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    Happy Birthday, Siobhan! Hope it's a wonderful day for you!!

    Sad, indeed, about Ray Bradbury, though no surprise as he was pretty sick for a while. My Dad knew him and is very sad today... he's 93 and was at the very beginning of Science Fiction fandom and conventions and it becoming a genre. Most of his friends from SF are gone.

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    How wonderful your dad knew the great ones! Does he know Ray Harryhausen? Such innovators, such masters - we won't see their like again.

    Work is horrible so far and I've only been here 1 1/2 hours! Never working on my birthday again!
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    Well, it's a bit late, but here are my birthday wishes too!

    about Ray Bradbury. Such a part of my childhood.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
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    It's not late, still my birthday! I am NEVER working on my birthday again. It's just a bad omen. Last year I worked on my birthday and one of my personal friends was brought in my ambulance - he had a massive cardiac event and was gone. Yep, no more birthday working!
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    Spent quite a bit of time talking to my old friend who is thinking of going primal. He is very resist to giving up hot dog buns. It's going to take him awhile to grasp things. He keeps saying, "It's primal except for the bun, and it's just one." I'm trying to think of a nice way to tell him the bun is pretty much the most important thing to lose - a load of refined wheat, probably HFCS, completely empty calories. That one bun can be the difference between feeling great, experiencing the benefits and failure. Wheat is murder! This friend has significant weight to lose also. I'm hoping for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    How wonderful your dad knew the great ones! Does he know Ray Harryhausen? Such innovators, such masters - we won't see their like again.

    Work is horrible so far and I've only been here 1 1/2 hours! Never working on my birthday again!
    Yes, he does, though not closely. He visited him once in England and he was so secretive he wouldn't let Dad near his work area. Not sure if it's from a perfectionism or protecting his work. Dad thought it was fascinating anyway. And later, we went to a showing (sort of a premier) of his Golden Voyage movie (we were living in England at the time). I wish I remembered meeting him better than I do. Sadly, I remember the excitement, the huge theater, and the ice cream at intermission better (I was a kid).

    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Spent quite a bit of time talking to my old friend who is thinking of going primal. He is very resist to giving up hot dog buns. It's going to take him awhile to grasp things. He keeps saying, "It's primal except for the bun, and it's just one." I'm trying to think of a nice way to tell him the bun is pretty much the most important thing to lose - a load of refined wheat, probably HFCS, completely empty calories. That one bun can be the difference between feeling great, experiencing the benefits and failure. Wheat is murder! This friend has significant weight to lose also. I'm hoping for the best.
    If just the hot dog rolls are her sticking point, perhaps if she made potato & tapioca starch hot dog rolls? Just to get her past the 'I can't do it' phase? Then maybe she can give them up later when she sees how much better she feels?

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    Siobhan,
    Sorry to hear your birthday wasn't all that wonderful, with working and all. I specifically told you to have a wonderful day!

    How nice that you have a friend that is thinking of going primal. I wish I could find people, locally, with the primal mindset. I'm sure there are some out there, I just haven't come across them yet. I have a good friend at work that appears somewhat interested and may check it out, after she is done with her stint on Jenny Craig! UGH!

    I have somewhat converted my mom. She has given up her morning toast - finally. I even give her fresh, free-range, partially pastured eggs from chickens that my boyfriend has. But she gets tired of those after awhile. I cannot fathom that, as I LOVE eggs and eat them every morning. But I continue to work with her on her diet, as she has many health issues - the main one diabetes and now the effects of that - neuropathy that is causing her great distress. I think there is a part of her that likes to complain about her issues more than work to correct them. I use her as my model of what I DO NOT want for my health as I grow older.

    Well, thanks for letting me join in on the conversations here. I hope you have a better day today.

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    Cheryl, I understand your mother. I don't mind eggs occasionally, in small doses. Or with lots of cheese, in which case I can eat them more often. I absolutely can not stand egg whites on their own. Ew. I eat fried eggs carefully cut to include a piece of yolk with each bite. LOL! Nobody was ever able to convert me to egg white omelets...

    Siobhan, I do hope your birthday went better this year, even if you were at work.
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Wow, you met Harryhausen! That is so exciting, even if the ice cream is what you remember. (I think that is true of most of our childhood memories.)

    I hope my friend goes primal - I didn't think of suggesting the gluten-free stuff. He might go for that. He is pretty interested, I wish he lived closer - he's in Nevada. I should get him to move to Maine!

    I used to have a friend who suffered from rather serious depression, although he functioned quite well - good job and so forth. He was a carb addict. Breakfast every morning was the same for him - two pieces of toast with jam and a bowl of frosted mini-wheats. Drank a lot of Gatorade, thinking it was healthy. I am sorry to report that he killed himself a few years ago. Life just became too difficult. I have to wonder if a diet change could have helped...it makes me so sad.

    Having a somewhat difficult night at work. Sometimes the challenges are, well, challenging. A patient told me that she is going to die tonight and it is my fault. Of course that is nonsense but it hurts nonetheless to have her say that. She is not getting the medicine she requested, which has nothing to do with me, but she is directing her anger at me. I have spent many hours taking care of this patient, she is chronically ill and is here frequently, and although I know I should not take it personally I am in fact hurt.

    On a lighter note, we have someone in the ER complaining of stomach pain. "What did you have for dinner?" asked the ER doc. "Rice and beans, three plates, and a few beers." Our healthcare dollars at work!
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    Thank you!

    I never really liked fried eggs that much until recently when I accidentally cooked one in a very hot pan and the white was browned and crispy. I should mention there was quite a bit of fat in the pan. Completely transforms the egg. Hmmm, might need to eat one of the those soon -

    I think my favorite savory combination is chicken, bacon, avocado, and blue cheese. That is absolutely divine to me. It was salad day at the food co-op, and they had all these things as salad toppings. Delicious.

    I have noticed a rather odd thing. I haven't been exercising because of my back, so the most activity I get is at work. When I begin work, my legs feel a bit tired the first time or two up the stairs, but as the evening goes on that tired feeling goes away and I don't even notice the stairs. Just the opposite of the old way, when the first few trips up the stairs were okay, but then I became very tired. Funny, huh?
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