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  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    A friend recommended the site www.rdio.com in lieu of Pandora Internet Radio - Listen to Free Music You'll Love or Songza - Listen to Music Curated by Music Experts for internet music listening. I'm loving it. I can listen to an entire CD by an artist for free. I can pick who I listen to and when, instead of picking an artist I like and letting the software pic "music like that" for me to listen to. And if I really love a song, I can add it to a collection to listen to again later. It's really great. You guys should definitely check it out. AND, they have an app, so it's like taking a shit load of CDs everywhere with me. I. Am. In. Love!!
    So which of the two...Rdio or Songza are you liking the best. Sounds interesting!
    Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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    • Definitely RDIO... Songza is better than Pandora, but Pandora was the first and the other two modeled off it, so there's that... All are great, but I think right now I definitely prefer RDIO b/c I can listen to an entire CD.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Peroneal nerve started burning again today... *sigh* Dairy, I hate you. One day you cause me no issues, the next you cause me 100. I hate you.

        (But I love you, too, which makes it very hard to pretend you don't exist.)
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • I hear ya --- dairy (especially in ice cream form) is really yummy!!! That's one thing I have managed to cut from my diet though cuz it just causes too much trouble. Butter is fine.......... but that's all I do anymore.

          Hope you get an interview! Good luck!
          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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          • For those interested, I found these links reference allergies/intolerances to dairy. I definitely have something going on in the casein/whey category.

            Symptoms of Allergy to Whey | eHow
            What Is Casein? Foods With Casein, Casein Allergies, and More
            Lactose Intolerance Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Tests

            It would seem I'm allergic to both casein and whey given the respiratory issues they cause (congestion, sneezing) and the skin conditions (eczema).
            Last edited by jenn26point2; 02-26-2014, 01:17 PM.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Tomi, this made me think of you: How to cure lactose intolerance
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Ok, I think I have my plan worked out.

                This is how the next six weeks will go, starting with this Sunday:

                March:
                20 miles, 3 miles, bench press, 4 miles, deadlift, 4 miles, rest
                12 miles, 3 miles, squat, 4 miles, overhead press (OHP), 4 miles, rest
                23 miles, 3 miles, bench press, 4 miles, deadlift, 4 miles, rest
                12 miles, 3 miles, squat, 4 miles, OHP, 4 miles, rest

                April:
                10 miles, 3 miles, squat, 4 miles, OHP, 4 miles, rest
                8 miles, 3 miles, deadlift, 4 miles, 4 miles, bench press, rest
                Race day: 26.2 miles, then I dunno...


                I'm not sure how I plan to come off my race. I don't know if I plan to do a long run on the weekends or not. If not, I'll do this:

                Rest, deadlifts, OHP, run, squat, bench press, run??

                ^That was my schedule before starting the half marathon and marathon training. I may or may not be able to run on Saturdays again since we'll be racing on Fridays, freeing up the rest of our weekends for family time and other fun things. Maybe I'll be able to keep my mileage up and easily transition back into marathon training come mid-summer (I plan to run another marathon in September, and an ultra in November).

                Okie... so, I think I'm happy with that plan. At first, I won't be lifting as much as I really want to b/c of the marathon training, but I'll be doing something toward it - and I'll have to take it easy so I don't jeopardize my training, so don't worry - there won't be any crazy heavy weight stuff going on. I'll be conservative and see how I feel. I'll play it by ear and reassess after the first two weeks of running/lifting.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Well, that is quite a plan. You are indeed a kicker of asses. Best of luck dear lady!

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                  • Thanks, Jon.

                    I'm experiencing quite a bit of anxiety in regard to this appt on the 6th. I'm really scared that they're going to raise a stink about me not taking meds anymore and will use that to make the determination regarding my va rating. The idea of this appt makes my stomach sour and my throat feel tight.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • I've honestly never heard of them lowering a rating, and I was point blank told that ratings are not lowered when meeting with the VA lady initially when getting out of the Army - "Get rated, even if 0% Ratings can't go down, only up!" were her words or some such.

                      Then be honest. Tell them you still need the meds because you are experiencing panic, anxiety, depression etc. However, you are not taking them regularly because you are doing all you can to fight it naturally but you still experience X,Y,Z and have to go see the Princess of Pain for A, B, C and blah blah. That is assuming it even comes up. Like you said, you are treating it, it is not cured. You are just not treating it by popping meds.

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                      • I can't help but worry about it with sequestration and all that crap going on. Who knows what % the VA has to cut out...

                        I don't see Dr. Lake for anything service related. My service related disability is 100% mental health related. I'm just scared of how much detail to give them. There are things that I experienced that I didn't even tell Brad about b/c I was afraid of what would happen as a result of letting someone know. I hit my lowest point almost three years after exiting the Army, but prior to finding Primal. My lowest point was the reason I gave Primal a serious chance. I certainly don't feel cured, but I don't feel as bad as I did before. I'm also afraid that I'm going to discover just how messed up I am still despite the perceived improvements and have been ignoring or refusing to believe it all this time.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Exercise helps your symptoms. Dr. Lake helps you exercise. As such, it is part of your treatment right? That is how I would sell it.

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                          • That works! Thanks, Jon!

                            Planning another Whole30. I saw a group of people at MFP are doing one in conjunction with Lent. Starting March 5 and going through April 20. That'll see me through my marathon so I think I'll join them.

                            I was planning to run today. Not sure if I'll run or lift. I was experiencing some peroneal nerve pain (written as I scarf down a strawberry banana Chobani) so I'm thinking maybe I should wait til tomorrow and lift today. I have a 20 miler this weekend that I don't want to jeopardize by not allowing the nerve pinch site to relax. I could do some body weight lower body stuff - or some really light weighted stuff - like squats with just the bar or whatever.

                            Experienced more anxiety as I was driving to work when I thought about this appointment coming up. I really hope they don't see my lack of medication as a sign of "being cured". Like Jon said - it takes diet and exercise to keep me functional, so I'm treated but not cured. I just don't want my rating to go down... it affects more than just the check they cut us each month (which we depend on 100%) but also affects the ranking I receive when being considered for jobs and affects my job security should there ever be a reduction in force at work (layoffs). That stupid little rating protects me financially, while also providing for me financially. Life could turn upside down should it be reduced. So, I'm just a wee bit worried about it.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Sorry, Jenn .............. I think Jon is giving you some really good advice. Sell it like he says to and I think that's you're best fighting chance.
                              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 don't doubt for a second that Jon is right and that's how I need to explain it. Just forming the way I want to explain it and how to make sure I don't forget anything, while also not giving too much away, is tricky. I thought about telling the psych that I would answer questions and volunteer nothing, but I figured that'd leave out a lot of symptoms I experience and I should probably just do some of those online tests and take them with me so we have things to talk about. I experience a LOT of symptoms still, but they're minimized as long as I eat properly. As soon as I start eating crap foods (i.e. sugar, especially) I fall right back into that trap of worthlessness and crushing fear. I also probably experience things I didn't realize were related.

                                For some reason this just reminded me that I need to put in my leave request for said appointment.

                                Went to the gym with a different plan today. I was supposed to run, but decided I didn't really want to, and then ended up doing it anyway. I went in with the intent to do some weight lifting. I did 3 sets of 10 deadlifts, 3 sets of 10 back squats and 3 sets of 10 overhead press, each with a 45 lb barbell - just enough to wake my muscles up after their long weight lifting break. Then I ran 2 miles. It felt ok. I felt good enough that I could have kept going, but I was running out of time so I didn't. I just hope that means tomorrow's 4 miler will be a good one. 20 miles schedules for Sunday. Yikes!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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