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  • I love the success story today. Its great to read how changing to a primal diet improves health issues and quality of life. That is my story - primal eating keeps the fibro at bay and I can live my life!

    Mom shopping today went okay. She didn't need a lot even though she hadn't been shopping in a month. He cupboards were well stocked! She said she wants to look into moving to another apartment - there is only one option for her income level in her town, and my sister says she doesn't want mom there cuz it isn't safe. Sister is with her now discussing options for her future. Sister works at the Retirement Village and knows what to do to get mom on Medicaid so she can get on the wait list to move into that facility. I'm waiting to find out what they decided. If she can't get into the Village she will eventually have to come live with us. Our house is the only one that will be right for her needs. I'm not ready to take in my mother.

    Not sure how that would look for me............ would I need to quit my job at the doc office? Or will I be able to continue since its just p/t. Its not like she needs constant care........ so I wouldn't need to be here 24/7. I could actually work all 5 days since I wouldn't be going to take care of her on fridays. That would be a plus. Our house has space that would be her bedroom and living area - and there is a full bath (although in need of some repair) on the main floor as well. I suppose I have to accept the fact that she will be living with us if we cannot find another option. Its not like I haven't been thinking of this for a long time - its just that my son moved out only a month ago - and I'm really enjoying the freedom!

    Well........... whatever happens it won't be for at least 6 months or a year. Mom's able to stay where she is for a while longer. I need to stop worrying about it.

    I've felt a bit bloated today. I had eggs for lunch, then CCC's and some almonds. I have decided to fast until breakfast tomorrow. Total calories today: 1026 macros 84/12/4 --- perfect - although a bit shy on calories. I'll drink lots of water and have a big mug of tea later. Hubby will finish up the killer curry I made last night! HAWT!!!!! but REALLY yummy. I left out the chili powder and didn't get sick!

    better get some stuff done...............
    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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    • 181.4. I'm down to pre-vaca weight now to get down to 177 by march 1st. This EMF thing is really doing it!

      Yesterday I made some more cream cheese clouds. Instead of chocolate I added some maple flavoring and cinnamon and cloves. Too much cloves for sure! And I'll go easier on the flavoring next time too. But they are different and pretty good. Sorta a nice break from the chocolate.

      I skipped dinner last night but ate some pork rinds around 9 pm. I'm pretty hungry this morning so I'm making my eggs.

      Going up to see my son this afternoon and help him with getting up curtains and stuff
      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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      • Great Job! You controlled yourself on vacation and got that extra weight off fast.
        Primal since 9/24/2010
        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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        • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
          Great Job! You controlled yourself on vacation and got that extra weight off fast.
          thanks! I could use some praise and encouragement right now!
          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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          • Can't wait to hear more about son's place. I'm impressed at how quickly he is ready for tenants!

            Grats on the weight loss etc. Seems like you're doing really well with getting back on track.
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            • Having room mates should be so good for your son. Hoping he gets some good ones.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

              Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
              MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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              • I just talked to my son. He had a woman look at the rooms today - she's gonna get back to him a couple days. He's ready for people to move in, but the house is still not quite ready. We got curtain rods on all the main floor windows, but the 2 rooms upstairs still need coverings. He ordered curtains on line and is waiting for them to be delivered. He is installing electronic combination locks on all the bedroom doors and on the entry door that tennants will use. They can be controlled on his computer and are all wireless. I guess they all batteries in them for power? He bought some stuff for the kitchen, a knife set and a coffee maker. He's making good progress. I'm proud of him!

                I've done great staying on track - except I had rum over the weekend. I wonder if that would throw me out of ketosis? Weight is holding at 181. Still hoping to see 177 by friday so I better stay on the straight and narrow! I've had eggs for the last 3 meals! Yesterday, eggs for breakfast - then we got home late and ended up just making eggs and bacon for dinner - this morning eggs for breakfast again! I've snacked on some pork rinds with Uncle Dans Ranch mix. Dinner is going to be steak and sweet potato with loads of butter!

                I think I'll splurg on those ketostix tomorrow cuz I really want to see if I'm in ketosis now.
                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 walked in a week! actually more than a week. My last walk was on the 15th! 10 days with no walk........... UGH!

                  Its the wet and the cold - I just don't want to go out in it.

                  Weight today 181.8 Gotta get this moving again.

                  I'm tired.......... I think I had some sort of bug yesterday. I slept really late, then just sat on the couch all freakin' day! Moving made my body ache and I just couldn't think clearly. Today seems to be okay. I've been up since 6:30 - thats pretty rare for me! I normally get up between 8 and 9. I might have to go back to bed for a bit............

                  I think I'm having the winter blahs. I need some sunshine. I'm feeling lethargic and just sorta flatline emotionally.
                  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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                  • My midsection is feeling smaller today!

                    Thats what I'm going to focus on for the day
                    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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                    • Hi Tomi! Congrats on the weight loss. There must be something in the air today b/c I feel emotionally low as well. I hope your day gets better soon.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Congratulations for staying (mostly) on track during your holidays!
                        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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                        • thanks, Candy! Close - but not close enough. But no regrets.

                          I haven't walked in 11 days. Weather, seasonal gloom, rum causing sluggishness........... Looking back on last years logs I see that I was in the same place this time last year. I think I went the entire month of Jan. and most of Feb. without walking. I don't want to do that again this year.

                          Ketostix registered "mild". Demuralist suggested I try an evening test to see if that shows any better. The thing is - I always have to pee once or twice during the night so I'm wondering if my first morning pee is not at concentrated as is would be if I didn't pee all night. So, I'm going to do a bedtime test tonight and see what happens. I've never experienced the metal mouth, sweet breath thing that others talk about. Yes I feel the added energy and stamina, and once I was pee'ing about every 30 minutes. Anyway - I'll just see what the stix says tonight and then again in the morning. That should be sufficient to see if I should be testing morning or evening.

                          Food yesterday all good! Numbers were all perfect. I slept well Was up early again All good things.

                          Nothing really to report on a personal note. Things are going great with hubby - libido sunk into the gutter again once vacation was over, but I'm more than willing to "accomodate" his needs. My son is doing great! The step daughters are busy with their own lives and I don't see them very often. Even oldest SD is being nice when I do see her - although still very much totally self-centered and self-absorbed. How hard is it to say "so, whats new with you guys?" or "hey, how was to vacation?" Truth be told, she's not at all interested. I'm having a hard time accepting that. She was telling us about her p/t after school program job and it sounds like she is enjoying being the "mean" teacher that makes everyone follow instructions and isn't affraid to do whatever is needed to make the kids fall into line and do what she tells them. Partly thats a good thing - we need more teachers who aren't affraid of not being "liked" by their students - but on the other hand - she is going to be the teacher that everyone remembers, and hates. Her controlling nature is coming out with this job. She has full authority over these little kids and she's taking it all in! I sorta feel sorry for her students cuz I know exactly what they are dealing with. I expect parental complaints to come at some point.

                          On a personal note I'm feeling very blah! Winter is not a good time for me. I need to up my vitamin D maybe? I take 8000 units per day now, but it doesn't seem to get me out of the winter blahs. I'm not down or depressed at all - but I don't find a lot of joy in life either. I'm sure we are all feeling the same to one degree or another. Winter in the northern hemisphere is grey and uninspiring.

                          I'm going to take a shower now and purhaps take a short walk before going to work. Work is picking up and I will need to start planning to get there earlier. I have been working consistantly about 4-5 hours a day now and I still need to have more time to finish the tasks that are being given to me. Its all good. More time on the clock is more money in my paycheck - meaning more money on the mortgage. We decided to forego any "big" vacations until the mortgage is paid off - so that will be my focus. Our 15 year mortgage will be paid off by October of 2021 if I can swing. Thats a 5 year early payoff. I want to hand my husband the mortgage paid in full on our 20th anniversary. and then - I'm going to retire!
                          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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                          • Sounds like a lovely plan, Tomi! Retirement is still a non-existent thing for us. Granted, we have 30 years before we have to worry about it/look forward to it... Hopefully, by then, our mortgage will be paid off too.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I can't help but wonder if I have control issues too... my inflexibility with the budget, my inability to let Brad take over the budget, my inability to give Brad the money to pay on things (he has asked two or three times for me to write a check to the race team so he can write a check to whatever is supposed to be paid - I won't do it - to me, that equates giving a crack addict $20 to put toward groceries or gas... never happens).

                              I don't let him fold my clothes... and I don't like how he loads the dishwasher... Maybe it's OCD... maybe it's control issues... idk. Thanks for the introspection inspiration there.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Here's a thought, Jenn --- test yourself.

                                give him ONE task and vow not to critique or re-do what he's done. See if its a control issue. If it is - then you may need to do some self analysis to work through it.

                                Why does it matter how the dishwasher is loaded as long as everything comes out clean and unbroken? Its a minor issue considering all that we have to think about during the day. As long as the job gets done, it really isn't important HOW it gets done. Right? As for folding............. everything but my unders, socks and bras gets hung up in the closet. Try that
                                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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