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    I hope you are feeling better. I do think that there may be something to the whole toxin release as you lose weight. Plus you have been really low on your food intake for a few days. I find that I can go for a few days eating very little and feel great and then I have a day where I need to eat quite a bit more. I try to go with what my body wants so that it gets what it needs. It also takes time to learn the 'new' signals that our bodies give us as we are eating healthily. Sometimes I think we are so used to the old 'hunger' signals that we miss the real deal when it whispers so gently to us. I am having to relearn how to read my bodies signals that it is hungry as I don't get the low blood sugar feelings anymore and so sometimes I think I am not hungry, when I actually am. And water is essential in the early days. I was so thirsty for weeks after starting this WOL and still drink more than I used to - just feel like I need it more nowadays. Let us know how you go!
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    Yep, the weirdos are onto me. I wonder what it is like to have a life so devoid of meaning and spirit so empty that one finds it worthwhile to spend time doing stuff like this? Anyway, I reported it.

    I'm feeling a bit better, think the extra food helped. Also I tend to feel better late at night since I'm a night worker/person. But I'm really glad that I have not had cravings or a desire to binge on SAD food, because willpower is not my strong point. Actually the only thing I would like is a small glass of red wine which is out of the question because I'm at work! Don't think I could be primal if RW wasn't on the list!

    I made some herbal tea (raspberry) and poured it over ice, makes a nice beverage to get some fluids on board. I should have been doing that all along -
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    Well, I'm a little bummed. I've had some low level back pain, left side only, but it got worse during the night. I asked the lab to test my urine because I was thinking maybe kidney infection - there is a fair amount of blood. Points to a kidney stone. I'm a bit doubtful because I think the pain would be much worse. I can sign in and get a CT scan if I want, but I have to go home. I'm too tired, I can't leave my cats without preparation, I don't have anything with me. I am kinda miserable though. The pain is not so bad that I won't be able to sleep, but if it doesn't go away I will come back later this evening. Luckily I don't have to work tonight. So tired. BTW, I'm in ketosis, woo-hoo!
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    Oh dear! I'm guessing you won't have milk thistle or especially non-pasturized cranberry juice kicking around, but I use those - and literally a gallon of water - to flush less dangerous infections away. Glad you will go in if you're no better tonight!

    Be well...

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    Ouch!
    Take care of yourself.
    Thinking of you.

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    Oh, do take care, Siobhan! I have no good or experienced advice to give you, so please just accept my prayers and best wishes. I'm about a week behind you on this journey, so maybe my turn is coming.

    Interesting about weight loss releasing estrogen and mitigating menopause. Why don't we just say I planned it that way? LOL! (Actually my thought was more along the lines of "I'd better lose it now. Everybody says it's harder after menopause.")
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    Well, came home this morning more tired than I thought possible. Fed cats and literally stumbled into bed and slept for 7 hours. Pain is no better and no worse. However, I am very grateful for the excellent sleep, which is making the world seem a much better place. I guess the pain can't be too bad if I can position myself comfortably and sleep through it. Absolutely no appetite, the thought of food revolting. I pulled out the primal comfort food, macros be damned. Fried a banana in butter, anointed it with almond butter, coconut oil, and honey and enjoyed. I feel the glucose coursing through my blood as I write this. Am meeting my friends in a couple of hours, one of them is a retired physician. Might show her my urinalysis or I might not. She is a complete rebel, has no belief in the medical establishment. She doesn't go for check-ups, mammograms, etc. So I trust her if she says something about taking action.
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    I'm glad you got some restful sleep. And fried bananas: excellent choice! There's nothing they can't fix!

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    So true! I can't believe I never knew about fried bananas! Elvis gave them a bad name. They have supplanted creme brulee as my favorite dessert. Fair amount of nutrition there too.

    A hermit thrush is singing outside, they have the most beautiful song. If I was a female hermit thrush, I would be very tempted.
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    As I suspected, I feel much better after a social evening and also consulting with my retired-physician friend. She agrees with me, my benchmark "Can I get a good night's sleep with this pain" is a good one. And honestly, maybe it's the wine, but the pain is greatly decreased. What a great evening we had! Talked about everything under the sun and solved all the problems of the world. Yes, I know it's only 9:30, we are old. We can solve problems quickly. Experience.

    At the gathering, I ate some carrots with guacamole and a glass of red wine. No problem avoiding the corn chips, they are poison. Oh, and some olives. Came home and had a bit of beef, almost the last of my brisket. Might have to cook up another one of those. Really like the lemony beefy thing. Just goes to show you can put lemon on almost anything.

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