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    I don't have any close friends near me either. All of my "soulmate" friends live 3+ hrs away. It sucks, I know.
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    Sorry you're having a sad time of it. I'm pretty solitary by nature so don't miss companionship in the way others do, but I can see how it could get you down. Tough to go out and make friends when you've got family stuff going on, so that probably contributes to how you're feeling. As far as your other 'friends' go, maybe drugs aren't the answer, maybe new friends are. Ones that you don't have to drug yourself to stand. Family is another matter though; there are a couple in mine that I could do without, too, but luckily they live far away.



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    Thanks June and Paula. I think this no-sugar thing is really taking it's toll on me. I've never felt this badly on a W30 before. I think I really was curbing my sugar addiction with fruit. I hope it ends soon b/c I really don't like feeling so angry and negative.
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    Jenn, did you end up going out? I think nature therapy sounded like an excellent idea.

    I can't give any good advice concerning eating or not eating fruit, or meds, or anything like that. I know that for myself, it is my faith that has kept me grounded through some very difficult times. And to find the will to work through the problems in our marriage, and learn to love the man I actually had instead of the one I had imagined I was getting. Fortunately he was willing to do the same for me. Don't think it was fast or easy, it wasn't. But it was worth the effort. And the future effort.

    Do remember that the Whole30 is not a moral obligation though. Easing up just a wee bit could be a valid form of self-experimentation. But you are a better judge of that than I am.
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    Judg, thanks. I chose to cut fruit b/c in previous W30 attempts, I ate fruit whenever I craved sugar, which prevented me from actually breaking my "addiction" to sugar, according to the logic in It Starts with Food. I think what they say is accurate b/c this whole30 has been SOOO much more difficult than previous W30's. I'm 6 days in. The sugar addiction should be breaking soon. First 2 weeks are the roughest, according to testimonies.
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    Day7. Weight is going up. Frustrating. Hoping this trend doesn't continue... if it's still up tomorrow, then I'm just going to get rid of the stupid scale. I already want to dive into a bowl of cake and ice cream, and the scale isn't helping with that.

    Brady started riding his bike without training wheels today. He's been riding non-stop today. It's a proud moment when your son starts riding his bike without training wheels. It's like he's all grown up already! In 2 years he'll be riding all over town with his friends!

    Cravings are off the hook today! I can't believe the issues I'm having this time around. This sugar thing is no joke! It's really difficult this time. I think that giving up fruit was the thing to do to slay the sugar dragon, but it's really been difficult.

    Brad's birthday celebration is today at his mom's. She's making cake and "broccoli cheese and rice" and FIL is making fried fish. He is holding some fish back for SIL and me so I can bake it. I explained to him that because of all the rules she and I are trying to follow, it'd be easier if I just bake it myself then he doesn't have to worry about it. We're supposed to go over at 5. I'm hoping that there is enough W30 compliant food there to eat that I don't have to worry about my cravings.

    And off topic, I want Jake and Joel Moss to come to my house and install their eco-pond beach idea in my backyard. It was awesome to say the very least. Here's a pic of the "lake":

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    I'm reading Drs Phinney & Volek's book The Art and Science of Low-carbohydrate Living and a couple of paragraphs made me think of you.

    "...most people's weight varies randomly across a range equivalent to 2 liters of water - about four pounds.

    ...this weight variability within a 4 pound range can lead to a great deal of frustration and misunderstanding for the individual. This 4 pound range in weight variability could completely mask four weeks of excellent diet adherence at 1 pound per week of body fat loss. And any clinician who has worked with dieting subjects has seen individuals who are clearly sticking to much more stringent diets plateau for up to 2 weeks and then abruptly show a 5 lb weight loss. Obviously, this can be explained by the unpredictable shifts in body water content. Bottom line: the standard scale is a lousy short-term tool for monitoring your diet progress..."

    Which I guess makes me happy I don't have a scale. I obsess enough already!
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    Normally, the scale doesn't bother me this much. I think it's only bothering me b/c I'm also fighting off the sugar cravings. I think I might allow fruit again, but be careful about when and how much I eat. Might make what Judg suggested the other day with the coconut milk and frozen fruit.
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    I'm weighing myself much less lately. I bought a scale that works on solar power (was fed up of having to buy batteries for the stupid thing), but it needs at least 10 minutes of bright light before it can work, and my bathroom doesn't have any direct sunlight in the morning (and I only weigh first thing in the morning). So we put it in our veranda now, but if I'm going down dressed I'm not weighing myself, and if the curtains are open already, I'm not weighing myself . So now I weigh about once a week .
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    LOL @ Candy.

    I think we all have to find what works for us when it comes to scales. I am erratic myself. I've seen enough fluctuations that it doesn't freak me too badly, but if I think it's going to discourage me, I just don't weigh myself that day. Weight loss is never very even on a day-to-day basis, just due to water and the contents of the digestive system.

    Jenn, I'm pretty sure I've been eating too much fruit myself. Summer is like that, with all the fresh berries and melons available. I'm not at all sure I've slain the sugar dragon, but I have at least fought him into a cave, and for now, I'm content with that. I can pass by a bag of Oreos, a plate of coffee cake, or a bowl of candies with little difficulty most of the time. Not that I have these things out on display at my place. Chocolate is a little harder, especially because it's hubby's latest obsession, but even there, I'm usually reasonable. For now, at least, I am content with that. But I know that it's sometimes a very good thing just to go all out and eliminate something. We each have to find our own balance point for any given moment in time. In summer, I tend to want more sweet things, and stevia has been my friend in making that possible this year. I do hope I am not getting myself stuck on a sweet kick with this. If so, I'll deal with it come fall.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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