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    Errands went well. Bank and grocery store were the important ones. I usually check some of the clothing stores to see if they have anything I need on special. Not today. A few things I would have liked to have, but they weren't urgent enough, and the prices weren't special enough. I'm starting to be more selective in what I buy. I used to grab anything that was cheap enough and the right colour and fit me more or less. Now I am trying to be more discerning, seeing as I have more choice, and things like sweaters especially could be a long-term purchase now.

    Yes, so weird to see the end in sight. At the beginning, I wasn't even sure I would make it. I almost didn't care, as long as I at least lost some of it and kept it off. But you know, I spent well over two decades of my life obese, and probably only a few months at a really good weight. I really, really want to spend the rest of my life at a healthy and attractive weight. I've done my time at the bad end. And I've had so much encouragement along the way too, which is nice. I find the vast majority of people really are willing to cheer you on when it comes to weight loss.
    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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    Pam, I like pork liver better than beef liver. It has a milder taste and doesn't seem to get as tough. I'm not the greatest fan of liver, but I rather enjoyed it tonight. I seem to always eat it with fried onions though. Used to be onion gravy, but I didn't feel like doing that much preparation tonight, and it really was good just with bacon and fried onions. Good thing. There was enough meat in that packet for four meals. Starting to get a small collection of prepared meals in the freezer.

    Not sure if sour cream is a probiotic or not, but that store doesn't carry full-fat Greek yogurt (grrr) so I got the sour cream as a stand-in. That kind of thing happens when I shop when I'm tired. Considering my day, I'm not that tired, really, but I'm not exactly burning rubber here either.

    Yeah, I love those days too. My last trip down to the States was like that. Great seat mates on every flight, all the customs officials for both countries were pleasant, cheerful, and helpful (that had to be a first), great time visiting, just wonderful. The day after I got back, I went primal. I had gone semi-primal during the trip, just to ease my way into it. The cherry on the sundae is that while I was in PA, all the trees were in bloom (I just love that!) and then I got to go through that gorgeous season all over again at home. Double-header spring.
    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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    OH a double spring would be my dream season! I LOVE spring! everything comes to life again - the flowers bloom - the birds are having baby birds! Everything is wonderful! And the spiders are all still small enough to smoosh with my garden gloved thumb! I especially like finding a freshly hatched batch of spiders........ I run for the Home Defense and abliterate the lot of them! I always think ---- thats at least 500 BIG spiders I won't have to deal with this season! And living with a forest behind me........ I have to deal with A LOT of spiders!

    eeesh........ I'm a murderer.......... but maybe spiders don't count.
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    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    Tomi, that's 500 insect-killers you will no longer have on your team...

    Pam, get the Greek yogurt. It has much more protein and less whey. I really, really felt the difference the first time I tried it. Kept me going all morning.

    Well, DD took me out for lunch for my birthday. Some cheating was involved. We went to a new Vietnamese restaurant within walking distance (wore those boots, LOL). The main ingredients were good. The soup was slightly sweet and had rice noodles in it, but not very much, so that was good. I also got shrimp, chicken and veggies with a side of only salad greens, but the sauce almost certainly had sugar and cornstarch and maybe unhealthy oils in it. And my tummy did grumble and churn a wee bit too, which rather surprised me. Just a little and just for a few minutes, but that was interesting that I got a reaction. Actually, still feeling slightly uncomfortable, but very low-level. I will make sure to never overdose on cornstarch in the future. And to be very, very careful about testing corn. A bowl of nachos might cause high-level discomfort. And we did dessert. Deep-fried banana and - I forget - also with some sweet sauce on it and a couple of spoonfuls of ice cream (we were splitting it, so quantities were small). And Vietnamese coffee. Translator Son is right; that stuff tastes wonderful. Condensed milk is involved, so not the most virtuous, but still pretty low level cheating. So, a little cheating all round, but pretty minor stuff, all things considered.

    That's the second of my birthday outings, apparently a third is coming. I have to pick yet another restaurant. Oh boy... We've done steak house, now Vietnamese, what next? Any suggestions? What kind of restaurants do you like to go to for good primal choices? And we have to accommodate a vegetarian too.

    CM, I read those articles of yours. Pretty interesting, with some notable similarities to the recommendations I saw on Dr. Myhill's site, especially niacinamide and magnesium. The fact that the article is so old gives me some pause though; has no further research been done in the last 12 years, or confirmation that this is an effective treatment?
    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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    Happy Birthday! (whenever it actually is) mine is coming up too! Let's have this year be the best!

    David
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    Do you have a Mongolian barbeque nearby? Then you could have any protein and vegetable combination you were hankering for.

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    Sabine! Genius! Yes, we do, and we haven't been there in a while too. All the picky eaters will get to, well, pick.

    Pickled chicken's feet, eh Pam? I still haven't even jumped on the wings bandwagon... But yeah, I think a little celebratory cheating now and again is by and large a healthy thing. I cheated again today (home-made French fries AND sweet potatoes in a single meal). Oh well. And another restaurant outing on Tuesday, two - count them - two family Thanksgiving bashes over the weekend. All these cumulative little cheats will add up to a big one in the end, I think, but oh well. I'll be good on the between days, and try to keep the cheats little.

    David, it was indeed yesterday. And my BIL (who is a year older) joyfully informed me that I am now eligible for seniors' discounts at a major drugstore chain. Oy vay. It has come to that.

    I did wear the pencil skirt today. I did NOT look like Audrey Hepburn. I still have a tummy. I felt good anyway.

    One lady at church called me by name with a question mark today. She wasn't sure if it was me. LOL! I should have played with her a little but I didn't. I will confess to using this whole thing to my advantage a time or two. There is a very small number of people I would prefer to avoid. One of these people (whom I have successfully avoided for several years now) walked right past me without recognizing me a few months ago. I let her walk past, cheering silently inside. She is one of those powerful, opinionated personalities who absolutely refuses to listen to reason, even while holding some rather weird, destructive opinions. Talking to her does her no good at all, and drains me, so I am quite content if she doesn't know who I am. Heh. I never foresaw THAT as an advantage of weight loss.
    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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    I forgot to say that I had a very large avocado at its peak this morning, so I made an avocado mayo out of it; the first time I've specifically tried to do that. Before I've just made salad dressings that got used up right away. I wanted to see if using the lime juice would prevent the avocado from browning and make the mayo usable for a week or more. So far so good. I put a dollop in with the last of the cottage cheese I had to use up (many of my inventions come from having two or three things that need to be eaten, and trying to figure out how to combine them), added a few veggies and some marinated eggplant. A thoroughly delicious and unconventional breakfast.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Tomi, that's 500 insect-killers you will no longer have on your team...
    Bugs I can handle -- and bats are great at helping keep the population down - as is my bug zapper in the back yard. Spiders have NO place in my life.
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    Rofl!
    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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