I met Pebbles67 today! She is a really lovely person, in every sense of the word. It was really refreshing and I definitely didn't want to stop chatting. I don't have the brain power to really recap right now, but I will swipe the photo we had taken for sharing here too (from her journal).
Aren't we cute?
Now I'm heading home from my parents' house to make some dinner, pie, & chop up some veg for tomorrow.
What fun to see the 2 of you in the same photo! I'm glad you had a good met-up.
I just started taking the MACA yesterday. I'm taking 2 capsules twice a day - so a total of 2100 mg daily. My capsules are 525 mg each. the bottle says to take 1 3 times a day. I'll do 4 a day for a while and see what happens. I do have amazing ENERGY today though! Here's to hoping for a libido kick as well!
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2 capsules twice a day is a LOT according to what unsuperb posted on the previous page (it says the recommended dose on the bottles is actually quite high when you're starting from nothing). I hope you do not have any untoward side effects. Be careful!
Nameless Wonders: Resolve.
Thanks, Paula, for the thoughts yesterday. I am thinking about going Whole30 for the period between Black Friday and the Winter Solstice. This would allow me to eat anything for my winter date day with Boyfriend, which will likely be the weekend of Christmas (maybe one week before though, so it'd be a Whole-21 or something). I think I would rather find a nice-ish place to eat that's me-friendly, but I'll probably allow MINOR indulgences if they cross my path. I find myself thinking, "I could make an exception for paleo/primal baked goods" but exceptions are tricky. I don't want them to become a gateway to missing the point of the program. I thought that baking for Christmas would be fun, but really, I could do that at any time. The coconut flour will keep in the fridge for another time. I can probably make dairy-free egg nog if I really want some.
I'm in it for the long haul. This is for my health, and long life of quality. I want to be healthy, mentally and physically. Losing butter again for a while will be no big deal, since I haven't been eating any other dairy. It's unlikely that I'll go out with my friends again before New Years, so that makes eating out simpler. I haven't been eating much bacon lately, so that's no big deal either. I think we'll finish off the Applegate bacon I just bought, but I won't buy more again for the rest of the year (that's 3 packs).
Happy thanksgiving! That rocks that you got to meet Pebbles irl!
You know you are an amazing young woman. Youth normally is full of the devil may care about the future, health, all of that. Your future will be youthful for much longer bc you are taking care of your health. Anxiety and depression are a beast. I AMA warrior of it and can tell you it can and does get better with self care. Be thankful for your courage and tenacity today!
Thanks Kymma, your words are very encouraging!
I am home from Maine and waiting at the RMV. A long as my parents don't mind me putting their pictures up, I'll probably write about Thanksgiving on the blog.
RMV = success. Photo blog entry later, maybe; too lazy to edit stuff right now (got some shots of the Mustang including details of the rust for my reference). I think I got a cute picture of me and Baba. I feel like hibernating today. I am going to graze on pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, apples, and almond butter. It is going to be awesome. Hmm...what to watch?
I ended up having wine with dinner yesterday (about 1 glass of a Bordeaux, very tasty) and got depressed later. I stayed up late reading and slept on the (really comfy) couch. I don't know why I fight going to sleep when I feel poorly. I'm a little more achy today, but the tart cherry seems to be helping. My shoulder really hurts and I have no idea what I did to it (feels like something got pulled).
BTW, I got the turkey carcass. I just need to pick up some carrots to make stock/soup. It was 12 lbs, the smallest my mom could get, and the best I can ever recall her making. She brined it. It had just the right amount of salty flavor and was incredibly moist.
Nameless Wonders: Thanksgiving, to health and happiness.
For those who are not on FB, here's a bunch of photos of my Thanksgiving. You can click each photo for a larger version.
And the Mustang. I gotta drag Boyfriend out of bed now to see about when we can take care of this beastie.
We went out for Brazillian BBQ last night. I had meat and veggies. The meat was soooo good. I'm claiming willful ignorance on any prep the meat might've seen. I feel fine today and my knee and shoulder are loads better.