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    I waited long enough to shovel so one of the upstairs neighbors did most of it . I don't know why they never target the driveway apron. Ugh, it's not going to get above freezing today, so we won't even get any meltage before more snow tomorrow. At least it's only 1-3". F*ck, it's been updated to 3-5". *cries self a river, which promptly freezes*

    I spent way more than I had hoped on groceries last night. If we keep dinners simpler next week, we should still come in spending less than we did last month. That's my budget goal for right now. I am not sure if I can make the meat I bought last all week. I told Hulky I might do another potato hack and he begged me not to because of how grumpy I was last time ><. Dear lard, please let my paycheck arrive today so I can deposit it after work!

    I have been feeling dehydrated and had a headache for the past couple of days. It might be the Smooth Move tea... I'll make sure I meet my water goal today and re-evaluate. I started my day today with a glass of OJ with 2 T collagen hydrosylate and 1 tsp sea salt, along with my supplements (resumed ginseng complex for mood support, for now). Kind of icky, but it did make me feel a little better. I also used the neti pot and I think I will use tea tree oil in it tomorrow. I know you can't catch sinus infections from other people, but I've been more congested than usual for a few weeks now and I don't want it to get any worse, like Hulky's did. So far, he's not feeling any better from the abx, but the Powerade is helping him actually retain water. Thankfully, it's on sale this week.

    Sleep - I slept poorly for the past two nights, but had lots of very vivid dreams (some nightmare-ish). My nighttime routine is shaping up quite nicely. I'm inspired by the nightly reminders from this site Unfuck tomorrow morning | Unfuck Your Habitat. Yeah, obviously, there's "language" on the site . This will be a good habit to get into esp. when I start cycling again so I don't waste any time getting ready in the morning.

    Gut - I read yesterday that cascara sagrada (aka. senna, what's usually in those laxative teas) can cause insomnia. Oops! That must be the cause of the poor sleep. I will take it in the morning instead, starting tomorrow. I had a BM yesterday mid-morning and last night after taking the tea, so everything seems to be catching up comfortably. In the past, this stuff gave me terrible gut cramps, but not this time.
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    Honeymoon is quickly approaching - you must be getting so excited! Glad the tea is working - that gives you confidence for a comfortable time in London. Do they make a tea that does the opposite??

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    Nameless, have you tried hot prune juice for your constipation? I know it is an old person's remedy but after my first knee replacement I tried everything, including a prescription med with no success. Two hot shots of prune juice and I could tell it was working. Within 4-5 hours, I had my first bm. I had 8 ounces, as hot as I stand it, every hour until I pooped. I was pretty heavily medicated for pain but I thought it tasted much better hot too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vh67 View Post
    Nameless, have you tried hot prune juice for your constipation? I know it is an old person's remedy but after my first knee replacement I tried everything, including a prescription med with no success. Two hot shots of prune juice and I could tell it was working. Within 4-5 hours, I had my first bm. I had 8 ounces, as hot as I stand it, every hour until I pooped. I was pretty heavily medicated for pain but I thought it tasted much better hot too.
    I tried dried prunes and those worked okay (just a few in the morning). I forgot about those. I'll try prune juice if the tea stops working or has any other adverse effects. If prunes work well enough, I am sure I can get those in London when we're there.
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    I am feeling nauseated today. Is this a new lovely side effect of my period or is it just from being tired?

    Today could be over any time now and that would be fine by me...
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    Dried apricots are supposed to work well too. Eat a handfull in the evening for a BM the next morning.

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    Carlson makes a vitamin E suppository. It is quite the multi-tasker. You can use it to help with a BM or as a lubricant prior to getting frisky!

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    Vit E suppository for BMs? That's a new one. Not something I see as a sustainable practice though.

    Gut - I think this Smooth Move tea is dehydrating me. I had some Powerade last night to test that theory because I still felt dry & had a headache after meeting my usual hydration goals yesterday. I had about 1/2 a mug of the tea this morning, but if I can get out tonight, I'll grab either prunes or prune juice. My gut was regular enough a couple of weeks ago just with a morning carrot & the potato starch (which I've stopped for now) that I think prunes might be sufficient. We'll see. I started getting stomach cramps last night, about 22 hrs since I'd last drank the tea, and had BMs every 4 hours or so throughout the day (comfortable passage though). No idea what will happen today, I don't feel any urge to go.

    I made spaghetti and meatballs last night. It was quite a bit of effort, but delicious. The meatballs were browned in tallow before I tossed them in the sauce. The sauce was a mix of storebought marinara with some plain tomato sauce (from one of those huge cheap cans, I had frozen what was left in a jar ages ago; my mom used to always use those as a base for pizza sauce), plus some sauteed onion and mushrooms. I roasted spaghetti squash for me and Hulky cooked his own spaghetti. I have some leftovers for lunch. I am not doing potato-only lunch right now because I want to make sure I'm getting more calories, but I might resume that as early as tomorrow. I HAVE to start eating breakfast again though.

    Dinner tonight is probably going to be sausages, rice, & broccoli. I'll get the chicken salted & wrapped up in the fridge to roast on Thursday. I'm pretty sure we have enough groceries to last the rest of the week. As long as I spend under $100 on groceries next week, we'll have spent less than last month.
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    I slept better last night after not having the Smooth Move tea before bed, but still restlessly due to my period. I am still having very weird and sometimes scary dreams. I have taken the past few days off from supplementing potato starch or probiotics (Threelac) because I felt like my gut was really screwed up. I'm not sure yet when I'll resume. The bad dreams are exhausting and certainly not helping my moods. I wish I could sleep restfully without dreaming.

    I feel defeated today. I want to know that I can have healthy children someday and support them. I don't want them to have the same problems that I have had, in terms of physical or mental health. How can I know I'm doing what's right for them? I need to know what's right for me first.

    BTW, I used henna on my hair over the weekend. It came out darker than the last time I did it, but I used a different brand and it's not summer so my hair is darker anyway. Haven't had a good hair day since, so no pictures yet. Hulky likes it, I don't like it as much as I'd hoped. I might go for something more brown next time.
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    My hope to get out tonight for prunes or prune juice was a bit premature. It's pretty nasty out there right now, though not a lot of accumulated snow on the roads. I'm leaving work soon and will not be leaving the house again today!

    I should have had a whole cup of the Smooth Move tea this morning =\
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