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    Rain for a week. And that is why whenever hubby looks into jobs in your neck of the woods, I actively discourage him. Oy. Bad enough here.

    Free salmon, on the other hand, would help to balance that out...
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    I don't see why changing the power of attorney and signing rights over to you would be a big problem. If you're doing it now, you might as well be doing it legally. If sister wants it that badly, she'd put more effort into helping out. Obviously she doesn't want the responsibility. Or why can't she give you both signing rights and leave POA to your sister? Just a thought.

    Sunburns... ouch. I haven't had one of those in a LONG time. I guess I get enough short bursts of sunlight to avoid the burn b/c I am dark dark dark... but then again, you've had a ton of rain and not much sunshine to be had if I remember correctly.

    Movement is movement even if it is broken and sporatic b/c of conversations with neighbors. It's not like with chronic cardio where you have to maintain a certain heartrate for a certain amount of time for it to work... Just movement.

    As for your psychology issue... I was there for so long! I'd lose 2 lbs and think I was entitled to eat a huge bowl of ice cream topped with Mt. Dew. It got me no where. i think the reason I'm not having issues this time is b/c I know the only change i have to implement when I reach the bottom is to increase my carbs so I don't keep losing. That'll be easy enough. I think maintenance will be so super easy with a primal lifestyle whereas with CW we have to constantly scrutinize our eating choices and our calorie counts. I think Primal will be different. And I think that's why I've been so successful so far. I'm down potentially 25 lbs. I've never lost more than 21 lbs in my life! In most cases, I'd stall and quit at 12 lbs, so to make it this far tells me I'm #1, I'm on to something big and real here and #2, really going to do it this time.

    You'll do it too. Just keep doing what you're doing and you won't have to worry about gaining any of it back b/c this is how our bodies want us to behave. So, put down the spoon and get a knife b/c you're gonna cut up an apple and eat it instead of this ice cream. Capeesh? (sp? lol)

    Have a good night, Tomi!
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    capeesh!

    going to mow the lawn now.........

    Edit: so, I put the pedometer in my pocket while I mowed the grass - I did 2790 steps!!! I think thats about a mile. Not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Rain for a week. And that is why whenever hubby looks into jobs in your neck of the woods, I actively discourage him. Oy. Bad enough here.

    Free salmon, on the other hand, would help to balance that out...
    Yes -- it does rain a lot on this side of the country..... but it also gives us lush green forests with raging rivers and waterfalls that make your mouth drop open! Its not always like this, we've had a few years of very long wet springtimes, but usually summers are pretty nice.

    and yes, the salmon certainly does sweeten the deal! IMO there is no meat better than salmon! I think I'm going to try to make a seafood chowder out of the rest of the salmon and tuna that I cooked last night. but I'll need to pick up some shrimp and crab meat too. I need to find a recipe that is THICK and RICH!
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    Friday - mom day. Oh dear........ how many times can I hear the exact same stories and not just implode? My poor mom has such a small world. But, thats this life she chooses. She has opportunity to get out and do more socializing, but she chooses to be reclusive. Wrote out her checks and sealed up the envelopes so she can put them in the mail box. I took her shopping, found her the flowers she wanted so she could plant one more flower box for her patio, and then planted them for her. I crawled back into the bushes to try to attach her new hose to the outdoor spiget - but couldn't get the darn thing to screw on!!! After about 10 minutes of trying I told her she would have to try to get the handyman to do it for her.

    Talked to sister breifly a few days via "messaging" on facebook - about mom needing to take care of some thing that would require her presense. She said she would talk to mom about it - so far she hasn't. She did take a form to moms doctor that needed to be signed in order for mom to claim her medications and reduce her monthly rent on her apartment. That had to take her all of 20 minutes total. I'm sure she didn't sit down and visit with mom for an hour or more like I do every 2 weeks. GRRR.

    Jenn, thanks for the suggestions, I have thought about seeing if mom wants to change things over to my name, or add me to things, but I honestly don't want PoA for mom. I want my sister to step up to the plate and do her part! I do enough already. I'm learning the hard way that love is not an emotion............ love is a choice. I really have no feelings for my mom (in case you missed it - I've gone through our history in previous posts) and I really don't enjoy spending time with her. But, my mom has never really had anyone LOVE her, and she never knew how to give love either. Love isn't an emotion - love is a choice - and love is not something you feel - its something you DO. I'm loving her by taking care of her now that she is unable to take care of herself due to her failing eyesight. If my sister doesn't feel the need to do the same - then I can't do anything about that. But, when my mom passes from this earth, I want her go knowing what love is. ( I say these things AGAIN because I need to remind myself of WHY I do what I do).

    Ugh......... on that note........ I need to take care of the business bills and deposit. Gotta go.............
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    You're doing the right thing too, Tomi.
    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.
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    I agree with Judg. You are doing what you know to be right. I watch my mom taking care of everything for both my grandmothers. She visits her mom almost every day in a nursing home. If my mom misses 1 day, my grandmother gives her grief about never seeing her, or says my mom is always in a rush. She has Parkinson's and dementia and has nothing but time, even though the rest of the world keeps moving. She was a wonderful, loving person, but these diseases have stripped that from her.

    Praying for you!

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    Thank everyone.....

    Just spent the day with my sister and her husband. It was a good day. Breakfast out and then up to the lake for a day of just doing nothing. It was fun, and good to spend time with my sister and not feel frustrated about the mom issues.
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    the scales are all over the place! I was down to 186 last week, and today it was 189 again. Normal........ but frustrating!

    Hubby and I had a really great weekend!

    Looks like we have a buyer for our ski boat! YEAH! It will be good to have that done - and the money back in the bank! Sometimes hubby puts the cart before the horse - and it always messes things up!

    We're trying to figure out where to go for vacation in February. I'd like to go to someplace warm and tropical. Thinking about going to Hawaii, but not sure. I'm torn between saving for a kitchen remodel and taking a much needed vacation. If we skipped the vacation for about 5 years we'd have enough to do the kitchen -- but, no vacaton for 5 years is really depressing!

    My stomach issues aren't resolving. I think the calcium helps - but its not fixing the problem. Even the added iron isn't helping. The doc said being hypothyroid can cause the bowel issues, and I'm sure I'm not taking enough Armour yet, so I guess I still have hope.

    Its cloudy and dreary outside --- I think the weather is starting to effect my mood and energy level. I'm hoping this coming weekend is going to be nice -- its fireworks over the lake on Saturday night. We'll be spending the entire weekend up there. Then Monday I'm going to central Oregon to spend 3 1/2 days with my friend - maybe the weather will be better to the east! I hope. But on the upside! Mother Nature is watering everything for me - and the city isn't getting big dollars for water/sewer bills!

    I have to work today - hope my stomach calms down soon............
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    Stay the course with your supplements, Tomi. Give them time. If things don't improve after that, it will be time to re-evaluate then.

    As for the kitchen, if living with it is more depressing than skipping vacation, do the kitchen. LOL! Sounds to me like you'd rather have the vacations than the new kitchen though.
    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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