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    @Coll It's funny what people find "out of the ordinary" these days eh?

    @Siobhan Guess it helps that I'm barefoot in my "now" pic which was taken in my church's lobby.


    So I am still as of yet unemployed... not having fun with this. I want to explore possibly going back to school but I have no idea how I would financially manage it...
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
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    Lurker here. Hi! Love the story. Read it to my husband and we are botching laughing. Keep up the good work and good luck on the job front.

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    Ecks, have you checked out government subsidies? There are often generous retraining programmes, but I'm really not at all what the situation is now. Worth finding out.
    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

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    If you could study anything you wanted going to school (not job oriented, just what you wanted), what would you study?

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    Truth is that I don't know right now... I'm feeling a little uninspired. I guess if anything I'd want to do like a chef's training course. I think that would be a lot of fun.
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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    Hey, you could do one of those butcher training courses where you learn all about ALL the cuts of meats from all animals and how to cut them. Of all the stores I regularly go to -- especially Whole Foods and New Seasons -- it's the butchers that have the most fun, who notice you when you come in. They have great smiles and fun stories and look happy -- and they know their meat. Maybe your great butcher needs an apprentice:-)

    Gosh, I so know what it's like to be uninspired. I am hoping church will be a positive influence for you today. When does you best friend move to town? Thinking thoughts of a big steak for you with lots of vegies, good friends, a new living situation that costs a lot less than whatever you pay now and a fun, healthy job. Thinking and praying for you and inspiration and good times.

    If you were the butcher in my town, I'd go wherever you were and get my meat exclusively from you.

    I think it's about time for another picture of a great meal. November 22nd is coming up. 232 or less.

    Then you could start a small, homey primal cafe and teach people about primal and make bunches of people happy:-) You are good at that!
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    Algonquin College has a great chef program! Just down the road from my place... LOL!
    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.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    Wow Ecks, you look awesome! I will be thinking of you when I go running this afternoon (with shoes - don't want to get arrested haha)
    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ---George Bernard Shaw
    When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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    It's really funny, this has reminded me that I always wanted to be a butcher. Back in the day, one would get very, very strange looks if one stated this as a career preference! Especially if one happened to be a relatively petite female. Today no one would bat an eye.

    Reminds me that I haven't boned a chicken in a good while - must do that soon.
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    Butcher's appretace wouldn't be a bad idea. I love meat and I certainly don't mind the carcass of the animal being around (the pig roast 2 weekends back was so much fun in that aspect!). For now I'll keep hunting around.

    So at the request of Pam I have a food photo... not a pretty one but damn was this meal delicious! First time doing an "oriental" style meal since going paleo.

    Stirfry made with red peppers, garlic, onion, mushrooms, eggplant, coconut milk, parsley, sesame oil and shrimp over a bed of spaghetti squash and carrot "noodles". Side of uuber spicy chicken.


    So I forgot to mention to all of you... For those of you who have been with me for a while on this journey you know that one of my original goals was to be able to fit comfortably in an airplane seat belt without a seat belt extension; and well you guys know that my only plane trip for the year got canceled so I had removed it from my goals in my signature. Well it turns out I'm flying this weekend! So I'm going to add that goal back into my signature and confirm if it's an achieved goal or not. I'm hoping it is but I'll let you guys know soon. That is all for today!
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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