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    Whew, what a day so far! Slept like a newborn baby, 10 hours. Had a doc appt this morning, rushed to get there and waited 1 hr 45 min. That wasn't so bad but sitting in the waiting room listening to a very disturbed young woman hash over the sordid details of her life was pretty trying. Also, my back is way, way better but the 20-min drive in the car just about did me in. The car is the worst. Anyway, all is good, I'm back to work tomorrow night, YAY HEY! Back is 80% better. Did a lot of errands on the way home. Check Engine light came on in the car Running fine, though. Hey, when you drive a 14 year old car, you have to expect these things. It is probably the oxygen sensor, which I just can't bring myself to spend $400 to fix. Anyway.

    I went outside to put out bird food and there was a tiny baby chipmunk...he climbed right into my hand. Now, I know this is wrong and I should not be interacting with this wild creature and I may have doomed him to death by not teaching him to fear me, but it is just one of those things that happened. I was sitting on the ground cleaning up the old stuff and he just came up to me. I put my hand in the seed bag, and when I took it out he just jumped on. I am feeling guilty though, I put out some old bread that I had in my freezer and they ate it all up - bread isn't good for them. I don't know what I was thinking.

    The pheromone stuff is great, the cats are blissed out like opium addicts or something. Honestly, they are sprawled on the bed, their legs all tangled together, eyes at half mast. I need to find some of this stuff for people and use it at work!

    Didn't eat until 2 this PM - got up too late, wasn't hungry anyway. Had smoked salmon, avocado, onion, capers, lemon juice. Spectacular. In fact, I might eat some more. I still feel hungry.

    I edited my zucchini recipe, forgot to mention to cut it up like matchsticks. Actually, you can cut it up any way you want. The original recipe called for pasta like fusilli or rotini, so that gives you an idea of the size, but it doesn't matter at all.

    Tried to catch up on everyone's journals, I read a lot of them even if I don't comment very often. So much interesting stuff going on!

    If you're reading this, Judg, yes, I make up my mind very, very quickly on just about everything and do most things cold turkey.
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    Ate the rest of the chicken and some of the zucchini. Better now. Thirsty, thirsty. Even though I eat a lot less salt now, I am thirstier than I ever remember being. And water actually tastes good to me now. Weird.

    It has only been six weeks, and I know I probably sound crazy, but I think my eyesight is improving. I don't reach for my glasses first thing when I wake up in the morning anymore, often an hour or more goes by until I put them on. My contact lenses are more comfortable, formerly I could only wear them for a couple of hours - now I can wear them all day. And I already mentioned the dark undereye circles I have always had, even as a child, are lessened.

    My favorite Banana Republic thrift store khakis that I just started fitting into three weeks ago are getting too big! Thank goodness for the thrift store, I would be hurting for clothes. I wish I could sew.
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    Just did a weird thing. Took a lawn chair and went outside in the sun for about half an hour. Felt great and now I am full of energy. It is so nice to feel better again after this bout of back trouble. I'm not 100% yet by any means but I feel so much better and my mental attitude is completely turned around. And I think I have grown spiritually too. I realized that I am not immortal, that someday I will have to ask for help - and it will be okay. Hopefully not for a long time, but it will be okay. There is a time and place for everything, a time to say no to medicine and a time to say yes to medicine. That I really am pretty smart and if I let go of fears and listen to what my intuition is saying, positive things will be the result.
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    Red a bunch of your journal. It is delightful.

    Love the way you're doing primal and your success. Thinking about your lean cat. We have three cats and one jumps straight up in the air like a baby goat when you give him a "strange" food to smell. So glad you're not trying to feed the goats cupcakes any more. We used to have a goat farm and mine liked our blueberry bushes the best of anything -- and peanuts in the shell! Just raw, not oiled, salted, or roasted. It was cute. You live in a wonderful area of the U.S. My B and SIL always talk of retiring there, and that's where they often go for vacations. They backpack and camp, so they probably aren't upping the tourist numbers in beautiful towns like yours.

    I'll keep reading parts of your journal until I catch up! Love the fact that you write a lot. Fun to read.

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    Thank you so much! I've never kept a journal or a blog before and I am really enjoying it. Maybe too much! I keep thinking, "I have to put this in my journal!" Can't lose sight of real life, now can I? But this journal has been key to my success. I am sure I would have been lost without the input of so many people here. Gonna have to get some peanuts for the goats!
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    My head is spinning with food happiness. I decided that since I needed a large shot of protein, a dinner smoothie was in order, and I can report that the chocolate designer whey protein is even better than the vanilla. Wow. I still can't get over how satisfying food is when you eliminate empty calories. I could have eaten half a loaf of bread in the olden days and not felt full - or good, for that matter.

    Now I am feeling like I need to spend some time meditating and praying and working through all these things that have been happening to me lately, so off goes the computer -good night, everyone!
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    In looking over my journal yesterday, it seems all those fruits and veg and sunshine really energized me. Woke up at 3:30 AM, wide awake. That is okay, though. I will go to my prayer group this morning and come home and sleep for a good part of the day as I am back to work tonight, hooray! Besides, it is raining today. (I love rain and gloom...yeah, weird, I know, I know.)

    Actually woke up hungry, really hungry, although it snuck up on me. I think I had a lot of fruit yesterday, maybe that's why, although my carbs were still only around 90g. Possibly the fruit just affects me differently. That melon is possibly the best melon I have ever had in my life. It tastes like honey with an intense melony overtone. You just have to go with that when you have the opportunity.

    Last night I wrote, in longhand no less, several pages about animals and spirituality. I have been reading a lot about our paleo ancestors and their attitudes towards many things, one of the major ones being animals. Clearly animals were extremely important to them and they seem to have considered animals to be superior beings. An interesting thing about this is that I had virtually given up handwriting because it was too painful...doesn't seem to be a problem now...

    And for breakfast I had a fried pastured egg and 2 pieces of uncured bacon. Right now I am enjoying a cup of tea with goat milk.
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    Was just reading a post over the nutrition thread about coconut oil. Some people eat quite a lot of it, but have unhappy consequences, nausea, diarrhea, general weird feelings, etc. And not just once, but over and over. I'm not saying this to be critical, but why would you eat something that repeatedly made you feel bad? I couldn't and wouldn't eat something that made me nauseous. I have never eaten more than 1 tsp. of coconut oil and have not experienced any effects at all that I noticed. I use it on my skin, which is great but doesn't seem to affect me internally at all. I am very curious about this, I don't know much about coconut oil - okay, I don't know anything about CO except that it is recommended on PB and I tried it and liked it. To be honest, eating two tablespoons of any fat all at once without anything else sounds like a formula for intestinal disaster, but I'm not a gut specialist.

    We are all really different for certain! I look at other people's meals - I can't imagine eating a 5-egg omelet and half a pound of bacon. To be honest the thought of that makes me feel sick. I'd have to be pretty starving to eat two eggs, usually one is just fine. I imagine other people read my meals and think I must be starving to death.

    I do apologize if I have said anything offensive, I don't mean to be, but I am really curious about this stuff.
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    I can't imagine you being offensive:-)

    Some people even put CO in their coffee! Go figure.

    I tried coconut oil but it's a bit heavy for my tastes. It's a wonderful alternative to vegetable oils, but you do have to like the taste. Others use ghee. I like plain old grass fed butter.

    I also use it on my skin. It seems to work just fine there.

    And then, some people actually have coconut allergies.

    Yep, five eggs are a lot, but a half pound of bacon with all the fat gotten rid of mixed in with kale, that sounds good to me. I have had to let bacon go, though, as it's a pain in the butt to try to get without sugar or celery powder. Sugar is, well, sugar, and celery powder is a natural MSG, which I don't need!

    So, to make a rambling story short, just use CO as it works for you personally and you'll be all set:-):-):-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post

    I went outside to put out bird food and there was a tiny baby chipmunk...he climbed right into my hand.
    How wonderful! I once had a chickadee sit on my hand and take bird seed from it. But a baby chipmunk *awwwwww* how lovely. We love all the wildlife in our backyard (well, not Mr Possum-who-looks-like-a-giant-rat-and-lurks-in-the-shadows, he gives me the creeps) and the chipmunks are especially adorable in our book. Don't worry about the bread, he won't be stuck in a SAD WOE for the rest of his life you just gave him a one-time treat.

    I'm so happy you're regaining your health and vitality - it shines through your writing.

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