Josh- ummm primal dinner maybe?? Or is this "whole family"?
I LOVED my primal Thanksgiving.. primal Christmas should be delicious too, but maybe more relaxed. Of course, its just my mother, my dd, and me.
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Last edited by fpsjosh01; 12-15-2011 at 11:23 AM.
Yeah, wow, seriously. I was at the doctor recently and was put in a room that is used by the gastroenterology department as well as general medicine. I saw that they had informational pamphlets on gastric surgeries, so while I waited I picked up one to read it.My mother just had lap band surgery (which is another issue within itself)
Holy. Shit. The whole thing was like reading something out of a body horror story, talking about cutting up the digestive tract, moving things around, redirecting things, taking things OUT. And of course the discussion of the side effects, while trying to paint a positive slant on things, was still chilling. Also there were a lot of colored-pencil sketches trying to show a variety of "normal" seriously obese people talking to doctors and taking walks and things, but somehow these sketches--rather than being reassuringly human--looked scary, overdetailed, and macabre.
I couldnt believe that people read that and still decide to go through with it. I guess it comes down to their doctors telling them that they have to lose weight or die (thats probably true) and that this is the ONLY way that they will be able to do it (Gahhh! No!!)
at lunchy with my mom the other day she was talking about going to a spaghetti place for her ladies dinner with her friends.
she got a vegetarian type pasta because she didn't want any 'heavy meat'
it was hard not to snicker.
if anything, pasta is the heavy part of the meal! esp when paired with meat. but just meat and veg, i feel light as air
Co-worker had a colonoscopy yesterday and regaled us with ALL the gory details of the prep, 'waking up' on the table and the totally loopy feeling she had for the entire rest of the day. They didn't find any polyps this time so her crowing comment - deliberately voiced loud enough for me to hear across the room - was;
"Now I know that I just have to keep up with those whole grains and other roughage to keep me cleaned out. They encourage this at the GI center and all of their papers and stuff say that roughage is really good for you!"
~face*palm/desk/wall....but I managed to keep my mouth shut. Sometimes a 60-sumthin person (or GI centers wanting more business) just won't change despite all evidence to the contrary!
Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!
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Also in the "not funny but heartbreaking" camp, my grandmother is in the hospital due to heart arrythmia. She finally got a tray of food, and while I can understand the lean pork, mashed sweet potatoes, and steamed cauliflower, and I sighed at the sight of the "Smart Balance", skim milk, and non-dairy creamer, I was super annoyed to see that her salad dressing consisted of high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, and craploads of other things I couldn't pronounce.
But then, being my awesome 90-something grandmother, she did what I expected. She poured it over her salad, took a bite, and made a face. "No," she said, and pushed the salad away.
I told her I'd smuggle in some bottles of olive oil and vinegar if they kept her past tomorrow.
My Primal Meanderings
Has anyone seen those commercials where the dogs are complaining about processed dog foods with cute little signs around their necks? Makes me so mad... like "its totally awful to feed your dog MSG and fillers and corn starches....but its perfectly fine for us" I want to make a commercial that has me with a sign around my neck that says Maureen doesn't like monosodiumglutamate.....I cant believe we treat our dogs to stuff that we wouldn't even consider giving to ourselves. Like health.