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    Hurray for loose legs! That is always such an encouragement. My legs are starting to slide around a bit in my tightest jeans too. Probably a sign I should get a smaller pair for my reward drawer. I'll keep my eyes open for specials.
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    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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    Hooray Sabine!! I noticed on Friday that my work pants (a loose fitting pair of Gloria Vanderbilt "khakis") were especially loose in the thighs and I have to wear a belt with them now or they don't stay in place. I was trying to figure out when I should buy new clothes so I can start setting aside some money. The one downfall of losing weight is the cost of new clothes... lol

    Congratulations on the non-scale victory of loose fitting jeans fresh from the dryer! It's an awesome feeling, isn't it?
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    Fun things I did at A-kon

    Yesterday was a recovery day. Lazed around the house, watching 'Desperate Housewives' with Littlest, read, walked (a little) and did some bills-stressing. Did not feel like doing anything responsible like writing down what I ate, or charting my water, or staying away from the peanut m & ms. Three days of being a chaperone has apparently sucked all the adult responsibility out of me. (I'm amazed I walked! 45 minutes, too!)

    Here are some highlights of my weekend:

    Took a belly dancing class! (Hi, Pebbles. I bow down to you in respect.) I have NO rhythm (can't even spell it) or timing, but it was fun. Was behind a lady who could shimmy like nobody's business. Also, next to the group of boys taking the class, who were way more into it than one would expect from teenage boys. They had moves! I made it 45 minutes, before crawling away, sweaty and drained. The next day I woke up to STUNNING soreness.

    Origami class. Made adorable little lotus boxes.

    Steampunk fashion class. Now I want to make an outfit. One of my walks yesterday was own to the library to check out books on Victorian fashion. Middlest kindly warned me that it was one of the more expensive styles of cosplay to get into. My honey cheered me on as soon as he heard the words 'corset' and 'cleavage'. I have visions of knitting my own lace for the petticoats. (I do know how to do this, actually, and can make some lovely stuff.)

    Celebration of books: readings by fantasy and science fiction authors. AND they provided food! I had cheese, fruit, vegetables and ranch dip. Stayed away from the crackers and soda.

    Riding in elevators which had had their light bulbs stolen by revelers. There's nothing like being stuck in a small, dark box with strangers, all of you silent.

    Slept until 8:50 on Sunday. So lovely.

    A huge New York steak smothered in blue cheese with grilled asparagus at the hotel restaurant. Berries with cream, minus the short cake. They gave me extra berries to make up for the no short cake aspect. Fine with me!

    RUNNING up the stopped escalators! Over and over. Maybe this is why my stretch jeans are looser.

    One teenage melt down. I do not understand the whole 'cutting off your nose to spite your face' aspect of some people's personality, but what can you do? The rest of us continued to have a wonderful time. Proud of the other girls for not letting it spoil their time.

    Braum's milkshakes on the way home. Yes, I said milkshakes! Delicious!

    Still have not caught up on journals. This could take a while.

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    Yay Belly Dancing! That is some list.
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    WOW! It sounds like you had a great weekend! Definitely some memories to cherish.

    Teenage meltdowns... I am NOT looking forward to that with my daughter. Her 2 year old tantrums are enough. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    My toughest obstacle will be remembering that nothing is so special that I can't have it again another time.
    I shall have to remember this and repeat it EVERY time I go to my parent's booth!!
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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    Well, that was unpleasant.

    I suppose I should not be surprised, after being packed into a hotel with 8,000 people, but I got sick. Wednesday was spent curled up on the couch, and Thursday I was just sort of staggering around. Finally had a normal day yesterday. With all the rapid evacuation of materials from my body, you would at least think I would feel skinny, but no, I feel dehydrated and bloated. But at least I am upright and eating regular stuff.

    Here's what I did:

    Up at 7:15
    Vitamins

    10:00 2 pieces mushroom quiche
    5 pork sausages
    1 brazil nut
    1 green bean from the garden

    11:30 1/2C mixed nuts

    3:15 1 1/2C romaine
    caesar dressing
    1 1/2C meat marinara
    1/3C raspberries

    7:30 1/2C rice
    1C pork in green sauce
    2T sour cream
    1 banana fried in
    butter with a shot of
    vanilla

    9:45 1/2C mixed nuts

    Water: 8 glasses

    Bed at 11:00

    Now I have to try and catch up on journals, again! I am going away for four days at the end of next week, so I'll be going through this catch-up one more time. It is manageable, looking at everyone's journals day by day, but boy howdy, pile several days together, and it is a lot of time. When did I start following so many people?

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    Glad you are feeling better! It is a shame that these fun events are often attended by infectious bugs as well as people. I am also way behind on reading journals, and I fear I won't get caught up as real life is calling me to do things like pack and make arrangements for about a hundred things.

    Isn't it funny how being sick often doesn't translate into anything like weight loss? I remember the last time I was sick and didn't eat for three days, vomiting, diarrhea, etc., and the scale didn't even budge. So unfair. Luckily with my primal instincts now I think I could go without eating for three days without too much suffering, although I am not wanting to catch something to prove my theory!
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    Hey just wanted to say hi sorry to hear you were sick! Be well!

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    Another N = 1 benefit

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    Thanks for your well-wishes, Siobhan, and Longing. I am glad to be back on my feet, as well.

    I commented on Siobhan's journal yesterday, about how much better my mood is, since I have gone primal, and that got me to thinking about other, non-physical benefits, I have seen. Key among them, and most reassuring, is clarity of speech and thought.

    Last year I was noticing that I was mis-speaking more and more. I would insert the wrong word in a sentence, or the right word would not come. Not enough to make me think I was senile, but enough to notice and worry about. That is gone. I still have the odd Freudian slip, but no more FUMBLING, with my mind unable to grab onto what it wants.

    After hearing the TED talk about the MS and nine veggies a day, it made even more sense that I could think better now. A healthy body is great. I love feeling good. But a healthy mind... incomparable. The thought of not 'being all there' is terrifying, for me, and I think most.

    I am 48 years old. I noticed the improvement within a few months. I do not even or EVER want to know what kind of further decay might have happened in those few months if I hadn't changed my ways. No going backwards! I want a healthy body, and a young and spritely mind until I drop dead a long time from now.

    Here's what I did yesterday to make that happen:

    Up at 6:00
    Vitamins

    9:45 1 1/2C lettuces
    caesar dressing
    1 1/2C beef curry, topped with
    1/2 apple, chopped

    1:15 2oz jack cheese with
    mustard
    1/2C mixed nuts + 1 brazil nut
    much cream with 1 packet stevia and some
    chocolate and raspberry sugar-free syrup
    8 large strawberries

    6:00 4 tacos of ground beef, onion, chili in
    romaine leaves, with
    cheddar
    sour cream
    tomato
    olives
    salsa

    8:00 smoothie made with
    1 banana
    1/2C frozen blueberries
    1/2C yogurt
    1 packet stevia
    1/2C mixed nuts

    20" walking and 30" yardwork

    Water: 8 glasses

    Bed at 9:30

    A little high on the sweeteners, but I still felt in control of it all, no wandering nervously through the kitchen. I found a 5-pack of baby romaines at Costco, and have been loving them. Half of one is just right for a salad, and they made the perfect sized taco shells. Score!

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