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    Yah, that tea was just the thing. Went with the cow milk because it was older. I can't believe all the good stuff I have eaten lately and it's primal! I've never, ever eaten so many vegetables. I am finding it so much easier to just do away with grains. Just say no. I'm glad I don't have to eat corn anymore. I think I only ate it because everyone else does.

    My sister called and said her cholesterol is high and the doc wants it down 30 points. She has started running and eliminating everything good in her diet. I was really torn about mentioning PB to her. She is going whole hog CW - no butter, no eggs, no red meat, lots of cardio, lots of those healthy grains (gag). I'm not really close to her, and she doesn't value my opinions or judgment. Oh dear. Actually, I am very curious about my own cholesterol - it has never been high, but I will get it checked in July or August.

    I did a crazy thing. I was sitting here listening to the rain and suddenly had an urge to run around outside, preferably nekkid. Now, that is not possible here. I have a lot of privacy but not THAT much privacy. So I put on a pair of running shorts and an old t-shirt and ran around barefoot on my moss-covered yard. Whew! I didn't get nearly as wet as I would have liked, but it wasn't raining very hard. Came in and took a shower. Feel like I've been to a spa.

    Spending way too much time on the computer lately!
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    Hey Siobhan, sounds like you have had a good day. Glad you like the tikka masala, but like you I found it too saucy. I took note of the amount of chicken I put in it, and will increase it next time by at least 50%, maybe even double it. I rather prefer big recipes so as to save myself future cooking. Unfortunately my son is also very fond of this stuff, so it won't last long. He's over six feet tall (we still can't figure that one out. There are no tall genes in our family. Good thing he looks so much like the rest of us, LOL!) and has a very healthy appetite.

    I had some of the leftovers tonight over cauliflower, which was really nice.

    Running in the rain, brrrr. Or is it that much warmer in Maine? Now in summer you wouldn't have to twist my arm too hard to get me to do such a thing.
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Well, it's not very cold today. On the chilly side for sure, but I'm pretty good with the cold. Plus it's fun when you know you have a nice warm house and a nice hot shower waiting for you, unlike paleo man.

    I really have to research coconut oil, I am ashamed to admit I don't know anything about it. I bought a jar of it yesterday.

    Another benefit of this whole thing is that my plantar fascitis seems to be well and truly gone. It has been much, much better lately but a few pings and pangs were hanging on - haven't noticed a single pain in days. In fact I haven't even been thinking about my feet, which is not normal for me - I have had six operations on them (three on each). I had kind of accepted that they were just going to hurt all of the time, but maybe there is some hope.
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    Good morning all! How nice to wake up in my own bed in the morning instead of staggering home and getting into it! Today I'm going to try to have a mostly computer-free day as my shoulders are aching, aching from too much computer time.

    I put coconut oil on my face last night instead of my usual - wow, so nice! Put it on my hands too. Working in a hospital, my hands are a disaster, dry, cracked, calloused. Just a tiny bit does the trick.

    Had a cup of green tea, that is all so far -
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    Good morning, Siobhan. Coconut oil, eh? Yes, I've noticed that hand sanitizer is hard on the hands. I've gone back to using soap as much as possible, and even not washing my hands when I can get away with it. So tired of slathering chemicals on my hands all day. I can hardly imagine what working in a hospital would do to them.

    Enjoy dropping off the grid. I shall miss you, but I should probably imitate you and get a bunch of stuff done around the house anyway.

    Are you guys getting that spring storm that's dropping snow on us right now? We don't normally get snow this late. It's pretty soggy stuff though, won't last long.
    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.
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    Well, I'm not doing well at staying away, am I? I did a great restorative yoga practice from myyogaonline - probably the best $60 I have ever spent was joining there. I went through the gently flowing sequence, done entirely sitting or lying down, with my cats gliding silently around me - almost mystical. My cats are fascinated by yoga. Slathered coconut oil in my hair. Actually, 'slathered' isn't really correct - very little is needed. Such cool stuff. Why did I never know about it? Then lit a fire in the woodstove. Unlike yesterday, it is drawing fine. We are indeed having a storm, lots of rain but no snow (probably up north). Perversely, I love this. This is my only entire day off until Saturday (back to work tomorrow night) and I love having an excuse to be a bit lazy, do yoga, read books, play with the cats. I have lots of food, no need to go out or spend time cooking unless I feel like it. It has been a long time since I had a day like this.

    For brekkie I had kefir + coconut + banana in the blender. Also about 10 almonds.
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    BTW, I reported that spam post you see here -
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    Back posting (hanging head in shame) -

    Hey, spam post is gone! Thank you!

    Having a great day. Finished Cordain's Paleo book - great stuff and I am glad I bought it as it will be a great reference for the future. Slept a little in front of the fire. Cats sleeping too. Had my favorite beefy hot god, salad, apple for lunch. Put homemade mayo on the salad - just a little. That was fun. Brought in a rather large amount of firewood. Thinking of going to grocery store and seeing what they have for lamb. Store is next door, will don rainboots and raincoat for foraging expedition.

    No goats today, they stay in the pole barn when it rains. They don't like rain.

    Very interested in Mark's post about gout today. I have had one attack on my life, and that was at age 21 when I got drunk on Southern Comfort. It remains memorable to this day (I am now 52). Never again. My brother has suffered from it off and on. He is a dear person to me, but he definitely will not listen to any advice from me. His eyes glaze over when I say more than two sentences. My other brother, who died last fall, had it a lot. Incidentally, neither brother is or was a drinker, but both are/were overeaters and not enough exercise.
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    Siblings tend to be pretty good at not listening to each other, don't they?

    You have a store next door? *eyes glaze with envy* I would love to go on frequent small foraging trips instead of once every week or two, for sure. This week's might be compromised, seeing as my father-in-law has an EKG appointment. If it isn't early enough, we won't have enough time to do the shopping on Thursday. Oh well, will figure something out.
    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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    Yes, I am very lucky - I live next door to a rather sizeable grocery, yet I am separated from it by a nice stand of woods. My own home is on a heavily wooded lot and set back quite far from the street, so even though I am right in the middle of everything I am really quite isolated. For me, isolation = good! I have really been enjoying buying heavy stuff at the grocery and slinging it over my shoulder to walk home, pretending I am a cavewoman with a haunch of deer...no, of course I don't really do that! That would be silly!

    I am really enjoying my day. I have a lamb stew simmering away and let me tell you, it smells heavenly. I attracted my landlord with the smell, so maybe my idea of attracting a primal mate by cooking scent is not so crazy. Not the landlord, of course. He is 1) already married 2) not my type at all 3) not attractive to me. But I have proved that I can attract a male with my cooking even if he is an undesirable male. Hah!

    I am deep into Deep Play by Diane Ackerman, a book recommended by Mark here on this site. So far I have gone from Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, to swimming with wild dolphins to Lascaux cave in France. This book is seriously wonderful. I might have to buy it. (I got it from the library.) Ackerman writes like a dream.
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