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    Went to the pool and indeed got very wet. Did a few lazy laps but mostly just floated around. It was okay because only three people were there. I worked on my custom stroke that I invented a few years ago. I lay on my back, flutter kick, and scull my arms to the side. This is unbelievably relaxing, very easy, and oddly I seem to move through the water at a decent pace. (I am sure someone besides me has done this, but I have never seen anyone. Maybe I am the only one who isn't embarrassed to do this in public.) It seems to really work the shoulders. Hung out in the sauna for awhile and did some stretches. Stretching in the heat seems to be extremely effective. I noticed today that despite not doing yoga for months I can put my palms on the floor without bending my knees. Curious. I am not a flexible person, usually I am just about the least flexible woman in any given yoga class. Funny how well the body works without boatloads of inflammation. And I was sprinting practically barefoot this morning! Can't believe I can do this!
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    And so far today I have had turkey soup and an apple with a couple of tbsps of almond butter. This is really good BTW. Hadn't tried it before. I'm getting to like almond butter more and more as peanut butter becomes a distant memory. Some apples and a jar of almond butter would be good road food for next week.
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    Got my LL Bean men's jeans. They fit perfectly. No extra in the seat, no extra around the thighs and hips. 100% cotton. I don't absolutely love them because the waist is higher than I would like and the legs are slightly tapered at the bottom. But they will do. They are good for wearing around, doing errands, etc. Not fashion by any means. I like them and the price was right. I had two gift coupons so they were almost free. And now I know my size - men's classic fit 30 x 32.
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    Had roasted red peppers with eggs for dinner. One of my favorite ever meals. Easy too. Roast a red pepper. You do know how to roast peppers, don't you? You should, they are fantastic. Put some olive oil on it. Put it in a frying pan and cook it for awhile. Beat two eggs, add some salt. Turn the heat down pretty low. Add the eggs, stirring well. If you are a dairy doer, add some cheese too. Keep stirring. The peppers are the star of this dish, there should be a lot of them and the eggs will turn orange/red. Pour a glass of wine. Eat. Drink. Try not to moan with pleasure. Okay, go ahead and moan.

    Actually I had the roasted red pepper in the fridge. I pretty much always have some around. Buy the peppers on sale. If you put olive oil and a little salt on them, they will last for a really long time in the refrigerator. And the olive oil that is left when you use the peppers is like liquid gold. Do not discard it. Use it for eggs, vegetables, meat, anything.

    End of cooking lesson for today.
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    Anyone here besides me wish that Mark would post some pics of himself in some form-fitting lower body garment? Don't like those baggy shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Haven't put this in my journal, but I started using homemade toothpaste over a month ago and am having good results. I had tried it before, brushing with soap, but my teeth started to ache. This time around, after my last dental cleaning, I mixed up some calcium powder (just bought a supplement and crushed it), coconut oil, baking soda, and a little stevia. I pour a little peroxide over my toothbrush before and after brushing. The stevia dramatically improves the flavor. My teeth are very clean, much cleaner than they would normally be. I have been looking at them and the last few days have noticed white streaks in them. Is this remineralization? It is only noticeable up close. I like the homemade stuff, my teeth feel better and it is unbelievably cheap. I still floss. You'll have to pry my dental floss out of my cold, dead hands. (Along with my mascara and lipstick)
    Interesting. How much do you mix up at once?

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    I highly recommend it. Read through the recipe before you try it. They are not kidding about the gelatinous, sticky dough. Very weird. But it tastes great and cooks up fine. Also surprisingly easy to clean up. I think next time I will make some little rounds that could be used to make sandwiches or little pizzas. Another nice thing is that tapioca flour is relatively inexpensive compared to say, almond or coconut flour. And this is a good use for the that high-oleic sunflower oil Mark approves of. Another thing is that the little puffs are shockingly good at soaking up stuff, like the homemade broth I used in my soup. (Homemade at the co-op, not by me) They remind me of Yorkshire pudding, which I dearly love but obviously can't have. I would make these to go with a lovely roast.
    We must have a different recipe. Mine has olive oil in it. I made some today too, to give to DD with her frittata. I managed to consume only two. The rest I threw in the freezer.

    Made with less milk (or whatever liquid your recipe called for), and spread on a pan, it makes a decent pizza crust too. Needs a bit of precooking before adding toppings.

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    And so far today I have had turkey soup and an apple with a couple of tbsps of almond butter. This is really good BTW. Hadn't tried it before. I'm getting to like almond butter more and more as peanut butter becomes a distant memory. Some apples and a jar of almond butter would be good road food for next week.
    I sometimes have just a banana with some almond butter spread on every bite for breakfast or a very light meal. It doesn't get much easier than that. I made my own almond butter today, because I had almonds I needed to use up. Just roasted almonds, nothing else. I won't do it often though, because to my incredulous shock, almond butter is cheaper than roasted almonds which are cheaper than blanched almonds at Bulk Barn. Makes no sense at all. The more effort has gone into it, the cheaper they sell it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Got my LL Bean men's jeans. They fit perfectly. No extra in the seat, no extra around the thighs and hips. 100% cotton. I don't absolutely love them because the waist is higher than I would like and the legs are slightly tapered at the bottom. But they will do. They are good for wearing around, doing errands, etc. Not fashion by any means. I like them and the price was right. I had two gift coupons so they were almost free. And now I know my size - men's classic fit 30 x 32.
    Hey, it might even do for fashion... Except possibly for the high-rise.
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    I didn't give my pepper eggs recipe very well. The peppers need to be very soft, so cook them over low heat for awhile. Cut them into small pieces as they cook. Keep the heat low and stir a lot after you add the eggs so they form small curds. This is comfort food - the final result should be a creamy, soft concoction. I had it again for breakfast and it was even better this morning.

    So many questions, Judg! Let's see - I mix up 2-3 tbsps. Lasts for a month or so. Use very little. I use it twice a day, the other times I brush I just use plain peroxide. It is abrasive stuff, you don't want to overdo it.

    The recipe I have for cheese bread calls for vegetable oil, it doesn't specify. I think tasteless oil is good for this particular use; however it would be good to experiment. I can tell it will make excellent pizza crust - chewy, crunchy, sturdy enough to pick up. I will make some for a special occasion sometime. Maybe on Thanksgiving.

    I wore my new jeans all day and got a compliment. I stopped by my friend's shop and she said, "Don't take this the wrong way, but your @ss looks amazing." Which led to my admitting to buying men's jeans, and an analysis of why this might make one's @ss look good. We decided it is because the pockets are set low and are plain. She's going to get a pair, too. It's been a long time since I had jeans that really fit. I'm really enjoying wearing clothes that fit but don't bind or constrict. I think when I am too fat it is just impossible to get clothes that actually fit - I have to go for the Omar the Tentmaker style. Now that I am reasonably trim, Omar will have to look elsewhere for business.
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    So when I was in high school and college, there wasn't such a thing as "women's" jeans yet, there were just jeans. Women wore them all the time and I, for one, thought their...assets looked nice in them, even at the expense of being a bit loose in the waist. So I am not at all surprised.

    Of course all we have is your word for this... ;-)
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    I can see the thread now.....What's up, no jeans in my size?

    Every women that reads you post is thinking, "gee, I need to go find me some men's jeans so my backside looks as good as Siobhan's!"

    My gripe, being a little taller and fuller, is why don't they make women's jeans like men's and give us the option of waist and inseam length? Petites and medium length are too short, talls a bit long, unless worn with heeled boots. And I'm sure you are right about the plain pocket placement. I think it's a master plan to keep us buying more and looking for the ever elusive pair of jeans that gives us that "amazing @ss" like Siobhan!

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    Absolutely - I for one have wasted many $$$$$$ looking for those perfect jeans. I have despaired of ever fitting into any and wondering why I am so different from (apparently) every other woman. If the hips fit, the waist doesn't. They are always too long or too short. Yes, I am lovin' me my new jeans! Alas, my @ss only looks good IN the jeans. Must keep swimming...

    I went to the pool but it was really crowded. I decided to go walk on a nearby trail despite wearing Dansko clogs and a cashmere sweater. My attire meant a casual stroll rather than a vigorous walk. So check off half an hour of moving slowly. Then I went back to the pool, which was still crowded but I jumped in anyway. Swam and splashed around for awhile. It was nice. Now I am going to turn off the computer and do some chores around here, yes I am!
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