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    *I had a small bonfire this morning. I took all of that sorted paperwork from last week out to our burn pile and lit it up. I had to keep stirring the pile to make sure everything was destroyed. It felt very cathartic.

    *I am still having a hard time with the food. Even with all the tricks I am learning about will power, something is missing. It dawned on me today that in order to use these great systems I am learning in BIW, one has to actually want to succeed and believe that they can do it. My mind is not cooperating with me on this. If I cannot change the largely subliminal negative self talk, I will not ever succeed in conquering the health issue.

    I realized today that
    1) After 40 years of struggle with food, I believe my situation is largely hopeless.
    2) Somewhere in my psyche is the belief that I do not deserve to succeed in this area.

    I have a simple new mantra. "I can be healthy. I deserve to be healthy."
    this is true with about anything. I have heard for years, if you don't want to lose the weight for YOU alone, it wont happen. Like that, this starts with you having your head in the game. You can do this though. Love the mantra.
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    Excellent mantra - how throw those others thoughts away because they are totally false! I hope you don't mind if I interject a little of my personal thoughts regarding faith............. I believe that satan plants thoughts in our heads to deceive us and make us miserable - so when I have I thought that is destructive or damaging in any way I try to remember this simple little mantra -- "Those are not MY thoughts" and I push them aside.

    Now for a bit of levity! I found this in an email and thought of you............ and all the other teachers in MDA-land.

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    my motivation

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

    Goals: Healthy mind, healthy body, happy soul.

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    That mantra would do well as an affirmation (repeated thought or phrase used in difficult times). Supposedly, repeating it to yourself helps to enforce the idea behind the words. I've heard people claim that it cures allergies and things like that. The power of positive thinking?
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    Tomi, I was raised in a Christian home and consider myself a Christian, albeit liberal in my beliefs. I do believe that what you wrote is true. I like that idea of saying "those aren't my thoughts".
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    Food Issues
    I can only conclude that my hormonal problems have gotten worse. I will ask for help at my gyn appt in Aug.

    I am also still under pressure on the Kevin-school issue. As predicted, I am responsible for making the phone calls, writing the letters and getting it done. Bill is now working full time in the evening and sleeping during the day. I don't want to make the change and even if I did, I don't know where to start. I will call a parent advocacy group tomorrow and see what can be done. This is really making it hard for me to like my husband.

    For the binge issues. I have decided to allow any Primal foods in any amount including dairy and AS. I will aim for 40-60 g of carb which us enough to keep me sane but little enough that I might be able lose weight. I will do ADF only during the 2 weeks in the middle of my cycle.

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    How do you find a parent advocacy group?
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    We happen to have a great one in the city where I work.

    On the internet, I found www.familiestogetherinc.org in Kansas. It looks similar to our RCAL.

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    Sending positive vibes your way, Pebbles.

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    thanks Paula. I have tried to search for advocacy groups but I must be using the wrong search words.
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    Yesterday, I just ate good Primal food and it felt good. My protein level was pretty high at 140 grams. I am going to try higher protein again for a while.

    I have a lot to do today and not all of it is pleasant. Sigh.

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