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  • It took me eight month to get a decently sized bladder after more than sic years of anuria, kegels helped a lot with it -without that good vice I would have probably needed dippers- and having a stronger pelvic floor really didn't hurt.
    Candida is a nightmare, if I get it again I really don't know what I'll do.
    No limits, only my will and the worlds I build.

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    • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
      Yeah, that always baffled me, too. And worst thing is that they all know it so they force their babies on me just to see the reaction and joke about how they'll get me to love babies yet. And even worse, the babies are all totally drawn to me, totally fascinated with me.
      HA! bebes love me too. i think it's because i have always had giant bewbies and long curly hair. i haven't actually held one in decades though. not since i babysat as a teenager!
      I make my own shoes, though.
      is your middle-name gepetto?
      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

      Ernest Hemingway

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      • Hmm. Well, I relate to men better than women most of the time, and have never been comfortable in ruffles and ribbons. On the other hand, I love babies (and animals) and can relate to them very well. Mind you, I tend to talk to kids like they were adults as much as possible, which they seem to appreciate.

        The greatest thing about small children is the unbridled joy they show for even tiny things. Watching the world through their eyes can re-instill a lost sense of wonder.

        My daughter was firmly in the "don't want any children" category for years, and piling babies into her lap was not going to change that. But her nephews are eating away at her resolve. Here are babies who she actually has a connection to, who are undeniably cute (no, Grandma is not biased at all, *cough, cough*), and who are being raised with some discipline and are therefore not the kind you're embarrassed to be seen with in public. It's funny to watch her fortresses crumbling.

        On the other hand, if she never has kids that is also fine with me. It is her siblings who give her a hard time about it, strangely enough.
        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
          The greatest thing about small children is the unbridled joy they show for even tiny things. Watching the world through their eyes can re-instill a lost sense of wonder.
          This is what gets me through the tough days. Going for a walk and seeing my 2yo marvel at the stones stuck in the sidewalk or the bunnies/rabbits/squirrels running around. I just sit back and answer questions as I can and let them explore. I adore my own kids and love snuggling with them and sharing life with them.

          I'm not big on other peoples' kids/babies though. All the other moms always jump to hold the newest baby and I feel no such impulse. I enjoy getting out and doing active things, which require tomboy clothes. But every once in a while I do enjoy getting dressed up in a skirt/dress.

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          • I'm the same concerning ruffles and ribbons........ never had them, never wanted them. I don't own a dress or a pair of heels. I do wear make-up and my hair needs to have some semblance of style, but I always wear it so it will be easy to fix, and no fuss all day. My clothes are jeans and t's - shoes are hikers/runners or flip flops. I don't do pretty undies or bras --- just the basics to cover and hold things in place. Girly stuff has always confused me. I don't have a strong maternal instinc - although I do enjoy babies for a bit. I was totally content to have only one child, and sometimes wondered why I even did that!

            I'm not even thinking about being a grandmother. My son most likely won't have any as he doesn't like kids at all. And the step daughters are looking like it will not happen for them anytime soon. Youngest doesn't really want kids, and oldest isn't having any luck in the boy department. Combination of being VERY overweight (guys aren't exactly drawn to that) and having a rather boisterous personality (also not something a guy is very drawn to when combined with the weight issue). So, I'm not really expecting any grandkids........ and honestly I'm totally okay with that. I would be very happy to spend my golden years spit-free.
            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 didn't care about lacy undies either, until I bought some on a whim. Discovered that hubby loves them, on me that is. LOL! So I have amazed myself by acquiring a bit of a wardrobe in that department. His Valentine's Day present is usually something lacy... He enjoys removing the wrapping.

              I feel no particular urge to cuddle other people's kids, but I do enjoy talking to them. Never mind if they're just 15 months old - figuring out what they're saying is half the fun. It's fascinating finding out what kind of little person is in there. Even very young they are so different from each other.
              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 thread is cracking me up because it's just so true.

                My ex's mom used to buy all of her son's gifts to me. Yes, he was that much of a wuss. She even bought his Valentines Day gift to me every year. Just creepy. The thing is, she always bought me tons of perfume and fluffy clothes in powder blue. I hated it - both the idea that he couldn't pick a gift for me himself and the fact that neither one obviously knew me.

                My birthday is a week before Christmas, and one year he actually went out himself and got me my football team's away jersey. Then for Christmas he bought me a welder. I was thrilled! Then his mom chewed him out for buying something stupid and eveything nice that I said didn't matter.
                Durp.

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                • Holy crap, Judg - I just saw your sig and how much weight you've lost! That's great!
                  Durp.

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                  • I used to work at an outdoor flower stand. On Valentines day sometimes we'd get the secretaries buying flowers for their bosses to give to their wives. So I'd conspire with the secretary to a) arrange some of the more awful roses because the boss would never know the difference but the wife would, and b) write a receipt for way over what I charged. Then we'd split the difference. Ha ha so evil.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • Originally posted by Sihana
                      This is what happens when single mothers who have daughters, then have kids of their own, and have no clue how to instill any traditionally masculine traits.

                      * Yes it is a broad statement, but true. Single fathers generally raise better adjusted kids than single mothers.
                      Sadly, he was the product of a 2 parent home - his mom was a school teacher and his dad was a homicide detective. His mom definitely wore the pants. One of those steel magnolia types that gets their way by twisting your arm with a "Bless your heart!" smile on her face.

                      And thus the reason why we never saw eye to eye. I either ask for what I want outright or more often just get it myself.
                      Durp.

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                      • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                        I used to work at an outdoor flower stand. On Valentines day sometimes we'd get the secretaries buying flowers for their bosses to give to their wives. So I'd conspire with the secretary to a) arrange some of the more awful roses because the boss would never know the difference but the wife would, and b) write a receipt for way over what I charged. Then we'd split the difference. Ha ha so evil.
                        You're devious. I like you.

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                        • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                          Holy crap, Judg - I just saw your sig and how much weight you've lost! That's great!
                          Thanks Rita. I am definitely enjoying that part. Still fighting with the CFS though. My emphasis is shifting more and more from fighting my weight to fighting my fatigue. I am discovering that I have been my own worst enemy in that department.
                          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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                          • Hey Ladies!!! We just hit page 100!!! so much for this not being a necessary thread!
                            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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                            • Catching up on stuff here. Yippee for hitting 100 pages! Good to see all the new names.

                              SIL's visit was surprisingly enjoyable and not surprisingly not completely primal! I did ok. She's a drinker, so had her beer and wine several days, but that doesn't interest me at all. The ice cream was more the issue, along with a night of pizza. Weight went up, but thankfully no real horrible effects, just some fibro pain. Back on track now though and feeling fine.

                              Crazy life has gotten crazier. I will be heading "home" to PA to visit family in a couple weeks, then my mom, dad, 2 nephews, and niece are traveling back with me for a week. They've never been to CA before and my husband and I are beyond excited to have them here! I love my family, we've always been close, so moving 3,000 miles away was a tough choice. Eating will be difficult those 2 weeks, but I know my parents are watching more of what they eat and we will probably cook in some days here.

                              To add to the crazy, I will be traveling to LA 5 days a week for the next 13 months. That will be 100 miles each way. The plan is to drive up (hoping for no more than 2 hours), work a 90 minute session, then drive back daily. The offer is a tremendous opportunity, but will be somewhat taxing. My husband, the wonderful man he is (and I'm being completely serious), has agreed to support me and go with me daily and try to find clients up there as well. I'm very happy about that as it will help pass the time and break up the driving. My concern is for the food. I like to "snack" when driving. The schedule will probably be leaving the house at 9 and getting home at 3, so I'm planning on fasting through lunch, which I do a lot of now, but am trying to think of things to have on hand, just in case. Working on getting things into place as I need to lose weight and need to be healthy for this endeavor.

                              That's all for my update. Hope everyone is doing great!

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                              • Congrats, Kim. Primal snacks, I guess, or break the snacking habit altogether. I can't figure out why we've gotten into the habit of eating in circumstances that just don't call for it, like TV and movies and travelling. My stepmother used to pack 3 days' worth of sandwiches for a day-long drive. I didn't understand that. We were just sitting, for crying out loud. What did we need so much food for? But we ate it because it was there.

                                Seeing as you are going to be travelling regularly, why not play a game with yourself, seeing how long you can make your snacks last? Try to stretch it out longer each time. Or see how much you can have left over at the end. Good luck with it all.

                                I can't remember who referred me to Dr. Myhill's website for chronic fatigue, but thank you so much! A gold mine there. I was almost in tears as I found out what had been really going on in my body all this time, and how much I had been hurting myself by pushing myself. I had started to learn a lot of that from experience, but now I am taking it much more seriously.
                                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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