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    When I got dressed for church this morning I discovered I had the new choice of two skirts that I haven't been able to fit into for ages. That was quite a nice surprise!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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    Thank you!

    Today is my four week anniversary! I know, I've mentioned this already. But I'm proud of myself, and I'm proud of everyone here who has helped me, given me advice, and answered my questions. I've learned a boatload of information in four weeks and I can't remember the last time I have felt so good and so positive about what I'm doing. I am actually starting to feel good about myself, which is pretty miraculous.

    So many good things happened today, I can't put them all here. Our pastor gave a tremendously powerful, moving sermon. I got - no kidding - ten compliments on how I look. People are saying, "Is your hair different? Have you lost weight? Got a facial? Been on vacation?" I went to a fantastic concert. I visited a little church in a nearby town - maybe the prettiest church I have ever seen, a half-timbered building built right on the river with gorgeous grounds. I have turkey simmering away on the stove and a refrigerator full of primal food. There is a TV show on this evening that I am really looking forward to (I rarely watch TV, turn it on maybe once a month). I've been doing a lot of yoga, and this morning I was able to bend at the waist and put my palms on the floor, something I haven't done for 15 years.

    It's all good.
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    Yum! Sounds lovely.

    Empty calories with no real nutrition... My second son is becoming a sourdough bread expert (I think he's even setting up a website...) and he wouldn't argue that point with store-bought bread. He would strongly argue the merits of sourdough made with archaic grains though. He probably has a point. And he will throw the science at you too. He does support my cutting grains if I think I personally have an intolerance though; that is a different issue. Just as well. Found out his mother-in-law (my co-grandmother) read Wheat Belly a while back, cut out all wheat products and has seen a wonderful difference in her health. I should phone her. We've had a lot of similar health issues, so that's actually quite encouraging.

    We had communion today too and I realized when it was halfway down I was eating wheat. Hadn't thought of that. And I did have a slight allergic reaction later too, although I can't be sure that was the cause. Still, it was interesting. Goodness, am I going to have to come to church with my own personal non-bread bread? Probably just not worth it for such a small amount.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Thank you!

    Today is my four week anniversary! I know, I've mentioned this already. But I'm proud of myself, and I'm proud of everyone here who has helped me, given me advice, and answered my questions. I've learned a boatload of information in four weeks and I can't remember the last time I have felt so good and so positive about what I'm doing. I am actually starting to feel good about myself, which is pretty miraculous.

    So many good things happened today, I can't put them all here. Our pastor gave a tremendously powerful, moving sermon. I got - no kidding - ten compliments on how I look. People are saying, "Is your hair different? Have you lost weight? Got a facial? Been on vacation?" I went to a fantastic concert. I visited a little church in a nearby town - maybe the prettiest church I have ever seen, a half-timbered building built right on the river with gorgeous grounds. I have turkey simmering away on the stove and a refrigerator full of primal food. There is a TV show on this evening that I am really looking forward to (I rarely watch TV, turn it on maybe once a month). I've been doing a lot of yoga, and this morning I was able to bend at the waist and put my palms on the floor, something I haven't done for 15 years.

    It's all good.
    Saw this after making my last comment after what I thought was the last entry, LOL!

    You go girl! Nothing like feeling like a winner, is there?
    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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    [QUOTE=Siobhan;795994]I think I am posting too much.

    I like it.

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    Isn't is amazing how much can be affected after only a month? Glad for all your changes. Feeling good is such a blessing.
    And wow, those raptors sound like quite a sight.

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    Siobhan sounds like things are going really well! So glad for you! We too have a raptor program here in Fort Collins and every month they have a program at the libraries in town where they bring raptor ambassadors that were unable to be released after recovery. We LOVE it and the kids will happily sit through the whole program - even DS who has a hard time with most things that require a long period of sitting still They are so incredibly beautiful and proud and there is something about these birds that lifts one's heart and inspires one to fly higher Have you ever looked at the live video feed of the various raptors (and other birds) as they nest and raise their little ones?? Fascinating - do a search for the Decorah eagles (bald eagles) they are in the process of raising their young right now and it is wonderful to watch the two parents taking such tender care of their fragile eaglets!

    Yay for skirts that make it back into circulation!! I have a whole pile of sleeveless summer t-shirts that fit perfectly just in time for the hotter weather and gardening!
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 218 lbs
    S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
    LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    Just take it one bite at a time ...

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    Wow, thanks for all the encouragement! I can't believe anyone is interested in my ramblings! But this journal has become a huge motivational tool for me, and having people read it is so great!

    I can't stop thinking about the raptors. One of the things that really impressed me about the program (well, there were many things) is that the room was filled to capacity with all demographics well represented. Men and women of all ages, paired and unpaired, kids, some young, some older, families, multi-generational families. It is so unusual to see a crowd of this sort, the birds really bring people together. I have to check out those video feeds!

    Last night was a 'sleeping night' for me. Because of my wacky schedule, I deliberately sleep for a very long time - as long as I can - about one night a week. CW says you can't make up for sleep - my experience tells me that not only can I make up for sleep, I need to. Sort of like those intermittent carb feasts, I think, except for me it is sleeping. Of course not everyone's lifestyle lends itself to ten hours of sleeping even occasionally, but since I can manage it, I do. I did have some weird dreams near the end - my dead sister talking to me and my cats turning into dogs. Woke up not hungry.

    Judg, I guess your son is through with primal eating? I hope the bread-making doesn't derail your efforts. It is really, really fun to make bread. Too bad you can't make it out of meat! (Although I think I have seen a pizza crust recipe made from chicken.)
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

    I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Judg, I guess your son is through with primal eating? I hope the bread-making doesn't derail your efforts. It is really, really fun to make bread. Too bad you can't make it out of meat! (Although I think I have seen a pizza crust recipe made from chicken.)
    Sorry for not making that clear, Siobhan. Different son. I have four of the critters. It's the married, soon-to-be-father-of-three who is gung-ho into bread-making. He's #2. #4 lives with me and is still more or less primal. Not too sure how long either of those things will last, but we will see.
    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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