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    Such a sad conversation with a friend this evening. She is a very well meaning "vegetarian" - lives completely on processed food, frozen Lean Cuisine, McDonald's french fries, etc. so that she can save animals - she is a very dedicated animal rescuer, has found homes for hundreds of dogs and cats. A really, really good person, but I would so like to see her eat a decent diet. Even if she would embrace eggs and dairy - she suffers from depression, is overweight, and has started giving herself B12 shots. She is such a good person. I was so sad listening to her relate her very real problems, IMHO at least partially (who am I kidding - mostly) caused by poor diet. As I sit here feeling energy and health practically radiate from the ends of my fingers I wish I could find some way to talk with her about eating better. But you know what? I think it is a form of self-abuse and is on some level deliberate. I think she doesn't believe she deserves to be healthy, happy, to take good care of herself. I have tried before to talk to her, not even about meat, just about maybe eating an apple once in a while, or steaming up some veg in the microwave, anything, and she got really upset with me. She insists she does not cook, doesn't want to cook, doesn't have time, etc. It is hard for me to imagine this attitude, but I can only think it stems from deep insecurity and feelings of worthlessness.

    Working very hard tonight! Very busy - must go -
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    Don't know what's neater, that you're feeling better and have a fabulous looking spine or that you're so sharp at 3am that you caught an error like that.

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    Consumed a very large amount of food today. Came to 1900 calories, macros all good. Feel excellent. I think I am needing this amount of food with my activity level although it feels like a lot. Carbs at 86g, no cravings.

    Lots of challenges at work. It is amazing to me how many people show up in the emergency room needing help and then refuse everything and scream and yell about everything (Taking off shoes? What?) I mean, I don't agree with lots of things we do here, but the fact is, this is a traditional hospital and we do traditional medicine here. I always want to say, "What did you think would happen if you came here complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath? We would wave our hands over you, say an incantation, and send you home? We do tests and stick you with needles. It's bloody invasive. That's what we do here. If you wanted something different, you shouldn't have come." I know this sounds cruel and insensitive, and I fully realize how frightening it can be to be sick or injured (don't I know that...up close and personal). I am happy to explain things I am doing in great detail. But showing up and then fighting us at every turn is so stupid and counter-productive. This happens ALL THE TIME. "Yes, I have severe chest pain and I can't breathe. I don't want an EKG. Why are you putting those stickers on me? What is that thing on my finger? NO, NO MEDICINE!" Ummmm. I don't get it.
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    My spine is probably the most attractive part of me right now! And that is okay by me!
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    Hey, old is good!

    Really challenging night, very busy and lots of different situations. I was very careful of my back but felt I gave 100%, so I am feeling good about that. What a fantastic thing it is to have the brain fog gone! How did I live like that? Last night I was very tired, but I still felt like all my brain cylinders were firing.

    Came home hungry, had a hamburger patty and some cantaloupe. Normally wouldn't eat fruit this time of day but that melon is so delicious it just begs to be eaten. Now I am off to bed.
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    Yes, I really lucked out with yesterday's cantaloup. So sweet and tasty. And half of it is still there! More salad? Snack? Choices, choices...
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Woke up full and energy, and it is a good thing too, as I had a boatload of errands to do this afternoon before work. As I was driving home, I decided I was starving and made a big scramble - chicken sausage, 2 eggs, onions, garlic, feta. Delicious. Got halfway through and couldn't finish - this is a very weird thing for me, especially since I scarf my food like a ravenous wolf. I was never good at that chewing 30 times, putting fork down thing. Basically I would just stick my head right down to my plate if it were socially acceptable. Anyway, the leftovers will make a nice snack later. Enjoyed my favorite treat of lemon juice and water.

    Bought a jar of coconut but don't know what to do with it. Must learn.

    Hope to post more later, depends on how busy work is - been reading some journals, you ladies are great, it is so fun to follow your journeys.
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    Jar of coconut? Milk? Oil? Cream? Or?

    That's happened to me a few times too, feeling full well before I expected to. On the other hand, today I ate a ginormous helping of fresh coleslaw, so it can work either way.
    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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    Nutiva coconut manna, which is organic whole coconut.
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