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    Last journal entry for awhile. I don't have Internet access (or cable TV) available at home. Its a remote location deep in a forest, that is also geologically sheltered, so I don't even get a cell signal there. I will only be online when I take my laptop into town and I don't know how often that will be right now. When I am only visiting there I don't go online for weeks at a time - but living there now I will probably be making a routine that includes getting into town and online regularly.

    Last note for now - I am handling this road trip well - little stiffness, sleeping better in motels, and so on. Once again, the primal lifestyle demonstrates its benefits - and I am only getting started with the changes! Woo Hoo!
    I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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    Will be looking forward to hearing from you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwynn View Post
    Will be looking forward to hearing from you!

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    Hey, Gwynn, all -

    Just popping in for a quick entry. Still quite busy getting settled in and developing a new routine. Finding out what resources are available. Will be sharing my husband's office ethernet connection on occasion, but won't be spending as much time online as I had been in general.

    Actually, spending less time online will be good for me in several senses. I am already more active that I had been in MI. Get my 10,000 steps in daily no problem. Found several options for other exercise, which I will be reporting on here over time. NO problem staying 100% primal here. So, no lapses at all so far. I was very protein hungry after the road trip and had a tiny sugar craving one evening but after indulging in a lot of high quality protein I was over it right away.

    Lost 2 lbs on the road trip and another 1.5 lbs in the week since I arrived. Notice that I am having NO problems with adjusting to the heat, although I did get a break on the trip and when I was first here with cooler temps. Now, temps are seasonable again and I find that for the first time in many years that the heat feels good and the AC feels too cold so I keep raising the temp in the house. That's how I used to respond to summer temps years before the whole peri-menopausal circus started. So, that's hopeful.
    I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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    No news to report - just online today so I thought that I'd log in here. Weight is stable at 175 but I have noticed that I tend to retain more fluid here - still figuring that out - so think I may be in for some ups and downs on the scale for awhile. Oh, well.
    I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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    So glad that you are having a lovely time and still taking good care of your health.
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    Hi justaseeker!
    I just finished reading your journal.

    Quote Originally Posted by justaseeker View Post
    This park is part of the SE MI Huron-Clinton metro park system - which IMO is a jewel! Each park has its own special aspects, and we love walking in them all. The Metro Beach park is on Lake St. Clair, the smallest of the Great Lakes - but still a beautiful body of water. That's where we walked today.
    I live a little over an hour away from Lake St Clair (on the Canadian side)
    I just found you and you've moved south

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    I took two of my dogs - Papillons who just turned three
    I have two Papillons too! One is 5 and one will turn 3 next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winencandy View Post
    Hi justaseeker!
    I just finished reading your journal.



    I live a little over an hour away from Lake St Clair (on the Canadian side)
    I just found you and you've moved south



    I have two Papillons too! One is 5 and one will turn 3 next month.
    Hi Winencandy -

    Nice to meet you!
    I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles67 View Post
    So glad that you are having a lovely time and still taking good care of your health.
    Thanks, Paula. Life is really interesting right now, but no matter what comes my way I seem to be staying the course regarding caring for my health.
    I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

    Justaseeker's Journal:

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    Making a long, complicated story short, I am back on the road again headed for a quick round trip to MI. I am tying up some loose ends there so that I can focus on life in the South for the next few years until my husband retires. I'll spare you the details - so lets just say that turning 60 (this fall) is promising to be more of an 'event' than I had anticipated. Seems like a major life transition is in store for me - and I am embracing the changes. The theme seems to be "simplify".

    I got a new library card, and discovered that the public library has free wifi and a pleasant environment for spending time online. I also found a Tai Chi teacher at the Senior Center, again for free. I am discovering lots of resources that I look forward to exploring when I get home again.

    I have found a local MD in my home town who will prescribe natural thyroid replacement for me so I have a new patient visit scheduled for soon after I get back home again. I found her by asking my pharmacist if they carried the Nature Throid that I take now, as prescribed by my former DO in MI. She said that - yes - they stock it so I asked about Drs. who prescribe it and got two names.

    I seem to be doing well on the natural thyroid, although we will know more in time when I have had some lab tests. Meanwhile, my focus is on continuing with the diet & exercise - doing well there other than being on the road cutting into my exercise, one more reason to want to get settled into one place for awhile. My blood sugar readings are continuing to decline with my recent average being 95 - with lower fasting morning readings and less variance after meals. Its a slow but steady improvement like my weight. Last weigh in was 173.5. Plus, I am continuing with the Iodoral - holding steady at 25 mgs until I am home again then will increase to 37.5 mg - as well as the total supplement program. That seems to be going well, too. Will do the iodine loading test in the fall, along with the fluoride and bromide tests.

    I also found one "iodine doctor" within driving distance of my home but ruled him out. His practice is a "wellness center" where the patient buys into a pre-planned program. In my case, what was recommended was the "gold package" with an initial fee of about $3,800. They wanted to repeat all the labs I recently had - only new test would be to test my lung function, which I know is good since I always have high oxygenation levels and have no lung issues. I wouldn't even meet the doctor to see if I like him/her until after I sign up for the program with that high initial cost - plus I would also be committing to several more visits over the first year, with continuing fees and costs. I'm guessing that the first year would have cost me about $5000. I am just not THAT worried about having an "iodine friendly' doctor. I am also not worried enough about it to commit to an an annual trek to MI right now.
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    I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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    I am glad to hear that you are settling in down south. I want to simplify this year too. That and home repair is my big plan for the summer.

    I am only doing about 1 mg of iodine / day. It seems to be enough for now. The biggest change for me has been in my period. Since I got my copper IUD 8 yrs ago, I have had very heavy bleeding which left me exhausted in the least but often scared me too. They got even worse after I started coumadin. Anyway after three months of iodine there has been a great improvement in this area.
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