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  • I put cinnamon in my cofee, every time. It tastes good and is good for your cholesterol, among other things (articles here and here).
    Odille
    F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
    following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

    My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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    • it takes some getting used to - but when hubby is snoring too loud I need to resort to those foam ear plugs. They do a good job of blocking out most everything.

      As for the night-time fretting............ me too! Doctor told me that was caused from cortisol levels being too high. She suggested that I keep a pad and pencil by the bed and when I start mulling things over, just write them down and vow to take it up again the next day. Once they get written down, they are to be "tabled" for the time being.

      Have you had your cortisol levels checked? Mine were extremely high in the morning, and just not quite low enough to relax and fall off to sleep at night. I'm on meds to regulate things......... from what I can see, the one I take in the morning is just a very high dose Vitamin B complex. Similar to what you would find in the store that is labeled "stress formula". Just have to remember to take it with food cuz the mega dose b vitamins tend to cause vomiting on an empty stomach. Also - my melatonin was low, also messing with ability to sleep --- doc suggested up to 3 mg Melatonin 1/2 hour before planned bedtime. It works!
      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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      • Originally posted by Analog6 View Post
        I put cinnamon in my cofee, every time. It tastes good and is good for your cholesterol, among other things (articles here and here).
        I knew somebody would come along who knew what they were talking about. I put cinnamon on my cappuccino, but my normal coffee I drink black. I wonder how cinnamon would taste with that...

        Originally posted by tomi View Post
        it takes some getting used to - but when hubby is snoring too loud I need to resort to those foam ear plugs. They do a good job of blocking out most everything.

        As for the night-time fretting............ me too! Doctor told me that was caused from cortisol levels being too high. She suggested that I keep a pad and pencil by the bed and when I start mulling things over, just write them down and vow to take it up again the next day. Once they get written down, they are to be "tabled" for the time being.

        Have you had your cortisol levels checked? Mine were extremely high in the morning, and just not quite low enough to relax and fall off to sleep at night. I'm on meds to regulate things......... from what I can see, the one I take in the morning is just a very high dose Vitamin B complex. Similar to what you would find in the store that is labeled "stress formula". Just have to remember to take it with food cuz the mega dose b vitamins tend to cause vomiting on an empty stomach. Also - my melatonin was low, also messing with ability to sleep --- doc suggested up to 3 mg Melatonin 1/2 hour before planned bedtime. It works!
        All good advice. I do have some foam plugs, but the last ones I bought weren't very good quality. And they make my ears itch. But I should try again. I have sometimes used writing things down when there was something specific bugging me. Or back when I was writing when I found the things were just writing themselves in my head. I had to let them out to get some sleep...

        I wouldn't be surprised if cortisol is involved. I often feel tense even when I have no reason to be. I wonder if there is a food that fights cortisol.
        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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        • Health journal June 18, 2012

          Sleep: 7 hours?

          Food
          Vitamins: check
          Breakfast: Gr. yogurt with pineapple, walnuts, seeds, and maple syrup
          Lunch: Moroccan mash (lamb, beef, onion, sweet potato, butternut squash), mixed salad
          Supper: Lunch redux, smaller helpings. Plus a piece of provolone.
          Snacks: Iced coffee. Hey, it's hot.

          Exercise: None

          Activities: Dishwasher, cooking

          Comments: I am still in recovery mode. But getting there. There's a heat wave on the way, so exercise may consist of mall cruising...
          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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          • Originally posted by Judg View Post
            Ah the sleep thing.
            I'm really bad with the sleep thing

            Originally posted by tomi View Post
            it takes some getting used to - but when hubby is snoring too loud I need to resort to those foam ear plugs. They do a good job of blocking out most everything.
            When my Farmer snores, I hit him. It works
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            • ROFL! I use elbows. Sometimes it works.
              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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              • HAHAHA!!! I use elbows - fists - feet - knees................. I pull on his pillow and push him! When all that fails...... I reach for the ear plugs.
                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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                • To reduce the impact of hubby's snoring, I recommend . . . . separate rooms! As Warwick (a) snores, and (b) starts work at 2am, and I am a light sleeper, we gave in to separate rooms long ago. The 6 cats like it better too, more beds and bodies to share with LOL.

                  And you get more cupboard space
                  Odille
                  F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
                  following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

                  My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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                  • Our poor abused husbands... I prefer to just sleep on the couch. Trying to get him to stop wakes me up too much.

                    Haven't been in a reporting mood.

                    Went out yesterday for some therapeutic shopping. I needed shoes, because my feet have shrunk and my old faithful black leather flipflops (actually rather classy looking) are about to give out after four or five summers of constant use. I'm not a fan of shoes in general, so I wear between-the-toe style sandals until it's too cold. Even here, that can be pushed to almost half the year. Then I wear them indoors for slippers. I also needed capris, because of my four pairs, two are getting seriously big.

                    So. Nice afternoon by myself at the mall while hubby went to play with grandsons. I wasn't up for another dose of toddlers, much as I love them. And summers generally mean a lot of family time and rarely being away from my hubby. Much as I love him, being out and about on my own sometimes feels really good. And I scored two good-quality brightly coloured T-shirts, a pair of white capris and a jeans skirt (first one in decades). And two pairs of sandals (neither between the toe, unfortunately), brown and black, and a pair of white canvas sneakers, also the first in decades. Hey, there was no way I was going to shell out $30-$40 for canvas sneakers. Seriously. But these were only $17, so why not? And a pair of red laces for Canada Day, LOL! A good time was had by all. Hubby didn't even ask how much I spent, although admittedly, cheap as he is, he doesn't normally quiz me. He knows I don't throw money around. The sandals were pricey, although on special, but I see them as an investment. They should last for years for my every-day type sandals, especially because I have different ones to wear around the house. Now if I could just find a pair of brown ballet flats my shoe wardrobe should be set for years, apart from (un)reasonable indulgences.

                    You would think that losing weight would make it easier to find clothes. It has, in a way. There are a lot more stores and styles available. But I always head first for clearance racks, and now that I am a normal size, pickings are slim there. All XS and XL...

                    Stevia is saving my summer. I can drink hot unsweetened beverages most of the year, but when it's hot, I need my sweet drinks. That much ice water gets old really fast. I found that the kind that comes in a bottle with a little scoop tastes better than the stuff in envelopes, although I have a few of those in my purse for coffee shop iced lattes.

                    And LBF's homemade sherbets go down with a little extra sweet too. We're in the middle of a horrifically hot day here, so I'm about to go make some for the Professor.
                    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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                    • This is my current theme song. And my first attempt at inserting a YouTube clip. Wish me luck.

                      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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                      • Made a pot of chili for lunch, in this heat! No chili powder goes into my chilis - fresh peppers, fresh garlic, and a generous amount of cumin instead. Two Scotch bonnet peppers for 2 pounds of meat. It was very good, but even Car Salesman Son (who is on vacation and therefore eating more at home) didn't add hot sauce. Which means that you should probably not use that many. I threw in some sweet peppers too.

                        I scored some hazelnut butter at half price at the health food store. I had to empty the jar into a larger container to be able to recombine the thick paste with the oil on top, but it wasn't a hard job with a fork. Probably why it was on at half price.

                        I picked up some supplements to feed my mitochondria, in accordance with the articles I mentioned earlier. CoQ10, magnesium, and D-ribose. Still looking for a couple of them, but I figure it's a start.
                        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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                        • Hi! Just wanted to say that I love this song too!

                          The chili sounds great! Strange about the hazelnut butter. Was it in a glass jar? What I've done and found works when it's really separated is to store it upside down before opening. The oil finds it's way to the "top" and makes it easier to mix. Just a thought.

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                          • Yes! Great song!!!!
                            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 trick, Kim, thanks!

                              For CFS sufferers, I have been exploring this website lately, by a British doctor who specializes in it. It is an excellent resource.
                              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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                              • Have you checked out this website? This doctor was in Fathead. He's big into supplements.

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                                Sorry, I can't do it fancier.
                                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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