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    Judg- you may be impressed. The pickled vegetables were the most tempting part (the pasta did not appeal at all) so I just put measured portions of those into a tupperware to bring along to eat tonight.

    Siobhan- you are good for the ego! Please stick around.

    I was really dragging in this afternoon, and found myself wondering, 'What's wrong? Why am I so tired? Was there hidden sugar in something?' Took me until now to figure out: oh, yeah, I only got five hours of sleep last night, after a bunch of stress.

    That might explain it.

    Looking forward to relaxing with the other adults at the party tonight. We'll sit by the pool and watch the girls swim. There may be a margarita involved.

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    Okay, I'm impressed. I cannot resist snitching pasta. Or at least, I couldn't the last time I made it.

    What's wrong with pickled vegetables? I love pickled vegetables...
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    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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    A nice evening by the pool, but no margarita

    Worked on this new thing of figuring out my hunger. I started the day, of course, still on a stress-high, waiting for my body to feel calm again. I was lucky enough to spend the morning with a friend, working on our scrapbooks, so by the time I left her, I was feeling good.

    During my errands I started feeling hungry. I was really undecided as to whether it was true, interested, or habit hunger. I knew in the evening I would be at the party, and I worried about waiting and being REALLY hungry, and I am afraid I gave into the fear of hunger. I ate a lunch.

    And by dinner time, I was not even thinking about whether I was hungry, I just knew what my plan for the evening was, and I followed it. But I did NOT have the emergency nuts I packed in case the sight of others eating dessert made me want to nosh. I just sipped my water and felt content.

    So, a beginning.

    Here are the details:

    Up at 6:00
    Vitamins

    2:30 1C Siobhan's zuccini thing
    5oz lambchop
    20z tuna
    1T mayo
    1/4 dill pickle
    1 brazil nut

    7:30 1/2 lb ground beef patties
    2 slices tomato
    1 slice American cheese
    1t mustard
    2t ketchup
    1/2 avocado
    1/4C pickled vegetables
    2T kalamata olives
    2 artichoke heart quarters

    Water: 13 glasses

    Bed at 10:00


    Here's an amusing part of the evening. One of the ladies (who is an amazingly together lady, whom I really admire, so from her, this made me feel great) said after seeing my plate, "I have to hand it to you, Sabine, for sticking to your diet. I am planning to drink and eat dessert." Another lady, who is on a CW diet (and had good success with it: 40 pounds since New year's) looked at my plate and said, "But aren't avocados fattening?" I said, "They have fat in them, but they're NOT fattening." Refrained from saying anything about her chips and bun (I'm telling you, I am a model or restraint these days!). Another lady said, "They have GOOD fats." So, people are slowly starting to change. At least there is an idea out there, of SOME fats being good.

    Oh, and my husband weighed himself on our new scale. I still weigh less than he does, which feels great (for me). But I don't FEEL smaller than him. Too many years of feeling larger. I wonder how long it will take for that mental image to change.
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    The funny thing for me, and probably part of why I don't usually feel such a strong commitment to loss, is that I mentally still feel smaller. Until I see the scale or a mirror and get slapped into reality.

    Congrats on a successful party.
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    That mental image will change when he takes you in his arms and you FEEL smaller. It's a good feeling. Or the day you slip on a pair of his pants and get a fit of the giggles because they're so baggy.
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    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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    Hungry once

    I waited until I was hungry to eat.

    Both simple and challenging.

    The challenging part first. I found I kept thinking of my schedule, and when it would be 'convenient' to be hungry, and worrying about what I would do if hunger struck when I wasn't able to satisfy it. Had to keep reminding myself that I can obviously manage to be hungry without exploding. Don't worry. Still, it appears that is another habit to work on dispelling. Too many years of being prodded by Mind Hunger, I guess. I need to remember that it won't be instinctive for a while, and concentrate on it.

    First felt I might be hungry at Middlest picnic birthday party. The choices were crudites and dip, crackers and bread, chicken, cheese, pasta salad with chicken, caesar salad, and chocolate cake and ice-cream. So, some things I could have, but the thought of wasting hunger on what were really basic choices, did not appeal. I decided to BE hungry, and wait.

    By the time I took Littlest where she had to go, stopped at the library, got gas for the van, got home, and took a bath, I was hungry again, and ready to enjoy a meal of things worth eating. Afterwards, we went to a wedding reception, where I was NOT tempted by the lemonade and ice cream sundaes, not even mentally, since I was stuffed full of good protein.

    The simple part was this: I just kept asking, 'Is this True Hunger?' and giving myself time to think about it. You know that game, Othello, whose tag line is, 'a minute to learn, a lifetime to master'? That's what it felt like. Very Zen, I suppose.

    Here's how it went down:

    Up at 6:00
    Vitamins

    5:15pm rotisserie chicken leg
    1 1/2C taco meat(grass-fed ground beef, chili, white onion)
    1/2 avocado
    2 squares 90% Lindt chocolate

    Water: 10 glasses
    Lifted heavy things, ie., lugging a cooler across an enormous field (I can feel it in my arms this morning)

    Bed at 9:30

    I'll be practicing again, today.

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    you know what they say Sabine!! Practice makes perfect!! lol

    you are so awesome! I'm impressed by your figuring all this hunger out!! Makes me hungry just thinking about it!! LOL JK! and don't you worry...it won't be long & you'll be feeling smaller in no time! I remember a while back I slipped a top on that I hadn't been able to wear in like forever...I remember thinking "oh I won't be able to get this on, it still feels to small"...& guess what??? yup it went right on!! I just stared in the mirror in disbelief!! lol I wish I could bottle that feeling up & sell it...its such a great one!!

    off to go can beans. will report in later.
    have a wonderful day!!
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    PrimalCajun- I think this will take me a lot of practice! It sure can be discouraging how hard it is to DO, rather than to KNOW. But I'm thinking that it may be a big part of my weight problem, that I just have been eating when I am not hungry. So, if I can learn to change that, weight loss might really start to come easier. (Of course, easier physically, not mentally. Just shoving food in your mouth is SUPER-EASY!)

    Sad to think, though, that I have been so disassociated from my body, that I don't even know what True Hunger is. Time to change that.

    I'm impressed that you are still canning! Good for you. Hope you are taking tomorrow off, though, to have some fun and relaxation. Thanks for stopping by: you always bring cheer with you.

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    I'm really interested in your experiments with hunger because I have certainly been there. A while back (before primal) I was looking for something to eat - foraging for grains, as I used to do almost constantly - and realized that I had not actually felt a hunger pain for quite some time. I ate all of the time and I never really was hungry. I always just wanted to eat. Time to change all that.
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    I like the way you are thinking about your hunger, and deciding if it is "true hunger" before you feed it.
    I think a lot of us are guilty of eating when we are not really hungry, just because it is "time" to eat (I know I am).

    I shall try to think about (and label) my hunger this week.
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