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    LOL! We need pictures of that kitchen!

    Glad you're feeling a bit better. May it continue in that direction.
    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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    Hey, for once my body is telling me what to do and I'm actually listening! Seems like fasting is the way to go right now. God knows I could live off my fat for quite some time! Very interesting concept.

    Roofer is gone, couldn't find the leak because there is 2 inches of standing water on my roof. Yikes!

    I wonder if too much computer time has something to do with this back problem? Double yikes!
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    Feeling better. Found a comfortable position in a lawn chair that I have placed in front of my woodstove. I'm reading away this rainy day. The worst thing is getting in the car; that is still painful enough that I find it hard not to yelp a bit. And being in the car is no fun. I am lucky this is on my left side, if it were my right I would not be able to drive.

    Got a shoe repair kit in the mail. Since there aren't any shoe repairers anymore, I will have to learn to do it myself. Luckily it is not hard. I repaired the soles of two pairs of shoes and put heel taps on them. Someday I hope to wear barefoot shoes, but that is in the future. Have to get my back working again before I change up anything. But the feet feel good, better than they have for years.

    Cats are sleeping in my unmade bed; they love it when I don't make the bed. Cracks me up.
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    Got some protein powder today. I think it's pretty good nutritionally, although it hardly has any fat. I will have to add coconut oil to my smoothies. Tried it with some coconut milk, hmmm, kind of chalky. I am unimpressed with the two kinds of coconut milk I have used so far. They are pretty tasteless. I will figure it out. The protein powder is a great way to boost protein intake, because I am finding that the hardest thing. It's easy to find fat and easy to find carbs. Protein generally comes wrapped in fat, but often not enough. So much for my dairy-free idea! Maybe in the future though.

    Cats don't seem to be hungry for their dinner, very unusual.
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    I was reminiscing about the bad old days with my late DH. He was a good shopper, loved to shop actually. He had very good taste and enjoyed choosing clothes for me. I often think of him as I struggle to clean out my closets. He would turn over his wardrobe every two to three years, carefully discarding and purchasing new items so that everything in his well-organized closet fit well, looked good, and matched. I can't even come close, but hey, reach for the stars I say! Anyway I got out my four pairs of Lucky Brand jeans that I rocked when I was a size 4 or 6. They are the only items I have saved from those thinner days, and I am glad I did because they are all classic styles, straight leg, not too low waist and not too high waist. One pair I can actually get on my body, although it doesn't come close to closing. Hey, that is progress! Last time I tried I couldn't get them past my knees.

    Also I was thinking of the differences when we went grocery shopping. He would come home with cookies, cake, crackers, pasta. I would come home with steak and pork chops and beer. I was thinking of this because I am feeling like having a beer, and I have four Blue Moons in the back of the fridge. I think I will pop one open tonight when I sit down to watch Nature on PBS. Here's to you, Chris.
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    You are so cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Got some protein powder today. I think it's pretty good nutritionally, although it hardly has any fat. [SNIP] The protein powder is a great way to boost protein intake, because I am finding that the hardest thing. It's easy to find fat and easy to find carbs. Protein generally comes wrapped in fat, but often not enough. So much for my dairy-free idea! Maybe in the future though.

    Cats don't seem to be hungry for their dinner, very unusual.
    I was very unhappy when I ran out of my whey protein isolate. I had a protein smoothie every day for a while and it really helped bump up the protein and get some extra green veggies in me. I have a vitamix so I'd smoothie-up a scoop of whey, coconut milk (or even a bit of yogurt and weak green tea) plus a cup of spinach, parsley, 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana (my bad) and YUMM. 26 grams of protein minimum! My favorite coconut milk is Native Valley Organic Coconut Milk from Thailand Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk, 13.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food I cannot afford it a case at a time, just one can a week as a treat. Now that my 9 year old has discovered how amazing it is (especially with strawberries) he eats most of it, the lamb. But some of the coconut milks are blech!

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    [SNIP] Anyway I got out my four pairs of Lucky Brand jeans that I rocked when I was a size 4 or 6. They are the only items I have saved from those thinner days, and I am glad I did because they are all classic styles, straight leg, not too low waist and not too high waist. One pair I can actually get on my body, although it doesn't come close to closing. Hey, that is progress! Last time I tried I couldn't get them past my knees.

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    OOOH! That's fabulous you can get them onto your body! Wonderful! I have bins of vacuum sealed plastic bags filled with beautiful clothes I've bought at ritzy tag sales in Connecticut. They're sorted by sizes so I will always have a wardrobe as I reduce in size. This time I KNOW I'll do it.

    Enjoy your beer and your relaxing. So nice to read that you're feeling better.

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    Thanks for that, I'm really interested in experimenting with different smoothies and getting some go-to concoctions. I have always stayed away from smoothies because the CW ones are pure carb and just make me hungrier. Now that I know about the importance of fats and protein I can get into them. What a difference it makes. I hadn't thought of getting some leafy greens at the same time.

    I've made my computer station into a stand-up, woo-hoo!
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    You must be very grateful that that roof doesn't belong to you.

    There's something I've never tried: protein powder. Not too keen on it, to tell the truth.

    Keep getting better.
    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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    Back is extra painful this morning. And here I was hoping to wake up tons better. I'm seeing the doctor, not that I expect he will be able to do much of anything.

    Tubby cat is playing and playing this morning. He is running around with a toy mouse the neighbor made for him. He also has a little goldfinch toy that chirps like a real goldfinch. It is funny to hear it chirping away.

    I really have to get a camera and take some pics of these guys. I hardly have any of them. When my beloved cat died three years ago, it really helped to have lots of pictures of him. I don't expect these boys will be going anywhere soon, but it is never too early to start.

    I'm going to attempt the farmers market this morning and then to the doctor. Hope I don't scream too loudly when I get in the car.
    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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