I signed up on offbeatbride.com and made a post about "omg where do i even start?!?!?!" and already got some really nice responses. What a great community! Looking forward to reading around those forums over the next 17 months or so. We also got some details about the second-choice venue that we've found. They provide the space, tables, chairs, dance floor, and you can rent the kitchen for an additional $50. The whole thing is pretty cheap, but then we'd need to figure out catering, linens (probably), sound system, decorations (well, that's a given anywhere, I'm sure), and booze. Not clear at this point if it's cheaper to get a package from a venue or do it all separately at a cheaper venue. I'm sure it depends on the location.
Still waiting to hear from Hulky's bro-in-law about truck borrowing so we can get a washer & dryer this weekend. There are actually two sets for sale right now, one for $50 (stacking) and one for $100 (separate, which I'd prefer), but I can't confirm on either until I know we have a way to move them!
Last night, I had a couple of chicken sausages, a sweet potato, and most of a coconut milk hot chocolate (1/2 a can of full fat CM, 1 T carob powder, 1.5 T cocoa powder, 1 T maple syrup). The cinnamon on top is what really made it for me. I felt kind of sick before eating, worse after the hot chocolate. I picked up a few groceries for Hulky to make his lunches. I'll have to go out again tonight for eggs & soup veg (celery, carrots, mushrooms). Tonight is also laundry night, over at his parents' house. We can usually get everything done in two loads, and we often use the downstairs neighbor's machines since they are VERY infrequently used. That means laundry should be done in 3 trips, about 3 hours (deposit, move, pick-up). Oh, how I long for the day when I can do all that in our basement, whenever I feel like it!
My toes are almost all better. Still a bit red on that one that has been taking the longest to heal. At lunch, I will take my last antibiotic. My GI problems got a little better after starting the antibiotics, then a little worse after eating some sugary stuff, and has not improved yet. I think I'll call my doctor this week to see if my SIBO test results are back.
I have been having a hard time getting to sleep for at least a few nights now. I'm starting to feel like I'm back on my old cortisol schedule, which I experienced pre-primal for most of my life, and for 6-9 months after starting this WoE. In the past, not sticking to a regular sleep schedule was the main issue. Now, I'm in bed by 10PM and usually sleep just fine until 6:30AM, but not lately. I think it's just the stress from work and excitement from engagement. I had to take 200mg of 5-HTP to get to sleep last night, instead of 150. I forget when I changed the dose, just kind of messing around as I feel like it.
No Tyrosine today. Got all my other supps this morning (iodine, C, D, Inositol, Vitex, B-complex) w/ breakfast, which was eggs & sausage. I'm taking a few days off from the multi because I noticed it has grass extracts in it and I am allergic to grass. Might not be a big deal, but I thought I'd see if there's a difference in sneezing or congestion during the day. I remember to use the neti pot yesterday and today. Love having a clear nose! I forgot to bring tea to work though . I think I'll have some Lipton later.
The heartburn came back around the time that I started with the antibiotics. Could be related. Could be from stress. Not sure if it's bad to mix HCL with antibiotics, so I haven't been.