Here I am at work. Thinking a lot about my journal and stuff. Might be changing focus or doing something different. This journal is the first I have ever kept up for this length of time. I don't really journal about my food any more unless I have something new. My kitchen is totally primal - I just realized I am kosher for passover ALL the time - not a speck of grain anywhere.
Pretty upset about the bombings in Boston. Yeah, me and millions of others! I lived there for six years and stood right in that spot watching the finish line for most of those years. It's weird and horrible to see a bomb go off in a place that you know well, hurting people that you worked beside and rode the T with. I don't even know what to think or say other than the obvious platitudes. If it's a terrorist, it's horrible. If it's some loony tune American, it's horrible. There is only worse and worse.
It's amazing, isn't it? When I think of those expensive natural deodorant thingies I bought that were pretty much useless! If I ever get to travel again, it will be very cool. I'll be able to just bring a container of coconut oil, a little baking soda - no toothpaste, no antiperspirant, no lotions.
Height: 5' 10"
Starting Weight: 292
Starting Primal Weight: 275
Current weight: 224
Goal weight: 172
Body Fat 30.5
I drove home this morning listening to descriptions of the injured, which affected me deeply as this is something that I know way too much about. Some of the people had inhalation injuries to their lungs and had to be put on ventilators. This is one of my major duties as a respiratory therapist, and I know the hell they are experiencing, and will continue to experience. And the amputations and the glass and shrapnel imbedded in their bodies - I know too much about all of this. These things are tragic enough when they happen accidentally. To think anyone would deliberately cause these sorts of injuries is so far beyond my understanding that I wonder how and why people can be so different in their worldview.
I'm a little disturbed because I had a bad dream about two friends who are in Bhutan on holiday. I keep telling myself that I'm being ridiculous, but I can't get it out of my mind. I can't contact them; they aren't online people.
Very hungry but I don't have any food prepared and I have no motivation to cook anything. Is this good or bad? Certainly when I get hungry enough I will fry up an egg or two and some bacon to go with it.
Well. The last few days I haven't been too happy about my eating habits. I've had a vague 'I'm hungry but I don't know what I want' feeling and have been grazing rather than having real meals, and having too many treats. I decided the cure for this is to have a primal feast. A trip to the grocery and I had all the makings. I got something called 'swiss steak' which was very cheap and looked rather tough. I browned it on the stovetop and put it in the oven covered in broth for half an hour. It was surprisingly delicious, very beefy and tasty. Perfect with my onion gravy. Yes, chewy, but not unpleasantly so. Will definitely buy this again. I mixed up some ground turkey with my usual beef spices and baked some patties, which also turned out to be surprisingly delicious. A large bowl of leafy greens with walnut oil and balsamic vinegar. Roasted brussels sprouts, a big favorite of mine and of many others here. A glass of quite good red wine. I am very full but not bloated or stuffed. There is enough left over for at least two meals, maybe three. I also bought a pork shoulder for more carnitas, which are a very cost-effective way of eating primal. But I won't be making them tonight. Why not? I ran out of smoked paprika! Couldn't believe it. Since I've started cooking differently, I go through spices like mad. No longer do those expensive particles languish in my pantry.
Very happy to see there are some good programs on PBS tonight. Bears and wolves, some Holocaust shows (April is Holocaust Remembrance Month). I'm going to relax and chill and not worry about anything for at least a few hours.
Haven't had a hot flash in 24 hours. It's a gift, I'll take it.
Organized my primal recipes - finally.
Last edited by Siobhan; 04-16-2013 at 03:44 PM.
Just started a very good book by Madeleine Albright called PRAGUE WINTER (Czechoslovakia from 1937 to 1948). You might enjoy it. She didn't even know she was Jewish until many years after the war! She was little during the war. She was the secretary of state (first woman) and writes quite well.
Sio, i am having so much fun on Duolingo. I've finished basic one in Italian but keep going back thru it to get perfect before moving on. At first, my iPad didn't like the program at all, but I changed a few settings and now she's settled down. DH, of course, thinks i've lost my mind. I will spend at least an hour a day on it. Foreign languages have always been very hard for me. I've blamed it on being very left handed, but I'm sticking with it this time. There may be a trip to Italy in my future!!