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    And yes, I definitely need red vibrams to go with the dress!

    Feeling kinda crappy but I know it is the prednisone, and I know it is only temporary, and I know it is the best thing for me right now. Sometimes you have to do stuff you just really don't want to, and this is one of those times. Decided to repot some plants, which is a fairly easy job, and it was just a bit much - back started to complain partway into the project, and I had to get up from a kneeling position by hand-over-handing my porch support beam. Humbling...very humbling. Okay, no more complaining.

    Had a smoothie with blueberries today. Very nice. I think this is great way to get some delicious nutrition. The protein powder is fine, it works great mixed up with everything else. Adding coconut oil is key, without the fat it isn't nearly as satisfying. Funny how a measly teaspoon of oil changes the entire dynamic. Reminds me, I have to get some bananas.

    Thinking about making a meatza for dinner. Something about using chicken for pizza crust? Will look it up. I have some tomatoes begging to be used up. Also have chicken. And lots of herbs. (See potting project above.)

    I have lost more weight. I'm not sure where I started, would have to go back and find where I put it in my journal, but I think I am down about 12 lbs. Tomorrow will be 6 weeks. Funny, I don't really feel like I am losing but I am. I think it is because I am eating so much, hardly ever hungry, and feeling very strong and good despite this back thing I'm dealing with. People keep telling me I look great, which is funny because no one ever tells me that. Yesterday I ran into a co-worker who kept repeating, "you look great!" even though his wife was right there next to him. She is very nice, BTW, and I am pretty sure he just couldn't figure out why I look different - even I am not quite sure why I look different - maybe just carrying myself differently? All the animals I am eating are adding their mojo to mine?

    Okay, enough computer time, back to real life.
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    If your skin is improving, people are going to notice without realizing what they're noticing. A healthy glow just looks a lot different than an anemic pallour. I also find that at certain key points in our weight loss, our proportions seem to shift, so everybody seems to notice at once. And if you keep bumping into people who haven't seen you in a while, you're going to be fielding comments almost constantly.

    Hope your friend's wife is not the insecure type... LOL!

    I love smoothies. I've been adding a couple of raw eggs for both fat and protein, sometimes coconut milk. What I throw in is a little different every time, depending on what's available, but bananas and/or frozen berries are pretty well always involved. Adding cinnamon not only adds flavour, but goodness. Pretty well every herb and spice used in cooking has something beneficial going for it, so I try to use them whenever I can. I never remember precisely what they're good for, but it doesn't matter. The food tastes better too.
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    You know, I keep forgetting the raw eggs! Must make note to myself....eggs...don't forget eggs...and cinnamon...I'll bet cardamon is good too. Can't wait for my next smoothie!

    I think it must be my skin - my skin definitely looks better, but it never occurs to me that anyone else would notice. And I was out in the sun for over an hour today, no redness or burning but I look healthier.

    My chicken crust pizza is in the oven right now, it was very easy, much easier than I thought. I will let you know how it tastes.
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    Okay, my verdict on the chicken/mozzarella crust pizza. Just okay. Very easy to make, will make again I am sure, but I will be tweaking the recipe a bit. Just really bland, IMHO. The crust was almost tasteless, although the texture was very nice. Next time I will add some spices/salt/herbs right into the mixture. One thing that was really great is that I used a lot of the chicken that might have been wasted - bits that don't carve up well, like the tasty but hard-to-carve pieces along the backbone, and the half breast that was leftover from another meal. I wonder if cheddar cheese might be better? Hmmm....

    Many points, though for the kitties - tubby cat LOVED it. He gobbled down all the bits I gave him and looked for more. If you have read the first entry of my journal here, you will see that I had an epiphany while feeding my tubby boy regular pizza. It was quite ironic to sit down to dinner and feed him primal pizza. Incidentally, slim cat won't come near people food of any type, even fish or steak. He is a good eater but fastidious.

    Enjoying a great jazz program on radio - WBACH - you can check it out online if you want - 6-10 PM every Saturday (Eastern time, that is.)
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    Okay, now we're talking. Just made myself a cocktail that is really hitting the spot. Ounce of gin (Hendricks, my favorite), juice from one lime, freshly squeezed of course, top up with club soda for total of 4 oz. drink. No problem with carbs! I have been wanting a gin & tonic, but haven't been able to find any tonic water that isn't evil; i.e. full of HFCS. This concoction is just as good...maybe better...fresh lime juice is hard to beat. I certainly have a craving for citrus juice these days.

    Telling myself...sip...don't gulp it down...so delicious...
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    I liked the thought of you coming full circle and sharing primal meatsa with tubby cat. And now *i* want a gin & tonic after all the garden work I did today. I never bother keeping alcohol in the house unless it's for cooking. Cime to think of it, that 1/2 can of coconut milk in my fridge would be soooo good with some rum in it right about now...

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    You keep me laughing (the beer is helping too) How was the cocktail? It is good to see others that eat cheese. I am also losing weight but don't really feel it. My skin hasn't changed much. If you perfect the chicken pizza let me know. I'm making beef broth tonight so I can make french onion soup tomorrow and trying a few recipes that fit the primal requirements (if you do dairy) I find that lunch is not that important anymore. Do you find that?

    I too love animals; currently have 2 poms and 2 pugs and 2 cats. My children fear I'm going to become the cat lady! Keep up the great posts. I am a fan! Enjoy your weekend and I hope the pain subsides.

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    Thank you for the kind words! I do eat dairy, have thought about giving it up but probably won't any time soon. I definitely don't care about regular mealtimes anymore - if I eat breakfast, lunch is not necessary. Or I'm happy with a small brekkie and a main meal late in the afternoon, maybe a small meal later...or maybe not.

    I used to worry about becoming a cat lady; then I became one and stopped worrying about it! (LOL) One great thing about aging is letting go of my old stale expectations for myself, and especially other people's expectations.

    The cocktail was fantabulous, absolutely astonishingly good. Yes, I am serious. Don't recommend it as a regular part of your diet, but as a treat it is in the Number One Spot.

    Now I recommend that everyone pop over to youtube and listen to Brother Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." And believe it -
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    I loved listening to Brother Iz not too long ago - I had never heard of him but came across him one day and listened to a bunch of his stuff. Wish he had had the opportunity to go primal!

    So glad you are feeling a bit better. I was concerned about my dairy intake too, but am no longer. It doesn't seem to affect me badly and I really believe good raw milk is an awesome food. It has been around for too long in too many cultures for me to have qualms about drinking it. I do think I need to be careful how much as I have a long way to go with the extra fat I carry. I have cut way back on my cheese intake for now, I treat it more like a delectable treat every now and again. I still have the occasional glass of raw milk - a very nice way to increase my carbs if I need to. In fact, I have had a very low carb day so may wander off to the fridge for a glass Your cocktail does sound good - I miss Amarula Cream, Irish Cream, Cape Velvet, Port etc all the sweet dessert drinks that are of course taboo now.
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    Hendricks Gin... the only really proper gin IMO!

    Glad you can enjoy it, I cannot have drinks anymore.
    I also LOVE lime... so, have one of those lovely gin/lime with soda yummies sometime for me.
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