Thanks for the good wishes, Jenn. I haven't been in a journaling mood, and yes, I've been kind of tired. The supplements have indeed made me feel worse in the short term. Plus Translator Son is busy buying both a house and a van, so has needed our help babysitting more than normal. Plus DH just got a hankering to see the kids yesterday, so he went and picked them up for the afternoon. He did a bunch of things with them on his own in order to spare me, but then picked me up to go with them to the beach. He doesn't do water much, at least not the less-than-pristine water local beaches have to offer, so my help was needed to play with the babies in the water. I carried the two-year-old out into deep (up to my neck) water and he was thrilled to death over it. I was thrilled too, because he has a tendency to be afraid of water, but the sheer joy of that much of it won him over. He even showered afterwards with hoots of delight, so I am really happy about that.
Now, another installment in the on-going mayo saga. I finally got around to making up a mayo with the light olive oil, and I am pleased to say it's a keeper. It worked very well, the flavour was fine off a spoon and in my ginormous coleslaw.
I also improvised pancakes this morning. I have way too many ripe bananas, so I mashed two of them, stirred in three eggs, something less than a cup of almond meal (I wasn't measuring, sorry), maybe half a teaspoon of baking soda, and a sprinkle of salt. I then added milk (I have some I have to get rid of, but coconut milk, or almond milk would have worked too) to desired runniness, and cooked in pans greased with butter. They made for lovely pancakes, nice and sweet so no syrup required. I stirred in a wee bit of arrowroot flour toward the end and really liked the effect. The pancakes held together better, making them much easier to flip, and DS said the texture was much more like normal pancakes. The flavour was a bit less intense, but I guess you just can't have everything. Pancakes are not normally flavour-intense, but if you're eating them with no toppings, it's nice if they are. That could probably be remedied with some vanilla extract and/or spices. I did add a wee bit of mace (I'm out of cinnamon), but cloves, allspice, maybe even a bit of ginger might work too. You guys let me know if you try it and what you think.
That, of course, is my carb hit for the day.
My weight is holding fairly steady a pound or two above my low. I've been overdoing chocolate and creamy iced coffees, I think, at least in terms of losing weight. I might try to cut back a bit on that, because I'm getting that hankering to be skinnier again... LOL! I'm still noticeably overweight, so it's not time to rest on my laurels yet. I don't want to push too hard though, and get myself too tired, so I'll just keep chipping away at this a bit at a time.
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