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  • Jenn -- glad to hear you decided on the alternative days to wean off the Lexapro. I forgot you said you had some nurses training so I'm sure you know the effects of stopping a drug flat. I also forgot you had cut it in 1/2. I panic when I hear what I think is a cold turkey med stop! So many bad things can happen! Shows us how powerful those drugs really are!!!

    I have to tell you THANK YOU for inspiring me to do the Whole30 --- I'm on day 5 and I'm down 4 pounds! A new primal low for me at 186! I just hit my 20 pounds mark! I'm so excited!

    Hope you can find a sitter for the race.......... not fun chasing little ones around the bleachers!
    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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    • At this point I'm not going to find a sitter. All of my sitters are of driving age and usually have lives and unless I can catch them early, I'm ususally shit outta luck.

      You're more than welcome for the inspiration. I'm thrilled for you. Such great results! Mine has stalled, but I think it's b/c of sodium - or I've finally shed all of my excess water and real weight loss begins now.

      Meds - I so hate meds. I'm so tired of popping a pill to make me feel "normal" when in actuality it makes me feel flatlined. I'll be happy to get off of it. I've dealt with these withdrawal symptoms before and know they only last a couple of days. I have a higher drug metabolism rate than the 'average' (evidenced by the fact that I used to take welbutrin in the AM and by noon I'd be zapping and have to take another dose - Dr determined then that drugs have a short half-life with me). I suppose that's pretty good when you're trying to rid your body of drugs.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • I understand the flatline...... I used to take Cymbalta for depression and to take the edge off the fibro pain. When I stopped taking them noticed I was having emotions that I hadn't felt in a long time! I thought I had just gotten a bit caloused over the years - but once off the meds I was finding myself getting choked up over the silliest things! And I could feel this joy and pleasure inside that I thought was dead! It was like waking up again! I love being drug free! I don't seem to have the depression anymore. I think it was all situational rather than clinical. Years of struggles with step daughters, and a husband who hates confrontation! (the girls ruled the roost for way too many years!!!!) THANK GOD, those years are behind me!

        A word from the wiser older woman: Make sure your kids know who's BOSS!
        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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        • They know who the boss is, but they're both going through a different type of defiant stage right now. DS is 5 going on 15 and has the typical 5 year old defiance - like "I'm old enough to play outside by myself", "I don't want to pick up my toys b/c I'm watching XYZ show on tv or doing something else", whereas DD is 2 and in her terrible 2's stage. They're both trying to exert some kind of control in our house and it's frustrating but it's even more frustrating at the race track... They go in opposite directions and try to see how mommy takes care of it. Usually i go after DD first b/c she's likely to get hurt, where as DS can manage steps and whatnot pretty well. DD trips over air. lol
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Ugh cymbalta, I've been on that too, not for depression but for the pain. After I stopped taking it I finally knew what an orgasm was like again! I was on an emotional rollercoaster for weeks after stopping, but was so happy because I was finally FEELING again!
            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
            Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
            Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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            • Congrats for all the progress!

              BTW, hot peppers are great for clearing out the sinuses. Have some spicy dish and push it right to your limits. Keep a box of Kleenex handy... LOL! Hot peppers are also an appetite suppressant, as well as being loaded with nutrients. Who needs pills anyway?
              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
              - Lewis Mumford

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              • I wish I had some good advice on the 2 and 5 year old issues............ I only had one child, and he was really pretty quiet. I guess I had it easy.......... but it all came down when he started having social anxiety issues and flunking out of school because with an IQ of 142 he was bored to shreds, and refused to do the mindless and unnecessary homework assignments! This started in the 3rd grade. So, he went from a straight A first and second grader to a barely making it passed each grade - all the way through his first years of college! We had to put him in an alternative high school, with excellerated learned tactics, just to get him graduated! I thought I would go insane before it was all over! Then it kept going on into his college classes! UGH!! Finally he got his act together, went to ITT Tech and got his drafting degree - now he's got a great job and making good money! But, his social life is non-existant. At 26 he has yet to have a girlfriend, and his co-workers are his only social outlet. So --- getting him out of the house and into his own apartment is the next major step! and that should be coming in the next couple of months. Sooooo - maybe you're getting all the hard stuff out of the way early and the rest will be a walk in the park! *fingers crossed*
                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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                • Day 9 was a success. Full of cravings though. Not sure what that was about but I really wanted cookies today. Cookies are my weakness.

                  B: (6 am)
                  4 sausage links
                  2 boiled eggs
                  vitamins

                  Movement: 5k walk with SIL in 55:18 pushing a stroller with a 35 lb baby girl and gear.

                  S: (1 pm) pkg Hormel nitrite/nitrate free turkey breast

                  Movement: grocery shopping

                  S: (5 pm) bratwurst and sauerkraut at the race track

                  Movement: chasing 2 year old daughter and 5 year old son at the race track.

                  D: (11 pm)
                  salmon filet sauteed in ghee
                  sugar snap peas in a pool of ghee

                  Mid-day meals were really lacking. Starving at 11 so I went ahead and made some salmon. Just sounded so good and I didn't want to go to bed with this hunger. Besides, the day was relatively carb free, not to mention uncommonly low on fat.

                  No change on the scale. Still up a lb and still stuck at 202. Where did my 201 go?? I miss 201.

                  On that note, I think I'll accept the invitation from my book and go lay down to read for a while. I hope everyone had a great day.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Hi Jenn How are you doing? I am just popping in to say hi and check in with everyone!

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                    • I LOOOOOOOOVE COOKIES! AH!

                      Seriously, that was the best part about quitting my job recently, took me away from a few REALLY Delicious bakeries downtown, and whenever a shift was stressful I'd grab a cup of milk from the drink station and have one on the way home (they're HUGE). Now whenever we deliver arugula to one of our restaurant customers she gives us free cookies, and hot damn are the delicious. It seems I can't escape the cookies...so I may as well...just...eat them?

                      Maybe your cravings were caused by super low fat days? It's a weird concept for me, but I've been purposely putting pats of butter on EVERYTHING to try and avoid binges. Not sure if that's really helping the weight loss, but at least it's improving my mental game.

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                      • It's really weird to me that on Day 10 of a sugar free challenge, I'm starting to crave sugar. Maybe I'm not eating enough fruit. I've been craving things I haven't had for a while - cookies, mt. dew, ice cream, fruit snacks. It's frustrating b/c I've come this far without those things and now I'm craving them.

                        A friend of mine had to have surgery yesterday. He's a buddy from my Army days. He was cleaning his pistol yesterday and managed to shoot himself in the hand b/c he failed to check the chamber before he started cleaning. He ended up having surgery last night about midnight (the accident happened at 3 pm) which resulted in 3 pins in his hand.

                        A guy my husband raced with on occasion was killed in his race car on Friday. He got his car sideways and someone hit him broadside in the driver's door at full speed. They air lifted him to the University where he died of internal bleeding.

                        So, if bad things happen in 3's, what's next??
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • They don't necessarily happen in threes.
                          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                          - Lewis Mumford

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                          • Well, I caved. I had a cupcake and wasn't impressed, so I had another. Really? Then I had two peanut butter cookies... again, not impressed. I think this sugar and the lack of impression caused a sugar binge b/c I later had a Mt. Dew and a sugar cookie from the gas station with a grossly sweet icing on it, half a chocolate chip cookie with caramel pieces in it and half a monster cookie. My tummy is very unhappy right now. But I think that's a good thing. The intent was to binge on sugar so that I'd get that sick to the tummy feeling and hopefully remember said feeling so I don't do this again.

                            But, I'm not giving up. I'm going on again. Day 10 was not a success, but Day 11 has great potential.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I had rum and diet coke last night.............. *hanging head in shame*
                              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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                              • Jenn have you looked at that series on YouTube? The Skinny on Obesity, it's called. There's one long show on that called Sugar: The Bitter Truth. Watch that and you might have trouble persuading yourself to eat sugar again. It really shook me up. I put it on and listened to it while doing the cleaning, so it wouldn't seem so long, but I'm going to go through it again and take notes.
                                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                                - Lewis Mumford

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