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    Wait a minute! Why not a breakfast salad??? Cut up my eggs, place them on a bed of spinach! Geesh! It's so simple! haha
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    mmm~breakfast salad sounds yummy.. and how about breakfast stirfry!!

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    You've reminded me, I used to have spinach salad with bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and hor dressing for breakfast all the time. Must try it again soon.

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    Hey ladies. I tried something new tonight. Coconut bliss ice cream by the suggestion of Lex. Um, it's yummy. The coconut flavor seems watered down (that's what I think coconut milk tastes like - watered down coconut), but it was really yummy mixing the coconut flavor with cherry. Yum. The stuff is expensive though. $8 for a pint!!! Eeek!

    Also picked up some iodine tablets and some celtic sea salt. Starting my regimen tomorrow. The iodine dosage is 2.5 mg. Shall see how things go after a while on this new approach.

    Getting some thunderstorm activity around here. Happy about that. Could really go for a nice loud storm.
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    But I'm guessing you're glad it's expensive, right? Ugh, I love the Mint Galactica one. I haven't had that in over a year, but my birthday is on Thursday and I'm thinkin I might want some again.
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    I'm with GP. Celtic sea salt flush is mega yuck! Took first 2.5 mg iodine today with all my other stuff. Lots of pills to swallow everyday now. Oh well. All for my health, right? Also dropped my dosage of lexapro from 20 to 10. So far, no repercussions by way of withdrawals or mood problems. Pretty pleased by that.

    Had 2 scrambled with kraft pepper jack cheese and two sausage patties for bfast, leftover cheese ham and potatoes for lunch and thinking I might be able to skip dinner. Enjoying a hot chocolate right now since its pretty effing cold at the track right now. Might be enough to hold me over.

    Ok, gonna get going. On my phone and the 3g sucks down the battery fast! Cheer for the 3B tonight, ladies!
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    My mess of vitamins... Not pictured: 15 mg Folate, 10 mg Lexapro, Celtic Sea Salt

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    Contents:
    2.5 mg Iodine
    (2) 200 mg Selenium
    (2) 600 mg Calcium
    1000 mg Vitamin C
    (3) Cod Liver Oil
    1000 mg B12
    (2) 1000 mg D3
    Stress Tab + Iron
    30 mg zinc
    ?? mg Magnesium
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    Today I am going to start tracking my food consumption again. I want to make sure that what I'm eating on a daily basis is within parameters (carbs/protein/fats). I fear that I'm too low on carbs, but not long enough to go into ketosis and stay there, but with my fatigue and other symptoms pointing to a thyroid condition, I don't want to exacerbate any problems by consuming too few carbs. I wish I didn't have to see calories too, but the program I use (myfitnesspal) requires calories to be recorded...

    I went to a store called Greatest Grains on Friday and picked up a few things. First, the coconut bliss ice cream. I have to admit, it was pretty good! It's a bit pricy, but I think that's what'll keep me from eating the whole pint at once. I also picked up some iodine capsules and some celtic sea salt. When I went grocery shopping on Saturday, I also picked up some vitamin C, sellenium and magnesium. I now take 17 pills a day... *sigh*

    I reduced my lexapro from 20 mg to 10 mg. I haven't noticed any problems other than I wake up with withdrawal symptoms now, but I know they'll go away once my body adjusts to the reduced dosage. I can't help but wonder if I should be consulting with a medical professional about all my supplementing and medication self-adjustments.

    My aunt (an elementary school nurse) commented yesterday that it looked like I'd been losing some weight. YAY! I *heart* her! lol I didn't get into details with her, just said that I'd been working on it and she said I'm doing well. I would have loved to talk to her about it, but there were people there that I'm being vague with (in-laws). My brother-in-law (I don't like him) thinks I'm doing a fancy version of Atkins. And of course, my mother-in-law was there too. I'd rather just talk to my aunt one on one about it without so many other people there to chime in and tell me that I'm doing a fad diet.

    Speaking of fad diets... my sister told me yesterday she started a "high protein" diet... she wouldn't share anything with me and I'm worried about what she's doing. And she gets pissy if you ask her too many questions - she was rather pissy yesterday anyway... I wonder what she's doing... she's probably doing something less than healthy and knows I'd disapprove, which would explain why she wouldn't tell me about it. She doesn't eat vegetables like at all, so I imagine it's a zero carb thing. *tisk tisk*

    We had DD's 2nd birthday party yesterday. I indulged in some CW foods - a little bit of baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and pasta salad. Of course, I also had cake. I didn't eat breakfast, so that lunch I guess was my breakfast. I didn't want to take 17 pills and a sea salt treatment in front of everyone, so I skipped them yesterday. I had a bit too much cake yesterday (3 pieces - 2 of them rather large) and each one with vanilla ice cream. It was good, but I'm ready to be back on track. I'm feeling the carb hangover today. Not nearly enough protein in those two burger patties I ate. Surprisingly, NONE of this indulgence appeared on the scale this morning...

    Dinner last night was a pork roast with potatoes in the crock pot and some steamed pea pods. YUM! So good.

    I better stop rambling, but I do want to mention one more thing. When I finally get hungry enough to eat breakfast, I will be having my usual 3 boiled eggs and 3 sausage links, but I'm pairing all that with some baby spinach - probably 2 cups worth. Since I will likely IF through the lunch hour, I figured I better add some greens or other healthy carbs to my breakfast to avoid the carblessness. Again, thyroid considerations.

    I hope everyone's having a good Monday so far. Mine was off to a really rocky start b/c I didn't want to get out of bed... but, I'm here and I'm awake... that's a feat to be proud of! hahaha
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    Forgot to mention that I'm considering cutting about 4-6 inches off of the length of my hair. It's getting to the point where it's a chore to even put it in a ponytail every day. Plus, I want to go pooless and I think it'll be easier to transition having shorter hair that can still be put in a ponytail. My hair tangles and without conditioner to allow me to brush it without yanking half of it out each morning, I'm iffy about starting pooless. Might do that this next Saturday.

    I wonder how much weight I'll lose cutting 4 inches off... hmmmm. lol
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    Jenn, for some strange reason, my daily weight often seems to be one day behind what I'm actually doing. Indulgences show up not the morning after, but the morning after that. Cutting back hard is often the same. Just can't figure that one out. I hope your body doesn't work the same way.

    Okay, somehow I missed the memo. What is celtic sea salt?

    I hear you about not wanting to discuss certain things with certain people. Sounds like your sister feels the same way, LOL! The best "talking" we do is by example, anyway. I had one acquaintance practically begging me the other day to tell me how I did it. I didn't have time to go into it, but I did refer her to the Primal Blueprint website. Although she knows that's a relatively new thing for me, she was quite interested.

    I'm lucky in that my family has been quite supportive. They know how much I've struggled with my health and a simple explanation that I think grains might be part of my problem is enough for them to respect what I'm doing.
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    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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