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  • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
    My mother died of Alzheimer's. The last time I saw her she was very child-like. My children even asked, Why is grandma acting like a little girl. They didn't have an issue with her not knowing them- they didn't spend a lot of time around my parents as we lived in different states, but the childlike behavior confused them.

    When she finally passed, it was a relief in many ways. The woman/mother we knew had been gone for years.
    that's so very sad. But that's what the disease does - it takes away the person and leaves someone else in their place. It is a very unforgiving disease.
    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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    • That is sad about your ex's mom. I liked him when he walked out of church with ya
      His sister probably disliked you because of your intelligence. Jealousy is a wicked thing.
      Good article I was reading just his morning while eating a cup of wild blueberries:
      Alzheimer's Disease May Be Caused by a Poor Diet

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      • My aunt has Lou Gering disease. Her mind is alert, but she is gradually loosing all muscle control and will eventually be unable to breathe.
        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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        • Lou Gerig's is a tough one. Sorry about that, Pedidoc. Too many debilitating diseases in this world............ diet? pollution? bad genes? Sure causes a lot of heart ache.
          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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          • ALS is truly one of the most puzzling and devastating of diseases. I've cared for many patients over the years with this illness, and I have had two friends die from it - both healthy women in their forties. So many things that can go wrong with the human body.

            Well, my cats are ill, I imagine as a result of the heat they endured. All three are in various states of vomiting and distress. One has improved rather dramatically after a rather horrible hour of wretching, the other two are not quite as bad. I am sure they did not get into anything poisonous - there is nothing here for them to ingest. Although cats are quite resistant to heat, it was too much. I am very, very grateful for my washing machine and my vinyl floors. If they don't all get better this morning, I will take them to the vet but honestly I don't think it is the sort of thing a vet can help. They didn't eat during the heat wave which didn't surprise me, and then they ate heartily yesterday - too heartily I think. I need to get them some grass. I normally have a little pot of grass for them, but I am between crops right now.

            All is well on the eating front. I have a steak marinating right now. Not going to eat until later. I'm going to make sweet potato fries with my spiral slicer.

            I'm watching the second season of Game of Thrones on DVD, which I got from the library. I haven't seen the entire first season yet, but that is okay since I have read all of the books and know what happens anyway. Despite not really liking it, I can't stop watching it. I felt the same way about the books - I found them repellent but I couldn't put them down. Like a train wreck, I suppose. The third season is not available yet.

            Well, must go tend to the felines. They seem to be 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 have the series also and have started watching it, but so far cant really get into it. I haven't read the books, so that might be the problem. I love Sean Bean.

              Friends tell me that it gets better, but so far I'm having trouble breaking in.
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                She had no memory of being married and having children. I'm not even a mother, but that was chilling to me. Can you imagine forgetting your own children?
                Ooh, I don't like that either. I would much rather have memories of Honey and the children than my mother. My father, that would be fine, but my mother and I do not get along. Being stuck with her as my main mental companion for my twilight years would be a nightmare. I so hope that my brain doesn't go first in that way.

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                • Thankfully she seems to be okay with memories of her mother, but who knows what she really perceives? We'll never know. In a way it is a blessing as two of her children have died in the past five years, and she can't perceive that.

                  The felines seem to be much better. I have been looking at the food cans and trying to figure out if that made them sick, but I really don't think so. I didn't notice any odor, and cats are very, very good at not eating spoiled food. They are all drinking and peeing and pooping, so there is no blockage. That would send me screaming to the vet immediately.

                  Might go see Kon-Tiki this afternoon. Been wanting to see it, and there is a matinee. Yes, we have such quaint things here. Our movie theaters are independent one-screen productions, and normally there is only an evening show.

                  Well, I hate to type OMG because it is pretty silly, but...OMG. The sweet potato fries were outstanding. The memory is very satisfying also! Made them with coconut oil, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, salt. Also had some steak, but that was just meh. Am having a cup of turmeric tea now.
                  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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                  • Mmmm, Were they deep fried or pan fried or coated in oil and oven baked?
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Starting Weight: 292
                    Starting Primal Weight: 275
                    Current weight: 224
                    Goal weight: 172
                    Body Fat 30.5

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                    • I just coated them in oil and the spice mixture and baked them at 400F for approximately 25 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Yes, I ate the whole thing - a fairly large sweet potato minus the peel. Having made them hand-cut and made them with a slicer, I vote wholeheartedly for the slicer. Having the pieces all of the same thickness produces a greatly superior fry.

                      Glad to know I'm not the only one who isn't enraptured by Game of Thrones. Everyone in the library practically swooned when I picked it up. Although, well, I am watching it. It does tell a good story (although never-ending) and has moments of brilliance. It also has a lot of tedium, predictability, gratuitous violence and gore. Just when I think I'm going to turn it off out of boredom or disgust, a really great scene comes along. I will say the acting is superb.
                      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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                      • Peter Dinklage!!!

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                        • I've not found sweet potato fries that I like. Love baked with either butter or cinnamon.
                          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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                          • Yes, Dinklage is astounding; in fact his performance has kept me watching the series. His character in the film is much more sympathetic and likeable than in the books, and he nails the nuances and subtleties so well that you actually think he IS Tyrion.

                            Whenever I eat sweet potatoes now I am astounded that I used to put sugar on them. Have my tastes changed that much? I still have and always will have a tremendous sweet tooth, but to think that I used to like them sweeter is unbelievable. I'm thinking carrots and parsnips would also be very good prepared in the same manner. They would have to be fairly large for me to use my slicer, but if you have food processor that problem would be solved. I don't have one. I keep waiting for my little Krups chopper to die a natural death, but it keeps working year after year despite being asked to do things it wasn't designed for. But I think I will purchase a food processor I have had my eye on for some time, maybe as a Christmas present for myself. That is extending out pretty far into the future, but you know how time flies.

                            Last night, inexplicably, my eyes and hands swelled, not terribly but bad enough that I felt the need to do something about it. I took some Benadryl, which of course led to a very drugged sleep. Woke up groggy after 8 hours! One eye is still slightly swollen. I have no idea what caused it. Maybe something as innocuous as dust. (Heaven knows there is plenty of that around here.) I didn't eat anything that I haven't eaten a hundred times before.

                            Today is much hotter although not as hot as it was, and very, very humid. We are supposed to have thunderstorms, which will hopefully cool things off. The felines are fascinated by the birds in the trees; they are glued to the window and look very picturesque themselves.

                            Haven't eaten anything yet, but have had two cups of Earl Grey.
                            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 had that last year, and so did boy. We weren't sure what it was though I suspected a bug bite, though there was no evidence of a specific bite site.

                              Funny you mention sweet things. I've been a couple of weeks butting this unsweetened cocoa powder in my morning coffee, which I have with heavy cream (no sugar). Yesterday SWMBO wanted a cup of cocoa and I made her some (conventionally with sugar and cocoa powder) I had a sip of it and ack it was sooo sweet! I could never drink a cup of it. But I used to!
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Starting Weight: 292
                              Starting Primal Weight: 275
                              Current weight: 224
                              Goal weight: 172
                              Body Fat 30.5

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                              • Could have been a bite, in addition to dust I have plenty of insect friends around here, despite my best efforts to discourage them. Some flying things are able to get in one of the skylights. The cats and I have a little routine to oust them that is fun for them, me not so much. I spray them (the insects) with a water bottle, which impedes their ability to fly but doesn't get stains or nasty chemicals all over. Then I can swat at them and at least knock them down. Then the cats pounce. It's quite a spectacle, I daresay.

                                I remember reading an article in a magazine written by a woman who grew up in Mauritius or some such place where they really didn't have baked goods or sweet desserts like we do. No cake, pie, etc. She was astounded that we could eat such things, she found them to be nasty tasting. They did have dessert in her culture, but it was usually fruit. No buttercream frosting!

                                Had a BAS for lunch. Work tonight!

                                Very overcast sky, very humid, too warm but luckily not too awfully hot. We are supposed to have thunderstorms. I hope they get here soon.
                                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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