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GRAPEFRUIT Game - Week 5 (The "E" week)

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Exceedingly pressed for time and, thus, this is an Exceptionally brief blog departing from my ill-deserved reputation for elegance. Every time a week Ends, another 1.5 lbs is supposed to have achieved Escape velocity. Did it for you, this week? (It's now six pounds since the game started, though I'm mired in Elephant-Land - the fours). Post your success below.

As many of us Endeavor to prepare for Passover or Easter (or in mixed families, perhaps Even both?), some Entirely traditional yet Enormously un-Sparky foods may enter our homes and be at risk for being Easten. Need an example?: Eggs! What springtime holiday Eating tradition does NOT include Eggs? Here is what I want to know (and something Entirely missing from the Judeo-Christian liturgy): Who was the first Enormously brave, prehistoric soul who said "Look at that white oval thing coming out of the nether-regions of a chicken. I bet that's Entirely yummy!"

When one ponders the Enormity of the process of how our food traditions Evolved, doubtlessly many hungry people Endeavored to eat (oh I don't know): rocks, wood, poison ivy, sand, live snakes, ... My Einstein-ish answer might be this: We Exist today with the food-centric culture that we have because the rock and wood eaters became Extinct! Bon Appetit!

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    Got to put in a good word for the lifespan of hunter-gatherers. :)


    High infant mortality accounts for most of the dismal numbers. These are stats for some known modern day HG groups:

    ...on average 57 percent, 64 percent, and 67 percent of children born survive to age 15 years among hunter-gatherers, forager-horticulturalists, and acculturated hunter-gatherers. Of those who reach age 15, 64 percent of traditional hunter-gatherers and 61 percent of forager-horticulturalists reach age 45. The acculturated hunter-gatherers show lower young adult mortality rates, with 79 percent surviving to age 45, conditional on reaching age 15.
    2787 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Probably the same genius who stuck rolled up burning leaves in his mouth and lit them!! Don't want to swim in THAT gene pool!
    2788 days ago
    Up one for a total loss of one measly pound! :(
    2789 days ago
    Do you think it was the same clan of prehistoric adventurers who thought the chicken would taste yummy if they chopped off its head, plucked the feathers, and tossed it on the fire?!
    Hooray! For the experimental chefs!
    Who decided it was a good idea to taste a coconut?
    2789 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/11/2013 12:53:05 AM
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Enthusiastically entering my exiting enormity ... 7 pounds have been eagerly erased. Entertaining your eulogy regarding the egg ... egg excrement is either something you eschew or enjoy.

    Escaping before I am expelled ... emoticon
    2789 days ago
  • KATHRYN1955
    Like you, this body has only given up 4 pounds thus far, but I am hopeful that this week will see a 2 pound release. Exquisite planning, Exceedingly detailed tracking and Extra movement will be key in my Extraordinary success this week.
    That is all the E's I can manage this morning.
    Have a great week.
    P.S. Along with the egg thing, I wonder who first thought it was a good idea to drink milk from other species!!
    2790 days ago
    130.2 last week 128.4
    2790 days ago
    Have a wonderful week!!
    2790 days ago
    Ellen will never Eye an Egg with the same Equanimity Encore! EWWWWWW!!
    2790 days ago
    Makes on stop and think about the foods we eat. for the Grape fruit game week 4 the scales is laughing at me this week as hard as you tried you only lost .8 pounds not even a whole pound . i was upset and mad at my self and after several spark friends had to remind me a lose is a loss so moving on to week five hope everyone else had a great week on the Spark trail emoticon
    2790 days ago
    Don't have an answer; however, it seems like you've answered the age old controversy of what came first the Chicken or the egg; your testimony quite clearly sides with the chicken! emoticon
    2790 days ago
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