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    The snow is outrageous today. It's a different kind than what we had with Nemo last month. Yesterday was pretty slushy and not a lot of accumulation. Add on some dense snow and you have INCREDIBLY slick roads. I tried to go to work.

    Cross-posted from Facebook:
    "Intrepid Civic and I went off in the excellent-tread-for-3-yrs-old all-season tires. A small hill resulted in me turning around, mostly because that is the only direction the car would slide, and this was after getting stuck in the middle of an intersection for 5 light cycles because the car would not move. On the way home, I stalled out for the last time (being light with the gas to avoid tree/car collisions = frequent stalling, I guess) and the car would not start. Mid freak-out, a nice man in a JN Philips Auoto Glass van approached and jump-started the car. We will be replacing the battery this weekend and I am now safe at home."

    We knew the battery needed replacing because the dealership told us the last couple times we were in for service. I guess stalling out a bunch of times really showed its age. Hulky has enough moolah to get a new one this weekend, so that is relieving. I'm working from home today, but will probably bundle up and walk to the doctor's office (less than a mile, I'm pretty sure) to do some blood work in a couple of hours. Doc just wants to make sure there's nothing weird in hormone land.

    I'll see if I can get a good photo of the mess out there for sharing What I did not include in my post is that I was very scared and started crying when the car wouldn't start when I was a few blocks from home. I (emotionally) broke down when the guy came over to my car to help with a jump start and he was so calm and nice. I apologized a lot, felt so embarrassed. I got a hold of Hulky right as the guy was coming over, so Hulky met me on a side street close to the apartment and got the car into the driveway.


    Mah gluten-free cookies, made with Pamela's Products Baking Mix, and Spectrum All Vegetable Shortening (palm oil). This batch was a little dry. I might make gluten-free chocolate cake today. Not sure if replacing the lemon juice (1 tbsp) in the recipe with ACV will work, but hoping so!

    I am resuming therapy in a week after more than a month without an appointment! I'm looking forward to it, and might talk about moving the appointments to 3 weeks apart.

    Anything else worth noting? Nah. Hulky has to go off to work in a bit, poor guy. I hope they get there and back safely. Snow is expected to continue at this rate until at least 8PM tonight.
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    Nameless Wonders: A trip through the neighborhood–in snow
    Blorg updated. Couldn't do the bloodwork. Doc didn't put it in the system. Going to call back in a bit to make sure someone else put it in, so I can go again tomorrow!
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    Wow, those cookies look awesome.

    We are off from school today and we are much further inland than you guys. I can't even imagine the mess by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post

    Mah gluten-free cookies, made with Pamela's Products Baking Mix, and Spectrum All Vegetable Shortening (palm oil). This batch was a little dry. I might make gluten-free chocolate cake today. Not sure if replacing the lemon juice (1 tbsp) in the recipe with ACV will work, but hoping so!
    MIL makes her gluten free cookies with the same flour mix. I love them! So delish! Now I must leave your journal before I start craving their soft yet crunchy texture.
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    I put two raw chicken thigh bones on a plate for Fae to nom on while her breakfast defrosts. I left her to crunch and munch, now there's the cartilage of one thigh bone, and one full thigh bone left on the plate. I see no signs of the other bone. I can't imagine she swallowed it whole, and it seems like it would be too tough for her to break up. I haven't been feeding her large raw bones, usually she just gets the small pieces in the neck/back mix from WF. Kind of scared that my cat is about to die or need major surgery. She seems okay now, but what will happen to a bone in her stomach?
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    I did some shovelling yesterday and my whole body was really tired from it, but not sore. I ended up taking a 90 minute nap in the evening. I felt like I did a lot of eating yesterday. I was still hungry at bedtime, but I don't think it was "real". I think I actually just ate ENOUGH and now that I'm recovering from the emotionally taxing jury duty, my body is like "Hey, remember that food that you need to feel good? YOU NEED TO EAT IT." I have a hard time adjusting to appetite fluctuations like this.

    Since I started the Threelac/probiotic regimen, I've felt that my moods are overall more level and positive. I recall having a similar feeling when I used to take the Therbiotic Complete probiotic twice a day last year, or whenever it was that I thought I was dealing with candida overgrowth. I wonder if the probiotic is helping free up anything that might have been inhibited, to increase serotonin production. I don't think I want to adjust my 5-HTP dose for another month, unless something makes it seem very obvious that I should (inexplicably over-emotional, which might indicate too much serotonin).

    The colostrum capsules arrived yesterday. I'm taking 4 in the morning and 4 in the evening. The dose recommended for "times of stress" (aka. illness) is 3x what's on the bottle, which is 2 capsules, twice daily. 12 capsules a day would only last me about 5 days! I will make sure this at least lasts me till next Friday.

    Only a couple of Threelac packets left. I hope that the Therbiotic and colostrum will be enough to continue having reasonable GI function without lots of Vitamin C. I'm still taking 1 tsp (2g) in the morning. If the colostrum seems very helpful, I will get it in powdered form (better price per serving) and possibly try goat colostrum, as that is supposedly more bioavailable than bovine.
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    Yesterday was my rest day from push-ups and today I started at 10 for the first set, instead of 8. I've been updating on Fitocracy. I don't know where I'm going with starting at 10 reps, but I bet I'll be able to increase that within a few days. Newbie gains rock . I'm tossing in some goblet squats here and there too, they feel good on my pelvis afterwards. I'll add some swings in eventually.
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    Hulky and I are having a really sleepy day. It's been nice, except for the major headache. It appeared shortly after I started eating the gluten-free chocolate cake (made from Bob's Red Mill mix). The cake initially has an odd flavor to it, might be from the ACV (instead of lemon juice), but you don't notice it after the first piece. I'm saving the 2nd half to try frosting with coconut cream whipped with maple syrup tomorrow. I used Spectrum's palm shortening and coconut milk to make the cake dairy-free. The batter was kind of thick and hard to pour/spread from the thickness of the coconut milk, but the texture, baked, is fine.

    I found a trick to making coconut milk consistently thick. I shook the can, refrigerated it for several days, took it out, shook it some more, and then shook it some more after it had come to room temperature. When I opened the can, there were some lumps, but the water was not separated and it was thicker than it would have been had I just shaken it before refrigerating. I used Whole Food's 365 brand.

    My gut is responding to the cake as though I had eaten dairy. Definitely won't eat so much of it like this again. Hulky ate 1/2 of the 1/2 too, so I didn't have THAT much, but it was still a lot .

    So far, I don't think the colostrum is having any noticeable affect on my digestion.
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    Enlighten me on colostrum. The only colostrum I am familiar with is what foals, puppies, etc drink before the first true milk comes in. What are you having?
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    And human babies - the first 3 days is usually straight colostrum. What is supposed to do for you?
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