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    My husband of 23 years and I are having our first primal wedding anniversary meal tonight! He has kind of joined me on this journey (with no interest in the science as yet except the few snippets I've told him) ... he's feeling better though! Less bloating, belly going down (otherwise he's v v slim) and more energy and feeling alert.

    Starter: (rather retro?) prawn cocktail with home made mayo
    Main: steak, local spinach and asparagus and some tiny new Jersey potatoes (from the Channel Islands - they are special)
    Dessert: Panna Cotta with raspberries (only a fragment of sugar), maybe some 90% chocolate too
    and not primal at all ... a bottle of pink fizz

    None of these courses are very big .. apart from the big steak with probably a Madeira cream sauce .. mmmm!!

    We had a primal 'fry up' for breakfast and a bowl of home made veg soup for lunch so all good otherwise!

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    Sounds like fun, I will think of you! My houseguests are gone but they were very, very interested in the primal lifestyle and raved and raved about my skin - they saw me with the horrid rash. One of them has suffered from eczema for years and is willing to give it a try. I will be interested to see if she does. She actually made me stand in the sunlight and rubbed at my skin to make sure I wasn't wearing makeup.

    Last night I gave them lamb, mushrooms with onions and red peppers, sweet potatoes. All cooked in coconut oil and butter. Strawberries with heavy cream for dessert. They loved it and I probably could have served them the meal and not mentioned primal and they wouldn't have noticed. Oh, and we shared a bottle of red wine. A good time was had by all.

    Breakfast was bacon and scrambled eggs. Visited a local coffee shop for the local color and a cappuccino (for them, not for me). Went for a wonderful hike in a special area I know followed by a drive along our stunningly beautiful Maine coast, and then lunch of steak and salad. Shared a bottle of mead, made with honey doncha know. They have just left as they have to work tomorrow. I miss them.
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    Nice weekend Siobhan - we too!

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    Robust eating today! Looking over my food journal, I realized that, due to eating leafy greens and mushrooms as my only carb source, I was sorely deficient in that area, so I had a smoothie of banana - strawberry - greek yogurt - 2 tsps honey. Wowza, that was good!

    Went out to commune with the goats and sheep. Nasty neighbor's dog came and barked and barked and scared them away, making me very sad. I love dogs, but I do not love large uncontrolled dogs, or the people responsible for them. Luckily they came back in half an hour or so, and we had a good long commune. I get the feeling they find me very foolish but put up with me anyway because one has to overlook these shortcomings in their herdmates. Probably also because I come bearing carrots.
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    Sunday morning - such beautiful words - Sunday morning. I'm going to skip adult ed at church this morning as it hasn't been too edifying lately and lounge around until it is time for morning service at 10. I like to get a little bit dressed up for church as it is the only time all week that I have the opportunity to do so, and is also the only time that someone might actually be looking at me. I don't feel like eating at all. If I don't eat before church, it will be noon before I do so, and that is maybe too long. But I had a very high fat day yesterday, 70% of my calories, so it is no wonder I'm not hungry. Does lack of hunger mean I'm doing it right? Does it mean anything?

    The coconut oil is doing fab things for my skin. Absolutely the best facial creme I have ever used, and my hands have no cracks or sore places at all. I work in a hospital and wash my hands at least a thousand times every shift as well as use hand sanitizer at least two thousand times.

    This sounds really weird, I know, but my singing voice seems to have improved. I have a higher range and at least to my own ears, sound slightly richer, less tinny. I used to have a decent voice, not a great one, but two severe bouts of laryngitis and my lack of proper care of my voice afterwards left me with a cracky, tinny singing voice. Not a big loss, grant you, but I am wondering if the fat is oiling up the old vocal cords?
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    Friends, good food, and nature. What could be better?

    Lack of hunger DOES mean you are doing it right. I find it interesting to look back at the beginning of my (paper) food log (which goes back further than my on-line endeavour). I was regularly eating four times a day, or more. Now, twice a day is more common, with the occasional three- or one-spot. I am just not as hungry as I used to be, because my body is learning: one, what normal blood sugar will do for me, and two, that it has got all the energy it needs, right there, to be drawn upon at will, and since it is not battling insulin, it is easy to get to.

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    Sabine, that is good to know! I looked back over my food journal (paper) and was surprised to see how much I used to snack. I haven't snacked at all the past week, unless you count tea with a splash of milk as a snack. When I do get hungry, it is a relatively slow process, i.e. I start thinking that I might want to eat in an hour or two, which gives me time to prepare real food instead of the constant grazing I used to do (and which CW told me was okay). Today is only my three week primal anniversary! What a great time it has been, thanks in large part to the great people here who patiently answer my questions and are always there in one form or another 24/7. I love you ladies!
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    Went to the fishermen's memorial service today, where the names of all those lost at sea from this area are read aloud with the tolling of the bell. Very poignant this year as a fisherman was just lost this week. Then comes the blessing of the fleet, where boats sail by the end of the dock and local clergy throws holy water and blessings on them. Unintentionally quite funny when the Catholic priest had a pithy comment about many of the boats, and some of them had obviously inebriated captains or were REALLY overloaded - uhh, folks, the Coast Guard is there! The Coast Guard chaplain kept turning around, saying, "I can't see anything. Sun's in my eyes."

    Came home and had 2 hot dogs, a big salad with avocado and onion dressed with walnut oil and balsamic vinegar. The walnut oil was a gift from my house guests, very lovely stuff. I've been tracking my food on paleotrack, and it helps with the ratios.

    I am really tired (didn't sleep too well last night) and I think I will get a few zzzzz's. Hopefully I will wake up with some energy because I need to do some serious chores around my home and pay some bills too!
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    Siobhan, I just read your entire journal! Lovely to hear your journey so far... I too used to work nights (7 x12 hr shifts and then 7 off! Nasty!) I also have very fair skin and am hoping to see an improvement in my tolerance of the sun (auto-immune skin condition too) and the thing that has been bugging me a lot lately is a very painful heel. Someone referred me to your story of the PF that has cleared up. I don't believe I have PF (have had previously) but the inside of my heel is killing me! It has been painful for about 6 months now and I have been doing ice packs and stretches to no avail! I am going to try - sometime- getting off my feet for a few days. Kind of hard to do at the moment as I am right in the middle of trying to finish getting a garden ready for planting and sorting my backyard out. But the next rainy day I think I am going to sit and knit and lie and read for as long as I can
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    Siobhan, sounds like you have had a lovely weekend.

    Cappuccinos are one of my sensible indulgences, but definitely not on a daily basis. Our espresso machine is an old and well-loved friend. Getting elderly even.

    You're using the coconut oil on your face too? It's not making it greasy? Hmm. I've decided to use up my excess Vaseline as a night hand cream. I'm going to be careful with coconut. I tried it on my hands and they got a bit tingly. Plus I've had some minor allergic reactions lately and wondering if coconut is the culprit. Consuming large amounts of inhabitual foods has sometimes caused me problems in the past and created new intolerances and I don't want to chase coconut out of my diet by overdoing it. So I'm limiting my exposure for now.
    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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