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  • buy a gun. lol Or sleep with a knife.

    I have no other suggestions to make you feel safer. I'm sorry. I've lived in houses where I felt like someone was always there with me even when the house was empty - like I was being watched. I'm convinced those houses were haunted b/c even with the windows and doors locked and shades drawn, I felt like I was watched. So glad I don't have that feeling in my current house.

    can you make friends with the guys across the street? Maybe they aren't as creepy as you think and can be beneficial to making you feel safer?
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Ooh, I've totally had that feeling of being watched! There was one apartment in Baltimore where I didn't write or paint for two years because I always felt like someone was right there, looking over my shoulder! Maybe next time I should move earlier.

      I think I'll just buy some DreamWater and start bedtime at 9, or even 8:30, when its still light out.

      I tried a BAB this morning and I couldn't eat all of it. I made 3 Aidell's pineapple bacon sausages (13g ptn each), 3 slices bacon (5 g ptn each) and an egg (6g ptn) and only ate 2 of the sausages (begrudgingly) and the bacon (happily). So 41g of ptn. Close enough? I got the Aidell's bc I wanted to try it, but I think they're too sweet. The chicken apple are too sweet too. Oh well.

      Yoga is pretty great. My Half Moon is the deepest it's ever been in my life and my camel is nice and deep. I want to work up to full splits in standing bow-pulling pose. . I hate toe stand because my feet are weak, which means I need it all the more to strengthen them. I'd love to have a limber enough spine to one day do a backbend. I love doing bikram because it stops the chatter in my brain. My studio is good too, because the teachers aren't obnoxious and don't make it a competition or push people to hurt themselves. I've been in studios like that and they're terrible. I think they're for masochists.

      My brother is on Keppra, which is an anti-seizure med. It is supposedly the anti-seizure med with the fewest side effects, but for some people, including my brother, it gives them "Keppra rage". It's very weird and sad. Some days it makes him angry at the smallest things, and he'll snap at my SIL. We both know its the medication, and we've talked to the doctors about it, and I think they're not taking us seriously enough. If his medication is a few points lower on seizure prevention and he's not alienating his immediate support network, that right there ups his life expectancy. She nurtures him and takes him to his appointments and feeds him and researches anti-cancer things, like getting him to do acupuncture and tae kwon do to offset fatigue and other radiation side effects. Off medication he is sweet, even-keeled, and one of the best and most open communicators I've ever met. On medication somedays we walk on eggshells. He's 6'4" and big, so something that gives him a rage is really not a good idea. Sometimes I feel like doctors don't take us seriously.

      Also, I think his seizure was brought on by his Banana Creme flavored Muscle Milk, which has both acesulfame potassium and sucralose, excitatory neurotoxins. My SIL tried to say something about it and he was like "That's mine and I like it!" And then he tried to make her a berry shake with it. She has a history of eyeritis, and can go temporarily blind. The smallest bit of light can be like knives in her eye. So she never, ever touches artificial sweeteners besides xylitol. He got mad when she wouldn't have the shake.

      It's so horrible because we know its not him, it's the medication. But it's hard to not take it personally. Some days he's fine, happy and funny. I don't know. I hope they switch him soon.
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      • I'm thinking of doing a Whole30. I still get Diet Coke cravings and I've been having agave syrup in my coffee. People seem to have magical results with it. Thoughts?
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        • Feeling a little weird after breakfast today. Like maybe my heartbeat is a little fluttery? I looked up the ingredients for Aidell's Pineapple Bacon sausage: Nitrates! Phosphates! Modified Food Starch!

          CHICKEN, BACON (PORK, WATER, SALT, SUGAR, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, FLAVORINGS, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE AND SODIUM NITRITE), BROWN SUGAR, DRIED PINEAPPLE, SALT, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (MALTODEXTRIN, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, AND MODIFIED FOOD STARCH), SPICES, AND CELERY POWDER, IN A PORK CASING.

          Blurg. There goes $15. Well, self. Why don't you look at the ingredients before you buy next time? I suppose I could do that. NOW I KNOW, SELF. NOW I KNOW.

          The chicken apple ones are better, even if they are too sweet:

          CHICKEN, DRIED APPLES, SALT, FRUIT JUICE CONCENTRATE (APPLE, PINEAPPLE, PEAR, AND PEACH), SPICES AND CELERY POWDER, IN A PORK CASING.

          More incentive to do a Whole30. To not feel poisoned like this!
          Last edited by kalli889; 05-15-2013, 12:33 PM.
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          • Has your sister-in-law researched nutritional ketosis for both the seizures and cancer treatment? I have read that ketosis is beneficial for both ailments. A good place to start is with Dr. Attia's blog The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.. Another good source is a book by Drs Phinney and Volek (available on Amazon), and Jimmy Moore's blog livinglavidalowcarb.com. Taking a more natural, diet related approach to his cancer treatment will slow the recovery down, but will also prevent it from coming back - and will consequently make it possible to stop taking the "hulk rage" pills.

            I am doing a whole30 right now. I am enjoying it. On day 17.

            Regarding Agave: go to Shocking! This 'Tequila' Sweetener is Far Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup and read about why you should not use agave. Ever.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Has your sister-in-law researched nutritional ketosis for both the seizures and cancer treatment? I have read that ketosis is beneficial for both ailments. A good place to start is with Dr. Attia's blog The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.. Another good source is a book by Drs Phinney and Volek (available on Amazon), and Jimmy Moore's blog livinglavidalowcarb.com. Taking a more natural, diet related approach to his cancer treatment will slow the recovery down, but will also prevent it from coming back - and will consequently make it possible to stop taking the "hulk rage" pills.

              I am doing a whole30 right now. I am enjoying it. On day 17.

              Regarding Agave: go to Shocking! This 'Tequila' Sweetener is Far Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup and read about why you should not use agave. Ever.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Holy crap.

                Go Kaleo posted a picture of herself in tiny shorts and a jogbra and she said that technically she's overweight at 169 lbs and 5'9". She has the tiniest waist and ripped arms and legs.

                So this whole weight thing really is a crock. I should get a new tape measure and go for waist measurement as opposed to weight loss. The scale can drive me crazy.
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                Current BF%: 35
                Goal BF%: 20-23

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                • I have given up on the scale... I still use it to see where I'm at, but it's no longer my main focus. Strength is my main focus now.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • She has researched it! We'd both rather go that route. The thing is...my brother is his own person. We'll see if we can bring him around to that. Steak and eggs diet, anyone?
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                    Current BF%: 35
                    Goal BF%: 20-23

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                    • RE: agave. Damn. I knew all that, and no wonder I have sugar cravings today!
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                      Current BF%: 35
                      Goal BF%: 20-23

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                      • Also: I gave up the whole fix-depression-with-food thing. I went back on Wellbutrin, but a lower dosage -- 300 mg rather than 400 mg. Weight loss is slower, but I'm not manic, insomniac, or overspending. All good things! Even keel. It helps me not eat everything in sight.
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                        Current BF%: 35
                        Goal BF%: 20-23

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                        • Progress: when a binge is a medium soy mocha and a gluten-free cookie.

                          That agave curled up inside my brain and had kittens. Good thing I had an avocado and some protein for lunch, or this could have been a lot worse!

                          Whole30 says no soy, sugar, or gluten. Tomorrow? Lets start tomorrow!
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                          Current BF%: 35
                          Goal BF%: 20-23

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                          • Good luck! I'm pulling for you.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Oh crap. I didn't drink all of my binge mocha yesterday BECAUSE THAT'S HOW I ROLL NOW. There was half of it left this morning and I just drank it. Booooo, no Whole30 today! Sugar and soy!

                              So, I slept on the couch last night. And it was great! I've been waking up with a new bite on my right wrist in the AM and I got freaked out that I might have picked up a bedbug on the public bus. Where else would it have come from? The buses here have soft upholstered seats, the perfect place to hide! Ahhh! So, I didn't get bitten last night. I'm hoping that it was a mosquito or a spider. This place is spider heaven. We went on the offensive recently and doused the place in peppermint oil and diatomaceous earth. It smelled like a candy cane, but spider sightings dropped wayyy down!

                              I'm thinking bacon and eggs and leftover chicken for breakfast! I got a roast chicken the other night after yoga and it was soooo delicious!

                              After only five days of hot yoga, I can feel my skeleton shifting back where it's supposed to be. Savasana is easier, and my shoulder blades finally lay flat and cradle my ribcage! I can see on the bottoms of my feet where my arches have begun to fall, and those areas are becoming paler and less pink as my feet get stronger and take a healthier shape.

                              My SIL is going on a Girls Retreat this weekend, and I'll have my brother back in town. Maybe I will stuff him full of steak and eggs so we can see how awesome this ketogenic thing can be!
                              My Leptin Reset Journey


                              Current BF%: 35
                              Goal BF%: 20-23

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                              • Unfortunately, ketosis takes a few days of consistently low carb eating to take place. It takes me 4 days to register ketones on test strips.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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