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  • #46
    Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
    A friend of ours has this philosophy.

    "When I turn on my blinker I tell you what I am going to do, not asking for your permission."
    Exactly. Do you know my dad? I do my best to give notification with time for them to be polite and let me over. I also do my best to let other people in as long as they're following the rules. You know- not flying up the empty lane that is closing to be the third person to cut in front of me. But if they fail to be polite, so do I.
    http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

    Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

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    • #47
      L- Panera Turkey Harvest salad, tea latte- I really need to start packing again. This is expensive!
      D- Bacon, eggs with cheese, Rumplemintz followed by jaeger to help with the stabbing pain, two Berger cookies- they were from the wedding- and Berger cookies. If you've never had one- don't. They're not safe.

      Early night last night- I think the lights were out by 8:30 again. I wasn't unconcious the whole time, but I was in bed with my eyes closed. I think I'm mostly caught up on sleep now. But- FYI- don't OD on GABA. The stabbing pain has mostly gone, but it is remarkably unpleasent. However, I was rather relaxed about the whole thing until the afternoon when my patience was just shot.

      I was ready to wake up this morning. However, the combination of a delightfully chilly room, a snuggly warm wool comforter, and no real desire to get to work kept me in bed a little too late. And I forgot all my damn supps for today. Oops. There's a reason I set this stuff up the night before. I also left my brown purse on the counter. I know it's "anything goes" and all, but I'm a little old-fashioned and when the outfit is clearly brown the purse should be brown not black. Drat.
      Last edited by drssgchic; 10-19-2011, 11:11 AM. Reason: Forgot the cookies
      http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

      Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

      And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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      • #48
        What happened with the OD on GABA?

        I combat the cold room & warm comforter (as well as warm, snuggly boyfriend) and lack of motivation for work too... I am hoping that once I get my supplements in order and such, that'll get much easier! How do you set up your supplements for the next morning? I'm thinking of getting one of those "old people" weekly pill boxes so I can distribute my pills at the start of the week and see earlier when I'm going to run out.
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        • #49
          Well, I wasn't paying attention when I got the new supps. The old one was a 125mg sublingual. This one is, like, 750mg. Which, of course I didn't realize until I'd opened it. So I figured- what the heck- what's it going to do to me? Once the headaches stop I'll cut them in half and see if that works, since I'm a little too broke to be chucking supps at the moment.

          I have a weekly pill box- no way it would fit everything. I ended up with little tupperwares with little baggies in them- the loose ones are for mid-morning and the baggied ones are for mid-afternoon. It's big enough for the supps, but small enough for my purse.
          http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

          Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

          And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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          • #50
            I OD'd once on Gaba. It was just the powder form and the damned thing said tsp not tbsp, but I took tbsp anyway. I think I had 18g of it or something. Headache, nausea and not giving a shit. Sorta sounds like what you are experiencing. That was the first and last time I ever took it. Isn't that what GBH (date rape drug) is a pre-cursor to?
            People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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            • #51
              Tablespoon not teaspoon?! Ugh! No wonder you didn't want to try again!

              I discovered that half a pill seems to work fine- so I'll stick with that at the moment.

              B- Bacon and cheese omelette, tea, half and half, coconut oil
              L- Baked potato soup that my belly said had flour in it, tea latte, coconut oil
              S- Apple
              D- hot dogs, sausage, coconut milk and sparkling water, italian soda with the last of my cream. Grocery shopping tonight.

              I'm beginning to feel like the only reason I'm still having trouble getting out of bed in the morning is work. Which is a big step in the right direction for me. Huge, actually. I think I'm confident enough in the supplements that I'm going to tell my family to look at them, too.

              I busted out my Convict Conditioning last night. I'm supposed to be doing it between the once a week lifting- but I haven't been. Boy did it show. Weak numbers. Very weak numbers. But I'm doing that for my tendons and ligaments. I don't particularly trust them, what with having lousy ankles and having busted a knee. And I think I'm starting to have the energy to actually excercise.
              Last edited by drssgchic; 10-20-2011, 09:56 AM.
              http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

              Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

              And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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              • #52
                Official weigh-in: 201# Damnit

                Wisconsin, 2022 | Hunt.Gather.Love.

                I like this blog because she makes me think. One of the things that she's made me consider is finding a place where "I want to plant trees." In other words, a place where I will be there long enough to see a tree mature. I'm much closer, now, than I ever was in Maryland.

                But this one is also very pertinent to finding a perminant home. I have a lot of dreams- to be a novelist, to own a self-sufficient ranch, to know my land well enough to live off of it, to become a horse-packer. But in a world where a judge can tell us that we don't have the right to feed ourselves, what's the point of building a healthy, sustainable ranch? It's not like having a deed to the land means it can't be taken away. If I write what I want to write- how long until no one will publish it because it's not safe? I want to be able to take care of myself. Just myself. But it is very hard to do that these days, and only going to get harder.

                I freely admit that I'm good at finding the worst in a situation and could qualify as somewhat paranoid. However- just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you, ya know?

                Of course- just because I can see how it can go badly doesn't mean I'm not going to try anyway. In between bouts of apathy brought about by how ugly this world has gotten.
                http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                • #53
                  B- bacon and cheese omelette, tea, half and half, coconut oil
                  L- Panera Cobb salad
                  D- egg, cheese, bacon, kale scramble, coconut milk and sparkling water, a little of the fresh chicken soup, hot cocoa

                  Alright- the dairy isn't helping. I'm not about to cut it out again just yet, but I do need to cut back- particularly the stuff that still has lactose in it.

                  B- Bacon and cheese omelette, tea, half and half, coconut oil
                  http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                  Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                  And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                  • #54
                    Woo hoo! We're finally getting the hell out of Iraq! About damn time! Don't get me wrong- I support the military. 99% of them are just doing a job- and God love'em for doing it- I couldn't. But most of the decisionmakers really ought to be taken out behind the woodshed and shot. Now I just hope that now that that major money-suck is ending maybe- just maybe- they'll get around to helping, you know, us. *crosses fingers*

                    In other news- I didn't feel like going to the gym, but if I didn't today then I wouldn't get a chance until Monday. No benchpress today- but I added weight to two of the three that I did- the squat press still being a little shakey. I didn't benchpress because I thought I needed to leave time to nuke my lunch so I could eat. I forgot how much it suppresses appetite. So- that will be my afternoon break. Yummy homemade chicken soup.

                    In yet other news- my teammates were way too impressed with the pipe cleaner spider I threw together. Halloween decorations for our team space. Seriously people- 30 seconds of google, 2 minutes of thought, and basic knowledge of spider anatomy. Ok- I did almost put the legs on the abdomen not the thorax, but I fixed it. I can't wait to see their reaction if I can get the big black widow to work out . . .
                    http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                    Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                    And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                    • #55
                      D- burger, bacon, kale, coconut milk and sparkling water, butter with cocoa.

                      Saturday
                      B- eggs with cheese and bacon, tea with cream, tea with butter
                      L- cottage cheese
                      D- spaghetti squash, ribs with wine and cream (need to work on my cooking skills with that) The rest of the bottle of wine

                      Sunday
                      B- tea with cream
                      L- small coffee with creamer
                      D- cottage cheese, summer sausage, Scotch Egg- veggies? What are veggies?

                      Sunday was basically a fast. I woke up just in time to take my bed apart for airing before I went to church- so just tea. Then coffee because UUs always have coffee, and I was there to meet people. Then I had a wonderful conversation with one of the women and was just energized to go for a walk. So I did. Seven miles with a light pack later- I need to walk with a pack more often. My feet shouldn't hurt that much. I also need to get maps and a compass so I can start walking off the paved paths. Which will probably also help my sore feet, since they'll be used instead of just slapped on concrete.

                      I'm thinking about going back to a morning fast. With the Mood Cure I'm supposed to eat protein 3 times a day to make sure that I have the building blocks for my brain- but I'm just not that hungry- and I think I might be forcing too many calories in. It was nice on Sunday to be actually a little hungry by the time I got home.
                      http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                      Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                      And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                      • #56
                        B- Tea, cream, coconut oil
                        S- 10:30- apple
                        L- 11:30- some spaghetti squash with ribs
                        D- Cottage cheese, ground beef and cheese

                        I was hungry for dinner. But I need to get more veggies in the house. Or at least prep the ones I have

                        So far today- just chicken broth with coconut oil. No cream or creamer, so no tea. Oh- and a decongestant on top of the allergy meds. Being allergic to civilization sucks.
                        http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                        Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                        And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                        • #57
                          B- 9:30? Scotch egg, tea with half and half
                          L- 1:30ish- one bite of the ribs with no desire for more
                          D- bacon, kale, egg scramble, summersausage and cheese

                          I just wasn't hungry yesterday. I think part of it might be that I need to re-bake the egg to cook the bacon more. Maybe that would help with the ribs? I dunno- I just didn't want anything . . . This is possibly partially due to a headache that I can't seem to ditch. I hate headaches.

                          I did some Convict Conditioning last night. Sad, sad numbers compared to 6 months ago. But at least I was moving?

                          On the up side- woke up this morning to snow! (mental note- wake up earlier to scrape off the car AND get to work on time) I'm not sure if it's snowing at the moment- a little hard to see out the window- but it's supposed to get serious around 9. Woo hoo! I love snow!
                          http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                          Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                          And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                          • #58
                            Official weigh-in: 195# Woo hoo! This not eating thing really works

                            B- tea with coconut creamer
                            L- chicken cheesesteak sans bun and picking around veggies. I forgot people put veggies in their meat and cheese mocha (hey, it was snowing and the soup options were lousy)
                            D- 2 Scotch eggs heated up in the frying pan, pan-fried turnips

                            Ok- I need some weigh-ins if y'all would be so kind. I stink. I've been using a deoderant crystal- and it worked really well initially. Now, I need to scrape the top every time I use it for it to work at all (I think the rough edges help somehow), and it really doesn't last. I have tried the coconut oil/corn starch/baking soda- and it works- but my underarms get really irritated after a couple days of it. Right now I'm using just coconut oil- and it's working better than the crystal- but I wouldn't mind smelling a little less . . . human if you will. (I work in an office- this is more for the benefit of my co-workers than anything)

                            A little background- I haven't been using soap except for on my hands since probably June or July 2010. Shortly after that, I switched to baking soda and ACV for my hair. I'm up to 3 or 4 days of just rinses between washes now (REALLY impressive considering that my hair used to get greasy at the end of 24 hours after it was washed) I thought it might be my love-affair with garlic salt- but I dropped that for several days and it made no difference. My nose might be more sensitive- and I've always been sensitive about smelling like ANYTHING as I don't like drawing attention to myself. I do bathe (alright, very nearly) every night before work with water even if I'm not washing my hair with anything else.

                            Any ideas?
                            http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                            Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                            And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                            • #59
                              Hmm I don't have any experience with no-soaping, though I am definitely interested in doing it myself, or non-standard deodorant, though I am very interested in using the crystals! Perhaps try a different brand of the crystal deodorant (I have such a hard time typing that word right!)? When you shower, do you scrub your pits with a loofa or wash cloth?
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                              • #60
                                It was actually surprisingly easy to translate to no soap- but good point on the exfoliating. I'll give that a try. I hate to have to ditch the crystal- it's still got a lot left- but I guess if it's not working I should try something else.

                                BTW- I thought your comment about the cheese "just getting good" when it's starting to grow mold was hilarious. I thought that was just my family- I've certainly grossed out enough friends by doing it. Maybe it's a New England thing . . .

                                When I was on vacation I had to explain my "shampoo" to one of the other girls- since it was a group shower and she was wondering what the heck I was doing. I explained that I was working on "de-chemicaling" myself. Her response was a totally baffled "But why?"

                                And so that I don't have to log it tomorrow-
                                B- tea with coconut creamer
                                S- Tea with whole milk (the half and half was dead- yuck) and coconut oil
                                L- (3:00) home made chicken soup
                                http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                                Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                                And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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