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    Yes, the hot bar now closes at 3 PM. I used to hit it about 6:30 PM, on my way to work - it's in the town where I work, not where I live so I won't be going there anymore. I will miss that luscious beef and pork and chicken...

    Had my picture taken for the church directory tonight. All dressed up with no place to go! The pic is just okay. When did I get so old? My mom will love it, I'm going to send it to her.

    It's early days, but I am loving this biphasic sleeping thing. I think that it is just that it validates what I am already doing and takes away stress and worry about sleep, which is 9/10ths of the problem. Because of course CW says you must do A and B and C and that's it.
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    I was washing the dishes just now and realized that I have been completely free of foot pain for some time now. I actually hadn't thought about it because without the pain I don't think about my feet all of the time. I have no memory of not having foot pain - until now. I sat down and poked at the them - no sore or sensitive spots. I still have a little fibroid on the bottom of my left foot, but it is greatly reduced and not very sensitive. How can this be?

    Okay, I'm going to stray into weird territory here, just to warn you. I have no more B.O. Don't worry, I am still showering regularly and my hygiene and grooming are excellent. But I don't smell anymore. My clothes don't smell. Either that, or I have lost my sense of smell, and I know that hasn't happened. Last night, for example, the hospital was very warm and I was running all over, putting on precaution clothing, etc. Normally at the end of a night like that I would be wondering if I was really smelly, because I could smell myself. I give report in a tiny little room, and I would feel compelled to apologize to my fresh co-workers, who always denied that I was a bit ripe, but perhaps were being polite. But I didn't smell at all. I even smelled my clothes when I took them off. I put them in the wash anyway.

    Apparently wheat is not only murder, wheat is smelly.
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    In the interests of full disclosure, I haven't been reporting all my food here - too tedious since I put it all into paleotrack. Today I ended up with almost 1900 calories, 67%fat, 13% protein, 20% carb. I didn't have a protein smoothie today, and I find it hard to get enough protein without it. Yesterday I had only about 900 calories so I ate quite a bit today, all primal, don't worry! Ate a whole avocado, usually I don't have more than half in one day. Lots of bacon (too much to be honest, but it is so good...) and lots of veg, brussels sprouts and an artichoke. Berries, many berries. I made a mistake in paleotrack and put in 2000 raspberries instead of 20. Sent my carb macro through the roof! Wow, that would be a lot of raspberries!
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    This morning I made a kind of squash lasagna, and I must say it was good. Layers of spaghetti squash, Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce (nothing bad in it and a relatively small can that won't be hard to use up), cheese - bake. Obviously lots of things could be added, like spinach, mushrooms, onions, garlic, meat, etc. Might be a good dish to take to potlucks to ensure that I will have something to consume. Also had some rotisserie chicken and lime water.

    Did a tiny bit of packing today. Back acting up a little. All will be well, all will be well, and all things shall be well...
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    Here at work, nothing to report. Had a salad a while ago. Very dull. Trying very hard to think up something interesting to say that will be interesting and coming up with nothing.
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    LOL, you don't have to report when there's nothing to say...

    You're not the only one reporting on less body odour. I will have to watch for that now that we're hitting warm weather. One thing for sure, the garlic still comes through!

    I'm afraid I refuse to wash clothes that aren't dirty. I hang my clothes up overnight and give them the sniff and daylight tests in the morning. If they look and smell clean, they go back in the closet. I have too much trouble keeping up with life to burden myself unnecessarily. That being said, I am one of those clumsy people who manages to spill stuff on themselves with tedious regularity, so washing after one day is often necessary anyway. I don't even have to wait for daylight to know that it's not clean enough to do another day.

    And hurray for spaghetti squash! Made squash Alfredo with shrimp the other day. Next time I might try it with coconut milk, in an effort to eat less dairy. I'll add East Asian spices to make it seem more deliberate...
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    I noticed over on the nutrition thread that other people are reporting less B.O. so I'm not alone. I don't smell and I don't fart...hmmm...aren't I just a rosy wonderful creature? (That statement is heavily laden with irony.)

    Spaghetti squash is great stuff! It goes so well with so many things. I'm going to make some more of that tomato-cheese-squash stuff. It was really good. The Alfredo sounds good. I was thinking of making that a couple of days ago and got distracted. Maybe I will make that instead. I should have some coconut milk, I need the energy, work tonight and I am tired. Someone came by to look at the house this morning and they were late - I was so tired. My landlord was great, though, he rushed them through and told them he had been very clear - no later than 8 AM and 8:20 is not 8 AM. I would have laughed if I hadn't been past anything. Funny, Slim Cat did not like them - he growled at the woman. He never growls. He let me pick him up and hold him while they were here, he never does that either, doesn't like being held. Tubby Cat is afraid of strangers, he always hides under the bed. So they are a big NO vote from the cats.
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    We bought spaghetti squash for the first time ever today. not quite sure how to prepare it (haven't eaten it since I was a kid and my parents had a huge garden), but that's what the internet is for, right?

    My cats are big scardies, too. As if I've ever brought cat-eating-people to the house before. but you never know when I might start!
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    I stopped at the store and bought a spaghetti squash, can't run out of that! It is easy to cook. You can cook it in the microwave, instructions easy to find on the internet, but I like to cook it the old-fashioned way. Cut it in half, place it cut side down on a baking pan - use foil for clean-up ease if you like - and bake it for 40 minutes or so at 375. Oh, and remove the seeds first. Don't throw those away, they are delicious and primal. Clean 'em up, salt, olive oil, any spices you might like, put them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven along with the rest of the squash. When they are brown and crisp, they are done, probably about 20 minutes. I usually end up eating them ALL right away so you might want to plan for that.

    When the squash is done, just scrape it with a fork, it will easily separate into strands. You should be able to use pretty much the entire squash, just a shell will be left.

    I think tomorrow I will make one of my old favorites - olive oil, parsley, scallions, garlic, walnuts, bacon, over the squash. In the bad old days I put this over pasta, but I like the primal version better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    I stopped at the store and bought a spaghetti squash, can't run out of that! It is easy to cook. You can cook it in the microwave, instructions easy to find on the internet, but I like to cook it the old-fashioned way. Cut it in half, place it cut side down on a baking pan - use foil for clean-up ease if you like - and bake it for 40 minutes or so at 375. Oh, and remove the seeds first. Don't throw those away, they are delicious and primal. Clean 'em up, salt, olive oil, any spices you might like, put them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven along with the rest of the squash. When they are brown and crisp, they are done, probably about 20 minutes. I usually end up eating them ALL right away so you might want to plan for that.

    When the squash is done, just scrape it with a fork, it will easily separate into strands. You should be able to use pretty much the entire squash, just a shell will be left.

    I think tomorrow I will make one of my old favorites - olive oil, parsley, scallions, garlic, walnuts, bacon, over the squash. In the bad old days I put this over pasta, but I like the primal version better.
    Sounds yummy and something my Dad might like... what do you do, brown the bacon then add the rest for a quick toss?

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