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  • I assumed you had done your research and were confident - my suggestion was only to rule out anything else that might be going along with and could cause complications. I'm looking forward to hearing good reports on his behavior
    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 really hope you can narrow down any foods that are contributing to the condition.

      And I am still in awe at how much stuff you get done.

      Mind you, way back when, my friends used to call me Superwoman. Until Superwoman crashed...
      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 got selected to be the lead for the party planning for a holiday party for work... 200 people... YAY! We're forming a "party planning committee" and I get to lead it... awesome... I planned my wedding for 300 people, so this should be relatively easy, except I'll be evaluated on it, so hopefully it goes smoothly. My yearly evaluation will occur in December too... so this could be a great thing or it could be a complete disaster. lol

        I'm sure it'll be a success overall... I just worry about little details b/c I'm a big picture kind of person, not a details kind of person. (I learned that in college... lol)
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Update on ads on blog... for those of you who would be so kind as to click a few ads for me, you won't find any ads at this time. Right now, my ad publisher id on the blog does not match the ad publisher id on my adsense account. what this essentially means is that my blog is trying to link to an ad account that no longer exists/works/whathaveyou and I cannot figure out how to change it. I have tried to research it via the help screens, but everything has me going in circles. I've clicked the link that says "change pub id" but it's taking me to a dead webpage. And of course, there is no number or email address to call for customer support... So frustrating... Tash, maybe this is something you can help me with?? I'd be willing to give you my password to get it fixed. I am beyond frustrated after two days of fighting this. *sigh*

          Anyhow, bottom line, there are no ads to click on at this time.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • PM-ing you.

            On Primal matters: I'm at the PTSD section in The Mood Cure right now and thought of you. GABA is the recommended amino acid for low cortisol/exhausted adrenals. I wonder if Tyrosine and GABA might help you in the mornings, if you still feel like you are struggling to get going. You haven't talked about your sleep schedule and how you've been doing getting up earlier lately, but I remembered that you'd been worried about low cortisol.
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            • Well, I got the ad thing figured out simply by stumbling around and trying things out. I clicked on "use different adsense account" and "logged in" and magically that fixed it. Apparently, my best guess anyway, is that I was logged in with my old adsense account. whatever. Ads are there. Tested it with my phone. Click away friends. The extra money will come in handy. Haven't decided what I'll do with it yet, but the options are paying down debt, socking it away in an emergency fund, or splitting it half and half between my kids' college funds.

              Tash, I haven't talked about sleep lately. I'm still struggling to break the habit of the snooze button. I have read that gaba and tyrosine are good for the conditions I have been diagnosed with, but money is tight so I haven't been able to experiment. Primal Body Primal Mind spends a LOT of time talking about supplements to take for different mental health disorders.

              I killed the box of rice chex yesterday. Pretty sad... i killed a whole box of cereal in 2 days... rather, two evenings. But, it's gone now. Considering doing a Whole30 starting Monday to see if I can kill the sugar cravings... but not really feeling up to the challenge. maybe I'll just take the l-glutamine and use that to kill the cravings. that was talked about in PBPM as well, and I happen to have a bottle of it at home that I bought and then never used.

              Maybe instead of a whole30, I'll do no sugar til Thanksgiving... I REALLY need to stop eating sugary crap. it's getting me no where.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • I love the title of your PM... adsense nonsense is perfect!!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • At the present moment, I am very upset with Brady's kindergarten teacher. After discussing Brady's diet with her last week and agreeing upon an approach to tackling his behavior with diet, she went and gave him a gluten filled muffin yesterday for snack when she had grapes, string cheese and fruit snacks available to provide. Brady told me this yesterday saying there wasn't enough time left in their day to visit the cafeteria for snack. I asked him after he fell asleep and he told me the same thing. This morning I asked him again, and he told me the same. If he was lying to me, his story wouldn't be the same each time. He's 5... he doesn't lie very well.

                  So, I emailed the teacher. It's a Teacher Inservice Day today so I don't know if I'll hear back from her or not. I want to talk to the principal, but since I haven't talked to the teacher yet, I am going to hold back. I wonder if getting the principal and school nurse involved would benefit or not.

                  My thinking is that she misunderstood my instructions. At one time I had told her that when kids bring special snacks on their birthdays (like cupcakes, cookies, etc) he is allowed to partake b/c I don't want him to feel left out of the celebration. This week, there was a birthday. The child brought popcorn with M&Ms as the treat. She did not allow him to participate in this snack (even though it is gluten free). Yesterday, apparently said child brought muffins (each kid has to bring snack for a week). Maybe she misunderstood my instructions thinking that the muffin would be ok b/c it was "homemade". I think I'm going to have to be a bit clearer in my instruction. So maybe I'm unfairly chastizing her. I sent her an email explaining that I am keeping a detailed log of what he's eating and need to know if he had a muffin yesterday or the snack I provided to him.

                  I picked up a box of Betty Crocker gluten free cake mix, gluten free brownie mix, and gluten free cookies. I will be making one of them this weekend for Brady to take to school. Probably the cookies. My mom is making him gluten-free rice krispie jack-o-lanterns. We didn't realize until last night that rice krispies contain gluten - by way of malt flavor. *sigh* So I picked up a box of gluten free rice krispies so she could make my kids their own batch.

                  Mom must be doing some reading b/c she said that if she's got the choice of a gluten-free product over a regular product, she's been grabbing the gluten free version. But, she works at Subway, so... *shrug* baby steps.

                  I have a friend with an autistic son who has been showing significant improvements since he has been eating a whole foods diet and specific supplements. She said he's communicating, although crudely, with her now. And he allows her to hug and cuddle him when before he would fight and scream and refuse to be touched. Amazing progress! She is going to share a list of snacks and lunch ideas that she provides for him when he's at school.

                  Sleep was messed up last night. Brady has started coming to our bed at night again. He came in twice last night. I took him back to his bed each time. I hope this pattern doesn't continue. I rather enjoyed my nights of sleeping without kids.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post409937

                    MamaGrok mentions ODD in the GAPS thread here. Thought you might find it interesting.
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                    • Ah, kindergarten teachers... One of mine disallowed apple sauce because of the sugar content (I was sending sugar-free) but allowed granola bars. Nice lady, but seriously. I hope you have better luck with yours.

                      And I'm sure your Christmas party will go very well.
                      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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                      • It took me all day but I finally got the crap with my boss's credit card figured out... He was charged twice by a hotel he stayed at. They are refunding. But, I filled out a travel voucher for expenses incurred while on travel that overpaid him by $66. With the hotel refund, his credit card will have a $35.99 overpayment. So, in the end, he'll owe the government $30.01. That's not much money, really... but it's a debt that he incurred at my hand. I screwed up (kind of... I didn't have the right receipts for flights) and now he has to pay the government $30. Of course, for a guy who makes $150,000+ a year, that's nothing major... for me right now, it would break me.

                        This effing sucks. B/c the easiest way to take care of it would be for him to pay the government $66 and next time he travels, for me to pull $35.99 off his next voucher to correct the overpayment to the card...

                        Bottom line - it's attention to detail and I severely lack in that department... I'm big picture, not detailed. I can't see the big picture through all the details... but I'm anal... so it's weird to me to be like this. And it results in a lot of screw-ups. *sigh*
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Jenn - if you can plan and pull off a wedding for 300 -- you must have a bit of detail in you! And if your office has entrusted you with the task of planning the holiday party then they must see some detail in you as well. Purhaps you need to believe in your own abilities for them to fully develope.

                          See what you're doing with Brady's diet? THAT takes a mind for details! Good luck with your teacher talk.......... I'm sure you'll be able to get her on the same page. Maybe a list of okay foods - and a list of absolutely NOT foods?
                          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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                          • Tomi, I was thinking along those same lines regarding the teacher. I put a note in Brady's folder today that reminds her that we don't want Brady having any wheat based/flour based treats unless it is something brought from home on someone's birthday and that if she has any questions, she is more than welcome to email me to clarify any instructions. I told her cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies, crackers, etc, all contain gluten and we would rather he not be given these treats, unless a student brings them in on his or her birthday. And since she has birthday's written on the snack calendar that comes home with him every day, I can plan accordingly - send a gluten free cookie, cupcake, etc, with him. Idk, I think we'll get it figure out at some point, but unfortunately, and most likely, it'll happen just as we get ready to transition to a new grade with a new teacher...

                            I want to vent a bit here... I'm pretty much over it, but I have to illustrate just how shitty of a day I have had so far this morning.

                            This morning, while getting Brady's breakfast going, trying to get two kids dressed, etc, I let the dogs out to do their business before closing them up in the hallway for the day (it was going to rain and for whatever reason, Brad felt they needed to be in the house - nevermind the fact that they're LABS and LABS swim in FREEZING COLD WATER during duck season... or at least, they're built for it). I hollered out for them, but they didn't come. and didn't come, and didn't come, and didn't come... and then the cat snuck out and took off while I was hollering for the dogs. Great... there was a storm coming and all three of our effing animals are MIA.

                            I get the kids dressed, which was a hassle b/c Brady was preoccupied b/c of the mutts. I had to shut the tv off, which made Makenna mad...

                            I get the kids ready to go and we're headed out the door. Of course, still no dogs and no cat. Oh well. I gotta go and I refuse to be late for work b/c those three pea brained animals can't come back when they're called. I opened the garage door about 18 inches and left. I sent a text to my neighbor asking her to put them in the garage if she sees them and it's not raining. I wasn't going to ask her to go out in the rain.

                            I told Brad that I'd left the garage door open for the dogs and he gets angry b/c our muzzleloaders are in the garage. Really? That's effing stupid! Our garage doesn't LOCK!!! (because he still hasn't installed the garage door openers that have been sitting on the floor by the wall for the last 5 years!! If they don't work, we're screwed b/c any kind of warranty they had is shot now - but that's a discussion for a different day).

                            As I'm dropping Brady off at the school, Brad calls me and tells me that a friend of ours saw our dogs in the park (dogs aren't allowed in the park! They obviously didn't read the signs!!!), so I go back home knowing my MIL doesn't have a vehicle today (FIL's truck broke down so he's got MIL's truck). I walk to the park (which is one block from our house) and they're 2 blocks north. I call to them, they look at me and take off. Seriously? You worthless piles of excrement!! I walk back home (they were headed east, home is to the east of the park). I see MIL walking over with leashes. Of course, our dogs don't have collars on - don't ask me why... Brad's decision. She and I start walking north toward where I spotted the dogs. Decide it'd be best to get in the car and drive around looking for them. Finally find them at 7:45 and get them home.

                            I get them in the house - WITH THE GUNS - and lock up. Still no sign of the cat. Storm is not far off b/c it's starting to sprinkle and there's lightning all over the place. Oh well, kitty. Don't climb up a tree - it won't protect you...

                            I get to work a half hour late and because I have a terrible feeling that shark week has started, I headed straight for the bathroom... Yep... sure enough. And of course, it was bad enough to get on my pants... No, I have no spare clothes at work. Awesome. This is shaping up to be an awesome fucking day.

                            But shark week explains a lot of mood variabilities, namely shortened fuse - to a millisecond long - and terrible cravings. Stress cravings, mostly. Sugar sugar sugar!! I want sugar! The slightest thing stresses me out right now. But, shark week is also a good sign that hormones are regulating quickly - I was supposed to get my last shot on the 23rd... it's only the 22, which means it took 30 days for my body to produce a period after 2 1/2 years on the shot. I expected it to take longer.

                            Of course, since I "shut it down" for 2 1/2 years, it is paying me back for all the missed periods with horrendous cramps. Wait... I have a graphic for y'all...

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



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                            • Awr. I hope the stressful feelings pass quickly!

                              My brain is all wrapped up around ideas of hormonal imbalances right now. The cramping and irritability sounds like me for the past 3-4 cycles. I got my hormones checked on day 19 of my cycle (around ovulation) and progesterone was confirmed to be low. If those symptoms persist for longer than 3 months (probably starting the count now), I'd see if you could get your hormones tested. Not something to worry about now, but a thought for the future. Hopefully, things will regulate on their own though
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                              • oh.......... my deepest sympathies for the female problems! Been there - done that - thank GOD for menopause! But having you're period come basically right on schedule is a good sign that your hormones or in good shape! Thats a good thing.

                                Sorry your day started so aweful -- and I do hope things have turned around. Likely though - with the "shark week" starting you will have a couple days of discomfort and emotional upheaval. Try to be kind to yourself - and extra patient and understanding of the world around you.

                                I remember thinking the world hated me and was intent on making my life miserable - and then the fog lifted and life was good again. Being a woman certainly has its pitfalls.

                                {hugs} ................. feel better.
                                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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