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    Just went for a long, long walk that included errands, like going to the post office, and fun, like going to the thrift shop. I set out wearing jeans, a t-shirt with 3/4 sleeves, a fleece vest, heavy socks with sneaks. After about half an hour I was dying of heat stroke. I don't seem to get cold like I used to. Must be the fat. I could take off the vest but nothing else.

    My 'Wheat is Murder' t-shirt and DVDs (Tom Naughton) came! Hurray! The shirt is my inspiration. I think I will hang it by my mirror.

    The thrift shop totally rocks. I walked away with a pair of J. Jill white jeans - new, up-to-date style, an Orvis green cotton shirt, a Land's End striped tee (see post a few pages back), and an L.L. Bean jacket for...wait for it...$12. Everything like new. The advantage to living in a resort town with lots of rich people. "Oh, I wore these once already. I'll just put them in the thrift store pile."

    Food today - turkey soup for brekkie, hot dog, fried egg, avocado, kiwi for lunch.

    It's much too nice outside to be in here on the keys - see you later -
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    Score! Okay, I'm going to have to come visit you just to see your thrift shops, LOL!

    You've been feeling warmer too, eh? So it's not just my imagination. Especially if I'm out walking, I get this slow burn on and I end up peeling off layers too. I was almost embarrassed the other day. It wasn't even 70 out, and I was baking. I was down to just a thin T-shirt over my jeans. Most of the people around me were in jackets and sweaters. It took a good couple of hours for the effect to wear off.
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    Yup, it is nice to be warmer! I hope I stay like this.

    I love my cats so much. Slim cat jumps up on the counter (I can feel the non-cat people shuddering, but I don't care about the pooty feet) and he is at just the right height for me to hold him against my chest and feel him purring. I put my cheek against his silky warm fur and all seems right with the world. He must like this, because he will stay as long I hold him.

    I made a big-ass salad with turkey and ate it with my hands. Is it okay to admit that? I love to eat salad with my fingers. Something about utensils just makes it taste different. Well, I'm alone here, there is no one to see. I got up for a minute and came back to find tubby cat eating out of my salad bowl. He loves turkey. I would much rather have him eating turkey than bread!

    I caused a small scene in the grocery store by standing in the pet food aisle muttering somewhat loudly about the horrible ingredients in cat food. Do you know that corn is a prominent ingredient in just about all of the cat foods, even the supposedly healthy ones? Corn! Ever seen a lion stalk a corn stalk? Anyway, this is bad. I was muttering to myself, rather animatedly I am afraid, and I looked up and there were four or five people standing there watching me. This is really bad because I live in a village. There is no anonymity here. I expect I will be hearing about this. But I'm going to look at the food co-op and see what I might be able to afford in better cat food.

    The brisket recipe from Sunday is simmering away in my oven right now. Mmmmmmmm. Will be good to take to work the next three nights. I also laid in a good supply of leafy greens.

    AND I watched Tom Naughton's Big Fat Fiasco - terrific! I am glad I bought it because I will definitely watch it again. I wish I could get my doctor to watch it!
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    In addition to walking around in the sunshine I actually sat outside in a chair and read a book for about half an hour. Now this is something I do not do i.e. deliberately expose myself to sunshine. There is no obvious sign that I have done so, no redness or color change to my skin at all. I observed quite a bit of sunburn at the grocery store so the sun is indeed strong enough to burn. We Mainers tend to go crazy when we have warm sunny days, although we have had many of them already. Now, I am not silly enough to think, hey, I'm not going to burn anymore - but this is a start, and it is nice to think I might be able to go out in the daytime once in a while without freaking out about frying to a crisp. (Did you ever go to the beach and see someone in a hat, long sleeves, long pants, sitting under an umbrella? That was me.)
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    Only 1100 calories today but I have not been hungry at all so I'm not going to do anything differently. I did eat a bit more than usual this weekend - I think around 1800 calories a day. Although it looks like I'm obsessing about calories and that is not a good goal - but I do love Paleotracker. I would never have the courage to eat as much fat as I do without it. Fat is tremendously satisfying. On Saturday night I had a smoothie and felt a bit weird afterwards - not that many carbs but maybe too many without fat and protein with it - so tonight I added 1 tsp coconut oil and 1 tbps almond butter to the banana and strawberries. Felt fine afterwards and I must say the flavor was improved significantly. Just my latest n=1 experiment!

    Watched Tom Naughton's Science for Smart People - so entertaining. He includes a short interview with a scientist at the end giving the latest word on estrogen therapy. Hmmm, maybe I need to look into this. I am at exactly the age he recommends transdermal estrogen. I don't like taking meds but I would like to hang onto my bones and my memory.

    I've been posting on a reading website for years and years - made the mistake of posting that I had read Gary Taubes's book and enjoyed it very much and that it made me think really, really hard. Set off a bit of a storm which is something I cannot stand. I'll have to lay low there for awhile.

    The brisket smells so delicious. I just put the whole thing in the refrigerator. Tomorrow I will heat it up, cut it up, portion it out, and enjoy over the next few days.
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    There's nothing like a good thrift store score!
    Have you tried the Liquid Fat Bomb yet? Amazing.
    How strange about Taubes' setting off a storm. Were they disputing his science? Or just not wanting to hear it? His writing is so dense, I'm impressed enough people had read it to discuss. None of my circle is interested.

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    Actually no one else had read it, they merely googled it and saw a lot of criticism, etc. So they don't actually know anything about his science. One of the most compelling parts of his book, to me, is where he explains how people who appear to obese can be starving, something seen in underdeveloped/impoverished countries, where obese mothers bring in their starving kids with stick-thin limbs and distended bellies. That is something that had always puzzled me, and I see it to some degree in the hospital where I work.

    I haven't had the liquid fat bomb! Where do I find the recipe? I searched for it here but maybe I didn't search hard enough.
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    I put an egg or even two in my smoothies. You can also add some yogurt.

    I enjoyed Paleo Tracker too, but I'm not going to use it on a daily basis. I start getting too uptight about getting my numbers right. And then I lose sight of the big picture. I'm like that in a lot of things. If I break things down too much, I get overwhelmed by details and thoroughly psyched out.
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    Just a quick note to add my lunch - BAS with turkey, walnut oil, BV, lots of veg. Slept a good part of the day because I'm working tonight. See you later!
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    I searched 'recipes' as I recall, but here it is, in all its glory:

    'Small' Liquid Fat Bomb (Small, because the original recipe was triple this! I don't know who could have finished that amount!)

    1 egg
    1/4C cream
    1/2T vanilla (1 1/2t.)
    1/2 packet stevia
    1/4C coconut milk(Once I accidentally used coconut OIL by accident, and it was also great. Now, I sometimes use BOTH!)

    Whirl together in the blender until frothy, then enjoy. Ooooh, now I want one. It has been a while since my last one. Maybe I'll have it for breakfast tomorrow-no, shoot, I am going out for sashimi. No breakfast! Okay, on Thursday!

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