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    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    So sorry Sabine!! Too much - hope things take a turn for the better. Hang in there honey, we have all had similar times that it feels as though you may not survive - but we are all still here and rooting for you! Take care!
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    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Only good things, I promise

    Well, Middlest is supplying us with good news this month, that's for certain.

    She won an art competition which means that her piece will be displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art! We're VERY proud of her. She is pleased, but also feels like someone else worked harder and should have won. I tell her, don't cut yourself short, but she is very modest in these things.

    During eighth grade she one-handedly SAVED her school play during a very awkward tech difficulty + lead forgetting ALL of his lines, with an INSPIRED comic monologue (and no, I don't just think this because she is mine own- the drama teacher and several parents concurred). She thinks that was nothing, and focused on how badly the lead felt, and how hard it must have been for him to go on.

    Modesty plus empathy with others. Good, but it makes her undervalue herself too often.

    I crock-potted some beef heart yesterday, but then felt nauseated in the afternoon and evening, so we gave dinner a pass. The great thing about crockpot dinners is that they usually taste better after sitting. I'm adding tomato, butternut squash, and red onions, and serving it with rice. Yum, yum, yum.

    I biked over to a friend's house Tuesday evening and we watched the election results, which was fun to do together. There was a cheesy-pepperoni-toamtoey snack wrapped in crescent roll. Yum. A third friend came over as well, and we sat around and talked until all hours. I got four hours of sleep, so I went to bed super early yesterday, and got eleven hours of sleep to try and balance myself.

    I have started on the spiky edging of my knitted wrap. It is fun to knit. I could make it go more quickly if I leaned how to do reverse knitting(lots of narrow rows with turning), but I'm not feeling the urge to learn a new skill right now. Instead I am lurking in my comfort zone and enjoying that.

    Friends have been helping out with the results of our latest disaster. It is good to have friends.

    A little two-inch gecko crawled up to my foot last night, when I went out with the dogs in the wee hours. And my Honey obliged with a relaxing activity at one in the morning, to help me get back to sleep. He's so considerate.

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    How much does Shakshuka cost me?

    I'm making Shakshuka again this morning, and decided to figure the cost.

    Red onion- .50
    Half a bag of frozen bell strip 1.15
    28 oz can diced tomatoes 1.00
    smear of bacon grease- I'll consider it free
    green salsa- .20
    basil- .10

    That makes enough sauce for 4 breakfasts, at .74 each. To that I will add
    two eggs .44
    one bratwurst- .67

    So, 1.85 for a delicious protein-filled breakfast with veggies. Not super-cheap, but I would say, very good value.

    Hmmm. I hit some key on my keyboard, and all my text got tiny. Hope it doesn't post like this.

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    Text seems to have posted just fine. Might have just changed the magnification of your screen? Should correct itself when you shut-down/restart your computer... but then again, I might have no idea what I'm talking about.
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    I can see why you would be proud of your daughter.

    And of the selflessness of your husband, 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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    This and that

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    Woohoo! I spent the morning trying to get through to the Assistance Center so that I could get signed up for food bank assistance. Busy signal after busy signal after busy signal. Three hours and ten minutes worth*, when suddenly...I am on hold! It is a step in the right direction.

    I am now typing one-handed and listening to a gentleman telling me that they are experiencing a very high volume of calls right now. I'll take it.

    Well, not quite that amount of time*. Around 10:45 I began to wonder if I would EVER get through, and rode my bike to a small, private-charity, food bank. Back by 11:30. Calorie-wise, I got enough food for one day for a family of four, so tonight we are having reheated pizza (mushroom, I think, donated by a pizza place) with canned chicken soup, filled out with some leftover chicken from our dinner two nights ago. There's a can of tomato soup, and two cans of vegetables, and a MONSTER size pack of banana-chocolate muffins. And a six-pack of hoagie rolls that I popped into the freezer. We can use them next week for lunches.

    They allow you to come once a week, and all you have to do is show your id and say how many people are in your household. Still, I felt myself becoming very meek. How humbling it is, to ask for food. Most likely, good for my ego, but when do we ever enjoy things like that?

    I think tomorrow I will make another run to the bread store dumpster. It is more empowering. I feel crafty and resourceful, if a little embarrassed. A different kind of embarrassed, I guess.

    (Wow! It is tricky to do capital 'i's one-handed.)

    Heehee. Just realized I made an inadvertent pun, up there. I was proofreading, and read 'id' as id, not i.d. . As in super-ego, ego, id. So, good for keeping my super-ego in check, way too affirmative for my id.

    Found out this morning that my brother-in-law has ordered us a turkey for Thanksgiving.

    Okay, I've been on hold for 25 minutes. At least I am in line. Maybe I should go in and do some volunteer work for them.

    Two of my friends are suggesting I lie about my hours of availability in order to get interviews. I understand their reasoning, but I am just not comfortable lying. See * above for an example. And there ARE times when I need to be available for my family. And I KNOW I cannot be effective in the evenings. I'm just not built that way. [Between these sentences I got off hold and talked to the food bank people. I'm set up to go by this afternoon, and get some food.] I would be sluggish and not able to give it my all. And I don't want to be not giving it my all.

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