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    Good Friday eve to all -

    I'm at home - didn't have to go into the city, and I'm so grateful. Off to bed in a bit; I'm fighting off some bug. I've used all the things in my arsenal - oh wait, I haven't made an apple cider vinegar tea. OK, I'll do that before going to bed. Anyway, I've been beating this bug back for 2 weeks now, and I thought I had it licked. We'll see...

    Pauly - good luck with the hormones - keep at it. You might try to stay away from food additives - that has helped me some. But mostly, HRT has been the ticket.

    Hope everybody stays well and warm tonight. I have a room heater that is keeping the bedroom warm...I just can't turn on the heat yet! I feel fine, but I think the dogs would prefer a little more warmth...

    Off to make my hot toddy for nite nite. Wishing all a great AF Friday night and happy Saturday -

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    Good morning...

    Dill, you asked about Grandparent's Day. It was at his daycare and we did a craft, played with him and the other toddlers, went outside, had a picture taken, and went to a book fair. It was a wonderful day. He was so happy we were there. It is really alot cooler here too,and today is rainy and cold. I have to dig out my winter stuff and clean out my closet. It is fall for sure.

    Lav, Pauly, Cyn, I was lucky I had hot flashes but that was about it. If you need help it is hard to get it, my thoughts on doctors are best left unsaid. I think what Pauly wants and needs is to be heard and treated accordingly.

    Busy today, lots of cleaning, cooking, shopping, and then reading. A great Saturday. Have a good one.

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    Good Saturday morning friends!

    It's a damp & chilly 48 degrees here - yep, feels like Fall!
    I turned off the AC a few days ago, ha ha. I have stored away the chicken house fans & closed one of their windows too

    Cyn, I hope your hot toddy helped. I keep a piece of ginger, peeled & wrapped in my freezer & like to add a few slices to a cup of decaf green tea - makes me feel better. I actually woke up a few times last night feeling chilly not overheated for a change, ha ha!

    You probably all know my take on doctors by now. If you don't like the one you have, fire him & find another just like you would with a plumber or electrician!!! No one on the planet knows better than the patient herself & if she says something is wrong then something is wrong!!! I really think a female doc or nurse practitioner is more likely to sit with you, listen & respond accordingly. I hope you find the right person Pauly!

    Star, sounds like you had a nice day yesterday, that's great! I love those special moments with the kids

    Hello to Dill!

    Have a great day everyone. I'll be in the kitchen making meatballs today, ha ha!

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    Good morning all...

    Lav, meatballs sound really good! I joined weight watchers yesterday, my weight is out of control. I am optimistic that I can get to where I want to be within several months. I know it is not a quick fix. I have alot of work to do, and it is OK. I AM optimistic about it. I think I will borrow your ginger idea, I have been taking vitamins, but should do some smoothies for dinner. Ginger is such a good spice(?) to have around. I am going to be on my own this week and next more often. This will give me an opportunity to do things for myself. I love this cooler weather. I never got around to my closet yesterday, but have plans today. There is some thing about fall that makes me want change, positive change. What do you have planned for your Sunday?

    Cyn, Dill, Pauly, hope your weekend is going well. Have a good one.

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    Hello friends, sorry for my absence yesterday. I had both gkids overnight Friday and most of Saturday. We took gson home Saturday afternoon so he could be in his football game (in the rain!) but decided to keep gdaughter with us so she wouldn't have to sit at a football game in the rain. She has the sniffles already, so it wouldn't have done her a bit of good! It worked out well tho bc she wanted to spend another night. So, I was pretty distracted and never had any time to myself for posting.

    Star, well done on taking the bull by the horns and joining ww! You have been thru so many changes in such a short time it's no wonder you've let the weight tick up. You are settled and at a point where you can focus on it now. Holiday season is nearly upon us so I think it is a good time to join ww. I have let my weight sneak upwards too. I can't claim a good reason tho! I have started about a week ago cutting back on carbs: sugar, bread, potatoes. I have lost a half pound just doing that! But as you say, it will take time so I must be patient.

    Lav, I love my doc. She is so caring, thorough, efficient. Even though I only see her every 6 months and she has a very busy practice (the good ones always do) she always remembers to ask me about my family and she remembers my personal struggles and stresses. I'm always amazed. Anyway, the one thing I wish I had NOT done was ask her for help with my al dependency years ago. Now it is part of my permanent medical record and everytime I go see her she asks me about it. I hate that. I especially hate the fact that medical records are electronic so they can easily be seen by other medical people. So I've essentially labelled myself and I don't care how far we have come as a society in treating addictions, there is still a stigma. The kicker is one time she told me that she would NEVER had known I had an al issue if I had not told her. And my recovery from al was all on me. The medication and counselling she ordered neither one helped. My counsellor was young and had no background in al dependency. I taught her more than she helped me!

    Cyn, I hope you are feeling OK. I am still making my way very gradually thru The Iron King. I simply haven't had time for reading lately. But this afternoon, after the house settles down, I will have time to curl up with my book!

    Pauly, sorry you are having so much trouble with anxiety. I know the feeling very well and it is terrible. I was wondering if it might not be PAWS? It sure sounded like it to me. I'm sure the hormones made is worse. Hang in there! Do you have any support groups in your real world besided MWO? I think you need people to call when you are feeling that overwhelming need to drink. There's a lot of research that says support groups are extremely helpful in recovery.

    It's going to get up to 70 degrees here today and no rain! Hurray! I'll squeeze in a nice walk later on. Have a good AF Sunday everyone.
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    Good morning friends!

    It's cloudy & cool but not raining, yay!
    I hear nicer weather is due to come back next week.

    Star, lots of people have good luck with WW, I hope you do too!
    I've done WW online a few times in the past with limited success. I found it tiresome to track meals & exercise & all that, ha ha. I seem to be doing better doing my own thing & just find that I have lost a pound every once in a while. Our metabolisms change so much as we age, unfortunately! Good luck to you

    Dill, I thought you might be busy with the kids - it's a good busy though.
    I hope your granddaughter doesn't get sick - hate cold & flu season.
    Have you ever tried mashing cauliflower to replace mashed potatoes? It's surprisingly good & all of the adults seem to like it which is a plus I like making little healthier changes like that.
    Dill, I wouldn't worry about what's on your EMR, the info is safeguarded. We also need to realize that often the doc inserts her opinions & concerns in addition to the info you provide & symptoms you present. It's all kind of a mishmash in the end. Having a doc that you like is a blessing, really. You can forge a real working relationship.

    Pauly, I saw that precious pic of Louie napping on FB yesterday. Kids really know how to chill out, don't you think? We should tale lessons from them perhaps!

    Cyn, are you still getting rained on? We have a nice week ahead, thank goodness.

    OK, so today is the birthday party for the old man, LOL
    He's not a fan of a lot of hoopla but the kids are excited to be coming to 'Pop's birthday party".
    Meatballs & cupcakes are ready!!!!!

    Have a great AF Sunday everyone!

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    Good Sunday night all -

    Lav, hope your party went well! I had to laugh at the visual of meatballs and cupcakes, but I know what you meant.

    Dill, how nice that your granddaughter feels like you have such a safe haven for her...that is very sweet.

    Star - you will get your weight where you want it - as Dill said, you've been through so much...now taking time just for you will be a great thing.

    Pauly - hope you are hangin in there OK!

    Thanks for the ginger idea; I never thought of freezing it, that's a great hint. The toddy helped me get through the night, but I had an uncomfortable day yesterday (though I managed to drag myself through cleaning the house - Mr T came home last night, just for 2 nights). Today was a little better. My wonderful across-the-street neighbor invited us to go along with her to our nearby moviehouse that show the Royal Shakespeare Theater (recorded live from London) shows. It was 'Othello', with 2 black men playing the leads - Othello and Iago. Oh, what a hair-raising story! Holy cow, and this was dynamite production. It was a good thing to take my mind off of not feeling so great. This evening I finally finished one set of the curtains! Victory! I must have had much more patience in the old days when I sewed alot. That was very instructive - to see how I have changed in that way, that I think everything has to be done in an hour or so. I guess I never used to be that way, and I enjoyed the process of handwork as much as I enjoyed the end result. Note to self...

    Hope all have a grea AF night, and a wonderful Monday morning. I have a doc appt in the morning, so will check in later.

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    Hey all...

    Dill, Lav, and Cyn, thanks for your support regarding WW. I appreciate the fact that you DO know that the last two years have been kind of crazy, and watching what I eat was obviously not a priority: surviving was my priority. I have and now I have to work to get my weight where I want it to be. I did really well both Saturday and Sunday, and it is easier for e during the work week. I realize from the first two days that portion control is where it is at for me. Being mindful of my hunger pangs and when I am satisfied. It is all on line now, and I can track it in about ten minutes a day, so not too bad. Really, this is the perfect time for me, the holidays are a long way off, right?

    Dill, I know what you mean about the electronic record, but you took care of the problem and had to ask for help. We all have to fight the stigma to make a difference. Be AF is the best gift you can give yourself and your family. Me too.

    Lav, hope your birthday party for went well. How great that everyone wanted to attend. The weather here was beautiful, a perfect Indian Summer day, hope you get that weather soon.

    Cyn, my husband is fighting a cold and we took it easy, it was so relaxing. He still has it, but is slowly getting better. It is some bug. Hope you feel better and your doctor's visit goes well. Glad you had a fun time going out. You deserve it. Isn't it funny how we think differently over time? Sometimes I think,what is the rush, it will be fine as it is. I am reading an interesting book, "What we talk about when we talk about God." It is written by a pastor, is not churchy, but rather combines science and spirituality and focuses on the mystery of life, the paradoxes, a really interesting point of view. I think I have had that point of view for a while. People who know the truth irritate me. Wisdom to me is when we know that we don't know. Ya know?

    Have a good one.

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    Good morning friends,

    Sunshine & no rain today, yay!
    I hear normal temps are due to return as well this week. I think we had a touch of winter there for a while.

    All the meatball, cupcake eating party goers left by 8:30 last evening, ha ha!! The party went well.

    Cyn, I used to sew everything & now I seem to have no desire to do so. My embroidery machines have taken over I guess. Every room in this house has a window treatment fashioned by me but they've been up there for years & may stay there forever, LOL
    Pacing ourselves is a really big deal. We do not need to beat ourselves up with housework, gardening or anything else, right?

    Star, good luck with your WW routine this week! I still use some of their recipes from their cookbook.

    Greetings to Dill & Pauly!

    I need to push myself out to Curves & get the day going.
    Have a wonderful AF Monday everyone!

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    Morning friends, had a really nice weekend, hubs even cooked breakfast yesterday I've had my anxiety under control but this morning I drank some all one and I dunno,maybe it has too much of something that I don't need,I usually use a protein powder by narutes bounty and I'm fine,think I'll stick to that,sounds like everyone is doing well let's all have a nice Monday
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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