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    I hate those dreams that haunt your thoughts all day long. My bad dreams seem to come in clusters. I'll have one most every night for a few weeks and then they'll go away for months. Mine are usually about someone chasing me and I'm unable to scream - or my husband leaves me either threw death or abandonement. As I get more secure in my marriage they are less frequent. Our dreams tend to reveal our deepest fears. A counselor once told me that our dreams are our unconscious minds way of trying to work out issues that our conscious mind is unable to.

    How goes the clean up? Is hubby home now?
    Yup, I've always been absent-minded, so I think I am terrified of something really terrible happening because of it. And it doesn't get much worse than allowing a small child to fall into danger because of inadvertent negligence. One of my kids was a "happy wanderer" on top of it all, we lost him a time or two, fortunately with no dire consequences.

    Yes, hubby is home. The house in never really clean, but I did manage to clear up the worst disaster zones. Hubby is a clean freak, but he does his best to overlook it.

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    I completely believe that eating healthy is more joyful, flavorful, etc. The culprit for me, often, is convenience. How convenient is it for me to be the only one not drinking alcohol here? How convenient is it to make sure my friends and I are always eating at an expensive place that has the food options I want <-- another theme problem with me is social situations. I don't like talking about my diet and I don't like feeling like an outcast plus acting like I don't mind being an outcast. I think a happy medium can be achieved, though. I'm being especially social lately because of all the helloes and goodbyes and meeting new people but when things even out, I'm not going to be eating that much with other people and I can do a lot better on choosing the healthiest thing on the menu.
    Have you tried plotting a strategy ahead of time? You don't have to explain your menu choices, you know. Eating something different doesn't make you an outcast. And any friends worth having are going to understand and respect you for sticking to a discipline. "I'm trying to eat healthy," should be enough explanation if anybody asks. Even better, "my body really appreciates it if I stick to a healthy diet," or "this is the way I like to eat." Makes them look like a jerk if they try to pressure you, LOL!

    In all kinds of situations when we're being pressured, a simple "no thanks" without explanation is often the best answer. There's no reasoning they can attack. This is a recommended tactic with salesmen, for example. They have been trained to counter almost any objection offered, a simple refusal gives them nothing to work with.

    But I will confess to missing the convenience of sandwiches and wraps for a quick meal. I'll gradually find other ways of coping with it, but I still feel at a loss sometimes.
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    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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    Yesterday's report. I'm pretty sick today, so I'm staying home. Yesterday's sore throat got much worse; I can hardly talk.

    Health journal May 19, 2012

    Sleep: 8 hours? Woke up several times with a sore throat, light-headed through the day.

    Weight: 155

    Food
    Vitamins: check
    Breakfast: 2 slices bacon, 2 fried eggs
    Lunch: Beef liver with onions and mushrooms, butternut squash with apple and garlic, mixed salad
    Supper: Banana with almond butter
    Snacks: 3-4 dates

    Exercise: walk with hubby about 2km

    Activities: Hand dishes (hey, I'm able to do them pretty well every day now!), 2 1/2 loads laundry, cooking, emptied dishwasher
    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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    Sorry you are ill. Take good care of yourself.

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    Thanks, Sabine. I am staying home today so as not to share my germs with friends and family, as I am feeling worse rather than better. Beautiful hot day out. I step out into the back yard occasionally. And I have to admire the two spectacular, bright red Oriental poppies (the size of soup bowls) that are glowing in the sun, surrounded by flowering clumps of iris. Hard to be down in the dumps, with sunshine and flowers on the menu.
    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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    Glad you've got so much around you to make you feel better - yeah, you've got the right attitude about these little obstacles.
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    Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
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    Yes, sunshine and flowers always make a day seem brighter!
    Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

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    Hope you feel better soon! I'm sure the flowers and sunshine will help!
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    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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    Yup, they are. Just a standard URTI, from what I can see. This too shall pass.
    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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    Dang, everyone's getting sick. Must be some bad meat! Just teasing. PC in Texas and you in Canada couldn't possibly be eating the same meat:-) She thinks her illness is a virus or a bad egg. I think it's stress from her MIL!

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    Summer colds are so much fun. Not. I'm missing out on a picnic with the grandkids today. *sulk* Holiday weekend...
    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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