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    Re: Sweet September

    greetings all, can't seem to find the weekly log-in spot...still doing something wrong it seems.

    Tgirl, great words: gratitude and being present we actually CAN control. Here's To Today!

    Pauly, look up paleo almond pizza...it's fantastic especially with rosemary. I really haven't been eating enough lately
    and I think it's stress/blues from financial worries. I need to find a way to prevent the circulation of stupid pieces of green
    paper controlling my well being. Not easy.

    Lav, you can't have a family get-together? that's no fun but I know family drama can be overwhelming. I'm in a state of mixed-blessings
    being so far from family. Of course on a holiday weekend I miss them very much. sigh.

    Snoopy have you tried any anti-inflammatory supps such as turmeric/curcumin? the trials on it are fantastic. Make sure you get one that includes
    black pepper extract (pepperine I think) as it greatly improved metabolism.

    I've been doing diddle-squat this weekend, just trying to stay in and not spend any gas money. Thankfully I enjoy documentaries so I've been streaming TED
    talks, philosophy and anthropology videos. I'm fine with that and find them satisfying. I've a goat curry in the crockpot since noon so hopefully that will
    perk my appetite.

    take good care everyone
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    Re: Sweet September

    Greetings friends!

    Today was nice, cool & sunny. We did end up with a ton of rain yesterday.
    I opened the gate to let the chickens roam early, I felt sorry for them being cooped up & confused all day yesterday, ha ha!

    Star, sorry you are still feeling sick, that sucks.
    I feel like I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about food, shopping, cooking, etc all in an effort to feel 'normal'. Long gone are the days of mindless consumption huh??
    I happen to have an ice cream maker but there are tons of dairy free recipes out there you can make in your food processor with frozen bananas & coconut milk & just freeze in a covered container. I often stir in dairy free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life), toasted coconut & anything else I can find
    The supermarket dairy free ice creams are expensive & some of them have additives I don't want. We do all deserve a treat once in a while.

    Pauly, did you end up finding a cooler outdoor activity today? I would not be able to cope with all that heat. I am not part lizard like you, ha ha!
    I try to keep my meat consumption to a minimum, just a few small servings per week. I am reluctant to eat fish because most of it is contaminated according to what I've read. You should go easy on canned tuna - it is contaminated with mercury although it may be getting better according to what I read recently:
    Tuna's Declining Mercury Contamination Linked to U.S. Shift Away from Coal - Scientific American
    Meat, fish & dairy are all acidic, inflammatory foods & I try to stay away from that stuff in order to help my bones heal.

    Cyn, it was Fosamax that made me so incredibly sick, I just couldn't deal with it at all. I was curled up on the sofa for days after each weekly dose feeling like I had some viral infection or something, I won't even go into details of what it did to my gut, ugh.
    I am convinced that a mostly alkaline diet, weight bearing exercise & the plant based calcium that we can actually absorb & utilize is all we need!!!!
    I'm sorry your DIL is a pain in the a$$ too!! These grown women need to learn to take care of their own stuff & leave everyone else alone!

    Still no plans with any family but it's not really a big deal. I miss gathering my clan together for a celebration but I can't do anything more than I have already done.

    Have a nice night everyone!

    Lav

    Hey there Det - you snuck in on me
    I hope the goat curry is good (please don't invite me over for goat, haha)
    I'm like you in that I lose my appetite when I am feeling down. I am amazed at people who try to eat their way into a better mood.
    You hang in there & be patient with yourself - everything is going to be OK
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    Re: Sweet September

    Good morning...

    Except for the news, I am feeling better each day, but not 100%. I was able to sleep again last night so that is a plus. Enjoying a cup of coffee right now.

    Cyn, nice that you are enjoying the rainy day, sorry about SD having problems, hope she gets the help she needs. It is difficult when someone you love is in distress.

    Lav, I agree, no meds for me, I have to watch my diet, that's it, keep it plant based and simple. We are supposed to go on a rented boat today, so we'll see who shows up. Family was invited, I feel that it will be fun and will try and keep it easy.

    Pauly, we are going to have a hot day today too. I am ready for fall, it can't come soon enough.

    Det, sounds like a cozy time off, resting and watching good documentaries, good for you. Take care.

    Have a great AF Labor Day.

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    Re: Sweet September

    Hello all -

    Sunny here today - it's amazing how one dark, rainy day can make one feel the generosity of the sun again when it comes out.

    Pauly, how's things? I hope you find a good activity today -- not so easy in the heat. Good luck!

    Star, so glad you are better and finally got some sleep, that's great. I hope your family time is good - being on the water sounds great. It looks like it will be getting warmer here this week - I am hoping to get a little paddle board time in if it warms up enough. I haven't used it once this summer!

    Det, watching TED talks is a great idea, I must try that. The British murder mysteries we are watching now are fascinating and well photographed and acted, but they aren't a good choice for me before sleep! (Shetland, Hinterland). TED talks can be so inspiring

    Lav, I am sure that those 5 years of weekly whatever-drug-it-was allegedly for my bones has been a contributing factor in my gut health. I think you were put on Fosamax in the early days of this thread, right? I remember you talking about how hard it was on your system. Along with the massive dozes of naprosen that was proscribed for me for arthritis in those days, it's no surprise I guess that I have a lot of repairing to do. If only functional medicine had been there a few years earlier! Oh well, better late than never. I'm with you - just thinking about food and preparing it is a big job. And now I am measuring everything and recording calories, uuugh. I'll do it for now, but if I start disliking food because of all the details, I'll stop... enough!

    Well, I am achey today, which for me means I haven't moved around enough. So... some gardening this morning and then maybe a little hike with HB later. So grateful for the good weather.

    Happy trails today everyone.

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    Morning friends,Star,no meds for me either unless its a life or death situation! They're always releasing new meds to help something then its subject to lawsuit years later,meh I'll pass,they have that new shingles shot out now I don't know about that stuff,might make people sicker woke up starving that what I get for having sugar after 6! Hubs bought me an early b-day cake yesterday and I couldn't stop eating it,think the extra slice did me in,Cyn I love your positive vibes Det,where is your family anyways? Seems I've known you for forever yet know nothing about you haha,Lav,I think the plant based calcium should be more commonly known about than stupid caltrate! They do that same thing with magnesium, the drugstore only sells mag oxide which the body can't use,peeps hear about the benefits of mag and unless they go to a specialty store,thats all thats available, really dumb,wishing us all a happy labor day AF of course
    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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    X-post Cyn,I'm using myfitnesspal to log food,it helps keep track of cals,protein,fiber etc,just helps me see where I can improve my diet,nothing fun for me today except work boo hoo!
    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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    Good evening friends,

    Such a quiet holiday here, oh well.
    The sun was out & temp was perfect. Can't believe tomorrow it will be humid & almost 90 again, geez.

    Star, I hope your day out on the boat was fun.
    I made a big pasta salad today using the chickpea pasta so I'll have something to munch on all week, love that stuff

    Cyn, I won't agree to take any medicine until I've had a chance to think over the risks/benefits. I know my medical providers probably hate to see me coming but I really don't care, ha ha. The year that I tried to take the Fosamax was 2006, before my arrival here. A few years later I let another provider talk me into trying Actonel which is basically the same darn drug. She was sure that it wouldn't bother me but it did so I trashed it too. Naprosyn can be so helpful for arthritis but it is not easy on the stomach for sure. We both need to keep working on repairing our guts.

    Pauly, I keep a bowl of crushed oyster shell out for my chickens. They munch on it as a snack, when they feel like it to help strengthen their egg shells. Why did anyone ever think that humans were capable of digesting the same damn thing in the form of Caltrate? No wonder my gut hurt taking that stuff, ugh.
    This is where I get the plant based calcium High Quality Nutritional Supplements | NatureCity
    It's expensive but it doesn't hurt my stomach & I did see a slight improvement in Dexa scan results. They have lots of other supplements too.

    Have a nice night everyone.
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    Tgirl, I'll check out those shows. I'm a fan of Brit acting and humor.

    If you enjoy researching functional medicine check out Chris Kresser – Let's take back your health - Starting Now.

    Pauly, I think my family got all scattered-about for safety purposes LOL
    Got an uncle and his kids there by you, aunt in OR, sister in WA, mum is in FL and dad in HI.
    survive work today? I really need the hours but alas...place is closed on big holidays.
    nosce te ipsum
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    It was surprisingly busy today Det,jeez your family is scattered! I cheated in myfitnesspal, I measured out 1 cup of lasagna but....I crammed it so I'm sure it was double the cals,I'm bad!
    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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    Pauly. It is so tempting to pack it in, lol. I think I will join you on gut repair and losing a few lbs.
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