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    There is always hope!

    The film was fantastic, can't wait to see it again. Saw all my friends there! Cool thing about a popular movie in a village theater. You know, when I think back on all the films, concerts, and plays I have seen in my life I realize that it is only in the last few years that I have really learned to enjoy them. I have never been able to live in the present. When I would watch a film, I would be thinking, "How much longer is the film? What is going to happen? I should have got popcorn. I'm thirsty. I hope I remember where I put the car." I couldn't just ENJOY THE FILM. Just couldn't. But somehow the paradigm shifted, and I can sit in the theater and just let the events unfold. It is so enjoyable. I wish I hadn't "missed" so many performances. But I'm not going to miss any more of them. Anyway, I really got invested in the characters and they were very real to me for the duration of the film. There were at least 10 lines that I am going to use in my real life! Oh, the film is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. And Judi Dench has no business looking so great. What a wonderful actor she is. Of course they were all good. And yes, I think is Bill Nighy is devastatingly hot. Actually for my actual critical review - the script is weak, mawkish, and cliched, and too much is crammed into the film - but the performances raise the film to a superior level. Any one of those actors could read the phone book and I would pay $9 to see them. (Yes, movies are $9 in my village.) Although I didn't even have to pay because a friend gave me ticket. If the evening had been any better I wouldn't be able to stand it.

    Came home and had a coconut-almond butter-honey-chocolate treat (thanks Sabine!) and glass of water with the juice of a lime. Now I am going to bed because I have a big day of plant sales, a garden trip, and maybe a thrift shop or two.
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    Got a good night's sleep and woke up raring to go. Tried putting the coconut manna in my tea but it is too grainy. Must stick with coconut oil. I wonder if goats like coconut? Somehow I think not.

    I will admit, I really like it when Paleotracker turns over to a new day and says, "What are you waiting for? Eat something!"
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    I've been wondering if Mark is going to do a 30-day challenge or something like that this year? Maybe soon? That would be fun. I'm getting ready to Cordain's 7-day paleo plan. It looks really good. I'm being held back because I don't have the cookbook. The library messed up my ILL request, so who knows when I will get it. Maybe next week. I should have broken down and bought it, but I have too many books already. I really, really, really try not to buy any books unless I am sure I am going to want to keep it and use it.

    Had a good breakfast of avocado, scrambled egg (one), two slices bacon (uncured natural), tea with goat milk. I woke up hungry but I'm not hungry now! Back is whispering to me, so I have to take it easy. Off to start my day -
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    Have a good one, Siobhan!
    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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    Guess who will be wearing white jeans, a long pink and white top, and a pink and yellow scarf to church tomorrow? I think you have guessed correctly, that will be ME! The white jeans not only fit, they look nice, and a trip to the thrift shop yielded the new top and scarf.

    What a fun day I've had, although I have spent too much money. I didn't buy any plants - I already have all the plants I need this year. I was really looking for a tree, and no one had trees. But I bought a really beautiful handmade fabric handbag at a craft sale. Also don't think I've mentioned the clothes from L.L.Bean arrived yesterday and I love them - the dress is great and I will probably wear it constantly this summer. If I weren't on a budget I would buy a couple more in different colors. And I got a pink sweater with a waterfall front and elbow-length sleeves. Again, I wish I could buy a few colors. I'm really making myself sound like a clothes horse here, and I am not, but I like to look decent. It has been a long time since I felt like I could wear anything nice or look less than hideous.

    Had some cold shrimp for lunch - oddly, I have developed a taste for these. Shared with tubby cat. He loves shrimp. Also 5 oz. of raspberries. Might be a cup of tea in my future.
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    What a beautiful day it has turned out to be! It is 80 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze off the ocean.

    Another weird experience. I feel like I have morphed into an alien. Normally I have a BIG problem with mosquito bites. I'm not actually allergic, just really sensitive - the bites swell up, turn bright red, last for ages, itch like bloody hell...need I say that mosquitoes love me, and if one of those buggers is within a mile it will find me?

    At the garden today I noticed mosquitoes landing on me but not biting. I smashed quite a few, and they hadn't bitten me yet. I did receive one bite on my finger. It itched, but I washed my hands thoroughly and it stopped. It's fine now. Have I become unattractive to mosquitoes? I would think with all the protein and fat I would be especially delicious. The jury is still out on this one, but it was weird. Also spent all day outside in the sun, no burn, a little flush of color but definitely not burn.

    I had my first non-primal treat. A small gelato from the local shop that makes it right on the premises. 2.5 oz. of toasted coconut. I asked about the nutrition information - about 30 g of sugar (cane sugar). A lot but not too horrible. Only 8 g of fat, can you believe it? Made with milk, not cream. When I was asking about the nutrition, they tried to steer me towards the sorbet because it is fat-free. Can you believe it? Of course it has..dum dum dum dum...almost twice the sugar. Not primal, but all quality ingredients, no HFCS, etc. It was good, but I can live without it. Would rather have a hamburger patty. Or bacon. Or raspberries.
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    Siobhan, I seem to have become immune to mosquitoes over the last few years. They bite, but no irritation. I'm not complaining.
    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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    Forgot to mention that I scored Dana Carpender's 500 Low-Carb Recipes at the used bookstore for $1. I've been checking regularly for paleo/primal books, cookbooks, whatever I can get. Hey, spinach with garlic and anchovies - have to try that soon!

    Had a rather large smoothie. That's what a non-primal treat does to you! I much prefer my own concoction and mine is nutrient dense instead of empty calories. (Crossing gelato off list.) I'm steaming up an artichoke right now, but I don't know if I'll eat it tonight. I feel like something really beefy.
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    Well, so much for not eating the artichoke! That was delicious! Although I ate it with Hellman's mayonnaise. (Hanging head in shame.) I will getting some more of those. I made some mayo a while back, and though it worked just fine, I didn't like the taste! Must work on that. Why can't someone make a commercial mayo without crap in it? Also had a burger patty, hit the spot nicely. Now am sipping a cup of white wine. Very happy. Listening to jazz.
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    Feeling kind of bloated and gross. Ate too much today! I know most of it is in my mind, but I'm not happy about couple of my food choices today. Time to get over it and move on. Also, I'm a bit tired.

    I just made some ghee. Really easy. No way am I paying $10 for a small jar of ghee.

    Think I'm going to clean up, climb in bed, listen to jazz and maybe sleep.
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