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  • Got the blog updated. Need to research party games that aren't cheesy and stupid for the holiday party for work... need to go to the gym. Need to eat lunch... feel like crap thanks to Shark Week. Cramps are firing up again... *ugh* it's hell being a woman...

    On a positive side, though, Brad is being especially sympathetic since I'm only going through this so that my sex drive comes back... he said he's sorry this is happening and he's truly sympathetic b/c now I'm in pain because of him... I should milk this... lmao

    Forgot to add... the doctor's office called me back to tell me my thyroid panel looked good - um, didn't you call me yesterday?? Anyhow, I got my T3 uptake and free T3 numbers from her.

    Free T3: 2.9 (range 2.2 to 4)
    T3 Uptake: 38 (range 28-41)

    I'm not well versed in thyroid stuff, but this tells me I have a low amount of free T3 floating around in my blood, but a relatively high T3 uptake, so this tells me things are working fine... that there's not much free floating around b/c my uptake is working properly... correct? Yes? No?
    Last edited by jenn26point2; 10-23-2012, 09:24 AM.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • And the berage of idiodic reply to all emails continues... seriously. These people were made from the fastest swimming sperm... these are the people defending your country... be afraid. Be very afraid!
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Hey Jenn-
        I remember reading that Brady was having issues in school if he sees the work as pointless, like coloring worksheets. Working with Niece today kinda gave me an idea on how you might be able to help him with that and work with/ around the teacher. He needs a reason to do it, right? If you can't get the teacher to adjust it where his work is more reason and less coloring, maybe try bribing him, or giving him reason to do the coloring. Maybe set up a calendar chart and sticker set up, usin a similar color scheme to his school's. If he gets however many of the highest color (high "grade") in a week, he gets a small treat, like GF cookies, or time at a particularly cool playground. Scale the treats based on his work, so he can see that there is incentive and reason to do the BS color work, even if he sees no reason to do it for the teacher.
        Just an idea.
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        • Naiad, we already do something similar to this. If he gets 3 yellow's a week and the rest is green, he gets to do something fun - like carve pumpkins. Yesterday he was told if he got yellow today he could carve pumpkins with Grandma tonight... but he lied to me last night so I took carving pumpkins with Grandma away as the consequence for lying. He's never blatently lied to me before so I didn't have another consequence to administer.

          There is no penalty for getting green b/c no kid goes every day without being reminded about how to behave. So yellow (best) and green (good) are ideal. We give rewards for those behaviors. Blue or red loses all priviledges - no tv, no computer, no Leapster (LeapFrog's version of a handheld gaming device), and bed at 8.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • And what he lied about was nothing major... he drew on a window screen with chalk, but said he didn't do it.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • I really need to get myself back on track. My belly is bigger (bloat) and I feel kind of crappy - like I'm starting to run low on energy... like I've had a really busy week and it's finally catching up to me - but I haven't had a busy week.

              Made gluten free brownies last night. They are freaking awesome! Don't even taste like gluten free. The batter is MUCH thicker than regular brownies - like super thick - as in needs to be spread with a spatula and then banged on the counter to fill the corners kind of thick... But they are moist, crumbly and abso-freaking-lutely delicious! DANGER DANGER!! lol I sent one with Brady for lunch today.

              I really hope he gets yellow or green today, but I don't know that he will. He was in his "annoy mom" mode this morning. Plus, since I took away pumpkin carving with Grandma for lying to me, he really has no incentive for getting yellow today. Hopefully he'll do it simply for the high five he gets when he's done well behaviorally at school.

              My brain is completely bored senseless today, and nothing seems even remotely enteraining to me. Probably should go take a walk, but even that sounds boring to me.

              I really want to take a few days off and just go somewhere - do something fun. Glad the holidays are on their way. That'll be some time off with lots of activities.

              I had planned on taking the kids to trick or treat in the town my dad lives in, but SIL and BIL's son's birthday is that day and they planned his birthday party for 5 pm... Really? Why not 2? Of course, I know why she did it - so all the young kids could get their naps in and be in pleasant moods, but really? It's right over top of trick or treating!! Frustrating. I was really looking forward to trick or treating (and it was planned first, dang it!) Oh well... gotta do the family thing. You know how it is...

              Speaking of which, I have to order a gluten free pizza and make up some gluten free cupcakes for me and the wee man. I'll eat with him so that he doesn't feel like he's missing out. It'll be fun. He and I, enjoying our gluten-free foods while everyone else's guts get ravaged by wheat and other grains... in fact, I think my daughter will join us in the gluten-free fare.

              It looks like Trick or Treating for Wilton is scheduled for Halloween night from 5:30 to 7:30... I'll have to take some time off work so I can get home in time to get the kiddos ready. Should be fun. My kids are going as an Iowa Hawkeyes football player and an Iowa Hawkeyes cheerleader. They'll be adorable! I can't wait.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • We have a Godfather's pizza in Wilton. Godfather's offers gluten free pizza... they top it and freeze it in a gluten free facility and then wrap it so it doesn't get contaminated... however, our Godfather's and the other two surrounding us, don't carry it and won't be able to get any before Saturday. That's just flat out stupid...

                Looks like we'll be going to Happy Joe's and paying $10 for a small pizza... *sigh* And I can't just not let him participate in the pizza without having a meltdown, which will be more embarrassing to me than bringing in my own pizza.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • I think kids came around not long after I got home on Halloween last year, so as early as 5PM. I know I was out after dark when I went trick-or-treating, but I don't remember the early years. The first Halloween I remember, I think I was around 4 or 5 years old, and I stayed inside at home and watched the trick-or-treaters come to the door. I got to stay up a little later waiting for my sister (2 yrs older) to get home. My parents didn't take me until the next year.

                  Have you thought about how you'll manage the candy with your son?
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                  • I am going to steal an idea from someone on IPMG. She said (I think it was Sara Eye) that she is going to allow her kids to keep 5 pieces of candy each, and they will then trade the rest in for a really cool toy. I think the dentist in our town has a deal where you can trade your trick or treat candy in for cash... I'll have to ask around about that. Maybe we can do that and then I won't have to fork over any money for the "really cool toy"! lol

                    And I will be picky about which candy he gets to keep to - no kit kats, snickers, etc with peanuts or gluten. He's a big one on things like laffy taffy, so that'll probably be what he picks for his pieces.

                    Still have to clear this with Brad, of course, but I think he'll be ok with it.
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                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Jenn- Ah, I didn't realize you'd beat me to the punch. Heh.
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                      • Brady got blue yesterday... and he spent all three of his recesses in the principal's office. Turns out the school has a rule that if you break the rules 3x in a trimester, you lose the next three recesses and have to spend them with the principal. We got a letter from the school showing us that Brady broke a rule in August, September and October, which resulted in him spending 3 recesses with the principal yesterday. At first I was like "WTF kid?" Then I saw how spaced out his "infractions" were and relaxed. One per month? That's not so bad. And he was punished for those 3 rules infractions by losing his recesses, during which he probably cried the entire time - which was probably more of a punishment for the principal than for Brady. lol We decided to let this one go. He was punished for breaking the rules. He only broke one rule per month, which is pretty good for that kid. Plus, we're still working on the whole gluten-free thing, so there's still plenty of opportunity for improvement. We'll see how it goes...

                        Last night he did something that angered me and cost me money. He was taking his bath and poured an entire bottle of baby shampoo into the tub... granted, it only cost me $1.50 for the shampoo, but STILL! It was an ENTIRE bottle of shampoo! What the hell ya doin' kid?? Looking back, it wasn't such a bad night, but he's been warned about the soap before (he did this once before with more expensive Johnson's Vaporizing soap - smells like vick's for kids with colds) and knows better than to do that.

                        He also failed to dry off before leaving the bathroom and tracked water all through the house - another thing he knows better than. He says it's "too hard" to dry off... whatev. Get back in there and dry off! And dry the floor on your way back too! Goofy kid.

                        Anyhow, so we're still working on him. FIL told us not to worry about the note from the principal. Just keep working with him and he'll come around. I hope he's right.

                        Tomorrow there is no school. He will spend the whole day with the Latchkey Program. They are having a "halloween party" of sorts and asked us to bring some snacks. I'll make up the box of gluten free cupcakes and send some with him. I reminded the director that he can only have gluten free goodies. She said she's bringing popcorn and asked if he could have some of that. I said yes.

                        I'm going to start scrutinizing the ingredients in stuff he's eating a little more closely once we hit the 14 days gluten free point. I've read it can take up to 6 weeks gluten free to really see a difference in behavior. I hope it doesn't take that long. Hopefully 14 days will be long enough. Today is day 7 gluten free. One week in... seems like forever!
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • TMI WARNING

                          My shark week is weird... I cramped all weekend long. Monday, I bled for about 4 hours - lightly. Then nothing on Tuesday or Wednesday, but had cramps on Tuesday, no cramps Wednesday. Today, I started bleeding again, but no cramps. I don't get it...

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                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • don't be too concerned about the weirdness of the period flow or the cramping - its totally normal for it to be a bit out of whack for a while until your hormones get back into sinc.

                            I don't think that school's rules are very reasonable for such young kids. I mean....... it should be in a month - not a semester. UNLESS the infractions where something really bad - like hurting another kid - or damaging school property - or being downright disrespectful to a teacher. But - he took his punishment and will learn from it. You did right by not punishing him again and letting it go.

                            I think the bathtub story is amusing! Once my 12 year old neice (will visiting at her other aunts house) decided the baby oil sitting on the bathtub must be a great hair conditioner and poured a handful onto to her hair.......... then couldn't get it rinsed out and proceeded to cry for an hour while her mom tried to wash it out.......... it didn't help that the entire house was laughing and she was embarrased. Kids do dumb things! Its those things that we will look back in 20 years and smile.........

                            How are YOU doing? getting that sugar monster off your back and keeping your diet clean? Did you watch the video I suggested? I strongly suggest you watch since sugar is your main stumbling block. Its amazing the things you will learn.

                            Here's hoping today is sugar free and primal friendly!
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • I haven't gotten it under control yet and I haven't watched the video. I will though. Maybe I can put it on in the background and listen to it while at work this afternoon.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Brady's actually doing really well. The school has a screwy system. (per TRIMESTER?! Holy mother of god, these are kids, not automatons.)
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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