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  • Sounds like a really good swim could be good for what ails you. So sorry you're feeling blue ... I hope the feeling passes soon. Sometimes there is no explaining it, but it doesn't mean it isn't real, or difficult. Sing your heart out. Sometimes a good cry is the only thing that works for me. Praying for you tonight... hugs {{}}
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
    Goal weight: 140 lbs

    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
      Well, here I am at work. Still melancholy. I don't know why.

      Been pretty uninterested in food the last few days and the scale said 132 this afternoon.
      Perhaps the holidays. Other than the cats you were alone for Thanksgiving and you haven't indicated how you are spending Christmas. As a society we are conditioned to be with family/friends/people then and maybe you are lonely? I'm worried about the disinterest in food, as with the melancholy it could be a very mild depression. Of course, I'm not diagnosing via a forum. Just throwing it out there, that you need to make an effort to do what you like. Swimming, plays, music, meeting friends for a movie, fighting the cats for tasty primal eats! . Tis the season for melancholy - I have a touch because all my chicks won't be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, it's not affected my eating... . Keep journaling Siobhan, we are listening and are here for you.
      Female 55
      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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      • SS, are you still slinging your hammer? That makes me feel silly and happy.
        Research taking L-theanine on an empty stomach everyday. I take one and can tell a difference.
        Also, I have a good friend who added the l-theanine and takes St. John's Wort Gold and swears by that.
        Sure hope you get to feeling better; holidays probably playing in there, for sure.
        Ever since my dad died I have to fake a lot of glee this time of year. Big hug.

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        • The ghosts can hear you. I bet they love it. Their own private caroller.

          Hope you are feeling more the thing this morning (whenever you wake up).

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          • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
            Well, here I am at work. Still melancholy. I don't know why. I've been singing Christmas carols. (No one can hear me, I'm alone in this wing at night.) Also practicing the songs for Sunday. I don't particularly like any of the choices. But it is the first Sunday of Advent. Also Communion Sunday and the Greening of the Church. A really nice day.

            Been pretty uninterested in food the last few days and the scale said 132 this afternoon. I don't think it is real, it is just because I haven't been eating much. Despite my tapioca bread gluttony (which wasn't all that bad) my intake has been pretty low.

            Wish I could go swimming.
            Well, not eating very much tends to produce real lower numbers on the scale...

            Check your PMs.
            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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            • Thanks so much for all your good thoughts. What a time. This morning about 5 AM I got called to see a patient - one of those very difficult situations where the patient is having respiratory symptoms but they are secondary to another more serious problem that needs to be addressed. After arguing with the nurse about giving a breathing treatment vs. giving anti-anxiety medication, I caved and gave the breathing treatment. The patient was so agitated and although a couple of people were helping try to calm and hold her, she managed to tear off the fingernail on my left index finger. And yes, this hurt just as badly as you might guess. Luckily the ER doc on last night is totally cool and my favorite and he bandaged it up for me without stitches and without the masses of paperwork that normally are required. I finished up my morning rounds (why did I do that?) and gave report as usual. The coworker who relieved me this morning are both total idiots and expressed no concern whatsoever about the injury, just asked if I was still coming in tonight. I said yes, but after I got home and slept for a couple of hours, I woke up and called them and told them to find a replacement. Then I decided I was really, really hungry and ate a large meal of two fried eggs, pork sausage (Niman Ranch - highly recommended), and avocado. Made a cup of tea and climbed back into bed. One carnivore snuggled up on each side of me and purred and purred. How do they know what to do? I read for awhile and slept some more. It is snowing and I am awfully glad that I don't have to go out. I have some pain medication but as long as I don't move my left hand around too much it really isn't painful so I won't take it unless that changes. Might have a glass of wine later on though!

              Thanks again, everyone. It really helps to know there are people out there thinking of me and wishing good for me. This is a great community.
              Last edited by Siobhan; 12-01-2012, 05:12 PM.
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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              • Oh my, that was hard to read, I know it hurts.. So glad you can stay in!!
                Your cats know exactly what their mom needs, bless 'em.

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                • I know personally how bad that hurts! Wishing you speedy healing and a relaxing day snuggling with the cats.
                  Female 55
                  Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                  Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                  With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                  • Ow! Please get better quickly.

                    Sounds like your coworkers are suffering from compassion fatigue. Apparently when lawyers are choosing juries for suffering compensation type cases, they avoid medical workers and pastors. They are too used to dealing with human suffering and don't go into paroxysms of sympathetic pain... Which doesn't make for juicy settlements.

                    Here's to cats and hot drinks and snow out the window!
                    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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                    • Ouch! I'm glad you are taking the night off. (Honey wants to know if you 'talked' - as in, that sounds like torture.) I hope it will be bearable tomorrow. I'm sending you a mom-kiss for it. You know those are the best for making boo-boos (even big ones) better.

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                      • Actually, I was virtually speechless for some time!

                        Mom kisses and cat purrs can make anything better!
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • I made the turkey/sweet potato hash in the Weekend Link Love. Don't bother. A waste of ingredients, I am sad to say. It was very blah. For one thing, I don't think turkey has enough flavor and oomph to hold up to the other ingredients. Maybe if you did some major seasoning revamping. But why bother? There are so many other great things to whip up.

                          I have to report on a book I read that is so good I can't stop thinking about it. It is a young adult novel called My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher. I don't usually like dysfunctional family type stuff. For one thing, books like that just seem to go over the same ground, over and over and over. Somehow Pitcher takes on alcoholism, eating disorders, grief, bullying, and a couple of other nasties and tells a great story AND manages to bring it all to a satisfying but not exactly happy ending. The amazing thing is that this is her first novel. I can't wait for the next one, which will be out shortly.

                          Finger is sore but not as sore as you might think. Typing is hard.
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • Just ordered it along with Pycnogenol supps

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                            • Good to know about the hash. I'll stick with my corned beef and sweet potato combo.

                              I am already reading 'Katherine'. Do I have to put something else on hold at the library? Great title, I must say.

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                              • Yes, you do. You must read it. It is very short. Another amazing thing about this novel, the author says more in 214 pages than many authors ever say.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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