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    That sounds like a very good philosophy to me, trying lifestyle changes before pills. It also sounds like you know yourself better than a lot of people do. We're all wired a little differently and when we learn to listen to our own bodies and observe our own behaviours, we find what works best for us.

    One of the things that drew me to Primal was the nice balance between intuition, common sense, and science.
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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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    The only fruit I eat is strawberries as an after dinner treat - instead of ice cream. Sometimes I toss some dark chocolate chips in the mix too, but we're out of those at the moment. I am pleased to announce that I did not have any dark chocolate last night.

    And I did not have juice today and so far I'm not tired. My head isn't banging into my keyboard, so we're on the right track, I think!!


    So, I'm excited today. Yesterday was "Administrative Professionals Day" where bosses are supposed to honor their secretaries. Well, I'm a low key person who doesn't like a lot of praise or recognition so I was hoping the day would pass by with no mention or fuss. Another secretary in the building must have reminded my supervisor b/c after seeing her he apologized for missing it and had me clear some time on the calendar today for lunch. They decided to take me to a casual dining restaurant. It's a place you would take your wife on a date, really. A meal is in the $15 range, salads are about $10. Not a cheap place, in my opinion. They also got me a $45 gift card to Amazon! They know I love my Kindle and I love that they thought of it. But in all actuality, I wasn't looking for anything b/c quite frankly, I get a check for doing my job. I have a house, a car, and food on my table... that's all I expect from my employer. I feel a little spoiled because they also got me a gift for Christmas and a birthday gift. My birthday is in December...

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    It's now 2 hours since I started that message. I had to run off to a meeting that I was almost late for because I forgot out it in my excitement over the Amazon card. oops. Turns out the bosses are still in a meeting and they have a 1:00 meeting as well, so we're going to have to do lunch next week. Since I barely ate anything for breakfast (just enough to take my vitamins with) I'm going to have to go upstairs to scrounge up something decent from the cafeteria. There's no way I'll make it to dinner as I'm already starting to feel a bit nauseated... or maybe it's nausae caused by the idea of eating a bad example of a CW health meal??? who knows.

    I'm off to find some grub before they close the kitchen. I'll check in again later.
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    Hope you managed to forage something decent! Still, it's so nice they're thinking of you.
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    - Lewis Mumford

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    I found a dried out chicken breast with some skin (baked they say) and made a salad with field greens, cucumbers, diced egg, broccoli and cauliflower, and dumped on some ranch dressing b/c they don't have ANY dressing up there that fits the primal laws and I have a hard time with a dry salad... I only ate half the chicken b/c it was dry... yuck. But I did eat the skin and it was rather tasty.
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    No straight olive oil and vinegar? I hate dried--out chicken, which is why I always preferred the dark meat.
    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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    I shoulda got the dark chicken... and I've never found any vinegar and oil on the salad bar. And it wouldn't be hard to miss when the salad bar is only 3 ft long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    I shoulda got the dark chicken... and I've never found any vinegar and oil on the salad bar. And it wouldn't be hard to miss when the salad bar is only 3 ft long.
    Ask for it. Seriously, it's amazing what polite requests will do. They might just start stocking it if you ask.
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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

    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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    Yes, I did see your 'notice'! Doesn't it feel good? I think it is telling, though, that we both tried to minimize it. What's up with that? Superstition? Humility? Fear of being noticed? Embarrassment?

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    I read low self-confidence once. That downplaying what you did when someone thanks you or congratulates you translates to a low self-confidence... Like responding with "it was nothing" when someone thanks you for doing something that really helps them. I would imagine that's why we're scared of jinxing and what not. Probably a bit of embarrassment too, but again, that could be linked to self-confidenced, too, right? Psychology! AH!!
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    Ah well, no need in overthinking it. I do try not to dismiss a compliment though, that is rather insulting to the person who has offered it. A happy thank-you is always gracious and appropriate. Graciousness, now there is an under-practiced art... I'm afraid I never got any training in it and it took me a long time to realize how deficient I was in that department.

    And there I am heading off on a tangent again.

    But as far as the weight-loss compliments go, I generally try to smile (that part's not usually hard!), and say thank you, and if they've said I'm losing weight, that's where the "working on it" comment usually comes in. And that's all most people want to hear about it anyway. If they want to hear more, they'll ask more questions.
    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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