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    Bit of a disorganized day I am afraid. DH was home so sent me off to go shopping on my own - had to be back in time for him to head off for work this afternoon. It was really nice to be on my own for a change, even though I was running errands. Put on some lovely celtic music and shopped for primal meat and produce ... As a result I did not have breakfast even though I was kind of hungry and then bought myself some organic jerky, consumed the whole package without any difficulty at all. Then when I got home I had a few fresh veggies from the garden as I was planting new seeds for the fall. I had a handful of nuts (which I had kind of said I wasn't going to eat - but needed more than just a package of jerky) and another cup of tea. Oh, and a slice of cheese - really small one. And 4 strawberries.

    For dinner we are having zucchini fritters and meat loaf. Funny, the kids have decided they don't like them! I was totally expecting them to love them - they taste great to me. Might be just the mood of the day of course. You never know with kids. What they love one day, can be on the bottom of the list next day!

    Pretty hungry this evening... looking forward to the dinner - though I have had a couple of fritters already got to test them to be sure they are edible of course. DH is happy, he loves fritters. Looking forward to a good nights sleep tonight. We have had the first real decent rain of the summer - incredible to see everything wet!! It smells so wonderful and we had a very heavy fog this morning. Very unusual for Colorado, but I grew up in a very misty area and I do miss the grey days sometimes. Not that I want every day to be grey, but there is something about the muted colours and cooler air that just gets me all excited and energetic. Was tired this afternoon so sat down and watched a movie with the kids. Not often that I sit down with the kids and do nothing. I am trying to do more with them than previously - hoping to get my priorities a bit more in order. I get pretty focused on chores and work, rather than playing and having fun.
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    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Good luck on the challenge, Coll! It's good to read your heel is getting better too
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    The smells after rain fall are the best. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so the few times a year here in Texas that we get Tulley fog, I get very excited.

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    Hi Coll, I don't know how I have missed your journal until now! Of course, I usually just only look at my subscriptions, so that has a lot to do with it.

    So you're a homeschooling mom, are you? I did that too, until I foolishly overestimated my own capacities and burnt myself out. (Story of my life.) If I could rewind my life, I would definitely manage my energy better so I could continue.

    You'll have to pardon me if I haven't backtracked to read your whole journal... But heartfelt congratulations on how well you've been doing so far.

    And how does one go about making zucchini fritters?
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Judg, well, Siobhan is probably the one you should ask, though they turned out pretty good for us. Bright green of course I just took some leftover roasted zucchini (about 1 medium), added about 6 or 7 eggs, 4 tablespoons of coconut flour and seasonings and blended the whole lot together. Then I fried them in butter till firm enough to flip. You have to experiment with consistency. The first few were rather crumbly but I added a couple more eggs and they were fine. Not sure exactly how many eggs I used as there were bantam eggs in the mix too That made up more than we could eat - glad about that! I love having leftovers for convenience food.

    Sabine, the smells are divine aren't they? Smells are really important to me - they seem to make an experience so much richer and deeper when there are good smells associated with them.

    Candy, thanks for the wishes! I am looking forward to overcoming the wall I have been bouncing off of for months now. And I am so pleased about my heel! I may be able to skip the graston therapy completely since I am seeing such good results from the massages. Today was a really intense session again, but I didn't cry and coped better - phew! I think the massage therapist thinks I am a big baby. Oh well, who really cares as long as I get better hey?

    May just take the dog for a walk now as DH is playing dominoes with the kids (that can be part of our math for today - yay! Less for me to do!) Judg, it is so easy to get in over our heads isn't it!? I confess that I have times where I feel totally overwhelmed. I find myself praying a lot for the ability to get through all the things that need to be done every day! THat said, I had better get my butt in gear and get going with my day...
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    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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    I'll have to try that. I don't know that I've ever had fritters, although I've known what they are for years. Just not part of our family culture, I guess.
    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.
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    Glad you like the fritters! I'm a fritter maniac. Having spaghetti squash fritters tonight. Of course pretty much anything fried in butter is good. And I'm glad your heel is getting better. I am amazed at my own recovery from plantar fascitis, which pretty much ruled my life for way too long. To think I am running around in fives these days! There is hope, it will get better, it will!
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    Thanks Siobhan! I do trust that this heel will be completely a thing of the past eventually. My legs are sore tonight, as are my heels but I think that is more as a result of a hefty workout via massage and then a lovely stroll at the lake this afternoon with the kiddos. Probably overdid it a little as I had a walk this morning too and these legs and feet are out of shape. Funny, our dog is confined to the house because of her chicken eating tendencies, unless I take her out on a leash. This means that she spends most of the day snoozing inside, with occasional potty breaks. Well, poor wee thing is rather out of shape now ... so she and I are going to make a great pair as we get back in walking shape together. I want to take her for a walk in the mornings that DH is home - we both enjoy it. And it is astounding the amount of waste Molly can excrete on a mile long walk! Within a mile she pees probably at least 10 - 15 times and the number 2 usually features quite strongly too! No wonder she is worn out after a walk! Dehydrated at the very least :0 But it does save on the walks for a few hours after the fact.

    Siobhan, I have to agree that most anything fried in butter is heavenly! I am going to warm up fritters tomorrow, just love those leftovers.

    Today I had 2 cups of tea with cream and stevia, I just had a bit of a hole after lunch and the tea filled it beautifully. I have not been able to figure out the macros for my spaghetti sauce - I know it does NOT have all the carbs that they are saying it has. Anyway, I had spaghetti sauce on spaghetti squash for lunch. A handful of nuts just before dinner. Meatloaf and 2 fried eggs for dinner and then strawberries, a little banana and a little cream for dessert.

    I feel pretty full this evening, but not stuffed by any means. According to fitday I am over on my calories but I am not going to worry about it. I also did more exercise today than I have in ages and everything I ate was most definitely primal. It is too late to worry about it anyway - the food is in my system and that is that. Don't want to get too nit picky about that stuff - it is just a tool, right?

    I am going to have to try fritters of many different types I think. How much coconut flour do you use Siobhan? And approximately how many eggs? Just wondering what your proportions are...
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    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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    Forgot to say... we had an awesome time at the lake and river this afternoon. We had a good look at the river that has turned black after the rain has washed the ash from the fire down into it. The golden sparkly sand of spring and early summer is black and the rocks are all coated in a slimy black layer. Still so beautiful, but sobering seeing the incredible amount of debris that is washing through. The kids found a few pieces of driftwood and DD found a piece of aspen that had an incredible purple coppery metallic cast to it - looks like it may have gotten scorched and not burned and then washed down the river. We saw a golden eagle flying over us We stopped at the spillway /weir and saw a number of fish (my immediate thought was salmon but really not sure) trying to make their way up the spillway to get upstream. Kind of sad seeing that, as I really don't see how they can possibly overcome the man made barrier Incredible to see some of them come leaping out of the water and then skittering frantically a short distance further before the force of the water pushes them back into the pool. There was a really big one that made a spectacular jump, but it only got about 2/3 of the way up. Then we found a turtle just to finish off our afternoon on a high note. The weather was stunning, about 68 F and perfect! The sun felt warm and the breeze was fresh - lovely balance.

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    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    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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    Wow. You are so fortunate to have so much nature close. We have a creek running through a little ravine nearby, but you can't get down to it, and the sumacs have grown up to obstruct the view. A family of industrious beavers got in there and chewed down many of the trees, which infuriated the people who had just spent a lot of money for ravine townhouses, as they now had a wonderful view of a busy thoroughfare. The beavers were relocated. You can still see nesting Canada geese, and the occasional heron. Or you could, if the sumacs weren't in the way. So much for my slice of nature.
    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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