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    Even if Coach doesn't give a time limit, you can use him as an excuse for a time limit. I've noticed people are usually more willing to obey if it involves an appeal to authority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    Even if Coach doesn't give a time limit, you can use him as an excuse for a time limit. I've noticed people are usually more willing to obey if it involves an appeal to authority.
    ^ding ding. "Sorry dude, coach said we can't give you more than a month...."

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    Leaving work early yesterday was a good call, apparently, since I slept on the couch for about 2 hrs. Good thing I set an alarm for my gut massage appointment.

    More on that later.

    I slept well, got up on time, but still feel marginally like crap. Going to work.
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    Stress. Stress is the theme of my life lately. I have been stressed since August and I am still stressed. I keep tossing back and forth the idea of going back to therapy. It's a comforting thought in a way, but I can't imagine it will accomplish anything. It's certainly not fear that's keeping me from going, which was definitely a factor in the past.

    Yesterday, I felt despair. I was not really depressed. The future looked bright, but yesterday was crummy. I was very aware of how temporary the feelings were, but that gave me no reprieve. I kept it to myself because Hulky was feeling poorly (sick and emotionally).

    Sources of stress
    -Food and my never-ending sensitivities. What to eat? What can I afford? How long will this take?
    -Constipation
    -Money & the cars
    -Allergies. I am tired of post nasal drip. The neti pot helps a bit. It's perpetual though. Without Allegra or Zytrec, I sneeze throughout the day, but they do nothing for the sinus symptoms.
    -Feeling sick on and off but too guilty about taking time off work. It's the stress, I know it. I feel sad today, but I need to be at work.
    -Hulky's stress, which presents in illness & depression. Hulky not taking care of himself. I want to stay home all day and get him going, but I can't. I left my phone at home today so I can't even check in with him and that stresses me out even more.
    -My friend N and wanting to tell him no (re: staying with us for an unknown amount of time) so I don't take on more stress but not wanting to leave him in a lurch with potentially nowhere else to live.

    I feel like crying today. I am mad about that because it is Halloween. I am not sure how much I will enjoy it tonight.

    The gut appointment - The physical therapist made very small motions on my lower abdomen to massage the ileocecal valve (IC valve, between small & large intestine). I could feel things shifting as he worked. We chatted about the weather and my efforts to improve the constipation. He was impressed by my use of supplements & dietary changes, I think. My gut started gurgling a lot at the end and he said it was responding well. He said the idea of the changes he made is to get the body to "self correct". He said if it's going to help, I should notice improvements within the next few weeks. I kind of think I'm on the right track with my diet right now so it may have been unnecessary, but we'll see.
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    Anxiety, depression, laziness...Can the nameless wonder change?

    N- You can set a limit just like his other friend who is kicking him out can. It might feel awkward on your end but he should understand. He seems understanding from your description. If you are the type who can't say no just pin it on your landlord and lie and say he did in fact set a time limit.

    J- oh man, I have quite a few young romance stories. You are brave for sharing. I don't think I would be able to share mine... My face is on every page of my journal.

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    What's wrong with cocoa butter? Lindt 90% doesn't have soy IIRC, but can't remember what else is in it. That's usually my go-to.

    Yeah, N is being very understanding. He is appreciative of us entertaining the idea of putting him up for a while, even if we ultimately can't. He was also aware that I have a tendency to get a bit Mama Bear in situations like this and he doesn't want me to feel like I HAVE to do this.

    I don't think Coach checks the house voicemail often so we will probably have to call again tonight and then we can decide what we're doing.
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    Hmm. Maybe it is the high fiber content of dark choco then? How much cocao powder do you eat vs dark choco? I know high fiber could cause gastric distress...


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    I have maybe 1 T of cocoa powder a day, that's maximum. I add it to the hot milk drinks I have, which is most days lately. That doesn't seem to cause any gastric distress. If I eat chocolate (bar form), it will usually just be ~1/4 of a bar, or two squares. I don't enjoy the flavor that much anymore, it's just something to eat. I need more dates!
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    Haha, I just ate half a chocolate bar. Oops. Now I've got a migraine coming on!

    Today can go fuck itself.
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    I forgot to mention that the massage therapist said my adrenals were "a bit up". I am not surprised if they would seem inflamed or something, based on how stressed I've been lately. I'm sure working on lowering stress will help everything right now.

    At last today has some beautiful and perfect Halloween weather. Of course, I can't get any pictures of it right now! Contemplating zipping home to grab my phone, makes me too nervous not to have it.
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