and bought a lot of nice jeans in 8. Arrggh. So frustrating.
    I'm not losing any additional pounds, I'm holding steady, but I think the body re-comp is going on without me.
    Sorry, I wasn't dismissing the frustration, just mentioning an option to save some money until your body finally settles on a size. Because I don't know that you can trust it to stop at 6, y'know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperaDivaMom View Post
    In their defense, it may be less of a fitness issue and more of a coordination issue. Pre-primal, I fell down nearly every flight of stairs I went down. Seriously. I have some sort of depth perception/coordination issue or something, I just can't do stairs. I am a little better now, but maybe it's just because I'm careful.
    Seconded -- I have fallen down at least one flight of stairs every year for my whole life. Broken my jaw, nose, etc.

    It's probably refractive error from my vision correction, but who knows?

    While of course I try to be very careful, my take is that it's probably safer to avoid that particular species of obstacle just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post

    My primal rant, I'm having to learn to actually cook. And think about meals in time to get things out to defrost.
    Yes, zomg, just one pound of grass-fed meat can take like TWO DAYS to defrost in the fridge. I have to plan ahead and crap, and look up recipes for all these interesting cuts of meat that come in my CSA box. WTH!

    Oh also, all this new primal cooking has me looking at Le Creuset dutch ovens, which are apparently quality but $$$$$! xP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvidae View Post
    Yes, zomg, just one pound of grass-fed meat can take like TWO DAYS to defrost in the fridge. I have to plan ahead and crap, and look up recipes for all these interesting cuts of meat that come in my CSA box. WTH!

    Oh also, all this new primal cooking has me looking at Le Creuset dutch ovens, which are apparently quality but $$$$$! xP
    You know, grok never had a microwave, just use it! I defrost my meat all the time in the microwave cause I'm lazy. I just pour the grease back into the pan when I'm frying up burgers. Then I just pour the left overs all over the burger while it cooks with a spoon and the vegtables get a douse of it too after they are done frying as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvidae View Post
    *snip*
    Oh also, all this new primal cooking has me looking at Le Creuset dutch ovens, which are apparently quality but $$$$$! xP
    I know Wal-Mart is evil, but they actually have a decent Le Creuset dutch oven knock-off that I've had for years. It probably won't last for 50 years like a "real" Le Creuset (I've noticed some chipping of the enamel on the lid), but it's worked pretty well so far, and about 1/3rd the price.

    Kirkland brands (i.e., Costco) also has one, and I'd bet it's just as good.

    I use it for everything. Soups, stews, chilis, stock, braising...I even used to use it for No-Knead Bread (which is what I originally bought it for!) back when I was still eating/baking bread.

    Heavy as hell. You don't ever wanna drop one of these things on your foot. :x

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    Why go for costly, enameled Dutch ovens when Lodge makes much less expensive plain cast iron ones that not only cook superbly, they impart some iron into the food to help prevent anemia! Properly seasoned cast iron is better than any non-stick surface you'll ever find!

    My Frustration today? That I gotta keep re-seasoning my smaller cast-iron frying pan because my DS keeps putting it in the sink with Dawn liquid squirted into it!...... I leave it sitting on the stove with left-over grease in it because I WANT to leave it there -- a quick wipe (or re-heat) will take care of it. Can't yell too much -- at least he's trying to help clean up the kitchen, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
    Sorry, I wasn't dismissing the frustration, just mentioning an option to save some money until your body finally settles on a size. Because I don't know that you can trust it to stop at 6, y'know?
    I actually went to Wallmart today and bought two new pairs, a black and a tan. Yes, I know wallyworld is evil but they are one of the few places in the area that sell real honest to gosh Levis. And yes, Mr. Strauss now says that I am a size 6. (!)
    Never going beyond that. I don't think I could without getting seriously skinny. I'm 5'10". Right now I would say I look "lean" but not concentration camp style.

    BTW. There have been a couple of references to a set of pictures of people for use in determining one's body fat content but I can't seem to locate the link. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

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    link to BF% in pictures.

    using those pictures, i'm 18-20%. that is, i look 18% in some areas and 20% in others. LOL And i caliper in at 18-19% (right in between on the little chart). So, i'm around there anyhoot.

    yeah, it's so hard being primal. i just eat and exercise and sleep and have sex and life is so good and i still have low body fat percentage.

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