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    Whew, back at work. Everything is sneaking up on me! Time is flashing by and I have so much to do! It will all work in the end - it always does.

    Not much to report, been eating lots of primal food, same old stuff as I always eat, haven't discovered any new delights lately. Well, maybe I have. Today at the co-op there was cabbage with bacon. I got some of this and plan to add a couple of my favorite grass-fed hot dogs. I'm guessing it will be pretty good! Not hungry now, maybe after midnight. Haven't eaten enough today but I'm not going to worry about it.

    My friend interested in primal is having a lot of trouble wrapping his mind around the idea that you eat lots of fat and lose weight and feel really good. I did too, in the beginning.

    The library called, they have Wheat Belly for me. Really looking forward to that!
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    I keep wondering how to become a primal dietitian, if that is even possible. As part of the mainstream healthcare establishment, I have quite a few sleepless nights chewing over what we do to people, and what we don't do to people. I need my job, and I usually like my job, but I wish I could feel more positive about it. I feel like 98% of what we do is either misguided, unnecessary, or harmful. I hate feeling like that.
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    Today is a holiday - I am going to eat whatever I want as long as it is primal. That won't be hard as I don't have any non-primal food and I don't even want to eat non-primal food. But today is a no-tracking, no-macro-balancing day. Just some relaxing.
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    I quit tracking after a few days. It just felt like too much of a burden to me. I did buy fish oil supplements as a result though. Those Omega 3s just weren't high enough.

    Yes, I can imagine you would feel hurt after a comment like that. But it is a reflection of her, not of you.

    Old delights do very well too. They're like old friends, perhaps not as stimulating as new ones, but comforting.
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    Hi, Siobhan! Excited to hear about your new place.

    I wonder about your friend who killed himself, also. I have definitely noticed a change in my mood when I am eating right over eating SAD. It is scary to think that your very enjoyment of life might be changed, or taken away, because of how you eat. And not just from stuffing yourself with Ho-hos and candy, but because you are following recommendations to eat 'healthy' with whole grains, and pasta, plenty of beans, etc. How I wish I could have learned what I know now, thirty years ago. But at least I know it now!

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    That is so true, and it is touched on in several of the books I have read, and I think it is mentioned in Fathead. For one thing, the use of anti-depressants and obesity are well-known to be linked - ask any doctor. We see a lot of mood disorders in the hospital (we actually see them everywhere, not just in the hospital) and I feel sure these are linked to our poor eating habits and yes, those "healthy whole grains." I know for myself, my mood is changed dramatically, I think more clearly, I make better decisions. This really needs to be studied.

    My poor friend was a true carb addict, I'm sure he derived 80% of his calories from carbs and the rest from bad fats (margarine, "heart healthy ha haha) and low quality protein. At one point he changed his diet, stopped drinking the Gatorade and cut back on the potatoes and rice, lost forty lbs., and he seemed much better. But then the Gatorade and the other stuff crept back in, the weight went up, and the mood went down. Of course these things are always more complicated than I could detail here, but I think about this, especially now, and especially when I see severely depressed and suicidal patients at the hospital - and we give them crackers and apple juice.
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    When I came home this morning, I was really quite hungry and ate some tuna, cucumber, and apple with some cottage cheese. Slept very well indeed. I broke down and put it in the tracker and was surprised to discover my macros were all good. I must be getting the hang of this. I do like the tracker, it is a fun toy and appeals to the analytic part of me. And it doesn't hurt that I have emailed the man who made it and received helpful and cordial responses. There is really something about this paleo/primal thing - people who adhere to this lifestyle are just different. There seems to be a real sense of being part of something bigger than yourself.

    I am so relieved to not have to go to work tonight, I need a mental break! The physical break won't hurt either, I was very tired. Starting to feel better now, and I really have to do some packing tonight. My move is sneaking up on me, it will be here soon!
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    I have to face the sad fact that my favorite nonstick frying pan is no longer usable. It has served me faithfully and well, and now the coating is gone, it is nonstick no more, and shouldn't be used. I have another but I don't like it as well. If I ever see another one like my old worn one, I will buy it immediately! It's kind of special - just a little bit bigger than a small fry pan and with deeper sides, with one side higher, so you can easily stir things and flip things and pour things. RIP frying pan - it will be missed.

    Now I really must go tackle some packing.
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    Just popped in to report the happy fact that I ran across a pair of waterproof pants that I only wore once before becoming too large to fit into them and they fit fine now! Will be great for sledding and snowshoeing next winter!
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    AND I just found the jacket, which also fits perfectly - this is really a great find as these are quality garments and like new. AND I think I am doing better at getting rid of junk - I have a big load of stuff for the thrift shop.
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