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    Love the picture!

    But Latte misses Zeus.
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    Maybe I better take a picture of myself WITH Zeus........... but then you have to do the same!
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    I still have the fat girl picture aversion! Trying to get over it, maybe the next time I dress nicely - I've been living in yoga pants and oversized t-shirts or scrubs for weeks now!

    When I'm off I twist my hair up and clip and no makeup. For clinic it's a pony tail (always, think clingy hands and creepy crawlys) and minimal eye makeup so I won't scare the kiddos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Good idea!! I'll drop that one and see what he says

    New picture....... I sorta like my hair this way - I never see it from this view!
    You have such lovely hair! Reminds me of DD, beautiful shiny golden blond hair. And she dyed it black (and green and blue and pink) for years! Foolish girl. But now she's back to her natural colour, and has grown it out about as long as yours too. So lovely.

    Have you tried asking your hubby for his help? Tell him your dilemma, how these things hurt you but how hard it is to resist. If he gets into protect-my-wife mode, who knows what good things could come of it? Knowing that he could get fringe benefits probably wouldn't hurt either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Have you tried asking your hubby for his help? Tell him your dilemma, how these things hurt you but how hard it is to resist. If he gets into protect-my-wife mode, who knows what good things could come of it? Knowing that he could get fringe benefits probably wouldn't hurt either.
    I like this idea. Protect-my-wife mode is awesome!
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    I talked to him last night - as he was having his first rum and diet coke (2 over 2 hours time). I hope it doesn't sound like we're lushes or anything......... It just helps him relax after a tough day at the boatshop - gives him a good solid nights rest. Me - sometimes I just like the tastes, other times its nice to just "lift the stress level" - not that I have that much, my life is pretty much gravy! But I tend to be a little worry wart at times. And lets just be honest --- sometimes we just have fun getting a buzz together. Normally its only on the weekends, but occasionally on a week night. And we NEVER leave the house.

    Anyway - as for the talk. I had put the rum out in the garage - you know, so its not easily available - and he was concerned that I thought I might have a "problem" with it. Yes, I said, my problem is that when I drink it I bloat up 3-4 pounds and the scales won't budge even though I'm eating right and walking daily. I told him I NEED to not have it while I'm working on losing weight. He understood...... now lets see how he handles that information. I noticed that the bottle is back in the kitchen cupboard. So, I don't know. I didn't go into the need to not have the sweets cuz I didn't want to overload him. Honestly I can easily say NO to the sweets if I'm not TIPSY headed from rum!

    I'm trying to not be critical of myself............ hubby was fussing all over me last night about how much he loves me and how he thinks I have the most beautiful face! If he thinks so, then why am I so hard on myself about every little perceived flaw? I guess it comes from having a low self-esteem all my life. I've been trying to work on that over the years. I'm struggling with the signs of aging ........... the fine lines, the sagging ........ well EVERYTHING! Can't do anything about it - I should just embrace it. It certainly isn't going to be getting any better! I might look younger than my age........ but I don't look as young as I used to! DUH! Whatever ------ I don't mean to sound vain or self-absorbed. I'm just in a weird place of looking at myself as a mature, aging woman. My child is an adult man........... that feels very strange to me. Maybe I'm having a bit of a mid-life crisis!

    Okay - on to more practical things. Yesterday was a stellar day for the diet! and today is shaping up to be the same! I've had 3 eggs and large mug of broth. How do you calculate the calories and macros in broth? I sorta just guess. I think I might need to nibble on some almond butter - I've also gone for a 30 minute bike ride, covering 3 miles.

    and then its out to the 5th wheel to take down all the valances and side curtains, and remove the dining chairs........ all to be recovered. I'll take before and after pics! and then if energy and time permits I will mow the grass and pick up some more fall clean up debris in the yard.

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    Way to go Tomi! I know it was hard to discuss the rum, but you did it. I think there are quite a few of us going thru the same aging, lines, shifting gravity, self esteem issue. You, unlike me, at least have the courage to post your picture. Looking forward to the pics.
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    Can anyone teach me how to do the "reply with multiple quotes" trick? I just don't get it..........
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    Sorry, I can't figure it out either......
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    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

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    Listen to your hubby. He has a better perspective than you do on this. And don't go so easy on him. Let him know that eating certain things causes you literal physical pain, and you need him to steer you away from temptation. He's a big boy, he can handle it. It's not like you're asking him to do an extra three hours of work when he gets home, or anything. Do you really think that munching on Oreos right in front of you is so important to him that he's willing to put you through pain to do it? He might be less concerned about weight loss, because he probably thinks you're fine the way you are (you could point out the health benefits you need to get in that department), but pain is something else altogether. Don't underestimate your husband. His urge to protect is as strong as your maternal instinct. It's essentially the same thing, when you come down to it, just flavoured slightly differently. Appeal to it.

    Yeah, I'm being bossy again. But of course, you are always free to ignore me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Can anyone teach me how to do the "reply with multiple quotes" trick? I just don't get it..........
    First you click on the little icon in the lower right corner. Then you do it again for the next person you want to quote. Repeat as often as you wish.

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    Sorry, I can't figure it out either......
    Then you click on +Reply to Thread right above the Quick Reply box. And there are your quotes. Just type in between them. You can edit the quotes to leave in only the parts you are actually answering. You might want to click on Go Advanced the first few times to check that you're not typing inside the quote box by mistake.
    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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