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    Sounds like a lovely evening ahead! I like fitday, but then I have done a bunch of custom foods that work for me and it is all set up and running for me. I am sure I would feel the same if fitday went down! Which makes me think I should try to make time to do that again - kind of lost track of where I am at as far as my macros. Might be really helpful in dealing with the chocolate issues too.
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    Luckily Paleotrack is back up - must have been maintenance or he switched to a new server or something. I have put a lot of custom stuff in, I would hate to lose it because now it is really easy and starting over with another tracker would be annoying.

    I got my new scrubs, they are a little disappointing. The pants don't fit well, they are way too baggy in the hips and thighs. And they are too short - they shrank! For the price, I would not expect these to shrink. AND the hem is very small, they did not provide enough to let down, a serious flaw IMHO. They are still wearable, but not what I had hoped for. The top is okay, but the color is very, very drab. I wanted a nice neutral color, but it is really drab. But I really, really like the print fabric, the little dinosaur fossils. It's different without being too different. I think I can add a strip of material of some kind around the bottom that won't look too odd. I will look at the thrift store for a suitable pair of pants that can be cannibalized for a hem. Ah, clothing.

    Church this morning, a guest pastor so the turnout won't be great. I hope at least one of my friends shows up.

    Had a nice cup of cold-brewed coffee with almond milk. I need an extra boost in the AM since I have been taking benadryl at night, both for sleeping and for allergies. Whatever I am allergic to doesn't respond to Claritin or Allegra. Can't deal with the watery eyes and serial sneezing. I remembered back to my misspent youth - during allergy season I would take benadryl at night, and after a few days the grogginess would go away and there would be enough residual effect to get me through the day without symptoms. Hopefully that will work again. Funny, that was 40 years ago, and benadryl is still the king of antihistamines.
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    Hey! I was smelly this morning! Probably because I did a fair amount of exercise yesterday, ate sugar (chocolate bar), and did not shower. I know this sounds really weird, but it was kind of fun. Lately when I shower, it's sort of like, 'what's the point?' But this morning I felt like I accomplished something with all that hot water and soap.

    On a troublesome note, the drain was clogged...with hair...very disturbing. I am glad I am seeing my doctor on Tuesday for my physical. The thought of losing my hair is terrifying and I will do virtually anything to avoid that. On a happy note, my skin looks great.
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    So sorry to hear about the scrubs. I'm not sure why manufacturers think if you wear a smaller size waist that you have short legs! I am very short waisted, just shy of 5-4, but have the same length legs as my brother who is 6-2. To get the length I need in scrubs I've gone so far as to get XL for length and then alter them down. I need about a medium size and my favorites are an altered XXL pair of pants! It's a good thing I don't wear heels often (2 foot surgeries on my left arch) because I can't find pants long enough. Hope you had a buddy at church. I read somewhere you loose about 10 hairs a day, so if you wash your hair every other day you will loose 20 that day - maybe that's why the drain was clogged? Hows the sinus infection? I agree you will need 14-21 days of antibiotics. When they get as bad as yours was, they are hard to get rid of.
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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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    The sinuses are still unhappy, I am going to see the doc on Tuesday. I will be glad to see the back of this!

    I keep trying to rationalize my hair loss, but it really has increased, I can't deny it. The thing that scares me is that I have a sister three years older than me who is virtually bald. I haven't discussed this with her, we are not close, but I have talked about it with my mom. Luckily my mom and my other two older sisters are not bald or even thinning, so there is hope. Maybe estrogen is in my future. Would be nice to say goodbye to hot flashes and ward off memory loss too.

    I went through my closet and have a huge stack of jeans and slacks to take to the thrift shop. Among them are the jeans that helped spur this whole primal thing in the first place - a pair of slim-cut size 12s that I just could not believe I couldn't fit into. Now I can take them off without unbuttoning (that was my criteria for culling.) I'm left with three pairs of size 10 that are quite loose, one size eight that fits well but loosely and one size eight that is a hair too tight. Lots of really baggy scrubs. I mean really baggy to the point that they are uncomfortable. But I'm holding off on buying more for now. I still have a couple that fit okay, that's all I really need anyway. Yeah, these manufacturers need to make them longer! Or give us options for different inseams! I have relatively long legs for my size - I'm not misshapen, just my legs are an inch or two longer than you might think for someone my size - I usually take a 32 inseam. Scrubs manufacturers seem to think I should take a 28!

    No peeps at church. I sat by my lonely self. There is actually one man at church that appears to be single - at least he is alone at church. Who knows, maybe his wife is Catholic. He is tall and thin and good looking and the right age and is very, very nice, a kind person. I keep eyeing him but don't have the nerve to get serious about trying to put the moves on him. For one thing, I have to ascertain that he is even available. I need to swallow my pride and ask the pastor, who is a good friend and very understanding and of course extremely discreet. But at the same time I don't want to do anything to make myself uncomfortable at church - this is a small, small community. He is a deacon, and well known to everyone.

    Fasted until noon, came home from church and ate ham, three eggs, and some blackberries. So good. Read most of Carpender's book - skimming of course. I have read so many books that I can skip lots of bits because I am already familiar. It is interesting to get different perspectives and ideas about diet. She really addresses those fools, excuse me, sorry, those people on SADs who think primal is unhealthy.

    It is rainy and cloudy and a perfect day to make a cup of tea and pick up a book, so here I go -
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    Try finding a 36" inseam.........
    Female 53
    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
    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

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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    Hey, big news here. BIG news. I finally dug out my old Lucky Brand jeans - size 4 and 6 - and they FIT! Well, the 4's are pretty tight, but I can get them on, and I can do up the buttons. The 6s are tight, yeah, but they fit. I realize, of course that Lucky Brand runs big. But these are jeans that I literally couldn't get past my knees last winter.

    If I do say so, ahem, I look pretty hot. It was so strange to see myself in form fitting clothes - I have worn baggy clothes for so long. Also I tried on a number of dresses from size 6 to size 12 and guess what...they all fit. Weird how sizes run.
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    Woohoo!

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    Well, big fat congratulations are in order! LOL! 4's and 6's, wow. I'll be happy to settle into an 8, although I think I might be able to wear some 6's when I'm done.

    I am planning on sewing again to get around all the "not designed for my body" issues. Just getting so tired of never finding dresses that fit, and baggy-bummed pants. I have a rectangular body, with a rather large waist for my other dimensions, and by the time the waistband fits, nothing else does. Stretch jeans are my new friends, mind you. Unlike most "rectangles" though, I have round, rather bulky muscles, so I don't fit that profile too well either. I don't mind, in the sense that I think it looks bad, but clothes designed for hourglass figures just aren't going to work on me. Not if they're fitted anyway. All these princess seams just create bags across my back.

    As for that interesting man at church, don't make moves on him. Just strike up a conversation. Don't try to accomplish anything at all except getting to know him a bit better. I'm a great fan of getting to know men through friendships. You get an idea of how compatible you are without all the pressures of the dating dance. Some positive comment on the morning's sermon, or a further development of its thought would be entirely natural, it seems to me. But then, I'm the type who strikes up conversations with strangers in the check-out line at the grocery store. And who thinks one of the great delights of flying is getting to know the person in the next seat. I have met some really fascinating people on planes.
    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

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    I just had way, way too much fun. I took my hammer to a local trail, about 5 minutes from my home. It is relatively short and easy, so I thought it would be a good place to get a good workout. It seems weird to call such a fun thing exercise, but it was, and I am kinda tired out!

    There is a really nice vista right at the beginning of the trail with a bench to sit on and enjoy the river scene. Wouldn't you know there was a woman sitting there...or I should say a lady wearing a straw hat and a long flowing dress. There I was, in my fives, ragged khaki pants, striped t-shirt, with a sledgehammer...hmmmm. Luckily her back was to me and I think I snuck past without her seeing me! I didn't see anyone else. I half-ran along the trail, swung the hammer around. Wicked fun. Lots of tree roots, very forest primeval, occasionally opening up to spectacular river views with sailboats, sparkling water, and blue sky. It was great!
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